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Greek Logic - transparencey INTRODUCTION The ancient Greeks knew that reasoning is a structured process governed, at least partially, by a system of explainable rules. Aristotele codified syllogisms; Euclide formulated geometric theorems; Vitruvius defined the criterion and referential key so that every architectural element could be proportioned according to an ideal model, symbolizing the aspirations and aptitudes of that particular civil society. In these forms of reasoning it is possible to distinguish contingent aspects with regard to the role which the use of a method and the application of a procedure play within any conceptual process: communicable by virtue of the codes and the prescribed norm...   [tags: essays papers] 2365 words
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Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective with his own series of books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s otherwise known as the Victorian era in England. The stories were set in London on Baker Street. The people of Victorian England loved Sherlock Holmes because he always got his man, and the police in their time could not get anyone. Another reason the English people from the Victorian era loved Sherlock Holmes is the way he solves the crimes....   [tags: English Literature] 856 words
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History of Physics - History of Physics Physics began when man first started to study his surroundings. Early applications of physics include the invention of the wheel and of primitive weapons. The people who built Stone Henge had knowledge of physical mechanics in order to move the rocks and place them on top of each other. It was not until during the period of Greek culture that the first systematic treatment of physics started with the use of mechanics. Thales is often said to have been the first scientist, and the first Greek philosopher....   [tags: Science Scientific Physics Essays] 1319 words
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The Ontological Argument - The Ontological Argument The Ontological argument is a group of different philosophers arguments for the existence of God. "Ontological" literally means talking about being and so in this case, that being is the existence or being of God. The main component of the Ontological argument can be found in the Anselm’s "Proslogion" which is a short work that tries to demonstrate both the existence and the nature of God. His main aim in writing the Proslogion is not to directly prove the existence of God but to moreover, to show the relationship between faith and reason....   [tags: social issues] 1591 words
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Productivity Growth Hypothesis - In this assignment, we will attempt to study the effects that difference in Income Ratio (henceforth known as I.R.) between the years 1980 and 1990 have on the Productivity Growth (P.G.) during the same period of time. The Income Ratio of one specific year can be found if we take the average income of the richest faction of a country (the richest 20% of the population) and divide it by that of the poorest faction (the poorest 20%). In this assignment, the Income Ratios that were used were those of 13 different countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Critical Thinking Application - Critical Thinking Application Teaching higher order thinking skills is not a recent need. It is apparent that students, at all levels of education, are lagging in problem-solving and thinking skills. Fragmentation of thinking skills, however, may be the result of critical thinking courses and texts. Every course, especially in content subjects, students should be taught to think logically, analyze and compare, question and evaluate. Implications for Teaching Thinking must be practiced in each content field at each educational level....   [tags: Education Critical Thinking Analysis] 1046 words
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lAristotle's View of Logic - Logic is “the science whose laws are the objects of correct thinking.” (Cassou-Nogues 2009, 77) Sophisticated studies of logic arose in ancient China, India, and Greece. In India, found within the Rigveda is a hymn that contemplates the origins of the universe using language that mirrors the four circles of the Buddhist catuskoti: "A", "not A", "A and not A", and "not A and not not A". (Kak 2004, 15) Gongsun Long, a Chinese philosopher stated the paradox “One and one cannot become two, since neither becomes two.", and along with other members of the School of Names looked at puzzles like "A White Horse is not a Horse" beginning in the fifth century BCE....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Legitmacy of Law Exercises - This module focused on how law is influenced by values, morals and ethics as well as how we justify the legitimacy of law. Law must constantly try to create a balance between consistency and flexibility and must be flexible enough to adapt to the challenges presented in a modern society. We began the class with a discussion of the influence of values in the working of law, learning that natural law is derived from theology and based on morals and ethics. Law operates in context and there are multiple ideologies and belief systems that influence the way we perceive certain ‘neutral’ issues and which solutions we then propose....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 750 words
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Philosophical Foundations and Assumptions - PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS The main research paradigms on how study should be conducted come from two broad schools of thought. Both represent different set of strategies that helps people learn about the real-world around us. These distinctive approaches of research are commonly categorised into two types: qualitative and quantitative. Earlier article (University of Paisley 1997) defined approaches to research primitively using these two simplest words helped presenting a good contrast between differing schools of thought....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 1872 words
