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Theoretical Framework

A 5 page paper that begins with a specific dissertation’s research question and problem statement. The essay discusses the theoretical framework for a research study and applies it to this particular dissertation. The essay also includes a syllogism and comments on a dissertation rubric. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Reward Management; A Dissertation Proposal

This 22 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation looking at reward management and how this should be undertaken. Included in the proposal are a literary search on motivation theory and the role of profit related pay as well as an outline for further research to complete a dissertation and a discussion on how it will be analysed. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

Dissertation Conclusion

An 8 page conclusion to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. No sources listed.

Dissertation Introduction

A 3 page introduction to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A Value Assessment of Google’s Android OS

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of Google's Android OS. Market advantages held by Google over Apple's iPhone are emphasized. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Forecasting at Sheaffer

A Dissertation Proposal This 5 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation where there is an hypothesis that Sheaffer would have had lower costs and better customer services had the forecasting methods been better with higher quality input information. The writer outlines how this may be investigated, with the aims and methods outlined and a brief literature review conducted. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

This 6 page report discusses the 1968 novel written by Dick that tells the story of a human bounty hunter who seeks out androids to destroy because such creatures so closely resemble human beings that they have proven to be a threat. In the process, he has to deal with his own understanding of what it means to be human and what aspects of his world are as artificial as that of the androids. This book was the inspiration for the Ridley Scott movie “Blade Runner” but the report deals only with the novel. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

Community College Prospectus

A 12 page paper, which is a dissertation prospectus. The topic is sustainability. The paper includes an introduction, problem statement significance of the study, problem statement, research questions, literature review, and method. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Green Logistics - Freight

This 25 page paper looks at the subject of green logistics, considering how and why firms adopt strategies which reduce polluting emissions, what motivates the change and the barriers to adopting green transport polices. The paper is written in the style of a dissertation, with an introduction to the problem, hypothesis statement, in depth literature review and simulated primary research. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

The Influence of Performance Appraisal on Organizational Commitment - Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology

This 31 page paper is the introduction, literature review and methodology section of a dissertation to examine the impact of performance appraisals on an employee's commitment to their organization. The literature review includes an examination of the concept of organizational commitment, how commitment may be gained and measured as well as different types of appraisals and how they impact on employees. The methodology proposed a mixed methodology approach, using quantitative and qualitative research. The bibliography cites 33 sources.

Mergers and Acquisitions - Could they Benefit the Nigerian Economy?

This 23 page paper is the first part of a dissertation examining the potential of mergers and acquisition strategies to support growth in the Nigerian economy. This paper presents the introduction, which includes the research questions, aims and objectives. The literature review is also included, defining mergers and acquisition, the advantages, disadvantages and challenges that are associated with merger and acquisition activities, and examples of successful and failed merger activity. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

Dissertation Defense - Alignment of Learning Organization Characteristics and Readiness for Change in Kuwaiti Distribution Firms

This 9 page paper is a 24 slide PowerPoint presentation regarding a dissertation undertaken to assess the alignment of learning organization characteristics with readiness for change characteristics in distribution firms located in Kuwait. The aim of the study, research questions, important literature, methodology and results are all presented.

Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses the main themes, symbolism and imagery of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which portrays a futuristic society in a decaying post-nuclear holocaust world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Literature Into Film

This 6 page report discusses Blade Runner, the 1982 Ridley Scott movie starring Harrison Ford and Philip Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which “inspired” the movie. Looking at the difficulties of translating literature into film, this report discusses the fact that Blade Runner actually enunciates the ideology of the text rather than simply telling the same story. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Mercerism and Electric Sheep

This 4 page paper discusses the way “Mercerism” works in Philip K. Dick’s novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Bibliography lists 1 source.

Blade Runner/Cinema expands on novel

A 5 page essay that discusses how director Ridley Scott's movie Blade Runner expanded creatively on the themes presented by Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The writer argues that Scott's film actually improves on the story presented in the novel through the changes made in the adaptation, while preserving the author's original message. No additional sources cited.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Blade Runner

A five page paper which compares Philip K Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? with Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner. The writer looks at the way in which the setting and characters are treated differently in the two works, and how the main character achieves a fuller understanding of the nature of humanity in both versions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Android and the iPhone Operating Systems Compared

This 3 page paper looks at the two dominant operating systems used in cellular telephones; Android and the iPhone OS. The two operating systems are compared and contrasted, looking at how they operate and what they can and cannot do. The paper gives a good general overview. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Blade Runner - the movie

(5pp) Blade Runner", based loosely on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is considered the archetypical cyberpunk movie. Few other movies have matched it; some that are considered cyberpunk or marginally so are Alien and its sequels, Freejack. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Introduction a Methodology for a Research Project Examining the Implementation of TQM in Nigerian Firms

This 16 page paper is the first part of a dissertation to examine the barriers and challenges for implementing TQM in Nigerian firms. The introduction provide information about TQM and the project aims and objectives, along with justification for the research. The second section is the methodology, proposes the use of qualitative research with a case study approach. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

The Influence Of Performance Appraisal On Organizational Commitment

This 66 page paper is a full length dissertation style paper with the aim of assessing whether or not there is a relationship between employees organizational commitment and performance appraisals. The paper includes an introduction, literature review, research methodology, simulated results and a discussion on the findings. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

Mining Dissertation Literature Reviews

A 3 page paper. Mining is the act of reviewing a literature review and noting authors and topics they write about. This has been accomplished with the following two dissertations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Reflection on Modules in a HR Course

This 10 page paper reflects of five different models that formed part of a HRM course. Modules covered issues international HRM, strategic HRM motivation, leadership and management, team working, and a dissertation.

Investigating the Reasons for the High Level of Unemployment among Graduates in Nigeria

This 38 page paper is an in-depth look at the potential reasons for the high level of unemployment in university graduates in Nigeria. The paper is written in the style of a dissertation, including an introduction, aims and methods and a lengthy literature review, examining the economic theories as well as the trends and patterns of unemployment seen in Nigeria. The paper also presents a detailed methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 36 sources.

Peacekeeping in Africa: A View of ECOWAS Activities, Past and Present

This 60 page paper outlines a dissertation on the issue of peacekeeping in Africa. Specifically, this paper outlines the view of ECOWAS, including a focus on past, present and future activities. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the "problem" to ...
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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

The layout of a dissertation's methodology section varies greatly depending upon the type of ...
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Chapter Four:  Discussion

In Chapter 4, the "Discussion" section, students must perform a critical analysis of their study's ...
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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

Many consider the fifth & final chapter of the dissertation or thesis to be its most important ...
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Bibliography

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