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  • Jalhed, Frida
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Språk, kultur och samhälle.
    Namn på karaktärer i fantasylitteratur genom tiderna: En onomastisk jämförelse av namn i svensk och engelsk fantasylitteratur2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här undersökningen har jag haft som syfte att se om det finns ett förändrat namn­givningsmönster i fantasylitteratur som har skett över tid och om denna förändring sker samtidigt och på samma sätt i fantasy från Sverige och i fantasy från Storbritannien. Till denna undersökning valdes 14 engelska böcker och 14 svenska böcker. Det valdes två från varje årtionde, från 50-talet till 2010-talet. Dessa böcker excerperades och namnen analyserades. Det framkom att namntypernas användning i svensk och engelsk fantasy skiljer sig mycket från varandra. Det kan observeras att det varierar vilka namntyper som används under vissa perioder. 

  • Meri, Halit
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Johansson, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Nyckeltal som kvalitétssäkring av anbud för industriellt byggande2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to ensure the tender phase in its total price in a construction project. Today many construction projects is unmanageable and rejected mainly because of the price. By developing controlling key figures the companies can be more secure of the future costs during the project and therefore set a fair price. 

    This study is committed in corporation with an industrialized construction company. The company has a building system that is predefined which includes the heavy part in the total costs of the project. 

    The key figures are developed based on the actual price data from previous project that is divided in different cost items. Every cost item will have a control key figure. For the development of the figures a statistical method is used called regression analysis. The method requires a parameter that has a correlation to the cost items. The method will then generate a fitted function that can predict the costs of each item due to the parameter or parameters. And from the function a key indicator will be produced to function as an indicator to each cost item.

  • Johansson, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Carlsson, Mette
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    "Att knyta an, en livsviktig uppgift": En kvalitativ intervjustudie med förskollärare2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vårt syfte med studien är att undersöka hur dagens verksamma förskollärare resonerar kring hur barn ges möjlighet till anknytning i förskolan och utifrån det kategorisera förskollärarnas olika åsikter. Studien har sin huvudsakliga utgångspunkt i relationell pedagogik men även inslag ur anknytningsteorin. Vi har använt oss av en kvalitativ data i form av semistrukturerade intervjuer med förskollärare. Intervjuerna genomfördes på två olika förskolor tillsammans med fem verksamma förskollärare. Vår analys har genomförts med hjälp av kvalitativ innehållsanalys där vi har kategoriserat förskollärarnas olika åsikter i relation till våra vetenskapliga utgångspunkter.

    Resultatet utifrån våra intervjuer visar att dagens verksamma förskollärare har väl uttalade åsikter kring anknytningens betydelse för barns utveckling och lärande samt även hur de ser sig själva som anknytningspersoner. Det fanns vissa svårigheter med att identifiera olika kategorier då flera av respondenterna uttryckte liknande åsikter. 

    Vi har utifrån våra intervjuer och vetenskapsteoretiska utgångspunkter, identifierat och skapat oss en överblick över vilka olika kategorier som idag råder bland dagens verksamma förskollärares åsikter kring anknytning. Studiens huvudsakliga slutsats är, utifrån förskollärarnas åsikter och de kategorier som har identifierats att anknytning har en betydande roll för barns lärande och utveckling samt att de olika kategorierna visar tydligt på vad förskollärarna anser är viktigt för anknytningen i förskolan.

  • Khandeparkar, Satej
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Behavioral modelling of embedded software using execution traces2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Software updates made by developers often achieve their intendedpurpose, but these updates may also lead to an anomalous behaviorpreviously unknown to the developers. This might be due to theirinteraction with other parts of the system. If the developers had a toolwhich could help them to visually see these changes as a behavioralmodel, it would benefit them to actually know how the changes haveaffected the behavior of the system. Thus, empowering them to fixany side effects or bugs that arise as a part of their update.

    Thus, in order to visualize and compare learned behavioral models,a tool was created which would model the behavior from traces generatedby scenarios based on the related work in the area of inferringmodels of software systems. This tool was specifically intended forembedded software. So, to compare changes based on updates andfunctional changes of embedded software, behavioral models of scenarioswere obtained for different versions of a Real Time OperatingSystem (RTOS) Kernel. The visual comparison algorithm proved tobe effective in visualizing the differences between behavioral modelsfor a particular scenario across the versions.

  • Cooney, Martin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    Bigun, Josef
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), CAISR - Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research.
    PastVision: Exploring “Seeing” into the Near Past with Thermal Touch Sensing and Object Detection – For Robot Monitoring of Medicine Intake by Dementia Patients2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present PastVision, a proof-of-concept approach that explores combining thermal touch sensing and object detection to infer recent actions by a person which have not been directly observed by a system. Inferring such past actions has received little attention yet in the literature, but would be highly useful in scenarios in which sensing can fail (e.g., due to occlusions) and the cost of not recognizing an action is high. In particular, we focus on one such application, involving a robot which should monitor if an elderly person with dementia has taken medicine. For this application, we explore how to combine detection of touches and objects, as well as how heat traces vary based on materials and a person’s grip, and how robot motions and activity models can be leveraged. The observed results indicate promise for the proposed approach.

  • Strömberg, Peter
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Klaesson, Markus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Vikten av en stark varumärkesindentitet inom en förändrad barbransch: En fallstudie på tre utvalda barer i Halmstad2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim with this study was to obtain an increased understanding of how bars work with their

    Brand Identity. A theory called Service Brand Identity stood as a framework for this study,

    based on all five dimensions. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with

    operational managers from three different bars and through observations of both social media

    and physical environment within the bars. The results show that all dimensions within

    Service Brand Identity played an important part in the creation of a strong Brand Identity.

    However, it was observed that the different dimensions can be ranked in order of importance

    in a service business.

