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The Pros and Cons of Participant Observation or Surveys as a Research Method - Introduction In our daily activities as humans, we consciously and unconsciously observe what people do around us, how they do it, and sometimes ask why they do what they do. In so doing we gain a better understanding of their ways of life. Anthropologist and sociologist too mention but a few, professions employ the daily observations we engage in as humans in a methodology called participant observation. Dewalt and Dewalt (2002:1) define participant observation as “a method in which a researcher takes part in the daily activities, events, rituals and interactions, of a group of people as one of the means of learning the explicit and tacit aspects of their life routine and culture.” Partici...   [tags: Social Research Methods]
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Use of Psychiatric Observation and No-suicide Contracts (NSC) - Research Question In patients who utilize psychiatric services, does the implementation of observation or no suicide contracts increase patient safety. The use of various observation methods, including no-suicide contracts (NSC), in the treatment of patients who utilize psychiatric services is currently the standard of care. The use of no-suicide contracts became commonplace in the USA in 1973 when Drye, Goulding, & Goulding published a report which reflected data from their own practice. McMyler and Pryjmachuk (2008) explain Drye’s study: Firstly, within a 5-year period in the authors’ own practice, NSCs had been made with 600 service users and none had resulted in suicide....   [tags: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses]
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Mass-Observation, Microscopy, and the Everyday - Mass-Observation, Microscopy, and the Everyday The everyday is an assimilation of fragmented happenings that are interwoven to manifest society. A general stereotype of society can not be drawn from a single fragment, but must be created through an examination of the relationships between individual pieces. Every fragment, no matter how banal, contributes to the understanding of the everyday. In order to study the everyday, the use of microscopy and Mass-Observation are essential because they provide a way of viewing the everyday in a way that is unfamiliar....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Observation of Savage Peoples (1800) - The Observation of Savage Peoples (1800) Synopsis Joseph-Marie Degerando was a revolutionary, French philosopher who transcribed one of the original guidelines for the study of anthropology in the year 1800 titled, I: Societe des Observateurs de l’Homme in French, and translated into English as, The Observations of Savage Peoples. According to the author of the introduction and translator of his work into English, F. C. T. Moore, Degerando’s guidelines were a “capital work of anthropology” (Moore, U of CA Press....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Observation of a Track and Field Coach - Observation of a Track and Field Coach I chose to observe the practices at State College for Track and Field. I primarily focused on the distance team with John as the coach. When I arrived at the first practice I observed Coach John talking to the team at the beginning of their practice. He was going over what they should focus on during their first track meet, which was coming up. His positive attitude stood out the most. He put his emphasize on having fun. He stressed the importance that they work as hard as they can to achieve their best performance but his final words were, "Have fun!" I started to realize what he stressed most for his team and that was to achieve the goals they set f...   [tags: Papers] 1445 words
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Observation of a Day Labor Site - Observation of a Day Labor Site The focus of this case study was to observe the new Phoenix day labor site also named “Macehualli”. This name came from the Aztec language. This site opened on Saturday February first 2003. We visited this site on April 29th 2003 at approximately 8:15 a.m. until around 9:45 a.m. Our goal was to talk with the key people involved in the day labor project. We inquired about this programs working status. Is this program benefiting the people who come here looking for work....   [tags: Immigration Labor Essays Papers] 1369 words
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Observation of the Early Childhood - Observation of the Early Childhood An observation was held in the children'"s wing of Tarrant County Junior College. A variety of children between the ages of two to six were observed in activities ranging from physical and motor to social and cognitive development. Specifically I mean that whether it was leadership skills or lack of, running, climbing and jumping, drawing and writing, or anything that could fall between, it has been seen, done and accounted for in the following observation. First let's start with the physical and motor development....   [tags: Early Childhood Development] 1524 words
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Child And Parent Behavior Observation - Child And Parent Behavior Observation      I am almost always surrounded by the interactions between children and their parents. I hear it at my work, I hear it in restaurants, but most of all I hear it at my house. My mother owns a daycare and every night I hear parents being hit by a barrage of questions. When children are being picked up they always have a couple of questions for their parents. Children are always asking about the meal for the night or whether they can go over to a friend?s house or have some body over....   [tags: Sociology Child Psychology Essays] 532 words
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Sociology Observation of Two Advertisements - This observation assignment has been very interesting, in that it has made me more aware of advertisements. The two that I chose are Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ) and Vogue, both from September 2014. The ads that I chose are a representative cross-section of the typical ads you would find in these magazines. We will start with Vogue. In Vogue #1, (an ad for Ruddenberry of London) there seems to be outdoor party of some sort going on. There is a man pouring tea with a fake smile. There's another male on seated on a horse, next to a younger female wearing a Mardi Gras mask....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 1098 words
