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  • 101.
    Aguilar Gómez, Raquel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Automation Systems.
    Investigation of a Flexible Manufacturing Scenario for Production Systems: Case study: GKN Aerospace Company2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays the globalization of the market has a direct impact to the companies. On one hand, gives them the opportunity to spread their business but on the other hand increases the competition and the efforts to succeed. This project is pursuing to investigate and design a system capable to take upon and optimize the production within functional shops by in-troducing automation. Although the system it would be a standard solution for the functional shops, a case study for GKN Aerospace Company with its specifications has been carried out. The task become trickier due to the aeronautic sector requires a lot of work and effort to produce their products. The items and materials are expensive as well as the processes and treatments thus the introduction of automation is quite complex. This case study has accom-plished a research through the concepts and options to introduce automation within this production process. Taking under consideration the costs and efforts that would demand the investment for automation, the project propose a new and innovative manufacturing system "Move & Play", suitable with the features and requirements GKN Aerospace Company may need.The system proposed has been designed regarding to features such as movability, modularity and flexibility. These features have been considered essentials in order to make the system worth it and cost effective. The job-shop approach that the company use in its production contemplate the continuous change of products and introduction of new ones. Hence, the idea is to use the "Move & Play" system when it is required along the production. As a consequence, this system will create a "local product flow" along that point in the production that will organize the rest of the production or "global flow". Moreover it is expected to apply the concept of "plug-in" the processes that the system need at each time and therefore give flexibility to the system. With that purposes, the work has studied three different designs of the "Move & Play" system. Each design have considered different aspects and disposition. These designs have been compared according with criteria such as geometrical, the capacity and investment needed and the cycle time spent. Finally a conclusion on which design is the most suitable has been stated as well as a future work to continue with the work has been proposed.

  • 102.
    Aguilar, Ximena
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Jason, Daria
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Nätplan för fördelningsstationen TT7142 Ånimskog: Vattenfall Eldistribution AB2004Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 103.
    Agus, Claudio
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Svensson, Lukas
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Vilka egenskaper påverkar slutpriserna på bostadsrätter i centrala Göteborg?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to analyze different condominium characteristics and to find out how much they affect the prices of condominiums located in the central areas of Gothenburg. A hedonic pricing model and several regression analyzes have been used to find the results. Information from 332 sold condominiums from 18-02-2015 to 18-05-2015 has been used in the calculations, grouped into different variables. The various independent variables as living space, fees and location explains the dependent variable that is the final price of condominiums. A shorter time interval has been used to minimize price impact from macroeconomic factors such as inflation, interest rates and economic forecasts. Four different parish areas have been explored: Johanneberg, Vasa, Annedal and Domkyrkan. The information about the condominiums sold was retrieved from värderingsdata.se. The results showed that the size, fees, balcony, floor and age influence the prices. The size indicated the absolute greatest impact on prices.

  • 104.
    Ahl, Linda
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Holm, Elisabeth
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Vad styr barnens val av litteratur?: en undersökning om flickors och pojkars val av skönlitteratur sett ur ett genusperspektiv2006Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Enligt forskning så har flickors och pojkars läsning minskat kraftigt de senaste åren. Genom läsningen förstärks språk och läsförståelsen som i sin tur påverkar synen på omvärlden. Det är viktigt att ta reda på vad som intresserar flickor och pojkar för att öka intresset för läsning. Syftet med studien är att undersöka vilka faktorer som påverkar flickors och pojkars val av skönlitteratur och om det finns några skillnader eller likheter mellan flickors och pojkars val. Vår empiriska undersökning innefattar intervjuer med halvstrukturerade frågor i skolmiljö. Vi har fått en inblick i flickors och pojkars val av skönlitteratur. Vi har sett att det finns en viss skillnad mellan könen vid bokvalet, där intresset kan styra. Vid undersökningen framkom också att social miljö, utbud av böcker och kamrater påverkar bokvalet. Vårt resultat har också visat att föräldrar har en oerhört viktig roll för att väcka flickors och pojkars läslust.

  • 105.
    Ahlberg, Miina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Persson, Linda
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Hbtq-perspektiv inom socialtjänsten: Bemötande och inklusion2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Our study aims to problematize and examine how social workers perceive social service treatment of clients who identify them self as LGBTQ. We have chosen to analyze the social workers´ answers based on a norm-critical and social constructivist perspective. The study is based on five interviews with employees working in social services with different target groups. We have examined how they relate to LGBTQ issues arising at work. We also explored whether social workers acquired a LGBTQ perspective and norm-critical approach through their initial training and any further training through their employment. The social workers emphasize that it is very important to treat the clients without preconceptions. In summary the results shows that the five social workers do have a willingness to work with LGBTQ issues and norm critical theories. But these issues get lower priority due to time constraints. They also expressed a desire for more knowledge and training in LGBTQ issues as this is something that is missing. However the social services require tools, knowledge, time and resources to be able to meet their clients' needs

  • 106.
    Ahlbom, Sandra
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Gustavsson, Rebecca
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Physical activity in preeschool2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Vårt intresse för hur pedagogerna arbetar med fysisk aktivitet i förskolan grundar sig i att vi har uppmärksammat hur dagens barn generellt är allt mer stillasittande och upptagna av digitala medier. Eftersom många barn vistas på förskolan större delen av sin vakna tid, anser vi att det är av intresse att ta reda på hur pedagogerna arbetar för att främja fysisk aktivitet på förskolan.

    Syfte: Syftet med vår undersökning är att undersöka hur pedagoger beskriver sitt arbete med att främja fysiska aktiviteter hos barn i förskolan.

    Metod: Vi har använt oss av en kvalitativ studie för att få en djupare förståelse kring vår frågeställning. Vi har genomfört ett flertal intervjuer eftersom vi ville ta del av pedagogernas tankar, åsikter och erfarenheter. Målgruppen för vår studie var både barnskötare och förskollärare då de båda yrkeskategorierna arbetar med samma läroplan och övriga styrdokument. I vår undersökning har vi utgått från det sociokulturella perspektivet där begreppen proximala utvecklingszonen, approprierad kunskap, verktyg eller redskap och kultur fick stå i fokus. Vi har genomfört vår undersökning på de förskolor som vi har haft vår VFU (verksamhetsförlagd utbildning) och var där med kända hos pedagogerna sen tidigare.

