Border security

Each Student will write a Summary Review of an assigned chapter from Textbook #2 for submission. Such review will cover all the issues raised in the chapter and cannot be less than 10 pages. The review should conclude with the student’s personal viewpoint on the topic covered in the selected chapter. The paper shall double spaced with 10 point font.

Cornell notes

I need cornell notes on this articlehttp://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/5.1/bentley.html

Questions on McCartney and Clayton

Questions on McCartney and Clayton
Project Description: Assignments & Projects Assignment 4 | Questions on McCartney and Clayton (16 points) Answer the following questions in 2000 words or less (2000 total for all questions together). a. Explain what McCartney and Clayton mean by the “hermeneutical spiral.” To do this you will have to understand what they say about the role of presuppositions in Biblical interpretation. b. Explain what McCartney and Clayton mean by the grammatical-historical method (chapter 5). How does it differ from the historical-critical method (Appendix B)? c. According to chapter six of this book, how can a passage of Scripture have a “fuller meaning” than intended by the original author and discovered by the grammatical-historical method? Be sure to discuss typology. d. According to this book, how should we interpret the meaning of words in a passage? e. Explain how McCartney and Clayton believe Scripture should influence our worship and witness (chapter 9). I am paying for 5 pages or less should not take that many

I have this book in my kindle account if you cannot access in you library

Case Study

Using the information presented in this Lesson, evaluate the Baring’s Bank case to determined where the flaws were in the risk controls.

  • What controls were lacking in the Singapore office?
  • What were Nick Gleeson’s biggest mistakes?
  • What should London have done to prevent this?
  • What controls/guidelines do you think should’ve been in place?
  • Using the “Recommendations” I have presented, which of these would you recommend in this instance?

Case Study (it is the very first case study on document) and lesson notes are attached.

Sports Studies

Scenario/Tasks

The United Kingdom has seen a variety of changes in the way that sport is organised, coached and financed, in particular there is heightened importance placed upon winning and the material gains that can be generated through performance and success.

Task

Review and critically analyse sports coaching within the UK.

Your assignment needs to be between 1000-2000 words and should be supported by authoritative text from relevant and reliable sources. In order to fully demonstrate your level of understanding you need to be reflective in your review of key issues, provide areas for future improvement and understand how and why historical elements are still having a profound impact today.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a clear understanding of sport and the issues related to effective coaching
  • Understand the key factors and issues related to participation patterns in sport
  • Understand the changing role of the sports development officer
  • Determine the relationship between sport and politics

Principal Objectives:

  • To explore good coaching practice
  • Examine coaching provision within the UK, providing recommendations for future improvements
  • Identification of good and bad practice.

Corporate Use of Social Networking

Submit a Word document (or rich text document) 1.5-2 pages long which addresses the following: You are the business operations director for a utility company who is considering the implementation of social networking to reach out to their customers as well as assist with internal business affairs. (Reference p. 249). Be sure to address questions on p. 249 in your assignment. Questions (P. 249) 1.Are Facebook, Myspace, and LinkedIn using disruptive or sustaining technology to run their business? 2. What are some of the business challenges facing social networking sites? 3. What are the characteristics of social network? 4. What security issues do social networking sites create? 5. What are some current social networking trends? 6. How can social networking sites generate revenue selling banner and texts ads?

Comparative Politics

POL103 Summer 2015 Research Assignment Paper
This paper will be worth 20% of your grade and I expect a very high level of scholarship and writing on this paper. Please take into account the feedback that I have left on your writing assignments and the writing samples that I have placed on the discussion board. Students must first submit their proposal to me and post it in the discussion board *see #2 below* by Monday 7/27 (it need be no longer than a few sentences) and the final draft at least 7 pages long will be due on August 5th, (but I will appreciate and take into account when grading any papers that are returned earlier). Late assignments will not be accepted under ANY circumstances.
1) Students must create their own comparative hypothesis covering a topic we have discussed in the course.
Hypothesis: My research paper will focus on two countries, Libya and the UAE, and how both are non-democracies but are in different spheres regarding political stability. Both are rich in oil, yet the distribution of wealth and corruption are completely different from each other. Their leaders took different approaches in how they governed their countries and now have 2 different outcomes. While the UAE developed into a rich 1st world country, Libya fell behind as a 3rd world country.

Comments on hypothesis:
So you want to explore what is causing the difference in political stability between the two so come up with some other variables as well to see how they work with their two non-democratic systems to produce different outcomes. Finally, dont forget to make a case that is falsifiable, meaning that it can be challenged. Many students think that this will weaken their point but it will only strengthen the scientific integrity of your argument. For example, although I’m not suggesting that you would ever pose the argument in these terms, but a non-falsifiable argument would be; “the UAE is stable and Libya is not because UAE has better people, or is favored by god, ect.” The problem with certain arguments like this is that they are circular and dont allow for the relationship to be falsified because it cant be proven or disproven. These arguments tend to be particularly common because people think that they are ‘airtight’ and have some intuitive appeal but they are not scientific. Once again, I know you probably already know this but I just want to get you thinking about a strong hypothesis that can avoid some of the pitfalls that people often make when starting research. It looks good so far and please contact me with any more questions.”

Consult the first chapter on the comparative method and remember that comparative politics looks for explanations of:
• Countries that share attributes but experience different political outcomes (method of difference)
• When a diverse set of countries experiences the same political outcomes (method of agreement)
• Your hypothesis must include at least two countries and explain variation or similarity in outcome
• I would prefer that students look at revolutions, conflicts, or peace processes (see the readings for week 5) but you may also compare political economy, electoral systems, or another topic we have covered as long as it is approved by me.
• Your hypothesis must be falsifiable- meaning that the relationship can be shown to be incorrect.
• Students need to identify the independent variables IV (factors that cause the phenomenon you want to explain and the dependent variables DV (the outcome you are seeking to explain). You may also include conditional variables that work with the independent variables to produce a given dependent variable.
• Your hypothesis cannot be any of the examples given in the book (Montesquieu’s Climate, Weak state in Zimbabwe vs. Botswana, Costa Rica’s civilian rule, ect…) This does not prevent you from writing about any of the countries mentioned in the text, but if you turn in a research question that is not original I will send it back to you.
2) Email your proposed topic to me NO LATER THAN MONDAY 7/27/ and post it in the discussion board. This will be worth 20% of your grade or 4 points of your total class grade and you must both send me the proposal before the date AND post it on the discussion board. This is an easy way for you all to get feedback from me and your other classmates. Students can also earn extra participation points for providing constructive feedback and commenting on other students posts. If you rip off another student’s question from the discussion board (I will know who submitted it first from your email proposal) you will get no points for the assignment.
3) Your final draft is due Thursday August 6th at midnight, the last day of class. I cannot accept any assignments after this. All final drafts must include a sources cited page and be at least 7 pages in length (not including a works cited and a title page is not necessary). Please communicate with me through your writing process and take advantage of student discussion on blackboard to produce the best paper that you can.
4) Sources. Acceptable sources include Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Economist, The New York Times, BBC, The Atlantic, the Guardian as well as various institutions such as Human Rights Watch, Transparency International, World Bank Data, Freedom House. Please feel free to use any of the journal articles I have assigned or to find your own using Google Scholar or JStor but do not use the textbook for this course, Wikipedia, or any other inappropriate source. – use 3-4 sources

Political interdependence and the American military

The main question to be addressed is as follows: “Why does the historically prominent United States military need to reshape its strategic aims and transform into a politically interdependent unit to remain a powerful leader in the 21st century?” As this is a why question, the previously mentioned method of utilising historical evidence is apropos to formulate societal patterns relevant to the international system’s empirical future in this political-military purview. The aftermath of America’s innovative choice to pursue globalisation post-Cold War era may be difficult to factually identify as the effect is still in its infancy. To gain a greater understanding on the concern and relevance, supplementary how questions employ theoretical answers and analysis to conceive cognisance. How can one perceive the United States military as a political institution for national and international security? Similarly, how can one perceive the United States military as a political institution for international peace-building? Conclusively, how can reformed American military involvement as politically interdependent unit help maintain world balance and her global leadership? And vice versa – why does the rest of the world need U.S. political-military interdependency? These sub-questions will essentially craft a cohesive viewpoint to tackle the individual components of the main question’s compounded theory and to consolidate those respective constituents into an integral recognition. Moreover, contrasting with what or what if questions, though highly unsubstantiated, could efficiently contribute to the theoretical appeal: Literally, what can the United States do more for this particular situation? Comparatively, what if the world powers fell into an equilibrium of non-polarity?

race and ethnic identity

Unit 3 Race and Ethnic Identity Developmental Models This assignment is the first of two presentations you will complete for this course. Each presentation focuses on specific course competencies to allow you to demonstrate your growing understanding of key areas of competency in the course. The assignment addresses the following course competencies: Competency 1: Critically evaluate theories, methods, and research in cross-cultural awareness. Competency 4: Explain how staying abreast with contemporary cultural diversity issues and research will improve the delivery of public safety. Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the public safety and emergency management professions. Instructions Utilizing the key theories, methods, and salient points presented in Winant’s article in this unit, create an educational PowerPoint presentation that discusses how you as a manager can prevent some of the challenges the author spoke about. In addition: Compare the various developmental models presented. Identify gaps in the models and current thoughts that may not properly reflect race and ethnic identity. Summarize why Winant believes that “the global racial situation remains volatile and undertheorized” (2006, p. 988). Explain if you agree or disagree with this belief, supporting your position. Examine Winant’s belief of the major negative effects and challenges of discrimination on diverse cultures. Examine how awareness of worldwide patterns of race and racism might enhance public safety research and delivery of public safety.

An overview of several ethical considerations regarding anencephalic newborns as organ donors

About one in every 5,000 American babies born annually is diagnosed with a birth defect known as anencephaly. Major parts of the brain, scalp, and skull of the fetus do not form completely as it is developing in the womb. This defect occurs when the neural tube does not close properly between the third and fourth weeks of pregnancy. An infant who is born with anencephaly has some or most of the brain missing. As such, anencephaly is a fatal condition and the newborns that survive die within several hours, days, or weeks (Hinds, 1995). Death is imminent.
There is no cure for the condition and research shows a low intake of folic acid before getting pregnant and in early pregnancy increases the risk of having a pregnancy affected by neural tube defects, including anencephaly. Babies born to Hispanic mothers are at an increased risk for anencephaly for no unknown reasons.
Although these infants are fully developed otherwise, have healthy organs, and facial characteristics of a normal baby (although some have bulging eyes), a big part of their skull and brain are missing. Due to the missing higher brain centers, the anencephalic infants are considered unconscious (no awareness of themselves or surroundings), cannot feel, and are usually blind and deaf. Some infants may have a primitive brain stem at birth which would allow them to respond to sound or touch, but their reactions are involuntary and are caused by the central nervous system whose sole purpose is to keep an individual alive (breathing, blood pumping, etc.), (Bioethics Consultative Committee, 2009).
As the anencephalic newborns are bound to die at one point or another, one cannot help but wonder why not donate their healthy organs to infants who are born with a fully developed brain but may have a repairable birth defect? (Arras, 1988). The organ donation from the anencephalic individual would therefore allow the recipients to potentially live longer and grow up to be adults.
The possibility of harvesting organs from anencephalic newborns for the use of infants who have a higher chance at survival has been heavily debated in the medical community. Although there are many papers, opinions, debates, seminars, and such on the topic at hand, no ethical or legal decision has been made regarding whether organs from anencephalic individuals should be used to save the life of a another being.
The following paper will examine ethical considerations involving anencephalic newborns as organ donors. In particular, issues of how to define death, organ donation, the duty of care and patient-physician relationship, and making of a substitute-decision maker will be discussed.
Introduction
Currently in the US, between 30-50% of children under two years waiting for a heart, liver, or kidney transplant die before the particular organ becomes available (Bioethics Consultative Committee, 2009). Adult kidneys can be successfully transplanted into neonatal recipients but the process isn’t feasible for heart or liver transplants (John Hopkins University, 2015). In newborns, the heart is the most sought out organ needed for donation. In the US alone, there are nearly 40,000 newborns that have some form of CHD – Congenital Heart Defects (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). “One third of infants born with CHD develop life-threatening symptoms within the first few days of life. The infant mortality rate in these cases is as high as 90 percent.” (Saenz, Beebe, & Triplett, 1999). Due their size, newborns cannot accept an adult heart and therefore leave the need for donation up to their small counterparts, the dying anencephalic. In England, around 2100 neonates die every year due to shortages of available organs (Brierley & Hasan, 2012). “The lack of available donors for the smallest potential organ recipients has led to the suggestion that anencephalic infants be used as organ donors” (Botkin, 1988).
Given that a fetus is considered viable at 28 weeks, if an organ from an anencephalic newborn became available, a transplant could be attempted very early in life. In the case of Roe v Wade, the US Supreme Court defined fetal viability as “The point at which the fetus is potentially able to live outside its mother’s uterus, albeit with artificial aid” (Coleman 7). Given the following information, one can easily see that newborns are dying due to birth defects and subsequently due to a lack of organs available for donation; organs which could come from anencephalic individuals who will ultimately die.
Defining Death
Before defining death, brief descriptions on the views of personhood are examined. Sentient cognitive awareness is the definition of personhood. Personhood is not centered in all parts of the brain but only in the cerebral cortex – the undeveloped part in anencephalic newborns. Legally, a fetus is said to become a person once it is born, although there are various ethical perspectives that consider the fetus a person beforehand. The personalist perspective sees the fetus as a person once it has the capacity for awareness and reasoning (Jones, 1998). According to Jones (1998), this occurs when the cerebral cortex is fully developed at around 20 weeks of gestation. The vitalist perspective considers the fetus a person when it is able to function in an integrated way, which occurs after the brainstem develops at about 12 weeks (Jones, 1998). The gradualist perspective states that a fetus will slowly become a person in a gradual fashion rather than at a set time (Sumner, 1981).
There are two criterions used to determine death in an individual, cardiopulmonary and whole brain death. Determining death using the cardiopulmonary perspective is an original materialist criterion which states life is dependent on the presence of a beating heart and functioning lungs. The cardiopulmonary criterion of determining death may not be reliable in all situation as seen in the example of severe hypothermia – especially in children, where the heart beat is not detected but the person is still alive (Barratt-Boyes, Simpson, & Neutze, 1971). Life support and advanced surgical techniques have forced a reexamination of the criterion, as the patient is artificially kept alive via ventilation and pumps circulating the blood.
The second criterion used to determine death is brain death, or whole brain death. “Brain death is the complete and irreversible loss of brain function (including involuntary activity necessary to sustain life). Brain death is one of the two ways of determination of death, according to the Uniform Determination of Death Act of the United States (the other way of determining death being “irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions”). It is not the same as persistent vegetative state in which the person is “alive”.” (Wikipedia, 2015). How does one ethically deal with the difference between a destroyed brain and one that never developed? Kluge (2013) states, “Someone is dead if and only if his or her brain has been irreparably destroyed.”, which would satisfy the notion to say an anencephalic newborn is dead as their brain is irreparably destroyed.
Legally, someone who is dead is no longer a person, as they have no cognitive awareness (higher brain function). In the development of the “Test of Death”, The Harvard Medical Committee (1968) stated “It is not the permanent destruction of supportive biological machinery that’s keeping one alive, but the permanent destruction of the brain.”
This examined the criteria of determination of death and brought on brain death as set criterion in the clinical setting. The controversy regarding brain death criterion remains unresolved; the matter whether cerebral or whole brain death criterion should be accepted.

Organ donation

As it stands, due to some anencephalic individuals being born with a functioning brainstem, it would be unethical to call them dead or to kill them, as they are still considered alive, though perhaps not persons. Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states everyone has a right to life and the Law Reform Commission of Canada in Working Paper 28 on “Euthanasia, Aiding Suicide, and the Cessation of Treatment” stated, “Bringing about death of a person is murder.” (Kluge, 2013). Furthermore, the CMA in 2007 declared the distinction that “Canadian physicians should not participate in euthanasia or assisted suicide”, (Kluge, 2013).
There is a fundamental difference between having had liberty as a person and never having the opportunity to gain liberty, capacity, etc. as in the case of the anencephalic individual who is destined to die.
Recovering vital organs if patient is brain dead or near death but not yet dead seems to be ethically well grounded because death is imminent and the anencephalic has no sense of pain so there is no suffering brought on to the individual. However, the ethical norm, under the dead donor rule, which is neither law nor regulation, states an organ donor must be dead before vital organs are removed (Arnold & Youngner, 1993). This further creates problems as organs start decaying from when the individual dies and blood flow is no longer circulating throughout the body. As such, by the time the individual is declared dead and preparation for transplantation can begin, the organs are no longer viable.
In the case of individuals kept on life support, which an anencephalic may be, it is currently not legal to take them off for the purpose of organ harvesting. In the case of Karen Ann Quinlan (1976), the New Jersey Supreme Court decided withdrawal of life support doesn’t cause the patients death – it allows the patient to die. It is the disease or illness that causes death, not the physician.
“Ethical principles require that the potential organ donor be declared brain dead or pronounced somatically dead before organ donation using standard cardiorespiratory criteria – the ‘dead donor rule’. The same ethical principles and medical criteria for transplantation in adults and older children apply to infants, either as recipients or as donors. The process of discussion must be consistent with the standards of surrogate informed consent.” (Hanlon, 2015).
Some stipulations to organ donation include:
• 1. Decision to withdraw life support if anencephalic newborn is on it.
• 2. Consent of proxy.
• 3. No conflict of interest.
Because anencephalic newborns would have to be kept alive with or without support in order to permit tissue typing and surgical preparation, the unfortunate notion is that it seems these individuals are basically being kept alive for purpose of killing (harvesting organs).
Duty of care and patient-physician relationship
Before personhood there is no duty to keep the fetus alive and therefore no fiduciary relationship other than that of providing good care. However, “No physician in Canada can terminate a pregnancy over 24 weeks without serious indications that the life of the mother is at risk or that the fetus has very serious malformations.” (Russell, 2013).
How does one go about this if an anencephalic newborn is not considered a person? After personhood there is a right to life (ethically), and a fiduciary duty. The Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics states, “…consider first the well-being of the patient,” and “Practice the profession of medicine in a manner that treats the patient with dignity and as a person worthy of respect.” The physician can follow the CMA codes of ethics without violating them by providing care for the fetus but not having the duty to keep it alive at any cost.
The two Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applicable in this case are sections seven and 15. Section seven states the right to “life, liberty and security of person, and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. Section 15 states “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.
The Principle of Autonomy, and the Right to Self-Determination applies to the gestational carrier as well as the anencephalic has no capacity and no sentient cognitive awareness. As such the fiduciary model is the only ethically defensible and legally permitted model in Canada (as opposed to the paternalistic, contractual, agency or friendship).
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, the following sections are applicable:
• S. 215 (1): “Everyone is under a legal duty (c) to provide necessaries of life to a person under his charge, if that person is (i) unable, by reason of detention, age, illness, mental disorder or other cause, to withdraw himself from that charge.”
• S. 216: “The duty of medical personnel to use all required knowledge, ability and attention when giving medical care”
• S. 217: Duty of all persons to continue life –saving acts”
In the case of the anencephalic, there is no capacity. So, although it may seem a physician need not provide care until personhood, the circumstances are that once in the womb, the fetus is a part of the carrier who does have capacity, and once born, its capacity is handed over to gestational carrier to act on behalf.
Under the physician-patient relationship the physician has a duty to both patients but under what views once the anencephalic fetus is born?
Making of a substitute-decision maker
Whether diagnosed with anencephaly or not, any newborn relies on the decisions of its caregiver or substitute-decision maker as it is not yet a fully developed person with capacity. In the case of organ donation, whose needs should come first? Hypothetically, an anencephalic newborn may need a ventilator to keep it alive, and its proxy may have the need to use its organs to save another child. The law states, if you do not appoint a substitute-decision maker, one will be appointed to you. In the realm of medical care, this will probably be your attending physician or a team of doctors. Unfortunately, not even the Biomedical Ethics Committee of Canada has a particular protocol when it comes to anencephalic newborns other than to provide accessible care and cause no suffering (Collier & Haliburton, 2011).
Currently, each situation involving anencephalic newborns is handled accordingly as by its team of care providers and the substitute-decision maker- if there is one.
Ultimately, best intentions for the anencephalic newborn are kept in mind, although this just falls to not causing further suffering. What is controversial is that anencephalic newborns experience no pain; therefore, technically they wouldn’t be suffering whether they are let to die on their own or whether someone unplugs the ventilator that is keeping them alive.

Conclusion
Unfortunately, it is the reality of the situation, the fact that anencephalic newborns feel nothing, know nothing, which scares people into making ethical decisions regarding bringing about their death. When you have a human being in front of you which looks and may even act as a baby (looking around, breathing, etc.), it is hard to think about ending that individuals’ life. I believe that people are worried about the “slippery slope”; bringing about the death and harvesting organs of a disabled individual may open doors to do the same to others considered disabled. Allowing anencephalic organ donation may lead to similar procedures under shady regulations and/or experimentations on other dying patients or even patients whose lives appear to have little value. However, should we draw the line at personhood? If a person has no higher brain awareness, should they be allowed to let die and/or should their organs be considered for donation?
These are questions a lot of people don’t want to entertain, although I am sure they would love an answer to. No one wants to play God and be at sole responsibility for the consequences their decisions may bring. I believe this is the root of the problem when considering anencephalic newborns as organ donors. The authorities and committees may have an answer regarding the matter but they are not putting it through to become law and an ethical consideration due to how taboo the subject is.
We cannot compare past wrongdoings to other human beings with decisions to be made today that could save lives.
There is a shortage of organs and an allocation of resources. Providing scarce organs to the smallest of benefactors would celebrate the life of the one who couldn’t live for one that had a better chance at it. Parents of the donor infant would be able to derive some satisfaction knowing good has come from their tragedy and society and the healthcare system would be spared the costs of caring for a terminally ill infant where death is imminent.
Due to advanced prenatal technologies, rates of anencephalic newborns have decreased (17%). This advancement therefore removes one option to save the smallest in organ needs. However, development of new technologies such as the bionic heart, (Baddour, 2015), a process advanced at the Texas Heart Institute in Huston, or 3D printed organs, may in the near future provide the smallest of recipients with a fighting chance at life.
References
Arnold, R. M., & Youngner, S. J. (1993). The dead donor rule: Should we stretch it, bend it, or abandon it? Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 3(2), 263-278. doi: 10.1353/ken.0.0153
Arras, J.D., & S. S. (1988). Anencephalic newborns as organ donors: A critique. JAMA , 259 (15), 2284-2285.

Baddour, D. (2015, March 12). Researchers build bionic heart. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from http://www.chron.com/life/healthzone/article/Researchers-build bionic-heart-in-Houston-6130108.php

Brierley, J., & Hasan, A. (2012). Aspects of deceased organ donation in pediatrics. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 108(1), 92-95. doi: 10.1093/bja/aer405

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, c. 11.

Collier, C., & Haliburton, R. (2011). Bioethics in Canada: A philosophical introduction. Retrieved from https://books.google.ca/books?id=jTUq 89BNscC&pg=PA231&lpg=PA231&dq=anencephalic+substitute+decision+ aker&source=bl&ots=9Ijtp-rtUC&sig=5_TIbSVWod2kjS1M tZz3UDDfOI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8DooVYTwBILjoATX2YG4Cw&ved=0CDgQ wBA#v=onepage&q=anencephalic%20substitute%20decision%20maker&f false

Committee, B. C. (2009). Organ donation from anencephalic infants. BBC.

Fost, N. (2005). Use of anencephalic newborns as organ donors. Canadian Paediatric Health, 10(6), 335-336.
Hanlon, T. (2015). Ectogenesis: Development of Artificial Uteri and their Implication in the Abortion Debate.
Hinds, C. (1995). Anencephalic newborns as organ donors.

Jones, G. (1998). “The Problematic symmetry between brain birth and brain death. Journal Medical Ethics 24, 237-242.

Kluge, E. H. W. Ethics in Health Care: A Canadian Focus. Toronto: Pearson, 2013.
Parker, S., Mai, C., Canfield, M.A., Rickard, R., Wang, Y., & Meyer, R.E. (2010). For the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. Updated national birth prevalence estimates for selected birth defects in the United States, 2004-2006. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010; 88(12):1008-16.
Russell, P. (2013, February 5). Today’s letters: Late term abortions are not happening in Canada without a ‘reason’. National Post. Retrieved from http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/letters/todays-letters-late trimester-abortions-are-not-happening-in-canada-without-a-reason
Saenz, R.B., Beebe, D. K., & Triplett, L. C. (1999). Caring for infants with congenital heart disease and their families. American Academy of Family Physicians, 59(7), 1857-1866. Retrieved from http://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1857.html

Sumner, W., Abortion and Moral Theory (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981).
410 U.S. 113. Roe v. Wade (No. 70-18), Dec.1971.

Empirical Research Article

Using the Columbia Southern University Library, identify an empirical research article (an article written by the original researcher(s). ****Save this article as you will need it once again for a future assignment. 1. Review the article to identify the problem statement. After determining if it is a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method research, write the problem statement using the CSU template. Attachment 2. Second, using the purpose statement template found in the lecture, write a purpose statement for the article by completing the blanks. Note: You may be able to copy and paste the template from the lecture. The purpose statement should be no longer than three-quarters of a typed page. Remember, the purpose statement must align with the problem statement. 3. The submission must include an APA-formatted title page and reference page identifying the article from which you retrieved the information. Please note, if you cannot easily identify the information to complete the templates, you probably are not looking at an empirical research article. An empirical research article should contain all of the required information to complete the template.

Vampire In Literature

Here is where you will submit your Final Draft of your Final Essay. It will be properly MLA formatted, between 1500 and 2000 words with It will use a minimum of four different sources. At least two of your sources must come from somewhere other than the Internet. At least 2 of your sources must appear in in-text citations and a properly formatted “Works Cited” page.

Technical and Cost or Price Evaluations and Price Reasonableness

Imagine that you are a government employee (or military personnel). You have received a proposal from a contractor for a two-billion-dollar ($2,000,000,000) project for the purchase of fifty (52) towers to be installed on the Arizona-Mexico border. Each tower will have radar, night vision, and day vision with 7.5- mile range. You have been appointed as the Chairman of the Source Selection Evaluation Team.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1. Defend the purpose of technical evaluations in regard to:

a. the importance of integrity and fairness.
b. the factors used to determine the competitive range.

 

2. Create an outline of the final technical evaluation report
3. Determine the factors to consider when evaluating price reasonableness.
4. Examine different methods of price analysis. Determine which price analysis method would fit best in this scenario. Support your reasoning.
5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the requirements for a contract proposal using the criteria of technicality, cost, or price to determine the price reasonableness.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in government acquisition.
  • Write clearly and concisely about government acquisition using proper writing mechanics.

State Sponsors of Terrorism

Hello,

I have a 3page paper on State Sponsors of Terrorism that’s due on Saturday and I would like some help. Please let me know if you’re interested.

Thank You,

C Programming

// ~ Learning Goals ~ //

(1) Learn basics of creating and running threads.
(2) Understand further the nature an limits of inbuilt types.

// ~ Submitting Your Assignment ~ //

For this assignment you must only submit the solution file
“answer08.c”. You can use the tester program to test your solution
before uploading it. Do not submit a zip file.

// ~ Introduction ~ //

So far we have only considered computer programs that try to do one
thing at a time. In this programming assignment we will learn about
computer programs that do muliple things at the same time. This is
referred to as “threading”. For example, a sufficiently smart computer
program could optimize its time by watching important TV shows on HBO,
while simultaneously doing the ironing. This example is not entirely
glib. In this case we are talk about two different simultaneous tasks
(TV and ironing), and each executing task is referred to as a thread.

There are many reasons why threading is important. For this course we
will consider speed. Although computers are still getting faster,
today they are really only getting better at doing multiple things at
the same time. (The execution of single threaded programs is not
getting much faster.) To extend our analogy, if we have lots of
ironing to do, we cannot build a faster robot to do the ironing. The
speed of the robot is maxed out. But we can set up multiple robots on
multiple ironing boards to do the work simultaneously. Ten robots (ten
threads) would mean (roughly speaking) ten times as much ironing.

In general, you rarely get ten times the speed for using ten times as
many threads. The problem is that the threads will need to communicate
with each other, and that slows everything down. To extend our
analogy, imagine that our ironing robots are getting their tasks
(particularly wrinkly shirts) from a big bin full of fresh laundry. If
the robots do not communicate with each other, then we could imagine a
situation where two robots attempt to pick up the same shirt at the
same time — probably tearing it in half. The chances of this
happening may be small, but non-zero. That means, firstly, that the
bug of a shirt being so-torn is very difficult to reproduce. If a bug
like this happens in your computer program, it can be almost
impossible to track down. Secondly, it means that all your robots need
to communicate with each other to get the job done.

In this assignment, we will create some threads (robots) to identify
whether or not a large number is prime (do the laundry). The threads
will each work on part of the task (break the laundry up into
piles). Normally you would need to consider how to make threads work
nicely together; however, this assignment has been carefully written
so that you do not need to do that. (If done straight-forwardly,
robots will never tear shirts in this assignment.) It is important to
keep in mind that threading is difficult to get right, and to do so,
you must learn how to synchronize the activities of your threads.

// ~ Determining if a Number is Prime ~ //

This is an ongoing area of research. For this assignment we will use a
very simple approach. Please read the following webpage on factorizing
prime numbers:

http://cartera.me/2012/01/10/primality-testing-and-factorization-in-c/

In this assignment, we will be using the
“primalityTestWithOnlyOddsAndSqrtLimit” function from the above
page. For your convenience, it is displayed below:

int primalityTestWithOnlyOddsAndSqrtLimit(long int n)
{
if (n % 2 == 0)
return 0;
long int max = floor(sqrt(n));
long int i;
for (i = 2; i < max; i++)
{
if (n % ((2 * i) + 1) == 0)
return 0;
return 1;
}

You will need to modify this function to make it
parallel. Furthermore, this function deals with puny “long int”
numbers. We’ll want more juice than that. So you will also have to
modify this function to use 128 bit integers.

There are some other problems with this function too. (Lesson: do not
believe everything you read on the interwebs.) Can you see the
problems?  For starters, this function says that 2 isn’t a prime
number! Secondly, (and more perniciously), Carter Allen does not
handle the ‘i’ in the for loop correctly. For example, imagine that
you are testing if 83 is prime. In this case max = floor(sqrt(83)) ==
9, which is correct. Now you want to test every odd number between 3
and 9 inclusive, but that is not what Carter Allen has done! You will
need to fix this bug.

The webpage above (correctly) explains the very *very* simple
mathematics behind this function.

// ~ What you need to do :: Preliminaries ~ //

We will be testing LARGE prime numbers. These will be 128 bit
integers, which are far too large to fit in measly 32-bit or 64-bit
int variables. A 32-bit int variable can only contain values from 0 to
4 294 967 295, but with unsigned 128 bit numbers, you can go all the
way to 340 282 366 920 938 463 463 374 607 431 768 211 455. (If you
need that extra push over the cliff, then you what we do? See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY)

GCC has a native 128-bit integer type called “__int128”. In this
assignment we are interested in /unsigned/ integers, and so we will be
using the type “unsigned __int128”. There is a typedef statement in
pa06.h that defines a shorthand notation “uint128”

typedef unsigned __int128 uint128;

There are no built in functions to print these integers, or to convert
strings into these integers. You will need to write and test such a
function yourself.

You must also write your own function for printing unsigned 128-bit
numbers.

You should be able to pass the following test-case.

// Example: writing out a Biiigggg number
int main(int argc, char * * argv)
{
const char * str = “340282366920938463463374607431768211455”;
uint128 w = alphaTou128(str);
char * w_str = u128ToString(w);
printf(“Biiigggg number: %s\n”, w_str);
if(strcmp(str, w_str) != 0)
printf(“ERROR!, expected %s\n”, str);
free(w_str);
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

Before continuing with the assignment, you need to complete the
functions alphaTou128(str), and u128ToString(w).

// ~ What you need to do :: Testing primality ~ //

As Carter Allen notes on his webpage, the function
primalityTestWithOnlyOddsAndSqrtLimit lends itself to
parallelism. Simple put, if you want to test if a number is divisible
(exactly) by numbers in the range [0..n], then you can split this
range into chunks, and test each chunk in a separate thread. If /any/
chunk of the computation finds a factor, then the number is not prime.

For his threaded version, Carter Allen used “Grand Central Dispatch”,
which is a relatively new Apple technology. For this assignment we
will use the trusty pthreads library instead of Grand Central
Dispatch. pthreads is the standard threading library available on all
flavors of unix (including OS X and Linux), and can also be used on
windows. One key reason for using pthreads is that, in my experience,
it is not worth learning a shiny simplified technologies until you
understand a bit about the underlying machinery. So learning pthreads
is a very good idea, and the knowledge gained will transfer naturally
to other threading libraries.

Feel free to examine Carter Allen’s code; however, you will not be
able to compile it on the ece computers. Examining his code may help
you understand how to create a threaded version using pthreads;
however, many important details are missing.

// ~ How to Compile, Run and Test ~ //

For your convenience, the inputs folder contains two files. One file
contains 390 prime numbers. The other file contains 2116 non-prime
numbers. Your program should correctly detect all 390 primes as prime,
and all 2116 non-primes as non-prime. Don’t forget that 2 is a prime
number.

// ~ Why Prime Numbers ~ //

You might know that modern cryptography relies on the fact that no-one
knows how to efficiently determine whether or not a number is
prime. If someone ever figures this out, then they may well be the
subject of a real-life spy novel. This was the theme of the 90s hit
film “Sneakers”.

But as far as prime numbers go, cryptography is the tip of the
iceberg. If math has anything to do with the universe, then prime
numbers have a special place in how it ticks. These special numbers
have been the subject of extensive investigation by mathematicians for
all of recorded history, yet they still present many mysteries. Their
universality lead the great American scientist, Carl Sagan, to suggest
that if aliens were to communicate with humans, then they could use
prime numbers to capture our attention. This idea is the centre-piece
of Sagan’s only work of fiction, the best selling novel, “Contact”,
which has since been made into a film.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qDjg8mdd8c)

#ifndef PA08_H #define PA08_H typedef __uint128_t uint128; #define FALSE 0 #define TRUE 1 #define MAX(X,Y) ((X) > (Y) ? (X) : (Y)) /** * Convert the initial portion of C-string ‘str’ to an unsigned 128-bit integer * * This function should be just like atoi(…), except that it returns an 128 * bit unsigned integer. Return 0 on any error. Don’t forget you must skip * white-space. * * See PA02 for hints on implementing this function. */ uint128 alphaTou128(const char * str); /** * Return a newly allocated C-string which represents the passed value. * The caller is responsible for freeing the allocated string. * * If you have already implemented alphaTou128(…) (see hint), then you should * be able to figure out how to implement u128ToString(…). */ char * u128ToString(uint128 value); /** * Test is ‘value’ is prime. * ‘n_threads’ is the number of threads to create to complete this computation. * Return TRUE of FALSE. * * LEAK NO MEMORY. * * Good luck! */ int primalityTestParallel(uint128 value, int n_threads); #endif

CASE STUDY

Carl Thomas worked for one of the big outdoor sporting goods stores for more than seven years.  Although he never completed his degree, Carl took some management courses at the local community college.  The knowledge he gained from his coursework along with his own tenacity enabled him to rise into entry-level management. Although Carl enjoyed his job, he couldn’t help wondering if there was more to life.  Carl always wanted to open his own business because he wanted to be his own boss and thought he might be able to earn a decent living.

Recently, retired from a career with the school system as a PE teacher and sports coach, Carl’s Uncle John was looking to fulfill his dream of having an outdoor adventure business.  He had inherited some property years back but had not done anything with the land to this point. When Uncle John learned that Carl was thinking along the same lines, he determined it was time to start a business.  The two decided to go into business together and brought in Carl’s younger brother, Joe, who was working part-time as an athletic trainer. The trio combined their savings and started hashing out a plan to use the five acres of land that Uncle John had inherited.

The concept was simple…to open a business where teenagers, young adults, and work teams from local businesses could enjoy hours of outdoor fun and entertainment.  There was limited sports and entertainment for the target audience so the family decided to open a themed outdoor paint ball park, which they called Outdoor Adventure Paintball Park.  Outdoor Adventure offers customers a choice of five battlefields, each offering a different level of play.

Each field provides a unique experience for hours of enjoyment.  There is the civil war field with a simulated headquarters and trenches; an old castle, which is made of multiple levels and a tower; the woods, which offers a true woodsy battle with placement of several man-made buildings for additional cover; the village, which is a large field with a wooded section running down one side, a two story building and bunkers in the middle, with a creek running down the other side; and the hill, which contains a wooded section and a number of bunkers on a steep incline. A small store is strategically placed in a location central to the fields to eliminate the need for guests to leave the playing area.

The costs to customers vary, with rental packages starting at $25 per person. Customers may also purchase a la carte based on their individual needs. Additionally, season passes are available for a cost of $150 and birthday party packages are available for $300.  The minimum age to participate in a paint ball event is 10 years.

In addition to the five battle fields, there are six air ball fields that are formatted for 3, 5 and 7-man tournament play.  Air ball fields offer a variety of layouts that are constantly changed to keep up with the latest craze in tournament play.  Many of the fields have dedicated fill stations to eliminate the need for players to leave the field to reload.

The facility also includes a shooting gallery designed to allow individuals to sharpen their shooting skills.  The gallery contains high velocity paint guns and a variety of still and moving targets.  Players may practice aiming, have shootouts or just blast away at targets for sheer enjoyment.

Carl manages the business and spends most of his time in his office with the door closed, Joe trains new employees and supervises paint ball events, and Uncle John has oversight of the shooting gallery. The business started with three employees but has grown quickly to a staff of 20.

The venture seemed like a good idea.  The family’s passion for sports and working with youth appeared to be paying off.  There are loyal repeat customers who purchase expensive equipment and supplies from Joe. These customers also enjoy attending extra training and information sessions. The tournaments have become popular and the local news has been covering the events.  Moreover, the business has a reputation for being a safe family friendly environment.

However, recently, Outdoor Adventure has been experiencing growing pains.  Scheduling is becoming more challenging as the activities on the field increase.  Staff is pulled from one area of the park to provide coverage in another.  Employees are starting to complain that they do not understand their job duties outside of the paint ball fields and feel they need additional training and procedures.  Additionally, a major event was missed due to double-booking.  A number of customers have expressed their displeasure with the service and, as a result, spending less time on the field.  Local businesses are not responding to special discounts for employee events.  There has been an increase in workplace mistakes but fortunately these have not resulted in serious accidents.  Customers and employees are starting to question the leadership and often ask, “How long can a business like this one last?” or “Who’s running the show?”

Carl has noticed a dip in sales and is now starting to feel they are losing control of the business.  While the two closest competitors are 30 – 45 miles away and do not offer nearly the same amenities, Carl understands that if they do not do something quickly, their customer base may decide travel to the competition.  Moreover, his passion for owning a sports-oriented business is waning.  He is concerned about the continued success of the business but the work no longer seems fun or interesting.

Uncle John, on the other hand, is not interested in discussing the books and does not see any need to worry.  He is not concerned about what he calls “a few random incidents” and sees the dip in sales as an indication that it would be a good idea to expand the offering.  In fact, he has been presented with the possibility of forming a paint ball competing team.  He feels this opportunity is too big to pass up and wants to convince the others that it’s a good time to pursue.

Principles Web Development

This week, you will use Dreamweaver to create three additional pages for the Sunhom Solar website you are creating. Just like last week, these pages are based on the Week 2 You Decide assignment, the site map. You will continue to develop your website, adding appropriate content related to Sunholm Solar. You will continue to use the same layout and the Save As method introduced for creating copies of your content pages.

Principles Web Development

Write a professionally worded and formatted business memo evaluating the page from a design perspective and describing what changes you would like to make to improve the design and to make it consistent with other pages on the Sunholm Solar site.

SCENARIO:

As you recall, Sunholm Solar is a startup company specializing in the design, installation, and financing of residential solar power systems. A new website is a key component of their planned nationwide market launch, which is now less than 30 days away.

ROLE:

You are an independent Web developer who is currently in the process of developing Sunholm Solar’s new website. You have been making good progress, but have not yet gotten to the page describing the company’s financing services, which the CFO regards as vitally important. Just as you are beginning to think about how to design this key page, you receive an urgent email summoning you to a meeting at the company, in which the CEO and CFO will describe their own ideas for the page. You will review their proposal and prepare an email in response, evaluating her design and describing what changes, if any, you would like to make to improve the design of the page.

PLAYERS:

Hugh Holben (President and CEO)

“Thanks for coming. Sorry to call this meeting on short notice, but we have a lot of balls in the air right now with the market launch less than a month away.

You’ve been doing a fantastic job on the website so far; we really love the pages you’ve shown us. But Janet, our CFO, is getting a little nervous that we haven’t seen the financing page yet, and frankly, I am, too. A lot of our projected revenue comes from financing deals with our customers, so that page really has to sell.

To help you out, Janet and I sketched out a few ideas of our own for the financing page. Take a look and tell us what you think.”

 Janet Mclane (CFO)

“You know, this Web design stuff isn’t really so hard once you get into it. I’ve made brochures for bake sales for my grandson’s PTA, and it’s really the same thing, isn’t it?

Hugh and I pulled our ideas together and created a draft that we’ll give you. We wanted to use some bold colors to get attention and some fun graphics to put the customer in a good mood. And it’s amazing how many different fonts there are on the computer to use!

I’m emailing you our draft page right now. Of course, you’re the expert, so we want you to review it and tell us what you want to change to make it fit with the rest of the site.”

 DELIVERABLE:

Given the scenario, your role and the information provided by the key players involved, it is time for you to make a decision. If you are finished reviewing this scenario, close this window and return to this Week’s You Decide tab, in eCollege, to complete the activity for this scenario. You can return and review this scenario again at any time.

The financial crisis of 2008

Deliverable Length:  800–1,000 words

The financial crisis of 2008 caused macroeconomists to rethink monetary and fiscal policies. Economists, financial experts, and government policy makers are victims of what former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan called a “once in a century credit tsunami”—in other words, nobody saw it coming.

Based on the analysis of the data, share your thoughts on what caused the financial crisis and whether the United States is going in the right or wrong direction with its current policies.

Focus specifically on the following:

  • Monetary policy
    • What monetary policies do you think caused the crisis?
    • What were the effects of the policies implemented in reaction to the crisis?
    • Do you think the solutions worked in the short term? In the long term?
  • Fiscal policies
    • What fiscal policies do you think caused the crisis?
    • What were the effects of the fiscal policies implemented in reaction to the crisis?
    • Do you think the solutions worked in the short term? In the long term?

Make sure you include the following concepts in your analysis:

  • Interest rates
  • The financial services industries (CDOs, CMOs, the stock market, credit flows, money markets, etc.)
  • Tax rebates
  • Stimulus
  • TARP
  • Government debt and deficit
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment
  • GDP

In your opinion, did government intervention help or harm the economy before and after the panic of 2008? Would you have done anything differently?

Make sure you use research to back up your argument.

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Culture Essay

Infinite Divisions

Read section 5. Myths and Archetypes.

This assignment is due by August 5th, but it can be handed in at any time. This will serve as your 3-page paper, 1500 words, double-spaced, but you are free to write more, but not less. When you use sources other than Infinite Divisions, be sure to give the author(s) credit in your bibliography.

Female archetypes are usually mythic, but in Mexican culture there are archetypes that also serve as historical figures. They often reflect society’s ideals and they have served to socialize women into certain roles. We have seen similar features in the Latino-centered cultural values. What we often see is the archetype of the good mother, in Mexican iconography, the Virgen of Guadalupe, or the bad mother, represented by La Malinche. Mexican American women writers continue to incorporate these figures in their work.

In this assignment I want you to do a few things:

1)  research and understand these two powerful icons so that you have an understanding of them and can use them as references

2) choose 2 or 3 pieces (poems or stories) in section 5 and study how these two powerful female archetypes (La Virgen de Guadalupe and La Malinche) appear in the pieces. Focus on gender roles, the history of the two icons, and the struggles of the characters to come to terms with the duality.

Culture Essay

In some ways, the assigned passages in Infinite Divisions remind us of the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican and also How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. The issues that affect women such as self and identity, self and others, myths and archetypes,  seem to always look back at growing up and feeling different. The difference can be the restrictions placed on women because of their gender, race, class, country of origin, culture or sexual identity, among others. What we have seen as a whole is all kinds of women overcoming sometimes tremendous obstacles to create a voice and have it heard.

In a comprehensive essay, write about the women in the readings (in the three books). Give the names of authors and story or novel, and choose at least 7 female characters, 4 from Infinite Divisions) and explain how, and in what ways, you learned from them, about their lives, their time, their struggles, their successes, and challenges. You must use characters from all 3 books.

An (A) excellent essay will mention (7) characters from all of the 3 books (4 from Infinite Divisions). It will be specific, naming names, stories and authors, and stressing the analytical (analyzing the struggles, the successes and the challenges). It  will explore a diverse sampling of women. It will be written using proper grammar and spelling with little to no mistakes. A (B) good essay will fulfill most of the above requirements. A (C) regular essay will do a satisfactory job, just satisfying a mimimum of the assignment.

Ethical Concerns in Use of Electronic Health/Medical Records

 Explore the nursing literature for professional nursing articles published in the last 5 years addressing the ethical concerns in the nursing profession concerning EHRs and EMRs and in response to those concerns in the field of health care about ethical carelessness or intentional breach of a client’s record. Discuss the need to protect patients’ privacy and each organization’s responsibility to police itself and demonstrate corporate integrity. Discuss the “human-technology interface.”  Summarize and critique the content, and discuss current efforts to mediate those concerns, including educating the public.

Start with this article. :

Kopala, B. and Mitchell, M. (2011). Use of digital health records raises ethics concerns.  JONA’s Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation, Vol. 13 (3).

Then search the literature for  3 more supporting professional nursing articles of interest that relate to the topic. The articles must come from peer-reviewed nursing journals published within the past 5 years.

Write at least 7 pages (excluding cover page and references) that includes the following:

  1. An APA-formatted cover page.
  2. Required citations or references; include the database (Ebscohost, Proquest, Ovid, etc.) from which the articles were retrieved. References and citations in APA format.
  3. This paper will have 4 parts:
  • Summary of the ethical concerns found in the 4 articles in your own words. ( minimum 1 ½ – 2 pages
  •  Critique the articles – (for example, what is the strength of the evidence, is it supported by the literature, how clearly was the article written, what more could be said, what was clearly explained, etc.? (minimum 1 -1½ pages per article)
  •  In general, what concerns have you found in clinical practice (school, work)? Use appropriate resources to validate your concerns. Do not list real names or specific instances (minimum 1 page) (I am a LPN for 6 years so please tailor this section to that)
  •  Reflection (what lessons did you learn that will guide you in your career?  (minimum 1 page)
  •  Include a summary of the paper following the reflection.

Marketing on the Coca Cola Industry

Final Paper

Focus of the Final Paper

Develop a 12- to14-page marketing plan (not including the title and reference pages, charts and/or graphs) for any product of your choice. Your marketing plan must:

 

  • Analyze the specific marketplace situation in detail, including organizational strengths, weaknesses, environmental opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis).
  • Develop an organizational mission statement, and forecast performance goals using your situational analysis.
  • Design a marketing strategy based upon your objectives.
  • Create an appropriate integrated marketing mix, which will include your ability to effectively appeal to the specific market segments you will be targeting.
  • Develop a written summary and specific recommendations for the implementation of your plan.


Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

 

 

  • Must be 12  to 14 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages, charts and/or graphs), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least four scholarly sources, in addition to the text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

1.   It might be helpful to use sub-headers to identify each section to be certain that you have covered all of the required areas.

2.   A marketing plan is an original document, and, therefore, there are not many references made (if at all). However, since this is an academic exercise, please include references to help validate your points. Also, be certain that all of your references are in the correct APA format. This refers to the fact that you need to have your references documented, not only in the text of your marketing plan but on your reference page as well. If you are not certain how to do this correctly please refer to past comments and announcements posted in the class. Also, at the bottom of our class there is a link for “Resources” and then another link  for the “Writing Center”, which will also be able to guide you.

3.   If your reference is a direct quote in which you have used quotation marks that wrap around the sentence, make certain that you include the page number in your reference. If your reference is from a website, then include the paragraph number.

4.   If  your reference is rephrased and not a direct quote, there is no need to include page numbers in the reference.

5.   Make an effort to live by the “20% quotation rule”. Your paper should not exceed more than 20% in quotes. You can see this by adding the total number of words in your paper and then add the number of words that are in quotes and then divide by two. If you have more than 20% in quotes, too much!! Either reduce the number of quotations or paraphrase your quotes. I WOULD RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO COPY LARGE AMOUNTS OF QUOTES FROM OTHER SITES WORK AND PLACE SAID QUOTES IN YOUR PAPER AS IF YOU WROTE IT.

6.   Follow the instructions from your Rubric for your final assignment very carefully, as I will use this as a guide when I grade your papers.

7.   Please be aware of the fact that I submit all final papers through Turnitin. Most students adhere to the concept of turning in their own work. However, I have had situations where students used website marketing plans and claimed such to be their original work. Be aware- DON’T DO IT!!! I want to see your own work and not a replication of something that you “conveniently” found online. So please make every effort to submit your own work that is accurate and interesting.

8.  Please submit the product that you have selected to write your marketing plan about to me via my faculty email address as soon as possible so that I may approve your selection. Once you have been approved, you will not be able to change your selection. You must also respond to DQ#2 for this week with this product. If you do not submit your product selection as part of DQ#2, and I do not approve of your selection, I will not accept your final marketing plan.

make sure you look ar the youtube video and make sure you use graphs as well. at least 5 scholars

Federal Income Tax

  1. A high DIF score indicates which of the following?
  2. The taxpayer is likely to get a refund
  3. The taxpayer’s chances of audit are substantially less than 2%
  4. IRS will automatically grant an extension of time to appeal
  5. The taxpayer’s chances of audit are fairly high
  6. Eduardo filed his 2013 tax return on March 15, 2014. Eduardo accidentally omitted $10,000 of income from his individual tax return. The total gross income shown on the tax return was $35,000. When will the statute of limitations expire for Eduardo’s 2013 tax return?
  7. March 15, 2017
  8. March 15, 2020
  9. April 15, 2017
  10. April 15, 2020
  11. Which of the following is not a requirement to qualify for innocent spouse relief?
  12. The individual electing innocent spouse relief must have been abandoned by her spouse for more than 6 months.
  13. The individual establishes that she did not know and had no reason to know that there was an understatement
  14. It would be inequitable to hold the individual liable for the deficiency attributable to the understatement when all facts and circumstances are considered
  15. The individual elects innocent spouse relief within the time period that the statute of limitation is open for collection activities.
  16. Which of the following explain why it is important to determine the period in which income is recognized?
  17. Marginal tax rates may be different in different periods.
  18. Tax laws may change
  19. The time value of money
  20. All of the above are explanations
  21. a. and b. only are explanations
  22. All of the following are allowable tax years except:
  23. The last Friday of July
  24. December 31
  25. The Sunday closest to March 1
  26. August 31

6 Abdo Corporation received permission to change its tax year-end from December 31 to August 31 in 2013. Its income from January 1 through August 31 is $278,000. What is Abdo’s tax liability for its year ended August 2013?

