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Decision Support Systems - Decision Support Systems (DSS) A Decision Support System (DSS) is an information system at the management level of an organization that combines data, analytical tools, and models to support semistructured and unstructured decision-making. A DSS can handle low volume or massive databases optimized for data analysis. DSS has more power than other systems. They are built explicitly with a variety of models to analyze data or they condense large amounts of data into a form where they can be analyzed by decision-makers....   [tags: essays research papers] 841 words
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Ability Grouping in Education - Ability grouping is a common practice in today’s classrooms, which involves using intelligence tests to place individuals in certain academic groups with others whom have the same abilities. Two types of ability grouping include between-class and within-class grouping, which provide both benefits and hindrances in a classroom setting. When a school or teacher groups students “based on their ability or achievement,” the school is practicing between-class ability grouping (Santrock 125). In many cases, between-class ability grouping is used in a high school setting as a way to group students with similar goals and skills....   [tags: Intelligence Tests, Material]
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Accounting Types and Jobs - Analyzing numbers, organizing many pieces of paper, and working overtime during tax season. Accountants deal with all of this, plus more. To better your education and cover some costs scholarships, schooling, and degrees are important to have when working to become an accountant. Will there be a need for career accountants in the future. Will there be job openings for accountants when you enter the workforce. These are all questions that you have to consider when examining the option of becoming an accountant as your occupation which you want to succeed at in the future....   [tags: Numbers, Taxes]
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Education and School Budget - School budgets are being cut lower and lower year by year. For the past 6 years, after the recession, the funding for education has decreased tremendously. The new budgets are providing less and less per-pupil funding to kindergarten through 12th grade. At the same time, the nation wants graduates to excel in their technical and analytical skills, although the decrease in educational funds are contradicting and raising concern. The budget cuts in education systems delay the school district’s ability to deliver high- quality education to their students....   [tags: United States, Education System, Recession]
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Risk Perception and Communication - A generation ago there was overwhelming support for inoculating against Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD). In the mid-20th Century VPD’s, such as measles and polio, had annual mortality rates in the tens of thousands (Gussman, 2009; Larson, Brocard Paterson & Erondu, 2012). Yet, today differing perceptions of the risks of immunisations has led to an increased number of individuals opting out of scheduled vaccinations. This assignment will investigate the different risk perceptions that are associated with childhood immunisation through the use of risk perception literature....   [tags: childhood inmunization, vaccination]
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Woman in the Studio - ... In this work, the colors and shapes come together to form the depiction of a woman in a chair gazing out at the landscape beyond a window. This subject matter relates to Picasso’s infamous relationship with women and may serve as a depiction of one of the many women he was linked with. The painting depicts the woman with a dual omniscient and introspective vision. Picasso develops this dichotomy through the depiction of a wayward eye gazing out the window and a larger ubiquitous eye glaring directly at the viewers....   [tags: paragon of Pablo Picasso's work] 725 words
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Diffferences in Detective Stories - ... Also, this book is more detailed and does not leave a thing out. Sherlock proves himself just like Dupin and shows how good of a detective he is. Sherlock also has not just common knowledge but knowledge about every subject you could dream of which has started to become a common trait in detectives. In Dashiell Hammett’s The House Dick you meet another detective who happens to be the narrator. This detective is having problems solving the mystery of a murder so he decides to go undercover. Pretending to be a man named Cudner the detective hangs out with the bad guys to gain information....   [tags: murder, women, roles, organized] 811 words
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Cerebral Dominance and Learning - ... Asadi-Pooya et al., further explain that the CC’s main function is to allow communication between the left and right brain hemispheres. Severing the CC and performing a corpus callosotomy has led to both favorable and adverse side effects (Asadi-Pooya et al., 2008, p. 274). However, it has also broadened our knowledge considerably when it comes to brain lateralization. In the 1960s, a neurobiologist by the name of Roger Sperry and his colleagues began conducting studies on the patients who had undergone the corpus callosotomy procedure....   [tags: brain hemisphere, creative, critical thinking] 995 words
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The Process of Creativity - ... • Creative Thinking: Relates to how people approach problems and depends on personality and the way of thinking and working style. Knowledge There are two types of knowledge that may be required for creativity. One is experience and second is focus on specific area to build the foundation, or playground for creativity. Creativity rests on the ability to combine previously disparate elements in new ways, which implies a need for a broader focus and varied interests. The best profile for creativity is the understanding across multiple disciplines and one or two areas of in-depth expertise....   [tags: thinking, producing] 932 words
