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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.

Final Reflection on Personal Genogram

This 3 page paper offers the reflection, drawing on social learning theory, which informs the implications of a student's childhood in regards to social work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Self-Efficacy/Childhood Obesity

A 4 page research paper that explores two topics. The first topic addressed is self-efficacy and its influence on human behavior. The second topic is the advantages of taking a social marketing approach to the problem of childhood obesity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Overview of Social Security, Retirement and Wealth

A 20 page overview on U.S. wealth in terms of preparedness for retirement, and how this affects the social security debate. The writer reviews the current situation for the elderly, and compares this to expectations and reality for future generations. Also covered is the success of Chile's social security program and a discussion of whether a similar privatization program will work for the U.S. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Career Development

A 3 page paper. The career development theory to be discussed in terms of this writer’s career choices is the Social Cognitive Career Theory. The reasons for selecting this model are that it emphasizes personal agency and self-efficacy and it extends Bandura’s social learning theory into the realms of work and careers. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Secondary Aspects Of Diversity Case

A 3 page paper that reports a case study about a person who seemed to be 'out of the group' and ignored. It is about the secondary aspects of diversity that include social class, appearance, religion, and other characteristics. A brief background is provided, a group observing a person at a seminar being left out of an activity, what one group did to include her, and how that all worked out. Social and cultural capital are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Personal Transformations

This 10 page paper considers the representations of personal transformations in the works of Chaing-Rae Lee, Diane McKinney-Whetstone. This paper considers the link between the personal transformations in The Native Speaker, Tumbling and the film Chinatown as it relates to issues like urban renewal, civil rights, work, city, family, social and sexual changes. This paper defines specific aspects of both texts along with the themes, images and language utilized in the film. No additional sources cited.

The Attitudes of Nurses and Social Workers Working with Alcoholism

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social service practices for indivudals with this condition. Bibliographhy lists 20 sources.

Issues in DPN Practice

This 10 page research paper address various topics applicable to DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) knowledge. Topics include social change, ethics, and opportunities in collaboration. Bibliography lists 13 sources.


This paper examines two topics; one being the comparison between Lennie of Of Mice and Men and Benjy of The Sound and the Fury. The other topic revolves around the social commentary offered by Of Mice and Men.

H.G. Wells/The Time Machine

A 7 page critique and summary that discusses The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, first published in 1895, is a science fiction classic, the writer argues that this novel is also a remarkable work of social criticism, as it predicts the ultimate effects of the rigid Victorian social class system. A brilliant and multi-layered narrative, in this novel Wells exceeds the boundaries of the nascent genre of science fiction and proves himself to be, as Peter Firchow points out, a "radical innovator," as he is the "first writer of Utopian fiction to argue that the achievement of Utopia will inevitably lead to stagnation and degeneration" (Firchow 123). As this indicates, The Time Machine can be critiqued in regards to two principal viewpoints, as a work of science fiction and also in regards to being a profound social statement on Victorian society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Social Work/Globalization & Hong Kong

A 14 page research paper that examines the effect of globalization on economic community situations. First of all, the writer discusses the impact that globalization has on poor neighborhoods. Then, this paper addresses what research literature indicates can be the positive impact of social work in improving the social and economic situations of these communities. This research discusses these topics specifically in relation to the economic and social situation in Hong Kong. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Social Mobility In Wuthering Heights

In the mid to late 1800, social status often dictated whom one could marry, where one could live and the way in which others responded to the individual. To a degree this continues to be true, however, at the time depicted in Emily Bronte's literary work, Wuthering Heights, social mobility was a topic of extreme interest. This 5 page paper explores the idea of social mobility from the perspective of several characters. No additional sources are listed.

John Steinbeck - His Life and Style

John Steinbeck – His Life and Style: This 8-page essay analyzes many of the works by this prolific author, while examining elements relevant to his writing style, character development, themes, language and the like. In addition, the importance of his work and its social implications are addressed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. SNStein1.doc

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.

The Relationship Between Sociology And Social Work

A 5 page paper. It could be said that social work is the practical application of sociological theories and perspectives but it is more than that. This essay first defines and explains what sociology is and what social work is. From there, the writer discusses the integration of other disciplines, such as psychology, in the practice of social work. Two examples are discussed – the research regarding alcoholics and the practice of collaboration in social work. Bibliography lists 8 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.

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.

Sociology, Culture, & Learning -- A Theoretical Examination

A 5 page essay exploring specific sociological issues: social factors involved in learning; how social structure creates social order in a culture; how social structure and culture have changed over the last 50 years. Theories are offered in terms of learning as a social act. Social order is explained. Bibliography is included.

Social Work and Professionalism

5 pages in length. Social work professionalism is inherently oppressive in terms of policy. At times it seems licensed social workers are working more for the agencies than they are for the client. Social workers are more in the business of social control rather than social change, for the most part because many social workers feel uncomfortable in the face of social change rather than social control. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


This 5 page paper is a brief essay on the novel of Barbara Ehrenreich and the topic of welfare reform in America. The topics covered include suggestions for reform, her experiences as one of the working poor, and her insights regarding social reforms. The bibliography lists 1 source.

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.

Benefits Of Attending Professional Conventions

A 4 page paper that discusses the benefits of attending a professional psychological convention or conference. The ABCT (Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies) is used as an example. The paper concludes with comments regarding a dissertation topic, training parents of autistic children in ABA. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

What Makes a Social Work Agency Social?

An 8 page exploration of social work agencies. The author attempts to answer the questions of what makes a social work agency "social", how are the agencies structured, and how do they function? There is no one answer to these questions, of course. Instead, there are many and these answers depend on the particular social work agency in question. Bibliography lists 4 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

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