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Rise of the Machines - Are computers going to replace the human thought. How many times do you see yourself going to www.google.com or some other search engine to find even the simplest information. In the educational system more and more courses use and require some form of computer activity. One of the main concerns is that education used to be about research, problem solving, critical thinking, and human analysis. Now with the implication of computers, education is not about the research, it focus is how fast can you find the answer....   [tags: Technology] 913 words
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Rise of the Machines - Are computers going to replace the human thought. How many times do you see yourself going to www.google.com or some other search engine to find even the simplest information. Computers have invaded the very core of learning, schools. This principle vicinity that was intended to establish the foundation of thought and comprehension; however, the educational system continues implement more and more courses that use and require some form of computer activity. The days of writing by hand, reading books, social insight, and self discovery is at a near end, to be replaced with the impractical use of computers....   [tags: Technology] 1558 words
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The Search for Knowledge - In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and A Doll House by Ibsen, the characters that the authors develop have been accused of making impulsive decisions and being of unscrupulous character when it comes to their quest for knowledge. However, what many fail to observe is that the characters are not acting impulsively. Rather, they are acting because of their convictions. They understand that the search for knowledge is an important factor in improving the lives of those that they care about, allowing themselves to go through a process of self discovery and revealing a greater truth....   [tags: Literary Characters]
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Philosophers Impact on Education - Socrates (470-399) B.C Theory: Knowledge is the ethically and morally important to all men (Webb, 2010, p. 121). Classroom Engagement: Socrates theory has integrated into current classroom engagements because he focused more so on the involvement and interaction with students. He gained understanding of their expectations and transitioned those things into engaging more with the students. This technique of understanding and getting involved with the students has been integrated into current classroom engagements today because teachers have to involve themselves into assisting the students as much as possible in the class....   [tags: Education, Dialectical Teaching] 1180 words
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The Origins of Philosophy - About 25 centuries ago, the first Greek Philosopher Thales of Miletus (624-560 B.C.) replaced mythology with a set of theories that constituted a more systematic and realistic view of nature. Empirical propositions based to some extent on observations about the world were characteristic of Thales' "Ionic Natural Philosophy", and provided the first clues to how a physical system might be modeled. This genesis of scientific conjecture was for Thales the search for knowledge; the development of the scientific method; the adoption of practical methods, and their development into general utilitarian principles....   [tags: greek philosphy, informative] 736 words
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From Mythos to Logos - Plato once said, “Philosophy begins in wonder.” Plato was right but he missed an important factor about when people start to question what they know in the world. When people question everything in the known world, the conclusions that arise can change the thinking of everyone in that world. Most of these types of change came from ancient Greek philosophy. The examples given in this essay represents a shift between a mythological worldview to a more logical worldview....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy] 994 words
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Argument in an Essay - Argument can be defined as claim or thesis statement. The aim of an argument is to convince audience. It is essential to make sound argument so that audience could engage in and align with the author’s view. Therefore, one of the key elements could be identified as the awareness of audience. Another key element is evidence. In order to persuade audience, argument should be consolidated through evidence and authority. The credibility of author and argument could be enhanced by means of using evidence and referring to authorities....   [tags: Education, College, Thesis] 963 words
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America Needs Affirmative Action - Discrimination against race, gender, religion, or other social characteristics is occurring in all parts of the United States almost every day. Unfortunately, the U.S. has a history of extreme case of discrimination, which has evoked controversy and in worse cases, violence. To discourage any more of adverse discernment towards certain individuals, the Federal government has imposed legislation called affirmative action. According to At Issue: Affirmative Action, “Affirmative action is designed to promote access to opportunities in education, employment, housing, and government contracts among certain designated groups, such as women and minorities“ (At Issue)....   [tags: Discrimination, Cilture]
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Qualitative vs Quantitative Research - The father of quantitative analysis, Rene Descartes, thought that in order to know and understand something, you have to measure it (Kover, 2008). Quantitative research has two main types of sampling used, probabilistic and purposive. Probabilistic sampling is when there is equal chance of anyone within the studied population to be included. Purposive sampling is used when some benchmarks are used to replace the discrepancy among errors. The primary collection of data is from tests or standardized questionnaires, structured interviews, and closed-ended observational protocols....   [tags: philosophy, rene descartes]