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Observation Assignment at a Park - Observation Assignment at a Park Hayden Park was an interesting place for a Freeze-Frame assignment. For those who have not heard of a Freeze-Frame, it is simply sitting in one spot for 15 to 20 minutes observing ones surroundings. So to continue, at first glance, Hayden Park is a typical Valley of the Sun type park. Most of these typical parks have grass, picnic tables, some trees, and usually some sort of sports availability such as a basketball court or soccer field, or both. In addition, the parks also have pleasant surroundings....   [tags: Descriptive Park Essays Papers]
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Organizational Behavior Observation of Genpact - 1 Workplace Observation MGT Organizational Theory & Behavior 2 Introduction to Organizational Behavior: Organizations are collections of interacting and inter related human and non-human resources working toward a common goal or set of goals within the framework of structured relationships. In Simple words, an organization working together to achieve a common purpose. According to W.Jack Duncan, “Organizational behavior is an inter-disciplinary field that draws freely from a number of the behavioral sciences, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, and many others....   [tags: Business Management] 1326 words
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Lesson Observation Critique - Living History Tour - Lesson Observation Critique Description of the Lesson I observed a living history tour of the Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of the tour is to show how life and work was like during the height of the ranch in 1939. To do this, two park rangers led the tour. The first ranger explained the process of the tour and provided background information. The second ranger the ranch as if it were 1939. To begin the rout, the first ranger gave some background knowledge about the ranch and how it came into the hands of the National Park Services....   [tags: Education] 1373 words
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Christopher Hitchens and His Observation on North Korea - ... The novel is rather short being only 298 pages in the signet classics edition. The world in Orwell’s future is divided up into three world powers: Oceania, Eurasia, Eastasia, and the non-aligned sections that are constantly being fought over. The novel is about Winston Smith, a government worker in the Ministry of Truth who spends his days making it look like the government was always right by rewriting the historical documents of the past. Smith feels like an outcast because he has thoughts against the government, and their leader “Big Brother”....   [tags: great leader, schoolchildren, propaganda]
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Observation in Daisy Miller - He said to himself that she was too light and childish, too uncultivated and unreasoning, too provincial, to have reflected upon the ostracism or even to have perceived it. Then at other moments he believed that she carried about in her elegant and irresponsible organism a defiant, passionate, perfectly observant consciousness of the impression she produced. (43) The socialites in Daisy Miller's world aspire to a perfection, a nobility, and a superlative of character. But character is a misleading word; interiority is important only insofar as it reflects the assumed depths that come with an appearance of refinement, for the relationships in "Daisy Miller: A Study" are formed by obs...   [tags: Henry James, Daisy Miller] 2034 words
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Child Care and Observation - Observation is very important in young children because that is how you get to know a child better. While observing how a child interacts with their peers, adults, and how they behave in different settings, you are getting to know the child without speaking to them. It may be important to observe a child but at the same time it may mislead you into being judgmental, too soon. For instance, if you observe a child misbehaving, not getting along with the other children or talking back to the teacher, you might get the impression that he/she is a 'bad' child and you might treat and act differently with that particular child....   [tags: Child Psychology Essay] 715 words
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Participant Observation - Participant Observation Participant Observation is the study of a culture or society usually carried out by living for an extended period of time with its members. The participant-observer takes part in everyday life and carefully records such things as behaviour, events and conversations, in order to obtain a fully rounded picture of beliefs, social groupings and customs. There are two different forms of Participant Observation: Overt observation is when the subjects are aware they are being observed and allow the observer in to their lives, this is often the most criticised form due to bias, Covert observation is when the subjects are not aware they are being ob...   [tags: participant-observer] 490 words
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Ant Observation - The Observation of Ants Introduction Myrmecology has been around since the late 18th and early 19th century. Myrmecology is derived from the Greek word Murmek, which means ant. There are three main names that are most noteworthy: Linne who produced “Systemae Naturae” which he describes eighteen species of ants. Fabricius created five more genera and further described other species. Latreille was the most significant, he collected and studied the ants of Europe and described many species overlooked by his predecessors....   [tags: essays research papers] 678 words
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Naturalistic Observation - Naturalistic Observation Naturalistic observation involves recording subjects' naturally occurring behavior while they are in their natural environment. This experiment revolves around this type of observation. Specifically, it involves the observation of the various human dyads (male-female, male-male, female-female,) social interaction, within in a public environment. Focal points of observation included conversation space (distance between individuals heads,), and body language. All behaviors were observed in an unobtrusive manner....   [tags: Papers] 675 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation Corporations are the building blocks for communities, counties and cities. They have their own agendas and can impact these areas in minute and monumental ways. The major factor which predicates this impact is their organizational culture. Organizational culture has been defined as, “the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members” (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2005). Employees are key factors which alter how corporate cultures evolve....   [tags: Organizational Culture Corporations Essays] 805 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation I am currently employed at B&L pharmaceuticals, one of the largest manufactures of generic medications in the world. In this paper I will discuss how communication flows in my workplace, organizational diversity, and conflict management. With my current position as a Group Leader the flow of communication is very important. Communication Communication at B&L consists of emails, work procedures and policies, telephones, and bulletin board postings throughout the facility....   [tags: Pharmacies Pharmacy Business Essays] 435 words