  • Johansson, Sebastian
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Johansson, Alfred
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Location-based marketing lead to the door of thebrick and mortar store: A study for Swedish clothing companies2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The brick and mortar stores are decreasing their field of activity meanwhile online

    retail is increasing. Hence the purpose of this bachelor thesis is to examine if the clothing

    industries’ brick a

    nd mortar stores could change their down going trend by using both

    location-based marketing and the digital footprints of a customer as part of their strategy.

  • Öberg, Theodor
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Oldby, Marcus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Interactive Marketing: E-mail - Tomorrow´s Tool for Online Purchases2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to gain a better understanding of how customers behave with email

    and spontaneous online shopping and in which degree prospects or customer would be

    affected by functions in interactive e-mails.

  • Gesar, Hanna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Harrysson Hansson, Agnes
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Potentialen i att nyttja Business Intelligence i marknadsföring på sociala medier2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The social media development has made it harder for companies to understand their consumers.

    Companies are using Facebook and Instagram for their digital marketing strategies in greater

    extent today, but does all of them know what their campaigns on Facebook result in? Do they

    have knowledge about which people that really are interested in the published content on

    Instagram? This study aims to improve companies understanding about Business Intelligence

    and digital marketing. By examining how Business Intelligence is used among Swedish

    companies on social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, can the research question

    ”How can Swedish companies use Business Intelligence while conducting social media

    marketing?” be answered.

    Strategies using Business Intelligence on social media are showing through a qualitative

    method using individual interviews with three Swedish companies. The interviewees are at the

    forefront of the use of Business Intelligence in their digital marketing. The empirical chapter

    shows, among other things, that Business Intelligence gives companies more information about

    their consumers on Facebook and Instagram, which they can use to create customized content

    regarding their consumers interests. Additionally the result indicate that Business Intelligence

    is not as hard to use as companies think. The tools that are considered best are still free and

    there already exist a lot of data about companies consumers in organizations. When companies

    are understanding the importance of using the collected data from marketing campaigns it is

    easier to save money through analyzes and conduct strategies based on the information. This

    study shows that leaders from the younger generation have more knowledge about Business

    Intelligence which will affect the digital marketing strategies in the future.

    The use of Business Intelligence in social media marketing enables to create the content that

    the target audience are requesting. By creating content based on the audience interest and past

    engagement in marketing campaigns, companies messages can easily be understood and reach

    the right people. Using Business Intelligence in conjunction with social media can lead to

    reduced costs as companies will focus on the engaging content instead of using unnecessary

    money and resources to create non engaging content.

  • Gulliksson, Peder
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Riis, Jonathan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    A case study of IoT companies active in the Swedish market; online marketingstrategies and online communication2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how Swedish IoT companies use online

    marketing strategies and online communication to reach out to their prospects and customers.

  • Högström, Julia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Wallin, Ellen
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Programmatic Advertising: A Quantitative Study of Consumer Attitudes Towards Highly Frequent Online Ads2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Because of the adaptation to technological and social changes, the advertising environment is constantly evolving and today the central part of online advertising is called Programmatic advertising. It’s an automated media buying technique that involves targeting individual consumers in real-time. However, previous research shows that high frequency is one of the most important issues within programmatic advertising and not all ads bought programmatically is in frame of a good frequency. Furthermore, theories indicate that frequency influences consumers’ attitudes towards advertising, which lead to our research question: “How does high frequency exposure affect consumers’ attitudes towards programmatic advertising?” The purpose of this research is therefore to get a deeper understanding of how highly frequent exposure of programmatic advertising affect consumers’ attitudes towards it. We found that Irritation, Invasiveness, Likeability of relevance and Recognition are terms examined in previous studies related to individually targeted advertising or frequently exposed advertising. In order to carry out an explanatory research, we measured these variables including frequency with a quantitative survey and made statistical calculations such as correlation and regression analyses to see if our hypotheses were supported. The analyses indicated average causal relationships between Frequency and Irritation as well as between Frequency and Likeability of relevance whereas the causal relationships between Frequency and the other two variables were weak. We concluded based on our study that highly frequent exposed programmatic advertising is affecting consumer attitudes both positively with relevance, and negatively causing irritation. However, the relevance that comes with programmatic advertising generates a stronger feeling of likeability than of irritation. 

  • Nilsson Angelstedt, Amanda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Friberg Spetz, Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    The more the merrier?: A study of fashion followers on Instagram and their influence on purchase intention.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Andersson, Victor
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Tillit till Polisen: Individuella, Sociala eller Institutionella förklaringsfaktorer i de nordiska länderna och EU's medlemsländer2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Polisen ar den organisation som i fredstider har mandat att uppratthalla ordningen i samhallet. Vad som paverkar tilliten till polisen ar viktigt att veta eftersom okad tillit ger polisen okade mojligheter att bekampa brott. Den okade globaliseringen och ett mer transnationellt samhalle kraver samarbete mellan olika landers polis for bekampning av brott. Denna studie ar kvantitativ och undersoker individuella, sociala och institutionella faktorer som paverkar tilliten till polisen i de nordiska landerna och EU’s medlemslander. Studien visar att tillit till polisen i de nordiska landerna och EU’s medlemslander till stor del paverkas av de politiska systemfaktorerna ”grad av demokrati” och ”det politiska systemets mojligheter till effektiva och tillforlitliga statliga institutioner”. De nordiska landerna och EU’s medlemslander bor darfor varna om den demokratiska utvecklingen samt se till att det politiska systemet mojliggor att statliga institutioner bedrivs effektivt och tillforlitligt for att oka tilliten till polisen.

  • Andreasson Persson, Rasmus
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Ejesson, Johanna
    Halmstad University.
    MeDoc: En smartare medicindosa2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Lagerwall, Jakob
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Konceptstudie luftfilter2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is a concept study, done for the company Husqvarna Group AB,concerning a chainsaw air filter. In this study, research is done regardingalternative and improved solutions based on current construction.

    The thesis is the concluding course for the mechanical engineer program atHalmstad Högskola.

    Existing air filters on Husqvarna chainsaw are leaking unfiltered air, and accordingto the public, does not give a reliable impression. Therefore, the goal for thisproject is to analyse and then make suggestions on how Husqvarna in the futurecan improve the existing solution. To achieve this, relevant literature andmethods that have been used during education are applied.