    Resultat: Resultatet visar att samtliga pedagoger har ett gemensamt förhållningssätt till arbetet med fysisk aktivitet som bidrar till att inspirera, uppmuntra, visa glädje och föregå med ett gott exempel. Miljön är något som påverkar och utgör olika förutsättningar i arbetet med fysisk aktivitet. Inomhus arbetar pedagogerna medvetet med att skapa fria ytor med varierande inredning för att inspirera och främja fysisk aktivitet och olika rörelselekar. Utegården erbjuder stora fria ytor, pedagogerna är angelägna om att det ska finnas verktyg och redskap som stimulerar leken, de menar att den fysiska aktiviteten då kommer naturligt och bidrar till rörelse. Pedagogerna ser också till att med hjälp av olika föremål i möjliga mån skapa förutsättningar som bidrar till en varierande utemiljö för barnen. Det framgår även att pedagogerna utnyttjar skogen och gymnastiksalen för att komplettera förskolans egna resurser. I den dagliga verksamheten arbetar pedagogerna ständigt med att stötta och uppmuntra med hjälp av lek, så att barnen stegvis kan ta sig an fysiska utmaningar, samtidigt som pedagogen observerar barnens beteende.

  • 107.
    Ahlgren, Jonas
    University West, Department of Technology.
    Operatörslift: konstruktion av hissanordning till operatörsplattform2003Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 108.
    Ahlgren, Magrethe
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Frostner, Catharina
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Fyra revisorer i Varberg: en kvalitativ studie kring revisionsbranschens etiska regler, normer och skandaler samt revisionspliktens vara eller icke-vara2006Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Revisorer skall ta hänsyn till många områden när de utför sitt arbete. Sammantaget uttrycker etiken för revisorskåren den allmänna uppfattning som finns inom gruppen angående vad som är ett riktigt handlande i yrket. Detta involverar således revisionsbranschens egna värderingar och självkritik inom områden som rör oberoende, oförenlig verksamhet, upplysningsplikt samt tystnadsplikt. Genom kvalitativa intervjuer med fyra yrkesverksamma revisorer i Varbergs kommun besvaras syftet med rapporten, som är att undersöka revisorns roll med hänsyn till branschens egna etiska regler och normer, skandaler och dess konsekvenser samt revisionspliktens vara eller icke-vara. Vidare är syftet att se om revisorernas svar kan förklaras utifrån Ferdinand Tönnies teori om samhället och utifrån teorier om roller samt grupptillhörighet. Några slutsatser som rapporten leder fram till är att det hos revisorer finns en grogrund för olika rollkonflikter, till exempel i valet mellan rådgivning och revision, men det är inte ett problem specifikt för revisorerna i Varberg. En annan slutsats som dras är att en utomstående part bör medverka vid upprättandet av analysmodellen, allt för att ytterliggare stärka oberoendet. I diskussionen angående revisionspliktens vara eller icke-vara drar vi slutsatsen att ett eventuellt slopande kan få konsekvensen att revisorer i kommuner utanför storstadsområden eventuellt kan komma att få söka sina klienter där de stora bolagen finns, det vill säga i storstadsregionerna.

  • 109.
    Ahlgren, Rikard
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Dörrich, Wictor
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Processutveckling av förslagsverksamheten vid GKN Aerospace Sweden2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The business world is constantly subject to intense competition that requires continuous development of products, personnel and operations within the company. The development towards a better state comes at the expense of strict requirements in job descriptions where continuous improvement is part of the working role of individuals. In order to link the continuous improvement of the business well-being, there is a need of structured work for improvement in ways of a well-functioning suggestion scheme. Suggestion schemes main purpose is to utilize the experience and knowledge of all employees by encouraging individuals' skills and creativity, which will contribute with innovative and competitive suggestions. Personnel is a resource that covers particular knowledge that no other company can copy; therefore it should be utilized to the maximum extent possible.

    The aim of the project is to identify and specify improvement measures for the suggestion scheme at GKN Aerospace Sweden AB in Trollhättan. The work consisted of an initial literature review, which included direct and indirect factors effecting the continuous improvement with linkage to the proposed suggestion scheme. In order to concretize the theoretical framework of the tools main purpose for the continuous improvement, a theoretical and a practical benchmarking was utilized. The company's current suggestion scheme was mapped and analyzed, and a foundation for future improvements was established.GKN Aerospace Sweden is part of the GKN Group, which operates in more than 30 countries around the world and employs about 50 000 individuals. The company manufactures components for aircraft and rocket engines, as well as service and maintenance. In the current situation GKN Aerospace manages a suggestion scheme that depends entirely on an internal IT system and has an average lead time of 43 weeks until a decision is made. The reward system for received suggestions is an economic reimbursement calculated through a complex formula. The entire suggestion scheme process is extensive and includes several loops for conducting the evaluation of suggestions.

    The thesis resulted in improvement propositions based on studies and situation analysis, but differs from the expected target to improve and develop the current system. The problem that arose was that the current system does not support the company's expectations for the suggestion scheme process. It resulted in a completely new system with associated procedures and reward guidelines were developed to create incentives and higher motivation for the submission of suggestions for improvement. The improvement propositions resulted in: dedicated time for improvements, group-based activities for continuous improvements, start-up meetings, new process, basis for the development of a new IT system, economic and symbolic rewards.Date: 2015-

  • 110.
    Ahlin, Martin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT.
    Carler, Nicklas
    University West, Department of Economics and IT.
    Media and the Muslims: A thesis on media framing & priming in Argentina2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    All over the western world, media are giving Muslims the role as scapegoats for everything that is wrong with society. Through grave generalizations as well as alleged connections between Islam and terrorism, social categorizations are established in which Muslims become the ‘others’. Research has been made on a various amount of western nations, with the exception of a few, and this thesis explores how Argentinean media portray Islam and Muslims. With the use of quantitative and qualitative text analyses, the result will show the levels of priming and framing in relation to earlier research. By assuming social constructivism, a high frequency of these two ‘faces of power’ would affect societal relations, possibly creating a gap between an ‘us’ and ‘them’. Our findings suggest, however, this is not the case in Argentina; on the contrary, Argentinean media lack the frames which make Muslims ‘others’. This important discovery implies that the relationship between Islam and the West of today does not necessarily have to be one of two combatants, incapable of coexisting.