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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation There are some observable aspects of organizational culture such as ethical standards and behavior, organizational diversity, dress and language, conflict management and technology impact on culture. Sotheby’s International Realty The organizational culture at Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) is described as a high-involvement management type organization centered on high quality service. With high-involvement management described as one that recognizes human capital as its most valuable resource by carefully selecting and training individuals and giving them “significant decision-making power, information, and incentive compensation” (Hitt, Miller, & Colella, 2006,...   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 785 words
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Child Observation Report - Observing Children Subject: 1.5 month old girl, daughter of a close friend. This observation took place in the child’s home and church. For my observation, I noticed many things that were associated with class discussions in the child. I also viewed how she interacted with her mother and other children her age. During church services, I observed her through an observation window that parents use to make sure their kids are being looked after. The observations took place on Sundays because the subject’s mother and my schedule collide and we only have that day off together....   [tags: Eary Childhood Development] 1310 words
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Child Observation Report - Confidential Material Detailed report of five observations. The names used in this Observation Report are fictitious. This is absolutely necessary to protect the privacy of the children being observed. Observation #1: Ron and aggression Date and time: Wednesday April 16, 2014; 11:25-12:50 Setting: Playground for 1st/2nd grade recess 11:25-11:50, 3rd/4th grade 11:55-12:20, Kindergarten recess 12:25-12:50 Activities observed: Children climbing across the climbing rings, watching children pretend play at the tire mountain and under the large...   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]
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Action and Observation in Shakespeare's King Lear - Action and Observation in King Lear        Auden once asserted that Shakespearean tragedy is necessarily parabolic, pertaining to the only myth that Christianity possesses: that of the 'unrepentant thief'. We as the spectators are thus implicated in the action since each of us 'is in danger of re-enacting [this story] in his own way'.1 The sufferings of the hero could be our own sufferings, whereas in Greek tragedy, such a notion is precluded precisely because the misfortunes of a character can be traced back to the discontent of the gods....   [tags: King Lear Essays]
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Observation of a Production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet - Observation of a Production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet On Saturday October 14, 2000, the North Carolina Shakespeare festival put on a performance of Hamlet. This show, which was performed at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina, was directed by _____________________, who also directed ____________________. ___________________ did a really good job at playing Hamlet, which is a very hard role to act for any actor. Hamlet was produced by the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, which is a group of actors that travel around NC and the South, running productions of Shakespeare's many plays....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Observation of Cabinet Meeting for a Craft Show - Observation of Cabinet Meeting for a Craft Show I went to observe a meeting of an organization. This is an organization of select craftsmen who try and get there handcrafted wares to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to plan and organize craft shows and how they are going to get the people to come to the shows. The main topics of the meeting was craft shows and different items the members were going to try and sell to the public. The organization meets once a month to discuss any new business....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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An Observation of Virgil's Aeneid, Book II - An Observation of Virgil's Aeneid, Book II The Romans, unlike the Greeks were not gifted in abstract thought. They constructed no original system of philosophy, invented no major literary forms, and made no scientific discoveries. Yet, they excelled in the art of government and empire building, they created a workable world-state and developed skills in administration, law, and practical affairs. In the Punic Wars, the Roman republic defeated the Carthaginians in North Africa and Rome inherited the Pergamene Kingdom from the last of the Attalids in 133 B.C....   [tags: Virgil Aeneid Essays]
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Kansas Education Statistics and my Student Observation of a First Grade Classroom - In 1861, the Sunflower State was adopted into the USA as the 34th state. It is home to the geographical center of the United States and not to forget the largest ball of twine ever recorded. With its vast plains and prariers Kansas is the largest producer of wheat and is known as the ‘bread-basket state’. Many schools in this agricultural governance still base their hours around the harvest schedule allowing the children to lend a hand in the tradition of family farming. There is currently over 2.8 million Kansans calling this prairie land home....   [tags: elementary education, education] 2348 words
