Applying Performance

This title draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts.

Author: Nicola Shaughnessy

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230241336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This title draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing explores the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.
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Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies Applying High Performance Cluster and Grid Computing

Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing Pereira, Manuela,
Freire, Mario. using High-Performance Computing, addressing foundation issues
such as physiological aspects of emboli, Transcranial Doppler ultrasound,
estimation ...

Author: Pereira, Manuela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605662817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing disseminates knowledge regarding high performance computing for medical applications and bioinformatics. This critical reference source contains a valuable collection of cutting-edge research chapters for those working in the broad field of medical informatics and bioinformatics.
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Improving Aviation Performance through Applying Engineering Psychology

Because PPO is a computational cognitive modeling tool, it requires that learning
and forgetting curves be observed in performance measures within specific tasks.
As such, the first step towards applying PPO to new domains is to ensure that ...

Author: Michael A. Vidulich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429960147

Category: Transportation

Page: 242

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Aviation remains one of the most active and challenging domains for human factors and applied psychology. Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) the bringing together of scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and application. Based upon the potential impact of emerging trends, current debates, or enduring issues presented at the 19th ISAP, select authors were invited to expand on their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. The authors include leading scientists, prominent researchers, and aviation operators contributing to the discussion of the most pressing technical challenges and research priorities. Visions for the incorporation of new interface technologies within next-generation cockpits, tools for future air traffic control research, neuroergonomic findings in aviation settings, and human limitations affecting safety are offered. The aim of these volumes is to report the latest findings in aviation psychology and to suggest new directions for advancing the field. FEATURES Bridges the gap between aviation psychology research and real-world challenges Includes work of the distinguished researchers and seasoned practitioners with select contributions reflecting significant developments in aviation psychology Reports on the latest findings in aviation psychology and suggests new directions for advancing the field Contains work on perceptual and cognitive influences on performance, the impact of advanced modeling techniques, and the potential of neuroergonomics
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Applying Formal Methods Testing Performance and M E Commerce

We apply the PEPA nets modelling language to modelling a peer-to-peer
medical informatics application, the FieldCare PDA-based medical records
system developed by SINTEF Telecom and Informatics, Norway. Medical data on
accident ...

Author: Manuel Nunez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540231691

Category: Computers

Page: 379

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This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the First International Workshop on Theory Building and Formal Methods in Electronic/Mobile Commerce, TheFormEMC, the first European Performance Engineering Workshop, EPEW, and the First International Workshop on Integration of Testing Methodologies, ITM, held jointly in association with FORTE 2004 in Toledo, Spain, in October 2004. The 27 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 62 submissions. The papers are grouped in three topical sections corresponding to the workshop topics.
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Applied Theatre Aesthetics

James Thompson, 'Performance of pain, performance of beauty'. Research in
Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 11, 1 (2011):
47–57 (p. 57). See also Thompson's Performance Affects: Applied Theatre and
the ...

Author: Gareth White

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472507594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Applied Theatre: Aesthetics re-examines how the idea of 'the aesthetic' is relevant to performance in social settings. The disinterestedness that traditional aesthetics claims as a key characteristic of art makes little sense when making performances with ordinary people, rooted in their lives and communities, and with personal and social change as its aim. Yet practitioners of applied arts know that their work is not reducible to social work, therapy or education. Reconciling the simultaneous autonomy and heteronomy of art is the problem of aesthetics in applied arts. Gareth White's introductory essay reviews the field, and proposes an interdisciplinary approach that builds on new developments in evolutionary, cognitive and neuro-aesthetics alongside the politics of art. It addresses the complexities of art and the aesthetic as everyday behaviours and responses. The second part of the book is made up of essays from leading experts and new voices in the practice and theory of applied performance, reflecting on the key problematics of applying performance with non-performers. New and innovative practice is described and interrogated, and fresh thinking is introduced in response to perennial problems.
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SQL Server Query Performance Tuning

Query performance tuning remains an important part of today's database
applications. ... Analyzing the effectiveness of cursor use • Applying in-memory
table storage and procedure execution • Applying performance-tuning processes,
tools, ...

Author: Grant Fritchey

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430267423

Category: Computers

Page: 612

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Queries not running fast enough? Wondering about the in-memory database features in 2014? Tired of phone calls from frustrated users? Grant Fritchey’s book SQL Server Query Performance Tuning is the answer to your SQL Server query performance problems. The book is revised to cover the very latest in performance optimization features and techniques, especially including the newly-added, in-memory database features formerly known under the code name Project Hekaton. This book provides the tools you need to approach your queries with performance in mind. SQL Server Query Performance Tuning leads you through understanding the causes of poor performance, how to identify them, and how to fix them. You’ll learn to be proactive in establishing performance baselines using tools like Performance Monitor and Extended Events. You’ll learn to recognize bottlenecks and defuse them before the phone rings. You’ll learn some quick solutions too, but emphasis is on designing for performance and getting it right, and upon heading off trouble before it occurs. Delight your users. Silence that ringing phone. Put the principles and lessons from SQL Server Query Performance Tuning into practice today. Covers the in-memory features from Project Hekaton Helps establish performance baselines and monitor against them Guides in troubleshooting and eliminating of bottlenecks that frustrate users
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Applying Sport Psychology

Figure 7.1 Sample goal - based performance profile for a baseball pitcher . Red -
sweatered ' Cane ' defenders ; right -. adjust their training and performance
strategies to meet the demands presented by new tasks and situations . The first
step ...