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Oedipus Rex by Sophocles - Well known is the phrase, “facta, non verba,”- yet it is oft observed that deeds are defended by their doers with discourse. Persuasive oration is prominent in, ‘Crito,’ and is present in another piece from circa the same time-, ‘Oedipus Rex.’ These works of Plato and Sophocles share undoubtable similarities; discernible in both is the ways in which the protagonists attempt to justify their actions, with both raconteurs employing perspicacious reasoning, supposedly sacrosanct support, and suaveness to warrant their acts and assumptions....   [tags: facta, non verba, crito]
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Qualitative and Inductive Approach - METHODOLOGY This chapter provides an analysis of the procedures that were used in conducting the study. The procedures used are outlined in the following order:¬(a)Research approach, (b) research design, (c) data collection, (d) data analysis, (e) validity and (f) ethical considerations. Research approach Qualitative and inductive approach was used to record and analyze data on the various variables that explain the perceived leadership styles and the level of satisfaction they yield. These approaches were necessary as the study focused in understanding human behavior, beliefs and their emotions about leadership styles and their job satisfaction levels....   [tags: Methodology, Prodecure Analysis]
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Descartes: Knowledge is Truth - Descartes: Knowledge is Truth With the emergence of the scientific revolution in the 17th century, views of society and nature were transformed throughout Europe. There were great developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, and chemistry. The world and its views were changing, and with that change, came a new change in thought, a new change in philosophy. Apart from ancient Greek philosophy, which was centered on finding order in a vast variety of things by searching for a fundamental amalgamating principle, Descartes sought to establish order via some fundamental division....   [tags: scientific revolution, astronomy, perception]
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Use of Mnemonic Techniques - Most people have seen movies or read books or at least heard of the famous Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christies Hercules Poirot and stood fascinated by their intellect and their stories in general. I suppose by that example was created “Mentalist” – also a detective series with lead character Patrick Jane, also a man with a great mind and intellect which leaves you with a question mark above your head. How. Aside from their excellent deductive and inductive skills as well as intuition, their ability to extract important, along with unimportant information from their “mind palace”, as Sherlock Holmes calls it, it’s rather fascinating....   [tags: Mnemonic techniques]
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Statistics in Healthcare Administration - In the health care industry, gathering information in order to find the best diagnosis route or even determine patient satisfaction is necessary. This is complete by conducting a survey and collecting data. When the information is complete, we then have statistical information used to make administrative decision within the healthcare field. The collection of meaningful statistics is an important function of any hospital or clinic. “Quantitative research guides health care decision makers with statistics--numerical data collected from measurements or observation that describe the characteristics of specific population samples....   [tags: Healthcare Administration Essays]
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Solving the Mystery in Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles - Solving the Mystery in Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes deduced what was really going on by noting the failure of a dog to bark - thus identifying his master and therefore the murderer in The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle. Deductive reasoning involves reasoning in which you go from general to specific instances, by using known facts and eliminating improbable situations, and unlikely suspects. By sending Dr. Watson separately from himself, and going to Baskerville Hall in secret, Holmes is able to get two different viewpoints of the situation there, and then later exchange opinions and information with his partner....   [tags: Hound of the Baskervilles Essays] 586 words
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Declaration of War Speech - Franklin D. Roosevelt's Declaration of War Speech President Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the most powerful and remembered presidents in United States history. When he spoke his words authorized a sort of empowerment and relief to his audience. On December 8, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a Declaration of War speech that would be remembered for years to come. Aside from the subject, this speech has been remembered because the arguments are well supported. Also, Roosevelt’s excellent word choice coincided with his serious tone while rhetorically appealing to the logos....   [tags: Speaking Communication Essays] 634 words
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Canada -- the Problematics of National Identity - Canada -- the Problematics of National Identity There has always been a problem for Canada with the definition of its national identity. In fact, it would almost be fair to say that an unease about the lack of such a collective identity is what defines Canadians the best. This page briefly considers some of the causes of this situation, and then goes on to consider some broad themes which might be described as distinctively and characteristically Canadian. Obviously, this is a very tricky area, as any discussion of national identities must be, with the twin dangers of oversimplification and essentialism....   [tags: Essays Papers] 696 words
