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The Southern Star Observation Wheel - The Southern Star Observation Wheel was destined to be Melbourne's most important public sculpture in over two decades. Coming off the Tullamarine Freeway and through City Link’s ellipsoidal sound tubes adjacent to the housing commission, the wheel provided the foreground to one of the city’s best angles and was an architectural statement to new visitors. The infamous 120-metre-tall wheel was touted as being a world-class tourism attraction, but now sits as a scar of failed enterprise and questionable engineering in the Melbourne landscape....   [tags: City Planning] 714 words
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The Moon and Tides Observation - ... The line that separates the illuminated portion of the Moon from the unilluminated portion is called the lunar terminator. The Moon’s phases change in respect to the position of the Earth, Sun, and Moon. The lunar month, or the period it takes to cycle through each phase and back again, is 29.5 days (synodic month). The lunar phases are new moon, waxing crescent, first-quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third-quarter (or last-quarter), waning crescent, and new moon. The new moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle....   [tags: phase, waxing, shadow] 961 words
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Participant Observation in Anthropology - Participant observation is a method of collecting information and data about a culture and is carried out by the researcher immersing themselves in the culture they observing. The researcher becomes known in the community, getting to know and understand the culture in a more intimate and detailed way than would be possible from any other approach. This is done by observing and participating in the community’s daily activities. The method is so effective because the researcher is able to directly approach the people in the community in a natural context as opposed to taking the participant out of their environment....   [tags: Anthropology Essays]
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Child Observation and Assessment - The child I observed was a seven-year-old girl in Year 2 who sat on the second highest ability table in a mixed class. While not in school, she lived a substantial distance away meaning she travelled to and from school by car and was often the first child to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the afternoon. I will focus on the social and emotional development of this child who, from now onwards, will be referred to as C. I carried out two types of observation: these being narrative observation and time sampling....   [tags: Child's Social & Emotional Development] 1972 words
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Court Room Observation Paper - The courts have the function of giving the public a chance to present themselves whether to prosecute or defend themselves if any disputes against them rise. It is known to everyone that a court is a place where disputes can be settled while using the right and proper procedures. In the Criminal court is the luxury of going through a tedious process of breaking a law. Once you have been arrested and have to go to court because of the arrest, you now have a criminal case appointed against you. The court is also the place where a just, fair and unbiased trial can be heard so that it would not cause any disadvantage to either of the party involved in the dispute....   [tags: criminal court, defendant, witness] 3274 words
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Analyzing Chilrdren: Child Observation - Children are some of the most interesting creatures on Earth. At any moment they may do something that makes you laugh. The next moment they may do something that makes you want to crawl under your seat in embarrassment. That’s what drew me to them. I’m around adults all day and all night since starting college. I wanted to sit and observe God’s most precious creation in action. My mother-in-law’s home was the most obvious choice for my observation. She keeps several children, including my sixteen month old son, in her home daycare business....   [tags: Child Development] 759 words
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Late Adulthood Observation: Doris - ... She comes in on a weekly basis. During this time she will play with, feed, and rock the infants. She began volunteering a few years after the passing of her husband, outside of this volunteering; Doris does not socialize with others in her age range on a regular basis. The holidays are a hard time for Doris, not just the passing of her husband, but also with her children being so far away. I have observed her desire for independence and to stay as healthy as possible. Doris has arthritis in her hands and legs....   [tags: grieving, volunteer, work, children]
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Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol - The growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools require specialized instruction in order to succeed academically and become proficient in English. Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, commonly known as SIOP, is one method of providing that instruction. SIOP is the product of several research studies conducted over the past fifteen years by two researchers, Dr. Jana Echevarria and Dr. Deborah J. Short (Echevarria, Short, & Powers, 2006) and is a method to help ESL and content teachers meet the needs of their linguistically diverse students....   [tags: Language ]
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Purposeful Curriculum Plan: Observation - ... Mrs. R was helping the children build both gross and fine motor skills, by encouraging them to run around the playground, climbing the ladder to go down the slide, and playing with the attachments on the tree yard. She encouraged character building and language development by role playing, which allowed the children to be creative, and through communication, whether with the adults or with their peers; both building up socialization. An example of role play that was taking scene in the play-yard were the children playing “House” in the tree yard as well as a restaurant, having some children ask what they wanted to eat....   [tags: playtime, children, class] 1068 words
