Correlation Analysis Between Publicity and Financing Process of Medical Enterprise

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With the increasing aging population in China, the public's emphasis on health has been on the rise. Many innovative pharmaceutical companies have undertaken multiple rounds of financing, with some going public through IPOs. As a high-tech industry, it is essential

With the increasing aging population in China, the public's emphasis on health has been on the rise. Many innovative pharmaceutical companies have undertaken multiple rounds of financing, with some going public through IPOs. As a high-tech industry, it is essential to study the relationship between the level of corporate publicity and the financing process.This study collected information on the number of promotional articles, timing, and platforms of dozens of pharmaceutical companies that have already gone public through IPOs using Python. An analysis was conducted on the temporal variations of promotional articles for ten representative companies. It was found that the number of promotional articles experienced a significant increase in the month of IPO or the month before, and remained relatively high even after the IPO. Furthermore, the Pearson correlation coefficient method was used to analyze the correlation between the number of promotional articles and various stages of financing. The study found a positive correlation between the daily average number of promotional articles before IPO and the final financing amount. Additionally, a strong positive correlation was observed between the daily average number of promotional articles from 7 days before IPO to IPO day and the turnover rate on IPO day. Grey correlation analysis was also employed to analyze the impact of publicity on the financing amount of each ii financing round, revealing that the financing round and the Shanghai Composite Index had a significant influence. Finally, a multiple regression analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between the pre-IPO financing scale, IPO-day trading amount, and the level of corporate publicity. The regression results indicated that the pre-IPO financing scale was mainly influenced by the number of promotional articles in the 7 days preceding IPO, particularly for pharmaceutical companies listed on the A-share market. Moreover, a negative correlation was observed between the financing round and the financing amount, particularly among companies that experienced a decline in share price on the IPO day. However, the study found a weak association between the IPO-day trading amount and the level of corporate publicity, primarily observed among pharmaceutical companies listed on the A-share market.
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2024
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Developing Collective Teacher Efficacy Through Embedded Qualitative Reflective Practices in Continuous Improvement for Equity

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The purpose of this study was (a) to build embedded reflective practices with qualitative data in alignment with existing continuous improvement (CI) for equity processes and (b) provide professional development (PD) to support educators in using qualitative data sharing processes

The purpose of this study was (a) to build embedded reflective practices with qualitative data in alignment with existing continuous improvement (CI) for equity processes and (b) provide professional development (PD) to support educators in using qualitative data sharing processes with the expectation of collective teacher efficacy (CTE) development. CTE and the enabling conditions (ECs) of embedded reflective practices and empowered teachers were studied to determine how educator engagement in structured storytelling about evidence of success could support their CTE development. The underlying theoretical frameworks for this study were CI and CTE in the context of liberatory approaches to education.This mixed methods action research (MMAR) study was conducted in the United States in Northern California at a public charter high school utilizing the EL Education learning model. Six participants in a representative sample engaged in a four-week intervention involving four collaboratively-designed, virtual, 2-hour PD sessions. Pre- and post-intervention surveys were administered and based on the CTE Scale and the Enabling Conditions for Collective Teacher Efficacy Scale (EC-CTES). Two individual interviews and a four person focus group were also conducted post-intervention. Quantitative data from the surveys were analyzed through descriptive statistics and a one sample t-test. An inductive analysis process was utilized to analyze qualitative data to determine codes, categories, and themes. Both the quantitative and qualitative data were synthesized. Results suggest a consistent presence of CTE and the existence of embedded reflective practices and empowered teachers both before and after the intervention. Although the quantitative data demonstrates no significant change from the pre- to post-survey in the development of CTE across the whole staff, the qualitative data demonstrates that participants were positively influenced by the intervention in regards to their CTE, empowerment, and embedded reflective practices. The discussion focuses on CTE development with qualitative, educator-generated evidence of success in a liberatory school environment. Findings inform the local and larger educational context by providing an example of how educator storytelling as evidence of success in CI for equity processes can influence CTE development.
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2023
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Assessing the Potential of Student Engagement with Student Support Services at the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

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The School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI) student’sengagement with SEBI support services has been a matter of concern since the establishment of the School in 2017. Of the fifteen hundred (1500) students registered at the School, approximately 40% of