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Early Ideas Behind Logic Programming - Early Ideas Behind Logic Programming Historical Perspectives Logic programming is an approach to computer science in which the first order predicate logic is used as a high level programming language. The use of symbolic logic as a programming language has a history of not more than thirty years, but the study of the symbolic logic goes back to the work of Aristotle in the fourth century B. C. First Order Predicate Logic is a branch of symbolic logic that has evolved largely in the twentieth century....   [tags: Computers] 543 words
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How to Perform Rhetorical Analysis - How to Perform Rhetorical Analysis Becoming a critical reader means learning to recognize audiences, writers, points of view and purposes, and to evaluate arguments. In addition to the rhetorical triangle, structure of an argument, and rhetorical appeals, you should look at the following devices used by authors when performing critical analysis. Keep in mind too that these are only some of the devices, and that authors may use other rhetorical devices as well. Word choice Denotative language....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Essays] 503 words
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Daniel Dennett's Ideas and Presuppositions - Daniel Dennett's Ideas and Presuppositions In response to problems surrounding the ascription of beliefs, Daniel Dennett developed his essay True Believers, where he outlined an intentionalist theory. My intent in this paper is to explain his ideas and defend on of his presuppositions, namely, that most of what people believe is true. First I will briefly explain intentionalism and point out why Dennett feels that his syst3em is so useful. Then I will explain the necessary pretension that most beliefs ascribed are true and explain the validity of that position in greater detail....   [tags: Papers] 477 words
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Philosophy vs. Science - Since ancient times, humans have always searched for truth to uncover the hidden mysteries of the world and slake their curiosity. From mystic to theological, from scientific to deductive, these have run the gamut of possible approaches. As time went on, this search developed into a more systematized procedure, with forms of research formed mainly into the studies we know today as science and philosophy. Many intellectuals answer the siren call of one or the other, and with reason, as these different patrons of truth vary from and bear semblance to each other in manifold ways that may appeal to certain people....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Traditional Grammar Method - In the nineteenth century, the golden age of biology, the open evolving system of living organism carries a lot of weight. Hence, the traditional linguists took biology as a model of language as well. Language was considered as a living creature which can be grown and changed - live and dead. The changing lead to the degenerate of language in the present day - the spoken language, so the traditional linguists cling to the purest form’s principle in order to seize the accuracy of the language. The purest form is the written language which founded on the study of Latin and Greek....   [tags: Language] 1518 words
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What is Philosophy? - The subject of Philosophy and its subcategories have been widely discussed in both the Western and non-Western world albeit with different focuses. Philosophy includes many different subfields involving investigation into our existence. These subfields include epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, and Metaphilosophy. Epistemology focuses on the study of Knowledge, also known as “Theory of Knowledge”. Ethics involves the study of moral values and rules, Logic; the study of reasoning....   [tags: Eastern and Western Philosophies]
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Cognitive Development Study - Introduction The purpose of this study is to analyse, in a practical way, the theories and concepts of cognitive development, across different age-related stages. Using Piaget’s theory of development, the cognitive ability of two subjects, aged 4 and 18 years, are examined against the milestones of the respective preoperational and formal operational development stages. Cognitive ability is determined by focusing on the subject’s capability and rationale to group 20 different objects. Based on the research outcomes, comparisons will be made to Piaget’s theory and the expected learning ability at their age-related development stage....   [tags: Piaget’s Theory of Development]
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Empiricism and Capitalism - Empiricism is the theory that knowledge evolves from sense experience and internal mental interaction, such as emotions and self reflection. An empiricist obtains their facts based on close observation and experiment, which is ultimately a use of an inductive thought process. For empiricists, facts precede theories. Most empiricists are impartial, as well as objective observers of facts. A main belief in empiricism is that no one person could obtain knowledge of the world unless they were to experience and reason....   [tags: Economics] 1095 words
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Planned Organizational Change - The ideal approach to creating change in any organization is to apply a realistic and deductive method of planned change. Within the realm of planned change, there is an eight-step process to implementing a program. However, there are four elements that are fundamental to any plan of action that will allow for an environment conducive to planned change. Planned change requires that those responsible for making decisions are not only rational, but must also have access to specific information pertaining to the plan, as well as the lack of constraints on time and resources (Stojkovic et al., 2008)....   [tags: Organizational Development, Change, Business] 1499 words