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My Observation of a Couple at a Restaurant: Nonverbal Communication - INTRODUCTION On September 12, 2014, I observed two people; Person A and Person B. The observation took place at Applebee’s, a local restaurant, beginning at 7:21 p.m. and ending observation at 8:06 p.m. I was serving their table for the evening, enabling myself to observe them closely. The restaurant had died down from the dinner rush, leaving them one of three tables in the smoking section, normally filled with eight. Along with the outside light fading, the lighting indoors was dim, making the dining experience feel more quiet and intimate....   [tags: Analysis Essay, human behavior, couple] 1079 words
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Observation of a Production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Observation of a Production of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare Bulletin Review Presented by ILLINOIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL at WESTHOFF THEATRE, Normal. IL. July 3-August 5, 1994. Directed by Calvin MacLean. Set and lighting by Kent Goetz. Costumes by Dan Wilhelm. Sound and music by Rick Peeples. Choreography by Connie de Veer. Fights by John Sipes. With Darrel Ford (Speed). Keytha Graves (Julia), Ted deChatelet (Proteus). Brian Herriott (Valentine), David Kortemeier (Antonio, Outlaw), Robert Kropf (Launce), Philip Thompson (Thurio), Patrice Wilson (Silvia)....   [tags: Papers] 1053 words
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Psychology-Naturalistic Observation - Naturalistic Observation Primary Reference Source Loucopoulos P and V Karakostas (1995) System Requirements Engineering. McGraw Hill International. Summary description Observational methods involve an investigator viewing users as they work and taking notes on the activity which takes place. Observation may be either direct, where the investigator is actually present during the task, or indirect, where the task is viewed by some other means such as through use of a video camera. Typical Application Areas Useful early in specification for obtaining qualitative data....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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Observe and Analyze Two Different Elementary School Classrooms - Observe and Analyze Classroom instruction This signature assignment is about observing and analyzing classroom instruction in at least 2 classrooms. The two classrooms that I chose to observed is special education and general education. In this assignment I will give a synopsis of my observation, how the instruction differentiated to meet the needs of identified students, identify strengths and needs based on research based practice, and I will suggest what are the next steps teachers can take to improve their lesson....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]
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The Tell, by Matthew Hertenstein: The Power of Prediction Based on Observation - ... An insecurely avoidant attached child will not care whether his mother walk out of the room or walks out. An insecurely ambivalent-resistant attached child shows distress when her mother leaves the room and when she returns. Most of the times, they are inconsolable and angry toward his or her parent. Finally, a disorganized-disoriented attached child will act oddly with his or her parent. The child will crawl to his mother when she enters the room, but when the child was a few feet away, the child will freeze or rock back and forth....   [tags: behavior, foretell, foresee, forecast]
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Cross-cultural Funeral Service Rituals - As a family member participant in the service, little field preparation was needed. However, the observer did complete the following tasks in preparation for the observation: 1. Reviewed the following resources on participant/non participant observation, ethnography, and the sociology of the African American funeral: Merriam, S. B. (2009). Being a careful observer. Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation, ch, 6 and Hazell, L. (2013). Cross-Cultural funeral service rituals. 2. Visited the church to review size, space, objects, and arrangement....   [tags: Participant Observation]
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Teaching and Learning - The value of observation is to give you an insight into a child’s world. By doing this you are able to observe the children and see how they interact with other children and communicate. Also by observation we are able to understand children’s point of view better and are able to enhance their learning. Observation, assessment and evaluation in planning for children’s learning within early childhood setting come hand in hand. While observing we are able to see the child’s development and are also able to identify the interest in different learning areas....   [tags: Education, Observation] 1887 words
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An Exploration: Observation and Perspective - For me, packing begins on the night before the departing flight - I get myself in a state of frenzy and try to decide what to bring. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you arrive halfway across the world realising you have packed extra battery packs for your camera, but have indeed forgotten the camera itself. Since you roughly know what to expect, everything else you have seems to fit into a large backpack. In the 1800s however, a journey abroad was a long-term project and only the well off could afford to travel....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Arthur W. Frank’s The Wounded Story Teller and Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish - This discussion paper intends to address the difference between witness, on the one hand, and observation, judgement and examination on the other hand. Through the consideration of a social context, these conceptual frameworks will be contrasted in terms of their purpose, the knowledge gain once applied to the social world and social beings as well as the potential implications of their implementation. Conclusions will be drawn from the evidence as to whether these conceptual lenses aid in the understanding of the social world and in turn the nature of the human condition....   [tags: witness, observation, judgement] 1790 words
