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Yet, at the same time they can destroy a whole crop in no time flat. If you can control any situation in a mature, proper manner then you have temperance. Everyone can get mad and show their strength by hurting something or someone, but it takes more strength to get mad and to fight the anger and People against gun control often argue cars kill more people than guns. But ask yourself, can a gun get you to work quickly?

Or does a gun have room to take a 4 member family to Florida? No, it is obvious that guns have one purpose. Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. As we near the end of the 20th century the use of guns has changed significantly. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, to try to r Gun Control Outline I.

A handgun is a very poor defensive weapon. A study determines that a gun is too dangerous a weapon to be kept around the house for self-protection. A gun kept for protection is six times more likely to kill someone you know rather than an attacker.

Maybe gun control won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but Opposing Gun Control Gun control is actually many issues wrapped up into two words. To some people gun control is a crime issue, while to others it is a rights issue. Gun control is also a safety issue and an education issue. Within each of these issues, there are those who want gun control legislation, and those like myself, who want less gun control legislation. Guns most definitely are n Everyone in the United States of America has an opinion on gun control regardless of their age, race, or religion.

From within those opinions arguments are formed. People are arguing about gun control at their jobs, at their schools, and sometimes at their places of worship. On one side of things there are the people that support gun control like certain politicians or political organizat Gun Control Gun control is an issue that many are faced with daily.

Parents are concerned about the safety of their children more now than before. Some want gun control and some do not. I am against gun control because I believe if properly educated about a gun, anyone can use it to a certain extent. I know gun control laws would help cut back on the store robberies, bank robberies, gan Gun Control or Control by Gun?

Gun control is an issue that has recently gained momentum. Some people believe that gun control should have no restrictions and that every individual over the legal age should have the choice of owning a firearm without many questions asked. These people are under the assumption that they can justify their actions by shielding behind the second amendment Summary of the Gun Control Debate- Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport.

Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislat Gun Control Since the days of the pioneers of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and a means of hunting or sport. Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control, Because of fast and steady increase in crime and the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control Gun Control in the U.

Gun control, as we know it, consists of the government restricting the ability of individual citizens to purchase weapons. There are countless ways for criminals to Gun Control The National Rifle Association NRA is a very powerful organization with huge financial backing; it wants laws already in placed to be used more forcefully to control the use of guns in committing crimes.

However, people are still dying; something more must be done to take guns out of the hands of those who plan and execute criminal behavior. The NRA makes valid points when argui Quick Look at Gun Control- Gun control has been a controversial issue for years.

A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoy My personal view on gun control is that it will never work. Many gun control activists believe that the solution is s Look at the number of murders committed each year without guns.

Stabbing deaths occur as often as gun deaths in this area and elsewhere. Would those who favor gun control also call for knife control? Do you think persons intent on murder are not imaginative enough to kill without guns or kn Gun Control Gun control has been a controversial issue for years.

A vast majorityof citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it wouldquickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they havethe right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting.

These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoyinga common, innocent sp Controlling sales and the registration of guns and owners is necessary because of the homicide rate involving guns and the violence caused by criminals using guns.

Since the early days of the United States, firearms have been part of the American tradition as protection and as a means of hunting or sport. One of the most hotly debated topics today is gun control. But what exactly is gun control? Is it making it so hard to own that it takes away from the game or leaves someone in fear of not being able to protect themselves? Could it be that it is there to protect the innocent from being gunned down by a lunatic?

All these are good questions and that is why the t Crime rate in the United States is higher than 60 percent of all countries. It is not only gun-related crime it is crime in general. They have tried many different ways to lower crime rate but have not been successful. The government has stiffened drug, rape, gun, and other laws but have not yet been able to successfully lower crime rate.

To lower crime rate, stiffened gun control laws are n Gun Control Gun control is a law concerning firearms. It seemed lots of people were fighting it so it must have been bad. I want to show people it is bad. That is what my essay is about. The government may have had good intentions of fighting crime by registering guns so that th Gun Control 1st affirmative speech Anyone who thinks that we have enough gun control laws is either NRA, or severly mistguided.

And since I'm probably going to end up getting brushed off in the long run anyway, I'll get my teams two cents in.

There is really no place to begin, so I'll dive on in head first. Gun Control laws need to be much stricter. This is so obvious it isn't even funny. There is nothing wrong with the way things are right now in respect to the laws that are already in place to deal with people and their firearms. Gun Control Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today's society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun control.

