Comparative analysis between Bangladesh and international accounting standard: supporting the student who are planning to write a thesis on their graduation and post graduation. Authors recommends some guideline for company who are practicing BAS to prepare their financial statements. Researcher also analyse some hypothesis on the basis of some problem. This paper is also can apply for further researches.
This thesis elucidates the various intricacies and elements behind the selection process and gives the industry’s view of the many aspects of the elements involved e.g. cost, safety etc. The results were obtained via questionnaires and a number of interviews. The thesis provides brief cost comparisons and background to various tunnels around the world. The whole chapter is devoted to the evaluation of the benefits in terms of passenger safety, station layout and environmental impact. As no two construction projects are identical, various conclusions might differ from project to project. Two projects which have been selected are Dublin Metro North and DART Underground which were both planned for the Dublin area. Conclusion chapter summarise findings, objectives and hypothesis of this thesis.
Hand Book of Thesis- (Drafting & Writing Thesis) is one of its kinds that provides the applied structure of thesis and dissertation writing for any Social Science and Management scholar to use, refer and apply in thesis writing. Lucid and simplicity with direct appli9ed examples provides this book an edge over the theoretical texts. This is the hand book and hand tool of thesis drafting. The contents cover all technical aspects to cover page to en page of any thesis with right sequencing, technical structure and research jargons for direct referencing and use. International standards and examples are used for making the life of a research scholar easy. Every technical writings are provided with minute details like Table of Content, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, List of Local Names and Places, Chapter wise structure, all technical jargon headings, sourcing, citation, referencing, bibliography, appendices etc. all that is required for a complete thesis writing. This is a complete guide book for research scholars in their thesis drafting in Ph. D., M. Phil. & Master programmes.
The book deals with the financial instability hypothesis of Hyman P. Minsky and its application to the current financial crisis. The first part of the work summarizes the hypothesis and mentions works elaborating the hypothesis. The second part applies the hypothesis to the current financial crisis. The whole book refers to the general discussion about relations of the Minsky’s hypothesis to the current financial crisis and to the fall of the insurance company AIG Corporation. The second part concludes that many relevant parts of Minsky’s hypothesis can be applied to the recent financial crisis but important differences of the current financial system to the system in Minsky’s times should be aware of. There are two most important differences: changes in risk management and new financial instruments. At the end, the book discusses the implications of these differences for applicability of the hypothesis on the current financial crisis. It regards the fact that the recent financial crisis is caused by rational behaviour of economic agents and not by exogenous forces as the most important lesson to learn from the financial instability hypothesis of Hyman P. Minsky.
The essence of the pluralist hypothesis of John Hick is that just as there are many paths leading to the same mountain top, all the major world religions lead to the same Ultimate Reality. The Christian pluralist position views the other world religions as independent means of salvation, more or less equal to Christianity. This view has come under serious criticism from a variety of sources. The purpose of this thesis is twofold: first, it assesses the soundness of various criticisms of the pluralist view; and secondly, it creatively develops the pluralist hypothesis in response to some of these criticisms.The assessment of the charges brought up against Hick’s view show that while some of them are based on misunderstandings and possibly even misrepresentations of Hick’s thought, others point out certain weaknesses of the pluralist hypothesis. The steps I suggest in developing further the pluralist hypothesis are based on those criticisms that are valid and reveal genuine deficiencies in Hick’s thought. What emerges is a more ‘believer-friendly’ version of the pluralist hypothesis, which in its present form is perceived by many as incompatible with genuine faith.
I have immense pleasure to bring out this thesis which is basically designed to covers the determinants and dimensions of food insecurity at urban household level. This thesis was written for fulfilling partial requirements of Master's Degree in Economics in Mekelle University in 2011. This thesis will useful for researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate level students.This thesis will equally serves both social and natural science students and researchers. It will provides very important concepts and methodologies on food security, food insecurity and urban households livelihood strategies to cope up from food insecurity problem.This thesis has been written particularly keeping mind both theoretical and empirical literatures on food security and food insecurity at urban level. After going through this thesis, one will be well equipped to venture in the concepts of food security and food insecurity without getting confused.