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Observation of The Pub - As I open the double glass doors at the Pub I am overwhelmed with all of the noise. This place sounds more like a bar than a laundry mat. There is music playing, beeping from the arcade games, a metal fan going, tumbling noises from the dryers, and wet clothes being thrown around in the washers. I can barely keep my train of thought. The humidity in the room made it very uncomfortable. The smell on the other hand is great it smells so clean and warm. The room was filled with many different people....   [tags: Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 544 words
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Child Observation - ... Halfway through the card, he asked if I could read the rest to him, for it was too hard. When I told him he could do it, he crossed his arms over his chest, harrumphed, and slid down in his seat. The next time it was his turn to read another card, he continued to stay down in his seat. He even brought the card closed to his face so no one could read the words on the card. Sometimes, he refused to read the next time it was his turn even when he answered the question on the card correctly. In order to encourage Leroy to shift from a performance approach goal to a mastery goal, I tried to minimize the competition as much as possible in all of our activities....   [tags: Child Development Project]
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Gender Differences in Behavior - In order to determine the gender differences in behavior in boys and girls, I observed seven activities for ten minutes, taking a total of five observations of the numbers of boys and girls each activity. This experiment took place on October 9th from 4’ o’clock to 4’ ten at County Elementary School. I performed this experiment in the school’s After School Program because having a smaller sample size is easier to keep count and observe. From the beginning of this experiment, there was a total of twenty-two boys and thirty girls, age ranging from six to eleven....   [tags: Child Observation Essays]
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Sea Critter Observation - At eight in the morning, my classmates and I boarded the bus which would take us to Homer and to an exciting adventure down by the beach, Bishop’s Beach to be exact. An adventure to the beach was a wonderful idea , we were all excited about it. After an hour drive from Nikolaevsk School we , the students along with Mr. Klaich, Mrs. Pancratz and Mr. Sellers were greeted by two scientists. Once we were in our gear, (boots, hats, and warm coats) the scientists began their explanation on beach etiquette and the rules....   [tags: Science Lab]
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Collaborative Observation Project - Introduction I have teamed up with two other people to carry out a collaborative project. The reasons for doing a collaborative project is by working with others you can achieve more ‘the word use is synergy and the implication is that a team of people can achieve more together than each could as individuals.’ (Lacey p) Introduction about myself and the two colleagues I observed. I have written a bit about each person and how they were influenced to go into teaching. Myself After leaving school at the age of 16, I went straight into hairdressing....   [tags: Education]
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Primates Observation: Spider Monkey and Sifaka - I chose to study the behaviors of the Spider monkey and the Sifaka. I chose them for a few reasons, one being that Spider monkeys are incredibly adorable and two Sifaka’s remind me of a childhood television show, Zoboomafoo. These two primate groups also struck my attention in class, so this project was a perfect opportunity to dig a little deeper. The behaviors I chose to observe were social interactions and locomotion. The biggest differences I noticed between the two primates were that the Spider monkeys have the prehensile tails and without exerting extra energy is able to engage in a few common locomotion patterns such as quadrupedal, suspensory and bipedalisim....   [tags: social interaction, locomotion, behavior, energy]
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Behavior Management in the Classroom - In light of my School Experience (SE), I will be analysing, discussing and evaluating an aspect of classroom practice. The practice that I have chosen is ‘Behaviour Management’. Behaviour management plays a key role within the classroom and there are a number of techniques used by teachers on a day to day basis. I will look at these techniques in detail, analysing and evaluating them with the work of behaviour management authors and also taking into account my SE observations. During my SE I was put into a Year 6 Class....   [tags: Child Observation] 1692 words
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Scientific Method: The Continental Drift Hypothesis and Plate Tectonic Theory - ... Wegener’s hypothesis development shows how initial observation can be made into a hypothesis but wont progress to theory until there is enough evidence. (figure 1.0: Pangaea drifting apart over time to form the continents we have today (Watson 2012)) Alfred Wegener did not have a correct geological prediction to explain his continental drift hypothesis. This is an essential part for the progression of his hypothesis to theory and in 1929; Arthur Holmes came up with the idea that convection currents within the earth’s mantle could have caused continental drift....   [tags: observation, earth's mantle, sea floor]
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The Developing Toddler - The Developing toddler The purpose of this essay was to observe the everyday experiences a child has and how it is an illustration of theories and concepts of child development. To also have a better understanding of how these theories and concepts take important role in the child’s life. The observation took place in the child development classroom. The children observed were, Joshua at fourteen months old, Roman at twenty-one months old, Elizabeth at twelve months old, and Jayden at twenty-eight months old....   [tags: child observation, child development] 1868 words
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Phases of The Nursing Process - ... The last but important type is emergency assessment for serious situations when nurses must remember the airway, breathing, and circulation, especially for clients with heart or lung problems. (LearningExpress Editors, 2009). Information about a patient's psychological, physiological, sociological, and spiritual status about the patient is gathered through the initial assessment .It involves a collection of both objective (what the nurse hears,sees, smells and feels) and subjective data(what the patient says)(Nursingprocess.org, 2014).The collected data reflects how health performance is improved by health promotion or compromised by illness or injury.For example, a nurse’s assessment of...   [tags: data collection, observation, physical examination]
