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- 27Could someone suggest some material about how to make Phenomenological Interviews?
I'm working in my doctoral thesis and I will use a neurophenomenological approach in order to shed light about how dual systems theory of decision making (i.e Kahneman and Tversy) are interrelated and controlled.
My background is on engineer but I am very interested in take a mixed complementary approach that include cognitive tasks and measurement, neurological data gathering (by EEG use), and phenomenological interviews in order to deal with the issue from multiple and concurrent approaches. I lack of any experience using phenomenological research but I understand that is not an easy task, then I am wondering if this great research community could provide some help to me
Dear Robert I just downloaded the slides of your presentation at PICMET because I am absolutely sure that your engineering approach will match with me for the most obvious reasons. I hope that you get some time to write how are the interviews within your approach because I'm pretty sure that it will be useful not only for me but for many others engineers with qualitative interview needs.
Thanks a lotFollowing
- NewDo you know of work on local employment, enterprise, or entrepreneurship in sparsely populated regions of developed countries?
I am Australian and looking for ways to put what we are finding in remote regions here, into a wider context. We are working on this across some regions of remote Australia at present, and much of the study will reflect on Aboriginal settlements and residents
If you have any papers or can share the names of authors I would be very grateful. If you are working in an area like this as well, and you are interested, please get in touch.Following
- 5Capitalism vs. Democracy: Are democracies in developed and developing world are able to protect the rights of common citizens against capitalism?
Mass production of goods (in 15-16th century) divided the society into capitalists and labourers followed by developments of democracies to counter the effects of capitalism.
What do you think about rights of equality in dimensions of inequality among citizens in different countries and nations?
The key to establishing a working democracy, and in particular the institutions of liberty, has been the free-market economy. The institutions, skills, and values needed to operate a free-market economy are those that, in the political sphere, constitute democracy.
Free markets were supposed to lead to free societies. Instead, today's supercharged global economy is eroding the power of the people in democracies around the globe.Following
- 6Why do some long chain molecules (in this case MPEG-SH) prefer to attach itself to the end of a nanoparticle (nano-rod) where the curvature is higher?
I am following the method published in this paper (link: http://pubs.acs.org.libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/doi/suppl/10.1021/cm101155v).
Why do some long chain molecules (in this case MPEG-SH) prefer to attach itself to the end of a nanoparticle (nano-rod) where the curvature is higher, while the shorter chain molecules (CTAB) prefers to attach to the side where it is more flat.
Hi Gordon Lee,
I would like to bring to your notice that CTAB and PEG are two different types of molecules. They interact differently with different facets. You can look at this article
Shape-controlled synthesis of silver nanoparticles:Ab initiostudy of
preferential surface coordination with citric acidFollowing
- NewHow we can determine the emissive state in mixture of solvent using TD-DFT in Tutrbomole ?
I want determine the absorption and emission at different composition of water:THf mixture, is it possible with turbomole.
Please suggest the method
thank you in advanceFollowing
- NewCan anybody provide me a good research paper on Arab uprisings?
I want to have good research papers written on Arab uprisings, its current status and repercussions.Following
- 2How do I protect ester group from being oxidized?
My starting material is octyl 4-methyl benzoate. i wanted to oxidized the methyl chain to carboxylic acid. My concern is how do i protect the ester group from being revert back into carboxylic acid while converting the methyl chain into carboxylic acid. What kind of reaction should i use since the starting material is not soluble in water and there is possibility that the ester will change back to carboxylic acid.
Ester group itself is a protecting group. To oxidize the methyl group reflux the compound with equimolar amounts of selenium dioxide in 96:4 mixture dioxane:water and filter through celite to remove the red selenium formed.Following
- 4Are comparisons of technical capabilities of radio technologies for Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT, 3GPP TR 45.820 and 3 GPP TR 23.720) available?
Are there comparisons of the technical capabilities of the different radio technologies and system architectures for Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) as described in 3GPP TR 45.820/3 GPP 23.720 (e.g. NB-CIoT, NB-LTE) available?
