Andréanne Gélinas Proulx
Bio: Andréanne Gélinas Proulx is an academic researcher from University of Ottawa. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 146 citations.
01 Jan 2010
TL;DR: In this article, the authors compared the experiences of doctoral students who completed or quit their PhD and found that what best differentiates these two groups of participants is the extent to which they feel that they are moving forward, without experiencing too much distress, on a research project that makes sense to them.
Abstract: A central trend in qualitative studies investigating doctoral students’ dropout is to stress the importance of students’ integration and socialisation in their working environment. Yet, few of these studies actually compared the experiences of doctoral students who completed or quit their PhD. In order to overcome this limitation and identify the factors that differentiate these two groups, the present study interviewed 21 former doctoral students: 8 completers and 13 non-completers. The results show that what best differentiates these two groups of participants is the extent to which they feel that they are moving forward, without experiencing too much distress, on a research project that makes sense to them. We assume that this set of factors is central in the dropout process. Support from doctoral peers was found to play a positive role overall but did not contribute to differentiating the two groups, presumably because peers have a limited impact on dissertation progress. Supervisors’ support was central to the participants’ stories; it is thus assumed to play a role in the process, but this role is complex and needs further investigation. These results call for a stronger consideration of the doctoral task itself when investigating the process of persistence and attrition and for a more integrated framework that considers jointly both task- and environment-related aspects.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examine the factors that determine the relationships between project clients and participants of the building industry at two different levels: at the level of the structures created for project procurement and at a level of formal and informal mechanisms of coordination and communication between the client and participants, integrated within the project's temporary multi-organization (TMO).
Abstract: This article examines the factors that determine the relationships between project clients and participants of the building industry at two different levels: at the level of the structures created for project procurement and at the level of formal and informal mechanisms of coordination and communication between the client and participants of the building industry, integrated within the project's temporary multi-organization (TMO). Contrary to the majority of contributions in project governance in construction, this research analyses both inter-organization and intra-organization relations in order to challenge existing configurations of the TMO based on procurement strategies. The research, based on comparative case studies of institutional clients in Canada, examines (a) the functioning of the structures and contractual relations between clients and their main consultants and contractors and (b) the formal and informal mechanisms of coordination used by client representatives (notably mechanism...
TL;DR: Findings in the State of Rio de Janeiro show that there was a greater diversity in the use of methods in the capital as compared to the interior, where tubal ligation was the only alternative to the pill.
Abstract: This article presents partial data from a larger qualitative, socio-anthropological survey in five States of Brazil, aimed at grasping the perspectives of users in urban and rural areas on their contraceptive and reproductive experiences, and their perceptions concerning contraceptive and family planning care in the Unified National Health System. The article focuses on findings in the State of Rio de Janeiro from 60 individual semi-structured interviews with users 18 to 49 years of age in two primary care clinics in the State capital and one rural clinic under the Family Health Program (FHP). There was a greater diversity in the use of methods in the capital as compared to the interior, where tubal ligation was the only alternative to the pill. Group education work in the capital expands the possibilities for choice of methods and collective learning, although access to the IUD and tubal ligation is still considered problematic, due to difficulties in providing such care. The health services prioritize care for women that have already begun childbearing, and more care is needed for non-pregnant adult women and adolescents, in addition to strengthening the educational work in the FHP.
TL;DR: The Scriptura research project on reading and writing, which was conducted in secondary history and science classes in Quebec, studied students' relationship to writing and reading and found a significant difference between boys' and girls' relationships to writing, at least in the affective aspects as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Comprendre le rapport a l’ecrit des eleves est essentiel pour agir sur le developpement de leurs capacites langagieres, cle de voute du developpement intellectuel, de la reussite sco‐ laire et de l’epanouissement personnel et social. La recherche Scriptura sur les activites de lecture et d’ecriture menees dans les classes d’histoire et de science du secondaire au Que‐ bec a explore le rapport a l’ecrit des eleves. Les reponses de 1 150 eleves a un questionnaire et d’entretiens avec sept eleves de 4e secondaire permet de decrire, du moins en partie, une des dimensions de ce rapport a multiples facettes, la dimension affective. Il ressort une nette difference entre le rapport a l’ecrit des filles et celui des garcons, du moins dans sa dimension affective. Par ailleurs, le manque d’interet de tous les eleves pour la lecture et l’ecriture en histoire et sciences est manifeste. Mots cles : adolescence, affectivite, competences langagieres, enseignement secondaire literacie, rapport a l’ecrit Understanding students’ relationship to writing and reading is essential to the develop‐ ment of their language abilities, the keystone of their intellectual growth and academic success, as well as their social and personal well‐being. The Scriptura research project on reading and writing, which was conducted in secondary history and science classes in Quebec, studied students’ relationship to writing and reading. Results from 1150 question‐ naire responses, and in‐depth interviews with seven tenth‐grade students, allow a partial description of one of the many facets of this relationship, the affective dimension. Our study shows a significant difference between boys’ and girls’ relationships to writing and reading, at least in the affective aspects. Furthermore, all students show a marked lack of interest in writing and reading in history and science classes. Key words: adolescence, affectivity, language skills, literacy, relationship to writing and reading, secondary education
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss stakeholder participation in three MCPAs in the southwestern Gulf of California in Mexico: Cabo Pulmo National Park, Loreto Bay National Park and Archipelago Espiritu Santo National Park.
Abstract: Marine and coastal protected areas (MCPAs) are complex social-ecological systems. In recent decades, stakeholder participation has been widely encouraged in MCPA design and management strategy to enable these conservation projects to last over time and produce the expected results. This paper will discuss stakeholder participation in three MCPAs in the south-western Gulf of California in Mexico: Cabo Pulmo National Park, Loreto Bay National Park and Archipelago Espiritu Santo National Park. It will use a qualitative approach (such as semi-structured interviews and observations) to analyze MCPA governance, along with a literature review of specialized and official government documents. Three phases will be studied: MCPA design, MCPA management plan creation and MCPA management board meetings. Results suggest that in the early 2010s, these protected areas were assigned a mixture of governance types: governance by government and shared governance. Certain actions show that park authorities, largely supported by environmental non-governmental organizations, have attempted to improve MCPA decision-making processes through a participative approach, but that there is unequal stakeholder participation in such initiatives.