Adopting a structural move analysis, this book argues that native, ESL, and EFL graduate students differ in their writing of the generic structure of their thesis discussions. It is noticed that learners need to be educated to be aware of the importance of the move structure of 'discussions' as an important sub-generic part of any thesis, dissertation, or research paper. The book is useful for EFL/ESL composition teachers, classes, and journal authors.
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 use of hedging expressions is one of the important issues in academic writing. When a researcher states a claim, there is a possibility that his/her claim will be rejected by the academic community. Therefore, employing appropriate hedging devices can be a good strategy for this purpose. Due to the important role of hedging expressions in academic writing, this study attempted to investigate the use of hedging expressions in English and Persian MA and PhD theses. The results of this study showed some groups of hedges were used more than the other groups in the theses. Generally the total number of hedges was higher in English PhD theses compared to Persian PhD theses but it was not statistically significant. And the total number of hedges was significantly higher in English MA theses in comparison to Persian MA theses. It showed that in MA English theses students preferred more tentative style of writing.
Citation Analysis of Ph.D. theses submitted to Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Library, was performed as a way of determining the use of information sources made by the scholars of the university. For the present study 34 Ph.D.theses of Economics were chosen as a sample from the year 2000 - 2010, there are in all 2876 citations appended in 34 theses. The data collected from the bibliographical entries listed at the end of the theses, which was used by the researchers for completing the theses. The citations were photocopied and the data was collected. Citation analysis have been carried out to find the types of cited document, the chronological distribution of cited documents, to find out the authorship pattern of cited document. The rank list of cited journals books, to find out the language. Wise distribution, geographical distribution of cited documents, the rank list of cited web – sources and the cited authors.
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 step by step guide looks at how to organise the content and structure of a thesis. Each chapter considers a different section and discusses the relevant function, content and linguistic characteristics. Providing worked analysis of an example text, it includes exercises to help students practically apply the information.
This report contains information about undergraduate education and graduate programmes in Social Work, as well as a compilation of all theses written since the subject was established as an academic discipline in Sweden in the 1970s. As of 2013, Sweden has 16 universities or colleges that offer undergraduate training and instruction in the field of Social Work. Most also offer third-cycle courses on site. Swedish academic research in Social Work originated within a primarily sociological context, but because there are now several graduate programmes and a large number of senior researchers in the field, the knowledge base of Social Work has been deepened and is a discipline in its own right. This report begins by briefly describing the context in which the PhD theses are written. The background section reveals a process of development in which many changes have occurred and are still occurring. These changes are discussed from a gender perspective. In this report you will find the titles and authors of all theses in Social Work written in Sweden between the years of 1980 and 2012. Information is also provided on where to find abstracts and full-text copies of the theses.
Over the course of his academic career, the author of this book has assisted dozens of students with their Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations and found that there were certain conceptual issues and structural challenges that many of these students shared. The author shares his experience and expertise to assist University students in cultivating an ability to conceive, develop, write, and present a research-based dissertation (or thesis). This book provides a blueprint that guides the student to develop and design a dissertation based on a five-chapter format. Each of the five chapters is introduced, dissected, and discussed in a step-by-step fashion. While the book is applicable to a wider audience and deliberately kept broad in purpose and scope, it is primarily written with a social science student in mind.
This book presents an account of moral education that explains the type of experiences that are necessary for the development of virtue. The main argument is that our experiences in caring relationships promote the development of certain virtues. The author employs three theses in support of the main argument. First, the ‘motivational thesis’ is that caring, which is central to most special relationships, motivates a desire to benefit others. This motivation is necessary for acquiring and practicing the natural virtues. The second thesis is the 'epistemic thesis' that caring relationships and caring emotions—as a central aspect of caring relationships—facilitate access to morally relevant knowledge. This rich and otherwise hard to obtain information about people’s needs and desires, a better sense of themselves, their needs and capabilities help individuals develop and attain the natural virtues. A third component is the ‘normative thesis’ that the dependency central to all caring relationships grounds our obligations for special others. The constant and repeated attention to these obligations provides the practice necessary to the development of the virtues.
