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  • 151.
    Abeysekara, A. U.
    et al.
    University of Utah, USA.
    Archambault, S.
    McGill University, Canada.
    Archer, A.
    Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
    Benbow, W.
    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA.
    Bird, R.
    University College Dublin, Ireland.
    Buchovecky, M.
    University of California Los Angeles, USA.
    Buckley, J. H.
    Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
    Bugaev, V.
    Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
    Byrum, K.
    Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
    Cerruti, M.
    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA.
    Chen, X.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany.;DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Ciupik, L.
    Adler Planetarium & Astron Museum, Dept Astron, Chicago, IL 60605 USA..
    Cui, W.
    Purdue Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA.;Tsinghua Univ, Dept Phys, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China.;Tsinghua Univ, Ctr Astrophys, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China..
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Iowa State Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Ames, IA 50011 USA..
    Eisch, J. D.
    Iowa State Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Ames, IA 50011 USA..
    Errando, M.
    Washington Univ, Dept Phys, St Louis, MO 63130 USA.;Columbia Univ, Barnard Coll, Dept Phys & Astron, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Falcone, A.
    Penn State Univ, Davey Lab 525, Dept Astron & Astrophys, University Pk, PA 16802 USA..
    Feng, Q.
    Purdue Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA..
    Finley, J. P.
    Purdue Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA..
    Fleischhack, H.
    DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Fortson, L.
    Univ Minnesota, Sch Phys & Astron, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA..
    Furniss, A.
    Calif State Univ East Bay, Dept Phys, Hayward, CA 94542 USA..
    Gillanders, G. H.
    Natl Univ Ireland Galway, Sch Phys, Univ Rd, Galway, Ireland..
    Griffin, S.
    McGill Univ, Dept Phys, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T8, Canada..
    Grube, J.
    Adler Planetarium & Astron Museum, Dept Astron, Chicago, IL 60605 USA..
    Hutten, M.
    DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Hakansson, N.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany..
    Hanna, D.
    McGill Univ, Dept Phys, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T8, Canada..
    Holder, J.
    Univ Delaware, Dept Phys & Astron, Newark, DE 19716 USA.;Univ Delaware, Bartol Res Inst, Newark, DE 19716 USA..
    Humensky, T. B.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Phys, 538 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Johnson, C. A.
    Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Inst Particle Phys, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.;Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Dept Phys, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA..
    Kaaret, P.
    Univ Iowa, Dept Phys & Astron, Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA..
    Kar, P.
    Univ Utah, Dept Phys & Astron, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA..
    Kertzman, M.
    Depauw Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Greencastle, IN 46135 USA..
    Kieda, D.
    Univ Utah, Dept Phys & Astron, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA..
    Krause, M.
    DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Krennrich, F.
    Iowa State Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Ames, IA 50011 USA..
    Kumar, S.
    Univ Delaware, Dept Phys & Astron, Newark, DE 19716 USA.;Univ Delaware, Bartol Res Inst, Newark, DE 19716 USA..
    Lang, M. J.
    Natl Univ Ireland Galway, Sch Phys, Univ Rd, Galway, Ireland..
    Maier, G.
    DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    McArthur, S.
    Purdue Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA..
    McCann, A.
    McGill Univ, Dept Phys, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T8, Canada..
    Meagher, K.
    Georgia Inst Technol, Sch Phys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA.;Georgia Inst Technol, Ctr Relativist Astrophys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA..
    Moriarty, P.
    Natl Univ Ireland Galway, Sch Phys, Univ Rd, Galway, Ireland..
    Mukherjee, R.
    Columbia Univ, Barnard Coll, Dept Phys & Astron, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Nguyen, T.
    Georgia Inst Technol, Sch Phys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA.;Georgia Inst Technol, Ctr Relativist Astrophys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA..
    Nieto, D.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Phys, 538 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Ong, R. A.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Phys & Astron, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA..
    Otte, A. N.
    Georgia Inst Technol, Sch Phys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA.;Georgia Inst Technol, Ctr Relativist Astrophys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA..
    Park, N.
    Univ Chicago, Enrico Fermi Inst, 5640 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
    Pelassa, V.
    Harvard Smithsonian Ctr Astrophys, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observ, Amado, AZ 85645 USA..
    Pohl, M.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany.;DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Popkow, A.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Phys & Astron, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA..
    Pueschel, E.
    Univ Coll Dublin, Sch Phys, Dublin 4, Ireland..
    Quinn, J.
    Univ Coll Dublin, Sch Phys, Dublin 4, Ireland..
    Ragan, K.
    McGill Univ, Dept Phys, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T8, Canada..
    Reynolds, P. T.
    Cork Inst Technol, Dept Phys Sci, Cork, Ireland..
    Richards, G. T.
    Georgia Inst Technol, Sch Phys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA.;Georgia Inst Technol, Ctr Relativist Astrophys, 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA..
    Roache, E.
    Harvard Smithsonian Ctr Astrophys, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observ, Amado, AZ 85645 USA..
    Rulten, C.
    Univ Minnesota, Sch Phys & Astron, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA..
    Santander, M.
    Columbia Univ, Barnard Coll, Dept Phys & Astron, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Sembroski, G. H.
    Purdue Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA..
    Shahinyan, K.
    Univ Minnesota, Sch Phys & Astron, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA..
    Staszak, D.
    Univ Chicago, Enrico Fermi Inst, 5640 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
    Telezhinsky, I.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany.;DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Tucci, J. V.
    Purdue Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA..
    Tyler, J.
    McGill Univ, Dept Phys, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T8, Canada..
    Wakely, S. P.
    Univ Chicago, Enrico Fermi Inst, 5640 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
    Weiner, O. M.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Phys, 538 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Weinstein, A.
    Iowa State Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Ames, IA 50011 USA..
    Wilhelm, A.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany.;DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Williams, D. A.
    Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Inst Particle Phys, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.;Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Dept Phys, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA..
    Fegan, S.
    Univ Paris Saclay, CNRS, IN2P3, Lab Leprince Ringuet,Ecole Polytech, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Giebels, B.
    Univ Paris Saclay, CNRS, IN2P3, Lab Leprince Ringuet,Ecole Polytech, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Horan, D.
    Univ Paris Saclay, CNRS, IN2P3, Lab Leprince Ringuet,Ecole Polytech, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Berdyugin, A.
    Univ Turku, Dept Phys & Astron, Tuorla Observ, Turku, Finland..
    Kuan, J.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Phys, 538 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027 USA..
    Lindfors, E.
    Univ Turku, Dept Phys & Astron, Tuorla Observ, Turku, Finland..
    Nilsson, K.
    Univ Turku, Finnish Ctr Astron ESO, Turku, Finland..
    Oksanen, A.
    Jyvaskylan Sirius Ry, Nyrola Observ, Palokka, Finland..
    Prokoph, Heike
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering.
    Reinthal, R.
    Univ Turku, Dept Phys & Astron, Tuorla Observ, Turku, Finland..
    Takalo, L.
    Univ Turku, Dept Phys & Astron, Tuorla Observ, Turku, Finland..
    Zefi, F.
    Univ Paris Saclay, CNRS, IN2P3, Lab Leprince Ringuet,Ecole Polytech, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    A Luminous and Isolated Gamma-Ray Flare from the Blazar B2 1215+302017In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 836, no 2, article id 205Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    B2 1215+30 is a BL-Lac-type blazar that was first detected at TeV energies by the MAGIC atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes and subsequently confirmed by the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) observatory with data collected between 2009 and 2012. In 2014 February 08, VERITAS detected a large-amplitude flare from B2. 1215+30 during routine monitoring observations of the blazar 1ES. 1218+304, located in the same field of view. The TeV flux reached 2.4 times the Crab Nebula flux with a variability timescale of <3.6 hr. Multiwavelength observations with Fermi-LAT, Swift, and the Tuorla Observatory revealed a correlated high GeV flux state and no significant optical counterpart to the flare, with a spectral energy distribution where the gamma-ray luminosity exceeds the synchrotron luminosity. When interpreted in the framework of a onezone leptonic model, the observed emission implies a high degree of beaming, with Doppler factor delta > 10, and an electron population with spectral index p < 2.3.