  1. $91,670
  2. $94,520
  3. $108,420
  4. $141,780
  5. Wilma is CEO of and owns 100 percent of WT Enterprises, a cash-basis, calendar-year corporation. The company has always been profitable but over the last five years Wilma’s salary has increased from over $400,000 per year to over $1,000,000 and it has failed to pay dividends. Which of the following will not occur if the IRS determines that $500,000 of her salary is unreasonable?
  6. Wilma will pay an additional tax on the $500,000 recharacterized as dividend.
  7. Wilma will be eligible for a refund of Medicare taxes.
  8. WT will lose a deduction for the $500,000 re characterized as a dividend.
  9. WT will be eligible for a refund of a portion of FICA taxes it paid.
  10. James owns a sole proprietorship. James pays his son Albert, age 17, $8,000 and his daughter Chloe, age 19, $11,000 for their work in the business. Both wages are reasonable for the work they perform. How much FICA tax must the sole proprietorship pay on the wages?
  11. 0
  12. $612
  13. $842
  14. $1,454
  15. Carol owns a small curio shop that is incorporated as an S corporation. Her three children, Sara, age 16, Mark, age 19, and Corey, age 22, all help in the shop. Which of the children’s wages are subject to FICA taxes?
  16. None of the wages are subject to FICA taxes.
  17. Corey’s wages only
  18. Mark and Corey’s wages only.
  19. All their wages are subject to FICA taxes.
  20. How much may Chico Corporation, a calendar-year accrual-basis corporation, deduct if it paid $3,000 on April 1 for an insurance policy for the next three years, prepaid six months interest of $450 on November 1, and paid $2,000 rent for December and January on December 1.
  21. $1,900
  22. $2,450
  23. $2,600
  24. $5,450
  25. Cleo spent $4,000 on organization costs for her business and $13,000 training staff. If the business is a calendar-year cash-basis business that starts operations on June 1, what is the current year’s deduction for these expenses?
  26. $17,000
  27. $9,311
  28. $9,000
  29. $611
  30. Waldo bought two tickets for a Packers game on Ebay for $400. The tickets had a face value of $50 each. He took a client to the game and they had a dinner afterwards where they discussed business. The cost of the dinner was $70. What is Waldo’s deduction for these expenses?
  31. $470
  32. $235
  33. $170
  34. $85
  35. During the year, Garbin Corporation (a calendar-year corporation that manufactures furniture) purchased the following assets:
Date Asset Cost
February 15 Tools $40,000
March 3 Machines 50,000
October 6 Office Building 110,000

In computing depreciation of these assets, which of the following averaging conventions will be used?

  1. Half-year and mid-month
  2. Mid-quarter and mid-month
  3. Half-year, mid-quarter, and mid-month
  4. Mid-quarter only
  5. In May 2013, Stephen acquired a used automobile for $12,000 and used the automobile 75% for business. No Sec. 179 election was made. In 2014, Stephen’s business use of the automobile decreases to 45%. As a result of this change in business use:
  6. The change does not affect the way Stephen computes his 2014 depreciation
  7. Stephen’s depreciation in 2014 is $2,250.
  8. Stephen must recapture $900 as ordinary income in 2014
  9. Stephen must amend the 2014 tax return and recompute depreciation.
  10. Zachary purchased a new car on August 1, 2014 for $14,500. His records indicate that he uses the car 45 percent for business and 55 percent for personal use. What are his cost recovery deductions for 2014 and 2015?
  11. $653; $1,305
  12. $1,377; $2,205
  13. $1,305; $2,088
  14. $798; $1,595
  15. Edna had $20,000 of ordinary income. In addition, she had a $1,500 short-term capital gain on one stock and a $4,900 long-term capital loss on another. What is her adjusted gross income before deductions?
  16. $21,500
  17. $17,000
  18. $16,600
  19. $15,100
  20. Coley Corporation has an $800 net short-term capital loss and a $6,000 net long-term capital gain in the current year. It also has an $8,000 long-term capital loss carryover from the prior year. What is Coley’s capital loss carryover to the next year?
  21. $0
  22. $2,000
  23. $2,800
  24. $8,800
  25. Vero Corporation owns $200,000 of equipment used for its business and the building that the business is located in that is valued at $175,000. The business is successful and has investments in marketable securities valued at $45,000. What is the value of its capital assets?
  26. $45,000
  27. $75,000
  28. $275,000
  29. $320,000
  30. Sam’s land was condemned for a sewage treatment plant. He received $600,000 for the land that had a basis of $650,000. What is his realized and recognized gain or loss, respectively, on this involuntary conversion?
  31. ($50,000), ($50,000)
  32. ($50,000), 0
  33. $50,000, $50,000
  34. 0, 0
  35. None of the above
  36. Wally’s investment real estate was condemned on November 14, 2014. On February 14, 2015, he received $250,000 for the property that had a basis of $210,000. What is the last date that Wally can acquire replacement property to avoid gain recognition?
  37. November 14, 2017
  38. February 14, 2018
  39. December 31, 2017
  40. December 31, 2018
  41. None of the above
  42. Which of the following is not a characteristic of involuntary conversions?
  43. Gain only is deferred
  44. The taxpayer can receive cash to invest in qualifying replacement property
  45. The provision applies to both realty and personalty
  46. All of these are characteristics
  47. None of these are characteristics
  48. What is JJ Corporation’s balance in accumulated earnings and profits at the beginning of year 2 if in year 1 it made a $40,000 distribution to its shareholders, its current earnings and profits was $35,000, and its accumulated earnings and profits was $25,000 at the beginning of year 1?
  49. $65,000
  50. $30,000
  51. $25,000
  52. $20,000
  53. A sole shareholder receives a piece of land from a corporation as a dividend distribution. The land has a basis of $40,000 and a fair market value of $80,000; the shareholder’s basis in his stock is $20,000, and this distribution is the only corporate activity for the year except for paying any tax owed on the distribution. At the beginning of the year, the corporation had only $5,000 in accumulated earnings and profits. How will this distribution be treated for tax purposes by the shareholder?
  54. $80,000 dividend
  55. $39,000 dividend; $41,000 capital gain
  56. $39,000 dividend; $20,000 return of capital; $21,000 capital gain
  57. $60,000 dividend; $20,000 return of capital
  58. None of the above
  59. Soledad received one stock right for every two shares of stock she owned. She owned 100 shares that she purchased two years ago for $1,000. Each of the 50 rights that she received allows her to purchase one share of stock for $15. The stock is currently selling for $22 per share. What is her basis in the 50 stock rights?
  60. $0
  61. $137.25
  62. $159.09
  63. $274.51
  64. None of the above
  65. Corbin has a $15,000 basis in his 50 percent ownership in an S corporation and lent the corporation $5,000 last year. The corporation has $30,000 of other debt. This year the corporation reported a $100,000 loss. How much of this loss may Corbin deduct?
  66. $15,000
  67. $20,000
  68. $35,000
  69. $50,000
  70. Which of the following does not affect the basis of S corporation stock?
  71. Tax-exempt income
  72. Nondeductible expenses
  73. Charitable contributions
  74. Capital gains
  75. All affect stock basis
  76. The accumulated adjustment account
  77. is a shareholder account.
  78. can be reduced below zero by an excess distribution.
  79. determines when there is a tax-free distribution during the post-termination period.
  80. is important in applying loss limitation rules.
  81. What is the difference in tax savings between a $1,000 tax credit and a $1,000 tax deduction for a single taxpayer with $45,000 in taxable income?
  82. 0
  83. $850
  84. $750
  85. $300
  86. $250
  87. Maurice and Judy (both age 32) have one natural daughter, age 4, and adopted twin boys, age 8. Their adjusted gross income on their joint return is $120,000. If they take the standard deduction, what is their tax liability after any allowable tax credits in 2014?
  88. $14,375
  89. $11,575
  90. $11,175
  91. $11,375
  92. Stephanie and Cal have three dependent children in college. Sally is a freshman and Teri is a sophomore at a small private college in their town where their expenses are $6,500 per year for each student; Lexi is in her third year of medical school in Wisconsin and her related expenses are $12,500 per year. What is the maximum education credit allowed Stephanie and Cal on their joint tax return if their AGI is $118,000 in 2014?
  93. $5,000
  94. $6,000
  95. $7,000
  96. $7,500

Short Answer Questions

  1. William has decided to purchase a large apartment complex. He pays $100,000 cash, obtains a loan on the property for $500,000, and assumes the first mortgage balance of $250,000. He also gives the sellers $100,000 of marketable securities that he purchased three years ago for $125,000 and paid a finder’s fee of $5,000, legal fees of $6,000, and transfer taxes of $12,000. What is William’s acquisition basis for the building? Does he have any other tax consequences as a result of this purchase?
  2. Continental Corporation has $1,000,000 in common stock and $1,000,000 in 7 percent 10-year bonds in its capital structure. How much does Continental save in taxes in current dollars over the 10 years the bonds are outstanding by having these bonds instead of an all-equity capital structure? Assume Continental has a 34 percent marginal tax rate in all years.

 

Virtual Taxonomy Lab

To introduce you to principles of taxonomy as you look at morphological characteristics of sea shells and construct an evolutionary tree.

Directions

Go to the link http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/click/shells_online/index.html and work through the lab sorting sea shells based on morphological characteristics to study evolutionary relationships.
Please take notes for your laboratory report. You will add an introduction later. Write a short note describing each step of identifying and selecting snails as you work through the lab. Please take a screen shot of the final drawing showing the evolutionary relationship of all snails listed.
Please answer the following questions:

Why was the scallop among the snails? (HINT: Watch “Dr. Olivera discusses major molluscan groups”)
What additional tests could be used to examine evolutionary relationships among molluscs (snail species)? (HINT: Watch “Dr. Olivera discusses how to classify shells”)
How was the name of different cone snail specied decided? (HINT: Watch the video “Dr. Olivera discusses species names”)
Where are cone snails found and what are their feeding habits? (HINT: Click on snail images on the final evolutionary tree for more information about species).
Describe the evolutionary history of snails (Molluscs). In which eon, era and period did the first snails evolve? (HINT: Textbook, chapter 14.3)
The laboratory report will have a title page (APA format), and an introduction. Summarize the life history of cone snails. List your steps to classify the snails under methods, post the final picture of snail specis under results and discuss limits of morphological classification in the discussion section of the lab report. Suggest additional tests which may clarify cone shell taxonomy. You should also have a reference section, with the textbook and web page listed in APA format.
Please review the grading rubric for the assignment for additional details and grade criteria. Also use the “How to write a lab report” links in the Grading Rubrics folder for futhur guidance.
Save your completed lab report in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format. Name it as “Taxonomy Lab Report_Your Last Name.”
Submit your lab report via the submission link above. Please only submit the completed lab report for grading.

Evolution and Natural Selection Lab

Hands-on Laboratory

Purpose

This assignment assesses your knowledge and understanding of Chapter 12 and 13 concepts relating to evolution and natural selection of species.

Directions

Please download the document Evolution and Natural Selection Lab for detailed directions, Evolution and Natual Selection Lab.docx.
Complete all experiments, fill in data and answer all questions in the Evolution and Natural Selection Lab report.
Save your lab report in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format. Name it as “Evolution Lab_Your Last Name.”
Submit it using the link above.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Investments

You need to present to your client, Alice Cartwright, some investment options for her to choose from. Her choices are between the following 2 bonds:

Bond

Description

Face Value

Coupon Rate

Years to Maturity

Bond A

corporate bond in ABA company

$1,000

10% coupon

12 years, paying annual payments

Bond B

corporate bond in ABA company

$1,000

10% coupon

2 years, paying annual payments

For each bond, answer the following questions:

What is the valuation of the bond if the market interest rates are 12%?
What is the valuation of the bond if the market interest rates are 6%?
What is the valuation of the bond if the market interest rates are 2%?
What is the value of the bond at the present time?
What will the bond be worth at maturity?
Are there differences in bond prices? If so, explain why.
400 to 600 words, plus calculations showing all work

Advantages & Disadvantages of Investments

You need to present to your client, Alice Cartwright, some investment options for her to choose from. Her choices are between the following 2 bonds:
Bond
Description
Face Value
Coupon Rate
Years to Maturity
Bond A
corporate bond in ABA company
$1,000
10% coupon
12 years, paying annual payments
Bond B
corporate bond in ABA company
$1,000
10% coupon
2 years, paying annual payments
For each bond, answer the following questions:
What is the valuation of the bond if the market interest rates are 12%?
What is the valuation of the bond if the market interest rates are 6%?
What is the valuation of the bond if the market interest rates are 2%?
What is the value of the bond at the present time?
What will the bond be worth at maturity?
Are there differences in bond prices? If so, explain why.
400 to 600 words, plus calculations showing all work

CIS 312 Week 6 Discussion

Windows Utilities” Please respond to the following:

From the first e-Activity, analyze at least two (2) utilities available natively in Windows that you believe are useful to systems administrators. Be sure to summarize the uses of each. Next, explain the key reasons why you believe such tools to be useful. Justify your response with examples of how your selected tools can assist in the systems administration process.

From the second e-Activity, explain the primary benefits gained from utilizing the tools from the PsTools suite. Additionally, select at least one (1) of the PsTools, and describe the key ways that such a tool can assist a systems administrator.

The CAPM Pricing Model

You need to find Alice 3 stocks to invest in from different segments of the market. The stocks should come from 3 varied sectors of the market: automotive, drug, and retail. Once you have identified the 3 stocks, you need to find the current yield of the 10-year treasury bond and calculate the required rate of return for each of them. Show all of your work so that you can explain to Alice how risk affects your expectations. Alice wants to earn 15% in the market despite the markets risks.
Must be apa format
Must be 600 to 800 words
Must provide references

Ecosystem

Choose an ecosystem that must be restored.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that examines ecosystem restoration. Include the following:
State the current condition of the ecosystem.
Describe how the area arrived at this current condition.
Explain why you selected this area.
Explain how the ecosystem may restore itself through natural processes.
Describe interventions to restore the ecosystem.
Describe each step toward restoration.
Explain how each step works in the ecosystem chosen.
Provide alternatives if there are any.
Provide examples where restoration has been successful in the past.
Include at least three references in addition to the text, formatted consistent with APA guidelines.

REL 212 Week 6 Discussion

“The Role of the Torah and Special Covenant” Please respond to the following:

Discuss the significance of the “special covenant” between the Jewish people and God. Name at least two examples of this covenant in the Jewish religion

HUM 112 Week 6 Discussion

“Tchaikovsky and Women in Art” Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Select one (1) composition by Tchaikovsky that you enjoy. Describe the music and subject matter of that work, and explain why you enjoy it. Explain the key reasons why you believe that compositions by Tchaikovsky continue to be popular with contemporary orchestras and audiences. Passionate nationalism, like Tchaikovsky’s for Russia, could be a feature of Romantic art and music and in the arts of the late 1800s. Give primary examples of music today (besides national anthems) that is characterized by nationalism.

Explore:
Tchaikovsky
Chapter 31 (pp.1039-1040), famous overture and ballet music compositions; review the Week 6 “Music Folder”
Audio of musical compositions on Tchaikovsky webpage,
Kennedy Center Website at http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=3651&source_type=C

Video clip of Tchaikovsky (1812 Overture) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrsYD46W1U0

stock Betas and Alphas

you decide to show Alice Cartwright how beta affects the volatility of stocks. You need to go out and find 5 stocks in which you think Alice might have investment interest.

Complete the following for this assignment:

Identify the stocks in which you would have Alice invest.
Make sure each stock has a different beta.
Either track the stocks for 4 days, or use historical data to monitor price fluctuations in the market price.
Comment on the price changes relative to the beta.
Discuss other items that could affect the stock price.
Must be 600 to 800 words and show all work

Principles of Management Communications

Give a comprehensive research review of the significant principles of management communications used to successfully achieve organizational objectives. For this assignment of a minimum of eight pages, you need to integrate material from the readings, multimedia and also reflect on professional experience where possible. It is mandatory to include research from six scholarly sources to support your views. Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers. Use at least one professional example to address the topics below.

The following components must be included in order for the paper to be complete:

Explain effective communication norms in a business setting.

Describe the role of interpersonal communication both as a manager and as an employee. What specific techniques have you used to overcome barriers to communication? Be sure to specify your role in the communication.

Explore the role of international and intercultural interpersonal communications in today’s global businesses.

Describe both verbal and nonverbal management communication.

Explain approaches for effective written management communication.

Analyze various approaches for engaging an audience during a presentation and encouraging active listening.

Describe effective methods of conflict resolution.

Analyze techniques for leading teams and group meetings.

BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools

RESEARCH PAPER
The Research Paper will be a comprehensive research review of the significant principles of management communications used to successfully achieve organizational objectives.

For this assignment of a minimum of 8 pages, you need to integrate material from the readings, multimedia, and class discussion boards, and also reflect on professional experience where possible. It is mandatory to include research from the classroom text as well as from six scholarly sources to support your views.

Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers.
Use at least one professional example to address the topics below.

The following components must be included in order for the paper to be complete:
Explain effective communication norms in a business setting.
Describe the role of interpersonal communication both as a manager and as an employee. What specific techniques have you used to overcome barriers to communication? Be sure to specify your role in the communication.
Explore the role of international and intercultural interpersonal communications in today’s global businesses.
Describe both verbal and nonverbal management communication.
Explain approaches for effective written management communication.
Analyze various approaches for engaging an audience during a presentation and encouraging active listening.
Describe effective methods of conflict resolution.
Analyze techniques for leading teams and group meetings.

The Research Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA Format.
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly resources, including a minimum of three from the Online Library.
Must document all sources in APA Format.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style.

TEXT>
Baack, D. (2012). Management Communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Multimedia>
Barriers to Communication (https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=10886&aid=18596&loid=9174&plt=FOD&w=420&h=315&fWidth=440&fHeight=365)

Identifies techniques for more effective communication.

The Money Supply

For this assignment you will use the money supply data available on the Federal Reserve website (http://www.federalreserve.gov).
Although you need to focus on specific sections of the site for this assignment, you are encouraged to browse the website and become familiar with the other information available there.
To access the money supply data, follow the links below from the site’s home page:

Economic Research and Data > Statistical Releases and Historical Data > Money Stock Measures
After reviewing data on the money supply, complete the following assignment:
From this week’s reading assignment, review the section “M1, M2, and M3.” In that section, locate the data that the text provides on the money supply. Update this data based on the Government’s most current data release.
Find the trend in the growth rate of M1 and M2. What accounts for differences in the growth rate of each money supply measure?
Summarize measurement issues in M1 and M2 identified by the Federal Reserve.
Your response should be 1-2 pages in length and include the updated data requested, a paragraph on M1 and M2 growth rates, and a paragraph on the measurement issues.
Please remember that it is a written assignment, so it is not enough to present the calculations (please do not provide the data tables in the write up). You need to explain what you are doing, what M1 and M2 consist of, what components of M1 and M2 explain the overall growth rates of M1 and M2 and why, etc.
Please remember that this is APA format with intext citation

Please remember that it is a written assignment, so it is not enough to present the calculations (please do not provide the data tables in the write up). You need to explain what you are doing, what M1 and M2 consist of, what components of M1 and M2 explain the overall growth rates of M1 and M2 and why, etc.

Game Theory (economics based)

Problem Set 6, page 1 of 12
Problem Set 5: Due in class on Tuesday, August 4. Test 5 on the content of this homework will be
given on Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00am sharp. Please print this homework and provide your
solutions on the printout.
Unless stated otherwise, in the following problems assume that games considered are games of
repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma with stage payoffs of 0, 1, 3 and 5, that is
C D
C
3
3
5
0
D
0
5
1
1
Problem 1 (6p)
Consider the following strategy “Tit for Two Tats” (TF2T): Cooperate in periods 1 and 2.
Thereafter defect in any period k>2 if and only if your opponent defected in k-1 and k-2.
(a) Consider best response strategies to TF2T in a discounted repeated game with δ sufficiently
close to zero.
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to TF2T and (TF2T, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (TF2T, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
(b) Consider best response strategies to TF2T in a discounted repeated game with δ sufficiently
close to one.
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to TF2T and (TF2T, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (TF2T, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
Problem Set 6, page 2 of 12
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
(c) Consider best response strategies to TF2T in a repeated game without discounting (the payoff
is an average per period payoff.)
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to TF2T and (TF2T, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (TF2T, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
Problem 2 (6p)
Recall the strategy “Virgin” (V): V defects unconditionally in the first ten periods and then from
period eleven on V cooperates unconditionally if and only if the opponent cooperated in all ten
initial periods, and defects unconditionally otherwise.
(a) Consider best response strategies to V in a discounted repeated game with δ sufficiently close
to zero.
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to V and (V, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (V, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
Problem Set 6, page 3 of 12
(b) Consider best response strategies to V in a discounted repeated game with δ sufficiently close
to one.
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to V and (V, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (V, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
(c) Consider best response strategies to V in a repeated game without discounting (the payoff is
an average per period payoff.)
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to V and (V, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (V, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
Problem 3 (6p)
Recall the strategy “Casanova” (CA): C cooperates unconditionally in the first fifteen periods
and then from period sixteen on it defects unconditionally.
(a) Consider best response strategies to CA in a discounted repeated game with δ sufficiently
close to zero.
Problem Set 6, page 4 of 12
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to CA and (CA, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (CA, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
(b) Consider best response strategies to CA in a discounted repeated game with δ sufficiently
close to one.
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to CA and (CA, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (CA, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
(c) Consider best response strategies to CA in a repeated game without discounting (the payoff is
an average per period payoff.)
Is it possible to construct two strategies, j and j*, such that both of them are best
responses to CA and (CA, j) is in Nash equilibrium while (CA, j*) is not?
YES NO (circle one)
If your answer is YES then give an example of two strategies like that. Whenever
possible use the strategies defined in the lecture notes, otherwise define a strategy of your
own.
j = ……………..
j* = ……………..
Problem Set 6, page 5 of 12
Problem 4 (6p)
In the following problem assume that the game is that of infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma
with one-shot payoffs of 0, 1, 3 and 5 and without discounting (payoffs are calculated as perperiod
average.)
BR below stands for Best Response.
Are the following statements true of false? Circle the correct answer.
(1) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is such that i=BR(j) then u(i,j) ≥ 3. TRUE FALSE
(2) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is such that j=BR(i) then u(i,j) ≥ 3. TRUE FALSE
(3) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is such that i=BR(j) then u(i,j) ≥ 1. TRUE FALSE
(4) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is such that j=BR(i) then u(i,j) ≥ 1. TRUE FALSE
(5) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is such that i=BR(j) then u(i,j) < 5. TRUE FALSE (6) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is such that j=BR(i) then u(i,j) < 5. TRUE FALSE (7) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is in Nash equilibrium then u(i,j) ≥ 3. TRUE FALSE (8) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is in Nash equilibrium and u(i,j)>3 then u(j,i)<3. TRUE FALSE (9) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is in Nash equilibrium and u(i,j)<3 then u(j,i)>3. TRUE FALSE
(10) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is in Nash equilibrium then u(i,j) ≥ 1. TRUE FALSE
(11) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is in Nash equilibrium then u(i,j) ≤ 3. TRUE FALSE
(12) If a pair of strategies (i,j) is in Nash equilibrium then u(i,j) < 5. TRUE FALSE Consider now the following strategies in an infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma game: ALL D: defect unconditionally in all iterations of the game; ALL C: cooperate unconditionally in all iterations of the game; TFT (tit for tat): cooperate in the first interaction and then cooperate if the other player cooperated on the previous interaction and defect if he defected; STFT (suspicious tit for tat): defect in the first interaction and then cooperate if the other player cooperated on the previous interaction and defect if he defected; MACHO defect in the first iteration; in second iteration cooperate if the other player defected in the first iteration and then play “tit for tat”; if he cooperated in the first iteration, defect unconditionally in all periods of the game from iteration 2 onwards. Problem Set 6, page 6 of 12 Problem 5 (8p) Consider an infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma game with values of δ sufficiently close to (but not equal to) 0. Which of the following are true? (1) ALL D is a best response strategy to TFT TRUE FALSE (2) MACHO is a best response strategy to MACHO TRUE FALSE (3) TFT is a best response strategy to TFT TRUE FALSE (4) ALL D is a best response strategy to MACHO TRUE FALSE (5) ALL D is a best response strategy to ALL C TRUE FALSE (6) ALL C is a best response strategy to TFT TRUE FALSE (7) STFT is a best response strategy to ALL D TRUE FALSE (8) STFT is a best response strategy to STFT TRUE FALSE Consider now an infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma game with values of δ sufficiently close to 1. Which of the following are true? (9) ALL D is a best response strategy to TFT TRUE FALSE (10) MACHO is a best response strategy to MACHO TRUE FALSE (11) TFT is a best response strategy to TFT TRUE FALSE (12) ALL D is a best response strategy to MACHO TRUE FALSE (13) ALL D is a best response strategy to ALL C TRUE FALSE (14) ALL C is a best response strategy to TFT TRUE FALSE (15) STFT is a best response strategy to ALL D TRUE FALSE (16) STFT is a best response strategy to STFT TRUE FALSE Problem Set 6, page 7 of 12 Problem 6 (4p) Which of the following pairs of strategies are in Nash equilibrium in the repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma game without discounting? Circle YES if a pair is in Nash equilibrium and NO otherwise. (MACHO, MACHO) YES NO (TFT, STFT) YES NO (ALL D, ALL D) YES NO (TFT, TFT) YES NO Problem 7 (4p) The game below is similar to the game of Chicken (aka Hawk and Dove.) Suppose it is a stage game of an infinitely repeated game without discounting (the payoff is an average per period payoff.) Using the coordinate system below draw a “folk theorem diagram” i.e., a diagram that shows which pairs of payoffs are possible in the game and which pairs of payoffs are possible in Nash equilibria of this game. Mark all necessary numerical values in the coordinate system. A B A 1 1 3 1 B 1 3 0 0 Problem Set 6, page 8 of 12 Problem 8 (4p) The game below is similar to that of Prisoner’s Dilemma. Suppose it is a stage game of an infinitely repeated game without discounting (the payoff is an average per period payoff.) Using the coordinate system below draw a “folk theorem diagram” i.e., a diagram that shows which pairs of payoffs are possible in the game and which pairs of payoffs are possible in Nash equilibria of this game. Mark all necessary numerical values in the coordinate system. Problem 9 (4p) The game below is similar to the Pareto Coordination game. Suppose it is a stage game of an infinitely repeated game without discounting (the payoff is an average per period payoff.) Using the coordinate system below draw a “folk theorem diagram” i.e., a diagram that shows which pairs of payoffs are possible in the game and which pairs of payoffs are possible in Nash equilibria of this game. Mark all necessary numerical values in the coordinate system. C D C 5 5 5 0 D 0 5 1 1 Problem Set 6, page 9 of 12 Problem 10 (6p) (1) Consider the following game. A B A 1 1 2 3 B 3 2 0 0 Suppose that what evolves in an evolutionary game are strategies (both pure and mixed) in a oneshot game depicted above. Is pure strategy A an ESS? (Circle one.) YES NO Is pure strategy B an ESS? (Circle one.) YES NO A B A 2 2 1 1 B 0 0 1 1 Problem Set 6, page 10 of 12 (2) Consider the following coordination game: A B A 2 2 0 0 B 0 0 1 1 Suppose that what evolves in an evolutionary game are strategies (both pure and mixed) in a oneshot game depicted above. Is pure strategy A an ESS? (Circle one.) YES NO Is pure strategy B an ESS? (Circle one.) YES NO (3) Consider the following Chicken aka Hawk-Dove game (strategies denote choosing “aggress” (B) or “not aggress” (A)): A B A 2 2 5 1 B 1 5 0 0 Suppose that what evolves in an evolutionary game are strategies (both pure and mixed) in a oneshot game depicted above. Is pure strategy A an ESS? (Circle one.) YES NO Is pure strategy B an ESS? (Circle one.) YES NO Problem Set 6, page 11 of 12 Problem 11 (3p) A B A 1 1 2 3 B 3 2 0 0 Consider now an evolutionary game where what evolves are not strategies in a one-shot game but strategies in a repeated game without discounting. The stage game of the repeated game is given above. Consider only pure strategies in this repeated game. (WESS stands for weak ESS.) (a) Is strategy ALL A (“play A unconditionally in all iterations of the game”) an WESS? (Circle one.) YES NO (b) Is strategy ALL B (“play B unconditionally in all iterations of the game”) an WESS? (Circle one.) YES NO (c) Is strategy RECIPROCATE (“play A in period 1 and then play what the other player played in the previous period”) an WESS? (Circle one.) YES NO Problem 12 (3p) A B A 2 2 0 0 B 0 0 1 1 (a) Is strategy ALL A (“play A unconditionally in all iterations of the game”) an WESS? (Circle one.) YES NO (b) Is strategy ALL B (“play B unconditionally in all iterations of the game”) an WESS? (Circle one.) YES NO (c) Is strategy RECIPROCATE (“play A in period 1 and then play what the other player played in the previous period”) an WESS? (Circle one.) YES NO Problem Set 6, page 12 of 12 In the problems below assume that the evolutionary games involve an infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma with one-shot payoffs of 0, 1, 3 and 5 and without discounting (payoffs are calculated as per-period average.) Problem 13 (4p) Consider now the following strategies in an infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma game: ALL D: defect unconditionally in all iterations of the game; STFT (suspicious tit for tat): defect in the first interaction and then cooperate if the other player cooperated on the previous interaction and defect if he defected; MACHO: defect in the first iteration; in second iteration cooperate if the other player defected in the first iteration and then play “tit for tat”; if he cooperated in the first iteration, defect unconditionally in all periods of the game from iteration 2 onwards; TF2T (tit for two tats): cooperate in periods 1 and 2. Thereafter defect in any period k>2 if and only if your opponent defected in k-1 and k-2.
Which strategies from the set above are weak ESS (WESS)? List all strategies that are weak
WESS:
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Problem 14 (2p)
What is the relationship between Nash equilibrium and WESS? More specifically,
1. Can you find a strategy s such that (s, s) is in Nash equilibrium and s is not WESS?
(Circle one.) YES NO
2. Can you find a strategy s which is WESS and (s, s) is not a Nash equilibrium? (Circle
one.) YES NO
Problem 15 (4 extra credit points)
Can you find a strategy s such that u(s, s) = 3, (s, s) is in Nash equilibrium, and s is not WESS?
Prove your claim.

Assignment 2: What is Gross Domestic Product?

Go to the following website:

www.bea.gov/index.htm
Based on the information contained on the website above, answer the following questions:
What was Real GDP for 2009?
What does GDP tell us?
How did GDP change from 2008?
What caused these changes?
What was GNP for 2009?
What is the difference between GDP and GNP?
How did GNP change from 2008?
What caused these changes?
What was National Income (NI) for 2009?
What does National Income tell us?
What is the difference between GNP and NI?
How did NI change from 2008?
What caused these changes?
What was Disposable Income (DI) for 2009?
What does Disposable Income consist of?
How did DI change from 2008?
What caused these changes?
What was GDP in 2008 (sometimes called GSP) for your state?
Submit your responses in an Microsoft Word document in a short answer/worksheet format.

Researched the data correctly and answered each question in a complete and accurate manner. Sixteen points for each question, 1-5.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

ethics homework

Scenario: A 96-year-old male patient is admitted to the ICU with terminal liver cancer. He is confused and disoriented, very skinny and appears underfed, and is covered with bruises, which are common in patients with liver disorders. His daughter, who is a naturopathic physician, insists that she can cure her father by administering unknown substances, some of which smell like feces and look like tar, down his NG tube. He is clearly in pain after she does this. She insists that these are life-saving interventions on her part, but the nursing and physician staff caring for the patient are very upset and concerned that she is hastening his death. They have come to you for help.
1) Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) that describes how to use the method of ethical decision making, reviewed in the module, to help resolve this ethical dilemma. Address the following to generate your conclusions about how you would proceed:
a) What are the dimensions of the ethical dilemma?
b) What are the issues?
c) Apply the four core ethical principles and the process of ethical decision making.
2) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style.

Psychology Multicultural Paper

University of Phoenix

Write a 700- to 1050-word paper discussing social and multicultural psychology.
Address the following in your paper:
Define social psychology.
Describe the primary research strategies used in social psychology and give an example of each.
Define multicultural psychology.
Explain how social and multicultural psychology are related and what separates them into two distinct fields.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Hackers

In this homework all you need to do is get inside a hacker and find out what goes through their mind and here are a list of questions to start off with.

What is curiosity?
What does curiosity look like?
What do curious learners do to start their learning?
How do curious learners gather information?
How do curious learners share their information?

euthanasia

Each report should be five to seven pages in length and should consist of a statement of the issue, its significance, arguments in favor and in opposition, the presenter’s position on the issue, ethical theorist who best supports the presenter’s position and how the theory supports the position

Risk management

The final project for the course will be an individual paper that will require the student to engage an insurance agent at a local agency. The student will interview, research, and synthesize the agency’s target market, product offering mix, and expected financial return in order to analyze the depth and scope of the insurance agency. The student will also offer recommendations of improvements to the agency in these areas. The body of the paper will be a minimum of 8 pages. Papers must be typed and double-spaced with no additional spacing between paragraphs. Times New Roman, Arial, or Cambria are all acceptable fonts. Do not use fonts like Courier. Please ensure the font size for paragraph text is no larger than 12 points. Use a 1” margin on all four sides of the page. Use a title block OR title page that contains: “Strategic Business Assessment Project” BMT 423 Managerial Risk Management Your name Date Facilitator’s Name Citations are the method of “giving credit where credit is due,” and must be used when quoting or paraphrasing any material which is not your own. The use of outside sources to support your argument or position on a topic demonstrates your ability to synthesize information from various sources into one cohesive product. It also demonstrates your understanding of the need to provide others with information regarding these outside sources so they may be used or reviewed by others. The William Woods University library maintains several web pages concerning proper attribution of outside resources. While William Woods University does not specifically request students to use one format over the other, it is preferred that students use APA format when citing outside references on the reference page, and for in text citations or maintain consistency in your citations throughout the paper or presentation. The second page will be a table of contents The body of the paper will be a minimum of 8 pages. Executive Summary Background of Agency and Target Market Current Product Offerings and Financial Review Analysis of Target Market Risk, Liability, and Impact on Society Recommendations to the Agency for Improvements of Product Mix or Target Market Focus Please cite at least three published sources in addition to the Agent: (trade journals, news sources (e.g. msnbc.com), and other Internet-based sources are also acceptable for this research project.

The American Dream – Gran Torino

Film Argument Essay–an Overview
This week you will develop a 750 word argument research paper based on the film assigned to your group, and for which you have been doing various activities, such as engaging in a discussion and developing an annotated bibliography. Your goal is to develop an argument thesis that identifies with specific elements (characters, plot, and / or setting) of the film that reflect the achievement of the American Dream OR disillusionment with the American Dream. For this essay, you will be using at least 4 to 6 research sources. Follow these criteria in developing your essay:
Introduction:
• A good introduction relevant to the subject and your film
• A well-developed argument thesis
Body:
• Develop well-argued body paragraphs that contain topic sentences which refer back to the thesis and provide supporting details from the film and your analyses. Well-argued body paragraphs focused on clear main ideas. Each main idea must: be introduced with a topic sentence, include critical analysis supported with clear and specific examples (reference to scenes) from the film, be further supported with critical and scholarly sources and conclude by showing its relation to the thesis.
• Use the film and your scholarly research as resources to develop your argument. You may use sources that you have researched, and/or you may use resources identified by your peers.
• Use a strong organizational structure with clear transitional sentences
Conclusion:
• Write a conclusion that reemphasized the thesis statement
Research:
• An MLA formatted works cited page with 4-6 sources of relevant scholarly research.
• Inclusion of properly formatted in-text citations for all sources used in the essay (using the MLA parenthetical form of citations).

SOURCES:
o 1-2 of the 5 sources should be scholarly articles on the film
o 1-2 of the 5 sources should be articles that discuss the American Dream in general but they must to be relevant to Dream’s portrayal in your film
o 1 of the 5 sources may be credible film reviews or articles relevant to themes examined in the film.
o You will also cite your film, but that will not be counted as one of your required five sources and will not need an annotation.
NOTE: You may NOT have more than TWO film reviews. The other three sources must be scholarly articles. In addition, select your sources carefully to be sure they are credible!.

Sources you could use that depict the American Dream in general:
A text Review

• A review of Cal Jillson’s Pursuing the American Dream from the University of Kansas http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/jilpur.html

Websites Devoted to the idea of the American Dream

• The American Dream: A Historical Overview – Source:The Epic of America, 1931 . (http://mankel.free.fr/AmericanDream/historical_overview.html)
• “ What is the American Dream?” by Eva Michaels (http://america.day-dreamer.de/dream.htm)

Articles About the American Dream in General and in Film

• “King Preaches the American Dream” – July 4, 1967 (Source: Marin Luther King Jr. Research and Educational Institute. ( http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry)/doc_the_american_dream/
• What Makes Superman So Darned American? by Gary Engle

Articles that introduce the concept of the American Dream in Film:

• Business As Usual: The American Dream in Hollywood Business Films. By Pileggi, Mary S., Grabe, Maria Elizabeth, Holderman, Lisa B.
de Montigny, Michelle. Source: Mass Communication & Society; Spring/Summer2000, Vol. 3 Issue 2/3.
• Awakening from the American Dream: The End of Escape in American Cinema? by Deneen, Patrick J. Perspectives on Political Science; Spring2002, Vol. 31 Issue 2.
• The American Dream in Film by J. Rosenbaum (a Slideshare document)

technology and social isolation

The annotated bibliography will present an introduction and five reference citations with annotations. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to determine the appropriateness of the sources to the argument you are developing for the Course Project. The format of the proposal is an introductory paragraph followed by an alphabetized list of sources with two paragraphs of annotation after each source. Use APA documentation to document any sources referenced in your proposal.

Were militaristic/nationalistic factors a more significant cause of Japan’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 as compared to economic factors?

Topic: Were militaristic/nationalistic factors a more significant cause of Japan’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 as compared to economic factors?
for IB Diploma Extended Essay of 4000 words (excluding Abstract)
Citations: Chicago-manual style, Abstract: 400 words.
Require 2 OPVL , integrated seamlessly into the arguments.
Content Page: Yes
Plagiarism Report: Yes
Deadline: Essay and plagiarism report by August 6th, (UTC +8:00) 2015.
Spacing: 1.5 Font: Arial EE
instructions Were militaristic/nationalistic factors a more significant cause of Japan’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 as compared to economic factors? Introduction: · Historiographical review (landscape the different schools of thoughts) · Draw link btw historiographical review and how you arrive at RQ · Significance of RQ, how revealing is it of present context · Worthiness of investigation · Methodology (what you going address in the body, sequence of arguments, type of sources) · (Approx 400 words) Economic Factors · Split into further sub-points o Japan’s economic position in the 1920s (period of stagnation) o The Great Depression and its impact on Japan (overpopulation, lack of natural resources, fall in exports which were mainly luxury goods) o Japan’s economic objectives in Manchuria (include policies such as the yen bloc, Japan-Manchukuo Joint Economic Commission in 1935, Manchukuo’s 5 year plan) o OPVL 1 (Origin, Purpose, Value, Limitation) of main source o Further analysis Nationalism (Also split into further sub points) · Define militarism · Define nationalism · Place militarism and nationalism in respect to the Japanese context (1920s to 1930s) · Establish which party held true power, Kwantung Army or Tokyo gov · Bring up Russo-Japanese War · Confidence of the Army greatly boosted due to the huge win over a Russia which had a great power status. · Drove the start of a daring expansionism policy that differed starkly from the more cautious and opportunistic methods of before · Elevated the standings of a younger breed of military staff known as the Kogetsukai which were pro war. · Rise in nationalism and expansionism among the military (within the ranks of the military) clashed with the anti-military mood of the 1920s · Most prominently seen in the Washington Naval agreement in the 1922 and the London Naval treaty in 1930 which heavily restricted the Japanese navy · Regarded by the Japanese military as an attempt to undermine their position while also treating it as a result of the weak stance of the national defense cabinet · Radical ideas formed within the Kwantung Army included a pre-emptive strike against Manchuria. (the result was the Mukden incident) Culmination of these factors resulted in the Mukden incident of September 18. OPVL 2 · Reasons behind provocation of the Chinese, followed by the ensuing annexation of Manchuria · ***Find conflicting points between supposed nationalistic goals and the actual actions of the Kwantung Army · Events were propelled by forces on the ground · Profiling of specific traits of the Kwantung Army (Must be very objective) · Authorities knew that they could only settle the conflict at best · All agreed that the was no going back · It was fait accompli · Link back to show how arbitrary actions of Ishihara inspired by nationalism and militaristic pride were essential in (triggering the aggression in Manchuria) after examining the above evidences. The Manchurian Incident · Dynamic nature of Japan and her foreign policy at that time necessitates that we look at how these factors are interlaced and in doing so hence form a more complete conclusion. (arrive at a more complete conclusion) · State clearly basis of comparison · Economic reasons are questionable in the first place and seem to fall under the larger umbrella of nationalistic militarism. · Many of the military leaders at that time in the light of the economic slump saw Manchuria as Japan’s economic lifeline. · Manchuria to a large extent was a target of economic goals even for the army. · Army was fully prepared to take the necessary military actions in order to solve economic problems · Furthermore, part of the military war aims included the need to build up economic strength · The Army was regarded as the guardian of Japan’s economic defense. · *To be clear this does not imply that economic reasons were the main motivating factors behind militarists actions but on the contrary, economic aims (or pursuits) were a part of militaristic pursuits which in turn called for added economic support. · Another possible limiting factor of economic motivation is the actual nature of Japan’s economic actions in Manchuria. · These could have been aimed more at improving (developing) rather than exploiting the Manchurian economy in line with Pan-Asianist desires to help Asia. Conclusion · Show that nationalistic factors were a more significant cause of invasion as compared to economic pursuits. Bibliography (Chicago Manual Style) Plagiarism Check *Note (other points can be included into the argument if needed)

Public Health

Using the public health problem you selected in week 2, identify potential stakeholders in your public health system. – Using the mind map introduced in week 2, plot your own mind map for your health problem. Remember to incorporate the stakeholders identified in your discussion assignment.

Sport Studies

a) Scenario/Tasks

The United Kingdom has seen a variety of changes in the way that sport is organised, coached and financed, in particular there is heightened importance placed upon winning and the material gains that can be generated through performance and success.

Task
Review and critically analyse sports coaching within the UK.

Your assignment needs to be between 1000-2000 words and should be supported by authoritative text from relevant and reliable sources. In order to fully demonstrate your level of understanding you need to be reflective in your review of key issues, provide areas for future improvement and understand how and why historical elements are still having a profound impact today.

Learning Outcomes

Have a clear understanding of sport and the issues related to effective coaching
Understand the key factors and issues related to participation patterns in sport
Understand the changing role of the sports development officer
Determine the relationship between sport and politics
) Principal Objectives:
To explore good coaching practice
Examine coaching provision within the UK, providing recommendations for future improvements
Identification of good and bad practice.

diversity

Select the one definition that you feel is best and say why you feel it is best, or write your own definition. Share and defend your selected definition and rationale with the class. Discuss how you see your chosen/developed definition impacting the management of diversity and inclusion initiatives for national and international U.S. based companies within the framework of the theories and models presented in the text.

Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Unit Name : Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Unit Value : 15 Credits
Unit Code : J/601/1496
Date Set: 3/08/2015 Due Date: 10/08/2015
Notes to Students
• Proper format for the assignment should be followed including table of contents,
executive summary, page numbering etc.
• Include a last chapter in your report about the limitations of your report and write
any difficulty you faced while collecting data. Critically evaluate your work if possible.
• Give proper evidence of all your activities for completing the tasks e.g. videos,
pictures, visiting cards, or reference letter of personnel from whom data is collected.
• The safety of your assessments is your responsibility. You must not permit another
student access to your work. And upon completion of each task keep a backup of the
work completed by for e.g. keeping a copy in your email inbox etc. So, that no excuses
are put forward on the day of submission.
Plagiarism Policy
The Campus has strict penalty for plagiarism and the assignment will be cancelled if
the assignment is observed for this.
The definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:
Plagiarism occurs when a student misrepresents, as his/her own work, the work, written or
otherwise, of any other person (including another student) or of any institution.
Examples of forms of plagiarism include:
• The verbatim (word for word) copying of another’s work without appropriate and
correctly presented acknowledgement;
• The close paraphrasing of another’s work by simply changing a few words or altering
the order of presentation, without appropriate and correctly presented
acknowledgement;
• Unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another’s work;
• The deliberate and detailed presentation of another’s concept as one’s own.
All types of work submitted by students are covered by this definition, including, written
work, diagrams, designs, drawings and pictures.
Resources Required
General Instructions
•Books and online resources can be used of the Campus library and Central Computer Lab
for any assistance. But direct copying from these resources is not allowed.
• For the Visits you need to conduct a reference letter could be obtained from the Campus if
necessary and the manager of the organization is welcome to contact the administration at
the college if required
• The college has strict penalty for plagiarism and the assignment will be cancelled if the
assignment is observed for this.
• Proper referencing should be given in the Harvard Style
•All work should be comprehensively referenced and all sources must be acknowledged
fully, this includes books & journals used as well websites visited. Details such as page
numbers, publishers and publication year should also be stated, in addition to the name of
the author(s) and publication. Books, articles and journals should be the main sources;
online sources are allowed up to 15%
• The Assignment should have a cover page that has assignment title, assignment number,
course title, unit title, lecturer / tutor name and student’s name.
•Attach all the pages of assignment brief with your report as annexure at the end.
• Ensure that statement of authenticity has been signed and attached as the first page of your
report.
• Contents sheet (TOC) with a list of all headings and page numbers is must for your
assignment.
• Use A4 page size, 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing.
• Your assignment should be word-processed and should not exceed 4500 words in length
(or 20 pages). Exhibits / appendices are outside this limit
• Pages should be numbered (bottom right hand corner)
• Spell-check the document and read thoroughly for grammatical errors
Intentionally Blank
Problem 1:
Problem aim:
1. Test the knowledge to read and interpret pneumatic and hydraulic fluid
power diagrams.
Q1. How are you symbolizing a control valve with correct numbering
system according to ISO 1219 standards? Explain with the relevant
drawings. Give symbols of double solenoid 5/3 valves and manually
operated with spring return 4/2 valves. [P1.1]
Q2. A pneumatic motor is planned to be used at a vehicle workshop as a nut
fastening and tightening tool. Design and produce a circuit for a
pneumatic reversible motor having speed control in both directions.
[P.3.2] [M2].
Q3. Two sensors are inspecting items travelling on a conveyer. Sensors give
following digital outputs.
Sensor 1: 0- Idle
1- Item Arrived
Sensor 2: 0-Good Item
1-Bad Item
It is necessary to develop a system to,
1. Hold each item
2. Print on each item whether it is good or bad.
Q3.1 Evaluate the advantages of using pneumatic actuators for this task [P4.1]
Q4. The factory has a 100kg metal sheet lifting mechanism developed using a
pneumatic cylinder.
Q4.1
a. Calculate the minimum resultant piston area required to lift the metal
sheet if the system pressure is 6Mpa. [P4.2]
Q5. Consider the system shown below.
Piston A has a diameter of 20cm and it is having a full bore length of
40cm. Diameter of Piston B is 40cm and it has a load of 200kg acting on
its rod.
Calculate the height the piston B will move for a complete play of Piston
A, if you used,
a. An uncompressible fluid.
b. Air (with a compression ratio of 1% per 1kPa).
A
B
200kg
Pass descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualized
Evidence
× /√ Feedback
In order to achieve a
Pass the learner must:
The learner’s evidence
shows:
To achieve the grade
you will need to:
P1 Use critical
reflection to evaluate
own work and justify
valid conclusions
• The validity of results
has been evaluated
using defined criteria
The validity of results
has been evaluated
using defined criteria
to give an opinion in
Q4.1 (b) in Problem 3.
P1 Take
responsibility for
managing and
organizing activities
• Autonomy/independenc
e has been
demonstrated
Students should
demonstrate
Autonomy/
independence
throughout this
submission. (It is
compulsory to submit
a softcopy of all the
designs for plagiarism
checking)
P1 Demonstrate
convergent/lateral/
creative thinking
• Ideas have been
generated and decisions
taken
• Innovation and creative
thought have been
applied
Ideas have been
generated and
decisions taken,
innovation and
creative thought have
been applied while
doing the design in
Q3.1 of Problem 3.

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Care Organizations in U.S.
Conduct a research on one of the top fifteen health care organizations in the U.S.
Your research should include the following questions:
How will you find listings of the top fifteen health care systems?
What are the various components of the selected health care system? How does it rank in terms of reduced mortality and infection rates?
What are the services provided by the healthcare delivery system?
What are the current trends contributing to the high ranking and the future path of this health care organization?
How does the organization manage and distribute resources for improved patient care?
In a Microsoft Word document, create a 2- to 3-page report, on the basis of your research. Provide at least two resources or journal articles referring to the selected organization.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.

Assignment 2: LASA 1—The Time Value of Money

Mary has been working for a university for almost 25 years and is now approaching retirement. She wants to address several financial issues before her retirement and has asked you to help her resolve the situations below. Her assignment to you is to provide a 4-5 page report, addressing each of the following issues separately. You are to show all your calculations and provide a detailed explanation for each issue.
Issue A:

For the last 19 years, Mary has been depositing $500 in her savings account , which has earned 5% per year, compounded annually and is expected to continue paying that amount. Mary will make one more $500 deposit one year from today. If Mary closes the account right after she makes the last deposit, how much will this account be worth at that time?
Issue B:

Mary has been working at the university for 25 years, with an excellent record of service. As a result, the board wants to reward her with a bonus to her retirement package. They are offering her $75,000 a year for 20 years, starting one year from her retirement date and each year for 19 years after that date. Mary would prefer a one-time payment the day after she retires. What would this amount be if the appropriate interest rate is 7%?

Issue C:

Mary’s replacement is unexpectedly hired away by another school, and Mary is asked to stay in her position for another three years. The board assumes the bonus should stay the same, but Mary knows the present value of her bonus will change. What would be the present value of her deferred annuity?
Issue D:

Mary wants to help pay for her granddaughter Beth’s education. She has decided to pay for half of the tuition costs at State University, which are now $11,000 per year. Tuition is expected to increase at a rate of 7% per year into the foreseeable future. Beth just had her 12th birthday. Beth plans to start college on her 18th birthday and finish in four years. Mary will make a deposit today and continue making deposits each year until Beth starts college. The account will earn 4% interest, compounded annually. How much must Mary’s deposits be each year in order to pay half of Beth’s tuition at the beginning of each school each year?

Advanced Finance exam

1. You are considering the following two mutually exclusive projects. The crossover point is _____ and project _____ should be accepted at a 17 percent discount rate.

A. 12.98 percent; B
B. 15.47 percent; A
C. 15.47 percent; B
D. 16.67 percent; A
E. 16.67 percent; B

2. Lakeside Grapes is considering expanding its wine-making operations. They would need new equipment that costs $390,000 that would be depreciated on a straight-line basis to a zero balance over the 5-year life of the project. The estimated salvage value is $62,000. The project requires $35,000 initially for net working capital, all of which will be recouped at the end of the project. The projected operating cash flow is $187,500 a year. What is the internal rate of return on this project if the relevant tax rate is 39 percent?
A. 16.42 percent
B. 16.67 percent
C. 18.90 percent
D. 35.94 percent
E. 41.50 percent
3. A project has an initial requirement of $230,000 for fixed assets and $80,000 for net working capital. The fixed assets will be depreciated to a zero book value over the 5-year life of the project and have an estimated salvage value of $200,000. All of the net working capital will be recouped at the end of the 5 years. The annual operating cash flow is $290,000 and the discount rate is 16 percent. What is the project’s net present value if the tax rate is 35 percent?
A. $739,529.00
B. $818,260.34
C. $820,001.68
D. $821,386.23
E. $825,002.67.

4. Operating cash flow is equal to:
A. net income plus depreciation minus taxes.
B. net income minus depreciation minus interest expense.
C. EBIT minus taxes.
D. EBIT minus taxes minus depreciation.
E. EBIT minus taxes plus depreciation
5. Russell’s of Townville has a proposed project which will generate sales of 4,500 units at a selling price of $18 each. The fixed costs are $12,000 and the variable costs per unit are $11. The project requires $48,000 of capital expenditures which will be depreciated on a straight-line basis to a zero book value over the 5-year life of the project. The salvage value of the capital is $6,000 and the tax rate is 35 percent. What is the operating cash flow for year 5?
A. $16,035
B. $16,575
C. $19,935
D. $22,035
E. $22,815

6. Over the past six years, a stock produced returns of 12 percent, 16 percent, -3 percent, 7 percent, -5 percent, and 9 percent. Based on these six years, what range of returns would you expect to see 95 percent of the time?
A. -23.18 percent to 31.48 percent
B. -18.58 percent to 26.58 percent
C. -14.28 percent to 25.28 percent
D. -10.69 percent to 22.69 percent
E. -2.34 percent to 14.34 percent

7. Risk premium is defined as the:
A. rate of return on a U.S. Treasury bill.
B. required return on a security less the inflation rate.
C. excess return required on a risky investment over that of a risk-free investment.
D. average actual return on a security minus the inflation rate.
E. the nominal rate of return less the real rate of return.

