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1.4: Price ratios and price indices

Aims The main aim of this section is to look at some different ways of measuring price increases.

In this section you will be looking at measuring price changes using price indices. In order to do this you will need to understand the concept of a price ratio. Price ratios are another way of looking at price increases or decreases, related to the proportional and percentage increases and decreases you have seen before.


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Introduction

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from The Manager's Good Study Guide (GSG) which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area.

The value of graphics can hardly be underestimated. Gr
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The Economist asks: James Comey

The sacked director of the FBI on the message of Melania Trump's jacket, why Special Counsel Robert Mueller is the straightest person he’s ever known and how Trump might unintentionally be helping America unite.  Anne McElvoy hosts.



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Babbage: Working AI to five

Alexandra Suich Bass, our US technology editor, discusses the rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Also, the link between genetics and exam success. And, understanding the language of bees. Kenneth Cukier hosts.


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CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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11.5 Public engagement

Horton, R. (2004) ‘The lessons of MMR’, The Lancet, 363, 6 March 2004, pp 747–749 Elsevier. Copyright © 2004 Elsevier.

Many doctors and public-health officials have been frustrated by the debate over MMR. I have shared this frustration. One newspaper fancifully called our recent statement about the 1998 Lancet paper part of an “orchestrated campaign” to bolster MMR programmes.12 In fact, the events leading to today's partial retraction were sud
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What is your personality like?
This video is about describing a person's character and words that can be used to describe it. You can read the new vocabulary on the screen and the words are used in examples. There are examples of positive and negative adjectives to describe characters and personalities.
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6.3.1 Stage 1 Brainstorm

To begin your planning, you need to generate ideas or brainstorm. At this stage, you are including everything that you think may be relevant. Nothing should be dismissed yet; this part is about gathering your resources and your thoughts.

For instance, using the essay title ‘There are advantages to studying as a mature student. Do you agree?’, we tried to brainstorm for ideas and produced this list (but, of course, it wasn't this tidy):


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8.1 Introduction to improving your skills in problem solving

This key skill develops your problem-solving skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle this key skill, you will need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, and to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy.

Problem solving runs through many other activities and, rather like the key skill ‘Improving own learning and performance’, it can b
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Misplaced Modifiers: A Doggone Easy Fix
This dog-themed slide show defines modifiers and provides a tip avoiding misplaced modifiers, keep modifiers close to the word being described.  Examples of misplaced modifiers are given along with their corrections.  Humorous photos accompany the examples. (03:30)
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3.6 Oil industry in Scotland

Photographs can solicit powerful emotional responses and are often used to draw people's attention to issues or to raise awareness of demands. This course takes a look at how one set of photographs, used as part of a particular demand, was created. It looks at the process of producing images by exploring a series of photographs made with the intention of affecting the way a globalised industry is seen and understood. The industry in question is the oil industry based in Aberdeen, on Scotland'
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Mac Basics
Once you have registered your new Mac and have gotten to the desktop you will notice icons are in a dock at the bottom of your screen.  You will see a finder icon which works like windows explorer, opening things in a different window.  There is a dashboard icon and a mail icon. Next is the icon for Safari which is the browser.  iChat allows you to have audio and video chats.  The iTunes icon lets you sync all your iTunes.  There are other basic icons that are discu
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5.1 The values represented by the text

As we have seen, you are fully immersed in the text while you try to discover how it works and what it is about. But in order to make some judgements of it you have to shift your stance a bit. You have to ‘stand back’, as it were, and ask yourself: What do I think about these things I have discovered?

Basically, you need to ask two kinds of question about the text's ‘value’:

  1. What values are represented in the
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Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, Part 1 of 2
In this animated cartoon film the mother goat leaves the house while her children remains inside the house. A wolf is hungry and spies on the house and its plump occupants. After the mother has disappeared, the wolf tries to enter frequent times. He tries once by swallowing chalk. He covers his paws with white paint so his feet look like those of goats. He then tricks the kids that he is their mother. When the door opens, he eats all but one last kid. The mother comes home and discovers her
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8.2 Summary

Enid and Sarah mentioned relatives and friends, but the others sounded as if they were managing on their own, or within their immediate family unit. Care work can be an isolating experience. The hours are long. Sometimes they are unpredictable, and being cared for doesn't always mean that you're necessarily going to be able to have the time or energy to develop other relationships. You might like to consider whether demographic changes are likely to have an effect on who is available for care
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6.3 Making a self-assessment

The ability to self-assess your work is a critical skill for you to develop if you want to improve your performance. If you can assess your own work accurately and identify the gap between what is required and what you are producing, you are more likely to be able to close the gap. But making an accurate and honest self-assessment is not an easy skill to develop, even though it is crucial in learning how to learn. Some courses do ask you to self-assess your work and submit your comments as pa
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1.3 Marking decimals on a scale

Figure 2 shows a picture of a ruler. The major units are marked in centimetres (1 to 11 cm), whilst the intervals between the centimetres have each been split into ten equal, smaller units. These minor units are therefore tenths of a centimetre, commonly known as 'millimetres'. (There are 10 millimetres in 1
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