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Science and Empirical Observation - Empirical observation is the body of science. But what ties facts and figures together. It is one thing to postulate and investigate an inkling. It is quite another to develop a scientific theory that harmoniously explains how all the evidence comes together. Ultimately, science must prove the theory nevertheless, even an inaccurate theory provides a scientific model to contrast new discovery. Computers only understand one and zero—yes and no. However, the human mind can also accommodate “maybe”....   [tags: god, church, scientific theory]
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Naturalistic Observation on Cara - ... I have three best friends. We always hang out, everyday. Everyone always hangs out in the park so of course we go there. But for myself I like to run. I am even on the track team in school, but my mom wants me to focus more on school. 4: Do you have a boyfriend. A: Nope. I wish I did though. That would be so amazing 5: Why is it so important to you. A: Um, I don’t know.. just imagine having a boy telling you how pretty you are all the time. But only the really pretty and skinny girls have boyfriends....   [tags: school, computer, interview, questions] 2295 words
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Observation of Young Infants During Day Care - Location: Sunny Days Day Care This day care center is a good base for study in this field. Unlike most other day care centers, this center is Spanish speaking but is not exclusive to infants of Spanish origin or background. The center is open to infants of all ethnic backgrounds and the purpose is to teach a second language at an early age when it is easiest to pick up. The Nurse to infant ratio is: 2:6 The children can attend between the hours of 9.30 and 18.00 Breakfast, lunch and tea provided along with fruit time Subjects Child A (of English background) Child B (of English Background) Child C (of Spanish Background) Child D (of Spanish Background) C...   [tags: Child Observation Report] 726 words
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Child Development Observation - In this assignment I am going to describe a child observation that I have done in a nursery for twenty minutes in a play setting. I will explain the strengths and weaknesses of naturalistic observation through the key developmental milestones based in Mary Sheridan (2005) check-list and provide a theoretical explanation to support the naturalistic observation. First of all I would like to explain why the child observation is important for social workers. It is important because it focus on the problems that arise when a child‘s situation is not taken seriously and consequently have harsh consequences for both worker and child (Climbié Report, 2002)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Observation as a Social Work Tool and Skill - This assignment is going to look into observation as a social work tool and skill. Firstly, it is going to briefly describe the observation. Secondly it will analyse the interactions using a reflective approach. And finally, it will look into some relevant social work skills and values that relate to the discussed topic. The observation exercise was carried out on the upper deck of a London Bus on a weekday evening and lasted approximately fifteen minutes. The subjects of the observation were a male in his late twenties that appeared to be of Afro-Caribbean origin and a female of a similar age with an Eastern European accent....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Observation of Characters in the Film Shawshank Redemption - Shawshank Redemption is about two men, Andy and Red, who are both imprisoned at Shawshank prison and end up bonding and finding redemption together through random acts of kindness. It begins in 1947, with a man named Andy Dufresne being convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. Even though Andy was innocent, he was given two life sentences and was to serve them at Shawshank prison. Reflective Observation 1 The first night Andy and other new inmates first arrived at the prison, one inmate was being hysterical and refused to not stop talking, this led to one of the guards (Hadley) to viciously beat him to a pulp (he would die later that night)....   [tags: Behavior, Prison, Film]
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Lesson Observation Critique - Description of the Lesson The lesson was a living history tour of the Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of the tour is to show how life and work was like during the height of the ranch in 1939. To do this, the tour utilized two park rangers, one who explained the process of the tour and the other who presented the ranch as if it were 1939. The first ranger gave some background knowledge of the ranch and some interesting tidbits on the state of the world in 1939, such as the Best Picture Gone With the Wind and war in both Europe and Asia....   [tags: Self-Reflection] 1029 words
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Courtroom Observation Report - ... His reason for objecting was that the basis for filing was not relevant. I didn’t know that lawyers were free to interrupt people on the bench while they were presenting their case. The judge sustained the objection, and the defendant continued to plead his case. I immediately noticed that the defendant didn’t have a lawyer, and it shocked me because I don’t usually hear of people successfully defending themselves in court. Before presenting his evidence, he asked the judge a question on how he was supposed to present it, and Judge Green responded by telling him that he had the opportunity to have a lawyer appointed for him, and that he should proceed....   [tags: civil case of divorce] 1943 words
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Child Custody-Court Observation - After half an hour of searching, finally I have the opportunity to observe a court in person for the first time. At the 302nd Family Court in downtown Dallas on the 3rd of Dec, 2013, the case I was observing was a child custody case between Anna Smith and David Smith. The case number as show on the board outside the court is DS-12-08126. Furthermore, the Judge of 302nd Family Court is Tena Callahan. It was quite an experience when I step inside the Court building and don’t really know where to go....   [tags: personal experience account] 833 words
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Nonverbal Communication Observation - Nonverbal Communication Observation Nonverbal communication is rich in meaning. Everyone communicates through nonverbal gestures and motions. I realized that you can decipher a lot from an individual or individuals by just paying close attention to what they do, and that words are not really necessary. Watching two people interacting, I figured that they are really close by their space communication, eye language, and body movements. Space communication can help an observer depict a lot from a conversation he or she is witnessing....   [tags: body language, eye movement] 542 words
