Thematic Essays


What Is a Thematic Essay?

A thematic essay describes a specific theme in a piece of literature. thematic essays are generally written in three main parts: the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. There are five steps to follow in writing a thematic essay: Step 1: Examine the prompt A thematic essay is usually given in the form of a Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Gis Systems Article Review

"Esri Launches Story Map Journal App Contest For Students" The use of geographic information systems (GIS) when it comes to plotting or tracking anything that involves disparate locations is nothing new. However, the depth and breadth that newer GIS projects are taking in comparison to older ones just shows how far the field has come and how far it could truly go. In keeping with the renewed and revised commitment to strengthen the STEM subjects, those being science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is rendering in all relevant fields and at level of education. As one might imagine, this easily and… Continue Reading...

Research Approaches in Maritime Security

the field and subjected to analysis, notably qualitative and quantitative data will be considered in all fronts. thematic analysis will be obtained after classifying the data and establishing results based on the qualitative or quantitative nature in which they were collected. Data will be presented based on likely methods, like as themes and as graphs, charts, among others. The analysis will be done with conclusions and recommendations drawn for further use. The table below indicates how the various levels of the operations within the ports will be influenced by the (ISPS) Code in the case that it becomes successful.… Continue Reading...

Generational Differences in Social Media Usage

add columns to the data tables to accommodate coding for these. 4. Do the thematic coding in the theme code column modifying the table as needed to handle text that should be coded with multiple themes. 5. Sort the data by desired face-sheet data and theme code categories to look for patterns. 6. Validate the coding within a data table, correct and re-sort. 7. Merge appropriate data tables and validate coding across data tables (p. 3). Describe the specific codes, categories, and themes that emerged from the data using quotations as needed to emphasize their importance. 1st cycle: One of… Continue Reading...

Dome Of St Peters Basilica

Brunelleschi's Architecture The religious architecture of Filippo Brunelleschi in Florence in the early 1400s established a new Renaissance aesthetic by blending religious symbolism with mathematical and classical principles that he drew from visits to ancient ruins of Rome as well as from Vitruvius' De Architectura. This paper will describe how Brunelleschi's unique blend inspired a new movement in Renaissance architecture -- a movement that began with the Dome of the Florence Cathedral and stretched through to the production of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica under Michelangelo, whose plan was a kind of compromise between the Brunelleschi-inspired plan of Bramante… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Understanding

The following facts have been established with regard to preschoolers' cultural understanding, tolerance, influences and attitudes: • At the early preschool age, kids begin developing definite attitudes with regard to their own ethnic and racial group, and other ethnic/racial groups. • Toddlers are able to tell if people they interact with are different from themselves, and by the time they reach preschool, they are easily able to grasp negative stereotypes. • Caregivers' cultures, views and mindsets are readily adopted by preschoolers. Hence, a caregiver's views of other racial and ethnic groups may shape children's attitudes towards racial/ethnic minorities. • Early… Continue Reading...

Blood Of Tyrants George Washington and the Forging Of the Presidency

the problem he addressed by segmenting the book in a thematic manner, outlining the economic, political, expressive and tactical perspectives in the course of the start of the new America and how they were implemented by George Washington. One of the aspects that can be considered as significant data and omitted from the book that can challenge the validity of his thesis is the reliability of secondary data. Information used in the book obtained from eyewitnesses that delineate the thoughts of George Washington cannot be deemed as sufficient and can render information invalid. The author's interpretation is valid and… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

¶ … Elementary Special Education Teachers Place Value in the use of Technology Resources for Students? Alix Desulme Technology is an integral part of society. Students learn through use of technology like personal computers, tablets, and e-books (Garland & Tadeja, 2013). Computers can provide access to videos, documents, and other forms of data that students have the choice of absorbing via visual or auditory methods. Tablets provide the same access but with a light-weight, touch responsive interface. Technology investment within schools not only enables varied learning opportunities for students, but it also helps students discover or improve their own ability… Continue Reading...

My Life

Michael Jones and I was born on the 19th of March, 1998, in Hawthorne, California. I am currently eighteen years old and in my fourth year of college. My parents are Stephen Jones and Callie Jones. Our family comprises of my father, mother, brother and a sister. My brother's name is James Arnold Jones and my sister's name is Joanne Jones. I am grateful to have my siblings and both of my parents in my life alive and healthy. I do not have a great deal of memory about my early childhood, but my mom incessantly mentions that I was… Continue Reading...

Role Of Deuteronomistic History in Enhancing Biblical Undertanding

in the DH The unifying techniques DH employs are both structural and thematic means for this sprawling work. The use of chronology is an important unifying method used and for the first part, Deuteronomy to I Kings 8, DH counts a 480-year timeline reaching from the Exodus (Egypt) to the building of Solomon's temple. This system has its heart in the book of Judges. The other chronology is based on the reigns of kings of Judah and Israel, and it begins with Saul's reign (I Sam 13:1) and David (II Sam 5:4-5). It later continues in the book of Kings… Continue Reading...

Gender and Sexuality

Gender and sexuality are very important for activists, practitioners and policymakers. Gender and sexuality have a big significance in people's lives in today's society. Sexuality encompasses gender roles and identities, sex and sexual orientation, intimacy, reproduction, pleasure and eroticism. Its expression can be found in behaviors, thoughts, roles, relationships, values, attitudes, desires and fantasies. While all these expressions characterize sexuality, an individual may not express or experience all of them. Interactions between psychological, economic, cultural, legal, ethical, religious, spiritual and biological factors influence sexuality (Ilkkaracan & Jolly). The Link between Gender and Sexuality The Institute of Development Studies defines gender… Continue Reading...

Bringing Life to Art

works in a manner in which there are a number of thematic devices within them that become manifest to the viewer. Finally, the Met is displaying these works for the next several months which is suitable since, in the humble esteem of this writer, de Boulogne's works require a substantial amount of time to fully absorb. Thus, it is possible for viewers to return to compare and contrast the painter's technique in some of his more notable works. Upon initial observation, the Met's Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio, is somewhat overwhelming. There are approximately 50 works of this artist… Continue Reading...

History Of Old Testament Prophets and Kings

prophetic power. In fact, Elijah's life stories mirror that of Moses, creating a distinct thematic link between the two figures. Similar phenomena and experiences are attributed to both, including the spending of forty days and forty nights in the desert and seeing a pillar of fire. Most importantly perhaps to the development of early Jewish theology was the mutual insistence by both Moses and then Elijah that there was one and only one God, distinguishing the monotheistic faith from the polytheistic ones that still remained entrenched throughout the region. Likewise, Elisha is presented as a "guardian of the faith,"… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Assessment

Mathematics is closely connected to economics, commerce and business modelling, as well as systems for military weapons. Due to the widespread of its use, it was noted that students in the U.S. were beginning to perform a little worse in mathematics than children from other countries worldwide. Mathematical knowledge among citizens was considered a very important factor for a country to be a leading world power. Assessment activities have been a continuing focus of academic research for more than twenty-five years. In that period, there have been new tools developed. In addition, the curriculum has shifted its focus to the… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

Eye in the Sky presents a bleak portrait of drone technology and calls into question the norms of global counterterrorism and warfare. Technological tools of surveillance allow for targeted operations, aimed at known terrorists. These tools entrench existing hegemonies of power. However much drones are celebrated for reducing the numbers of casualties in counterterrorism units while simultaneously targeting top terrorism suspects, the effects of the drone strikes can be devastating on the local innocents, the civilians caught in the drone fire, and may even have some detrimental long-term effects such as increased acts of terror or reduction of the credibility… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

salutation, leave-taking and inclusion. It is penned in a thematic style, interspersed with numerous important words and phrases framed in a broader framework of ironical wordplay. On account of its repeated employment of conflicting parallels, its structure may be perceived as chiastic: Verse 14: a strict proclamation Verses 15-16: condemning idleness Verses 17-18a: condemning self-reliance Verse 18b: condemning brazenness Verse 18c: condemning a lack of spiritual sight Verse 19: a call to repent Verses 20: a call to communion and fellowship Verses 21: a call to be a part of Jesus's victory Verse 22: a call to listen to… Continue Reading...

