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Sizing Software with Testable Requirements - ... The testable requirements demonstrates characteristics such as a state of the system , required data elements for input , condition or action that invokes the requirement, expected result .The main assertion of this article is to determine the number of testable requirements is the most effective way of sizing of the system. For this analysis not only user requirements but other requirements such as design requirements, change requests in a maintenance release, size of a software package, size of modifications required to a software package etc....   [tags: manage, applications, sizing] 1110 words
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Calorimetry: How to Count Your Food - The calorimeter is a large round silver cylinder with a smaller cylinder inside. It has 3 holes around the bottom edge of the larger chamber. The smaller chamber is held at the top by a metal rod the goes through both chambers. Below the small chamber, there is a cork with a needle sticking straight up from it (that is where you place the food to be tested). The small chamber has a thermometer in it which measures the temperature of the water if you were to use it. The top of the small chamber is covered by aluminum foil to preserve heat transfer....   [tags: food, chamber, weight] 535 words
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The Major Constructs Explaining Health Inequalities - Theoretical approach Perspective on health inequalities In their introduction the authors hypothesise that there is an association between poverty and Tuberculosis (TB) in Recife, Brazil, and that this is mediated by accommodation crowding, malnutrition and “other socially determined factors”. However this paper does not include a nutrition variable, and the authors don’t clarify which other social factors they believe are important. They examine numerous possible socioeconomic position (SEP) variables without defining a priori which is of primary interest....   [tags: poverty, tuberculosis, health inequalities]
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The DeLone and Mclean Model of Information Systems Success: A Ten-Year Update - The D&M IS Success Model was created having the desire to understand the impacts of IS. This study was a follow-up to the previous model in 1992 which was used as the framework and model for assessing the complex dependent variable in IS research. Three components were identified in the process models; “creation of the system, use of the system and the consequences of the system use, (DeLone & McLean, 2003). The article serves to outline the authors’ beliefs that “the measurement of IS success or effectiveness is critical to our understanding of the value and efficacy of IS management actions and IS investments” (DeLone & McLean, 2003)....   [tags: IS, taxonomy, success]
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Analysis of En vain pour éviter - Throughout history, gypsy culture has developed a mysticism about it that has been pondered by many artists—both in the musical sense and through other creative expressions. George Bizet, a famed French Romantic Era composer, artfully presents the tragic story of Carmen, based on Prosper Mérimée’s famed novella, using unique and captivating expressions in his music to explore the gypsy realm. In the opera, Carmen, the heroine, is a young gypsy woman from Seville, Spain who has a wild and inconsistent love life and becomes involved with a soldier named Don José....   [tags: gypsy culture, the story of carmen]
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Establishing Reliability and Validity - Establishing Reliability and Validity In conducting a research or survey, the quality of the data collected in the research is of utmost importance. One’s assessment may be reliable and not valid and thus this is why it is important that when designing a survey, one should also come up with the methods of testing the reliability and validity of the assessment tools. For MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to conduct a survey, the questions they propose to use must pass the validity and reliability test for one to conclude that the survey is reliable and valid....   [tags: Surveys]
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Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypes Analyzing the use of Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypical Behaviors - Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypes Analyzing the use of Direct and Indirect Measurements of Stereotypical Behaviors In the direct measurement of stereotypes, such as the free response, scientists must ask if it is a reliable measurement of stereotypes. Many people may answer a free question regarding a particular group, but answers may be given to the tester of what the tested may what the tester to hear. For example, if a behavioral scientist were to ask a student his or hers feelings regarding African Americans, the student may state what is perceived as the ‘right’ answer at the time, so the scientist does not project the student as a bigot, racist, discriminatory or stereoty...   [tags: sociology, psychology]
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Fließend: A Brief Insight Into Anton Webern’s Opus 9, No. 6 - Fließend: A Brief Insight Into Anton Webern’s Opus 9, No. 6 Anton Webern’s Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Opus 9, is a set of pieces for two violins, viola, and cello. Composed in 1913 in Vienna, each bagatelle is brief, spanning a single page, varying from seven to thirteen measures. The composition reflects Webern’s yearning to mirror some of the ideas of his mentor, Arnold Schoenberg. One of the most prominent concepts throughout the six movements is the lack of any contrasts that call for resolution in the music....   [tags: Atonal, Composition, Intensity]