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Strategies for Diverse Learners: Observation Results - Introduction This report summarizes results of an assessment tool identified as Strategies for Diverse Learners implemented with a small group of three at-risk literacy learners and a teacher from a nearby district (Sullivan & Glanz, 2009). The focus of this report is on the implementation of strategies for diverse learners. Teachers instruct students, and the opposition in this obligation is that all children learn differently. The community of learners, I'm focusing on, in this report are the at-risk literacy learners....   [tags: Education, teaching, learning styles]
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Field Observation: Observing St. Paul - The method that was used in this research was field observation. Field observation is when you conduct a research observing what people do and what they say. When you conduct other researches, you focus on theories, but when you conduct field observation, you focus more on the communalities that your subject lives in, schools they attend, and the neighborhoods they live in. In conducting a field observation, there are two techniques inductive and deductive techniques. Inductive techniques are when observers don’t focus on a theory but creates a theory after doing the research....   [tags: inductive, deductive, research] 556 words
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Child Observation: Language Learning and Development - Initial Observation The child I observed for this project was Reza. Reza was three years and ten months old when I observed him and took the language sample. Reza has an older brother. Reza attends Martin Luther King Daycare and is on his church’s soccer league. I met Reza two times prior to taking a language sample. We met at a gym the first time. Reza was a little shy, but it did not last but about ten minutes. His mom instructed him to stay with me while she had her workout. We discussed fishing, hunting, and a game on his mother’s phone....   [tags: Theory of Syntax]
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Observations at the Park - Observations at the Park A cigarette butt lies next to my foot, still emitting a trace of smoke. Nearby on the dusty asphalt a pigeon waddles self-consciously, bobbing its head as if pecking the air for some invisible food. A squirrel churrs a threat to his brother, challenging him to romp. The walkway before me never becomes silent. A buzz of voices blends with the city soundscape of cars driving and trucks backing, swingsets squealing and sparrows chirping. A toddler, holding tightly to his sister's stroller, yells "Achtung....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 527 words
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The Pros and Cons of Participant Observation or Surveys as a Research Method - Introduction In our daily activities as humans, we consciously and unconsciously observe what people do around us, how they do it, and sometimes ask why they do what they do. In so doing we gain a better understanding of their ways of life. Anthropologist and sociologist too mention but a few, professions employ the daily observations we engage in as humans in a methodology called participant observation. Dewalt and Dewalt (2002:1) define participant observation as “a method in which a researcher takes part in the daily activities, events, rituals and interactions, of a group of people as one of the means of learning the explicit and tacit aspects of their life routine and culture.” Partici...   [tags: Social Research Methods]
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Use of Psychiatric Observation and No-suicide Contracts (NSC) - Research Question In patients who utilize psychiatric services, does the implementation of observation or no suicide contracts increase patient safety. The use of various observation methods, including no-suicide contracts (NSC), in the treatment of patients who utilize psychiatric services is currently the standard of care. The use of no-suicide contracts became commonplace in the USA in 1973 when Drye, Goulding, & Goulding published a report which reflected data from their own practice. McMyler and Pryjmachuk (2008) explain Drye’s study: Firstly, within a 5-year period in the authors’ own practice, NSCs had been made with 600 service users and none had resulted in suicide....   [tags: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses]
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Mass-Observation, Microscopy, and the Everyday - Mass-Observation, Microscopy, and the Everyday The everyday is an assimilation of fragmented happenings that are interwoven to manifest society. A general stereotype of society can not be drawn from a single fragment, but must be created through an examination of the relationships between individual pieces. Every fragment, no matter how banal, contributes to the understanding of the everyday. In order to study the everyday, the use of microscopy and Mass-Observation are essential because they provide a way of viewing the everyday in a way that is unfamiliar....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Observation of Savage Peoples (1800) - The Observation of Savage Peoples (1800) Synopsis Joseph-Marie Degerando was a revolutionary, French philosopher who transcribed one of the original guidelines for the study of anthropology in the year 1800 titled, I: Societe des Observateurs de l’Homme in French, and translated into English as, The Observations of Savage Peoples. According to the author of the introduction and translator of his work into English, F. C. T. Moore, Degerando’s guidelines were a “capital work of anthropology” (Moore, U of CA Press....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Observation of a Track and Field Coach - Observation of a Track and Field Coach I chose to observe the practices at State College for Track and Field. I primarily focused on the distance team with John as the coach. When I arrived at the first practice I observed Coach John talking to the team at the beginning of their practice. He was going over what they should focus on during their first track meet, which was coming up. His positive attitude stood out the most. He put his emphasize on having fun. He stressed the importance that they work as hard as they can to achieve their best performance but his final words were, "Have fun!" I started to realize what he stressed most for his team and that was to achieve the goals they set f...   [tags: Papers] 1445 words
