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  • 22001.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Access and delivery of formal support to young children with developmental delay in Sweden2015In: Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, ISSN 2329-7018, Vol. 2, p. 136-147Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AbstractThis article provides a review and discussion of formal support in Sweden for young children up to 6 years of age with developmental delay and in need of special support. Some of these children may receive a diagnosis of mild intellectual disability during their school years. The nature of Swedish support services, the pathways to access the various types of support, and the delivery of formal support services have been reviewed. The utilisation of formal support, expectations in relation to responsibilities of parents or guardians, and the transition of children into the school system are also discussed. The developmental systems approach was used to frame the discussion. Access to formal support services for young children is not easy. Formal identification and formal eligibility decisions do not necessarily equate to formal service utilisation. Factors important to the provision of formal support include Swedish laws and regulations; the knowledge and attitudes of social service officers, and the guidelines within which they work; the competence of teachers; and parental knowledge and skills. Obtaining support seems heavily dependent on a child's relationships with key facilitators, and their experience and expertise.

  • 22002.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences. Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Barn med flera funktionshinder: Samspel, familjeanpassningar och sociala nätverk2004In: Programbok / Funktionshinder, vardagsliv, habilitering, 9:e forskningskonferensen i Örebro, 20-21 april 2004 / [ed] Örebro läns landsting. Habiliteringens forskningscentrum, 2004, p. 153-155Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22003.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences. Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Barn med grove funksjonshinderinger, måleinstrument for samspill. Alternativ kommunikasjon: Ulike forutsetninger – ulike tiltak.2005In: ISAAC, 2005Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22004.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Barnperspektiv i LSS-handläggning: En förstudie med fokus på arbetssätt och utvecklingsbehov2009Report (Other academic)
  • 22005.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences. Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Children with multiple disabilities: Family accommodation, social networks and interaction2007In: IASSID Special interest Research Group Persons With Profound and Multiple Disabilities , III Roundtable, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22006.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences. Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Children with multiple disabilities- interaction, family accommodation and social networks.2004In: 11th Biennal conference of the international Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22007.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Children with PIMD: Family accommodation, social network and interaction2010In: JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, ISSN 1360-2322, E-ISSN 1468-3148, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 499-499Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22008.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Children with PIMD: family accommodation, social networks and interaction2010In: JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, ISSN 1360-2322, E-ISSN 1468-3148, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 499-499Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 22009.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Effekten av personlig assistans för intellektuellt funktionshindrade individers självbestämmande: En systematisk litteraturöversikt om internationell forskning2006Report (Other academic)
  • 22010.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Kommunikation med barn som har funktionsnedsättning2014In: Kommunikation med barn och unga i vården / [ed] Maja Söderbäck, Liber, 2014, p. 190-200Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22011.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Professionals’ and Parents’ Shared Learning in Blended Learning Networks related to Communication and Augmentative and Alternative Communication for People with Severe Disabilities2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22012.
    Wilder, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication. Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen.
    Proximal processes of children with profound multiple disabilities2008Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis four empirical studies dealt with children with profound multiple disabilities and their parents with regard to: (a) how parents perceived interaction with their children (b) how observed child/parent interaction was linked to behavior style of the children as perceived by the parents (c) how parents of children with profound multiple disabilities perceived child/parent interaction and behavior style of their children in comparison to parents to children without disabilities matched for communicative ability and age respectively, and, (d) how social networks and family accommodations were linked to child/parent interaction and child behavior style over time for these families according to parental appraisals. The results in study I showed that child/parent interaction occurred through out the day and constituted of mutual experience and joy. There were two processes in interaction: monitoring interaction and successful interaction. Study II found hypo- and hyper dominated behaviour style of the children to influence interaction differently. The parents were found to be experts on their children in monitoring interaction to achieve more frequent periods of successful interaction. Study III found few differences in wishes about ideal interaction between parents of children with profound multiple disabilities and parents of typically developing children. Study IV showed that the children were communicative dependent on their parents; there were few complete overlaps between the children’s and the family’s social networks; and although family accommodations were child-driven, sustainability of family life evolved around other factors. There was a “contradiction” in results for the whole thesis: child/parent interaction occurred through out ordinary everyday life and constituted of mutual experience and joy versus the children’s communicative dependency and the distance found between social networks of families and children and child/parent interaction.

