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Batman also known as Batman: The Movie is an action video game developed by Ocean Software based on the 1989 film of the same name. It was released… Expand
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2017
2017
Tiered-memory systems consist of high-bandwidth 3D-DRAM and high-capacity commodity-DRAM. Conventional designs attempt to improve… Expand
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2014
Review
2014
.................................................................................................................................. iii Chapter One: Introducing the Study: A Personal Passion .................................................. 1 Rationale and context of the study – the beginning .............................................................. 2 Narrowing the focus ........................................................................................................... 3 Moving towards the research questions ............................................................................. 7 A personal perspective – declaring my position ................................................................. 10 Thesis outline ...................................................................................................................... 13 Chapter Two: Background to the Study: What Does the Literature Say? ...................... 16 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 16 Part One: About giftedness ................................................................................................. 16 An overview of the conceptualisation of giftedness ........................................................ 17 Current trends in conceptualising giftedness ................................................................... 24 The New Zealand conceptualisation of giftedness .......................................................... 33 Explicit theories and implicit theories ............................................................................. 42 Part Two: About achievement and underachievement ....................................................... 43 What is achievement? ...................................................................................................... 43 What is underachievement? ............................................................................................. 45 About the nature of research on achievement and underachievement ............................. 52 A review of the New Zealand literature on achievement and underachievement ........... 58 Chapter summary ................................................................................................................ 61 Chapter Three: The ‘Methodological Umbrella’ ................................................................ 64 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 64 Contemplating my world view ........................................................................................ 65 Interpretivist knowledge claim ........................................................................................ 65 Theoretical influences ......................................................................................................... 67 The influence of constructivism....................................................................................... 67 Phenomenology explored ................................................................................................ 68 Moving from the philosophical and theoretical to strategies and tools. ............................. 74 A qualitative research approach ....................................................................................... 74 Strategies of inquiry ............................................................................................................ 76 Case study design ............................................................................................................. 76 Collective case studies ..................................................................................................... 78 Anecdotal narrative inquiry ............................................................................................. 79 Finding the participants ................................................................................................... 80 Introducing the participants ............................................................................................. 87 Tools of inquiry: Data collection ........................................................................................ 92 Semi-structured interviews: The phenomenological way ................................................ 92 The interview process for this study ................................................................................ 97 Protocol writing ............................................................................................................. 100 Documents ..................................................................................................................... 102 Ethical considerations ....................................................................................................... 104 Deception and disclosure issues .................................................................................... 106 Responses to ethical concerns from the study ............................................................... 107 The researcher-participant relationship.......................................................................... 109 Tools of inquiry: Data analysis ......................................................................................... 115 Phenomenological data analysis .................................................................................... 115 Process of analysis ......................................................................................................... 117 Trustworthiness in qualitative, phenomenological research ............................................. 121 Chapter Summary ............................................................................................................. 125 Chapter Four: Understandings about Achievement and Underachievement ................ 126 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 126 At the ‘heart’ of the study: The student participants ......................................................... 127 April ............................................................................................................................... 127 Astrid ............................................................................................................................. 128 Autumn Ashes ................................................................................................................ 129 Bruce Wayne .................................................................................................................. 130 Hubert Cumberdale ........................................................................................................ 131 Kurt ................................................................................................................................ 132 Lewis .............................................................................................................................. 133 Marty .............................................................................................................................. 134 Mr Bubbles .................................................................................................................... 135 Oliver Stone ................................................................................................................... 136 Rambo ............................................................................................................................ 137 What is achievement? ....................................................................................................... 137 Understandings from the students .................................................................................. 137 Understandings from the parents ................................................................................... 145 Understandings from the teachers .................................................................................. 151 What is underachievement? .............................................................................................. 158 Understandings from the students .................................................................................. 158 Understandings from the parents. .................................................................................. 168 Understandings from the teachers .................................................................................. 175 Understandings across participant groups: “Cos we’re all looking at it from a different point of view” .................................................................................................. 186 Chapter summary .............................................................................................................. 190 Chapter Five: Being in the World of School ..................................................................... 193 Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 193 A major theme: Being in the world of school ................................................................... 194 On being gifted and talented ............................................................................................. 195 The students’ understandings about the concept of giftedness ...................................... 195 The parents’ understandings about the concept of giftedness ....................................... 197 On themselves as gifted and talented students ............................................................... 201 On being the ‘high achiever’ ..................................................................................... 
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2014
2014
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) technology though originally developed for military applications have gained much attention because… Expand
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2013
2013
Acute eosinophilic appendicitis is a rare variant of appendix inflammation and there is only one study in the literature… Expand
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2012
2012
The increasing application of WMN technology in developed countries encourage researchers to conduct research using the protocol… Expand
2011
2011
Secure wireless ad hoc networks possess many properties that are highly valuable in e.g. emergency situations and military… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Closed quantum systems evolve unitarily and therefore cannot converge in a strong sense to an equilibrium state starting out from… Expand
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2010
2010
In recent years, MANETs are continuing to attract the attention for their potential use in several fields such as military… Expand
Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
In this paper, we present the implementation and analysis of our testbed considering the Link Quality Window Size (LQWS… Expand
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