this report whets your appetite for viewing the full reports and your
observations are welcomed in the coming months.
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A consultant, Nicholas Woolf, was retained to guide the use of ATLAS.ti and to prepare reports.
Jennifer Rutner (Columbia University), Michael Maciel (Texas A&M University), David Green (ARL),
and Martha Kyrillidou (ARL) coded the profiles in detail.
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