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Similar to Dr. Challis’s course format, Dr. Heuett allows students to choose their
own speech topic. Having the fortunate opportunity to attend speeches that have
impacted and changed me, I was determined to set the bar for my...
The participants took the DRP first. They were given the same instructions: read the text selection and select the word that fits best and makes the most meaning in the sentence/paragraph. To complete the test, they were given...
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Many decisions need to be made when planning professional development. One of the most important decisions involves the content and intended outcome of the professional learning opportunity. A series...
self-reported as being a good reader, reading between 30 minutes to one hour a day. The other student who scored on a 5.8 grade equivalent level on the DRP also highly agreed with the results of the test at 9 out of 10 and reported being a good...
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2005, p. 11). So, in conducting this type of study, one of the first things that researchers need to understand is that, “ethnography is not one research approach, but is a qualitative research paradigm that encompasses a...
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A career as a Foreign Service Officer is incredibly interesting and rewarding in
several ways. For me, the most enticing aspect is being able to live in various countries.
For each country an officer moves to, he is provided with an...
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communication. At the time, they found CMC to be a more depersonalized form of
communication (Garton & Wellman, 1993). Thus, in certain circumstances where less social
information is required, and task-orientation is...
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Commercials and products are discussed among friends and participant eight said, ―They
talk about it with each other‖. The struggle is how to retain your values but let the kids still
have a social...
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the second wife), she said, I don’t even know you anymore. She perceived that I had changed so much because of that new relationship that she didn’t recognize me as the same person that we had grown together in our...
Overall Effectiveness of DRP Test
Since this study is concerned with determining the validity, effectiveness, and accuracy of these two tests, the participants’ responses were averaged together. They rated the overall effectiveness, validity,...
Apologia, Antapologia and Political Power
Breitbart…I apologize to the many others of the media that I misled” (Weiner, 2011). These statements show Weiner admitting his mistakes and apologizing to those he had offended. Defeasibility...
Talk: John S. Boyden, 1r. My brothers and sisters, I pray that I may have the spirit of the Lord to enable me to say those things which are in my heart to say this afternoon. I can't remember a time when I felt less able or less...
Students in this group rated the text difficultly at 4.67 out of 10. For the most part, students read the entire text selection: nine out of 12 students read every word on the page. The average for the entire text read was 9.3 out of 10, a very...
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sender provides it, then the receiver is accepting that characterization of the sender. It is
Goffman’s belief that these dramatizations are what determine the self (Goffman, 1959).
Therefore in CMC, if one wishes to be...
to an hour or less. To form a baseline of information concerning teachers’ overall understanding
of the RTI framework, the researcher began with interview questions created by Terry Ann
Paradis (2011) from her dissertation. The questions were...
DRP with an average of 7.32 out of 10. Students in this group did not find the QRI test as valid, effective, and accurate as the DRP - only 8.23 out of 10.
Overall Effectiveness of QRI Test
Among all three groups, the average rating for the...
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Nevertheless, the effectiveness of impression management as detailed by the
Hyperpersonal Model has been questioned. Contrary to Walther’s predictions and findings,
Okdie, Guadagno, Bernieri, Geers, and...
direct and indirect effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable comprises
the total effect between the variables (Hoyle, 1995).
Identification is an important consideration in model specification. In essence,