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Wolff and Barsiamian on C-SPAN Book TV
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Harry Potter-POA Ch.9 Grim Defeat part1
Reading of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By: J. K. Rowling. 

In this video Chapter 9: Grim Defeat is read.

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1.4 On being an insider and a researcher

The two roles of practitioner and researcher are not always easy to combine. Sometimes it's difficult to detach yourself from situations and stand back when you know you've been a part of practice which you've begun to see differently. On the other hand, being an insider can bring some advantages. How did Howard Mitchell deal with these two roles?

Click on 'View document' below to read Howard Mitchell's piece on 'The inside researcher'

2.5 Rating agencies: corporate governance indices

A number of rating agencies, including credit rating agencies, have developed indices to measure corporate governance performance. Among the more well-known indices are FTSE-Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Corporate Governance Index, Standard & Poor's Corporate Governance Scores, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index. Rating agencies can act as catalysts for corporate governance by either directly factoring corporate governance in
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • ask questions to encourage analysis of personal reading material

  • think about what the key concepts and issues are

  • detach from disagreements with the author's views.


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4.6 Recruiting and selecting internal candidates

Where an existing member of staff is applying for a post, you will already have knowledge of their personality, skills, fit with the organisation and so on. However, whether the job they are applying for is very similar to or different from the one they are doing currently, you need to ensure that they receive the same treatment as other candidates. Being an internal candidate is not easy. It can be both an advantage and a disadvantage to be known! Maintaining our theme of objectivity, the re
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Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
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3.3 Drawing conclusions

Sections 2.1 and 2.2 have summarised some of the major aspects of the Pusztai affair, but it should be said that almost every detail has been the subject of prolonged and heated dispute. Our purpose is not to attempt to denigrate individuals or institutions. Rather, the hope is that the tale carries some general messages of value about how science is undertaken and communicated, which can sometimes become clearer when things go wrong.

Communicating preliminary scientific information via
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CMS.616J Games and Culture (MIT)
This course examines the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of digital games. Topics include the socio-technical aspects of digital gaming, embodiment and space, communities, spectatorship and performance, gender, race, sexuality, e-sports and sports games, and the politics and economics of production processes, including co-creation and intellectual property.
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3.2 Ethnicity and disadvantage

Detailed information on other disadvantaged groups in the UK is more limited. Recent studies of the labour market disadvantage faced by Britain's minority ethnic groups indicate not only that they fare badly relative to white employees, but also that their relative position deteriorated throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. According to the General Household Survey, non-white employees in the UK earned 7.3 per cent less, on average, than white employees over the period 1973–9: this d
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In Conversation Larry Kramer and Jonathan Katz
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Brooklyn Museum presented a conversation with Larry Kramer, author of Broadway hit The Normal Heart, and Jonathan Katz, co-curator of HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Kramer and Katz discussed the play, a response to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, and how the issues that faced the gay community then continue to be relevant today. This event took place at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, December 1, 2011. Thursdays @ 7 is a series of
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Introduction

In this unit we examine one factor that very often seems to be found skulking around close to problems and solutions: temperature.

Almost whatever we do, wherever we are, temperature changes. Stay in the same spot and you'll find daytime and night-time temperatures can be markedly different. You may even find significant changes in temperature during the day. When moving you can encounter more rapid variations. For example, an aircraft might leave a tropical runway where the air tempera
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Tracking Design Development through Decomposing Sketching Processes
We conducted a protocol study of the architectural sketching process. We decompose the process into process flows to explore the extent to which it expresses concept development in schematic and refined design phases. We track the development of design concepts in these phases by following the process flows of individual sketched strokes. We argue that each stroke drawn by the designer reveals a probability of an embedded concept, and that this concept is either promoted and propagated throughou
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3.1 Categorising texts: introduction

Whether we are producing, analysing or consuming texts, one of the principal ways in which we make them meaningful is by considering what type of text we are dealing with. This helps to identify appropriate codes so we do not try to make meanings by calling on unsuitable frames of reference by, for example, analysing the items in a gossip magazine as if they had been subject to exhaustive checking for verifiable facts. There are many ways to categorise texts, a few of which are examined next.
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4.2.2 The significance of the average energy

The average thermal energy of the atoms in a solid indicates how much they are 'rattling' or vibrating around their mean positions. Since the atoms are close together, virtually touching, and because atoms are almost incompressible, they cannot get much closer. But they can get further apart. So, since thermal energy is manifested in the vibrations of the atoms, bigger vibrations mean that the atoms must spend more time further apart. On average then, there is a tendency for a solid to expand
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2.3.1 A step-by-step approach to selling

First you have to complete the 'Sell Your Item' form. This creates your eBay listing and requires decisions from you on a number of issues:

  • Selling Format Are you selling through eBay's standard auction format, or using your own eBay Shop (using 'Buy It Now')?

  • Category Into what category or categories does your item fall?

  • Title Should be clear, complete, and descriptive – and should include w
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1.1.3 Searching for information on society

How well does the following statement match what you do when you begin a new search for information?

Before I begin a new search for information [maybe for an assignment, or to help you choose your next holiday destination], I spend some time thinking about what I already know, what the gaps in my knowledge are, and the best types of information to meet my needs.

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Two Puppies are Rescued From Dump
Two puppies are found abandoned in a dump. Both dogs are in need of serious medical attention. This short, profession video is part of a series on dog behaviors aired by National Geographic. (02:11)
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Installation des éoliennes offshore : généralités (Vidéo)

Dans cette vidéo, Jacques Ruer présente les moyens qui doivent être mobilisés pour installer des éoliennes offshore, posées ou flottantes.


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8.2 Formulating a question

When you make your own enquiries you draw on your existing knowledge of a discipline or subject area and decide on a specific question to explore; a question that is relevant to some aspect of the subject and which interests you. That means you must have some understanding of what the important questions and issues are in your subject area, and why they are important. In other words, you must have acquired appropriate ‘frameworks for thinking’ within it. That background ensures tha
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