Death and Faith from Existentialist Point Of View

Periechontology In order to understand the underlying concepts of faith with respect to philosophy, first it is important to understand 'philosophy' adequately. Jaspers was concerned about noting the originality and singularity of philosophy and he frames it as "to elucidate" (erhellen). As per Jaspers, this clarification or elucidation does not come to philosophers through an external agent but it happens by itself during the philosophical process and this happening is an innermost act. (Wildermuth, 2007). Philosophers understand the meaning and philosophy behind actions and things as they seek to explore hitherto mysterious, unexplained happenings and phenomenon. However, only a few… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and the Human Brain

Artificial intelligence has been at the center of many science fiction stories in the last fifty years. Some have become obsessed with proving or disproving the idea that computers can possess real minds, real consciousness. The latest take on this has been HBO's Westworld, a show about androids achieving consciousness. However, realistically many say this is an impossibility. While true artificial intelligence seems, unrealistic many have tried to actualize such a dream through AI projects and development of new, robotic technologies. However, will the goal of real consciousness derived from artificial intelligence be achieved in the future? Will humanity ever… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

Confucianism in Pre-Modern China Confucianism comes from the Chinese philosopher Confucius, after whom the philosophy takes its name. Confucius lived from the middle of the 6th century BC to the first part of the 5th century BC and was a teacher of the values of those who lived in the days of Chinese antiquity. For Confucius, the greatest years of the Zhou dynasty had come in the three centuries prior to his birth. The dynasty itself lasted for centuries following Confucius' life, though in a much different form from what came before. Confucius viewed the lessons of the early Zhou… Continue Reading...

Business Organization Questions

.....ethical dilemma you know of, and how it was dealt with by management. Recently, Harvard Business School itself was involved in an ethical scandal when it turned out its dean might be involved in a gross case of conflict of interest (Galani, 2016). Conflicts of interest similar to this one at HBS happen often in organizations of all sizes. I was recently made aware of a case in which a local organization experienced an ethical dilemma involving a conflict of interest. One member of the board of directors had previously served on the city council, and still retained strong connections… Continue Reading...

Child Studies

Does the ad contain any research-based evidence, or any evidence to substantiate its claims? If yes, what is the evidence? No, the ad does not contain any research-based evidence or any kind of evidence that is able to substantiate its claims. What is the overall concept related to the claim in the ad? (e.g., to improve some aspect of development, to increase well-being, to change behaviours, etc.). There are three general concepts associated to the claim in the ad. The first is that bright colors, textures and fun sounds that are exuded by the toy aid in the stimulation of… Continue Reading...

Women and Minorities in Leadership and Stem Annotated

Annotated Bibliography Byars-Winston, A., Estrada, Y., Howard, C., Davis, D., & Zalapa, J. (2010). Influence of social cognitive and ethnic variables on academic goals of underrepresented students in science and engineering: a multiple-groups analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57(2), doi:10.1037/a0018608 • This article explores how both social cognitive and ethnic variables can play a part in determining the academic goals of people and groups that are "under-represented" within the academic sphere. The groups centered on this study include Africa-Americans, Latinos, Southeast Asians and Native Americans. There were 223 people in the study and the study itself was centered on what… Continue Reading...

21st Century Isaiah Bible Christian

historical and political context. Taken sequentially or not, the books of Isaiah reveal a gradual thematic and theological shift that parallels historical events. In the 21st century, an author of a new issue of Isaiah would focus on the gamut of political concerns plaguing humanity, to show that the prevailing issues are similar to those faced by the original readers of Isaiah. For example, the author might point out that trans-national terrorism mirrors the dissolution of the geographically defined nation. Terrorism would then be reframed as part of God's plan to unite the world of believers via a vision… Continue Reading...

South African Poetry Analysis

Antjie Krog's Country Of Grief And Grace Antjie Krog (2000) uses metaphor and extended metaphor throughout the poem "Country of Grief and Grace" -- itself an exploration of existential crisis in South Africa, ravaged by apartheid and violence. Krog descends into this maelstrom to provide the reader a glimpse, a hope, a ray of light that beams through the sludge of hopelessness, despair and grief. Through her use of metaphor and extended metaphor, Krog constructs an alternate way of looking at the world in which she lives -- a framework that invites the reader to question the borders and boundaries… Continue Reading...

Loss Of a Loved One

bisexual and/or trans* people who have lost a partner: A systematic review, thematic synthesis and modelling of the literature. Palliative Medicine, 30(8), 730-744. doi:10.1177/0269216316634601 Bryant, R. A., Kenny, L., Joscelyne, A., Rawson, N., Maccallum, F., Cahill, C., . . . Nickerson, A. (2014). Treating Prolonged Grief Disorder. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(12), 1332. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1600 Fenge, L. (2013). Developing Understanding of Same-Sex Partner Bereavement for Older Lesbian and Gay People: Implications for Social Work Practice. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57(2-4), 288-304. doi:10.1080/01634372.2013.825360 Ingham, C. F., Eccles, F. J., Armitage, J. R., & Murray, C. D. (2016). Same-sex partner bereavement in older… Continue Reading...

Isaiah and Suffering Songs in Bible

between God and His people. Throughout what are not necessarily chronological but thematic verses, the theme of the Servant is explored in depth, suggesting a fundamental shift in religious consciousness regarding the relationship between God and humanity. Whereas the Christian worldview would later ascribe the Servant identity to Jesus, the Jewish worldview views the Servant as being the Jewish people (Brueggeman & Linafelt, 2012). One of the primary unifying themes of the suffering servant songs is the theme of human agency in the world: "God's work in the world is to be enacted by human agency," (Brueggeman & Linafelt, 2012,… Continue Reading...

Philosophy

of an end, specifically, what something is meant for (Cohen, 2006). thematic Analysis In accordance to Aristotle, the aforementioned four changes are necessitated to elucidate change in the real world. The full elucidation of any material change utilizes all the four causes. This paper discusses Aristotle's notion of final cause. This outlines why the efficient causes and formal causes undertake what they do. It is 'what' for the sake of why something is done. For instance, the final cause of a house is to provide shelter and accommodation for an individual. This explanation can be illustrated by the diagram below:… Continue Reading...

Individual Instructional Needs Of Students

Educators are faced with the challenge of dealing with each student's needs. Everyone needs a chance to grow, learn and face the challenges that are necessary for attaining excellence. There are always special needs children in each learning environment. Each of these students needs special attention because of their uniqueness in the learning process. Such learners may possess special gifts including learning potential and other talents. If such learners are attended to with an aim to nurture their special gifts, they are likely to make significant and special contribution to the communities that they come from and the world in… Continue Reading...

Intervention Plan for Carlos

The following multimodal evaluation procedure is recommended for Carlos: Semi-Structured Clinical Interview The foremost component of an informal evaluation of traumatized individuals entails semi-structured interviewing, in which the following details of the patient ought to be garnered: • Demographic facts • Employment history • Medical history • Educational history • Social history and • Several specific facts. Such an interview must be closely founded on minor and major trauma disorder facets (James, 2008). Particular questions to be posed to Carlos are linked to: • Trauma nature and level of exposure • Definite trauma integral to PTS (post-traumatic stress) symptoms •… Continue Reading...

Auteur Theory Application

film director that generates a distinguishing and unique way to film creation by means of visual autograph and thematic and storyline constancy. The auteur theory was instigated in the 1950s in France by directors such as Francis Truffaut who promoted an emphasis on the input made by directors with respect to their style and type of film. The conception of auteurs came about as a way of connecting films together by the precise director that made them, pointing out the various repetitive techniques employed and the stylistic manipulations in different film projects as a representation of the persona and… Continue Reading...

