Index Essays

  • A simple index number

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    A simple index number Index numbers is a number that expresses the relative change in price, quantity, or value from one period to another (1). Price index number = cost of basket in current period x 100 cost of basket in base period An index number provides a quantitative description of change over time - how much increase? How much decrease? Market researchers are also using index numbers are also using index numbers to compare a research result with an overall norm, to measure

  • The Glycemic Index: Nutrition And Exercise

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    Glycemic index is the measure of how quickly blood glucose rise after eating a particular kind of food. This is used by estimating the how much each gram of carbohydrate consumed raises a person’s glucose level. During intense exercise, the body uses glucose as energy source before it starts relying of fats. “Prolonged exercise can only be continued when there is an adequate amount of carbohydrate available to fuel muscle and the brain”(William,2004). This shows that the amount of carbohydrate/glucose

  • Canada's Human Development Index

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    The Human Development Index is a method of measuring long-term progress in three areas of human development. These areas are health and length of life, access to education and standard of living. In 2013 Canada’s HDI was 0.902 which placed Canada in 8th position out of 187 countries. Between 1980 and 2013 Canada’s HDI has increased 11.5%. This puts Canada in the “very high human development” group. Within this group the average HDI is 0.890 and therefore Canada is above the average. However once

  • The Human Development Index (HDI) vs the Gender Inequality Index (GII)

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    Introduction The Human Development Index (HDI) was designed “as a frame of reference for both social and economic development” . With this index, as well as other cumulative indexes, there is a problem as to how well the index actually measures what it wants to measure; whether the data is accurately portraying the true reality of half of the population, or if it is only projecting the general consensus of a population skewed because the range of data is too big. An index that might more accurately portray

  • Myanmar's Human Development Index

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    Current Status Report In Myanmar, originally know as Burma, the current overall HDI (Human Development Index) for this year is .483 (UNDP 2011). Out of the three factors of human development, Health stands as the highest factor in Myanmar, the lowest of the three being Income. For the past 30 years, Myanmar's HDI trend has been steadily rising between 1980 and 2010. Despite the slight drop in 1990, placing the country below the line of Low Human Development, the trend picks back up five years later

  • The Market Potential Index In The Global Market

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    Market Potential Index International business can be quite challenging and unsuccessful, if multinational companies do not look at the environment where they want to explore and invest. There are different aspects and market dimensions that can tell decisions makers if it’s convenient to invest in different markets. According to Global Edge (2014), “Global marketing has become more and more important over the years with the increasing trend of internationalization. Faced with too many choices, marketers

  • Body Mass Index and Average Weight

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    both weight and height. Being above average in weight does not necessarily mean that a person is obese, it just means they are above average in weight for the population, and in my subjects situation off by just a little. In terms of BMI(Body Mass Index) my subject scored 23, which is in the normal range. This means that my subject is considered healthy in terms of weight, and because of this has a lower chance of getting diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure,heart disease, and high cholesterol

  • The Importance of Human Development Index in Calculating the Quality of Life in a Nation

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    Human Development Index Income is not the only way of calculating a person’s well-being. The HDI (Human Development Index) was created so that quality of life could be better calculated. The Human development index is divided in 3 parts: GDP per capita, life expectancy, and various measures of education such as enrollment in school and literacy rates ("Human development index, n.d."). Each part varies from 0 to 1, 0 being the lowest level of development and 1 being the highest and a country’s score

  • The Human Development Index Is Vast Improvement on Measures of Development in Terms of Income

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    The critical difference between most development models and human development index is that most development models exclusively focus on the expansion of income while the human development index embraces embraces the enlargement of all human choices – economic, political, social and cultural which all affect income. Comparing countries’ GNP (or GDP) per capita is the most common way of assessing their level of development. This model of economic growth was based on a very weak foundation that was

  • The Human Development Index Is a Better Measure of Economic Performance Than GDP Per Capita

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    I will advance the thesis that the Human Development Index (HDI) is a better measure of economic performance than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. By saying that the HDI is a better system to measure economic performance, I mean that because the HDI highlights the trend between longevity, education and economic growth, it calculates a better analysis of an economy (Costa, Steckel 1997, p. 71). In contrast, the GDP per capita only accounts for the gross domestic product without paying