    The project results in a concept called “kassett”, which meet the requirementsthat are built up during the way.

  • Cederholm Björklund, Jennie
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. Halmstad University.
    Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Swedish Agriculture2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 240 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Swedish agri-food businesses need to meet needs for a sustainable society withviable rural areas, increased demand for food and using the favourable situation due to futureclimate changes (Horizon 2020, Tell et al., 2016b). However the trend in Swedish agricultureis decreasing production and fewer farms as well as employees (Jordbruksverket 2017).Although methods for sustainable business model innovation (SBMI) exists, few Swedishagricultural businesses develop their business models. This study examine and understand whatis hindering SBMI in Swedish agricultural businesses.

    Research question: What are the barriers to sustainable business model innovation in Swedishagricultural businesses?

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore, illustrate and create understanding of barriersto development of sustainable business models in Swedish agriculture, and through conceptdevelopment contribute to research about sustainable business models in agri-food andagricultural sector.

    Method: The study is conducted with a qualitative research method, containing multiple casestudies, and analyzed with Gioia methodology. Primary data are based on semi-structuredinterviews with owners/managers of six Swedish agricultural businesses, whose businessmodels have developed during the past five years, and still do.

    Theoretical framework: Theories and methods about sustainable business model innovationand different types of barriers to this development are used. Since the subject in this studyconnects to both innovation, strategic business and change management, entrepreneurship andfamily business, as well as through the context also the ongoing building of the research areaagroecology, also this is discussed.

    Findings: Barriers are found and categorized in external, internal and contextual barriers toSBMI, where the main parts are internal barriers connected to mindset, cognitions, strategicmanagement and leadership. Swedish support system is an external barrier, and contextualbarriers, a new dimension of inherited barriers, involve ecological philosophical considerationsand socioemotional wealth.

    Value and Implications: This study is a piece of puzzle in the construction of knowledge aboutsuccessful strategic management and innovation in agri-food sector by giving increasedunderstanding of practically working with sustainable business model innovation in Swedishagriculture and illustrating barriers to this development. The academic contribution containsextended knowledge about barriers to sustainable business model innovation, and a developedmodel including this understanding. Implications for research and practice are to focus oninternal barriers, especially cognitive barriers and drivers in the process of developingsustainable business models and to study how Swedish support system can be developed tocreate sustainable business model innovation in Swedish agriculture.

  • GHORBANI, SONIYA
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Anomaly Detection in Electricity Consumption Data2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Distribution grids play an important role in delivering electricityto end users. Electricity customers would like to have a continuouselectricity supply without any disturbance. For customerssuch as airports and hospitals electricity interruption may havedevastating consequences. Therefore, many electricity distributioncompanies are looking for ways to prevent power outages.Sometimes the power outages are caused from the grid sidesuch as failure in transformers or a break down in power cablesbecause of wind. And sometimes the outages are caused bythe customers such as overload. In fact, a very high peak inelectricity consumption and irregular load profile may causethese kinds of failures.In this thesis, we used an approach consisting of two mainsteps for detecting customers with irregular load profile. In thefirst step, we create a dictionary based on all common load profileshapes using daily electricity consumption for one-monthperiod. In the second step, the load profile shapes of customersfor a specific week are compared with the load patterns in thedictionary. If the electricity consumption for any customer duringthat week is not similar to any of the load patterns in thedictionary, it will be grouped as an anomaly. In this case, loadprofile data are transformed to symbols using Symbolic AggregateapproXimation (SAX) and then clustered using hierarchicalclustering.The approach is used to detect anomaly in weekly load profileof a data set provided by HEM Nät, a power distributioncompany located in the south of Sweden.

  • Johansson, Alexandra
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Johansson, Evelina
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Revision: en studie av digitaliseringens påverkan på revisionen2017Student paper other, 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The digitalization has a fundamental importance for the business world and enables presentation of complete information in real-time. Digital technics contributes to allow that large amounts of data can be collected, interpreted, applied and developed, which result in radical development opportunities. The digitalization is an important step in the audit development process and leads to the use of digital tools and automatized technics in the audit work. Researchers have paid attention to the impact of digitalization on the audit. However, there is an absence of research in the field regarding how it impacts the audit reliability and the audit risk. That contributed to identify the study’s research question which is: Which impact does the digitalization have on the audit and how does it impact the audit reliability and the audit risk?

    The purpose of this study was to describe and understand the impact of digitalization on the audit, as well as how it impacts the audit reliability and the audit risk. The methodological starting point consisted of interpretivism with focus on hermeneutics, an abductive approach and a qualitative method. The collection of information consisted of literature in form of previous research within the field, while the collection of empirical data is based on personal interviews with four authorized auditors, three program developers, one informatics expert and one representative of the industry’s supervisory authority.

    The study resulted in that the digitalization has a positive impact on the audit due to its possibilities for efficiency, real-time information and a more comprehensive audit. The efficiency can lead to free time for analyzes, judgements and advisory. The use of digital technics makes that traditional processes can evolve, which enables that the audit can include review of entire populations, rather than sampling. The consequence of an increasingly digitalized way of working is therefore an increased reliability in the audit. Automatized processes and controls can result to make the identification of deviations more easy, which can contribute to reduce the audit risk. It is and will in the future be important that the auditor’s competence can be combined with technology tools and automatized processes to create better prerequisites for the audit.