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Traditional and Contemporary Performance Measurement - 1 Introduction In the past, the company performance was measured by asking ‘how much money the company makes?’ To a certain extent, they are right because gross revenue, profitability, return on capital, etc. are the results that companies must bring to survive. Unfortunately, in today business if the management focuses only on the financial health of the company, numerous unwanted consequences may arise. With the dramatic changes of business environment, the traditional measure that focuses on minimising production costs is no longer well-matched (Hall, 1980)....   [tags: prism, production companies] 1212 words
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The Use of Statistics in Business - Statistics in Business Statistics refers to the use of numerical information in everyday life to calculate facts and figures in limitless circumstances such as, batting averages, market share, and changes in the stock market. In addition, statistics refers to the scientific collecting, classifying, summarizing, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting numerical data. Statistics involves describing data sets and drawing conclusions based on sampling about the data sets (McClave, Benson & Sincich, 2011)....   [tags: data, conclusions, performance]
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Evaluation of Health System Verses Performance - According to Neuhauser (1990) performance refers to attaining the set goals within an organization. It entails a process where members of staff working towards achieving the business objectives within the set parameters. It’s a collective approach that can be used by management in the organization to appraise the staff and ascertain workers the processes available are able to do what the firm has set to provide quality service. It involves bringing into line the managerial goals with the workers' established actions, proficiency, capability, experience, requirements, growth strategies and the deliverance of outcomes....   [tags: Health Systems, Organizations, Management]
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Poverty in Great Britain - Politicians and world leaders measure their performance using the decline of poverty under their tenure, therefore highlighting the importance of poverty in society (Alcock et al, 2012). This essay will discuss how poverty is explained by various theories and how changes have been made to how poverty in society is measured. Furthermore highlighting how historical changes have occurred to poverty in Britain. There is no single universal definition of poverty, nonetheless, it is accepted that definitions of poverty should be considered according to cultural, social and historical circumstances (Lister, 2004)....   [tags: monetary income, absolute porverty]
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Review of the SAT Test - In researching the types of tests that are administered to determine intelligence, it became very clear that there were many differing opinions surrounding the efficacy of intelligence testing. There exists compelling information that suggest there is a lack of ability for any test to clearly identify and measure intelligence. It is very clearly noted that there is a question of the ability for academics based testing to measure a persons intelligence. One of the most noted tests in the United States that is used to measure the potential of students to perform in an educational setting is the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)....   [tags: efficacy of intelligence testing]
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Role of Women in Shakespearean Literature - Throughout Shakespeare’s works, the substandard status of women is evident. Women are to give up their homes, their personal choices, and even their lives for the men that they are meant to serve. Marriage and its power over women is used as a convention within many of Shakespeare’s plays, it can be a punishment, a reward, a political move, or a celebration. Put most simply, marriage offers a symbolic and ceremonial form of closure and resolution in a play. The different versions are all apparent in reading A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Measure for Measure, and Richard III....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1044 words
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The Debate Over Standardized Testing - In classrooms all across America, students sit perched over their desks in the process of taking standardized tests. As the students take the tests, teachers pace nervously up and down the rows of their classroom, hoping and praying that their students can recall the information which they have presented. Some children sit relaxed at their desks, calmly filling in the bubbles and answering essay questions. These children are well prepared and equipped to handle their tests. Other children, however, sit hunched over their desks, pondering over questions, trying to guess an answer....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Procedure to Investigate the Effect of Temperature on Beetroot - Aim: to investigate the effect of temperature on the cell membrane structure. Hypothesis: I predict that more concentration of betalains will be released as the temperature increases because the temperature will soften the cell vacuole and cell membrane allowing more betalains to pass through. Introduction: Beetroot contains red pigments called betalains, located within the cell vacuole. Normally the pigments cannot pass through the membranes but they can leak out when the beetroot is cooked. To function correctly a cell needs to be able to control transport across the partially permeable membrane....   [tags: Science Lab] 809 words
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Conceptualization and Measurement in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Conceptualization and Measurement in Criminology and Criminal Justice In chapter 3 of The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice there are four areas of focus. They are concepts, measurement operations, evaluation of measures, and levels of measurement. We are going to address conceptualization by using substance abuse and related ideas as examples. For measurement, let us review first how measures of substance abuse have been created, utilizing procedures as available data, questions, observations, and less direct and prominent measures....   [tags: Criminal Justice Book Review] 1205 words
