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Low Self-esteem and Diminished Social Skills as Strong Causal Factors for Drug Abuse in Adolescents

This 60 page paper considers the impact of low self-esteem and poor social skills as determinants of a propensity for drug abuse in adolescents. This model research dissertation proposal outlines a study of adolescent drug abusers and possible indicators for their behavior, and includes consideration of external factors influencing socialization and self-esteem development, including parental drug and alcohol use and childhood sexual abuse. Bibliography lists 94 sources.

The FCC and the First Amendment: Regulation of the Airwaves

This 20 page paper outlines a dissertation based on the hypothesis that the regulation of radio and television is not serving the greater public good and is unnecessary restriction of free speech based on a public interest standard. This paper also outlines the primary reasoning behind FCC regulations and the distinction made between freedom of speech claims and the arguments that exist for this type of regulation. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Wuthering Heights/Research Proposal

A 7 page research paper that takes the form of a dissertation proposal addressing Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. The writer proposes a research project intended to substantiate the interpretation of the novel that sees the Catherine/Heathcliff relationship in terms other than as lovers. The outlines of the project are related according to the structure recommended by Francis, Brok and Carstene in The Proposal Cookbook. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Jewish Mothers Empowering Jewish Daughters

A 30 page example of a dissertation proposal that would support the hypothesis that Jewish mothers empower their daughters even in light of signficant cultural, historical, social and religious problems. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

The Connection Between Child Sexual Abuse & Dissociative Identity Disorder

A 6 page dissertation proposal for a paper outlining the history and causative factors related to dissociative identity disorder (DID) with a focus on childhood sexual trauma. This proposal also focuses on the treatment of sexual adjustment as an outcome of the research provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Connection Between Child Sexual Abuse & Dissociative Identity Disorder

A 65 page dissertation that outlines the history and causative factors related to dissociative identity disorder (DID) with a focus on childhood sexual trauma. This research study focuses on the treatment of sexual adjustment as an outcome of the research provided. Bibliography lists 43 sources.

Images of Women in Advertising

This 6 page paper considers the different theories regarding how women are portrayed in advertising. Written as the first chapter of a dissertation, the paper outlines different theoretical approaches and then applies these to the way that three magazines, all aimed at different age groups, portray women. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

Annotated Bibliography

This 41 page paper is an in-depth annotated bibliography prepared for a dissertation investigating low cost airlines in Ireland and the UK and potential future strategies. The bibliography lists 55 sources which range from generic strategy reference books to academic papers and articles and news articles and case studies concerning companies such as British Airways, RyanAir, EasyJet and the first airline company to follow a low cost strategy; Southwest Airlines. The sources are summarised and their usefulness assessed. The paper contains 55 sources.

The Impact of Substance Abuse on Parenting

This 18 page paper is a proposal, literature review and methodology with a pilot study for a dissertation looking at the impact of substance abuse, such as drug addiction or alcohol abuse, on parenting, specifically the way in which substance abuse can impair parent - child communications directly and indirectly. The paper considers prenatal substance abuse and the way it may impact a child’s development and communisations abilities, then the abuse of substances after birth and the direct interference it may cause. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

Effects Of Parent Involvement In Education

A 6 page paper that provides an example of Chapter 1 of a dissertation or thesis. The sections included are: the problem, problem background, literature review, purpose of study, hypotheses, limitations and delimitations, definitions, and the importance of the study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF CHANGE ON THE EFFICIENCY OF RASHID HOSPITAL

This 66-page paper, written in dissertation format, is a thorough analysis of how Dubai Rashid Hospital in the United Arab Emirates is positioned to anticipate change and reform in health care. The paper includes a thorough analysis of health care reforms both in the UAE and throughout the world as well as a literature review regarding policy, examples of a method study and recommendations to the hospital in light of the research Bibliography lists 35 sources.

Design, Sampling and Ethics in a Proposed Study

This 5 page research paper offers a hypothetical example of how a student may choose to present the design, sampling procedures and ethical issues that pertain to proposed study to examine the effect of changing patient bathing procedures on the incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Article Analysis, Quantitative Study on Diabetes

This 5 page paper summarizes and analyzes the research article published by Nguyen and his colleagues (2010) describing their investigation of a possible relationship between glycemic control and executive functioning among a sample population of older adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus living in rural North Carolina. The purpose, method, importance, sampling, data collection, data analysis, procedures, findings, presentation, implications and effects, and the validity and applicability of the study are described. The study results indicate that there is an association between glycemic control and executive functioning of older diabetic patients and the implications of these findings are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Importance of Sampling in Quantitative Criminology Research

This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of sampling. The importance of quantitative research in criminology is explored at length. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

MARKETING PLAN: INTERNET BOOK-WRITING BUSINESS

This 8-page paper is a sample marketing plan for launching an Internet-based book-writing business. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Questionnaire to Assess Effectiveness of IT in a Healthcare Organization

This 5 page paper looks at the way a questionnaire may be designed to assess the use and efficiency of an IT system in a healthcare organization. The questionnaire is designed for a sample of department managers. Questions are suggested with an explanation on why each question was included. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Learning Team Leadership Analysis

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of leadership evaluation. A sample team member evaluation of leadership qualities is given. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Classroom Discussion Questions

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of classroom discussions. Sample classroom discussions are analyzed for quality. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Assessment of Research Examining Experiences of Nurse Practitioners Managing Pre-Hypertension in Primary Care

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

Greba, et al (2001), Research Summary

This 3 page paper summarizes the research of Greba, Gifkins and Kokkinidis (2001). This study involved investigating the effects of amygdaloid dopamine, using a sample of 48 male albino rats. Bibliography lists only this study.

Statistics Questions

This 3 page paper answers a question set by the student. The questions include issues concerning the need for samples to be representative of the population being studied and the way statistics may be used in business to improve the quality of decision-making. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Instructional Design Discussion Questions

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of instructional design. A sample is offered, as well as an analysis of existing instructional design. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Designing Research - Focus Groups and Postal Questionnaires

This 8 page paper looks at the use of focus groups and postal questionnaires in market research, considering the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods. The paper then presents a sample questionnaire suitable to be used by the automotive industry to assess desirable characteristics of cars and after sales service. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

MEMO FOR SAS 112 - TO AUDITORS

This 4-page paper provides a sample memo concerning auditing statements SAS 112 and 115. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Ethics and School Nurses, An Article Analysis

This 3 page essay summarizes and analyzes the study conducted by Solum and Schaffer (2003), which utilized a sample of school nurses and investigated how these nurses address ethical problems and issues. Bibliography cited only the article.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

The layout of a dissertation's methodology section varies greatly depending upon the type of ...
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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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