  • Iddris, Faisal
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Examining the Research output of Lecturers in Selected Public Universities in Ghana2017In: 1st International Conference on Competency-Based Training and Research / [ed] Reynolds Okai, 2017, 208-215 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to examine the research output of lecturers in public universities in Ghana. A systematic literature review (SLR) was thus conducted to examine (a) productive researchers (b) subject area that attracts more research and (c) the type of research outlets for the teaching staff.  Scopus electronic database was searched using the keywords; “University of Education winneba”, “Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology”, “University of Cape Coast” and “University of Ghana, Legon”. Peer-reviewed articles written in English language were considered for the study. The analysis revealed that medicine, agricultural, biological sciences and environmental science contributed to 49% out of 27 subject areas analysed. The conclusion is that researchers in other fields of study need to increase their research output. In addition, As expected the analysis revealed that article constituted the largest type of publication (6477 papers, 85%)  and conference paper constitutes the fourth largest publication (243 papers, 3 %). The conclusion is that there is need for more conference paper presentation. Attending conference enables networking, collaborative research, and access to new knowledge, research topics and trends in a particular field of study. The general trend in number of publications indicates that publications from the four universities have been on the increase since 2003.

  • Curcic, Andrea
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Nathalie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Johansson, Frida
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Innebörden av medarbetarskap samt bidragande faktorer till en lärande, attraktiv och hälsofrämjande arbetsplats: En kvalitativ undersökning utförd på personalen på en mansdominerad arbetsplats2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The intention with this study was to study how the staff at a male-dominated workplace percive their employeeship, and also how what according to the staff contributes to a attractive- and healthpromotive workplace. The method for the study was of a qualitative approach with a focus on interviews. For the study nine semi-structured interviews were performed at a male-dominated workplace in Sweden, in which the interviewees were from three different departments of the leisure unit in a commune. The result for the study shows among other things that the staff viewed their employeeship as their own responsibility and that it was a contibuting factor for a attractive- and healthpromotive workplace. Furthermore there was also some uncertianties around the concept of what a health promotive workplace is and that there was different views amongst men and women regarding working at a male- dominated workplace. There was also different views amongst men and women regarding workning with the opposite sex. The conclusion for this study shows that employeeship for the involves fellowship and cooperation between coworkers but also that the employees have a responsibility of their own to contribute to an attractive and healthpromotive workplace. That learning and competence development happens between coworkers, rather that through training and courses. 

  • Svedberg, Simon
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Örnstedt, Adam
    Halmstad University.
    Johansson, Oskar
    Halmstad University.
    SlideitUp2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Johansson, Christoffer
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Oberlies, Karl
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    ModBin: Det smarta sättet att källsortera2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important in our society and recycling has never been as important as now. An important part of the environmental issue is recycling. In order to recycle more and better, the counties in Sweden are investing more money to get households to sort their waste property and regularly.   The aim of the project has been to develop a sorting station that will benefit and facilitate households need for recycling. Through close contact with Halmstad Energy and Environment and with market research towards households, a sorting station for the home has been developed.   ModBin is a project with many potential stakeholders and future cooperation’s with counties and retailers around Sweden.   By studying and discussing with experts in the area, we have developed a sorting station that differs from current solutions by giving the user the opportunity to create their own station according to their own needs under their kitchen counter. ModBin hides the edges of your plastic waste bags to give you a more organized sorting station, and the color-coded rings on each bin helps the user sort right.    Our concept is illustrated on our website modbin.se and is almost ready for sale to both customers and the retailers. If we can get a cooperation with more counties around Sweden, ModBin looks forward to meeting an exciting future.

  • Mickelsson, Sofia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Sjöberg, Johanna
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Rading, Sofia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att bygga broar mellan samhällets olika kulturer: En studie om inkludering av nyanlända barn och ungdomar genom idrott.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There is inequality between different groups in society in Sweden nowadays, which is a socialproblem. This study has been focusing on a sport association in the western part of Sweden,which is actively working with social inclusion with the aim to minimize this inequality. Thepurpose of this study was to illuminate which factors, from a leadership perspective, arecrucial for the creation of inclusion in their work with youth immigrants in a sport associationin western part of Sweden. The theories of social inclusion, social justice, empowerment andpedagogy of the oppressed has been used in order to interpret the results. The study has aninterpretative qualitative content analysis approach since the material was based oninterviews. The empirics used in the study was already collected by researchers fromUniversity West, the University of Gothenburg, and Halmstad University and was available asan electronic recorded material. The material consisted of an in-depth interview with the mainleader of the sport association and two group interviews with two females as well as two maleleaders. The interpretations of the result led to twelve categories that was divided into threethemes. The first theme, inclusive values, consists of the categories good relationships,familiarity with the Swedish language, knowledge of norms, community, respect anddiscipline and equality. The second theme, leadership skills and needs adjustment, consist ofthe categories "right" staff, commitment and responsibility, boundaries and needs-adaptedactivities. The third theme, good external conditions, consists of the categories goodeconomic conditions and more and better resources. To improve the social inclusion withinthe organization is it necessary to support and develop these factors. There should also bemore focus on involving parents in the association, to create a better balance between theleaders work life and their private life. The three themes interpreted from the result arerequired to achieve social inclusion.When it comes to future research it might be interesting to study other perspective of thesocial inclusion as well as. For example, the perspective of the youths, their parents anddifferent organizations of the society, such as local authorities, schools and police.

  • Ingheden, Felix
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Gabrielsson, Jonathan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    LV Filter: Ett partikelfilter för hushåll i mindre gynnsamma levnadsförhållanden2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    LV Filter is a product designed to provide drinkable tap water to households around the world. With a power source, the system manages itself with automatic cleaning. A safe and easy source of particle-free water. The product is intended as a complement to the client's product portfolio in order to offer a complete solution for water purification.

    LV Filter is developed in such a way that it can be manufactured in the country in which it is to be sold. This helps the product not only provide drinking water for households but also contributes to economic growth and job creation. In this way, one can contribute to a long-term change for both users and those who manufacture the product. Manufacturing is adapted in such a way that expensive and complicated methods will not be required to facilitate manufacturing in less developed places.

    The need that the product satisfies is imminent to a large number of people. The poor countries in the world are growing rapidly, so LV Filter can eventually increase the living standards of these people because they demand the absolute cheapest solutions and can not afford systems from the western world.