8. Last year, Kurt invested $1,000 in ABC stock, $1,000 in long-term government bonds, and $1,000 in U.S. Treasury bills. Over the course of the year, he earned returns of 10.3 percent, 8.8 percent, and 4.3 percent, respectively. What is the risk premium that Kurt received on his ABC stock investment?
A. 1.50 percent
B. 3.00 percent
C. 4.50 percent
D. 6.00 percent
E. 10.5 percent

9. Felix purchased a stock four year ago and has earned returns of 2 percent, 12 percent, 21 percent and -7 percent for each of these four years. What is the standard deviation of these returns?
A. 10.52 percent
B. 10.87 percent
C. 11.02 percent
D. 11.44 percent
E. 12.14 percent

11. The beta of a risk-free security is _____ and the beta of the overall market is:
A. 0; 0.
B. 0; 1.
C. 1; 0.
D. 1; 1.
E. infinite; 1.

12. The stock of Delta Electrical, Inc., has a beta of .98. The market risk premium is 9 percent and the risk-free rate is 4.4 percent. What is the expected return on this stock?
A. 8.91 percent
B. 9.43 percent
C. 10.67 percent
D. 11.25 percent
E. 13.22 percent

13. You own a stock that has an expected return of 13.6 percent and a beta of 1.3. The U.S. Treasury bill is yielding 4.2 percent and the inflation rate is 3.8 percent. What is the expected rate of return on the market?
A. 9.74 percent
B. 9.80 percent
C. 10.67 percent
D. 10.87 percent
E. 11.43 percent

14. Given the following information, what is the standard deviation of a portfolio which is invested 30 percent in stock A, 20 percent in stock B, and 50 percent in stock C?

A. 2.55 percent
B. 6.67 percent
C. 7.69 percent
D. 8.99 percent
E. 10.37 percent

15. GE has a beta of 1.1 and the average stock market expected return is 12%. The 30-day T-Bill currently earns 4%:
• What is GE’s expected rate of return?
If you purchased GE at $35, given that GE pays $0.25 dividend quarterly:
• What do you expect GE’s price will be a year from now?

Individual Assignment: Career Development Plan Part I—Job Analysis and Selection

InterClean has just merged with EnviroTech and, as a result, has taken on a new strategic direction. The company will no longer sell only cleaning products, but will also provide full-service cleaning solutions for organizations in the health care industry. As a midlevel sales manager, select new members for your sales team and create a development plan to help your team succeed with the company’s new strategy.

Resources: InterClean–EnviroTech Merger Scenario, Week Two Student Road Map, and Employee Profiles

Review the InterClean–EnviroTech Merger Scenario on your student Web site.

Read the Week Two–Student Road Map on your student Web site for specific information you must include in the assignment and read the Employee Profiles on your student Web site for information on your potential employees.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400- word report that includes the following information:
Explain your job analysis information.
Describe your workforce planning system.
Identify your selection method, including its advantages and disadvantages.
Identify the five to seven employees you chose to represent your team and explain why they were chosen. Include their knowledge, skills, abilities, and what role you think they will play with your new team.

Career Development Plan Part I – Job Analysis and Selection

Consider the following scenario:
InterClean has just merged with EnviroTech and, as a result, has assumed a new strategic direction. The company will no longer sell only cleaning products but will also provide full-service cleaning solutions for organizations in the health care industry. At the same time, the company continues with plans to expand worldwide: Puerto Rico represents a new market in which to introduce the new full-service cleaning solutions.
David Spencer, president and CEO of InterClean, wants to determine the best way to quickly implement the new business strategy.
As a midlevel sales manager, you have been tasked with selecting five new members for Puerto Ricooperations and creating a development plan to help your team succeed with the company’s new strategy. The Career Development Plan consists of four parts, which continue through Weeks Two, Three, Four, and Five.
Review the InterClean Scenario and Employee Profiles.
Write a report of no more than 1,400 words using the InterClean Scenario. Include the following:
Explanation of your job analysis information
Description of your workforce planning system
Identification of selected employees, your selection method and its advantages and disadvantages, and a rationale for the choices
Identification of your methodology for selecting and retaining employees for the five positions
Description of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of each position as well as the role you think each will play with your new team

Adjusting and Closing Process

Discuss the adjusting and closing processes. How are the revenue recognition and matching principles involved? Describe the differences between the unadjusted, adjusted, and post closing trial balances. Your essay must include an introduction, body, and conclusion, and address all relevant parts of each question. Your response should be 300 to 700 words in length. Make sure to cite any references you use. Proper citation format for a reference includes the name of the author(s), the title of the work, the date of the publication, and the page number.

Individual Assignment: Widget Production

Evaluate a company that has personal issues that must be resolved. Read the following scenario to evaluate Taylor Inc. operations-management processes to help them maximize labor productivity. Management for Taylor Inc. would also like you to suggest alternative management techniques to improve productivity.
Taylor Inc. manufactures widgets. There is a particular assembly line for Widget X. This assembly line includes the assembly of various raw materials, subassemblies, and packing of the finished widget. Currently, approximately 27% of the total labor time is utilized in walking by assembly line personnel to obtain the needed parts required to accomplish their assigned tasks. The average hourly cost, including all benefits, is $43 per hour. Seventeen people are required on the assembly line. Lifting containers that weigh approximately 42 pounds is required in several of the respective tasks. The current output of finished widgets is 208 per 8-hour shift. The company incurs an average of four worker’s compensation claims per year in back injuries due to lifting. An average claim equals $109,000 and the employee is out for an average of 280 hours. The injured worker must be replaced to sustain production. By improving the physical layout, productivity may be improved and worker’s comp claims reduced. Two layouts have been proposed.

Alternative One reduces wasted motion (walking) to 1% of total labor used on the assembly line. Physical lifting is reduced to no more then 12 pounds. Six people will be required on the assembly line. Productivity in finished goods per 8-hour shift will increase to 392. It is anticipated that worker’s comp claims will be reduced to .3 per year; however, a capital investment of $1.3 million is required in robotics and mobile storage carts. Useful life of the equipment is 7 years.

Alternative Two reduces wasted motion to 7% of total labor time while physical lifting is reduced to no more then 23 pounds. Nine people are required to staff the assembly line. Productivity will be 288 widgets per 8-shift. Worker’s comp claims are estimated at 1.9 per year. Capital investments are $967,000 with a useful life of 5 years for the equipment.

Write a 350- to 500-word executive summary that provides justification for the particular alternative you select. As part of your justification, provide
a cost-benefit matrix that compares the alternatives.
the effects the alternative will have on productivity.
possible benefits of using a network strategy to streamline operational procedures.

ISCOM 305 Week 5 Team Assignment – Parker Earth Moving Company Consulting Session 4

Learning Team Assignment: Parker Earth Moving Company Consulting: Session 4

Write a 350- to 500-word memo that contains recommendations to improve the company’s information technology resources. Address the following issues:
How technologies are currently used in operations management
The evolution of information technology in operations management
What technology resources used to be available and what is available today
Potential problems managers would experience by adapting to new technology
Recommend technologies PEMC may use to improve their business process

competent leadership

Assess your abilities and experience to determine your progression in Collins’s levels of leadership and competency in the five practices of exemplary leadership. What kinds of learning and experience will help you develop in terms of each model? What is the value of that development to your success?

Substance abuse in the workplace

Develop a paper that discusses the issue you have chosen, your subtopic if applicable, and how your topic has or is affecting the work environment that you have been in or are currently a part of. Also analyze how the problem(s) could be solved using various social controls (i.e., laws, organizational policies/practices, training/education, government or corporate involvement) and determine what potential social or economic benefits may result if your recommended changes were implemented.

Human development assignment

Assignment Instructions
Heinz’s dilemma is a frequently used example in many ethics and morality classes. One well-known version of the dilemma, used in Lawrence Kohlberg’sstages of moral development, is stated as follows:
A woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. The drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging ten times what the drug cost him to produce. He paid $200 for the radium and charged $2,000 for a small dose of the drug. The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about $1,000 which is half of what it cost. He told the druggist that his wife was dying and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said: “No, I discovered the drug and I’m going to make money from it.” So Heinz got desperate and broke into the man’s laboratory to steal the drug for his wife. Should Heinz have broken into the laboratory to steal the drug for his wife? Why or why not?
Heinz dilemma. (2015, February 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:23, February 25, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Heinz_dilemma&oldid=646764520

Theresa, Jose, and Darnell all have different opinions about the best option in the Heinz dilemma.

Theresa agrees with option 1: Heinz should steal the drug and not go to prison, because this is unfair.

Jose agrees with option 2: Heinz should not steal the drug because he would be breaking the law.

Darnell agrees with option 3: Heinz should steal the drug and accept any prison sentence.

Write a justification for all 3 possibilities in the Heinz Dilemma. This will require you to take 3 different perspectives on the dilemma, including ones that you may not personally agree with. For each possibility, include these points:
Why would a person believe this is the right option?
What age do you think this person might be?
What kinds of problems and successes is a person with this point of view likely to encounter during their lives?

Requirements:
Present strong arguments for each point of view, using a minimum of 500 words total.

Affirmative Action vs. Cultural Diversity

The videos required for this discussion each touch on overlapping social problems. Although we will examine education, inequality, and race, each of which can be defined as a social problem or major component of larger social problems, the basis of our discussion is based on a simple argument:
Education is an effective tool in our efforts to build a more equitable society.
Therefore, equal educational opportunities must be available to all citizens.

In the video, Affirmative Action vs. Cultural Diversity, Tom Brokaw asks: “How do we remedy the historic mistreatment of deserving black Americans without punishing deserving white Americans today?”

Our efforts to address the problems of racial inequality have been centered in on one of our most important social institutions – education. While the schools of this country are a local place to focus these efforts, can we fix one problem without creating another?

As always, we want more than your opinions. This question overlaps several chapters of our text, including an examination of education, race, and inequality. As such, we may see references to several chapters. We should also see evidence of additional research, properly cited, in support of positions offered in our responses.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Are there general areas of agreement, and disagreement, among your classmates? What are they? How are these perspectives formed?

gender equity in athletics

One of the better-known impacts of Title IX relates to gender equity in athletics. While only 1 in 27 girls participated in high school sports before the passage of Title IX the number has increased to almost 1 in 2 girls in high school athletic programs since.

After viewing the required resources for this discussion, please address each of the following questions:
In your informed opinion, was Title IX a logical policy response to the problem of gender inequality?
Did Title IX accomplish the intended goals for all women?
Did Title IX impact your life in any way?
What differences do you think there are between the way girls and young women view sports today compared to 40 years ago? In effect, has participation in sports changed women and their role in society?
Other than Title IX, have other social changes have contributed to changes in perception? Please provide examples.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7, paying special attention to the personal impacts of Title IX. What stories surprised you, verified your views, or otherwise helped you learn?

A Decision of Uncertainty Paper

Resource: University of Phoenix Material: A Decision of Uncertainty

Research statistical data in a business context that requires a decision. Use probability concepts to formulate a decision.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining your research methods and process for limiting the uncertainty in the decision.

Address the following in your paper:

· Include how you applied concepts to formulate your decision.

· Include appropriate probability concepts and your application to find resulting data to limit uncertainty in this decision.

· Identify each outcome from your statistical analysis, providing rationale for each.

· Identify tradeoffs between accuracy and precision required by various probability concepts and the effect on your data.

· Include the decision you made based on statistical data.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

CORPORATE FINANCE

Single Cash Flow: Show a time line and answer for each problem, and circle your final answers.

$25,000 invested for 15 years at 7% compounded semiannually, FV?
$1000 to grow to 3000 if invested at 15% compounded annually, N?
$530 to grow to $750 if invested at 9% compounded quarterly, N?
$3000 to grow to $4300 in 7 years compounded monthly, I?
$25,000 to be received in 15 years discounted at 8% (quarterly compounding), PV?
$1000 a quarter for 9 years at 10%, compounded quarterly, FVA? PVA?

Mr. Bill Preston purchased a house for $300,000. He paid $30,000 down and got a 15-year mortgage loan at the rate of 6%.
If he agreed to pay the loan over the next 15 years, what will the annual mortgage payment be? Set up loan amortization table for the first three years.
If he agreed to pay the loan monthly over the next 15 years, what will the monthly mortgage payment be? Develop the loan amortization table for the first three months.

To pay for his children’s education, Mr. Preston wishes to have accumulated $100,000 at the end of Year 15. To achieve this goal, he plans to invest (deposit) equal amount each month for 15 years at an annual return of 9%.
How much will his monthly investment be?
Mr. Clark has only 5 years to go. What would his monthly investment be to achieve the same goal?
Solve the following problems.

If ABC Bank offers to pay you $12,000 ten years from now in return for an investment of $5000 currently, what annual rate of return would you earn if you accept the offer?
Two personal loans are available from ABC Bank: 1) A loan at 12% compounded monthly, and 2) A loan at 12.6% compounded annually. Which alternative would you choose, Why? (Hint: Compute EARs)
About how many years would it take for your investment to grow threefold if it were invested at12% compounded quarterly? (Hint: Start with $100.)
Mr. Penn is trying to plan for retirement in 10 years and currently he has $150,000 in a savings account, and $250,000 in stocks. In addition, he plans to add $5,000 each to both the savings account and stock account for the coming 10 years.

Assuming the savings account returns 6% compounded annually and your investment in stocks will return 9% compounded annually, how much will he have at the end of 10 years (Ignore taxes)? (Hint: Set up the right time lines.)
If he expects to live for 20 years after you retire, and at retirement he deposits all of your available funds in a bank’s annuity account paying 8%, how much can he withdraw each year after retirement (20 equal withdrawals beginning 1 year after he retires) to end up with a zero balance at the end of 20 years?
Repeat 2 assuming he plans to leave $1,000,000 to his family as a monetary gift when he dies.

Associate Human Resources Analyst / Human Resources Analyst Position

Definition-Associate Human Resources Analyst
Under supervision, performs or assists in the performance of professional human resources work involving a wide variety of human resources functions.

Supplemental Questions:

1. Describe your specific experience in the following various aspects of

Human resources:
Benefits;
Classification and Compensation;
Employee Relations;
Equal Employment Opportunity;
Organizational Development and Training;
Recruitment and Selection;
Retirement Services

2. Describe the experience you have in establishing and/or implementing policies, procedures, legislative mandates and the terms of collective bargaining agreements.

3. Describe your experience in preparing written reports, including the intended audience. Also describe your experience editing and/or contributing to the written reports of others.

4. Describe a specific example of a complex analytical study or survey that you performed. Explain the process you used to complete the study or survey that you performed. Explain the process you used to complete the study or survey and its subsequent impact on the organization. Discuss any recommendations you made and whether or not these were implemented.

5. Describe your experience establishing and/or implementing policies, procedures, legal requirements, and terms of collective bargaining agreements.

adult obesity

I need this work urgently please. Please write an essay about adult obesity and its global implication. I page and MLA style

Investment analysis and portfolio management

a) Collect the daily average price of shares in their portfolio for all the trading days during the month of June 2015 plus any dividend paid during the month.
b) Collect also the NSE 20 share index for the month of June 2015
c) Compute the returns from each security and a weighted average of the portfolio returns assuming equal investment in each of the security.
d) Compute the portfolio standard deviation for the month.
e) Compute the required rate of return for each security in the portfolio and indicate whether it was under, over or properly priced.

f) Test and conclude on the weak form efficiency of the market using either RUNS tests or DURBIN WATSON serial correlation test.

Legal Underpinnings of Business Law

Imagine that you own each of the following businesses:

Tinker’s Home Security Service (sole proprietorship)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service (general partnership)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service (LP)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service, Inc. (corporation)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service, LLC (LLC)

The businesses are being sued for breach of contract. Create a matrix that lists each business, and compare and contrast your personal liability exposure as an owner as a result of the lawsuit.
For each business entity, analyze how you might limit your liability exposure as an owner.
Describe a business that you may own some day or that you currently own. (Even if you never plan to own a business, pretend as if you will do so for the purposes of this assignment.) Examine the best business organizational form for the business that you have described, including in your examination personal liability exposure, management, taxation, and ease of formation.
Submit a four- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide and you must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

case 4-1 Philips vs Matsushita

Assignment Requirement for case 2-3

Requirement for Individual case 2-3

1. Read Case 2-3 (Speed Race) which is in your textbook

2. You must provide synopsis of the case study.

3. What did you learn from this case study? How will you apply your learning to your personal and business life?

3. What would you differently and why?

Note – All assignment must be submitted via grade center and must be completed in Word Document. The assignment must also fulfill the APA requirement. Please review the perfectly formatted assignment under Start Here and Syllabus section.

Assignment Requirement for case 4-1

1. Please read the case 4-1 Philips vs Matsushita

2. Provide synopsis of the case study.

3. Explain how the two companies are different in

a.setting strategies;

b organizational structure; and

c. competition

4. What did you learn from this case study? How will you apply your learning to your personal and business life?

Note – All assignment must be submitted via grade center and must be completed in Word Document. The assignment must also fulfill the APA requirement. Please review the Perfectly formatted assignment under Start Here and Syllabus section.

If you have any questions on APA format please review the class folder, there you will find guidance on APA format.

Company culture

Consider the company that you are working for or another company with which you are familiar. What is one of the primary symbols or cultural artifacts that employees would recognize (not a customer marketing logo or slogan)? Answer the following questions about the culture of the company:
• What makes the symbol or cultural artifact so powerful as a representative icon of the company?
o Why does it function so well to illustrate the culture of the company?
o What does it really mean, or what purpose does it serve versus the way that it functions symbolically? Does the icon have more than one meaning?
• How did the organization or someone in the organization deliberately create the symbol as a rallying point or idea for the employees?
• What other symbols or practices of the company represent the nature of the company or how people remember the company, its traditions, or its processes and procedures?
• How far back in the history of the organization do you think that these symbols extend?
• How do these symbols, practices, traditions, and even corporate myths serve to help create an overall culture of the company?
o How would you describe the culture, in general, of this organization?
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of 10–12 slides to present to your fellow employees. Answer the questions posed above, in any order you choose, to provide an overview of the use of symbols in the culture of the organization. If possible, photograph, scan, or otherwise reproduce images of the icons that you are considering, and include them in the presentation.
Be sure to cite at least 3 references in APA format.
Please submit your assignment.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

law exam

Answer the following questions in essay format. Minimum of one pageon each question; no maximum. Your work should be double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font or equivalent. Create and attach as separate “word” doc with questions numbered corresponding to your responses. Obviously, this exam is “open book – open note – open research” and your answers should reflect a depth of understanding commensurate with that fact. Each is worth 25 points.

1. Compare and contrast two of the cases we studied, for which you wrote “case briefs.” In addition to comparing the facts and outcomes, be sure to include a discussion of the legal principles that were referenced in each case.

2. Review and summarize a chapter which we did not cover due to time constraints.

3. What is the field or type of you work you are pursuing (or if unsure, just, an area you are interested in.)? Describe how laws or regulations impact that type of venture, on a daily basis as well as more broadly. Reference existing companies and their regulatory environment, to the extent that info is available.

4. Now that you have a bit more background re what the law entails, envision yourself in the position as a business owner or a C-suite executive responsible for the selection and oversight of legal counsel for your business. What criteria will you use and how will you evaluate your attorney(s)’ performance? (Outside research acceptable / cite where appropriate.)

Global Warming: A Major Concern

According to World Health Organization (WHO), global warming is the primary issues for concern. Noise pollution, overcrowding, traffic jams are some factors that have led to this problem. Lack of privacy is another factor in the modern times that is impacting people in ways that haven’t been examined yet. We also see a wide variance in weather patterns, such as severe hurricanes and drought conditions in the U.S.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (n.d.). Climate change. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/topics/climate/en/
Based on your understanding of the topic, create a report in a Microsoft Word document answering the following questions:
Examine one weather condition over the past two years in the U.S. which drastically affected the population. How can the community better prepare their families for such severe conditions?
Do you agree with the statement that countries should be held accountable for their contribution to climate change? Why or why not?
List some of the issues that might occur as the world’s population increases? Factor in water, food, and hazardous waste into your comments. Suggest ideas to address or avoid these issues.
According to the CDC website, violence is attributed for approximately fifty thousand deaths each year and results in over 2.5 million injuries. Homicide and suicide are the second and third leading causes of death, respectively, among US population aged fifteen to thirty four years.
Hospital emergency departments treat an average of fifty five people for injuries every minute. The worst after effect of the sudden population explosion across the globe is the rise in violence.
How have violent injuries affected a community? What steps have communities taken to decrease overall violent crimes?
What steps can the federal or state governments take to help support communities affected from random or consistent violent acts?
What can parents do in their homes to help educate children about risks and preventative accidents to help keep them safe? What role should parents take to reduce family violence?
How can health promotion and wellness programs play a significant role to reduce individual or gang violence?
How can schools and work environments increase safety measures against violent individuals or gangs entering their establishments?
What roles should parents, neighbors, friends, health care personnel, and the community take when they observe someone who may exhibit unusual behavior or comments to help prevent potential violence? What agencies or resources are available to help communities cope and help their members seek help or assistance?

corrections/criminal justice

You will gain an understanding of the evolution of correctional philosophies and the correctional system in the United States. The corrections process is a result of society responding to deviance. Responding to deviance has evolved in many ways around the globe. The United States has its own evolution of corrections. This LASA will explore the origin and evolution of prisons from the design of Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon (all-seeing) Prison to today’s modern prison systems and the prison privatization industry.
Any inquiry into the origin of prisons requires students to include an overview of the correctional eras in the United States, beginning with the origin of the Walnut Street Jail in Philadelphia in 1790 and through the crime control era of today. It is necessary that you examine the organization of corrections and include the changes in the external society that led to the policy changes in corrections and correctional philosophy. You will assess the purpose, implementation, and effectiveness of corrections, including the major reasons for the movement toward prisonization starting in the 1960s and the evolution to today’s current corrections practices.
Tasks:
You recently completed a summer work-study program at the Centervale Corrections facility. This experience has confirmed your interest in pursuing corrections as a career, and you have started taking classes in corrections at Centervale University. As part of your introductory course you are to evaluate, compare, and contrast the historical origins of the correctional enterprise in the United States and the impact of correctional theories and punishment around the globe in a 1500-word, APA style paper (5–7 pages of content, not including the title page, abstract, references, and table of cases), using a minimum of 10 references and three United States Supreme Court cases dealing with prison conditions, prisoner rights, and access to medical treatment.
Chapter five, “Prison Systems,” of your textbook will give you some rudimentary information on the current types of prisons; you will supplement this with empirical research in order to fully explore modern prison systems and respond to the following:
Examine the correctional eras in the United States starting with the first era in the 1790s and covering the various eras to include the major reasons for the movement toward prisonization in the 1960s to present practices.
Examine the historical evolution of the Panopticon (all-seeing prison style) developed by Jeremy Bentham and the impact of this style on modern system architecture and the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
Analyze the political changes in society and the impact of correctional rationales on correctional practice; include how special interest groups and the current intolerance for criminals have forged correctional philosophies.
Compare and contrast the impact of correctional theories and punishment on the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the correctional enterprise system.
Examine the use and the constitutionality of the prison privatization industry; include analysis of stockholders’ influence on rehabilitation and what classification of prisoners should be incarcerated in private prisons compared to state prisons (i.e., minimum, medium, maximum, and super-max). Articulate your opinion based on empirical research and citation of court cases and reference materials from academic and scientific journal articles.
Consider the future of corrections. Compare and contrast the formal and informal social control around the globe and the impact the social control has on the future of corrections policies. Reference a modern prison system, either in your state or in another state, from your research.
Include an APA-formatted reference page that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references. You must have both because in-text citations and references link to each other.

America’s Democracy

Construct a six-page paper based on the detailed outlines that you created over the last four weeks. Scaffold your paper around the following outline:
Title page
Introduction (half page):
Describe the paper’s overall thesis.
Provide an overview of main points.
The Constitution (1-1.5 pages) (Week 1):
Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.
Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
Federalism (1-1.5 pages) (Week 2):
Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.
Recommend one option to maintain the advantage and one to improve the disadvantage.
Branches of Government (1-1.5 pages) (Week 3):
Describe one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary.
Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections (1-1.5 pages) (Week 4):
Describe one positive impact and one negative impact of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or federal elections.
Recommend one option to accentuate the positive impact and one to lessen the negative impact.
Conclusion:
Review your main points.
Review your overall thesis.
References page

America's Democracy

Construct a six-page paper based on the detailed outlines that you created over the last four weeks. Scaffold your paper around the following outline:
Title page
Introduction (half page):
Describe the paper’s overall thesis.
Provide an overview of main points.
The Constitution (1-1.5 pages) (Week 1):
Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.
Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
Federalism (1-1.5 pages) (Week 2):
Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.
Recommend one option to maintain the advantage and one to improve the disadvantage.
Branches of Government (1-1.5 pages) (Week 3):
Describe one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary.
Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections (1-1.5 pages) (Week 4):
Describe one positive impact and one negative impact of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or federal elections.
Recommend one option to accentuate the positive impact and one to lessen the negative impact.
Conclusion:
Review your main points.
Review your overall thesis.
References page

The Legislative Process

The legislative process is complex and iterative, because of this most people find it difficult to understand. The process consists of several complicated steps that each piece of legislation or bill must pass through to become a public policy. Congress (both the House of Representatives and the Senate) considers each bill. Committees and sub-committees debate specific measures in each bill. Acceptance of the bill by both chambers of Congress is necessary before the bill may be presented to the President for signing into law. Each step of the process consists of multiple components and each plays an important role in the development of public policy.

Submit 150 – 500 word response: Due by Thursday 8/06/15 which includesa brief description of a revelation you had about the legislative process. Then explain how this revelation might impact you as a citizen and/or your work as a public administrator.
Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your explanation, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.

Application: The Legislative Process and Veto Power

Despite all the work that members of Congress can do in a given legislative session, the President of the United States can make the decision that a piece of legislation, or bill, does not meet the administration’s legislative agenda. As a result, the President may veto the piece of legislation. This is part of what makes American democracy so unique. What happens to a piece of legislation, or bill, after it is vetoed? Why it is important for the President to have veto power?

The assignment (1–2 pages): Due by Sunday 8/09/15.

Briefly explain what happens to a piece of legislation, or bill, when it is vetoed by the President.

Explain advantages and disadvantages of the President having the power to veto a piece of legislation, or bill.
Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your explanation, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.

death penalty

In this assignment, you will discuss the death penalty in your own state. Write a 2- to 3-page paper discussing the following questions:
Does your home state allow the death penalty? If so, please give some examples of aggravating and mitigating factors that your state recognizes. If your state does not allow the death penalty, discuss the history of the death penalty in your state and what the state offers in the alternative.
Describe whether your state’s policy has had any impact on crime. Include in your discussion the crime rates in comparison to the number of executions. Do you agree or disagree with your state’s policy regarding the death penalty?
Speculate on what you think the future holds for the death penalty in the United States. Consider the recent Supreme Court’s decisions, the groups calling for the end of capital punishment, the cost of executions, and any other factors that may influence the future. Explain your conclusions.

MALAYSIAN TAXTATION

You are to look into either new Malaysian Tax rulings or changes / amendments as announced in the
annual Budget by the Minister of Finance from year 2009 onwards.
Question:
 Select ten (10) amendments and elaborate on them. Discuss on the followings:
1. Purpose of such amendments being made or passed?
2. What are the implications of such each of tax law amendments or new tax imposed?
3. What are the effects of such each of amendments or new rulings on say, behavior,
attitude, mentality, economy, politics and etc.?
Important note:
 The paper should comprise of an introduction and conclusion. You can incorporate your
views/opinion or recommendations in the conclusion.
 Use Harvard Referencing system to quote the sources of the research

Assignment 2: Analyzing the Policy

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Assignment 2: Analyzing the Policy

Due Week 6 and worth 175 points

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1. Write a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. (Use your summary skills to keep this to one page.)

2. Explain who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.

3. Describe the role and function of each of the players you identified.

4. Of the list of players you identified, pick two (2) and describe the political influence of each player, explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.

Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other Websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as peer-reviewed.

Your assignment must:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. The assignment one revisions are not included in the page length requirements.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Understand how relationships between participants in the policy process (including official and nonofficial actors) influence the policy process.
Explain and analyze the complexities of the intergovernmental relations associated with public policy formulation and implementation in the United States.
Evaluate and discuss when and why governmental entities do and don’t cooperate.
Interpret what public policy is and how it is created.
Use technology and information resources to research issues and in politics, policy, and ethics in the public sector.
Write clearly and concisely about policy for issues in politics, policy, and ethics in the public sector using proper writing mechanics.

grading rubric.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 175
Assignment 2: Analyzing the Policy
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Write a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to address the problem. (Use your summary skills to keep this to one page.)

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2. Explain who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.

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3. Describe the role and function of each of the players you identified.

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4. Of the list of players you identified, pick two (2) and describe the political influence of each player, explaining motives, conflicts, interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.
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Discussion 1: The North-South Gap

This week, you were able to assume the roles of a foreign market analyst, a refugee, and an Ethiopian coffee farmer. Through each of these simulations, you were exposed to different aspects that are all related to “The North-South Gap.” Using the course text, your experiences in the simulations, and assigned resources, contrast and compare the differences in levels of development, protection of human rights, and environmental conditions between the Global North (Developed countries) and the Global South (Developing countries). Utilize the videos from Chapters 12, 13, & 14 as well as the News Review to support your argument.

Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Discussion 2:The Future of the Gap
In Discussion 1, you discussed the North-South Gap as it exists in present day. During the discussion, you probably realized that creating fair and balanced international development, safeguarding human rights, and protecting the global environment are all major concerns most international leaders share today. As you have been learning from your papers throughout this course, there is always a need to look towards the future, and many disagreements exist over how to effectively tackle these impending challenges today and tomorrow. How should global leaders address these future concerns? Will the gaps widen or narrow? Select a scenario from the National Intelligence Council’s publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds and briefly discuss how international development, human rights, and the global environment will change, as postulated by the scenario you selected. Discuss positive and/or negative impacts to international development, human rights, and the global environment, and if the gaps between states will widen or close. Utilize specific examples from the News Review section as well as any videos from the course.

Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Discussion 2: The Control Process

The control process involves three phases that are cyclic: establishing standards, measuring performance, and correcting deviations. Examine the manner in which health care leaders’ progress through each phase of the control process to manage organizations. What is the management function of controlling as related to performance improvement? What tools are used to measure and monitor performance? Please describe at least two functions and two tools in your response. Initial post must be at least 250 words.

Discussion 1: Policy and Planning Constraints

Locate an example of a policy or guideline from an external source to a healthcare organization. Explain how this policy or guideline may be a constraint to a healthcare organization’s planning, or how it may shape the healthcare organization’s philosophy. For example, given that the American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on child vaccinations, these guidelines might impact the ability of the healthcare organization to deliver services to newborns and infants. Using a similar example, as well as the characteristics of effective plans as your framework, discuss how proper planning can help organizations in their future decision making. Initial post must be at least 250 words.

Healthcare Administration Assignment

Selected Topic: As an administrator, address the challenges of employee recruitment and retention of health care professionals. Additional subtopics may include trends in the nursing workforce, shortage of primary care physicians, staff turnover, retention, and staffing patterns.

Write a Senior Project Summary paper on the selected topic from Week One. In your paper include the following:
Title Page
Anticipated title (this may change for the completed project)
Your name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Introduction: Provide a description of your selected topic (i.e., health care trend) and a thesis statement. Identify the organization that you have chosen to address, including why the issue of your selected topic is important to the health care administrators in your organization, and to the health care industry in general. This should be about one-third of a page.
Scope of the Senior Project: This section should summarize the content topics and sub-topics related to the health care trend that will be addressed in the Senior Project.
Discussion: This section should be a constructive and analytical overview of what was found in the scholarly and professional literature. Make sure to discuss the pros/cons or strengths/weaknesses of the stakeholder group impacted (e.g., patient, provider, third-party payer, administrator, legislator, etc.) as applicable. In developing this section, it is important to demonstrate your understanding of the topic and the interventions and influences. This should be about one page.
Conclusion: Provide a summary of the main effects of the contemporary health care trend on costs, quality, and access to services as it impacts various stakeholder groups.
Reference Page
The Senior Project Summary should be two- to- three pages (excluding title and reference pages) in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Personalities and Communication

If you have these characteristics Extravert, intuitivo, Feeling and Judging

How will it help you communicate with someone who has the “opposite” personality type as you? How will you adjust your personality to better communicate with another individual?

• If you are a manager, how will this information about your staff members help you improve communication when providing instructions, directions, or presentations?

• What leadership traits are your strengths and what areas will you need to develop to be an effective leader?

• How will you motivate your staff if there is a mix of various personalities and each member may be motivated by different measures?

• How will you take the results and work to improve communication methods in the workplace?

Motivation and Behavior

We learned effective communication is essential in overcoming conflict, embracing our similarities and differences, and streamlining our work. On the basis of your learning, review the scenario given below and develop the ways to address any misunderstandings based on ineffective communication.
You have been invited to be in charge of developing a team-building activity to improve collaboration, morale, and increased communication for your team members. Your department is closing for the day so you all can spend about four hours together in a team environment. The staff members will be placed into groups of three to run a maze, and the winning team will receive an extra four hours paid time off (PTO) time to use for a half vacation day. All members are excited about getting extra time off and, even though they have not participated in a maze-running event, they are happy to be out of the office. After the race is over, the group will be treated for lunch at a very nice restaurant. Review the following details of team members:
Rosamma and Mary are the two administrative staff members who do not get along. Rosamma keeps to herself, is quiet, wears traditional long dresses and cooks ethnic foods for lunch every day. Mary is outspoken, loud, hurries through assignments, and seems to be on her cell phone often talking about her personal life to friends. Mary is twenty and Rosamma is forty-six.
Cindy, thirty-five, and Lolita, forty, are the part-time staff members. They often bring their problems to work and are stressed due to the economy. They interact at work with the full time staff, but the full time staff think they complain too much and “what for, they only work part-time.”
Chip is a twenty-three-year-old maintenance worker who has two children and works a part-time job at night in addition to his full-time role. He is tired as he has been continuously working for many days.
Samir is fifty-five and works full-time, and cannot wait until he retires.
Sarah is the fifty-two-year-old negative department manager who complains about everyone else. However, she is a strong informal leader and has influence over the group.
Jerry is twenty-four and in graduate school. In fact, he is the president of his class and majors in business. He will likely leave in about one year when he graduates. He has a positive attitude and is currently a bit demotivated because no one likes to work together and there seems to be no direction at this point. He has made fun of Sarah just because she makes negative comments to him.
You are the manager (use your current age) and you are just promoted into this position as the leader of the group.
Your presentation should consist of 12–15 professional color Microsoft PowerPoint slides (not including the title and reference slide) along with detailed speaker notes to include examples to support each slide.
You need to divide the teams into three groups. Remember this is a team-building activity.
Can you put Rosamma and Mary together on a team when they clearly have communication issues and Mary feels Rosamma is “slow and too quiet . . . besides, she prays all the time.” Should the two younger males in the department be put on the same team or divided up to run with the women, even though they make comments about how old Sarah is and how she wears old-fashioned clothes? Give reasons.
How will you make the determination which members to put together?
Should members, who have a negative attitude, be placed with team members who are excited about this event? Why or why not?
How will a negative manager affect the overall group dynamic as opposed to a positive leader who wants to see his or her team develop?
How influential can an informal leader be among the team members? Can an informal leader carry more power than the formal manager?
What barriers to effective teamwork can you anticipate and how will it be addressed?
What specific traits will make this team-building activity a success?
How can effective leaders demonstrate care and value the workgroup to improve collaboration, motivation, and low turnover in the workplace?
How do you think results can improve when effective communication is practiced in the healthcare field with peers, colleagues, and leadership teams?
ZERO Plagiarism and Cite any References

Analysis of IRS Requirements

While this assignment may not appear directly related to grant writing and fundraising, professionals in this area do need to understand what is included in the 990 and how it relates to the work they will do
This assignment will familiarize you with the importance of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information requirements in the context of 501(c)(3) organizations. 501(c)(3) refers to tax-exempt status, which is critical to the success of a charitable nonprofit organization. Without this tax-exempt status, the organization would be unable to accept tax-deductible donations.
Locate IRS Publication 557: Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Publication-557,-Tax-Exempt-Status-for-Your-Organization-1

[NOTE: Retain this IRS Publication 557 for future assignments.]
Read Chapter 2: Filing Requirements and Required Disclosures.
In a 2-3 page paper using APA/ CSU-Global guidelines, explain why it is important for a 501(c)(3) human-services organization to file annual information returns with the IRS. In your explanation address the function of these documents. Describe the possible implications of failing to adhere to these IRS requirements.
Please address the following questions.
Explain the purpose of Form 990. Summarize why it is an important document for a 501(c)(3).
Interpret what is meant by a “public Inspection of annual information returns.”
Identify the possible penalties for a 501(c)(3) failing to comply with the above items.

Human resource management

Conduct some independent research on the best practices for an HRL who oversees human resource operations in Eastern Europe where the political system is reminiscent of the old communist market economy.

In a 2-3 page paper, explain the best practices for an HRL to include application of a compensation package, a training program using American women expatriates, local governmental regulations and labor unions in the global selection process.

What is HRM

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper using the Week One readings, articles, and your personal experiences to address the following questions:

• What is human resource management?

• What is the primary function of human resource management?

• What is the role of human resource management in an organization’s strategic plan?

Human Resource Management Department Brochure

The HRM department at fictional Hancock Manufacturing is planning to recruit new employees at a local university career fair. To attract qualified applicants, the department has decided to design a brochure to advertise the department at the career fair. A graphic artist has been assigned to create the graphic design for the brochure and your team has been asked to provide the text for the brochure. The text your team writes must focus on communicating to potential employees how the department is addressing changes in technology, diversity, globalization, and ethics. This assignment is due in Week Two.

Create the text information for the brochure for the HRM department at Hancock Manufacturing. Submit your text in a Microsoft® Word document. Note that a graphic artist is responsible for the graphic design. Your Learning Team must write only the text information for the brochure.

Include the following details in your text information:

• Title of brochure

• An opening paragraph introducing the human resources department of Hancock Manufacturing

• Three to four paragraphs addressing HRM changes in technology, diversity, globalization, and ethics

Leadership Factors

Write a four page paper (not including the title and reference pages) about your leadership factors according to the Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Your paper needs to:

Explain the scores you received on the Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire.Describe your perception of the accuracy of these measures. Discuss the implications of the scores for your effectiveness as a leader. Give specific examples to support your ideas of effective leadership.

TheCliptomaniaTM Web Store

Discuss the strategic issues faced by the company in launching and developing their ebusiness venture.Provide your recommendations and analysis.Summarize your findings in a two
page paper using proper APA formatting.

CLIPTOMANIA, LLC

Cliptomania, LLC, is a web store that is owned and operated by the Santo family. The family operated business specializes in selling clip-on earrings on the Internet from their home. Their non pierced earrings are sold throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand (Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, & Perkins, 2012). The Santo family found an ideal position in the market that was underserved and essentially turned it into a feasible e-business. My analysis of Cliptomania reveals that it achieved a lot of success – from the Santos proactivity in identifying a gap in the market to offering high quality products and services to customers.

Although the Santos had initial success they, however, faced a few strategic issues in the beginning. One of the initial issues they faced was their lack of experience in setting up a web store. When Jim and Candy first got the idea of Cliptomania going they thought it would be, sort of, a side-line activity – one that they could tend to in their spare time. Little did they know that they would have to devote a lot of time and effort in just setting up the web site. Jim found several alternatives and they went with contracting with a vendor to host the store. According to Brown et, al (2012), the Santos contracted with Yahoo to establish their Cliptomania Yahoo store. Yahoo provided templates for the homepage and the items being sold, navigation of the site, and basically making it easy for the customers to add or delete items from their shopping cart. Another initial problem that the Santos were face with was finding “sources from which they could get earrings to offer in the Cliptomania store” (Brown, et al, 2012, pp. 310). Many of such sources were not available and some were just not helpful. Eventually they were able to build some mutually beneficial relationships, which ultimately evolved. In 2006 when the Santos decided to change their website they encountered issues such as a drop in the search engine rankings. The drop was also as a result of a drop in customers; customers no longer found it easy to locate Cliptomania when they searched clip-on earrings (Rosen, 2000). When Cliptomania switched to the new URL Cliptomania.net it caused major confusion with the search engines and they fell far off the relevancy ranking for the search engines. Cliptomania was losing sales so they eventually went back to the original name of Cliptomania.com.

I found a few recommendations and analysis that could have solved some of the issues the Santos faced. The Santos needed to identify who will buy their products online and make it easy for those consumers to locate their website. They also needed to ensure that their website had high visibility online and that could go hand in hand with making it easier for customers to locate their website. Their marketing plan lacked the essentials to reach their target market. In a effort to cut cost (in every way possible), they Santos opted for cheaper way of doing business, which proved disastrous for a period of time. The Santos can also ensure that the content of their website are updated more frequently.

Reference

Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, E. W., & Perkins, W. C. (2012). Managing information technology (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Rosen, A. (2000). The E-commerce question and answer book a survival guide for business managers. New York, N.Y.: AMACOM.

electronic health information systems

Today we see the transition from the paper-based health record to the electronic health record. This historic transition has brought many new career opportunities for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals. Understanding the various elements that build the foundation for the electronic health record is key knowledge as we move towards electronic health information systems.
Create a report about electronic health information systems. Be sure to address the following:
Requirements
Part-1: Discuss the roles of HIM professionals in electronic health information systems
Identify 3 roles available to HIM professionals in electronic health information systems. List the roles and provide a brief description of each.
Which of the 3 roles identified above do you feel would be most valuable within the healthcare community? Explain your reasoning.
Part-2: Examine the elements of an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Describe the difference between primary and secondary information sources.
Define data, character, field, record, file, and information. Give examples of each.
Examine the screenshot below of an EHR registration screen. Analyze the parts of the screen and give 3 examples from the screenshot of each of the following: data, a character, and a field. (For example: Show that the Patient Name area is a field.) You can do this as a list, a table, or graphically right on the screenshot (if you know how to do that!). You can be creative with this, and make it easier for someone new to understand the terminology.
Your report should:

be 1-2 pages in length.
properly cite research sources.
be free of spelling and grammar errors.
This is an assignment, so I need the cover page and refeneces.

BUS 439 International Human Resource Management

Develop an eight- to ten-page detailed exploratory analysis of the human resource management processes and practices in a particular country of your choice. Develop this analysis as if you were preparing a plan for a new expatriate manager taking a position within the selected country. The report should be seen as a resource to which organizations can refer to when expanding a business venture in the country of choice and sending an expatriate to work there.

Focus of the Final Paper

Your analysis should cover the following topics:

Discuss the culture and socio-political background of the country you selected. Be sure to include a description of the legal and governmental systems.
Appraise the business environment of the selected country and discuss the organizational structure, industrial relations, HRM practices, and common management styles.
Identify and discuss at least three examples of practices that could be in conflict between cultures (acceptable in one culture but illegal or unethical in the other) and how you would suggest dealing with these issues.
Discuss repatriation and why it is important to consider both entry and exit for an expatriate manger.
Analyze the role of training and development of an expatriate manager and provide suggestions for supporting the successful repatriation of an expatriate manager.
Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least four scholarly sources. This can include cases, journals, articles, etc., that are retrieved through a research source in the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

E16-20 (EPS: Simple Capital Structure)

Exercise 16-20
On January 1, 2014, Lennon Industries had stock outstanding as follows.6% Cumulative preferred stock, $100 par value, issued and outstanding 10,000 shares $1,000,000 Common stock, $10 par value, issued and outstanding 200,000 shares $2,000,000. To acquire the net assets of three smaller companies, Lennon authorized the issuance of an additional 160,000 common shares. The acquisitions took place as shown below.
Date of AcquisitionShares Issued
Company A April 1, 201450,000
Company B July 1, 201480,000
Company C October 1, 2014 30,000
On May 14, 2014, Lennon realized a $90,000 (before taxes) insurance gain on the expropriation of investments originally purchased in 2000.
On December 31, 2014, Lennon recorded net income of $300,000 before tax and exclusive of the gain.
Instructions
Assuming a 50% tax rate, compute the earnings per share data that should appear on the financial statements of Lennon Industries as of December 31, 2014. Assume that the expropriation is extraordinary

Finance assignment

Question 1
On January 1, 2013, Dagwood Company purchased at par 12% bonds having a maturity value of $300,000. They are dated January 1, 2013, and mature January 1, 2018, with interest receivable December 31 of each year. The bonds are classified in the held-to-maturity category.
(a)Prepare the journal entry at the date of the bond purchase.
(b)Prepare the journal entry to record the interest received for 2013.
(c)Prepare the journal entry to record the interest received for 2014.

Question 2
On January 1, 2013, Hi and Lois Company purchased 12% bonds, having a maturity value of $300,000, for $322,744.44. The bonds provide the bondholders with a 10.00% yield. They are dated January 1, 2013, and mature January 1, 2018, with interest receivable December 31 of each year. Hi and Lois Company uses the effective-interest method to allocate unamortized discount or premium. The bonds are classified as available-for-sale category. The fair value of the bonds at December 31 of each year-end is as follows.2013$320,500 $2,016.00 $310,000.00
2014$309,000 $2,017.00 $300,000.00
2015$308,000
(a)Prepare the journal entry at the date of the bond purchase.
(b)Prepare the journal entries to record the interest received and recognition of fair value for 2013.(c)Prepare the journal entry to record the recognition of fair value for 2014.
Question 3
On December 21, 2013, Bucky Katt Company provided you with the following information regarding its trading securities.
31-Dec-13
Investments (Trading)CostFair ValueUnrealized Gain (Loss)
Clemson Corp. stock$20,000 $19,000 $(1,000)
Colorado Co. stock10,0009,000 (1,000)
Buffaloes Co. stock20,00020,600 600
Total of portfolio $50,000 $48,600 (1,400)
Previous fair value adjustment balance0
Fair value adjustment—Cr. $(1,400)
During 2014, Colorado Company stock was sold for $9,400. The fair value of the stock on December 31, 2014, was Clemson Corp. stock—$19,100; Buffaloes Co. stock—$20,500.

(a)Prepare the adjusting journal entry needed on December 31, 2013.(b)Prepare the journal entry to record the sale of the Colorado Company stock during 2014.(c)Prepare the adjusting journal entry needed on December 31, 2014.
Question 4
Parent Co. invested $1,000,000 in Sub Co. for 25% of its outstanding stock. Sub Co. pays out 40% of net income in dividends each year. Use the information in the following T-account for the investment in Sub to answer the following questions Investment in Sub Co. 1,000,000 110,000 44,000
(a) How much was Parent Co.’s share of Sub Co.’s net income for the year?
(b) How much was Parent Co.’s share of Sub Co.’s dividends for the year?
(c) What was Sub Co.’s total net income for the year?
(d) What was Sub Co.’s total dividends for the year?
Question 5
Jaycie Phelps Inc. acquired 20% of the outstanding common stock of Theresa Kulikowski Inc. on December 31, 2013. The purchase price was $1,200,000 for 50,000 shares. Kulikowski Inc. declared and paid an $0.85 per share cash dividend on June 30 and on December 31, 2014. Kulikowski reported net income of $730,000 for 2014. The fair value of Kulikowski’s stock was $27 per share at December 31, 2014.
(a) Prepare the journal entries for Jaycie Phelps Inc. for 2013 and 2014, assuming that Phelps cannot exercise significant influence over Kulikowski. The securities should be classified as available-for-sale.
(b) Prepare the journal entries for Jaycie Phelps Inc. for 2013 and 2014, assuming that Phelps can exercise significant influence over Kulikowski.
(c) At what amount is the investment in securities reported on the balance sheet under each of these methods at December 31, 2014? What is the total net income reported in 2014 under each of these methods?

ACCOUNTING HOMEWORK

Michelle Carroll is a coworker of yours and she overheard a conversation at work about changes that her boss wants to make in accounting for uncollectible accounts receivable. She does not know a lot about accounting and wants to understand about what she overheard.
In an email, she asks you to explain the following:
The three different methods that can be used to account for uncollectible accounts receivable, specifically:
percentage of receivables
percentage of sales
the direct write-off methods
Reply to her email about these differences.

The Importance of Financial Statements

Public companies are required to publish annual financial statements. Suggest the major benefits of companies making financial statement information available to employees. As an employee, discuss what financial information would be of value to you. Provide at least two (2) specific examples on why the information is important.
Briefly explain generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and describe why it is important that public companies follow GAAP when preparing financial statements. Also, give your opinion on whether private companies should be required to follow GAAP. Provide a rationale for your opinion.

Distinction Between Independent Contractors and Employees

After reviewing the scenario, identify at least three (3) key benefits that you could negotiate with your employer or potential employer that could reduce your tax liability. Provide specific examples of such benefits.
Imagine that a potential employer has given you the opportunity to work as either an employee or an independent contractor. Identify at least three (3) pros and three (3) cons of each option. Discuss the primary tax consequences or tax deductions of each classification that you believe provide the greatest opportunity to reduce your overall tax liability. Provide support for your rationale.

3 accounting and 2 employment law questions

There are 5 questions: 3 in accounting and 2 in employment law. The questions aren’t related and should be answered separately with the correlating question number on top. Needed in 6 hours. References are required.

Acct.
Question 1
Class, how the residual value impacts the computation of minimum rental payments by the Lessor and the computation of amount to be capitalized by the Lessee? How do Lessee and Lessor account for Depreciation under operating and capital lease? Please let me know if you have any questions.
Question 2
Kingdom Leasing Inc. agrees to lease jousting equipment to Knight Inc. on Jan 1, 2014. They agree on the following terms:
1) The normal selling price of the jousting equipment is $410000 and the cost of the asset to Kingdom Leasing Inc. was $250000.
2) Knight will pay all maintenance, insurance, and tax costs directly and annual payments of $60000 on Jan 1 each year.
3) The lease begins on Jan 1, 2014 and payments will be in equal annual installments.
4) The lease is noncancelable with no renewal option. The lease term is 10 years (the same as the estimated economic life).
5) At the end of the lease, the jousting ring will revert to Kingdom Leasing Inc. and have an unguaranteed residual value of $30000. Their implicit interest rate is 10%.
6) Kingdom Leasing, Inc. incurred costs of $6500 in negotiating and closing the lease. There are no uncertainties regarding additional costs yet to be incurred and the collectability of the lease payments is reasonably predictable.
Required:
a) Determine what type of lease this would be for Kingdom Leasing Inc. and calculate the following: (Show all work.)
Lease Receivable
Sales Price
Cost of Sales
b) Prepare Kingdom’s amortization schedule for the lease terms.
c) Prepare all the journal entries for Kingdom for 2014. Assume a calendar year fiscal year.

Question 3
Use the data given in question 2 and answer the required questions to record the lease in the Knight Inc.’s books.
Required:
a) Determine what type of lease this would be for the lessee and calculate the initial obligation.
b) Prepare Knight Inc.’s amortization schedule for the lease terms.
c) Prepare all the journal entries for Knight Inc. for 2014. Assume a calendar year fiscal year.
HRM
Question 4
Several things have been mentioned in which an employer can consider in making accommodations to those who may have religious practices that at one time may have seemed intrusive to the employer. In general the accommodations may be more easily made with a large employer, but does a much smaller employer have the same flexibility? At what point would making an accommodation to allow an employee time off or change shifts become an undue burden for the employer and be defensible should an accommodation not be granted?
Question 5
Some would say that discrimination is in the “eye of the beholder”. There may be very few blatant acts of age discrimination in employment when the sole reason for the adverse action against the employee is based on one’s age. However, when you are the employee, your perception of the reason for the action against you may be perceived as discriminatory since many of us will “rationalize” when something bad happens to us. In other words, rather than recognizing that our employment was adversely affected by the results of our poor work performance, it is more acceptable to us to believe that it was because we are in a protected group. Do you agree or disagree with this observation?

