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See detailMaking other worlds possible
Schmid, Benedikt UL

in Local Environment (2017), 22(7), 908-910

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See detailMaking Others Believe What They Want
Boella, Guido; Pereira, Célia Da Costa; Tettamanzi, Andrea et al

in Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice II, IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, TC 12: IFIP AI 2008 Stream (2008)

We study the interplay between argumentation and belief revision within the MAS framework. When an agent uses an argument to persuade another one, he must consider not only the proposition supported by ... [more ▼]

We study the interplay between argumentation and belief revision within the MAS framework. When an agent uses an argument to persuade another one, he must consider not only the proposition supported by the argument, but also the overall impact of the argument on the beliefs of the addressee. Different arguments lead to different belief revisions by the addressee. We propose an approach whereby the best argument is defined as the one which is both rational and the most appealing to the addressee. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking pedagogy public: For the public, of the public, or in the interest of publisness?
Biesta, Gert UL

in Burdick, J; Sandlin, J.A.; O'Malley, M.P. (Eds.) Problematizing public pedagogy (2014)

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See detailMaking Places. Zu den Räumen betreuter Kindheiten
Bollig, Sabine UL

Scientific Conference (2015, December 12)

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See detailMaking Retail Banks Resolvable
Asimakopoulos, Ioannis UL

in EBI Working Paper Series 2019 No. 51 (2019)

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See detailMaking sense of big data in health research: Towards an EU action plan.
Auffray, Charles; Balling, Rudi UL; Barroso, Ines et al

in Genome medicine (2016), 8(1), 71

Medicine and healthcare are undergoing profound changes. Whole-genome sequencing and high-resolution imaging technologies are key drivers of this rapid and crucial transformation. Technological innovation ... [more ▼]

Medicine and healthcare are undergoing profound changes. Whole-genome sequencing and high-resolution imaging technologies are key drivers of this rapid and crucial transformation. Technological innovation combined with automation and miniaturization has triggered an explosion in data production that will soon reach exabyte proportions. How are we going to deal with this exponential increase in data production? The potential of "big data" for improving health is enormous but, at the same time, we face a wide range of challenges to overcome urgently. Europe is very proud of its cultural diversity; however, exploitation of the data made available through advances in genomic medicine, imaging, and a wide range of mobile health applications or connected devices is hampered by numerous historical, technical, legal, and political barriers. European health systems and databases are diverse and fragmented. There is a lack of harmonization of data formats, processing, analysis, and data transfer, which leads to incompatibilities and lost opportunities. Legal frameworks for data sharing are evolving. Clinicians, researchers, and citizens need improved methods, tools, and training to generate, analyze, and query data effectively. Addressing these barriers will contribute to creating the European Single Market for health, which will improve health and healthcare for all Europeans. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking sense of digital oral history
Bronec, Jakub UL

Presentation (2019, September)

Over the past three decades, oral history (OH) has been deeply transformed by the advent of digital technologies. The digital turn leads to growing number of online OH databases, resulting from “process ... [more ▼]

Over the past three decades, oral history (OH) has been deeply transformed by the advent of digital technologies. The digital turn leads to growing number of online OH databases, resulting from “process-oriented” projects (i.e., life story interviews conducted without specific research questions). Large amounts of such data have been deposited in archives, available not only for secondary analysis by researchers who did not participate in the initial data collection, but also for other social actors like teachers, educators, and documentarists. However, in order to use OH materials efficiently and meaningfully, it is important to understand how people make sense of such video recordings in social interaction. Fundamental questions thus emerge in regard to secondary analysis and practical utilization of archived audiovisual OH material, such as: What are the features of OH interview as a social object? What makes it meaningful and interpretable? How much do we need to know about the socially situated character of the interview in order to understand it properly? Is there “too little” or “too much” context in relation to OH? How do people make sense of OH interviews in social practice, and relate it to their broader historical knowledge? [less ▲]