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A Reprieve for Depression - Abraham Lincoln, arguably the best United States president, was said to have bouts of depression during his presidency. Whether it was the death of his youngest son Tad or the United stated falling apart at the seams Abraham Lincoln had a lot to contemplate. Did these bouts of depression hamper his ability to be president or allow him to separate himself from others and think about the problems facing America without any distractions. Not everyone had to deal with the same issues Abraham Lincoln but many go through experience to cause depression or low mood through out their life....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln] 554 words
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Kant's Refutations of the Proofs of the Existence of God - Kant's Refutations of the Proofs of the Existence of God There are three types of proof for the existance of God: The Ontological Proof: God is the most perfect conceivable being. Existence is more perfect than non-existence. God by definition exists. The Cosmological Proof: Everything contingent must have a cause. If this cause is also contingent, then it too must also have a cause. This chain of causes and effects must have a beginning - a necessary cause. This necessary cause must be God....   [tags: Papers] 782 words
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The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe - What makes a short story great. Great characters. A great plot. Whatever it is, it does not have as much time to develop as a novel does. However, in limited space, author Edgar Allan Poe creates a brilliant, suspenseful, and brain wracking story. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" begins by comparing the analytical mind to the game of chess. Eventually, Poe ties in the occurrences of a bizarre incident with a flashback to 18--. Through analyzing the scene and using clues and witnesses' testimonies, a character of great analytical power solves a murder mystery that no one else can even remotely get a grasp on....   [tags: Poe Murders Rue Morgue Analysis] 1602 words
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Pursuing a PhD in Information Technology & Management - Statement of Purpose Program     :     PhD in Information Technology & Management      “Innovation, Positive Thinking, Persistence and Integrity” are the pillars on which I have built the foundations of my life. My ultimate goal is to pursue an academic career devoted to research and help shape the outlook of the world. Pursuing a PhD in Information Technology & Management at (an Ivy League) University is a logical step in that direction.      A passion for knowledge was instilled in me by my parents, both graduates, early in my childhood....   [tags: Admissions Essays] 846 words
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Writing Style of Notes to a Native Son - Thoughts of a Man Life is a great tapestry of events and emotions that one feels and/or experiences on a daily basis. No day plays out the same way and no two people experience the same things. Certainly one can say that life is jumpy, if not completely unpredictable. In order to explain life or the things that go on in life, one must be able to communicate on not only a narrative level, but also an analytical level. Any great writer must possess the skill to fully and completely portray a feeling or idea....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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Research Paper Description - The main research question of this thesis can be formulated as follows: What are the communicative trajectories of foetal wellbeing assessments using expert ultrasound technology during routine antenatal encounters between sonographers and pregnant women. This can be subdivided further as follows: 1. What are the features of sonographers’ communication during the first stage/booking encounter (first trimester) and the normality scan encounter (second trimester) in terms of structural, interactional and thematic organisation (see Chapter 4)....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2131 words
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Magic and Scientology - In 1993, an organization called Scientology was granted a full tax exemption from the United States government on the grounds that Scientology is a church - a religious movement - and should thus be subject to the same tax laws governing other major religions, such as Christianity and Judaism. Members of the organization, which had been calling itself a religion from its inception in the 1950s, were overjoyed, and considered the ruling a major victory (Franz, 1997). From that day forward, it was official thanks to the government backing: Scientology is a religion....   [tags: Scientology]
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Language Acquisition Principles - Language Acquisition Principles Stephen Krashen is one of the experts when it comes to language acquisition. He has theorized on the subject of second language acquisition for years and has been quite influential in the field of linguistics approaching the subject of second language acquisition by presenting his five hypotheses for his theory of acquiring a second language. His approach comes from his view that acquisition is obtained best through contextual conversation, which demonstrates his Acquisition-Learning hypothesis....   [tags: Language ]
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The American Renaissance - The American Renaissance period, circa 1876-1917, heralded a new sense of nationalism with a pride linking to a spirit akin to Greek democracy, the rule of Roman law, and a cultural and educational reform movement often referred to as Renaissance humanism. This American nationalism focused on the expression of modernism, technology, and academic classicism. Renaissance technological advancements include wire cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge in the State of New York, along with cultural advancements found in the Prairie School houses, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in architecture and sculpture....   [tags: American Renaissance Literary Masterpieces] 1158 words