12 Angry Men Prejudice Vs Justice

show. In conclusion, Twelve Angry Men is a cinematic tapestry that interweaves various thematic threads and filmmaker techniques to deliver a work that is at once tense, gripping, and thought-provoking -- even as it takes place in a single room and consists mostly of talking. Lumet uses the setting, the feeling of claustrophobia that sets in, and the paradigm of prejudice vs. reason to move the narrative from the initial conflict (assessing guilt or innocence) to the later conflict (administering justice vs. carrying out personal vendettas). Works Cited Cunningham, Frank. "Sidney Lumet's Humanism: The Return of the Father in Twelve… Continue Reading...

Noir Film Double Indemnity and the Femme Fatale

-- the righteous and good Adam turning away from the law as a result Eve's charms. This same thematic device runs through Double Indemnity as Neff succumbs to Stanwyck's sexual charisma and allows himself to serve as her dupe. When he later takes his revenge by putting two slugs in her belly (a violent euphemistic twist on the sex act that would naturally end in procreation -- his depositing of his seed -- new life -- in her womb), the awful and tragic consequence of acting wrongly is spelled out plainly on the screen -- even if only suggestively… Continue Reading...

Child Development

Infancy is the stage between birth and two years of age. This stage is characterized by rapid physical growth than any other stage of life. Very interesting changes occur in this couple of years. Brain development also occurs rapidly at this stage. Prior to birth, the unborn baby has most of the brain cells, but not all. There is a very rapid development of the neural connections between the cells. Contrary to what most people think, the baby is not entirely helpless. It is capable of all the basic activities required to sustain life -- breathing, suckling, swallowing and excretion.… Continue Reading...

New Testament and Christianity

has today is after the ascension of Jesus Christ and the coming of new thematic teachings on his life, the death, and his likely resurrection. This is the period after the first century. Q4 The New Testament has varied kinds of texts including the local texts, the Alexandrian texts, the western texts, the caesarean texts, the Byzantine texts, and form of the western non-interpolations. All texts are critical to the development, the meaning, and the use of the New Testament in the form it has today. Q5 The main events of Jesus as described in the New Testament include… Continue Reading...

Film Juno Analysis

to clever writing, Juno is successful in spite of its thematic flaws because of its tone and style. Geared toward a young adult audience, the film is quirky with a protagonist who is frank and honest about herself and has a realistic outlook on life. For example, Juno's father mentions, "I didn't know you were that kind of girl," to which Juno responds, "I don't really know what kind of girl I am." Reitman addresses issues related to adolescent identity formation as well as issues related to gender. Juno sends an empowering message to young women about healthy identity… Continue Reading...

Digitalization to Enhance Customer Satisfaction at Apm Terminals

customers was conducted, keen on gathering information relating to customer satisfaction levels. thematic, descriptive, and statistical techniques were used to analyze the data. 1.8 Significance of the Study This study has significant implications for APM and the port industry as a whole. For APM, the study provides valuable counsel as far as digitalization is concerned. The study familiarizes the organization with how it can take advantage of digitalization to drive customer satisfaction. It is expected that the organization will pay greater attention to IT investments in an attempt to increase customer satisfaction. The findings of the study are valuable… Continue Reading...

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Literacy

Comic books have graduated from pulp entertainment to literature and even historiography. Their role in literacy development as both medium and message has become uncontested, with both traditional superhero comic books unique graphic novels being included in school libraries (Griffith 181). Whereas comic books were once derided when compared with non-illustrated texts, now educators, librarians, and sociologists recognize the value and importance of comic books as a pedagogical tool. Schwarz notes that graphic novels can "introduce students to literature they might never otherwise encounter," stimulate interest in reading in general while also providing substantive content for literary analysis (" Graphic… Continue Reading...

Developing Personal Epistemic Beliefs

Epistemology represents the study of knowledge. This applied to a philosophical context means understanding how an individual learns something, what the basis for genuine knowledge is, and what that knowledge signifies. Many interpret knowledge as true, justified belief, meaning a claim can be justified, the claim is true, and the individual believes in the claim. Over time such exploration of thinking has led to the formation of two main branches of philosophical epistemology. These are Rationalism and Empiricism. Empiricism states that the input from senses (experience and observation) helps a person find true knowledge. Rationalism on the other hand, emphasizes… Continue Reading...

Psy 620 Psychology and Cognitive Science Journals

Week 1 1.  Although I was familiar with the main ideas and technical vocabulary we encountered in this week's readings on learning acquisition and development in cognitive psychology, there are a few terms that are worth exploring in more depth or may be unfamiliar to some of my less educated peers. For example, Wiley & Dee (2011) use the term "mentalistic," which is not a commonly used word and is not even located in the Word dictionary. For example, the sentence they use is: "Mentalistic terms, such as belief and desire, were branded as superfluous and unscientific, and removed from… Continue Reading...

Digitalization to Enhance Customer Satisfaction at Apm Terminals

survey data. The interview data will be first transcribed and then subjected to thematic analysis to identify themes relating to the research topic. The survey data will be analyzed using SPSS version 17. The software will be specifically used to generate descriptive statistics as well as statistical tests. Descriptive statistics will involve averages and frequencies. For instance, the analysis will determine the proportion of customers that feel satisfied with the firm's customer service processes. As for statistical tests, correlation and regression analyses will be performed to determine the nature and magnitude of the relationship between digitalization and customer satisfaction… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

policing of gun crime in Europe was included because of its tangential, thematic relevance. Inclusion in this regard was wholly at the discretion of the researcher, who sought to limit the number of studies examined to a manageable figure while simultaneously acquiring enough content to be able to conduct an adequate and representative assessment. Methodological Considerations Beel, Gipp and Wilde (2010) have shown that articles obtained via Google Scholar rely upon academic search engine optimization (ASEO) codes for views, as the platform utilizes an interface that is simpler than those utilized by academic databases such as PubMed. As Schultz… Continue Reading...

Letter Serving As an Engineering Duty Officer

United States Navy 1000 Navy Pentagon Dear Sir/Madam With this letter, I would like to express my interest in serving in the United States Navy as an Engineering Duty Officer (EDO). I have a Masters Degree in System Engineering and recently graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Management in Environment and Social Sustainability. My motivation for applying for this opportunity is because I would like to give back to the United States for enabling me receive high-quality education. The opportunity to serve as an EDO in the United States Navy will help me to further develop my civilian education, experience… Continue Reading...

Solutions to Help Students with Disability

JAMES' CASE STUDY Case Study on James in IDEA Case Study on James in IDEA James is a six years old boy living with his parents in first grade. With his intellectual disability, he has been placed under special education classroom having 15 other students. James has some challenges related to learning due to the poor memory and delays in language development. One of the strengths that James has is that he is confident in school and is not easily frustrated. He can communicate effectively with adults but socializing with his peers is a challenge. One of the major challenges… Continue Reading...

Slp Module 3

...quizzes did you take? I took the Pakistan quiz and Cross-Cultural Work Scenario quiz. • Were you surprised at your score? No, I was unsurprised at my score as I have a fair amount of knowledge pertaining to the cultural requisites of diverse nation with regard to business and work. Further, I am fairly well-informed of numerous nations' basics and this facilitated my completion of the aforementioned quizzes. • What strengths do you think you have in the area of inter-cultural awareness? One can safely state that intercultural awareness is a mainstay of communication. This idea encompasses the following two… Continue Reading...

Engineering Websites Of Three Colleges

.....doubt, I would think, between the two of us that Tulane University is a great institution that has proven time and time again how elite and adept it is at developing and teaching the leaders and workers of tomorrow. Whether it be engineers, scientists, mathematicians or other people that enter and then work in the STEM space, our curriculum is certainly better than most. Even with that, it is important to compare, consider and contrast how we present ourselves on the Tulane website and how this compares to universities of similar size and scope. We must always make sure that… Continue Reading...