Author: Jim Taylor

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736045120

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Motivation / Brent Walker ... [et al.] -- Confidence / Luis G. Manzo ... [et al.] -- Intensity / Gregory Wilson ... [et al.] -- Focus / Richard K. Stratton ... [et al.] -- Emotions / Marc Jones ... [et al.] -- Psychological assessment / Thad R. Leffingwell ... [et al.] -- Goal setting / Robert S. Weinberg ... [et al.] -- Mental imagery / Bruce D. Hale ... [et al.] -- Routines / Thomas Schack ... [et al.] -- Coach-athlete relationship / Sophia Jowett ... [et al.] -- Team cohesion / Ulf Schmidt ... [et al.] -- Injury / Edmund O'Connor ... [et al.] -- Eating disorders / Judy Goss ... [et al.] -- Substance abuse / Victoria L. Bacon ... [et al.] -- Career transitions / Mitchell A. Levy ... [et al.].
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Performance Measures and Targets for Transportation Asset Management

Related Agency Practices Agency interest in performance measures and target
setting is strong, as noted earlier. Agencies described in their interviews the types
of measures they use, how these measures are applied to different functions ...

Author: Parsons Brinckerhoff

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309098472

Category: Bridges

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Performance and Community

12James Thompson, Performance Affects: Applied Theatre and the End of Effect
(Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). ... Education and Performance (
Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011); Nicola Shaughnessy, Applying Performance: Live
Art, ...

Author:

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408147269

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Performance practice in community settings is an established part of the cultural landscape. However, this practice is frequently viewed as functional: an intervention that seeks to solve, educate or heal. Performance and Community presents an alternative vision, focussing, instead, on the aesthetic and political ambitions of artists, organisations and cultural producers committed to this area. Through case studies, this edited collection gives unprecedented access to some of the leading organisations in the field, examining their creative processes and placing them in their historical context. In parallel, a series of interviews with individual artists explores their approaches and how they are re-shaped by the communities that they encounter. Case studies include: the Grassmarket Project, the Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, London Bubble, Magic Me and the partnership between the artist, Mark Storor and producer, Anna Ledgard; while interviews in this collection include: Mojisola Adebayo, Bobby Baker, Sue Emmas, Tony Fegan, Paul Heritage, Rosemary Lee and Lois Weaver. An invaluable resource for students of applied, social, community and contemporary theatre practices, Performance and Community provides vivid evidence of the complex negotiations between artist and community that lie at the heart of this delicate work.
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Measuring Health Performance in the Public Sector

The report includes examples of potential outcome performance measures in the
areas of chronic diseases, sexually ... and Public Policy, addresses the
challenges of applying performance measurement requirements to federal
research ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309065832

Category: Medical

Page: 48

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The Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants was established at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its charge is to examine the state of the art in performance measurement for public health and to recommend measures that could be used to monitor the Performance Partnership Grant agreements to be negotiated between each state and the federal government. The panel was asked to consider performance measures in ten areas, which are clearly a subset of the full range of traditional public health concerns: chronic diseases; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and tuberculosis; mental health; immunization; substance abuse; and three areas of prevention of special interest to DHHS-sexual assault, disabilities, and emergency medical services. This report focuses on measures that states and the federal government can use over the next 3 to 5 years to negotiate agreements and monitor performance in these areas. A later report will examine additional measures that might be developed from new research findings on program effectiveness or as improvements are made to state and federal surveys and data systems.
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Performance Consulting

Applying Performance Improvement in Human Resource Development William J.
Rothwell. The process of root cause identification can be very troublesome for the
client, and especially for the sponsor, because it may involve rejection, denial, ...