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See detailMaking sense of education: Fifteen contemporary educational theorists in their own words.
Biesta, Gert UL

Book published by Springer (2012)

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See detailMaking sense of multimodal data in sociolinguistic research
de Saint, Ingrid UL

Presentation (2014, November)

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See detailMaking sense of the local Galactic escape speed estimates in direct dark matter searches
Lavalle, Julien; Magni, Stefano UL

in Physical Review. D. (2015), 91(2), 023510

Direct detection (DD) of dark matter (DM) candidates in the ≲10 GeV mass range is very sensitive to the tail of their velocity distribution. The important quantity is the maximum weakly interacting ... [more ▼]

Direct detection (DD) of dark matter (DM) candidates in the ≲10 GeV mass range is very sensitive to the tail of their velocity distribution. The important quantity is the maximum weakly interacting massive particle speed in the observer's rest frame, i.e. in average the sum of the local Galactic escape speed v[SUB]esc[/SUB] and of the circular velocity of the Sun v[SUB]c[/SUB]. While the latter has been receiving continuous attention, the former is more difficult to constrain. The RAVE Collaboration has just released a new estimate of v[SUB]esc[/SUB] [T. Piffl et al., Astron. Astrophys. 562, A91 (2014)] that supersedes the previous one [M. C. Smith, et al. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 379, 755 (2007)], which is of interest in the perspective of reducing the astrophysical uncertainties in DD. Nevertheless, these new estimates cannot be used blindly as they rely on assumptions in the dark halo modeling which induce tight correlations between the escape speed and other local astrophysical parameters. We make a self-consistent study of the implications of the RAVE results on DD assuming isotropic DM velocity distributions, both Maxwellian and ergodic. Taking as references the experimental sensitivities currently achieved by LUX, CRESST-II, and SuperCDMS, we show that (i) the exclusion curves associated with the best-fit points of P14 may be more constraining by up to ˜40 % with respect to standard limits, because the underlying astrophysical correlations induce a larger local DM density, and (ii) the corresponding relative uncertainties inferred in the low weakly interacting massive particle mass region may be moderate, down to 10-15% below 10 GeV. We finally discuss the level of consistency of these results with other independent astrophysical constraints. This analysis is complementary to others based on rotation curves. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking sense of the minus sign or becoming flexible in “negativity”
Vlassis, Joëlle UL

in Learning and Instruction (2004)

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See detailMaking Sense of Video Games: A textual Analysis of Tomb Raider II
Sunnen, Patrick UL

Bachelor/master dissertation (2000)

This dissertation is a textual analysis of the hard- profile computer game Tomb Raider II. After reviewing and discussing the literature related to computer games and associated action movies, I shall ... [more ▼]

This dissertation is a textual analysis of the hard- profile computer game Tomb Raider II. After reviewing and discussing the literature related to computer games and associated action movies, I shall outline Dowling's social activity theory and apply it exploratively to a range of computer game texts. I shall then apply the language of description more thoroughly to a sample of Tomb Raider II and a related walkthrough in order to analyse how they construct author and reader positions and to describe the nature and mechanisms of the distribution of practices between these positions. My work also includes an account of my personal engagement with the game. Finally, in my conclusion I shall give suggestions for further research. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking sense of what you sense: Disentangling interoceptive awareness, sensibility and accuracy
Forkmann, Thomas; Scherer, Anne; Meessen, Judith et al

in International Journal of Psychophysiology (2016), 109(1), 71-80

Garfinkel and Critchley (2013) recently proposed a three level model of interoception. Only few studies, however, have empirically tested this theoretical model thus far. The present study aimed at ... [more ▼]

