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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Curren, Erik. "Should Their Eyes Have Been Watching God? Hurston's Use of Religious Experience and Gothic Horror." African American Review, Vol. 29, Iss. 1 (1995), 17-25. An exploration of the novel that rebuts and contrasts with earlier analyses that call Their Eyes an "affirmative quest" story. Curren's thesis is that these analyses in fact discount the entire final third of the book which is rife with horror, violence and tragedy, and asserts that what Hurston has done is not so much write an "affirmative quest" of the African folklore experience but tell a story that switches genres from "quest" to gothic horror. He then builds a methodical case for Hurston's deliberate intent to use gothic horror and her reasons for doing so-primarily, an anti-religious viewpoint that in this work is a fundamental underpinning of both gothic horror in general and its uses…
ports Psychology and the self-Esteem of high school football players.
ports psychology: Annotated bibliography
Cox, R.H., & Yoo, H.. (1995). Playing position and psychological skill in American football.
Journal of port Behavior, 18(3), 183
The Journal of ports Behavior is a peer-reviewed journal focused upon research in sports psychology and its articles are not directed towards a popular audience. According to Cox & Yoo (1995) in this early study of the sports psychology and football, not only do different players of different sports share distinct psychological features: even within the sport of football, a players' position and his or her personality dimensions can often be quite unique. The authors begin with a literature review of previous studies which used the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and yielded the finding that "successful linemen were more organized, predictable, and practical than successful backfield players. uccessful defensive backs were reported to be decidedly more…
Stokes, J.V., Luiselli, J.K., Reed, D.D., & Fleming, R.K. (2010). Behavioral coaching to improve offensive line pass-blocking skills of high school football athletes. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43(3), 463-72
This study of Stokes (et al. 2010) was intended to see if behavioral coaching could improve the performance of high school athletes, specifically improving the "offensive line pass-blocking skills of high school football athletes" (Stokes et al. 2010). Five football players were selected for the study, specifically because of their sub-par passing ability. To test the success of the intervention, "measurement during the pass-blocking drill was conducted at weekly practice sessions" (Stokes et al. 2010). Later, "the performance of several of the athletes was also measured during game conditions and a maintenance phase when they returned for a second season. Additional evaluation included a social validity assessment in which the athletes rated the relative value of each of the intervention procedures" (Stokes et al. 2010). Athletes were given descriptive and video feedback to improve their skills.
Overall, descriptive feedback did not improve skills. But "video feedback combined with descriptive feedback was consistently superior to descriptive feedback alone in improving pass blocking" as did teaching with acoustical guidance (TAG). "TAG is formally similar to concurrent feedback by which an auditory stimulus follows a target behavior that is demonstrated under real-time conditions:" as in the case of the study a siren is the auditory stimulus used (Stokes et al. 2010). This suggests that different types of stimulus can improve performance in the short-term. However, the players did not retain the improvements in the second session, suggesting deterioration occurred without positive reinforcement.
Nursing -- Annotated Bibliography
Case, Bette. (1996). Breathing AIR into adult learning. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 27(4), 148-158.
Bette Case reviews an organizational scheme for adult learning called 'AIR', short for active involvement, individual differences, and relevance and motivation. Of the three learning strategies, active involvement is given the most attention. Active involvement seems to capture any learning technique that empowers the students and moves beyond the traditional didactic format for communicating knowledge and skills. The central thesis of active involvement seems to be teaching students how to be self-directed in the learning process. Students should be encouraged to take part in defining the competency objectives, choosing the learning method, and determining the evaluation criteria. Linear lessons plans could also be dispensed with and replaced with collaborative mind maps or matrices. A large number of examples and suggestions are provided to move the students out from…
Performance Management Strategies Used by Organizations in the Private and Public Sectors
Having already established the importance of performance management to an organization's overall strategy, it makes sense to use the final project to gain insight into the specific strategies used by organizations in executing their performance management plans. Rather than take a general approach, however, the researcher will focus on comparing the PM strategies used by profit-motivated organizations with those used by their counterparts in public agencies. There has been concern that organizations in the public sector do not pay a lot of emphasis to the aspect of performance management and that, hence, most public sector employees exhibit low levels of motivation and take their jobs as nothing more than just a job. This low motivation translates to time-wasting, repetitive work, unmet targets, and poor service delivery - all of which come back to haunt the taxpayer in the…
Wikina, S. (2008). Effective Performance Improvement and Management Strategies for the Information Technology Industry. Performance Improvement, 47(9), 19-25
It is a widely-accepted fact that performance management is crucial for organizational effectiveness and organizational success. However, most studies have adopted a general approach, and very few have actually focused on showing significance of the same in specific industries. This article focuses on showing how performance management relates to success for organizations in the IT industry.
It adds to the proposed project by providing crucial insight on the specific strategies that IT companies could adopt to boost performance, including creation of a culture of continuous feedback and accountability, developing effective communication frameworks, aligning goals and performance with organizational strategy, and the use of such PM tools as Six Sigma and Total Quality Management. The researcher will compare these with the best practices presented in other studies to determine how applicable the said strategies are to organizations in other industries.
Academic Honesty in Nursing Profession: Annotated Bibliography
Kececi, A., Bulduk, S., Oruc, D. & Celik, S. (2011). Academic Dishonesty among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Study. Nursing Ethics 18(5) 725-733
This cross-sectional, descriptive research's objective is assessment of academic dishonesty in Turkish university-level nursing students. The sample size for this research was 196 students. Data collection employed two instruments, which, on an average, could be completed in about 10 to 15 minutes: 1) A questionnaire, for gleaning socio-demographic data (i.e., age, sex, class, family structure, education, and educators' and parents' attitudes (e.g., democratic, permissive, repressive, etc.)); and 2) the Academic Dishonesty Tendency Scale, whose validity and reliability was examined by testing on 262 individuals. As per this research, Cronbach's alpha in relation to the above scale's sub-dimensions was .71 -- .82, .90 overall. Descriptive statistics (i.e., means, percentages, frequencies, standard deviations, etc.) were applied for data analysis of demographic data. One-way…
Unethical conduct in the nursing education setting is a growing issue that severely disturbs the learning-teaching environment, frequently leading to stressful associations between teaching staff and students. Nursing educators exhibiting respectful, positive conduct, stimulate such conduct in their pupils as well. On the other hand, nursing educators who are disinterested, reserved, and deprecate others, may elicit hostility among their pupils. Therefore, nurse educators must behave ethically for cultivating a positive bond with students and developing a supportive and safe atmosphere. This research intends to determine perception, among El-Minia nursing faculty's students, staff, and nurse educators, of unethical conduct in the field of nursing education. The research's setting was the aforementioned nursing faculty and the overall El-Minia University Hospital. A total of 300 individuals constituted the sample for this research: of these, 200 were students from the 4 academic years (i.e., 50 students each were taken from the different academic years), 50 were nursing staff members, and the remaining 50 were nurse educators. Data was gathered using a questionnaire created for gauging unethical practices in the area of nursing education. This research's findings suggest that the academic unethical conducts most witnessed were aggression, abuse of one's station, and indifference towards others. Furthermore, a difference of high statistical significance was observed between the sample's average scores of unethical conduct in nursing education settings. The performance of a research aimed at inspecting effect of unethical conduct by nursing students on nursing educators and the profession of nursing, in general, was recommended.
10. Emmerton, L. Jiang, H. & McKauge, L. (2014). Pharmacy Students' Interpretation of Academic Integrity. Am J Pharm Educ. 78(6): 119. doi: 10.5688/ajpe786119
852 individuals pursuing a Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from a university in Australia completed a survey tool consisting of ten hypothetical scenarios for students. These scenarios were applicable to existing evaluation modes, and offered levels of ambiguity involving academic integrity. Classification of unethical hypothetical students, especially in the scenarios that were intentionally vague, was unrelated to participants' gender or course year. Students in a lower postsecondary course year proved to be more definitive while interpreting controversial cases. Participants belonging to all four academic years reported being witness to several such behaviors committed by their peers. The research offered new insight into ambiguity concerning academic integrity as well as perception of students with regard to the unintentional or deliberate engagement of other parties.
Annotated Bibliography Evidence Based
Annotated Bibliography on evidence-bases educational program that will advance nursing knowledge on stress management methods and techniques that meets their assessed learning needs
Annotated Bibliography on evidence-bases educational program that will advance nursing knowledge on stress management methods and techniques that meets their assessed learning needs.
Nursing Times; Defining nursing knowledge, (2005), retrieved from:
Nursing Times defines Nursing as a profession that is critical part of health care sector which offers patient care, attendants and community services and to help patients maintain, gain or recover ideal health and quality of life. The Nurses are different that the other service providers in the hospital, clinic or any other health care facility. They adopt more persistent approach of health care than others and get training to serve for longer hours. The Nurse can offer patient care service in the of physicians. This is conventional and…
Journal of Nursing, 112(1), 24
Wright, A.L., Nichols, E., McKechnie, M. And McCarthy, S., (2013). "Combining Crisis
Management and Evidence-Based Management," the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Annotated Bibliography: Gender Marriage, and Sexuality
Payling, S.J. (2001). he Economics of Marriage in Late Medieval England: he Marriage of Heiresses. he Economic History Review, 54(3), 413-429.
he aristocratic and male dominated society in medieval England is discussed in detail, providing various positions and set of standards to accommodate the natural desire to accumulate wealth. he unjust division of wealth among elder individuals deprives younger siblings from their natural rights. However, the highlighted male primogeniture law, accumulation of land and property, as well as the feminine rights as heiress were acceptable standards of medieval English society. he primitive nature of aristocratic society is played a major role in setting the stage for land dispersal and marriages.
he author takes a position contrary to the applauded practices of medieval England including the landed wealth, social prestige derived upon a monopoly of advantages, and marriages with desirable brides for heirs.…
The research provides a detailed account of the Christian and medieval social, religious, family, as well as economic structure and practices. The Protestant School of thought is discussed in great detail to provide a relationship between key rituals and social practices for marriages, social status, women rights, and treatment. Baptism is described as generally accepted and clerical and was preferred over emergency baptism.
The article has a clear position regarding the decline of spousals as significant in caparison with changes in marriage doctrine. The secular pressures are considered relevant to improvise social pressures in decline of spousals. The cash artifacts have an important role to play in women marriages. The brides regarded spousal's as an important part of the weddings. It provided recognition of economic in dependability. Another notable reason for lower applicability of Spousal's is remarked as emergence of giving daughter their portions at the time of their adulthood. It is also stated that the symbolic value of the economic independence was required to be replaced by actual actions with correct timings as required in an individual's age. The German weddings are considered as diverse; however, later development also influenced English marriages. The revolutionary changes are regard as welcoming and had been observed as having a positive impact on the attitudes and significant role of gender.
