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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Kombinerade vapen : hur det kan förklara taktisk framgång

Jansson, Erik January 2020 (has links)
A trend in modern warfare is to conduct war both conventionally and unconventionally. This modern era sets high demands on conventional forces to face the contemporary threat. Most of the modern conventional forces conduct war through maneuver warfare and uses the practice of combined arms to organize and fight, but is the method of combined arms still a valid method? This study examines Robert Leonhard’s theory of combined arms in the Yom Kippur war 1973 and during the American Thunder Runs in Baghdad 2003. The research question that this study is trying to answer is how the combined arms theory can explain the tactical success in the two cases. Previous studies about the theory explains how it could be understood, not how it is used. The theory encompasses three principles which is applied to the two cases to allow a structured analysis. The results show that both the Israelis and the Americans use the combined arms theory to achieve tactical success. What the analysis also shows is that the theory is not the only element that achieved success, but also technical advantage, moral and experience made an impact on the outcome of the cases.
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The relative impact of an argumentation-based instructional intervention programme on Grade 10 learners' conceptions of lightning and thunder

Moyo, Partson Virira January 2012 (has links)
<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi / mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The basic premise of this study was that when a learner is confronted with two contradictory explanations of the same phenomenon, there is cognitive dissonance in the learner as the learner tries to determine which of the two explanations is correct. An argumentation-based instructional intervention programme (ABIIP) was created for and used on and by the Grade 10 learners in order to attempt to ameliorate this cognitive conflict. </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">The purpose of this study was to determine the relative impact of that intervention programme on Grade 10 learners&rsquo / conceptions of lightning and thunder. The programme was designed to help learners to develop argumentative skills and use the acquired skills to negotiate and harmonise divergent and conflicting explanations of the nature of lightning and thunder that are propounded by different worldviews (Science and indigenous knowledge).</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">The research design was primarily a case study of 16 Grade 10 learners of the Xhosa ethnic group at a high school in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The Xhosa people are a typical example of a people whose cultural values were undermined and whose voice was silenced by the colonisers and whose local knowledge has been repressed and replaced by forms of Western privileged knowledge and understandings but who remain, deeply and resolutely, steeped in their cultural values and practices, making them a classic example of a people who would battle to harmonise the indigenous and the scientific explanations of natural phenomena. The research instruments used were questionnaires which were administered to learners, educators, community leaders, indigenous knowledge holders and experts to solicit information on causes, dangers and prevention of lightning / individual and group activities as learners went through the lessons on both argumentation and on lightning / follow up interviews and discussions with learners individually or in groups to seek further clarification of the ideas the learners would have raised in their earlier responses to questionnaires or group discussions / guided and reflective essays by the learners to determine the learners&rsquo / levels of understanding of the major tenets of the two thought systems and the relationship between the two worldviews and to determine the qualitative gain, if any, that the learners got from the intervention programme / observation schedules used by the researcher during participant observation of group discussions and during the lessons on lightning / an achievement test on lightning / field notes used by the researcher for memoing observations and reflections as the research process proceeded / informal and serendipitous sources of information. <span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">The collected data were analysed, mostly, qualitatively. Frequencies, percentages and t-test values were used to express and analyse quantitative data. Aspects of several analytical frameworks that included Toulmin&rsquo / s Argumentation Pattern (TAP) [and its modified versions such as that of Leitao (2000) and that of Osborne et al (2004)] and Contiguity Argumentation Theory (CAT) were used to attach meaning to the collected data and to address the research questions.</span></span></p>
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The relative impact of an argumentation-based instructional intervention programme on Grade 10 learners' conceptions of lightning and thunder