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Observation of Social Behavior in the national Gallery of Art - ... The age of individuals traveling through the room varied greatly from infants to senior adults. The ethnicity of individuals covered a broad spectrum including, Causation, Asian, African, Indian, and Hispanic. Individuals moved around the room mainly in a clockwise manner. Over the duration of the observation the audible volume in the room never went above a low speaking voice with the exception of a small baby who started to cry. The parent of the infant was met with disapproving looks by the younger individuals in the room and light smiles by an elderly couple....   [tags: museum, interaction, reaction, demeanor] 1252 words
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Observation of a Day Labor Site - Observation of a Day Labor Site The focus of this case study was to observe the new Phoenix day labor site also named “Macehualli”. This name came from the Aztec language. This site opened on Saturday February first 2003. We visited this site on April 29th 2003 at approximately 8:15 a.m. until around 9:45 a.m. Our goal was to talk with the key people involved in the day labor project. We inquired about this programs working status. Is this program benefiting the people who come here looking for work....   [tags: Immigration Labor Essays Papers] 1369 words
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Observation of the Early Childhood - Observation of the Early Childhood An observation was held in the children'"s wing of Tarrant County Junior College. A variety of children between the ages of two to six were observed in activities ranging from physical and motor to social and cognitive development. Specifically I mean that whether it was leadership skills or lack of, running, climbing and jumping, drawing and writing, or anything that could fall between, it has been seen, done and accounted for in the following observation. First let's start with the physical and motor development....   [tags: Early Childhood Development] 1524 words
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Observation Analysis of the Types of Groups at Langdon Cafeteria - The behavior I observed was the types of groups people sat with when studying and socializing in the Lakefront on Langdon Cafeteria. I choose to observe this behavior for two reasons. One, as I was sitting in the Lakefront on Langdon Cafeteria Wednesday the 20th of November, I started to take record of the people around me. I spend a lot of time in Memorial Union doing homework, studying, meeting with people, eating lunch, and in general, relaxing. I find the combination of open study spaces, food options, and quiet study areas to be a great combination to increase productivity without feeling like being stuck in a stuffy library....   [tags: people, record, gender, segregation] 1449 words
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Child And Parent Behavior Observation - Child And Parent Behavior Observation      I am almost always surrounded by the interactions between children and their parents. I hear it at my work, I hear it in restaurants, but most of all I hear it at my house. My mother owns a daycare and every night I hear parents being hit by a barrage of questions. When children are being picked up they always have a couple of questions for their parents. Children are always asking about the meal for the night or whether they can go over to a friend?s house or have some body over....   [tags: Sociology Child Psychology Essays] 532 words
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Sociology Observation of Two Advertisements - This observation assignment has been very interesting, in that it has made me more aware of advertisements. The two that I chose are Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ) and Vogue, both from September 2014. The ads that I chose are a representative cross-section of the typical ads you would find in these magazines. We will start with Vogue. In Vogue #1, (an ad for Ruddenberry of London) there seems to be outdoor party of some sort going on. There is a man pouring tea with a fake smile. There's another male on seated on a horse, next to a younger female wearing a Mardi Gras mask....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 1098 words
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Observation Assignment at a Park - Observation Assignment at a Park Hayden Park was an interesting place for a Freeze-Frame assignment. For those who have not heard of a Freeze-Frame, it is simply sitting in one spot for 15 to 20 minutes observing ones surroundings. So to continue, at first glance, Hayden Park is a typical Valley of the Sun type park. Most of these typical parks have grass, picnic tables, some trees, and usually some sort of sports availability such as a basketball court or soccer field, or both. In addition, the parks also have pleasant surroundings....   [tags: Descriptive Park Essays Papers]
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Organizational Behavior Observation of Genpact - 1 Workplace Observation MGT Organizational Theory & Behavior 2 Introduction to Organizational Behavior: Organizations are collections of interacting and inter related human and non-human resources working toward a common goal or set of goals within the framework of structured relationships. In Simple words, an organization working together to achieve a common purpose. According to W.Jack Duncan, “Organizational behavior is an inter-disciplinary field that draws freely from a number of the behavioral sciences, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, and many others....   [tags: Business Management] 1326 words
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Observation of Chicago: Home: A City of Commerce and Industry - Chicago: Home: A City of Commerce and Industry The place chosen for this study was Chicago. I chose to observe the Willis Tower, also known as the Sears Tower, at the center of the city at 233 South Wacker Drive. This is the specific given address for the building itself. The general area is known as the “Loop”. This is the absolute location that pinpoints it on the earth, and there are enormous buildings that surround it. The area is urban, and there are skyscrapers surrounding . The Sears tower is used for business, and so are the buildings around it....   [tags: Sears, Landmark, Architecture] 1297 words