The research articulates that marriage had brought changes in the women's life rather than men. The women had to experience an altogether different marriage cycle than men. The notable changes are in terms of their titles and affiliations. The religious aspect also contributed in upholding these changes as changes in the dressing rules as well as their social conduct was also influenced by marriages. The article significantly relates to gender, marriages, and sexuality treatments. The changes in experienced by women are defined as important in terms of gender and marriages. The research conducted by Payling (2001) is also considered relent to the findings and research work conducted throughout the article. The relationship between two researches can also be developed through the age of conducting related work.
Humanities Annotated Bibliography
Beowulf: A dual-language edition. (1977). NY: Doubleday. One of the most striking examples of literature to come out of the Dark Ages was Beowulf, created by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet and considered by many scholars to be the most important work of its time. There is no official date to the work, but it has been traced to somewhere between the 8th and the early 11th Century. The work is important because of its length and quality, but also because of the tale it tells and how it brought a strong focus to literature and art both in the Dark Ages and after the country emerged from that time period. It focuses on Beowulf's defeat of Grendel, a monster that is terrorizing the King of the Danes. As the main character, Beowulf travels a great distance to prove himself as a hero by slaying Grendel.…
The uthors drw distinction between RAD nd the ttchment insecurity described by Ainsworth nd Bowlby. Children who disply the chrcteristics of RAD hve brod problems with socil development, rther thn problem with specific cregiver. Another importnt distinction is tht children with ttchment insecurity hve hd opportunities to form discriminting reltionships; children with RAD often hve not. The uthors cll for future reserch to explore RAD in pre-school nd school-ge children, with ttention to the nture of the neurobiologicl mechnisms tht underlie the disorder.
Nelson, C. S, Bos, K., Gunnr, M.R., Sonug-Brke, E.J.S. (2011). V. The neurobiologicl toll of erly humn deprivtion. Monogrphs of the Society for Reserch in Child
Development 76(4), pp. 127-146.
Children rised in institutions often exhibit vriety of emotionl nd behviorl issues, including problems with ttention, executive functioning nd ttchment. In some cses, their behvior cn mimic utism. The extent nd the severity of doptees' disorders re…
and Gunnar, M.R. (2011). Behavioral and emotional symptoms of post-
institutionalized children in middle childhood. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry 52(1), pp. 56-63.
Research suggests that children adopted from institutions experience specific learning and emotional difficulties. The study by Wiik et al. compared two groups of eight- to eleven-year-old children, one group comprised of non-adopted children and the other group comprised of children internationally adopted from foster care. The results indicated increased levels of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the group of adoptees, who also had higher reported levels of externalizing symptoms. The researchers concluded that, at least in middle childhood, adoptees differ from non-adopted peers.
Mercer, like Bowen, focuses upon potentially negative social forces that could potentially impact the critical relationship at the heart of the theory. But once again, these potential negatives are rooted to some extent in biological as well as social and psychological factors. "Young maternal age and immaturity, socioeconomic status" are all potential red flags particularly since they have been shown to reduce the likelihood that the mother will breastfeed and 'bond' with the child in a meaningful fashion (Husmillo 2013: 47). A lack of appropriate mother-child bonding is seen as having significant psychological consequences for the baby over the course of its existence, as well as the fact that a failure to breastfeed and to reinforce trust and security for the child can result in compromised long-term health and a failure to thrive.
Mercer's theory is thus aimed to support a particular type of wellness promotion for the children involved.…
Scholarship, 36(3): 226-232.
Weinstein, D. (2004). Culture at work: Family therapy and the culture concept in post-World
War II America. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 40(1), 23 -- 46.
Annotated ibliography for Obesity in Today's Australian Culture and Society
While there are many challenges faced by societies today, one of the major health challenges that every society is facing is that of Obesity. People fail to realize that obesity is a serious problem. To understand what makes obesity a serious problem, it is important to the actual meaning of obesity. While some people refer to obesity as being fat, it is important to know that obesity actually means crossing a body mass index greater than that define for an overweight person. eing obese is basically an indicator that you have entered the red zone of health. Obesity has direct and indirect implications on overall health of an obese person.
The indirect implications include an increase in the likelihood of disease occurrence. Since obesity makes a person less active in his life, the chances are that an obese person's…
Cameron, A.J., Zimmet, P.Z., Dunstan, D.W., Dalton, M., Shaw, J.E., Welborn, T.A., . . . Jolley, D. (2003). Overweight and Obesity in Australia: the 1999-2000 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study. The Medical Journal of Australia,
Kavanagh, A.M., King, T., Jolley, D., Turrel, G., & Crawford, D. (2005). Weight and place: a multilevel cross-sectional survey of area-level social disadvantage and overweight/obesity in Australia. International Journal of Obesity, 281-287.
McIntyre, DH, Gibbons, K.S., Flenady, V.J., & Kallaway, L.K. (2012). Overweight and Obesity in Australian Mothers: An epidemic or endemic? The Medical Journal of Australia, 184-188.
Monger's review will help me analyze Pan's Labyrinth from the perspective of music and sound. It will help me show how Pan's Labyrinth would be a very different movie, were it not for the director's skillful use of Navarette's music.
Newitz, Annalee. "Pan's Labyrinth - Can Fantasies Rescue Us from Fascism?"
Wired Blog Network. 7 February 2007
Newitz's politically motivated analysis of Pan's Labyrinth asks a provoking question: Can fantasy serve as a form of political protest? Given that we currently live in a media-saturated universe that gives rise to all sorts of outlandish fantasies about the nature of reality, and the fact that the threat of fascism seems to loom everywhere - many nations around the world are ruled by authoritarian dictators - this point-of-view seems vital when discussing such a highly allegorical film as Pan's Labyrinth.
I will use this article as a departure point for my own…
Scott, a.O. "In Gloom of War, a Child's Paradise." The New York Times. 29 Dec. 2006
This article is a general critique of the movie Pan's Labyrinth. It summarizes the highlights of the story, while also pointing out the high points and low points of the film.
This article will help me to see some aspects of the film that I had not noticed previously.
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English Villainies Discovered by Lantern and Candlelight by Thomas Dekker
Benbow, R. ark. "Thomas Dekker and Some Cures for the 'City Gout.'" The Yearbook of English Studies 5, (1975): 52-69
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3507171
Thomas Dekker called debt the 'city gout.' His observations in debtor's prison are recorded in his work English Villainies Discovered by Lantern and Candlelight. Dekker described the prisoners using a series of complex metaphors, spanning from caged animals to diseases of the body politic. His tone fuses mixture of pity and revulsion. Of justices who condemn the prisoners, he said: "the sickman sends to his doctor, the wounded man to his surgeon: you [the JPs] are…
Muldrew, Craig. "A Mutual Assent of Her Mind'? Women, Debt, Litigation and Contract in Early Modern England." History Workshop Journal, 55 (2003): 47-71.
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4289827
This article is a discussion specifically about women and debt in Elizabethan England; specifically the 'problem' that women debtors presented because they were legally subsumed into the person of their husbands. The article contains important general information about how debt and credit were used in Dekker's time. "The economy of the early modern period worked on the basis of sales credit. The number of coins was limited and almost all buying and selling was done on the basis of verbal promises or informal notes which were legally interpreted as contracts" (Muldrew 48). Debt was a common, even necessary state of affairs. Shopkeeper's inventories show long lists of women creditors; women were often primarily responsible for marketing; they looked after shops. Money management was considered a moral obligation because women in actual fact often had profound legal responsibilities pertaining to debts. The reliance upon debt to make the economy function made it a very serious offense to renege upon debt, hence the severity of debtor's prisons.
The liberties that the author took with the English language, however, are very likely indicative of liberties taken with the information presented in the article itself. The claim, for instance, that "midwives were...the first holistic practitioners of the past" is highly suspect. Leaving aside the elusive meaning of being the "first of the past" in something (we will assume the author simply meant, "the first"), it appears as though the author is trying to say that midwives were the first known practitioners of natural medicine, or perhaps of complimentary nature- and inquiry-based practices. This claim might be true, though given the knowledge of very ancient medical practices it seems unlikely, but the author does not provide any citation or even a scrap of supporting evidence or comparison to establish this idea. The claim is made, and then the paragraph moves on. This is not the way that solid research or…
"The evolution Will Be Shared: Social Media and Innovation."
esearch Technology Management, Vol. 54, No. 1; (2011): 64-
esearch Technology Management is a professional journal intended for consumption by managers of research, development, and technology implementation. This article details the manner in which social media portals such as Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn have emerged as much more than purely "social" media. Today, those communications media have become widely used by professionals in various different capacities and by professional organizations in ways that are much broader than ever imagined initially.
Employees of business organizations typically utilize social media platforms to learn about work-related topics and to publish work-related material of interest to other professionals in similar areas. According to the article, social media are also readily capable of being used to generate fast-growing communities centered around specific causes and interests, such as was the case in connection with the successful…
Research Technology Management is a professional journal intended for consumption by managers of research, development, and technology implementation. This article details the manner in which social media portals such as Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn have emerged as much more than purely "social" media. Today, those communications media have become widely used by professionals in various different capacities and by professional organizations in ways that are much broader than ever imagined initially.
Employees of business organizations typically utilize social media platforms to learn about work-related topics and to publish work-related material of interest to other professionals in similar areas. According to the article, social media are also readily capable of being used to generate fast-growing communities centered around specific causes and interests, such as was the case in connection with the successful presidential election campaign of Barack Obama in 2008. Modern business organizations have begun employing similar techniques to reach customers with alternative advertising messages as well as in a new version of traditional focus groups used to determine the likely outcome of various corporate decisions.
Another advantage of newer social media is that they provide a means of collecting and synthesizing large volumes of information from many individuals as a form of modern business research. In principle, the article outlines the way that a new form of communications media has begun to evolve into various business-oriented communications functions with certain capabilities and advantages that may make them preferable to traditional media.
Through a period of persecution and assimilation, however, much of the Buddhist traditions and writings were translated into Taoist terminology -- incorporating such elements as vegetarianism, banning alcohol, meditation, and the path toward enlightenment. Since the relaxation of bans on religion, most surveys believe that about 50% of Chinese identify themselves with Buddhism, and many with both Buddhism and Taoism, seeing both as part of their cultural heritage.
Esposito, et.al. (2010). Religion and Globalization. Postcoloniam Challenges. New York: Oxford
University Press, pp. 439+.