  • 152.
    Abghoui, Younes
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Natural Sciences.
    Computational design, synthesis, and characterization of oseltamivir molecularly imprinted polymers2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 153.
    Abid, Umair
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Ahmed, Bilal
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Semwoul, Shamaoun
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Managing Finished Goods Inventory at regional level: A case study on Dalda Foods (Pvt.) Ltd. Pakistan2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 154.
    Abiib, Amina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.
    Probiotika som behandling vid IBS2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, with an unclear etiology and pathophysiology. IBS is a common disorder in the Western population and is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain/ discomfort, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and/ or constipation. There is currently no cure for IBS, but the interest in probiotics as an option of treatment has recently increased. Probiotics have been defined as live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, provide a health benefit on the host, and are believed to have a symptomatic effect in IBS. Probiotics have therefore been of interest for the treatment in IBS.

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine whether probiotics have a therapeutic effect and if it could be used as a treatment for IBS.

    Method: Five randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies were reviewed that examined the therapeutic effect of different probiotics in the IBS-patients. Articles were obtained through searches in the medical database PubMed, during the month of February 2016.

    Results: Four of the five studies showed a significant improvement of symptoms especially in abdominal pain/ discomfort. The best results were seen in a study that investigated the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 299v. Three of the five studies showed a significant improvement in quality of life (QOL) of the subjects in the study. One of the five studies which examined the effect of Escherichia coli Nissle 1917, there was no significant difference between E.coli (probiotics) and placebo.

    Conclusion: There is reasonable evidence that treatment with certain probiotics might provide improvement in symptoms of abdominal pain/ discomfort, and increase patients quality of life based on the five studies. Further studies are required to determine the most effective probiotic, dose and duration of IBS-treatment.

  • 155.
    Ablay, Talip
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    Maintenance Perception in Swedish SMEs (A local study in Kronoberg County)  2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Recognition of maintenance management as a significant factor holds the key to competitiveness in the global market irrespective of the size of the business. Maintenance management practices are primarily found in larger and multinational companies but the purpose of this paper is to investigate the maintenance practices that are used in SMEs of Sweden (Kronoberg County). The study is expected to expose the level of maintenance perception in the Swedish industry via a postal (and web based) questionnaire. The survey covered 74 company chosen from different sectors and produced a response rate of 20.3 percent. The main results achieved from the study show us difference between the maintenance perception and awareness of the maintenance. The respondents are aware of the importance of maintenance, but maintenance is still perceived as a necessary expense. Because according to the results of the survey the percentage of maintenance budget in comparison to the companies’ turnover is on average about 0.97% and it is very low. Again, when we look at the maintenance cost distribution of companies, spare parts and labour costs consist of 73 % of total maintenance cost, despite that they spend very little money for technology and training costs, their percentages in total cost are just 3% and 2%, also they still ignore statistical modelling (historical data) and condition monitoring. Moreover, just 27% of the participants use the maintenance key performance indicators (KPIs), and just 14% of them used basic KPIs which are used for measuring maintenance performance. There is a need to spend and invest more in maintenance especially they should invest more in technology and training to perform them. On the other hand, there is a need for choosing right maintenance strategy and service type, because these points are very important for an effective and economic maintenance management.

  • 156.
    Abou Osman, Andrei
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Gerzic, Amela
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Content creation activities related to content marketing through social media.: A qualitative study in a B2B context2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Companies have lately been engaging their business activities onto social mediaand its platforms. They are taking advantage of the opportunities provided by social media and they are starting to realize the importance of content marketing.

    Problem Discussion: Content marketing has been researched previously research. However, the research regarding B2B content marketing and the differences between B2B and B2C content is still rather limited. The question lingers whether the same principles apply to firms working with B2B as well. Moreover, a clear framework or guide regarding the way that content should be created does not yet exist – a guide including the aspects may be taken into account when creating content and implementing content marketing.

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand and describe how companies deal with the content creation process, within content marketing through social media.

    Research Question: How do companies handle content creation for content marketing through social media?

    Methodology: This thesis has taken a qualitative and abductive approach on the study. It hasbeen based on a multiple-case study, where semi-structured interviews took place with sevenfirms working with content marketing and content creation - in a B2B context.

    Conclusion: All seven firms have a uniform understanding of content marketing, aligned withprevious research. The study concludes that there are similarities between the ways that companies handle content marketing. Furthermore, the study concludes that there are general traits that needs to always be taken into consideration when creating content s.a. long term planning, providing value to the customer, well thought out message and choosing the right channels for content distribution.

  • 157.
    Aboubi, Fadoua
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Natural Sciences.
    A cost effective and environmentally friendly stormwater treatment method: The use of wood fly ash and H2O22011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This current study is a lab-scale investigation focused on the treatment of stormwater runoff generated in wood-storage areas. The main target constituents of the proposed treatment were: metals (Cu, Cd, Co, V, Pb, Zn, Ni, Cr, Fe, As), COD, TOC, Phenols, and color. The method implemented for this project follows the main concept of using low-cost and environmentally friendly technologies and had as main steps the use of a by-product of wood-based industries - wood fly ashes as sorbents - followed by oxidation with H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide). The results obtained during this investigation were vey promising since satisfactory removal % was achieved. Removal rates of 98.5%, 86%, 89.6%, 79.6% were achieved for color, chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC) and phenols respectively. Furthermore a decrease in metals concentrations was also observed with the exception of chromium. The study showed that for 300 ml storm water, optimum conditions were with 7g wood fly ash, 5 hours time reaction, pH≈11.46 and 150 μl of a 30% H2O2 solution in a room temperature. To conclude it can be stated that the use of a by-product from wood industry to treat contaminated water from the same sector, following the concept of a closed-loop system, is promising and possible. However further studies need to be conducted in order to evaluate such system in scaled-up conditions.

  • 158.
    Abraham, Erika
    et al.
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
    Bekas, Costas
    IBM Research, Switzerland.
    Brandic, Ivona
    Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
    Genaim, Samir
    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
    Johnsen, Einar
    University of Oslo, Norway.
    Kondov, Ivan
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
    Pllana, Sabri
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Computer Science.
    Streit, Achim
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
    Preparing HPC Applications for Exascale: Challenges and Recommendations2015In: Proceedings: 2015 18th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBiS 2015 / [ed] Barolli, L; Takizawa, M; Hsu, HH; Enokido, T; Xhafa, F, IEEE conference proceedings, 2015, p. 401-406Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While the HPC community is working towards the development of the first Exaflop computer (expected around 2020), after reaching the Petaflop milestone in 2008 still only few HPC applications are able to fully exploit the capabilities of Petaflop systems. In this paper we argue that efforts for preparing HPC applications for Exascale should start before such systems become available. We identify challenges that need to be addressed and recommend solutions in key areas of interest, including formal modeling, static analysis and optimization, runtime analysis and optimization, and autonomic computing. Furthermore, we outline a conceptual framework for porting HPC applications to future Exascale computing systems and propose steps for its implementation.

  • 159.
    Abraham, Yafet
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Humolli, Ylli
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Yusuf, Muse
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Framtidsbedömningar: hur organisationer förhåller sig till bedömningar om framtiden2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att ta reda på vilka metoder som förekommer vid skapande av framtidsbedömningar samt hur de förhåller sig till de organisationer vi valt.

    Vi har i denna uppsats valt en kvalitativ metod i form av kvalitativa personliga intervjuer, då vi vill få en djupare förståelse kring framtidsbedömningar. Vi har samtidigt valt att arbeta utifrån ett abduktivt tillvägagångssätt.

    Med utgångspunkt från vårt syfte med uppsatsen, har vi identifierat fem metoder som används inom de organisationer vi har intervjuat. Dessa metoder är Intentions, Conjoint analysis, Expert opinions, Ekonometri samt Regelbaserade prognoser. I vår slutsats har vi kommit fram till att dessa metoder är vanligt förekommande inom de organisationer som vi har intervjuat, pga. att metoderna är enkla och billiga att framställa. Dessutom utnyttjas den kunskap och erfarenhet som finns inom organisationerna.