One of the major components of the Postgraduate curriculum is writing thesis. Work for writing the Thesis is aimed at contributing to the development of a spirit of enquiry, besides exposing the candidate to the techniques of research, critical analysis, acquaintance with the latest advances in medical science and the manner of identifying and consulting available literature. Every candidate shall have to carry out work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognised Post Graduate Teacher, the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a Thesis. Thesis shall have to be be submitted at least six months before the Theory and Clinical / Practical examination. Acknowledgement: Dr Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib; Dr Quazi Syed Zahiruddin
This handbook serves as a practical guide for students in institutions of higher learning with particular reference to their thesis and/or dissertation writing requirements. The simplistic approach in treating fundamental concepts and issues involved in a typical thesis and/or dissertation writing exercise, as adopted in the handbook, recommends it for not only students at different levels of higher institutions pursuits, but also their advising/supervising lecturers and indeed, the generality of knowledge seekers, especially in the area of research.
The literature indicates a positive role of human capital on earnings. This hypothesis is tested along with the role of some other important variables. The methodology adopted in this book is based on the Mincerian model. It also uses spline function to see the impact of the human capital variables on the earnings of regular wage employees. Beside education and experience, literacy index, technical training, and school quality are included in the earning functions estimated for individuals. The book tests the two popular hypothesis about the role of education i.e. productivity hypothesis which states that education provides the skills which increase the workers productivity and the credintialist’s hypothesis that education does not improve productivity rather it provides positive signals about productivity of the worker to the potential employer.
The research reported in this thesis focuses on the role of the syllable in speech production. Levelt’s model of speech production (Levelt, 1989; Levelt, Roelofs, & Meyer, 1999) provided the general theoretical framework on which the empirical work presented in this thesis is based. One crucial assumption in Levelt’s model is that word form representations in the mental lexicon are not syllabified. This hypothesis is based on the observation that syllable boundaries in connected speech often differ from syllabifications of isolated word forms. In Levelt’s model, syllabification is a relatively late process in the speech production. Syllables are computed during prosodification, i.e. when preselected segments, which are only specified for their serial position within morphemes but not for their syllabic position, are associated to metrical frames. The aim of this thesis was to provide empirical evidence supporting the use of syllables in the process of speech production.
This thesis addresses the ?gure-ground segmentation problem in the context of complex systems for automatic object recognition. Firstly the problem of image segmentation in general terms is introduced, followed by a discussion about its importance for online and interactive acquisition of visual representations. Secondly a machine learning approach using arti?cial neural networks is presented. This approach on the basis of Generalized Learning Vector Quantization is investigated in challenging scenarios such as the real-time ?gure-ground segmentation of complex shaped objects under continuously changing environment conditions. The ability to ful?ll these requirements characterize the novelty of the approach compared to state-of-the-art methods. Finally the proposed technique is extended in several aspects, which yields a framework for object segmentation that is applicable to improve current systems for visual object learning and recognition.
Natural resources and foreign aid can both provide a developing nation with considerable wealth. But this wealth almost never translates into GDP growth. This thesis explores why free money does not translate into growth, and why windfall income may not be such a blessing. Plenty of research has examined how natural resource income can inflate a nation's currency and hurt export-oriented industries. Less explored is the idea that foreign aid income may be having the exact same effect. This thesis tests the hypothesis that aid, like resource wealth, can artificially raise currency values and hurt manufactures in poor developing nations.
X-PERT, the acronym for eXpert Patient Education versus Routine Treatment, is a diabetes self-management programme. This thesis explores a different approach to patient education. It begins with an overview of the epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes and exploration of health behaviour models. A systematic review of group-based, self-management diabetes education programmes is then presented. The tutor’s manual for the expert patient programme “X-PERT” is outlined. The design of the clinical trial was to invite the intervention group to attend the X-PERT Programme but to make individual appointments for the control group. The X-PERT trial tests the hypothesis that delivery of a professional-led, diabetes self-management programme based on empowerment and activation would: develop the skills and confidence for diabetes self-management; improve clinical, lifestyle and psychosocial outcomes; meet the International Diabetes Federation standards for diabetes education. The results support the hypothesis with statistically significant findings. X-PERT is an effective approach that should be offered to all people with diabetes as an integral part of their diabetes treatment.
New book on Derivations in rings. The theory of derivations and automorphisms plays an important role not only in ring theory, but also in functional analysis, linear differential equations concerning the question of innerness and outerness, for instance, the classical Noether-Skolem theorem yields the solution of the problem for finite dimensional central simple algebras. At places, examples are provided to justify the conditions imposed on the hypothesis of various results. Also suitable remarks are given sometime to explain the theory and sometime to conjecture the possible extensions of the results. In the end, an exhaustive references of the existing material related to the subject matter of our thesis is included which may serve as source material for those, interested in the domain of our research.
