Method Essays

Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire

The book “Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire” by Rafe Esquith is a must read for everyone who has passion for teaching. It is a must read for those who are in the teaching profession and even for students so that they will be able to know the value and sacrifices of teachers. It is based on personal stories and perspectives of the author which made the book more enticing since readers can find themselves united with the author’s experiences….

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Quantitative an Qualitative Research Methods

Assess the position that in sociological research quantitative research methods are superior to qualitative research methods. Sociologists have a number of different types of research that can be used to acquire data. They can be traced back to Max Weber (1864) regarded as the founder of interpretivism, was opposed to the idea that human behavior is exactly quantifiable. Human behavior is based on the idea that social interaction is surrounded by consciousness action and unpredictability (emotions and feelings). For intrepertivists…

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Critique of an Article Using the Scientific Method

The paper Politics and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean is a research paper authored by Evelyne Huber, Francois Nielsen, Jenny Pribble, and John D. Stephens. This paper is a time series analysis of the impact that politics and policy bring about on inequality in the scope of Latin America and the Caribbean. This research is based on various models consisting of sociological and economic variables, plus the strength of the democratic tradition, as well as the distribution of…

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Method of the Ancient

In the excerpt, Claude Perrault begins mundanely by recalling the Ancients’ belief in that the utilization of proportioning systems based on the human body would give aesthetic qualities and beauty to a building. Without a doubt, this topic of beauty, which resides from mathematical proportions, is readily discussed both visually and verbally through examples in all history and theory of architecture classes including Buildings, Texts and Contexts. However, what makes the text compelling to me is how Perrault brings into…

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Analysis of Scientific C

The first step in the scientific method is to perform some background research and in the news article (“Engineers Create New,” 2008). It is implied that this step had been followed because it mentions that other researchers have already made several studies and experiments and have been doing it for several years. It is obvious that the scientists in the current study have performed a background analysis of previous efforts to develop other adhesives. The second step is the formulation…

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Solving Systems

Solving systems of equations can be applied to many situations. For example, systems of equations can be used to find the optimal number of items to produce to ensure the highest profitability of those particular items. Systems of equations can be solved by four methods: graphing, substitution, elimination, or with matrices. Which method do you prefer when solving a system of equations? Why? What circumstances would cause you to use a different method? Personally, the method a use for any…

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The Perfect Pizzeria

Please answer the following questions applying OB concepts and theories as appropriate. While the case primarily focuses on motivational approaches, you find that other OB concepts that we have covered are applicable. 1. Consider the situation where the manager changed the time period required to receive free food and drink from six to twelve hours of work. Apply the appropriate motivational approaches (theories) to explain what happened. 2. For the situation in which the manager worked beside the employees for…

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The Managerial Ideas of Taylor and Fayol

“Classical Management” comprises three different approaches: – Scientific Management (associated with the work of F W Taylor); – Bureaucratic Management (hierarchical structure associated with the work of M Weber); – Administrative Management (associated with the work of H Fayol). The “Human Relations” approach is associated with the work of E Mayo and F Roethlisberger. Immediately, we can see a difference between the ideas of Taylor and Fayol and those of Mayo as they are even classified differently. In order to…

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Performance Distance

In ” Embedded Learning Strategy Instruction: Story-Structure Pedagogy in Heterogenous Secondary Literature Classes”, Michael Faggela-Luby, Jean Schumaker, and Donald Deshler examine the problem of uneven learning structures among literature students. Their previous research found that a majority of secondary education level students were reading below the reading comprehension level appropriate for their age level. This was attributed to the inability of teachers to find a structure of teaching reading comprehension and story structure in a method that would both allow…

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Discourse on Method

Are there any identical restrictions on the ways in which human beings may use and treat nonhuman animals? If so, what are they and how are they considered morally justified? In this philosophical enterprise, I will first review three standard responses to these questions and briefly indicate why none of them is entirely satisfactory. Afterwards, I will elucidate what axioms should be adopted as the kernel of truth in each of three responses, and finally juxtapose them into the fourth…

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