  • Fransson, Louise
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Larsson, Rebecka
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Lilja, Amanda
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att arbeta utan att synas: En kvalitativ studie om medarbetares erfarenheter om organisatorisk och social arbetsmiljö2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish citizen spends about 40 hours a week on his work, which affects health, both mentally, physically and socially. Despite the awareness that exists today about the psychosocial work environment, it is still a problem area. The Swedish Work Environment Authority released a regulation on organizational and social work environment in 2016 to reduce the risk of workers being exposed to an unhealthy working environment. Although the regulation is new, which creates an interest in how the individual employee experiences an organizational and social work environment. The aim of the study is to highlight experiences from an employee perspective on organizational and social work environment. The theoretical frame of reference is a combination of pedagogy and health whereas theories used are community of practice, holistic perspective, the health cross and salutogenic perspective. The study is qualitative where the material has been collected through three focus group interviews with a total of 14 employees, where the material has been analyzed through qualitative content analysis. The study is based on a constructivist approach to looking at knowledge to highlight the employees' experiences, where conclusions are drawn with abductive thinking. The result revealed three categories. Visible work but invisible employees where employees expressed low priority and adaptation requirements. Openness for a healthy working environment that showed that community affects well-being as well as the importance of communication for trust. Finally, a chance of recovery that revealed access to temporary work-force as well the possibility to take breaks during the day. Based on the results, it can be concluded that employees want the opportunity for a work environment that supports learning, development and well-being. Another conclusion is the possibility of recovery and that efforts from a salutogenic perspective can contribute to well-being and a sustainable psychosocial work environment.

  • Nilsson, Jakob
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Råsberg, Jonas
    Halmstad University.
    Ventus: Den balanserade cykeln2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Leto, Unni
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Elvhammar, Tove
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    ÅTERTRÄFF2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Olofsson, Amanda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Dahlman, Jonatan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Ändring av flerbostadshus från folkhemsperioden2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Broberg, Benjamin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Erlandsson, Daniel
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Beslutsfattande vid förvärv av bostadshyresfastigheter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Beslutsfattande innebär valet mellan två eller flera handlingsalternativ. Den som fattar beslut måste överväga fördelar och nackdelar med de olika handlingsalternativen som beslutsfattare ställs inför. Vid förvärv av hyresfastigheter ställs det stora krav på beslutsfattare eftersom det är en väldigt stor investering och det är många faktorer som påverkar beslutet. Problemet i beslutsfattandet beror dels på att det ställer stora krav på kunskap inom en rad olika aspekter. Det krävs kunskap inom bland annat marknaden på makronivå, fastighetsmarknaden och hyresfastigheters tekniska egenskaper.

    Tidigare studier inom beslutsfattande har delats in i två sidor, den normativa och den deskriptiva (French, 2001). Den normativa beslutsteorin beskriver enligt French (2001) hur beslut borde fattas och den deskriptiva beslutsteorin beskriver hur beslut faktiskt fattas (Simon, 1979). Utifrån den normativa beslutsteorin baserar beslutsfattare beslut på rationella beslutsunderlag för att nyttomaximera. Däremot tillåter den deskriptiva beslutsteorin att beslutsfattare inte alltid agerar fullt rationellt. Simon (1979) argumenterar om att beslutsfattares möjligheter att fatta rationella beslut begränsas eftersom beslutsfattare omvandlar ohanterbara beslutsproblem till hanterbara. Detta genom att beslutsfattare begränsar sökandet av alternativ och således letar efter ett tillfredsställande val istället för det optimala valet. Khatri & Ng (2000) genomförde en studie där det framkom att det intuitiva samspelet påverkar beslutsfattares beslut. Harung (1993) utförde en studie som indikerar att beslutsfattare litar mer på deras erfarenhet desto mer erfarenhet de har. Det är dessa påverkande faktorer av beslutsfattandet som inte har undersökts i någon större grad vid förvärv av hyresfastigheter som denna studie bland annat syftar till att undersöka.

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka vad beslutsfattare på privata fastighetsbolag baserar beslut på vid förvärv av hyresfastigheter samt skapa förståelse för vad besluten påverkas av.

    I denna studie har en deduktiv ansats valts vilket innebär att en teoretisk referensram har byggts upp av sekundärdata för att utgöra grunden till insamlingen av primärdata. Sekundärdatan utgörs av vetenskapliga artiklar, litteratur och andra källor som varit relevanta för studien. Vid utformningen av studiens intervjuguide utgick vi från studiens problemformulering och syfte. Genom att utgå från studiens teoretiska referensram och analysmodell kunde vi säkerställa att alla aspekter av vår problemformulering besvarades av respondenterna. Vid insamlingen av primärdata utfördes semistrukturerade intervjuer då det möjliggör en öppenhet och flexibilitet med utrymme för följdfrågor för att vidare fånga upp olika aspekter och nyansskillnader.

    Studien visar att beslutsfattare använder sig av fastställda kriterier som beslut baseras på vid förvärv av hyresfastigheter. För att kunna bedöma om en hyresfastighet uppfyller beslutskriterierna utförs fastighetsanalyser. Besluten påverkas av det intuitiva sambandet mellan erfarenhet, bedömningsförmåga och magkänsla. Studien visar att ju mer erfarenhet beslutsfattare har desto mer litar de på sin magkänsla. Denna magkänsla har visat sig ha en betydande roll vid förvärv av hyresfastigheter. 

  • Ulvdell, August
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Planeringsprocessen vid ROT-projekt: En jämförelse av två projekt2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Gruvberger, Åsa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Trossle, Charlotte
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Nursing.
    Barns reaktioner när en närstående är allvarligt sjuk.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Children need help to understand and manage when a close relative is critically ill or dying. The purpose of the literature study was to highlight children’s reactions when a close relative is gravely ill. The method used was a general literature study where ten scientific articles where analyzed and reviewed. The results were compiled in two themes: Experiences when life is threatened and To cope when life is threatened. Children with a critically ill relative are in great need of being met and supported by nurses in a professional manner. This is based  on knowledge and understanding of how children can experience, and how children cope in difficult situations like these. The results show that children take on great responsibility and often set themselves aside to help the ill and that many of the children experience the threat of loss as a constant fear. The result of the study can be used by nurses, in the clinical setting, who meet children with a critically ill family member to increase knowledge about the subject.

