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Internet Shopping Learning Model : Theory Building Study Using A Phenomenological Research Method, Elise Fereti Puni Jan 2013

Internet Shopping Learning Model : Theory Building Study Using A Phenomenological Research Method, Elise Fereti Puni

Theses

This research builds a model of how some consumers learn Internet shopping for purchasing physical goods. Phenomenological interviews are conducted to formulate an Internet Shopping Learning Model (ISLM). Internet shopping results from a learning process comprised of four stages, before, perceived barriers, during and becoming stages. Early stages of learning centre on an enabling process comprising influencing factors: motivational drivers; perceived usefulness; ease of use; social groups and media; attitude towards Internet shopping; prior knowledge and experience; trust propensity; familiarity; and qualifying trust. Qualifying trust is the key factor in determining whether or not a consumer adopts Internet shopping.


Monumentalising Language : Visitor Experience And Meaning Making At The Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Stephen John Smith Jan 2013

Monumentalising Language : Visitor Experience And Meaning Making At The Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Stephen John Smith

Theses

The overarching aim of the thesis has been to investigate the ways in which a feature of intangible cultural heritage, language, can be made into material form as a visitor attraction through the process of ‘monumentalisation’. A phenomenological, hermeneutic methodological approach was taken to observe visitors as they interacted with the Monument, detailing their activities, reactions and performances. Visitors’ interpretations of the ATM occurred as an outcome of an interactive process which includes their corporeal and sensorial encounters with the Monument coupled with their intellectual or cognitive perceptions or understandings. Visitors were observed and also interviewed about their experiences, impressions ...


Values, Voice And Choice : Western Arrernte Outstation Engagement In The Northern Territory Intervention, Annie Elizabeth Kennedy Jan 2013

Values, Voice And Choice : Western Arrernte Outstation Engagement In The Northern Territory Intervention, Annie Elizabeth Kennedy

Theses

This study examines engagement with the state from a remote, Aboriginal perspective. It aims to foster a better understanding of how we work with, not what we do to Aboriginal people. Set in the context of everyday outstation lives in the Central Australian desert, the study privileges the voices of Western Arrernte men and women as they encounter three of the reforms introduced under the Howard Government’s contentious 2007 Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) and its continuation over the next two years under the incoming Rudd Labor Government.

Through narratives of outstation encounters with the myriad of policy reforms ...


An Action Research Project Examining Anger And Aggression With Rural Adolescent Males Participating In The Rock And Water Program, Paul Christopher Edwards Jan 2013

An Action Research Project Examining Anger And Aggression With Rural Adolescent Males Participating In The Rock And Water Program, Paul Christopher Edwards

Theses

The Rock and Water Program (RWP) was used as a means of contacting 187 rural adolescent males from four schools on the north coast of NSW in order to explore their views relating to anger and aggression as well as their perception of the RWP, which is a popular program used with boys in Australian schools. Working with focus group participants showed that historical-cultural attitudes have a direct impact on this cohorts experience and expression of anger while also impacting their views related to learning activities and programs.

A qualitative research methodology was utilized where focus groups were the method ...