  • 111.
    Ahlinder, André
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Jerner, Marcus
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    viljan att dela med sig: En undersökning i svenska användares delningsvanor på Facebook.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis work researches what motivates swedish Facebook users to pass along and share

    information on Facebook, their attitude towards shared information and what affects this behavior. The goal of this thesis is to research todays behavior and motivations to enlighten  what makes information worth sharing to others on Facebook, instead of simply attracting attention. By using a web survey we have collected data by sampling a part of the actual population  of  swedens Facebook users.Our results show that swedish Facebook users main reason for using Facebook is to socialize with offline friends and share information to show others

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  • 112.
    Ahlm, Kristin
    et al.
    Umeå University, Section of Forensic Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Hassler, Sven
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Sjölander, Per
    Högskolan i Gävle och Södra Lapplands Forskningsenhet.
    Eriksson, Anders
    Umeå University, Section of Forensic Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Unnatural deaths in reindeer-herding Sami families in Sweden, 1961-20012010In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, E-ISSN 2242-3982, Vol. 69, no 2, p. 129-137Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives. Unnatural deaths among Indigenous populations, including the Swedish Sami, occur more often than among the general population. To find prevention strategies, we explored the circumstances of the unnatural deaths of members of reindeer-herding Sami families. Study design. The number of deaths from among a cohort of 7,482 members of reindeer-herding Sami families were retrieved from the National Board of Health and Welfare for the years 1961- 2001. Methods. An evaluation of the information from autopsy records at the National Board of Forensic Medicine, police reports, and available medical records identified 158 unnatural deaths. These were then analysed in detail. Results. Transport-related deaths and suicides were the most common unnatural deaths among Swedish reindeer-herding Sami family members. Suicides contributed to 23% of all deaths, road traffic accidents to 16%, and snowmobile fatalities to 11%. The accidents generally reflected an "outdoor lifestyle" and the working conditions were characterized by the use of off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles. Half of the number of victims tested positive for alcohol and alcohol abuse was documented in 15% of all victims. Conclusions. The results indicate that alcohol is an important factor in preventing unnatural deaths among reindeer-herding Sami, together with increased safety of both on-road and off-road transportation.

  • 113.
    Ahlquist, Morgan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Zetterman, Malin
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Rekryteringsprocessen: En studie om de olika faktorer som påverkar rekrytering2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The recruitment-subject is very emotional regardless of context. We noticed initially that the subject is very diverse and therefore we had to limit ourselves. The intent of the study was to be objective. We chose to research about the recruitment process and the building blocks behind it. The process is undeniably the heart of the recruitment process and employee turnover, which is why it should be highly developed and effective.

    This study is primarily based on a qualitative method, whereas the purpose is to answer the research question; "How does the recruitment process work? – What is the most important part in the recruitment process?". Theory and research are based on current as well as established work within the subject. The reason we use established work is that it is still useful to the degree that it has not been proved wrong or obsolete to this day. The empirics was gathered through six different set of interviews with different participants. The participants are employed within different areas of their respective organization and thereby give us different perspectives of the process. The study results in an analysis of our theory and empirics. The analysis in turn will be based upon our hermeneutical method, meaning that it is our own interpretation based on the research material. The interpretation is validated based on the theory and research presented in the study. The analysis results in a conclusion that answers the two research questions.

    The result of our research study proves that the process is dependent on different factors, such as requirement analysis, selection methods and well planned interviews. A key to success during the recruitment process are personality and behavior tests. The most important factor during the recruitment process is the more current method, which is based on e-recruitment. E-recruitment focuses on being effective and automated. It is a hybrid among the studied recruitment forms that does not affect the size of the recruiting organization.

  • 114.
    Ahlquist, Tina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    Andreasson, Madeleine
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
    En fallstudie i hur två organisationer lokalt samverkar för att kunna ta ett socialt ansvar2008Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att studera motiven och hur man praktiskt arbetar med samhällsengagemang som en del av corporate social responsibility, (CSR) genom att genomföra en fallstudie av två organisationer som samverkar lokalt. Utifrån studiens resultat vill vi jämföra informationen och diskutera dess samband. Metod: Vi har arbetat med en kvalitativ fallstudie gjord med hjälp av intervjuer. Slutsats: Vår fallstudie visar att CSR är ett omdebatterat ämne som är under ständig utveckling. När två företag bestämmer sig för arbeta gemensamt i ett socialt engagemang för det med sig en rad fördelar för regionen i form av stöd och för företagen ett ökat personalengagemang och ett starkare varumärke. Ett begrepp som kom fram i vår undersökning är "från en göteborgare till en annan". Det tyder på att de anställda har blivit en av de viktigaste intressenterna för hur företaget i framtiden skall arbeta med CSR. Samtidigt så råder det inget tvivel om att det ligger en risk i att engagera sig lokalt utanför sin verksamhet då detta kan tolkas som ett sätt att skapa ytterligare PR för företaget och att skapa ett starkt varumärke. Även om företagen ligger i debattens centrum får vi en känsla av att det är samhället och vi individer som är de stora vinnarna i dragkampen om att framstå som "de goda".

  • 115.
    Ahlqvist, Clara
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Lundqvist, Lovisa
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Livet efter en brännskada: en litteraturstudie ur ett patientperspektiv2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Burns are a global problem and more people survive today. After a burn injury a long rehabilitation time can wait, both physical and psychological and little is known about the patients' experiences after a burn injury. 

    Aim: The aim of this study is to illuminate patients' experience of life after a burn injury. 

    Method: A method is used to contribute to evidence-based nursing, based on analysis of qualitative research. Data was collected from analyzing eleven scientific articles. 

    Results: Two themes with five sub-themes emerged. Results show that patients' experience increased vulnerability in relation to changes in the skin, the changed appearance and the mental stress. The feeling of pain, itching, stigmatization and anxiety are some of the experiences that create problems in everyday life. They also found that the experience of support and acceptance by the burned was part of the process of returning to life. 

