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21 May 2010

Virtue ethics & abortion

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Virtue ethics is a complex theory. It focuses on analyzing the values that are instilled in any given human being at birth, the values they learn through contact with the outside world, family, friends, co-workers, school teachers and other relationships, principles and scenarios they encounter...

21 May 2010

Crime and the media

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The American criminal justice system uses deterrence to curb criminal behavior. Our current criminal system enforces crime control by emphasizing the imprisonment of dangerous offenders in hopes that it will deter future criminals. This plan is dated and flawed, because in this millennium,...

21 May 2010

The internet and its effects on the income earned by music artists'

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The U.S. record industry has taken a major drop in overall value over the last 15 years. The industry as a whole, worth $14.6 billion in 1999, is now only worth $8.5 billion (“RIAA - Key”). CD sales are also at record lows, while digital downloads, song and album downloads from...

12 May 2010

Education and the American dream: Breakdown in Mann's report

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

After gaining independence, USA began to face new challenges in its new found land. With the increase in population, more problems were faced in securing the prosperity and well being for the citizens. How and in what manner should the government enact upon to secure these unalienable rights that...

07 May 2010

The commodification of babies: An attempt to control through technological advancements in human reproduction

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

We live in a capitalist society. From our moment of birth, we are being socialized to believe that life is a competition and we must continuously fight to win. Jobs have long ago become specialized and almost everything is a commodity. This shapes every aspect of our lives from the most private...

06 May 2010

A system dynamics approach for village development planning with reference to India

Case study - 12 pages - Social sciences

This paper presents the results of a detailed 10-week long fieldwork done at the Tuljapur village in Thane district of Maharashtra a state in India obtained from modeling the observed data using the System Dynamics methodology. Various resource-technology-need linkages (forward and backward) were...

06 May 2010

A branching process in an alternating random environment

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

A continuous-time branching process model of a stochastic population is considered in which the life-time and the reproductive capacity of the individuals are dependent on a fluctuating environment. Using an imbedding technique, an integral equation is formulated for the probability generating...

05 May 2010

An unintended identity: A sub-cultural study of New York garage bands in the 1960's

Tutorials/exercises - 30 pages - Social sciences

The year is 1964, the exact day, February 9th. Many people mark the day as the historic beginning of the so called “British Invasion.” Some may even go as far to say the day changed the face of American popular music. It's significance is simple. The Fab Four, the Beatles, played on...

03 May 2010

Intimacy in marriage: Identifying and eliminating barriers

Thesis - 6 pages - Social sciences

Intimacy is a major component of marriage that can accurately predict marital satisfaction. Many areas of intimacy are identified, but emotional and sexual intimacies are thought to be the most important within a marriage (Worthington, 1999). Intimacy is defined and discussed in...

03 May 2010

Adolescent divorce group

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

In the United States, over one million children go through their parents' divorce each year (Rich, et. al., 2007). Divorce is very hard on children, and is a process that can go on for years, causing children to be more likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, and are more likely to display...

03 May 2010

A youth friendly services program in Baltimore to promote better health

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

HIV/AIDS, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are very present within the Baltimore City community and it affects the general population as a whole. These numbers and figures represent the known cases of these infections however, how many more individuals are affected and still unaware? The steps...

29 Apr 2010

Horace Mann's 1841 report

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Horace Mann begins his “Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board of Education of Massachusetts for the year 1841,” by stating that he believes that education‘s befits on a people to be as certain as the passing days bring on the different seasons. He promises that he...

20 Apr 2010

Regression analysis of effective factor on people participation in protecting, revitalizing, developing and using renewable natural resources in Ilam province from the view of users

Thesis - 9 pages - Social sciences

The purpose of this study is the regression analysis of effective factor on people participation in protecting, revitalizing, developing and using renewable natural resources in Ilam province. This study is a casual comparative and applies one sample was taken from natural resources users. The...

15 Apr 2010

Get thee behind me, A-bomb: Inverted Christianity and nuclear influence in a Canticle for Leibowitz

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

It comes as no surprise that the thematic bulk of Walter M. Miller Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is drawn from traditional Christian mythology and lore. Age-old Catholic hierarchy, the Latin language and Biblical quotations are used liberally to set an appropriately pious scene. From...

15 Apr 2010

Changing conceptions of self: Women as social and economic agents

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

History often portrays women as parties marginalized both by society and by patriarchy. Esther Burr and Martha Ballard actively fight this stereotype, but in very different ways. While both were colonial women, they had extremely different priorities. Martha Ballard was...