After World War II, the People's Republic of China was established with a philosophical bent towards a Chinese interpretation of Marxism/Leninism. The idea of religion was that it was the "opiate of the masses." Religion was discouraged, but since Confucianism is both a philosophical and ethical system that focuses on the family and tradition, the government relaxed a bit and allowed more focus on philosophy -- Chinese…
During stressful or situations filled with anxiety, it is often helpful talk or receive advice or counsel from a calm and/or spiritual person. A Buddhist monk works as a chaplain in a New York City hospital, helping those in need of spiritual care find some solace in the concept of death. This is becoming increasingly common across the United States, whereby practitioners of Buddhism are counseling Westerners about physical death. Not only does the philosophy of Buddhism seem to comfort those fearing death, the meditative and transcendental qualities have an overall healing effect for many. By practicing meditation, for instance, Buddhists believe they can understand fear and learn how to control their bodies, and even transcend fear. The idea of not fearing death and understanding more the process of nature can be comforting to many -- if one does not fear death then illness and eventual death is seen as a cycle of life. Buddhist philosophy can, then, bring additional peace and calmness to those -- regardless of their religious nature, or even those who are atheist or agnostic.
Rifkin, I. (2004). Buddhism: Bodhisattvas in Boardrooms. In Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization. Minneapolis, MN: Skylight Paths Publishers.
For 2,500 years, Buddhism has been focused on a middle-path -- one of neither self-indulgence nor self-denial and, according to tradition, following this path the Buddha finally learned of truth and attained Supreme Enlightenment. Modern Buddhism seeks to merge traditional Buddhism with the realities of modern life. It teaches one to be a realist, and to understand that the world contains much suffering when overt desire exists, and that through peace and right conduct, wisdom and enlightenment may release the individual from desire and suffering. Additionally, the idea of Zen meditation, central to the Buddhist way of thinking, has been shown to not only bring comfort to those in physical pain, but to help business leaders focus, become more efficient, reduce fatigue and be open for creative problem solving. While it may seem wondrous to get all our wishes, as humans it would also seem that we would continue to exist as shells of our souls, but we would have no purpose or direction, no drive, nothing to work toward, nothing to fail and learn. It is our failures that propel us forward, cause technology and culture to evolve, to move into a path that transcends the mundane.
He also cites some of the possible positive benefits to the global warming that is being experienced, while questioning the more dire predictions that have been made in this regard. Ruddiman is not refuted in this article, but the questions that lie at the foundations of his theories are clearly and explicitly exposed.
Silver, Cheryl Simon. One Earth, One Future. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 1992.
his author provides a broad overview aimed at non-scientists of the way in which the various systems of the world and to some degree the larger universe work to create the climates and environments that exist on Earth. She addresses human causes of global climate change, including global warming, though her scope is much more focused on modern times than is Ruddiman's text from a decade later. Much of the foundational science and conclusion used by Ruddiman also appears in this book, making it…
This author provides a broad overview aimed at non-scientists of the way in which the various systems of the world and to some degree the larger universe work to create the climates and environments that exist on Earth. She addresses human causes of global climate change, including global warming, though her scope is much more focused on modern times than is Ruddiman's text from a decade later. Much of the foundational science and conclusion used by Ruddiman also appears in this book, making it an excellent background text.
Weber, Elke. "Experience-Based and Description-Based Perceptions of Long-Term Risk: Why Global Warming does not Scare us (Yet)." Climatic Change Volume 77, Nos. 1-2 (2006), pp. 103-20.
In contrast to the calm and even tone of objectivity that Ruddiman achieves in his book, this author takes the anthropogenic cause of global warming and the level of destruction it will wreak on humanity as a foregone conclusion, and begins to suggest ways in which greater fear and urgency can be inspired in the human population. Ruddiman's assessment of the effects of global warming and his hypothetical and explicitly uncertain conclusions regarding global warming's causes are both disagreed with in this article.
Zaslavsky is the leader of the Semantic Data Management Science Area (SMSA). He has published more than 300 publications on science and technology. erera has vast experience in computing and technology as he is a member of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization alongside publishing numerous journals. Georgakopoulos is the Director of Information Engineering Laboratory. He has published over 100 journals on issues related to science and technology (Big Data).
Cohen, J., Dolan, B., Dunlap, M., Hellerstein, J.M., & Welton, C. (2009). MAD Skills: New
Analysis ractices for Big Data. roc. VLDB Endow., 2(2), 1481 -- 1492.
The article focuses on the Magnetic, Agile, Deep (MAD) that proves more effective in data analysis than the traditional Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence. The strength of their article lies on the fact that, it presents the philosophy behind the design of the technology, techniques, and positive experiences associated with the…
Peitz, M., & Waldfogel, J. (2012). The Oxford handbook of the digital economy. New York:
Peitz and Waldfogel (2012)'s book provides an up-to-date analysis of the main concerns associated with digital technology having an impact on the global security. The book is important for the study because it provides a pathway for conducting research on issues related to data storage affecting the global environment. It focuses on the key problems facing large industries, businesses, and issues associated with data storage and digital industry.
Author Notes: Peitz works with the University of Manheim as a Professor of Economics. He has published numerous journals and books such as Regulation and Entry into Telecommunications Markets. Waldfogel works with the Carlson School of Management, Minnesota as a professor of Applied Economics. He has published over 50 articles and 2 books such as, Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays.
I have done research for school projects, using academic databases and online searches. In middle school and high school, we learned how to conduct research. Teachers taught us various tools and techniques they preferred, which helped me to develop my own style. The methods I use for research vary depending on the type of assignment. For a shorter paper, I might do the research on the fly. Longer and more investigative assignments might require more extensive research at the outset. When I need to learn about the topic first by compiling background information, I collect the information and prepare a bibliography.
Because I have done research and prepared annotated bibliographies before, I am not daunted by this assignment. One aspect that does concern me is the time it might take to do the research plus narrowing down the topic. Another concern I have is whether I will come up with…
Axelrod, S. D. (2012). "Self-awareness: At the interface of executive development and psychoanalytic therapy. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 32(4), 340–357.
In “Executive Development and Psychoanalytic Therapy,” Axelrod (2012) focuses on the singular concept of self-awareness, from a psychoanalytic point of view. Self-awareness, or self-knowledge, is a traditional and established goal of the psychoanalytic therapeutic process. Through psychoanalysis, the client gains insight into his or her own psyche, thereby initiating a self-driven change that has the potential to transform lives. Related concepts include self-monitoring, which can be used outside of the therapeutic relationship, as well as in therapy. Self-monitoring requires the invocation of an executive self, an aspect of the ego. Self-reflection is presented as a process that promotes self-awareness, but which is ideally promoted, guided, and enhanced by the therapist.
Axelrod (2012) focuses on emotional awareness, which can be connected to emotional intelligence. The author takes the research a step…
Management: Annotated Bibliography
Anyim, F.C. (2012). The Imperative of Integrating Corporate Business Plan with Manpower Planning. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(8).
This article talks about how traditionally, manpower planning as human resource activity is something that is utilized by institutions to make sure that they have the proper number and the accurate types of individuals that are performing jobs at the right places and during the right time all in a proposal to achieve business purposes. The article also explains how Business plan looks to recognize the many issues critical to the achievement of the association. The article likewise emphases on how the organization can be better positioned and equipped to contend effectually in the marketplace, while manpower planning, and contribute to the industry by providing the means (individuals) to complete the results from the planning procedure. This essay is beneficial gives theoretical explanations and inspects the authoritative…
Anyim, F.C. (2012). The Imperative of Integrating Corporate Business Plan with Manpower Planning. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(8).
Bewayo, E. (2005). Business Plans: Why Do We Teach Them? Northeast Business & Economics Association (NBEA) -- Established in 1973, 492-495.
Boni, A.A. (2012). The pitch and business plan for investors and partners. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 18, 38 -- 42.
Brush, S. (1993). Developing a hotel business plan: A how-to manual. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 34(3), 72.
Annotated Bibliography -- Venezuela
What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in this region?
Centre for Intercultural Learning. (2012) Cultural Information -- Venezuela. Available from http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/ci-ic-eng.asp?iso=ve. 2012 April 04.
his is an interactive tool for people interested in different cultures and companies. here is home page for each country with information about Venezuela divided into sections via hyperlinks. he structure is conversational style between the user and the content provider. Statistical information as well as information regarding cultural norms and behaviors are provided.
Interknowledge Corporation. (2010) Venezuela -- History and Culture. Available from http://www.geographia.com/venezuela/history.htm. 2012 April 04.
his article provides a lot of details regarding the social and the cultural aspects of Venezuela. Particular attention is paid to aspects such as language, art history, behaviors, norms, dress, and cultural aesthetics. here is less statistical data and more qualitative data regarding Venezuela culture.
Roques.com. (2011) Republica de Venezuela…
This article is specifically focused on the history of trade between the U.S.A. And Venezuela. History is always useful in any industry and the narrowness of the scope of the article is different from the other sources. Many of the other sources focus upon many issues, but this article focuses upon one. This would prove useful to professionals interested in changing trade policy or specializing in trade policy.
Hornbeck, J.F. (2011) U.S. -- Latin America Trade: Recent Trends and Policy Issues. Congressional Research Service, Available from http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/98-840.pdf . 2012 April 05.
Hornbeck offers the same narrow focus as the previous source, but from a strictly USA governmental perspective. He describes the history of trade policy within South America the continent, as well as with individual countries in South America. This article puts the last article into context and builds upon its objectives.
Campbell, K.W. (2010). Victim Confidentiality Promotes Safety and Dignity. Journal of the Missouri Bar, 69(2), pp. 76-83.
Being the president of the Missouri Victim Assistance Network (MOVA), Campbell, the author of this particular article, is an authority on the topic at hand. In the past, she has actively been involved in various aspects of victim assistance, including, but not limited to, presenting a workshops touching on the issue of victims and confidentiality. She is a University of Missouri-Colombia School of Law graduate.
In this particular piece, Campbell concerns herself with the relevance of victim confidentiality as far as the safety and well-being of the victim is concerned. The article, in basic terms, highlights "the legal authority in place that provides for victim confidentiality with regard to non-disclosure of identity, location and certain confidential communications…" Further, the article puts a strong case for the application of the laws…
Fan Fiction Annotated Bibliography
Baron, N. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
n our viritual community, people still need to have a way of communicating their words and messages. This is done through a keyboard -- texting, email, or online chat. Texting, or text messaging, is a modern colloquial term that refers to the exchange of information between mobile devices, made possible by transmitting messages through cellular networks. Typically, these types of messages are sent using a Short Message Service (SMS), but with the advances in cellular technology and memory, a new Multimedia Message Service (MMS) made it possible to send messages containing images, video, and sound. Email of course is simply messaging sent through an nternet account, and M the virtual equivalent of texting. more private even than voice (Crystal 2009).
