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.
This thesis examines the special needs of young people from multiple heritage backgrounds in Austria. Worldwide, people of mixed parentage are one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups. It furthermore takes a look at the racism they are confronted with, and what coping strategies against it they can develop. It describes legal frameworks against racism, and makes suggestions for improvement, as well as giving a brief overview of the history of people of mixed parentage in the German speaking world, and of their racialised identities. Policy and practice recommendations for the Austrian government, for schools, and for welfare institutions, which should contribute to improving the situation of young people of mixed parentage in Austria, and also the role of social workers in ameliorating the situation of the target group, are drawn on one level from the experiences and opinions of young, Austrian people of multiple heritage and from social workers dealing with this target group. On another, they are drawn from anti-racist and critical multicultural, social work theories, racialised identity development theories, and from examples in Britain.
This research work represents an original model of social proof advertising effect on investor choice under financial risk. It models investor updating of personal information signals with the public signals provided by advertisements where the weight with which the individual considers each signal is described by a social proof effect. Ultimately this thesis suggests that social proof advertising is effective even in the context of mutual fund advertising and situations of higher risk. I would like to thank my advisor Prof. Malcolm Baker for providing the inspiration and support that made this thesis possible. I would also like to acknowledge Katie Baldiga for all her assistance and guidance throughout this process and Professors David Laibson and Andrei Shleifer for their advice and contributions to this thesis. Finally I want to thank my family and friends who never failed to support me in this and any other endeavor.
Recently, Lithuanian state social insurance system faces a very serious challenges. Therefore in this work ”Sodra“ is presented as the sole national authority responsible for enforcement of the state social insurance in Lithuania. Thesis contains information about the agency mission, vision, strategic objectives, management structure and functions of social types, forms, budgets, benefits; analyse of contributions to the Fund Budget, use of itsfunds for the benefits payment and transferes to other funds (except analyze of administration of the recourses transferred and functions of the respective authorities). Significant attention paid to the anlyse of the state social insurance to assess whether the legislative measures of the state social insurance reimburse lost (not paid) remuneration for work. In addition, issues of the State Social Insurance Fund Budget have been named and analyzed, posssibilities to overcome them have been discussed by providing suggestions and forseeing perspectives. The work consists of 8 parts: introduction, four main parts, the findings, recommendations, and references.
This thesis views urban design as a discipline that influences social interaction by using design elements to provide for different types of social connections. It studies the phenomenon of “social friction”, as a productive mechanism for social interaction. The thesis aims to explore how social friction might positively inform the level of social dynamism in large public buildings. Since the 1960s urban theorists have discussed urban elements within overlapping city structures that facilitate social interaction. During the study of the elements that create an overlapping system, the thesis discovers three different social friction types: manipulated friction, visual friction and indirect friction. Each of these is seen to create different types of connections between diverse social groups. The thesis then analyses interior architectural elements which have similar characteristics and explains how they become mechanisms that can manipulate social friction. Traditional interior architectural circulatory elements and spatial elements are analysed with a view to determine the level and type of social interaction they allow.
What has the contemporary financial context meant for social policy, social work and the relationship between them? Examining the role of political, economic and societal forces, this lively book uses a full range of supportive features to encourage reflection on the impact of austerity on different social groups, social work and social care.
Social networking make people more easy to communicate. News can be known in no time. The advantage from social networking still abundant to be used by e-learning system. The purpose of the thesis is to implementing web service for connecting learning management system with social networking. Social networking and learning management system capability, function and work process must be known to make web service can be implemented. Two system that will be used are Moodle for learning management system and Twitter for social networking. In the two system, Twitter already use a web service because of that Moodle need adjustment to implement it. Assignment module will be used with a web service. In summary implementing web service for connecting learning management system with social networking can be done. However, the thesis need future development to make it more mature.
This study is an attempt to describe a community, which is founded by people whose level of aspiration involved the creation of a new culture Awra-Amba. This work represents my best efforts, but it can not be perfect. Those matters which are presented in it as being facts are the truth as I understood it from what I was told and from what I saw. It is very possible that there may be some errors in this work. For such errors and omissions, if such there be, I hope I may be forgiven, for they were not intended. Other matters which are discussed in this work are interpretations of the facts as I understand them, and they are the result of careful thought as this study in its entirety, derives from the researchers anthropological field research carried out in the community. In this thesis; therefore, I examine the changes in gender roles and value systems, which came largely as a result of Awra-Amba’s motivation to found a new culture.
This innovative text explores current social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.
At a time of growing social, economic and environmental challenge, this book offers a fresh and engaging perspective on the connections between social work and community development and on how social workers can use a community development approach to practice in critical, creative and sustainable ways.
In comparing the Mexican youth movement #Yo Soy 132 and Occupy, I consider how these groups work against the hegemonic views presented by mass media. I look at levels of Internet access in Mexico and the United States and determine how it affects their tactics and strategies. My thesis is a snapshot of how these movements currently function, but I also aim to provide insight into how they are impacting the future of media.
Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, Understanding Social Work reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. This popular text continues to offer an excellent foundation for readers for anyone wanting a better understanding of the social work role.
Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition.
The Social Work Companion lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as an essential reference tool. Offering wide-ranging yet accessible coverage of the core topics, along with important advice on study skills, this book is the essential survival guide for social work students.