Gun control lobbyists believe that there should be more control over firearms while anti-lobbyists believe there is already enough. Although many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly Overview The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever since they were invented.

The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that is lethal if used in the right or wrong way. This makes the gun an extremely dangerous factor in our lives. If used improperly, a gun could be lethal to not only the target, but the user as well. Gun Control With the possible exception of abortion, no other current issue has split the country in two like the debate surrounding gun control.

Both sides are equally adamant. The pro gun side, as represented by the National Rifle Association, continues to oppose all gun control measures primarily on the grounds that any law restricting gun ownership is unconstitutional Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment.

SAF [3] Freedman, Warren. The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms. Quorum Books, [4] Hickok, E I want to encourage gun ownership. Dealing with the Unexpected It is wise to be prepared to respond to the possibility that a student will raise a controversial issue in class unexpectedly. Immediate response is called for, if only to decide what to do next: Acknowledge the student who raised the issue while noting that students may vary in their responses. Decide whether you are ready and willing to engage with the topic right away.

Quickly assess whether the class would like to spend time sharing views about the topic. Planned Discussions on Controversial Topics Planning a discussion on a controversial topic or issue benefits from consideration of the following topics, each of which is addressed below: Examples of general objectives include: Examining and developing positions on issues of social policy, university policy, or social convention.

Identifying a core problem underlying social conflicts and exploring possible answers to the problem. Analyzing the root causes or reasons for a social conflict i. Exploring possible consequences or implications of a conflict i. Some suggestions include the following: Listen respectfully, without interrupting. Listen actively and with an ear to understanding others' views. Criticize ideas, not individuals. Commit to learning, not debating. Comment in order to share information, not to persuade.

Avoid blame, speculation, and inflammatory language. Allow everyone the chance to speak. Do not ask individuals to speak for their perceived social group. You can also draw upon students' own knowledge to establish a common basis: In class, ask students to identify key points of information, stating their source. You can ask students to do this individually and then pool the information, or you can simply elicit information from the class as a whole.

Make a list of these for the whole class. Acknowledge how difficult it may be to make these distinctions at times. The following strategies can help you maintain the focus and flow of the discussion: Begin the discussion with clear, open-ended but bounded questions that encourage discussion. Prepare specific questions to use if the class is silent or hesitant about speaking. With probing questions, an instructor can prompt students to share more specific information, clarify an idea, elaborate on a point, or provide further explanation.

Be prepared to re-direct the discussion if students go beyond the intended focus. Drawing attention to the readings or reminding the class about the discussion objectives are useful management techniques. When students raise points that are extraneous to the focus, note that these are important but tangential. Recap the key discussion points or issues at the end of class, in writing if possible.

Some methods for increasing the number of discussants include: The hypothesis is the supposition to be tested. The researcher s collects data to test the hypothesis. The researcher s then analyzes and interprets the data via a variety of statistical methods, engaging in what is known as empirical research.

The results of the data analysis in rejecting or failing to reject the null hypothesis are then reported and evaluated. At the end, the researcher may discuss avenues for further research. However, some researchers advocate for the reverse approach: The reverse approach is justified by the transactional nature of the research endeavor where research inquiry, research questions, research method, relevant research literature, and so on are not fully known until the findings have fully emerged and been interpreted.

Rudolph Rummel says, " It is only when a range of tests are consistent over many kinds of data, researchers, and methods can one have confidence in the results. Plato in Meno talks about an inherent difficulty, if not a paradox, of doing research that can be paraphrased in the following way, "If you know what you're searching for, why do you search for it?!

The goal of the research process is to produce new knowledge or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. This process takes three main forms although, as previously discussed, the boundaries between them may be obscure:.

There are two major types of empirical research design: Researchers choose qualitative or quantitative methods according to the nature of the research topic they want to investigate and the research questions they aim to answer:. Social media posts are used for qualitative research.

The quantitative data collection methods rely on random sampling and structured data collection instruments that fit diverse experiences into predetermined response categories. If the research question is about people, participants may be randomly assigned to different treatments this is the only way that a quantitative study can be considered a true experiment.

If the intent is to generalize from the research participants to a larger population, the researcher will employ probability sampling to select participants. In either qualitative or quantitative research, the researcher s may collect primary or secondary data. Primary data is data collected specifically for the research, such as through interviews or questionnaires.