The School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI) student’sengagement with SEBI support services has been a matter of concern since the establishment of the School in 2017. Of the fifteen hundred (1500) students registered at the School, approximately 40% of them use the student support services offered to increase retention, enhance performance, reduce uncertainties, and guide students to success. The literature showed that student engagement is important for the greater achievement of student outcomes, maintaining retention, as well as to offset any ambiguity and challenges within the learning environments. The practitioner used Astin’s Theory of Student Involvement and Tinto’s Student Integration Theory to discuss the phenomenon of infrequent engagements of students with student support services SEBI. The research used a mixed-method approach to investigate the current framework of student support services at SEBI and student's engagement with these services. The findings suggest that the students' perception of the support services offered by SEBI is that the services are inadequate, and that their success is as a result of peer support and their individual persistence. The practitioner proposes a student support strategy prototype that will involve a collaboration between students and faculty members for a more effective and efficient student support service.
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2023
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The Development of Novel Methods for Assessing Human Olfaction Ability and the Odor Intensity of Samples

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Olfactory perception is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the detection of volatile organic compounds by olfactory receptor neurons in the nasal neuroepithelium. Different odorants can elicit different perceived intensities at the same concentration, while direct intensity ratings are

Olfactory perception is a complex and multifaceted process that involves the detection of volatile organic compounds by olfactory receptor neurons in the nasal neuroepithelium. Different odorants can elicit different perceived intensities at the same concentration, while direct intensity ratings are vulnerable to framing effects and inconsistent scale usage. Odor perception is genetically determined, with each individual having a unique olfaction "footprint" and sensitivity levels. Genetic factors, age, gender, race, and environmental factors influence olfactory acuity. The olfactory system's complexity makes it challenging to create a standardized comparison system for olfactory perception tests. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of olfactory dysfunction, particularly the loss of smell and taste as common symptoms. Research has demonstrated the widespread occurrence of olfactory impairment in various populations, often stemming from post-viral origins, which is the leading cause of permanent smell loss. Utilizing quantitative ranking on a qualitative scale enhances the precision and accuracy when evaluating and drawing conclusions about odor perception and how to mitigate problems caused by external factors. Pairwise comparisons enhance the accuracy and consistency of results and provide a more intuitive way of comparing items. Such ranking techniques can lead to early detection of olfactory disorders and improved diagnostic tools. The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the significance of olfactory dysfunction, emphasizing the need for further research and standardized testing methods in olfactory perception.
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2023
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An Analysis of the Boundary Explorer Adaptive Sampling Technique

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With the explosion of autonomous systems under development, complex simulation models are being tested and relied on far more than in the recent past. This uptick in autonomous systems being modeled then tested magnifies both the advantages and disadvantages of

With the explosion of autonomous systems under development, complex simulation models are being tested and relied on far more than in the recent past. This uptick in autonomous systems being modeled then tested magnifies both the advantages and disadvantages of simulation experimentation. An inherent problem in autonomous systems development is when small changes in factor settings result in large changes in a response’s performance. These occurrences look like cliffs in a metamodel’s response surface and are referred to as performance mode boundary regions. These regions represent areas of interest in the autonomous system’s decision-making process. Therefore, performance mode boundary regions are areas of interest for autonomous systems developers.Traditional augmentation methods aid experimenters seeking different objectives, often by improving a certain design property of the factor space (such as variance) or a design’s modeling capabilities. While useful, these augmentation techniques do not target areas of interest that need attention in autonomous systems testing focused on the response. Boundary Explorer Adaptive Sampling Technique, or BEAST, is a set of design augmentation algorithms. The adaptive sampling algorithm targets performance mode boundaries with additional samples. The gap filling augmentation algorithm targets sparsely sampled areas in the factor space. BEAST allows for sampling to adapt to information obtained from pervious iterations of experimentation and target these regions of interest. Exploiting the advantages of simulation model experimentation, BEAST can be used to provide additional iterations of experimentation, providing clarity and high-fidelity in areas of interest along potentially steep gradient regions. The objective of this thesis is to research and present BEAST, then compare BEAST’s algorithms to other design augmentation techniques. Comparisons are made towards traditional methods that are already implemented in SAS Institute’s JMP software, or emerging adaptive sampling techniques, such as Range Adversarial Planning Tool (RAPT). The goal of this objective is to gain a deeper understanding of how BEAST works and where it stands in the design augmentation space for practical applications. With a gained understanding of how BEAST operates and how well BEAST performs, future research recommendations will be presented to improve BEAST’s capabilities.
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2024
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Alleviating Energy Poverty: Transforming Wakapoa, an Indigenous Community of Guyana

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This research will utilize the energy and poverty alleviation framework to investigate a sustainable energy ecosystem for the Wakapoa indigenous community of Guyana. Five questions guide the research – 1) Is there an energy access-development nexus? 2) Can the