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Lesson Observation Critique - Living History Tour - Lesson Observation Critique Description of the Lesson I observed a living history tour of the Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of the tour is to show how life and work was like during the height of the ranch in 1939. To do this, two park rangers led the tour. The first ranger explained the process of the tour and provided background information. The second ranger the ranch as if it were 1939. To begin the rout, the first ranger gave some background knowledge about the ranch and how it came into the hands of the National Park Services....   [tags: Education] 1373 words
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An Observation Report of Astor Services for Children and Families - Observation Report Astor services for children and families is a preschool located in Bronx, N.Y. The school is conveniently located for majority of parents because the 5 line subway train is close by along with few MTA busses. The center is closed on national holidays during the school year along with vacations during the months February, April, June and December. Astor follows the Board of Education schedule in terms of holiday closings. P.S.15 serves children who are emotionally disturbed from ages three to five years old....   [tags: preschool, education, schedule] 2268 words
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Christopher Hitchens and His Observation on North Korea - Author Christopher Hitchens spent part of the year 2010 in North Korea. After he returned he had this to say in a conference: I knew what I’m not going to say about North Korea. I’m not going to say it, Schoolchildren are marched to school carrying pictures of the dear leader and the great leader. The loudspeakers speak of nothing but the dear leader and the great leader. At workplaces there are sessions set apart everyday for cries of hatred against the United States, and the west, and South Korea....   [tags: great leader, schoolchildren, propaganda]
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Observation of Adolescents in a County Court - In observing Municipal Court at Jefferson County Court House there were many adolescences present. Thought there were older adults, the adolescences or delinquents seems to make up a number of the people there. The thought is, is there an effect the young adults there or reason why young adults are seen in municipal court. When observing the present of the adolescences was interested because of the fact that most were told to shape up or they would end up in jail. One was also told to get into counseling and have an intervention or would end up in jail....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, Criminal Justice System]
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Observation in Daisy Miller - He said to himself that she was too light and childish, too uncultivated and unreasoning, too provincial, to have reflected upon the ostracism or even to have perceived it. Then at other moments he believed that she carried about in her elegant and irresponsible organism a defiant, passionate, perfectly observant consciousness of the impression she produced. (43) The socialites in Daisy Miller's world aspire to a perfection, a nobility, and a superlative of character. But character is a misleading word; interiority is important only insofar as it reflects the assumed depths that come with an appearance of refinement, for the relationships in "Daisy Miller: A Study" are formed by obs...   [tags: Henry James, Daisy Miller] 2034 words
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Child Care and Observation - Observation is very important in young children because that is how you get to know a child better. While observing how a child interacts with their peers, adults, and how they behave in different settings, you are getting to know the child without speaking to them. It may be important to observe a child but at the same time it may mislead you into being judgmental, too soon. For instance, if you observe a child misbehaving, not getting along with the other children or talking back to the teacher, you might get the impression that he/she is a 'bad' child and you might treat and act differently with that particular child....   [tags: Child Psychology Essay] 715 words
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Classroom Observation and School Placement - Introduction As part of the module practical teaching programme, I have been helping out in the homework club of an inner city primary school, one hour per week for the past twelve weeks. All in all I think I it was a very interesting experience and very beneficial in terms of my learning as a teacher. I had a number of valuable experiences and below are two of the most important in my opinion. Reflection 1: Critical Incidence of Learning 1 On one of my first days of school placement I learned the importance of teachers having good questioning skills....   [tags: learning teaching techniques]
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Participant Observation - Participant Observation Participant Observation is the study of a culture or society usually carried out by living for an extended period of time with its members. The participant-observer takes part in everyday life and carefully records such things as behaviour, events and conversations, in order to obtain a fully rounded picture of beliefs, social groupings and customs. There are two different forms of Participant Observation: Overt observation is when the subjects are aware they are being observed and allow the observer in to their lives, this is often the most criticised form due to bias, Covert observation is when the subjects are not aware they are being ob...   [tags: participant-observer] 490 words
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Ant Observation - The Observation of Ants Introduction Myrmecology has been around since the late 18th and early 19th century. Myrmecology is derived from the Greek word Murmek, which means ant. There are three main names that are most noteworthy: Linne who produced “Systemae Naturae” which he describes eighteen species of ants. Fabricius created five more genera and further described other species. Latreille was the most significant, he collected and studied the ants of Europe and described many species overlooked by his predecessors....   [tags: essays research papers] 678 words
