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Research Methodology: Qualitative Methods of Data Collection - In the previous chapters I discussed the problem of the lack of healthy eating promotion programs in schools are leaving parents and students uneducated about how to purchase healthy items which is leading to childhood obesity. I also discussed how the problem is being addressed, as well as the theory of social constructionism. In this chapter, I will discuss the specific methodology I plan to use and the three different types of data collection I plan to employ to carry out my study. This study will use a qualitative approach to study and address the issue of the lack of healthy eating promotion in schools....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Galen of Pergamum Apex of Greek Medical Tradition - Claudius Galenus, better known as Galen, hailed from an old Greek city by the name of Pergamum. Pergamum was a Greek center for learning and medicine where he, born into wealth, had ample time to study. After his father died he went to study in Smyrna (located in present day Izmir, Turkey) and then Alexandria to finish his medical studies. His first position as a physician was in service to gladiators in Pergamum, where he honed his skills in anatomy and surgery. When he traveled to Rome, news of his physiological prowess had traveled to the very Marcus Aurelius, emperor of Rome, thus he became Aurelius’ personal physician (Osborn, 2007)....   [tags: history, medicine]
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Methods and tools for studying children - This essay is a continuation to a previous assignment which discussed how attitudes towards studying children have changed. In this child participation, child voice and consent were identified as three key principles researchers should aspire to when studying children. This essay therefore intends to extend upon these principles by identifying an approach and research tool which will effectively incorporate all principles within a research study. The context of the research study is a male adult and male child sat at a potter’s wheel modelling clay....   [tags: Psychology]
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Day-To-Day Realities of Criminal Proceedings in the Downing Centre Local Courts - Introduction Empirical research consisting of simple observation of the day-to-day realities of criminal proceedings in the Downing Centre Local Courts, and the completion of systematic fieldwork notes intends to address the complex nature of justice. With specific regard to the operation of the local court system and its key players, the impact of the criminal justice system on those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and particularly those without legal representation, and the issue of whether justice is achieved....   [tags: Case Study]
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Is Ethnography a Suitable method for Research - Is Ethnography a Suitable method for Research on Residential Satisfaction and Community Participation. Ethnography within its wider field of research is described as the study of people&#8217;s behaviour in terms of social contexts, with emphasis on interaction in everyday situations (Lindsay, 1997). It is further defined as research that constitutes the art and science of describing a group or culture (Fetterman, 1989). However, the specific definition that will be used throughout this work, is that of its role within qualitative research, which is summarised by Wainwright (1997) in his paper in The Qualitative Report, stating that ethnography can be distinguished as: &#8220;...the...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Poor Time Management of Island Students - Introduction & Problem The simplicity of life, and the more relaxed environment, does not permit students who grew up on islands, or Island students, to understand the importance of time. There are more than 30 Island students studying on campus. Coming from a carefree society where time is not a major concern is having a great impact on individual students. Poor time management by Island students is a major problem and concern that needs to be improved in order to enhance the effectiveness of study process and academic performance....   [tags: internet usage, video games, chatting]
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Case study of a Child With Aggressive Behavior - Case studies are a collection of data obtained using various methods gathered on an individual or group to record areas of interest in order to assist with analysis and provide recommendations. The study should include the name of the person, although this should be protected to provide anonymity where appropriate, and a brief description of the subject. The setting where the study is to be performed should be included. The aim of the observation must be presented along with a report of the findings....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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Qualitative Data Collection - Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector’s Field Guide (Mack et al 2005) present practical information on qualitative data collection methods. I found this guide very informative, easy to understand, plain and easy to use for collecting data in qualitative research in the field. This guide provides step by step instructions to conduct qualitative research by choosing the most suitable method for that particular situation. This guide enabled me to successfully conduct my interview assignment for qualitative research course....   [tags: Sociology]
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Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle - David Kolb published his learning styles theory, in 1984, after many years of development. His theory stated that people learn in two different steps, inputting information and processing information. How people do this is also different. Think of inputting information on a vertical line, one person may prefer concrete examples at the top and abstract concepts at the bottom. Processing information is on a horizontal line with active experimentation on the left and reflective observation on the right....   [tags: Learning Styles]