  • 22013.
    wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication. högskolan i jönköping.
    Axelsson, Anna Karin
    högskolan i jönköping.
    Enhancing Engagement and Participation of Children with PMD in Family Activities. 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22014.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication. Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Axelsson, Anna Karin
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Participation in Family Activities: Children with Multiple Disabilities2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22015.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Axelsson, C.
    Mälardalen University.
    Granlund, Mats
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Parent-child interaction: A comparison of parents’ perceptions in three groups2004In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, Vol. 26, no 21-22, p. 1313-1322Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To evaluate a children's version of the ICF that takes children's dependency on their parents and a developmental perspective into consideration. Method: This study explored how 91 parents perceived child participation in terms of parent/child immediate interaction, and desires for ideal interaction in relation to body impairments and activity limitations. Similarities and differences were investigated in three matched groups of families through questionnaires. Group 1 consisted of parents of children with profound multiple disabilities, Group 2 was developmentally matched and Group 3 was matched according to chronological age. Results: The children with profound multiple disabilities expressed the same amount of emotions as the other groups, but they had difficulties expressing more complex emotions. Parents perceived the children's behaviour styles in a similar way in the three groups. There were significant differences in how the immediate interaction was perceived with parents to children of Group 1 perceiving difficulties in maintaining joint attention and directing attention. Conclusions: The results suggest that parental perceptions of the interaction with their children with profound multiple disabilities in the immediate setting to a certain extent are related to the body impairments of the children but not strongly to communicative skills/activity limitations. Thus, to focus communication intervention on participation and interaction, assessment and questions to parents have to be focused directly on these issues.

  • 22016.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Granlund, Mats
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication. ALA Research Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Behaviour style and interaction between seven children with multiple disabilities and their caregivers2003In: Child: Care, Health and Development,, ISSN 0305-1862, Vol. 29, no 6, p. 559-567Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction Recent studies show that the existing interaction patterns of children with multiple disabilities should be taken into consideration when planning communication interventions. For children with disabilities, it is especially important that the partner in interaction is sensitive and well aware of the importance of a qualitatively successful interaction. Wilder (unpublished report) found that the behaviour style of 30 children with multiple disabilities was more related to the caregiver-perceived interaction than the communicative skills and functional abilities of the children. This study inductively explored the caregivers' perceptions of interaction within seven caregiver-child dyads. The research questions were: How do the caregivers perceive the interaction? How do the caregivers perceive the children's behaviour style to be related to the interaction with the caregivers? Method The children were selected individually from the participants in Wilder (unpublished report) depending upon the responses the caregivers had given about the children's self-regulation and reactivity in the Carolina Record of Individual Behaviour questionnaire. The study was undertaken by means of home visits where the caregivers participated in an interview asking about their strategies for interaction, how they perceived the roles of the children and their own roles in interaction, the caregivers' opinion of what an interaction constituted of and the caregivers' aims and aspiration for interaction. The data analysis was performed by meaning concentration and categorization through a pendulum between the parts and the entirety of the interviews. In this way, hermeneutics and thematic analysis were both being practised. Results The results of the interviews are presented as a model with categorizations as a network. The categorizations reflect the system of themes that permeate how the caregivers perceived interaction in the dyad. The themes are: sharing of experience, successful interaction, role of the child, role of the caregiver, interaction methods, obstacles and facilitators and aims and aspirations. Discussion The caregivers perceived their own role in interaction to be of a sensitive leading kind. The caregivers lead the interaction by using their knowledge about the children's usual way of interacting, the children's behaviour styles, functional abilities, the children's current mood and situation as well as the whole context. They monitored the interaction such that, throughout an interaction sequence, the caregivers always tried to optimize the interaction between the parties in the dyad. The behaviour style was a background factor that the caregivers had knowledge of and scanned in their everyday turn taking. Although there were differences in the children's behaviour styles, the caregivers discussed the same themes in the interviews. The behaviour style became a facilitator for the whole interaction, forced the interaction in certain directions and made the interaction more complete with turn taking of different kinds from both parties. The findings show that it is imperative to see caregivers as experts on their children and to make them assertive in this in relation to professionals. Furthermore, as a successful interaction can boost the development of children, it is essential to direct interventions to the everyday interaction in caregiver-child dyads.

