Help me for my degree? Please?

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  1. yabot macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys,

    So im a final year environmental management student here in the UK. I have been assigned to look at the 'sustainability'.. (a broad term).. of a device of my choice... this is my brief:

    It is your choice whether you focus on:
    • The general product family
    • A particular type of product within the product family
    • A case study of a specific producer or retailer (e.g. Apple or Samsung)
    • A comparative analysis of two or more competing producers or retailers (e.g. Apple and Samsung).
    • A case study of a specific product (e.g. an iPhone or Nike trainers)
    • A comparative analysis of two or more competing products (e.g. comparing an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy phone).

    It is also your choice whether you focus on:
    • Overall sustainability, including governance, economic, environmental and social sustainability.
    • A particular aspect or aspects of sustainability: for example, you may choose to focus on environmental sustainability or social sustainability or both environmental and social sustainability.

    In all cases:
    • You should provide a rationale for your focus.
    • You should address both producer/retailer and consumer responsibility and behaviour.
    • The level of detail presented in your analysis should be commensurate with your selected level of focus (from general to specific).

    Not asking anyone to do this for me obviously! But any information anyone may have about any of this would be massively appreciated as theres only so much google and sciencedirect searches will give you!

    Merci Buckets!!
     
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Come on. What age are you? More to the point, why on earth have you chosen (and I assume that you have indeed chosen this course) to study this field? Seriously, are you remotely interested in the area?

    Within that veritable plethora of questions asked, are there none - not even one - which pique your own sense of curiosity, that you, yourself would like to try to answer?

    What interests you more - the general or the specific? Have you done any preparatory work at all, (in your head if not in a computer or notebook)?

    The task set to you couldn't be more general; in essence, they are trying to be very nice to you by allowing you to pick any area within those stupefyingly wide parameters which you may wish to answer.

    Neither I nor anyone else can help you until you apply your own mind and ask yourself which sub-question (or set of sub-questions) would be of interest to you to try to set about answering.
     
  3. yabot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because i have done a Law degree and am wishing to specialise in Environmental Law.... that okay?
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    No, it is not, because you need to think about - in other words, to refine further - whatever area within that vast task - that you would like to address/answer.

    What within Environmental Law interests you? Why did you decide to specialise in it?

    Your OP question, or task, or essay, or assignment, is too large, too general and too lacking in focus, for an online audience to be expected to answer for you. Therefore, you must ask yourself whatever it is within that which is of interest to you when you think about trying to find a way to answer it. Then others may be of some assistance.
     
  5. yabot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay... iPhone vs Samsungs Galaxy...
     

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