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INTERACTION OF A HEARING IMPAIRED CHILD WITH HER IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY AS MEDIATED BY SYMBOLS AND SIGNS - CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY Assumptions and Rationale for Qualitative Design Communication researchers, according to Baxter (2004), are more interested on “human aggregates” and not on individuals. However, in this study that focuses on one sample only, the aim is to explain the group of the hearing-impaired and not just the subject herself. Baxter added that researchers must seek for the underlying system or pattern and again, not for the individuals (2004). Thus, the study hoped to understand and explain clearly the underlying concepts and patterns of communication....   [tags: Communication ]
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Analysis of a Sociologist's Research of Family Life - Analysis of a Sociologist's Research of Family Life This essay sets out to cover possible ways of researching the family including case studies. The research methods I will be using in this essay are questionnaires, interviews and observation, which are types of primary research. There are many different types of research methods, two types being primary and secondary research. Primary research is carrying out the research from scratch without using any previous research. Secondary research is using information that has already been collected....   [tags: Papers, Sociology, Family Values] 432 words
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Stimulus Condition: Behavioral Change Within Family - ... Stimulus Conditions As I recorded my data, I observed the main stimulus condition was my children. I detected that as I complimented them more, my children began to show one another more affection and respect. Another condition was my husband, which at times is was hard for me to express my feelings to him because I wondered if he would think I was crazy. Also, I noticed as I became more emotional, the days would become less stressful. Eventually, I compiled the information to the experiment with a since of acceptances and because of that the positive outlook to the observation it allowed my life be less stressful....   [tags: Compliment, Behavior] 1283 words
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Plan for Evaluating and Improving Formative and Summative Teacher Evaluation - Identification and Discussion of Key Issues To create a new paradigm for teacher evaluation requires identification and understanding of the key issues involved in these evaluations. Evaluations meet state mandates, teacher development, identification of ineffective teachers, and promotions. Many states mandate the career teachers are required to be evaluated once per year. This evaluation generally is in the form of a summative evaluation. A summative evaluation is not the recommended evaluation to improve teacher performance....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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The Challenge of Linguistics and Cultural Diversity in Education - “Schools are changing in ways that, up until a few years ago, we thought unimaginable. Today, schools are more diverse than ever, and those trends will continue into the future. Unfortunately, teachers and schools have not always met the challenge of linguistic and cultural diversity” (Laureate, 2014). We must take the opportunity to get to know our students in order to recognize and value their uniqueness. “Teachers must work to understand the cultures of their students in a meaningful way, which involves recognizing the beliefs, values, and behaviors that characterize the various cultures of their students....   [tags: Diversity Essays]
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Preschool Child Obersvations - PART 1 The pre-school is in a small rural village with a high ratio of staff. We use a key person system working with the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting the five outcomes of Every Child Matters. We do this by learning through play, risk taking (physically, emotionally and intellectually), creative thinking and listening to children. In partnership with parents who continually inform staff of their child’s welfare, disposition, activities and any concerns both formally and informally....   [tags: Child Development]
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The Discovery of DNA’s Molecular Structure - Theoretical models for the molecular structure of DNA can be likened to scientific theories. DNA’s structure was determined largely because scientists scrutinized the relationship between theory (a particular theoretical model of DNA) and observation (x-ray crystallographic patterns, or bonding patterns between bases and sugar-phosphate groups, for example). Inductivists, falsificationists, Kuhn, and Feyerabend all have different accounts of how scientists have related theory to observation....   [tags: Science Genetics Papers] 2646 words
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Behavior of Males versus Females in a Gym - Behavior of Males versus Females in a Gym While systematically observing a social situation for approximatly one week, I have observed some common patterns of interaction and have rendered some possible explanations for these patterns of behavior. While there were some irregular observations, most of the behavior was consistent with that of my hypotheses. My research question involves the behavior of males versus females in the setting of a workout room or gym. I hyptohesized that males are more likely to interact with each other than females are, and males are more likely to use weights than females, while females are more likely to utilize aerobic activity machines more than...   [tags: Papers] 423 words