The Power of Groups

Groups may be both a boon (for example, they statistically outperform individuals) and a bane (for example, they take too long) of decision making. While they can systematically outperform individuals, groups are also prey to systematic bias and organizational skewing.
Consider the systematic decision-making processes of your own organization. Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:
What are the group decision-making processes and structures in place at your current or with a previous employer that were designed to eliminate bias, create structure, and cultivate consistently better decisions?
Were the processes successful? Why, or why not?
How may the structure have facilitated organizational skewing?
By August 6, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, August 12, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:
Read your peers’ answers.
Provide substantive comments by
contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
building on the remarks or questions of others; or
sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
Make sure your writing
is clear, concise, and organized;
demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

The Case For, or Against, New Orleans

Required Assignment 2—The Case For, or Against, New Orleans
Sometimes one’s choices may involve catastrophic decisions and bear great risk and yet there can be no clear answer. For example, if a person gets a divorce, shutters a plant, sells a losing investment, or closes their business, will he or she be better off? The following case incorporates nearly all of the material you have covered this far and presents an example of one such choice where nearly all of the alternatives have a significant downside risk.
Review the following information from the article “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Orleans Flood Protection System” by Stéphane Hallegatte (2005):
Hallegatte, an environmentalist, assigns a probability (p) of a Katrina-like hurricane of 1/130 in his cost-benefit analysis for flood protection. However, the levees that protect New Orleans also put other regions at greater risk. You may assume the frequency of other floods is greater than Katrina-like events (Vastag & Rein, 2011).
The new levees that were built in response to Katrina cost approximately fourteen billion dollars (in 2010). This is in addition to the direct costs of Katrina (eighty-one billion dollars in 2005).
50 percent of New Orleans is at or below sea level.
A 100-year event means that there is a 63 percent chance that such an event will occur within a 100-year period.
The following are the interested (anchored and/or biased) constituencies:
Residents of New Orleans—both those that can move and those who cannot move
Residents of the surrounding floodplains at risk from New Orleans levees
The Mayor of New Orleans
The federal government—specifically taxpayers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Assume that the availability heuristics make people more risk averse (populations drop, at least in the short term). Consider how this would affect the local economy.
You are an analyst at FEMA and are in charge of developing a recommendation for both the state and the local governments on whether or not to redevelop New Orleans.
Write a report with your recommendation. Address the following in your report:
Part A
Analyze the economics of New Orleans in light of the above parameters and develop your own Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for rebuilding.
Evaluate the value of the CBA for each constituency and integrate these estimates into a scenario model and/or decision tree. Analyze the results.
Clearly each of these constituencies may both overlap and be prey to a variety of group dynamics internally. For one of these options, discuss the decision pitfalls to which they may be susceptible and make a recommendation on how to alleviate these pressures.
Starting with your CBA, estimate the relevant expected utility for theinterested constituencies.
Note: You need not have absolute amounts but your relevant utilities should be proportional to one another.

Hint: If you assume that your total CBA for New Orleans is fixed for each constituency (do not forget the overlaps), then each constituency will have a piece of the utility pie.
Part B
Make a case for or against rebuilding the city of New Orleans. This should be an executive summary; be concise and brief. Include exhibits.
Whether you are for or against, discuss how social heuristics could be used to your advantage, both ethically and unethically, in making your case. You may choose to fill the role of one of the constituents, if you prefer.
Write an 8–12-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use proper spelling and grammar throughout, and keep the text legible and balanced with visuals. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.
By August 12, 2015, deliver your assignment to
Hallegatte, S. (2006). A cost-benefit analysis of the New Orleans flood protection system.Center for Environmental Sciences and Policy. Stanford University. Retrieved from

http://hal.cirad.fr/docs/00/16/46/28/PDF/Hallegatte_NewOrleans_CBA9.pdf
Vastag, B., & Rein, L. (2011, May 11). In Louisiana, a choice between two floods. TheWashington Post. Retrieved from

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-louisiana-a-choice-between-two-

floods/2011/05/11/AFrjFotG_story.html

Negotiation Strategies

“Acting Dumb” Please respond to the following: Suggest three (3) strategies that a negotiator may use to appear unaware of the details involved in the negotiation process, and explain the strengths of each strategy for the individual using this method of negotiation. Provide a rationale for your response. Suppose you are a member of a negotiations team. You realize that negotiators on the U.S. government side are using a method that will likely win a negotiation, and you realize that you may end up having to accept an offer that is not in your best interest. Describe two (2) techniques that your team could employ to counter the U.S. government negotiator’s offer, so your business is not placed in a situation of losing money on the contract.

Using Ratios as Performance Indicators and Inflation and Health Care Costs

Suggest one (1) key financial ratio that a health care administrator should create a trend analysis for. Suggest one (1) key insight that may be gained by the administrator in regard to the performance of the organization. Provide support for your rationale.

Use the Internet to research the current and projected inflation rates and the related impact expected on health care costs. Next, assess the level of importance of one (1) key driver of the inflation of health care costs. Indicate how this inflation can be managed strategically in the future to minimize the financial impact. Provide support for your rationale.

INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN THE WORKPLACE

For the Session Long Project, you will be applying the concepts from the background materials to your own personal workplace experiences. For this assignment, think of two former or current coworkers that had unique personalities. Choose two people that you worked with closely enough that you were able to get a good idea of their personality traits and workplace attitudes.

Review the main personality traits and attitudes from the background materials, and think about how these apply to your two coworkers. Then write a three page paper addressing the following issues:

How would you describe the personalities of these two coworkers? Use the Big Five Personality traits and other personality traits discussed in Chapter 6 of Nair (2010) to find the personality traits that best describe your coworkers. You must use specific personality traits that you found in the background readings for your answer.
How would you describe their workplace attitudes including job satisfaction and organizational commitment? Use the concepts from Chapter 4 of Nair (2010) in your answer.
Do you think their personality traits impacted their workplace attitudes, or did other factors such as the work environment, job characteristics, etc. have a greater impact on their attitudes?

SLP Assignment Expectations

Answer the assignment questions directly
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials
Make sure to use reliable and credible sources as your references. Articles published in established newspapers or business journals/magazines are preferred. If you find articles on the internet, make sure it is from a credible source.

Cyber Crimes

How has computer crime been characterized in the past? Do these perceptions hinder investigations? If so, how? What is meant by jurisprudential inconsistency? Give an example and describe what it means.

Cyber Crimes

Briefly discuss the history of the Internet, including major development and advancements.
What are the three categories of computer crime?
What are some of the individual crimes included in each?
*500 WORD MINIMUM*

The 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution

The 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution is challenged often when it comes to computer or electronic storage searches. Research how the 4th amendment affects computer and digital media searches and compose a 2-3 page paper that includes the impact of this amendment when conducting these types of searches. Your paper should be composed using APA style and include a minimum of 3 cited references NO foreign references.

Health and Safety in the Workplace (OSHA)

Determine at least three (3) ways in which United States’ businesses can address the adverse effects of sweatshop labor practices. Provide one (1) specific example of each way that you have just determined to support your response.
Considering the effect of worker rights on global and developing economies, take a position on whether or not the United States government should regulate the global workforce of the United States corporations. Justify your response.

Assignment 2: Constitutional Rights

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
The constitutional rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights are most highly protected during the trial stage of a criminal proceeding. This is when the adversarial process, which characterizes the U.S. criminal justice process, is at its peak. Analyze and evaluate the steps which would bring an individual to trial beginning with the arrest phase of the process.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:
Identify and discuss the four (4) elements of arrest.
Identify and discuss the four (4) requirements for search and seizure with a warrant.
Explain the various aspects of the plain view doctrine.
Compare and contrast the various means of identifying suspects.
Summarize the basic constitutional rights of the accused during trial.
Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.
Define and describe Constitutional laws and the court procedure.
Explain and debate fundamental Supreme Court cases associated with criminal procedure.

Crimes that harm businesses versus crimes committed by business

Which do you believe presents the greatest threat to civil society: a corporation that commits crimes (e.g., murder, environmental crimes, or bribery, etc.), or persons who commit crimes that harm businesses (e.g., embezzlement, fraud, or larceny, etc.)? Defend your response, using at least one example from current events.

criminal justice system

Analyze County contributions to criminal justice.
Analyze County Commissioners’ and City Council members’ understanding of law enforcement.
Compose an APA formatted one-two page paper about the importance of effective communication between County Commissioners and/or City Council Members and criminal justice agencies.
Why is it important for Commissioners and/or City Council Members to understand and appreciate the value of forensic evidence for example?
Writing Tips:
The deliverable length of your homework assignment is 400-500 words, one to two double spaced pages (does not include title page or reference page).
Remember to create in-text citations for every source you use to create a sentence for your paper.
Every in-text citation must have a corresponding reference on the reference page of your paper.
All homework assignments must be in APA format. They must have a title page, body, and reference page.
Every in-text citation must have a corresponding reference on the reference page of your paper.
Papers must be double spaced, using 10-12 point font, with one inch margins all the way around.
Tip: Website addresses are NOT references; they are links to websites only.
A reference contains four basic parts: An Author, year, title, and publisher. A website address does not contain those parts and is, therefore, not a reference.
Please do not include only a website address as a “source” in your references list.
For citation guidelines, please refer to the table in the APA Style section of the syllabus.

Law and Ethics

Students, please view the “Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment” video in the Student Center.
Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.
Assignment 2: Employment-At-Will Doctrine
Due Week 5 and worth 150 points
Imagine you are a recently-hired Chief Operating Officer (COO) in a midsize company preparing for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). You quickly discover multiple personnel problems that require your immediate attention.
John posted a rant on his Facebook page in which he criticized the company’s most important customer.
Ellen started a blog to protest the CEO’s bonus, noting that no one below director has gotten a raise in two (2) years and portraying her bosses as “know-nothings” and “out-of-touch”
Bill has been using his company-issued BlackBerry to run his own business on the side.
After being disciplined for criticizing a customer in an email (sent from his personal email account on a company computer), Joe threatens to sue the company for invasion of privacy.
One of the department supervisors requests your approval to fire his secretary for insubordination. Since the secretary has always received glowing reviews, you call her into your office and determine that she has refused to prepare false expense reports for her boss.
Anna’s boss refused to sign her leave request for jury duty and now wants to fire her for being absent without permission.
As an astute manager, you will need to analyze the employment-at-will doctrine and determine what, if any, exceptions and liabilities exist before taking any action. As you proceed with your investigation, you discover the company has no whistleblower policy.
In preparation for this assignment, use the Internet or Strayer Library to research your state’s employment-at-will policy.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Summarize the employment-at-will doctrine discussed in the text and then evaluate three (3) of the six (6) scenarios described by determining:
Whether you can legally fire the employee; include an assessment of any pertinent exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine.
The primary action(s) that you should take to limit liability and impact on operations; specify the ethical theory that best supports your decision.
Examine your state’s policy on employment-at-will. Analyze at least one (1) real-world example of an employee or employer utilizing your state’s employment-at-will doctrine in the last five (5) years. Include a summary of the main issue and the outcome in the identified real-world example.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze and apply the concepts of freedom versus responsibility and ethical decision making.
Analyze and evaluate laws that protect against discrimination in the workplace.
Analyze and evaluate the employment-at-will doctrine and exceptions, as well as the protections afforded whistleblowers.
Explore the legal and ethical issues surrounding employee and consumer privacy.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate governance.
Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing mechanics.

Cash Dividends with Dividends in Arrears

Ghana Corporation has 10,000 shares of its $100 par value, 7 percent cumulative preferred stock outstanding and 50,000 shares of its $1 par value common stock outstanding. In Ghana’s first four years of operation, its board of directors paid cash dividends as follows: 2009, none; 2010, $120,000; 2011, $140,000; 2012, $140,000. Determine the dividends per share and total cash dividends paid to the preferred and common stockholders during each of the four years. If an amount is zero, enter “0”. If required, round your answers to two decimal places

Islamic Meditation

Considering current research on the psychological affects of meditation, in a brief but succinct essay (LESS THAN 200 WORDS), compare and contrast the practice of dhikr with the meditation practices of Daoism.
12pt Font. Times New Roman. Double Spaced.
***DUE FRIDAY JULY 31st AT 8:00PM EASTERN TIME***

Evidence-Based Change

Locate an article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal where a practice change was made based on research, preferably a change that could relate to your area of practice or organization. Note: You are seeking to find an evidence-based article that describes some change in practice that was based on research; this is all about applying research, not doing research. Thus, you are not looking for a research article, but you are looking for an article that uses evidence from research to make a change.
Describe the change made and comment on the strength of the research evidence utilized and the whether the change led to improved patient outcomes.
Note any barriers to change that were identified and how they were overcome.
End your discussion with a reflection on how this article is useful to you as you consider your role as an advanced practice nurse leading others to use the best evidence to strengthen nursing practice and improve nursing-sensitive patient outcomes.

Pros and Cons of DSM Diagnosis

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was originally developed in 1952 to help doctors and counselors across the country standardize the classifications of mental disorders in the American population. Throughout the intervening years, the DSM has gone through several revisions, establishing specific diagnostic criteria for each disorder listed, and revising disorders as more was understood about their origins, symptoms, and treatments. The DSM III (1980) marks the point when substance use disorders were moved to a category of their own, separate from personality disorders. Today, the current DSM lists the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders.

While these standardized diagnostic practices have been in use for more than sixty years, there are some pros and cons in the use of the DSM diagnoses of substance use disorders in the assessment of clients.

Complete the following requirements:

  • Evaluate, in detail, the pros and cons of using DSM diagnoses as the primary classification structure for clients with substance use disorders.
  • Examine the assessment types used to diagnose clients with substance use. Choose two of these assessments that would not only help to diagnose the substance use disorder, but would also assess the whole person. Explain them fully.
  • Compare and contrast the two assessments chosen regarding how they will evaluate the whole person and not just the specific DSM diagnostic criteria.
  • Justify the value of using assessments that evaluate the whole person rather than just the specific DSM diagnostic criteria.

Use scholarly resources to support your work.

Write a 3–4 page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of resources.

Taxes

What changes would you recommend to the tax system and why? Address the following in your response:

  • Attributes of a good tax
  • Pros and cons of overall tax increases
  • Pros and cons of progressive taxes (taxing the rich)
  • Income tax vs sales taxes
  • Pros and cons of the Estate tax (death tax)

Microsoft Word, APA Format

Diagnosis for Substance Use Disorder with Co-occurring Disorder

In your professional capacity as a substance abuse counselor, you are not permitted to give diagnoses for mental disorders other than those related to substance abuse. However, you will likely be exposed to clients with mental health disorders in the assessment or treatment process. The competent substance abuse evaluator will be able to identify clients who present mental health disorders and make the appropriate referrals. Providing appropriate referrals for clients is common in the substance abuse field.

In M1: Assignment 3, you developed a case history for a person with an addiction. In this assignment, you will develop a case history and include one mental disorder. The inclusion of a mental disorder in your case study will aid in the examination of co-occurring disorders. You will then present your diagnosis and referrals.

This assignment has two parts. Complete both parts.

Part I

Create a case history for a person with an addiction and a mental disorder. Do not include identifying information. Include the following elements in your case history:

  • Demographics—including age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, marital status, number and ages of children, living arrangements, and religion if applicable
  • Presenting problem
  • Previous psychiatric treatment of patient
  • Previous chemical treatment of patient
  • Chemical history
  • Medical history—including disabilities if applicable
  • Work and education history
  • Legal or financial concerns
  • Family background
  • Concerned person involvement
  • Referral source

Part II

Analyze the case history and present your diagnosis as related to substance use disorders. Include the following in your diagnosis:

  • Summarize key case study elements you would use to formulate a diagnosis and guide your treatment plan.
  • Identify at least two assessment tools that you would use to formulate a diagnosis. Justify why you have selected these tools.
  • State your diagnosis related to substance use disorders. Justify your reasons for your diagnosis.
  • Identify other concerns and offer recommendations and referral opportunities. Justify your reasons and explanations.

Write a 3–4-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. 

MGT492: Strategic Mgmt for the Multi Enterprise Capstone

Each question should be at least 250 words in length for each question. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
 
Due, July 22nd, 2015.
 
1.Describe how globalization can lead to the integration of strategic demands for worldwide efficiency, local market responsiveness, and the spread of world-class technology across all national markets. How can these factors enhance competitiveness throughout the global marketplace?
 
2. Global strategy making involves a major shift in focus from analytic, reactive and past-focused thinking to creative, proactive and future-oriented thinking.  Identify a current global strategy that is reactive and past-focused and then reconstruct that strategy to one that is creative, proactive and future-oriented. Your post should illustrate how an organization can transform its thinking from reactive and past-focused to one that is proactive and future-oriented.

MGT492: Strategic Mgmt for the Multi Enterprise Capstone

Foreign Markets
Once a strategic focus is decided, the selection of the means of transferring a company’s competitive advantage becomes an essential choice – does a multinational company use licensing, exports, wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture, direct investment, partnership, or alliance to enter new markets? Or, could it be a mix of all these?
In a two to three page research paper in APA style, compare and contrast when it would be advantageous, and disadvantageous, to enter a foreign market under the methods listed above (licenses, exports, etc.).  Be sure to:

  • Define and explain each method.
  • Detail when it would be advantageous, and disadvantageous, to utilize each of the methods.
  • Offer an example of a multinational company who utilizes each method and explain if you believe it is the most or least appropriate method to utilize for that company given their product or service.

Note that some of the information related to this project may not be readily available in course materials, requiring you to research contemporary management trends in the public sector. At least two outside scholarly resources are required, including a minimum of one from the Ashford Online Library.
Due Friday, July 24th, 2015

Effective Organizational Training Programs

 

Given the changing employee demographics and rapid updates to technology, it is important for organizations to link training and development to the needs and preferences of its workforce. Training facilitates acquisition of new knowledge and skills, and development facilitates the ability to handle future responsibilities. Continual training helps ensure that employees have the skills, information, and motivation required to successfully achieve organizational objectives.
Based on the company you chose for your discussion question this week, create a
10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation which includes the following:

  • Summarize the current organizational training program.
  • Explain why you believe the organization’s current training model is effective or ineffective
  • Present an idea for a new training program or component to the existing training program which would promote employee engagement
  • Explain why the new program or component would be effective
  • Describe the desired outcomes of the new training program/component

The speaker notes section should be used to provide an explanation of each slide. APA format should be followed.

Training Policies, Programs and Practices

 

An ongoing investment in training and development is essential for improving the performance and participation of employees in organizational initiatives. Such an investment encourages accountability in both management and employees in continuous learning and improvement.
The quality of employees and their development through training and education are significant factors in the long-term viability of an organization. Using the Argosy University online library resources, research employee training and development.
Consider the training function within an organization of your choice. This could be your current or a previous place of employment, a friend or family members place of employment or some other organization  for which you have familiarity

  • What policies, programs, and practices does the organization have in place to promote employee training and development?
    • Identify and discuss the different types of training modes. Are employees receptive to the training?  How does the organization encourage active participation in the training programs?

Leadership Essay 500 words each

Describe managerial incompetence and provide three examples.
Your response should be a minimum of 500 words with appropriate APA style writing. Cite any sources you use in your response,
 
Describe the six root causes of managerial incompetence and derailment.
 
Your response should be a minimum of 500 words with appropriate APA style writing. Cite any sources you use in your response,

Business policy and strategy Case Study

Complete the Assurance of Learning Exercise 10A on page 326 of the textbook. You will be asked to analyze and to compare and contrast the code of ethics of both Starbuck’s and McDonald’s. Summarize your analysis and findings in a two-page APA formatted paper. The links shown in the textbook are no longer active; however, these documents can still be located by using your favorite search engine to search for “Standards of Business Conduct for Starbucks” and “Standards of Business Conduct for McDonald’s.”
 
MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE TEXTBOOK
 
David, F. R. (2011). Strategic management: Concepts and cases (13th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Data Collection and Management Techniques for a Qualitative Research Plan

Over the past few weeks, you have been introduced to two common data collection techniques used by qualitative researchers: observation and interviewing. For this assignment, you will be asked to consider data collection techniques for your qualitative research plan and think about how you will manage the data that you would collect.
To prepare for this Application:

  • Consider the kinds of data that would be most useful and relevant for your qualitative research plan.
  • Consider whether observation would be an appropriate way to collect data for your qualitative study. Why or why not? If yes, what would you need to consider (legal or ethical issues, bias, context, etc.)?
  • Consider whether interviewing is an appropriate way to collect data for your qualitative study. Why or why not? If yes, what would you need to consider (legal or ethical issues, bias, context, etc.)? What questions would you ask? How do you know these are good and appropriate questions for your research? What kind of interviewing protocol would you need to develop?
  • For the data collection techniques you would use, think about what data management techniques you would employ. How would you organize your data? How could a software package such as NVivo assist you with managing your data?
    • Remember, you are not expected to collect data for the qualitative research plan, only to plan out what could be done.

The assignment:

  • Craft a 5-6-page paper in which you do the following:
    • Recommend data collection and data management techniques appropriate for your qualitative research plan.
      • Remember, you are not expected to collect data for the qualitative research plan, only to plan out what could be done.
    • Explain how NVivo could be used to assist with data organization and management.

Hypothesis testing in the workplace

Think about your workplace. Describe one example of an activity, policy, or procedure that was developed as a result of a hypothesis test. This can be a formal or informal test, but should follow the general guidelines of the definition.

P.S

Keep in mind i work in a PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL as a NURSE.

Intelligence Testing Article Analysis

Use the Electronic Reserve Readings for this course, the University Library, or other resources to locate at least three articles concerning intelligence testing.

Construct a brochure for a local elementary school. Consider your audience, as this information would likely be distributed during meetings where a child might have received an intelligence test. Your brochure would then be given to parents, guardians, and others to help them better understand the purpose of intelligence testing.

Include the following in your brochure:

  • Provide a brief overview of at least two theories of intelligence related to the content of your selected articles to help your audience understand what intelligence testing accomplishes.
  • Discuss methods of measuring intellectual functioning.
  • Discuss how the concept of intelligence is different than academic achievement.

Include three credible, peer-reviewed references.

Format the citations in your brochure consistent with APA guidelines.

Self Concept in old age

The Aging Connection
How to Begin: Watch the videos below:

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2KmjMWLymQ&feature=related

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8qXveiavdc

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eh_TD5nBOY

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTZ4U-SIGO8
Task: Write a paper that identifies at least three sociological concepts that are alluded to in the videos, pulling from aging, discrimination, and social stratification theories. At minimum, you should refer to one video, if not multiple videos, to support your ideas.
For each concept:

  1. Identify the concept using sociological terminology.
  2. Indicate how the concept is associated with a particular theory or theorist.
  3. Describe the concept in your own words.
  4. Describe the part of the video that you think exemplifies this concept.
  5. Explain how the concept relates to your personal life and/or to your community (city, state, or country).

 
You need to accurately cite your sources, including any videos, the textbook, and at least one scholarly source. The scholarly source may be pulled from class readings.
The paper must be 800 to 1,200 words, or about three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference page), and formatted according to APA style. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.

Business Model

 
Then, create a scenario that illustrates what might have happened had the following occurred:

  • The intrapreneurial product been brought to market through entrepreneurship.
  • The entrepreneurial product been brought to market through intrapreneurial means.
  • Explain the different risks, skill sets, organizational assets, funding, and keys to success that would have been necessary to accomplish this different approach.

Product Idea

 
Using your product example from the previous Discussion Board post, begin your paper with the following:

  • What is your product, and why do you feel the product you have selected is innovative within its industry?
  • How was the product introduced to the market, and which approach was used—entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship?
  • Give a brief description of some advantages, disadvantages, or challenges resulting from using the particular approach?

Healthcare Market strategy

Unit 1 Assignment: LearnScape | Episode 1
Many of Bright Road Health Care System’s facilities are located in areas that are currently serving many Gen Y patients, and will be serving increasing numbers of Gen Z patients within the next 5 years. This means the Health Care System’s online resources are, and will increasingly be, the primary source of health care information for the community, and the main promotion outlet for the Health Care System.
 
Assignment: Staying Relevant
Instructions
The analysis and recommendations are to be submitted to the instructor for grading.
In this LearnScape, you will meet with the CEO of Bright Road to discuss her concerns about the relevancy of their online resources. You will work with the marketing director of Bright Road to learn about their current online resources and utilization information. Then, you will review Bright Road Health Care System’s website and Facebook page. Website evaluation elements include appearance, content, usability, functionality, and search engine optimization. Facebook evaluation elements include cover photo, profile picture, page title, likes, people talking about this, about and engagement. Using this information, you will then make recommendations to the CEO about how to improve online presence.
 
You are to email some suggestions for improvements to Bright Road’s Facebook page and website. Now that you have reviewed Bright Road’s Facebook page and website, e-mail a short proposal to Amit Patel (350–500 words). Your proposal should include the objectives for this project and the target audience, including:

  • A thorough review of the website and Facebook page.
  • Specific details on how the website and Facebook page could be improved.
  • New ideas and how they could be implemented for Bright Road.

Assignment 2: The Importance of Listening and Responding in Effective Negotiation

The purpose of this assignment is to highlight the importance of listening and responding in negotiations and to identify ways to improve listening and speaking in various negotiation situations.
Consider a situation you observed or participated in where a negotiation occurred. This can be a situation at home as child negotiating a later bed time or a situation at work such as a co-worker negotiating for additional time off. An example of a negotiation is provided in the Webilography and is entitled: Classic Sesame Street: Ernie and Bert Can’t Communicate. *https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCgQtwIwAmoVChMI3ZixoM_nxgIVyo4NCh1C-gQ6&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DkjF4rKCR81o&ei=4dCrVZ2kPMqdNsL0k9AD&usg=AFQjCNErhTDMJ1HhgW9oIxQyqpXf1qbPDg) Determine the kind of listening skills used in the interaction of your chosen negotiation.
Prepare a 3-5 page paper which addresses the following:
Respond to the following:

  • Describe the negotiation you observed or participated in.
  • Explain and describe what parts of the interaction employed effective listening and speaking in the negotiation.
  • Explain and describe what parts of the interaction employed ineffective listening and speaking in the negotiation.
  • Suggest and explain at least two alternative strategies which could have been used to improve communication within this negotiation.

 
Make sure you clearly articulate your chosen negotiation and thoroughly explain each section in your paper. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work and cite at least 2 references (one of which may be your text book) in your paper.

Auditing Journal

Sarbanes-Oxley and Oversight

Provide an original and substantive response to the questions posed in your Journal in a minimum of 200 words.

You learned about how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act affected the accounting profession and specifically, several major changes in the audits of public companies. These changes helped to improve the transparency and accountability of public company financial statements.

  • Do you think that other types of organizations should have an act similar to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act? Why or why not?
  • Should the government, nonprofits, and private companies be held to the same or similar standards? Or is it too costly and time-consuming?
  • What are your thoughts regarding this type of oversight of other industries in general?

Inventory Analysis and Optimizing Staffing

1, Recommend a strategy for financial administrators to balance the tension between having inventory on hand when it is needed versus the carry cost to the organization. Provide support for your recommendation.
2, Assume that you are a health care administrator in a hospital, and you are responsible for staffing levels. Suggest an approach to staffing for 24/7 coverage that optimizes patient care, minimizes cost, and produces the highest level of employee satisfaction. Provide support for your rationale.

McDonaldization powerpoint

you will need to have access to the “third edition McDonaldization the READER by George Ritzer
I need a power point presentation on Chapter 24 that answer the Thinking Critically questions at the end of the chapter.
in addition here are some more instruction please read!!
Your presentation should include the following elements:
Title slide (including title of your article, your name, and the course number)
Summary of the content of the article (1 slide)
PLEASE NOTE: The summary should NOT be a condensed version of Ritzer’s introduction to the text. Using his text will be considered plagiarism, and result in a 0 for the assignment and be reported to the Academic Standards Committee.
At least one slide and no more than 3 slides for each discussion question at the end of the reading.
PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you use your textbook and other valid outside sources, properly cited in ASA, APA, or MLA format, to support your answers. The McDonaldization LibGuide contains an extensive list of books, websites, journal articles, and other articles from newspapers and magazines that you can use. Please do NOT include videos.
References slide: list all the outside sources you used in your presentation, including the reference for your article, in proper ASA, APA, or MLA format.
How to design a good PowerPoint presentation
PowerPoint is a visual tool, you should make the most of it. Minimize the amount of text on the slides, and combine it with pictures, photos, tables, charts, or diagrams as relevant.
Pay attention to your choice of slide design. You want something that links well to your presentation and is visually appealing, but you don’t want a background that competes against your content. Your instructor has to be able to read your slides.
Also to enhance visual appeal, think about using some features in SmartArt (under the Insert tab of the PowerPoint menu) to organize your content. The AVPs in this course offer examples of SmartArt.
When you use text, don’t include too much information on one slide. Instead of writing paragraphs, use phrases arranged in bullet points. As a rule, you should not use a font size smaller than 20 for your text. Think about using colors to make important phrases or words stand out. Think of PowerPoint as a detailed outline of what you are going to say. Summarize the key information on your slides, not everything you will say
Do NOT include direct quotes from any sources. Paraphrase and summarize ideas instead. This will help you control the amount of text in your slides.
Think about the sequencing of your slides. They have to flow smoothly from one to the next.
Be judicious in your use of slide animations (text that appears as you click). Using it helps keep the audience engaged, but too much of it will slow down your presentation.
Preview your presentation using the Slideshow tool before submitting it. Make sure that all your content fits in the slides and your slide animations or transitions work the way you intend them to.

Work Place Bullying

The Impact of Workplace Bullying
Review the Wiedmer article regarding workplace bullying (found in the reading section).
Develop a two- to three-page APA- formatted paper that responds to the following:
Provide a review of the article. Describe the impact of workplace bullying on both the victims and the organization.
Reflect on a time when you may have witnessed workplace bullying. Discuss at least two practices of workplace bullying addressed in the article that were applicable to your scenario.
Recommend at least two techniques from the article that management should implement to provide a positive impact on workplace bullying. Support your response with additional information from the textbook or additional research.
Your paper must be two to three pages (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. You must cite two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.
 
Class Text>>>
 
Baack, D. (2012).  Management communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Privacy vs. Quality of Healthcare

The goal of protecting patient information privacy often conflicts with the goal of providing the improved healthcare that EMRs can support. Provisions in HIPAA provide some confidentiality protection, but not enough. Potential for a major privacy breach lies in the system of primary or secondary users.
What privacy and security issues are hindering the adoption of EMR systems? In your opinion, which of these issues is the most important to address first? Drawing on course readings or outside scholarly sources, support your answer with examples and clear rationales.

CASE ANALYSIS: Agricultural Subsidies

Case Analysis Read the  CASE ANALYSIS: Agricultural Subsidies (page 144).
 
Write a 5 page paper (1500 or more words)  in APA format in response to these questions at least siting four peer reviewed journals articles
 

  1. Provide an overview of this case analysis; summarize the key points

 
b.Discuss how the Uruguay Round and the Doha Development Agenda impact  agricultural subsidies.
 
c.Discuss the findings in Table 7.3 (page 145). How would you address the findings in a presentation?
 
 
 
Below is a recommended outline.
 

  1. Cover page (See APA Sample paper)

 
5.Introduction
 
a.A thesis statement
 
b.Purpose of paper
 
c.Overview of paper
 

  1. Body (Cite sources using in – text citations.)

 

  1. Provide an overview of this case analysis; summarize the key points

 

  1. Discuss how the Uraguay Round and the Doha Development Agenda impact agricultural  subsidies.

 

  1. Discuss the findings in Table 7.3 (page 145). How would you address the findings in a  presentation?

 
 
 
Conclusion
 
–Summary of main points
 

  1. Lessons Learned and Recommendations

 
 
 

  1. References

 
– List the references you cited in the text of your paper according to APA format.
 
(Note: Do not include references that are not cited in the text of your paper)
 
 
Pg144
 
The Logic of Collective Action Given that the costs to consumers are so high for each job saved,why do people tolerate tariffs and quotas? Ignorance is certainly the case for some goods,but for some
 
tariffs and quotas,the costs have been relatively well publicized.For example,many people are aware that quotas on sugar imports cost each man,woman,and child in the United States between $5 and $10 per year.The costs are in the form of higher prices on candy bars,soft drinks,and other products containing sugar.Few of us work in the sugar industry,so the argument that our jobs depend on it is weak at best.
 
In a surprising way, however, we probably permit our tariffs and quotas because of a version of the jobs argument.The economist Mancur Olson studied this problem and similar ones and noticed two important points about tariffs and quotas.First,the costs of the policy are spread over a great many people.Second,
 
the benefits are concentrated.For example,we all pay a little more for candy bars and soft drinks,but a few sugar producers reap large benefits from our restrictions on sugar imports.Olson found that in cases such as this,there is an asymmetry in the incentives to support and to oppose the policy.With trade protection,the benefits are concentrated in a single industry and,consequently,it pays for the indus-
 
try to commit resources to obtaining or maintaining its protection.The industry will hire lobbyists and perhaps participate directly in the political process through running candidates or supporting friendly candidates. If people in the industry think their entire livelihood depends on their ability to limit foreign competition, they have a very large incentive to become involved in setting policy.
 
The costs of protection are nowhere near as concentrated as the benefits because they are spread over all consumers of a product.The $5 to $10 per year that sugar quotas cost each of us is hardly worth hiring a lobbyist or protesting inWashington. Thus, one side pushes hard to obtain or keep protection, and the
 
other side is silent on the matter. Given this imbalance, an interesting question asks why there are not more trade barriers.
 
 
 
C A S E  S T U D Y
 
Agricultural Subsidies
 
Agricultural issues have long sparked conflict among the members of the WTO.
 
Some cases have pitted high-income countries against each other, among them disputes between the United States and Japan over apples and EU-U.S.disputes over bananas. More recently, the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda has tried to address agricultural issues that are central to relations between developing and industrial countries. In particular, three issues are on the table: tariffs and quotas (market access), export subsidies given by countries to encourage farm exports,and production subsidies granted directly to farmers.
 
Direct subsidies are viewed as harmful because they lead to overproduction, squeeze out imports,and in some cases result in the dumping of the surplus product
 
 
Chapter 7 Commercial Policy 145
 
TABLE 7.3 Agricultural Subsidies, 2007
 
Agricultural Subsidies
 
(Millions of US$)                         As a Percent of
 
Farm Receipts
 
Australia                                              1,827                                       6
 
Canada                                                7,001                                       18
 
European Union                                  134,318                                   26
 
Japan                                                   35,230                                     45
 
United States                                      32,663                                     10
 
The EU provides the largest subsidies, both in absolute terms and as a share of GDP but
 
Japanese farmers are more dependent on agricultural subsidies.
 
Source: OECD, Producer Support Estimate by Country. http://www.oecd.org/tad/support/psecse.
 
 
 
in foreign markets. The original GATT agreement included language on agriculture, but there were so many loopholes that it had little impact. Not until the Uruguay Round was finalized in 1993,nearly 50 years after the signing of the original GATT agreement, were significant changes made in the rules for agricultural trade. Many quotas were converted to tariffs, and industrial countries agreed to reduce their direct support for the farm sector by 20 percent.Indirect supports such as research and development and infrastructure construction were recognized as necessary,desirable,and permissible.
 
While direct-support payments were curtailed, the Uruguay Round left intact direct payments to farmers that theoretically do not increase production, are part of a country’s environmental or regional development plan, or are intended to limit production. If you think these are a lot of loopholes, you are right. Consequently, the current round of trade negotiations, the Doha Development Agenda,has taken up the issue of agriculture again,and developing countries in particular are pushing to limit government practices that block their access to markets in high-income countries or that subsidize production by industrial countries.
Table 7.3 shows the range of direct-support payments to agricultural producers in many industrial nations. The twenty-seven members of the EU are grouped together because their trade and agricultural policies are formulated at the EU level,not at the national level.In terms of both absolute support and the percentage of its GDP that it transfers to farmers,the EU is the biggest subsidizer.Japan is close in percentage terms but is at about one-half the level in absolute dollar amounts.The United States is also a large subsidizer, and Canada is similar. Not all countries subsidize agriculture, however. Australia’s supports are less than one-half the level of the United States as a share of GDP, , and despite the lower support levels,it uses its comparative advantages to be among the top fifteen agri-cultural exporting countries in the world.

What is the No Child Left Behind Act? Define this Act and describe the original intentions

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography begins the preliminary research process. The document will serve as an ongoing list of sources that will support your Final Research Paper. Each of the sources should be cited in APA format (for help, click on APA Formatting Instructions for Microsoft Word) and should include a two-paragraph summary, or annotation, of the resource contents and how you intend to use the information within your paper. Be sure to utilize the information from this week’s Argument and Thesis Workshop discussion, and refer to “Research Paper Guidelines” for additional support. Before beginning, please review the Model Annotated Bibliography.
To fulfill the research component of this assignment, you must:

  • Conduct several searches using any of the databases in the Ashford University Library.
  • Select at least five scholarly peer-reviewed sources from your library search that support the topics and arguments you plan to present in your Final Research Paper.

To fulfill the written component of this assignment, you must:

  • Include a title page that is formatted in proper APA style.
  • List APA-style references in alphabetical order along with your unique paragraph summaries.
      • Annotation paragraphs must be original and cannot be copied from abstracts or other summaries. Copied-and-pasted annotations may receive a zero grade.
  • Format your assignment according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your annotated bibliography should be double-spaced with one-inch margins and use 12-point Times New Roman font.

Your annotations should contain

  • A complete summary, in your own words, of the information presented in the article.
  • Your analysis of the best use of this information in your paper, written in your own words.
  • Identification of a possible topic sentence and/or claim the information will support.

The bibliography must be 500 to 700 words in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Week 2 due on 7-28-15
Final Research Paper Outline
Your assignment will begin with an APA-style title page followed by a formal outline that presents your thesis statement, topic sentences, and supporting information for each topic. You will need to refer to your annotated bibliography to locate appropriate sources for the claims you intend to present and cite these sources the body of your outline and on your reference page. Please check the “Research Paper Guidelines” if you have any questions about the assignment topics. Also, be sure to review the Model Outline before you begin constructing your own outline.
You are required to format your assignment as a full-sentence outline in APA style (see the Outline Form in the Ashford Writing Center) that includes source material from at least two scholarly sources from last week’s research along with additional research, if necessary. Be sure to incorporate any useful feedback you have received from your instructor and classmates.
The outline must be 400 to 500 words in length and formatted according to APA style. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.
Week 3 due on 08-4-2015

Final Research Paper Draft

This week you will be creating and submitting a draft of your Final Research Paper that is based on the topic you selected from the “Research Paper Guidelines” and from the Final Research Paper Outline from Week Two. Please be sure to review the Model Research Paper Draft to understand the expectations for the final paper.
The Final Research Paper Draft must contain the following components:

  • A title page and a references page (based upon your annotated bibliography).
  • An introduction that features a thesis statement that is clearly articulated and argumentative and/or analytical. Ideally, the introduction should be a single, compelling paragraph.
  • Body paragraphs that develop at least one research-supported argument. (Note: The body of your paper should feature in-text citations that leverage at least four different sources.)
  • APA-style formatting, including properly documented citations.

Your draft must be 750 to 2,000 words in length, excluding the title and references pages. Remember to proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, style, and formatting. Submit as much work as possible, whether it is a full or partial draft. Please refer to “Research Paper Guidelines” as well as Week Five for the Final Research Paper instructions.
The purpose of the Final Research Paper Draft is to ensure you are making satisfactory progress on your Final Research Paper while providing you with an opportunity to receive direction and feedback from your instructor. If you find that you are struggling to complete the draft, make sure that you have read and reviewed this week’s required activities. Additionally, consider contacting your instructor for additional one-on-one guidance.
 
Week 5 due 8-11-2015

Final Research Paper

Before you submit your Final Research Paper, make sure that you have

  • Reviewed the “Research Paper Guidelines” to ensure your paper addresses all required components and develops a clear position in response to one of the writing prompts provided.
  • Reviewed the Model Final Research Paper in order to understand expectations for the assignment.
  • Incorporated a minimum of five scholarly sources.
  • Provided well-researched evidence to support each claim.
  • Incorporated feedback or suggestions into your revisions.
  • Proofread your final draft for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.
  • Written a paper that is approximately seven to ten pages total in length, including
    • a title page
    • five to seven pages of body text (1,500 to 2,000 words)
    • a references page
  • Formatted your paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Your Final Research Paper will be assessed on the following components:

  • Structure
  • Development
  • Style
  • Grammar
  • APA formatting
  • Resources

Term Paper

See attachment Pick whichever type of paper you would like to do of the 3 options given. I just want an “A”
90: Term Paper: Guidelines and Rubric
Overview
The goal of this final paper is provide you the opportunity to apply the knowledge of Management Science acquired in this program to produce an Operations Paper, Issue Paper, or Application Paper.
 Operations Paper (In-depth study of the management of operations in a particular manufacturing or service unit)
Select a manufacturing unit such as the Osram Sylvania plant in Manchester or select any service unit such as the Bank of America branch in Hooksett. Make an in-depth study of any or all aspects of operations in the selected manufacturing/service unit. Use first-hand data collected personally and/or secondary data from the Internet, books, and articles from reputed journals. The primary focus of the paper should be the management of operations at the selected manufacturing/service unit. You must include your own critical analysis and comments throughout the paper and recommendations for improvement.
 Issue Paper (In-depth study of an issue related to management of operations)
The research paper would be on an issue related to management of operations such as Comparison between ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 Standards or managing quality in healthcare organizations. It can be based on first-hand data collected personally and/or secondary data, Internet, books and articles from reputed journals. The paper should include examples from real companies and your own analysis and comments throughout the paper.
 Application Paper (Application of the concepts and techniques of management of operations to a real system or problem)
The application problem would involve application of the concepts and techniques of the management of operations to a real problem or system. The application paper would start out with the clear description of the problem or system. It would then go on to data collection about the problem or system and the application of appropriate concepts and techniques of management of operations. The paper would conclude with practicable recommendations for the solution/ alleviation of the problem or improvements to the system.
Objectives
The purpose of this paper is to challenge students to apply the knowledge of Management Science acquired during the course to a realistic situation. Based on the knowledge obtained in this course and previous course work, students will examine and conduct an in-depth analysis of the application of the concepts and techniques of service management to a real service.
Main Elements
The main body of the term paper (excluding cover page, executive summary, table of contents, appendices and references) should be about eight to ten pages length, 12 point Times Roman font and double-spaced. The written paper will be due during the final week. The final week will be devoted to discussing the term papers prepared by the class.
For Your Information
• You can use the Internet to download full text articles from various periodicals for free from Shapiro library website. Go to the Southern New Hampshire University website www.snhu.edu, click on library, and then click on the Electronic Resources link. You will require the fourteen digit barcode from your student ID to login.
• As a student you are eligible to buy software at greatly reduced academic prices. Contact the University bookstore in Manchester or any big computer vendor and ask for academic prices for software.
Format
Milestone 1: Submit Term Paper Proposal
In 5-5 Term Paper: Milestone 1, you will submit a one page proposal for your term paper. This assignment is not graded, but will provide feedback and guidance for the Term Paper due in Module Ten.
Milestone 2: Submit Final Term Paper
In 10-4 Term Paper Submission: Milestone 2, you will submit the Term Paper to your instructor for grading. The format should be meet the requirements specified above. The graded assignment is worth 325 points.
Rubric
Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value
Background Provides a comprehensive overview of concepts and techniques of service management
(9-10) Provides a good overview of concepts and techniques of service management
(8) Briefly describes background information on concepts and techniques of service management
(7) Fails to provide background information on concepts and techniques of service management
(0-6) 10
Identification of Problem Highlights key points including the identified issue(s). Presents a well-defined context from a multiple perspectives
(9-10) Highlights key points of the identified issue(s)Attempts to define the context from multiple perspectives
(8) Briefly highlights key points of the identified issue(s)
(7) Fails to highlight key points of the identified issue(s)
(0-6) 10
Analysis/Critical Thinking Provides an in-depth analysis of the problems and strategy from multiple perspective
(18-20) Analyzes the problems and strategy
(16-17) Attempts to analyze the problems and strategy
(14-15) Fails to analyze the problems and strategy
(0-13) 20
Recommendation/Action Plan Offers extensive alternative solutions via plan of action by applying respective theories
(18-20) Offers extensive alternative solutions via plan of action
(16-17) Attempts to offer an alternative solution plan of action
(14-15) Fails to offer an alternative solution plan of action
(0-13) 20
Mechanics No errors related to organization, grammar, and style.
(9-10) Minor errors related to organization, grammar, and style.
(8) Some errors related to organization, grammar, and style.
(7) Major errors related to organization, grammar, and style.
(0-6) 10
APA Citation All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in APA format.
(9-10) All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in APA format.
(8) Some sources are not accurately documented in APA format.
(7) None of the sources are accurately documented in APA format.
(0-6) 10
Application of theory, scholarly resources, and course concepts Incorporates concepts and theory from course material and scholarly resources competently
(18-20) Applies theory, scholarly resources, and course concepts
(16-17) Incorporates some theory, scholarly resources, and course concepts
(14-15) Fails to utilize scholarly resources, apply theory or course concepts
(0-13) 20
Earned Total:
Comments: 100%

Waste Audit (WARM) Assignment:

Overview:
In this assignment you will evaluate the CO2 equivalent emissions and energy use/production from your personal waste generation. You will learn about the scope, capabilty, and uncertainty of models. You will learn about the different impacts from various waste handling scenarios. And you will practice good graphing skills.
Your final homework should be turned in as an excel spreadsheet. You should have two separate worksheets. The first will be your ‘Raw’ data from your week of collecting all of your trash, recycling, etc. The second worksheet should have the WARM output data (which you will copy and paste from WARM), one CO2 graph, one energy graph, and one text box describing your findings.
Week prior to due date: Record your waste (trash, recycle, etc) for one week & enter data into excel
You should have kept a log of your personal waste generation for the past week. An excel spreadsheet with example weights of organic waste is available on Blackboard to aid in estimating your food and organic waste. If the exact trash is not available, you should estimate the weight and type of your trash using the example materials provided in class.
You should use WARM to model your current waste scenario (collect both CO2 emissions and energy). WARM is typically used by cities or large organizations; you should assum that you are the average citizen in Phoenix and scale your data up to an annual waste generation for the population of Phoenix. You should also evaluate ONE way to improve your waste footprint and create that scenario in WARM. Your final graphs will be bar graphs comparing the your current versus your idea for improvement.
You should use a text box in excel to write two paragraphs summarizing your findings from the WARM model. Your writeup should describe (paragraph 1) why emissions or energy is negative, and comment on the accuracy of the tools and/or your estimates. (e.g. what might be your largest source of error?) Paragraph two should discuss the findings from your improvement scenario. Were the emissions and energy actually better than your current waste? Don’t forget to refer to the principles of ESEM in either of these paragraphs and bold and italicize the sentence that reflects an ESEM principle and identify the ESEM principle number.
Download & Use WARM for this assignment:
• WARM Calculates CO2 equivalent emissions and BTUs for municipal waste scenarios
• Inputs are in tons and output is in MTCO2E and million BTU (you will have to do unit conversions!
• WARM models large scale local waste system (i.e. for a city)
• Download the xls: http://epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/warm/index.html
Use the following inputs to the WARM.xls:
#3 Arizona
#4 Current Mix
#5 a. LFG Recovery b. Flare
#6 a. Dry b. Typical operation
#7 a. Provide Information
#8b. 45, 20, 41, 35
Because of the scale of the WARM model, you will need to increase your weekly waste consumption to the population of Phoenix for one year.

Online speech class – Interpersonal Communication

Purpose of the Paper
All of us, no matter how learned or skilled in the field of communication, still experience problems communicating inter-personally with others to some degree, so we need to find ways to increase our competence as communicators. By completing this paper I hope you will gain both confidence and ability to more effectively deal with interpersonal communication problems in the future.
Specifics of the Paper
In this paper, you will: (1) describe an aspect of interpersonal communication that you recognize as being an area of needed improvement for yourself, (2) use theories and concepts from our textbook and/or class lectures to analyze why you might encounter some of the communication problems that you experience, (3) again, using theories and concepts from reading and/or online lectures, describe an action plan for improving communication competence in that area that you’ve discussed.
Selecting a Topic Area
One way to proceed with this paper is to think of situations where you find it difficult to engage in communication or to achieve your communication goals. For example, maybe you find it difficult not to compete during interpersonal conflict, maybe you’re just not sure how to disclose feelings in a relationship that is important to you, or maybe you don’t know how to effectively listen to a child or parent.
Another suggestion is to make notes of topics discussed in your text with which you can personally identify. For example, after reading the text you may realize that you use language in unconventional ways, possibly in detrimental ways. Or, after reading about nonverbal communication, you realize that you misinterpret a friend’s facial expressions a great deal.
Format of the paper

  • Each paper should be 3 – 5 pages long. Headings, title pages, and works cited pages do NOT count toward your page count.
  • Paper should include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • Each paper should include documentation of your source(s) – at a minimum, you should cite our textbook.
  • The paper should be double-spaced the paper with 12 point Time New Roman font.

The American Family

Choose one of the following subjects to research in relation to the American Family today:
Selecting a Partner
Hooking Up
Living Apart Together (LAT)
Marriage
Divorce
Remarriage
Cohabitation
Stepfamilies
Single Parenting
Domestic Violence
Alternate Family Forms
Older People and their Families
Family history in relation to a particular ethnic group
 

  1. You are to have a minimum eight (8) references. Three (3) of the eight references must represent one each of the following *:

 
A newspaper article
An Internet article
A chapter from a book
An article from a journal
An article from the popular press
 
*From eight reference sources you must choose at least three types
For example, you could have three newspaper articles, two Internet articles  and  three articles from a journal = eight references from 3 sources. These references should be current within the last 5 years.  I will accept 1 classic reference (like those older ones listed in your text.) Classic means that it is groundbreaking and often cited in literature even years later. I want these reported in APA style, and here are several examples:
 
Curtis, D., & Carter, M. (2010). Rethinking early childhood environments to enhance learning. Young Children, 60(3), 34–38.
Daniel, J., & Friedman, S. (2011). Preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children. Young Children, 60(5). Beyond the Journal. Retrieved July 7, 2007 from http://journhal.naeyc.org/btj/2011/DanielFriedmanBTJ1105.asp
 

  1. The paper must be a minimumof nine pages, doubled spaced and word processed or typed and attached in the assignment area. This nine pages does notinclude the reference page!  Remember when attaching, it should be a document that I can open such as .doc,

.docx, .rtf, or .pdf  If I cannot open,  I cannot grade them.
 

  1. The paper is to have the due date and the subject of your research and a reference page at the end with correct references. Use the reference format in the back of the textbook. This paper should be grammatically correct so be sure to use Spell check and check your grammar.    If the paper has more than 4 grammatical errors on the first page, I won’t grade it.Grammar includes spelling, capitalization, proper tenses (using same tense throughout), correct sentence structure, clauses, run- on sentences etc.  Here are a few websites I found that might be of help- I am not endorsing them, but they looked helpful:

 
http://index.about.com/index?am=broad&q=proper+english+grammar&an=msn_s&askid=55b87362-ab1f-410d-b12a-a56ffc73e1bd-0-ab_msb&dqi=&qsrc=999&ad=semD&o=28789&l=sem
http://www.englishgrammar.org/lessons/
http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/proper-grammar.html
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/1001-grammar-practice-questions-for-dummies-cheat-.html
http://www.copyblogger.com/5-common-mistakes-that-make-you-look-dumb/
 
If you have any doubts about your paper, please go to the writing lab or English tutoring area of the tutoring center for help. If English isn’t your first language, you might want to go to the ESL tutoring section of the tutoring lab first, before going to the writing lab or English tutoring area.
 