  • 160.
    Abraham, Yafet
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Humolli, Ylli
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Yusuf, Muse
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Rådgivningens betydelse för revisionsbyråer: en studie om hur rådgivningen påverkar revisorns oberoende samt relationen till klientföretagen2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 161.
    Abrahamsson, Agneta
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    Gesällbrevet hänger på håret: Sex gymnasieelevers uppfattningar om gesällbrevet på frisörprogrammet2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this lucubration is to investigate hairstylist student’s apprehension about the apprentice diploma. The apprentice diploma is an occupation verification indicating on the hairstylist’s knowledge and competence, and it is the only verification in the business that you can use in order to measure the students knowledge. Three students out of thirty, in year 2009, chose to graduate with an apprentice diploma. Based on these figures I am to investigate six graduating students opinion using qualitative interviews. Another quest is to inform and gain interest about the apprentice diploma.  The result demonstrate what earlier research already shows, amongst other things, that the students no longer have the practical knowledge needed in order to come to a worksite and therefore find it difficult to work as an apprentice. The business expects the students to be self-driven and dissatisfaction from the school and the business increases. Is the occupation as a hairstylist about to loose its profession or are you allowed to call yourself a professional without a proper diploma?

     

  • 162. Abrahamsson, Agneta
    et al.
    Agevall, Lena
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Välfärdssektorns projektifiering: kortsiktiga lösningar av långsiktiga problem?2009In: Kommunal ekonomi och politik, ISSN 1402-8700, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 35-60Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 163.
    Abrahamsson, Alexander
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    Musikteorins applicering på ensembleämnet: - En studie i hur gymnasieelever anser att de använder sina musikteorikunskaper praktiskt.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats var att undersöka i vilken utsträckning elever anser att de använde musikteoriämnet under ensemblelektioner på musiklinjen på gymnasiet, samt om och i så fall hur eleverna anser att teoretiska kunskaper påverkade deras ensemblespel. Det andra syftet var att ta reda på i vilken utsträckning elever anser att deras lärare i ensemble samtalade med dem om hur musikteorin kan användas på ensemblelektionerna. Genom enkätundersökning samlades data om detta in från elever på gymnasiet. Dessa data granskades sedan med hjälp av den sociokulturella teorin. Respondenterna svarade väldigt olika på hur vanligt det är att de själva använder musikteorin under ensemblelektionerna. Många svarade att de händer ganska ofta medan ungefär lika många svarade att det händer ganska sällan. Elevernas svar visar att när musikteorin används så sker det icke-verbalt. I en närmare granskning visade det sig att majoriteten av eleverna ansåg att de olika moment ur musikteorin enkäten frågade om används inget eller sällan under ensemblelektionen. En stor majoritet av eleverna sa själva att det dem lärde sig på musikteorilektionerna utvecklade dem som musiker och att många delar ur musikteorins kursplan var viktiga för deras spel i ensemblen. 

  • 164.
    Abrahamsson, Alexander
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    Nutidens musikteori: -En undersökning av musikteorilärares metoder.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta arbete syftar till att undersöka hur musikteorilärare på gymnasiet arbetar med ämnet musikteori genom observationer av lektioner och intervjuer med lärare. Fokus ligger på att granska utrymmet som ges till elevsamarbete, användandet av digitala verktyg samt hur lärarna relaterar ämnet till elevernas praktiska användande. Detta har undersökts genom att först observera musikteorilärare under lektionstillfällen för att hitta intressanta aspekter av deras undervisning, inspirerat av metoden grounded theory. Sedan intervjuades dessa musikteorilärare närmre om just de aspekter som ansågs intressanta. I arbetets analysdel relateras sedan lärarnas svar till en teori om lärande som kallas Collaborative learning. Inom denna teori är grupparbete, ofta assisterat med digitala verktyg mycket viktigt, vilket är relevant för detta arbete. Under intervjuerna berättade en av de två intervjuade lärarna att grupparbeten var väldigt vanliga och att digitala verktyg användes ofta i undervisningen. Den andre läraren berättade motsatsen: grupparbeten skedde sällan och digitala verktyg hade provats under lektionstillfällen, men med otillfredsställande resultat. Båda lärarna relaterade musikteoriämnet till elevernas praktiska användande.

  • 165.
    Abrahamsson, Anders
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Sustainopreneurship - Business with a Cause: Conceptualizing Entrepreneurship for Sustainability2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis presents a tentative definition of the concept of sustainopreneurship - in the most simplified form described as entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainability - “Business with a Cause”. The concept takes its departure from generic entrepreneurship theory development, its extensions and further contextualization into the domains of sustainability, primarily through recent research. A literature review provides core references related to the conceptualization of sustainability entrepreneurship. A claim is made that there is a need for further conceptual development, especially viewed in contrast to the empirical material and experience, when digesting the literature that deals with concepts preceding sustainopreneurship. These concepts are eco-preneurship and social entrepreneurship, as well as current descriptions of sustainability entrepreneurship, including some sources where the word sustainopreneurship in itself is introduced for the first time. The methodological approach used when conducting the literature review is an analytical stance. Additional analysis, integrating and extending the reviewed sources, leads us to a performative definition of sustainopreneurship. This tentative definition is presented as an imagined prospective wordbook entry in a “future history” format. One of the key distinctions in between entrepreneurship in general and sustainopreneurship, is that sustainopreneurship is mission- and cause oriented - business activity is used as a means to solve sustainability-related problems. In short, to turn business activity from being a part of the problem to be a part of the solution.

    This world of ideas is set in contrast to the practical enaction of On a Mission Sweden – Inc. Ass, and the seven brands developed from this business platform – Club PuLS™, DJ Anders, SEEDS Sustainability Investment Fund, SEEDS Magazine, Ignition®, SLICE Services and Publishing™ and S*E*N*S*A. Three of these only reached conceptual stage for future potential launch. Four got established, and of these; one idle, two spun off in their own ventures, and one intended to spin off during 2007. Entrepreneurship as a concept to describe the nature of these ventures was experienced as insufficient, until 2003, when the concept of “sustainopreneurship” was found by serendipity. The conceptual dissatisfaction with “entrepreneurship-as-usual”, together with finding this new concept, made me instantly embrace this concept in the moment when stumbled upon. Another major driver for this work is a strong aspiration to take the abstract, general words and statements from world summits and conferences to the practical, hands on, down to earth, grass-root, local level with real world interaction to make possibilities of the problems related to the sustainability agenda. The ventures created from a time span of over seven years, forms a vast, deep, dense, intense and extremely rich “gross” empirical base from where the study collects its selective “net” material relevant for this study. The methodological approach to make sense and use of these serial and parallel self-initiated and self-experienced venturing processes is enactive research. The enactive research provides an opportunity to test the suggested formulation of sustainopreneurship – from the abstract idea to the concrete interaction. A special form of ethnography is used named self-ethnography. The ventures who have proven to perpetually evolve, develop and sustain are focused; On a Mission Sweden – Inc. Ass. and Ignition®. These ventures have provided the most significant change in both idea development, practice, and effect - both regards my inner world of insight breakthroughs and personal development, and the findings on a more abstract, conceptual, theoretical level. In order to highlight the three key dimensions of the concept, some key courses of events have been selected where they are considered to hold illustrative power: Firstly, the central events before the formalized venturing. Secondly, the milestones singled out during the venturing. Thirdly, some post-venture reflections around the process as such. The ethnographic style of the tales of the field is predominantly realist, with some degree impressionist.