  • 22017.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Granlund, Mats
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Interaction: Proximal processes of children with PIMD2010In: JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, ISSN 1360-2322, E-ISSN 1468-3148, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 498-498Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22018.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Granlund, Mats
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Personer med flerfunktionshinder2011In: Nya Omsorgsboken / [ed] Lena Söderman & Sivert Antonson, Malmö: Liber, 2011, 5, p. 29-37Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22019.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Granlund, Mats
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden .
    Stability and Change in Sustainability of Daily Routines and Social Networks in Families of Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities2015In: JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, ISSN 1360-2322, E-ISSN 1468-3148, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 133-144Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) demand intense family accommodations from birth and onwards. This study used an exploratory and qualitative study design to investigate stability and change in sustainability of daily routines and social networks of Swedish families of children with PIMD. Materials and methods: Eight families participated over two years in eco-cultural family interviews and social networks interviews collected at home visits. Data were analyzed descriptively and by manifest contents analysis. Results: Results showed variations in sustainability of daily routines over time across families. The sustainability was linked to fathers' involvement, couples' connectedness and emotional support. Stability and change of social networks were characterized by low overlap between the child and family networks, the children's communicative dependency and low density of able communication partners. Conclusions: The results indicate that patterns of stability and change were linked both to family resources and child characteristics.

  • 22020.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Granlund, Mats
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Björck-Åkesson, Eva
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Cooperación entre profesionales y familias de niños con pluridiscapacidad [Cooperation between professionals and families of children with multiple disabilities]2012In: Pluridiscapacidad y contextos de intervención [Multiple disabilities and contexts for interventions] / [ed] E. Soro-Camats, C. Basil, y C. Rosell, Barcelona: Barcelona University (Institute for Science of Education). Digital Edition , 2012, p. 149-162Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 22021.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet .
    Lillvist, Anne
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Collaboration in Transitions from preschool: Young children with Intellectual Disabilities2017In: Pedagogies of Educational Transitions: European and Antipodean Research / [ed] Nadine Ballam, Bob Perry, Anders Garpelin, Springer, 2017, p. 59-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 22022.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Stockholms Universitet .
    Lillvist, Anne
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Hope, despair and everything in between: Parental expectations of Educational Transitions for young children with intellectual disability2017In: Families and transition to School / [ed] Sue Dockett, Wilfred Griebel, Bob Perry, Springer, 2017, p. 51-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 22023.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Special Educ, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Lillvist, Anne
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Learning journey: a conceptual framework for analyzing children's learning in educational transitions2018In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 688-700Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research about transitions in early childhood education has had an upsurge especially in the last 15 years. Much attention has been directed to what constitutes and builds up positive transitions. Although, as learning is one of the main tasks in educational settings, there is a need for more explicit research discussions in the transition research field about children's learning in transition. The aims of this article are to discuss and unravel the theoretical concept learning journey' and to propose a conceptual framework for analyzing children's learning in early educational transitions. The article gives a review of the concept learning journey and related terms: learning, continuity/discontinuity, change, collaboration and time. A conceptual framework of learning journey is proposed and a model presented. The model is discussed in relation to the PPCT-model of Urie Bronfenbrenner and a final discussion set the proposed conceptual framework of learning journey in the context of application to early childhood education.

  • 22024.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Magnusson, L.
    Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden .
    Hanson, E.
    Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden; University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
    Professionals’ and parents’ shared learning in blended learning networks related to communication and augmentative and alternative communication for people with severe disabilities2015In: European Journal of Special Needs Education, ISSN 0885-6257, E-ISSN 1469-591X, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 367-383Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    People with severe disabilities (SD) communicate in complex ways, and their teachers, parents and other involved professionals find it difficult to gain knowledge and share their experiences regarding the person with SD’s communication methods. The purpose of this study is to contribute to our understanding of how parents and professionals share learning about communication and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for people with SD by participating in blended learning networks (BLNs). Thirty-six parents and professionals participated in online web-based BLNs according to a prepared format; four groups were formed, and all of the groups participated in four discussion sessions and an evaluation session. Detailed minutes from the 16 BLN sessions, an evaluation session and course evaluation data were thematically analysed. The theoretical frameworks were different perspectives on disability within communication research and special education research, and theories about shared learning in networks. The analyses revealed themes that focused on communication partners’ knowledge, attitudes and strategies regarding communicating with people with SD; the importance and power of using multimodal AAC; and the universality, user-friendliness and empowering aspects of iPads and apps. The findings suggest that participants perceive communication and AAC with people with SD from relational, dialogical and interactional perspectives, whereas the categorical perspective was less pronounced. In accordance with other professional competence research, the use of online web-based BLNs with mixed groups that was described in this paper yielded positive evaluations from the participants. The opportunity for meeting others involved in caring for people with SD, the actual blended groups and the sharing of technology and AAC experiences in particular were highlighted.

