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    • Monotonic and cyclic bond behaviour of deformed bars in reinforced concrete structures 

      Morris, G.; Bull, D.K.; Bradley, B.A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
      A major lesson from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the apparent lack of ductility of some lightly reinforced concrete (RC) wall structures. In particular, the structural behaviour of the critical wall in the Gallery ...
    • Montana New Zealand Book Awards, Judges' Report 2007 

      Millar, P.; Rout, M.; Larsen, D. (University of Canterbury. School of HumanitiesUniversity of Canterbury. English, 2007)
      Report on the finalist and winners of the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards from the judges. I was convening judge and prepared the report with input from my fellow judges.
    • Monte Carlo Analysis Of A Glycaemic Control Protocol For Less Acute Wards 

      Razak, N.N.; Lin, J.; Chase, J.G.; Shaw, G.M. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2010)
      Tight glycaemic control (TGC) benefits medical and surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients by reducing complications associated with hyperglycemia. However, when patients transfer to less acute wards, continuing the ...
    • Monte Carlo analysis of a new model-based method for insulin sensitivity testing. 

      Lotz, T.F.; Chase, J.G.; McAuley, K.A.; Shaw, G.M.; Wong, X.W.; Lin, J.; LeCompte, A.; Hann, C.E.; Mann, J.I. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering., 2008)
      Insulin resistance (IR), or low insulin sensitivity, is a major risk factor in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A simple, high resolution assessment of IR would enable earlier diagnosis and ...
    • Monte Carlo Analysis of a Subcutaneous Absorption Insulin Glargine Model: Variability in Plasma Insulin Concentrations 

      Razak, N.N.; Lin, J.; Wong, J.; Chase, J.G. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)
      Absorption kinetics of long acting insulin such as Glargine often shows significant intra and inter-individual variability. To add this variability to the pharmacokinetics model of Glargine, ranges of variation for Glargine ...
    • A Monte Carlo Analysis ofAlternative Meta-Analysis Estimators in the Presence of Publication Bias 

      Reed, W. R.; Florax, R. J. G. M.; Poot, J. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2014)
      This study uses Monte Carlo analysis to investigate the performances of five different meta-analysis (MA) estimators: the Fixed Effects (FE) estimator, the Weighted Least Squares (WLS) estimator, the Random Effects (RE) ...
    • A Monte Carlo Evaluation of Some Common Panel Data Estimators when Serial Correlation and Cross-sectional Dependence are Both Present 

      Reed, W.R.; Haichun, Y. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2007)
      This study employs Monte Carlo experiments to evaluate the performances of a number of common panel data estimators when serial correlation and cross-sectional dependence are both present. It focuses on fixed effects models ...
    • A Monte Carlo Evaluation of some common panel data estimators when serial correlation and cross-sectional dependence are both present 

      Reed, W.R.; Ye, H. (University of Canterbury. Economics, 2007)
      This study employs Monte Carlo experiments to evaluate the performances of a number of common panel data estimators when serial correlation and cross-sectional dependence are both present. It focuses on fixed effects models ...
    • A Monte Carlo Evaluation of the Efficiency of the PCSE Estimator 

      Reed, W.R.; Chen, X.; Lin, S. (University of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2006)
      Panel data characterized by groupwise heteroscedasticity, cross-sectional correlation, and AR(1) serial correlation pose problems for econometric analyses. It is well known that the asymptotically efficient, FGLS estimator ...
    • Monte Carlo Investigation into Superficial Cancer Treatments of the Head and Neck 

      Currie, Bryn Edward (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2007)
      This thesis presents the findings of the investigation into the Monte Carlo simulation of superficial cancer treatments of the head and neck region. The EGSnrc system of codes for the Monte Carlo simulation of the transport ...
    • Monte Carlo Simulation of SSI Effects Using Simple Rheological Soil Model 

      Moghaddasi, K. M.; Cubrinovski, M.; Pampanin, S.; Carr, A.; Chase, G. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2009)
      Most soil-structure interaction (SSI) studies use fairly simple rheological soil models that assume the soil-foundation system remains elastic. The goal of this study is to use these simplified models and systems to analyse ...
    • Monte Carlo Simulations of Chemical Vapour Deposition Diamond Detectors 

      Baluti, Florentina (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2009)
      Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) diamond detectors were modelled for dosimetry of radiotherapy beams. This was achieved by employing the EGSnrc Monte Carlo (MC) method to investigate certain properties of the detector, ...
    • A mOOC prepared to make a difference 

      Davis, N.E.; Mackintosh, W. (University of Canterbury. School of Educational Studies and LeadershipUniversity of Canterbury. College Office (Education), 2013)
      mOOC’s arguably form one of the most discussed topics in education today providing the means possible to disperse education to a widening audience, allowing Universities a new mean of recruitment and delivery. The ...
    • Moonlight measurements of stratospheric trace gases during the 2003 Antarctic winter 

      Batchelor, Rebecca (University of Canterbury. Physics, 2005)
      The first wintertime spectroscopic measurements of HCI in the Antarctic stratosphere have been made, using the moon as a light source. These measurements have been presented in conjunction with lunar measurements of HNO3, ...
    • Moral Triumphalism in Recent Australian Foreign Policy: Harsh Lessons from Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands 

      Moses, J. (University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Political Science, 2006)
      Following the 1999 intervention to quell the transitional violence in East Timor, the Australian Government began to vociferously promote itself as a defender and spreader of "freedom and democracy" in the Asia-Pacific ...
    • Morality and the women in the plays of Thomas Middleton 

      Dawson, Susan Christene (University of Canterbury, 1969)
      My aim in this study is twofold. Firstly I wish to bring to light the work of a dramatist who, at least in the past, has been admired for The Changeling (although even then with reservations), but for very little ...
    • More Evidence on the Use of Constructed-Response Questions in Principles of Economics Classes 

      Hickson, S.; Reed, R. (College of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Canterbury. Department of Economics and Finance, 2011)
      This study provides evidence that constructed response (CR) questions contribute information about student knowledge and understanding that is not contained in multiple choice questions (MC). We use an extensive data set ...
    • More Human Than Human: Does The Uncanny Curve Really Matter? 

      Zlotowski, J.; Proudfoot, D.; Bartneck, C. (University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology LaboratoryUniversity of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Philosophy, 2013)
      Anthropomorphism is a common phenomenon known already in ancient times. It is not a thing of the past, but still has a profound impact on major aspects of our lives and on research in AI and HRI. Its importance in the field ...
    • More qualitative results for the quadratic function approximation 

      Brookes, Richard Gordon; McInnes, A.W. (University of Canterbury. Dept. of Mathematics, 1989)
      This report continues the examination of the properties of the quadratic approximation in some particular cases. The approximations are shown to be valid over a wider region than is immediately apparent.
    • More Sketchy, More AR, More Fun! 

      Haller, M.; Landerl, F.; Billinghurst, M. (University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory., 2005)