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Dissocative Identity Disorder - We all daydreamed, gotten lost inside a movie, has even had an out of body experiences; don’t worry it’s all common, but it is also a mild form of dissociation. Dissociation is a separation within an individual’s actions, memories, thoughts feelings, or has a sense of being unreal. Among the most incomprehensible or mystifying and controversial is the rare dissociative identity disorder. It’s the most severe and chronic manifestation of the dissociative disorders. This colossal dissociation of identity from a conventional cognizance embodies those with dissociative identity disorder, (DID; previously known as multiple personality disorder) in which two more diverse characteristics are said...   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Analysis of Caffeine - Caffeine is a stimulant that most people are familiar with. Most typically we connect it with coffee and sodas, but it is also found in certain foods, such as chocolate. The amount of caffeine will vary within coffee brands and in different chocolate bars, but through analytical methods we can determine an amount in each. We can then compare the results to find whether there is more caffeine in chocolate or in coffee. For this experiment I will give a brief overview of caffeine, theobromine, coffee and chocolate....   [tags: naturally found stimulants] 860 words
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The Element Lanthanum - Introduction Lanthanum (La) is a member of the rare earth elements (REEs), which consist of a group of 15 trivalent metallic elements with similar properties. Lanthanum is mostly dangerous in the working environment, due to the fact that damps and gasses can be inhaled with air. This can cause lung embolism, especially during long-term exposure. Lanthanum can also cause cancer with humans, as it enlarges the chances of lung cancer when it is inhaled. Finally, it can be a threat to the liver when it accumulates in the human body....   [tags: metals, detection, toxic] 1438 words
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Business Intelligence System - ... A large part of the companies use business intelligence system to improve their functional activities and performance and gain competitive advantage over the competitors. Figure: Business intelligence Framework Source: http://www.ideal-ist.eu/ps-es-75164 Areas where Business Intelligence system help Companies Business intelligence system is very important for any organization as it provides various facilities. Some of the areas where business intelligence system helps the company are discussed under....   [tags: database application, data] 2673 words
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Australian Healthcare Funding - ... For instance the total percentage of health expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product has increased by one percent over the last 10 years, with the expenditure increasing by $57.3 billion (AIHW, 2013). With advances in medical technology attributing to much of the rise in health care costs, and straining the capacity of the healthcare system to afford them (challenges in health and healthcare for Australia). Pathology services are one of the many the health fields that have had to embrace a wide variety of technology, making it possible for them to provide more rapid turnaround times in the face of growing demand (Australian medical association)....   [tags: public health insurance scheme] 1377 words
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Chlorine Sampling Techniques - Chlorine Sampling Techniques The OSHA sampling and analytical method for chlorine is discussed in reference 9.1. The principle of sampling is described in reference 9.2. The analytical procedure is based on an iodometric technique which uses a residual chlorine electrode (RCE) for detection (9.3.). The validation of the chlorine method consisted of the following experimental studies: Analysis of a total of eighteen samples (six samples at each of the three test levels) which were prepared by adding known amounts of standardized chlorine solution to 0.1% sulfamic acid collecting solution....   [tags: Papers] 1317 words
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Ada Augusta Lovelace - In a world that is dominated by men, there were few women who could stand up and be noticed in the earlier years. In the early nineteenth century, Ada Augusta Byron Lovelace, made herself known among the world of men and her work still influences today's world. She is considered the "Mother of Computer Programming" and the "Enchantress of Numbers." The world of computers began with the futuristic knowledge of Charles Babbage and Lady Lovelace. She appeared to know more about Babbage's work of the Analytical Engine than he himself knew....   [tags: Computer Programming Technology] 1519 words
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What is Research? - Research. Function: noun, verb transitive Etymology: Middle French recerche, from recerchier to investigate thoroughly, from Old French, from re- + cerchier to search Date: 1577 Research is a process of investigation. An examination of a subject from different points of view. It's not just a trip to the library to pick up a stack of materials, or picking the first five hits from a computer search. Research is a hunt for the truth. It is getting to know a subject by reading up on it, reflecting, playing with the ideas, choosing the areas that interest you and following up on them....   [tags: The Definition of Research] 1399 words
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How to Improve Journalism Education - How to Improve Journalism Education Media tycoons agreed that profound changes are taking place in the News media industry that pose challenges for journalists and the news organizations for which they work. Their advice can be clustered into three broad prescriptions. · Emphasis the basics of journalism craft along with analytical thinking and a strong sense of ethics. · Help the journalists to build a specialized expertise to enhance their coverage and help them to acquire first-hand knowledge of the societies, languages, religions and cultures of the world....   [tags: Media Teaching] 892 words