For 3GPP TR 45.820 "Cellular system support for ultra-low complexity and low throughput Internet of Things (CIoT)" and 3GPP TR 23.720 "Architecture enhancements for Cellular Internet of Things" Release 13 documents pls. see links to 3GPP attached.
These are four digit series that specify capabilitiesFollowing
- 6Any advice on electroelution and semi - preparative electrophoresis ?
Can anyone suggest me other methods instead of semi- preparative electrophoresis or electroelution?
Can i use gel electrophoresis instead of those that i mentioned on above?
But it seems like not suitable because if i'm using isoelectric focusing then i need to use sds page to purified my enzyme. The problem is if i'm using sds page it will denatured the enzyme and cannot do some other assayFollowing
- 8Can someone suggest a good free software for Principal Component Analysis?
There is lot of interest for Principal Component Analysis among researchers in sciences. What would be a good free software for use of this community?
Dear you can use SPSSFollowing
- NewWhat is the maximum swelling ratios obtained from new generation cellulosic based hydrogels?ref. if possble.
cellulosic hydrogels for agricultureFollowing
- NewRelativism does not admit that human knowledge arrives at the Absolute. Is there a school of thought solving doubts and concerns of relativism?
At the end of the twentieth century there has been a major cultural phenomenon: the rise of relativism as a social custom, practical facts and mentality. From a philosophical standpoint, relativism is the current of thought whereby human knowledge can not penetrate the reality itself, as Absolute, but must be content with grasping, only partial, particular, contingent and mutually conditional aspects of reality: it also recognizes the conditioning action of the subject on its objects of knowledge, doing just the saying of Protagoras "man is the measure of all things'".
As a result, relativism is a philosophical position that denies the existence of absolute truths, or puts into question critically the possibility of reaching their absolute and conclusive definition. In Europe it recognizes the first appearance in the Greek sophistry; later relativist positions were expressed by ancient and modern skepticism, by criticism, empiricism and pragmatism.
Relativism holds that absolute truth does not exist, or even if it existed, it can not be known or be expressed or, alternatively, can be known or expressed only partially (in fact, relatively). Individuals can therefore only get knowledge about, because every statement refers to particular factors and only in reference to them is true. For the Sophists, no cognitive act reaches the objective nature of things, nor is an absolute truth valid for everyone. Another point of view, is that since everything is filtered by human perceptions, limited and imperfect, inevitably all knowledge is relative to the experiences sensitive to humans.
As a result, relativism is a philosophical position that denies the existence of absolute truths, or puts into question critically the possibility of reaching their absolute and final definition. In Europe the first appearance was within the Greek sophistry; later relativist positions were expressed by ancient and modern skepticism, by criticism, empiricism and pragmatism.
Relativism holds that absolute truth does not exist, or, even if it existed, it could not be known or be expressed or, alternatively, could be known or expressed only partially (in fact, relatively). Individuals can therefore only get knowledge about, because every statement refers to particular factors and only in reference to them is true. For the Sophists, no cognitive act reaches the objective nature of things, nor is an absolute truth valid for everyone. Another point of view is that since everything is filtered by human perceptions, limited and imperfect, inevitably all knowledge is relative to the experiences sensitive to humans.
For the philosopher Nicola Abbagnano the ancient Sophists, skepticism, empiricism and criticism are manifestations of a relativism which tries to create a tradition. But actually relativism, for Abbagnano, was born as a modern phenomenon, linked to the culture of the nineteenth century. Extreme manifestation of the doctrine of Oswald Spengler in his book The Decline of the West (1918-1922) where he established the relativity of all values of life in relation to historical periods, considered as organic entities, each of which grows, it develops and He dies unrelated to the other:
"Every culture has its own criteria, the validity of which begins and ends with it. There is no universal human morality. "
Among the various civilizations it can not be any communication, since there are common values between them; so even Western civilization is therefore destined to disappear.
fact is that relativism is an abstract construction, which does not answer to the practical problems of life and civil society.
The argument whereby the only compass of human action – in his personal life - should be: “act according to your will”, without any serious reflection on the objective good of the person, is a thesis that seems to preserve individual freedom, but gives no response to natural desire of man for the infinite.
