Research Database

Questions/Plato's Republic

A 5 page research paper that takes the form of 5 short essays on various topics addressing Plato's Republic. Topics addressed are the nature of the "simple city," and also discussions comparing the fate of the simple city to the dissolution of the native culture on Easter Island. Both instances are related to Plato's ideas on virtue and moderation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Literature Review: Cotton Harvest Aids

16 pages. This is an extensive literature review on the topic of harvest aid chemicals and timings on cottonseed that are to be re-used for planting purposes. Some topics included are the cool/warm vigor index, seed index, and chemicals used. Bibliography includes 30 sources.

Responsibility for Polypharmacy in the Acute Care Facility

This 5 page paper looks at the topic of polypharmacy and why the medical officer should be in control of such issues at an acute care facility. The topic of polypharmacy is explored in depth. Problems are duly noted and some suggestions are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing/Client Relations and Issues

This 8 page research paper offers brief answers to a variety of issues encompassed by 12 topics, which range from concerns over a mammogram to the nature of an ERS test. Additional topics addressed include deep venous thrombosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and tissue ischemia, among others. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Constructivism And Social Learning

This 4 page paper synopses a longer paper provided by the student. The topics include Piagetís constructivist learning theory, key points from Vygotsky, Bandura, and Bruner. Topics include the zone of proximal development, scaffolding, working in small groups and student motivation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Family Nurse Practitioner

A 5 page paper that discusses different issues. The first topic is the Casuistry ethics approach, which is explained and discussed. Other topics focus on setting up a family nurse practitioner clinic in Louisiana, including the laws governing such enterprises. Components of the business plan are identified and the write comments on the characteristics the nurse practitioner needs to have to succeed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Dissertation Proposal - Sustainability Programs in Community Colleges

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of sustainability programs in community colleges. A research design is proposed to measure what types of programs are most successful. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

McDonald's - Analysis

This 9 page paper responds to three specific questions: McDonald's global performance, which includes a brief overview of the history of McDonald's and the fast food industry and also identifies challenges the company has been facing in recent years. This section also provides data regarding the company. The second topic is an evaluation of some of the causes for McDonald's problems right now and includes an analysis according to Porter's model. Other forces and threats that are not necessarily categorized in the five forces are discussed. The last topic includes recommendations for the company. Data are included. 1 Appendix reports fiscal data regarding profit margin. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Returning Injured Workers to Work: A View of Workerís Compensation Cases, Workplace and Safety Protocols, and Long-term Planning for Re-entry

This 250 page dissertation provides an overview of the problem of workplace injury and workerís compensation and then the necessity to determine workplace and safety protocols for the return of injured workers to the workplace. This study not only considers the successes of these programs, but also presents a study of the psychological and sociological determinants of compliance and participation with return-to-work programs and the organizational issues that determine the failure of some of these programs. In particular, this paper creates a dual methodology, that studies the reflections of individual participants and then assessments of some standard personality characteristics as well as motivation, truthfulness and self-esteem. Bibliography lists 140 sources.

The First Union-Wachovia Bank Merger

10 pages. The merger of First Union and Wachovia Banks is the topic of this paper. In any major merger such as this, there are many economic factors to consider. Some of the topics include the corporate culture and personnel integration that are involved in any merger, the market concentration, and employee morale when a merger takes place. There are economic market concentrations to consider as well as product expansion and scale economies. Funding costs and production costs are further considerations. This is a well-researched paper that includes many topics that are related to this and any other merger. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

School Leadership

A 3 page research paper that discusses the topic of school leadership and what research tells stakeholders about this topic. Leadership research and literature pertaining to school environments shows that educational leadership is a factor that is significant to the role of all stakeholders, not simply that of formal administrators, such as principals (Wallin, 2003). Successful school leaders require a complex blend of "knowledge, skill, theory, disposition and values" in order to achieve and sustain students learning goals (Halverson, 2004, p. 90). Literature on this topic shows that administrators, teachers, parents and even students must all contribute to the leadership equation for a school to enjoy success (Wallin, 2003). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Four Varied Psychological Topics

This 14 page paper addresses four diverse topics. The first is perceptual systems and how we might avoid misinterpretation. An example is provided. The second is a brief discussion of Freud's and Hobson's dream interpretation theories. A 'dream' is recounted with the writer discussing how each theorist might interpret it. The third topic is creativity and intelligence. Each is first briefly defined. The discussion then centers on how creative thinking and brainstorming might be used to solve a problem. The fourth topic is Maslow's Peak Experience. His hierarchy is identified with a longer description of the self-actualized person. An example of a peak experience is reported. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Pharmaceutical Industry/Business Law