  • Glycemic Index

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    Glycemic Index (GI) to determine what type of carb. In order to rank carbohydrates, Stoppani et al. used the glycemic index. Food with a low glycemic index raise blood glucose slowly, whereas food with a higher glycemic index raise blood glucose more rapidly (Bonci, 2009). For example, before exercise and during any time prior to post exercise, strength and power athletes should consume low-glycemic sources, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Foods in this category are lentils, nuts

  • The Life of Mass Murderer, Henry Lee Lucas

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    childhood of abuse and neglect. If there is a case that proves a person's childhood is reflected in their later actions this could certainly be one. He was never taught that life had any value and perhaps this led him into a life of crime. (killer index) Henry Lee Lucas was born on August 23, 1936, in Blacksburg Virginia. Lucas's mother was an abusive prostitute who forced both her disabled husband and son Henry to watch her performance of sexual acts on strangers. Henry's father was missing both

  • Index Portfolio Analysis

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    effectiveness in managing an Index Portfolio. After defining strategic criteria, we construct an optimal portfolio based on the Mean-Variance theory. We then manage it for the defined one-year period and apply classical (e.g. Sharpe Ratio, Treynor Ratio) as well as CPPI-specific (e.g. Omega Ratio, T2, M2) performance measures to create a consolidated portfolio view. Finally, using data form the Wharton Database we employ a multifactor analysis and discuss the performance of the managed Index Portfolio and its

  • High Index Lens

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    People usually buy high index eyeglasses because of their aesthetic appeal. They don't produce the bug eye or beady eye effect, and their thinness makes them compatible with a wide variety of stylish frames. With non-glass lenses such as the 1.67 high index lenses, you also benefit from their lightness, which is an important consideration for spring and summer outdoor activities. For comfort reasons, heavy lenses don't lend themselves well to hiking, extended walking, or running. By choosing an

  • Glycemic Index Essay

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    The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar (glucose) levels. The amount of carbohydrates consumed also affects blood glucose levels and insulin responses. The GI is computed in two ways due to the fact that there are two standards of comparison. The glycemic load of a food is calculated by multiplying the glycemic index by the amount of carbohydrate in grams provided by a food and dividing the total by 100. After a high-glycemic load meal, blood glucose levels

  • Investigating Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers

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    Hypothesis: To investigate what type of people read which paper, I will do a survey. In the survey I will try to find out what their occupation is , their age, and what newspaper they read. T o investigate the reading age I will use the "Gunning Fog Index" readability test, I also tried the "Flesch Readability Test". And then decided which test was more accurate, and suitable for the result I needed. To find the average word length I took the first 100 words of an article and made a tally chart

  • The Meaning of the Phrase, Beating the Market

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    return than the market average. The market average can be calculated in many ways (some of which are shady and used to make it look like someone has exceeded market returns), but usually a benchmark like the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is a good representation of the market average. If your returns (which you can learn how to calculate here) exceed the percentage return of the chosen benchmark, you have beaten the market - congrats! 2. A company's earnings, sales or some other

  • The Simon Effect: A Case Study

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    that start button, a window will appear in which the experiment will take place. To begin, press the space bar. A small fixation dot will appear in the center of the screen, it is necessary to stare at the dot. Place your left index finger on the V key and your right index finger on the M key. A fraction of a second later a red or green square will appear to the left or the right...

  • Clinical dentistry

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    Indices and Charting Specific Objectives: 1) Define the purpose of dental indices, such as DMF-T, DMF-S, Gingival Inflammation Index and Plaque Index. Dental indices are important tools used in examinations to provide a numeric score that quantifies the magnitude of the disease measured. DMF-T: The number of teeth that are decayed, missing, or filled, the DMFT index, is a total score of all affected teeth and provides a caries experience score for an individual. DMF-S: A count of tooth surfaces

  • Bic Mac Index

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    In September of 1986, the Economist launched an index of the of Big Mac prices throughout the world. Initially the idea was somewhat of a joke by poking fun of Index publications. The joke turned serious and as a result Big Mac Index is still going strong to this day. The index as it turns out, is a great tool to measure Purchasing Power Parity, otherwise known as PPP. What can the Big Mac index do for you? The Index is used as a method of predicting exchange rate movements. Why? Because the rate