Moyo, Partson Virira January 2012 (has links)
<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi / mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The basic premise of this study was that when a learner is confronted with two contradictory explanations of the same phenomenon, there is cognitive dissonance in the learner as the learner tries to determine which of the two explanations is correct. An argumentation-based instructional intervention programme (ABIIP) was created for and used on and by the Grade 10 learners in order to attempt to ameliorate this cognitive conflict. </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">The purpose of this study was to determine the relative impact of that intervention programme on Grade 10 learners&rsquo / conceptions of lightning and thunder. The programme was designed to help learners to develop argumentative skills and use the acquired skills to negotiate and harmonise divergent and conflicting explanations of the nature of lightning and thunder that are propounded by different worldviews (Science and indigenous knowledge).</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">The research design was primarily a case study of 16 Grade 10 learners of the Xhosa ethnic group at a high school in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The Xhosa people are a typical example of a people whose cultural values were undermined and whose voice was silenced by the colonisers and whose local knowledge has been repressed and replaced by forms of Western privileged knowledge and understandings but who remain, deeply and resolutely, steeped in their cultural values and practices, making them a classic example of a people who would battle to harmonise the indigenous and the scientific explanations of natural phenomena. The research instruments used were questionnaires which were administered to learners, educators, community leaders, indigenous knowledge holders and experts to solicit information on causes, dangers and prevention of lightning / individual and group activities as learners went through the lessons on both argumentation and on lightning / follow up interviews and discussions with learners individually or in groups to seek further clarification of the ideas the learners would have raised in their earlier responses to questionnaires or group discussions / guided and reflective essays by the learners to determine the learners&rsquo / levels of understanding of the major tenets of the two thought systems and the relationship between the two worldviews and to determine the qualitative gain, if any, that the learners got from the intervention programme / observation schedules used by the researcher during participant observation of group discussions and during the lessons on lightning / an achievement test on lightning / field notes used by the researcher for memoing observations and reflections as the research process proceeded / informal and serendipitous sources of information. <span style="font-size:12.0pt / line-height:150% / font-family: &quot / Times New Roman&quot / ,&quot / serif&quot / mso-bidi-font-family:&quot / Times New Roman&quot / mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">The collected data were analysed, mostly, qualitatively. Frequencies, percentages and t-test values were used to express and analyse quantitative data. Aspects of several analytical frameworks that included Toulmin&rsquo / s Argumentation Pattern (TAP) [and its modified versions such as that of Leitao (2000) and that of Osborne et al (2004)] and Contiguity Argumentation Theory (CAT) were used to attach meaning to the collected data and to address the research questions.</span></span></p>
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Operation Rolling Thunder

Hultberg, Niklas January 2013 (has links)
This paper provides an explanation of the concepts John A. Warden III describes regarding the use of air power and if this theory can be found, within the confines of an unconventional war. The U.S. ability to air power is overwhelming, however the right kind of warfare can force this great power to abandon their military and political objectives by exhausting its resources over time as it becomes increasingly costly, both economically, politically and morally, to wage war. The research deals with operation Rolling Thunder and John A. Warden IIIs theory in relation to this massive bombing campaign. Firstly, you will find an analysis of John. A. Warden III's works. Five concepts can be found: Airspace Control, center of gravity, air interdiction, the enemy as a system and parallel attack. Secondly, a content analysis of relevant literature in the context of a case study on Operation Rolling Thunder. Thirdly a comparative analysis between the two results with a subsequent discussion relating the main problem and an effort is made to determine the outcome of the investigation and if the purpose of this paper has been met. Within the implementation phases of Operation Rolling Thunder, it is possible to distinguish som of Wardens key concepts regarding air power utilization. Even though the four phases illustrate a continuous change in strategy, Wardens theory The Enemy as a system was never implemented. / Denna uppsats ger en förklaring av John A. Warden IIIs teori om nyttjande av luftmakt och de begrepp som utgör grunden för denna. Frågan om grundbegreppen går att återfinna inom ramarna för ett otraditionellt krig tas upp. USAs förmåga till luftmakt är stor, men med rätt sorts krigföring kan även denna makt tvingas överge sina militära och politiska mål genom utmattning över en längre tidsperiod eftersom det blir allt dyrare, både ekonomiskt, politiskt och moraliskt, att föra krig. Här avhandlas operationen Rolling Thunder och John A. Warden IIIs teoris anknytning till denna enorma bombkampanj. Inledningsvis återfinns en innehållsanalys av John. A. Warden IIIs litteratur, vilket utmynnar i fem begrepp: Luftrumskontroll, tyngdpunkter, flyganfall på djupet, fienden som ett system och parallell attack. Efter det följer en innehållsanalys av relevant litteratur inom ramen för en fallstudie om Rolling Thunder och slutligen påträffas en komparativ analys mellan de två resultaten och en efterföljande diskussion knyter an till problemformuleringen och försöker utröna resultatet av undersökningen och om syftet med uppsatsen uppfyllts. I genomförandefaserna av Operation Rolling Thunder är det möjligt att urskilja vissa av Wardens centrala begrepp och tankar om luftmaktens nyttjande, men hans teori som helhet går inte att återfinna i genomförandet av Rolling Thunder. Trots att de fyra faserna åskådliggör en upprepad förändring i strategi, användes aldrig Wardens teori om fienden som ett system.
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The relative impact of an argumentation-based instructional intervention programme on grade 10 learners’ conceptions of lightning and thunder

