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.
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.
Gaining an MBA is one of the most prestigious part of an aspiring Business Executive's life. Today's question is simply ... " should the MBA course by itself be improved to help future managers meet the challenges of tomorrow ? ". As we will come to know, there exists a thesis, otherwise known as a dissertation as part of the course. Executives enrolled in the course find it rigorous to complete. However, when they do come out successful it becomes a part of their life and they see a world that they haven't seen before. " Should the MBA curriculum be enhanced by adding yet another dissertation to the course to ensure that only the best can graduate and hold an MBA?" This book is written to answer that question. This book highlights the simple basic question of what the MBA course is and the reason why people opt for it. Along the way it explains the advantages of performing one dissertation at the end of the course. It also reveals the importance of adding yet another dissertation to it in order to upgrade the MBA curriculum. We hope by adding another dissertation we would improve MBA curriculum and Business Executive's acumen and skill to face challenges of tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revision with unchanged content. The working environment in China is very challenging. Western managers with Chinese staff often encounter misunderstandings and communication problems in their day-to-day business environment. This thesis aims to investigate the challenges Western managers face and to give some hand-on advice on how to overcome these challenges. This thesis has tackled this complex topic with a multi-angle approach. Initially information about the challenges among management in Shanghai was collected through a survey. Secondly, a separate survey followed among Chinese staff working for Western managers in order to create a complete picture of the challenges. These findings are then analyzed in a theoretical context, with the help of a broad selection of sources explaining the Chinese cultural and behavioural patterns. Combining expert interviews with literature and own experiences, the thesis concludes with improvement suggestions and advice for the reader. The author's own experience of living and working in China enhances the thesis with a very practical touch through illuminating examples and creates a unique guide to overcoming cultural differences in a Chinese business environment.
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.
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.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
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 objective of this book is to provide students with fundamental requirements to facilitate thesis writing and improve writing skills. This book covers the standard of academic papers in the following disciplines: Development studies, Economics and Management, Human Geography, International relations, Political Science and Sociology. Nevertheless, students of other disciplines will find the contents of this book useful in handling their theses. This book answers the key questions: What is academic paper? What is the purpose of academic paper? What is expected from you? The author has a good knowledge of various research techniques such as Econometrics, Advanced Time Series, Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed methods and Comparative Analysis. Besides, he is an expert in empirical modelling techniques. This means that in this book, the author provides students with expert guidelines that will help them write good theses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
This thesis analyses cross-national convergence of regulatory systems for modern biotechnology in southern Africa as mediated by the African Union (AU), the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Research was guided by a three factor conceptualisation of Busch and Jorgens (2005), which proposes harmonisation, diffusion and coercive imposition as three distinct mechanisms causing policy convergence. Different stakeholder understandings of policy convergence, and fluctuating motivations regarding its emergence were observed. Minimal convergence had occurred in entire regulatory systems, while policy scopes, objectives, institutional arrangements and regulations had converged to varying extents. The three SNOs had played different roles in this, singly or collectively, particularly via ideational and epistemic influence exerted through interplay between the three mechanisms proposed by Busch and Jorgens. The three mechanisms were not mutually exclusive. The thesis introduces the notion of layered convergence as one feasible outcome of the cross-national processes.
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.
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 Book selected Dr. Dolkun Kamberi’s seven academic research theses. It is crystallization of Dr. Kamberi’s many years’ archeological field hard work and academic experience. Each thesis with its distinguished and excellent intellectual view which the author has obtained the firsthand materials from thorough personal archeological field work and study, research, analysis, decipherment, annotation, and translation of medieval Uyghur manuscripts and other archaeological evidence. It presents to intellectuals in social science and the humanities studies real information. It fills in gaps in archeological and historical data and interpretation about Central Asian civilization. It is important not only for understanding the medieval Uyghur cultural history, but also for research in the general cultural history of Central Asian, where it has the same crucial significance. The thesis examines and investigates the archeological and historical background of Uyghurs. It also interprets medieval Uyghur manuscript and related cultural phenomena in the medieval period, thus helping to improve scholars' understanding of the ancient and medieval Central Asian culture, language, literature.
Назначение смесителя: для биде, Тип управления смесителя: однорычажный, Тип установки смесителя: на биде, Монтаж смесителя: горизонтальный, Отверстия для монтажа: 1, Материал смесителя: латунь, Стиль смесителя: модерн, Цвет покрытия: хром, Форма излива: традиционный, Вращение излива: фиксированный, Донный клапан: есть, Родина бренда: Испания
Назначение смесителя: для раковины, Тип управления смесителя: однорычажный, Тип установки смесителя: на мойку (раковину), Монтаж смесителя: горизонтальный, Отверстия для монтажа: 1, Материал смесителя: латунь, Стиль смесителя: водопад, Цвет покрытия: хром, Форма излива: каскадный, Вращение излива: фиксированный, Донный клапан: есть, Родина бренда: Испания
In recent years, there has been increasing pressure on graduate students to carry out original research and to write research papers. In some educational institutions, graduate students are expected to publish papers while writing the dissertation or thesis. In any event, graduate level research is now the forefront of issues faced in graduate education, particularly, in competitive universities. The book presents original research that are particularly relevant to graduate level research, but anyone early in his/her research in computer science career might benefit from reading through the research topics covered. The book begins with a general issues related to research such as description, classification, characterization, designation, definition, etc. and then addresses the more specific topics for writing theses such as clarification, elucidation, explanation, result, etc. The latter parts center on the original research, ranging from topics in wireless networking, computational geometry, parallel and distributed algorithms for some fundamental problems in computer science to computational models, parallel and distributed computational paradigms, etc.
A remarkable character of Nicolai Hartmann’s philosophy consists in refusing an easy simplification of the conceptual framework in order to produce more manageable theories. This character expresses the attention he constantly gave to the aporetic elements in philosophy. However, the idea that philosophy should be aporetic, rather than systemic, has never been so popular among philosophers of any time. Consequently, a plethora of examples of imprudent conceptual reductionism can be found in every philosophical area. One of the most astonishing cases in the contemporary philosophy of physics is the idea that time and spacetime "disappear" from the fundamental level of physical reality, i.e., the domain of quantum gravity. Recently, on the other hand, some philosophers have begun to develop solid epistemological arguments for the untenability of that "disappearance thesis". My aim is to show that in Hartmann’s analyses of categories like space, time, dimension, measure, and magnitude, in his Philosophie der Natur (1950), one can recognize the same and even more arguments against theses sustaining the elimination of time or spacetime from the fundamental level of reality.
Назначение смесителя: для ванны/душа, Тип управления смесителя: однорычажный, Тип установки смесителя: настенный, Монтаж смесителя: вертикальный, Отверстия для монтажа: 2, Материал смесителя: латунь, Стиль смесителя: водопад, Цвет покрытия: хром, Форма излива: каскадный, Вращение излива: фиксированный, Родина бренда: Испания
This monograph describes research done on different types of microfinance institutions (MFI''s) using qualitative interviews. Existing literature defines different types of MFI''s depending on their developmental or more commercial vision. Those different types of MFIs have different motives and use different strategies in terms of for example (not) offering additional services to support their clients. In this thesis, insights, reasons and underlying thoughts for those different motives and strategies have been researched derived from interviews on the way in which microfinance is executed in practice.