Classroom Observation

Introduction It is easy to assume that a comprehensive decision making theory gives a reliable basis for an observation scheme for a classroom. However, it is apparent that even though the practical and theoretical ventures overlap in many respects the core of the theoretical tenets are fundamentally variant. They are broader in some respects and narrow in others. The deterrents of real time implementation are significant and thus the scheme of analysis is fundamentally different from the theory frames that led to (Schoenfeld, 2013. At the onset, I believed that teaching was about spending 8 hours teaching and having a… Continue Reading...

How Artists Drive Gentrification and Political Issues

.....gentrification" was first coined in 1964 by sociologist Ruth Glass, who commented on the changing "social character" of districts in London (Smith 1996, 33). Glass critiqued the process of gentrification, however inevitable it might seem to a realist, on the grounds that it threatened to undermine social welfare. Gentrification cannot be discussed without reference to the intersections between race, class, and power. However, gentrification may be an unreasonably maligned concept and term. Artists have consistently and historically stood at the forefront of gentrification, as the earliest pioneers of urban gentrification around the world. Ironically, though, artists have frequently been framed… Continue Reading...

Multivariate Statistics Compare and Contrast

Multivariate Techniques There is a number of mathematical and statistical tools that businesses use to survive and thrive in their respective markets. Some of the math involved is quite simple and basic. Examples of such basic operations would include percentages, standard deviations and so forth. However, there are some fields and realms where much more intricate mathematics are involved and statistics would be a common example of such a complex method. This brief report shall specifically cover the use of multivariate statistics. Three of the more common manifestations of multivariate statistics are factor analysis, cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling. While… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

in a realm of impossible wonders where dreams turn real, wounds never kill unless they bear a thematic charge, 'perpetual-motion editing' keeps sorcerers and combatants pin-wheeling and sweeping through the air for minutes on end, spells work, honor matters, style and skill are one, and every action and skill is an expression of good or evil. (Mast, Kawin 500). Hong Kong's own history as a city that grew up under the shadow of England's opium trade bears a significant mark on all those who travel through its place. It has been allowed a certain independence in terms of financing… Continue Reading...

Socioeconomic Status, Family Structure, and Parental Involvement

Socioeconomic Status, Family Structure, and Parental Involvement: The Correlates of Achievement Eagle, Eva Do class/socioeconomic status, the attention of a parent, the working patterns of the mother, and familial structure have any impact on a student's academic performance? This particular study seeks to, specifically, describe "the relationship between educational attainment and the components of the SES index as used in the National Longitudinal Surveys conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics." The 1980 High School and Beyond senior cohort was utilized in the undertaking of this study, with more than fifty eight thousand high school seniors and sophomores (1980)… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

Organized Psychology’s Involvement in the Eugenics Movement The eugenics movement that began in the United States during the 1920s reached a brutal extreme with the Nazis’ experimentation with improving the racial stock of human beings through controlled breeding, and this movement would have significant implications well into the 21st century (Sutton, 2015). Many practitioners today, though, may be unaware of organized psychology’s role in contributing to the eugenics movement during the 20th century (Newhouse, 2016). To gain some new insights into this issue, this paper reviews the relevant primary and secondary literature concerning organized psychology’s long involvement in the eugenics… Continue Reading...

Career Counseling Plan for Middle School Students Essay

A Practical Comprehensive Career Counseling Plan for Middle School Students Thankfully, dreams can change. If we'd all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses. – Stephen Colbert Many young people have a general idea about what they “want to be when they grow up,” but as the epigraph above makes clear, these ideas tend to change over time as they learn more about the world and what types of occupations are available to them. To this end, career counselors can facilitate this process by helping students learn more about their viable career choices… Continue Reading...

Aristotle and Plato on Aquinas’s View Of the Soul

The Greeks believe that the soul is an essential part of the body since it gives it life. The soul thinks, feels, and chooses[footnoteRef:1]. The interaction between the body and soul influences one another giving rise to the concept of dualism. They also view the soul as a simple form without any parts. Plato postulated that the soul is separated from the body and while the body degenerates, the soul leaves to form another life at death[footnoteRef:2]. Contrastingly, Aristotle considered the soul as a ‘form’ that cannot exist without the body. The following study explicates Aquinas’s views of the soul… Continue Reading...

Lillian Hellman Biography by Kessler Harris

Alice Kessler-Harris places the illustrious life of Lillian Hellman into historical and cultural perspective in A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. The book does not follow Hellman’s life chronologically from her birth to death, but thematically instead. Kessler-Harris almost seems to be using Hellman as a symbol of her times, or a window into how America navigated important changes. As she states in the introduction, “Hellman’s life seems to me to so deeply encapsulate many of the twentieth century’s challenges,” (Kessler-Harris, 2013, p. 4). Feminism and communism play the most important roles in Hellman’s life, as… Continue Reading...

Gospel Of John Vs Synoptic Gospels

“I AM” sayings found in John. The “I AM” sayings are unique to John’s Gospel and build on the thematic conception of God as Yahweh, “I AM Who AM.” Indeed, this expression “I AM” was very important to the Jews and was not even supposed to be uttered, because it was the sacred name of God given to Moses. When Christ self-identified as “I AM” to the Pharisees, they were outraged and considered Him a blasphemer—but in truth as John shows Christ was simply asserting His Divinity as the Logos. As Towns (2002) notes, Christ was distinguishing between Himself… Continue Reading...

Channel Member Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan Marketing plans can vary in complexity from fairly basic to very complex. There are several types of layers that may or may not exist, depending on the situation. Some of those important layers will be discussed in this report. Indeed, there are items to decide and decipher that include channel design strategy, exclusivity agreements and how best to handle the transportation and display of the product. When it comes to bringing the goods to a point of sale, this would include how the goods get there, who gets them there, who will state the items, when that will… Continue Reading...

Letter Of Recommendation for Manager

I am pleased to recommend Mark for employment. As co-manager of Mark at BAM, I had the great pleasure of having him as an intern. He has served as our go-to Head of Risk Management (as well as quantitative researcher) at BAM Asset Management—an independent investment management company in charge of € 1.2bn AUM that offers investment solutions to institutional investors. As Head of Risk Management, Mark has been tasked with focusing his group on capital preservation and the generation of risk-adjusted returns on a sustainable basis. In my estimation, as an intern at BAM, Mark has performed considerably well.… Continue Reading...

Universal Preschool - Government Support and Financing

Part 1 The growing relevance of Universal preschool education across the world is a pointer to its relevance. I am of the opinion that the government should support and finance preschool education via grants whose payment is made to not only public, but also private sector educational providers. This is a model that has already been tested, tried, and applied in Great Britain. Studies conducted on this front have demonstrated that the relevance of preschool programs cannot be overstated when it come to the social development of children (Swiniarski, 2007). Here, these programs have a positive impact in the enhancement… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Learning

for a test, I would organize the notes into thematic or chronological order. Similarly, I prefer to use Precision as a learning pattern. Given my predilection for precision, I allowed myself to be methodical in my work, taking pride in generating accurate answers and correcting errors. This helped in group learning assignments in which I was able to work well with classmates that were less oriented towards precision. Challenges Faced As a strong-willed learner, the challenges I will face mainly have to do with working with people who are less highly motivated. As someone who appreciates both Sequence and… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

Executive summary Contemporary Biotechnology has produced considerable contribution to the global farming and health sector. Advancement of several medicines, numerous pharmaceuticals, vaccines making use of recombinant DNA technology has made biotechnology a multibillion dollar global industry. Additionally, PCR centered diagnostics has additionally materialized as a crucial element of the health industry. Because vast majority of the Islamic nations have their economies centered on farming, biotechnology has therefore enormous potential to improve efficiency. The need of meals in Islamic nations over the last 2 decades is predicted to improve by nearly half. That boost is going to have to come via… Continue Reading...