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Dual Language Programs - Beyond English Development: Bilingual Approaches to Teaching Immigrant Students and English Language Learners What a feeling. Learning a new language gives individuals a new way of thinking and feeling. Learning a new kind of language involves having total commitment and total involvement from students and teachers. In the article, Beyond English Development: Bilingual Approaches to Teaching Immigrant Students and English Language Learners indicates there are various standard definitions that describe language (Billings, Martin-Beltran, and Hernandez, 2010)....   [tags: Bilingual Education, foreign language, communicat] 956 words
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Whole Brain Model - Ned Hermann improved his model of Brain Dominance in 1979. His Whole Brain Model (Herman, 1995) combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's triune model (rational brain, intermediate brain and primitive brain) to produce a quadrant model of the brain. The quadrants are: Left Cerebral (upper left), Left Limbic (lower left), Right Limbic (lower right), Right Cerebral (upper right), as with the other brain models, each area has functions connected it to produce a model of thinking and learning....   [tags: Biology, Ned Hermann] 1926 words
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Deontology and Homosexuality - If a faculty advisor censors an article written by a gay student, they are following their traditional viewpoints against the homosexual lifestyle. Several researchers have addressed the issue of sexual preferences and consequential discriminative beliefs. According to research by Herek (1987), religion is one of the most important social agents in defining viewpoints against homosexuality, and their intolerance reflects on both the academic community and the entire society. As a moral realist, I cannot form prejudices because the main rule of moral realism states that the objective truth is not related to subjective beliefs....   [tags: Ethics] 953 words
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Fundamentals of Research - It has always been human nature to seek answers, find solutions to problems, observe, and bring awareness of discoveries. This process of inquiry has become more sophisticated and daunting throughout time. Nevertheless, curiosity and the need to progress remains the same. Many regard research as gathering information and using facts to support findings (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010, pg. 1-2). Nevertheless, Leedy and Ormrod (2010), define research as "a systematic process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information (data) in order to increase our understanding of a phenomenon about which we are interested or concerned" (Leedy & Ormond, 2010, pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Adolescence Cognitive Development - Summary The purpose of this issue paper is to compare and contrast two different articles one written by L.E. Berk in 2010 that explores lifespan development. The other article was written by the staff and research team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in 2012 that addresses what cognitive development is and the progress of adolescence cognitive development. Cognitive development begins from the moment of birth and continues throughout life. However, this student finds the cognitive abilities are more complex during the adolescent years....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Bring Back Flogging - In “Bring Back Flogging” Jeff Jacoby, a columnist for the Boston Globe, presents the use of corporal punishment as an alternative to the current system of imprisonment. Published in February of 1997, the article states that flogging would be a more effective means of punishment than jail. He insists it would be less expensive and serve as a deterrent to first time offenders. Jacoby’s thoughts on prison reform are legitimate, but his reasoning behind the use of corporal punishment is flawed. He fails to provide reasonable support for his argument which leaves the reader guessing as to the seriousness of his claim....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Marketing Research Tools - Marketing Research Tools This paper will help demonstrate the differences between different marketing research tools. Three means of data collection for market research are quantitative, qualitative, and pluralistic (Burns & Bush, 2006). Qualitative research allows probing questions on small groups, yet obtains more feedback (McDaniel & Gates, 2007). The moderator or interviewer generally has special skills to deliver the content using exploratory research. By contrast, larger groups use quantitative research methods....   [tags: Marketing]
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Theories of Personailty - Although there is no universally accepted definition for what personality is, the most widely accepted interpretation of personality is the pattern of relatively permanent traits and unique characteristics that give both consistency and individuality to a person’s behavior (Feist & Feist, 2009). Notice how this definition also dictates that these characteristics promote both consistency and individuality to a person’s behavior. Therefore, personality is unique to individuals; twins do not share personalities....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Personality Theories Overview - Many psychologists throughout many years present theoretical approaches in an attempt to understand personality. Hans Eysenck’s approach of personality differed from that of Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytical theory of personality. Eysenck’s theory of personality relies on the scientific basis of biology in explaining human personality. Although Freud’s theories are intriguing to an open mind, Eysenck’s approach made measurable scientific sense. He relied on the use of trait and factor analysis, which is a statistical method....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Marketing Research Tools - Marketing Research Tools Before launching or expanding a business venture, there needs to be an understanding of the industry, its competitors, and its customers. Market research is vital in assisting companies in the decision-making process and their marketing direction. Data from marketing research is important because it provides companies with ways to identify opportunities, identify market potential, minimize chances of loss, devise effective marketing strategies, gauge customer satisfaction, and serve as an evaluation tool....   [tags: Market Research ]