    The final chapter summarizes and presents an intermediary conclusion whether the concept has met the test and also discusses the meaning of the exercise as a whole. My own function is examined and evaluated briefly. The promise of the conceptual introduction is contrasted towards the approaches-as-usual regards the sustainability agenda that introduced the thesis, and some key points are delivered. Venturing in the name of sustainability allows agents to “act outside the box” related to the institutional framework that governs the structures that is set to solve the problems today, equipped with an upgraded mindset, operating with an agility made possible by the flexibility offered by creative business organizing. The quest to make (business) opportunities from the agenda set by sustainability, and organizing upon them in itself creates a sustaining meaning internally within the team to be able to ride through the storms – the same force traditionally driving NGO’s “not-for profit”, now coupled with a good business sense operating “for-profit”, with profit as a means, not as an end in itself - in a new in-between-land named “for prosperity”. When properly understood from knowledge increasing among other stakeholders than the sustainopreneurial teams and their closest supporters and early adopters, the welcoming of sustainopreneurial ventures are destined to increase. Proliferation and diffusion of sustainopreneurship in idea, applied interaction and reflective practice beyond this point can turn sustainability to be the main driver for business activity, internalizing the external sustainability demands as the primary purpose of the business creation and idea, forming its strategic intent, and integrated in its “organizational DNA”. Sustainopreneurship holds the power to give even more leverage to forces emerging from the business world that contributes to sustainability. Throughout the process, a question has been emerging to serve as a new opening for further interaction, where the claim is that sustainopreneurship delivers a good part of the answer;

    How can we innovate and interact in order to reach a critical mass of people and energies to create a sustainable world?

  • 166.
    Abrahamsson, Anna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Beckne, Stina
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Hur värderas en trend?: Lagerredovisning i konfektionsbranschen2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: How is a trend valued? Inventory accounting in the clothing industry.

    Background: Inventory is one of the major asset items in the balance sheet for clothing companies. It is therefore important that the valuation of it becomes fair and provides accurate information to the company's stakeholders. As trends today are moving faster, companies' inventories are subjected to greater obsolescence than before, making it harder to value. This means that companies in their pursuit of legitimate inventory accounting need to relate to their social context. This will be the basis for the study's problem and purpose, which therefore aims to identify the social factors that underlie inventory reporting in clothing companies.

    Purpose: The study intends to provide an understanding of how the social context shapes the accounting of inventories in the clothing industry. The purpose is to supplement the knowledge of how clothing companies responds to the challenges and uncertainties in inventory accounting.

    Method: Based on existing literature, a social context has been drawn up, to which companies need to relate its inventory report. The thesis then consists of a qualitative interview study with companies in the clothing industry. The purpose of the interviews is also to identify additional factors that may affect how companies inventory accounting shapes.

    Results / Conclusions: The results of the survey shows that companies today are aware of the problems with fast-paced trends, but that's nothing they take into major account in their inventory accounting. It also appears that the inventory valuation in the industry today is standardized.

  • 167.
    Abrahamsson, Caroline
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Riikonen, Meimi
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Inkludering kontra utanförskap inom Idrott & hälsa:  En kvalitativ studie gällande hur elever med funktionsnedsättning upplever ämnet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 168. Abrahamsson, Christian
    et al.
    Gren, MartinLinnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    GO: On the Geographies of Gunnar Olsson2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 169. Abrahamsson, Christian
    et al.
    Gren, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Preamble2012In: GO: On the Geographies of Gunnar Olsson / [ed] Abrahamsson, Christian, Gren, Martin, Ashgate, 2012, p. 3-7Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 170.
    Abrahamsson, Claes
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Mathematics and Systems Engineering.
    Videokompression och användarnytta2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Digital video är ett område som expanderat kraftigt senaste åren. På grund av avancerade videokompressionsmetoder kan numera en hel långfilm rymmas på mobiltelefonen eller den handhållna videospelaren. Men hur fungerar videokompression och hur hårt kan man komprimera en viss filmsekvens med bibehållen användarnytta? I denna uppsats görs en genomgång för grunderna inom videokompression. Dess förhållande till användarnyttan undersöks genom ett experiment. I detta experiment testas tre videosekvenser komprimerade med tre olika kodekar i tre olika datahastigheter för tre olika experimentgrupper. Slutsatsen av

    denna studie är att det är svårt att hitta en exakt brytpunkt där användaren finner videokvaliteten oacceptabel. Dock kan det konstateras att den högsta datahastigheten(256 kbit/s) genererar hög användarnytta medan den lägsta datahastigheten genererar låg användarnytta. Mellanhastigheten 128 kbit/s får knappt godkänt av testpersonerna.

  • 171.
    Abrahamsson, Daniel
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Eriksson, Jens
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Larsson, Martin
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Oberoende skivbolag i förändringstider: Om den förändrade affärslogiken i skivbolagsbranschen2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last decade the conditions for the music industry have been changed significantly. With the dropping sales of physical phonograms and the increasing illegal file sharing, the record labels have been forced to adapt and thus seek alternative sources of income next to the traditional sales of phonograms. Our purpose was to investigate how smaller Swedish record labels adapt themselves to the changing environment within the music industry and which new alternative sources of income they can use to finance their music production. To do this we used a deductive approach where we started by researching theories we thought were relevant to the subject, which we then used to get valuable information out of our informants.

    From our empirical investigations it appears that the independent record labels are rather positive about the future and that they will be able to survive, even though they will have to change their ways of working to a large extent. Our results show that the record labels as we know then will disappear. Instead, the future will consist of music companies where the phonograms mainly will function in marketing purposes and the income will come from other sources like advertising, sponsorship and synchronisation et cetera. The record labels, as we know them, are indeed a fading phenomenon.

  • 172.
    Abrahamsson, Daria
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Miller, Sofi
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    MRSA – EN FÖLJETONG UTAN SLUT: Effekter av olika åtgärder i smittskyddsarbete mot MRSA 2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Multiresistenta bakterier, däribland MRSA, är idag ett globalt samhällsproblem. Infektioner förorsakade av MRSA skapar ett onödigt lidande för patienter med utdragen vårdtid som i värsta fall kan resultera i ökad dödlighet. Enligt Smittskyddsinstitutet (2010) drabbades 1479 patienter förra året i Sverige. Med få verksamma antibiotika måste andra åtgärder tillämpas, så som basala hygienrutiner, screening, isoleringsvård och utökad städning av sjukhusmiljön. Det är dock viktigt att utvärdera åtgärdernas effekter för att kunna utföra smittskyddsarbete på bästa möjliga sätt.

    Syfte: Syftet var att undersöka effekterna av olika åtgärder i smittskyddsarbetet mot MRSA.

    Metod: Litteraturstudie med kvantitativ ansats baserad på tio vetenskapliga original artiklar. Analysen gjordes enligt Forsberg och Wengströms (2008) riktlinjer för meta-analys.

    Resultat: Studien visar att MRSA förekommer i kliniska miljöer samt förutom hos patienten även hos vårdpersonal. Förebyggande åtgärder som bland annat noggrann städning, basala hygienrutiner och screening hade varierande effekt och reducerade MRSA- förekomsten bäst i kombination. I vissa fall kunde brister i vårdpersonalens följsamhet (compliance) av hygienrutiner ses.

    Slutsats: För att reducera MRSA- förekomst och spridning är det viktigt att implementera de åtgärder som finns idag och som visat sig har effekt. För att genomföra detta krävs det att vårdpersonalens följsamhet blir bättre.

     

     

  • 173.
    Abrahamsson, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Uppfattningar, reaktioner och agerande kring död: Pedagogers tankar kring barns tankar om död, barns reaktioner i sorg och att stödja dessa barn2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This study examines pedagogues’ thoughts about children’s understanding of death, and their reactions to the death of a relative. The aim is also to examine pedagogues’ thoughts about their part in supporting bereaved children, and how they wish to do so. Method: Seven pedagogues, who work with six to nine year old children, were interviewed. The interviews were kept individually in quiet rooms. Result: The pedagogues thought that children’s thoughts about and reactions to death is individual. The pedagogues also meant that it was their responsibility to support bereaved children, but the children’s wishes decided in what way it should be done. The pedagogues exemplified strategies in how to support bereaved children e.g. talking and listening to them, hugging them and letting them know that they are there for them if they need them. Other strategies were reading death-related books to them or letting them watch pictures of the relative who is deceased and talk to them about it. The pedagogues also thought it was important to keep an eye on the bereaved child in case the grief affected the school achievements or if they started to feel worse. In that case some specialist would have to help the child to feel better.

