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The Use of Computer programs in Teaching English

This 4 page paper is a dissertation plan to examine how and why computer teaching is able to help students learning English. The paper presents the reasons for the research, the research question, undertakes a brief literature review and states how the research will be useful for others in the future. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Dissertation Proposal for International Strategy and the Use of the Internet as a Tool of Globalisation

This 14 page paper looks at the trend of internationalization and he use of the internet in this trend. The sample of a dissertation proposal proposes that the student over a period of four months will formulate a new business model regarding international trade by way of the World Wide Web. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Reason, Nature & Progress - The Elements of an Enlightened Age

A 2 page paper that discusses the elements of reason, nature and progress as they were interpreted and presented by the philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. Discussed are Thomas Hobbes' The Elements of Law Natural and Politic (1640), John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau's A Dissertation on the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind (1755). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An Apologia for Medea

This 5 page report uses the character of Medea and presents an argument in her behalf or an “apologia” that follows the logic and reasoning of Gorgias’ “Encomium of Helen.” To apply a persuasive apologia for Medea in a fashion similar to Gorgias’ dissertation for Helen requires that one consider the interpretation of the import of the crime and the resulting condemnation of its perpetrator. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

THE CURE FOR LIFE

This 13 page paper examines various religious belief systems, such as Christian and Hinduism, in a philosophical dissertation on what each proposes as a 'cure for life'. Veiw of after life, temptation, death and why mankind NEEDs God. A discussion of salvation from several prospectives is entertained. Numerous quotes from experts in the field. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Research Proposal to Assess the Causes of Employee Theft

This 22 page paper is a research proposal for a full-length dissertation in the causes of employee theft. The problem is considered from the context of security risk management, looking at a number of different theoretical approaches to causes of crime, with an in-depth literature review, and a proposal for a suitable research methodology utilizing quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

CDI Training In The World Of Manufacturing

A 23 page dissertation proposal concerning a research project involving administrators of major corporations. The research proposed would serve to determine if CDi training is in fact the best method of training. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

I.B.M.'s RISC Technology / A Model Dissertation Proposal

A model 8 page dissertation proposal to discuss the possibility of preparing research into whether or not IBM's RISC technology is likely to remain a worthwhile strategy in the future. Goals, barriers & issues, and a fairly lengthy bibliography are included. This paper is linked to a complete version (Ibmrisc.wps; 20 pages)-- Please send us for more details.

Model Dissertation Proposal / Drugs & Psychology

A 20 page model research proposal designed to present plans for a dissertation on the prevalence of family-- (not social) influences in instigating drug abuse. The writer posits that the breakdown of family life occurring during the latter portion of the 20th century, is largely responsible for the increase in abuse problems we are experiencing today. Bibliography lists approximately 30 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.

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.

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.

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.

Returning Injured Workers to Work: A View of Worker’s 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 worker’s 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.

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.

The Role of the Psychological Contract in Regulating Employment Relationship - A Global Review

This 100 page paper examines the role of the psychological contract on the employment relationship in an international context. The paper is written as a dissertation, with a full introduction, literature review methodology and then research using a case study approach. The paper defines what is meant by a psychological contract and then considers the influences on the expectations of the employees and employers that are inherent in the psychological contract. Two cases studies are created and then analysed using international examples the employment relationship in France and Japan, these are examined to assess the theories, and assess the impact of the psychological contract on the employment relationship and how it is influenced by different cultures. The bibliography cites 89 sources.

Assessing a Potential Correlation between Hedging for Fuel by Airlines and Their Profitability - Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology

This 95 page paper is the first part of a full length dissertation to assess whether or not there is a correlation between hedging for fuel and the profitability of airlines. The paper presents the first three chapters; the introduction, the comprehensive literature review and the methodology. The introduction outlines how and why this is important, looks at the nature of the research, presents two hypotheses and gives relevant definition. The literature review is the longest section and looks at existing theories and research that examines the impact of heading of a firm and the different influences looking at the general as well as the airline industry. The theory of constraints is also considered as a framework to be used for application to the research. The methodology presents an approach which can be used for gathering of both quantitative and qualitative data and explains the way in which the data will be analyzed. The bibliography cites 54 sources.

Teenage Pregnancy in the UK - Assessing the Effectiveness of Strategies and Identifying Potential Improvements to Help Reduce Incidence Levels

This 53 page paper is an examination of the high level of incidence of teenage pregnancy in the UK. The aim of paper is to assess existing policies, strategies and interventions in order to identify potential gaps and weaknesses where improvements may be made in order to a reduced the level of incidence of teenage pregnancy UK. The paper is presented in the style of a font dissertation, starting with an introduction, background information and justification for the study, followed by in-depth literature review, methodology, research findings and then discussion. The paper ends by making recommendations regarding the introduction of new policies were interventions in the adaptation of existing approaches. The paper focuses on teenage conceptions to women under the age of 18 years. The bibliography cites 40 sources.

The Use of IT in a School For Decision Making

This 47 page paper is a full length dissertation examining the use of information technology and computer systems to help with decision making. The paper starts with an introduction, considering why this is an important issue and outlining the rest of the paper. The next section is a comprehensive literature review which looks at theories concerning decisions making, barriers to decision making and management systems designed to all technology to help with decision making. The paper then outlines the methodology for primary research using a case study school and presents some findings along with a discussion relating the findings to the literature review. The paper ends with some conclusions and recommendations. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

The Process Gap between “Customer Relationship Management” and “Supply Chain Management”

This 100 page paper reviews the need for an increased level of customer orientation in the commercial environment. The paper, written in the style of a dissertation looks at the gap between supply chain management and customer relationship management. The paper starts with an introduction and then traces the development of customer relationship management and the differing ways in which it may be implemented and the movement towards customer centric business models and consider difficulties in implementation. Primary research is then assessed to determine whether there is a link between firms adopting a customer orientation and profit and/or market share. The primary research demonstrates the difficulties of gaining value from CRM. The paper is based on data supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 80 sources.

Proposal: Beginning Principals In The Era Of Accountability

A 17 page paper that presents a dissertation proposal. Schools have changed and so has the principalship. Accountability is not the focus word and principals are required to be accountable not only for the smooth operation of the school but also for student achievement. Many experienced principals are saying the multitude of tasks and responsibilities are simply not 'doable' and are retiring early. How are novice/beginning principals dealing with the challenges of expanded demands on the principal? This paper includes these sections: introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, significance of study, literature review and methodology. Standards for principals as published by two organizations are reported along with some of their many responsibilities. 2 Appendices reflect the surveys to be sent to new principals for this study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

How Far Do Representations of Youth Crime in Britain, Through Popular Culture, Influence the Public's Perceptions of Young People in Today's Society?

This 11 page paper is a literature review covering a range of sources that would be useful for a dissertation which examines How far representations of youth crime in Britain, through popular culture, influence the public's perceptions of young people in today's society. The paper starts by placing the occurrence of crime into a social context and reviews crime theory. The paper then looks individually at the way youth crime is reported and the influences on the making of the news, and then at the way the news will influence the audience by looking at audience theories. The bibliography cites 21 sources.

Advertising; Does Sex Sell?

During the 1980's and 1990's it was generally accepted that the use of sexual images or suggestion could have a very positive influence in advertising campaigns. In more recent year this approach has been questioned, many studies have taken place, some indicating that the use of sex has changed other reach the conclusion that sex is not long such a persuasive tool. This 17 page paper looks at the question 'does sex sell?' using a comprehensive literature review and providing an outline for a full dissertation. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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