  1. You may choose the way in which you approach your research.  For example, if the subject is divorce, you may research the effects of divorce on children, or how divorce affects the economy of the family, or how it affects those who are actually divorcing.  If you have any questions on

your approach to your research, do not hesitate to talk to me.
 

  1. I would like you to include a paragraph or two as to why you choose the

subject and if  it has personal meaning to you.  This helps me to
understand your perspective. Please be careful not to make the paper
based solely upon your beliefs without using the text as the basis and not
your opinion.  Your opinion, while relevant in a paragraph or so, does not constitute research.

whistleblowing in publicly traded companies

Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research instances of whistleblowing in publicly traded companies within the last 12 months.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
Describe the key characteristics of a whistleblower, and briefly summarize one (1) researched instance of whistleblowing in one (1) publicly traded company within the last 12 months. Include the details of the issue that the whistleblower reported and the effect of the whistleblower’s actions on both the whistleblower himself and the company. Decide whether or not the whistleblower was justified in reporting the company’s actions. Provide a rationale for your response. Examine the extent to which the whistleblower would be protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Justify your response. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
 
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page lengt

Assessment and Policy Development

Select a topic and have it approved by the instructor by Day 3 of Week Three.  Next, create two to three PowerPoint slides that provide a solid assessment of the health issue that you intends to tackle throughout this course. The Assessment must include epidemiological methods and the following items:

  • Descriptive information on the target population (age, gender, culture, ethnicity, etc.) and location (city, town, state, etc.)
  • Identification, through assessment, means of the health issue or problem and how it has affected the target
  • population.  Information on impact could come from mortality and morbidity reports, academic research, etc. Avoid using online sources such as WebMD. Government sources are fine, but the databases within the Ashford University Library are the best resources for journal articles that provide data on health impact.
  • Risk factors as outlined by epidemiological means (e.g., social and behavioral determinants within the community or among the population that contributes to or ameliorates this problem)
  • Other demographic information outlined by epidemiological assessment measures
  • An explanation of how the two essential services that revolve around assessment are applied to this health problem.  These services: Monitor Health and Diagnose and Investigate, ensure that a community’s health assessment is accurate.

Components of the Assignment

  • Two to three PowerPoint slides (excluding title and reference slides) with speaker notes that provide information on the selected topic and a brief background of the issue. This does not have to be presented via a screencast program.
  • A separate title slide
  • A topic that focuses on a public health issue or problem within a community, city, state, or county.
  • A clear and concise thesis/problem statement that is supported with academic research and epidemiological evidence (surveillance, census information, etc.)
  • References in the speaker notes or on a final slide.

Here is my approved Topic:  Affordable Care Act/health insurance issues (accessibility)
Demographics: young adults in Chicago and obtaining insurance.
Tackle the assessment by determining how many young adults reside in Chicago, how many have insurance, how many do not…why they have insurance and why they do not…etc. That would give you the purpose behind why policies should be developed in relation to mandating insurance purchases through the ACA.
You are not really looking at health problems as a result of not getting insurance….you are actually approaching this as a public health benefit to obtaining health care coverage.
–       are there social reasons for not having insurance (religious, perception that they should receive free care. things like that)
–       mortality rates of young adults which could have been reduced by preventable services
–       what are the most common illnesses to young adults
–       Any other thing you can think of

Personality and Interest Inventory

 
Organizational success is dependent on leaders and their managers. It is important to understand the personalities of managers influence their administrative management style, their behavior and their approach to managing people and the resources under their management (Jones & George, 2013).  Some managers are demanding, difficult to get along with, and highly critical of their subordinates. Other managers may be as concerned about effectiveness and efficiency as highly critical managers but are easier to get along with (2013). They are likable, and frequently praise their subordinates. Both management styles may produce excellent results, but their effects on employees are quite different. We will explore the manager’s personality traits in Week 2.

Unit 6 Assignment: RASCI Model and Performance Management

In this Assignment, you are going to evaluate a specific business process based on criteria detailed below. If you have already selected a business process, continue using that and skip to the next paragraph. If you have not yet selected the business process you will use for these Assignments, then begin by selecting one. Email your instructor and clearly describe the objective of this process, the participants, and the strategic significance for the company. The business process you select must have a clear beginning and an end, with identifiable, specific steps. Your instructor will confirm that the process you selected is suitable or will ask you to select another one. For this Assignment, write a paper that answers the following questions (use the subheadings/numbered questions below to organize your paper): Part 1: Innovation Activities There are many different activities for creating solutions identified in the Understand phase. The effectiveness of these activities depends on many factors, including the organizational makeup and the circumstances of the process. Describe an innovation activity to generate improvement ideas that you think will work best for your selected organization. Include the following details: 1. Describe the activity; how is it tied to the activities in your selected process? 2. Describe the objectives of the activity; how will it improve the deficiencies in your selected process? 3. Who should be participating, and why? Part 2: RASCI Model In any process, it is important to have a clear definition of who is responsible for the activity and to whom they are accountable, in addition to identifying those that may be in support positions. Following the RASCI model described on p. 362, create a table similar to 18.2 that defines these roles for your selected process. Begin by describing at least 4 steps in your selected process. Be specific about who does what in each step. Then fill out the table to denote the roles. In addition to including the table, describe each role briefly. Part 3: Performance Management Kaplan University School of Business MT 400 Unit 6 Assignment As you explored in the Discussion Board, the performance measures play a large role in determining the actions of the employees involved in the process. Identify three performance management metrics you will use to promote effective behavior from those involved in your selected process. Clearly explain: 1. How the metric will be assessed, 2. What the expected targets would be, and 3. How the metrics fit the process objectives. Directions for Submitting Your Assignment Compose your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as Username-MT400- Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT400 Assignment-Unit 6.docx). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 6: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 6. Grading note: In the grading rubric below, you will see a section on analysis and critical thinking. The points in this section will partly be based on your ability to apply the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the specific circumstances and details of the process/organization you selected. Writing in general terms without applying the concepts and analyzing your specific project may get you points for content section, but you will lose points in the analysis section. Review the grading rubric below before beginning this Activity. Assignment grading rubric = 120 points Unit 6 Assignment: RASCI Model and Performance Management Content, Focus, Use of Text, and Research Points Possible Points Earned Described an appropriate innovate activity to generate solutions 30 Completed a RASCI table properly 30 Developed performance measurement metrics 20 Kaplan University School of Business MT 400 Unit 6 Assignment Analysis and Critical Thinking Responses demonstrated critical thinking and analysis and exhibited application of information. 20 Spelling, Grammar, APA Format Clear business writing; spelling and grammar acceptable; effective use of APA; followed the required format and instructions 20 Total 120
 
Use templete!!!!

General information

 
Safaricom Limited is a company located in Nairobi, Kenya. It provides mobile networks. The size of the company is quite large that has an approximate of 12 million subscribers. I worked for the company two years ago and am conversant with its operations.
 

Implementation strategy

 
Customer Intimacy

Ashford Week 4 DQ 1

Using the Ashford University Library, find a scholarly business research article that uses qualitative data collection and analysis methods. Read the article all the way through before you post. Use this week’s lecture to aid your analysis. In your post, provide:

  • The APA-formatted reference for the article.
  • The qualitative data collection method(s).
  • The qualitative data analysis method(s).
  • Your critical evaluation of how well the qualitative methods were designed and implemented.

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Deliverable Length:  600–800 words
You are a counselor in a rural area. Your supervisor asks you to visit the home of a child who has become violent. The mother states that the father is a strict disciplinarian. He uses a belt to whip the kids when they do not do what is expected of them, even if it is trivial. She supports the father because she tells you that is what a dutiful wife does. She is afraid to question her husband because of his violent tendencies, and he is the family’s only means of financial support.
Given the information for this family’s case, discuss the following in your response:

  • What cultural differences and similarities do you share with this family, and what might you need to learn more about to gain an understanding of the family’s situation so you can appropriately assist its members?
  • Include your cultural vantage point in this explanation.
  • How would you use what you know about human needs to build a bridge in your meetings with this particular family?

Please submit your assignment.

Unit III Article Review

Organizational Theory and Behavior

 Using this article:
 
Phipps, S., Prieto, L., & Ndinguri, E. (2013). Understanding the impact of Employee Involvement on Organizational
 
Productivity: The Moderating Role of Organizational Commitment. Journal of Organizational Culture,
Communications & Conflict, 17(2), 107-120.
 

  • Write a summary of the article. Include the purpose for the article, how research was conducted (if any), the results, and other pertinent information. How does the article relate to what you are learning in this course?

 

  • Discuss the meaning or implications of the article’s contents, as well as any flaws you find in the article. What could have made the article better? Was any information left out?

 

  • How could the author expand on the results? Does the article’s information relate to your professional or personal life? How?

 
Your review must be a minimum of 700 words, not counting the cover page and reference page.
 
All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced using proper APA formatting; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
 
 
 

The Fluxus Performance

Please review a piece from the Fluxus Performance Workbook or from Grapefruit and write your reaction to the “play” in which you are the actor.  Write a 1 page, single spaced, response.
fluxus manifesto
yoko ono _ cut piece & grapeguit

Final Research Paper

Prepare a 10-page comprehensive Final Research Paper (this assignment must be 10 pages plus a title and reference page) in which you choose an area of research that is relevant and pertinent to the current diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in accordance to the DSM 5 criteria. You may choose any topic within the domain of this course which most fascinates or interests you; but keep in mind that the topic MUST be justified by your understanding of theory, assessment and treatment of psychopathology and abnormal behavior. Integrate a discussion of how you see your research findings as significant to your current and future clinical work, or the field of psychology in general. Illustrate an understanding by giving examples from your own life or clinical practice that support your research.
 
Select a minimum of eight (8) current research articles* taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected topic.
* Do not use the course text or other course texts for this assignment.
  This is a research-based paper.
Remember to include any relevant legal, ethical, and cultural considerations.

Assignment Outcomes
Assess the major diagnostic categories of the DSM 5
Evaluate legal and ethical issues related to psychopathology
Consider the impact of culture and human diversity issues
Examine current research on the theory treatment and prevention of mental illness
Explore the existing etiologic theories of psychopathology and the supportive research
when such exists

Final Project: Developing a Qualitative Research Plan – HIV Among  African Teen

Please note:
This is not meant to be a full research plan in that you will not be constructing data collection instruments or generating data to use. The final project is meant to develop understanding about the relationships between research questions, research design, and data organization and analysis. For this project, you will consider more the design and methodology of the qualitative research you propose.
 Some, but not all, course assignments lead into the final project.
 The Final Project should include the following:
Title

  1. Opening statement (a clear statement demonstrating that the focus of the study is on a significant problem worthy of study)
  2. Background of the study
  3. Summary of the literature framing history of the project, using 10 articles related to the problem
  4. Gaps and/or deficiencies in prior research
  5. Importance of present study
  6. Why the study should be pursued
  7. For whom is it important
  8. Problem statement (describes the need for increased understanding about the issue to be studied)
  9. Purpose of the study
  10. Research design (narrative, grounded theory, ethnography, case study, phenomenology)
  11. Intent (understand, describe, explore, develop, etc.)
  12. Central phenomenon of the study
  13. General definition of central phenomenon
  14. Research question(s)
  15. Central question(s)
  16. Subquestions (where applicable)
  17. Theoretical or conceptual framework
  18. Theoretical or conceptual basis and origin of, or source for, theory or describe concepts
  19. Where and how theory has been applied or concepts evidenced previously
  20. The major propositions or hypotheses of the theory, if used
  21. How the theory relates to the present study or state how the concepts are important to the present study and provide a lens for it; rationale for that theoretical expectation or conceptual lens
  22. Nature of the study
  23. Design
  24. Paradigm (qualitative)
  25. Design (select and apply one of the following: narrative, grounded theory, ethnography, case study, phenomenology)

iii.     Rationale for the design, with explanations why other likely choices would be less effective

  1. Methodology
  2. Participants
  3. Site

iii.     Researcher’s role in data collection procedures

  1. Sampling
  2. Type of sampling
  3. How the sample will be drawn
  4. Sample size and why chosen in relation to population size
  5. Data collection procedures (interviews focus groups, observations, etc.)
  6. Data analysis and interpretation plan: indicate what analytical tools and procedures will be applied to each set of data collected.
  7. Limitations
  8. Potential design and/or methodological weaknesses of the study
  9. Explain how the weaknesses will be addressed

iii.     Threats to quality and how they will be potentially addressed in the study

  1. Ethical Concerns
  2. Describe your proposed procedure for providing informed consent and any ethical concerns with which you may need to deal.
  3. Significance of the study
  4. Practical contributions of the study
  5. For whom the study is important
  6. Implications for social change

Hedging Strategy for Commodity Risk (J&L Railroad (UVA-F-1053)) Study Questions

Hedging Strategy for Commodity Risk (J&L Railroad (UVA-F-1053)) Study Questions:
1. Should J&L hedge all of its exposure to diesel fuel for the ensuing year? What percentage of the 210 million gallons would you hedge?
2. What are the pros and cons of using NYMEX contracts versus using the risk-management products offered by KCNB? Is the use of a monthly average price a net advantage or disadvantage to J&L? What about the bank?
3. Using the estimate of 17.5 million gallons per month, how would you construct a futures hedge for the next 12 months? How would you construct a commodity-swap hedge?
4. Should Matthews use a cap as a hedge? What strike price for the cap would you recommend she choose?
5. If Matthews wants to minimize the cost of hedging, should she use a collar? What cap and floor strike prices would you recommend using?

Research Questions

For each of the research questions below, identify the variables and the method of analysis to best answer the question.
Present your answer with the following template where IV= Independent Variable(s) and DV= Dependent Variable(s). For each Variable identify if it is continuous or categorical/dichotomous, or not applicable n/a to help you identify the best method:
IV=
DV=
Best method of analysis=

  1. Do mental health counselors with doctoral degrees earn a higher yearly income than those with masters degrees 5 years post graduation? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.

IV=
DV=
Best method of analysis=

  1. Are patient depression scores different depending on patient’s family status: single, married, or married with children? Provide the 
IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.

IV=
DV=
Best method of analysis=

  1. What are the effects of training group (blue, red or yellow group) and gender on work performance scores? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis

IV=
DV=
Best method of analysis=
4. Taking into consideration SAT scores, is there a difference in the first year GPA for students who have or have not selected a major by the end of the first year? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
IV=
DV=
Best method of analysis

  1. Is there a relationship between age and hours of sleep? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. How much of the variance in annual income can be explained by years of education, and years of experience and which is a better predictor of yearly income? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.

7. Is there a relationship between years of education and income? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis

  1. Does SAT score predict GPA at the end of Freshman year in college? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. Is BMI score or time spent exercising a better predictor of physical fitness scores? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  3. Is there a significant decrease in body weight for patients after participating in a 7 week special weight loss diet? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  4. What is the relationship between gender (male/female) and high school degree (yes/ no)? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  1. Does the distribution of the educators (highschool, college, and graduate school) attending the conference differ than what one would expect by chance? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Is there a difference in SAT scores for high school seniors attending Bass High, Flounder High and Minnow High? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  2. Is there a relationship between job satisfaction and vacation time? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Does the amount of vacation days predict greater job satisfaction? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Is salary or perceived job stability (on a scale of 1-10) a better predictor of job satisfaction scores? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  2. What is the relationship between college degree (yes/no) and employment full time (yes/no)? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Does the distribution of college majors at This University (psychology, education or business) differ from the expected 20%, 20%, 60% respectively? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. The CEO of Company Z recommends that employee breakdown should be : 10% upper management, 20% lower management and 70% sales representatives. Does the current employee breakdown abide by the CEO’s recommendation? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  1. Jim is retaking statistics as part of his doctoral program. On his final in his MA program, he received a 225. The class mean of 230 and standard deviation of 12 were published. Jim just received his current stats final grade of 260, where the class mean is 245 and standard deviation is
  1. How do Jim’s scorescompare? Which was better? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
    22. Are the Mini Mental Status scores for the elders in Unit 2 significantly lower than the minimum normal score of 25 points. Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. Do 2nd graders who use computer games to study spelling words perform better on their spelling tests than those who do not use computer games? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  3. Did the June marketing campaign for Happiness products increase their sales from rates in May versus sale rates in July? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Is there a difference in computer proficiency skills for employees who are under 35, between 35-49 and 50 and over? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. What are the effects of daily amount of TV viewing (2 hours) on reading comprehension scores for elementary school children (first, second and third grade)? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  3. Is there a significant difference in the acceptance rate to the Psychology graduate program for participants with and without experience working with mentally ill patients when controlling for age? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Is there a difference in the amount of Barry Motter movie tickets sold to people who are: under the age of 18 years, between 19-24 years or 25-30 years? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. What are the effects of degree (BA, MBA, DBA) and years of experience at 1, 5 and 10 years on salary? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  3. After controlling for years of depression, is there a difference in depression scores for patients who have completed 3 months of behavior therapy, cognitive therapy or drug therapy? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  4. Is there a significant decrease in body weightfor patients after participating in a 7 week special weight lossdiet? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  5. What is the relationship between gender (male/female) and highschooldegree (yes/ no)? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  6. Does the distribution of the educators (highschool, college, and graduate school) attending the conferencediffer than what one would expect by chance? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  7. Is there a difference in SAT scores for high school seniors attending Bass High, Flounder High and Minnow High? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  8. Is there a relationship between jobsatisfaction and vacation time? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
    36. Does the amount of vacation days predict greater job satisfaction? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
    37. Is salary or perceived job stability (on a scale of 1-10) a better predictor of job satisfaction scores? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis. (Points : 6)
    38. What is the relationship between college degree (yes/no) and employment full time (yes/no)? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
    39. Does the distribution of college majors at This University (psychology, education or business) differ from the expected 20%, 20%, 60% respectively? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. The CEO of Company Z recommends that employee breakdown should be : 10% upper management, 20% lower management and 70% sales representatives. Does the current employee breakdown abide by the CEO’s recommendation? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. Jim is retaking statistics as part of his doctoral program. On his final in his MA program, he received a 225. The class mean of 230 and standard deviation of 12 were published. Jim just received his current stats final grade of 260, where the class mean is 245 and standard deviation is 17. How do Jim’s scorescompare? Which was better? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  1. Are the Mini Mental Status scores for the elders in Unit 2 significantly lower than the minimum normal score of 25 points. Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Do 2nd graders who use computer games to study spelling words perform better on their spelling tests than those who do not use computer games? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
    44. Did the June marketing campaign for Happiness products increase their sales from rates in May versus sale rates in July? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Is there a difference in computer proficiency skills for employees who are under 35, between 35-49 and 50 and over? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  2. What are the effects of daily amount of TV viewing (2 hours) on reading comprehension scores for elementary school children (first, second and third grade)? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  1. Is there a significant difference in the acceptance rate to the Psychology graduate program for participants with and without experience working with mentally ill patients when controlling for age? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
  1. Is there a difference in the amount of Barry Motter movie tickets sold to people who are: under the age of 18 years, between 19-24 years or 25-30 years? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.
    49. What are the effects of degree (BA, MBA, DBA) and years of experience at 1, 5 and 10 years on salary? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis
  1. After controlling for years of depression, is there a difference in depression scores for patients who have completed 3 months of behavior therapy, cognitive therapy or drug therapy? Provide the IV, DV, Covariate, and best method of analysis.

Assignment 2: Discussion—Reflection

In the U.S., a psychologist cannot deny that different cultures (including ethnicity, age, gender, religion, and sexual affiliation) play a role in personality development.
Consider all you have learned throughout this course as well as how your culture has shaped your personality development. Use the Internet, Argosy University library resources, and your textbook to research the effects that cultures can play on personality development. Answer the following questions:
What aspects of your cultural upbringing have affected your own personality development?
Think about a friend who grew up in a different culture—how did their cultural upbringing and traditions affect their personality development in a way that differed from your upbringing?
Considering everything you have learned in this course, how would you now analyze your own personality? Relate this to the theories of personality development that apply in your case. How will you use these new competencies in your work and personal life?
Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources, and use vocabulary that reflects your understanding of the concepts covered throughout the course.

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Analysis of a Personality

For this assignment, you will have a chance to put into practice all you have been learning throughout this course. You will analyze the personality development of one of the theorists studied in this course from three different theoretical perspectives.
Choose one of the theorists you have studied this term. Use your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources to research the life history of the theorist.
Do the following:
Describe the major life events of the theorist that you feel influenced his or her personality development.
Describe the cultural influences that had an influence on the chosen theorist’s personality development.
Analyze this person from Freud’s psychoanalytic perspective.
Analyze this person from two other theoretical perspectives studied in this course, except for the trait perspective.
Summarize and present your critical opinion about how well (or not) these theories explain the person.
Write a 5–7-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.
By Monday, August 10, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Assignment 2: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Over the years, trait theory has been increasingly used by corporations in hiring and in career counseling. Research has shown that certain combinations of personality traits fit well with different career paths. Thus, personality trait tests for specific jobs can be predictive of both success and satisfaction. Understanding your own personality-trait combinations can give you great insight into your own strengths and weaknesses. With this understanding, you can work to grow your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
In this assignment, you will explore your personality using a personality test and then analyze the results.
Part 1
First, explore your personality preferences by completing Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MTBI). The full version of the test can only be administered by a trained professional; however, there are many online informal versions of the test which you can find on the Internet. You can search for the test using any one of the following keywords:
Personality test + Myers-Briggs typology
Myers-Briggs test
Record your four-lettered personality type after completion of the test and use the Internet to interpret your personality type.
Part 2
In this part of the assignment, you will write a research paper that analyses your results. Do the following:
Mention your four-letter type and the URL of the Web site where you took the test.
Discuss whether this type accurately represents what you know about yourself. Examine the four spectrums and explain your answer thoroughly. Substantiate your agreement or disagreement with real-life behavioral examples.
Analyze what you consider the strengths and the weaknesses or challenges of this type. List three strengths and three weaknesses and provide a rationale for each.
Evaluate why this test could be a valuable tool for an employer.
Analyze how a clinician may use this test as a tool for promoting meaningful interventions in treatment.
Summarize what you have learned about yourself through this exercise.
Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, August 5, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 1: Discussion—Environmental Factors

In this assignment, you will have a chance to discuss a topic that brings personality theory together with social psychology. Dealing with unhealthy groups like gangs or cults is an important issue in social psychology. However, you cannot fully address this issue if you do not first understand personality development and how one’s personality affects the choices that are made. Specifically, you will look at Skinner’s behavioral perspective on personality development and discuss how that theory can play a role in this issue of unhealthy groups.
Bob is an adolescent who grew up in a gang-infested part of a large city. His parents provided little supervision while he was growing up and left Bob mostly on his own. He developed friendships with several kids in his neighborhood who were involved in gangs, and eventually joined a gang himself. Now crime and gang activities are a way of life for Bob. These have become his way to identify with his peer group and to support himself.
It is relatively easy to see that Bob’s environment has played a large role in his current lifestyle. This coincides with Skinner’s concept of environment being the sole determinant of how personality develops. Skinner believed that if you change someone’s environment and the reinforcements in that environment, you can change their behavior.
Use the Internet, Argosy University library resources, and your textbook to research Skinner’s concept of the environment and answer the following questions:
If you were to create an environment for Bob to change his behavior from that of a gang member to a respectable and law-abiding citizen, what types of environmental changes and positive reinforcements would you suggest and why?
What are some interventions that are used in the field currently? Are there any evidence-based programs that use these environmental and reinforcement interventions?
Write your initial response in 2–3 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, August 1, 2015, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Wednesday, August 5, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Assignment 2: LASA 1: Development Throughout the Lifespan

Erikson and Freud are two of the few theorists who have developed a lifespan approach to development. Freud’s approach to development was psychosexual while Erikson’s was psychosocial. Even though Freud’s theory is better known, Erikson’s theory remains a leading and very much applied model in personality and developmental psychology today.
When considering these two stage-oriented theories, you can directly compare the majority of their stages. These are matched in the following table:
Approximate Age
Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development
Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial development
Infancy (Birth to 1 year)
Oral stage
Trust versus mistrust
Early childhood (1–3 years)
Anal stage
Autonomy versus doubt
Preschool (3–6 years)
Phallic stage
Initiative versus guilt
School age (7–11 years)
Latent period
Industry versus inferiority
Adolescence (12–18 years)
Genital stage
Identity versus role confusion
Young adulthood (19–40 years)
Intimacy versus isolation
Middle adulthood (40–65 years)
Generativity versus stagnation
Older adulthood (65–death)
Integrity versus despair
When considering Erikson’s eight stages of development, the way a person moves through each stage directly affects their success in the next stage. Their personality is being built and shaped with each stage. At each stage, there is a turning point, called a crisis by Erikson, which a person must confront.
In this assignment, you will observe or interview two different people, each at a different stage of development. For a third observation, take a look at yourself and the stage that you are in (this stage must be different from your other two observations).
Record your three observations in a template. Include the following information:
Name
Age
Gender
Current developmental stage
Status within the stage (i.e., identity achievement or role confusion)
Events that have lead to this status
Download a Development Template from the Doc Sharing area to record your observations.
Summarize what you have learned about psychosocial development through these observations/interviews.
Summarize the trends you see in your observations/interviews regarding psychosocial development.
How does movement through Erikson’s stages influence personality development? Again, be specific.
How do Erikson’s stages of development compare to Freud’s stages? How are they similar? How are they different?
Between these two theories, which one do you feel best explains your own personality development? Justify your answers with specific examples.
Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Insert your chart at the end of your paper. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, July 29, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox

Assignment 1: Discussion Rogerian Therapy

Similar to Freud, Carl Rogers developed his theory from his extensive work with his patients. However, unlike Freud, he believed that people are typically healthy; being mentally healthy is the normal state. Although there are unhealthy people, they are not the norm or what one has to accept and live with throughout one’s life. Furthermore, Rogers believed that each person has one primary motivation—to realize his/her full potential or to be self-actualized. Finally, he posited that neurosis stems from incongruence between one’s real self and one’s ideal self. He applied this to his theory of counseling in the development of three therapeutic criteria that he felt were both necessary and sufficient to help the patient. These three qualities are now the foundation for modern person-centered therapy.
The three qualities that form the foundation of Rogerian therapy are empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. These will be relatively easy to express for people you naturally like but can be difficult to express for people whom you do not like nor agree with.
Imagine that you are a psychologist working with a population of individuals that tend to be more difficult to work with, such as sex offenders, elderly patients with dementia, or mentally challenged children. Use the Internet, Argosy University library resources, and your textbook to research the concepts of Rogerian therapy and respond to the following questions:
Realistically, do you think it is possible to be congruent and to extend empathy and unconditional positive regard to these clients in a psychotherapeutic context? Why or why not?
How do you think clinicians practicing Rogerian therapy would approach these concepts for these clients?
How might Rogerian therapy be a helpful strategy for these clients?
Is it possible these concepts of Rogerian therapy could hinder treatment?
Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, July 25, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 29, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Assignment 2: Case of Anna O

One of the very first cases that caught Freud’s attention when he was starting to develop his psychoanalytic theory was that of Anna O, a patient of fellow psychiatrist Josef Breuer. Although Freud did not directly treat her, he did thoroughly analyze her case as he was fascinated by the fact that her hysteria was “cured” by Breuer. It is her case that he believes was the beginning of the psychoanalytic approach.
Through your analysis of this case, you will not only look deeper into Freud’s psychoanalytic theory but also see how Jung’s neo-psychoanalytic theory compares and contrasts with Freud’s theory.
Review the following:
The Case of Anna O.
One of the first cases that inspired Freud in the development of what would eventually become the Psychoanalytic Theory was the case of Anna O. Anna O. was actually a patient of one of Freud’s colleagues Josef Breuer. Using Breuer’s case notes, Freud was able to analyze the key facts of Anna O’s case.
Anna O. first developed her symptoms while she was taking care of her very ill father with whom she was extremely close. Some of her initial symptoms were loss of appetite to the extent of not eating, weakness, anemia, and development a severe nervous cough. Eventually she developed a severe optic headache and lost the ability to move her head, which then progressed into paralysis of both arms. Her symptoms were not solely physical as she would vacillate between a normal, mental state and a manic-type state in which she would become extremely agitated. There was even a notation of a time for which she hallucinated that the ribbons in her hair were snakes.
Toward the end of her father’s life she stopped speaking her native language of German and instead only spoke in English. A little over a year after she began taking care of her father he passed away. After his passing her symptoms grew to affect her vision, a loss of ability to focus her attention, more extreme hallucinations, and a number of suicidal attempts (Hurst, 1982).
Both Freud and Jung would acknowledge that unconscious processes are at work in this woman’s problems. However, they would come to different conclusions about the origin of these problems and the method by which she should be treated.
Research Freud’s and Jung’s theories of personality using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:
Compare and contrast Freud’s view of the unconscious with Jung’s view and apply this case example in your explanations.
On what specific points would they agree and disagree regarding the purpose and manifestation of the unconscious in the case of Anna?
How might they each approach the treatment of Anna? What might be those specific interventions? How might Anna experience these interventions considering her history?
Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A3.doc.
Hurst, L. C. (1982). What was wrong with Anna O? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine,75(2), 129–131.
By Wednesday, July 22, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 1: Discussion—Television Character

Television provides us with many interesting examples of interpersonal and neurotic behaviors. In this assignment, you will delve into the life and actions of some of your favorite television characters and analyze them using Horney’s coping strategies.
Interestingly, Horney’s three coping strategies for one’s neurotic needs correlate very well with three of Adler’s different personality types:
Horney’s moving-toward strategy—Adler’s getting or leaning type
Horney’s moving against—Adler’s ruling or dominant type
Horney’s moving away from—Adler’s avoiding type
Using Horney’s theory of coping with neurotic needs with three different interpersonal orientations, select a TV program of your choice containing a character that Horney would identify as exhibiting neurotic behaviors. As you watch a full episode of this show, focus on this character and tally each instance of moving-toward, moving-against, and moving-away behavior.
Research Horney’s theory using your textbook, the Internet, and the Argosy University online library resources. Based on your research, respond to the following:
Discuss this character’s neurotic needs and trends.
What do you think has happened in his/her life that has led to these behaviors?
In addition to general life events, how has gender and culture influenced the character’s neurotic needs and behaviors?
How do these interpersonal orientations impact the way this character interacts with others and develops relationships?
Write your initial response in 4–5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, July 18, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, July 22, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Evaluate A Qualitative Study

You will comprehensively evaluate an article of your choice that reports on a qualitative study. (Remember, a study that uses qualitative methods utilizes data that is not numerical.) Locate an article in the professional literature that addresses a topic you are interested in. The article you select should describe a qualitative study and should have all or most of the expected sections, either with their own headings or embedded in the article: Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
In writing your evaluation of the article, you will use the information in Section 3.3 in your text. Do not simply tell what is in the article, but evaluate it using the questions in your text. Explain and justify your evaluation based on specific examples from the article. Your paper should be 6 pages (not counting the title, abstract and reference pages) and comprehensively evaluate an article of a qualitative study. Use proper APA formatting and good writing and organization in your evaluation paper.
In addition to your 6 page paper, upload a .pdf copy of the article to the Dropbox.
The following questions may help you in evaluating your articles, though you do not have to follow this format exactly.
I. Evaluate the Introduction and Literature Review.
• Do the researchers present an adequate rationale for conducting the study? Explain.
• What is the significance of the study? What difference will it make to the field?
• Is the literature review thorough and comprehensive?
• Do the researchers demonstrate any potential biases in the literature review?
• Are all important concepts clearly defined by the researchers?
• Do the researchers clearly describe previous methods that are relevant to understanding the purpose for conducting this study?
II. Evaluate the Purpose Statement.
• Does the article clearly state the purpose statement?
• What is the purpose statement as expressed in the article?
• Is the purpose statement clearly based on the argument developed in the literature review?
III. Evaluate the Methods Section.
• Is a particular qualitative research design used (ethnography, case study, etc.)? If so, what is it?
• Is the research design consistent with the purpose presented in the introduction?
• Did the researcher introduce any bias in the procedures used?
• What type of sampling method is used? Is that appropriate?
• Are relevant demographic characteristics of the sample clearly identified?
• Do the methods of sample selection used by the researchers provide a good representative sample, based on the population?
• Are there any apparent biases in selection of the sample?
• Is the sample size large enough for the study proposed?
• What data collection method was used in the study (such as direct observation, interviews, survey)?
• Is there an adequate description of the interview protocol or other instruments used?
• What biases or limitations might there be in the data collection method?
IV. Evaluate the Results Section.
• How were the qualitative data analyzed?
• Is the analysis method clearly described?
• In describing the results, are concrete examples of the data clearly linked to identified themes, concepts, and/or theories? Are these examples adequate?
V. Evaluate the Discussion Section.
• Do the researchers clearly restate the purpose and research questions?
• Do the researchers clearly discuss the implications of the findings and how they relate to theories, other findings, and actual practice?
• Do the researchers identify potential limitations of the study and the results?
• Do the researchers identify possible directions for future research?
Anorexic Body: A Qualitative Study
Abstract (summary)
This study attempts to explore the anorexia nervosa (AN) patient’s subjective experience in family therapy by employing a qualitative inquiry. The data collection process required the participant to review videotapes of her family sessions and then to write down her thoughts in response to a core research question: “What was your experience of the family therapy sessions?” We tried our best to minimize any possible influence from the research setting. Unexpectedly, a core idea about the anorexic body emerged from the patient’s writings. This core idea was divided into four themes: (1) the development of the anorexic body; (2) the anorexic body and body weight; (3) theanorexic body and clothing; (4) maintaining the anorexic body. This study suggests that a qualitative client-driven approach can reveal the AN patient’s perceptions of her body. Most importantly, this paper ends by providing recommendations for qualitative researchers: adopting a not-knowing position and being open to learn that knowledge can be found accidentally.
Full Text
1. Introduction
Sir William GULL, a British physician, detected a group of symptoms including amenorrhea, extreme emaciation, hypothermia, over-activity and lack of appetite, and named them anorexia nervosa (AN) (GORDON & YUDOFSKY 1997). It is problematic to manage AN by using a symptom-oriented approach, because AN does not have a causative agent and there is no pill to cure it. [1]
BRUCH (1978) published a remarkable book, “Anorexia nervosa: A golden cage,” describing females with AN who mainly came from the middle class and had been locked up in their families. This observation may not be applicable to Hong Kong context because most of the families seeking help from our family therapy practice team come from the lower class. Moreover, due to the high population density, most of these patients do not have their own bedrooms, and therefore have little privacy or ability to maintain distinct physical boundaries with their family members. Thus, “a wooden cage,” or even “no cage,” provides a more suitable analogy for these familial scenarios. [2]
SELVINI-PALAZZOLI (1986) treated approximately sixty anorexics. AN could be conceptualized as resulting from the contradictory roles of modern women (SELVINI-PALAZZOLI 1986). AN patients could not recover spontaneously, and the participation of the patients in the treatment was a pivotal factor for their weight restoration. She called for family psychotherapy as a new orientation for managing AN. [3]
ORBACH published the influential book “Hunger Strike” in 1986. She believed that the mother-daughter relationship should be explored during therapy and suggested that the dichotomy (love/hate) could be transferred to the unconscious meanings that women attach to food. She further argued that the confusing social expectations of women could cause them to develop AN. BORDO (1989, 1992) stressed the importance of conceptualizing AN in a historical, political and socio-cultural context. She suggested that dieting is a kind of disciplinary practice for women aiming to achieve an ideal body image within male-dominated society. [4]
STIERLIN and WEBER (1989) employed a systemic approach to the understanding and treatment of AN via a metaphor of “unlocking the family door.” They regarded anorexic symptoms as an attempt by the patients to isolate themselves within the family. For the patients to reopen–or even simply to rediscover–the door is important to their recovery (STIERLIN & WEBER 1989). Unlocking the family door is an interesting metaphor, but we have to work with families to discover what they really need and by what various means they can attain it, rather than imposing the “door” on them. [5]
Two inadequacies are found within the above understandings of AN: (1) The current body of knowledge on AN is rooted in western culture. Due to the differences in historical, social, economic and political contexts for patients in the West and the East, the applicability of these Western-based theories and clinical findings has to be further evaluated. (2) It is a fact that over 90% of AN patients are females (AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION 1994). Lack of a feminist view in clinical practice and research will render it impossible to understand the patients’ voices and, thereby, the disease itself. [6]
The aims of this study are to supplement the existing monolithic portrayal of AN from an expert-driven approach as well as to explore the AN patient’s experience in the course of family therapy in Hong Kong. This study is the first of its kind: a qualitative inquiry made by employing a client-driven approach where the participant performs the function of the research instrument in reviewing the videotapes of the family therapy sessions. Unexpectedly, a core concept about the anorexic body emerged from the data of our research. [7]
This paper consists of four parts: literature review; the research method; the results; and discussion. [8]
2. Literature Review 2.1 A review of the body
Women suffering from AN with a skeletal appearance reflect a concept about the relationship between their bodies and social perceptions. Anorexic bodies can be understood from several perspectives. First, from the psychoanalytic perspective, FREUD accounted for the conceptualization of male and female bodies as types, as well as for the origin of the masculine / feminine distinction (WELTON 1998). Second, the feminist perspective interprets the body as a place of oppression, discursive formation and symbolization (MOHANTLY 1991; TENG 1996). The body is seen as a system of meanings and representations, an object of coercion, inscription and exchange in patriarchal society (BULTER 1993). Third, from the postmodernist perspective, the body is constructed by discourses and functions as a locus of social control (FOUCAULT 1990). Fourth, current social norms pressure women to conform to dieting behaviors: thinness is equated with being pretty, and fitness is equivalent to health (BLAU & GULLOTTA 1996). Female adolescents seem to develop the desire for thinness during puberty. Under the influence of such social norms, these adolescents distort the concept of normal growth and perceive the development and changes in body fat distribution in a way different from normal people’s perception. [9]
The above literature review on the body is based on western studies and may not be applicable to the Chinese context. Therefore, it is important to develop our own culturally-specific understanding of the “body,” especially from the AN patient’s perspective. In this study, the anorexic body is defined by the meanings attached to it by the AN patients themselves, as expressed through all forms of representations, social practices, language, ideologies and images (BULTER 1993). After that, a review of local studies of AN will be provided. [10]
2.2 Studies of AN in Hong Kong
Many local studies of AN (e.g., LEE, WING, CHOW, CHUNG & YUNG 1989; LEE, LEUNG, WING, CHIU & CHEN 1991; LEE 1992; LEE, HO & HSU 1993; LEE 1997; LEE, LEE, LEUNG & YU 1997; LEE, LEE & LEUNG 1998; LEE & LEE 2000; LEE, LEE, NGAI, LEE & WING 2001) adopted a quantitative approach as their study method, using for their data collection methods either surveys or structured interviews. However, several inadequacies in these studies can be observed:
* These researchers neglected the interrelationship between the body and the mind of the patients, treating the body and the mind as separate problems instead of a system;
* these studies were implemented via a mechanical data collection process;
* the AN patients were put in a secondary position as the subjects of the research, and no acknowledgment was made of the importance of their input into the research analysis; and
* the voices and experiences of AN patients during the research process were not revealed. [11]
The findings of the above local studies were deductively obtained from a preset view, rather than being inductively drawn from an open attitude. In fact, there were other studies (e.g., LEE 1991, 1994; LAI, PANG & WONG 1995; KAM & LEE 1998) taking the qualitative approach to understand AN. The creditworthiness of qualitative research is very important (e.g., LAYDER 1993; LINCOLN & GUBA 1985; MAYS & POPE 1995); these studies raise the following questions about their creditworthiness:
* Only one interview for each patient–how in-depth was the interview?
* Only a single attempt at data collection–how can triangulation of methods and data sources be applied?
* These researchers and interviewers were perceived as strangers by the informants–how can rapport and trust be built up between the interviewers and the informants for creditworthy data collection?
* The findings were not drawn from agreements with the patients and co-researchers–how can member checking and peer checking be conducted?
* The reports were written in the formal, impersonal and “expert” way–how can the actual experience of these participants be reflected? [12]
Knowledge gaps in the above-mentioned studies can be grouped into two levels. At the ideological level, there is still a lack of voices and a denial of the needs of the AN patients. At the methodological level, there is a lack of data triangulation and a hierarchical dichotomy was created between the researcher and the subjects. [13]
Our research team conducted four qualitative studies. In the first, MA, CHOW, LEE and LAI (2002) identified four themes of self-starvation in family treatment: self-starvation as an expression of love and control; coalition between the AN daughter and her mother; family loyalty; and the powerlessness and helplessness of the mother. CHAN and MA (2002a) also conducted a single case study on a family with an AN daughter by reviewing and analyzing eight videotapes of family therapy sessions. Two reasons for food refusal were identified: disciplining the body and punishing the family. The results suggested that food refusal was a form of revenge because the anorexic daughter felt she had been confined too much by her family. CHAN and MA (2002b) conducted another single case study in which a life history approach was adopted. The informant, an AN patient, was specifically selected because of her particular circumstances. Three themes that accounted for her self-starvation emerged from her narrative: saving money, reserving food and striving for slenderness. CHAN and MA (in press), through email analysis, further revealed two adult AN patients’ feelings about eating. The study not only provided an in-depth understanding of the patients’ circumstances and their family dynamics, but also made successful use of emails as a data source for a qualitative study, and demonstrated how e-mails could effectively reveal the inner landscapes of the informants. This study followed the line of our studies mentioned above: it adopted a qualitative approach with a case study, and was designed to explore the AN patient’s untold experience of her body. [14]
3. Research Method
A qualitative paradigm is of inductive logic in nature and emphasizes the specific experience of the participant (YEGIDIS & WEINBACH 1991). Its epistemology should take the knower and the known as inseparable. In view of axiology, the roles of researchers are value-bound (WEIHOLTZ & KACER 1995). LINCOLN and GUBA (1985) supported the idea that qualitative research can better explore people’s unique experiences. The qualitative approach promotes a pluralistic view and aims to produce descriptive data based upon spoken or written words (SHERMAN & REID 1994). Case studies can be powerful tools for feminist researchers seeking to capture women’s experience (PADULA & MILLER 1999). Writing can be regarded as an effective means of reconstructing one’s identity (CHAN 2002a; 2002b), and can allow people to see themselves with their own eyes rather than via a representation constructed through the eyes of others (CUBBISON 1997). Based on the above understanding of a qualitative inquiry, a case study, and the power of writing, this study provides descriptive data based on an AN patient’s experience expressed in her own written words. [15]
3.1 Sample
Purposive sampling (MARLOW 1993) was employed. The female patient, Susan (pseudonymous), 25, who had met the diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV (APA 1994), was extracted from the data set of our family therapy research (N=38). She was selected for the following reasons: Susan is the most self-motivated of all the patients in our data set; she is good at expressing her feelings in writing; and a mutual working relationship already exists. [16]
Susan weighed 32 kg at a height of 158 cm when she was referred to our family therapy (September 2000). She received 11 family sessions, recovered, and family therapy was terminated. Her weight was 45 kg in May 2001. There are five members in Susan’s family: parents (the father is a skilled worker and the mother is a housewife), an elder sister (a professional trainee) and a younger brother (a first year undergraduate student). The family lives in a private flat of 600 square feet, with two bedrooms. [17]
3.2 Data collection
We maintained an open attitude during data collection, and allowed Susan to express her views freely in writing while reviewing the videotapes of her family sessions. This study was oriented towards “discovery” in its nature. The data collection process was as follows. Written consent was obtained from Susan after the aims and the procedures of the study were fully explained to her in one of the university cafeterias. Susan and the first author had tea and chatted before reviewing the family tapes. The relaxed atmosphere helped prevent Susan from feeling like an object, and emphasized her involvement in this study. [18]
Various ethical issues were considered. Over almost two years of offering family treatment to Susan and her family, throughout which her progress was closely observed, a deep mutual trust had developed. Creating a space for her unheard voice, granting her the opportunity to tell her own story, and appreciating her experiences as meaningful were necessary ethical considerations (KIRSCH 1999). We had to be sensitive to how Susan felt during and after this study to monitor any psychological harms caused to her. [19]
After that, Susan was invited to a private room on the university campus to review the videotapes of her family sessions. Only one core question was given to guide the procedures–“What was your experience of the family therapy sessions?” [20]
Susan preferred to type her comments directly into her computer notebook. A remote control of the video recorder was given to her for playing the videotapes backward and forward during her review. She wrote her comments and watched the tapes at her own pace. She came to the university four times in total (three days in April and one day in May 2001) and reviewed six videotapes. For the first and second time, she reviewed only one tape, spending seven hours each time. For the third and fourth time, she reviewed two tapes each time, spending about three hours on each tape. The time difference between the first and second, and the third and fourth time was because she needed to get used to the setting and operation of the video recorder and computer notebook. [21]
Susan could only review six tapes out of a total of eleven tapes (one tape for one family session) because she could only come to the university for four days. She selected those six tapes (session one, three, five, seven, nine and eleven) because she thought them more striking. Susan was free to describe her experience in the family sessions during the data collection. [22]
3.3 Data analysis
We read Susan’s set of qualitative data six times. Susan’s wordings and writing were highly respected; therefore, alterations were kept to a minimum. Other observations can be drawn from her writing (e.g., about her family relationships, peer relationships, personal difficulties and other ideas), but they are beyond the scope of this paper. Nonetheless, a core finding did emerge from her writing–the idea of an anorexic body. This central idea can be divided into the following four themes. [23]
4. Results
The four themes that make up the core idea of the anorexic body are: (1) the development of the anorexic body; (2) the anorexic body and body weight; (3) the anorexic body and clothing; and (4) maintaining the anorexic body. [24]
4.1 Theme I–The development of the anorexic body
Susan presented her reasons for developing AN in the following sequences:
“The main reason that I lost weight was examinations. After every exam I’d lose weight, as little as 3 pounds, or as much as 7 pounds, in a week. Gradually becoming thinner and thinner made me not want to gain weight. In other words, I thought that it was quite fun to lose weight. Other girls want to lose weight but always seem to fail, while I really felt very successful in this matter. Maintaining that feeling was safe for me.
Changes and the unknown scare me. I believe that if at that time my weight was 90 instead of 70, I would still have been happy to stay at that weight because that’s just how I am–I dislike changes. I really want everybody to know that I’m not scared of becoming fatter but am afraid of changes–including in body weight. And in fact this is really a successful task for me! And also everyone misunderstands me–everyone may think that having this appearance must start from reduction of fat, but that’s not the case.
When I first got thin, I went from 93 to 87 pounds in the first year–after second semester exams. This change was unexpected, but still ok, and I stayed at the same weight until the summer holiday, when I participate in my faculty’s camp. I was a group leader. Maybe the schedule was tight and the weather was hot, I went down to 84 pounds after that. Year 2 started and after 1st semester examinations I went down to 79 pounds. My weight stayed the same for a while but I had operation at the beginning of the second semester of the second year. After staying in the hospital for ten or more days, I went down to 73 pounds. My weight dropped again after final exams of my second year, down to 71. Over the holiday I started my work-study job at IBM. The job was really a big change for me and my weight was down to 67 pounds in July 2000. I lost another four pounds after I worked with Doctor Wong, and he introduced me to this family therapy.” [25]
Some psychological characteristics are also found in AN patients (AMERICAN PSYACHIATIC ASSOCIATION 1994; BRUCH 1978); for example these patients may have a comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder; and the patients may use food refusal to cope with the demands of adolescent development such as life events and academic stress. In Susan’ case, she stated her reasons for not eating were academic stress and work stress. She also emphasized that she did not have any intention to keep fit. Losing weight was fun as she mentioned. Furthermore, she did not want to gain weight as she had a sense of achievement in losing weight. [26]
4.2 Theme II–The anorexic body and body weight
Susan mentioned that her anorexia experience was related to her body weight:
“The reason why I’m becoming so thin is really not due to reduction of fat. But as I lost more and more weight, I started to play this game. I felt successful at bringing my body to my imagined weight. If I wanted to maintain my weight each month and managed to do, I’d be happier than anything.” [27]
Susan further mentioned her concerns towards her body weight through the following vignettes:
“After I’ve eaten lots of food, I’m really afraid that I’ll suddenly gain lots of weight, and if this situation continues, I’ll become a very fat girl and will be very ugly. I know that if I continue to eat what I want to eat, that will make me have an uncontrollable appetite and I won’t be able to maintain my present appearance. In fact I really don’t know why I need to keep my present appearance, especially because I know I really don’t look good and I’m not even in the mood to dress more beautifully. But this is just what I want at that time, everything remains the same, including the appearance and the weight. That’s why I’m really afraid and angry with myself why I need to eat so much and can’t imagine that I destroy what I want to be by myself.” [28]
Susan described how she was obsessed with her weight as follows:
“That time of me always stuck in the problem of increasing 2 to 3 pounds, all the ideas in the brain is number–how many pounds I get, increase how many pounds, eating lots of food will increase how many pounds. I really don’t know why I care about these figures so much in the past, although I’m also afraid of becoming a fat girl, but still will eat as what I want, and will allow difference in body weight each month, at least not greater than 95 pounds is ok. But that time I just allow to decrease weight, or remain the same, even increasing 0.5 pounds will make me very unhappy and my bad temper comes and quarrel again. I really don’t know why I see the weight as important as my life and can give up to eat so many kinds of delicious food including ice-cream–the most favorite food of me.” [29]
Susan mentioned that at that time, her weight fully occupied her mind. At that stage, she was afraid of becoming fat. She also became very sensitive about her weight for no reason. The preoccupation of body weight of AN patients (APA 1994) was also found in Susan’s case. [30]
4.3 Theme III–The anorexic body and clothing
Susan stated her experience about clothing as follows:
“That’s when I first started to be aware of my appearance. I remember that one day I said to my mom that I wanted to buy trousers for work. Actually if I didn’t need formal clothes for my job, I wouldn’t go out shopping for new clothes.” [31]
Susan noted one occasion when she tried to buy new clothes:
“When my mom and I walked through all the boutiques in Mongkok and Causeway Bay (these two places are in her town) and couldn’t even find suitable trousers, I started to think: am I too thin? All the trousers were too large for me. Finally we went into one boutique and found a pair of tight trousers. I was so happy that they fit me, but the girl I saw in the mirror was just like an E.T.–a small head, a board-like body with chopsticks for hands and legs. I really didn’t know I could be so horrible, that really shocked me.
Maybe I knew that if I wanted to be able to buy clothes easily and wear what I wanted, I needed to gain weight. That reduced my fear of eating lots of food. I also remember that at that time, the only type of clothes I could wear in the summer were mid-length sleeved shirts or T-shirts. I was really jealous of other girls who could wear short sleeves, or little vests. Those clothes made them look very beautiful and healthy. Actually I could also wear those kinds of clothes, but I really felt cold if my skin was exposed. I didn’t care if other people thought me beautiful or not; if I wore those trendy clothes in the summer, I just felt cold. I could even wear long-sleeved shirts when it was 34 degrees Celsius.” [32]
Female adolescent seems to precipitate the desire for thinness during their puberty. The current social norms advocate women to conform with an importance of body control through dieting, and thinness means a feeling of looking pretty and attractive as well as fitness is equivalent to health (BLAU & GULLOTTA 1996). Susan was influenced by other girls’ slim bodies so she forced herself to stay slim. [33]
The physical signs and symptoms of AN include loss of hair, amenorrhea, tooth damage because of over exposure to stomach acid from frequent vomiting, dysfunctions of the cardiac system and endocrine system, and intolerance of cold temperature (APA 1994). At that stage, Susan had hypothermia due to long-term starvation. [34]
4.4 Theme IV–The maintenance of the anorexic body
Susan mentioned how she maintained her anorexic body:
“I start to be aware of my appearance. When I was very thin, I seldom paid attention to my looks. I was never in the mood to buy new clothes, or to cut or comb my hair–all day I looked the same as when I first got out of bed–just looked the same as when I woke up, didn’t comb my hair or do anything to make myself look more beautiful.” [35]
Susan did not have any motivation to restore her normal weight:
“I could, but didn’t want to wash my hair or have a bath for a whole week. I really don’t know why I lost all interest in making myself up–that’s what all the girls will do and need to do in order to get people’s attention. Even my mother tried to force me to buy new clothes but I refused. That was because I didn’t need and didn’t want to change my clothes. The only thing that got my attention was the number displayed on the scale.” [36]
Susan had developed a severe obsession with her weight which, as she explained, prevented her from developing any desire to gain weight. [37]
5. Discussion
Two missions of qualitative research are addressed: prevention of power inequality and empowerment of Susan. First, to minimize any power inequality during the research process, several strategies were considered. Susan took charge to select the days and times she would come to the university to review the videotapes. She chose the sessions in which she was interested. She planned the length of each review. She controlled the pace during the tape reviewing by controlling the video recorder. She decided that how much she wanted to tell about her experience toward family treatment. She wrote either by hand or typed on a computer her qualitative data of any length. She could eat and drink during the tape reviewing. She regulated the room temperature and lighting. In brief, Susan could select and present her experience at her own preference, pace and length. [38]
This type of client-driven approach of data collection is full of uncertainty. It is unpredictable what will be collected. As mentioned earlier, this primarily intention was to explore Susan’s experience toward family therapy but she expressed how she viewed her body during the illness. This study inspires us to believe that knowledge can be found accidentally and that qualitative research is adventured based. [39]
The results are very vivid and authentic because they were collected from Susan herself. The results are close to her subjective feelings and are not manipulated for expert interpretation. However, we had identified four above themes of her anorexic body from Susan’s set of qualitative data and asked Susan whether we had understood her writing correctly by another brief interview before presenting the four themes. For example, the first author asked Susan that other relevant information about her body during AN she wanted to add or to delete. What we did was to try to put ourselves in Susan’s shoes, then grouping and organizing the data into related themes and presenting these themes. We preferred to perform as little analysis of these data as possible, in order to let the readers feel Susan’s experience and interpret the data for themselves. [40]
It should be noted that the data collection was conducted in the university setting, which might be artificial to Susan; however, Susan had received eleven family therapy sessions in the university from Sept 2000 to May 2001 and was thus familiar with the environment. Also, the participant had to recall her past anorexic experience, which could potentially have caused her psychological harm. Therefore, the first author paid close attention to any changes in Susan’s mood during and after the data collection by telephone follow-up. [41]
This study provides in-depth information about how Susan experienced her body with minimal analysis because we wish to introduce this methodology and invite feedback and comments from other qualitative researchers who are conducting the similar types of studies. Despite the lack of theoretical implications, this study suggests that participants should be the research instruments and qualitative researchers have to tolerate the higher level of uncertainty. Knowledge is evolving. This is to be contrasted with a closed-end inquiry, which does not provide a full picture of AN due to the presupposition of researchers. From the results, we learned that Susan had her own subjective experience towards her body during the disease process. [42]
The difficult aspect of this study was the intensive labor required of Susan, in having her write about her experience. This study is important because: first, it allows the anorexic female’s voice to be heard again by putting her in the center of the research process; second, it takes a human approach to the study of anorexia, as contrasted with the ordinary, fact-based approach; finally, it complements the existing knowledge, which consists of rather monolithic portrayals of AN by mainstream researchers (here refers to the quantitative researchers). It is recommended that, in future, the AN patients should be placed at the heart of the research process by employing a qualitative inquiry. [43]
Reference
Chan, Z., & Ma, J. (2003). Anorexic body: A qualitative study. Forum : Qualitative Social Research, 4(1) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/868195039?accountid=39364

Ashford HCA 375 Week 3 CQI Models

After reading Chapter 1 through 4, you should be familiar with quality improvement initiatives including NCQA’s HEDIS® measures. Health plans and physicians must ensure they are meeting standards set by the accreditation agencies, such as NCQA. As a physician practice manager for Dr. Jones, you have just conducted a mock survey of the patient chart data. The data shows that your physician practice is not meeting standards for two HEDIS® measures.

