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3.7 Working with other people's diagrams – reading diagrams

Reading diagrams is an equally useful skill to that of drawing diagrams. Not only does it help you understand what other people are trying to convey, it also helps you be critical of the diagrams you draw yourself. In some cases diagrams are used to make the text look pretty or appealing and do not add to the understanding of the reader (hopefully not the case with the diagrams here!). Even when they are used more effectively there is a need to be critical of what information is being conveye
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Inuit Throat Singing
In many cultures, song is perhaps one of the most important traditions. What is extraordinary about the Inuit musical tradition is the way they create their songs - with notes originating from their throats. The song isn't interrupted even when a breath has to be taken. The 6 tracks in this album focus on Tanya Tagaq, who describes the amazing art of throat singing and how her heritage and culture, carried in her heart forever, has driven her to continue with this unique tradition. This mater
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New Views of the Pillars of Creation: Hubble's Universe Unfiltered
New Views of the Pillars of Creation, presented by Dr. Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute. One of Hubble's most famous images was taken in 1995. The iconic "Pillars of Creation" shows the tall and beautiful gaseous pillar structures that can form inside star-forming regions. Within these dark clouds, stars are being born. Hubble kicked off its 25th anniversary year in 2015 with some images that used its improved cameras to revisit these beautiful pillars. This larger, higher resolu
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Learn 300 French Phrases This Summer
Challenge yourself to learn 100, 200, or even 300 phrases this summer! Impress your French teacher! (01:36:44)
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1 Expectations and administrative pressures

The medical prognoses and diagnoses of dying raise expectations of what will actually happen to the dying person. For example, someone is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, they will be given a forecast that covers the estimated length of time before death, any likely symptoms, the development of the illness, and possible treatment(s). Of course, these types of medical expectations are not unique to death and dying: they are found in all treatments of illness, and no doubt you will have had
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Advanced Spanish Listening Equilibrio vida/trabajo
Advanced Spanish Listening Equilibrio vida/trabajo.
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Adding quizzes to Panopto recordings
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 16th 2017 edition

How Doug Jones became Alabama's first Democratic senator in 25 years; Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former prime minister of Denmark, on the top three trouble spots facing the world in 2018; and... er... the importance of... um… hesitating... in good conversation


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LSE Festival 2018 | Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: what is needed to make it work? [
Speaker(s): Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Ken Shadlen, Dr Daniel Wang | Although Universal health coverage is a pillar of the modern welfare state, the successful design and implementation of arrangements to deliver on this promise faces enormous challenges. This panel, with perspectives from health policy, law, and political science, examines these challenges and reflects on national experiences in developing countries. Topics will include: the imperatives of determining which healthca
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2.5.2 Genetic explanations

Earliest investigators noted that dyslexia tends to run in families, and studies involving extended families or twins have confirmed this. The heritability of dyslexia is estimated at around 50 per cent ‘about half of the variability in dyslexic traits found in the general population could be attributable to genetic variation’. However, the mode of inheritance is not known, and as with most behaviourally defined conditions, genetic studies of dyslexia are complicated by a number of factor
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The Coming Asian Century: challenges for the West [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Yu Jie (Cherry), Dr Parag Khanna, Gideon Rachman | This event marks the launch Parag Khanna's book, The Future is Asian: Global Order in the 21st Century. In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being irreversibly Asianized. The "Asian Century" is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to
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1.6.5 Folate (folic acid, vitamin B9 )

Folate is a generic name for a group of related compounds. The name ‘folate’ was based on the word ‘foliage’, after it was identified in a crude extract from spinach, though it is also found in liver, other green vegetables, oranges and potatoes and it is often added to breakfast cereals (usually listed as folic acid). Folate is less sensitive to heat than many of the B vitamins, though it is destroyed if food is reheated or kept hot for long periods. Folate is involved in amino acid
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1.1 Introduction to vitamins and why we need them

Before the 19th century, one of the hazards of long sea voyages was a condition called scurvy, whose symptoms were loss of hair and teeth, bleeding gums, very slow healing of wounds, and eventually death. Hundreds of sailors and explorers died from scurvy until a Scottish physician, James Lind, in the 1750s discovered that adding a daily portion of citrus fruit to the rations of those at sea could prevent the condition, whereas adding cider, vinegar or various other substances that he tested,
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1.6 What is a ‘significant’ contribution?

Most students, when they hear the phrase ‘significant contribution’, think in terms of a new theory, crucial experiments, and technological breakthroughs – the stuff of Nobel Prizes. For a PhD, the truth is that ‘significant’ need not mean ‘revolutionary’ or ‘major’, or even ‘large’. The phrase might be more accurately read as ‘significant – albeit modest – contribution’.

Characterising your contribution means answering ‘So what?’, which means articulat
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2.4 Collecting quantitative data

How can you collect quantitative data that summarise the nature of a habitat when it is three-dimensional? How, in fact, do you collect quantitative data?

Multi-storied habitats where the components have a different scale are usually recorded storey by storey, but using much the same methodology. There are two standard ways of collecting data quantitatively. The first involves recording species present within a standard area such as 10 cm × 10 cm, 0.5 m × 0.5 m, 1 m × 1 m, or 10 m ×
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1.1 ‘Company law’

Before embarking on this course, it is important to take some time to think about the implications of its title: Company law in context. In particular, what constitutes ‘company law’, and what is the context in which we are thinking about it?

At this point, you might like to pause for a moment and contemplate what this phrase means to you. In particular, what do you understand by the concept of a ‘company’?

At first, this may seem like a ludicrously straightforward questio
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss basic philosophical questions concerning the nature of emotions

  • discuss some of the philosophical literature on this subject by William James

  • understand problems concerning the nature of emotions and discuss them in a philosophical way.


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3.7 Analysing and reporting the results

When planning what data to use in the evaluation it is helpful to consider how the data will be analysed. Usually, there are a lot of data, perhaps in several different forms. If you have set clear objectives, it should be possible to identify the data that are relevant to each issue. It is usual to follow the steps below:

  • consider numbers, for example how much has been achieved at what cost;

  • consider quality, whether appropriate and not
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1.3 Sexuality and parenthood

In this course sexuality is used to refer to heterosexual reproductive sex, relationships and relations, and the meanings and discursive constructions which are associated with these. Sexual practices resulting in conception and the experience of parenthood are among the few remaining areas that are considered a ‘natural’ part of human existence. Just as sexuality has been seen as a ‘natural’, elemental drive in human identity, parenthood has also been closely associated with the ‘n
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Acknowledgements

The following material is Proprietary (not subject to Creative Commons) and used under licence (see terms and conditions).

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following for permission to reproduce material:

Course image: Seika in Flickr made available under Creative Comm
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