    Conclusion: The result showed that suffering from a burn causes remaining problems after the injury. The patients needed support to be able to accept what happened and return to life.

  • 116.
    Ahlrot, Rebecca
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Egen härd är guld värd: En studie om individer med missbruks- och boendeproblematik med insats i form av beroendestöd i hemmet2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate how individuals with a combined substance abuse and housing problems describe their views on their addiction, their homes and the help they receive through the care of the community social service agencies. In light of the insufficient scien-tific evidence in the fields of substance abuse and housing support, the purpose of this paper is to gain increased knowledge in the both fields. An acquisition of increased knowledge is needed and important from a societal perspective as well as from an individual perspective.

    The fact that the economic resources in society are put on actions that is utilized to increase the ability of the individual to recover from substance abuse and housing problems is of benefit to society, but above all it benefits the individual. The individual becomes an asset to society instead of a continued drain on community resources. Increased knowledge in the field can contribute to learning for those in the field, but also for others interested.

    This concept is in line with Work Integrated Learning (= AIL). The study is based on eight interviews and the methodology and analysis are inspired by the phenomenological perspec-tive. The results shows that all interviewed informants find dependencies in the home as sup-port in the form of two aspects, partly as a relative support and partly as a daily support. The results further shows that the abuse, for many, resulted in isolation from family and non-addicted friends. Additionally, the home is seen as a basis for security and integrity.

  • 117.
    Ahlstrand, Katarina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Nordlander, Isabel
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Att ha lämnat allt: En litteraturstudie om ensamkommande barns erfarenheter av att vara asylsökande2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: During the recent years a great amount of unaccompanied children have arrived to Sweden. They constitute a vulnerable group since they lack the protection of an adult. Previous research shows that they often have traumatic experiences and suffer from mental health problems. Nurses need to be aware of these issues to be able to provide good care for the asylum seeking children. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of unaccompanied children seeking asylum. Method: A literature review based on the content of six qualitative studies, four quantitative studies and two studies of mixed method. Results: The findings revealed four main themes; Being a survivor, Almost in safety, Mental vulnerability and Creating a new life. The results show that the children have survived war and persecution and have had to leave their families to search for safety. They have a great fear of being sent back and express a need for support and encouragement. It also appears that many of the children feel lonely and isolated and that a significant part suffer from mental health problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety. The children strive to create a new network and to succeed. Conclusion: To be able to help unaccompanied children with traumatic experiences and consequences thereof, it is important for the nurse to build a relation based on trust. It is useful for nurses to engage a life-world perspective, since it includes a holistic view of the children and their lived reality.

  • 118.
    Ahlström, Anette
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Larsson, Malin
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Lekens möjligheter på ett barnhem i södra Tanzania: En kvalitativ studie om vilka förutsättningar som påverkar barnens möjligheter till lek2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrunden till vår studie startade under vår lärarutbildning då vi läst om leken och dess betydelse i ett barns liv. Vi delade en dröm att få komma till ett barnhem i Afrika. Under en föreläsning undervisades om barnkonventionen som lyfter att alla barn ska ha rätt till lek. Denna studie syftar till att undersöka vilka möjligheter barnen ges till lek på ett barnhem i södra Tanzania. I vår studie har vi använt oss av en kvalitativ metod. Vi valde fallstudie som forskningsmetod. Det material vi har samlat in gjorde vi i form av observationer under vår vistelse på barnhemmet Bulongwa Children's Home i Tanzania. Vårt resultat visade att barnen ges goda möjligheter till lek utifrån deras förutsättningar men de förväntas att leka själva. Samspelande sker oftast barnen emellan. Kvinnorna ser sin roll som omsorgsgivande då de ger barnen tillsyn. Det tillfälle under dagen som pedagogik ges är till femåringarna under kindergarden och tillhörande lekrum.

  • 119.
    Ahlström, Britt Hedman
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing.
    Wentz, Elisabet
    he Vårdal Institute, Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, Lund.
    Difficulties in everyday life: Young persons with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders perspectives. A chat-log analysis.2014In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 9, p. 23376-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on the everyday life of young persons with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are follow-up studies describing ADHD, and ASD in adults, and residual impairments that affect life. Few qualitative studies have been conducted on the subject of their experiences of everyday life, and even fewer are from young persons' perspectives. This study's aim was to describe how young persons with ADHD and ASD function and how they manage their everyday life based on analyses of Internet-based chat logs. Twelve young persons (7 males and 5 females aged 15-26) diagnosed with ADHD and ASD were included consecutively and offered 8 weeks of Internet-based Support and Coaching (IBSC). Data were collected from 12 chat logs (445 pages of text) produced interactively by the participants and the coaches. Qualitative content analysis was applied. The text was coded and sorted into subthemes and further interpreted into themes. The findings revealed two themes: "fighting against an everyday life lived in vulnerability" with the following subthemes: "difficult things," "stress and rest," and "when feelings and thoughts are a concern"; and the theme "struggling to find a life of one's own" with the following subthemes: "decide and carry out," "making life choices," and "taking care of oneself." Dealing with the problematic situations that everyday encompasses requires personal strength and a desire to find adequate solutions, as well as to discover a role in society. This study, into the provision of support and coaching over the Internet, led to more in-depth knowledge about these young persons' everyday lives and revealed their ability to use IBSC to express the complexity of everyday life for young persons with ADHD and ASD. The implications of the findings are that using online coaching makes available new opportunities for healthcare professionals to acknowledge these young persons' problems.

  • 120.
    Ahlström, Lina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    The child's stereotypical thinking2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
  • 121.
    Ahlström, Lina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Almqvist, Camilla
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Tolkningar av ansiktsuttryck ur ett könsperspektiv2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
  • 122.
    Ahlström, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Vahtera Eliasson, Katarina
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
    Skolsköterskors tillvägagångssätt för att stödja flickor i grundskolan vars vårdnadshavare begränsar deltagande i hälsofrämjande insatser2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background According to the Swedish law "skollagen" the school shall encourage all children’s development and strive to mitigate differences in pupils individual conditions to utilize their education. The role of the school nurse is to proactively prevent illness amongst the pupils. With some girls, absence is high in physical exercises and their presence in other activities that aim for increased health is limited. This absence affects these pupils’ ratings and limits their chances of having physical activities, but it also reduces their possibilities to interact in social activities within and outside school.