Texting is a global phenomenon, and in some…
In Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources, author Cynthia Haller focuses on a methodology of helping learners understand that there are different ways of evaluating source material in order to use that material for divergent types of writing. For instance, simply because something is posted on the Internet does not make it correct, simply putting in a generalized search term does not always result in meaningful content. For the modern learner, with literally millions of possibilities for sources, the key is to think of finding source information that produces new meaning- taking from the given material, but moving far beyond the rote and into synthesis, analysis and eventually, a new and creative product. Overall, Haller divides her recommendations into four models for more effective source utilization: 1) Walk -- knowing where sources exist and finding them; 2) Talk -- who are the sources, what is their expertise, their bias, and from what point-of-view do they supply the data? 3) Cook -- How do we process these sources? What ingredients do we use to make a better product (the research paper), and how are the sources combined appropriately? And, 4) Eat -- Taking the sources, internalizing them, adding past knowledge and a critique, and digesting them so that something is new and part of the person (Haller)
Hellelson, K., et al., eds. Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. Print.
This is an edited book containing several articles that surround the phenomenon known as fan fiction. It is meant for a mixed audience -- either interested and intelligent laypersons or scholars in the subject of sociology, anthropology, popular culture or history. Briefly, the book contains articles that try to define and explain fan fiction. For the authors, fan fiction is stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, other than the original creator. These works are rarely commissioned or authorized, but appear in fanzines or in what is known as the canonical fictional universe. The works are primarily for a specialized fan audience, with the presumption that the fans have known of the universe in which the works are based. Because of a lack of publishing restrictions, fan fiction is very popular on the Internet, widely shared globally. This would be an ideal text for an introduction to the topic.
Nursing Annotated Bibliography
A nurse's job is difficult to classify. The nurse must be healer both of the body and of the mind. Usually, when a patient seeks medical treatment at a hospital or other such facility, they will see a nurse before they see a doctor. It is therefore the nurse's job to ascertain exactly what is going with the patient to the greatest extent before the patient is seen by a doctor. Very often, the interactions that a patient has with his or her niece will ultimately determine the success or failure of their medical treatment.
"To Heal Sometimes, To Comfort Always." Being Human: Readings from the President's
Council on Bioethics. Nurses are tasked with taking care of patients. To be a nurse, a person must be aware that they will not be able to save every patient, but they must put every effort available, even if it…
"To Heal Sometimes, To Comfort Always." Being Human: Readings from the President's
Council on Bioethics.
Wanzer, Melissa Bekelja (2004). "Perceptions of Health Care Providers' Communication:
Relationships Between Patient-Centered Communication and Satisfaction." Health Communication. 16:3.
Information echnology Annotated Bibliography
Cloud Computing and Insider hreats
Bhadauria, R., Chaki, R., Chaki, N., & Sanyal, S. (2011) A Survey on Security Issues in Cloud Computing. CoRR, abs/1109.5388, 1 -- 15.
his article is very explanatory in nature. his article would serve best in the opening sections of a research paper, such as in the introduction or the historical review. his article has a formal and academic tone; the intention to be informative. Readers who have little to no knowledge in this area would be served well by this article. Furthermore, more advanced readers and more knowledgeable readers would benefit from this article as it is comprehensive and would be favorable for review purposes or purposes of additional research. he article explains with texts and with graphic representations the nature of cloud computing, provides a brief history, and lists implications for use and research. he article is…
This article would fall best under such headings are implications for further research or as part of the section focusing upon the research question or problem itself. This is another article that provides a brief history and synopsis of cloud computing before delving into the particular issue at hand. This article specifically examines the use of cloud computing and the possibility of cloud hooks, a type of threat to the cloud. The tone of the paper is to be informative as well as preventative. The author's primary concern is for readers and those who manage & operate clouds to make the most informed decisions regarding security and privacy as possible. The author provides concise descriptions of some of the most dangerous and commons threats to security of the cloud and privacy of information in cloud computing. While the author supports the use and the benefits of cloud computing, ultimately this article is an admonition that with use should come awareness and preparation. This article could additionally work well within a research paper under the heading of methodology.
6. Kolkowska, E. (2011) Security Subcultures in an Organization -- Exploring Value Conflicts. Available from: is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20110241.pdf. 2012 July 23.
This article is quite interesting because it approaches the topic of cloud computing from a more cultural, human, organizational, and sociological perspective. The author wants readers to consider who information system policies are compromised due to personalities and subcultures within a particular organization utilizing cloud computing and other forms of information technology that require security protocols. The author researches how attitudes and perceptions ultimately influence behaviors directly related to information technology security at the workplace. One of her main arguments is that information security comes from technical aspects as well as cultural aspects within the organization.
ursing Annotated Bibliography
This article categorizes diabetes as an epidemic that can responds well with the adjunctive treatment of HBOT. The authors use two clinical case studies in their literature review of how oxygen plays a part in the healing of lower extremity diabetic ulcers. They argue for the necessity of further study and research into HBOT because of its efficacy and the potential to drastically lower medical costs for diabetic patients, whose numbers continue to increase steadily. There is a very clear focus on the costs of diabetic treatments on a global scale in relation to the number of diabetic patients worldwide, as part of the authors' strategy to advocate the widespread use of HBOT. Charts and color photographs contextualized the text and make the research more concrete in the mind of the reader, especially the photographs of diabetic amputees who have not had…
Neal, M.S. (2001). Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot lesions. Journal of Wound Care, 10(1), 507 -- 509.
This article provides a quantitative explanation for the presence of lower extremity ulcers and wounds in diabetic patients. The article additional explains how HBOT elevate the presence of circulating stem cells in diabetic patients. Their research aims to prove how HBOT stimulates the vasculogenic stem cell mobilization in the bone marrow of diabetics, which then are used to heal skin wounds. The authors explain their experience with these types of patients and HBOT treatments because at the hospital where they all work, HBOT is standard operating procedure for the qualifying patients in they study. This is another example of a highly statistical article with the presence of charts and graphs, even digital images of blood samples from the participants both in color and in black and white. Images have the potential to bring the reader closer to the content of the text. Their research shows that HBOT increases important agents in diabetics' bone marrow that lead to increased circulation and healing properties.
Thom, MD, PhD, S.R., Milovanova, MD, PhD, T.N., Yang, MD, M., Bhopale, PhD, V.M., Sorokina, E.M., Uzun, MD, G., Malay, D.S., Troiano, M.A., Hardy, MD, K.R., Lambert, MD, D.S., Logue, MD, C.J., & Margolis, MD, PhD, D.J. (2011). Vasculonic stem cell mobilization and wound recruitment in diabetic patients: Increased cell number and intracellular regulatory protein content associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Wound Rep Reg, 19(2011), 149 -- 161.
Organizational Cultures: Annotated Bibliography and Summary
Aronson, Z. And Patanakul, P. 2012. "Managing a group of multiple projects: do culture and leader's competencies matter?" Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 3(2): pp.
Web. etrieved from: LexisNexis Database. [Accessed on 21 May
This article focuses significantly on how team culture within an organization is a pivotal factor that contributes to a team being able to successfully complete a project. A focus is made on the role of the project manager to not only introduce a team to a project, but hone the group's culture in terms of knowledge, communication, and teamwork in order to maximize the team's effectiveness, which is a method that can be utilized in any working environment.
Heeroma, D., Melissen, F., Stierand, M. 2012. "The problem of addressing culture in workplace strategies. Facilities, 30(7-8): pp. 269-277. Web. etrieved from:
LexisNexis Database. [Accessed on 21 May
Tatum, M. 2012. "What is corporate culture." Wise Geek. Web. Retrieved from:
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-corporate-culture.htm . [Accessed on 21 May
IT Ethics -- Annotated Bibliography
Bowie, Norman E. (2005). Digital Rights and Wrongs: Intellectual Property in the Information
Age. Business and Society Review, 110(1), 77-96.
Norman Bowie takes great pains in his peer-reviewed article to point out what is legal an what is not legal when it comes to recording / taping from television and from the Internet. In fact Bowie uses an illegal issue (downloading music from the Internet)
to present a moral issue: young people and students know it is illegal to download copyrighted music and movies, but they don't see it as immoral.
While Bowie zeros in on students and young people for their lack of morality vis-a-vis getting copyrighted music for free, his overall argument goes further than that copyright laws are justified when protecting "artistic creativity." He points to the fact that between
1999 and 2005, "...downloaders…reduced industry revenues by at least $700 million" and…
That is management. Leadership also involves addressing unknown problems. It involves understanding what the rest of the organization does not, and then shoring up these organizational blind spots without alienating the organization's core values.
The ability to identify problems and address them in such a manner is known as organizational intelligence. The leader of the firm can demonstrate this trait and lead the firm to success, but in a large conglomerate one leader cannot do it all. The leader must develop organizational intelligence in order to help the entire company to take leadership roles, to identify issues and to solve them. Organizations are, after all, a series of connected feedback loops. The leader's role involves understanding these loops, and the people within them. This is where emotional intelligence comes into play. It has been determined in the education field that the higher the level of emotional intelligence in pupils, the…
Koda, S. (2001) Schooling your emotions. The Hindu. Retrieved March 12, 2010 from http://www.hinduonnet.com/jobs/0102/05210035.htm
EQI (2005). Defining emotional intelligence. EQI.org. Retrieved March 12, 2010 from http://eqi.org/eidefs.htm
Goleman, D. (2010). Emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman.info. Retrieved March 12, 2010 from http://www.danielgoleman.info/topics/emotional-intelligence/
Longatan, N. (2009). How to increase your emotional intelligence. Suite101.com. Retrieved March 12, 2009 from http://soft-skills-development.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_increase_your_emotional_intelligence
Social Work Research -- Annotated Bibliography
Bowie, S.L., & Hancock, H. (2000, Fall) African-Americans and graduate social work education: a study of career choice influences and strategies to reverse enrollment decline. Journal of Social Work Education, 36(3), 429.
hese experienced researchers have reported on the influences of black MSW graduate careers. Demographics were taken into consideration in relation to social work program enrollment influences. Black MSW graduates were found to be most influenced by advancing their careers, acquiring new skills, and maintaining a professional status. he author further suggests recruitment strategies for attracting black students to graduate social work programs. he overall motivation for the minority MSW student is important when considering the affect of receiving public assistance on the desire to work with the poor and homeless.
Cozzarelli, C., & agler, M.J., & Wilkinson, A.V. (2001). Attitudes toward the poor and attributions for poverty. Journal of Social…
The author of this article, a published researcher with Florida State University, uses data collected from California MSW students over several years to reveal factors which influence the desire to work with the poor and homeless. Sociodemographic variables were influences (but not stable ones) on students' interest, and idealogical beliefs and motivation were very stable influences. This information is directly correlated to the hypothesis of my study that social work students are influenced by previous experience with public assistance.