To the subjective reason of the Enlightenment has historically opposed the vision of a realistic reason, that is the "right reason”, the logos as a principle of interpretation of the universe.
This is a reason anchored to the principle of reality, which does not deny what can not be measured or explained, that is not closed to the spiritual dimension of man: the last step of reason is to recognize that there is an infinite number of things that are beyond it. One reason not "constructivist", but "cognitive" (does not want to create reality, but know it).
The realist reason recognizes that there are values, objective truths. The concept of "truth" refers not an abstract idea, but just the correspondence between knowledge and being, reality. The difficulty in defining the truth shows a limit of our capacity for knowledge, but may not lead to deny its very existence (otherwise it confuses the ontological level with the epistemological one).
Not even one can not deny the opportunity to tap into the truth, to know it, because this has an irreconcilable contradiction. In fact, those who claim that things are not knowable as they are, but only as they appear to know the difference between things as they are and things as they appear should know things as they really are, not just as they appear .. .
Even without entering in philosophical-logical path, we can see that the existence of truth - in different fields - emerges from our shared experience and from the evidence of reason.
This applies above all in the field of the truth of the facts, of the events. It can be difficult to rebuild them exactly; but the lie, slander, are always means to subdue, not to know and free.
The iconoclastic fury of relativism came even to question the existence of objective realities in the field of physical and natural sciences.
Popper said that science - despite having discovered that he could not say definitive certainties - progresses to the truth of nature trough increasing approximations.
As an example relevant to our daily lives: when we go to a doctor, we expect from him a diagnosis "true".
Recognizing the possibility of a “true” or objective" knowledge, because adherent with a certain approximation to reality, is not to say that there is a knowledge "complete" and "perfect".
Such an ability to tap into the truth about man with rational methods is found in the metaphysical sciences and humanities in which we identify the moral truths which are the constant component, universal, natural of values. The "law of Hume", the physicist claim that there is only one rational thought - the scientific one - able to reach objective knowledge, it has been disproved by the crisis of the traditional scientific thinking, which led science to open - still with rigor: reproducibility, falsifiability, etc. - to a plurality of methods, and to seek an ever greater interdisciplinarity.
Without going into details, we just remember that the same epistemologists, as Lakatos, have asked to overcome any foreclosure against metaphysics; that the harmony between scientific knowledge and other forms of knowledge is advocated by the scientists around the world.
Even in the humanities, the difficulty in defining a truth, the objective element of a value, does not mean to deny it. The identification of a truth, moreover, is not primarily determined by consensus, it cannot become purely conventional, as is the case for the regulation of the interest. In fact, if the interests are available, so it is not for the truth, which are the subject of knowledge, not of bargaining. If I have difficulty in defining the contours of human rights, I can not for this Without going into details, we just remember that the same epistemology, as Lakatos, have applied to overcome any foreclosure against metaphysics; that the harmony between scientific knowledge and other forms of knowledge is advocated by the scientists around the world.
Even in the humanities, the difficulty in defining a truth, the objective element of a value, does not mean to deny it. The identification of a truth, moreover, is not primarily determined by consensus, may not become a purely conventional, as is the case for the regulation of the interest. In fact, if the interest is available, so it is not for the truth, which are the subject of knowledge, not bargaining. If I have difficulty in defining the contours of human rights, I can not - for this – to step on, or 'fix them' according to my convenience!
The idea of truth, however, does not exclude the doubt, but rather requires, as a necessary tool to look for and recognize it, without stopping to apparent truth. Moreover, the idea of truth does not preclude freedom, indeed it makes it possible, because no choice can be truly free if it is not aware:
Man, placed in front of his limits, is constantly faced with the need to choose, then to give up something. We must defend human freedom to choose; but it is a deception the freedom not to choose, that is, to see fulfilled all claims.
The morality of acts is also defined by the relationship between human freedom and its true good. The deepest freedom, in fact, lies not simply in to "choose between this and that," in a superficial way. The deepest freedom is in determining oneself, his own life; but to make this possible, we must know the truth of their own lives.