  • 22025.
    Wilder, Jenny
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences. Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Ylvén, Regina
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Legislation vs everyday life for families of children with disabilities2004In: Colloque international: Conciliation Famille Handicap: Strasbourg, France, January, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22026. Wilhelm, Reinhard
    et al.
    Engblom, Jakob
    Ermedahl, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Holsti, Niklas
    Thesing, Stephan
    Whalley, David
    Bernat, Guillem
    Ferdinand, Christian
    Heckmann, Reinhold
    Mitra, Tulika
    Muller, Frank
    Puaut, Isabelle
    Puschner, Peter
    Staschulat, Jan
    Stenström, Per
    The worst-case execution-time problem—overview of methods and survey of tools2008In: ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, ISSN 1539-9087, E-ISSN 1558-3465, Vol. 7, no 3, p. article nr: 36-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The determination of upper bounds on execution times, commonly called worst-case execution times (WCETs), is a necessary step in the development and validation process for hard real-time systems. This problem is hard if the underlying processor architecture has components, such as caches, pipelines, branch prediction, and other speculative components. This article describes different approaches to this problem and surveys several commercially available tools(1) and research prototypes. 

  • 22027.
    Wilhelmsen, O.
    et al.
    Sintef Energy Research, Trondheim, Norway.
    Skaugen, G.
    Sintef Energy Research, Trondheim, Norway.
    Jørstad, O.
    tatoil ASA, Trondheim, Norway.
    Li, Hailong
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center.
    Evaluation of SPUNG# and other equations of state for use in carbon capture and storage modelling2012In: Energy Procedia, 2012, p. 236-245Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, Equations of State (EoS) relevant for carbon capture and storage modelling have been evaluated for pure CO2 and CO 2-mixtures with particular focus on the extended corresponding state approach, SPUNG/SRK. Our work continues the search of an EoS which is accurate, consistent and computationally fast for CO2-mixtures. These EoS have been evaluated: Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK), SRK with Peneloux shift, Peng-Robinson, Lee-Kesler, SPUNG/SRK and the multi-parameter approach GERG-2004. The EoS were compared to the accurate reference EoS by Span and Wagner for pure CO2. Only SPUNG/SRK and GERG-2004 predicted the density accurately near the critical point (< 1.5 % Absolute Average Deviation (AAD)). For binary mixtures, Lee-Kesler and SPUNG/SRK had similar accuracy in density predictions. SRK had a sufficient accuracy for the gas phase below the critical point (<2.5%), and Peng Robinson had a decent accuracy for liquid mixtures (<3%). GERG-2004 was the most accurate EoS for all the single phase density predictions. It was also the best EoS for all the VLE predictions except for mixtures containing CO2 and O2, where it had deviations in the bubble point predictions (∼20 % AAD). Even though multi-parameter EoS such as GERG-2004 are state-of-the-art for high accuracy predictions, this work shows that extended corresponding state EoS may be an excellent compromise between computational speed and accuracy. The SPUNG approach combines high accuracy with a versatile and transparent methodology. New experimental data may easily be taken into account to improve the predictive abilities in the two phase region. The approach may be improved and extended to enable applications for more difficult systems, such as polar mixtures with CO2 and H 2O.

  • 22028.
    Wilhelmson, Lena
    et al.
    Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet.
    Johansson, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Döös, Marianne
    Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet.
    Influencing work-integrated learning: Learning oriented leadership2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22029.
    Wilhelmson, Lena
    et al.
    Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet.
    Johansson, Peter E
    Stockholms universitet.
    Döös, Marianne
    Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet.
    Bridging Boundaries: Middle Managers´ Pedagogic Interventions as Technology Leaders.2013In: Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Technology Leadership. / [ed] Hartsell, U.S: Idea Group Publishing, 2013, p. 278-292Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22030.
    Wilhelmson, Sandra
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Ott, Therese
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Teckenkommunikation i förskolan: En kvalitativ undersökning om hur teckenkommunikation används på olika förskolor i en mellanstor stad i Mälardalen2009Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med det här arbetet var att ta reda på hur teckenkommunikation kan användas i förskola för att underlätta språkutvecklingen för alla barn och pedagogernas inställning till metoden. Detta är en kvalitativ undersökning och vi använde oss av semistrukturerade intervjuer med nio stycken förskolpersonal. Det resultat vi kom fram till var att teckenkommunikation kan fungera som en alternativ metod i språkinlärning och att det fanns ett stort intresse hos respondenterna att använda sig av metoden.

