How do we overcome the methodological schism (or can there be a 'compleat' researcher)?
This paper considers a variety of approaches to combining research findings drawn from what are traditionally deemed 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' methods. These include models for Bayesian syntheses, new political arithmetic, complex interventions, and design experiments, as well as the more usual literature review and 'new' realism. I argue here that none of these approaches pose insurmountable epistemological or technical problems. Rather, opposition to the use of such models stems from wa
The RCBN Consultation Exercise: Stakeholder Report
One of the early objectives of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Research Capacity Building Network has been to undertake an extensive consultation exercise in order to identify the priorities for research capacity-building and to generate a database of expertise from across the UK educational research community. This report provides an account of the first element of the consultation exercise, interviews with twenty-five key stakeholders each representing the major consti
Abstract Thinking: An Introduction to Creative Thinking in Basic Design
This paper critically examines the nature of the dramatic increase in the number of students accepted in schools of architecture in Jordan, and the contradictory decrease in their artistic, creative, thought process, projects problem solving and other skills. The paper also reviews architectural curriculum and courses to identify weaknesses in handling the changes and ultimately within these constraints and in order to handle the students variable potentials, abilities and contradictions, certai
A scenario-based tutorial which provides examples of clinical cases of infection and guides the reader through the identification of the causative organism. Full explanations of the correct identification are provided. This is a Questionmark Perception file. The QTIXML file needs to be opened in QP Authoring Manager, converted to an assessment and exported into your own VLE.
A series of Questionmark Perception files that use scenario-based projects to explain the theory of dilutions. Also included is a bank of questions requiring the reader to complete complex calculations related to dilution series and the construction of solutions to a specific concentration or molarity. The QTIXML file needs to be opened in QP Authoring Manager, converted to an assessment and exported into your own VLE.
CAD Interfaces to the ARROW Manufactured Product Server
The UK national project ARROW (Advanced Reusable Reliable Objects Warehouse) provides an Internet based framework through which it is possible to identify any of a range of manufactured products meeting specific design criteria. This open framework (based upon the IAI's IFCs) provides a mechanism for users to search for products from any participating manufacturer or supplier based both on specific attributes of a product or on any of the textual descriptions of the product. The service returns
Design a dynamic website
Design a dynamic website for Bazaar Ceramics. At this stage the prototype will not include the database and server-side scripting required to implement the e-commerce functions. This stage of the project is to focus on design only. Therefore the prototype will develop the pages and interface for the e-commerce features, but none of the functionality. Your task is to review the requirements document to develop an understanding of the e-commerce requirements of the website and then design and buil
How to write persuasively
This resource includes content and activities about writing persuasively. It provides examples and information related to structure, argument and evidence as well as the use of a bibliography.
Foundations in evidence based practice
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online for downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module is taught on the Diploma/BSc in Nursing and covers an introduction to evidence-based practice; the nature of evidence; an introduction to the research process; reflective thinking and writing; portfolio development skills; searching/accessing information/literature; summarising literature; referencing literature sources; reviewing literature; an introduction to law
A behind the scenes interview with Professor Christopher Barnatt, Director and Producer of a new TV documentary on what we perceive to be real, and what, if any, future lies ahead for us. The TV documentary was televised in April 2009 and was based on a book written by Professor Christopher Barnatt in 1997, also entitled Challenging Reality, which focused on momentus change across history. The new television series developed this theme further, with input from numerous other experts at the Uni
Monitoring Business Performance: Cash Budget
This activity based unit describes how to: estimate anticipated income; identify likely level of debtors; identify required level and cost of stock; prepare a cash budget; interpret the cash budget and prepare a performance report. Learners can use the simulated business or one of their own. This is unit 3 Cash Budget from the Monitoring Business Performance resource.
Assess client's range of movement, analyse static posture, observe and analyse client's dynamic post
This is a scenario based learning resource in which the learner will assess two clients using relevant posture appraisal tools including static posture appraisal, dynamic posture appraisal and range of motion. The learner will record relevant observations on a client record sheet. The scenario requires the learner to make decisions based on information gained by interacting with the activities within the scenes in the scenario.
Assessing a beginning client's fitness goals and health
This is a scenario based learning resource in which the learner is to estimate the body composition of a client using appropriate measurement methods and compare these to recommended standards. The scenario requires the learner to make decisions based on information gained by interacting with the activities within the scenes in the scenario.
Assess clients diet
This is a scenario based learning resource in which the learner is to collect information about the health status, personal characteristics, weight loss goals and current dietary intake of three different clients. The learner is to complete a diet assessment form for each client with recommendations for realistic and appropriate dietary modifications to meet the goals of these clients, based on information collected at each scene. The scenario requires the
Assessing a beginning client's fitness goals and health
This is a scenario based learning resource in which the learner is to develop an exercise program to improve a client's body composition, based on that client's body composition measurements and needs. The scenario requires the learner to make decisions based on information gained by interacting with the activities within the scenes in the scenario.
Marketing: Researching a Business
This object describes the risks of starting a small business; creating a business plan for success; explore case studies; identifies key areas of business plans that need research; and the preparation of an action plan based on the research. This forms the competency researching a business within the associate diploma of business
Everyday Money: Practical Situations
This is topic 1 extracted from the Everyday Money resource. It contains a series of monetary activities based on practical examples such as pay slips and bills
Advanced Quality Concepts: Study Guide
Study Guide. This unit is designed to help you meet the requirements of the module Advanced Quality Concepts. It has the following learning outcomes: Discuss the importance of quality, basic concepts of quality management and quality improvement and the links with productivity, economic advantage and standard of living. Discuss the characteristics and practices of customer focussed organisations. Identify and discuss various quality improvement models and apply quality improvement tools. Identif
Advanced Quality Concepts
This unit is designed to help you meet the requirements of the module Advanced Quality Concepts. It has the following learning outcomes: Discuss the importance of quality, basic concepts of quality management and quality improvement and the links with productivity, economic advantage and standard of living. Discuss the characteristics and practices of customer focussed organisations. Identify and discuss various quality improvement models and apply quality improvement tools. Identify and describ
Quality Improvement in the Workplace: Study Guide
Study Guide. The learning outcomes for this unit are: Explain team-based quality improvement models; Identify and apply quality improvement tools; Describe the use and methods for team-based approaches to quality improvement; Apply quality improvement tools and techniques in a team-based improvement project;