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Naturalistic Observation - Naturalistic Observation Naturalistic observation involves recording subjects' naturally occurring behavior while they are in their natural environment. This experiment revolves around this type of observation. Specifically, it involves the observation of the various human dyads (male-female, male-male, female-female,) social interaction, within in a public environment. Focal points of observation included conversation space (distance between individuals heads,), and body language. All behaviors were observed in an unobtrusive manner....   [tags: Papers] 675 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation Corporations are the building blocks for communities, counties and cities. They have their own agendas and can impact these areas in minute and monumental ways. The major factor which predicates this impact is their organizational culture. Organizational culture has been defined as, “the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members” (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2005). Employees are key factors which alter how corporate cultures evolve....   [tags: Organizational Culture Corporations Essays] 805 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation I am currently employed at B&L pharmaceuticals, one of the largest manufactures of generic medications in the world. In this paper I will discuss how communication flows in my workplace, organizational diversity, and conflict management. With my current position as a Group Leader the flow of communication is very important. Communication Communication at B&L consists of emails, work procedures and policies, telephones, and bulletin board postings throughout the facility....   [tags: Pharmacies Pharmacy Business Essays] 435 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation There are some observable aspects of organizational culture such as ethical standards and behavior, organizational diversity, dress and language, conflict management and technology impact on culture. Sotheby’s International Realty The organizational culture at Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) is described as a high-involvement management type organization centered on high quality service. With high-involvement management described as one that recognizes human capital as its most valuable resource by carefully selecting and training individuals and giving them “significant decision-making power, information, and incentive compensation” (Hitt, Miller, & Colella, 2006,...   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 785 words
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Action and Observation in Shakespeare's King Lear - Action and Observation in King Lear        Auden once asserted that Shakespearean tragedy is necessarily parabolic, pertaining to the only myth that Christianity possesses: that of the 'unrepentant thief'. We as the spectators are thus implicated in the action since each of us 'is in danger of re-enacting [this story] in his own way'.1 The sufferings of the hero could be our own sufferings, whereas in Greek tragedy, such a notion is precluded precisely because the misfortunes of a character can be traced back to the discontent of the gods....   [tags: King Lear Essays]
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Observation of a Production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet - Observation of a Production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet On Saturday October 14, 2000, the North Carolina Shakespeare festival put on a performance of Hamlet. This show, which was performed at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina, was directed by _____________________, who also directed ____________________. ___________________ did a really good job at playing Hamlet, which is a very hard role to act for any actor. Hamlet was produced by the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, which is a group of actors that travel around NC and the South, running productions of Shakespeare's many plays....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Observation of Cabinet Meeting for a Craft Show - Observation of Cabinet Meeting for a Craft Show I went to observe a meeting of an organization. This is an organization of select craftsmen who try and get there handcrafted wares to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to plan and organize craft shows and how they are going to get the people to come to the shows. The main topics of the meeting was craft shows and different items the members were going to try and sell to the public. The organization meets once a month to discuss any new business....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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Obtaining Everlasting Happiness: Answering Life's Questions through Observation and Reasoning - Everyone on Earth has a common goal in life: to be happy. The paths that people take to achieve this happiness vary greatly depending on the person. Often, people have to learn what set of guidelines help them to achieve more lasting bliss in life through experience and reasoning. Everyone should aim to find as much long-term pleasure in this life as possible, contentment at death, and, in the event that the afterlife actually exists, peace after death. This happiness can be discovered through attempting to answer controversial questions about life, death, origins and proper sociological behavior....   [tags: Origins, Proper Sociological Behavior]
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Naturalistic Observation of Toy Store And the Effects on Gender Role Development - We as Americans tend to think little about Gender Role Stereotyping and its place in our society, but it is nevertheless an important topic to discuss. Parents, following the cues of society, purchase toys for their children that encourage the stereotypes of males being action and fighting-oriented and females focusing on friendship and child-rearing. Although this may be beneficial in some cases, there may also be repercussions for specific individuals who do not fall under those stereotypes and therefore may feel pressured to be something other than who they really are....   [tags: sterotyping, society, boys, girls]
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My Observation of a Couple at a Restaurant: Nonverbal Communication - INTRODUCTION On September 12, 2014, I observed two people; Person A and Person B. The observation took place at Applebee’s, a local restaurant, beginning at 7:21 p.m. and ending observation at 8:06 p.m. I was serving their table for the evening, enabling myself to observe them closely. The restaurant had died down from the dinner rush, leaving them one of three tables in the smoking section, normally filled with eight. Along with the outside light fading, the lighting indoors was dim, making the dining experience feel more quiet and intimate....   [tags: Analysis Essay, human behavior, couple] 1079 words