Leadership Practice and Student Success

Introduction This paper is mainly a narrative report of the model whereby we evaluate and contrast the evaluation instruction and also review the principals’ function in endorsing efficient schooling by concentrating on two elements: leadership practice and student success. Both of these elements hold a number of essential components that frequently appear as independent factors in other evaluation models. For instance, whilst some techniques leave out stakeholder suggestions, one can perceive it as being proof of leadership practice. Similarly, the learner outcomes component includes numerous measures as well (New Leaders, 2012). Whilst there's substantial debate concerning the “right” weights for… Continue Reading...

Closing the Achievement Gap

Introduction There is much to be said about the achievement gap. Indeed, there is an alarming chasm between top performers and many others that are further down the scoring and achievement spectrum. The most disturbing part of the problem is that the gaps are often along income, racial and other pronounced socioeconomic lines. As with any other problem, there are possible interventions that can be used to curtail and prevent this problem from getting larger and harder to manage. The interventions that were sought and found for this literature review were found in academic databases such as EBSCO. As one… Continue Reading...

Information Involving Curriculum Development

Introduction An educational institution’s curriculum comprises every experience encountered by a pupil under the institution’s direction. All academic systems’ curricula are designed based on societal needs. Thus, owing to society’s dynamic nature, curricula are dynamic as well; educational institutions normally alter their curricula every once in a while. In this paper, the process of math and English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum development will be addressed, with the following curricular development stages highlighted: determining scholastic aims and goals, determining desired pupil learning experiences, organizing and testing the designed curriculum, implementing it and curriculum evaluation. Further, it will deal with… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Plan and Integrated Unit

Part 1: Curriculum Plan Paterson Public School is one of the most diverse school districts in New Jersey with the main goal of educating children and young people in the region. The focus of this school district is to help children and young people from diverse backgrounds and settings to become proficient in their various fields of study. An important aspect towards achieving this goal is ensuring the professional development and enhancing instructional leadership of teachers. Similar to other school districts, teachers in this school district are required to identify and utilize suitable teaching strategies that help in enhancing the… Continue Reading...

Meaningful Usage Of Health Information Technology Hit

Abstract Meaningful use constitutes a key health information technology project driver as it impacts all players in the health care sector. By 2016, 95% of hospitals has demonstrated meaningful use of HIT through the CMS HER programs. Meaningful use achievement has appreciable effects on extent and long-run health information workflows. HIT acceptance and implementation necessitates substantial state support, robust federal support, and an alliance between state governors, Medicaid officers, and state CIOs (chief information officers) joining hands across and within borders for ensuring state-developed governing regulations and technological infrastructures jointly support the Act’s spirit and effect intra- and inter- state… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Adoption Best Practices for Curriculum Materials Selection Processes

The Curriculum Committee is in charge of the curriculum selection process; it ensures the choice of subjects and their content for any given curricular program is assessed (Briars, 2014). Identification of individuals who will form part of the curriculum committee varies in its scale. The committee aims at initiating a generic collaborative process. The committee’s foremost duty is mapping and describing the current curricular matter utilized by schools or school districts. Evaluation of either extant district academic material or those put forward for potential adoption necessitates digging deeper and paying attention to content relevance and instructional design nature. Here, discrete… Continue Reading...

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Analysis

novel Mrs. Dalloway contains many of the hallmarks of the author’s style and thematic concerns, including a critique of gender roles and concepts of mental illness. Protagonist Clarissa, the eponymous Mrs. Dalloway, reflects on the trajectory of her life. Self-reflection is a lens through which she develops a cogent critique of the entire social system in which she lives. Clarissa’s reflections, catalyzed by her observations of men and women in her social circle, comprise a pessimistic point of view. Septimus’s suicide then highlights the fact that there is no way out of the patriarchal structure; there are only ways… Continue Reading...

Research Design in Psychology

1. An operational definition helps the researcher maintain both internal and external validity. The researcher clearly defines terms, and shows how each variable is measured. In this way, concepts that are otherwise abstract like intelligence can be operationalized. Intelligence needs to be operationalized because the researcher needs to show what specific type of intelligence is being measured, and how. An operational definition is “the particular method that we use to measure a variable of interest,” beyond the theoretical definitions that can be applied later (“Conducting Research in Social Psychology,” n.d., p. 1). Whereas the theoretical definitions of intelligence can be broad, like… Continue Reading...

Bitcoin Essay

The finance world is finally abuzz with news of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. What are cryptocurrencies, and what do potential investor need to know about them? This bitcoin essay offers a brief background of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, also referring to the blockchain software that underlies them. Then, this bitcoin essay explores what financial analysts say about the viability of bitcoin as an investment. Finally, this essay will how and why people purchase bitcoin, as well as how bitcoin can be used as both currency or as investment. Because they are taking the financial world by storm, is important to… Continue Reading...

An Age Of Revolutions in Europe and America

of the Citizen are historical and cultural, rather than thematic. Mainly, the French document focuses more on the “rights of man,” whereas Jefferson’s declaration is more political in tone. Both refer to the importance of individual rights and freedoms, but the Declaration of the Rights of Man is more reactionary against the French monarchy than it is constructive of a new form of government. 5. Based on the same principles that undergirded the French Revolution, the Haitian declaration of independence from France ironically echoes the Enlightenment values that helped France eventually overturn centuries of oppressive monarchic rule. With Jean-Jacques… Continue Reading...

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange (currency) that is digital in form, non-governmental, and relies on cryptography for its security (Investopedia, 2018). It is the latter component of the definition that gives cryptocurrency its name. The vast majority of currency in the world comes in the form of exchangeable units that are issued and have their value controlled by governments. Nations will either allow their currency to float freely on the market, where the value derives in part from supply and demand, and is backed by the ability of that state to raise revenues. These are considered to… Continue Reading...

Five Principles Of Management

In the contemporary age, management theory pertaining to proper management practice has undergone evolution. The ‘classical’ theories of management cropped up somewhere during the early years of the previous century. They include the scientific model of management that deals with matching activities with individuals for maximizing efficiency, and the administrative theory of management that emphasizes the identification of principles to help formulate the most effective management and organizational system. The behavioral theories of management were proposed prior as well as subsequent to World War II, and revolve around the way leaders ought to control and lead employees for achieving improved… Continue Reading...

Understanding by Design Instructional Planning Framework

Part 1: Understanding by Design - Stage 1 Established Goals: What content standards and program or mission-related goals will this unit address? The mission related-goal to be addressed in this unit is to enhance students’ ability to make sense of problems and work towards solving them. In this regard, the relevant ISTE Standard to be addressed in this unit is Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation. Additionally, the unit will address Pennsylvania’s Common Core State Standard CC.2.3.2.A.2 for Mathematics. What standards, competencies, and outcomes will this unit address? Based on PA’s Standard CC.2.3.2.A.2, the competency to be addressed in this unit… Continue Reading...

Adhd in the Classroom

For a student with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), a teacher’s plan for best practices should include behavioral and cognitive approaches that target the learner’s IEP goals and help to ensure a positive experience in the classroom. Students with ADHD are identified as learning disabled because of “deficits in the acquisition of specific academic skills” in their overall ability to learn in traditional ways (Clarfield & Stoner, 2005, p. 246). To help these students overcome the challenges associated with their learning disorder, Pfiffner, Barkley and DuPaul (2006) point out that teachers should consider alternative approaches to instruction—namely: “school-based interventions should… Continue Reading...

Criminology and the Use Of Statistical Evidence

manner it can be promoted. Its basis of evidence is qualitative (i.e., content-related, conceptual or thematic) rather than statistical and empirical (i.e., data that can be measured, quantified and verified through testing). Broken Windows Theory is one example of criminological theory that was based on qualitative assessments rather than on statistical data (Jean, 2008). While the theory has been embraced over the years since it was first developed, other researchers have shown that statistically the data does not always support the theory. However, data can also be used to manipulate findings—i.e., a bias can be introduced into the research… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Whole Number Computation

Whole-Number Computation Equal-groups math problems can be delineated as word problems where an individual is given a number of equal groups, and then the task is to find the missing number within the problem. In other words, equal-groups are groups that comprise of the similar number of equivalent items. To simplify the understanding of these questions, a full equal-groups math problem comprises of three different parts including the number of groups, the number of items contained in every group, and the total number in all of the groups. The following formula makes it possible to comprehend how to comprehend these… Continue Reading...

