Introduction to Visual Data
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This object includes an evaluation of the status and role of visual data in research methods relating to sport, leisure and outdoor adventure. The argument is developed that there is scope for greater sophistication in the analysis of visual data, including mediated data. The claim is made that student research practice may benefit from the teaching of research methods that includes an emphasis on the analysis of visual data, in particular
Interviews and Questionnaires
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is one of a series of learning objects that relate to research methods in the social sciences and, therefore, has a broad application even though examples are drawn from sport and leisure. This object focuses on some of the practical issues in actually writing or asking appropriate questions. References and Further Reading Gratton, C. and Jones, I. (2004) Research Methods for Sports Studies London:Routledge. May, T. (1997) Social Res
A Brief Introduction to Semiotics
Producer (requires Internet Explorer). This learning object may be viewed or listened to as an introductory piece concerning the role of semiotics in relation to research methods or as a starting point for understanding an approach to analysis usually associated with media/cultural studies that has applications to leisure and sport more generally. It may be useful to consume this learning object alongside the object about the status of visual data in the study of leisure and
Learning the Hindi Letters – Lesson 11–Consonants च and छ
This is a continuation of the series covering the very basics of Hindi. At the bottom of this lesson are links to the previous lessons. If you are already studying [...]
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 06.01.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. BUDAPEST: Im Streit um sein umstrittenes Mediengesetz wird Ungarn nach den Worten von Regierungschef Orban mögliche Forderungen der EU nach Änderungen akzeptieren und erfüllen. Ungarn sei Mitglied der EU und halte sich an die Spielregeln der Union, sagte Orban vor ausländischen Journalisten in Budapest. Das a
4.3 Technical and behavioural actions The numbers generated by the carbon calculator use a computer model based on some of the best information available. However, as I mentioned earlier, the results are not exact because calculators typically require you to enter broad categories of information about yourself and your household. And there are always uncertainties about some of the data on which the calculator is based. Nevertheless, the calculator allows you to explore the important actions needed to lighten your carbon load and
The numbers generated by the carbon calculator use a computer model based on some of the best information available. However, as I mentioned earlier, the results are not exact because calculators typically require you to enter broad categories of information about yourself and your household. And there are always uncertainties about some of the data on which the calculator is based. Nevertheless, the calculator allows you to explore the important actions needed to lighten your carbon load and
Sport and Gender 1
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This learning object introduces the idea that both sport and gender need to be viewed critically as concepts that have emerged in particular social and cultural situations. Examples of females athletes are used to illustrate the point that the history of sport needs to consider the role of women as well as men. The object concludes by listing the six genders. References and Further Reading Holt, P. (1989) The History of Sport Oxford: Oxfo
Introduction to Positivism and Interpretivism
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is one of a family of reusable or digital learning objects that relate to the conduct of research methods. At a very basic level, it introduces some material about the differences between positivist and interpretivist frameworks of approaching the gathering of data. References and Further Reading McNeill, P. and Chapman, S. (2005) Research Methods. London: Routledge 3rd Edition May, T. (1997) Social Research. Issues, Methods and Pro
Introduction to Research Methods1: Participant Observation
Xerte This is the first in a series of exercises designed to help in learning research methods by trying them out. Students follow through the exercise, looking at some professional examples, thinking out what to do, trying it out, then reflecting afterwards. The idea is to complement alternative approaches to teaching research methods which begin with the philosophical issues. This one explores some of the issues in using participant observation.
Translating Africa in Global Contexts
Although African myths and folktales have long been trivialized as childish, translators today are revealing new insights, which show that Africa led the world in the invention of the most sophisticated literary styles. Critics now particularly value the figurality, or use of metaphor, which dominates the African literary imagination. The ethics and politics of translating African oral literature, or folklore, are a microcosm of ethical and political problems around the world. Populations of the
The Story Behind the Stamp
Kim Therault talks about Arshile Gorky's Stamp and the development of abstract expressionism. Speaker Biography: Kim Therault is a professor at Dominican University.
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
William Cope Moyers spiraled into a crack-cocaine binge that threatened to destroy his life. After multiple attempts at rehabilitation, Moyers was finally able to recover from his addiction and make sobriety the center of his life. Moyers discussed his story. Speaker Biography: A former newspaper journalist and writer at CNN, Moyers is the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation, a renowned drug-treatment center, and executive director of Hazelden's Center for Public Advo
Phonological Awareness & Phonics - What Do They Mean?
An important strategy in learning how to spell words is to identify the individual sounds within words. (1:07)
Ilana Witten Talk - 1/5/11
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Greg Cronin _ UMass Lowell _ 11_8_11.MP4
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History of Boomerangs
Myths and facts about the boomerang. Very short video. Announcer is a bit gruff for students.
How to Make a Barometer : How to Make a Barometer with a Jar and Balloons (Part 3)
Place a balloon over a jar for a homemade barometer. Learn tips on how to do this properly, and soon you will be measuring air pressure with these instructions from Expert Village. Run time 02:28.
Is Sport a Good Thing 1
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is the first of two digital learning objects that examine some of the assumptions that are often made about the wider social role and impacts of sport. The first of these discusses the role that sport may or not play in the maintenance of healthy bodies. There is an outline of some of the sceptical views entertained by some members of the medical community and represented here by Chief Medical Officer in Britain. The absence of materi
Carter: No one wants war in Sudan
Former U.S. President Carter in Sudan says that as the South votes to form its own country -- no one wants to return to civil war. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
På måndagen handlade Klartext om politikern som sköts i den amerikanska staden Tscon i Arizona. Vi berättade också om folkomröstningen i landet Sudan i Afrika.