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118416273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Praise for Performance Consulting "You hold in your hands an outstanding portrayal of thehalf-century evolution of performance improvement. Rothwell and hiscolleagues have written the most comprehensive performanceconsulting book on the market. From data collection and analysis toimplementing solutions, Performance Consulting provides aroadmap to guide you on the path to becoming a successfulperformance consultant. The roadmap includes countless signposts inthe form of exercises, processes, examples, tools, and advice toensure you reach your final destination successfully." —Elaine Biech, president, ebb associates and author of TheBusiness of Consulting "This book provides a wealth of resources performanceconsultants can use for performance analysis and solutionselection. The many case studies, references, and discussionquestions throughout the text make this book both practical andsubstantive." —Dana and Jim Robinson, co-authors of PerformanceConsulting: A Practical Guide for HR and Learning Professionals "In today's economic realities, performance consulting andperformance improvement are critical to organizational success. Thechallenge for human resource development professionals is to shiftthe focus to performance improvement, not just applying classictraining and learning solutions. Rothwell and his team haveassembled perhaps the most comprehensive reference on thisimportant field, complete with examples, illustrations, and adescription of all of the pertinent models. This will be a 'musthave' reference for any person involved in human resourcedevelopment and human capital development." —Jack Phillips Ph.D., chairman, ROI Institute, author ofThe Value of Learning
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Performance Architecture

It should be the first reference that a professional turns to in order to measurably
improve performance and the payoffs for all ... The authors' vast experience in
successfully applying performance technologyis illustrated throughout withcase ...

Author: Roger Addison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047044567X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Performance ARCHITECTURE — The Art and Science of Improving Organizations is a hands-on guide to real world techniques for improving performance within the workplace. This important book explores the Human Performance Technology Landscape model that was presented in the bestselling book, the third edition of Handbook of Performance Technology. Framed by the Landscape model and supported by other proven models and tools, the book provides effective structures for anyone who needs to develop their performance improvement skills and knowledge and achieve results. A cutting-edge resource, this book draws on the experiences of the authors in combination with the work of notables in human performance technology, including Geary Rummler, Don Tosti, Judith Hale, Dale Brethower, Roger Kaufman, and many others. The authors identify and demonstrate how performance at three levels (worker: individual/team, work: process/practice, workplace: organization) impacts results in organizations. They also show how to scale performance improvement activities and apply them successfully to projects or initiatives of various sizes. "This is an excellent, practical guide to the field of Human Performance Technology, communicated in straightforward language. The authors have given a broad audience access to solid, research-based methods and tools for improving the performance of people at any and all levels of organizations." —CARL BINDER, CPT, PhD, senior partner, Binder Riha Associates "Performance Architecture gives you concrete ideas about how to improve performance in the workplace. Adding it to your library is a must." —JUDITH HALE, CPT, Ph.D., Hale Associates
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Target setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies

Transportation agencies at all levels of government are embracing performance
measurement to improve agency ... There is extensive and growing literature on
defining and applying performance measures, but little attention has been given
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309155007

Category: Resource allocation

Page: 128

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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 666: Target Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies - Volume I: Research Report, and Volume II: Guide for Target-Setting and Data Management provides a framework and specific guidance for setting performance targets and for ensuring that appropriate data are available to support performance-based decision-making. Volume III to this report was published separately in an electronic-only format as NCHRP Web-Only Document 154. Volume III includes case studies of organizations investigated in the research used to develop NCHRP Report 666.
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Applying Psychology in Business

PERFORMANCE. MEASURES. BEHAVIORALLY BASED RATING FORMATS
Figure 32-2. Example BARS Gaining and. Elaine D. Pulakos Rewarding and
promoting effective performers as well as identifying less effective performers for
 ...

Author: John Walter Jones

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0669158380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 878

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Measuring Up Improving Health System Performance in OECD Countries

This report examines progress and challenges in the effective measurement and
application of performance indicators to improve health systems. Measuring and
... countries face in developing and applying performance measures. This report
 ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264195950

Category:

Page: 380

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This book highlights the core elements of a possible performance measurement framework to assess health systems at the international and national levels. It also addresses further challenges which remain.
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Performance Marketing with Google Analytics

However, in the age of a search-driven Internet and the application of
performance marketing, traditional display ad ... is available to advertisers who
embrace the process of applying performance marketing principles to display
advertising.

Author: Sebastian Tonkin

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 1118076702

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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An unparalleled author trio shares valuable advice for using Google Analytics to achieve your business goals Google Analytics is a free tool used by millions of Web site owners across the globe to track how visitors interact with their Web sites, where they arrive from, and which visitors drive the most revenue and sales leads. This book offers clear explanations of practical applications drawn from the real world. The author trio of Google Analytics veterans starts with a broad explanation of performance marketing and gets progressively more specific, closing with step-by-step analysis and applications. Features in-depth examples and case studies on how to increase revenue from search advertising, optimize an existing website, prioritize channels and campaigns, access brand health and more Discusses how to communicate with a webmaster or developer to assist with installation Addresses Google's conversion-oriented tools, including AdWords and AdSense, Google trends, Webmaster tools, search-based keyword tools, and more Touches on brand tracking studies, usability research, competitive analysis, and statistical tools Throughout the book, the main emphasis is demonstrating how you can best use Google Analytics to achieve your business objectives. Foreword by Avinash Kaushik Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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