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Netball Shooting Video Observations - This essay is about the observation and analysis of the technique/composition of the performance of the performers on the video provided which is, a netball shooting video. Just for a beginning, in netball today, two basic shots are used which are, Australian high release and Caribbean shot. Netball has a unique style: the ball is released high and is usually released while shooter is stationary. Accuracy, composure, toughness, precise technical work and released game pressure situations are the key ingredients to consistent, high percentage shooting....   [tags: Game Review ]
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Time and Cost Estimating Techniques - Time and Cost Estimating Techniques Estimating work times provides several benefits for the project manager. It gives an idea of the level of effort required to complete a project. This information then enables the project manager to produce a realistic plan based upon that effort. Estimating also helps the project manager anticipate the budget for the project. There are many formal techniques available to estimate time and cost for activities. Please refer to the Project Management Reference Section for more details on these techniques....   [tags: Project Management Observation Essays] 1243 words
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Busy Bubbles Laundromat and Car Cleaning - Busy Bubbles Laundromat and Car Cleaning Free drying is for wash customers only May not be the most welcoming of banners, and yet if you are a wash customer you are one of the privileged and included. This wonderful space of washing, drying, tanning and car cleaning has to be the one and only Busy Bubbles. A small building just north of NDSU, this is an extraordinarily busy little corner of the world we call Fargo- Moorhead. Not only, can you wash your car and tan; this is a 24-hour laundromat that features: free drying....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 1611 words
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Workplace Observation - My paper will talk about the communication in our department and company wide. The next topic my paper will talk about is culture that exists in our organization for safety in the workplace and home. Then we will move into a process that our company have which address conflict in the workplace. Finally, the technology enhancements that we have changed to improve our process, address customers concerns, and automation of some of our service we offer to our customers, which include our meter reading department....   [tags: essays research papers] 1140 words
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Workplace Observation - In all the different places I have worked there has always been a dress policy. In the Army we wore BDU’S and I always had to have my hair up. When I started working as a CNA again I had to ware a uniform “Scrubs” and there again they liked are hair to be up. I think in every job setting there should be a dress code for one it will distinguish you from everyone else and it lets the employees respect their job. Language had never been a real big problem to have to censor in the jobs that I have had....   [tags: essays research papers] 894 words
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Workplace Observation - In the workplace there are many different aspects of the organization. Some of the aspects or 'culture' of an organization are organizational diversity, dress and language, how communication flows, and organizational policies. Below I will discuss several aspects of the company I work for and define what the different cultures are. How Communication Flows As we know today there are many ways how to communicate. There is email, verbal, Internet, intranet, etc. However, there is only two ways communications flows....   [tags: Business Management Descriptive Communication]
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Workplace Observation - The organization I work for is DBS, it is a world leader in the development and manufacture of compact, professional infra-red electronic testing tools. The company was founded in 1940, it has more than 2,000 employees around the world. DBS products are used by technicians and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world. I have only worked for DBS for 4 months and I am proud to be part of the organization....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Farm Observation - Sitting in the back seat between two towering piles of clothes and snacks we drive up the abandoned streets of Adell. I see vast open fields of corn and dense wooded forest filled with life, along with the occasional, towering grain house. We pull into a dry, dusty, driveway of rock and thriving, overgrown weeds. We come up to an aged log cabin with a massive crab apple tree with its sharp thorns like claws. The ancient weeping willow provides, with is huge sagging arms, shade from the intense rays of the sun....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 405 words
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Airport Observation - The heart begins racing the moment the car pulls into the airport parking lot. The smell of jet fuel, automobile exhaust, and hot tarmac combine to assault the senses with images of exotic escapes and the kind of freedom that can only come from airports. I feel the thrum of the engines at takeoff and the vibration of the plane during the flight in my skin. I see people listening to MP3s and playing video games. I hear the couple behind me chatting about the weather in Florida and the possibility of rain....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Description] 754 words
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Gym Observation - Personal space, body language, and overall interaction between the participants in the gym was something that I hadn't paid enough attention to in the past, from the distance I could see that their interests. The intimate couples that I noticed in the gym seemed again sought to have created a private space for them by erecting invisible barriers through their private body language directed only at each other, resulting in considerable more space between these couples and other groups of people in the gym....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1666 words
