Educational Research Methods Research is generally designed, in outline at least, before data collection commences. The extent to which research designs are flexible, depends upon the paradigmatic commitments underpinning the research. Designs in confirmatory research tends to be fixed, but in discovery research there is more flexibility, and scope for ‘emergent’ research design.
The most liberal and conservative big cities in America, in one chart Even the most conservative cities in America are barely right of center, as this great chart from the Economist, based on research from Chris Tausanovitch at UCLA and Christopher Warshaw at MIT, shows: It's no surprise that most big cities are left of center, as the Pew Research Center points out. What's interesting is how liberal even the median big city is. Cincinnati, for example, hangs around the center of big cities' political spectrum, but the Economist's chart shows it's still fairly liberal. For another look at the liberal and conservative towns and cities each state, check out this map from Business Insider:
Clay Christensen's Milkshake Marketing When planning new products, companies often start by segmenting their markets and positioning their merchandise accordingly. This segmentation involves either dividing the market into product categories, such as function or price, or dividing the customer base into target demographics, such as age, gender, education, or income level. Unfortunately, neither way works very well, according to Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, who notes that each year 30,000 new consumer products are launched—and 95 percent of them fail. The Age of Unreason (1989), by Charles Handy - The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books Handy's 1989 book made a powerful case for what might then have been called, without irony, outside-the-box business thinking. Handy, then a visiting professor at the London Business School, described dramatic social changes going on in everyday life and in the workplace. New technologies and the decrease of full-time positions, among other transformations, requires abandoning the established rules and experimenting with new ways of working with one another.
Simple mechanisms explained Email Below you’ll find animated diagrams and explanations of how various mechanisms work. Some of these have been crucial to major evolutions in mechanisms and technology, and allow us to do anything from fire weaponry to make cars move with the press of a pedal. Maltese Cross mechanism powers second hand movement in the clock: Radial engines are used in aircraft.
Writing theoretical frameworks, analytical frameworks and conceptual frameworks Three of the most challenging concepts for me to explain are the interrelated ideas of a theoretical framework, a conceptual framework, and an analytical framework. All three of these tend to be used interchangeably. While I find these concepts somewhat fuzzy and I struggle sometimes to explain the differences between them and clarify their usage for my students (and clearly I am not alone in this challenge), this blog post is an attempt to help discern these analytical categories more clearly. A lot of people (my own students included) have asked me if the theoretical framework is their literature review.
stumbleupon Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures. Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline. They call these departures "anomalies." Seven Management and Planning Tools The Seven Management and Planning Tools have their roots in Operations Research work done after World War II and the Japanese Total Quality Control (TQC) research. In 1979 the book Seven New Quality Tools for Managers and Staff was published and was translated into English in 1983. The Seven Tools Affinity Diagram (KJ Method)
Browse / Search database Covid-19: Thematic section Housing in Europe – Statistics visualised Have house prices or rents gone up or down in your country in recent years? What share of the population live in owned or rented homes? Story of Bottled Water The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day), employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all. Credits The Story of Bottled Water was co-created and released by The Story of Stuff Project and a coalition of partners, including Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, Polaris Institute, Pacific Institute and Environmental Working Group. The movie was produced by Free Range Studios.
Anderson & Anderson's Change Model Anderson & Anderson’s model of change provides a comprehensive coverage of the entire process of change and equally explains the whole process of change as a cyclical process (Anderson and Anderson, 2001, p. 13). This model briefly views change from three perspectives: Content: It analyzes the technical as well as the organizational factors which require change; People: This analyzes the subjective factors such as the mindset, changes in the behavioral patterns of people as well as the cultural changes; Process: This stage is related with the possible action plans or strategies that can be crafted and implemented for driving the change initaitive successfully across the organziation.
Shifting tides: Global economic scenarios for 2015–25 At the National People’s Congress in Beijing in March 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang announced a growth target of 7 percent, acknowledging that “deep-seated problems in the country’s economy are becoming more obvious.” Three months later and thousands of miles away in Washington, the World Bank lowered its growth forecasts across the board and asked the US Federal Reserve Bank to delay any contemplated rate hikes. The World Bank’s chief economist said that it had “just switched on the seat belt sign. We are advising nations, especially emerging economies, to fasten their seat belts.” So it’s going to be a bumpy ride?
Decision Tree Analysis - Decision Trees from MindTools Choosing by Projecting "Expected Outcomes" Evaluate all of your options. © iStockphoto