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Preference Pattern for Mobile Phone and Conventional Tools in Task Performance by Students of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

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Mobile phones have become very popular among people in different countries of the world and apart from the traditional role of making and receiving of calls; they have been adopted for several other uses. Its use for those activities tends to pose challenge to the conventional media tools that are used traditionally to perform those activities. The study thus aims at determining the pattern of mobile phone usage by students of Delta State University, Abraka; their preference pattern for mobile telephone and conventional media tools in carrying out certain activities; and the implication of their use of mobile telephone on conventional media toolsThe study adopted the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), which explains how a person comes to accept and use an information technology. Survey and questionnaire were used as the research method and instrument respectively. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. The study found that the students preferred using mobile phones to perform tasks that were originally performed with conventional media tools; and the use of mobile phone by the students also suggested a diminishing patronage of conventional media tools. The study recommends that providers of those conventional media tools should improve on their services to avoid losing patronage, and they should make their products and services adaptable to mobile phone users in order to boost patronage.

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Taxation an Effective Tool for Income Re-Distribution in Nigeria

and Park. Oladiran, A. (2009). Resources taxation as a tool for development, I.E.I.R.2. Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited and Contributors. Osemeke, M. (2010). Practical approach to taxation and tax management. Benin City: Ethiope Publishing Corporation, Ring Road. Saez, E. (2004). Direct or indirect tax instruments for redistribution: Short-run versus long-run. Journal of Public Economics, 58 (2), 503-518. Weller, C.E., & Rao, M. (2008). Can progressive taxation contribute to economic development

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Terrorism on the Limits of the Legal Science

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This article will be focused on the political crime which means all political offenses and criminal offenses which is expressly prescribed by the criminal law of a state. Briefly, according to the science of psychology, characterization of a crime in general is of special importance and decisive motive of its author. So, regardless of the offense committed, if its author is no political motive, then his works have described as a political offense. According to the theories of realism, given a definition named differently as psycho-social dynamic, which considers terrorism as a political offense in all cases when the perpetrator, the victim or any institution structured social qualifies it as a political offense. From the moment the first setting of a particular criminal offense as political, she should be treated as such by the other participants in the proceedings. Every society, time and state has its political crime. This form of criminal action is always present when certain political forces with different criminal tools, are trying to change, alternation or preservation of the existing order and socio-political. So, in all ages and countries has been a political alternative structure, criminal manifestations of which, unlike other forms of criminal activity, are labeled as "political crime.

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Attitudes Towards the Use of Social Media as a Tool for Marketing

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The accelerated progress of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has made that marketing strategies are strengthened through the construction, personalization and socialization of information, which is one of the main dynamic social media. The aim of this article is to identify the trends and evolution of attitudes towards the use of social media as a marketing tool. For this, a bibliometric analysis was developed, divided into two stages: obtaining information (database and search equation), and obtaining bibliometric indicators (quantity, quality and structure) between 2008 and 2016. Among the results it is observed that increasing topics are centered on: Consumer Attitude, Health, Advertizing, Communication y Consumer Behavior.

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Mars and Venus in Action? The US and EU’s foreign relations strategies in academic discourse

, Westmead: Saxon House. Stahn, A., van Hüllen V., 2007. Different actors, different tools? Approaching EU and US democracy promotion in the Mediterranean and the Newly Independent States . Paper presented in the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Tenth Biennial International Conference, May 17–19, 2007, Montreal, Canada. Telo, M., 2007. European Union and New Regionalism: Regional Actors and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era , The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series, Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Telo, M., 2014

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Demographic changes in Polish cities in the years 1950-2016

year (decade) Source : Own study based on stat.gov.pl data Fig. 7 Continuation Explanations: X – population in thousands in the current year (decade), Y – population in thousands in the previous year (decade) Source : Own study based on stat.gov.pl data 5 Conclusions The presented study on demographic development of Polish cities uses trajectories, showing them to be an additional useful tool in analyses of demographic development of cities, regions and other territorial units. It was indicated that this simple graphic representation

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An overview of Software Applications for Social Network Analysis

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There is a great variety of software tools that has been developed within the last 20 years, as to facilitate and support the qualitative and quantitative analysis of social networks. This paper gives a brief overview of some of the most popular software packages for social network analysis: Pajek, UCINET 6, NetDraw, Gephi, E-Net, KeyPlayer 1, StOCNET and Automap. Pajek has efficient algorithms for the analysis of large networks, while UCINET 6 includes multiple analytical tools highly efficient for exploring and measuring social network structures. NetDraw, nested in UCINET 6, and Gephi allow network visualization. E-Net and KeyPlayer 1 satisfy rather specific and well-oriented purposes: ego-network analysis and network key-player operations (node removal or utilization). StOCNET provides a platform for statistical methods focusing on probabilistic models, while Automap is a text mining tool for analyzing text relational data.

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A New Typology to Describe the Regional Differences in Swiss Labor Markets

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The analysis of the Swiss labor market poses a methodological challenge. On the one hand, Switzerland is too diversified to be analyzed as a single socio-economic space. On the other hand, a high level of territorial fragmentation makes the use of administrative divisions methodologically weak. In this paper, we classify Swiss cantons into three types of labor markets: attractive, multicenter, and marginal. Our typology is based on a wide range of economic and labor market parameters, and can be a ready-to-use tool for further researches.

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How Factorial Survey Analysis Improves Our Understanding of Employer Preferences

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Factorial Survey Analysis (FSA) is an analytical tool that presents respondents with fictional situations (“vignettes”) to be rated or judged. In this paper we study the use of FSA in labour market sociology, with a particular focus on employer-based surveys, and what they can teach us about hiring preferences. FSA is useful in this context as it targets employers directly and comes close to a causal design. This review article seeks to pinpoint the contributions FSA has made to the field, identify its limits and propose topics in which it may be useful.

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