  • 22031.
    Wilhelmsson, Ann-Catrin
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Hur kommunicerar lekparken säkerhet?: – en fallstudie av Djäknebergets lekpark2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen handlar om hur lekutrustningen i en lekpark kommunicerar säkerhet till användarna genom sin formgivning

  • 22032.
    Wilhelmsson, Emelie
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Läs mig: Att omarbeta längre texter ur dagstidningen för webben2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Most swedish newspapers have a homepage where their news are presented. Existing guidelines describing how to write for the web often recommends you to keep it short and stay objective. But how about longer pieces of content presented in the print version? What will become of reports, interviews and essays as we’ve come to know them as the printed newspaper goes digital?

    Interviews with representatives of five swedish newspapers shows that the extent to wich content is being published on the web is connected to the overall purpose of the web presence. The fact that many newspapers does not publish longer pieces of text on the web rather seems to be an economic issue, than a matter of good readability.

    Past studies shows that longer pieces of text may well work on the web, if the reader’s interest is big enough. But how about the readers that does not active seek out for the article? How can you make them stop and read the text? What makes a text tempting? The litterature says:

    • Text appeal (interesting content, structured graphic design, low demands on the reader).

    • An overview of the content of the article. • Possible entries in the text (headlines, between headings, preambles, fact

    boxes, pictures, captions, videos, sounds). • Tempting, informative and reliable headlines.

    It was found that is not the text itself, but the visual presentation that needs to be reconsidered. With that in mind, I produced an interpretation that be­ came the discussion material in a focus group interview. The outcomes of the latter confirmed several of the above stated factors that make a piece of text seem interesting. However, personal habits and preferences also seems to be important.

    I find existing guidelines for presenting written material on the web relevant also in other contexts. But when it comes to longer, deeper text based on drama or connotation that had been lost in the revision, theres is a need to rethink. Just keeping on placing the original piece of text in the the type of interface that most online newspapers is presented in today will lead to fewer readers when the reading experience offered by a printed paper –with an overview, entries in the text and surrounding information– goes to waste. 

  • 22033.
    Wilhelmsson, Lena
    et al.
    Stockholms Universitet, Sweden.
    Åberg, Marie
    Högskolan i Dalarna, Sweden.
    Backström, Tomas
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Köping Olsson, Bengt
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Enabling Transformative Learning in the Workplace: An Educative Research Intervention2015In: Journal of Transformative Education, ISSN 1541-3446, E-ISSN 1552-7840, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 219-238Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to discuss the potential of an educative research intervention to influence the quality of the learning outcome in theworkplace as interpreted from the perspectives of adult learning theory. The research project was designed as a quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study. In this article, quantitative survey data were taken as the point of departure, and qualitative data were used for the purpose of analyzing aspects of learning. An educative research intervention may support a transformative learning quality when the manager and employees have to deal with severe difficulties, and they succeed in doing so by sharing responsibilities and having the strength to engage in thedevelopment process in the workplace. It is possible to support transformative learning in the workplace through an educative research intervention that encourages managers to educate themselves and their employees to think and act in new ways, aiming at integrated autonomy, increased interaction, and learning.

  • 22034.
    Wilhelmsson, Linnéa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Rosén, Nadja
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Ska bostadsrättsföreningars årsredovisningar förenklas?: En studie om medlemmarnas förståelse kring bostadsrättsföreningars årsredovisningar2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract 

    Date:                                                        2019-06-11

    Level:                                                       Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 cr 

    Institution:                        School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University

    Authors:                            Nadja Rosén                       Linnéa Wilhelmsson

                                                                     (96/05/17)                          (95/04/05)

    Title:                                                        Should housing cooperatives’ annual reports be simplified?

    Tutor:                                Dariusz Osowski 

    Keywords:                         Housing cooperative, annual reports, stakeholders,

    Research

    questions:                  What understanding does the members of house cooperatives’ have for what the annual report means?

     

    Do the members of the housing cooperatives’ have an interest in producing a simplified annual report intended for housing cooperatives’?

     

    Purpose:                     The purpose of the paper is to examine the members' understanding of an annual report. And investigate whether there is interest from the members' perspective that another form of accounting is produced.

     

    Method:                     The study has been carried out with a mixed method. A survey and four interviews have been conducted.