    Aim The aim of this study was to describe school nurses’ approach to strengthen girls who are in a situation where their guardians restrict their participation in health promotive activities.

    Method This is a qualitative, descriptive study based on individual semi-structured interviews with nine school nurses. The transcribed interviews were subjected to qualitative content analysis.

    Results The school nurses had an active approach to create a mutual understanding between the girls, their guardians and the school. This was conducted by strengthening of democratic appraisals, finding new ways to reach girls and their guardians and finally building and widening the school nurses’ own competence in the situation.

    Conclusions: The studie shows that school nurses make use of the steering documents that exists within the school system in order to strengthen girls’ equality rights. A prerequisite for the school nurse to influence guardians and girls was to create a good relation for all of them. The school nurses were interested in understanding the family’s situation and their life experiences as well as inform about the core values of the school in order to create mutual understanding and build a foundation for further work based on each family’s situation. In the role of a school nurse it was not found viable to reach results only by informing the guardians and girls. Instead the school nurses tried to reach an open discussion with respect for both parties.

    Only through such a dialogue the school nurses argued that they could reach out and create the right conditions for a positive change to support the girls’ equality rights.

  • 123.
    Ahlström, Maria
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Selektivplan över mellanspänningsanläggningar på Munkedals AB2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 124.
    Ahlström, Olivia
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Svensson, Sandra
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Det skapande materialets tillgänglighet i relationtill barns lärande2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund:

    Enligt vår uppfattning påverkas barns lärande av pedagogers tankar och förhållningssätt till det skapande materialets tillgänglighet. Studien berör barns lärande kopplat till miljöns utformning och materialets placering. Vi har i vår undersökning, med hjälp av forskningsbakgrund och teoretiska utgångspunkter, diskuterat och analyserat nio pedagogers tankar om den skapande verksamheten.

    Syfte:

    Syftet med studien är att få ökad kunskap om det skapande materialets tillgänglighet och miljöns påverkan på barns lärande i förskolan.

    Metod:

    Vi har som metod utgått ifrån en kvalitativ intervju. Vi genomförde åtta intervjuer med nio pedagoger på olika förskolor. Under bearbetningen av intervjuerna valde vi att enskilt transkribera det empiriska materialet för att sedan tillsammans sammanställa ett resultat med hjälp av att kategorisera materialet.

    Resultat:

    I vårt resultat av studien ser vi att den skapande verksamheten är viktig för barns lärande och utveckling. Pedagogerna i vår undersökning lade vikt på att få in skapande i barnens vardag. Vi upplevde att samtliga pedagoger hade liknande tankar om materialets tillgänglighet och miljöns betydelse samt att det har en inverkan för barns lärande. Det fanns vissa skillnader mellan pedagogernas tankar om var materialet skulle stå, när barnen fick skapa och vem som fick skapa

  • 125.
    Ahlström, Sofia
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Karlsson, Hilda
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    En kvalitativ studie om hur lärplattor används i förskolan: men vad används de till?2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Lärplattan är ett relativt nytt digitalt verktyg i förskolans verksamhet. Då lärplattan har tagit plats i förskolans vardag, är frågan hur den ska användas i praktiken. Föregångaren till lärplattan är datorn som förskolan använde sig av i praktiken, men samhället har förändrats och ny teknik har nu tagit plats i verksamheten. I den tidigare forskning som vi har tagit del av har vi funnit liknande resultat vad gäller datorer och lärplattor då användandet av dessa påverkas av pedagogen. Vidare belyser Skolverket (2016a) att förskolan kan använda multimedia i verksamheten, trots detta är det en omdebatterad fråga. Skolverket (2016b) har lagt fram ett förslag på förändring inom ämnet där barns digitala kompetens ska stärkas i förskolan. Studien belyser och problematiserar pedagogens förhållningssätt i samband med användandet av lärplattan, studien vill bidra till en djupare förståelse för hur lärplattan används i förskolan. Syfte: Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur pedagoger förhåller sig till och arbetar med lärplattan som arbetsredskap tillsammans med barnen på förskolan. Metod: Studien är av kvalitativ art där två fokusgruppsintervjuer har genomförts. Fokusgruppsintervjuerna har spelats in och transkriberats, därefter gjordes en textanalys av det insamlade materialet som ligger till grund för resultatet i vår studie. Resultat: Studiens resultat visar att ett lärande kan ske med hjälp av lärplattan. Där en närvarande pedagog kan vägleda och stötta barnen i användandet. Det förhållningssätt som pedagogen har är av betydelse för att ett lärande ska ske med hjälp av lärplattan. I studien har vi funnit hur pedagoger beskriver att lärplattan används i förskolans aktiviteter och de beskriver vidare hur den kan bidra till ökad kommunikation och variation i undervisningen. En negativ aspekt om förskolan inte använder lärplattan kan vara att det genererar digitala klyftor i samhället, vilket kan medföra att barnens demokratiska rättigheter förbises. Förskolan kan dock motverka dessa digitala klyftor genom att pedagogerna medvetet använder lärplattan, där alla barn får möjlighet att lära om och med de digitala verktygen.

  • 126.
    Ahlén, Amanda
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Dagerfelt, Erica
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    I samtal med elever: Skolkuratorers upplevelser av praktiska och teoretiska kunskaper i samtal med elever2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study is to achieve an increased understanding of the school counselors' experiences of practical and theoretical knowledge in conversations with students.

    To answer the purpose, the following questions have been used: What experience does the school counselors have of theoretical and practical knowledge in conversations with students? Do the school counselors experience that any other form of knowledge emerges, than the theoretical and practical knowledge, in conversations with students? The study is based on a qualitative method and is inspired by a phenomenological research approach. In other words, we have not investigated the phenomenon, but the school counselors experiences of the phenomenon. The data collection method used for the study is semi-structured interviews. The material has been analyzed using a phenomenological analysis method.