Garfinkel and Critchley (2013) recently proposed a three level model of interoception. Only few studies, however, have empirically tested this theoretical model thus far. The present study aimed at investigating (1) the central assumptions of this model, i.e. that Accuracy, Sensibility and Awareness are distinguishable facets of interoception and that Interoceptive Accuracy is the basic level of interoception, and (2) whether cardiovascular activation (as indexed by heart rate) is differentially related to the three facets of interoception. Analyses were conducted on a total sample of N=159 healthy participants (118 female [74.2%]; mean age = 23.9 years, SD = 3.3, range = 19-45) who performed either the heartbeat tracking task, the heartbeat discrimination task or both. The results suggest that Accuracy, Sensibility and Awareness are empirically distinct facets of interoception, showing no correlation when based on heartbeat tracking, but moderate correlations when based on heartbeat discrimination. The assumption that Interoceptive Accuracy is the basic level of interoception could only be partially confirmed. Instead, we conclude that the level of objective physiological states should be considered as the most basic level of interoceptive signal processing. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking students active partners in the internationalisation efforts of higher education institutions
Deca, Ligia UL

in Internationalisation of Higher Education (2010), 7

The institutional capacity to attain an international profile seems to be the standard by which con-temporary institutional leaders are judged. This article aims at capturing the student view on the ... [more ▼]

The institutional capacity to attain an international profile seems to be the standard by which con-temporary institutional leaders are judged. This article aims at capturing the student view on the internationalisation of higher education, stressing the opportunities, threats and challenges, while making a case for student involvement as a key element in designing and implementing successful internationalisation strategies at institutional level. The article’s viewpoint is based on the author’s two years of experience as Chairperson of the European Students’ Union, a one-year mandate as President of the National Alliance of Students Organisations in Romania and as a student in a uni-versity with a clear internationalisation commitment – the Constanta Maritime University. Some of the views presented in the article were voiced at the 2009 European University Association Autumn Conference in Giessen. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking the Case for Evidence-based Standardization of Data Privacy and Data Protection Visual Indicators
Rossi, Arianna UL; Lenzini, Gabriele UL

in Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL) (2020), 8(1),

Lately, icons have witnessed a growing wave of interest in the view of enhancing transparency and clarity of data processing practices in mandated disclosures. Although benefits in terms of ... [more ▼]

Lately, icons have witnessed a growing wave of interest in the view of enhancing transparency and clarity of data processing practices in mandated disclosures. Although benefits in terms of comprehensibility, noticeability, navigability of the information and user’s attention and memorization can be expected, they should also be supported by decisive empirical evidence about the efficacy of the icons in specific contexts. Misrepresentation, oversimplification, and improper salience of certain aspects over others are omnipresent risks that can drive data subjects to wrong conclusions. Cross-domain and international standardization of visual means also poses a serious challenge: if on the one hand developing standards is necessary to ensure widespread recognition and comprehension, each domain and application presents unique features that can be hardly established, and imposed, in a top-down manner. This article critically discusses the above issues and identifies relevant open questions for scientific research. It also provides concrete examples and practical suggestions for researchers and practitioners that aim to implement transparency-enhancing icons in the spirit of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). [less ▲]

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See detailMaking the first move. A two-stage analysis of the role of formateurs in parliamentary government formation
Bäck, Hanna; Dumont, Patrick UL

in PUBLIC CHOICE (2008), 135(3-4), 353-373

A standard conclusion of theorists who model bargaining as a non-cooperative game is that the party designated to make the first move-the formateur party-will determine the bargaining outcome. Most ... [more ▼]

A standard conclusion of theorists who model bargaining as a non-cooperative game is that the party designated to make the first move-the formateur party-will determine the bargaining outcome. Most empirical studies of parliamentary coalition formation have paid surprisingly little attention to the formation process. In this paper we model government formation as a two-stage unordered discrete choice problem that better reflects this process. The first step involves the selection of a formateur party, and the second involves the choice of partners by the predicted formateur. We evaluate several hypotheses for the two stages, using a data set of all cabinets formed in the Western European countries from 1970 to 2006. In our analyses of formateur selection, we find that party size is clearly the dominant feature. In the second stage, we show that when predicting government composition it is fruitful to add information drawn from a first stage analysis. [less ▲]

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