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Explore the Uses and Limitations of the Scientific Method - Use of scientific methods Scientific methods refer to calculated research methodology that identifies a problem, provision of relevant data and a process of formulating the hypothesis based on experiments. The scientific method also involves systematic observation and testing of a specific hypothesis. Scientific methods constitute essential science experiments. The systematic methods are, used to determine naturally occurring phenomenon. This is a useful tool in explaining specific questions while maintain the area of focus....   [tags: empiricism, scientific method, philosophy]
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Sociology vs. Cultural Anthropology - The research methods in sociology and anthropology are similar yet follow a specific set of guidelines for each. Each field approaches research in a similar fashion but the methodology and intentions can differ. The differences reflect the distinct differences that are present in sociology and anthropology. The way that an anthropologist approaches a problem and attempts to solve it is different than a sociologist because of the discerning basis of their knowledge. Some of the research methods require a researcher to be up close and personal with subjects while in other methods the subject don’t even realize they are being observed....   [tags: Sociology Essays]
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Free and Alternative Schools - The previous two chapters defined a question for this study, provided a literary background for this inquiry, and discussed a theoretical framework for this paper. A literature review revealed a fair amount of information surrounding free and alternative schools. However, none of the articles discussed science curricula for schools of this persuasion. Therefore, a quandary arose – how comparable is science education in an alternative school, explicitly the Blue Mountain School, to that of public education when specifically compared to the Virginia SOLs....   [tags: Education, Curriculum] 1110 words
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Methods for Acquiring Information - Methods for Acquiring Information A sociologist's goal is to identify recurring patterns of and influences on social behavior. Sociologists use nearly all the methods of acquiring information, from advanced mathematical statistics to the interpretation of texts to study social behavior. The sociologist use surveys, direct observation, experiments, and existing sources. They use these methods to solve problems about social behavior in human groups as well as individuals. In their research, they look for primary resources....   [tags: Papers] 517 words
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Identify the stages of the Nursing Process and the skills essential to the Nursing Process - The nursing process is a five stage systematic framework, and based on the problem solving approach; it forms the foundation for nursing practice to facilitate focussed, individualised care planning for patients (Yildirim and Ozkahraman 2011). This assignment will serve to identify the five stages of the nursing process: Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. The skills: Communication, Observation, Critical Thinking and Reflection involved within the nursing process in partnership with the patient will also be highlighted....   [tags: Health Care]
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Traditional Dance as the Way to Understand the Culture - “Dance has no language”- it is often said at the concerts and festivals. Indeed, in order to understand the beauty of the dance and what dancers want to express you do not need to know particular language, so Kazakhs, Russians, Koreans, Germans, Chinese etc. will perceive dance performance in the same way. Traditional dance involves not only dance performance, but traditional national music, costumes and attributes as well. So, through the traditional folk dances people can get acquainted with one or another’s culture....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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The Painter of Modern Life by Charles Baudelaire - In a nut shell, the word ‘flaneur’ can be simply described as ‘an idle man-about-town’ (Flaneur) or a type of loafer. This loosely holds true to a more in-depth definition by Charles Baudelaire in The Painter of Modern Life. Baudelaire delves deeper into the essence of a flaneur, describing it somewhat as a person driven by curiosity. One who is hungry for knowledge and experiences, in constant pursuit of the unknown. These factors, along with others, may force us to perceive the flaneur as a loafer....   [tags: flaneur, loafer]
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The Female Prison in the United States - The female prison population in the United States is growing at an disturbing rate. According to Ajinkya (2013) from 2000 to 2009, the number of females incarcerated in state or federal prison rose by 21.6%. A high percentage of prison inmates, who tend to be poor, ethnic or racial minorities and young, will eventually be released to rejoin society and either return to their criminal lifestyles or adopt new, socially responsible patterns of behavior (Erisman & Contardo, 2005). According to Justice Center (2012), 19% of females released from prison will recidivate in the first three years post-release....   [tags: justice, incarceration, federal prison]
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Women's Rights - INTRODUCTION The given case, Claiming the Throttle : Multiple Femininities in a Hyper – Masculine Subculture ( Martin et al, 2006 ) is a re-inquiry of Schouten and McAlexander’s (1995) ethnography of Harley – Davidson owners that deals with issues of feminism in a hyper – masculine subculture. This case focuses on the liberalization and the sense of achievement and equality gained by women on the usage of motorcycles through the voices of women riders....   [tags: Legal Issues, Ethnography, Feminism] 1763 words