  • 174.
    Abrahamsson Emelie, Salomonsson Elsa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sjuksköterskans upplevelse och föreställningar av mötet med våldsutsatta kvinnor2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Kvinnor som utsatts för våld i nära relarion kommer mer frekvent i kontakt med sjukvården än andra kvinnor. Flera kvinnor som söker vård för sina skador identifieras aldrig som offer för våld i nära relation. Detta beror på att flera sjuksköterskor saknar utbildning i att identifiera att våld förekommer. Det finns en osäkerhet hos sjuksköterskan i mötet med våldsutsatta kvinnor som gör att mötet med vården av kvinnan påverkas.

    Syfte: Syftet var att belysa sjuksköterskans upplevelse och föreställningar av mötet med våldsutsatta kvinnor inom hälso-och sjukvården.

    Metod: En systematisk litteraturstudie där sex kvalitativa artiklar och två kvantitativa artiklar har granskats, analyserats och kategoriserats.

    Resultat: Det fanns en tydlig emotionell påverkan hos sjuksköterskor under och efter mötet med våldsutsatta kvinnor. En påverkan som ibland var så stor att det påverkade deras privatliv. Det visade sig även finnas ett stort utbildningsbehov att förbättra vården för våldsutsatta kvinnor och få sjuksköterskor att känna sig tryggare i rollen som vårdare för dessa kvinnor.

    Slutsats: Det visade sig finnas ett ökat utbildningsbehov för sjuksköterskor i hur de ska bemöta och vårda kvinnor som utsatts för våld i nära relationer. Det fanns även ett behov av att bearbeta de känslor sjuksköterskan upplevde i mötet med kvinnorna. 

  • 175.
    Abrahamsson, Erica
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Obligatorisk läxhjälp på fritidhemmet: Vårdnadshavares och lärare i fritidshem uppfattningar om läxhjälp på fritidshemmet2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka vilken uppfattning vårdnadshavare och lärare i fritidshem har angående obligatorisk läxhjälp på fritidshemmet samt om fritidshemmets verksamhet får några konsekvenser om obligatorisk läxhjälp införs. Studiens metod bygger på en kvalitativ enkätundersökning med 38 vårdnadshavare samt kvalitativa personliga intervjuer med 5 olika lärare i fritidshem från 5 olika skolor. Resultatet visar att uppfattningarna som vårdnadshavare har angående obligatorisk läxhjälp på fritidshemmet var både positiv och negativ. En del anser att läxhjälp på fritidshemmet är bra eftersom många barn har långa dagar på skolan och fritidshemmet. Andra anser tvärtom att läxhjälp är skolans ansvar och inte ska förekomma på fritidshemmet. Det framkommer även att lärare i fritidshem är överens med vårdnadshavare. Argument som förs fram är rättvisa och andra menar att fritidshemmet är ett komplement till skolan inte deras förlängda arm. Fritidshemmets verksamhet påverkas enligt vårdnadshavare och lärare i fritidshem på olika sätt. Det framkommer att läxhjälp ett par gånger i veckan inte inverkar på verksamheten, dock behövs det mer personal i så fall. Medan andra menar att utevistelse och annat påverkas. 

  • 176.
    Abrahamsson, Evelina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Ollander Axelsson, Jonathan
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Belöningssystem i hotellbranschen: Dess utformning och bidrag till målkongruens2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet med denna uppsats är att identifiera och analysera faktorer som påverkar utformningen av belöningssystem i hotellbranschen. Vidare syftar uppsatsen till att jämföra ledares och medarbetares perspektiv för att undersöka hur belöningssystemen bidrar till målkongruens.  

    Metod: Studien har genomförts med en abduktiv ansats och kvalitativ metod. Genom semi- strukturerade intervjuer har data samlats in från fyra hotell i Kalmar. Data har analyserats tillsammans med teorier för att uppfylla studiens syfte och besvara dess forskningsfrågor.

    Slutsatser: Ledarna spelar in på utformningen av belöningssystemet genom att belöna dem som de själva anser tillför något utöver det vanliga. Deras syn på rättvisa påverkar hur de delar ut belöningar och om man fokuserar på grupp eller individ. Ekonomiska förutsättningar styr belöningarnas storlek och budgetuppfyllelse leder till ytterligare belöningar. Att ingå i en hotellkedja bidrar med att kunna erbjuda belöningar som karriär- och utvecklingsmöjligheter men att inte tillhöra någon kedja ger däremot en större flexibilitet vid val av belöningar. En mix av individuella och gruppbaserade samt finansiella och icke-finansiella belöningar är att föredra för att uppnå målkongruens i en bransch som förutsätter samarbete. Kan man mäta prestationer på ett sätt som upplevs rättvist av medarbetare undkommer man svårigheterna med utdelning av individuella belöningar. Stämmer utdelade belöningar överens med medarbetares belöningspreferenser ökas graden av målkongruens. Finansiella belöningar kan kompensera bristande karriärmöjligheter. Icke-finansiella belöningar kan väga upp för avsaknaden av finansiella belöningar. Genom de studerade belöningssystemens utformning lyckas företagsledare på olika sätt skapa målkongruens.

  • 177.
    Abrahamsson, Hanna
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Lönngren, Sandra
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Vad är hälsa i idrott och hälsa?: En studie om idrottslärares syn på hälsa och hälsoundervisning i grundskolans senare år2009Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet i föreliggande studie är att undersöka idrottslärares syn på hälsa och hälsoundervisning i skolämnet idrott och hälsa. Vi använde oss av en kvalitativ undersökningsmetod i form av en intervju med hög grad av strukturering och låg grad av standardisering för att få svar på problemformuleringen. Nio intervjuer har genomförts med idrottslärare i grundskolans senare år som alla har genomgått utbildning i ämnet. Lärarna arbetar på sex olika skolor inom samma kommun. Resultatet visar att samtliga lärare anser att begreppet hälsa är svårdefinierat. De olika sätten att se på hälsa gör att hälsoundervisningen ter sig mycket olika beroende på vem det är som undervisar, trots att betygskriterierna är desamma. Oliktänkandet kring hälsa gör att lärarna planerar och genomför hälsoundervisningen så att den stämmer överens med deras egen övertygelse. Bland annat undervisar de i ergonomi, konditionsträning, styrketräning, kost, yoga, massage och avslappning. En del av lärarna låter sina elever skriva ett hälsoarbete inom ramen för hälsoundervisningen. De flesta lärarna strävar dock efter att varva teori och praktik i sin undervisning. Av undersökningen framkommer även att lärarna bedömer att idrottsundervisningen berikar eleverna ur hälsosynpunkt på olika sätt, ofta kopplat till hur fysiskt aktiv eleven är på fritiden. Anmärkningsvärt är att endast en av lärarna reflekterar över de elever som både fysiskt och psykiskt far illa av idrottsundervisningen och att detta i det närmaste leder till motsatsen till hälsa.

  • 178.
    Abrahamsson, Helene
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
    Comment se porte le français au lycée suédois ?: Évolution du rôle des plans d’études dans l’enseignement des langues vivantes 2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [fr]

    Depuis au moins 17 ans la matière scolaire la langue française baisse en popularité au lycée suédois. Pendant la même période, des sondages internationaux comme l’enquête PISA ont montré que l’école suédoise n’accomplit pas de bons résultats. C’est la politique scolaire qui par ses directives forme le développement de l’enseignement, et, par conséquent, les connaissances chez les étudiants. Les directives très importantes pour les professeurs sont les plans d’études (en suédois ämnesplaner), et ceux-ci devraient être des soutiens pour les professeurs dans leur enseignement.

    Ceci dit, comment se porte le français, une des langues vivantes?

    Dans cette étude, nous cherchons à trouver comment le plan d’études pour les langues vivantes a influencé l’enseignement du français au lycée. La méthode utilisée est qualitative et phénoménologique. Nous avons étudié un nombre de documents sur le sujet pour obtenir une image factuelle.  Pour compléter l’étude nous avons également interviewé trois professeurs avec une grande expérience de l’enseignement. L’objectif était d’obtenir leurs points de vue sur l’importance qu’ils donnent aux plans directifs.