Personalized Learning Assessment

Since this personalized learning plan under construction is meant to be as practical as possible, it is guided mainly by two theories as previously mentioned; the Multiple Intelligence theory and constructivism. Constructivism theory in this instructional unit considers learning as an active and constructive process. On the other hand the Multiple Intelligence Theory in this unit will focus on logical-mathematical intelligence since students will use knowledge from the learning material to engage in reasoning and critical thinking for problem solving (Philips H., 2010). The assessment will assume three main approaches; a pre-test, a formative check, and a summative assessment. Pre-test… Continue Reading...

Symbolism in My Papa's Waltz

abuse, which combined with the metaphor of the dance, convey the narrator's pain. The thematic message is the struggled that the boy has to still live his father, even when the father's actions make doing so difficult ("waltzed me off to bed still clinging to your shirt").. I believe the poem is being told in retrospect. The narrator describes the waltz not just as metaphor but how he tried to rationalize the events at the time, but today looks back and paints a clear picture of abuse. The narrator is trying to reconcile these memories with the idea of loving… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

The Nature of the Book Trade between China and France Introduction In the past, it was apparent that the Chinese government’s approach to matters culture and art did not significantly differ from its stance on a variety of other factors that involved various internal affairs of the nation. However, while it may have exercised some control on the distribution aspect of culture and art, it has largely remained ineffective as far as control on the consumption front was concerned. In general terms literature has always been an important item of culture and art. In recent times, more and more current… Continue Reading...

Robin Thicke Song Versus Porgy and Bess Song

Interestingly, the opening line of “Blurred Lines” is “Everybody get up,” which has a thematic similarity with the theme of “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down.” Both songs have lyrics that are almost purposely simple, with “Blurred Lines” about flirtation and “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down” an expression of pure simple joy of being alive. “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down” refers in part to the romance central to the Porgy and Bess story, whereas “Blurred Lines” is about more impersonal sexual encounters. Whereas “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down” is one song from a cohesive musical story, and cannot be rightfully… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Informatics

et al. (2016). Self-monitoring blood pressure in hypertension, patient and provider perspectives: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. Patient Education and Counseling 99(2): 210-219. Goel, M.S., Brown, T.L., Williams, A., et al. (2011). Disparities in enrollment and use of an electronic patient portal. Journal of General Internal Medicine 26(10): 1112-1116. Irizarry, T., Dabbs, A.D. & Curran, C.R. (2015). Patient portals and patient engagement. Journal of Medical Internet Research 17(6): e148. Sarkar, U., Karter, A.J., Liu, et al. (2010). The literacy divide. Journal of Health Communication 15(2): 183-196. Sarkar, U., Karter, A.J., Liu, J.Y., et al. (2011). Social disparities in… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood’s career spans more than six decades, and is one of Hollywood’s few luminaries that is equally as renowned for his acting as his directing. Born in 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood’s formative years were spent during the Great Depression, during which his family moved around in search of work. Eastwood has one younger sister (“Biography: Clint Eastwood” 1). Eastwood worked a series of odd jobs, mainly manual labor, until he was drafted into the army in 1950. During his time in the Army, Eastwood proudly recalls how he managed to skillfully avoid combat in the Korean War by… Continue Reading...

Atheism Vs Theism According to Mccloskey

Responding to McCloskey McCloskey conflates argument with proof because theists take the argument as proof—i.e., as something that cannot be refuted. For McCloskey just because they cannot be refuted does not mean that one has to accept that a deity is responsible for all creation. It is a leap of faith, in other words, that McCloskey is unwilling to take. For Foreman in “Approaching the Question of God’s Existence,” it is a leap of faith that one must take because it is reasonable, for instance in the face of the existence of evil, to surmise an opposite force of good… Continue Reading...

The Art Of Michelangelo

Christian Artist: Michelangelo Michelangelo’s David (1501-1504) is an example of a work of sculpture by an artist who confessed Christianity and in fact took great pleasure in reading Scripture as well as other religious writings, such as those of Savonarola, a famous reformer in Italy (Vasari, 1998). Michelangelo sculpted, painted and designed architectural works during the Renaissance in Europe. He was commissioned by the Pope to paint the Sistine Chapel Ceiling as well as the sanctuary wall of the chapel where The Last Judgment can be seen. Michelangelo also sculpted the Pieta—but in this paper, his David will be discussed.… Continue Reading...

Decision Theory

Decision Theory Part One: I tend to be risk-neutral, as much as possible, but like most people I can be a little bit risk averse. The situations in which I am most risk averse are those when taking the risk does not have a payoff that makes the risk worthwhile. This is probably closest to the minimax approach. For me, risk is very much situational. There are a few variables that I take into consideration. The first is information. How much information I have will govern the amount of risk I'm willing to take in a situation. Even where I… Continue Reading...

Online Statistics and Probability Theory

Online Statistics Part 1 Probability theory is an aspect that is applicable on an everyday basis. A particular situation in which I may use probability theory to reach a decision in public management is to investigate equal employment prospects within the organization. For instance, there is a need to assess whether the organization hires women in the same manner as men, especially in positions that do not necessitate certain gender traits. Therefore, in this case, probability theory can be beneficial in probability theory, specifically Bernoulli process. That is, a process can either generate two possible outcomes, which are male or… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

times. The critical constructs are specifically underlined and created towards instituting the main thematic processes and means of change within the management practices indicated. Bladder retraining and biofeedback are critical methods that have been used as interventions against the condition. The use of the methods while incorporating other models underlines the importance of a proper functional process that can lead to more success for the patient. Bladder retraining can help patients to cope with IC over an extended period of time (Pang & Ali, 2015); however, it can also provide them with discomfort during the actual training period, especially… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

are specifically underlined and created towards instituting the main thematic processes and means of change within the management practices indicated. Bladder retraining and biofeedback are critical methods that have been used as interventions against the condition. The use of the methods while incorporating other models underlines the importance of a proper functional process that can lead to more success for the patient. Bladder retraining can help patients to cope with IC over an extended period of time (Pang & Ali, 2015); however, it can also provide them with discomfort during the actual training period, especially if they are not… Continue Reading...

Educational Platform Development

Abstract This paper is a reflection on the aims of education, the image of the learner, the image of the teacher, the value of curriculum, and pedagogical ideas. The paper discusses how education is important not just for students but for the whole community. It shows how teachers and parents must work together to provide a positive example for students, and how teachers and administrators can form a collegial culture for guidance and support in the school. Keywords: educational platform, educational experience, pedagogy, school administration Educational Platform Development Education is an important aspect of life not just for students but… Continue Reading...

Theory Of Knowledge in Math and Science

Name 4 Name Professor Class Date: Theory of Knowledge “Without the assumption of the existence of uniformities there can be no knowledge.” One of the presumptions of acquiring knowledge, particularly knowledge in a scientific or mathematical context, is that there must be causal relationships that can be observed or intuited between different phenomena. Human beings base their behaviors on this presumption on a regular basis. We wake up in the morning to the sound of an alarm clock and assume we can shut off that alarm using that particular button because we did so on previous occasions. We do not… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast the Lottery and the Rocking Horse Winner

that befuddle human beings and make human societies complex and contradictory. Short stories can achieve their thematic goals even more poignantly than longer format prose. In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” winning the titular game means essentially losing the biggest game of all: one’s life, one’s right to live. Winning the lottery equals death. Likewise, in D.H. Lawrence’s short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner,” winning at the horse races also leads to death. Their different plots and themes belie the similarities between these two short stories, as both “The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” use irony, symbolism, and characterization… Continue Reading...