Sun, A.-P. (2001) Perceptions among social work and non-social work students concerning causes of poverty. Journal of Social Work Education, 37(1), 161.
The author, a certified social worker and associate professor in social work research with many publishing credits, has utilized Feagin's Poverty Scale to compare the perceptions of social work students and non-social work students on the causes of poverty. Previous literature suggested that MSW and BSW students most often find society responsible for the existance of poverty. This hypothesis is true for white, female social workers, however male or nonwhite social workers are more likely to find both society and the individual responsible. The author's hypothesis that non-social work students do not find the individual to be responsible for poverty was also supported. This work helps illustrate the factors which influence social work students' opinions, such as gender and race, which can also be related to public assistance statistics for the social groups involved in the study.
Ann Bib Innovation Stream
Smith, W., & Tushman, M. (2005). Managing Strategic Contradictions: A Top Management Model for Managing Innovation Streams. Organizational Science, 522-536.
This article was published in 2005 in a very reputable journal. The credentials of the authors and their school affiliations are excellent. One of the authors is affiliated with Harvard Business School which is one of the leading business schools in the world. Organization Science is widely recognized as one of the top journal in the fields of strategy, management, and organization theory. The journal publishes groundbreaking research about organizations, including their processes, structures, technologies, identities, capabilities, forms, and performance.
This article centers on the idea of paradox in management; "The paradox of administration [involves] the dual searches for certainty and flexibility." When this paradox is applied to modern organizations, it can be used to consider how innovation works and…
Consequences of Factory Farms
Armstrong, S.J. & Botzler, R. (Eds.). (2003). he Animal Ethics Reader. New York, NY: Routledge.
his anthology that has a comprehensive review of the factory farming debate. he book is also especially useful to me given its consideration of both sides of the debate. For instance, some contributors present and effectively counter some of the arguments that have been presented by those in support of factory farming. In this case, the contributors who include but are not limited to Mary Madgley and Peter Singer are leading luminaries in this particular field. I found the introduction offered by the editors before each chapter particularly useful in helping one digest the contents of the chapter.
DeGrazia, D. (2002). Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Like Armstrong, DeGrazia also examines one of the most consistent arguments that has been presented in support of…
This is one of the books that successfully offer a comprehensive look at the most urgent global issues facing us today. In addition to factory farming, Seitz and Hite examine several other global concerns affecting us on the social, political as well as economic arena. On factory farms, the authors in brief offer a candid "look at factory farms and the anticipated consequences that have come with the adoption of factory techniques to produce animals for human consumption." Seitz and Hite are respected academics and professionals in their diverse fields with both offering their services as instructors at Wofford College and at the School of Advanced International Studies respectively.
Weber, K. (Ed.). (2009). Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer -- And What You Can Do About it. New York, NY: Public Affairs.
This is yet another anthology that basically expands and complements subjects covered in the Food Inc. documentary. The book succeeds in challenging the reader's perception of food. In regard to factory farms, the contributors successfully highlight the harmful effects of industrialized farming to not only the affected animals but also to the environment and consumers. The only problem I have with the book is the occasional loss of focus. Although a majority of the chapters are largely concerned with the issues at hand, i.e. The factory/industrial food system, some other chapters occasionally deviate from the book's central focus. Contributors in this case are individuals and organizations of repute.
Thomas Pynchon: Annotated Bibliography
Kolodny, Annette and David James Peters. "Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49: The Novel as Subversive Experience." Modern Fiction Studies 19.1 (Spring 1973): 79-87. eb.
The authors of this article suggest that the heroine of the novel is undergoing a learning experience, and that the novel's sudden ending without revealing whether the Trystero conspiracy is real or imaginary is actually a way of demonstrating the heroine's personal growth. Kolodny and Peters argue that the function of the conspiracy in the book is to help the heroine realize that she is alienated from American life in the 1960s, and as a result the sense of waiting for a religious experience at the end of the book is a positive thing: Oedipa has finally understood herself through this process. In other words, the novel's ambiguous ending is actually a "subversive experience" for the reader, and this…
Kolodny, Annette and David James Peters. "Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49: The Novel as Subversive Experience." Modern Fiction Studies 19.1 (Spring 1973): 79-87. Web.
Mendelson, Edward. "The Sacred, the Profane, and The Crying of Lot 49." Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Edward Mendelson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978. 112-46. Print.
Palmeri, Frank. "Neither Literally nor as a Metaphor: Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and the Structure of Scientific Revolution." English Literary History 54.4 (Winter 1987): 979-99. Web.
Religion features prominently as a theme in literature. In fact, some of the earliest works of literature are rooted in their religious and cultural traditions, including the ancient literatures of the Middle East and Mesopotamia.
As the role of religion in society changed, so too did the role of religion in literature.
Modern literature, including work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, often offers scathing critiques of religion, whereas postmodern literature allows religion to play a more complex role in shaping individual identity.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's he Scarlett Letter heavily criticizes the role of religion in a patriarchal society, whereas Yann Martel's Life of Pi presents religion more as a subjective phenomenon, revealing an important cultural shift from religion to spirituality.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's he Scarlett Letter, the author shows how religion becomes a tool of social oppression and political control.
A. Hawthorne shows that religious authorities are hypocritical, and especially fundamentalists, as the…
This article offers some interesting background information on Yann Martel as an author, showing that the author's secular background proves that Life of Pi is making a clear statement about the difference between religion and spirituality. Religion is an outmoded social institution, whereas spirituality remains central to the human experience. The character of Pi illustrates the similarities between faith in God and faith in one's own ability to succeed, and through the motif of the journey also shows that "a journey toward enlightenment" can be stripped of any religious or even cultural context (Stephens 41).
Stratton, Florence. "Hollow at the core": Deconstructing Yann Martel's Life of Pi" SCI/ELC, Vol, 29, No. 2, 2004. Retrieved online: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/SCL/article/view/12746/13690
This article critiques Yann Martel's novel by showing that the protagonist fails to actually show any growth, while also noting that the author takes a firm postmodern stance on the nature of truth or reality. The author points out that Life of Pi in part addresses the question of objective reality and whether a human being can even determine whether there is any objective reality, a core feature of postmodernism in general. This article offers a refreshing counterpoint to the other articles about Life of Pi.
Death Penalty+ Annotated Bibliography
It has been theorized and even proven that many laws that are in place in America are the product of JudeoChristian religious beliefs, practices and writings, that have over the years been toned down to better meet the needs and standards of the U.S. society. here is a clear sense that some penalties for breaking the law have little if any effect on crime committed in the future, i.e. act as deterrents to crime and penalties for crime range from paying small fines to capital punishment. Opponents of capital punishment have always claimed that it does not deter crime while proponents have claimed that it does. Opponents have also claimed that the death penalty is a violation of the 8th amendment, cruel and unusual punishment and that it does not belong in any civilized society. Proponents on the other hand state that it is important to…
Tonry's book is a detailed and comprehensive look at racial disparity in the U.S. legal system. The work is troubling but based on serious inquiry and serious thought. In the work he discusses how many experts have convened over the years to determine that there is no reason to believe that capital punishment is more of a deterrent to violent crime that life sentences and yet the U.S. government is still alone among all Western nations to retain its legality.
Zimring, F.E. (2003) The contradictions of American capital punishment. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Zimring's book is a fascinating discussion about the history of capital punishment in the U.S. with comprehensive look at the ebb and flow of the laws that entrench it and the many theories and contradictions that are embedded in it. He is also very effective at providing a relatively balanced look at just why in a social, political and legal sense that capital punishment exists today and especially at the manner in which it is applied, including an extensive look at why the appeals process is so vast and strict. His thesis is basically that the process is so "moral" and "ethical" because it is the stop gap effort of the nation to come to terms with why the death penalty is still on the books at all.
Humanities Related Library Internet Resources
Pierce, James Smith and H Janson. From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History, 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
There are several factors that make arts to be valuable or not. Art value is assessed via several ways including comparison to existing market standards of similar arts before they are taken for auctions. According to this article, hypothetical methods based on market values are used to find the value of arts taken for auctions. The most important factor used during the valuation is the artist who designed the art. Artists who are well-known and highly regarded have high value associated with their works. Paintings like Matisse's call for higher price than those of little known artists. The other factor vital during the valuation is the uniqueness, type and copies of the work. Art pieces produced in…
Erich, Duetsch Otto. Mozart: A Documentary Biography. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1965.
Pierce, James Smith and HW Janson. From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History, 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
Saint, Andrew. "Frank Lloyd Wright and Paul Mueller: The Architect and his Builder of Choice." Architectural Research Quarterly (2004): 157-167.
Vlastos, Gregory. Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.
Loveland, T.R. (2005) Writing standards-based rubrics for technology education classrooms, Technology Teacher, Vol. 65, Issue 2
This article can be used in the proposed writing study because it presents information on how students view rubrics and rubric teaching. The article states that there is nothing more frustrating for a student than receiving a project with little or no description on how the project will be graded. The article also states that standards must be measured or assessed in order to know whether the students are meeting the prescribed outcomes. This article seems to be stating that one of the reasons why the California standards are so difficult to meet is due to the lack of specificity in the standard's directions or instructions. The study can certainly take that viewpoint into consideration.
Jacobs, G.E. (2008) We learn what we do: eveloping a repertoire of writing practices in an…
Determining how to assess a writing portfolio (or even an individual writing piece) is a very important component of California's writing standard. This study sought to determine a number of different items when it comes to assessing writing skills. The study sought to answer the questions such as; is there evidence of transferability, are the scores reliable and even if portfolio scores are meaningful indicators of student achievement. What the study determined was it is possible to score assessments consistently but that there were substantial differences in how the assessments were viewed. Since the California writing standard is primarily scored on the student's ability to write, it would make sense to understand exactly what skill is being scored as well as if it is viewed as a portfolio, single sample or multiple samples of the student's work.
McKew, H. (2001) Tomorrow's engineer, Engineered Systems, Vol. 18, Issue 1, p. 154
This article defines another reason why it is important for students to acquire writing skills. The article concerns an HVAC company. While most people would not immediately recognize why writing skills are necessary for individuals installing heating and air conditioning units, this article is a perfect example of why. The article espouses the fact that the involved company develops and writes their own installation manual. Not only does the employee have to understand how one pipe fits with another, the employee must also be able to read and write. The author of the article states that everyone in the company must be on the same page which is an interesting referral to the book itself. This article shows how it is true than even students who are looking to a career of manual labor must now have the ability to read and write.