This research will utilize the energy and poverty alleviation framework to investigate a sustainable energy ecosystem for the Wakapoa indigenous community of Guyana. Five questions guide the research – 1) Is there an energy access-development nexus? 2) Can the relationships and trends between key development indicators and electricity access guide policymakers on development activities? 3) Can small-scale concentrated solar and biomass systems provide adequate electrical power to meet the Wakapoa community's domestic and commercial loads economically? 4) What added social value could be generated from the energy system as per Wakapoa context? and 5) What governance systems can be considered to facilitate a sustainable energy ecosystem? In addressing questions 1 and 2, the research collected secondary data on selected countries' key development indexes from the World Bank and Our World in Data. Datasets include the human development index, human capital index, gross domestic product per capita, gross national income per capita, and electricity access. In addressing questions 3 to 5, the research utilized the convergent research design methods, where an inclusive data collection process targeted fifty (50) community residents as survey participants. Statistical analysis of the survey data proved useful in identifying the community needs for the renewable energy system design options utilizing system advisor model (SAM) software, identifying key economic activities that can add social value to the community, and giving key insight into governance practices preferred by the community. Key findings reveal that electricity access exerts a strong and moderate influence on key development indicators, the concentrated solar power and biomass hybrid system can satisfy the electricity demand of the community at the Tier-5 level that can support many traditional and non-traditional economic activities, while key governance support functions such as the community financial aid fund and community management committee can enhance the sustainability of the various operations as well as residents' well-being and livelihood. Future research can address project financing, community productive capacity, and the marketing of goods and services to promote a sustainable energy ecosystem.
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2023
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Dwelling in PossiblitiesReflections on Refugee Policies and Practices Through Narrating Syrian Women’s Journey from Displacement to Resettlement in the US.

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Dwelling in Possibilities presents an ethnographic and analytical focus on the intersection of immigration policies, refugee rights, and humanitarian operations from a feminist perspective. It emphasizes the lives of Syrian women refugees who have been resettled in the United States.

Dwelling in Possibilities presents an ethnographic and analytical focus on the intersection of immigration policies, refugee rights, and humanitarian operations from a feminist perspective. It emphasizes the lives of Syrian women refugees who have been resettled in the United States. It delves into the fragmented lives and experiences of the liminality of Syrian women since their displacement due to the 2011 civil war in Syria. It explores their long and arduous journey out of Syria to being accepted as legible bodies and recognized as refugees in the United States.The project critically examines inconsistencies and contradictions within the international norms and the US national legal discourses and practices on “refugee protection'. From the definition of the term refugee to humanitarian operations to managing refugee populations, to admission processes within the UN and the U.S. immigration laws and resettlement policies, I investigate how refugees' stories, sensibilities, and experiences are filtered through an interlinked politics of compassion and suspicion, embedded in humanitarian actions and legal discourses. Simultaneously, I explore how Syrian women navigate and make sense of their gender, sexual, and religious identity in complex times and spaces, creating new forms of life, new homes, and communities.
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2023
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Acculturative Stress and Program Acceptability of a Parenting Program for Displaced Parents: A Mixed Methods Study

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ABSTRACT Trauma-informed parenting programs for families experiencing adversity including forced migration have the potential to reduce mental health difficulties within the family system and improve child outcomes, yet few resources are available for refugee and immigrant families and even fewer programs

ABSTRACT Trauma-informed parenting programs for families experiencing adversity including forced migration have the potential to reduce mental health difficulties within the family system and improve child outcomes, yet few resources are available for refugee and immigrant families and even fewer programs have been contextually adapted for refugees. For many displaced parents, parenthood is accompanied by various challenges at different stages of migration. Pre- and peri-migration trauma and adversity leave parents at risk of psychopathology such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and de-pression which can interfere with effective parenting. In a post-migration context, they face additional stressors as a result of intercultural contact - acculturative stress - including the loss of social networks, poverty, and discrimination (Osman, 2016). Parenting in the Moment (PIM) is the first online parenting program for forcedly dis-placed families seeking to assist parents adjust to parenting in a new culture via evidence-based parenting practices. This study aimed to understand is to understand factors related to acceptability of the program for immigrant and refugee populations. Results indicated that PIM is culturally and generally acceptable to both immigrant and refugee populations. No significant differences were identified in acceptability between immigrant and refugees. This is preliminary evidence that parenting programs may be contextually adapted and acceptable to multiple cultural groups. Keywords: refugees, immigrants, parenting, acceptability
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2026
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