Moyo, Partson Virira January 2012 (has links)
Philosophiae Doctor - PhD / The basic premise of this study was that when a learner is confronted with two contradictory explanations of the same phenomenon, there is cognitive dissonance in the learner as the learner tries to determine which of the two explanations is correct. An argumentation-based instructional intervention programme (ABIIP) was created for and used on and by the Grade 10 learners in order to attempt to ameliorate this cognitive conflict. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative impact of that intervention programme on Grade 10 learners’ conceptions of lightning and thunder. The programme was designed to help learners to develop argumentative skills and use the acquired skills to negotiate and harmonise divergent and conflicting explanations of the nature of lightning and thunder that are propounded by different worldviews (Science and indigenous knowledge).
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Change in Thunderstorm Activity in a Projected Warmer Future Climate: a Study over Europe / Förändring i åskaktivitet i ett varmare framtida klimat: En studie över Europa

Emelie, Wennerdahl January 2017 (has links)
In the last 100 years, a rise in the global mean temperature has been noted, and projections show even higher temperatures in the future. The temperature rise can lead to changes in the weather patterns and therefore the thunderstorm activity in a future warmer climate has been investigated in this study. The future projections were made with an ensemble of 8 General Circulation Models downscaled with the regional climate model RCA4, developed at SMHI. Temperature and humidity data at four different levels in the atmosphere has been used to compute three different stability indices. Stability indices indicate potential for deep convection in the atmosphere, from which thunderstorms are developed. It was found that the projections show an increase in thunderstorm potential in a warmer future climate. In Sweden, the projections show an increase with about 15 more days with risk of thunderstorms at the end of the 21st century for the RCP4.5 scenario, corresponding to an increase of 40% in the south, and an even larger increase in the north. For the RCP 8.5 scenario, the projected change in days with risk of thunderstorms corresponds to an increase about 20 days, or about 60% more thunderstorm days in south of Sweden. In other parts of Europe, the increase is expected to be even larger, mainly in the mountain regions. It was also found that the thunderstorm season is projected to be extended in the future, with more days with risk of thunder in May and September. The increase in number of days with risk of thunderstorms is a result of the greater amount of water vapour that the atmosphere is able to hold in a warmer climate. Even if thunderstorms are projected to increase, other factors counteract, such as a decrease in the vertical temperature gradient and a decrease in the difference between moisture in the upper and the middle atmosphere. Yet, taken together the days with risk of thunderstorms are projected to become more frequent. / Under de senaste hundra åren har medeltemperaturen på jorden ökat med cirka 1°C, vilket har medfört förändringar i klimatet. Temperaturen kommer att fortsätta stiga på grund av den redan förhöjda halten växthusgaser i atmosfären, och om växthusgaser fortsätter släppas ut kan det förväntas bli ännu varmare. I och med att temperaturen fortsätter stiga är det mycket som pekar på att vädret i allmänhet kommer förändras, som till exempel förändrat mönster i åskoväder. I