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Epidemiology in Nutrition - Epidemiology in nutrition: Objectives: The professional in nutrition will be able to interpret with the epidemiological approach to health and disease situations which raises their professional performance, with special attention to the prevention within the resolution of problems. Describe the natural history with ecological sense of proper nutrition and diseases associated with deficiencies in the food and nutrition. Determine in the previous pathologies the Levels of prevention and actions at each level....   [tags: Nutrition ] 656 words
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Writing an Essay - Here, I will reveal the methods and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know. There are three key parts to an essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. The Introduction Deal with the introduction first of all. The introduction has to have these elements: the question, the answer, the preview of the essay and some scope or parameters....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 542 words
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The Hudsons Bay Company - Lawmaking is a complicated, complex and comprehensive process which involves the locating, focusing and directing of social control. There are strong theories about the essence of social control. Some sociologists have even concluded that social control as a concept should be discarded totally because its power as an analytical tool was weakened through an unhealthy combination of overuse and under-explanation. As Chunn and Gavigan point out, it is not sufficient to use social control as an analytic tool when one begins with the approach that (1) either the meaning of the concept is too obvious to need definition or (2) the concept is undefinable but can be used without being defined....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Shakespeare has always had the gift of creating characters each with their own unique facets that, in combination, make for a play full of multi-dimensional characters. In the case of Shakespeare’s perhaps most famous play Hamlet, a more prominent role is held by the defining traits of each of the more important characters. When looked at from a more in-depth perspective one would find that many of these traits are revealed through an inference inherent to their speech. In Hamlet’s case his most eloquent dialogue shows his analytical mind, but also poses a question over Hamlet’s confidence: with circumstances of precarious matter, does he lack the confidence to be decisive, procrastinating,...   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Complexity Editing - Complexity editing is the process by which images are pieced together with an increased focus on dramatic or thematic elements of an event. With marked contrast to continuity editing, complexity editing seeks to remove the confines of time in terms of the horizontal parameter, and thus opens the event to a more introspective interpretation along the vertical axis. The primary application of complexity editing is the use of montage. Montage is the art of construction; the systematic selections of images that can be organized in either sequential or non-sequential manner in order clarify and intensify an event....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1013 words
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Computer Networks - Computer networks like internet necessitate network resources, i.e. bandwidth, buffer spaces, etc in order to accommodate the arriving packets at router buffers [25]. When the arriving packets cannot be accommodated due to lack of network resources, this indicates occurring congestion at router buffers of networks [21]. Congestion can deteriorate a network performance [22, 25] through growing the packet loss probability due to overflow as well as the mean waiting time for packets in the queueing network....   [tags: Technology, Network Resources] 962 words
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Routes to Persuasion - pain and crevecoeur Persuasion is the force exerted to influence behavior that includes a reflected change in attitude. Everyday we are bombarded with messagesfrom people who wish to influence our behavior and attitudes. Persuasion canbe used to accomplish good as well as bad, though, in my paper I willrefrain from making value judgements and only report the factual aspects. I will discuss the two basic routes to persuasion, the elements involved, andways to protect current attitudes and behaviors from change....   [tags: essays papers] 1369 words
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Origins of Behaviorism - Origins of Behaviorism Behaviourism originated with the work of John B. Watson from 1913. Behaviourism is based on the following sets of claims: (1) Psychology is the study of behaviour....   [tags: Papers] 1716 words
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Problem Solution: TeraTech - Problem Solution: TeraTech Currently the dominant player in a new arena, TeraTech a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, is a fiver year-old Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions provider. This CRM concept is relatively new, and its basic function is to help develop a complete picture of the industry customers, then evaluating those relationships across products and services. The purpose of this paper is to first identify the different issues and opportunities that TeraTech is facing, and to discuss the various alternatives that could help them solve their problems....   [tags: Business Strategy Management Analysis] 1658 words
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On the Relative Intelligence of Women A Review of Two Essays - On the Relative Intelligence of Women A Review of Two Essays During times in which there is increased social concern over the relative equality of men and women in various areas of study, there is a common desire to determine whether there is an appreciable difference in intelligence in relation to gender. Two essays which document various aspects of the relative intelligence of men and women are “Women and the Mismeasure of Thought” by Judith Genova, and “The Variability Hypothesis” by Stephanie Shields....   [tags: Papers] 1275 words