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Measure the Child’s Progress in Correlation to a Particular Standard - There are many aspects to a good curriculum. One valuable aspect to the curriculum is conducting comprehensible and beneficial assessments. The objective to theses authentic assessments is to measure the child’s progress in correlation to a particular standard. Assessments also allow us to understand the child as a whole. Without assessments many students become just member of a group and not a separate individual. Is children physically, emotionally, and socially ready to precede into kindergarten....   [tags: child progress, assessments, child behavior] 862 words
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Reformation, Religious Wars, and Mechanical Philosophy: Ancient Regimes - Reformation and Religious Wars Question 2: The reformations of the sixteenth century challenged the ideals of many religious institutions, but they also contested political institutions as well. This could be due to the fact that most politics were tied in some way to religion, but it could also be the way in which the reformations challenged the unquestionable authority of the Catholic Church, that led to questioning the system of governance as well. The reformation opposed traditional views of politics in Europe by challenging the ideas of body politics and the natural law that governed the land....   [tags: Question and Answer, Philosophy] 1442 words
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Morals and a Child's Social Development - Morals and a Child's Social Development *Missing Works Cited* How does morals pertain to child's social development. Morals pertain to character and behavior from the point of view of right and wrong, and obligation of duty (Funk, 826). Moral education in schools are usually called "hidden curriculum." The conception of the constructivist teacher child relationship as one of the mutual respect in which the teacher minimizes the exercise of the unnecessary authority in relation to children (Devries, 3)....   [tags: Papers] 834 words
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Observing People's Behavior at a Fitness Center - Lets start by understanding that cultures are a melting pot of people’s beliefs, language, behaviors, values, material objects, and norms. Norms are written and non-written “expectations of behavior” that govern a certain location, place, or culture (26). These norms also vary from culture to culture meaning what is a norm in the U.S may not be a norm in India. For example, a norm in America would be tipping a waiter after a meal. Another would be acknowledging someone as you walk past him or her, typically done at work or in a public place....   [tags: gym, culture. fitness trainers]
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Is Psychology a Science? - The British Psychological Society states that ‘Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour’ (BPS). In this essay I will be discussing what is actually meant by this and whether psychology fits into both the traditional views of a science, as well as more contemporary perspectives. It is widely suggested that Psychology is a “coalition of specialities” meaning it is multi-disciplinary (Hewstone, Fincham and Foster 2005, page 4). I will therefore examine whether it could be considered wrong to think that all parts of the discipline should neatly fit into one view of a scientific approach....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Needs Assessment of LGBTQI Health Literacy - Analysis of Learner Needs to Achieve Competence in LGBTQI Health Concepts Summary of Instructional Problem The healthcare needs of Americans are increasingly complex and healthcare reforms are charging providers at all levels to achieve significant improvements in the quality of the care provided. Standards of nursing care mandated by various practice and regulatory agencies such as the American Nurses Association (ANA), state licensing bodies, The Joint Commission (TJC) and facility practice policies required registered nurses to maintain competence in the care of individuals and families of diverse cultural backgrounds....   [tags: culturally competent care]
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The Point of Theater Games - Have you ever wondered what the point of playing theater games is. Before I took theater class, I thought they were just played to have fun. However, that is completely wrong. Theater games, as much fun as they are, have an absolute purpose. They help to develop skills in such areas of teamwork, focus, and observation. Theater games are a great alternative way of learning. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be up on my hands and feet having a great time learning, rather than sitting at a desk taking notes off of the board, being bored out of my mind....   [tags: Theater, games, exercises, ] 698 words
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The Theme of Racial Intolerance in Conrad's Heart of Darkness - It is commonly argued that ‘Heart of Darkness’ is nothing more than a racial tirade from a misinformed Englishman. Although Conrad is not misinformed and has no intention of fronting a racist point of view, when the treatment of Africans in the text is closely examined, the theme of racism is presented so deliberately all other themes merely fade into the background. Conrad’s evocation of the African environment and population preaches racial intolerance and creates a stark contrast between the life of Europeans and Africans....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis] 619 words
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On Theory Change in Science - On Theory Change in Science The inductivist account of science recognizes five steps which are essential to scientific progress. First, scientists compile a large body of facts from observation and experiment. Using the principle of induction, these facts can be generalized to form the basis for a theory or law. Then, once a theory has been developed, scientists can use the theory as part of a valid logical argument to make new predictions or explanations of phenomena. According to Chalmers, the inductivist account has “a certain appeal” to it, namely, that all of scientific progress can be seen as the result of five fundamental leaps of thought (54)....   [tags: Inductivist Philosopher Induction Essays] 1384 words