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.
The purpose of this two-phase, sequential mixed methods study was to find out whether there were any decencies between male and female MA students’ theses regarding the common features of academic writing such as syntactic complexity, means of integrating cited information, and organizing arguments.Ten male written theses and fifteen female written theses in TEFL and Linguistics were chosen. In the first phase, the number of T-units and clauses of each text and the frequency of the occurrence of the cohesive devices in both males’ and females’ writings were counted; the number of direct quotations, paraphrases, and summaries from each thesis were calculated to find out the frequency of the occurrence of means of integrating cited information. These data were analyzed through the statistical program SPSS. In the second phase, the methods of presenting arguments were analyzed. The results of this study showed significant differences between men’s and women’s texts in syntactic complexity, means of integrating cited information, and organizing arguments.
Bibliographic details of research work carried out on mangroves of Pakistan and presented in the form of research papers, reports, theses and projects are compiled. An attempt is made to include abstracts of the publications along with other bibliographic details. The present communication includes literature up to 2011. The main list contains 510 entries (367 papers, 22 theses/projects, 121 reports). Entries without abstracts are either those publications which are not available or abstracts were not given by the author(s).An author index, including co-authors is also given. The citations are arranged in alphabetical order.
This thesis has considered RCM (Regional Climate Data) which is 50km by 50km grid resolution and more accurate to change or to downscale the grid data in to point climate data(station data)than the Global model(GCM) which has the same grid resolution. This thesis work is possible by the help of almighty God and my family specially my sisters Kassaye, Bezu and Nigist Belay and my advisor Dr. Semu Ayalew.
Biometric Authentication System is a technique to identify or verify a person based on his physical and/or behavioral characteristics. The fingerprint recognition, Face Recognition, Hand Geometry, Voice Print etc are trait to identify a person. The Multimodal biometric authentication is a technique to identify or verify a person using the multiple trait. In this thesis, the fingerprint and face recognition is used as multiple trait to identify a person.
This book analyzed the development of Russian media education researches from 1950 to 2010 years. The list of theses of the Russian authors on the subject of Media Education is about 180 titles since 1950. Nearly 70 of them have been defended for the recent 10 years. Author indicated the gradual increase of theses on media education (with the exception of the decrease in the nineties which is explainable because at that time there was the decrease of Russian scientific research in all the fields).
This is book is based on my master thesis in Sustainability Science and Environmental Studies at Lund University in 2011. It discusses the challenges the decision-makers in Lithuania had in the early 2000’s whether to shut down Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant or keep it operating. The analysis of this topic is based on holistic approach including socio-economic, environmental and political aspects. Since many nuclear power plants are ageing and many countries around the world claims they want to shut down their nuclear power plants, this thesis gives some insights about some challenges the policy-makers should expect to handle. This thesis is useful for decision-makers, NGOs, nuclear industry professionals, and also for radiation protection and nuclear safety professionals.
This thesis reports on a numerical study of a round, isothermal turbulent jet of incompressible fluid, impinging normally on a flat wall at a different temperature. The main body of the thesis deals with LES studies using the dynamic subgrid-scale model, of flow and heat transfer in a round impinging jet at Re=20000 and orifice-to-plate distance h/D=2. The LES were performed using the in-house unstructured finite-volume computational code T-FlowS.The second focus of the thesis was the study of the feasibility of combining the LES and RANS approaches into a hybrid method. The goal was to provide the time resolved threedimensional solutions of the velocity and temperature field (though associated with the larger turbulence scales only) while using the mesh size typical of that used in off-wall LES or in the RANS computation.
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.
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.
ELF, English as a Lingua Franca, is a simplified form of English which does not include complex grammar or pronunciation. The Lingua France Core should be sufficient for students to be able to communicate in English all over the world. This thesis researches whether or not it would be a good idea to teach this Lingua Franca Core at Dutch secondary schools, instead of an existing variety of English.