    Les résultats ont montré que le plan d’études actuel donne aux  professeurs une grande liberté sur comment former leurs enseignements. Comme conséquence, cette possibilité est favorable aux enseignants expérimentés mais elle donne moins de soutiens aux enseignants novices.  Nous pouvons aussi constater que ce manque de cursus consultatif peut apporter un enseignement moins efficace, surtout quand le système scolaire suédois manque de professeurs diplômés. En outre, après avoir étudié  des rapports sur la situation des langues vivantes, nous avons remarqué qu’il semble y avoir un manque de volonté politique de fortifier ces langues.     

  • 179.
    Abrahamsson, Håkan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.
    Skogstillståndet på ön Blå Jungfrun2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to investigate the forest in the national park on the Blue Maiden Island and compare with mainland forest data. The study was made in a quantitative way. The results from the field measurement were related to data from the Swedish National Forest Inventory.

    Oak, Scots pine and Lime were the most common tree species and constituted 47, 18 and 16 % of basal area, respectively, on the island.

    The mean heigt was 7 m and the volume of living trees was on average 72 m³/ha and dead wood 30 m³/ha. The average age at breast height was 137 years and the oldest tree was an oak with the age of 335 years at breast height. The amount of dead wood constituted 40 % of the total volume. Disturbances have had influence on the forest on the Island. To what extent cannot be determined without further investigations.

  • 180.
    Abrahamsson, Janna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Holmgren, Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    En strimma hopp i mörkret: En litteraturstudie om lidande och välbefinnande i samband med depression2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 181.
    Abrahamsson, Jenny
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Toll, Martina
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Dansa med mig!: En studie om elever och lärares syn på dans i skolan och på fritiden.2009Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Momentet dans i skolan har förändrats genom åren. Syftet med uppsatsen är att, utifrån elever och lärares perspektiv, undersöka i vilken utsträckning dans förekommer i skolan. Dessutom är syftet att se elever och lärares syn på dans i skolan och på fritiden. Undersökningsgruppen som låg till grund för resultatet var 150 elever i år 9 och sex lärare i idrott och hälsa. Metoderna i studien var enkätundersökning och intervjuundersökning. Resultatet visar att eleverna och lärarna i idrott och hälsa är eniga om vilka danser som förekommer, men har olika åsikter om hur ofta dans finns med i undervisningen. Eleverna och lärarna har tillräckliga kunskaper i dans i skolan, men eleverna anser inte att de kunskaper de får i undervisningen är till någon nytta på fritiden. Lärarna hävdar att deras kunskaper är tillräckliga för att utöva dans på fritiden. Resultatet visar att majoriteten av lärarna bedömer sina elevers kunskaper likvärdigt. Både eleverna och lärarna är positivt inställda till dans i skolan och på fritiden. Studien visar att eleverna upplever att dansundervisningen är rolig och lätt och lärarna anser att det finns stora möjligheter med dans, men det är svårt att få med sig alla eleverna.

    Sökord: dans, dansundervisning, idrott och hälsa, inställning.

  • 182.
    Abrahamsson, Jens
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Lindblom, Niclas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Product Placement: A study about Swedes attitude towards product placements in Movies and TV-shows2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Marketers have always been looking for alternative ways to reach the target population with their messages. One approach that has grown the last decades is product placement that has become a large arena for companies to involve in their marketing communication. It has been shown that people tend to dislike traditional advertisement such as commercial brakes in TV and tries to avoid it by switching channel. Since product placement is a type of advertisement that is embedded in a movie or TV-show and cannot be zapped away without missing the story of the movie or TV-show, it is a good opportunity to reach out with a company’s message.

    Several studies have been done in the field of mapping the attitudes towards product placement but no research has been done with the Swedish audience in focus. Therefore the purpose of this thesis is: “…to investigate what attitudes the Swedish audience has towards product placements in Movies and TV-shows”, which will lead to a greater knowledge for Swedish marketing managers about the attitudes towards product placement in Sweden.

    This thesis is a quantitative study with a descriptive single cross-sectional design. The data was retrieved through a questionnaire online. The sample frame was generation Y which is people that are between the ages 18-35.

    The study showed that the general attitude towards product placement is positive for the Swedish audience. When it comes to the different dimensions of product placement; visual-only, audio-only and a combination audio-visual it is shown that the visual placements is seen as the most positive way to place a product in a movie or a TV-show. It could also be seen several similarities with previous studies that prominent placement has a lower attitude while a subtle placements has a more positive attitude.

  • 183.
    Abrahamsson, Jimmy
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
    Nätverksoptimering: Bästa möjliga tillgänglighet till lägsta möjliga länkkostnad2012Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats behandlar nätverksoptimering, med fokus på att få fram den bästa möjliga tillgängligheten till lägsta möjliga kostnad, i form av länkar. I studien tas en teoretiskt grundad hypotes om en metod fram för att lösa detta problemet. Samt genomförs ett test där metoden appliceras på ett studieobjekt för att bekräfta huruvida metoden verkar fungerar eller inte.

    Resultatet blir slutligen en metod som genom att analysera tillgängligheten, länk redundansen samt beräkna antal oberoende vägar mellan noder i ett nätverk. Kan genom att jämföra resultat från före en förändring med resultat från efter en förändring lyfta fram de förändringar som medför förbättringar. Varpå ett nätverk kan optimeras till bästa möjliga tillgänglighet till lägsta möjliga kostnad, i form av länkar.

  • 184.
    abrahamsson, karin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Karlsson, Kerstin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    När döden knackar på: Förskollärares medvetenhet angående krishantering.2010Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 185.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Tsehaye, Isau
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Åkesson, Anna
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Vilket val gör företag gällande periodiseringsfonder?: En undersökning om vilka faktorer som påvekar beslutet2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning:

    Det finns olika valmöjligheter inom redovisning. Vilket val man gör styrs av vilket resultat man önskar visa. Det har just införts en ny lag som innebär att juridiska personer skall ta upp en schablonintäkt för sina periodiseringsfonder och vi bestämde oss för att undersöka vilka val företagen gjort och vilken betydelse olika faktorer har när de ska välja att sätta av till periodiseringsfonder eller ej.

    Vi valde ett deduktivt angreppssätt och de vetenskapliga teorier vi främst utgick ifrån var agentteorin och Positive Accounting Theory (PAT). Vi valde att undersöka om följande faktorer kan ha samband med vilka beslut man tar när det gäller periodiseringsfonderna: bonus till ledningen, företagens skuldsättningsgrad, storlek, bransch och ägarstruktur.

    Vi ställde samman en hypotes för varje faktor och i de fall vår ursprungliga rådata var kontinuerligt kvantitativ testade vi dessa hypoteser med hjälp av så kallade t-tester. I andra fall gjorde vi korstabeller med χ2-test.

    Från PAT är det endast skuldsättningsgraden som påvisar ett svagt samband. Signifikansnivån på de andra två faktorerna, bonus och storlek, var för höga för att visa ett samband och vi falsifierade därmed dessa. Att det inte föreligger något samband kan bero på att vårt urval är för litet eller att teorin inte är direkt applicerbar på svensk företagskultur. Av de två sista faktorerna vi testade var det bara ägarstrukturen som visade ett samband.

  • 186.
    Abrahamsson, Lina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Jeppsson, Rebecca
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Hej, vilket kön vill du vara?: Hur pedagoger bemöter och förhåller sig till flickor och pojkar i förskolan.2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien behandlar hur begreppet genus uppfattas och uttrycks utifrån pedagogernas synvinkel, pedagogernas sätt att bemöta barnen, hur de formar lokalerna, vilket material som erbjuds och på vilket sätt det påverkar barnen utifrån ett genusperspektiv. Studien uppmärksammar även på vilket sätt pedagogerna arbetar för att uppfylla de önskemål de har för hur de vill att genus uttrycks i verksamheten. Metoden som används för studien är intervju med ljudinspelning och tretton respondenter har deltagit.