    The result of the study shows that school counselors experience both practical and theoretical knowledge as significant in conversations with students. The school counselors' experiences of what the forms of knowledge mean and how they are used in conversations with students differ, but the common denominator of their experiences is that one cannot exclude the other. During the work on the study, another form of knowledge emerged that was considered for the school counselors as at least as important as the practical and theoretical knowledge. This knowledge is referred to as interpersonal knowledge, of which the school counselors' experiences of this form of knowledge are also separated here. Interpersonal knowledge is described both as a personality-based knowledge and as a tacit knowledge. The school counselors also experienced that an empathic approach and their intuition affects the conversation with the students.

  • 127.
    Ahlén, Åsa,
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Andersson, Helena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Eriksson, Helena
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Följsamhet till handhygien: En litteraturstudie2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background Nightingale attention that hygiene was an important task to prevent health- related infection. Today there are guidelines how hand hygiene should be followed, to prevent health- related infection. Good knowledge and education in hand hygiene and its consequences if it’s not followed is of great importance. Hand hygiene should be performed before and after the clean and the unclean work with patients and materials. Health- related infection is an infection which can affect both employees and patients as a result of care, regardless of care service. Good compliance is when hand hygiene is carried out at an appropriate time, but several studies show that this is not followed. Aim The aim with the study was to describe nurse’s knowledge and compliance to hand hygiene. Method A literature review was used to analyze scientific articles related to the topic. Results The result showed that knowledge and education was an important factor to retain compliance to hand hygiene. Hand hygiene was performed as a routine, but this could be lacking when nurses where interrupted in their working moment. Another reason why hand hygiene was not performed was that some nurses experienced skin irritation as a result. Nurses used soap and water instead of hand disinfection. Compliance was better after than before patient contact. Conclusion The authors have noted that after the hygiene education increases compliance to hand hygiene. Regular education is seen as an important part to create and maintain procedures for hand hygiene.

  • 128.
    Ahmadi, Ahmad
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Career Development as Entrepreneur or Employee.: A Study of Some Immigrants' Individual Career Development in the two Municipalities: Lidköping and Mariestad - Sweden"2012In: Uddevalla Symposium 2012 : Entrepreneurship and Innovation Networks. Revised papers presented at the 15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal. / [ed] Bernhard, Irene, Trollhättan: University West , 2012, p. 11-27Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 129.
    Ahmadi, Ahmad
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    From work-integrated learning (WIL) to WIL-element2017In: INTED2017 Proceedings, 2017, p. 7679-7685Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Well-being in the society and improvement of people's life standards are linked to sustainable development in society. Stimulation of the individual's learning, competencies and career development contributes to community development and hence promotion of the sustainable development of our society in the future. Therefore it is of great importance to discuss different learning concepts and developing theories of learning and work integrated learning (WIL).University West vision is a work integrated learning, as approach and method. Discussion and debate about what WIL is and how it should be applied in education and courses is going on constantly on the university and has largely been made since the university was founded. On the syllabuses of different courses on basic and advanced level, stats that the work integrated learning elements should be mentioned. On the guidelines presents examples of what WIL-element can be, leaves to those who plans the courses to identify what such a moment can be. My view is that; as definition and identification of such moments are, left to every employee, there is an uncertainty in what WIL-element actually is. Different disciplines can define the concept differently and thereby the uncertainty is high about what really WIL-elements can be. That is why, I believe it is of great importance to discuss what WIL is?.Purpose of the study is to identify what the colleges at university west, consider to be WIL-elements and how it is applied in practice in courses. The study's purpose is also to contribute to the theoretical development of WIL and theories of learning.Part one is introduction. Part two deals with description of WIL, theoretical foundations for the study. Work-integrated learning has been defined differently and in different ways. But what is common is the combination of theory and practice or academia and work/workplace.In part three discusses approach and survey's design and empirical presentation. In part four presents some facts from reality, ie, empirical facts. Part five is about discussion and conclusions. When discussing WIL, often is focus and emphases is primarily on the workplace and experiential learning. While on University West, is focus on theoretical learning in the first place, not on the workplace. The focus is on the learning that happens at the university and how it should be linked to practice and workplace. This means that the starting point is from the opposite side. Another aspect is that, the perception of WIL, is vague and not precise.

  • 130.
    Ahmadi, Ahmad
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Institutions, processes, and business development: A case study of Iranian entrepreneurs in Sweden2012In: The Iranian community in Sweden: Multidisciplinary perspectives / [ed] Hassan Hosseini-Kaladjahi, Tumba: The Multicultural Centre , 2012, 1, p. 45-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 131.
    Ahmadi, Ahmad
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Integration of immigrants into Swedish society: Two differentstrategies which have been influenced by politics and culture2014In: The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014: Book of Abstracts and Programme / [ed] Tommy Isidorsson, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2014, p. 229-230Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is description and understanding of the individual career development (as entrepreneur or employee) as a dynamical process. I have studied the interaction and cooperation between different formal (politics) and informal (culture) institutions and their impacts on the individual's carrier development process (as entrepreneur as well as employee) during three different stages, i.e. socialization processes, opportunity identification processes, and finally career formation and development processes. Research methodology is qualitative i.e. case study, and consists of several cases. Study is based on twenty interviews at the two municipalities (10 from each one – four unemployed, three employed and three businessmen/entrepreneurs) and observation of municipalities at the west Sweden so called "Västra götalands Regionen". Individual's career development from two municipalities are compared with each other. Different categories (employed, unemployed and businessmen)are compared and differences in influences of institutions on different categories in two municipalities are identified and described. Study shows that both formal and informal institutions affect individual's career development process during three stages, i.e. socialization processes, career identification/creation processes, and finally career formation's development process. In other words, survey shows that, Politics and culture affects individual's career development and thereby regional development. Theoretical contributions are: results of this study can contribute to different understanding of entrepreneurship, employment and unemployment. It widens theoretical views of the subject, by understanding the role institutions can play at the individual's career development processes. 230 Practical contributions are: results can be used in individual career development by job centers and for planning and avoiding or facing future unemployment. It can also be used in companies and other workplaces planning and construction or formation of employee´s career development.