  • Spångfors, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Malformation in different species of benthic diatoms in three herbicide polluted streams in southern Sweden2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Målet med den här studien var att undersöka kiselalger och dess eventuella missbildningar i tre vattendrag i södra Sverige - Höje å, Skivarpsån och M42. Kiselalger används som bioindikator för vattenkvalitet i hela Europa, men de befintliga kiselalgsindexen visar inte eventuell förekomst av miljöfarliga ämnen. Det har dock visats att en förekomst > 1 % av missbildade kiselalger indikerar påverkan av miljöfarliga ämnen, såsom pesticider och tungmetaller. Denna studie är en av få som har undersökt kiselalgers missbildningar i vattendrag som är mer eller mindre påverkade av herbicider. Sex prov från varje vattendrag analyserades - kiselalger räknades och identifierades till artnivå och missbildningar dokumenterades och kategoriserades. Vattendragen delades in efter PTI (Pesticide Toxicity Index), där Höje å hade lägst PTI och ansågs minst påverkad av herbicider. Skivarpsån och M42 hade högre PTI, och ansågs därför ha en högre herbicidpåverkan.

    Det fanns en signifikant skillnad i missbildningsfrekvens vattendragen emellan, den kunde dock inte kopplas till PTI. Både Höje å och M42 hade > 1 % missbildningar. Skivarpsåns missbildningsfrekvens var < 1 % trots vattendragets relativt höga PTI. Det är möjligt att missbildningsfrekvensen bättre hade reflekterat PTI om herbicidprovtagningen skett någon månad tidigare, då herbicidhalter kan variera och kiselalger har visat sig kunna spegla ett vattendrags mående upp till tre månader bakåt i tiden. En annan förklaring till en varierande missbildningsfrekvens kan vara en lika varierande artsammansättning. Vissa arter är mindre “benägna” att missbildas än andra - ett prov som domineras av sådana skulle därför kunna innehålla få missbildningar trots eventuell miljögiftspåverkan. Det krävs dock ytterligare studier för att bättre förstå kiselalgers missbildningar i förhållande till herbicider.

  • Chakina, Marina
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Borgue, Olivia
    Halmstad University.
    Design of an instrument panel module for the passenger side of the functional generic rig used for cars collision tests2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Skoglund, Ted
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Berntsson, Peter
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Hur kan kapitalstrukturen se ut i ett onoterat fastighetsbolag och varför ser den ut som den gör?2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Bengtsson, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Bröchner, Josefine
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    DIGITALISERINGSTRENDER: En studie om hur digitaliseringen förändrar revisorns arbete2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Svennberg, Renny
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Torstensson, Mikael
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Kan korslaminerat trä effektivisera ett byggsystem: En jämförelse av flervåningshus i trä2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The construction of wooden multi-storey buildings creates issues with the acoustic environment. To meet Boverkets soundproofing requirements the solutions of today results in thick partition building components taking up potential floor space. Crosslaminatedtimber is a solid timber slab that can be manufactured in varying sizes and thicknesses. These boards can then be used as supporting elements in walls, ceilings and floors. This study investigates whether cross-laminated timber can be used to streamline the construction of multi-storey wooden buildings. In this comparative survey a reference building constructed by A-hus was used and current loads, sound insulation, use of floorspace and economy were analyzed. Four different alternative walls and one floor constructed with cross-laminated timber have been studied according to the above named criteria, and then compared with the reference building. The result indicates that a wall with 80 mm cross-laminated timber board has the load capacity required, improves sound insulation and saving 16 m2 of floorspace in the reference building valued to approximately 695,000 SEK in increased sales revenue. Using cross-laminated timber in the floor does not sufficient improve A-hus current construction system and should therefore not be interesting.

  • Spångfors, Helena
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Malformation in different species of benthic diatoms in three herbicide polluted streams in southern Sweden2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Målet med den här studien var att undersöka kiselalger och dess eventuella missbildningar i tre vattendrag i södra Sverige - Höje å, Skivarpsån och M42. Kiselalger används som bioindikator för vattenkvalitet i hela Europa, men de befintliga kiselalgsindexen visar inte eventuell förekomst av miljöfarliga ämnen. Det har dock visats att en förekomst > 1 % av missbildade kiselalger indikerar påverkan av miljöfarliga ämnen, såsom pesticider och tungmetaller. Denna studie är en av få som har undersökt kiselalgers missbildningar i vattendrag som är mer eller mindre påverkade av herbicider. Sex prov från varje vattendrag analyserades - kiselalger räknades och identifierades till artnivå och missbildningar dokumenterades och kategoriserades. Vattendragen delades in efter PTI (Pesticide Toxicity Index), där Höje å hade lägst PTI och ansågs vara minst påverkad av herbicider. Skivarpsån och M42 hade högre PTI, och ansågs därför ha en högre herbicidpåverkan.

    Det fanns en signifikant skillnad i missbildningsfrekvens vattendragen emellan, den kunde dock inte kopplas till PTI. Både Höje å och M42 hade > 1 % missbildningar. Skivarpsåns missbildningsfrekvens var < 1 % trots vattendragets relativt höga PTI. Det är möjligt att missbildningsfrekvensen bättre hade reflekterat PTI om herbicidprovtagningen skett någon månad tidigare, då herbicidhalter kan variera och kiselalger har visat sig kunna spegla ett vattendrags mående upp till tre månader bakåt i tiden. En annan förklaring till en varierande missbildningsfrekvens kan vara en lika varierande artsammansättning. Vissa arter är mindre “benägna” att missbildas än andra - ett prov som domineras av sådana skulle därför kunna innehålla få missbildningar trots eventuell miljögiftspåverkan. Det krävs dock ytterligare studier för att bättre förstå kiselalgers missbildningar i förhållande till herbicider.