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Observe and Analyze Two Different Elementary School Classrooms - Observe and Analyze Classroom instruction This signature assignment is about observing and analyzing classroom instruction in at least 2 classrooms. The two classrooms that I chose to observed is special education and general education. In this assignment I will give a synopsis of my observation, how the instruction differentiated to meet the needs of identified students, identify strengths and needs based on research based practice, and I will suggest what are the next steps teachers can take to improve their lesson....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]
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Observation of a Production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Observation of a Production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare Bulletin Review Presented by ILLINOIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL at WESTHOFF THEATRE, Normal. IL. July 3-August 5, 1994. Directed by Calvin MacLean. Set and lighting by Kent Goetz. Costumes by Dan Wilhelm. Sound and music by Rick Peeples. Choreography by Connie de Veer. Fights by John Sipes. With Darrel Ford (Speed). Keytha Graves (Julia), Ted deChatelet (Proteus). Brian Herriott (Valentine), David Kortemeier (Antonio, Outlaw), Robert Kropf (Launce), Philip Thompson (Thurio), Patrice Wilson (Silvia)....   [tags: Papers] 1053 words
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Psychology-Naturalistic Observation - Naturalistic Observation Primary Reference Source Loucopoulos P and V Karakostas (1995) System Requirements Engineering. McGraw Hill International. Summary description Observational methods involve an investigator viewing users as they work and taking notes on the activity which takes place. Observation may be either direct, where the investigator is actually present during the task, or indirect, where the task is viewed by some other means such as through use of a video camera. Typical Application Areas Useful early in specification for obtaining qualitative data....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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Cross-cultural Funeral Service Rituals - As a family member participant in the service, little field preparation was needed. However, the observer did complete the following tasks in preparation for the observation: 1. Reviewed the following resources on participant/non participant observation, ethnography, and the sociology of the African American funeral: Merriam, S. B. (2009). Being a careful observer. Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation, ch, 6 and Hazell, L. (2013). Cross-Cultural funeral service rituals. 2. Visited the church to review size, space, objects, and arrangement....   [tags: Participant Observation]
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The Tell, by Matthew Hertenstein: The Power of Prediction Based on Observation - The Tell, by Matthew Hertenstein, is about the power of prediction based on observations of brief samples of others’ behavior. Throughout this book, Hertenstein teaches what tells in early life predict autism, how photographs betray others’ personality and aggressive inclinations, how smiling predicts marital stability, how micro-expressions signal deception, how facial structure predicts companies’ profits, and who wins political elections. In the following few pages, there will be many clues on what tells can predict certain things for the future (Hertenstein, ix)....   [tags: behavior, foretell, foresee, forecast]
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Teaching and Learning - The value of observation is to give you an insight into a child’s world. By doing this you are able to observe the children and see how they interact with other children and communicate. Also by observation we are able to understand children’s point of view better and are able to enhance their learning. Observation, assessment and evaluation in planning for children’s learning within early childhood setting come hand in hand. While observing we are able to see the child’s development and are also able to identify the interest in different learning areas....   [tags: Education, Observation] 1887 words
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DDT & Malaria: Observation and Background - Malaria is a a terrible and sometimes lethal disease caused by a parasite which feed on human and bite them (1). And mosquito is one of the parasite, especially for female mosquitoes which are affected, they transmit the organisms from their saliva into the circulatory system of a person. If people get malaria, they will become very sick, they may get high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like lillness (1). Malaria is a serious problem in developing countries whith warm and moisture climates, that’s why in this places, it is a major cause of death....   [tags: malaria, ddt, insects, mosquitos]
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My Observation of a Science Class - Field Book Essay In a science class teaching the teacher must use student centered approach to convey his or her ideas or teaching matters. I observed a science class on rocks and minerals. The teacher used a teacher centered approach with very little participation from the students. I do believe that children centered approach gives better opportunity for students to participate and learn. But the teacher used no motivational devises to stimulate interest. The objective of the lesson was to make the students able to identify 15 different types of rocks and mineral and the difference between them....   [tags: communication, teacher, students] 636 words
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An Exploration: Observation and Perspective - For me, packing begins on the night before the departing flight - I get myself in a state of frenzy and try to decide what to bring. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you arrive halfway across the world realising you have packed extra battery packs for your camera, but have indeed forgotten the camera itself. Since you roughly know what to expect, everything else you have seems to fit into a large backpack. In the 1800s however, a journey abroad was a long-term project and only the well off could afford to travel....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Focus Questions on Teacher Observation - Focus Questions 5 1. I think the most common way I see the teachers helping the children is by being a role model. Showing the kids how to act towards peers and authrity figures. Kids are very intuative, they pick up on things very easy. So if you showing the children respect the kids will take that with them and show respect to others. I noticed anytime a child was having problems one of the teachers would always get down to their level and talk to them, making sure to make eye contact and not to talk above them but instead to talk to them....   [tags: teacher assessment report] 1634 words