    Conclusion:               Based on the data we collected and analyzed, we have come to the conclusion that people who are not educated in economy or who are over 45 years old do not have the same knowledge and skills to read their housing cooperatives’ annual report. We believe this shows that there is a need for our respondents to have a simplified annual report for housing cooperatives’.

  • 22035.
    Wilinska, Monika
    et al.
    University of Stirling, UK.
    Anbäcken, Els-Marie
    Linköpings Universitet, Sweden.
    In Search of the Everyday Life of Older People in Japan: Reflections based on Scholarly Literature2013In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, ISSN 0169-3816, E-ISSN 1573-0719, ISSN 0169-3816, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 435-451Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of this paper is to critically examine discourses about old age in Japan, a country with perspectives that are culturally different from the European and American perspectives that tend to dominate the scholarly discourse on ageing. We focus our inquiry on the scientific discourse as representative of a system of knowledge that has a crucial role in determining ways of thinking and perceiving old age. Our literature review is based on a study of academic articles, within the field of gerontology, about the everyday life of older people in Japan that were published in the 10-year period between 1999 and 2009. We apply a Foucauldian gerontology perspective as our analytical tool. The results of our study indicate that there is insufficient knowledge about the everyday life of older people in Japan in gerontological research. We identify a number of discursive practices applied in various research projects that present a one-sided story of old age in Japan. In theconclusion of this paper, we identify a need for interdisciplinary and qualitative studies of old age in Japan that would include voices of older people

  • 22036.
    Wilinska, Monika
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Sweden.
    de Hontheim, Astrid
    Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
    Anbäcken, Els-Marie
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Linköpings universitet, Socialt arbete.
    Ageism in a Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Reflections from the Research Field2018In: Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism / [ed] Liat Ayalon and Clemens Tesch Römer, Springer, 2018, p. 425-440Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, we discuss the opportunities and challenges of researching ageism from a cross-cultural perspective. We discuss the complexity of exploring diverse ageist practices as performed in different parts of the world. We also reflect upon the socio-cultural backgrounds through which researchers filter the experiences of fieldwork and research on various enactments of ageism. The key tenet of our argument is that these two dimensions interact during the fieldwork to create unique frameworks that researchers apply in their studies.

    We confront our experiences of researching ageism in Japan, Poland, Sweden, and West Papua to explore the notion that the socio-cultural context matters to the following aspects of ageism: diversity of ageist practices, societal images of later life, and the researchers’ socio-cultural understandings of ageism. We explore the position of researchers who, on the one hand, apply the privileged perspective of a stranger to their fieldwork, and on the other hand, are deeply embedded in their own socio-cultural background, which affects their way of approaching later life and ageism. We conclude with a notion of establishing a “sense of touch” within the field and a discussion recognizing the potential changes that such an approach can bring to the ways we study ageism worldwide.

  • 22037.
    Wiljebrand, Hanna
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Edberg, Hanna
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Betydelsen av inre och yttre faktorer för arbetssökandes motivation till att söka arbete2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidigare forskning har visat att motivation kan ha en avgörande roll för arbetssökandes förmåga att påverka sin situation mot arbete, även att professionellt stöd kan minska risken för att en individ blir långtidsarbetslös. Vidare har forskning visat att arbetssökandes grad av ”känsla av sammanhang”, (KASAM), kunde påverka utfallet i individens situation. Forskning visade även att ju högre arbetssökande värderade arbetets betydelse, desto mer kontroll upplevdes över arbetssökandet. Den aktuella studien undersökte betydelsen av inre faktorer och yttre faktorer för arbetssökandes motivation till att söka arbete. Genom enkätundersökningen bland arbetssökande i Eskilstuna och Västerås framkom signifikanta samband mellan KASAM och arbetets betydelse på motivation. Sammantaget var både inre och yttre faktorer viktiga, men i jämförelse dem emellan var de inre viktigare.

  • 22038.
    Wilkinson, Lynn R.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Career Stories: Belle Epoque Novels of Professional Development2008In: Nineteenth-century French studies, ISSN 0146-7891, E-ISSN 1536-0172, Vol. 37, no 1-2, p. 157-158Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 22039.
    Wilkinson, Lynn R.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Humanities.
    Marriage, remarriage, and other language games. Emma Gad's 'AEgtestand' and De 'unge dromme' and the comedy of remarriage2008In: Orbis Litterarum, ISSN 0105-7510, E-ISSN 1600-0730, Vol. 63, no 3, p. 177-194Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emma Gad's pair of plays, AEgtestand (Marriage) and De unge Dromme (Young Dreams), anticipate the film genre Stanley Cavell called "the comedy of remarriage." They draw on and parody plays by Ibsen, but also present striking parallels to aspects of modernist drama, notably the genre of the chamber play.