This research work integrates James Messerschmidt’s Masculinity Theory (1997) with Robert Agnew’s General Strain Theory (1992) to examine the relationship between failure to achieve ideal masculine standards, resultant psychological stressors, and the decision to engage in illicit drug activity. OLS and Binary Logistic Regression was performed on a sample of male college students (N = 851) to examine three hypotheses. Findings support the hypothesis that a positive relationship exists between failed masculinity and negative emotions. Partial support was found for the hypothesis that a positive relationship exists between negative emotions and drug trafficking. Partial support was also found for the hypothesis that negative emotions mediate the relationship between failed masculinity and selling drugs. Further examination of these relationships is encouraged.
The book focuses on the discussions and explanations of all the basic ideas, concepts and methods of research and thesis writing skills. The author presents the basic ideas, concepts and principles using a simple language which is easy to understand by both graduate and undergraduate students. This book consists of two parts. The first part deals with the basic ideas, concepts and principles of research Methodology. The second part deals with thesis writing from chapter one to chapter five. The methods for presentation, analysis, interpretation of data are explained. The book also provides a guide for evaluation of individual thesis work, research projects, as well as research papers. This book will be a resource to teachers and students of research methodology, research supervisors and those contemplating to do research work eventually writing their research reports.
The thesis will interest people who want to gain additional information on the use of lifestyles in destination branding. This thesis is about the image of Dublin. Destination branding is a fairly new phenomenon in tourism. Marketers are now discovering the additional value of successful destination branding. In this thesis, destination branding is important, since it is about the image of Dublin. The goal of the thesis is to analyse the Dutch market for Dublin in order to develop guidelines for a marketing strategy or Dublin to attract this market. The analysis gives more insight in the lifestyles of the potential market.
During the years of professional growth, Ruslan Pisarenko has been developing applications in Java, C, C++ and C# programming languages. The thesis work, was a defining step in Ruslan''s career, it was a proof of his competency, as well as a first experience in writing scientific papers. Being a thesis work for Information Technology degree, the thesis goes very deep into explanation of major Java Enterprise Edition methods and technologies, and describes a process of creation of ERP analytical Reporting module. From the very beginning, Ruslan decided to create a work that would match final thesis requirements of leading Computer Science faculties. After nearly a year of work, the thesis was very well received by the Professors and other students, as well as employer, who ordered the work. Thesis describes an original method and logic for migration from JXLS to JasperReports framework. This method can be useful for everyone, who is facing a need to perform such migration, while preserving the ability to create dynamic reports with variable amount of tables.
The central hypothesis tested in this thesis is that heart rate and blood pressure are by-products of the control loops in the cardiovascular system. Two complementary approaches were used in investigating this issue: I. Analyses of data obtained from patients undergoing carotid surgery, during which perturbations to the baroreceptors cause fluctuations in heart rate and blood pressure; 2. Design and analysis of a control model of the cardiovascular system with its autonomic and baroreflex regulation.
The objective of the study was to capture unbiased product preferences from brain signal of user. Literature on emotion extraction from EEG signals was primarily used to propose hypothesis relating brain signals and user preferences, and to develop data capturing system. Popular biofeedback equipment was acquired for this purpose and a single electrode data capture method was used for this study. Images from International Affective Picture System database were used as visual stimuli to test system setup and the hypothesis, and alpha peak frequency values of the EEG signal were analyzed to get the preferences of competing images. Hypothesis was amended to address activeness of left or right side of the brain of different people. Later Preferences from competing images of automobile design features were successfully extracted.
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Commodity futures prices are widely used as a tool for forecasting and predicting future commodity spot prices. Indeed, commodity futures prices do have certain forecasting power. However, their explanation power is strongly limited. In particular, this thesis tests whether WTI and Brent crude oil futures prices can forecast future spot prices accurately. Based on economic theory and two conflicting research views, we apply an OLS regression in order to show the empirical poorness of WTI and Brent crude oil futures prices as forecasting agents of future spot prices. In addition, we reject the null hypothesis of an unbiased and efficient market for the majority of the analyzed WTI and Brent futures contracts. We provide both theoretical and empirical evidence indicating that WTI and Brent futures prices cannot forecast future spot prices accurately.
