Quinta-feira, 14 de Janeiro de 2010
Research Question and Objectives - Smoking Cessation

Well, until the presentation of the research for my dissertation I intend to put on discussion some questions about my project.

I have spoken in previous post about the difficulty of writing a good abstract ...

Now the definition of  Research Question and objectives makes me put a new post in this blog.

I think that remains to specify in concrete terms these two questions ...

After changing a few times the goals and include some items that were not foreseen at the beginning of the project, I believe this is the starting point to set goals in the draft Smoking Cessation.

Important to consider which has still to much to be defined during the practical part of this project.
So..that's it!!!
I accept criticism and opinions!

5. RESEARCH QUESTIONS (not finished yet!)

After the explanation of the importance of this study in further research about the multimedia applications as therapeutic treatments for tobacco cessation, we present the following research ququestions

·           What models of learning and or behavior can include the conceptualization of a multimedia application to be included in a smoking cessation program?

·           What kind of behaviour change could detect in an individual with smoking addictive behaviour after an interaction with the multimedia application?

·           How audiovisual material embedded in a multimedia interactive application might contribute to a smoking cessation program?

6.AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ( not finished yet!)
6.1 AIMS

Develop an effective multimedia application in the integration of the basic principles of rehabilitation for health, specifically in against tobacco use and evaluate it using the advice of experts and end users.

To investigate the visual and interactive elements contained in multimedia applications, as a way to convince tobacco users to change their behavior.


Quarta-feira, 13 de Janeiro de 2010
Abstract... The big problem!!!

Thinking about abstratc ....
When I think the worst part of this work is finished ... there comes the ABSTRATC!
Can anyone tell me how to summarize in 1 or 2 leaves all the research for a dissertation of more than 70 pages?
Complicated ... I thought the worst had passed, but now I see that! The abstract!!!  Lol
Think, redo, go, go back and forth, from one side to the other ... And cut and puts and takes and boot! Lol
Mando to 1 part (only the beginning) of my Abstract.
I know I'm going to redo a lot until the date of delivery ...


Traditionally, studies of smoking cessation using categories of smoker and non smoker, almost exclusively to represent individuals quitting smoking.
In this research, a prototype will be developed that will contain multimedia applications wich will funcion as a tool to privide therapeutical treatment for individuals who want to change their addictive behaviors.
The combination of different forms of content present in Interactive Multimedia and Animation, games, virtual environments, as well as Digital Media (read digital audio) and audio, video and animation will be used as tools to support development of this application.
The conceptualization of this prototype will be theoretical publication "Stop Smoking - Time For Exercise", by Yannis Theodorakis and Konstandinos Gourgoulianis, bouth professors at the University of Thessaly - Greece. This book is directed to subjects who smoke and want therapeutical help to stop their addictive behavior, according to the Transteoretical Model.
However, the prototype will be developed basead on the second step of the book, which focuses on the??
In addition / the theoretical part of this project will be used Elaboration Likelihood Model, proposed in persuasive communication and in some therapeutic treatment for smoking cessation and that it is relevant to the development of this application.
The stages of Precontemplation, Contemplation, and Preparation Stages of change and the Motivation, decoding and processing the message, gifts, respectively, in the transtheoretical model and Elaboration Likelihood will be compared to smoking history, the processes of change pre-test self-efficacy and balance of the prototype decision, and the activity and cessation of individuals selected for testing.
Individuals under test will have different histories of smoking and cessation of current.
Differences in stage of providing smoking cessation attempts to stop smoking and success in smoking cessation.
Implications for recruitment, intervention and research are discussed.
How the test group for this study, we have the group? existing in the Department of Physical Education, University of Thessaly, Greece.
The results of the model stages of change ....
And ... ..

Segunda-feira, 11 de Janeiro de 2010
Balance of 1st Semester of 2nd Year of MCMM

Hello everyone!

Start by wishing a happy and productive New Year to all of us! As for the1st  Semester of 2nd Year of MCMM I believe it was very positive.

In my particular case, despite intense routine work (Redo, move, create, restore, move, create ... Wake up early and sleep late ... well, work alone to a company with a language quite different from brazilian I'm so used to talking, it was not easy!)

Actually, working and studying is not easy! No way! I'm glad I managed to complete this step 1 and sure, I successfully completed the Masters! Ah! And I wish luck to the students! Not give up! lololol Well ... back to the balance of 1 semester, I welcomed the chairs Draft research and seminars. Were essential for the development of this study, putting things in their proper places.

I explain in my case, giving me a better view of what turns out to be a scientific research clearly and concisely. Obviously, as you said to Samuel, each thesis is a unique case, but I think we did all of these chairs with a view wider than will be the development of a draft master.

Right now I'm finalizing the whole theoretical framework of the project ... A lot of information and difficulty in filtering things ... doubts about the authors, data collection ... I think all this is normal, as scientific research goes through this process. But all this gave me a good and productive exchange of information (and contacts!) With major research centers to combat tobacco! Valuable data and very important!

Another chair was of paramount importance to Statistics. I can not fail to mention the patience of the teacher Francislei to teach how to use SPSS ... In a sense I still lose a little of it, but I get it! Lol

I suggest only (like Samuel) the software can be used more beneficial to us all, that is, directly to our projects.

Finally, I must mention the partnership with my friend Alexander! Always so cheerful and humorous! We had a nice double this semester!

I hope we can work together at other times! I end this review wanting again a year productive for all us!


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