Walmart's E-commerce Strategy: Annotated
Kujacic, M., Blagojevic, M., Sarac, D., & Vesovic, V. (2015). The modified activity-based costing method in universal postal service area: case study of the Montenegro cost. Engineering Economics, 26(2), 142-151.
Onat, O., Anitsal, I., & Anitsal, M. (2014). Activity-based costing in services industry: a conceptual framework for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial Executive, 149-167.
Stefano, N., & Freitas, M. (2014). Framework: activity-based costing in services. Brazilian Journal of Management, 7(1), 153-169.
Allport, Allen. (2002) Austria. Charles F. Gritzner. Series Editor. Chelsea House Publications.
his book is a strong, comprehensive, but basic introduction for children to the nation that is also suitable for adults seeking an overview of the nation
Denenberg, Barry. (2003) Elisabeth of Austria: he Princess Bride. New York: Scholastic.
he Scholastics Royal Diaries Series attempts to bring history to life for young girls through telling the historical tales of famous personages from a child's perspective. Brings Austria to life, through the lens of this young woman's life and eyes.
Fairbain, Helen. (2003). Walking in the Alps. New York: Lonely Planet.
his book provides an individual woman's eye view of the impressive mountains, and important information about ordinary people normally out of the way not only to the average traveler, but also the average historian
Lonely Planet. (2004) "History: Austria." Official Website. Retrieved on July 12, 2004…
The author provides an overview of Austria's geography, history, plants and animals, economy, people and culture. It is useful for students seeking a book, albeit a pricey one, with fact tables and historical time lines.
Wise, Jeff. (2003) "Into Fresh Air." Travel and Leisure Magazine. Retrieved on July 12, 2004 http://aolsvc.travel.travelandleisure.aol.com/invoke.cfm?objectID=F149FFC8-B224-4400-B95C054970B436F2&method=display
Humorous article about Austrian traditional garment of lederhosen and a recent theft of a famous pair of the garment. The article contains the phrase, much to the reader's amusement: "Franzi sits on the terrace of his family's hotel, the Hotel am See, and looks glumly out over the still waters to the great rock wall of the Trisselwand massif...'Lederhosen are always appropriate,' he says, philosophically. 'You can go to a wedding or a funeral, you can dig a hole, you can paint your wall.' So now he's wearing jeans -- hardly uncommon in a town that draws thousands of vacationing Austrians each summer, but unbefitting for the scion of a family that can trace its roots in the village back 750 years.
Diversity Workplace religio
Borstorff, P., Arlington, K. (2010). The Perils of Religious Accommodation: Employees' Perceptions. Proceedings of the Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 14 (1), 1-6.
The Perils of Religious Accommodation: Employees' Perceptions attempts to analyze, and to a certain degree to quantify, the effectiveness of employers in the workplace in their allowance for differences in faith in terms of religious oservance for their employees. The primary methodology for this particular source was to conduct a voluntary, confidential online survey of 80 people with gainful employment to determine their opinions aout the effectiveness of their varying employers' work-related policies regarding religion. Significantly, the majority of those surveyed (83%) were of Christian faith. Findings revealed that employers are not doing enough to accommodate for the differences in religion found in a country (U.S.A) with increasing levels of immigration and religious diversity. Approximately half of the respondents indicated…
bibliography include discerning exactly which information is important enough to be included in the summary, and which of it should be overlooked. It is also difficult to include concepts without directly quoting or including a reference to the source. However, it should be noted that the value in such bibliographies is that they offer succinct summaries of information which correlates to a larger research project. The greatest challenge in undertaking such an assignment, however, is in the condensing of an entire journal article's worth of information, outlooks, recommendations and study methods, into a single paragraph.
Ahronovitz, Miha, Amrhein, Dustin, Anderson, Patrick, & de Andrade, Andrew. (2010).
Cloud computing use cases white paper. Cloud Computing Use Case Discussion Group. Web. Retrieved February 3, 2014 from http://opencloudmanifesto.org/Cloud_Computing_Use_Cases_Whitepaper-4_0.pdf
his source is the ultimate guide to cloud computing. It breaks down the technology very thoroughly, with how it can be used in a wide number of scenarios, from giant enterprise systems to private use. It introduces elements of hybrid cloud systems. Most importantly, it discusses how businesses can use cloud computing from a practical sense, working it in to their strategies and explaining it to their customers. It is an amazing reference to all aspects of this new and continuingly developing technology.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association 6th edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
his book is crucial for researching and writing in a professional, modern context. It provides the…
This book collects a number of very useful case studies which show modern businesses working with information systems challenges. It is designed to help guide the new business professional into the ever-changing world of information technology in order to keep competitive and reach their strategic and operational business objectives. It discusses themes relevant for managers and IT professionals alike. It helps professionals in making the best strategic decisions in an ever evolving world. The latest edition has advanced to include new adaptations to the latest innovations in technology. Additionally, there are five new comprehensive case studies to help model strategy for both business and IT professionals.
Locke, L., Silverman, S., & Spirduso, W.W. (2009). Reading and Understanding Research 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
This book is a thorough guide and model for modern research. The sheer range of the audience is helpful to people in all stages of research, whether they be student, just beginning, or professional researchers. The book really takes a thorough investigation of quantitative and qualitative research methods in an easy to understand format, with step-by-step outlines for popular research methods. Even better, the text provides readers with practice research scenarios as tests for their skills working with various formats. Finally, the work does give advice and guidance for critically analyzing others' research as well. Overall, the work is a thorough guide to modern research practices that is beneficial for any researcher.
First, he states that teachers can learn, from their students, how to best affect their classes. Through talking with their students, teachers can learn in what those students are interested. Teachers can learn what teaching styles best affect them, what can engage them. This can help them better relate to their students as teachers, portraying their subjects in a way that students can understand. In addition, Corbett argues that teachers can learn from their students by re-learning what it is like to be a beginning learner. They can do this by taking a class themselves or by writing the papers that they assign to their students. Thus, they learn the pain and suffering that many students have to go through in order to learn. Thus, Corbett's major theory is that both students and teachers exist in a symbiotic relationship in which they learn from one another.
At first, many teachers…
The challenge to the works validity occurs because of the role given to violence in the FSI. The absence or presence of violence is insufficient to classify a state as failed or otherwise. The researcher found that close 50% of all failed states have terrorist attacks. This is exemplified by an odds ratio of 3:1 when compared to more stable states.
The practical value of the work lies in the ability to predict which states are more likely to have a terrorist attack. This prediction has implications for global security as countries could begin supporting states that are failing or close to failure. The support may not necessarily be financial since the study found that the economic condition of the state is not a critical concern for explaining fatal terrorist acts. If the most likely states receive intelligence and other support then it is possible to reduce the number of…
Hamlet Annotated Bibliography
Cook, Patrick J. Cinematic Hamlet: the Films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda.
Athens, Ohio: Ohio UP. 2011. Print. This book focuses on the many versions of Hamlet that have been made for the silver screen. The play by illiam Shakespeare is one of the most frequently filmed works and each version of the story has a unique perspective. Director, screenwriter, and of course actor each influence the overall position of the film. Each chooses which elements of the story to emphasize and which to underplay. Even films that use the complete text of Shakespeare's work still alter the original by the act of interpretation. By examining each version, focusing on the three four major ones, the author helps explain what was important to the artists and by extension to the audience who would have seen the film.
In the context of a paper, each film would…
Wood, William Dyson. Hamlet: From a Psychological Point-of-View. London, England:
Longmans. 1870. Print. This text was written nearly 150 years ago at the beginning stages of psychiatric and psychological medicines. Yet even from that early time period, psychologists and literary scholars alike were able to view the correlation between the characters in Hamlet and some severe psychological disorders. The author points to several of Hamlet's soliloquies, particularly the famous "To be or not to be" speech wherein Hamlet asks a myriad of hypothetical questions. These questions, Wood argues are actually the basis of all human thought. Everyone, he argues, questions the world and their place in it at some time.
Many critics have questioned Hamlet's mental state, as well as the mentalities of those around him. Of those critics, many have Hamlet not of sound mind. This does not seem to be the case in Wood's piece. Rather, he believes that Hamlet's actions are valid based upon the psychological medicine of the day.
It provides the starling figure that private industry spends $150 billion dollars fighting the war on terror.
More money has been made available to entrepreneurs to address computer security demands, and the government has found itself in a kind of game of catch-up, often mimicking the security protocols already installed in businesses across the globe. here is 'big money' to be made, profiting off of the federal government's need to fight the war on terror on a variety of new fronts, suggests the author, as the government contracts R&D in the private sector. Although the article is told from an undeniably 'pro- business' slant, despite its inclusion in a journal of international affairs, it is also an important reminder that the war on terror is fought on a variety of 'fronts,' including that of industry, and that the development of new technology is a vital component to the nation's homeland…
The U.S. 9/11 Commission on Border Control." (Sep., 2004). Population and Development Review, 30, 3. 569-574.
Border security is one of the most critical and passionately debated issues in the question of how best to fight the war on terror. Before 9/11, border security was primarily seen as an issue of stemming drug trafficking and illegal immigration, not one of fighting terrorism. This reprint of a commission report on border control contains the surprising fact that as many as 15 of the 19 hijackers could have been intercepted by border authorities and better monitoring of travel documents and travel patterns ("The U.S. 9/11 Commission on Border Control," 2004: 571).
However, the article advances a controversial recommendation, namely that Americans should not be exempt from carrying biometric passports and to ensure that certain individuals are screened with greater care, frequent travelers should be able to enroll in prescreening programs, for 'fast' check-ins at the airports. Although some of these programs have begun to be instated at most major airports, their fairness and security is still in dispute. Regardless of whether one agrees with the article, however, it is a portrait of how the U.S. government views border security and how it thinks it best to fight terrorism through screening measures. Thus it can be useful to read, to gain insight into how the government views it must protect our borders, and where technology to screen passengers should progress in the future.
Hospital Protocol Revision and Annotated ibliography
Within every hospital, clinic, private practice or similar health care facilitator, a strict set of institutional protocols and policies is used to govern the conduct of physicians, nurses, orderlies and any other employees responsible for the delivery of health care at the highest standard. The John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Health Center currently maintains a protocol regarding identification and treatment of patients who are suspected of being child abuse victims. Although this protocol is comprehensive in nature, providing health care professionals with clear guidelines to apply during interactions with young patients who are possibly being abused, the rate of reported child abuse cases deriving from the John Dempsey Hospital has fallen behind national and state averages. The purpose of this paper is to implement meaningful changes to the current child abuse policy in place at the John Dempsey Hospital, in order…
Ben Natan, M., Faour, C., Naamhah, S., Grinberg, K., & Klein-Kremer, A. (2012). Factors affecting medical and nursing staff reporting of child abuse. International nursing review, 59(3), 331-337.