Chomsky Pinker Vs Whorf's Model

The Pinker vs. Sapir-Whorf debate is central to the study of linguistics and related areas like psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Most linguists can at least agree that humans have a “unique language capacity,” (Levinson 25). Yet the innate capacity to learn language is where the similarities between Pinker and Whorf end. Whereas Whorf radically transformed both cognitive science and linguistics by using empirical evidence to show how language shapes thought, Pinker has also been influential with a nativist, modular, and nativist understanding of human language development. Both theories have their strengths and weaknesses, but ultimately the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis remains far… Continue Reading...

The Elderly and Dementia

The Aging Population and Dementia Introduction Dementia is generally defined as a problem that impacts the elderly population and includes “impairments in cognitive and intellectual ability, memory, language, reasoning, and judgment that interfere with everyday functioning” (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014). The two leading types of dementia in the world are Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia (Livingston et al., 2017). Dementia is a problem for the elderly population because it is so prevalent and still somewhat poorly understood. As Jayadev et al. (2010) point out, the cause of the disease is still relatively unknown, which makes treating it difficult… Continue Reading...

Business Programs in Canada

Business intelligence degrees are not entirely available in Canadian colleges as ‘Business Intelligence’. For example, a private university like University of British Columbia has the Business and Computer Science Bachelor’s degree. It combines a typical business degree with background and experience in computer science. “The Business and Computer Science combined major will give you the technical background and understanding to apply IT solutions in a business context and use them to develop opportunities for growth” (UBC, 2018). Each semester, students take a combination of commerce and computer science-related courses. The official degree name is Bachelor of Commerce and takes on… Continue Reading...

How Scientific Research Works

Response to "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas Kuhn How the Reading Has Affected What I Believe about the Nature of Science and What It Can Tell Us about the World Science has always been a part of the world: people from the beginning of time have asked questions about nature and the world—and they have based their answers on evidence. Discovering laws or formulating theories is part of the process of science. But so too is something like building or designing or doing mathematics or making a work of art. The science of architecture, or the science of… Continue Reading...

Statistical Data Usage in Criminal Justice Leadership

Yet some leaders will prefer basing their policies on qualitative literature because it is thematic, conceptual and oftentimes more emotionally appealing. Quantitative studies, however, appeal to the logical side of the mind, the empirical aspect of research, which requires physical evidence that can be seen and duplicated in a second and third study so that results and statistics are verified. Statistical data can be tested and proved accurate in ways that qualitative data simply cannot be. For criminal justice policy making, statistical support can come in a number of ways. For example, as Sibley (2015) points out, statistical data… Continue Reading...

Classrooms Stem and Steam Implementation

STEM and STEAM in the classrooms Purpose and Major Components Many countries are currently putting much emphasis on the need to prepare students for higher education and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge needed in this 21st century. To achieve this goal, learning institutions have adopted the STEAM approach, where they nurture students around the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This has gained popularity with all the players in the education sector, including educators, students, parents and even the US president. STEAM is viewed as a means to create a long-lasting interest in arts and… Continue Reading...

Teaching Experience

Data Analysis, Reflection and Action Plan Data Analysis The majority of the students met the standards. Of the 12 students, only 2 showed signs of needing more support. The impact of my instruction was that most students succeeded in acquiring the knowledge expected of them. Personalizing learning improved outcomes by making the learning process more accessible. There were no components of each assessment that students frequently missed or scored low on. Most students did well on all the assessments, and when low scores occurred, there was no indication that low scores were occurring in any one specific area. Thus, it… Continue Reading...

Logical Positivism and Scientific Research

Response to Language, Truth and Logic by AJ Ayer The Nature of Science Ayer makes the argument that empirical science must serve as the basis of all claims, as it is through empirical science—evidence obtained through the use of the five senses—that one knows reality. Ayer (1990) asks, “What valid process of reasoning can possibly lead [one] to the conception of a transcendent reality?” (p. 4). The answer he provides is that there is no valid process: “Surely from empirical premises nothing whatsoever concerning the properties, or even the existence, of anything super empirical can legitimately be inferred” (Ayer, 1990,… Continue Reading...

Paleo & Archaic Periods

needs, one can better understand how the emergence of this rock art and its thematic subject make sense. Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of needs states that human beings first have to satisfy their basic, most fundamental needs first before they can begin to focus on fulfilling higher level needs, like the need to have relationships with others, start families and ultimately become self-empowered.[footnoteRef:5] The White Shaman Mural suggests that the people of the Late Archaic Period had developed sufficiently enough from the Clovis Period to be able to leave behind artifacts of their development up the hierarchy of… Continue Reading...

Frida Kahlo’s Spirit in Self-portrait with Monkey

M., & Schlesier, D. (2017). Exploring art: A global, thematic approach. Boston: Nelson. PBS.  (2005).  Self-portrait with monkey.  Retrieved from  https://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/worksofart/monkey.html Zamora, M. (1993). Frida Kahlo: Brush of Anguish. Chronicle Books. Instructions Research and Reflect upon a Work of Art Research and write about one piece of art from the following chapters:  •    Mind and Body (Chapter 8) Please buy the required textbook:  Lazzari, Margaret, and Dona Schlesier. Exploring Art: A Global, thematic Approach. 5th ed. Custom version. Boston: Nelson, 2017. Print.  Research Portion: Write this part of the paper as a standard research essay. Include information about the… Continue Reading...

Research in Education Qualitative Quantitative

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research According to Lopez-Alvarado (2017) and Muijs (n.d.), research design decisions are linked to ontology and epistemology. Ontology refers to the researcher’s beliefs about whether reality is absolute or contextual, universal or relative. Whether the researcher is a realist or a relativist determines research questions and designs, with an increased tendency for relativists to focus on phenomenological and qualitative methods and a realist to use quantitative methods. Muijs (n.d.) describes quantitative research as using numerical data and mathematical methods, showing how a realist will use these types of methods to seek for an objective truth. Likewise, epistemology… Continue Reading...

Reliability Credibility and Validity

of Strategic Information Systems, 23(2), 174-186. doi:10.1016/j.jsis.2013.09.002 Varpio, L., Ajjawi, R., Monrouxe, L. V., O'Brien, B. C., & Rees, C. E. (2016). Shedding the cobra effect: problematising thematic emergence, triangulation, saturation and member checking. Medical Education, 51(1), 40-50. doi:10.1111/medu.13124 Wicherts, J. M. (2016). Peer review quality and transparency of the Peer-Review process in open access and subscription journals. PLOS ONE, 11(1), e0147913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147913   Continue Reading...

Healthcare Research Quantitative Methods

Quantitative Research Healthcare relies on quantitative research for evidence-based practice in nursing, for organizational structure, design, and marketing, for public health and value-based purchasing issues, safety, and a practically unlimited array of other uses. Using quantitative research methods generates numerical data: data that can be used to generate statistics, to track patterns reliably using metrics, and to make fairly accurate predictions based on quantitative modeling. The research methods used in quantitative studies are often scrutinized carefully, ensuring consistency, reliability, and validity. Therefore, effective healthcare service delivery and operations depend on quantitative research. Implications for Knowledge Generation in Healthcare Both quantitative… Continue Reading...

Critical Infrastructure Security Information Technology

Synopsis Because the majority of critical infrastructure components in the United States are privately owned, compliance with Department of Homeland Security risk assessment methods remains voluntary. Risk assessments of critical infrastructure focus on threat, vulnerability, and consequences, with all types of assessments integral to helping improve resilience and mitigate problems (GAO, 2017). A vulnerability analysis of the nation’s information technology critical infrastructure reveals several points of weakness and security gaps. The Department of Homeland Security (2018) infrastructure survey tool can be used alongside the systems dynamics approach to vulnerability assessment. These tools reveal the inherent strengths of complex, interdependent information… Continue Reading...

