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4.18.1 Data mining

Data mining refers to techniques for analysing databases or information systems to try to identify hidden but significant patterns that are not possible to detect by standard querying of the database.

Moxon defines data mining as follows:

Data mining is a set of techniques used in an automated approach to exhaustively explore and bring to the surface complex relationships in very large datasets … most likely im
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2.1 Introduction

In this section, we explore how experiences of being an older person in the nineteenth century were constituted through the operation of the 1834 New Poor Law Act and the processes of industrial change that ran parallel to it. We examine the way this constructed the lives of older people as ‘other’ to the emergent ‘normal’ (adult, relatively youthful, male paid worker) and trace its legacy to reveal points of continuity and change.


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"Session 1 (Politics) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a
history conference poster A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Historical Memory, International Conflict and Japanese Textbook Controversies in Three Epochs" — Yoshiko Nozaki (SUNY Buffalo) and Mark Selden (SUNY Binghamton); "The Politics of History Textbooks in India" — Neeladri Bhattacharya, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); "Weapons of
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Houthis in Yemen, "will fail, we will make sure of this"- Saudi ambassador to U.S.
Saudi Arabia says it will make sure Houthis fail in Yemen as Iran says it will use all its influence to broker a peace deal and end the Saudi airstrikes. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nation
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Newsmaker: George Soros
September 15, 2010 -- Chrystia Freeland interviews financier, businessman and notable philanthropist, George Soros, at NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City.
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Deaf Planet
Deaf Planet's web media site is in both American Sign Language (ASL) and French Sign Language (LSQ). Their site content uses Bloom's taxonomy in its video clips, games, and activities, and their show Earth Buzz has a new episode each week in both ASL and LSQ. They also have a finger spelling feature that can be either turned on or off while playing games and activities. Individuals can either have fun working independently or along side with parents and educators.
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1.1.5 Organising information

How confident are you that you know when it is appropriate to cite references (refer to the work of other people) in your written work?

  • 5 - Very confident

  • 4 - Confident

  • 3 - Fairly confident

  • 2 - Not very confident

  • 1 - Not confident at all

How confident do you feel about producing bibliographies (lists of references) in an appropriate format to accompany your written
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of current media and policy discourses surrounding young people's physical and mental health;

  • critically analyse ideas about young people's wellbeing using a range of theoretical perspectives;

  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which young people's experience of mental health is shaped by diversity and inequality;

  • demonstrate an awareness of diffe
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R&D | Tor Erik Hermansen | Salon 1 (5 of 6)
Tor Erik Hermansen, Music Producer and Songwriter, Co-Founder of Stargate, discusses the music world and the discovery and curation process he has used to write such hit songs as Beyoncé's Irreplaceable and Katy Perry's Firework. MoMA R&D Salon 1: A Curator's Tale http://momarnd.moma.org/ October 15, 2012 All videos © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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2.3 Ways of understanding ‘difference’

The debate about the nature and causes of ethnic, gender and other ‘differences’ is complex and contentious. Here, for the sake of simplicity, two very broad and contrasting perspectives on the issue are presented. Understanding different theoretical perspectives on an issue is important, since these perspectives impact on and influence policy and practice. In this instance, the way in which ‘difference’ is understood has important consequences for how difference is responded to, whet
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Nederlands voor buitenlanders : Delftse methode
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Nederlands voor buitenlanders (het Groene boek) is een methode om Nederlands te leren. Naast de cursus is er deze app.

Er is een gratis versie met de eerste drie lessen en een betaalde versie met de gehele Delftse methode cursus …


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1.1.5 Late-onset single-gene disorders

An individual might know that a late-onset disease such as Huntington's disease (HD) is present in their immediate family and that they might have inherited the disease gene(s). The problems of genetic testing for HD revolve around the fact that it is pre-symptomatic.

One dilemma is the long delay between testing positive and developing the clinical symptoms of the disorder in middle age. Is it better not to know and live in hope, or as one victim cried ‘get it over, I'm so tir
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When Engaging with Your Stakeholders Is Worth Its Weight in Gold
Given two gold mines with the same amount of gold in the ground, the same cost of extraction and the same worldwide demand, why is one mine valued 10 times more than the other? Because one has local support and the other doesn't, argues Wharton professor Witold Henisz. In a new research paper, Henisz and his colleagues show how cooperating with, rather than antagonizing, external stakeholders generates sustainable shareholder value for companies around the world.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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history conference poster A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "School Textbooks as Collective Memory and Social Design: Some Thoughts on Developing a World Consciousness" — Hanna Schissler (Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany); "Historical Reconciliation: A Tool for Conflict Resolution" — Elazar Barkan
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1 Problems facing campaigning organisations

This course aims to explore some of the problems campaigning organisations can encounter, and how such problems can be anticipated and even avoided. It consists of:

  • a short case study about a parent teacher association which is campaigning for the lowering of the speed limit on roads within the vicinity of its school.

  • an audio extract from a podcast interview on campaigning which forms part of the learning material for the OU Business Sc
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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam, Sons of York) talks about his
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HST.502 Survival Skills for Researchers: The Responsible Conduct of Research (MIT)
This course is designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral associates with techniques that enhance both validity and responsible conduct in scientific practice. Lectures present practical steps for developing skills in scientific research and are combined with discussion of cases. The course covers study design, preparation of proposals and manuscripts, peer review, authorship, use of humans and non-human animals in research, allegations of misconduct, and intellectual property.
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2.8 Good times and bad

The music industry, like any other large industrial business, had good times and bad times. By 1924 the burgeoning of radio broadcasting in the United States caused a severe downturn in record and equipment sales, leading to amalgamations and bankruptcies of many of the record companies. Actually, radio broadcast studio technology proved of great importance to the record industry. The sensitive microphones and electronic amplifiers used in broadcast studios offered improved characteristics th
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1.8 Key points about vitamins

  1. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble; the remainder are water-soluble.

  2. Adequate amounts of vitamins are required, many on a regular basis, though some can be stored.

  3. A balanced diet should provide the necessary amounts of vitamins, but people on a restricted diet need to take particular care to ensure an adequate intake of all of them.

  4. Deficiency diseases can occur when vitamins are absent or in short supply.
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17.436 Territorial Conflict (MIT)
This graduate seminar introduces an emerging research program within International Relations on territorial conflict. While scholars have recognized that territory has been one of the most frequent issues over which states go to war, territorial conflicts have only recently become the subject of systematic study. This course will examine why territorial conflicts arise in the first place, why some of these conflicts escalate to high levels of violence and why other territorial disputes reach set
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