  • 132. Ahmadi, Ahmad
    et al.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Högberg, Karin
    Från akademi till arbete i filmindustrin: Filmproduktionsutbildningens bidrag som kulturbärare eller kulturomformare2011In: Utmaningar och perspektiv på VerksamhetsIntegrerat LÄRande, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 133.
    Ahmadi, Ahmad
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Lind, B.
    Firms success factors or corporate competitiveness2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 134.
    Ahmed, Mustafa
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Fröst, Victoria
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Personal Experiences of Somali Women in Uddevalla: A comparative case study on Somali women’s understandings of their experiences in the integration process2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In connection to an existing research project, Micro-migration and Integration with relevance for Uddevalla, this study aims to analyse and compare the subjective understandings of Somali women’s experiences in the integration process in the Swedish society. Integration is a multifaceted and ongoing process in which the self-understandings of this notion is bound to change over time in relation to socio-economic and cultural contexts. In light of this, the thesis employs a comparative case study that is based on data collected through focus group discussions with newly arrived women and women who have stayed in Sweden for a longer time. The analytical framework utilizes acculturation theory to study what traces of integration, assimilation, separation and marginalization can be identified in the selfunderstandings and how they develop over time. Some of the conclusions from the study by the interviewees notify language being crucial. Both groups understand that Swedish constitutes a step in the overall process for establishment and the newly arrived women showed an awareness about it being the ultimate factor that can speed up their own integration process. The findings of the research include that there is a deviation of the understandings between the groups when it comes to housing and identity. The group of newly arrived women with the exception of one participant, indicated a clear separation in regard to both aspects above whereas the women who have lived in Sweden for 9-10 years showed clear traces of integration. Hence, in the beginning of the integration process a person might have a theoretical understanding that indicates separation but experience a discursive shift towards the lens of integration.

  • 135.
    Ahrenberg, Magnus
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Olofsson, Andreas
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    En nogrannhetsjämförelse mellan Nätverks-Rtk Och Nätverks-DGPS2005Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree)Student thesis
  • 136.
    Ahrenkiel, Nina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Northman, Carina
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
    Att anmäla eller inte?: sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av att anmäla vid misstanke om barnmisshandel till socialtjänsten2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Each year there are thousands of children abused in Sweden. This can result in lifelong consequences not only for the children, but also for the society. Verified statistics show an increasing number of child abuse in Sweden in recent years. As per Swedish law, nurses are required to report child abuse, but despite the law requirement the studies indicated that reporting is not always done.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of reporting a suspected child abuse to social services.

    Method: A method to contribute to evidence-based nursing based on analysis of qualitative research was performed to deepen understanding. An analysis of eight qualitative research articles was carried out. The analysis resulted in four main categories and nine sub categories.

    Results: The main categories were: Worksite factors, barriers for not reporting, personal factors caused by the nurse, lack of or poor functioning cooperation with social services.

    Conclusion: This study indicates, that nurses need experience, training, support and information and also clear guidelines and feedback from social services.

  • 137.
    Ahrenstedt, Sofia
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Ryd, Anna
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
    Sjuksköterskors kommunikation med barn som vårdas på sjukhus och dess närstående: En litteraturbaserad studie av kommunikationens betydelse på sjukhus2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    In the communication with children it is important to take in consideration the child´s age, maturity and willingness to take an active part in the process of communication. The nurse should have a positive approach to the child and it's next to kin. On the other hand, if the nurse has a negative approach and is unable or unwilling to show empathy or understanding, the cooperation with the child will not be efficient. Children can find the hospital environment scary, threatening but also exciting. Regardless, the child has a need of adult company and support. The aim of the study is to emphasize the importance of communication in the caring relation between the nurse and the child and their next of kin. The method used is a study based on nine, qualitative studies published in scientific publications. The result of the study: A nurse should consider four categories in communication with children; to create a sense of security and trust by chatting, to give the child an opportunity to participate in communication, to make the child involved by use of play and laughter and to use clear, trustworthy communication. Conclusion: Good communication is critical in the care of children and their next of kin in giving a good experience of hospital care. This should every nurse be aware of in the meeting with children and their next of kin.

  • 138.
    Ahrnfeldt, Olof
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    Användning av reservelverk för att minska avbrottstiden på grund av fel på mellanspänningskablar2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Every Network operator strives to have as few and short outages as possible. Network operators therefore work continuously to convert the overhead lines to cables. Therefore, there is a need to gather knowledge about outages on cables and look into methods to decrease the outage time. There are laws and guidelines that need to be taken in consideration that limit the allowed maximum outage time and that is why backup generators could be a method to prevent breaking them.

    Problems that can arise regarding cable outages are to locate the flaw. Visual troubleshooting is often not a viable option which requires that the prerequisites are good enough to be able to use other fault detection methods. Factors that could affect the possibilities to use other measurement methods are the length, number of joints and the surrounding environment of the cable.

    Backup generators are most commonly used for maintenance and to reduce the outage time. The generators are mainly connected at the low voltage busbars but with additional equipment as portable transformers it can also be connected to the high voltage busbars.

    The result of the work performed shows that there are different factors that affect the outage time and frequency. One contributing factor that leads to increased outage time is the length of the cable. It may be due to difficulties to locate the flaw or that the cable pass inaccessibility areas increases when the length of the cable increases. During the winter period the average outage time is longer as compared with summertime, but during the summertime the outage frequency is higher.

    Vattenfall have backup generators, portable transformers and diesel containers available for booking on the internal website. The most common time before a backup generator is connected is between three and four hours. By using backup generators, it would be possible to reduce the outage time on about 100 outages during the analyzed time period. The potential decrease of SAIDI by using backup generators has not been able to be calculated because of lack of data.

    Available data is based on what is documented and there have probably been more situations when backup generators have been used but not been documented. With access to higher quality documentation the analyzes could be done more accurate.

