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1.5 Key dissertation ingredients

A number of ingredients are essential for a satisfactory dissertation:

  • a thesis, i.e. one coherent overriding ‘story’ or argument

  • situation in existing knowledge, i.e. a critical review of prior research which motivates and justifies the research question

  • contribution of something new

  • appropriate voice and argument, i.e. the provision of clear and explicit evidence, substantiation, and chain of in
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3 Watching babies

In the next activity you will be introduced to some other babies, all about six months old or younger, who with their mothers are demonstrating some of the things you have read about in the previous section.

Watching babies is a way of getting to know them and what they can do. You can learn a great deal about them by ‘standing back’ and looking. You can do this with babies you know, but here you will be able to watch a video recording. Baby watching – or observation – can help
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How to Act and Think Like a Leader
To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional “think before doing” logic and instead start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.
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4.9 Further particulars, application forms and dealing with paperwork

One way of offering more information than can be put into an advertisement is to send further particulars to people who respond. These could explain, for example, current and future developments within the organisation. If your organisation already has a standard application form, you will almost certainly use that. Otherwise, you could ask applicants to write a letter of application, possibly accompanied by a CV. It is also useful to ask for details of referees at this stage, but bear in min
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SUPER
This movie gives an outline of the EU funded SUPER project which combines Semantic Web Service and Business Process Management Technologies to bridge the gap between business expert's view of business processes and the IT perspective of processes running in enterprise systems. See http://www.ip-super.org/ for more details.
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An example resource
We’re still working on completing all the resources for the project. The way we have worked is to revise the teaching and learning materials as they are being taught and so it won’t be until classes are over that all the resources will be ready. About fifteen lectures are now more or less ready. We’ve […]
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A Procedural Model for Integrating Physical and Cyberspaces in Architecture
This dissertation articulates opportunities offered by architectural computation, in particular the digital simulation of space known as virtual reality (VR) and its networked, social variant cyberspace. Research suggests that environments that hybridize technologies call for a conception of space as information, i.e. space is both a product of and tool for cognition. The thesis proposes a model whereby architecture can employ this concept of space in creating hybrids that integrate physical a
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AppFabric.tv - Troubleshooting WCF Performance (Part 2)

Last time on AppFabric.tv Dustin Metzgar showed us the first part of the story of how he solved a performance mystery with WCF.  In this episode we finish the story as we look even deeper into threads, threadpools and async operations in WCF.

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Defining a site
Learn how to set up a Dreamweaver site, the first step to building a website in Dreamweaver.
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Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
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1.5 Some chemistry involving esters

Esters are produced by the reaction of a carboxylic acid with an alcohol and result from the formation of a new bond (Reaction 2.1). For example, ethyl butanoate, the major constituent of artificial pineapple flavouring, is made from the reaction of butanoic acid with ethanol.

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2011 Refugee Conference - Prof Jane McAdam in conversation with Dr Jeff Crisp.
Professor Jane McAdam, Faculty of Law, UNSW will be in conversation with Dr Jeff Crisp, Head, Policy Development and Evaluation Services UNHCR Geneva.
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Mars Dead or Alive: Where to Land?
It is not easy to get to Mars. Dozens of past missions have failed, with only a handful even attempting to land on the planet's surface. However, in January 2004, careful planning paid off when the Mars Exploration Rover mission successfully landed two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. In this video segment from NOVA, learn how scientists and engineers decided where to land the rovers.
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Massive database shows state judges are not representative of the people they serve
Forty-one states earn a "D" or "F" when it comes to how well their courts reflect the race, ethnicity and gender of the people they serve.
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The Xerte Project
A summary of the Xerte Project and the story so far.
The Xerte Project was developed by Julian Tenney
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Mars Rover
Describes the various steps that entailed the successful landing of the Mars rover on the surface of Mars along with photos of its landing site.
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Thunderstorms - A Simple Introduction with Time-Lapse Photography
This video introduces two important and simple concepts that help us understand thunderstorms. We use two Tiwi Island "Hector" thunderstorms in different wind environments as examples. With the use of time-lapse photography we can see the effects of this wind shear on the storms. (13:07)
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3.3 Care: a contested word

You have seen that the words used to label people who are seen as needing care can stigmatise them. By picking them out as unlike ‘normal’ people, people who do not need care, they can feel belittled, de-humanised and deprived of respect. But it is not just the labels like ‘mentally handicapped’, ‘lunatic’ or ‘mentally ill’ that are at issue. ‘Care’ as a word is itself under attack:

The t
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2.4 Components, causes and effects

In this section, I shall say a little more about the shape that we might expect an answer to the ‘What is…?’ question to take. In particular, I would like consider some different claims about the way in which an emotional occurrence is related to other types of occurrence.

Here is a story.

Larry is told by his manager, Bella, that the project that he has been working on for months has been shelved: all his hard work has been wasted. Larry hears Bella telling him the news as
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