Student Reading and Writing

Reading Profile of a Student The student I selected is a 10-year-old 4th grade student who is a self-described “lover of books.” She views herself as a great reader and she is always carrying a book with her. I ask her if she thinks everyone should read more, and she says most emphatically, “Yes!” She maintains a very positive attitude toward reading—“Even when you don’t care for what you’re reading?” I ask. She says that she always finds something to like, no matter what she is reading. She says if someone took the time to write it, she can take… Continue Reading...

Using the T Test in an Experimental Research Design

Question 1 If Mary wants to study the impact of background noise level on sixth grader learning in a math lesson, the independent variable is the background noise condition. Mary has decided to use a t-test, which means that she will only have two conditions that differ from one another (“T Test (Student’s T-Test),” n.d.). In this case, the experimental condition would be high background noise (measured by decibel level perhaps), and the control condition would be low background noise (also measured by decibel level). The independent variable in this experiment would be learning in a mathematics lesson. Learning can… Continue Reading...

Psychology Statistics T Test and Multiple Regressions

1. If I were designing my research study in the field of psychology, I would most likely use a t-test as the method of data analysis. A t-test is best used when the researcher wants to determine deviations from a normal distribution curve. If there are one or more normal distributions (bell curves), t he researcher can compare the two groups using the t-test method. The variances do not need to be known to perform a t-test either, which is another reason why I would select this method of data analysis in my particular research question. Furthermore, the researcher can… Continue Reading...

Pert and Cpm Pert and Cpm Usage

Usage of PERT and CPM PERT can be understood as a control and planning tool applied in controlling and defining the required tasks in project completion. CPM (Critical Path Methods) and PERT charts are frequently used interchangeably. The primary difference between the two is the manner in which computation of task times is done. Both the charts show all the projects that have scheduled tasks in a sequence. The display on the charts reveals the tasks that are parallel to one another and those that could be executed simultaneously. Graphical representation otherwise referred to as CPM diagram or Project Network… Continue Reading...

Qualitative Doctoral Business Research Role Of Theory

Running Head: QUALITATIVE DOCTORAL BUSINESS RESEARCH ANALYSIS 1 QUALITATIVE DOCTORAL BUSINESS RESEARCH ANALYSIS 5 Analysis Role of Theory in Context of Qualitative Doctoral Business Research Introduction Models and theories produce the basis upon which empirical inquiries are built. Empirical research is not only concerned with data variations (with respect to what is going on in the globe) but also with testing whether such data is in conformity with the theory or model (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2007). It is also our intention to progress existing theories or even come up with new ones on the basis of existing ones and… Continue Reading...

The Stages Of Childhood Development Physical Cognitive

Piaget’s Stages of Development Few theorists have had as strong an impact on developmental psychology as Jean Piaget. While the theories of Lev Vygotsky have offered compelling counterpoints to Piaget’s theories, the stages of psychosocial development Piaget proposed remain salient. In fact, it is easy to combine emerging research on childhood development from infancy to adolescence in terms of Piaget’s stages. As Lightfoot, Cole & Cole (2009) point out, evolutionary theories, information processing theories, and systems theories can all be integrated within the staged concept of development that Piaget proposed. Piaget shows how children develop physically, socially, and cognitively. Likewise,… Continue Reading...

Criteria for Qualitative Research

data obtained is used to describe the phenomenon under scrutiny, usually in thematic terms, while quantitative research tends to test a hypothesis—the data obtained can usually be statistically analyzed and understood in numeric terms. When it comes to evaluating the quality of research designs, reliability and validity are two considerations that have to be made: does the study measure what it purports to measure, and can the study’s findings be reproduced among the same population using the same method? Those are the questions to ask. For qualitative research, the criteria are a little different than for quantitative research, primarily… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Poverty

Poverty in the U.S. Poverty is a major variable in the lives of many people in the U.S. The median household income for families in the U.S. is $59,000 (Semega, Fontenot and Kollar)—yet 40.6 million people live in poverty in the U.S., or 12.7% of the population (Semega, Fontenot and Kollar). If poverty were a health issue it would be considered an epidemic. This paper will address the issue of poverty in the U.S. and explain how it is an injustice and how it affects higher education for young people. Poverty is a socioeconomic issue that impacts everyone—not just the… Continue Reading...

English Language Learners Action Research Proposal

Action Research Proposal The number of school-age English Language Learners in the state of Alberta is increasing at a fast pace. As these students begin studying, they experience a great deal of challenges, which can impact the acquisition and learning of the English language (New York University, 2018). In particular, one of the key challenges faced by these students is pronunciation. What is more, unlike mathematics, English language does not have a material set of rules or guideline as to what sound every letter of the alphabet signifies. For instance, the letter e can be pronounced as e, eh. In… Continue Reading...

Understanding Supply Chain Management

Type A Project: Team of 3-4 students will study a manufacturing or service company operation; the objective is to improve the equality of their final product. This could be done through improving any task in product realization process (Design, raw material, manufacturing, packaging, after sale …). The subject of the improvement has to be directly related to quality. The team will use quality analysis and improvement methods / techniques we learn in this course (six sigma methodologies in recommended). Ideal project will focus on problems doable during time span of the course (i.e. not to much complex, also not trivial)… Continue Reading...

Fieldwork Report for Special Education Classroom

Fieldwork Paper and Fieldwork Form The purpose of the fieldwork is to observe the two certified special education teachers and make connections to course content within real world classroom settings. One of the schools where the observation was conducted is P.S. / I.S. 266 whose address is 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11426 (P.S. / I.S. 266, 2018). The school, which falls under New York City Public Schools district, is a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade learning institution that was established in September 2003 and has a student population of nearly 700 students. The second school is CLASP, which is located… Continue Reading...

Plato S Theory Of Ideas

Explaining Plato’s Theory Plato’s theory of ideas was based on the concept that all knowledge was innate and was achieved by way of recollection. He thus stated that “a man must have intelligence of universals, and be able to proceed from the many particulars of sense to one conception of reason,” (417) explaining that through the sense of the universals, one could grasp the Ideas that served as the ultimate reality. These Ideas were discernible, according to Plato, because they were basically written on the soul and they were recalled by the intellect. Plato described the process in this manner:… Continue Reading...

The Odyssey Role Of Women

Introduction The roles, ideals, views of men in the ancient civilization have been explored extensively in literature from the famous Kings of Israel to the mathematicians and philosophers of Greece. In contrast, the history entails limited literature of women in the ancient civilization. However, several masterpieces such as the Homeric poem, the Odyssey and the Iliad provides a glimpse of ideals, position, and role of women in the ancient civilization. Women play a fundamental role in life by taking multiple responsibilities as portrayed in the epic poem Odyssey. The epic poem presents the role of women in the facet of… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is instrumental in a child’s life because it facilitates the developmental process. Children learn to develop relationships outside their immediate family; they acquire language, reading, mathematics and science skills even if on only a rudimentary fundamental level; and they begin the process of self-actualization, even at this young age. Early childhood education impacts the child be providing a safe and stable environment in which the child can explore, learn, interact with teachers and peers and observe model behavior that can shape the child’s psychological and behavioral development. Early childhood education impacts society by providing a foundation for… Continue Reading...

Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Abstract This paper explores two fundamental theories that are considered to be worthy guides and reference points in different discourses of early childhood cognitive development and education. Scientists and scholars world over hold the principles established in the two theories in high esteem. However, the theories, though explicably analyzed the behaviors and learning abilities at each developmental stage of early childhood, but have divergent opinions on how those behaviors early are formed. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) theory basically attributed a child development and learning process to self-discovery and natural abilities. Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) on the other hand, believed a child’s learning… Continue Reading...

21 Up Series

Abstract Unlike the other series, the 21 Up is unfocused and rambling. Its content is pretty complex. This paper seeks to explicate on the changes that have taken place in the lives of the 21-year olds in the movie 21-Up series. The dreams they had while young have change for some of them. However, some still hold onto their dreams to become lawyers. They no longer wear school uniforms like in 7 Up Series and hence their personal style is well seen in the 21-Up series. most of the 21- year olds are no longer shy but have high self-esteem.… Continue Reading...