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Workplace Observation - I work at a waterfront restaurant with a fine dining atmosphere. The observable aspects of organizational diversity, communication flow, dress and appearance, conflict management, and organizational policies are different than most organizations. Organizational culture can be defined as the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2003). My current organization uses standards, rules, and policies to ensure the organizational culture they want to achieve is obtained....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 742 words
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Self and Education: The Good Learner - ... According to Mill, making wise choices requires experience and use of discussion. People need to keep an open mind to all views and seek for any opposition. An opinion must be stated for debate or it will be considered “dead dogma” which is “not a living truth”. Mill brings to attention that even in Christianity it is important to hear all sides to a controversy. When an individual argues against common laws set in their society, the individual should not be considered evil. Mill also explains that truth does always win in the end....   [tags: experience, observation, creative]
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Entrepreneur Observation Report - This report outlines a very small business of my brother’s. It describes his business, target market, financial plans, and marketing plans. I have tried to keep a neutral opinion about his opinions as much as possible. I have tried to keep my inputs and thoughts in the conclusion only. The whole idea of my brother, insert name here, owning a business started in early March of 1998 when one of the neighbors jokingly suggested he should raise chickens and sell them to people. A few days later he realized it could be easily done, and with a profit....   [tags: essays research papers] 1671 words
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Child Observation Report - Natalie lives with her mother, Rachel, her father, Paul, and her baby sister of 10 months Katie. Rachel is a housewife and does not have a job outside the home, but is planning to go back when both children go to school. Paul is a full time self-employed joiner working 8:00-6:00, but helps around the house and with the children on a morning, night and weekends. They live in a large bungalow on a small poultry farm in quiet village in North Yorkshire. They have a large grassed garden at both front and back of the house....   [tags: Eary Childhood Development] 2200 words
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City Council Meetings Observations - The Dahlonega City Hall was crowded on the evening of March 1st 2010. The seats were full, except for at the very front, and the standing room was filled almost out the door. The crowd, mostly made up of students, leaned in to hear as the voices of the City Council members faded in and out of the faltering sound system. The six City Council members and the mayor sat along a bench as if they were the judges at a hearing. Because of the ongoing discussions and the crowd, I thought I had arrived a few minutes late; but I was able to find a seat in the front two rows....   [tags: Event Observations]
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The Painting - The Painting "A picture can paint a thousand words." I found the one picture in my mind that does paint a thousand words and more. It was a couple of weeks ago when I saw this picture in the writing center; the writing center is part of State College. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I was so enchanted by the painting, I lost the group I was with. When I heard about the observation essay, where we have to write about a person or thing in the city that catches your eye. I knew right away that I wanted to write about the painting....   [tags: Observation Essay] 1128 words
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The Scientific Method -      The scientific method is a process that outlines a number of principles for answering questions. Many people in day-to-day situations use the scientific method. For example, if I were to try to start my car and it doesn’t work, my first reaction would be to think of reason my car is not starting. This is just a brief example of scientific method. The principles in Scientific method should be used in an orderly manner to answer your questions. Scientific method lets people research true things as well as false....   [tags: Observation Hypothesis Experiment Conclusion]
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Impressions Obtained from a Visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School - It is important for all librarians, whether they work in an academic, public, special, or school library, to visit other facilities and observe and discuss how they operate their library. New thoughts, ideas, and ways of accomplishing tasks can be gathered and put to use in other libraries. This paper will discuss some of the aspects and impressions obtained from a visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School. Calvary Christian High School is a private, church, secondary school located in Clearwater, Florida....   [tags: School Observation]
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Investigation of Sodium Thiosulphate and Hydrochloric Acid - The purpose of this investigation is to record the amount of time taken for a reaction to occur when sodium thiosulphate is mixed with hydrochloric acid. The equation for this reaction is: Na2S2O3 + 2HCl → 2NaCl + S + SO2 +H2O Sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3), after reacting with Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) produces yellow sulphur, which is the cause of the solution becoming cloudy. The amount of time taken for the reaction to occur is known as the reaction rate. The rate of a reaction can be commonly explained by Collision Theory....   [tags: Chemistry, observation] 641 words
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Observations in All Our Kin - Carol Stack finds herself in a curious place as a young white woman venturing into a black neighborhood in hopes of alleviating negative stereotypes and bringing illumination into a semiosphere that is altogether ignored or even despised. While she defined her purpose as the attempt to “illustrate the collective adaptations to poverty of men, women, and children within the social-cultural network of the black urban family” (28), her methods are not merely those of an outside observer spouting back information, but truly that of an actively engaged participant....   [tags: Carol Stack]