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Mirror Neurons and Motor Memory Formation - WHAT ARE MIRROR NEURONS. Mirror neurons have been hailed by scientists as the most significant finding in neurology in the past decade, the key to understanding the secrets of human interaction and learning, and as significant to psychology as DNA is to biology. Mirror neurons are a newly-discovered structure of the brain responsible for the firing of neurons during both physical movement and the observation of physical movement. It is these firings during observation of movements that has scientists excited about their relation to learning and interaction....   [tags: Biology] 1732 words
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Assessment of Children’s Behaviour - Assessment of Children’s Behaviour The exercise of observing and assessing children formalises the link between theory and practice. A great deal of observing a child today is focussed on what’s wrong with the child, and how we can intervene to help that particular child. Early childhood specialist Carolyn Seefeldt agrees, ‘ observing is probably the oldest, most frequently used and most rewarding method of assessing children, their growth, development and learning.’ (A practical guide to child observation, Christine Hobart) It is important to know how to observe in order to collect the necessary data in the most useful, accurate and efficient way....   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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Methods for Assessing Students - Abstract This article discusses the four methods I use for assessing students, which are questioning, observation, student-teacher dialogue, and selected-response. Included, are explanations about the author’s prior knowledge of assessment, what I have learned regarding assessments, how this knowledge transferred to the classroom, and its use in future classes. Assessing Your Assessment System I began the school year with my usual methods of assessing my students, which are observation and a lot of teacher-student dialogue....   [tags: Education, Teaching] 884 words
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Child Development Case Study - From the video observation, the two three-year old children, Thomas and Riley set off on a bus journey along with their childminder; it is observed that both the children speak about their journey, in which they are able to identify various features, which include the passengers; various buildings and different types of buses. Both children observe many of the features by taking photographs to highlight what they have observed on their journey. From observation, the video looks at the way the childminder plans the experience from a child-initiated stance, which directs the children’s learning in addition with assisting them with role-play and symbolic play, which is shown towards the end of...   [tags: Child Development Theory]
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The Scientific Account of Inductivism vs. Falsificationism: Is Science Objective? - The following essay aims to discuss whether science is objective or subjective in light of two competing theories: inductivism and falsificationism. Addressing the main quote, I will state how Popper would respond to two of Chalmers’ core ideas, before providing my own opinions and justification on the matter. Chalmers account of science is from an inductivist’s perspective. He believes that science is achieved through justifying universal statements from singular statements. (Chalmers, 1976) Thus, leading to believe that these statements can be proven....   [tags: newtonian phycis, einstein, theories]
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Is a Theory Scientific? - Is a Theory Scientific. There is often a heated debate on whether or not a theory is scientific. This debate brings to light a problem named the demarcation problem. This problem simply asks how one distinguishes between science and non-science. This is a very important question especially in examining separation of church and state. The demarcation problem is apparent when schools are unsure as to whether or not they should teach creationism as a possible scientific theory. Schools are to teach science, but how does one tell the difference between a scientific theory and a theological one....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Classroom Management - Purpose Classroom management plays an important role in effective teaching by providing a desirable environment which promotes better learning and student growth. The most important effect that classroom management has on student behavior is that it promotes better learning because students can better focus when their environment is free from distraction and conflict. When a teacher provides a well-organized and controlled environment, student’s academics interest and performance increase while behavioral issues decreased (Pope, 2010)....   [tags: education, student growth]
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Risk of Impaired Wound Healing - Introduction. This report will discuss the risk of impaired wound healing, amongst patients in the community. Patients may be at risk due to increased age, malnutrition and underlying medical conditions (Timmons, 2003, White, 2008). However, this report concerns with patients’ knowledge deficit about the importance of nutrition, which may be the risk factor (Casey, 1998, Dealey, 2005, Timmons, 2003). In this respect, a management package in the form of a leaflet aimed at these patients has been prepared, (see appendix), which may improve patients’ knowledge....   [tags: Medicine] 1200 words
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Importance of Childhood Playtime - Recess may be one of many different ways that children develop meaningful social interaction. Through playful participation with their peers, children learn how to talk, interact with others, and in turn, begin to form their social world. This observation looks at “Playtime Peer Relations” and how children participate in, and form, their own everyday social worlds. Piaget and Vygotsky assert that, through interaction with their environment, a child will construct meaning, and, as a result, development will occur....   [tags: children, development, playground] 565 words