  • Broberg, Elin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Jensen, Jennie
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Arbetsrelaterad stress: En kvalitativ studie om stress hos enhetschefer på socialförvaltningen2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Blid, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Massler, Patrick
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Den IT-forensiska utvinningen i molnet: En kartläggning över den IT-forensiska utvinningen i samband med molntjänster samt vilka möjligheter och svårigheter den möter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It is becoming more common to save data online, rather than on physical storage media. This brings many opportunities for you as a user, but also causes new problems, especially within the crime investigations. The problems in the combination of digital forensics and cloud services can be divided into two main categories, which are legal issues and technical issues.

    The legal issues primarily concern that the server that stores data and the owner of the server is typically based in a different nation than where the suspected crime is investigated. Most legal issues may seem easy to solve through law changes, but are more extensive than that, as both the consequences it may have for the cloud suppliers, as well as the benefits it may have for the justice system, must be taken into consideration.

    The technical issues often have solutions. However, many of these cannot be considered as realistic since the size of the required storage space, and the costs caused by it, are not proportional to what could be achieved. Most technical solutions also give rise to new issues in the form of ethical dilemmas as they require enhanced storage of personal information. To save more information and to possibly need to investigate information associated with a person who is not suspected of committing the crime intrudes the personal integrity.

    The cloud, however, also brings opportunities where the foremost for digital forensics is what is called Digital Forensics as a Service. This means that the cloud’s resources are utilised to solve resource related problems that had been significantly more time consuming to implement locally, as well as the opportunities for cooperation and expertise increase, in order to facilitate and enhance IT-forensic work.

  • Aftab, Mohammad Adnan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Biofuel, An alternative source for jet fuel in Aviation2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The transport industry is one of the fastest growing industries with the sector playing a significant role in negative impact on global warming and pollution through the emission of greenhouse gases. Aviation in particular, has enjoyed growth especially in the few decades. New airlines and aircraft manufacturers are coming up with different innovations and technologies to ensure they make the best possible environmentally friendly aircraft. The new main area of focus has been on how to come up with fuel that will reduce the greenhouse gas-emissions. The stakeholders in the same effort include developed nations like the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, Germany, and Canada among others. Energy providers as well as jet fuel suppliers are also making efforts to conserve the environment. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the area of biofuel in aviation by looking into various stakeholders involved in the efforts of the transition from fossil fuel to biofuel. The conclusion of this thesis is that biofuels are viable options in the aviation industries since there have been positive results in the tests made. 

  • Gupta, Shikhar
    Halmstad University.
    Village Electrification by the help of Solar Energy2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Ruzicka, Theophil
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Model based Design of a Sailboat Autopilot2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Griesebner, Klaus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Model-based Controller Development2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Model-based design is a powerful design technique for embedded system development. The technique enables virtual prototyping to develop and debug controllers before touching real hardware. There are many tools available covering the distinct steps of the design cycle including modeling, simulation, and implementation. Unfortunately, none of them covers all three steps. This thesis proposes a formalism coupling the model and the implementation of a controller for equation-based simulation tools. The resulting formalism translates defined controller models to platform specific code using a defined set of syntax. A case study of a line-following robot has been developed to illustrate the feasibility of the approach. The prototype has been tested and evaluated using a sequence of test scenarios of increasing difficulty. The final experiments suggest that the behaviors of both modeled and generated controllers are similar. The thesis concludes that the approach of model-implementation coupling of controllers in the simplest form is feasible for equation-based tools. This allows it to conduct the whole model-based design cycle within a single environment.

  • Strasser, Rafaela
    Model-based Evaluation of Fall Detection Systems2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Preventing human falls is an essential part of healthcare. Nowadays there is a strong interest in human falling detection systems. Recent publications use different cameras and sensor combination to detect falls. Unfortunately, the comparison and evaluation of different systems remains challenging. This master thesis proposes that the evaluation of falling detection systems can be effectively done through a virtual environment. Therefore, the transition between normal and falling behaviour is modelled kinematically. For modelling the virtual environment, data is obtained through a motion capture system. The system uses reflecting markers for joint detection. Thus, the position and rotation of body segments can be analysed. The thesis concludes that the models of the lower body are accurate. The upper body shows discrepancies compared to the motion capture data. The discrepancies accrue due to different movements betweenthe participants while capturing the same falling type.

  • Hagård, Jannie
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Rönneberga by: Kartläggning av en historisk ägonamnsmiljö2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I följande uppsats behandlas ägonamn i Rönneberga by. Syftet är att utifrån äldre karthandling tyda och lokalisera ägonamn, och därefter kartlägga ägonamnsmiljön i sin helhet genom en nyritad karta. Utifrån förekomna ägonamn i undersökningsområdet, plockas även eventuellt rättsindicerande namn ut. Karta ritas på underlag av en äldre karta i ritningsprogrammet OCAD, och metoden kan beskrivas som kalkering. Resultatet visar en miljö med namn som beskriver ägornas form, brukande, placering och intilliggande lokaler. Ägonamnen stödjer även historiskt material och tidigare studier om att det en gång fungerat som häradets tingsställe.

  • El Fatih, Ghizlane
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. År.
    PlugInPump: En förbättring av arbetsmiljön och produktionshastigheten vid tillslutning av pumpflaskor.2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This project is done in collaboration with the company Almén Cosmetic. Almén already operates an active production system mostly producing liquid products filled in pump bottles. Currently assembly of the pump bottles is done manually. This task is monotonous and is ergonomically wrong for the staff. Additionally, it is an obstacle for increasing the production speed, as the bottles are closed at the maximum speed the staff can handle manually.

     

    Plug In Pump is a project which addresses this problem with the aim of improving working environment and production speed. The company provided a list of requirements, which provided guidance for the solution, with the emphasis on safety, cost and surface area.

    Assembling the pump bottles is a problem you would like to automate using a machine. Considering that a machine can be manufactured cheaper when doing less work, it is preferable that the pump station is sorted to facilitate picking.