    Studien visar att pedagogerna uppfattar genus som mer än hur man förhåller sig till könen. De uppfattar att begreppets innebörd även innefattar till exempel individens bakgrund, etnicitet och religion. De arbetar medvetet med att inte göra skillnad mellan könen, utan utgår istället från individens intressen och erfarenheter. Dock kan detta variera vid olika aktiviteter och situationer i förskolans vardag.

    Majoriteten av de tillfrågade pedagogerna har en tanke för hur de väljer att forma lokalerna utifrån ett genusperspektiv. Pedagogerna anser att det finns genusifierat material men att detta inte behöver ha någon betydelse för vilka som väljer det. Det handlar om på vilket sätt pedagogerna presenterar det och samtalar om det med barnen. 

  • 187.
    Abrahamsson, Marie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Andersson, Jenniann
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Gapet mellan företag och konsument: CSR-kommunikation hos klädföretag2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim of the thesis: The aim of this thesis is to describe and gain a deeper understanding of how companies use communication as a tool to overcome the gap between the company and the consumer. The aim is also to clarify some of the factors contributing to this gap.Method:  This thesis has been made from a qualitative approach with quantitative influences. The qualitative primary data collection was gathered through six in-depth interviews with companies in Gothenburg either selling organic and fair-trade produced clothes or marketing towards sustainable consumption. The quantitative part consists of a consumer questionnaire given to 100 women in the inner city of Gothenburg.  Frame of references: Related researches within the field of the subject are presented in the beginning of this chapter. Further theories presented are the consumer’s awareness and the consumer´s responsiveness to CSR. The consumer buying process connects the consumer to the company and how the company reacts and communicates.    Conclusions: The consumer lack adequate information to consume organic and fair-trade clothes. Social Entrepreneurs can help them overcome the issue, but needs to improve their CSR-communication. The gap between the company and the consumer can be describes by factors like supply, labeling, preconceptions, buying behavior and marketing.Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Organic and Fair-trade clothes, Social entrepreneur.

  • 188.
    Abrahamsson, Matilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Gustafsson, Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Internet - en plats där du inte behöver vara annorlunda: En kvalitativ internetstudie om personer med Asperger syndrom, om svårigheter och möjligheter som de möter genom samhällets konstruktion.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is based on a qualitative internet research about people with Asperger syndrome and their thoughts and opinions about the difficulties that occurs in the environment outside the home and their experiences of Internet. We have analyzed Internets social influences for those with Asperger syndrome, as a consequence of the difficulties that they meet in other environments. The constructed communities in the environment outside the home and the social interaction that occurs there is not adjusted for those with the diagnosis. This leads to difficulties to be there for those with Asperger syndrome. By doing a content analysis of the assembled data from a community site on the Internet, we found out that the environment on Internet is more comfortable for those with the diagnosis in several ways. A lot of people who earlier felt alone and excluded has thanks to the Internet been able to develop a healthy social life.

  • 189.
    Abrahamsson, Micael
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Tybring, Johnas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Underhållssystem, Tillgänglighet och Felrapportering: En sammanställning och undersökning av felrapporteringar på Första Amfibieregementets Stridsbåt 90 system2010Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis has analysed incident and maintenance reports concerning the FirstMarine Regiment’s combat boat maintenance system. The aim was to find thosepossible deficiencies and shortcomings causing reduced accessibility. In addition, thethesis includes an analysis of maintenance-related statistics reported in 2008. Byusing these reports and statistical data as our factual base, we have examined thoseparts of the maintenance system and its components most frequently affected bydeficiencies and shortcomings. The thesis presents the most likely reasons for thesenegative occurrences, but also recommendations regarding measures that willincrease the overall accessibility.During our research, however, it also became evident that the main and most likelyreason for the reduced accessibility was the inherent capacity of the maintenancesystem (DIUS) used by the Royal Swedish Navy. In conclusion, this system is notsufficiently adapted to the great number of naval units and personnel who are usingit. Further, the naval personnel operating the system sometimes lack adequatetraining.

  • 190.
    Abrahamsson, Niclas
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Bylund, Emanuel
    Stockholms universitet.
    Andraspråksinlärning och förstaspråksutveckling i en andraspråkskontext2012In: Flerspråkighet – en forskningsöversikt / [ed] Kenneth Hyltenstam, Monica Axelsson, Inger Lindberg, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2012, p. 153-246Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 191.
    Abrahamsson, Nils-Filip
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Att blogga om hus: En studie om hur mäklare använder sociala medier2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study about how realtors or estate agents market their services in social media. Social media is an upcoming channel in marketing and is becoming more important every day. The user generated content on internet is a new way of communication where companies don’t have to be considered as soulless, if companies use it correctly. This study investigates estate agents efforts to market their services in these channels and how they do it. The study has interviewed four different realtors, marketing executives and a communication office. The motivation for the study is that realtors tend to market their services like they always have but with a consistently changing market, so should their marketing do. The method has been interviews and interpretation of data with the knowledge of my university studies. The results of the study has shown that realtors today are aware of a new channels, such as facebook and twitter, but do not know how to use it and are learning by doing. A conclusion is that in a near future, customers will see a lot more marketing in these channels from these consignors.

  • 192.
    Abrahamsson, Nils-Filip
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design.
    Blom, Fredrik
    University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design.
    Är du privat eller offentlig?: En studie om vad som utmärker marknadskommunikationen i en privat respektive offentlig organisation.2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The market communication in organisations is vital to manage the competition. Studies have shown the importance of market communication in both private and public organisations.

    Since the past decade market communication has been acknowledged as an instrument to provide the organisations target group with valid information.

    This thesis is a study about the differences in market communication between private and public organisations. To manage this we asked ourselves the question:

    “- What distinguish the market communication in a private respective a public organisation?”

    We have done qualitative interviews to get the best result for our study. We have interviewed both types of organisations and our respondents have leading strategic position in their organisations.

    Our research highlights important differences between private and public organisations in matter of tactics in market communication.

    In conclusion the result shows a great difference in how an organization is managing their communicative strategies all depending on if it is a private owned company or a public organisation.

  • 193.
    Abrahamsson, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Agricultural Productivity, Land Access and Gender Equality: Based on a minor field study conducted in Zambia 20132013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Africa’s agricultural productivity is the lowest in the world. At the same time the largest proportion of poor people live in rural areas where they are dependent upon agriculture for their survival. Agriculture is thus an essential to consider when fighting poverty. Women make up 70-80 % of the labour force in the agricultural sector and produce about 80% of the food for the household. Women are at the same time dependent upon their husbands for access to agricultural land and financial resources. Despite the important role of agriculture for poverty reduction, the sector continues to lack attention from both governments and international organizations, and the fact that gender discrimination is a cause of poverty is rarely raised.

     

    This thesis aims to investigate, through a field study in Zambia, which conditions and circumstances that create low agricultural productivity, based on how the peasants themselves perceive it. The paper aims to problematize the question of low agricultural productivity by looking at the issue of land access and gender equality. This thesis takes its methodological point of departure in a qualitative ethnographic field study with semi-structured interviews. In order to analyze the peasants situation Sustainable Rural Livelihood has been used as an analytical framework.

     

    The result of this thesis shows that peasants’ productivity mainly is hampered by the fact that they lack access to productive and financial resources. The overall difficult macro-economic situation in Zambia, together with the fact that investments from the government in the agricultural sector and in rural development is small, contributes to a situation that hinders peasants’ opportunities to increase productivity with other means than just working harder. Furthermore, the result shows that women experience gender discrimination in accessing land, credits and education. The difference between men and women is structural and is the result of unequal access to resources, which have given men more power and influence. Hence, women have become dependent upon their husbands to gain access to land and financial resources, implying that women become both vulnerable and isolated. Access to land would strengthen women’s economical dependency and give them the possibility to control the income and investment made in agriculture.

  • 194.
    Abrahamsson, Sara
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Ekonomisk ojämlikhet och tillväxt i en global värld2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The question about economic inequality belongs possibly to one of the most controversial questions throughout history. The opinions regarding the pros and cons of economic inequality, but mostly regarding the degree of economic inequality are divided. Initially it was assumed that economic inequality was a precondition for economic growth since it generates investment and is essential for the creation of incentives. New research, however, suggest that growth and economic inequality has a negative relationship, especially when considered in the long run. If so, this is of great importance for economic and political decisions. Moreover, it is considered that a high degree of economic inequality prevents an inclusive political and economic society that could have a setback on the economic growth rate. This paper, taking its starting point in a mixed method, examines the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth.