denna studie har risken för åska i ett framtida klimat studerats. Åska och konvektion bildas framförallt på grund av tre komponenter: instabilitet i atmosfären, fuktigheten i luften och en mekanism som får luften att lyftas från marken. En instabil luftmassa fås framförallt en varm sommardag när solen värmer marken, vilket medför att luften vid marken blir betydligt varmare än luften ovanför. Den andra faktorn är beroende av fuktigheten i luften, om luften är tillräckligt fuktig finns risk att större åskmoln kan bildas. De första två faktorerna kan beskrivas med vad som kallas stabilitetsindex. I denna studie beräknades risken för djup konvektion med hjälp utav stabilitetsindex. Temperatur-och fuktighetsdata från den regionala klimatmodellen RCA4, framställd på SMHI, användes för att beräkna dessa stabilitetsindex. Studien visar på att dagar med risk för åska förväntas öka i slutet av detta seklet med omkring 10-15 dagar per år över Sverige, med ännu fler dagar med risk för åska i södra Europa. En förhöjd åskrisk kan även förväntas vid bergskedjor så som svenska fjällen och Alperna. Den främsta anledningen till att åska förväntas bli vanligare är till följd av att temperaturstigningen möjliggör högre halt vattenånga i atmosfären, och därmed kommer fuktigheten i luften att öka. En längre åsksäsong har även noteras, med tidigare start i maj, och även förlängd i september.
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Negotiating Self: Strategies of Selfhood in Austen, Brontë, and Alcott

Cicero-Erkkila, Erica Eileen 15 May 2012 (has links)
No description available.
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A comparative study of two Civil War prisons: Old Capitol prison and Castle Thunder prison

Fischer, Ronald W. 09 February 2007 (has links)
During the early parts of the Civil War authorities created two distinct prisons, Old Capitol in Washington, D.C. and Castle Thunder in Richmond, Virginia. These institutions were reactions to an increase in prisoners of state. Confederate and Union officials established these prisons for this particular group: the disloyal. Although both structures held prisoners of war, the most vocal and prominent group of prisoners were civilians. The variety and character of both of these prisons are entirely unique in the annals of the war. The conglomeration of the young and old, rich and poor, male and female forced atypical social settings and class antagonisms. For the most part, governmental authorities took added interest in Old Capitol and Castle Thunder because of the distinctive characters of these prisons and the concurrent feelings that civil liberties should be preserved. Under constant scrutiny, both Congresses, along with prison and military officials, attempted to make sure the prisoners in these two capitals received good treatment. Inmates at these two prisons did receive above average treatment. In some instances, life in these institutions did not resemble incarceration. The heightened awareness of officials and prison superintendents were the primary reason for this good treatment. Yet officials in each state understood that these treasonous persons could be dangerous to each respective government. These feelings were not unwarranted, because many deserved confinement and punishment for their traitorous ways. / Master of Arts
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Gammal estetik, ny berättelse : En analys av mötesplunkten mellan nostalgi och modernitet i Oni:Thunder God's Tales´s estetik. / Old aestetic, new story : An analysis of the intersection of nostalgia and modernity in Oni: Thunder God's Tale´s aesthetics