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Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten Reflection - Kindergarten Reflection Entering my kindergarten teaching experience in the last quarter of school year I had to quickly become familiar with kindergarten content standards and the school’s curriculum. To do this I observed my mentor teachers instructional time with the children and gained as much information as I could about the children’s educational standing by developing a professional relationship with the my mentor teacher and the children. I learned that the majority of my kindergarten children had not previously attended preschool and that this was their first year of school....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]
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Learning about Children's Literacy Behaviors & Interests - ... Reading is just reading to her. At school, she would rather be learning a different subject and at home she would rather be riding her bike. She expressed multiple times that she only likes to read if the material is based on fashion or if the book is a Fly Guy book. J.R. loves the Fly Guy books and enjoys going to the library because there is such a vast collection of Fly Guy books there. However, J.R. stated that she does like reading with her friends while at school and she does like answering questions because it makes her feel like a movie star....   [tags: observations and interest inventory]
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Observations on Magical Realism - Observations on Magical Realism   What is magical realism. Many people have conflicting ideas about when and who first used the term. It is likely that most people are completely confused when confronted with this subject, but after they read a few papers on magical realism, it becomes a little clearer. The papers that Amaryll Chanady, Luis Leal, Angle Flores, Franz Roh, and Scott Simpkins wrote have been helpful in studying the history and theory of magical realism. Each paper has many good points in it, but the authors argue so much over who is right or wrong that it is hard to decide who to agree with....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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People on Public Transportation - The bus is short and only has seating for eighteen passengers. It is white on top, black on the bottom with a12 inch wide green stripe along the side of the bus and the letters K A T S, boldly displayed on the green stripe. There are 3 steep stairs to climb, to get on the bus. The day I rode it was raining and cold. The windshield wipers ticked back and forth, clearing the wind- shield of rain. There were three passengers, all of them where white; two men, one woman. The older gentleman was casually dressed....   [tags: Observation Essay] 956 words
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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School - Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation] 779 words
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My Visit to a Greek Orthodox Church - I have decided to visit a Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox church. I went alone because I figured that this would not draw too much attention during the service. I tried to find a nearby church that will give the service partially in English. When I found one near me it was my luck that I went at the time when it was all spoken in Greek. The English service was at six in the evening, and the all-Greek service started at ten in the morning. So to my discouragement I was at a lost at any attempts that I had preplanned to adapt to this new environment....   [tags: Observation Essays Descriptive Essay] 1063 words
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Light Observations - Light Observations Made on 2-17-05 From the hours of 1800 to 2200 on Thursday 2-17-05, an inspection of the lights found on the exterior of the warehouses, container lots, pipe yard, and dock took place. After searching all the light fixtures on the outside of the warehouses there were only two found that possibly could cause a hazard to someone. The first one found was at bay door 1A-1, the fixture was hanging loose off the wall with wires exposed. 2B-2 was the other site with a possible hazard....   [tags: essays research papers] 1095 words
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Café Pergolesi - Café Pergolesi has a distinct alternative atmosphere to it. The customers I observed did not seem to be part of the popular culture, nor did they appear to want to. The café itself is an independent business located on Cedar Street in downtown Santa Cruz, one street over parallel to Pacific Avenue, the town’s central tourist shopping haven. It is conveniently located near the hubbub transpiring downtown, however I could see no tourists in sight. This is probably because Café Pergolesi is run inside an old house....   [tags: Site Observation, Tourism] 883 words
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If this Bench Could Talk - Lime green grass struck my ankles like needles pinching my skin, it crawled up the brown old wooden bench I was situated on. Screaming children seemed to move rapidly from the left corner of my eye to the other. Children ran after a black and white squared ball like birds flying in a flock. Jerseys in two different shades seemed to dominate the green patch of grass that was spread widely. This was the park located a couple of blocks away from my house. There was a middle aged man standing in the middle of the grass with a white and black striped shirt, he seemed to blow the whistle every time the ball flew out of the assigned line....   [tags: observation essay, place essay] 993 words
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How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life - How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life One day when I was five years old I recall my grandfather asking "Steve, why don't, you go with us to Minnesota next week?" My grandfather was a very important person to me, until he died in 1986. I spent every possible moment of my life either with him or thinking about him. Everything he loved, I loved, and vice-versa. Being bored with my present lifestyle in Peoria and excited about traveling with my grandfather, I took up his offer. After a day long car ride with my father, uncle, and grandparents, I arrived at the location that would forever influence and inspire my life: Lost Lake, Minnesota....   [tags: Observation Essays] 830 words
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