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Racial Hatred in Notes of a Native Son - “Notes of a Native Son”: Baldwin’s Essay on the Disease of Racial Hatred Racism is an ugly word that churns up strong emotions whenever it is mentioned. Shocking images of lynchings, church bombings and race riots creep into the mind, and cause an almost physical reaction of repulsion and disgust. History books and old television clips do a good job of telling the story of racial hatred in America, but not what it actually felt like to be an African American during those times. James Baldwin, a noted African American author from New York in the 1950s and 1960s, knew what it was like to experience years of unrelenting, dehumanizing racial injustice....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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The Evil Hero in Hamlet and Macbeth - The Evil Hero in Hamlet and Macbeth Works Cited Not Included Although it is somewhat masked by Shakespeare, both Hamlet and Macbeth are portrayed as pernicious, vile villains whose atrocities echo the machinations of other conniving characters; they lose their heroism in their blatant lack of repentance and ignorance of morality. Hamlet himself states that even though "one may smile," he can also "be a villain" (Ham....   [tags: Papers] 1888 words
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Office Automation And Group Collaboration Software - Our group of three within Global Discovery Chemistry at a large Pharmaceutical Company was tasked with implementing a unique and innovative way in which high throughput parallel chemical synthesis could be performed by the traditional bench chemists. Building off the deployment of a new collaborative software system, the Electronic Notebook (ELN) by CambridgeSoft Corporation, our job was to identify a way to develop a back-end system which links the chemist’s notebook to automated synthesis in the Lab....   [tags: Business Management Software Technology] 1009 words
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Dialectics of Internal and External - Dialectics of Internal and External ABSTRACT: The central topic of this paper is the analysis of the dialectical interdependency of internal and external in the theory of language as a symbolic system. Referring to and analyzing the philosophic legacy of W. von Humboldt, B. Russell, L. Wittgenstein, F. de Saussure and G. Spet, the author concludes that the dialectics of internal and external is not an accidental and episodic phenomenon of language. It rather is an intrinsic, ontological trait apart from which an adequate cognition of the essence of language is impossible....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Legal Education In The Us - Legal Education In The US There is no undergraduate law degree in the United States; thus, students cannot expect to study law without first completing an undergraduate degree. Basic admissions requirements for American law schools are a Bachelor's degree in any field and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The American law degree is called the Juris Doctor (JD) and usually requires three years of study. The JD program involves courses in American common and statute law as well as international and business law....   [tags: essays research papers] 1952 words
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Women, Work And Public Policy - Gender and the market are both concepts that carry tremendous power to shape society. Indeed, these institutions are so powerful within society that they can seem invisible and immutable. Each of these influential constructs has become the lens through which a theoretical approach defines and analyzes the world: feminist theory centering on gender, and economic theory centering on the market. Such a primary focus enables each theory to function as an invaluable tool in clarifying complex interactions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1132 words
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Philosophy and Religion in Education - Philosophy and Religion in Education The education mission of the philosophy and religion department serves the general studies core and the major. The department takes seriously its obligation to introduce general studies students to philosophy and religion as humanities disciplines. All courses at the 100 and 200 level are open to and designed for students at different stages of their general education, yet the department also seeks to offer a balanced array of courses for majors and...   [tags: Papers] 1155 words
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Characteristics of Good Science Fiction - From catastrophic cyberpunk to futuristic space opera, science fiction texts remain perennial favourites with readers. Science fiction extends scientific principles in a fictional sense to form the plot while catering to society’s ever changing scientific interests. Early sci-fi employed slow-paced storylines and wishfully extrapolated every technological breakthrough. However, more recent texts have a stronger foundation in scientific theory, and serve as a critical mirror to the advances of humanity....   [tags: essays research papers] 678 words
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Technological Developments in Pharmaceutical Industry - Introduction This paper will focus on the technological developments that are driving the pharmaceutical industry. Governmental oversight imposed by the Food and Drug Administration requires strict accountability and quality control. We will look to the fast food industry for best practices considering the FDA also regulates this industry as well. A repeatable and auditable system of production, operation, and distribution will be the cornerstones of the technology employed. Pharmaceutical Industry The pharmaceutical industry is a highly regulated industry that is subject to continuous audits and monitoring form the government....   [tags: Pharmaceutical Industry Technology Innovation] 1751 words