Toreborg, Beatrice January 2024 (has links)
Denna uppsats undersöker användningen av stop motion-estetik i den CGI-animerade serien Oni: Thunder God's Tale. Syftet är att analysera vad denna estetik kan framkalla känslor och vad för påverkan CGI-tekniken har för påverkan på dessa känslor. Undersökningen styrs av frågeställningen Vilken effekt får användningen av stop motion-estetik i CGI-producerade serien Oni: Thunder God's Tale (2022) enligt en visuell analys? Metoden är en kvalitativ visuell analys med fördjupning i filmanalys där teorierna nostalgi och remediering tillämpas för att förstå de estetiska valen och CGIs inverkan på tolkningen av serien.  Resultatet visar att de visuella elementen, textur, ljus och rörelsekvalitet inte bara frammanar minnen av stop motion-estetik, utan anspelar på leksaker och gosedjur som väcks till liv. Detta förmedlar en känsla av trygghet från barndomen och väcker en känsla av nostalgi. Fortsättningsvis tolkas CGI-tekniken i serien som ett sätt att skapa uppskattning för stop motion genom estetiken, även om en nutida teknik används. Medieproduktionen för denna student består av två videor för språkkursen Tagalog nivå 1, som erbjuds av Folkuniversitetet. Videorna är utformade med en collage- och stop motion-estetik för att skapa en engagerande kampanj, särskilt anpassad för sociala medier med fokus på Instagram. Med utgångspunkt i Folkuniversitetets grafiska manual har videornas innehåll noggrant utformats och berikats med kulturella referenser.
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地方信仰與區域開發: 宋以來廣東高雷瓊地區冼夫人信仰和雷神信仰研究. / Local religion and territorial development: beliefs in Madam Xian (Xian furen) and the God of Thunder (Leishen) in Gaozhou, Leizhou and Hainan, Guangdong Province, since the Song dynasty / Beliefs in Madam Xian (Xian furen) and the God of Thunder (Leishen) in Gaozhou, Leizhou and Hainan, Guangdong Province, since the Song dynasty / 宋以來廣東高雷瓊地區冼夫人信仰和雷神信仰研究 / CUHK electronic theses & dissertations collection / Di fang xin yang yu qu yu kai fa: Song yi lai Guangdong Gao Lei Qiong di qu Xian fu ren xin yang he lei shen xin yang yan jiu. / Song yi lai Guangdong Gao Lei Qiong di qu Xian fu ren xin yang he lei shen xin yang yan jiu

January 2007 (has links)
By reconstructing the interaction between the indigenous people and the Chinese state over a long period of time from the Tang dynasty to the Qing, this thesis argues that the anomaly of indigenous contact with the state in the southwest, unlike the Pearl River delta or even Fujian, is the very long duration of contact and the persistent representation of the indigenous as part of the dominant (Han) tradition, despite the Han claim to superiority. / In my visits to Gaozhou, Leizhou and Hainan, I was attracted by the interesting phenomenon that Madam Xian (Xian Furen) or the God of Thunder (Lei shen) is worshiped not only as a deity, but also as an ancestor. The deities had been blended in with the ancestor because in the late imperial period, local people had changed the foci of their territorial worship as they became become part of the Chinese polity. / This paper draws on a variety of sources---including official documents, the images of the subjection of the natives, the temples, and the performance of ritual and so on---to voice the indigenous point of view. It goes into the history of Hainan, Leizhou and Gaozhou to relate changing religious practices with social changes and the contact between the indigenous and the state. It also relates history to ritual practices as they are currently observed. By bringing together published historical sources, steles and documents found in the field and current observations of ritual practices, this thesis shows that the imperial tradition was made up of many different strands. / 賀喜. / 論文(哲學博士)--香港中文大學, 2007. / 參考文獻(p. 261-276). / Adviser: David Faure. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-02, Section: A, page: 0714. / Electronic reproduction. Hong Kong : Chinese University of Hong Kong, [2012] System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Available via World Wide Web. / Electronic reproduction. [Ann Arbor, MI] : ProQuest Information and Learning, [200-] System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Available via World Wide Web. / Abstracts in Chinese and English. / School code: 1307. / Lun wen (zhe xue bo shi)--Xianggang Zhong wen da xue, 2007. / Can kao wen xian (p. 261-276). / He Xi.

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