  • 22040.
    Wilkinson, Lynn R.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Humanities.
    Women, Performance, and Modernism2008In: South Central Review, ISSN 0743-6831, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 174-175Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 22041.
    Willby, Veronika
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Johansson, Anna
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Orosanmälan i förskolan: - samarbete mellan förskola och socialtjänst2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien syftar till att undersöka och belysa samarbetet mellan förskola och socialtjänst när det gäller orosanmälan. Hur arbetet kring orosanmälan går till samt vilka tankar och erfarenheter respondenterna har kring det. Genom att använda en kvalitativ studie har vi intervjuat sju förskollärare, en förskolechef och en representant från socialtjänsten. I studien framkom det att trots att det finns kritik från båda parterna är tankarna kring samarbetet mellan förskola och socialtjänst överlag positiv. Resultatet visar att respondenterna hade mycket kunskap och erfarenheter kring ämnet men anser att orosanmälan har en påverkan på dem psykiskt. 

  • 22042.
    Willenius, Ann-Christin
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Radon i flerbostadshus: Kartläggning av fastighetsförvaltarnas egenkontroll avseende radon2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Radon is a hazardous substance that cannot be perceived by our senses. It has long been known that exposure to high radon levels for a long period of time will ultimately cause lung cancer. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority estimates that 500 people die annually due to this. Although most of them are smokers, even non-smokers suffer from lung cancer caused by radon. The statutory value for radon in homes today is 200 Bq/m³. Several years of research points to the fact that 63% of all those who develop lung cancer have been exposed to radon levels between 100-200 Bq/m³. This is why the WHO has lowered the recommended value to  100 Bq/m³,  and The Radiation Safety Authority of Sweden also has the same recommendation today. This study has been rendered to the Municipality of Eskilstuna, and its environmental and emergency management. The study has identified 72 % of the rental properties for radon measurements and action through personal visits to 14 large and medium-sized property managers in Eskilstuna. Several conclusions can be made from the study. Generally, very few measurements have been made and these have shown 6 % of high radon levels. The various property managers are at very different levels regarding their work with radon and there are very big differences amongst them as regards giving priority to the issue with radon. In 2020, the Swedish parliament has decided that no one should be exposed to radon levels above 200 Bq/m³ in their homes. Today there is legislation that applies against radon in apartment buildings as well as effective methods to reduce radon levels. However, the problem is instead the fact that there is a lack of resources at hand for the public health inspectors. Consequently, it seems rather impossible achieving the goal set for 2020. Thus it is of utmost interest to highlight this problem for the politicians that ultimately set the budget for the services in the municipality.

  • 22043.
    Williams, Christine
    et al.
    Florida Atlantic University, USA.
    Marmstål Hammar, Lena
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Communication Outcomes of a Program to Sustain Relationships in Couples Affected by Dementia2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22044.
    Williams, Christine
    et al.
    Florida Atlantic University, USA.
    Marmstål Hammar, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Development of the Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Scale for Persons with Dementia2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22045.
    Williams, Christine
    et al.
    Florida Atlantic Univ, US.
    Newman, David
    Florida Atlantic Univ, US.
    Hammar, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Högskolan Dalarna.
    DEVELOPMENT OF THE VERBAL AND NONVERBAL INTERACTION SCALE FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 22046.
    Williams, Christine
    et al.
    Florida Atlantic Univeristy, USA.
    Newman, Davis
    Florida Atlantic University, USA.
    Marmstål Hammar, Lena
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Observational Measure for Communication in Persons with Dementia2017In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 38, no 5, p. 381-390Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Little attention has been given to sociable/unsociable communication in persons with dementia despite the importance of these behaviors in maintaining engagement in marital relationships. An observational measure of verbal and nonverbal communication in persons with dementia (Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Scale-CR) who were engaged in conversations with spouses was tested for reliability and validity. Married persons with dementia were video-recorded at home conversing with spouses over 10 weeks (N = 118 recordings). Reliability [inter-coder (.92), test-retest (r =.61-.77), internal consistency (α =.65 -.79)] were adequate. Following an intervention, the Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Scale-CR predicted improved communication over 10 weeks. The ratio of sociable to unsociable communication improved by 4.46 points per session [β = 4.46, t(10) = 1.96, p =.039]. VNVIS-CR is recommended to describe sociable and unsociable communication in persons with dementia as they engage in conversations with spouses.