Relativism, by denying to reason the ability to know the truth of man, cancels his freedom. "The distinction between yes and no, true and false, good and not, can be set aside unless the man does not want to set aside to be a man."Following
- 3I have synthesized acrylic acid based hydrogel but it remains rubbery. How can I get the powder form of hydrogel?
Partially neutralized AA was used as monomer and polymerization carried out in aqueous medium.
you can dry them fully ,then freeze them .Afterwards They can be crushed to powder by wrapping in a clean thick sheet .Following
- 1Forced-choice experiments with "don't know" options?
I think I have seen papers in which participants performed simple forced-choice tasks, where "don't know" was one of the possible choices. So for example, a signal detection task in which the response alternatives are "no", "don't know" and "yes". It seems to me that it should be fairly easy to construct an alternative signal detection theory (SDT) model, and therefore derived, for this kind of task.
Can anyone point to any papers that have derived such a model, or failing that, any papers that report experiments with "don't know" options? Thanks!
I know that J. David Smith has done metacognitive work involving an "uncertain" response in various species. I have a vague recollection that he may have used SDT in some paper on the topic. Good luck!Following
- NewHow to add our own planner in ompl?
Hi, I'm working on OMPL lib under ROS environment. I want to add/modify existing controller in ompl.app file.
Several examples are given there. But I want to run these any examples (I'm a beginner in OMPL Lib.Following
- NewProvide me Manual/Codel Guideline of Curing for Concrete?
Please provide me the manual for curing of concrete at the stage when it is removed from curing tank and when tested.Following
- 4How can I detect platelets microparticles or platelets contamination in FFP transfusion by flowcytometry?
to decrease the effect of platelet abs formation in FFP transfusion , the role of flow-cytometry in detection of platelets micropartcles?
In addition to platelet CD markers, you will need to use some sizing microbeads to establish the correct position of the MP gate. Also note that MPs from other cell types are present in FFP, not just platelet MPs.Following
- 1What is the difference between the effect of ICS and system CS on the exacerbation of COPD?
What is the really target of the corticosteroids in exacerbation of COPD? If the airways: why isn't enough the large dose-nebulised CS? Only the sputum is the cause? All of sever exacerbation need systemat.CS? The high dose ICS absorb from lung, and a few amount can the receptors saturate.
Dear Paula Herke! According to GINA (2011), the effect of corticosteroids on pulmonary and systemic inflammation in COPD is ambiguous, so their role in the treatment of COPD is limited. Planned ICS therapy does not affect the reduction in FEV1 and has no effect on overall mortality of patients with COPD.
According to my observations in the pathogenesis of the disease is concomitant fungal and microbial infection. Therefore, the most the best therapeutic effect is observed in the complex treatment, which includes a long-acting bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, antifungals, antibiotics, mucolytics.
As a relapse prevention of COPD is well proven 3-fold courses immunostimulation Broncho - Vaksom7 mg daily for 10 days and pulse therapy antimycotics in spring and autumn periods. In terms of diagnosis of the etiological factors of inflammation in the respiratory system in patients with COPD recommend to carry out a test on Paecilomycosis.
Regards, Alima Akhunova.Following
- 1How to detect mouse clicks in a live feed from camera using opencv?
i am debugging a simple program that would count the number and position of mouse click using setMouseCallback function on a live stream from a video camera, but as soon as the program starts, it gets struck and the position and number of mouse clicks are updated because of the movement of mouse instead of clicks.
I am attaching the program i tried, i would be grateful if anybody points out the mistake and as well as give me the solution for the attached program.
Thanks in advance.
This is another small good example, May help you.Following
- NewHow are iPads being used to assist students with autism in maths?
I'm looking for research into how technology, specifically iPad's, are assisting students with autism academically with their numeracy? Are there any large studies being carried out or are they small pilot projects with a few students?Following
- 7How to make a low cost switching device?
I have a high-precision single DC source, with which I want to power 4 external devices/circuits in a (software) programmed fashion asynchronously (ofcourse, one-by-one). The switching circuit/device must not change the current (or introduce noise) too much while giving/switching power to those 4 external devices. Please suggest a low cost solution. I am not looking for professional Swithcing cards available commercially.