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Does the Quality of Eductors Effect the Student Learning - Many educators would admit that they are responsible for student learning, but unfortunately the profession as a whole has averted using evaluations that are based on measures of student achievement, occasionally with acceptable reason, given the biased approaches that have been suggested. The solution, on the other hand, is not to continue with common strategies simply because they are benign and comfortable, but rather to evolve fair and reasonable ways of evaluating a teacher success with students....   [tags: expectations, feedback, evaluations, standards] 2917 words
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Mozart's Requiem Analysis - ... And let St. Michael, Thy standard-bearer, lead them into the holy light which once Thou didst promise to Abraham and his seed” (“Full Text Lyrics,” n.d.). I was asked to explain why the Corni di Bassetto is the only instrument not in the key of Bb/g. This is because the Corni di Bassetto, a basset horn, is in F, a perfect fifth below concert pitch. Everything the Corni di Bassetto plays sounds a perfect fifth below the written note. Getting down to some smaller details, I have Neapolitan chords, nonchord tones, voice leading, sequences, elisions, and imitation to discuss....   [tags: music pieces analysis]
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Measuring the Impact of Working Capital Management on Net Operating Profitability: A Comparative Analysis of Cement and Oil and Sector in Pakistan - 1. Introduction Working capital in an important component of financial management and basically Working Capital Management (WCM) has been approached in numerous ways. It focuses attention to the managing of the current assets, current liability and their relationships that exist between them. In other words, working capital management may be defined as the management of a firm’s liquid assets, cash, marketable securities, accounts receivable and inventories. In the present day context of rising capital cost and scarce funds, the importance of working capital needs special emphasis....   [tags: Capital Management ]
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Experiment on the Differences in Recovery Heart Rates in Athletes and Non-Athletes - ... The whole area of HRR and its clinical implications is a subject of current investigation, but it is well established that HRR is a strong predictor of both cardiovascular-related and all-cause mortality in healthy adults. Citations: 1. http://www.livestrong.com/article/346286-athletes-heart-rate-recovery/ 2. http://pediatrics.about.com/od/pediatricadvice/a/Normal-Pulse-Rates-For-Kids.htm 3. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/healthtool-target-heart-rate-calculator 4. http://www.endurancecorner.com/Larry_Creswell/heart_rate_recovery 5. http://www.topendsports.com/testing/heart-rate-measure.htm Variables: • Independent: o I will have two groups both containing 5 people, in total 1...   [tags: variables, treadmill, controls] 1701 words
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A Case for the National Adoption of the Metric System - America is on the cutting edge of almost everything, except for basic units of measurement. Every nation on earth has adopted the International System of Units, or metric system, as their official system of weights and measures, with the exception of Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America (“CIA World Fact Book,” n.d.). Throughout history, the metric system has proven itself as a reliable, and simple to use, decimal based system of measurement. In comparison, the United States customary system is overly complicated and requires extensive conversions to apply....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Measurements to Aid in Choosing Employees for a Job - The measurement of performance, measurement of predictors, the G (general intellect or ability), and personality should be taken into consideration when choosing an individual for a specific job or team. Using just one of these instruments has the potential to break the connectivity and workability of the organization or team. Measurement of Performance The measurement of performance has been an ongoing theme stretching over decades. Since the 1900s, individuals have tried to measure different aspects of performance....   [tags: business, performance]
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The Harcourt Essen Experiment - The Harcourt Essen Experiment The aim of this investigation is to: 1) find the rate equation for the reaction between hydrogen peroxide, potassium iodide and sulphuric acid by using the iodine stop clock method and plotting graphs of 1/time against concentration for each variable. Then to find the activation energy by carrying out the experiment at different temperatures using constant amounts of each reactant and then by plotting a graph of in 1/t against I/T, 3) to deduce as much information about the mechanism as possible from the rate equation....   [tags: Chemistry, Science, Experiment] 1470 words
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Power Struggles in Shakespeare - The struggle for power is a key theme in Shakespeare’s plays King Henry IV part I and Measure for Measure. Within both plays there are characters that try to make their way through the social hierarchy and gain as much power as possible. In King Henry IV part I, King Henry is having a hard time keeping control of the power he has. Before Henry was king, he overthrew King Richard II. In the beginning of the play, he has to balance feeling guilt from this and his newfound kingship. On top of that, his past decisions are coming back to haunt him, because he is being rebelled against by some of his enemies....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1482 words
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Poetic Perceptions of Death - Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) are two of the most well known poets of the 19th century. Tennyson, described as “the leading poet of the Victorian Age” and Dickinson, described as “one of America’s greatest poets” both won most of acclaim thanks to their strong ideas on death. Death is a common theme in any eras but it took a particular significance in the 19th century , especially in literature. As intense poets, both Dickinson and Tennyson shared their innermost views regarding death, particularly seen in Tennyson’s “Mariana”, “Crossing the Bar” and Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for death” and “Behind me—dips Eternity.” In “Because I could not s...   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson]