This research article describes a descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study designed to assess the efficacy of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) in predicting nursing and medical staff reporting of suspected child abuse. The research team administered a survey to 143 nurses and 42 doctors to assess individual perception of child abuse reporting. After analyzing the compiled data, the researchers concluded that a number of personal factors influence a health care professional's propensity for reporting child abuse cases, including position of authority, cultural background, or fear of legal ramifications for false reporting.
Kearney, K. (2007). The Nurse's Duty to Report Child Abuse vs. The Attorney's Duty of Confidentiality: The Nurse Attorney's Dilemma. Journal of Nursing Law.
This article explores the ethical dilemmas faced by nurses and their attorneys, or nurses who also practice law, in the event that a young patient is suspected of being abused. The author explores the various legislation regulating the conduct of nurses, who are typically mandated to report their suspicions, and lawyers who expected to uphold strict standards of client confidentiality.
Barone's conclusion is based on exit polling conducted anyway, by the polling firm Sumate/Penn, Schoen & Berland, showing that Chavez should not in fact have won the election.
Porter, Joy. "Jimmy Carter: the Re-Emergence of Faith-Based Politics and the Abortion Rights Issue." Presidential Studies Quarterly, 35 (2005). HighBeam
Research. Retrieved January 30, 2007, from: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-134172066.html.
he article by Joy Porter examines one-time potentially (but never truly realized) long-term ground-breaking political effects of Jimmy Carter's Presidency, i.e., impacts (or, as Porter actually, finally, argues, the lack of them) of the former President's non-right-wing, comparatively liberal Evangelism, on religiously-based American political discourse (and activism) up to 25 years after his Presidency concluded in 1980. As Porter argues, during Carter's 1976 campaign for the Presidency especially, although he clearly used his own distinct faith-based politics as its centerpiece, Jimmy Carter's own personal Christian faith did not in fact promote the agenda of the…
The article by Joy Porter examines one-time potentially (but never truly realized) long-term ground-breaking political effects of Jimmy Carter's Presidency, i.e., impacts (or, as Porter actually, finally, argues, the lack of them) of the former President's non-right-wing, comparatively liberal Evangelism, on religiously-based American political discourse (and activism) up to 25 years after his Presidency concluded in 1980. As Porter argues, during Carter's 1976 campaign for the Presidency especially, although he clearly used his own distinct faith-based politics as its centerpiece, Jimmy Carter's own personal Christian faith did not in fact promote the agenda of the religious right, even if it was Carter himself who (ironically) initially awakened right wing Christians themselves to the galvanizing potential of their political agenda(s). Further, because Jimmy Carter's faith-based Presidency was in fact what originally stimulated, right-wing Christians to begin coalescing around their own distinctive political issues, the right wing itself ultimately rejected him for a second term, instead favoring Ronald Reagan since his own conservatism was comparable to theirs.
The U.S. And Israel Stand Alone." Spiegel Interview with Jimmy Carter. August 15, 2006. Spiegel International Online. Retrieved February 16, 2007, at http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,431793,00.html .
In this interview with Germany's Der Spiegel online magazine that took place with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in mid-August 2005 during the international publicity run-up to the January, 2006 publication of his then-newest book, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis (2006), Former President Carter, discusses frankly what he sees as both the political and moral failings, into his second term as president, of George W. Bush, e.g., especially, the war in Iraq and his handling of it. Carter further notes within the interview that America now is in an especially precarious spot vis-a-vis the Middle East in general, and that the United States is alone in the world in its unconditional support, under George W. Bush as President, of Israel's overly aggressive political actions and attitudes. Carter also talks to Der Spiegel about Cuba's Fidel Castro, his protracted illness, and how Castro's eventual death will likely impact Cuba and its neighbors.
Memory and Witness Retrieval
Odinot, G., Memon, A., La Rooy, D., & Millen, A. (2013). Are two interviews better than one? Eyewitness memory across repeated cognitive interviews. PloS one, 8(10),
This research article presents the methodological framework, documented results and conclusions of an experimental examination of eyewitness memory accuracy when subjected to variable delays between cognitive interviews. By separating subjects who previously viewed the same video into three groups, each of which being interviewed twice but with varying periods of delay between the initial and follow-up interview, the researchers attempt to test the presence of hypermnesia, reminiscence, accuracy and error as dependent variables, with the delay between interviews representing the independent variable. The experiment serves to confirm many aspects of cognitive interview theory, showing that the repeated interviewing of eyewitness consistently results in new items of information being recalled after the initial testimony.
Information regarding aluminum shoeing practices and benefits is highly limited, but the research nevertheless presents an interesting and highly specific application for the type of shoe in question. In combination with other research, this study could be used to show the broader medical advantages of aluminum shoes.
uguet, E. & Duberstein, K. (2012). Effects of Steel and Aluminum Shoes on Forelimb Kinematics in Stock-Type orses as Measured at the Trot. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 10 February.
This experimental research article provides the results and analysis of a direct experimental comparison between steel and aluminum horseshoes in terms of how the horses leg and specifically the horses knees move when wearing different types of shoes. The results give clear indicators for which types of performance or typical functions are best accomplished with aluminum shoes, going into a fair amount of technical detail in making this assessment. Generally speaking, a larger…
Huguet, E. & Duberstein, K. (2012). Effects of Steel and Aluminum Shoes on Forelimb Kinematics in Stock-Type Horses as Measured at the Trot. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 10 February.
This experimental research article provides the results and analysis of a direct experimental comparison between steel and aluminum horseshoes in terms of how the horses leg and specifically the horses knees move when wearing different types of shoes. The results give clear indicators for which types of performance or typical functions are best accomplished with aluminum shoes, going into a fair amount of technical detail in making this assessment. Generally speaking, a larger carpal angle and an evident relieving of tension was observed in horses with aluminum rather than steel shoes, suggesting many different performance enhancements can be achieved with the use of aluminum shoes. This source provides very specific information that can be directly used in answering the research question.
Koepsich, W. (1996). Using Aluminum Shoes on Quarter Horses. Anvil Magazine. Accessed 22 March 2012. http://www.anvilmag.com/farrier/usalsonq.html Perhaps the most directly and entirely on point of the resources selected, this article has a slight failing in that it does not provide direct research data in coming to the conclusions that are drawn. This is not to say that the data does not exist, and the author has been a researcher and practitioner in the field for many years and was a pioneer in the use of aluminum horseshoes (at least in the United States), however he does not present direct research results here. Instead, a brief history and extensive overview of the use of aluminum horseshoes is provided in this article, with a great deal of specific information. More research will be required to substantiate this research, but the claims provide excellent grounds for investigation and the building of a more detailed research question.
Hayyat Malik, S. (2012). A Study of Relationship between Leader Behaviors and Subordinate Job Expectancies: A Path-Goal Approach. Pakistan Journal of Commerce & Social Sciences, 6(2), 357-371.
This study explores the relationship between leadership behavior and acceptance of a leader by subordinates. The underlying concept is path-goal theory, which is based on the idea that a leader's style can dictate organizational effectiveness, and that the style should be tailored to specific situations. There were n=200 managers in the study. They were not randomly selected, but rather were pulled from four telecom companies in Pakistan. The author found that leadership behavior does influence subordinate behavior. Another finding was that certain behaviors can be predictors of subordinate acceptance of a leader.
The study ties into leadership studies that seek to identify if there are traits or behaviors that can be used as predictors of effective leadership. The leaders in these organizations were…
Kramer, W. S., & Shuffler, M. L. (2014). Culture's consequences for leadership: The role of context in affecting leadership perceptions and performance. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(2), 199-203. doi:10.1111/iops.12132.
Saxena, S. (2014). Are transformational leaders creative and creative leaders transformational? An attempted synthesis through the Big Five Factor Model of Personality Lens. Aweshkar Research Journal, 18(2), 30-51.
Van Dierendonck, D., Stam, D., Boersma, P., De Windt, N., & Alkema, J. (2014). Same difference? Exploring the differential mechanisms linking servant leadership and transformational leadership to follower outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 25(3), 544-562. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2013.11.014.
LUCY'S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY OLVES
King, Angela. "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by olves." 4 March 2015. prezi.com. eb. 2 April 2016.
The rhetorical information is that this is a web-based blog dissecting the literary elements of Russell's short story for other literary students and possibly for her professor.
The content is an analysis of the themes of Russell's story and the characters' five stages of: personal freedom; first awkward adaptation to human culture; interaction with "purebreds" and the desire to return to freedom; more comfortable enculturation with the human race; and visit home to her wolf roots.
My evaluation of the source is that this is valuable because the author obviously carefully read and thought about Russell's story and is articulates the main themes and stages of the story.
King, Stephen. "hat Ails the Short Story." New York Times Book Review 30 September 2007:…
King, Angela. "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves." 4 March 2015. prezi.com. Web. 2 April 2016.
King, Stephen. "What Ails the Short Story." New York Times Book Review 30 September 2007: 7.31. Print.
Minus, Ed. "Competent, Fair, Good, Better, Best." Sewanee Review 117.2 (2009): 331-334. Print.
The Internet began to rise in the early part of the decade, but the major landmark was the launch of the Netscape Navigator, the pioneering Internet browser. This, combined with significant infrastructure investments on the part of telecommunications companies, helped to drive the rapid growth of the Internet through the 1990s. Already in the mid1990s, companies in the Valley and beyond were beginning to exploit the commercial value of the Internet. By 1995, future giants such as eBay and Amazon had been established.
The early successes of these and other pioneering Internet firms hinted at the commercial viability of the Internet. Investors noted that the opportunity to buy a future global giant at IPO pricing, or near to it, was a rare opportunity. This fueled demand for stock in Internet companies. Although the business models for most Internet companies were unproven, investors were not willing to wait, fearing that it…
Vats, Madho Sarup. The Gupta Temple at Deogarh. New Delhi, India:
of India, 2000. 56 pgs.
In this heavily researched work, Madho Sarup Vats, one of modern
India's best scholars on Indian archeology, discusses in great depth the
Vishnu Temple at Deogarh and includes chapters on its history,
construction, design and cultural significance to the people of the Gupta
Period. Vats also includes several archeological diagrams which shows the
Vishnu Temple from numerous perspectives and what the current Indian
government is doing to preserve this temple form the ravages of time.
Vidula, Jayaswal. Royal Temples of the Gupta Period. New Delhi, India:
International, 2001. 213 pgs.
