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Professor David Lambert is Chief Executive of the Geographical but remains Research Associate of the Institute of Education (London). He is a former secondary geography teacher (for 12 years) and developed a scholarly interest in assessment issues following the introduction of the national curriculum. He also has a research interest in the way teachers select and use textbooks with pupils. He has a long-standing concern with moral and cultural aspects of geography education and is current
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify factors that have influenced the development of financial reporting

  • provide examples of how those factors have effected change in particular countries

  • list a number of variables that affect the development of accounting rules in different jurisdictions

  • explain the contingent model of accounting change

  • apply the theories of accounting development to new situatio
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This free course is an introduction to Bayesian statistics. Section 1 discusses several ways of estimating probabilities. Section 2 reviews ideas of conditional probabilities and introduces Bayes’ theorem and its use in updating beliefs about a proposition, when data are observed, or information becomes available. Section 3 introduces the main ideas of the Bayesian inference process. The prior distribution summarises beliefs about the value of a parameter before data are observed. The likeliho
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Booth, T. and Booth, W. (1994) Parenting under Pressure: Mothers and fathers with learning difficulties, Buckingham, Open University Press.
Butt, J. and Mirza, K. (1996) Social Care and Black Communities: A review of recent research studies, London, HMSO.<
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  • 2.2 The Lewisian Complex

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    • 2.2.2 Deformation and high-grade metamorphism

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1.2 Audio files

The following files accompany the exercise in Section 4.2

Clicking on the link below opens an extract from Section 4.2 of the course (PDF, 1.7 MB) which accompanies the audio clips, also below. Listen to each of them in turn with the extracted pages open (you may like to print them out). Work on the problems at the appropriate places – you'll find the answers at the foot of this page.

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Introduction

This course invites you to explore the relationship between social work and law and the meanings attached to these terms.

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1.4.5 M is for Method

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Opinions - A lot of information is based on the opinion of individuals. They may or not be experts in their field (see P for Provenance) but the key message is to be clear that it is just an opinion and must be valued as such.

Research - You don't have to be a
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11.3 Memory

An essential component of a computer is the memory which it uses to hold data currently being used by the processor. This is the random access memory (RAM), the computer's working memory in which programs and data are stored so that they can be accessed very quickly by the processor. The processor stores data in RAM and retrieves data from it as it carries out its manipulations. The more RAM a computer has, the faster the computer programs will run. RAM memory is used and reused and an
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3.2 Using scientific notation

Scientific notation can be very useful when estimating the answers to calculations involving very large and/or small decimal numbers.

Example 9

A lottery winner won £7851 000. He put the money straight into a deposit account which earns 7.5% interest per annum (i.e. each year
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