  • 195.
    Abrahamsson, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Andersson, Camilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Läsglädje med skönlitteratur: En studie av ett arbetssätt som utvecklar läsglädje och läsförståelse2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studiens syfte är att undersöka om eleverna, genom arbetssättet Läsglädje, har utvecklat sin läsförståelse, läsglädje och kunskap om hur man använder biblioteket. Genom intervjuer med ett antal lärare och en bibliotekarie, samt genom iakttagelser, har vi fått svar på studiens frågor. Resultatet visar att eleverna har utvecklats med arbetssättet Läsglädje. Bland annat har boksamtalen lett till att de förbättrat sin läsförståelse, läsning av ett varierat utbud av skönlitteratur har ökat elevernas läsglädje och arbetet i biblioteket har utvecklat deras bibliotekskunskap. Vidare visar resultatet hur elevernas kunskaper, inom de nämnda områdena, kommit till uttryck i följande årskurser.

  • 196.
    Abrahamsson, Stephanie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Hermansson, Matilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Vilka faktorer upplevs som begränsande för unga kvinnors sexualitet utifrån ett genuspsykologiskt perspektiv?: En studie med tio intervjuer av kvinnor i åldrarna 25-30 år2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med föreliggande studie var att undersöka om och i sådana fall vilka faktorer som unga heterosexuella kvinnor upplevde som begränsande för sin sexualitet. Med hjälp av semistrukturerade intervjuer undersöktes i denna kvalitativa studie hur dessa deltagare upplevde sin sexualitet utifrån tre huvudområden; sociala strukturer, normer samt psykisk hälsa. Teorin “sexual scripting theory” applicerades på de tre huvudområdena, då paralleller drogs mellan dessa och teorins tre huvudbegrepp “cultural scripts”, “interpersonal scripts” och “intrapsychic scripts”. Resultatet av denna studie visade att patriarkala strukturer, samhällsideal, jämförelser med andra, förväntningar och föreställningar om kvinnans utseende samt beteende var hämmande för deltagarnas sexualitet. Resultatet visade även att det fanns tydliga samband mellan sexualiteten och den psykiska hälsan. Negativa sexuella erfarenheter upplevdes påverka deltagarnas psykiska hälsa och blev hämmande för framtida sexuella upplevelser. Många begränsande faktorer identifierades utifrån resultatet i denna studie och en inblick i deltagarnas förhållande till sin sexualitet utforskades. 

  • 197.
    Abrahamsson, Therese
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Gyllin, Elisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Cuamba Municipality, the capital of water?: A case study of the inclusion of female interests in water governance in Cuamba municipality, Mozambique.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The purpose of this research is to examine if female interests have been included in different levels of water governance in Cuamba municipality, Mozambique in order to understand if gender equality and women empowerment is being addressed at the grassroots level. In Sub-Saharan Africa women generally have the responsibility of fetching water and are therefore directly affected by the quality and accessibility of water and sanitation services. Though gender mainstreaming and policies addressing gender equality has been adopted in Mozambique, the actual difference that these measures have made to the lives of women in Mozambique is questionable.  A qualitative single case study has been conducted, by interviewing government institutions, the private sector and civil society actors at district and municipality level in Cuamba. The findings reveal that it is the municipality government, FIPAG and the traditional leaders that are the main actors with the power over the distribution of water in Cuamba and through a joint effort the water situation has improved a lot in recent years. The interest in water among women was mainly focused to having a water source while the main interests among men was to have a shorter distance as well as shorter queues to the water source. An abductive method of the analytical framework consisting of four dimensions of water governance and rethinking em(power)ment, gender and development has been used to guide the analysis of the findings in a more comprehensive manner thus investigating the power structures in each dimension of water governance with a focus on women empowerment. The result indicates that women living in the urban areas were more empowered in all notions of power due to better access to information and education thus giving them more time and individual knowledge to collectively and individually demand power over the distribution of water. Due to lack of empowerment among women living in the rural areas, these women demanded less regarding the distribution of water and had less individual understanding of water governance. Furthermore the interests among women living in the rural areas were mostly included in the decision-making processes as it generally concerned having access to a clean water source. As the women in the urban areas demanded more and had more interests in water governance it became clear that the female interests in the urban areas were not included in decision-making. By including more women in decision-making bodies in water governance and putting more emphasis on education for women these issues could be addressed.

  • 198.
    Abrahamsson, Victor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Natural Sciences.
    Development of a fluorometric method for the quantification of sulfite and thiol-containing compounds in beer2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sulfite is the most important antioxidant in beer. Quantification of sulfite is crucial due to restrictions as an additive and for investigative purposes of sulfite and thiol-containing proteins role as redox mediators. A method based on fluorometric determination of sulfite and thiol-containing compounds in beer was developed. The analytes were derivatized with ThioGlo®  1 and subsequently separated on a C18 column with wide pore size, featuring a high-performance liquid chromatography system equipped with fluorescence detector. Two peaks corresponding to sulfite derivatives were observed. The two derivatives were assessed with exact mass spectrometry and both provided identical mass spectra. To compensate for adverse matrix effects in samples a matrix-matched calibration curve is proposed. Sulfite diminished in an inverse exponential manner upon hydrogen peroxide addition in beer. The amount of thiol groups decreased when beer was subjected to oxidative stress, thus confirming its antioxidative role in beer.

  • 199.
    Abrahamsson, Victor
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Natural Sciences.
    Hoff, Signe
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Nielsen, Nikoline J.
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Lund, Marianne N.
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Andersen, Mogens L.
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Determination of Sulfite in Beer Based on Fluorescent Derivatives and Liquid Chromatographic Separation2012In: Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, ISSN 0361-0470, E-ISSN 1943-7854, Vol. 70, no 4, p. 296-302Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A method was developed for quantification of sulfite in beer based on derivatization with the maleimide-derived probe ThioGlo I followed by separation of fluorescent adducts by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and fluorescence detection. Sulfite gave two ThioGlo 1 derivatives and it was shown by mass spectrometry that both had identical mass spectra. Matrix effects were observed when constructing sulfite standard curves in different beers and, therefore, use of a matrix-matched calibration curve is proposed. ThioGlo I was found to generate fluorescent adducts with both bound and free sulfite, providing a quantification of the total sulfite content in beer. The limit of quantification of sulfite was 0.6 mg/L and the method can be used for quantification of sulfite in highly colored beers.

  • 200.
    Abrahim, Mehammedsrage
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    SELF-CARE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES: A Systematic Literature Review on Factors Contributing to Self-Care among Type 2Diabetes Mellitus Patients.2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Self-care is a multi-dimensional concept and has different definitions. Amongthe definitions, Orem’s definition of self-care is more consistent. Orem (1995) argues that,self-care is a personal activity to take care and maintain of own self health and illness andprevention of disease related complications.

    Aim: The aim of the paper was to investigate the factors that contribute to self-care behavioramong patients with Type 2 DM as argued in the literature.

    Method: data was collected from the following electronic databases: CINAHL, PubMed,LibHub, SweMed and Google Scholar-to find full texts. Data was analyzed through CriticalAppraisal Skill Programme. To ensure validity and reliability the author were blinded toreduce study bias and articles were selected according their quality.

    Result: 31 relevant studies were included in the review, among the major findings of the studywere; Age, Social support/network, high income level, high educational attainment and longType 2 DM diagnosis history had a positive predictor in Type 2 DM patients self-carecontributing factors.

    Conclusion: To improve a Type 2 DM patients self-care activities the present study concludedthat Demographic, Socio-Economic and Social support factors are among the positivecontributors in patients of Type 2 DM successful Self-Care activities.

    Key words; Blood glucose self-monitoring, self-administration, Self-care, self-medication,Type 2 Diabetes.

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