Much like Vat's The Gupta Temple at Deogarh, this elaborately
illustrated book discusses a number of Hindu temples designed and
constructed during the Gupta Period, such as the rock-cut temple at
Mahabalipuram of the 7th century A.D., the Muktesvar Temple…
motional labor is an important aspect of what people do in their jobs, as Grandey rightly points out. Also considered, though, is the regulation of emotion within the workplace, because there have been workplace shootings, cases of rage, rapes, killings, and all kinds of problems. These are rare, but they do happen, and it is believed that they will become more common in the future because society is going more global and workers are under increasing pressures today.
Grandey, a., Fisk, G.M., & Steiner, D.D. (2005). Must "service with a smile" be stressful? The moderating role of personal control for American and French employees. The Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 893-904.
Having control is an important concept in the business world. People must be able to maintain control over themselves when they deal with other employees and with customers that may or may not be happy. As Grandey, Fisk, and…
Emotional labor and the discomfort that it can bring are discussed by Tracy. The idea of emotional labor is a relatively new one, and a lot of people still try to overlook or ignore it. However, it is not something that can be wished away. It is important to understand this discomfort so that people who need help with the work that they do and the way that they feel about that work can get some assistance. Without getting help, individuals can spiral out of control emotionally, which is an unfortunate consequence of too much dissonance and discord in a person's life. It was originally thought that these kinds of dissonance problems only happened in social and personal lives, but the business world has changed so much that these issues are starting to appear there, as well.
Tracy, S.J., & Tretheway, a. (2005). Fracturing the real-self, fake-self dichotomy: Moving toward "crystallized" discourses and identities. Communications Theory, 15, 168-195.
For most people in the business world, there is a fake self and a real self. The real self is who a person is when he or she is completely alone. The fake self is who that same person is when he or she is out there in the world, trying to cope with work, other people, and the hustle and bustle of life that so many people both loathe and take for granted at the same time. There is a way, say Tracy and Tretheway, to take the fake self and the real self, and merge them into a self that is 'real' in the larger picture of things. By doing this, there is less of a problem with feeling fake around others or feeling as though he or she has to perform in a certain way, and this can help a person feel much more meaningful and real overall, both in the business world and in his or her personal life.
am Cooke," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/am_Cooke.An extensive entry on the singer that includes biography, discography, a discussion of his legacy in music, and a large section discussing the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.
tewart, B. 2005. Message in the Music: Political Commentary in Black Popular Music from Rhythm and Blues to Early Hip Hop. The Journal of African-American History. 90 (3): 196-209. Explores the history, purpose and some specific instances of political commentary in gospel, R&B, soul, and hip hop. Briefly discusses some of am Cooke's songs including "Chain Gang," and his posthumous "A Change is Gonna Come."
Ebony. 2000. The 25 Most Important Events in Black Music History. 55 (8): 140. A brief article chronicling the major events and movements in black music history including an entry on am Cooke's release of "You end Me" in 1957, which "marked the beginning of the transitional period leading to soul music"…
Sam Cooke," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke.An extensive entry on the singer that includes biography, discography, a discussion of his legacy in music, and a large section discussing the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.
Stewart, B. 2005. Message in the Music: Political Commentary in Black Popular Music from Rhythm and Blues to Early Hip Hop. The Journal of African-American History. 90 (3): 196-209. Explores the history, purpose and some specific instances of political commentary in gospel, R&B, soul, and hip hop. Briefly discusses some of Sam Cooke's songs including "Chain Gang," and his posthumous "A Change is Gonna Come."
Ebony. 2000. The 25 Most Important Events in Black Music History. 55 (8): 140. A brief article chronicling the major events and movements in black music history including an entry on Sam Cooke's release of "You Send Me" in 1957, which "marked the beginning of the transitional period leading to soul music" (140).
Gas-electric hybrids have taken their knocks for being costly and relatively inefficient at highway speeds, but they remain very much on the agenda, not just at hybrid pioneer..." (2007) McCormick further relates that the hybrid choice for many is Toyota's 'Prius' particularly for those who drive mostly in the city. atter technology has been improved "to the point where the concept of a plug-in hybrid -- one that can be charged from the grid and/or use an onboard electrical power source (a gasoline or diesel engine or even a fuel cell) -- becomes a practical reality. GM's Chevrolet Volt concept, which debuted at the Detroit auto show, is the leading example of this effort. Much further down the road but still the focus of extensive engineering effort by most of the world's top automakers is the hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle. To speed up the move to hydrogen, some automakers,…
Hybrid Cars: All about Hybrid Vehicles, Hybrid Theory of Operation, Pros & Cons, Tax Credits, Oil Pricing, Nitrogen Tire Inflation (2007) CarBuyingTips.com Online available at http://www.carbuyingtips.com/hybrid-cars.htm
Hybrid Cars (2007) All You Wanted to Know about Hybrid Cars. Online available at http://www.hybrid -- cars.info/articles/History-of-Hybrid-Cars.
McCormick, John (2007) Vehicles Tap into New Technology. Auto Insider. 18 April 2007. Online available at http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070418/AUTO02/704180313/1320/AUTO04
Amos, Christopher D. (2006) Are Hybrid-Electric Vehicles a Good Buy for Fleet Government Fleet September/October 2006.
he article also focuses on the differences in decision making of senior accountants based on the type of education they received vs. he amount of practical experience they had. he article focuses on these issues as it pertained to the value of accounting education and experience in the stock market. Overall this resource is well written and seeks to provide a point-of-view from the epicenter of the finance world -- the stock market.
hesis: Accountants with a CPA license rather than an MBA degree have a better chance of getting hired, advance and succeed in the public accounting field.
II. Certified Public Accountant
A. Steps required to become a CPA
B. Certification requirements for public accountants
C. Job Prospects/Demand for CPAs
D. Global need for CPAs
E. Career Advancement for CPAs
III. Compare and Contrast demand for CPAs vs. MBAs
A. CPA as a highly specialized certificate…
The survey found that entry level accountants needed to be better equipped to use their skills in business situations, to determine accounting issues and audit business risks, and to effectively communicate with management. As a result of this survey and other debates the CPA exam was changed in 2004 to make it more conducive to the situations that candidates would face in real life business environments.
Although the newer tests are designed to certified those with the best skills, it also reduces the number of people who will pass the test. For this reason some firms are offering incentives to those candidates that are able to pass the test. The article explains that because the certification is essential to progress and career development in accounting as well as the profitability of a business providing an incentive for passing the exam is beneficial to exam takers and businesses (Charron & Lowe 2009).
Overall CPAs are simply in demand in a manner that MBAs are not. The research indicates that CPAs have more specialized skills that are needed and sought after.. The demand for these skills are both national and global. Even though there are some benefits associated with having an MBA, these benefits are outweigh by the advantages associated with a CPA and therefore accountants with a CPA license rather than an MBA degree have a better chance of getting hired, advance and succeed in the public accounting field.
Neuman contends that quantitative methods are not about complicated statistics but simply about a concern for quantity. Quantitative methods are based upon the fundamental question -- how many of them are here? In itself that question is content free and value free, but the whole point is to apply it to data that are highly social and political in content. (Neuman, 1998, pp. 55-57)
arrison, Lisa. (2001) Political and Social Research: An Introduction. London: Routledge
arrison (2001) discussed the concept of reliability in her work Political and Social Research: an Introduction. arrison argued that a reliable indicator or measure gives you the result each time the same thing is measured (as long as what you are measuring is not changing). Reliability means that the information provided by indicators (e.g. The questionnaire) does not vary as a result of characteristics of the indicator, instrument or measurement device itself. A measurement has…
Harrison (2001) discussed the concept of reliability in her work Political and Social Research: an Introduction. Harrison argued that a reliable indicator or measure gives you the result each time the same thing is measured (as long as what you are measuring is not changing). Reliability means that the information provided by indicators (e.g. The questionnaire) does not vary as a result of characteristics of the indicator, instrument or measurement device itself. A measurement has high reliability if it gives the same result every time the same property is measured in the same way. Reliability means repeatability, consistency. Harrison contends that no measurement is perfectly reliable, so you will never get exactly the same result every single time, but the more similar the results are, the more reliable the measurement is.
Pennings, Paul, Hans Keman and Jan Kleinjihenhuis. (1999) Doing Research in Political Science: Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics. London: Sage Publications.
Validity is the degree of fit between a construct and indicators of it. It refers to how well the conceptual and operational mesh with each other. Validity is part of the dynamic process that grows by accumulating evidence over time and without it, all measurement becomes meaningless. There are different type of validity that includes face, criterion, content, external, internal and construct. These types were discussed by Harrison (2001) and Pennings et.al (1999).
Use of video technology allows the viewer to feel what it is like to experience this sensation, and also contains interesting anthropology of the culture of devotees, who are often societal outsiders, whose existences revolve around their cars and the high of living, often quite literally, at the edge.
olack, Christ. (2003). "Not just for kids: the stars of tomorrow karting program is looking to narrow the open-wheel racing divide between the U.S. And the rest of the world." Auto Racing igest. October/November 2003. Retrived 5 Oct 2006 at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCH/is_6_31/ai_106096836
This article opens a discussion as to how to improve the standing of American motor car drivers. It analyzes how some of the best international racers today began driving karts as young as eleven or twelve in their races. This raises the question -- to be competitive in racing, might not the U.S. switch to such an emphasis in preparing…
Documentary of the history of this form of all-terrain racing in America. The "touge" of the title refers to mountain passes. Competitors drive their cars at triple digit speeds on twisty mountain roads, sometimes at night during midnight rallies. Use of video technology allows the viewer to feel what it is like to experience this sensation, and also contains interesting anthropology of the culture of devotees, who are often societal outsiders, whose existences revolve around their cars and the high of living, often quite literally, at the edge.
Dolack, Christ. (2003). "Not just for kids: the stars of tomorrow karting program is looking to narrow the open-wheel racing divide between the U.S. And the rest of the world." Auto Racing Digest. October/November 2003. Retrived 5 Oct 2006 at http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCH/is_6_31/ai_106096836
This article opens a discussion as to how to improve the standing of American motor car drivers. It analyzes how some of the best international racers today began driving karts as young as eleven or twelve in their races. This raises the question -- to be competitive in racing, might not the U.S. switch to such an emphasis in preparing its young drivers, much as it has Little League to prepare the baseball players of tomorrow and Pop Warner football? The international organization known as the 'Stars of Tomorrow Karting Series' has divisions for drivers as young as eight. The article provides an interesting international perspective on the development of professional drivers, and also makes a convincing case for its thesis, as it points out how the World Karting Association assisted drivers such as Ricky Rudd and Tony Stewart on the path to NASCAR. A good introduction to what 'karting' is, too, for an American enthusiast, who might underestimate the power of karts -- karts are not simply makeshift, as karts can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and pull more than 2Gs of lateral