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Virginia Tech

1. Brunton, Kelsey Church. A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating Strategies used in Organizational Visioning.

Degree: MSin Life Sciences, Agricultural and Extension Education, 2013, Virginia Tech

The purpose of this case study is to evaluate two methods of strategic planning within organizational visioning: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis and Appreciative inquiry (Ai).  SWOT analysis is a method of strategic planning that is popular within companies and organizations due to its simple, yet thorough, approach.  Ai has recently emerged as an approach to strategic visioning and planning within organizational development.  However, little research has been conducted to evaluate either approach to organizational visioning, and there is a growing need to compare the two techniques.  In this case study, participants within one organization were divided, with half of the staff participating in Ai and the other half participating in SWOT.  Data for this mixed methods study was gathered through observation, focus group interviews, and pre-test, post-test, and delayed post assessments tests.  Through the explanatory sequential design, quantitative data evaluated the change in organizational commitment and vision clarity as a result of the interventions; while, qualitative data further explored participantsṕerception of the intervention process and resulting effects.  The study found a statistically significant interaction between intervention treatments and the pre-test and post-test scores within the organizational commitment construct.  Seven themes emerged from the qualitative data; however, only two themes were specifically associated with an intervention treatment.  Participants in the SWOT intervention described the visioning process to be frustrating and negative; while, Ai participants found that the visioning process confirmed many of their beliefs and values about the department.  Recommendations for future practice suggest the use of Strengths, Opportunities, Aspiration, Results (SOAR) as an approach that combines and maximizes Ai and SWOT.  Suggestions for future research are to explore SWOT as a precursor to di-visioning within the Visioning Process Model.       Advisors/Committee Members: Kaufman, Eric K. (committeechair), Friedel, Curtis (committee member), Westfall-Rudd, Donna (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Organizational Visioning; Appreciative Inquiry; SWOT Analysis; Organizational Commitment; Vision Clarity

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APA (6th Edition):

Brunton, K. C. (2013). A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating Strategies used in Organizational Visioning. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/23254

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brunton, Kelsey Church. “A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating Strategies used in Organizational Visioning.” 2013. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/23254.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brunton, Kelsey Church. “A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating Strategies used in Organizational Visioning.” 2013. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Brunton KC. A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating Strategies used in Organizational Visioning. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2013. [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/23254.

Council of Science Editors:

Brunton KC. A Mixed Methods Study Evaluating Strategies used in Organizational Visioning. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/23254


University of Houston

2. Noory Meshkate, Babak. Non-Retinotopic Reference Frames in Human Vision: A Dynamic Journey from Visual Chaos to Clarity.

Degree: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of, 2014, University of Houston

The optics of the eye maps neighboring points in the environment to neighboring retinal photoreceptors, and these neighborhood relations, known as retinotopic organization, are qualitatively preserved in early visual cortical areas. Under normal viewing conditions, due to object and observer movements in the environment, the stimuli impinging on retinotopic representations are highly dynamic and unstable. Thus, understanding ecological vision requires an understanding of how visual processes operate under these dynamic conditions. Retinotopically based theories, however, are not sufficient to explain how clarity of form is achieved in a dynamic environment. Non-retinotopic theories provide an alternative to address dynamic issues associated with purely retinotopic theories. Indeed, recent studies have indicated that many visual attributes of a stimulus are computed according to non-retinotopic reference frames. While those studies show the involvement of non-retinotopic reference frames in visual computation, the nature and spatio-temporal characteristics of these reference frames remain largely unknown. The primary goal of our research was to understand the nature and spatio-temporal properties of reference frames involved in non-retinotopic computations. Our results indicate that the effect of a dynamic non-retinotopic reference frame extends over space, creating a field within which target stimuli are localized and perceived relative to the reference. The fields of neighboring dynamic reference frames interact; static neighbors do not affect the fields of dynamic references; the non-retinotopic field effect is maximized when the target and the reference stimuli are in phase; and the field strength decreases with target-reference phase shift. The results of our visual masking experiments indicate that while masking mechanisms operate in retinotopic domain, masking effect attenuates significantly in the presence of predictable non-retinotopic reference frames. We suggest that the reference frame revealed by our studies can be better described in terms of a “field” rather than an object. Our results also indicate that the interactions between reference frames occur only when they are in motion; suggesting that the fields generated by non-retinotopic reference frames are motion-based. In conclusion, this work reveals that the dynamic nature of our visual experience should be viewed as part of the solution, rather than a problem in ecological vision. Advisors/Committee Members: Ogmen, Haluk (advisor), Breitmeyer, Bruno G. (committee member), Contreras-Vidal, Jose Luis (committee member), Herzog, Michael H. (committee member), Sheth, Bhavin R. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Non-retinotopic Perception; Visual Reference Frames; Dynamic Form Perception; Human Vision; Clarity of Dynamic Form; Deblurring

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APA (6th Edition):

Noory Meshkate, B. (2014). Non-Retinotopic Reference Frames in Human Vision: A Dynamic Journey from Visual Chaos to Clarity. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1417

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Noory Meshkate, Babak. “Non-Retinotopic Reference Frames in Human Vision: A Dynamic Journey from Visual Chaos to Clarity.” 2014. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1417.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Noory Meshkate, Babak. “Non-Retinotopic Reference Frames in Human Vision: A Dynamic Journey from Visual Chaos to Clarity.” 2014. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Noory Meshkate B. Non-Retinotopic Reference Frames in Human Vision: A Dynamic Journey from Visual Chaos to Clarity. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2014. [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1417.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Noory Meshkate B. Non-Retinotopic Reference Frames in Human Vision: A Dynamic Journey from Visual Chaos to Clarity. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1417

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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