This 15 page research paper begins by briefly summarizing a New York Times article that reports a massive layoff of pharmaceutical workers in New Jersey due to a merger. The information in this article relates to the information discussed in chapter 17 of Beatty and Samuelson's text on business law, Introduction to Business Law, in that it applies to the topic of employment security directly, and to other topics indirectly, such as at-will employment. The writer/tutor, first of all, summarizes information that is relevant to these topics and then offers conclusions regarding the political, social and ethical ramifications of employment security and at-will employment, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A Relevant Curriculum - Survey Results

This 6 page paper reports the results of a hypothetical survey of middle school students, their parents and their teachers. The survey was to discover which topics in the curriculum each group considered relevant and which relevant topics had been left out of the curriculum. Topics are mostly broad categories. The results are presented first in narrative form and then with three bar graphs. Note that two of the graphs are presented alone on a page due to spacing. No Bibliography.

Listening Techniques

A 16 page research paper, which includes a 1-page abstract and an 1-item appendix, that addresses the topic of listening, which is a foundational skill to academic achievement at all levels. This literature review explores the topic of listening, both from the perspective of how teachers can improve on their listening skills and also how they can instruct their students in regards to listening skills. Topics covered include the importance of listening; approaches to improving listening; classroom management techniques, getting students to listen; listening in the early grades; listening to music; listening techniques, effective listening; the importance of teachers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

How Can the Recycling of Concrete Waste be increased in the UK?

This 70 page paper is an examination of the potential to increase the level of concrete recycling in the UK. The full length dissertation includes an introduction, aims and rationale. An in-depth literature review is undertaken to assess the need for more recycling, how it may take place and the uses for recycled concrete. The case study of Japan is used as an example of high achievement in recycling of concrete, the approach is assessed for viability in the UK. The paper focuses on the issues from the perspective of the construction industry. The bibliography cites 46 sources.

Introduction for Dissertation to Assess if there is a Correlation between Hedging and Airline Profitability

This 4 page paper is an introduction for a project to assess whether or not there is a positive correlation between airlines which undertake fuel hedging and profit levels. The introduction provides justification for the research to take place and identifies qualitative and quantitative research questions. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

10 Dissertation Proposals

This 11 page paper has brief outline suggestions for projects or papers suitable for international accounts students. Subjects include the future of Islamic banking in the west, international environmental accounting, terrorism and accounting, the impact of cartels on profits, the role of the internet for financial management, cultural differences in accounting of different countries, risk reduction for international financial transactions and different ways of managing pensions schemes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Interdisciplinary Social Action: A Review of Four Dissertations

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of interdisciplinarity in social work. The particular example of Black churches responding to the AIDS epidemic is utilized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Dissertation Summary

This 5 page paper provides a review of the idea, hypothesis and methodology that was used in research to assess whether or not outsourcing can reduce costs or increase the value to government services.

Four Dissertation Proposals

This 16 page paper outlines four potential dissertations that concern accounting issues between the UK and one or more Arabic nations. The proposals have an outline question, consideration of the theoretical basis, a short literature review and a suggested schedule. The subjects are; 1. Environmental accounting in two different areas, 2. Accounting and terrorism, 3. The impact of international accounting standards on two different regions and 4. The impact of trade organisations and cartels on profits. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

YAHOO - AN ANALYSIS

This 13-page paper provides a situational analysis of the Internet company Yahoo. Topics discussed include the macro environment in which the company operates, the company's services and organizational structure, its marketing efforts and revenues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

General Electric As A Learning Organization

Conceptual and empirical analyses of personnel management focuses on topics such as organizational leadership, communication, work motivation, decision-making, group dynamics, organizational development/learning, and organizational culture. This 5 page paper argues that the General Electric management system incorporates the principles of Peter Senge's concept of organizational learning which also includes systems thinking. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Personal Views On Education - Tutorial

This is a 6 page paper that offers personal views about different aspects of education. The topics discussed include: the roles of parents and the community in education, including citations related to the effects of parent involvement; administration's impact on teaching; and the impact of the student population, specifically, the need to meet the needs of a diverse population. Tutorial comments and recommendations throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR - LONG-TERM AND IMMEDIATE CAUSES

This 6-page paper attempts to describe the long- and short-term causes of the English Civil War, also known as the English Revolution, which took place in the 17th century. Topics discussed include religion as well as the Scots and Irish Rebellions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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