Category: Religious Studies (Page 1 of 24)

Disproportionality

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How does knowledge about dis-proportionality influence your perspective?

1. After reviewing the required reading on disproportionality, discuss the overrepresentation of children of color in the child welfare system.

2. What does over-representation mean? In what ways are children of color over represented?

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Importance of Field Research

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Field research is a methodological approach to observe behavior under natural conditions. It can include the observation of organismal behavior, field experiments, and surveys or the collection of systematic data in natural settings. Why is field research important and essential to the understanding of natural systems?

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Anime Films & The Japanese Cinema

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One of the genres that is indicative of Japanese cinema, but is not heavily examined in the textbook is anime, a sophisticated form of cartoon that is created for both adults and children.

Select an anime film and explore how it aligns with the characteristics of Japanese cinema at large. Does the film take place during one of significant historical periods in Japanese history? If so, which one?
Does the film fit into any one of the different types of Japanese film genres? Is so, which one? How can you tell?

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Death & Stages of Grief

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Write a 750-1,000-word paper analyzing Wolterstorff’s reflections in Lament for a Son. In addition, address Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief, as they are expressed throughout Lament for a Son, and respond to the following questions:

Explain the medical and philosophical meaning of death. Explain the five stages of grief and identify them in Wolterstorff’s experiences. How does Wolterstorff find joy after his loss? How does the hope of the resurrection play a role in comforting Wolterstorff? What is the meaning and significance of death in light of the Christian narrative?

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Internal Validity

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Dr. Phil wanted to see whether sex, drugs, or rock and roll improved student self-esteem more than traditional counseling or no treatment at all over a six-week period.   He randomly assigned four groups of 30 students to two groups.   In all four groups the control group received no special treatment.

In Experimental Group A he gave the students favorable information about illegal drug use, supplied them with quantities of several types of illegal drugs free of charge, and encouraged them to try the drugs.  

In Experimental Group B he told the students about the history of rock and roll and gave them portable stereo players with a large quantity of rock and roll music.  He also encouraged them to listen to the music at least six hours per day. 

In Experimental Group C he told the students the benefits of premarital sex and encouraged them to experiment with sexual behavior.   He introduced them to attractive members of the opposite sex who had very liberal sexual attitudes.   He also supplied them with contraceptives and private rooms.

In Experimental Group D he placed the students in traditional counseling to improve their self-esteem.   

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