This book studies the effects of leverage on investment efficiency in Swedish listed firms 1997-2005. The effects are studied separately for over- and underinvesting firms. To measure investment efficiency we employ three different measures: marginal q, absolute investments (defined as capital expenditures plus research and development expenditures) and Tobin’s Q. The application of three different investment efficiency measures is one of the main contributions of this study. The investment efficiency of overinvesting firms was hypothesized to be improved by higher leverage. The results based on marginal q accepted this hypothesis. The absolute investments and Tobin’s Q results could not accept nor reject the hypothesis, but indicated an improvement of investment efficiency for overinvesting firms as a result of increased leverage. For underinvesting firms, investment efficiency was hypothesized to decrease with leverage. The marginal q and Tobin’s Q results rejected this hypothesis. The absolute investments results could only accept this hypothesis on the 10% significance level. Thus, the results indicate that investment efficiency increases with leverage for both groups of firms.
This research proposes a solution to manage variabilities of software product line applications. The objective of the research is to support software decision makers in handling additional software complexity introduced by product line architectures. In order to fulfill this objective an approach to analyze, visualize, and measure product line specific characteristics of the C/C++ source code are proposed. The approach is validated in an empirical experiment using an open source software system. For that purpose the approach is first implemented into M-System-NT, an existing software measurement tool developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software engineering. The target hypothesis of the research master thesis to perform static analysis of C/C++ source code, measure traditional and product line measures to identify the correlation between measures and indicate the fault proneness.
The main objective of writing this book is to demystify research proposal and thesis/report writing. Readers will find useful information about undertaking the process of writing research proposal and tenets of writing thesis as well as report/dissertation. The book presents this information in simple and informative manner to make readers appreciate and understand it. The target audiences of this book are under-graduates and post graduates researchers. The major features of this book include; definition of research and basic terms in research process, types of research ,how to select a topic, formulation of research problem and hypothesis and research questions, research design, research instruments, data analysis and report writing techniques. In each section of this book, there are technical and methodological competences that guide students through the process of; planning and designing a viable research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and writing report/thesis. The research principles contained in this book are applicable to both qualitative and quantitative research. A list of references is provided at the end of the book for further reading to extend the knowledge
The increasing concerns about the environment brought the idea to propose and carry out an energy efficiency analysis of alternatively driven vehicles in this thesis. The very beginning of the thesis explains, why automotive industry has been searching for new alternatives to internal combustion engine based propulsion systems. The reasons for that are mostly environmentally based. The first goal of the thesis is to introduce, describe and analyse alternative fuels and alternative propulsion systems. Based on this research the main task of the thesis can be conducted. Designing a model calculating energy consumption of selected alternative propulsion systems and further comparison of them is the cardinal point of the thesis. For the purposes of the modeling, alternative propulsion systems used in hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicle and battery electric vehicles are chosen. The modeling is carried out with the help of Matlab/Simulink software. In order to achieve comparable results, it is necessary to conduct the modeling and the calculation under standardized conditions. Therefore, real input data representing New European Driving Cycle together with actual parameters of the vehicle and proposed scenarios are comprehended in calculating models to reach valid findings.
This Master's thesis provides a very useful understanding of the information needs and information seeking behaviour of the school population in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya. It provides a critical analysis of the existing information resources and services. Data for this thesis was collected through questionnaires, interviews, observation and analysis of documentary evidence. The thesis proposes practical, comprehensive and valuable recommendations for the improvement of available resources and services, so that they can meet the academic and other diverse information needs of both teachers and students in Eldoret Municipality schools, Kenya. Other recommendations include the formulation of a National Information Policy for Kenya, coordination of school library services and teaching of information skills to secondary school populations among many other useful proposals.
This research is an ambitious attempt to study the determinants of debt maturity in the Indian corporate sector using panel OLS regression methodology. The corporate debt portfolio analysis discloses that the dominance of traditional debt instruments, predominance of banks, declining trend in the issue of debentures, conservative financing strategies, and absence of innovative and diverse debt instruments for investment, speculation, and risk diversification are the major imperfections prevail in the corporate debt market. The corporate debt market imperfections and the dysfunctional corporate bond market have hampered the growth and development of business and industry. The Indian corporate sector has been characterized by a moderate level of long term debt maturity. This research finds that growth options, firm size, firm quality, asset maturity, corporate tax rate, term structure, and asset variance jointly determine the debt maturity. These research findings lead to the conclusion that agency cost hypothesis, signaling hypothesis, liquidity risk hypothesis, matching hypothesis, and tax hypothesis determine debt maturity in the Indian corporate sector.
Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.