     

    After market research and evaluation of different concepts, it was clear that a linear module is the most suitable solution for the project. In addition, the pumps should be organized using a tray in the form of a rail.

     

    Two primary movements are required to pick a pump from a predefined position and then assembling it on the bottle. One movement in the form of a sideway motion and another in the form of a rotating motion. The sideway motion requires free movement in two dimensions. A linear module can be adapted to move a variety of dimensions.

    The linear module in this project is a two-axle consisting of two parts; machine rack and electronic control.

     

    The solution meets all the requirements that was set at the start of the project. In addition, it solves the problem with a good margin within the budget.

  • Blom, Ida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Amin, Raime
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Vi säger samma sak, men vi menar olika saker: Sex förskolepedagogers upplevelser av kommunikation med föräldrar med ett annat modersmål än svenska2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Arbete tar upp relationen mellan förskolepedagoger och föräldrar med ett annat modersmål än svenska och undersöker pedagogernas upplevelser av denna typ av kommunikation.

    Frågeställningarna i denna undersökning är ” I vilka situationer upplever pedagogerna kommunikationen brister? ” och ”Vilka åtgärder finns i situationer där kommunikationen brister? ” samt ” Hur upplever pedagogerna den egna kompetensen i kommunikationen med föräldrar med ett annat modersmål än svenska?

    Resultaten visar att den egna kompetensen brister när pedagogerna möter dessa föräldrar och flertalet pedagoger saknar detta i sin utbildning. Empirin är baserat på semi-strukturerade intervjuer med sex förskolepedagoger på kommunala förskolor i Storstockholm. Materialet är analyserat genom en kvalitativ tematisk analys där olika teman togs fram och som presenteras i resultatkapitlet. Arbetets teoretiska utgångspunkter som resultatet analyseras utifrån är det sociokulturella perspektivet och symbolisk interaktionism. Den vetenskapsteoretiska utgångspunkten är ett socialkonstruktivistiskt perspektiv.

    Eftersom resultaten visar att förskolepedagogerna anser att deras egen kompetens inte är tillräcklig och skulle önska mer fokus på kommunikation med föräldrar under utbildningen, är ett förslag till praktiska insatser att utveckla utbildningen till att möta detta.

  • Falk, Emelie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Gårdemark, Tina
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Effektivisering av byggprocessers logistikcykel: -Hinder och möjligheter med uthyrningsverksamhet2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • De Mol, Wouter
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Comparison and evaluation of the accuracy of accelerometers and gyroscopes for detecting gait events in a real life setting2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Persson, Magnus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Lönnqvist, Emil
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Leasing - en studie om hur en tillämpning av IFRS 16 kan komma att påverka företags finansiella rapporter och dess intressenter2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    En debatt som ständigt är aktuell inom redovisning är angående utvecklingen av företags finansiella rapportering för att öka transparensen av information till de externa intressenterna. Externa intressenter har ofta bara företags finansiella rapporter att grunda sina beslut, detta medför att en konsekvent rapportering är av stort intresse för dem. Rapporteringen av leasing är ett ämne som är aktuellt. Det finns för närvarande två former av leasing reglerade i IAS 17, finansiell och operationell leasing. Företag väljer ofta att utforma leasingavtal som operationella leasingavtal och undgår på det viset att rapportera sina leasingavtal som tillgångar och skulder vid tillämpning av IAS 17. För att utveckla en konsekvent rapportering väljer IASB att utge en ny standard gällande leasing vid namn IFRS 16. Standarden syftar till att endast ha en form av leasing och kommer ersätta standarden IAS 17. IFRS 16 är planerad att implementeras den 1 januari 2019.

     

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka vilka skillnader tillämpningen av IFRS 16 får på företags finansiella rapporter jämfört med IAS 17. Vidare är syftet också att undersöka hur dessa skillnader kan påverka företags intressenter. Syftet avgränsas till att undersöka skillnader i leasetagares finansiella rapportering och skillnadernas påverkan på dess intressenter. Undersökningen är relevant eftersom många företag använder leasing och en kommande förändring i redovisningen av leasing kommer således påverka både företag och dess intressenter. För undersökningen används fyra konstruerade typfall där varje typfall belyser olika effekter på företags finansiella rapporter vid tillämpning av IFRS 16. Typfallen analyseras därefter med relevanta teorier i form av bland annat principal-agent teorin och intressentteorin.

     

    Studien påvisar att tillämpningen av standarden IFRS 16 kommer öka företags tillgångar och skulder då de enligt IFRS 16 måste redovisa rättigheterna och skyldigheterna enligt leasingavtalet i balansräkningen. Vidare kommer värderingen av leasingavtal vid tillämpningen av IFRS 16 skilja sig mot IAS 17 då det inte tas någon hänsyn till vad det leasade objektet har för verkligt värde utan värderingen baseras endast på de diskonterade framtida betalningarna för leasingen. Ökningen av tillgångar och skulder kommer medföra att företag uppvisar en större risk i sina finansiella rapporter jämfört med om företag tillämpar IAS 17. Risken i företag ökar dock inte på grund av IFRS 16 utan standarden ger endast en förbättrad transparens av företags risker i de finansiella rapporterna, risken har hela tiden funnits i företagen men den har inte uppvisats i de finansiella rapporterna vid tillämpning av IAS17. Intressenterna kommer behöva förnya sina analyser av företag för att anpassa sig till IFRS 16 då alla företag som tillämpar IFRS och innehar operationella leasingavtal kommer öka sina skulder och tillgångar. Resultatet av studien påvisar att den nya standarden IFRS 16 ger en mer rättvisande bild av leasetagares finansiella rapporter i jämförelse med IAS 17. Implikationerna av skillnaderna i företags finansiella rapporter resulterar i att informationsasymmetrin mellan företagsledningen och intressenterna kommer minska, detta då de finansiella rapporterna ger en mer rättvisande bild av företaget till intressenter.