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Akureyri, Iceland

The University of Akureyri was founded on September 5, 1987 in the city of Akureyri in the north-eastern part of Iceland. It has grown since then, especially in the last few years as more facilities have been established. Over 1600 students attended the university in the autumn semester of 2013, around half of them through distance education, making the university the largest provider of distance education in the country. Also, the enrolment at the University of Akureyri makes up 9% of the entire university enrolment in Iceland. Wikipedia.


Gagunashvili N.D.,University of Akureyri
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment | Year: 2010

Weighted histograms in Monte Carlo simulations are often used for the estimation of probability density functions. They are obtained as a result of random experiments with random events that have weights. In this paper, the bin contents of a weighted histogram are considered as a sum of random variables with a random number of terms. Generalizations of the classical chi-square test for comparing weighted histograms are proposed. Numerical examples illustrate an application of the tests for the histograms with different statistics of events and different weighted functions. The proposed tests can be used for the comparison of experimental data histograms with simulated data histograms as well as for the two simulated data histograms. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Egilson S.T.,University of Akureyri
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences | Year: 2011

Background: Children who have physical disabilities typically attend occupational and physical therapy services on a regular basis. The importance of being family centred when providing services to children with a disability has been highlighted in recent years. Thus, it was considered important to gather the opinions of parents towards the services their child receives. Aim: To explore the perspectives of parents of children with physical disabilities to occupational and physical therapy services provided to their child. Method: Open interviews were conducted with 17 parents (14 mothers and three fathers) of children aged 7-13, selected through a purposeful sample. Data analysis was based on an inductive approach. Results: Nine categories emerged and were organized under three main headings: The role of the therapist, service location and arrangements, and characteristics of good service. Although several positive remarks were made, many parents in this study were poorly informed of intervention goals and what took place during therapy sessions. Most parents wished for mutual respect, joint decision-making in planning intervention, and collaboration with the therapy services. The aspiration for active but manageable roles that did not demand a burdensome amount of the parents' time and energy was evinced. The parents became increasingly critical of the services, as their children grew older. They placed emphasis on services being offered in their local community, and that more specialized service should be centralized, especially for the children with the most complex needs. Conclusions: The results reflect the importance of the needs and wants of the parents and children being respected. Thus, parents should play an active role in defining priorities and strategies for implementation. The results also indicate that therapists need to put more thought into the conditions and environment of the child instead of focusing solely on underlying issues connected to their impairments. © 2010 The Author. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2010 Nordic College of Caring Science. Source


Gagunashvili N.D.,University of Akureyri
Computer Physics Communications | Year: 2012

A Fortran-77 program for goodness of fit tests for histograms with weighted entries as well as with unweighted entries is presented. The code calculates test statistics for case of histogram with normalized weights of events and in case of unnormalized weights of events. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Gagunashvili N.D.,University of Akureyri
Computer Physics Communications | Year: 2012

A Fortran-77 program for calculating test statistics to compare weighted histogram with an unweighted histogram and two histograms with weighted entries is presented. The code calculates test statistics for cases of histograms with normalized weights of events and unnormalized weights of events. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Gagunashvili N.D.,University of Akureyri
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment | Year: 2011

A goodness-of-fit test for fitting of a parametric model to data obtained from a detector with finite resolution and limited acceptance is proposed. The parameters of the model are found by minimization of a statistic that is used for comparing experimental data and simulated reconstructed data. Numerical examples are presented to illustrate and validate the fitting procedure. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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