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The PhD Blog: Being Clear About Methodology, Ontology and Epistemology When you begin writing your PhD you'll need to get to grips with some academic language. Your degree title is a Doctorate in Philosophy and this suggests that a minimum requirement is that you are conversant with the philosophy of research. In particular, you need to get on top of three very important concepts. Methodology ... to do with the tools and techniques of researchOntology ... to do with our assumptions about how the world is made up and the nature of thingsEpistemology ... to do with our beliefs about how one might discover knowledge about the world Whilst there are some philosophical traditions that problematise these concepts, most research students need to articulate their position in relation to each term individually and collectively ... even if it is simply to refute the need to do so because you are subscribing to a view of the research process which denies our ability to subdivide in this way.

World Situation I will not update the ‘World Situation’ anymore. The coming crisis will strike people on all levels of life. The ‘Greatest Depression’ is well on its way. The greatest economic collapse in history is coming. The financial/economic crisis has only just begun. “This coming crisis is bigger than the world has ever experienced” – Ron Paul I want to tell you what is happening right now in the world and what will unfold in the future, so that you can prepare and tell your friends, family and loved ones about this. Ironically the world events are happening now so fast that I am just posting here some keywords of what is happening and what is going to happen. 1. 1. The US Dollar is being devaluated and destroyed intentionally by the FED and other Players. The Collapsing Dollar – Authorities lose patience Jim Rogers: Avoid The Dollar At All Costs The US are already in a Recession even if Bernanke is still warning of a possible Recession. The Recession will turn into a Depression. “We’re in a crash,”… 2.

What is your paradigm? Time to spend on this section: 2.5 hours Across disciplines (and within) there are varying views of what research is and how this relates to the kind of knowledge being developed. Paradigms guide how we make decisions and carry out research. According to Guba (1990), paradigms can be characterised through their: ontology (What is reality?) In order to get to grips with this, we need to clarify what these terms mean. Now you may find it useful to read the Wikipedia articles and their related links on the following key words: epistemology, methodology, ontology, paradigm, positivism, post-positivism, critical theory and constructivism before you try to answer the questions. ACTIVITY 5: How our view of what knowledge is affects the way we research. Having read about the concepts paradigm, epistemology, ontology and methodology you will begin to see how our view of the knowledge and the world affects how we plan and carry out research. Then click on the 'Feedback button' to see how you score.

150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology Anatomy and Physiology - Edited by various profs at OpenStaxBiology - Edited by various profs at OpenStaxBiology Pages, John W. Business and Management Business Ethics by Jose A. Chemistry Chemistry, Grades 10-12, Created by the FHSST Project (Free High School Science Texts)Chemistry Virtual Textbooks by Stephen Lower, Simon Fraser UniversityCK-12 Chemistry (Grades 9-12) by multiple authors. Classics Computer Science & Information Systems Earth Science CK-12 Earth Science for Middle School by multiple authors.Earth Systems, an Earth Science Course (Grades 9-10). Economics & Finance Education Electrical Engineering Engineering History Languages

A Guide to Isaac Asimov's Essays Copyright © 1995 by Edward Seiler and Richard Hatcher. All rights reserved. To the Isaac Asimov home page To the Isaac Asimov FAQ To Jenkins' Spoiler-Laden Guide to Isaac Asimov Introduction Though perhaps best known throughout the world for his science fiction, Isaac Asimov was also regarded as one of the great explainers of science. His essays exemplified his skill at making complex subjects understandable, and were written in an unformal style, liberally sprinkled with personal anecdotes that endeared him to a legion of faithful readers. It was all a labor of love; in particular Asimov often remarked that of all his writing, his essays for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction were his favorite, despite the fact that he received the lowest word-rate payment for them. Asimov didn't stop with his F&SF essays, however. With such a huge collection of essays, it can pose a problem for the reader who remembers a piece that Asimov wrote, but can't recall the source. Notes on the listings

FlowingData | Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics - StumbleUpon Spotlight | SciVal See what the new generation of SciVal can do for you Constantly evolving and ever more challenging, today's R&D landscape requires research managers to ensure satisfying outcomes, and devise better ways to measure the quality and impact of research projects. Elsevier's new generation of SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 4,600 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables you to navigate the world of research and devise an optimal plan to drive and analyze your performance. SciVal builds on Elsevier's extensive experience over several years working with many leading institutions worldwide via SciVal Spotlight and SciVal Strata. View the recordings from the launch webinar and learn how early adopters are using SciVal Visualize research performance Benchmark your progress Develop collaborative partnerships SciVal at a glance Metrics Launch webinar

Reader (1000+) Integrative Thinking | books tagged Integrative Thinking Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,609,243 books! | Top bar: Always visible Copyright LibraryThing and/or members of LibraryThing, authors, publishers, libraries, cover designers, Amazon, Bol, Bruna, etc. Setting cookie | static: / 10 badass social media visualisations | Blog When it comes to social media you might be busy trying to separate the opportunity from the bullshit, such are the interstellar levels of hype and associated jargon that are plaguing this space. Nevertheless, I for one believe that a solid social media strategy can make a real difference to your business, helping you to drive engagement in order to boost customer satisfaction, retention, and profits. But that's not to say it will be easy: there's a lot to figure out and each company has different needs (and challenges to overcome). They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I thought I'd aggregate a few of the social media visualisations I've spotted in the past few weeks to help you make some mental leaps of faith, or use in your internal pitches, or otherwise determine that it's all a bunch of hot air, as you see fit. Caveat: some of these are more badass than others! Social Media ROI [by Intersection Consulting] Social Media Landscape [by Ivan Walsh] Tools and Methods of Social Media

Sustainability: science or fiction? » Sustainable Learning What is sustainable development? The essence of sustainable development is simply this: to provide for the fundamental needs of mankind without doing violence to the natural system of life on earth. This idea arose in the early eighties of the last century and came out of a scientific look at the relationship between nature and society. The concept of sustainable development reflected the struggle of the world population for peace, freedom, better living conditions and a healthy environment [1]. With the end of the Second World War in 1945, it was widely believed that the first goal of peace had actually been achieved. Under the banner of freedom, people fought for the extension of human rights and for national independence. But this ideal, upon which so much emphasis has been laid recently, has to reckon with the earth itself. Sustainable development is a complex idea that can neither be unequivocally described nor simply applied. Sustainability science: a new paradigm In conclusion 1.

CINEMETRICS — film data visualization ching chong chinaman, chin chin chinaman - Seedy Songs and Rotten Rhymes - the poetry of the playground (ed: yet another poem with slight racist overtomes highlighting a play on words:) Ching Chong Chinaman sitting on the grass, Along came a bumblebee and stung him on his.. Ask no questions, tell no lies, I saw a policeman doing up his... flies are a nuisance, bugs are even worse, And this is the end of my silly little verse. (this another version, a rhyme from someone who's daughter went off to a City Farm to learn how to milk a cow. Ching chong china man went to milk a cow. (Yet another version with a slightly different name:) Chin Chin Chinaman Chin chin chinaman bought a little shop And all he sold was peppermint rock He wee'd in a bottle and called it pop Chin chin chinaman bought a little shop (And Ginevra sent in the following from 1970's Sydney:) Ching Chong Chinaman sitting on the fence, Trying to make a dollar out of 55 cents But he missed, Missed, Just like this. Note: It accompanied a clapping game, but she's forgotten the sequence. Source: circa. 1950's, UK

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