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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Research activities

Instruction/Department Research 
Activities that are part of an institution’s instructional program. Included are credit and noncredit courses for academic, vocational, and technical instruction; remedial and tutorial instruction; regular, special, and extension sessions; and community education. Includes departmental research and sponsored instruction. Does not include Research Training (see Organized Research).
Teaching, Teaching Preparation, Student Advising, Dept Research funded by E&G OR SRAD
 Organized/Sponsored Research 
Activities specifically organized and separately budgeted to produce research outcomes, whether commissioned by an agency external to the institution or separately by an organizational unit within the institution. This includes activities involving the training of individuals in research techniques (Research Training) where such activities utilize the same facilities as other research activities.

Presentation of Research Work

Things to Remember When Starting A Presentation
• Start with something to get your audience’s attention.
• Tell your audience what your argument will be.
• Tell your audience how you are going to develop that
Presentation Outline
Writing a Research Report
  • Getting started and planning
  • Sections of a typical report
  • Presentation of text, maps, and illustrations
  • Referencing
Presenting Your Research
  • Strategies for presentation
  • Designing visuals for your presentation
Writing a Research Report:
Getting Started
• Your Report Should
   – Report on the research project
   – Use research findings to develop some conclusions
   – Develop an argument about your findings
Writing a Research Report:
Getting Started
• Questions your report should address
  –  What was the research problem?
  – Why is this problem important?
  – How does the project fit into the context of other research?
  – How did you investigate the research problem?
  – What are your findings?
  – What do these findings tell you?
  – What do you conclude?

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Research for kids on Forensic Science

DNA analysis photo
Forensic Science Facts
Enjoy our range of forensic science facts for kids. Enjoy interesting information about forensics that will help you understand what forensic science is and how scientists use it to solve crime.
Learn about different types of forensic science, how it is used in laboratories, where you might find it in popular culture and much more.
  • Forensic science uses a range of sciences to answer questions related to legal situations.
  • Forensic science is often used in relation to criminal matters, a lawyer may want to prove someone was present at the location of a crime for example.
  • Samples from a crime scene are analyzed in a laboratory by specialists.
  • Samples can include things like fingerprints, hair and gunshot residue.
  • While some forensic tests can be completed in as little as an hour, others may take months. There are a large range of specialist fields in forensics including forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic anthropology, forensic chemistry, DNA analysis, forensic entomology, computational forensics and more.
  • In the case of forensic entomology, scientists examine insects found in and around human remains to determine the time of death.
  • Forensic toxicology studies the effect of drugs and poisons on the human body in relation to medical and legal situations.
  • The famous fictional character Sherlock Holmes used forensic science as one of his methods for investigating crimes.
  • Examples of forensic science can be found throughout popular culture, including television shows such as CSI, Bones, NCIS, Law & Order and the Mentalist, which all use forensic science as part of their story lines.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been particularly popular, leading to a number of spin off shows, books and video games. It has even created a so called 'CSI effect' where members of the public have exaggerated expectations of forensic science due to their use on television shows.


Non-research and research activities


Scientific methodology is used both in non-research and research activities that comprise the practice of public health. Because scientific principles and methodology are applied to both non-research and research activities, knowledge is generated in both cases. Furthermore, at times the extent to which that knowledge is generalizable may not differ greatly in research and non-research. Thus, non-research and research activities cannot be easily defined by the methods they employ. Three public health activities - surveillance, emergency responses, and evaluation - are particularly susceptible to the quandary over whether the activity is research or non-research. 
The major difference between research and non-research lies in the primary intent of the activity. The primary intent of research is to generate or contribute to generalizable knowledge. The primary intent of non-research in public health is to prevent or control disease or injury and improve health, or to improve a public health program or service. Knowledge may be gained in any public health endeavor designed to prevent disease or injury or improve a program or service. In some cases, that knowledge may be generalizable, but the primary intention of the endeavor is to benefit clients participating in a public health program or a population by controlling a health problem in the population from which the information is gathered.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Evolution Revolution for research

Discover the extraordinary story of Charles Darwin in Darwin: 

The Evolution Revolution, the most comprehensive  exhibition ever mounted on the man whose revolutionary theory changed the world. This extraordinary exhibition traces  Darwin’s life from his early years of curious observation and scientific study to his uninspired days at boarding school.  Relive his five-year voyage aboard the HMS Beagle that brought him to the Galapagos Islands, and discover some of  the unique animals he encountered, including African spur-thighed tortoises, an iguana and live frogs. Walk through his historic study where he developed his ground-breaking Theory of Evolution. Intimate letters, photographs and personal artifacts give insight into aspects of Darwin’s life that are rarely seen. Discover why it took so long for Darwin to publish his findings, and how his daughter’s untimely death in 1851 may have contributed to his decision to eventually publish On The Origin of Species.Interactive media and videos help bring Darwin and his ideas to life, and contemporary scientists explain how Darwin’s  theories have held their relevance in so many areas of modern biology and science.

Exhibition Highlights 
Discover the most in-depth exhibition about Charles Darwin ever mounted. Begin by entering Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall and come face-to-face with live African spur-thighed tortoises, similar to those that Darwin observed while in the Galapágos Islands. From there, continue on to discover nine thematic areas of interest:

Who was Charles Darwin? Learn about his character, his passions and his neverending desire to examine the world around him.Highlight: Darwin’s original magnifying glass, exemplifying the simple tools and approaches that he used during his  career.

Uncover what society was like in the 18th century. Natural scientists, and most of England, were aligned to the Church creationist position. Advanced thinkers of the 18th century speculated about evolution but did not understand how it likely may have worked.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Enjoy applications for research


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Diagrams as models of the world

spiritual research

Monday, 8 October 2012

Enjoy this intersting research concept

The Hypothesis

A hypothesis is a statement about the predicted relationships among events or variables.
A good hypothesis in the present case might identify which specific variable has a causal
effect on the amount of insurance sold by agents. For example, the hypothesis might
predict that the agents’ level of training has a positive effect on the amount of insurance
sold. Or, it might predict that the agents’ level of motivation positively affects sales.
In developing the hypothesis, you can be influenced by any of a number of sources, such
as an existing theory, related research, or even personal experience. Let’s assume that you
are influenced by goal-setting theory. This theory states, among other things, that higher
levels of work performance are achieved when difficult work-related goals are set for
employees. Drawing on goal-setting theory, you now state the following hypothesis:
“The difficulty of the goals that agents set for themselves is positively related to the
amount of insurance they sell.” 
Notice how this statement satisfies the definition for a hypothesis: it is a statement about
the relationship between two variables. The first variable could be labeled Goal
Difficulty, and the second, Amount of Insurance Sold. Figure 1.1 illustrates this

Hypothesized Relationship between Goal Difficulty and Amount  of Insurance Sold