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Investigating Whether the Surface Area or the Length of the Carbon Putty Will Affect Its Resistance - Investigating Whether the Surface Area or the Length of the Carbon Putty Will Affect Its Resistance Planning I am investigating of whether the length or the surface area of the putty will have effect on its resistance. We know from the book of Ordinary Level Physics by A.F Abbott that the resistance of a conductor is affected by several factors: Surface area: Thick wires may be regarded as equivalent to a number of thinner wires of equal area joined in parallel....   [tags: Papers] 1836 words
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High Blood Pressure in Adults - How to Measure It in Adults The force of blood against your artery walls is referred as blood pressure (National Stroke Association, 2014). Heighted blood pressure or Hypertension, affects nearly one third of the population, 67 million individuals aged 18-older (Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring, 2013). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and ophthalmic issues (Medline Plus, 2012). According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2010), the hypertension mortality rate among Erie County, NY, is about 233.5-395.3 cases per 100,000 for the years 2008-2010....   [tags: Danger, Awareness Importance, Solution Plan]
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Assessing the Accessibility Compliance of US Libraries on the Web - 6 Findings and Discussion Following the previous Section’s analysis and results, the research proceeds to reveal what answers could clarify the questions being raised on the current LibWeb accessibility status. Both FAE and WAVE have been verified as the independent measuring tools for assessing the LibWeb accessibility compliance. The former with a mean score (5.88) seems stricter than the latter with a mean score (6.50). This is not unusual, for example a “data table” rule in FAE’s Navigation & Orientation category and a nested “structural table” in FAE’s Styling category always get no errors by the WAVE tool....   [tags: Library Science ]
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Media's Destructive Influence on Women - Everywhere you turn society is being presented with images of perfection, beauty, or sexuality. Some of these images represent unrealistic or unreachable expectations and can be truly harmful. It is common to see women exploited in reality TV shows and music videos. Young women are also influenced by the images that they see in commercials, billboards, internet sites, and movies. These images serve to harm a woman’s self confidence and also are affecting their overall health. Today’s mass media messages are having a negative effect on how women perceive themselves....   [tags: The Media]
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Tips To Assist Perceive Economic Condition Vs Bankruptcy - ... Before starting proceedings for either case, the people answerable of higher cognitive process ought to closely examine the debt scenario and explore choices offered. There square measure commonly a minimum of some. There also are perpetually agencies offered, over and over for complimentary, that square measure in situ to help with these circumstances. Many times, bankruptcy and economic condition square measure evitable by developing a brand new money strategy and diligently using it. valuation of expenditures and quality generation usually ends up in liberation....   [tags: losing employment, financial scenario] 616 words
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Does Standardized Testing Show a Student's Progress? - Should Standardized Testing Show a Student’s Progress. Standardized testing has been around for centuries. Even Though Testing has been around for a long time it is still debated whether or not it should precisely “score” students. Students all over the world have been subjected to standardized tests frequently all through their years in school due to laws that have been passed by Congress over the past several years. Decisions about the evaluation of schools and students are recurrently made by government authority and are often not in the best interest of teachers, students, or their classroom environments....   [tags: SAT, ACT, evaluation of schools & knowledge]
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Child Witch Hunts in the Congo - All in the name of ‘God’ witch hunting has been a justification for many years of the harshest capital punishment of innocent men; children and women. Witch hunts have occurred for more than 200 years and it has been an on going issue of abuse of human rights. Witch hunting dates back to the 14th Century in Europe, the starting point of these witch hunts, and Britain. Thus reaching its peak in America during the 16th Century. The famous of all witch hunting cases was ‘The Salem Witch Trials’. Witch hunting has been a major human rights abuse in The Democratic Republic of Congo....   [tags: Informative Essays, human rights, Africa] 546 words
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Factors of the Correlation Between Poverty and Having Finished Secondary Education - Summary This report analyses social and economic factors such as, risk of poverty, employment rate and population completed at least upper secondary education. In this report you can find summary of the data, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis, which shows that poverty has a small negative relationship with employment rate and negative relationship with education. Thus, this means if countries would increase employment rate and increase number of people who finish secondary education they would be able to reduce poverty level in the countries....   [tags: Employment Rate, Covariance]
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