  • Choose two HEDIS® measures (from the list below either a, b, c, d, e or f) that must be implemented in a physician practice to improve patient outcomes.
  • Describe the sources of data needed to conduct the two measures.
  • Using one of the quality improvement models (Lean, PDSA, or Six Sigma), explain how you would use the model to implement the two chosen HEDIS® Measures.

Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize at least one scholarly source from the Ashford University Library to justify your choice of improvement models. Cite all sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
HEDIS® Measures
Hypertension/Cardiovascular:

a. Patients who were hospitalized and discharged alive after an acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) who received treatment with beta-blockers for six months after discharge.
b. Patients 18-85 with a diagnosis of hypertension whose most recent blood pressure reading was controlled.
Age 18-59 whose BP was <140/90
Age 60-85 with a diagnosis of diabetes whose BP was <140/9
Age 60-85 without a diagnosis of diabetes whose BP was <150/90

Smoking Cessation:

c. Current smokers seen by a physician during the year who were advised to quit, and cessation medications were recommended and discussed. Different   cessation methods were discussed.

Weight Assessment:

d. Patients between the ages of 3-17 who had been examined for body mass index (BMI, received counseling on nutrition. Counseling or referral for physical activity or indication physical activity was addressed during an outpatient visit either by a claim or as a medical record entry during the measurement year.

Mammograms:

e. Women age 50-74 years, who have had a mammogram during the preceding 24 months. Exclusion of those women who have undergone bilateral mastectomy.

Prostate Screening:
 

f. Male 50 years and greater who have received an annual PSA and/or Digital Rectal Exam.

Structured Brainstorming

Based on the required readings, lecture materials, scenario, and video for Week 2, you will turn in a word processing document with the following elements:
1. A cover sheet.
2. A 2-page explanation of the Structured Brainstorming process, including:
a. When to use it,
b. How to use it,
c. And what results it should produce.
3. An explanation no less than three full pages of questions you feel we MUST have answered in order to leverage law enforcement capabilities against the network, which collection platform the Tucson Police Department has that can answer the questions, AND why you feel so.
4. A bibliography of ALL sources used for your paper in APA format (usehttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ as a guide if necessary).
5. Two addenda showing your use of the Structured Brainstorming technique.  You may take photographs of your work and copy them into the addenda.

  • Addendum 1 will show the results of your first, raw brainstorming session.
  • Addendum 2 will show the results of refining your first brainstorming session.

Your assignment should carefully adhere to the following guidelines:
1. All formatting, from the structure of the paper to citations, should conform to APA guidelines.
2. All work must be original and in your own words. No direct quotes permitted.
3. Use a 12-point font with 1-inch margins, double-spaced.
4. All text should be written in standard prose (no bullet points).
5. REMINDER: Wikipedia, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or blogs are not valid sources of information for this or any other assignment in this course.

Social science homework (choose topic)

1.This paper is to have an introduction, body and conclusion.
2.References and citations are to be in APA format 6thedition when used in the paper.
3.Paper is to be 6 pages in length of text material. Cover pages, abstracts, and references pages are to be completed with this research paper, but do not count towards the 6 page minimum requirement.  
4.Proper grammar and spelling are required.
5.All topics must be sent to instructor in Week 1.  The instructor will work with you on selection of an appropriate topic for the research.  
6.If you have questions, email the instructor directly.
7.Double spacing will be utilized.
8.Use 5 resources and no www sites can be utilized unless properly constructed as outlined in the APA 6th edition manual.  
9.No Wikipedia.com or other type materials will be accepted as a reference. (Please use scholarly journals or materials of this type and books).  
10.Do not use any cases or any case related material about famous celebrities.
11.Do not cut and paste materials.  This is your research use your own language.
12.Cut and paste if noted in a paper will result in a zero being given.  Students will different styles of font being utilized may be deemed as a cut and paste paper and could be graded with a zero.  Please pay attention to your work and how it is submitted.  Proofread all of your work before submission.  
13.The paper must be written in 3rd person.  No I, he, or she references to 1st person.
14.Papers will be graded on logic, flow, meaning and relevance to a subject as well as grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
15.No bibliography will be accepted.  A life history on a person is not a research component and will not be accepted if a person is given out as a topic.  Information must include the person’s contribution to criminal justice and how it has impacted criminal justice.
16.Personal interviews as a resource will not be accepted.  All resource work must come from a peer reviewed journal, magazine, or other proper APA accepted sites.  
17.50% of the grading system comes from proper APA format, citations, references, and other guidelines for proper research writing.  Not following APA guidelines will result in a poor grade.  
18.Papers must be submitted to turnitin.com before or by the due date of July 19, 2015.  

COURSE SCHEDULE

CRITICAL ESSAY

“complete a 1500 word critical essay presenting an analysis of a workplace communication problem ( discrimination based on race, gender,age and religion)   using two relevant theories. ( you must use social exchange theory and standpoint theory ). Examine how the two theories help to explain the problem and suggest a solution.”

#YOU MUST USE MINIMUM OF 7 ACADEMIC SOURCES
#YOU MUST SEND 2 SOURCES BACK TO ME WITH HIGHLIGHTED CITES OR QUOTES THAT YOU USE  IN THE PAPER. PLEASE

Why college athletes should be paid for playing for their universities

You are to write a complete 3-page double spaced typed paper, using a 12-point font size, with a title, MLA documentation within the paper, and a Works Cited page. . Your paper should also have a title to focus your paper, a formal “proposal” thesis sentence (either in the introduction or concluding paragraphs), as well as several indented body paragraphs with a conclusion paragraph. Include the required MLA References in your paper. Also attach the Works Cited page.

Assignment 1: Communication Process

Find a Web site that has an “About Us” section or a “Press Release” section.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper addressing the following:

  • Identify the Web site, the sender, and perceived receiver.
  • Analyze the integrated business communication.
  • Assess the media richness of the section.
  • Describe how the message is framed.
  • Identify opinion leaders.
  • Make recommendations for improving word choice.

The format of the paper is to be as follows:

  • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format. Microsoft Word document.
  • Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
  • In addition to the three to four (3-4) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

The Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is a composite of the assignments produced for the course Weeks 1 through 6 Module Reports and ends with two summary pages describing the student’s top 3 specialty areas of interest at the time of the project submission and identified action steps needed for continued researching of those areas, successful degree completion and post-graduation plans.
This capstone work is a compilation of evidence of your learning. You must summarize your information from the past six weeks, not cut and paste from your earlier submitted reports.  Your focus should be on how all of this information impacts YOUR interests and plans for your academic future.
 
APA format, at least 1200 words

characteristics of realism and naturalism

Stories and writings on Men

Read the story attached“To Build a Fire: by Jack London” and follow steps 1-4.

  1. Describe in a 2-3 page paper the ways specific defining elements of realism and/ or naturalism manifest themselves in the story.
  1. Draw on the characteristics of realism and naturalism.
  1. Use information and or/definitions from at least two additional researched sources as you set out to identify traces of realism and/ or naturalism in the story.
  1. Cite all sources in APA Style, APA style reference page.

Attachments:
to_build_a_fire_by_jack_london.docx

"Due Process." Please respond to the following:

  • Explain the significance of the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses to the public community. Provide an example different from the textbook.
  • In Mathews v. Eldridge, take a position on whether or not the court was merely pulling back from the hearing requirement it has previously suggested whenever government benefits are at stake. Provide details or evidence to support your position.

part 2

  •  In Grutter v. Bollinger, considering the 25-year notion, discuss whether equal protection really changes and whether or not the 2008 presidential election expedited this timeline.
  • Using the Brown v. Board of Education e-Activity, discuss the significance of the case and state whether race can “count” without it being determinative. Support your position with examples or evidence.

Assessing Evidence and Appeal

In this assessment, you will have to analyze at least three advertisements and create one of your own. You can analyze these advertisements on television, in magazines, and online, to review how well they argue the validity of the product. There are two tasks in this assessment:
Task 1: Choose a product that you are familiar with and analyze at least three different advertisements for this product or similar products; you can use commercials, print advertisements, and so on. Study the different ways in which the three advertisements persuade the audience to purchase the same or similar product. What types of evidence and appeals are used in the advertisements?
Task 2: Write a short advertisement to sell the product or a similar product using the best practices of the argument. Remember that the purpose of an advertisement is to argue the validity of the product, much like the purpose of a research paper, which is to argue the validity of your points.
Submission Requirements:

  • Submit your response in a Microsoft Word document of the following specifications:
    • Font: Arial; Point-12
    • Line Spacing: Double
  • Cite sources, if any, in the APA format.

Social science project paper

10 PAGES
APA
SOURCES:7
For this assignment, you will undertake an analysis based on a self-designed fictitious study that utilizes statistical methodologies. You will first develop a fictitious problem to examine – it can be anything. For example, maybe you want to look at whether scores on a standardized college placement test (like the SAT) are related to the level of income a person makes 10 years after college; Or, whether those who participate in a Leadership Training program rated as better managers compared to those who do not; Or, whether ones political affiliation is related to gender. These are just a few examples; be creative and think about what piques your interest. You might also address a problem that you may want to look at in future research for a dissertation. You will use either EXCEL or SPSS to conduct the analysis.
Your analysis report should include the following components:
1.Describe your research study.
2.State a hypothesis.
3.List and explain the variables you would collect in this study. There must be a minimum of three variables and two must meet the assumptions for a correlational analysis.
4.Create a fictitious data set that you will analyze. The data should have a minimum of 30 cases, but not more than 50 cases.
5.Conduct a descriptive data analysis that includes the following:

  • a measure of central tendency
  • a measure of dispersion
  • at least one graph

6.Briefly interpret the descriptive data analysis.
7.Conduct the appropriate statistical test that will answer your hypothesis. It must be a statistical test covered in this course such as regression analysis, single t-test, independent t-test, cross-tabulations, Chi-square, or One-Way ANOVA. Explain your justification for using the test based on the type of data and the level of measurement that the data lends to for the statistical analysis.
8.Report and interpret your findings. Use APA style and include a statement about whether you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis.
9.Copy and paste your Excel or SPSS data output and place it in an appendix.
Remember, the goal of this project is to show what you have learned in the course. Therefore, this project becomes a cumulative learning project where you can demonstrate what you have learned through all the previous assignments, readings and video presentations that you have watched.
Length: 10-12 pages not including title and reference pages
References: Minimum of 5 scholarly resources.
 

Low Birth Babies

In the video it shows how moms were asked about low birth weight of their baby.  Out of 189 births 59 were low which gave a 31% chance that the babies birth weight could be low. Out of the 189 asked 74 of the moms smoked while pregnant which gave the probability that 40% of their babies would be born at a low birth weight.  At the end of the video it shows how you can change up the question so instead of asking how many smoke you could ask who exercise, ate well, or drank while pregnant and the numbers will change dramatically. I think there are different factors that could be looked at when looking for a low birth weight like medical problems that mother may of had other than the smoking.

Probability of space colonization in the next decade

Graded Assignment
Writing the Final Draft of a Research Paper
(200 points)
Score
Write the final draft of your research paper. Be sure to follow these requirements and recommendations when completing your draft:
• Open a new Microsoft Word document. Type your name, your teacher’s name, your school name, and the date at the top of your document. To help your teacher know from whom the research paper came, save the file as:
LAC2_4.15_Research_Paper_Final_Draft_FirstInitial_LastName.doc
Example: LAC2_4.15_Research_Paper_Final_Draft_M_Smith.doc
Type your research paper in the document you create.
• The recommended length requirement for this research paper is 6–8 pages (1,800–2,400 words), double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font. It is acceptable to write more than this; not developing your ideas enough to meet the length requirement may cause you to lose points.
• Check online for the due date of your final draft. Turn the final draft in by the due date to receive full credit on the assignment.
• Your final draft will be evaluated against a rubric. A copy of the rubric is attached. Read over the rubric before you submit your final draft to your teacher. The final draft assignment is worth 200 points, and you will earn points both for your research paper and for how well you incorporated the feedback you received on your first draft.
Make full use of the feedback you received on the first draft of your research paper, the Checklist for Revising a Research Paper, the Mentor Checklist for Revising a Research Paper, and the Checklist for Proofreading a Research Paper. Each of these sources of information, especially the feedback on your first draft, will help you revise your research paper to improve it. Don’t hesitate to contact your teacher if you have any questions about revising your research paper. Your teacher is there to help you.

Dragnet Nation

Essay #3: Dragnet Nation/Research Paper
Deadlines
Annotated Bibliography Due July 14 100 points
Rough Draft Due July 21 100 points
Final Essay #1 Due July 23 400 points
Peer Review Sheet Due July 23 50 points
Topic:
Dragnet Nation discusses quite a few issues that have arisen since 2001 with regard to the state of surveillance, technology, privacy, and security in the United States.
In this paper, consider one of these issues for further research in order to develop a more informed position on the issue of your choice. Review your reading journals and any questions that sparked your interest in the topic.You must argue for or against any of the topics listed below. However, at least two of your paragraphs must address another side of the argument through concession and rebuttal.
Total: 400 pts
Page Length: 4-5 pages, not including the works cited page.
Here are some ideas:
Choose a “dragnet” or surveillance program that you would like to research (e.g. drones, security cameras, body cameras on law enforcement officers, Google Glass, online medical records, collection of metadata by the NSA, “No Fly” List, license plate cameras, etc.)
The works cited page must have 6 sources, in addition to Dragnet Nation. At least 2 of the sources must be scholarly articles (found using the Berkeley City College Library database). The other sources may be web sources or print sources. You may use some of Angwin’s sources (see Notes, p. 225-274).
Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source for college level research.
Concession and Rebuttal (also part of body paragraphs): To increase your credibility as a writer, it is important to explain what the opposing points of view are. Point out weaknesses in the arguments made by opposing points of view, find some common ground, or concede that some points are valid.
Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is to practice researching and presenting a solid written argument. In addition, this assignment is to practice all of the concepts we’ve learned during the semester and possible present these arguments/themes in your group presentation.
Audience:
You are writing your essay to convince your main points and inform the reader the main controversial issues of your topic.
Evaluation According to Rubric & Rules:
Your essay will be evaluated on paragraph structure, development, support/evidence, organization, style, clarity, grammar. See attached rubric for guidance.
As always, feel free to email me or see me during my office hours if you have any questions.
Research Paper Outline
Introduction: (order of items within paragraph may vary; introduction may be more than one paragraph in length)
● Identify the problem
● State thesis
● Gain the reader’s interest, perhaps by explaining why she/he should be concerned or describing the seriousness of the problem
Present Problem: (more than one paragraph in length)
● Describe the problem thoroughly
● Be sure to address the following questions as they apply to the assigned problem, giving examples and explanations of each and supporting answers with research:
-What caused the problem?
-Who is affected by the problem?
-What are the effects of the problem?
-Why is it important?
-Where did it begin, or where is it most problematic?
-When did it become a problem?
-What background information would a lay reader (not someone in your career area) need to know to understand the issue?
Present Solution(s): (more than one paragraph in length)
● Describe, examine, and evaluate the solution or solutions.
● If you have more than one solution to discuss, place the least acceptable first, then progress in order to the best solution.
● Each discussion of a solution should
Concession and Rebuttal:
● This section will address the opposite side of an argument and a reply to show the fault in your opponent’s argument. This section of a paper could be addressed in any point of your research paper.
Conclusion:
● Remind the reader of key points, benefits to your solution, or of the problem’s significance.
● Call to action: What do you want your reader to do now or to better understand?
Special Thanks:
Final Paper Requirements adapted from Meghan Swanson-Garoupa and Kristi Vanderhoof.

quantitative research

In this course, you will examine a problem or issue through the lens of Quantitative Analysis. This means that you must choose a project that is very specific, focused, and one on which you have a grasp of the inputs, process, and outputs. It would be beneficial if you could work with a specific issue in your workplace, as it moves the theory to practice, and you can improve your work life by applying the lessons from this course. You will work on the project throughout this course, help one another by discussing your ideas in the Discussion Board, and hone your skill sets through collegial debate. Your paper will be approximately 10-20 pages in length, formatted in current APA format, include tables and/or figures, and have the following headings:
 Introduction: A brief section that describes the symptom that you noticed, and provides readers with an understanding of the process.
 Description of Problem: Developed through the Module 2 discussion forum.
 Methodology: Developed through the Module 5 discussion forum.
 Data collection: Developed through the Module 6 discussion forum.
 Data Analysis: Developed through the Module 7 discussion forum.
 Recommendations: Your interpretation of the analysis; provides readers with your ideas of your next logical steps. This could be a formal presentation to your boss, or perhaps a team meeting to highlight the issue, or so forth. This paper should be much like the case studies at the end of the textbook chapters. The introduction is the part of the case that is printed in the textbook. The remainder of the paper contains the details of how you collected the data and did the analysis. It will then end with the findings and recommendation. As a resource, a template containing preformatted headings is provided for download. Using this template will take some of the work out of doing a paper. You can add subheadings as necessary. In Chapter I, if you do not use any of the several subheadings there, just delete that section.

Research Proposal Theoretical Framework

 
In this Application, you will complete the next step of your Final Project. You will develop a theoretical framework for your quantitative research proposal.
To prepare for this Application:

  • Review Chapter 2 from the Nachmias-Frankfort and Nachmias text.

The assignment:

  • Write a 1- to 3-page framework for your research proposal. You can use the articles that you have chosen for your journal article critique as a guide for what should be in a theoretical framework. The Nachmias-Frankfort & Nachmias book can also serve as a guide.

Compare the experiences of your online community to your experiences in your home community prior to arriving at the University of Dayton

Based upon an analysis of six different class sources across different weeks, what kind of community is being created online?  Compare the experiences of your online community to your experiences in your home community prior to arriving at the University of Dayton.   How can we measure the consequences of these experiences on your use of the Internet and your chosen career path?  Which type of online activity or service or technology has the greatest or least impact on creating community online that may shape you?  Make sure that in this essay that you use the six different class sources directly in your answer
Double space, Times New Roman, 12 size 5 pages

Skills of a good leader from the Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions – State and Community Interventions

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you conduct a self-analysis about whether or not you would make a good leader using the Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions – State and Community Interventions document located on the student website.

Address the following:

  • Discuss each of the 6 skills of a good leader from the Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions – State and Community Interventions.
  • Include whether or not each skill is a strength or a challenge for you.
  • Discuss what you will do to change the challenges into strengths.

Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Annotated Bibliography: Effect of Cell Phone Use

Although some states and cities have passed laws to ban texting and using handheld phones while driving, there is no current law to ban all cell phone use while driving. However, according to the National Safety Council (2009), 28 percent of all crashes—1.6 million per year—are caused by cell phone use and texting by drivers. The mission of a new national nonprofit organization called Focus Driven, patterned after Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is to make phone use while driving as illegal and socially unacceptable as drunk driving. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood supports Focus Driven and its efforts.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LaHood said that this movement would become “an army of people traveling the countryside” to push for bans on cell-phone use and tough enforcement (Schmitz, 2010). As a political advocate interested in this issue, you will be writing a policy proposal that utilizes the current research to propose a solution to the issue and submitting it in Module 5.
Annotated Bibliography: Effect of Cell Phone Use
Before you can write this proposal research, you will need to conduct initial research on the science behind this initiative. For this assignment, use the Argosy University online library resources to locate research reports from peer-reviewed journals that discuss the effects of cell phone use on vision, attention, perception, or memory. In selecting at least five research reports from peer-reviewed journals relevant to the topic, make sure they address one or more of the following issues:

  • How do texting, handheld phones, and hands-free phones compare with each other in their effects on driving?
  • How do other, traditional distractions compare to cell phone use in their effects on driving (such as eating, attending to children, talking to passengers, listening to music/news, etc.)?
  • Can cell phone use while driving be compared with drunk driving? Why or why not?
  • What other variables (such as age) can affect driving while using a cell phone?

Based on your reading of the five articles, create an annotated bibliography for each of the five sources. Each annotation should consist of the APA reference entry followed by a paragraph-long summary of the articles. In your summary, provide answers for the questions below. For the last question, think about how the research results could be generalized to fit other environments or not be generalized.

  • Summarize the main ideas in the reference. What were they investigating?
  • How were the studies conducted? What was the sample size? Is it appropriate?
  • Were the studies conducted in the real world or was a simulated environment used?
  • How might these methodological considerations affect the research findings and the conclusions drawn from them? How does this article fit in with your paper? How did it influence your own ideas about your paper?

Your annotated bibliography should be at 2-1/2 pages in length. Go to the Doc Sharing area for sample-annotated bibliography. This document will help you complete your paper more successfully.
Be sure to include a title page and reference page listing your articles.

Research memo (policy)

someone who can write me a research memo about policy making. The subject of the paper is Obama’s immigration executive policy. I am supposed to take a position (National Employment Law Project) and express what have been done by this organization to help passing the policy.
Here is the format for the paper.
The strategy memo is a briefing paper, written by a staff member (you) to the person you will be representing at the roundtable, analyzing the politics of the position that this person should take and also recommending particular tactics and strategy.  Its purpose is to think strategically for your boss.  The choices your boss makes — in terms of both style and substance — will depend on your assessment of the likely success of each option, but it will also depend on what goals your boss is trying to achieve from his position on the issue.  Greenpeace, for example, wants to spotlight attention to environmental issues, while also maintaining or increasing its high-profile and membership internationally. While it is broadly against genetically modified foods, each decision about Greenpeace’s specific policy position and political strategy has implications for its potential supporters or coalition partners. How should it intervene in a particular issue, such as the Swiss referendum against genetic modification? Would it be better to use very theatrical protest actions, or to adopt a more compromising stance? Would particular frames be more resonant than others? Are there particular sympathetic coalition partners? The memo also has to take into consideration the kinds of opposition that may emerge, for example from the biotechnology industry. Should you try to adopt a position that may be more amenable to the biotech industry but may violate your core values? Is there a way to maintain your core values while still developing a strategy that will stand up to the strength, power, and money of pro-GMO groups?
Your paper should include a statement of goals, an analysis of the political environment (other stakeholders, venues, frames as well as your own organization’s resources), specific strategic recommendations (including the pros and cons), and a description of how your position and the tactics you’re advocating will contribute to your organization’s goals.  You should also include the political reasoning for adopting the strategy (ies) you’ve chosen, the allies and the opposition that you anticipate (in terms of their arguments and political strategies.)
This memo should help you to think through the elements of a good political analysis: to define problems specifically, identify relevant actors and their various goals, specify an audience, and propose a strategy to accomplish your own goals.  It should also help you to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular strategies: to assess alternatives, to meet likely attacks, and to anticipate the repercussions of your actions. As with the research memo, you do not need to cite the class readings directly, but making use of the ideas in relevant sections of the course will improve your paper.
The page limit is 1250 words, double-spaced, normal fonts, not including references. Ingenuity in stretching the page limit will not be rewarded.

Research Paper

Research Paper (30% of your course grade):
For your Final Research Paper, you will select a well-known company in the aviation community to examine its organizational environment and behavior. Each week you will apply what you’ve learned to the company you selected and discuss how the company has accomplished the concept. The Final Research Paper is an ongoing process starting in Week 3 with the final paper submitted Week 8.
The paper will include an introduction of the company and discuss the company’s leadership, communication networks, decision making, negotiations process, organizational change, power, politics, organizational culture and innovation, goals and structure, strategy, technology, and organizational design.
 
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The Final Research Paper will consist of approximately 8-10 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman with 12-point font. The paper will be written in the style set forth by the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Use the following outline for your paper:
 Title Page
 Abstract
 Introduction or Background of Company
 Body of the Paper
 Summary / Conclusion
 References

Book Research: How the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all by Paul Offit

The goal of this research paper is to connect mainstream public health literature to the field of public health. This will be accomplished by fulfilling three main components: 1) connecting a character in the text to public health, 2) connecting the text to one of the branches of public health, and 3) integrating public health research with the text and selected branch of public health.
Hopefully this research paper will be made easier by 1) completing the public health branches quiz and 2) using the worksheetPreview the documentView in a new window provided on Canvas. This worksheetPreview the documentView in a new window will help with outlining and organizing information for this assignment.
Technical Requirements:

  • There is no maximum word limit for this assignment
  • Double-spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins
  • Submit to the correct link in Assignments.  This uploads your paper to TurnItIn, a plagiarism detection device.  See plagiarism warning in the Institutional Policies section.
  • Direct quotes should not exceed 20% of the word count for a given section or for the entire paper
  • All information needs to be accurate and from reputable and reliable sources
  • Must include a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed journal articles in the paper. All peer reviewed articles need to be published since 2000.
  • Be sure to include the book as a reference in your reference page and in-text citations
  • Correct use of APA referencing style including a reference page (you do not need an abstract or title page)
  • Correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc.

Formatting Requirements:

  • Include section headings and word count for each section (this is not a “typical” research paper)
  • Paper does not need to include an introduction or conclusion paragraph
  • Remember, word counts are minimums. There are no maximum word limits so you can certainly exceed the posted minimums for each section.
  • Minimum word counts do not include citations. Minimum words counts are based on content only.


Content Requirements:

  • Section One: Character name (this section needs to be a minimum of 300 words of text; not including citations)
    Select one character in the book. Describe how your chosen character is related to the field of public health. Be sure to make this connection by including a few specific scenes from the text. This discussion should be different from your discussion posts (including the same content is considered self-plagiarism). This discussion can be general to public health. It does not need to be based in one of the public health branches.
    Caution: be careful if connecting a health care provider to public health. Being a health care provider (such as a doctor) does not automatically link a person to public health. Be sure to review the definition of public health and use appropriate examples.

 

  • Section Two: Public health branch (this section needs to be a minimum of 200 words of text; not including citation)
    Connect the book to one of the branches in public health [1) biostatistics, 2) epidemiology, 3) social-behavioral sciences, 4) environmental health, 5) occupational health, 6) global health, and 7) health policy and management]. Be sure to clearly pick only one branch and use specific examples from the book.
    I encourage you to review the resources provided at the beginning of the semester when you were preparing for the public health branches quiz.  Please keep in mind that there will be a point deduction for discussing more than one branch of public health in this section or incorrectly connecting this branch to the text.
    Caution: Students have the hardest time connecting the Social-Behavioral Sciences Branch. Be sure to key into the social determinants of health (not the physical determinants) for this discussion. I rarely, if ever, have students use Biostatistics. Remember, biostatistics emphasizes statistical measures to answer public health questions. If you select this branch your discussion should be focused on the type of data analysis used and not the actual area of research.
  • Section Three: (this section needs to be a minimum of 600 words of text; not including citations or article titles)
    Find at least two recent (2000-2014), scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles that are related to both the book and your branch of public health from section two. Include a summary of each article (article purpose, findings, and overarching implications), its connection to the selected branch of public health (from section 2), and its connection to the book. Each of these connections should be clear to the reader and thorough. Do not just “gloss” over these connections – they are an important component of this section of the paper.

Recommended formatting for section 3:
Step 1: Journal title
Step 2: Summary of journal article (1 paragraph)
Step 3: Connection between journal article and branch of public health (1 paragraph)
Step 4: Connection between journal article and book (1 paragraph)
Repeat the above steps for the second article

Ethical problems of gambling

in this course, you will look at classical ethical theories of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics. You will also examine different perspectives on ethical issues introduced by relativism, ethical egoism, and emotivism. In your paper, you will apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the issue you select. You do not have to use all six, but you should apply at least two ethical theories and at least one ethical perspective in your paper. Make sure you write primarily on ethical topics and concepts; do not get distracted by doing analyses that apply political, economic, religious, or legal perspectives. Describe, compare, and apply the ethical theories and perspectives to the topics. Explain how the theories and perspectives would analyze the issue. What are the ethical issues? Where are there breaches of ethical behavior? How could each theory help people think about what would constitute virtuous or ethical behavior? The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library other than the textbook to support your claims.

Engineering Asignment

ENG 4350/5340: Project 2
Assigned: June 9,2015
Due: June 23, 2015
Rules
Use C or C++ with BLAS/LAPACK for completion of this assignment.
Produce a LATEX-generated PDF of your report.
Ask plenty of questions to ensure you have a good understanding of the project.
The code (and reports) should look vastly different for different groups. Very similar code will incur a
hefty penalty.
Consider the function f(t) = t 3 + 2t 2 + t + 2 on the closed interval t [2, 2].
Part 1
1. Sample f(t) to produce f(t k) where k [1, 10] ⊂ Z. The t k should be randomly chosen points on the
interval [2, 2]. Produce a table with columns t k and f(t k). Ensure that the t ks are not sorted.
2. Solve the normal equations using QR decomposition and calculate the error, E. Write your approximated
function, fˆ1(t).
3. Solve the normal equations using the SVD and calculate the error, E. Write your approximated function,
ˆf2(t).
4. Plot f(t), fˆ1(t) and fˆ2(t) on the same plot.
Part 2
In this part we will see how additive random noise affects our solution.
1. Create a new dataset by doing the following:
Sample f(t) to produce f(t k) where k [1, 1000] ⊂ Z. The t k should be randomly chosen points
on the interval [2, 2]. Use a different random seed than used in the previous part.
Add columns y 1(t k) = f(t k) + n 1(t k) and y 2(t k) = f(t k) + n 2(t k) where n 1(t) ∼ N(0, 1) and
n 2(t) ∼ N(0, 5) to the dataset.
2. Solve the normal equations for this new dataset. NOTE: This dataset should be solved simultaneously
with 3 right hand sides.
3. Include the error in your report.

Moneyball/Who's on First–Article Review

Moneyball/Who’s on First–Article Review

Moneyball, a book by Michael Lewis (2003), highlights how creativity, framing, and robust technical analysis all played a part in the development of a new approach to talent management in baseball. It also exhibited great examples of the biases and psychological pitfalls that plague decision makers.
Review the article (attached) “Who’s on First?” by Thaler & Sunstein (2003) from this module’s assigned readings. This article reviews the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.
Write a critique of the article including the following points:
 

  • Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball.
  • Evaluate why Beane is much more effective in his success by constructing a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics that highlight the differences between Beane’s team and other executives.
  • Moneyball highlights how people tend to overestimate the likelihood of success and end up facing financial loss—in this case, it meant forfeiting millions of dollars. Analyze a professional or personal decision (yours or otherwise) that highlights this predilection in spite of substantial losses.
  • Explain how you would apply Moneyball’s management lessons in your own endeavors.

Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources
 
Possible Sources to Use:
Hayashi, A. M. (2001). When to TRUST Your GUT. Harvard Business Review, 79(2), 59–65.
http://www.thecampuscommon.com/library/ezproxy/ticketdemocs.asp?sch=auo&turl=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=4039074&site=ehost-live
 
Belkin, L. (2002, August). The odds of that. The New York Times Magazine, 6, 32. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/11/magazine/11COINCIDENCE.html

Transition Altitudes Around the World

Introduction

In domestic flight you are likely used to changing your altimeter settings at the transition altitude of 18,000′. The transition altitude around the world, however, varies from country to country, and sometimes even within a country. Knowing the importance of QNE, QNH, and QFE is an important start, but as you embark on international flights you will also need to know the specific points at which you should change your altimeter settings. In this assignment you’ll have the opportunity to find out the transition altitudes for destinations around the world. You will need to know how to find this information to be sure your approaches are at the correct altitude for a safe landing.

Instructions

Use the Internet to research the following airports:

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle (LFPG)
  • London Gatwick (EGKK)
  • Liverpool (EGGP)
  • Frankfurt International Airport (EDDF)
  • Stockholm-Skavsta Airport (ESKN)
  • Narita International Airport (RJAA)

Prepare a document that lists the following information for each airport:

  • Transition altitude
  • ATIS frequency
  • Source of your information

Respond to the following questions in 2-3 paragraphs:

  • Why would different areas of the world use different transition altitudes?
  • What hazards are associated with varying transition levels and transition altitudes?
  • What will you do prior to an international flight to address these hazards?

Grading

Your assignment will be graded according to the following rubric:

  • 18 Points – Each airport has the correct transition altitude, ATIS frequency, and an appropriate source listed. You will receive 1 point for each piece of correct information, for a possible total of 18 points.
  • 12 Points – You have thoughtfully responded to each of the questions above; up to 4 points will be awarded per question for a possible total of 12 points.
  • 30 Points Total

Your paper should be submitted as a Word Doc or as a PDF. The paper should be uploaded by the due date. Late assignments will not be accepted!

Lowering Drinking Age in the US

It has to be a Position Paper where you would have to take the position.You must clearly state your topic (which should be debatable in nature), draft an introduction paragraph, with a complete and persuasive thesis statement, and outline three main points followed by two sub-points for each main point. Remember to include both viewpoints/sides of the topic. A possible conclusion paragraph should also be drafted. Provide MLA references for five academic sources that you plan to use to support your position. Be typed and submitted as a Microsoft Word 2010 document (.docx), doublespaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.

intellectual property

When you combine all of the sections in a word count you must post a minimum of 1000 words total. Continue to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts by incorporating them into your analysis and/or recommendations. A minimum of three references required. You may use the textbook for one of the three. PLEASE PUT USED REFERENCES AT THE END OF EACH ANSWERED QUESTION, SO I WILL KNOW WHAT REFERENCES GO WITH WHAT QUESTION.
Case Summary:
1.This case was written as a promotional piece to specifically show Anglo American in a favorable light. Conduct a research of the company for an objective view and summarize here.
Case Analysis:
2. Evaluate how technology, product, and process developments enable a large company like Anglo American to be sustainable, or not.
Executive Decisions:
3. Human rights is an important consideration in many facets of the mining industry. Assume you are part of the ethics committee for research and development. Discuss the various stakeholder groups and your concerns with each as they relate to human rights and technology in the mining industry.
Discussion question:
1. What is intellectual property? How can owners of intellectual property protect their rights?

The Expanding Role of the Federal Government: 1927-1950

 
Write a 2 page Article Review: Research an article on one of the focusing events that occurred between the years of 1927-1950 (The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, 1930s Dust Bowl, or Texas City Explosion). Respond to the following questions:

  1. Identify the contributing factors that caused the disaster.
  2. Why is this disaster a focusing event?
  3. Identify the affected population.
  4. What social and political groups collaborated to implement changes?
  5. What changes were implemented to improve emergency management?

The body of the paper should include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Format the paper, in-text citations, and references in APA (6th ed.) format

Emergency Disaster management: The American experience

Write a 2 page Article Review: Research a focusing event that occurred between 1927-1950.

  1. Identify a federal, state, or local government agency or non-governmental organization (NGO) such as a church or charity that provided assistance to the disaster victims. See the textbook for examples.
  2. Describe the assistance provided and the phase of emergency management.
  3. Discuss the lessons learned from the focusing event.

The body of the paper should include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Format the paper, in-text citations, and references in APA (6th ed.) format.
 
From the Textbook: Rubin, C. B. (Ed.). (2012). Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010 (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

relationship between freedom and choice

What is the relationship between freedom and choice? What is the relationship between the environment and the human condition? Do you make the choices in your own life? How do you know? What is the relationship between the contemporary black body and history? What does it me to grow/evolve/develop? How do you know when you are growing or when you have grown? What does it take to be a rose that grows from concrete? What does it take to be a Black Man in contemporary society? Answer these questions

Life cycle Process

Assignment Overview Step One: Write a 2 page paper that describes the life cycle process, integral processes, requirements, and design. Ensure to address the importance of each activity, the relationship between activities, and the development artifacts in which each activity produces. Step Two: Complete the paper by creating two design principles using the diagrams/pictures to illustrate and support the written assignment.

Game of throne session 4 and 5:

 
Only a 2-3 pages proposal
You will articulate your potential analysis topic by writing a 2-3 pages proposal that includes the following:
1. A thesis statement
2. A detailed outline
3. An annotated bibliography


 
please check the attachment for a better understanding. The attachment will include everything. 

Urban problem in a city in California

The purpose of this exercise is to develop evidence for an urban problem in a city in California.

First, identify an urban problem out of many urban problems discussed in this course. Then, go to www.healthycity.org and explore the types of data you have access to on that website. You might want to review the topics covered while you are exploring the available data.

Then, find a city in California in which data shows that there is evidence of the urban problem you have identified. Build the map which shows that evidence.

The urban problem may include but not limited to access to services and parks, prevalence of obesity, poverty and crime rates, lack of affordable housing, and air and water quality.
In 200 words describe the urban problem referencing the Chapter that urban problem was discussed in the textbook. It is important that you give reference to the Chapter with page number <<< Not really Important .
Then, into the word document insert the map you prepared on www.healthycity.org. In order to insert the maps in the word document, when you have map ready in healthycity website (make sure that the legend of the map is visible), press print screen or PrtScn key on your keyboard. Then, switch to the word document and click on paste in the ome tab.
You are allowed to submit one file.

Charter School Research Paper

Read the blog, The Great Charter School Debate and view the CBS News video Obama’s Education Policy and the BBC World News video New Orleans Schools Set Example. Then, research the history of charter schools in the United States to present. You must locate a minimum of 3 resources. In a 3-5 page paper, apply your research by critically examining the effectiveness of charter schools nationally and locally (or from a nearby state if your state does not currently have charter schools). Take a stand on whether increasing the number of charter schools around the nation will improve student achievement. Be sure to address the alternate point of view as you make your argument. Support your claims with your research. Following are a few questions to consider: Are charter schools better able to provide a quality learning experience for students? Do they enhance or dilute the quality of public education in America? Your paper should be three- to five- pages, excluding title and reference page, and formatted to APA requirements.

"Hindu Way of Life”

“Hindu Way of Life” Please respond to the following:

Please respond to the following:
An employee has been with Jennifer’s Art and Design for the past 6 years. She practices Jainism. She asks if it is okay to begin daily morning devotion on the job. This is will be a few moments of prayer, the reading of the Sanskrit, and a short spoken exposition of the passage that is read. This devotional time is to include all employees in the office. The manager said no!

  • What are some of the beliefs and practices of Jainism?
  • Did the manager do the right thing? Why or Why not?
  • In this instance, if you are the manager, please describe an appropriate plan of action?

Finance Quiz

BUS 591_Quiz week 2
1. When a company receives a utility bill but will not pay it right away, it should (Points : 1)
debit Utilities Expense and credit Accounts Receivable.
debit Utilities Expense and credit Accounts Payable.
debit Accounts Payable and credit Utilities Expense.
make no entry until the bill is paid.
2. Is the purchase of equipment treated as an expense at the time of purchase? Why or why not? (Points : 1)
No, GAAP requires that 10% of the cost be expensed each year. This minimizes attempts to mislead financial statement users.
Yes, the matching principle requires that the cost be expensed in the period of purchase.
No, the cost needs to be allocated to the years of expected use.
Yes, the actual life of the asset is not known, thus there is no acceptable way to allocate the cost.
3. Unearned revenue is classified as a(n): (Points : 1)
asset account.
revenue account.
contra revenue account.
liability.
4. Given the data below for a firm in its first year of operation, determine net income under the accrual basis of accounting.
Cash received from customers    $44,000
Accounts receivable    12,000
Cash paid for expenses    26,000
Accounts payable (related to expenses)    3,000
Prepaid rent for next period    7,000
(Points : 1)
$18,000
$27,000
$20,000
$11,000
5. The Vintage Laundry Company purchased $6,500 worth of laundry supplies on June 2 and recorded the purchase as an asset. On June 30, an inventory of the laundry supplies indicated only $2,000 on hand.  The adjusting entry that should be made by the company on June 30 is: (Points : 1)
debit Laundry Supplies Expense, $2,000; credit Laundry Supplies, $2,000.
debit Laundry Supplies, $4,500; credit Laundry Supplies Expense, $4,500.
debit Laundry Supplies, $2,000; credit Laundry Supplies Expense, $2,000.
debit Laundry Supplies Expense, $4,500; credit Laundry Supplies, $4,500.
6. In the first month of operations, the total of the debit entries to the Cash account amounted to $1,200 and the total of the credit entries to the Cash account amounted to $800. The Cash account has a (Points : 1)
$800 credit balance.
$400 debit balance.
$1,200 debit balance.
$400 credit balance.
7. Which of the following accounts has a normal credit balance? (Points : 1)
Prepaid Rent
Notes Receivable
Rent Revenue
Rent Expense
8. The following is selected information from C Corporation for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2011.
Cash received from customers    $150,000
Revenue earned     195,000
Cash paid for expenses    85,000
Cash paid for computers on November 1, 2010 that
will be used for 3 years
24,000
Expenses incurred  including any depreciation    109,000
Proceeds from a bank loan, part of which was used to
pay for the computers
50,000
Based on the accrual basis of accounting, what is C Corporation’s net income for the year ending October 31, 2011? (Points : 1)
$102,000
$87,000
$86,000
$95,000
9. Expenses are recognized when: (Points : 1)
they contribute to the production of revenue.
they are paid.
they are billed by the supplier.
the invoice is received.
10. Assets normally show (Points : 1)
credit balances.
debit balances.
debit and credit balances.
debit or credit balances.

"Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) "

Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, determine the ethical theory or theories (from Chapter 1 of the textbook) that best support(s) the B-corp concept. Support your response.
  • Evaluate the likelihood of traditional corporations using social responsibility as an effective competitive strategy. Specify at least one (1) way that a company with which you are familiar can use (or has used) social responsibility as a competitive strategy in the marketing of its products / services, supply chain, charitable activities, strategic investments, or operations.

“Cyclic Change”

Cyclic Change: The most predictable events undergo cyclic change or follow an oscillating change pattern, in which frequencies of some feature will rise, then fall, only to rise again. This cyclic change is obvious in the long-term history of criminal justice; consider issues such as WHAT? Name at least 2 nationally recognized events that occurred that would be considered “Cyclic Change”.
 
200-300 words

Sports Management

Answer 12 questions (minimum of two questions from each module)
Module 7
 The course discusses four categories of violence: brutal body contact, borderline violence, quasi-criminal violence, and criminal violence. Using professional hockey, football, or mixed martial arts as a reference, identify examples of each category of violence.

  1. If we want to understand violence in sports, we must understand gender ideology and issues of masculinity in culture. How is masculinity related to violence in sports and how do issues of masculinity take on different meanings among men from different backgrounds? Give examples from the course material and from your own experiences as you discuss this issue.
  2. Pain and injury are common in many sports. In fact, they have been normalized in the cultures associated with many sports. In other words, those who play the sports see pain and injury as a normal and expected part of their participation. How do pain and injury become normalized? What factors are involved in the normalization process? How are factors such as gender, social class, and age involved?
  3. Some people assume that it is difficult or impossible for athletes in heavy contact sports to be ready and willing to engage in certain forms of violence during a game and then effectively turn off their readiness and willingness when the game is over. What does research tell us about rates of assault and sexual assault among male athletes? Are they high enough to be considered a problem? Are they higher than rates for comparable groups of people who do not play high profile sports? Are there things about playing sports and being an athlete that might contribute to problematic assault rates? Explain your response.

Module 8

  1. One of the paradoxes associated with the media coverage of sports is that the media open up new opportunities for spectators to view sports, but they also limit and define the experiences of spectators. Explain how the media can do both these things simultaneously.
  1. Large corporations and other businesses sponsor more than 99 percent of all televised sport programs. Why would corporate capitalist organizations be so interested in having their ads associated with sports and athletes? If a particular type of television programming was sponsored almost exclusively by feminist and women’s organizations, or by environmental groups, or groups that fostered progressive social activism, it would certainly lead people to ask critical questions about the images and messages in that programming. Why have we not asked critical questions about the specific images and messages associated with televised sports programs? Explain your answer.
  1. A few television companies around the world have paid massive amounts of money for the rights to cover certain sport events, even when they don’t anticipate that the ratings will be as high as they are for prime time programming. Why would television companies be so eager to cover sports in light of the fact that they seldom attract massive audiences, except in the case of a limited number of special events?
  1. One of the resources in the course makes the point that mediated sports are symbolic constructions, just as Hollywood films and television soap operas are symbolic constructions. What is meant by this point, and what is involved in the media construction of sports?
  1. The images and messages underlying media coverage of sports in the United States often revolve around success, masculinity and femininity, and race. What are some of the major themes emphasized in these images and messages? Do you think these themes have an impact on the way you or others think about or explain how the social world around you operates or how it should operate? Explain your response.

Module 9

  1. Your parents are having a party during Christmas vacation. Some of the guests are talking about athletic scholarships in college. One of them says that athletic scholarships are great because they primarily serve to give poor kids a chance to attend college. After making the statement, the person looks at you and says, “Isn’t that right?” What would you say in response? Explain who receives scholarships and how many scholarships are given to student athletes.
  2. Your younger brother, a first-year student in high school, has just made the school’s junior varsity team. Your father is very pleased and tells your brother that if he tries hard enough he will have a good chance of getting a scholarship to college and maybe even playing in the pros. Do you agree with what your father told your brother? Why or why not? What could you tell your father so he would be able to provide better and more realistic advice to your brother in the future?

 

  1. Breaking into top sport management jobs has been slow for women and minorities. One of your friends says this is due to a lack of qualified candidates; another says it is due to fears among White men that they are losing all their power. Explain to your friends there is another interpretation, and then explain this alternative interpretation so they will understand.
  2.  
  3. You are a bartender in an exclusive downtown athletic club. After a game of squash, two White male executives sit down at your bar and talk about the recent NBA playoffs. They both agree that sports are one of the only spheres of life that does not reflect the social inequality that exists in the rest of society. They praise sports because they are truly democratic and open to everyone. They ask if you agree. How do you respond?

Module 10

  1. One of your friends is a distance runner who has just made the Olympic track team in your country. He tells you that he doesn’t understand why governments have become so involved in sports. You tell him there are a number of reasons why this has happened. He wants you to elaborate. What would you say?
  1. A U.S. official once said, “I think the playing fields of the world will produce the know-how, the democratic exchange, the give-and-take that will open the door to peaceful understanding among all mankind.” Give your reasons for either agreeing or disagreeing with this official.
  1. One of the resources in the course argues that to understand the connection between sports and political processes, it is now necessary to focus on transnational relations as well as international relations. Explain what is meant by transnational relations, and then explain how transnational organizations have joined nation-states in shaping the ways in which sports are defined, organized, planned, promoted, played, and presented around the world.
  1. You have been asked to participate on a special committee to reform the Olympic Games. You are scheduled to make a presentation in which you are to introduce three changes in the way the games are organized. What are the three changes you would suggest and why did you choose them for your presentation?
  1. The global expansion of sports and sport organizations has occurred at a very rapid pace over the past decade. Looking at sports from the perspective of a small country with little wealth or power, what are the pros and cons of this expansion?
  1. The use of technology in sports will not simply be the result of what is technologically possible. In other words, some people will raise questions about the use of certain forms of technology in sports. What are some of the questions that people have raised about the use of technology in sports over the past 10 years? What are forms of technology that you think will be questioned over the next 10 years?
  1. One of the resources in the course suggests that in the future there will be increased participation in pleasure and participation sports. Four factors are given as reasons for this increased growth. Focusing on your own community, discuss whether these reasons will have an impact on how sports are defined, organized, and played in the future; indicate which factor will have the most impact on the growth of pleasure and participation sports in your community.
  1. There are a number of general and specific predictions made in the course material. Choose two of the predictions you agree with and two that you disagree with; provide explanations supporting your agreement and disagreement.
  1. Using the predictions from the course material about what will happen to sports during the 21st century, describe what the youth sports in your community will look like in the year 2020.
  1. One of your friends says that video technology will totally change spectator experiences over the next 25 years. What forms of video innovations do you think people will find most attractive over the next 25 years? Will young people abandon watching telecasts of live sport events in favor of playing video games that simulate sports? Explain why or why not.
  1. Athletes are very visible and popular people in many cultures today. However, there are few athletes who could be described as change agents in society. Why are athletes not likely to be agents of change? What factors interfere with them playing this role in society?
  1. The course material suggests that there are four vantage points from which to make changes in sports. Using examples from your university, community, or country, show how changes have been made from each of the four vantage points (from within the system, through participation in oppositional groups, through the creation of alternative sports, and through focusing on culture and social relations). Identify the changes that you think are most significant.

Determine your Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict, strife, and opposing points of view are part of the workplace and part of life — you can’t change that. But, you can learn to be better at managing conflict when it does occur. One way to help you with this is assessing yourself.
Please complete the assessment “What is Your Conflict-Handling Style” in your text in Chapter 14. Also answer the discussion questions. Post a summary of the results of this exercise.
Support your paper with a minimum of two (2) resources, which may include your required text(s). In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Critical Thinking

The ability to think critically is a characteristic expected of managers. What does it mean to think critically? Someone who thinks critically asks penetrating questions, examines underlying assumptions, searches for probable unintended consequences, detects inconsistencies in arguments, is sensitive and alert to the agendas and motivations of others, objectively appraises the merits of positions held by others, balances the needs of different stakeholders, and challenges the mental models and theories espoused by others.

