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1.1 Preparation for study

One of the main purposes of this course is to help you develop two kinds of skills:

  • the general skills of being a student

  • some skills which are particularly associated with the way social scientists work.

Both are of fundamental importance to your success in studying other courses. This course is about the very basic study skills of reading and taking notes. These are basic in the sense that they are the foundation for al
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18.2.5 Trialability

It helps to be able to try innovations before buying. While this isn't common for most innovations it can reduce any uncertainty the buyer might have about committing to a purchase and can increase the speed of diffusion. Buying a car usually involves a test drive that, although it probably isn't a fair reflection of the range of conditions under which the product will eventually be used, is better than nothing.


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4.401 Introduction to Building Technology (MIT)
The course aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the physics related to buildings and to propose an overview of the various issues that have to be adequately combined to offer the occupants a physical, functional and psychological well-being. Students will be guided through the different components, constraints and systems of a work of architecture. These will be examined both independently and in the manner in which they interact and affect one another.
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First day of the Somme

The National Archives UK posted a photo:

First day of the Somme

Catalogue reference: WO 153/167

This trench map shows the objectives of the British Army’s 29th Infantry Division for the first
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Let them eat cake!
Jan. 5 - Thousands eat massive King Cake in Mexico City ahead of the religious Feast of the Epiphany. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
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Chronique aka 1992, Akungu, Paris : La chasse au filet, Akungu, 27 novembre 1992 (Vidéo)


Chroniques pygmées, la chasse au filet, 27 novembre 1992, Lobaye, République centrafricaine

Emission “Sylva” sur Arte

Réalisatrice :

Esti

Auteurs :

Alain Epelboin & Esti

Image & son :

Alain Epelboin & Esti

Avec les habitants du campement d’Akungu :

Ginza, Monbaka, Mesa, Mbolo, Koti, et Mambi


Présentation d'une chasse au filet, commentée par l'ethnologue, avec égaleme
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Joseph Jimenez of Novartis at "The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S."
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2.1.2

Activité 9

1. Look at the following icons you would find in a hotel brochure. Find the English equivalents of the French words and phrases.

Trouvez les équivalents anglais

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4 The GM Nation? debate

The UK's GM Nation? debate took place in the summer of 2003 – a time when both the political mood and scientific innovation had moved on a good deal in the eight years since the first UKNCC. Despite the relatively non-controversial introduction of the first GM products (notably a GM tomato paste and GM cheese) in the shops in the mid-1990s, public concerns grew in subsequent years. One particularly influential event was the arrival in the late 1990s of US and Canadian soya beans in Europe,
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2.9 (v) Private Members' Bills

Individual Members of Parliament have the power to introduce their own legislation known as a Private Members' Bill. An example of a successful Private Members' Bill which became law is the Marriage Act 1994 introduced by Gyles Brandreth who was MP for Chester at the time. This Act allows people to marry in any registered place, not just a Register Office or religious building. Private Members' Bills may be the result of an MP being approached for support for a proposal put forward by particu
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Money talks: Fudge-ocracy
This week: What a study about promotions in China might say about the country's GDP data, and stormy waters ahead for asset managers
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5.3 Desktop search tools

Finding your paperwork or electronic files can be a problem. You may find that even if you do have some sort of filing system, your structure soon gets quite large with files in multiple locations, which can be hard to navigate. You may find yourself making arbitrary decisions about which folder to place a document in. It may make sense now but in the future, when you look where you think it should be, it's not there.

At times like this you may resort to the search command from the Wind
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2.1 Defining ‘model’

The word ‘model’ has a range of colloquial and technical interpretations, so we need first to establish the way in which this course uses the term. As a start, we might suggest that a model is a simplified representation of reality, but even that simple definition raises some quite significant philosophical questions. A profound question is ‘what is reality?’ and I will briefly mention the distinction between modern and postmodern views of this later as an aside. Without gettin
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2.2 The organisation: loyalty cards

Many supermarkets and other firms (such as petrol companies and airlines) use loyalty cards: cards that offer a customer some form of incentive, such as a future discount or gift, to continue buying from that firm. For example, the British supermarket chain Tesco issues such cards. The holder of a loyalty card is regularly sent vouchers which give the holder discounts from their shopping bills and also vouchers which enable them to gain a discount on items that the supermarket wishes to promo
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Conclusion

In this course you have found out that:

  • The sensation of pain is caused by the release of a chemical (prostaglandin) that stimulates the nerve endings and sends an electrical message to the brain.

  • Pain can be reduced if the formation of prostaglandin can be inhibited.

  • Prostaglandin is formed, from arachidonic acid, in a cavity in the active site of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX).

  • Geometrical isomerism can b
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Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • evaluate end-of-life care approaches in the UK and challenges to care delivery

  • evaluate the usefulness of theoretical models of death, dying and bereavement

  • recognise the relevance of critical social perspectives associated with death, dying and bereavement

  • critically reflect on policy and practice in order to promote the interests of dying and bereaved people.


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1.6.3 Communicating and engaging

Audio: click below to listen to Dev's visit to the Durrant's home.

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