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Early Emotional Child Development - Introduction In this essay I am going to show my understanding of a child's early emotional development based on the psychoanalytical view of child development. I will show how emotional skills gained in the early years can be of a significant relevance to later life. I will show my understanding by illustrating it with the clinical material. Although I am focusing on the psychoanalytical approach to child development I believe that it is beneficial to present also some general background knowledge of child development....   [tags: emotional health, psychology, psychoanalysis]
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The Role of Methodology in Developmental Research - The Role of Methodology in Developmental Research Developmental psychology may be defined as a branch psychology devoted to understanding all changes that human beings, experience throughout the lifespan (Berk. E. L 2003). Developmental psychology focuses hugely on development in childhood, as major changes occur in childhood, it is the scientific study of ‘how we grow and develop’, (Davenport 1994). Developmental psychology aims to understand the important aspects of cognition, socialisation, emotional development, and personality development through childhood to adulthood....   [tags: Papers] 1475 words
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Bullying Military Youth - In the previous chapters I have discussed the stressors related to being the child of military personnel, the related risk factors associated with becoming a the target of peer victimization, and the assets that the bioecological model can provide as a lens for further exploring this issue. In this chapter I will discuss the specific methods that I will employ to generate research on the topic at hand and express the possible benefits in addressing the issue of identifying and assisting military student’s who are experiencing bullying issues....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Decision-Making: Taking Action with Reason - Decision-Making: Taking Action with Reason The end result of any decision is action. Action based on reason, intuition, planning, or circumstance it is still action. The best course of action often is determined by the implementation of a decision making process. This process or model can be rational based or intuitive base. It is possible to combine the intuitive and rational decision models. The OODA (Observation, Orientation, Decision, Action) Loop acknowledges the existence of intuition within the context of reason....   [tags: essays research papers] 901 words
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Definition of burglary - Definition of Burglary Crime is defined as an act that violates the criminal law and is punishable by the state. (Conklin, 2013, p. 3) Burglary is considered a property crime by The Uniform Crime Reporting program (UCR) and defined as “entry into a structure using force without permission to commit a felony or theft.”(FBI, 2010) The UCR collects data on various crimes that are reported by law enforcement agencies. By collecting and publishing data received from law enforcement officers the information can be used in the future to improve the time officers respond to calls as well as give the public information on crime statistics....   [tags: legal issues, criminal law]
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The Christian Worldview - Due to the "highly subjective nature of most scientific theorizing... [we should] let the Bible speak for itself and modify our scientific view of origins accordingly." (as cited in Downey, D., & Porter, S., 2009). God is an intelligent, creative, relational Being. God created all that exists (Gen 1-2) and right from the beginning God affirmed and blessed man’s participation in His creation (Gen 1:28-30, Gen 2:19-20). He created man in His image (Gen 1:26-27, 2:7) and for His fellowship (Gen 3:9)....   [tags: Christianity]
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Plasma Donation - Plasma Donation Save a life, donate plasma. Plasma donation is a process many college students pursue in the efforts to make a sort of supplementary income while attending school. However, many other people in society do not know what all plasma donation entails. This essay will discuss the many aspects and details that the plasma donation process involves. These details include the donor’s waiting time and check-in, the donation process itself, and finally the finishing touches of the donation process....   [tags: Observational Essays] 934 words
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Marketing Research Tools - Marketing Research Tools Once a decision is made to use marketing research, management goals and objectives determine the type of selection methods used. There are a wide range of market research tools and methods available to decision makers. Depending on the goals and objectives of the company, researchers have many options. Some of the research tools include mail and web surveys, personal interviews, and focus groups. This paper will discuss and differentiate among the various tools used in primary and secondary research as well as discuss the differences when using qualitative and quantitative approaches....   [tags: Marketing]
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The Humanness of Hume and Kant's Moral Theories - The empirical nature of science has allowed for its success in solving great human problems and in understanding the world around us. Real life data and observations lead to such findings, which only then can be translated into theory. A theory without data is merely a hypothesis waiting to be shown true through observation. If you start with a theory and then try to prove it, you are taking a biased position and setting out to complete an impossible task. Nothing can be proven in science, only accepted until shown otherwise....   [tags: Ethics] 1069 words
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