13 Apr 2010

Working as a library assistant

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

This term paper focuses on the position of Library Assistant and similar jobs within a library. It goes on to explain the job description, the skills necessary to be a library assistant, the training of the position (with other qualifications and opportunities for advancement) and the salary of...

13 Apr 2010

The missing link: No child left thinking: Democracy at-risk in American schools

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

In “No Child Left Thinking, Democracy At-Risk in American Schools,” Joel Westheimer asks readers a simple question: if they had “stepped into a school” and observed a classroom “lesson related to [a] country's political ideals,” would they be able to tell whether...

12 Apr 2010

Danger and music

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Shostakovich and Messiaen composed music while their very lives were in danger, and those musicians hired to perform aboard the Titanic are reported to have played until the cold gray water enveloped them. Messiaen composed while a French prisoner of war to the Germans, during World War...

12 Apr 2010

On why I may move to Sweden, on for once, listen to the French

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

The United States, in comparison to other industrialized countries, often falls far behind in statistics in terms of healthcare. For example, according to our Central Intelligence Agency, the United States ranks 44th with infant mortality, trailing far behind countries such as Sweden and France....

12 Apr 2010

Youtube

Essay - 2 pages - Social sciences

Youtube is an American website that was created in 2005 and as blown up in the past few years to one of the most visited sites on the web and its homepage has generated millions of dollars from advertisers. The site has become so huge that nearly 79 million users had made over 3 billion video...

07 Apr 2010

The analysis of sex differences in body mass index among Thai labor forces

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Social sciences

To analyze demographic, socioeconomic, psychological, and behavioral differences in body mass index between male and female labor forces and to determine factors affecting males as well as females body masses. The National Health Examination Survey III (NHES III), with the permission from the...

07 Apr 2010

Does gender perception toward computing exist in Thailand? - A comparison study between Thai and the US

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Social sciences

Number of studies show that computing has been long perceived as a male domain. With this perception, females may experience negative outcomes in the computing-related occupation or activities, such as discrimination, pay differentials and the “glass ceiling effect”. Does this...

06 Apr 2010

Please Smile, the CCTV is running!

Essay - 5 pages - Social sciences

The Closed Circuit Television system is a tool employed in most retail environments to ensure public security, especially after the September 11 attacks, but it is usually ignored by researchers. For shoppers, CCTV may be a critical factor affecting their perspective on a retail environment and...

06 Apr 2010

Lighting is the most powerful tool in the hands of an able photographer

Essay - 1 pages - Social sciences

Control and play of lighting becomes the most powerful tool in the hands of an able photographer. It can be put to a variety of uses to create beautiful images. The ability to see, control and try innovations can only be matched by one's imaginative skills. There can be different types of...

06 Apr 2010

Walden vs. Buddhist economics: Two views of the modern worker

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Man is a working animal. Despite the inevitable tension between the human tendency to be lazy and the basic desire within each person to accomplish goals and learn new skills, there are many ways in which these conflicting characteristics work together. Ages of philosophers have reflected on the...

06 Apr 2010

An exploration Noam Chomsky's theories of generative and Universal grammar

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Social sciences

Noam Chomsky is a linguist and philosopher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has been one of the twentieth century's most important writers in linguistic theory. His research into the creative aspect of human language has spawned theories that dissect and exposit a comprehensive...

05 Apr 2010

A multinational study of gender wine preferences

Tutorials/exercises - 10 pages - Social sciences

Wine has become an international business, and the difference in wine preferences based on consumer's gender and how these differences vary from country to country are important issues that should be considered in wine product development. We examined consumer's preference for the type of wine...

05 Apr 2010

Group balanced repeated replication variance estimation in stratified adaptive cluster sampling

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

The group balanced repeated replication (GBRR) method is used in stratified sampling for variance estimation. This method is applied in stratified adaptive cluster sampling when ignores crossover between strata. The another one method is repeatedly GBRR, which involves independently repeating the...

01 Apr 2010

Buddhism and our environmental obligation

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Within our society, there are certain innate concepts that every individual is equipped with. Virtues, morals, or the concept of "right and wrong" are just a few examples of such ideals. To help make humanity a more positive atmosphere, there are a few models one should strive to...

01 Apr 2010

Durkheim and study of society

Thesis - 1 pages - Social sciences

As Durkheim points out, our desire to make the study of society a scientific endeavor cannot be limited to focusing on individual actions, feelings, and thoughts. Instead, he argues that we should look to larger “social facts” that go beyond viewing our society as a simple...