Think back through the material you’ve read this week. What is a unique and challenging critical question you would like to raise about this material? (Your question may be about something controversial, about which you have your doubts. It may suggest that a theory or a model has weaknesses, challenge the truth of proposed relationships between variables, or assess the value of a suggested practice.)

After you have proposed the question, be sure to explain your thinking regarding the question and explain the research on your topic. For example, you may wonder whether personal differences such as abilities, attitudes, personalities, and emotions have an impact on job satisfaction. You might then go on to argue that you believe that the design of the job has a greater impact on an individual’s job satisfaction than characteristics of the individual. Support your argument with appropriate citations.

Resource Synthesis and Integration

To prepare:
Review the Torraco article (attached below), focusing specifically on synthesizing and integrating the literature review.
Of the 10-12 collected resources, choose the 4 peer-reviewed journal articles that most closely address the problem chosen for your Capstone Project.
The assignment:
In 2-4 pages, respond to the following:
Cite the four resources you have chosen to synthesize and integrate into a narrative. (You may copy and paste the citations from the list of resources you submitted last week.)
Synthesize and integrate the four resources into a coherent narrative that:
Begins with an introduction
Includes an integrated synthesis of the resources
 
Relates the narrative to your problem statement

Online Real Estate Class

The assignment I am asking for help completing is a online real estate qualification course. This is a 75 course which I have already completed about half. This isn’t hard by any means, it just requires a lot of time that I do not have.

The course is set up as numerous sectional segments (about 50) with multiple choice questions following each segment. Again, this will not require any previous knowledge, besides basic math and knowledge, but will require time.

Upon acceptance, I will provide the account login information.

Thank you!!

Attributes and Benefits of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Title: PLC
Type of Service Writing Assignment Type Essay
Discipline Elementary and Middle School Administration Course Level Master’s
Pagecount 2 Line Spacing Double
Format APA Number of sources 3 sources
DeadLine Total Cost
Paper details Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide opportunity for analysis of data and enhancement of data-driven decision making. In order to have a better understanding of one model you can use for data-driven decision making, your assignment is to explore the attributes and possible benefits of PLCs. Conduct an internet search on PLCs. List the five (5) attributes of a PLC (Professional Learning Community) and comment on the value of PLCs for each of the following:
The use of data to drive instruction
The identification of clear learning targets
The identification of the interventions that are used for remediation

Universal Healthcare

are you for or against universal health care within the United States? Discuss its impact and significance on the triangle of health care delivery: costs, care, and quality. make sure to support your position.

– APA format

– 3.5 pages

Lakewood, Colorado Case Study Review

Review the case study on Lakewood, Colorado: Designing Healthy Communities

In a 2-to 3-page paper, address the following:

  1. Examine each section of the case study—the Introduction, the Symptoms, the Diagnosis, the Cure, and the Prevention—and summarize the approach and key points.
  2. Discuss:
  • What philosophy guided the overall project?
  • Who was responsible for the ideas/brainstorming?
  • Who or what financed the project?
  • Who did the construction or implementation?
  • Who runs the project now?
  • Include 2 references

 

Ancient China

I have to make/recreate an ancient chinese artifact that has something to do with death and burial practices. I also have to email a photo of the original and a description that includes date, and info about the object to Lizzy.

Immigration

1. After completing the readings for this module and watching the NBC Learn videos below (links are located in the Webliography), answer the following question: What unique challenges do Muslims face in America? You can use paragraph, list, chart, drawing, or graph form to respond.

NBC Learn videos (links are located in the Webliography):

1. Arabs Face Increased Racism After 9/11 

https://highered.nbclearn.com/portal/site/HigherEd/browse/?cuecard=669

2. Muslims in America Face Suspicion and Prejudice

http://highered.nbclearn.com/portal/site/HigherEd/browse?cuecard=680

3. Muslims Are Victims of Hate Crimes after September 11th

https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=1280

4. Oklahoma Fights Stereotypes after 9/11

https://archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3242

5. Plan for Mosque at Ground Zero Is Met with Protests

http://highered.nbclearn.com/portal/site/HigherEd?cuecard=49869

6. Many Arabs Feel They Are Victims of Racial Profiling at Airports

http://highered.nbclearn.com/portal/site/HigherEd?cuecard=825

7. Swearing In of Muslim Congressman Sparks Controversy

http://highered.nbclearn.com/portal/site/HigherEd?cuecard=34637

Portfolio Project Assignment Choice #2: Employee Use of Internet At Work: Policy Proposals

Your consulting services have been requested by the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.  The CEO is concerned about the use of the internet at work and employs your consulting services to discuss her concerns. Primarily, she is concerned that employees might be abusing the internet and is wondering what repercussions the company might face in a variety of legal areas, specifically with respect to the legal environment of business, ethics, and human resources issues. She is also concerned with preventing abuse of the internet at all levels, from low-level employees to the Board of Directors.

She requests a memo from you regarding:

  1. Possible torts that could be committed by employees who use the internet at work
  2. Possible crimes that could be committed by employees who use the internet at work (and indicate whether the crimes are white collar or blue collar)
  3. Liability of the corporation versus liability of the individual employee through commission of tortsor crimes using the internet at work
  4. Whether violations of the duty of care or duty of loyalty could exist through use of social media sites at work
  5. Employee privacy rights or concerns that exist regarding use of the internet at work
  6. Employment laws that protect the employee or the employer with respect to use of the internet at work.

Identify two policies that this CEO could put in place to curb the potential for abuse of the internet at work, with one policy that addresses low-level employees and one policy that is targeted for the board of directors. Keep in mind the business judgment rule with respect to the latter policy and discuss whether it might ever be invoked to enforce or ignore such a policy. Articulate your ideas on how to remedy the issue of corporate malfeasance that occurs through abuse of the internet at work.  Proffer some clear recommendations to the CEO about how to improve overall corporate governance by reducing the potential for abuse of the internet at work.

You must also clearly address ethical issues that arise regarding your policies; note that ethical issues might exist on behalf of the employee if your policies are not utilized, but ethical issues might exist on behalf of the employer if the polices are implemented.

The CEO intends to pass along this memo to other employees in the company who might not have a strong understanding of these concepts. Thus, you are also requested to clearly explain and define the legal concepts you raise. She also is concerned about offending employees with policy suggestions and requests you keep this in mind with your suggested policies.

This issue exists in many companies and corporations, so you are encouraged to research outside sources for data supporting policies to reduce abuse of the internet at work. Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting appropriate policies to provide an original perspective to enhance corporate legal and ethical environs as they relate to use of the internet at work.

You are expected to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise and organized fashion, using the required and recommended readings from the course for analytical support.  Although you are encouraged to cite from your textbook, you are required to cite a minimum of four scholarly sources (beyond the textbook) to support your statements. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources.

Your well-written paper should be 8-10 pages in length, not including the title or references pages.  Review the Portfolio grading rubric, which can be accessed from the Course Information page, and make sure to follow theCSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Please be sure to reach out to your instructor at any point in the course if you have questions about the assignment.

Critical Thinking Reflection

Select one of the following questions and answer it in 200 to 300 words using the principles of critical thinking you learned in this course.

  • How can we reduce poverty in the United States?
  • Will receiving a college degree improve your career opportunities?
  • Has the United States peaked as a world power?

Write, once you have answered the above question, a reflection of the process of critical thinking you used in forming your response. Include the following in your reflection:

  • How does the process of critical thinking you used relate to or differ from the process you used to find content for your answer?
  • How can you use critical thinking in other areas?
  • What steps can you take to ensure that you continue to use critical thinking in the future?

Philosophy of Science & Technology Final Exam

Question 1

What is the most important lesson this course has taught you about science or technology? Which specific ideas or arguments from the authors we have read have taught you this lesson? Exactly why do you consider this lesson an important one?
Please ensure that your answer is well-organized, make specific reference to relevant ideas from our course readings, and address each aspect of the assigned questions.

Question 2

Use examples from one or more of our assigned readings to document the extent to which you have used your work in this course “to think critically about contemporary technology issues….and to learn to accept the social responsibilities of educated citizens in a global technological society” (p. xiv).
Please ensure that your answers are well- organized, make specific reference to relevant ideas from our course readings, and address each aspect of the assigned questions.

Philosophy of Science & Technology Final Exam

Question 1

What is the most important lesson this course has taught you about science or technology? Which specific ideas or arguments from the authors we have read have taught you this lesson? Exactly why do you consider this lesson an important one?
Please ensure that your answer is well-organized, make specific reference to relevant ideas from our course readings, and address each aspect of the assigned questions.

Question 2

Use examples from one or more of our assigned readings to document the extent to which you have used your work in this course “to think critically about contemporary technology issues….and to learn to accept the social responsibilities of educated citizens in a global technological society” (p. xiv).
Please ensure that your answers are well- organized, make specific reference to relevant ideas from our course readings, and address each aspect of the assigned questions.

Fantasy Land Amusement Park

Michael has an amusement park called Fantasy Land located on his property. Michael decided to give his son a birthday party at his home and invited all his friends to Fantasy Land to celebrate. Tommy, a ten-year-old boy, attended the birthday party for Michael’s son. All the children were playing on all the rides and having a good time. In the afternoon, Michael emphatically announced to all the children that the Fantasy Land was closed. After the hired attendants cleared the park of children and moved them to Michael’s home, the attendants all left.

While other children and their parents were inside Michael’s house eating cake and watching the birthday boy opening presents, Tommy sneaked out an unlocked door leading to the amusement park. While Michael was in the kitchen getting more ice cream for the party, he looked out the window in the house and saw Tommy get on the Floaty Boat Ride. While Tommy was getting onto the ride, he stood up and fell into the water, hitting his head on the edge. Tommy sustained a large laceration to his head, and then sank below the surface of the water. Michael ran out and pulled Tommy out of the water. When Tommy arrived at the hospital, Doctor prescribed improper medication that resulted in some permanent brain damage to Tommy. Tommy, through an appointed guardian, has sued Michael.

What legal claim and defenses should be asserted in the suit by Tommy against Michael? Against Doctor? Discuss

humanities homework

Ancient Western History and Religions – Which single ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, or Christian historian is most reliable and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific examples/reasons drawn from their works, methods, styles, etc.  Which single religion would you practice in the ancient period (Christianity, Greek, Etruscan, Judaism or Roman) and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific examples of the religion’s beliefs, practices, rituals, etc.

Ancient Greek and Roman Visual Arts – Please compare and contrast a single ancient Greek work of architecture with a single ancient Roman work of architecture with at least three (3) specific points of similarity and three (3) specific points of difference.  Which ancient Greek or Roman sculptural or painting style (choose just one style, not one work) was most influential and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific examples/reasons drawn from works, methods, characteristics, etc.

Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy – In terms of metaphysics, are you a materialist or idealist and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific ancient Greek or Roman philosophical works, figures, theories, etc.  In terms of ethics, are you a Virtue Ethicist, Stoic, or Epicurean and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific ancient Greek or Roman philosophical works, figures, theories, etc.

Ancient Greek and Roman Performing Arts – What were the most three (3) most significant developments in ancient Greek and Roman music and dance and why?  Please compare and contrast ancient Greek theater with ancient Roman theater with at least three (3) specific points of similarity and three (3) specific points of difference.

Ancient Greek and Roman Literature – Which single fictional literary work best captures the essence of ancient Greece and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific reasons.  Which single fictional literary work best captures the essence of ancient Rome and why?  Please support your response with at least three (3) specific reasons.

Crisis Management

1. – Stage Collapse at the Indiana State Fair In a narrative format, summarize the key facts and issues of the case.

2. Update the information in the case by researching it on the Internet. Focus your response on the specific issues in the case.

3. Who should have been the final decision-maker regarding the concert? Why?

4. Discuss why team learning is as important as individual learning in crisis management situations. What is meant by the idea of building resilience through redundancy?

5. Assume you are an official in charge at a similar event. What steps would you take to promote organizational learning in the wake of the Indiana State Fair crisis?

Managing Multidisciplinary Professionals by Combining Assets and Activities

For this assignment, review the Combining Assets and Activities case study in Section 7.3 of your course text.  Then, thoroughly address the following points in your paper:

    • Describe the vertical and horizontal dimensions of this organization. Describe the authority/responsibility relationships that will present in this organization.
    • Should this practice become centralized, decentralized, mechanistic, or organic in its design? Defend your answer.
    • Explain the importance of differentiation, integration, and managing complexity, interdependence, and boundary spanning activities for this organization.
  • Draw an organization chart for this organization and explain why form of departmentalization you chose believe best fits the unit.

Your assignment must be one to two pages in length (excluding title and reference pages).  Utilize your course textbook and at least one additional scholarly source to support your conclusions and leadership considerations.  Your paper and all sources must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

CASE

Combining Assets and Activities

The community of Tampa, Florida, has a diverse population, with healthcare being provided to persons with low incomes, extremely wealthy individuals, and a strong middle class. Three well-established physicians an obstetrician, a gynecologist, and a urology specialist decided that they should combine their practices into a unique new organization. They believed that numerous patients would be attracted to these separate, but interrelated, medical practices.

The three physicians worked together to create a plan. They decided that each physician would have privileges, or authority to practice,in more than one organization. Beyond their individual practices, the doctors would perform surgeries and provide additional medical care in several local area hospitals. In the new practice, their days would be divided into times in which they tend to routine examinations, to patients with medical problems that are not emergencies, to making rounds at the hospital to check up on patients,and to conducting other medical care.

The new organization would be housed in a major medical building. A support staff, consisting of those who could help with patient scheduling, insurance claims, billing, and other office duties, would be combined with three fulltime nursing assistants. The physicians chose one individual for the role of office manager to oversee all of the support activities.

The obstetrician also employed a clinical nurse practitioner with responsibilities that would be more medically complex than those usually associated with nursing. The obstetrician found the practitioner’s help particularly useful to her practice.

The new organization intended to hire one more person to serve as a liaison to the hospitals that the physicians attended, with the goal of ensuring smooth coordination between the newly formed organization and the hospitals. The new person would be in charge of resolving any disputes or disagreements.

 

This new organization, which had yet to determine its name, would be a partnership.

The Use of Public Funds for Public Relations Campaigns

Submit 150 – 500 word response: Due by Thursday 6/18/15: on your thoughts on the degree to which it is appropriate for government agencies to use public funds to conduct public relations campaigns. Provide at least two specific examples to support your opinion.

 

Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your explanation, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.

Policy Analysis – Adopting Policy

Evaluate the use of qualitative and quantitative analytic methods in the formulation and assessment of domestic and international public policy.

The policy process is generally not perceived to be a linear process. It may consist of both vertical and horizontal movements through time including reiterative cyclical analysis, evaluation, revaluation, redefinition, reargument, persuasive adjustment, consensus building, deconstruction, reconstruction, reformulation, reinvention, advocacy, and strategic coalition building. The process is not only nonlinear, but may be geometric or quadratic, with many different variables having different significance depending upon the point in time in which the policy proposal has developed. For example, oil industry lobby groups seeking favorable oil drilling tax incentives have a greater likelihood of success than one oil company sending position papers to a Texas senator.

Instructions:

Using a policy example in North Carolina prepare a paper identifying and describing the forces that led to the adoption of a policy. Compare and contrast the influence of the political, social, economic, and legal forces. Assess their impact and provide evidence to support your assessment.

In your evaluation, you should:

  • Identify endogenous and exogenous factors or variables that affect the Policy Process Model.
  • Describe the application of these factors.
  • Explain how these factors affect the Policy Process Model.
  • Evaluate how these factors or variables affected the Policy Process Model, describing their overall impact and influence on the ultimate outcome.

Franz Kafka Metaporphosis

1. As Franz Kafka knew from his own life and as portrayed in The Metamorphosis, families possess the power to both improve and injure the psychological well-being of their members. Comment on the ways that the Samsa family benefit and harm each other, citing examples from the text. Do you have sympathy for Gregor? If so, why and at what times? If not, why not?

2. From Gregorâ’s point of view, what might be some positive aspects of his metamorphosis into an insect? What circumstances in Gregorâ’s life might have caused him to feel dehumanized even before the metamorphosis took place?

3. Some readers of The Metamorphosis have proposed that Gregor is actually insane and only thinks that he has been transformed into an insect. What evidence can you find in the text to support or refute this interpretation?

4. A person changed into an animal, or vice versa, is a common theme of fairy tales and fables. In what ways is The Metamorphosis similar to fairy tales you know? In what ways is it different? Such stories exist to teach a moral lesson. What moral lesson might the novella illustrate?

Homeland Security

Use the internet for research on the following subjects. Your paper should be somewhere between 2-5 pages double spaced. Use your own words, remember the paper is to be submitted through safe assign.

 

1. What is the military Industrial Complex?

2. What did President Dwight Einsenhower warn about the military industrial complex, and what would he think of today’s Defense Department?

3. What is the U.S. Defense Department’s budget today? How does that compare to the rest of the world defense department budgets?

4. In your opinion are we moving in the right direction on Defense? What is your opinion on a possible Peace Department?

 

I ONLY WANT 3 PAGES

Identifying Prospective Donors

CONSIDER THE NPO Young Life.

  • Review Chapter 8, including Appendices, in the course text Fundraising Basics: A Complete Guide. Focus on prospect research methods for individuals and how these strategies might be applied to prospective foundation research.
  • Review the article “An Empirically Based Typology of Intercollegiate Athletic Donors: High and Low Motivation Scenarios.” Consider how examining donor motivation might help organizations with prospect research.
  • Peruse the Web site of a major corporate foundation, such as Target or General Mills. Go to the “ community” section and find out what types of issues (e.g., education, health care, etc.) the foundation supports. Also, look for a list of organizations to which the foundation donated in the past. Think about how the missions of the organizations are related to the issues the foundation supports.
  • Think about the Young Life.  nonprofit organization Reflect on the mission of the organization.
  • With this in mind, go to the Foundation Center Web site and identify foundations you think might be appropriate prospective donors. Then, go to each foundation’s Web site, paying particular attention to the issues they support and the organizations to which they have donated in the past.
  • Based on your research, identify two foundations that you think are appropriate prospective donors and two foundations that you think are inappropriate prospective donors. Reflect on why each might or might not be an appropriate donor match.
  • Reflect on any conclusions or insights you might draw about prospect research in general, as applied to all types of prospective donors (e.g., individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies).

 

Intelligence Community & Threats to USA

Please answer the two questions below with essay answers.  Each essay answer should be 3 pages double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 Font.  (For a total of 6 pages of essay answer–3 pages per question.)  Remember, you need to use Turabian style citation.

Question 1:  In what ways is a non-state actor different from a nation-state?  Please be specific and give examples of each to support your argument.

Question 2:   Why has the Intelligence Community had to adapt with the end of the Cold War and the emergence of more and more non-traditional threats to our national security? Please discuss the differences between how the Intelligence Community addressed traditional threats and how we have to approach the problem today with the addition of the non-traditional threat problem set. Are there any similarities?

Intelligence Community & Threats to USA

Please answer the two questions below with essay answers.  Each essay answer should be 3 pages double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 Font.  (For a total of 6 pages of essay answer–3 pages per question.)  Remember, you need to use Turabian style citation.
Question 1:  In what ways is a non-state actor different from a nation-state?  Please be specific and give examples of each to support your argument.
Question 2:   Why has the Intelligence Community had to adapt with the end of the Cold War and the emergence of more and more non-traditional threats to our national security? Please discuss the differences between how the Intelligence Community addressed traditional threats and how we have to approach the problem today with the addition of the non-traditional threat problem set. Are there any similarities?

Defense intelligence

In a 4-page essay (double spaced) answer the following research question: “The DIA is an all-source defense intelligence agency that is designed to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers.  In this day and age of massive budget deficits and increased Congressional Oversight has the DIA become redundant?  Consider the Intelligence Capabilities of the Regional Combatant Commanders, the individual services and the NSA/CIA in your response. Use Word, 12pt New Times Roman. No pictures or graphs should be included your within your essay.

Information and Intelligence (Including Terrorism)

After reading Information and Intelligence (Including Terrorism) Fusion Centers” and “Fusion Center Success Stories” do you think Fusion Centers perform a valuable role in countering the terrorist threat or do they represent an intrusion of the Federal government into State, & Local affairs and personal privacy? Be sure your post is supported with information and examples from the course readings.

 

Please post response in no less than 500 words and in turabian format.

Managing Conflict

Deliverable Length:   9-18 paragraphs

Assignment Objectives

Summarize the benefits of cohesive groups

Apply methods to improve negotiation skills and manage serious confrontation

You have just been part of a merger. You have each been chosen to head up your department and merge the two groups into a self-directed work team. Work with each other to lay out a plan describing how you will develop a new team within your department or departments. It is natural that there will be some confrontations between people. Look at the stages of team development and use that knowledge to work with the team. It is recognized that some employees will refuse to be part of the team. In fact, the new ownership expects that there will be some who lose their jobs because of these issues; however, that is a last resort. Use all your skills to negotiate with employees in an attempt to resolve conflicts and pull your team together.

Because you are working together as a team, it is seen by the ownership that if one is successful, you are all successful. Likewise, if one fails, you all fail. The future success of the company is dependent on your mutual success.

Consider the following:

  • As a team, you must come up with a plan and be in agreement because you have to implement it in your departments.
  • For each step you take, provide a brief explanation of your reasoning.
  • Use the library and the Internet to research these issues.

Please submit your assignment.

Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.

Assignment : Conflict Resolution and HR

Working with teams that extend beyond national boundaries can be challenging. Different norms, work styles, values, and laws need to be taken into consideration to succeed. Communication is imperative as is sensitivity to the needs of all parties.

Review the scenario you read in M1: Assignment 3.

Imagine you work for a US-based firm and are partnering with a team of workers stationed in a progressive Middle Eastern country. The team’s purpose is to develop a modern marketing campaign for a financial services customer. Their goals include completing the campaign design on time, satisfying the customer, and integrating the expertise represented by employees in each country to deliver a quality product to the client. The team is on a strict deadline and reputations and bonuses are at stake.

In this country, there is very little separation between a workers religious beliefs, family, and work. Your team is on a strict deadline, and bonuses are at stake. The local employees take a midday break for two hours for prayers every day. Friday is a religious holiday, which begins at sundown on Thursday and continues through Friday. Saturday is considered a regular day off and they do work on Sunday. The project is due on Monday morning, and the other employees are resentful for having to work overtime.

Imagine you are partnering with a progressive Middle Eastern country. In this country, there is very little separation between a worker’s religious beliefs, family, and work. Your team is on a strict deadline, and bonuses are at stake. The local employees take a midday break for two hours for prayers every day. Friday is a religious holiday, and so they do not work from 3:00 p.m. on Thursday until 8:00 a.m. on Monday. The project is due on Monday morning, and the other employees are resentful for having to work overtime.

Respond to the following:

  • What could HR do to ensure a harmonious work environment?
  • What challenges does a manager face in this situation?
  • What approach should a manager take to ensure cooperation rather than resistance?
  • What role does communication play in this scenario?

Cell Tower Project

While E. Coyote is after the Road Runner. Mr. Coyote always gets lost in one particular area of town when his GPS cuts out because due to lack of signal – no bars. Mr. Coyote contacted the service provider, ACME Wireless Communications, Inc. to complain. As a series of newly built neighborhoods and businesses are being built in this area and due to the customer complaints (including Mr. Coyote’s), your team has been assigned to design the cell tower that will be built to provide coverage in this area. As part of this design, you will need to maximize coverage area and minimize cost. Note that company bonus time is approaching and your bonus will be directly impacted by the quality of your design.

To help design the cell tower, please keep the followingin mind:

  • Your system consists of a base station (cell tower), a mobile unit (cell phone), and the air link between them.
  • While the electromagnetic signal flows in both directions (uplink – mobile to base station and downlink – base station to mobile), we will follow the engineering practice of assuming both links follow the same path – thus, only calculate the downlink.
  • Remember, your primary responsibility is to maximize coverage area.You are building only one tower.Select your tower location to…
  • Maximize coverage area
  • Consider distribution of subscribers / subscriber density. This will give you expected earnings per each geographic section you provide coverage.
  • For the purposes of this assignment, consider an area covered that has a mobile unit received signal strength of -90dBm or better.
  • To insure successful seamless coverage with the adjoining cell towers to the east, the right most geographic section must be fully covered. No cell towers exist to the west so there is no coverage requirement on the left geographic sections except to provide what is needed to maximize profit.
  • One additional item. Your boss wants to know how much gross revenue your first choice design will generate.
  • To simplify the problem, you will be working ONLY IN TWO DIMENSIONS.
  • Required: Selection of first choice and second choice design (tower location and antenna recommendation for each). Note: In industry, communication engineers provide a prioritized list of multiple designs (tower locations) based on coverage.
  • Produce Prx to area graph of both your first and second choice design. Due to the difficulties in establishing a trend line with a plot of this data distribution, for this project, you can plot your results in discreet points (even though as calculated data, graph is almost always a curve). Be sure to indicate location of your tower.
  • Calculate monthly revenue (revenue per month) for both your top two designs.

Assumptions and equations:

  • Assume all signal propagation from base station to mobile is line-of-sight.
  • Cellular frequency = 850 MHz, thus for each wave, the is wavelength = 0.3529 m
  • Height of the tower will be 250 ft. = 76.2m
  • Path loss equation:

 

  • L is path loss in dB

 

  • Lambda is the wavelength in m

 

  • D is the distance between mobile and base station antenna in m. Remember to use the correct equation (trigonometry??) to calculate distance from mobile to the top of the tower – it is not the distance measured on the ground. While this calculation is only really needed when you are closer to the tower, you need to include it for all areas in case you move your tower during the design process.

 

  • Link budget equation: Prx = Ptx + Gtx – Ltx – Lfs – Lm + Grx – Lrx

 

  • Prx = received power by mobile (dBm)

 

  • Ptx = base station transmitted power (dBm): use 20 dBm

 

  • Gtx = base station antenna gain (dBi)

 

  • Ltx = base station cable and equipment power losses (dB): use 10 dB

 

  • Lfs = path loss (dB)

 

  • Lm = misc. losses (dB): use 5 dB

 

  • Grx = mobile unit antenna gain (dBi): use 12 dBi

 

  • Lrx = mobile unit internal component losses (dB): use 2 dB

 

  • For your base station antennas, select from the below vendors. Note: you must include all vendors in your spreadsheet and identify your choice. Cell sites require 6 antennas per site (remember to multiply price by 6).

 

  • ACME A096F Gain(dBi)=4.0 Price=$800

 

  • ACME A325M Gain(dBi)=5.5 Price=$1381

 

  • ACME A647A Gain(dBi)=7.0 Price=$1512

 

  • ACME X157W Gain(dBi)=8.5 Price=$1850

 

  • ACME X7468C Gain(dBi)=10.0 Price=$2000

 

  • Average subscriber revenue = $10 per month. (Note: we are assuming $70 per month gross revenue per subscriber with $60 per month per subscriber costs associated with actually running the business.)

 

  • Revenue (per month) = (Subscribers in areas covered) (Ave subscriber revenue per month)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 1 Report Requirements and Calculation Procedures

 

In setting up the excel spreadsheet, make sure you follow the guidelines I gave you in class.This will impact your grade.  Also make sure you never type in values into your equations. Instead place those values in an input values location and use cell references to refer to the value. Do the same thing if you are using the results of a prior calculation in another calculation. Thus: when you change any input value, all your calculated data and your results would instantly update with no intervention by you.

 

  • Heading: identify author, course, project, date, etc.

 

  • Summary (opening) Paragraph: Brief summary of problem, and brief summary of solution including major numerical results

 

  • Discussion:

 

  • Details of the problem

 

  • Details of the results from your research

 

  • Documentation of calculations

 

  • Table of inputs, parameters, variables and constants, including units

 

  • Conclusion:In the conclusion (final paragraph) of your memo, address the following reflection question: From doing this project, what you have learned: about using Excel, about engineering design, about cellular communications, about yourself?

 

  • Attached project spreadsheet :

 

  • Include in your spreadsheet required calculations, tables, and plots to create your design. Also include proper heading, problem statement, equations, brief conclusion.

 

 

Deliverables

 

This project is due on the day specified by your instructor prior to your class.  Both a scanned copy of your printed report and your excel spreadsheet soft copy are required. ONE COPY PER TEAM.

 

Report – Word File: Submit via Turn It In.I need from you your report as a word document with attached scanned spreadsheet print out embedded within your technical memo word file (the spreadsheet is part of your memo).You must follow the guidelines for a technical memo that I have posted.

 

Spreadsheet Soft copy – Excel File: Submit via Blackboard.Submit ONLY your spreadsheet file (just click on the project tile in Blackboard to submit your file). Use the file name: EASC1112Proj1_YourName.xlsx. Of course you will put your name in the file name and not the generic “YourName.”

 

 

 

Diagram

 

Assume cell tower placed in exact middle of each area.

 

Assume all measurements (i.e. signal strength) done in exact middle of each area.

Tacitus The Annals

What are Tacitus’ reasons (both explicit and implicit) for writing the Annales  (must use support provided from The Annals) Answer must be 2 to 3 pages in length, analytical and argumentative, and have a clearly defined central idea or thesis.

Consumer Behavior

How might collective decision making play a role in the decision to buy a cell phone for a young child? Provide a possible scenario for this decision including the five decision making roles in your example.

Interview of a Social Service Agency Using Advocacy

Conduct an interview at one social service agency that uses advocates within their agency. Interview an individual who works either as an advocate or as a representative who can discuss the role of advocacy within the agency.

Prepare a 1- to 2-page written summary of the interview, to be used as part of your final presentation in Week Five, in the summary:

Name the agency or organization and title of the interviewee.

Describe the advocacy role this individual plays within the agency.

Describe the populations served by this agency.

Describe an advocacy model or template that is used with each population. Is the advocate speaking on behalf of the client or assisting the client in speaking for himself or herself?

Describe how this individual became involved in the role of advocate.

Ask the interviewee:

to describe what is most rewarding about his or her work

what he or she would change about his or her job if it were possible to do so

to identify the reason he or she became an advocate

how his or her personal values affect upon the performance of the duties required

how different this responsibility is from what he or she expected when starting the position

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Persuasion, Manipulation, and Seduction.

 Prepare a paper detailing the difference between the terms persuasion, manipulation and seduction as they relate to human communication. Please provide modern-day examples of the varying types of persuasive devices, and describe which audiences respond best to which sorts of techniques

Developing a Coalition

After conducting a community needs assessment, you determined that there is a need to develop a tobacco control program in your community.

You have decided that the best way to begin is to develop a coalition. Unfortunately, there may be many barriers and obstacles that get in the way of developing the coalition.

Prepare a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for coalition members.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • List steps you will take to identify the barriers when developing a coalition.
  • Discuss what the barriers are.
  • Discuss the approach you will take to overcome these barriers.

Cite at least two peer-reviewed sources.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Total Number of Slides: 6

Scored: 8/8

Discuss the implications of overpopulation

This document will explore the main points of your chosen topic that is part opinion piece but based on fact

 

Maximum 3 pages 1.5 spacing (not including references).

 

Provide at least two references

Mathematics

Consider the following data for assets A and B:

Return A = 10% Return B = 19%; Standard deviation A 3%; standard deviation B 5%;  Beta A= .6; Beta B = 1.4; Pab = 0.4

a. Calculate the expected return, variance, and beta of a portfolio constructed by investing 1/3 in A and 2/3 in asset B.

b. If only the riskless asset and assets A and B are available find the optimum risky asset portfolio if the risk free rate is 8%.

Providing Services When a Threat May Exist

You are working as a school counselor in an elementary school in a rural community. You are also on the city council and are involved in your local faith-based community. As such, you know most people in the community.

You have instituted an abuse prevention program for the school including a component with a series of books and skits. After one of your presentations, you are referred to twins, Jonah and Joann. The children are in fifth grade and have been referred to you after repeatedly showing up at school in the late spring unkempt and wearing long-sleeved shirts, despite the heat and lack of air conditioning in the school. At recess, their teacher notices a series of bruises on their arms. As the teacher, Ms. Jones, makes a referral to you; she says, “I always knew there was a problem with the Johnson twins, but no one dares say anything because of how mean their father is.”.

After some discussion with the children, they disclose that they sometimes get hit or grabbed if they are bad. You see bruises and know that you have to file a report but are concerned about what will happen to the children after you report. Their father has a reputation around town of threatening people and you are worried about what may happen to both you and the children following the report.

Write a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper, based on the case presented above, on prevention methods and interventions in different settings. Include the following in your paper:

  • What are the primary interventions and methods human service professionals use to prevent child abuse and neglect in a family setting?
  • What are the primary interventions and methods human service professionals use to prevent child abuse and neglect in a school setting?
  • What ethical issues arise from working with children in school settings? What other factors must be considered?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Contemporary Leadership

Write a three to four page paper (not including the title and reference pages) about a contemporary leadership situation that is familiar to you.  Your paper needs to:

  • Identify the development level and style demonstrated in the situation.
  • Support your position with specific examples.
  • Explain whether the action taken was appropriate and effective.
  • Determine and discuss if the situational leadership approach would be useful in understanding the leadership applied to the situation.

In addition to the requirements above, your paper:

  • Must be double-spaced and 12 point font
  • Must be formatted according to APA style
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph
  • Must reference at least two scholarly resources
  • Must include a reference page written in APA format

Goals of Juvenile Confinement

In the Final Paper, you must address the issue of treatment versus punishment. This discussion is designed to help everyone with this debate that shapes juvenile justice in every state. There are many thoughts that cross the spectrum, so this is your opportunity to discuss, with your peers, the benefits and challenges of a variety of juvenile justice, in-residence programs.

There are four primary goals of confinement in the juvenile justice system: retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation. Select two contrasting residential treatment programs (e.g., group homes, boot camps, wilderness camps, or secure correctional facilities) discussed in the text and show how they meet one or more of the primary goals of confinement. What characteristics of the juveniles should a judge take into account when assigning a correctional facility or treatment program? What should our measure of success be for these programs?

Considering the goals of confinement and societies’ desire to return juveniles to the community as productive members of society, there are several studies that show the majority of youth are arrested or returned to confinement after their release. Does this mean our system is a failure? What does this say about our overall juvenile justice system? How can we change our reentry systems to make them more effective? What are some of the considerations we should make as we develop our city and state programs?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 and continue to support your arguments with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources.
Special Populations – A Challenge to Juvenile Justice
Chapter 9 of the text addresses special populations of juveniles that pose significant problems to the juvenile justices system. Assume you were writing a proposal to a city or state administrator to address one of the special populations identified in our text (e.g., early starters, juvenile gangs, or juvenile sex offenders) and explain why juveniles in the this category must be treated outside the normal juvenile delinquency programs. What are the benefits to this program in addressing the special population? What is the measure of effectiveness for these programs? Why will this program be effective countering the problem addressed?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 and continue to support your arguments with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources.

Considering the goals of juvenile justice system and our desire to return juveniles to the community as productive members of society, support an alternative approach to the one held by your classmates. Assume you were writing a proposal to a city or state administrator competing with the proposal of your classmate. Highlight the benefits of your alternative program to address this challenging special population. Keep in mind that, due to limited funds, only one program will be selected for implementation.

Corrections and Delinquency Intervention/Prevention Programs
Use the Ashford University Library to locate a journal article encompassing such topics as: corrections, jails, prisons, rehabilitation, or boot camps. You can use your research in your Final Paper, due in Week Five. Also, the Required and Recommended Resources, listed every week, are available to use as research for your Final Paper. Once you have found an article, provide the following information:

Correctly cite the article in APA format: name of journal, authors, title of article, location.

Summary of the article. Which type of crime intervention/prevention strategy is being addressed?

List key findings and recommendations.
Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 and continue to support your arguments with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources.

After reviewing the journal summary by your classmates, what assumptions need to be made to incorporate the correction initiated delinquency intervention/prevention strategy? Does the corrections initiated delinquency intervention/prevention program mesh with other delinquency intervention/prevention programs, creating a synergistic effect for the criminal justice system? How does it affect social justice?

Philosophy of Science & Technology

Final Exam Answer both of the following questions: What is the most important lesson this course has taught you about science and technology? Which specific ideas or arguments from the authors we have read have taught you this lesson? Exactly why do you consider this lesson an important one? Use examples from one or more of our assigned readings to document the extent to which you have used your work in this course ” to think critically about contemporary technology issues…  and learn to accept the social responsibilities of educated citizens in a global technological society” (p. xiv). Please ensure that your answers are well-organized, make specific reference to relevant ideas from our course readings, and addresses each aspect of the assigned questions.

Philosophy of Science & Technology

Final Exam Answer both of the following questions: What is the most important lesson this course has taught you about science and technology? Which specific ideas or arguments from the authors we have read have taught you this lesson? Exactly why do you consider this lesson an important one? Use examples from one or more of our assigned readings to document the extent to which you have used your work in this course ” to think critically about contemporary technology issues…  and learn to accept the social responsibilities of educated citizens in a global technological society” (p. xiv). Please ensure that your answers are well-organized, make specific reference to relevant ideas from our course readings, and addresses each aspect of the assigned questions.

Does the American prison system serve as a deterrent to crime in our country?

Module 4 Short Paper Assignment For this assignment, you are to construct a brief paper/ essay of 550 – 750 words (not including the title page and references page) that discusses your perspectives on one of the following:

Does the American prison system serve as a deterrent to crime in our country? Support your response.

. Be sure to follow these guidelines:

• Use APA format for your paper  •

Include a title page and references page

• professional resources (i.e., journal articles) to support your work

• Include appropriate citations and references for all source material (including the text)

 

source to use – please copy and paste in address bar.-

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDQQFjADahUKEwiC_quwsY3GAhWWFJIKHWLrCbs&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sentencingproject.org%2Fdoc%2Fdeterrence%2520briefing%2520.pdf&ei=9YF8VcKvOZapyATi1qfYCw&usg=AFQjCNFUSvPgAwAS3Hf9g8273xAHuV_ofw&sig2=Q2PkVEW8tAOgtuis9xqEkA&bvm=bv.95515949,d.aWw

 

Intellectual property and digital rights management

Objective:  Critically assess the intellectual property and digital rights management and other legal issues that exist in cyberspace. Design effective organizational cyber security standards and policies.

Topic: Vulnerability assessments for Mobile Devices in the BYOD environment

Discussion for the topic should include —

  1. The topic name and important security issues (vulnerability issues, or mission goals/conflicts issues, or legal/liability issues),
  2. Recommended policy controls, and
  3. How or why human factors can influence the effectiveness of each recommended policy control.

Length 3-4 pages

Prepare your paper in Word format. It should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines.

Papers must include: cover page, table of contents, introduction, section headings and subheadings, conclusions, APA compliant in-text citations and list of references, and page numbers. The page count begins with the introduction and ends with the conclusions. The questions asked in the assignment should first be outlined (the outline is not included in the document), then the outline should be used to create the Table of Contents and the document sub-headings.  The Introduction should briefly preview each sub-heading in the document.

IMPORTANT: Before you submit your paper, you will need to run your assignment through Turnitin.com and receive an originality report

The Bay of Pigs Invasion Take away assignment

Conduct an Internet or library search for information on “The Bay of Pigs Invasion.” Discuss the failure of the invasion in terms of bounded awareness. In your opinion, what caused the poor decisions to be made? Could focalism and/or focusing illusion have played a part in this failure? If so, how?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

How can a foreign subsidiary located in the United States improve its CSR in the United States? Are attitudes toward CSR in the United States changing as more foreign subsidiaries locate within the United States? How, and why?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

What processes do MNCs need to establish in order to reduce prosecution risk? Many MNCs have decided to confront concerns about ethical behavior by developing worldwide practices that represent the company’s policy. What are four policies used to address this issue? How would you implement these four policies in your business strategy?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

What are four value dimensions developed by Trompenaars? Explain each of them

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

A cultural profile is a good starting point to help managers develop some tentative expectations—some cultural context—as a backdrop to managing in a specific international setting. Using the GLOBE cultural dimensions, what are the first four dimensions and their usefulness to managers? Explain.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

What is the definition of culture? How does one become part of a culture? Is societal culture based in genetics or environment? How so? What is cultural sensitivity? How does it affect international business?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Conduct an Internet and literature search on the topic of the expected-value decision rule. Discuss your findings. In your discussion, review how the expected-value decision rule played a part in a recent decision you made.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Conduct an Internet and literature search on the topic of joint versus separate preference reversal. Discuss your findings. In your discussion compare and contrast joint and separate preference reversal.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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There is the choice of rewarding yourself in order to remain motivated. You don’t want to allow ridiculous rewards, which means you must give some thought to what the rewards will probably be. It’s also wise to arrange a treat system to keep the individuals that really work for you motivated. If the reward is one thing worth receiving, men and women have an incentive to help keep working harder and more effectively. You will need to see whether the reward product is helpful or not which means you want to get some feedback from a support system. Having some negative feedback helps you to grasp likely cracks within the system.

If you’re likely to use the Z Code expert picks System, ensure that you stick to it. Don’t let your gut feelings impede, , nor let your preferred team modify the decision you are making. The system is founded on historical facts plus the stats nowadays, not emotion such as anger. http://www.purevolume.com/bestbettingstrategiesblogspotcomvja . There are factors involved that I can’t even fathom. If I were to attempt to research everything that Z Code looks into, I’d never get my bets in over time. As a professional gambler, I can honestly claim that the Z Code System WORKS, and I’ll be using it much more often.

The Z Code System has actually been around since 1999. Back then, its results weren’t too accurate. Like most well-oiled machines, it will require time to tweak the most effective system possible before you get the results you are looking for. I usually bet on several games at once, which is a system I’m happy with, so when I tried the Z Code expert picks within the same formula I’ve always used. All in all, I bet on 21 games within one week. I have a fairly large bankroll, so starting it at the modest $50 per game was period of time end for me personally. As a skeptic of the betting system, I needed to help keep it calm for any bit before getting too excited. If this system was going to work, I was going to make money, and I would definitely tell people about this. The same went for if I lost. So here I am, and it’s time to the results.

You’re going to develop faster when it’s possible to change negative situations into a positive one. If you’ve got a positive frame of mind and have a good deal of confidence, you will recognize that it is really all to easy to motivate others. Success and motivation communicate and involve a lot of work and willpower. It is important to understand that you have to be having a positive person in order to do well. In order to be the type of person you wish to become, you have to work as part of your talents and skills.

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Anyone loving the skill of betting and desires an automated system to use will really benefit from the benefits and features of Z Code System. This review will offer the highlights with this betting software to help you make your own decision regarding the risks of by using this betting system. The really cool thing about this software is that it must be an investment plan. In other words so that you can start winning you will need to be placing bets for at least a month before starting to see some real results. Z code will not predict with 100% accuracy every game you bet nonetheless it does win a good deal bigger tastes games than other betting systems. No product is perfect and you may lose a bet occasionally. 2D Scanners: Being one with all the achievements of recent technology, 2D scanners demand a camera to learn by barcodes inside form of images. However, to appease them along with the southern delegations have been indicating strong support with the opinions of Messrs. Stealth Virus – Stealth viruses make an attempt to hide themselves by tricking the os or antivirus programs. Sub-sections for example health and sweetness, entertainment, relationships, food, books, money, home and garden, and many more can be found. Zombie processes persist until their parent process ends, at which they’re adopted through the “init” system process and very soon cleaned up.
There is the choice of rewarding yourself if you need to remain motivated. You don’t want to give yourself ridiculous rewards, and that means you must give some thought to what the rewards will be. It’s also wise to arrange a reward system to help keep the individuals that work well for you motivated. If the reward is something worth receiving, people will have an incentive to maintain working harder plus more effectively. You will need to determine whether the reward strategy is helpful or not and that means you want to get some feedback from the support system. Having some negative feedback really helps to grasp likely cracks inside the system.
There is the choice of rewarding yourself in order to remain motivated. You don’t want to allow ridiculous rewards, which means you must give some thought to what the rewards will probably be. It’s also wise to arrange a treat system to keep the individuals that really work for you motivated. If the reward is one thing worth receiving, men and women have an incentive to help keep working harder and more effectively. You will need to see whether the reward product is helpful or not which means you want to get some feedback from a support system. Having some negative feedback helps you to grasp likely cracks within the system.
If you’re likely to use the Z Code expert picks System, ensure that you stick to it. Don’t let your gut feelings impede, , nor let your preferred team modify the decision you are making. The system is founded on historical facts plus the stats nowadays, not emotion such as anger. http://www.purevolume.com/bestbettingstrategiesblogspotcomvja . There are factors involved that I can’t even fathom. If I were to attempt to research everything that Z Code looks into, I’d never get my bets in over time. As a professional gambler, I can honestly claim that the Z Code System WORKS, and I’ll be using it much more often.
The Z Code System has actually been around since 1999. Back then, its results weren’t too accurate. Like most well-oiled machines, it will require time to tweak the most effective system possible before you get the results you are looking for. I usually bet on several games at once, which is a system I’m happy with, so when I tried the Z Code expert picks within the same formula I’ve always used. All in all, I bet on 21 games within one week. I have a fairly large bankroll, so starting it at the modest $50 per game was period of time end for me personally. As a skeptic of the betting system, I needed to help keep it calm for any bit before getting too excited. If this system was going to work, I was going to make money, and I would definitely tell people about this. The same went for if I lost. So here I am, and it’s time to the results.
You’re going to develop faster when it’s possible to change negative situations into a positive one. If you’ve got a positive frame of mind and have a good deal of confidence, you will recognize that it is really all to easy to motivate others. Success and motivation communicate and involve a lot of work and willpower. It is important to understand that you have to be having a positive person in order to do well. In order to be the type of person you wish to become, you have to work as part of your talents and skills.

Graduate School Admissions Criteria

Discussion Question: Graduate School Admissions Criteria

Assume you are planning to apply to graduate school. The admissions committee would use many selection criteria to either accept or deny your admission.

 

What measure do you feel would be the most valid and which the least valid for basing an admissions decision? Explain your choice. Remember to support your arguments with information drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making.  Apply APA standards to writing and citations to your work.

Ethnographic Fieldwork

Subsistence Strategies:
OPTION 1: Grocery Store Observations – For this assignment you will observe food acquisition at a grocery store. In addition to the observation, you will also do brief interviews. You will be exploring the issues of how people in our culture think about and acquire food.
You will need to visit a grocery store and make observations about the location. Describe the neighborhood that the store is in, the general appearance of the store, and characteristics of the typical clientele. Note for example, if it is a large chain store, a small “mom and pop store”, or a specialty store (e.g., health food, delicatessen, ethnic specialty shop) Observe such things as how the grocery store groups types of foods and how the food gets to the store. How many people work at the store how many truckloads of produce etc, must arrive each day. and how people go about their shopping.
The second part of the project is to ask the following questions of at least ten people. You should ask permission from the grocery store manager before doing this. With his/her permission you may either ask the questions of people as they wait in line or as they leave the store. You should also note each person’s age, gender, and ethnicity. Be sure to ask politely for their time and to thank them afterwards.

Questions:
Who are you shopping for? (e.g., self, family, special event guests, employer) Also note if the person is alone or with someone while shopping.
When was the last time you went grocery shopping? (ie. how long has it been since you last shopped for food)
How far do you live from here?
How did you get to the store? (car, bus, taxi, walk)
Do you shop with a grocery list? If so, how much of what you bought was not on the list?
What are your criteria in selecting foods? (price, convenience of preparation, nutritional content, brand name, packaging, taste, habit)
What do you plan on eating for dinner tonight?
How do you plan on preparing it? (If they answer restaurant for #7, ask about the next meal they plan to prepare)
How much of this meal will you make from scratch vs. frozen or convenience foods?
Paper Guidelines/Format: You will write up a five-page paper.

Your paper should include the following:
1. A description of the store and your subjects.
2. A summary of your findings from the questionnaire.
3. A discussion of the relationship people have with food in America (e.g. issues of time,
convenience) and how this relates to other aspects of American culture.
4. A comparison of American food-getting with that of foragers such as the! Kung (e.g. food
sharing, sexual division of labor, foraging, agriculture – as discussed in class).
5. Conclusion
Your paper must conform to the following specifications:
• It must be typed and spell checked
• You should use Times New Roman 12-point font or a comparable sized font.
• Left/right, top/bottom margins should not exceed 1 inch.
• It must be double-spaced throughout.
• It must be five pages in length
• You must attach your actual observation and interview field notes.
Grading Criteria
Your paper will be evaluated for how well it fulfills the assignment and addresses the five points listed above Be sure to include a discussion of the Kung and how contemporary food getting compares with foraging consider the amount of energy including the use of fossil fuel to get our food, the nutritional content of the food in each culture and any other aspects that you feel are relevant.
OPTION 2: Personal Food Diary – If you have difficulties getting permission from a grocery store to do the project or do not feel comfortable with the idea of approaching strangers in a grocery store, you may do the following variant on the assignment. This one is also a great opportunity to evaluate your relationship to food and your consumption habits.
You will need to keep track of your own food consumption for four days. Keep track of all of the following:
1) where you eat
2) how you get there how far you travel how much energy including fossil fuel you use to get there (this does not need to be precise but you need to estimate based on distance etc how much fuel you have consumed
3) what time it is when you eat
4) what do you eat
5) who you are with
6) how the food is prepared and by whom
How did the ingredients arrive at the place where they are being consumed
7) who pays for the food and how they got the money to pay for the food
8) how much is not eaten and what is done with any leftover food.
Also note what criteria entered into your decisions on these points. (Why did you eat where you ate, why you saved leftovers or did not. Etc…
Paper Guidelines/Format: You will write up a five-page paper. Your paper should consist of the following:
1. A general description of your food-getting activities.
2. A summary of your findings for the above points.
3. A discussion of the relationship you have with food (e.g. issues of time,
convenience) whether you feel your relationship with food is “typical” in America or not and how this relates to other aspects of American culture.
4. A comparison of American food-getting with that of foragers such as the! Kung (e.g. food
sharing, sexual division of labor, foraging, agriculture).
5. Conclusion.
You will need to submit your actual field notes (which should be quite detailed and either typed into an excel chart or an MS word table – all information specified above must be included) with your paper.
Your paper must conform to the following specifications:
• It must be typed and spell checked
• You should use Times New Roman 12-point font or a comparable sized font.
• Left/right, top/bottom margins should not exceed 1 inch.
• It must be double-spaced throughout.
• It must be five pages in length

Developmental Analysis

Instructions

The purpose of this paper is for you to demonstrate your ability to apply a working knowledge of the theories, terminology, and concepts of human growth and development. You will discuss your own development over your lifetime and how it relates to the developmental concepts discussed throughout the semester. You are to analyze your life as it relates to the keys aspects of human growth and development. What are key developmental times in your life and the influencing factors that led to who you are today?

You are to incorporate your empirical studies related to your chosen developmental aspect of your life. Also, use the readings, videos, or presentations you viewed to support what you propose about your own development in your paper. Depending on your life and the influences, there may be more attention placed during one period of time. You are encouraged to glean information from your mother about her pregnancy with you to see if there were any notable issues during that time. Remember to include your spiritual development with applicable research.

In addition, obtain as much information as you can about any significant events in your early childhood years. How did you do in those key developmental years? Did you approach all developmental milestones with ease, or were there challenges? Since this is a comprehensive paper, you will address your development across your lifespan.

Finally, you will conclude your paper with addressing any current lifestyle behaviors that may influence your aging process. You are to address these issues, how they will affect your aging process, and what you plan to do about it.

The body of the paper is to be 8–10 pages (excluding title page, abstract, and references). Five points will be deducted for every page the assignment is short. If the assignment is 7 pages, 5 points will be deducted; if the assignment is 6 pages, 10 points will be deducted; if the assignment is 5 pages, 15 points will be deducted, etc.

This assignment is to be completed adhering strictly to current APA format. Points will be lost for poor citation use and poor use of empirical knowledge to support the author’s thoughts (you will not have an “A” paper without proper APA format, and without proper citations you will not have a “B” paper.).