Secondary data is data that already exists, such as census data, which can be re-used for the research. It is good ethical research practice to use secondary data wherever possible. For example, a researcher may choose to conduct a qualitative study and follow it up with a quantitative study to gain additional insights. Big data has brought big impacts on research methods so that now many researchers do not put much effort into data collection; furthermore, methods to analyze easily available huge amounts of data have also been developed.

Non-empirical theoretical research is an approach that involves the development of theory as opposed to using observation and experimentation. As such, non-empirical research seeks solutions to problems using existing knowledge as its source. This, however, does not mean that new ideas and innovations cannot be found within the pool of existing and established knowledge. Non-empirical research is not an absolute alternative to empirical research because they may be used together to strengthen a research approach.

Neither one is less effective than the other since they have their particular purpose in science. Typically empirical research produces observations that need to be explained; then theoretical research tries to explain them, and in so doing generates empirically testable hypotheses; these hypotheses are then tested empirically, giving more observations that may need further explanation; and so on.

A simple example of a non-empirical task is the prototyping of a new drug using a differentiated application of existing knowledge; another is the development of a business process in the form of a flow chart and texts where all the ingredients are from established knowledge.

Much of cosmological research is theoretical in nature. Mathematics research does not rely on externally available data; rather, it seeks to prove theorems about mathematical objects. Research ethics involves the application of fundamental ethical principles to a variety of topics involving research, including scientific research.

These principles include deontology , consequentialism , virtue ethics and value ethics. Ethical issues may arise in the design and implementation of research involving human experimentation or animal experimentation , such as: Research ethics is most developed as a concept in medical research. The key agreement here is the Declaration of Helsinki.

The Nuremberg Code is a former agreement, but with many still important notes. Research in the social sciences presents a different set of issues than those in medical research [44] and can involve issues of researcher and participant safety, empowerment and access to justice. When research involves human subjects, obtaining informed consent from them is essential. In many disciplines, Western methods of conducting research are predominant. The increasing participation of indigenous peoples as researchers has brought increased attention to the lacuna in culturally-sensitive methods of data collection.

Non-Western methods of data collection may not be the most accurate or relevant for research on non-Western societies. Periphery scholars face the challenges of exclusion and linguicism in research and academic publication. As the great majority of mainstream academic journals are written in English, multilingual periphery scholars often must translate their work to be accepted to elite Western-dominated journals.

Peer review is a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility.

In academia, scholarly peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. Usually, the peer review process involves experts in the same field who are consulted by editors to give a review of the scholarly works produced by a colleague of theirs from an unbiased and impartial point of view, and this is usually done free of charge. The tradition of peer reviews being done for free has however brought many pitfalls which are also indicative of why most peer reviewers decline many invitations to review.

The open access movement assumes that all information generally deemed useful should be free and belongs to a "public domain", that of "humanity". For instance, most indigenous communities consider that access to certain information proper to the group should be determined by relationships.

There is alleged to be a double standard in the Western knowledge system. On the one hand, "digital right management" used to restrict access to personal information on social networking platforms is celebrated as a protection of privacy, while simultaneously when similar functions are utilised by cultural groups i. Even though Western dominance seems to be prominent in research, some scholars, such as Simon Marginson, argue for "the need [for] a plural university world".

This could be due to changes in funding for research both in the East and the West. Focussed on emphasizing educational achievement, East Asian cultures, mainly in China and South Korea, have encouraged the increase of funding for research expansion.

In several national and private academic systems, the professionalisation of research has resulted in formal job titles. In present-day Russia, the former Soviet Union and in some post-Soviet states the term researcher Russian: The term is also sometimes translated as research fellow , research associate , etc. Academic publishing is a system that is necessary for academic scholars to peer review the work and make it available for a wider audience.

The system varies widely by field and is also always changing, if often slowly. Most academic work is published in journal article or book form. There is also a large body of research that exists in either a thesis or dissertation form. These forms of research can be found in databases explicitly for theses and dissertations. In publishing, STM publishing is an abbreviation for academic publications in science, technology, and medicine.

Most established academic fields have their own scientific journals and other outlets for publication, though many academic journals are somewhat interdisciplinary, and publish work from several distinct fields or subfields.

The kinds of publications that are accepted as contributions of knowledge or research vary greatly between fields, from the print to the electronic format. A study suggests that researchers should not give great consideration to findings that are not replicated frequently.

Since about the early s, licensing of electronic resources, particularly journals, has been very common.

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