Thanks and Regards,
You can send me your exact requirement and then may be I can help you.
- 3Is it necessary to serum starve cells before treating with a kinase inhibitor?
I am wanting to treat MCF7 cells with a kinase inhibitor (not sure which kinase it is affecting yet). Should I serum starve the cells before the treatment?
well, it is a nice idea to serum starve cells in experiment which involve treatment with a drug, small molecule inhibitor or any stimulant or growth factor. The basic idea behind all this is that, serum is more or less an undefined source of various active principles and its presence can dilute out the effects you are interested in looking at after your treatment. So it is always preferred to get rid of it in such experiments.
But if your cell line is too fragile, you can still add it at very limiting levels like 0.5%.Following
- NewHow do we check effectiveness of BSC in a large Orgnisation with multiple business?
I am planning to do a effectiveness study of BSC in our organisation , please let me know if anyone has done a detailed study on this area.
- 5What is the gell-like substance in thawed blood plasma samples and is there any way to prevent it?
This quality doesn't seem particular to an individual species (I've seen it in both monkey and rat plasma samples). After freezing aliquotted plasma to -70C, it's thawed on ice before pipetted out using a standard Gilson pipette. In some samples, there is a gell like substance that can clog the pipette tip and result in inaccurate pipetting. I've had it happen to maybe 1 in 10 samples. Am I just not thawing the plasma enough? Is there something causing protein coagulation that I can prevent in the aliquot stage?
Barry Wilbourn's answer is absolutely correct. Thaw your plasma samples as quickly as possible in a 37 - 39C waterbath, but be careful to gently mix the plasma as it thaws and avoid frothing (protein denaturation).Following
- 2I need Nagila savita (kalwaji) chemical sturctre?
i need nagila savita excat strcutre. i will try many time but not fine the excat strucutre. If someone have plz send me.
I only need structureFollowing
- 27What ways have you found to be effective to deal with students' misconceptions in science?
My students learn biology and other sciences in English. Recently they had the Mid-semester test. Two of my 90 students had an F grade. When I checked their answers I found they had many misconceptions. Even simple questions like formation of a dipeptide; simple structure of a nucleotide were wrongly answered. The students admitted that they studied at the last minute.
Any suggestions how to help such students with their misconceptions/confusions? I I believe it is related to their lack of motivation. They take life easy; so different from the time when I was a student. All my class mates worked hard to achieve, for the sake of our families. Besides that, we found that science was interesting, and this fueled our curiosity.
Miranda, those students may have prepared the exam in the last moment (as they say, you snooze - you loose), or they are not cut for university. (Not everybody will have an university diploma).Following
- 12I want to do a review on beauty. Could my colleagues express their opinion on who is considered beautiful in their part of the world?
I want to do a review on beauty. Therefore I would like to ask my colleagues from different countries of the world if they would like to express their view on who is considered a beautiful woman in their part of the world.
Beauty is not just facial appearance but internal and external,so i will rather defined beauty as an appearance or behaviour of a person in and outFollowing
- 2Performance Failures, Part II: Shall we talk about auditions?
One doesn't like to talk about failure in the context of Auditions, at least not with an audience of strangers. There's a lot to be learned from them, even so.
And yet, who could deny: Auditions are performance too. Do the same rules apply? I posit that they do indeed still apply, even more so. Consider the meaning of failing to connect to the audience when the audience is not your old teacher.
In a concert hall, the phrase "understanding the audience" implies, to some extent, providing surcease for their emotional and aesthetic needs. In a audition, your audience has some very specific expectations, very few of which will be satisfied by emotion or aesthetics alone.
We Americans all love things that friughten us. I'm sure there must be a horror movie somewhere based on auditions..
P. S. A quick web search turned up a film I hadn't heard of, a horror movie called Audition, although it probably isn't quite what you had in mind, as far as content is concernes (in addition to the fact that it was created by a Japanese director, Takashi Mike):