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Wolfgang Keller At Konigsbrau-Hellas A.E. - Executive Summary When Wolfgang Keller took over as the managing director of Konigsbrau-Hellas A.E, a Greek subsidiary of Munich based Konigsbrau A.G, he created a culture of camaraderie and emphasized the strengths of the distributors by providing them heavy support and services. The company promoted personal interactions between sales force and distributors and encouraged after hours and weekend get together. Dimitri Petrou was hired as the commercial director in charge of sales primarily because of his experience and maturity....   [tags: Business Analysis Management strategy] 1984 words
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Finding the Densities of an Unknown Solid and Liquid in Order to Determine What they Are - Finding the Densities of an Unknown Solid and Liquid in Order to Determine What they Are Purpose: To find the densities of an unknown solid and liquid in order to determine what they are. Materials: Toluene(V) and Zinc(E) Equipment: A stoppered flask, and an analytical balance Safety: To begin the experiment, we wore our safety goggles. We were careful with the chemicals as to not get it on our hands, or clothes. When we were finished with our chemicals, we poured our “unknown liquid” into a container, specifically for that, located under the hood....   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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The United States in the Twentieth Century - The United States in the Twentieth Century Part Three: 10 "Kennedy Liberalism" By David Burner and Thomas R. West (Pp. 120-133) 1. Among African Americans, however ,the reputations of the Kennedy brothers remained intact. During the presidential campaign of 1960 and the brief three years of the Kennedy administration, the Kennedy's paid more than just lip service to the issue of civil rights. Their work on behalf of civil rights was probably due to political considerations more that genuine passion, but most African Americans did not quibble about details....   [tags: Papers] 477 words
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The Great Chain of Being - A.O. Lovejoy begins his introduction to The Great Chain of Being by attempting to explain what is meant by the study of the history of ideas. In doing this, he is referring to "something at once more specific and less general than the history of philosophy." The key difference lies in the units of which each is made. The history of philosophy contains concepts and movements that must be broken down into smaller fragments, or unit ideas. According to Lovejoy, the history of ideas is comparable to analytical chemistry; the primary focus of the historian is to separate the individual units from the greater picture or, in terms of analytical chemistry, to isolate them into their comp...   [tags: A.O. Lovejoy] 422 words
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The History of Computing - The History of Computing The Computer - Man’s Greatest Achievment Computers are indeed approaching the status of the core operator of every electronic device or utility in the world today. Their “logic” and process can produce results millions of times faster than that of the human brain. They are at the helm of everything from an old walk man to the systems that keep the Earth’s continents in constant communications. They’ll likely soon be the basis of communications between other civilizations in outer space....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 2208 words
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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership - Emotional Intelligence and Leadership It was Daniel Goleman who first brought the term “emotional intelligence” to a wide audience with his 1995 book of that name, and it was Goleman who first applied the concept to business with his 1998 HBR article, reprinted here. In his research at nearly 200 large, global companies, Goleman found that while the qualities traditionally associated with leadership—such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision—are required for success, they are insufficient....   [tags: Business Management Soft Skills] 5240 words
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Data And Knowledge Management - Data Model A data model is a basis for developing the blueprint for a database, not the database itself. Its objective is to: · help the users or stakeholders understand clearly the database system that is being implemented based on the information requirements of an organization, · enable database practitioners to implement the database system exactly conforming to the information requirements. Thus it has to address the following key questions about a set of data: - how data will be structured, - how the integrity would be maintained, - how data would be manipulated when needed....   [tags: Definition Technology Research Paper Data Model] 1903 words
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Design Thinking - Design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. It is the essential ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality to meet user needs and drive business success. Unlike analytical thinking, design thinking is a creative process based around the building up of ideas. There are no judgments early on the design thinking (Simon, 1969, p. 55). Design thinking includes imagination and reason, a combination of convergent and divergent thought, and creativity....   [tags: creative problem resolution]
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Mental Retardation - 1. L. L. Thurston’s theory of intelligence identifies seven recognizable intellectual abilities: spatial ability, memory, perceptual speed, word fluency, numerical ability, reasoning, and verbal meaning. Thurman argued multiple factors go into making up intelligence and although there may be some correlation between mental abilities, each ability is relatively independent of each other. A person having remarkable spatial ability or the ability to rotate an object and estimate horizontal and vertical dimensions might be deficient in word fluency or the ability to generate words rapidly....   [tags: Intellectual Abilities, Tests] 866 words
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