  • 139.
    Aidermo, Josefin
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    När jag går till stallet kan jag slappna av och vara mig själv: En kvalitativ studie om unga kvinnors upplevelser av att hålla på med ridsport2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Inledning: Det finns relativt lite forskat kring ämnet om hur ridsport påverkar människor och speciellt hur den påverkar människor som är fysiskt och psykiskt friska. Utifrån det väcktes ett intresse i att undersöka hur en grupp unga kvinnor upplever sig påverkas av ridsporten utifrån ett salutogent perspektiv.  Syfte:  Syftet med föreliggande studie är att utifrån unga kvinnors perspektiv studera och analysera hur de påverkas och upplever sig utvecklas av att hålla på med ridsport samt se till vilken betydelse hästen har för dem. Vidare kommer deras upplevelser förstås utifrån begreppet känsla av sammanhang (KASAM).   Metod:  I föreliggande studie valdes kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer utifrån att de ansågs kunna svara på syftet och forskningsfrågorna på bästa sätt. Intervjuerna spelades in och materialet har transkriberats för att senare kodas, tematiserats och summerats. Ett bekvämlighetsurval samt målinriktat urval användes och det genomfördes fyra stycken intressanta intervjuer med personer som har erfarenhet av att vara eller är aktiva inom ridsporten. Resultat:   Resultatet visar att ridsporten bidrar till en mängd positiva faktorer. Bland annat blir personerna lyckliga av att vara i stallet, de utvecklar personliga färdigheter i form av ansvarsförmågor, ledarskapsförmågor och ökat självförtroende. Det finns en stor gemenskap och hästen har en betydelsefull roll. Sett utifrån känsla av sammanhang bidrar ridsporten till känsla av meningsfullhet, hanterbarhet och begriplighet. Deras upplevelser av ridsporten kan förklaras utifrån KASAM-begreppet och de bidrar följaktligen till en ökad hälsa.  

  • 140.
    Aigbefo, Glory
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Aseghehey, Mekonen Araia
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Business and Financial Analysis of Arctic Paper Munkedals AB2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis evaluates both the business and financial performance of Arctic Paper Munkedals AB. The company was founded in 1817 and is located in Munkedal, Sweden. The evaluation was achieved through ratio analysis of the annual reports of Arctic Paper Munkedals AB over a five-year period and business performance analysis using the balanced scorecard model. The data collections are from the annual financial reports for five years before the 2008 recession. Different financial ratios were evaluated such as short-term liquidity ratios, leverage ratios, profitability ratios, asset utilization and capital market ratios. The mathematical calculations were established for ratio analysis from 2003-2007 along with graphical analysis and comparisons. According to Altman (The Journal of Finance, 1968), observed evidence for five years prior to failure was cited as conclusive that ratio analysis can be useful in the prediction of failure. The research paper also analyzes the business performance of Arctic Paper Munkedals AB using the balanced scorecard model. This model is a customer-based planning and process improvement system, with its primary focus on driving an organization's change process by identifying and evaluating pertinent performance measures. It complements the traditional financial perspective with other non­financial perspectives such as customer satisfaction, internal business process as well as learning and growth. The balanced set of performance measures tells a concise yet complete story about the achievement and performance of the organization toward its mission and goals. It provides a holistic view of what is happening in the organization.

  • 141.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Animator in focus:  Caroline Leaf 2010In: Catalogue, 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival, no 33, p. 14-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 142. Ajanovic, Midhat
    Crtic kao zanr: pristup zanru u filmskoj i digitalnoj animaciji2009In: Hrvatski filmski ljetopis, ISSN 1330-7665, no 43/45, p. 99-105Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 143.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    De visuella tonsättarna II: Animationens mästare i urval2012Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Filmvetare Midhat »Ajan« Ajanovic har valt ut ytterligare 30 av sina favoriter i

    De visuella tonsättarna 2. Förutom klassiska animatörer som Bruno Bozzetto, Ray Harry -

    hau sen, Ub Iwerks, Chuck Jones, Jerzy Kucia, Ryan Larkin och Len Lye finns

    nyare världsberömda namn som Igor Kovaljov, Chris Landreth, John Lasseter, Michel Oce -

    lot, Nick Park och Peter Lord (Aardman), Joanna Quinn, Pjotr Sapegin, Georges Schwiz -

    ge bel och Koji Yamamura också med. Även framstående svenskar som Johannes Nyholm

    och Jonas Odell uppmärksammas förstås.

    Boken är andra delen av en planerad heltäckande animationshistoria samlad i fyra populärvetenskapliga böcker.

  • 144. Ajanovic, Midhat
    Dockorna som älskar och skrattar2011In: Göteborgs-Posten, no 30/1, p. 98-98Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 145.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Između sna i smijeha/Between dream and laughter: Luis Bunuel – život, karijera i dvije duboke brazde koje je prvak filmskog nadrealizma zaorao/Luis Bunuel – life, career and a profound imprint left by the pioneer of surrealist cinema2015In: Hrvatski filmski ljetopis/Croatian Film Chronicle, ISSN 1330-7665, no 82-83, p. 05-36Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The paper gives an overview of the work, career and poetics of Luis Bunuel, the most important surrealist in the world (active in the cinema of several countries – France, Mexico and Spain). The paper explains the roots of Bunuel’s poetics that derive from the filmmaker’s life experience and different art forms (Goya, Cervantes), his cinema role models (Lang, Eisenstein), his status among other filmmakers, social environment, provocation methods, stylistic techniques, his favorite themes and worldviews (for example, sexuality and constant criticism of Christianity in his films), the context of surrealist art and relationship with film industry. Although very often demonstrating a lack of interest for the rules of the dominant cinema, the traditional film making, even opposing in a planned and explicit manner, Bunuel proved, states the author of the paper, that he could participate (both as director and producer) even in the classical feature film cinematic framework. Considering the wide variety of surrealist (and avant-garde) cinema in general and the complexity of the work by Luis Bunuel, the paper tackles Dada elements and different types of surrealism. Finally, the paper examines the traces of surrealism in cinema and animated film in the post-Bunuel period (and undoubtedly under his influence).

  • 146.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media Production.
    "Jag går efter min näsa"2010In: Göteborgs-Posten, Vol. 28 januari, p. 131-131Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 147.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and Informatics. University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
    Ohrozený megalopolis japaneského ANIME 32011In: Homo Felix, ISSN 1338-2268, no 1, p. 71-72Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 148.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Ohrozený megalopolis japaneského ANIME  42011In: Homo Felix, ISSN 1338-2268, no 2/2011, p. 67-71Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 149.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Ohrozený megalopolis japaneského ANIME 72013In: Homo Felix, ISSN 1338-2268, Vol. IV, no 1, p. 68-71Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 150.
    Ajanovic, Midhat
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Polish Animation Between Two Golden Ages2012In: Etiuda&Anima, 2012, p. 164-164Conference paper (Other academic)
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