  • 22047.
    Williams, Chritine
    et al.
    Florida Atlantic Univeristy, USA.
    Newman, David
    Florida Atlantic University, USA.
    Marmstål Hammat, Lena
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Preliminary Study of a Communication Intervention for Family Caregivers and Spouses with Dementia2018In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, ISSN 0885-6230, E-ISSN 1099-1166, Vol. 33, no 2, p. e343-e349Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective

    This study was to designed to examine the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of CARE: Caring About Relationships and Emotions, a 10‐week, home‐based, intervention to support married couples affected by dementia.

    Methods

    Fifteen older couples participated in a single group repeated measures feasibility study. Weekly, video‐recorded conversations over 10 weeks were used to rate communication using the Verbal/Nonverbal Interaction Scale for caregivers and care receivers.

    Results

    Accounting for mental status of care recipients, the ratio of social to unsocial communication showed a significant improvement across sessions‐an average of 4.46 points per session [β = 4.46, t(10) = 1.96, p = .039]. Spouse caregiver (CG) communication showed a significant decrease in the number of disabling communications with approximately .65 decreased comments per session [β = 0.654, t(11) = −2.61, p = .024].

    Conclusions

    At home dyadic, relationship‐focused psychoeducational intervention to improve communication in spouses affected by dementia has the potential to improve communication outcomes. Creative ways of working with couples are needed to help them sustain their relationships and maintain their health.

  • 22048.
    Williams, Pia
    et al.
    Göteborgs Univeristet.
    Sheridan, Sonja
    Göteborgs Universitet.
    Sandberg, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.
    Preschool - an arena for children’s learning of social and cognitive knowledge2014In: Early Years: an international research journal, ISSN 0957-5146Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22049.
    Williams, Susanne
    et al.
    Mälardalen University. Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Edlund, Charlotta
    Mälardalen University. Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Föräldrastilars betydelse för svenska gymnasieungdomars empatiska förmåga2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Föräldrar kan ha olika typer av uppfostringsstil gentemot sina barn: auktoritär, auktoritativ och släpphänt. Den auktoritativa föräldrastilen har enligt tidigare forskning visat sig påverka sannolikheten för hög empati hos barnen. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka betydelsen av olika föräldrastilar för individens empatiska förmåga. En enkätstudie utfördes med en kombination av ett mätinstrument för föräldrastilar, Parental Styles Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) samt en för empati, A Questionnaire Measure of Emotional Empathy (QMEE). Deltagarna var 191 gymnasiestudenter från tre olika skolor i Mellansverige. Resultatet visade att föräldrastil har betydelse för empati, men endast den auktoritativa föräldrastilen visade sig ha ett signifikant samband med empati, särskilt hos män. Detta tolkades som att ju mer auktoritativa föräldrarna är desto mer sannolikt är det att barn har en hög nivå av empati.

  • 22050.
    Willig, Andreas
    et al.
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Uhlemann, Elisabeth
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Inbyggda system (CERES).
    Deadline-Aware Scheduling of Cooperative Relayers in TDMA-Based Wireless Industrial Networks2014In: Wireless networks, ISSN 1022-0038, E-ISSN 1572-8196, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 73-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we consider a scenario in which a set of source nodes wishes to transmit real-time data packets periodically to a central controller over lossy wireless links, while using a TDMA-based medium access control protocol. Furthermore, a number of relay nodes are present which can help the source nodes with packet retransmissions. The key question we consider in this paper is how to schedule the TDMA slots for retransmissions while taking advantage of the relay nodes, so that the average number of packets missing their deadlines is minimized. We provide a problem formulation for the general deadline-aware TDMA relay scheduling problem. Since the design space of the general problem is large, we also present one particular class of restricted TDMA relay scheduling problems. We suggest and numerically investigate a range of algorithms and heuristics, both optimal and suboptimal, of the restricted scheduling problem, which represent different trade-offs between achievable performance and computational complexity. Specifically, we introduce two different Markov Decision Process (MDP) based formulations for schedule computation of the restricted TDMA relay scheduling problem. One MDP formulation gives an optimal schedule, another (approximate) formulation gives a sub-optimal schedule which, however, comes very close to the optimal performance at much more modest computational and memory costs.

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