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Table 1: Source: Transport Statistics Great Britain, 2001, Department for Transport. Crown copyright material is reproduced under Class Licence Number C01W0000065 with the permission of the Controller if HMSO and the Que
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2 Creationism in disguise

In recent years, creationists have re-branded their hypothesis as 'intelligent design', which asserts that the apparently designed fit of organisms to their conditions of life necessarily implies the existence of an intelligent designer. This idea is no more than the old 'argument from design', promulgated most famously by William Paley in his fable of chancing upon a watch and inferring a watchmaker, which the theory of evolution by natural selection refutes, as brilliantly explained by Rich
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6.4.1 Implications

What does this all imply for decision making? First, the importance of control perceptions to decision makers' perceptions of risk suggests an important source of bias. In a study of managers' risk taking, Zur Shapira (1995) found that managers would often discount risks on the basis that they felt they could control them. In my own research on traders' decision making, I found traders to suffer from control illusions and their risk judgement and performance to suffer in consequence: illusory
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Babbage: The ghost of Babbage past
In the first of two holiday specials, our hosts look at the stories of a century ago, from X-ray crystallography to sonar, continental drift and the first sighting of Pluto
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Marketing - MKTG 25010 Lectures - Lecture 14, February 28 - Kent State University > COLLEGES > College of Business Administration > COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION > Marketing > MKTG 25010 Lectures > Lecture 14, February 28
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1 Natural groups

Darwin made extensive observations on a great many creatures, including mammals, and noticed that species fell into natural groups, e.g. lions, tigers and leopards have many similarities, and resemble cats. On the basis of his observations, he was able to place mammals in distinct groups.

His work has continued, and we now recognise that mammals have evolved from a common ancestor, and have branched into many different groups, or ‘Orders’. The animation below shows the different O
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Quantitative research Data analysis page 2
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6.3 Responsibility for health and illness

In Activity 6 you explored factors which influence people's experience of health and we noted that inequalities in health are clearly related to the conditions of people's lives, such as their housing, income and education. On the other hand, health education messages have tended to focus on behavi
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4 Exploring the explanations

At this point the emphasis of the discussion changes somewhat. We are going to use three case studies to illustrate some of the problems and difficulties that parents can face in their day-to-day lives. After reviewing the case studies you will be asked to reflect on some possible reasons and explanations for the situations outlined.

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Recognizing Numbers - 1-20
A cool way to learn the numbers 1-20.  Colorful and well-narrated.  The narrator calls out each of the numbers then encourages the user to "find" a number.  (02:59)
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Building Research Capacity
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The benefits to employers of raising workforce basic skills levels: a review of the literature
This paper summarises the literature on the benefits which employers derive from raising the basic skills levels of the workforce. Because the evidence on basic skills in the workplace is still quite sparse, the review also covers the benefits to individuals of improving basic skills and looks at the literature on the benefits of training for employers, and employees, more generally. The aims of the literature review were to review and synthesise the existing literature on the economic and wide
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the difference between a mineral and a rock

  • describe the textural differences between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

  • account for these differences in terms of the processes that produce these rocks

  • classify igneous rocks according to their grain size and mineralogical composition

  • recognise the difference between a body fossil and a trace fossil.

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1 Understanding social construction and social constructionism

The audio file included in this course was designed to complement the D218 Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity Open University course. It is intended to help you gain a greater understanding of the terms: social construction and social constructionism.

The audio file was recorded in 2001. It is a studio discussion between academic colleagues who examine and define social construction and social constructionism.

Participants in the discussion were:

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We are losing students because we are not accessing the skills that they have got
Students who struggle with literacy in educational settings are often highly literate in other domains of life. A team of researchers, led by PROFESSOR ROZ IVANICˇ and drawn from universities and colleges in England and Scotland, aims to show how these practices can be drawn upon to meet the literacy demands of further education,23,120,26
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Liberty`s Kids: "The Intolerable Acts"
This video gives a good fictional account of the Intolerable Acts. Taxation, Boston, Ben Franklin, Red Coats, and Tea Party all all key words discussed in this video. This is a wonderful teaching resource for a unit on the history of the US. It certainly helps to build background knowledge on lifestyle, clothing, transportation, etc. during colonial times (10:51).
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3.5 Hydroelectricity

Another energy source that has been harnessed by humanity for many centuries is the power of flowing water, which has been used for milling corn, pumping and driving machinery. During the twentieth century, its main use has been in the generation of hydroelectricity, and hydropower has grown to become one of the world's principal electricity sources. It currently provides some 2.3 per cent of world primary energy. However, the relative contribution of hydroelectric power (and of other electri
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How to Write Neatly in Calligraphy
This four minute video that provides basic instruction to get good at calligraphy. The images are a bit small and this limits the value of the work.
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JUNK JUNK JUNK The purpose of this junk module is to experiment with text inside of and outside of tables in the pdf rendering. JUNK JUNK JUNK
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