This thesis explores the reasons behind why we dress the way we do. Is it to impress our peers, or it is to make a political statement? It investigates the social implications of clothing and how it is used to link you with your socio-economic background. Our clothes are our first impression and this thesis discusses which social persona's people want to portray through their clothing. Through out the thesis general theory is examined and addressed, followed by examples of various brands discussing what demographic wears them and why. There is then a detailed case study which takes a specific Irish sub culture and researches the process behind their clothing choices particularly which brands they buy. Overall it is a in-depth study into the importance of fashion as a form of socio-economic indication.
DCarS is a driving rules and regulations training program designed for use on handheld devices. This thesis presents DCarS (Drive Car Safely), a software product developed to help pre-permit, permit and licensed drivers increase or refresh their knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes necessary for driving safely. DCarS can be installed on handheld devices such as mobile phones or PDAs and used anytime and anywhere. DCarS helps the user to learn basic and important driving rules, traffic signs and state laws. The software includes questions and tests which verify the user’s knowledge of the subjects and can store the results for future assessments. This thesis also describes the operating principles of DCarS and presents details of the software specification, design, and prototype implementation. It also includes a brief comparison with related approaches and suggests directions of future work.
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is initiated by African leaders in order to breach the development gaps between western and African countries; while, in the meantime, the U.S.A runs the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to boost African trade with the U.S. Unfortunately; neither the NEPAD or the AGOA takes, in real terms, into account one or the other program despite the fact they look to African development. This book asks the question of why African leaders did not integrate the AGOA initiative into the NEPAD program and vice-versa. It suggests some tracks of solution in order to overcome the gaps between these two initiatives which aim to tackle the African development issues. Unlike the thesis version, the book's considers also the gender question on top of the Diaspora's analyzed in the thesis.
Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture, which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory with a coordinated arsenal of concepts facilitating both detailed analysis and insightful comparisons with other domains, such as art, science and politics. He explores how the various modes of communication comprising architecture depend upon each other, combine, and form a unique subsystem of society that co-evolves with other important autopoietic subsystems like art, science, politics and the economy. The first of two volumes that together present a comprehensive account of architecture's autopoiesis, this book elaborates the theory of architecture?s autopoeisis in 8 parts, 50 sections and 200 chapters. Each of the 50 sections poses a thesis drawing a central message from the insights articulated within the respective section. The 200 chapters are gathering and sorting the accumulated intelligence of the discipline according to the new conceptual framework adopted, in order to catalyze and elaborate the new formulations and insights that are then encapsulated in the theses. However, while the theoretical work in the text of the chapters relies on the rigorous build up of a new theoretical language, the theses are written in ordinary language ? with the theoretical concepts placed in brackets. The full list of the 50 theses affords a convenient summary printed as appendix at the end of the book. The second volume completes the analysis of the discourse and further proposes a new agenda for contemporary architecture in response to the challenges and opportunities that confront architectural design within the context of current societal and technological developments.
The book is a research method on how to educate undergraduate and postgraduate students in tertiary institutions around the world in the proper way of writing theses in educational studies. It gave explanation on the meaning of research and how to identify a research problem. It also gave information on how to define a problem and to raise research questions and formulate hypotheses in answering the problem of a study.
Writing a dissertation/thesis is a complicated process. This book serves to help novice researchers to complete this task, ranging from the title, introduction, literature review, methodology, result and discussion, to summary and recommendations. The format, language, tone, and style will be discussed. Examples are given so that the researchers can follow suit. A practical and systematic guide to completing a dissertation/ thesis.
The initial goal established at the commencement of the research was to build a novel hedge fund investment thesis that exploited information asymmetries over short-term windows. This study commenced in mid-2009, at the early stages of the recovery of the US economy (which is debatable) following the 2007-2008 financial and economic crises. We were presented a unique opportunity to explore the successes and failings of hedge funds in general through the years immediately preceding the crisis. We were hoping to uncover sector-specific investment theses which demonstrated a strong competency in hedging during the recent economic shock and to determine whether robust hedging always comes at the cost of upside participation. Further, we hoped to identify investment theses that thrived by employing speculative directional trading strategies and to explore their exposures/risks? Our research establishes a solid framework for analysis of biotech hedge funds and revealed clear possibilities for creating trading systems with an edge.
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