Why study the philosophy of the social sciences? Before we can answer this question we need to ask briefly a whole series of preliminary questions, such as:

• Why do we study social phenomena?

• How do we study social phenomena?

• How does theory help us to deal with complex evidence?

• Which theory is the most appropriate?

• Which concepts are most useful for the task?

• How do
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As earlier activities have demonstrated, active reading and note taking often come hand-in-hand. In order to read effectively we often have to jot down the main ideas and key words introduced in the text. We might also note down one or two questions as we go along to assist in the â€˜thinkingâ€™ part of the process. But, like reading, note taking comes in all shapes and sizes, and different kinds of notes can be useful for different purposes. Moreover, good note taking, like purposeful, activ
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When seeking content for adaptation and re-use in open educational contexts there are several tools available to support discovery. Many of these tools are the result of experimental prototyping and short-term funded projects, however, and therefore carry with them a certain amount of risk. Not all are sustained beyond the life of the funding, but these initiatives have sought to use a variety of search technologies to support the discovery of generic and domain-specific OERs. As we move forw
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Introductory Static Friction on an Incline Problem
A book is resting on a board. One end of the board is slowly raised. The book starts to slide when the incline angle is 15°. What is the coefficient of static friction between the book and the incline?  This is an AP Physics 1 Topic. (06:40)

Content Times:
0:01 The example
0:44 Drawing the free body diagram
1:41 Net force in the parallel direction
2:11 Demonstrating why the acceleration in the parallel direction is zero
3:58 Force normal does n

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Plaatsen van binnenschrijnwerk - Binnenafwerking van ramen
Dit hoofdstuk behandelt de binnenafwerking van ramen
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How to Solve Direct Proportions
This video is geared forÂ eighth-grade Algebra students. This video illustrates how to solve direct proportions.Â  Examples and rules are presented on a white board.Â  For additional exercises and worksheets follow the link provided at the end of the video.

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Registreer je nu op de website www.averbode.be/doedeklik, en download het gratis lesmateriaal per graad bij de 8 maandtips en de klaskalender van het project energiebesparing voor het lager onderwijs …

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BIO190 Fall 2010 Session 10
BIO190 Marine Life Session Ten 11/18/10 Sarah Swain Guest: Shelly Ko
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The Arts Show with Alex McCulloch- WWV Empire of Dirt and Tom Vincent
Alex McCulloch from The Arts Show chats with Creative Producers and RMIT alumni Jodi Newcombe and Kim de Kretser to discuss their latest project, Empire of Dirt presented by Wonderment Walk Victoria. Also on the show is artist Tom Vincent to talk about his upcoming solo exhibition with NKN Gallery. This interview originally aired on The Arts Show.
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PSYC 105 - Lecture 09 - 10/13/2010
PSYC 105 - Lecture 09
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Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpre
The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century. Justice Glazebrook discusses a number of topics including legislation, modern statutes, the purpose of text in legislation, and interpretation. 13 August 2014
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As you can see from the preceeding section, hormones play a crucial role in the maturation of the oocyte. Figure 3 showed you how levels of oestogen and progestogen vary throughout the menstrual cycle, and suggested that hormone balance is important for a woman's fertility, but you can now see how subtle the control really is. Cells have to develop sensitivity to hormones at the times when the hormones are likely to be present, otherwise the entire operation will fail.

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Unfortunately, halting the disappearance of species cannot be achieved simply by measures such as putting fences around special habitats and asking people not to pick the flowers or disturb the breeding birds. Many species are vanishing because of pollution. You probably have a good understanding of the meaning of this term, but it is variously defined. The Open University has a course on environmental control and public health, in which pollution is defined as the introduction into th
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Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: The Criminalization of Sharing
Examining technical, legal and cultural strategies by the recording industry to persuade people that file-sharing is impossible, immoral, un-cool or dangerous, and the failure of these strategies. Alternative business models are discussed. The period from the advent of the compact disc in 1982 to the first significant file-sharing system in 1999 saw the greatest period of profitability in the history of recorded music. The decade since 1999 has seen an equally radical collapse. What seems obviou
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Figure 6 Cover from the Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Appeal leaflet

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As we have seen, scansion is the act of mapping out stress patterns in order to ascertain the metre (rhythm). In the accentual-syllabic system, the dominant tradition in English, both accents (stresses) and syllables are measured and counted. In accentual metre, the stresses are counted and the syllables can vary. In syllabic metre, the syllables are counted, while the stresses can vary.

Here is pentameter, the line of fi
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In order to become an Act of Parliament, a Bill will have to be passed by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. A Bill may start in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords, with the exception of Finance Bills, which always start in the House of Commons. A Finance Bill is introduced by the Government shortly after the Budget to bring the Government's tax proposals into law.

Before the Bill can become an Act of Parliament it must undergo a number of stages.

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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.Author(s): Creator not set

Hybrid Art > Synthesized Architecture
This paper investigates possible intersections between some contemporary artistic modalities and architectural practice. At first, it describes and discusses different uses of art in architectural history. Through the analyzes of Le Corbusier?s artistic and architectural practices, it observes the limits of looking at art as only ?inspiration? for architectural form and points to the necessity of surpassing this formal approach. More than bringing pictorial ?inspiration?, art, as a experimental
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