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The Scientific Revolution - There were three major revolutions at work during the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the scientific revolution, the enlightenment revolution and the political revolution. All of these revolutions have shaped western thought and ideals to this day and continue even in this age to shape western thoughts and ideals. What brought us to our thinking of today. Which, if any of the three, were the most important in shaping our thoughts on science, politics, and our social structures. Or were each an independent revolution without consequences on the others....   [tags: Enlightenment, Political Revolution]
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The Modern Thriller - “Give the audience pleasure, the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” This unusual statement made by Alfred Hitchcock, accurately represents a major theme in his style of film. Hitchcock, otherwise known as the master of suspense, incorporates multiple factors into his works, which have now become known as Hitchcockian elements. For example, Rear Window, a story which takes an average, small town, condensed neighborhood, and places a murder scene in the middle of it all demonstrates the Hitchcockian idea that “no place is safe”....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Suspense] 1533 words
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Leap of Faith - The Leap of Faith In his book, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Soren Kierkegaard talks about the difference between subjective and objective truth. When talking about subjective truth, he compares it to taking a “leap of faith”. This means that you will believe something no matter what, and you don’t need any evidence to back it up. He later connects the “leap of faith” to religion. “Through the “leap of faith,” in which one affirms the proposition that God did exist in time, one is able to enter into a “God-relationship,” and thereby attains “an eternal happiness” (Schacht, 308)....   [tags: Soren Kierkegaard, faith, religion]
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Conditional Sentences Teaching - Introduction Based on the textbooks in Hong Kong, the students in Primary 5 get the first chance to learn conditional sentences. There are four types in all: Type 0 (any situation which is always true), Type 1(something is going to happen in the future), Type 2 (an imaginary situation which stands no chance of happening or even impossible) and Type 3 (a situation which might have happened in the past but which did not really happen) (Loo, 1996). As time goes by, students will get a better understanding about them in junior high school....   [tags: teaching method, grammar, education]
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What is Knowledge? - Knowledge is “the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject” (Oxford Dictionaries). Many scientists and philosophers have studied the way in which knowledge is acquired, and how academic and scientific disciplines make sense of the world (McAllister). Three different categories or groups of sciences which produce knowledge have been established: natural sciences, humanities and social sciences (McAllister). This essay will serve to analyse the main distinctions between the three groups of sciences....   [tags: natural and social science, McAllister]
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The Vaccine-Autism Controversy - Parents everywhere ponder the question, what causes autism in young children. Since the early 1990s it has been debated whether or not vaccines are to blame for being the causal effect of autism. Numerous studies have been conducted to prove this theory true or false; however, many parents are still fighting the courts that vaccines caused autism in their children. Furthermore, more babies are not getting vaccinated due to the increasing scare being presented on the media about vaccines. The vaccine-autism controversy is the central issue in Jeffrey S....   [tags: mitochondrial disorder, symptoms]
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The Logical Fallacies - What are logical fallacies, evidence, and error in misconceptions. The report will identify nine logical fallacies. If all evidence in an argument appears to be true, still the disputation may be invalid if the logic utilized is not sanctioned (“Logical Fallacies,” 2014). Another name for it is called logical error, in philosophy. There are many fallacies to be aware of when making a sound argument. The nine logical fallacies are Mere assertion/Circular reasoning/Ad hominem, Red herring/Pseudo-questions/False cause, and Sweeping generalizations/Slippery slope/Equivocation or changing means....   [tags: misconceptions, evidence, error]
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New Educational Changes - Imagine a perfect educational system. How different would our lives be. In today’s society, we as Americans have developed an unfortunate obsessive focus on college schooling. This obsession has blinded us to basic truths. We support and attend schools that are set up like factory lines--schools that continue to use bells, separate facilities, and separate subjects (Robinson). We pay and work hard for an education that is modeled on the interests of developing a prosperous economy, not prosperous individuals....   [tags: educational system, financial aid, college]
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