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Arthur W. Frank’s The Wounded Story Teller and Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish - This discussion paper intends to address the difference between witness, on the one hand, and observation, judgement and examination on the other hand. Through the consideration of a social context, these conceptual frameworks will be contrasted in terms of their purpose, the knowledge gain once applied to the social world and social beings as well as the potential implications of their implementation. Conclusions will be drawn from the evidence as to whether these conceptual lenses aid in the understanding of the social world and in turn the nature of the human condition....   [tags: witness, observation, judgement] 1790 words
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Collecting Scientific Research Data - Introduction In his short paper Phillips (2010), attempted to explain the development of the use of observation by the research industry and the way the industry has begun to self-regulate themselves in order to maintain public confidence. With the various methods of collecting scientific research data coming under scrutiny when it involves researching the human, it is only logical that with the advancement of the internet and how humans use it, that internet research should also fall within these guidelines....   [tags: naturalistic observation, organizational strategy]
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Explainations of Research Methods in Two Psychology Articles - Psychologists have been carrying out different areas of researches in the society, aiming to find the causation between the different factors and human behaviour. In this essay, I am going to explain two research methods used in the two articles and evaluate the ethical issues involved in the research articles. AC 2 Firstly, I am going to explain the research method used by the psychologists in each article. In the ‘The science of love: Harry Harlow and the Nature of affection’ article by Cherry (ND), laboratory experiments using rhesus monkeys were used by Harry Harlow and his fellow psychologists to study how child development can be affected by the level of motherly love a child receive d...   [tags: observation, animals, unethical ]
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Methodology: Teaching Songs and Games to Learn Letters - Chapter Three Methodology This study was designed to explore the use of songs and games in teaching letter knowledge and sounds to a group of grade two students. This chapter covered the research design, a description of the participants, the data collection techniques, the implementation process and data analysis. Research Design Tomal (2010) explained that during action research, is concerned with using a systematic process to address educational problems and make improvements. The researcher exploits suitable interventions to gather and analyze data and then implement actions to improve the issues....   [tags: knowledge, research, classroom, observation] 2526 words
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Performance Evaluation Assesment Methods - According to Gipps (1994), assessment can be defined as the use of a wide range of methods used for evaluating performance, attainment and needs, including formal testing and examinations, practical and oral assessment and classroom based assessment and observation. Assessment strategies can be described as a process that organises actions and ideas, usually in a step-by-step fashion, which help to guide practitioners in carrying out an assessment. Assessment can be categorised into formative, summative, diagnostic and evaluative....   [tags: classroom, dignostic, observation] 1411 words
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Behavioral Theory of Personality: B.F. Skinner - B.F. Skinner is a major contributor to the Behavioral Theory of personality, a theory that states that our learning is shaped by positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, modeling, and observation. An individual acts in a certain way, a.k.a. gives a response, and then something happens after the response. In order for an action to be repeated in the future, what happens after the response either encourages the response by offering a reward that brings pleasure or allows an escape from a negative situation....   [tags: behaviorism, punishment, observation] 1529 words
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Nature vs. Nurture and People´s Genetic makeup - The nature vs. nurture controversy has been one of the oldest and most incessant debates throughout history. The disputation of this debate has generated numerous hypotheses, and explorations by various researchers, however, it has not been clearly determined as to whether a person is biologically determined or whether they are shaped by the environment. Nature’s theory holds that a person’s mental ability is sustained by what he or she is born with genetically. Conversely, the argument that a person’s environment plays a large role in his or her mental aptitude is nurture....   [tags: Environment, Observation, Heredity] 1129 words
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Observation of Moon’s Phases - ... The eight divergent phases of the moon that occur during the span of a month and are exhibited as it travels along its orbit around earth. The moon phases as the occur are New, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent Moon. The new moon marks the commencement of the moon phases and is characterized by the inconspicuousness of the moon because of its centralized locations midway between the earth and the sun. Throughout the waxing phase, the section of the moon that appears luminous and discernable to earth increases in size as it orbits the earth, unveiling to us a more significant portion of its illuminated disk....   [tags: Solar, Satellite] 620 words
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