You must include at least 8–10 peer-reviewed, relevant sources in your paper (at least 7 of the sources must be at least 7 empirical articles). The sources must have been written in 2005 or later, unless that citation is linked to an author whose work is seminal to your topic.

Submit this assignment via SafeAssign by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.

Attachments:

developmental_analysis_grading_rubric1.docx

Economics

Week 3 Video Review-Consumer Behavior  APA format.

Watch the video in the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAX0XwHAVM&list=PL524843495F0503CD&index=1

Write a 1 page paper in paragraph format, answering the following question.

  1. Explain the concepts of loss aversion, value attribution, and group dynamics. Explain why human behavior and actions are important to study and understand by economists.  Â
  2. An economic principle is that markets will act in rational ways, do you agree or disagree that consumers act rationally? Explain why or why not. If you are a business owner/manager, how would understanding human behavior benefit your business?  Would it help you in better marketing your products/services?
  3. Describe a consumer decision you made recently that was irrational?
  4. Which of the ‘ irrational’ thought patterns formed the basis for your decision?
  5. What steps can you take to avoid making irrational financial and/or consumption decisions in the future?

Media & Development Assignment

The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Transnational Media Practice Summer 2015

 

Media & Development Assignment: The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

 

 

DUE: Sunday, June 14 by 0800 EST

 

PARAMETERS: 5 single-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12-point font, excluding the works cited page, NO PLAIGARISM

 

Each student will choose an existing international development project and analyze the roles media/communication technologies currently serve in its implementation/realization, situating their analysis within existing literature on development and communication paradigms.

 

The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

http://mepi.state.gov/index.html

 

Students will also assess the potential blind spots and pitfalls in the DevComm strategies being employed and propose a means of achieving development objectives through media/communication technologies that addresses and aims to correct said pitfalls.

 

In particular, students are asked to analyze how the organization understands and/or communicates the value of media as part of the development strategy (alternately, students might analyze how the organization uses media to communicate its mission to different audiences). Students should not take the claims made by the organization at face value, but should critically engage with the assumptions driving the media strategy as well as with the “story” being told through the media.

 

Students should also consider how development discourses are being articulated through the organization’s media strategies (i.e., how are those helping and those being helped presented? Whose voices are foreground? What relationships are enabled or curtailed through the media program? How are selective solutions presented as obvious?). Similarly, students should consider the political economic dimensions of the campaign (i.e., whose interests are being served? How is it funded? Regulated?).

 

Each student will choose an existing international development project and analyze the roles media/communication technologies currently serve (or could potentially serve) in its implementation/realization, situating their analysis within existing literature on development and communication paradigms. Using readings assigned, students will also assess the potential blind spots and pitfalls in the DevComm strategies being employed and propose a means of achieving development objectives through media/communication technologies that addresses and aims to correct said pitfalls.

 

 

Focus on

-          Media for development

-          Media development itself

 

Identify a development initiative that uses media as a tool

-          Critically analyze the underlying roles that the media plays in this perspective

-          Critically think about the medium and any edits, music, etc. think about the medium having specific attributes

 

-          Think about the way that they claim, track articles about that organization and their mission

o   Read the assumptions that are underlying the initiative’s objective

 

Look at and critically analyze development discourse

-          Often the organization supporting the mission

-          Power

o   Who gets to speak? Who gets spoken for?

o   Are there meanings constructed for the groups helping/being helped? Is there a lack of visibility?

 

Underlying assumptions

-          Potential outcomes of knowledge

-          Has to have a specific development agenda

o   Has to be an explicit initiative with the intent of modernization

o   Think about the way the initiative uses media

 

The student is not asked to analyze the effectiveness of the initiative but rather the assumptions the initiative has of its work

 

-          Interested in why they think their initiative is going to work

-          Questions of power- how does this construct a particular narrative?

 

What are the interests of the groups doing these initiatives?

-          Tax cuts?

-          Recognition?

-          Influence in market share?

 

Investigate feedback loops

-          Can the periphery bring back info to the core? In some cases information flows from the core to peripheries only.

 

 

Please also use relevant information from the below articles if they apply to anything regarding the initiative:

 

05/26: Media and Development

 

  • McAnany, Emile. Saving the World: A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change. University of Illinois, 2012, 106-123.

05/28: Complicating Development: Dependency and Cultural Imperialism

 

  • Briggs, John and Joanne Sharp. “Indigenous Knowledges and Development: A Postcolonial Caution” Third World Quarterly, 25:4, 2004. 661-676.
  • Wilkins, Karin Gwinn. “Accounting for Power in Development Communication” Redeveloping Communication for Social Change: Theory, Practice and Power. Ed. Karin Gwinn Wilkins. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. 197-210.
  • Steeves, H. Leslie. “Development Communication as Marketing… A Feminist Critique” International and Development Communication: A 21st Century Perspective. Ed Bella Mody. London: Sage, 2003. 227-244.
  • Sarti, Ingrid. “Communication and Cultural Dependency: A Misconception”. Communication and Social Structure. Ed: James McAnany. Praeger, 1981. 317-333.
  • Schiller, Herb. “Not Yet the Post-Imperialist Era.” Critical –Studies in Mass Communication.   8 (1), 1991. 13-28.

Media & Development Assignment

The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Transnational Media Practice Summer 2015
 
Media & Development Assignment: The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
 
 
DUE: Sunday, June 14 by 0800 EST
 
PARAMETERS: 5 single-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12-point font, excluding the works cited page, NO PLAIGARISM
 
Each student will choose an existing international development project and analyze the roles media/communication technologies currently serve in its implementation/realization, situating their analysis within existing literature on development and communication paradigms.
 
The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
http://mepi.state.gov/index.html
 
Students will also assess the potential blind spots and pitfalls in the DevComm strategies being employed and propose a means of achieving development objectives through media/communication technologies that addresses and aims to correct said pitfalls.
 
In particular, students are asked to analyze how the organization understands and/or communicates the value of media as part of the development strategy (alternately, students might analyze how the organization uses media to communicate its mission to different audiences). Students should not take the claims made by the organization at face value, but should critically engage with the assumptions driving the media strategy as well as with the “story” being told through the media.
 
Students should also consider how development discourses are being articulated through the organization’s media strategies (i.e., how are those helping and those being helped presented? Whose voices are foreground? What relationships are enabled or curtailed through the media program? How are selective solutions presented as obvious?). Similarly, students should consider the political economic dimensions of the campaign (i.e., whose interests are being served? How is it funded? Regulated?).
 
Each student will choose an existing international development project and analyze the roles media/communication technologies currently serve (or could potentially serve) in its implementation/realization, situating their analysis within existing literature on development and communication paradigms. Using readings assigned, students will also assess the potential blind spots and pitfalls in the DevComm strategies being employed and propose a means of achieving development objectives through media/communication technologies that addresses and aims to correct said pitfalls.
 
 
Focus on
-          Media for development
-          Media development itself
 
Identify a development initiative that uses media as a tool
-          Critically analyze the underlying roles that the media plays in this perspective
-          Critically think about the medium and any edits, music, etc. think about the medium having specific attributes
 
-          Think about the way that they claim, track articles about that organization and their mission
o   Read the assumptions that are underlying the initiative’s objective
 
Look at and critically analyze development discourse
-          Often the organization supporting the mission
-          Power
o   Who gets to speak? Who gets spoken for?
o   Are there meanings constructed for the groups helping/being helped? Is there a lack of visibility?
 
Underlying assumptions
-          Potential outcomes of knowledge
-          Has to have a specific development agenda
o   Has to be an explicit initiative with the intent of modernization
o   Think about the way the initiative uses media
 
The student is not asked to analyze the effectiveness of the initiative but rather the assumptions the initiative has of its work
 
-          Interested in why they think their initiative is going to work
-          Questions of power- how does this construct a particular narrative?
 
What are the interests of the groups doing these initiatives?
-          Tax cuts?
-          Recognition?
-          Influence in market share?
 
Investigate feedback loops
-          Can the periphery bring back info to the core? In some cases information flows from the core to peripheries only.
 
 
Please also use relevant information from the below articles if they apply to anything regarding the initiative:
 
05/26: Media and Development
 

  • McAnany, Emile. Saving the World: A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change. University of Illinois, 2012, 106-123.

05/28: Complicating Development: Dependency and Cultural Imperialism
 

  • Briggs, John and Joanne Sharp. “Indigenous Knowledges and Development: A Postcolonial Caution” Third World Quarterly, 25:4, 2004. 661-676.
  • Wilkins, Karin Gwinn. “Accounting for Power in Development Communication” Redeveloping Communication for Social Change: Theory, Practice and Power. Ed. Karin Gwinn Wilkins. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. 197-210.
  • Steeves, H. Leslie. “Development Communication as Marketing… A Feminist Critique” International and Development Communication: A 21st Century Perspective. Ed Bella Mody. London: Sage, 2003. 227-244.
  • Sarti, Ingrid. “Communication and Cultural Dependency: A Misconception”. Communication and Social Structure. Ed: James McAnany. Praeger, 1981. 317-333.
  • Schiller, Herb. “Not Yet the Post-Imperialist Era.” Critical –Studies in Mass Communication.   8 (1), 1991. 13-28.

Term Paper

See instructions attached. Refer to the grading rubric below for guidance and specific Final Paper requirements. A minimum of 3,500 words is expected for the Final Paper. This does not include the cover page or reference page(s).

Final Paper

Select any topic discussed within the text of the book to conduct research on and discuss. Please refer to the grading rubric below for guidance and specific Final Paper requirements. A minimum of 3,500 words is expected for the Final Paper. This does not include the cover page or reference page(s). The topic you will choose from is forces that drive the world’s economy (first, second third, fourth world issues) or maybe just a specific industry.

 

Writing Assignment Rubric for Case Studies and Final Paper Competency Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
Proficiency, Knowledge, Understanding, and Research Depth Supports thesis with specific examples and theories from peer-reviewed and other credible sources. Shows a well-developed depth and understanding of the subject. Supports thesis. Refers to examples or theories from peer-reviewed or other credible sources. Shows a credible level of depth and understanding of the subject. Alludes to examples and theories in a general way to support thesis. Sources are suspect. Levels of depth and understanding are minimally acceptable. Does not refer to any examples or theories to support thesis. Sources are not credible. No discernible thesis is developed.
Synthesis, Analysis, and Comprehension Integrates theory and knowledge in an accurate and highly insightful way to support thesis. Integrates theory and knowledge in an accurate way to support thesis. Integrates theory and knowledge in a cursory manner. Does not integrate theory or knowledge in an acceptable fashion.
Organization, Formulation, Logic, and Paper is organized, points of the thesis are distinct, and information Paper is organized, points of the thesis are distinct, and information Paper is somewhat disorganized, points of the thesis are Paper is disorganized, points of thesis are not

 

Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us

To complete your fifth essay,  please write a three- to five-page (600-900 word) response to the  following question:

In “Final Jeopardy” (pp. 234-242), Stephen Baker expresses an interesting look at the way technology, especially in terms of machines, could dramatically change the relationship between mankind and technology—not just helping us to locate information, but also to show us how to think about it. What are Baker’s concerns about this evolution in technology, and what are his reasons (stated or implied) for optimism? As you consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of those reasons, explain whether and why you find yourself more pessimistic or more optimistic about our changing technologies as presented by Baker.

Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the question assigned question and that your answer is well- organized,  uses excellent, college-level prose, and  makes judicious use of textual evidence.

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us

To complete your fifth essay,  please write a three- to five-page (600-900 word) response to the  following question:
In “Final Jeopardy” (pp. 234-242), Stephen Baker expresses an interesting look at the way technology, especially in terms of machines, could dramatically change the relationship between mankind and technology—not just helping us to locate information, but also to show us how to think about it. What are Baker’s concerns about this evolution in technology, and what are his reasons (stated or implied) for optimism? As you consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of those reasons, explain whether and why you find yourself more pessimistic or more optimistic about our changing technologies as presented by Baker.
Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the question assigned question and that your answer is well- organized,  uses excellent, college-level prose, and  makes judicious use of textual evidence.

ASHLEY CLAIRE

Assignment 1: Discussion

A thesis statement is the central crux of your paper. In the case of the argumentative research essay, it is one sentence that clearly states the topic as well as the argument of your paper. A thesis statement must not be a fact; it must be an arguable position on a topic. Consider the following two statements:

Example 1: Many high school students play after-school sports. Example 2: While many feel that participating in sports in high school may decrease the amount of time and attention spent on schoolwork, high school athletics promote physical fitness, teamwork, and opportunities for higher education.

Of these two sentences, which would make the better thesis? Which one is arguable and has multiple points of view? Example two is the better thesis because it is an argument. Example one is a fact. It is not arguable.

Your task is to craft a thesis statement that clearly and concisely states your argument. Do not use first or second person—keep your thesis statement objective by using third person and excluding any personal opinions.

After you present your thesis statement, provide at least one paragraph explaining why your thesis statement is argumentative and how you can support your thesis statement throughout your paper. Though not all debates are so black and white as to have only two sides, you should aim to identify at least two sides of the issue at hand (both the side represented by your thesis statement, and at least one other). Then, discuss a few potential supporting points you could develop within the body of your paper and back up with information from your research.

Personal Essay

1000 word Personal Essay/ MLA Format

Write a personal essay on a topic that you find confusing or that raises interesting questions for you. Topics need not be personal, but they should arise from your own experiences and observations. The essay should offer a central insight about what you have come to understand about yourself and/or the topic. In other words, you will “essay” into a part of your life, past or present, exploring the significance of some memories, experiences, or observations. Your motive is personal discovery– reaching that new insight.

-Do more than tell a story. There must be a purpose behind telling the story that speaks in some way to someone else. It, should ultimately, answer the So what? question.

-Include some reflection to explain or speculate about what you understand now about something that you did not understand then. Your essay should have both a then-narrator and a now-narrator, one who remembers what happened and the other who sees what happened with the understanding you have now.

– Be richly detailed. Seize opportunities to show what you mean rather than simply explain it.

Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground

Please read the Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground Poem and answer the questions below in an essay format.
1 : What does the Author say about God?
2 : What does the Author say about nature?
3 : What does the Author say about man?
4: What does the Author say about society?
5: What does the Author say about history?
Your answers will be in complete sentences. This is an excellent time to practice your writing skills. Try your hand at writing coherent paragraphs. One of the major component of journal writing is a growing maturity in your response. In other words, I am expecting to see your critical thinking skills improve as the course develops. Each journal should be typed around 200 words and no more than one (1) page.
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Australopithecus and Paranthropus

Distinguish between members of genus Australopithecus and Paranthropus in terms of time, location, and physical features
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business policy (Nestle + Microsoft)

1. Go to www.nestel.com, and read the company’s latest sustainability report. What are Nestle’s key sustainable environmental policies? How’s the company addressing social needs? how do these incentives relate to the company’s principles, values and culture and its approach to competing in the food industry?
2. Review Microsoft’s statement about its corporate citizenship programs at www,microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship.
How does the company’s commitment to global citizenship provide a positive benefits for its stakeholders?
How does microsoft plan to improve social and economic empowerement in developping countries through its unlimited potential program? why is this important to microsoft shareholders.
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The Formula 1 constructors

Please analyse the exam case study: “The Formula 1 constructors”, using the following tools, concepts, models etc.
– The Net Value,
– Criteria for the inimitability of strategic capabilities,
– Path dependency and lock-in,
– Economies of scale and the experience curve,
– The parenting matrix: the Ashridge Portfolio Display
Do not analyse Formula 1 as an entity, but the CONSTRUCTORS companies written in the case study. How I want you to analyse, for example in the Net Value when writing for customer, write in bullet points not tin sentences. Also explain what and why you write in a short paragraph under each model. *Remember analyse the Case study. Do not write things that is not written in the case study.
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Product designs

This is not a very formal paper, so feel free to search online and add pictures in it~~
Technodeterminism/individualism/capitalism may lead to solutions to that mitigate Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) but may not do so in a globally just way. The task for this assignment is to create a piece that expresses an approach to mitigating injustice that also mitigates either causes of AGW (sustainability) or effects (resilience).
Write about : Product designs
The piece should be accompanied by a paper documenting your research of the justice issues, and the expected results of your intervention on both injustice and AGW.
Below is a smattering of sources for information and inspiration. You should also consult the links you and your classmates have posted in the discussions.
Environmental Justice: Peggy Shepard at TEDxHarlem
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Mark Bittman talk on Food/economic justice
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/7-solutions-to-climate-change-happening-now/
C (Links to an external site.)urrent activities to mitigating AGW (Links to an external site.)
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/11/11/does-your-solar-panel-contain-conflict-minerals
T (Links to an external site.)rade offs are necessary with all solutions. A good idea can be built on bad behavior (Links to an external site.)
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/designing-california-cities-for-a-long-term-drought/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=FBKQED4416
T (Links to an external site.)he resilience side (Links to an external site.)
http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2014/1119/Could-Massachusetts-food-waste-ban-be-a-road-map-for-the-rest-of-the-country-video
V (Links to an external site.)ery good systems-thinking-based journalism (Links to an external site.)
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/what-it-would-really-take-to-reverse-climate-change/?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=112014
(Links to an external site.)The numbers are interesting and sobering. Is technology the answer? Interesting devolution into AGW-denier trolling
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https://www.skepticalscience.com/
A (Links to an external site.) concise source for refutation of AGW-deniers
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Introduction to Management

TOPIC 3. What challenges might confront a Singaporean manager transferred to Australia to manage a manufacturing plant in Melbourne? Will these be the same for an Australian manager transferred to Singapore?
Your critical analysis paper should contain minimum 5 references (2 internet baused, 1 text book, 1-2 journals or 2- 5 books). you must follow the layout:
ALL 6 SECTIONS SHOULD BE INCLUDED
1. Introduction to the theory or practice ‐ What is the theory/practice? ‐ In what context/time period was/has it been implemented? ‐ What forms has it taken? ‐ Provide a brief overview touching on key theorists/theories/practices ‐ Demonstrate evidence of reading the relevant literature. ‐ Clear thesis statement
2. Description of the Theory or Practice ‐ Provide a description of the theory and or practice? ‐ Key principles? ‐ What are the key theorists writing in this field? Key literature? Instructions: This template gives the key headings that you can use in your discussion/ critique paper. This structure sample gives you an indication of the type of content you can have under these headings. Please use this as a guide when writing your paper. Remember you are to select one element of the topic you presented for this task. If in doubt discuss your selection with your teacher.  ‐ What has been related research? ‐ What are related theories or practice? ‐ What theories or practices have countered this? ‐ What new forms has this theory or practice taken? ‐ What factors have impacted on changes occurring? ‐ Organizational examples of its application?
3. Influence on the conducting of management ‐ How has the theory or principle changed management generally? ‐ What sort of practices/behaviour/relationships/tasks/power in management did this practice encourage? ‐ Practices/culture/values of middle level manager? ‐ Culture/values of the organization to accommodate this? ‐ How did counter moments change this? ‐ What modifications has this led to?
4. Critical view of Ethical and moral implications ‐ How has the theory or practice affected employees/stakeholders/environment/global economy? ‐ What sort of practices/behaviour/tasks/power can be criticised ethically/morally? i.e. employees work conditions under Scientific Management? ‐ What is the theorie/theorist that has provided this critique? of the theory or practice? ‐ What has been the content of their critique? Critique of Scientific Management
5. Summary of theory/practice sustainability ‐ What current form does the theory or practice take? Does it continue to work? ‐ Where is it being practiced? ‐ What are the costs in terms of the theory of practice? Consider people, environment, efficiency, outputs? (Whatever is relevant to your specific topic?) ‐ Has it been superseded, reshaped, and transported? How? ‐ What factors have impacted on this occurring? ‐ What research can you mention in relation to this? ‐ What are your predictions for the future in terms of trends?
6. Conclusion/Discussion ‐ Summary and brief discussion of overall impact of theory/practice and modification ‐ Future directions NOTE TO USE THEORY AND worldwide company managers to show your argument! YOU MUST FOLLOW THE MARKING GUIDE!
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“Human Geography & Global Systems”

all the requirements are in the file. please following the requirements to write the essay.
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opinion from the article

I need a one page opinion from this article

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childhood

For this academic paper, please use academic voice to write this paper which means you can not use first person view to write, and then you have to have a strong position which is the thesis statement of this paper, and topic sentence for each supporting paragraph. As you done with this paper, please mark the thesis statement and the topic sentences in Red so that I know what your main idea is. Outside sources are not allowed, you could only use the source from the following two articles, One is Childhood By Alice Walker(http://teacherweb.com/CA/WestlakeHighSchool/Schlehner/childhood-by-alice-walker001.pdf)another one is What are friends For? By Marion Winik(Uploaded), and at least select one quote from each article for the evidence of your supporting paragraph. Offer some background material and overview in your introduction about childhood and the importance. there should be No personal experience.
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COMPARISON-CONTRAST BIOGRAPHY:

COMPARISON-CONTRAST BIOGRAPHY: write a short paper (4-5 double-spaced pages including sources used page) on two (2) of the people featured in the American Portrait sections at the beginning of each chapter. Compare the two people and find out how they are similar. Then, contrast the two people and highlight how they and their experiences are different. Focus on why they are important and their historical significance. You should use at least two other sources of information in addition to the textbook. I expect this paper to have a bibliography and citations (MLA style is fine). You should use standard 1 inch margins and an easily readable font.
book: Of the People: A History of the United States by Oakes, et al. 2nd Edition, Volume II

science education

i will attach the chapter #5 from the book..i will discuss that in class i want you to put main points ( paraphrase) as points and give examples out of books.. For example : definition main points examples please be brief 3 to 4 sentences
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Psychology

i want you to write 1 pg about the movie ……. the story of glen campbell’s his was famous singer in us.
write about his situation for the (alzheimer)
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Waste Land

Communication Analysis Paper
For this essay, please select and watch one of the documentaries listed below. You will then analyze the films message, persuasive claims, and persuasive methods. In other words, what are they trying to make you believe? What methods do they use to make you believe it? And ultimately, do you agree? Why or why not?
This essay should be structured just like a speech, with an introduction, three main claims in the body of your essay (supported by facts), and a conclusion.
Requirements:
– 4 pages
– MLA formatted (including citations)
– Use vocabulary from this class
– You will be graded on the clarity of
your argument as well as grammar.
Documentari:
Waste Land
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Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Dear Writer,
Please discuss the ethnic wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing and the concept of Restitution.
Best Regards,
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Texas Government

Use topic 2.
2. The late political scientist John E. Paynter once remarked that the Texas Constitution stands as a “perfect example of how not to write one.” Why do you think he, or anyone else for that matter, would say this? What features of the Texas Constitution support Paynter’s claim?
Sources to consider:
a. Bruff, Harold H. “Separation of Powers under the Texas Constitution.” Texas Law Review, 68. (1990): 1337.
b. Cornyn, John. “Roots of the Texas Constitution: Settlement to Statehood, The.” Texas Tech Law Review. 26 (1995): 1089.
c. Harrington, James C. “Privacy and the Texas Constitution.” Vt. L. Rev. 13 (1988): 155.
d. Thomas Jr, A. J., and Ann Van Wynen Thomas. “Texas Constitution of 1876.”Tex. L. Rev. 35 (1956): 907.
A-D are resources to use to write the paper, need at least 2 resources.
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Religious Freedom

Research Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 and compare it to a state other than Indiana, Arkansas, or Georgia and describe any differences in the federal and state act. After you have done the above compare both the federal and the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act that you chose to the Indiana and Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act and describe the differences.
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Literary Devices in Ozymandias

I will give you a poem What I need you to do is to write essay explores the literary devices in the poem help to develop its theme. I will give you my draft and I need you to continue it HERE IS THE POEM
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
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The American Legend (Jackie Robinson)

Write a one-page journal entry of your thoughts and questions regarding issues, concerns, presentations, or lectures. Do not provide a summary of the movie . It should include your thoughts about the experience of African Americans, and the subjects and topics discovered in the movie.
the movie is 42: The American Legend (Jackie Robinson)
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Perception of International Students at eastern kentucky university EKU

I need you to write a research about ( international students at eastern kentucky university EKU) or being a second language student in US.
I need it to be in a technical writing style.
points:
1- we have one year to finish the English program before start going to the university.
2- some professors do not vary instruction for english learner as 2nd language.
3- International students study a plain english so when they get to a college they may find it difficult to understand some of the professors accents or hearing some slang words.
4- some international students come from different cultures where they dont have an effective methods to talk to others, so professores should make group studying or exercise which will help those students to involved in conversations with other students, thus they can get the benefits from it by making friendships and getting self- confidence.
5- the international office should host events and party that will help to show the native speaker students to come join and learn about some culture, and help both students ( internationals and native speakers) to get to gather and learn from each other.
Audience:
international office and EKU comunity.
you can add points and ideas.
I will upload a good example that shows all the parts (including appendices). It’s long, but you don’t really need to read it closely–rather, look at how the sections are organized and how it uses section headings and subheadings. It also shows what the table of contents and table of figures would look like. This examples begins with a “preface” rather than an abstract or executive summary, but it serves essentially the same purpose–to give a quick break-down of the main points and conclusions of the report, which the body of the report covers in fuller detail.
the research must look like the example.
Also I’ll upload the complete instructions
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big fish 12

I need 3 complete pages
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Case study

David,solomon and wisdom literature.In 2 samuel 7 want to build a house for YHWH and YHWH instead covenant to build a house for David .what does the term “house ” means in each instance?what Gods promise to David?
In psalms 23 depict God as israel’s -as David’s-shepherd according to this psalm describe the YHWH relation with David.what does David rust God to provide  for him
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Criminal Justice

1. What are the stages of drug addiction in which an addict goes through to become addicted? Discuss models of prevention and their effectiveness.
2. Describe each of the following theories which attempt to describe drug addiction:
a. Anomie
b. Differential Association
c. Social Control
d. Subcultures
e. Labeling
Also describe some approaches to treating drug use (medication and psychological).
use Drug Use and Abuse 8th ed. H. Abadinsky 2014 Cengage 9781285070278 as one of the references
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Leadership Studies

Research “Leadership Success and Failure,” and write a paper on the topic.
Your paper should begin with an explanation of the trait (or traits) with at least three references. Next you should select an individual that meets the assigned trait(s), then give a historical overview of the individual. You will need an additional three (3) references for the individual. Next, please include a section on how you could use these ideas in your career. (For the career, i want to be a top manager in fashion industry in a good company)
This paper is to be a minimum of 3-4 full pages, no pictures, Times New Roman (12), MLA citations for a minimum of six (6) different references, with reference page listing your sources
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Concert Essay

write a short essay based concert they attend (mandatory ).You will also be required to present concert as a short oral presentation.Guideline as well as due date for 2-page essay as oral presentation .
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A big college campus to a small college campus.

Section I: Assignment Description
•Write a five paragraph essay (700 word minimum) in which you compare or contrast a pair of the topics you select from the Comparison/Contrast Topics List.
•You will analyze your topics and focus on three key elements or criteria as points of comparison or contrast. In your thesis and especially in your conclusion, make an assertion about the superiority of or preference for one of the two topics.
•Following the structure of comparison or contrast writing, you should use transitions of contrast or comparison between the two works. You are combining the modes of evaluation, illustration, comparison/ contrast, and persuasion
•Refer to this organizational chart for transitions.
Section II: Point of View
•Third-person objective voice, with persuasive tone favoring one subject over the other.
Section III: General Guidelines
•The comparison and contrast essay is one of the easiest types of essays to write because we compare and contrast constantly in our lives. When you go to buy something, you look at different prices and qualities this is comparing and contrasting. The biggest thing to keep in mind about this essay is that you have a purpose for your comparison or contrast, showing similarities or differences.
•As you draft your thesis, be sure that your preference between the two topics is clearly stated.
•Introduction: In your introductory paragraph, briefly introduce your two topics. Then establish the criteria you will be using to judge. You will want to preview the three criteria within your thesis as the main points you will cover in each of your three body paragraphs. Make sure to use Parallel Structure as you preview the three areas for development.
•Restate the criteria set forth within your thesis in the topic sentences for your three body paragraphs. Give specific examples and details to fully develop those body paragraphs. Keep each body paragraph focused on the assertion you make within your thesis!
•Body: Inside each of the body paragraphs, use a variety of connectors or transitions instead of simply repeating “on the other hand”. Work on sentence structure and sentence combining to avoid repetition. Also, re-read your paragraphs. When you finish a paragraph, go back and re-read it. You’ll notice how often you use “but” or “on the other hand”; try to use other devices. A variety of transitions is very important in the structure of balanced comparison/contrast essay.
•Conclusion: Do not introduce new ideas in the conclusion. In the conclusion you should summarize and evaluate the main points of your essay with a heightened appeal for your assertion as your re-emphasize the importance of your thesis.
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Visual Rhetoric essay

Visual Rhetoric essay in MLA format. Must have in text citation as well as works cited page.
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Privacy on internet

How has the Internet changed privacy laws around the world?
Research Paper
argumentative, process analysis, literary analysis, question/answer, problem/solution, looks outward (to OTHER people’s expertise and experience, the world OUT THERE)
MUST MAKE A CLAIM and SUPPORT it
will rely primarily on EVIDENCE and EXAMPLES found in sources
requires at least three credible outside sources, may be PRINT, ELECTRONIC, or EMPIRICAL (at least ONE of them MUST be a secondary source–the university definitely wants you to use the library to find this secondary source)
MUST be in MLA form (double spaced, 12-pt font, etc.)
MUST follow conventional intro-body-conclusion academic form
MUST have a title
MUST have a conventional thesis question or statement, positioned effectively
MUST have direct quotes and in-text citations
MUST have a properly formatted Works Cited page
MUST demonstrate effective use of transition words, phrases, and techniques, as well as useful organizational indicators and signal phrases
MAY use images (photos, art, diagrams, etc.) IF they help you express yourself better (NOT as filler)
1) thesis and development 2) organization and flow 3) use of information from sources 4) MLA formatting 5) writing mechanics
analyze some issue, problem, or that is interesting to you. The three most effective modes of communication that I expect you to consider using in this paper are
1. Analysis/evaluation, 2. Problem/solution, and 3. Comparison/contrast.
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Philosophy

Look up one company that has signed on to the UN Global Compact and review their Communication on Progress Report.
Do you think this report is valuable? Be specific: what sort of information was presented that you thought was important? Does it help you make a moral judgment about the company?
Do you think it is effective in holding the company accountable?
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

In no less than 600 words discuss the ideas of creativity and how this short movie relates in form and content to those ideas.
watch the video on the link that i have post it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euh0kEU20V4
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Marketing

Journal1: Marketing Plan Part A: Executive Summary and Part B: Targeting Customers
Note: There are two (2) parts to this journal entry.
Part A: Executive Summary
You will create a fictional start-up company that serves the U.S. market with a product or service.
Write one to two (1-2) paragraphs in which you:
Provide a detailed description of your company. The description should include, at a minimum, the company’s name, its history, founders, business purpose, and mission.
Describe, in detail, the product or service the company produces or services. Include trademark, color, shape, packaging, labeling, and any characteristics that you deem relevant.
Part B: Targeting Customers
You will now consider who your customers are and identify your market segment.
It is vital that you clearly identify your target customers within your marketing plan. Knowing your target customers will help you to:
pinpoint where you should spend your advertising budget
determine the type of campaign you intend to run, and
ensure that your marketing message speaks the customer’s language (based on their needs and wants, demographic, location, ethnicity, etc.).
Write one to two (1-2) paragraphs in which you:
Analyze the business customers / clients that you wish to target. Your analysis should include, but not be limited to, their:
demographic profile (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, etc.)
psychographic profile (e.g., interests, routine, habits, etc.)
profession (e.g., income, occupation, education)
geographic location (e.g., country, region, city, rural, urban, climate)
precise wants and needs as they relate to the products and / or services you offer.
Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
PART 2………..
You will now complete your secondary market research and consider what distinguishes your company from your competitors, their products, and / or the price of their products and services.
The key word in Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is “unique.” There are very few products or services that are truly one of a kind. In order to target the demographic for your company, you need to pinpoint what makes your business standout among the competitors (e.g., Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, always used to say he sold hope, not makeup. Neiman Marcus sells luxury and customer service. Wal-Mart sells bargains. Amazon is earth’s biggest bookstore.)
Use the Internet to research two (2) of your favorite companies and two (2) companies that are similar to your company. Identify the USPs of these companies, and consider what the USPs mean to you. Next, prepare to create a USP for your company.
Tips on creating a USP for your company:
Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Consider what your customers really want. Consider what could make them your repeat customers and instead of your competition‘s.
Research what motivates your customers’ behaviors and buying decisions. You need to know what drives and motivates customers.
Uncover the real reasons why customers buy your product instead of a competitor’s. As owner of a start up, ask people why they buy your future competitors’ product. This will help you uncover why they might buy yours. Ask yourself the following questions:
What does our product or service do better than anyone else?
How is our business model different from that of our competition? How could our product or service be different?
What market category or niche is not being served by our industry?
Write a four to six (4-6) paragraph journal entry in which you:
Identify the target market and your secondary market for your company. Note: Be as specific as possible (e.g., women 30-45, with a high school education and some college; people working full time and living in the Midwest, etc.).
Describe your unique selling proposition (USP). Explain the key factors that make your company different than competitors within your industry. Describe the primary way in which the USP for your company targets the two (2) markets you identified in Question 1.
Example of a USP:
My product is t-shirts and coffee mugs with fun and empowering logos for women.
My target market is women ages 35-55, college educated, working full time. My secondary market trends a little younger at 25-35, women passionate about their professional life and their personal pursuits.
My USP is “Be Authentic, no Apologies.”
My reasoning is I want women to buy my sassy slogans, because they want to show their authentic voice on a shirt or mug.
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History

This question needs to be answered in about 400 words
Debate this statement: the long term causes of World War I can be summed up in as the three -isms of nationalism, militarism, and imperialism. Do you think this is true? Why or why not?
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany: Speech to the North German Regatta Association, 1901
Jules Ferry (1832-1893): On French Colonial Expansion
Admiralty’s Secret Memorandum to Canada (1912)
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Philosophy

you will be required to submit four write-ups of two differents cultural events e.g. a movie,play,lecture etc.
you can do write-ups on movie that are no longer in theaters .The write-ups must include an analysis of a key philosophical issues presented in the event and their relation material covered in the class.
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Feminism

I have uploaded a page with question and a page with links to answer the questions
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Biology (and other Life Sciences)

I have uploaded a page with question and a page with links to answer the questions please answer each question and site your source you used if you can’t find the answer in the links you can look for outside sources but try to find most of the answers from the links i provided
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Psychology

I chose AMERICAN BEAUTY MOVIE so the writer MUST follow the documents included.
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Because of Winn Dixie

read the book ( Because of Winn Dixie) by Kate DiCamillo.
Note: please Only read from chapter 20 to 26 ( Page 92-132).
The requirements for this paper are:
1-Make a theme for the chapters.
2-Talk briefly about the main Characters.
3-talk briefly about the main events.
4-Also The instructor told us to talk about (Climax) for the chapters.
Please make this paper in points under the four requirements. It’s not an essay.
Note: the writer F47099 worked before in this book, but could not find him
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Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Please answer just two questions from the questions in the guidelines file. But, I would like that you answer question A and C.
Each question should be 2.5 pages to 3 pages.
PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES FILE TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE ASSIGNMENT SHOULD BE DONE AND READ IT CAREFULLY.
For question A, I am going to upload the articles for Cabral, Said, Bhabha. But for Fanon, I bought it as an ebook from Chegg website and I am going to send the username and password so you can read the book. One more thing that you need to answer this question is Rabbit-Proof Fence movie, this is a link to watch the full movie http://www.veoh.com/watch/v208179532FWappwr?h1=Rabbit+Proof+Fence
For question C, you need a book called Our Sister Killjoy. I am going to upload it in several files, each file has some pages of this book.
Thank you
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Marketing

Part 2 of the previous paper………..You will now complete your secondary market research and consider what distinguishes your company from your competitors, their products, and / or the price of their products and services.
The key word in Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is “unique.” There are very few products or services that are truly one of a kind. In order to target the demographic for your company, you need to pinpoint what makes your business standout among the competitors (e.g., Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, always used to say he sold hope, not makeup. Neiman Marcus sells luxury and customer service. Wal-Mart sells bargains. Amazon is earth’s biggest bookstore.)
Use the Internet to research two (2) of your favorite companies and two (2) companies that are similar to your company. Identify the USPs of these companies, and consider what the USPs mean to you. Next, prepare to create a USP for your company.
Tips on creating a USP for your company:
Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. Consider what your customers really want. Consider what could make them your repeat customers and instead of your competition‘s.
Research what motivates your customers’ behaviors and buying decisions. You need to know what drives and motivates customers.
Uncover the real reasons why customers buy your product instead of a competitor’s. As owner of a start up, ask people why they buy your future competitors’ product. This will help you uncover why they might buy yours. Ask yourself the following questions:
What does our product or service do better than anyone else?
How is our business model different from that of our competition? How could our product or service be different?
What market category or niche is not being served by our industry?
Write a four to six (4-6) paragraph journal entry in which you:
Identify the target market and your secondary market for your company. Note: Be as specific as possible (e.g., women 30-45, with a high school education and some college; people working full time and living in the Midwest, etc.).
Describe your unique selling proposition (USP). Explain the key factors that make your company different than competitors within your industry. Describe the primary way in which the USP for your company targets the two (2) markets you identified in Question 1.
Example of a USP:
My product is t-shirts and coffee mugs with fun and empowering logos for women.
My target market is women ages 35-55, college educated, working full time. My secondary market trends a little younger at 25-35, women passionate about their professional life and their personal pursuits.
My USP is “Be Authentic, no Apologies.”
My reasoning is I want women to buy my sassy slogans, because they want to show their authentic voice on a shirt or mug.
Part 3…..You will now consider your company’s strengths and weakness, along with your product or service price.
Use the Internet to research strategies for conducting a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis. Based on your company’s market information, consider the strengths and weakness of your company and its products or services.
Write a four to six (4-6) paragraph journal entry in which you:
Determine the key strengths and weaknesses of your company, as well as both the primary opportunities and threats that it faces within its industry.
Discuss your critical steps within your supply-chain and operational system. Explain the key aspects of your strategies for producing and distributing your products and services to both your stores and customers. Determine whether you will use an outside vendor or complete the work in house.
Analyze the company’s pricing strategy relative to its pricing objective. Examine major internal and major external factors that could potentially affect the pricing of the company’s products or services.
Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
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P249 Q1-4

i’ll upload the short story with 4 questions and i only need the answers of the questions
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Composition

I will upload the instructions for you. You will read the essay and answer the questions that are in the paper. Do not make it as an essay. Answer all question and number the questions, so I don’t lost between the questions.
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Reading Journal for Early American History

You can find everything you need in the uploaded files.
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Literature

REQUEST: writer must have read the novel “The Last Christian” by David Gregory
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How the Movie "Trading Places relates to Human Resources

Write a minimum two page report explaining how the movie Trading Places (1983 starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykyrod) relates to human resources and motivation:
Human Resources & Motivation.
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Bo DkeeeL

You have to choose one of these sources Karenga, Maulana. 2010. Introduction to Black Studies. Third /Fourth Edition. Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press. Hine D.Clark, Hine.W.C, Harrold, Stanley. 2014. The African American, A Concise History 5th Edition: New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc. Shillington, Kevin. 2012. History of Africa. 3rd edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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Chapters 1 and 2 of the Invisible Gorilla

Total 340 words, please separate answer
1. Please read Chapters 1 and 2 of the Invisible Gorilla and choose one passage from each chapter that you find interesting and explain its significance to the authors’ purpose for the book. (180 words)
https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=f8AN1DAud5sC&pg=GBS.PA43.w.4.0.0
Be sure to read the Chapter on Attention in our book The Invisible Gorilla. Then, please answer the following questions:
2. Regarding Attention: In your own words define attention and then explain how you pay attention to your daily tasks. (80 Words.)
3. The illusion of attention is that we are not aware of distractions. Do you feel that you are at times distracted while driving a car, or distracted while trying to study, or distracted when you are doing other important tasks? Explain what happens to you when you are distracted. (80 Words)
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Drug use among teenagers

I need four more pages added to my draft-just incorporate them where you want. I attached what I wrote so far. Also, I need you to add primary sources for the references. Thank you.
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Psychology

1. Discuss the question the researcher was attempting to answer – why did he or she pick that question, what earlier research led up to this study, etc.
2. Identify the type of research methodology used (case study, experiment, etc.)
3. Describe what the researcher did
4. Describe the results
5. Discuss what the results mean – how did the researcher interpret the results, are other interpretations possible, what implications follow from the results, etc.
6. Critique the study – was it well done, how could it be improved
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evaluate corporate governance

Name of company: Royal Caribbean
I will use what you write to make some powerpoint slides. Please write something easy to make oral report, thank you!
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Philosophy

“What do we know and how do we know it and what is a good life?”
If you look at the index of your text you will notice that chapters 5-8 of the text have focused on philosophical issues relating to Epistomology and Ethics. Epistomology deals with such questions as: What we can know about the world? What is the nature of what can be known? What is Truth? Ethics deals with such questions as: What is a good life? What should we value? Which choices are ethical and which are not? What is the relationship between the individual and the larger society? And there is that final chapter on the meaning of life. Thus I would like this second philosophy paper to discuss issues relating to your views on truth and knowledge, Ethics, and the meaning of life. I am suggesting three parts to your paper:
Part 1 a) What is your take on Knowledge and knowing? b) What is your take on the nature of the universe as we know it today?
Part 2 is your take on on Ethics and how we should live with each other.
Part 3 is your take on the meaning of life.
I have provided questions below for each part to help you focus but I am most interested in your own thoughts on these matters. You should feel free to make this paper as creative as you want and you can take it in any direction that makes sense to you. Still, I do want you to deal deal with the world and what you can know about it. I want you to deal with how you make ethical decisions and I want your take on the meaning of life. You may want to use some outside sources and your text to help you focus. If you do use sources make sure you reference them. Internal footnotes are fine. It should always be clear when you are quoting or paraphrasing a source and when you are doing the writing yourself. You also need to let me know what the source is.
Use the following questions to help you get started though again, you may take the paper in any direction that you feel deals with the general nature of the assignment. Your paper should be, as a minimum, at least 5 pages, double-spaced using 12-point print and a traditional font, such as New Times Roman or Arial.
1. Part 1 a) is your take on Knowledge and knowing
As you think of the universe in which you live, what are you most certain of and why do you feel so certain about it? Upon what basis do you think people should decide to believe something, that is to claim that they “know” it? What do you feel are the most reliable sources of knowledge? Is it possible that you could be wrong about your most certain knowledge? Imagine what conditions might allow you to be deceived about what you feel most certain about. Is there really any way to overcome the discrepancy between what you perceive internally and what the world actually is in and of itself?
Part 1 b) is your take on the nature of the universe as we know it today..
Consider the portrait of the universe and life presented to us by modern science. You searched the web for some of this in connection with Week 6. It could include such things as: The vastness of the universe and the billions of galaxies discovered by the Hubble telescope, the origin of the universe with a Big Bang, the odd nature of matter presented by Quantum Theory, Einstein’s odd conclusions about the relativity of Space and Time and the nature of gravity, String Theory and the search for a Theory of Everything, the inter-relationship of all life on the planet and the theory of evolution, the genome project and the wonder of DNA to code what kind of life form an organism will become, neuroscience and the growing understanding of how neural systems enable thinking and consciousness, and other ideas you might come across about the nature of the world from the scientific perspective.
Talk a bit about a couple of these “portraits” you find the most fascinating. What is your reaction to this kind of view of life and the universe? If you assume this picture is reasonably accurate how does it effect your own sense of meaning? Your sense of your place in the universe? Your sense of how one should live? How would you speculate life will change in the next 1,000 years given the continuing advance in our knowledge of life and the universe?
Part 2. What should one choose? What is the good life? How should we go about deciding this? What should we value? Which choices are ethical and which are not? Are you a Utilitarian or a Kantian, or what? What are the strengths or weaknesses of your approach to Ethics? What is the relationship between the individual and the larger society and to government?
Part 3. Does life ultimately have any meaning? What do you think it is? Why do we contemplate such questions if there is no way to know whether we have the right answer? Is it wrong to think there is a “right” answer? Is the purpose of your life created by you, or does it come from something outside of you? If you are truly free, and you alone must create your own meaning and purpose, what is it for you? If you don’t know, how are you to discover what it is?
Place your finished paper in the drop box. Save it as a Word or rtf (Rich Text Format) document.
The paper is graded on the following criteria:
Handed in on time, using correct format, directions followed completely.
Essay is free of grammatical errors and typographical errors. Uses college-level writing, and is in a logical, easy-to-follow format. Quotations used when needed. Reference cited correctly both within the paper and at the end of the paper.
Level of analysis. Is there adequate depth of discussion of ideas? Is the quality of writing demonstrating a reasonable understanding of the topic? Are ideas and opinions sound, and backed up with details? Is the paper reasonably thoughtful, creative, interesting, etc.?
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A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials.

The name of the book is A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials by Hill, Frances
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

Write about the topic informations on top and i will upload for you the pictures the location: Is in Denver- 1.What did you see in this Art? 2.What did it mean to you? 3.Why you liked it also? 4.What you like about it? please add this photo in my paper  
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' Case Analltsis of Burger Corner

Hi,Using ideas from the passage, and from previous reading that i will upload it to you . brainstorm and organize ideas for the following essay topic. you will see two topics , i chose this topic which is :
Problem Solution: Present an alternative solution to the problem the restaurant Burger Corner has.
please use a high school or easy word because I’m international student
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The Ummayyad Dynasty

Please make sure you use 5 quotes from each source. And use these sources extensively by using the information from them
The Umayyad Caliphate: الخلافة الأموية
http://www.fouman.com/Y/Farsi4-Umayyad
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The level of Air Quality in 2050

-this course is talking about the future of the economy.
there are important points that you should write about them in the uploaded file. you should include graphs and compare between some countries.
-you can write about the current time and make estimation for the future, great prediction. you could use some important academic website such as http://epi.yale.edu/(environmental performance index), http://www.who.int/en/ (world health organization ), and healthcare in India or some other countries to talk about the pollution.
– check the points that in the uploaded file, they are important and you have to talk about them,these points written by the professor.
-you should mention the references in the essay
– After you done from the essay, please mention the most important 12 pages in a different color or different word size.
-graphs are very important in the essay.

perception of the united states

discuss your perception of the united states before you took this class and how your perception of the united states has changed since taking this class
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using the data handout

1- Get some data from reading subject from this site
* Interactive Report Card – http://iirc.niu.edu/Classic/District.aspx?source=ISAT&source2=ISATResults&districtID=07016127502&level=D
Do not give me data with students names written on it. Instead describe the data. For example, I retrieved 6th grade reading achievement data from South Loop Elementary School for the years 2009 through 2013 from the Illinois interactive report card website.
2. Analyze the data by answering the questions;
* WHAT DOES THAT DATA SHOW?
* WHAT TRENDS DO YOU NOTICE?
* WHO NEEDS TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS DATA?
* WHAT CHANGES NEED TO TAKE PLACE BASED ON THE DATA ?
* WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN TO GET THE DATA INTO AN ACCESSIBLE FROM FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS?
3. use analyzing the data WITH ( disaggregation analysis technique )
EXPLANATION OF Disaggregation:
Breaking data down to find out what a number looks like for different sub-groups hidden within an average or basic percentage.
Users generally do this with a drill-down process, which begins with a general question, followed by increasingly specific questions that focus on smaller subsets of data (academic achievement – literacy achievement – 3rd graders – with disabilities)
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English 101

please read the prompt careully and use only three out of five articles that i attached as source do not use other sources
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Philosophy

(600 words minimum) papers on the films assigned for class and on Plato’s Republic .
Explain all of Plato’s arguments in the text and from class; and show how the film’s details illustrate and provide emotional support for his reasoning.
Thus, half your paper should explain Plato’s arguments/ his reasons for his claims. Half should illustrate the details of that reasoning with specific cinematography details (lighting and camera) from the films. NO plot summaries. And No personal opinions.
For example, for the Plato part of the paper, your paper will earn an A (9-10pts) if you explain all of the arguments from class discussion/lecture and course materials on Blackboard and the text. You may support your explanation with short quotes from the text, in addition to support from class. But explain your points clearly in your own words. For the film part of the paper, you should support all your claims about how the film illustrates the Plato arguments with specific film details, especially regarding the lighting and camera angles.
Your arguments should contain no errors of reasoning and no factual mistakes, especially regarding Plato’s arguments. All your writing should be free of errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and word choice. Up to 2 pts will be deducted from your points for poor writing. You may earn back these points by going to the writing center to improve your writing.
Your paper will earn an F (0-5 pts) if I cannot follow your arguments or if they have unsupported or false claims or if you provide insufficient details about Plato and/or the films to show that you have attended class, watched the entire film in class, and read the text and the course materials. Writing errors that make your paper unclear or hard to read will negatively affect your grade.
The required text is Plato’s Republic. I use the Cornford edition.
Any cheating may cause you to fail the class. You may write papers with one other student-with both names at the top of a single paper. Otherwise, any plagiarism is cheating.
Watch the movie ‘M’. Read Bk 9, esp. pp. 139-43 & 287-320.
And the Plato part of its paper topic plus a second part of the Plato part of the paper: whether the main character illustrates Plato’s concept of a master passion in his argument against the unjust life, using 2 scenes from the movie. And write about the lighting and camera in the movie.
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Do moer guns lead to moer crime

I disagree with the topic.
Introduction:
a. Provide general information about the issue.
b. State why the issue is important to discuss or pay attention to.
c. State positions on the issue with your thesis/claim/position. Make sure to include both sides/positions of the issue that is discussed. If there are more than two sides/positions of the issue, discuss all. Provide reasons(s) for each position.
Body Paragraphs:
Everything discussed in Body paragraphs should be connected to your thesis. Do not start a new claim or do not omit any point you made in Introduction.
a. Each paragraph should have a point (topic sentence) and/or evidence/example(s). A topic sentence tells what you are going to discuss in the paragraph.
b. Transition from paragraph to paragraph should be smooth.
c. Every point you make should be supported with specific and detailed discussion/analysis and evidence/example(s)
d. At the end of each paragraph, you may have a brief wrap-up sentence to tell how the point of the paragraph supports/is connected to your thesis.
e. When you cite or paraphrase professional works, please make sure to include them in text and Works Cited page(s). – At least 5 references/sources
You can use the following types of references ONLY:
; Scholarly (Academic) Journals; Newspapers – Print/Web
Opposing position(s):
– You can discuss opposing arguments as part of your arguments or you can have a separate paragraph or more for those positions/arguments.
– In order to present a fair and convincing argument, you need to discuss other positions that dispute your thesis.
– You do not have to provide detailed information of opposing positions/arguments, but you need to provide a fair amount of information.
Conclusion:
There are different ways of wrapping up the paper.
a. Restates the main points of your argument along with your thesis and opposing views;OR
b. Make suggestions for solutions to the issue in discussion along with key points of your arguments.
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"i'm not a rebel without a cause"

the quote is “i’m not a rebel without a cause” my friend one time told me this quote i don’t have a source for that but can you please talk about this quote and how it effects. i will upload instructions so you know what to do.
ps. english is my second language so the paper should not be too perfect
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mindmap

Please Write the Essay not the mindmap
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Criminal Justice

Generally, our nation’s laws restrict peoples‘ individual liberties in order to promote social order. The Constitution, on the other hand, restricts the government’s ability to infringe on peoples’ individual liberties. Compare the goals of our laws/statutes with the goals of our Constitution and give examples.
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Criminal Justice

EXTRA CREDIT – Application of Theory (25 points) As we approach Spring Break, we’ve covered the foundation of criminological theory, the approaches, the importance of evidence-based approaches to explaining crime, and 5 major theory sets which each include several subtheories. You’re watching “The Interruptors” in preparation for your final paper. Right now, let’s give you an opportunity to see how else you can apply theory…kind of a warm-up for your final project. Check out the following website called “Cure Violence:“ http://cureviolence.org/results/scientific-evaluations/ This particular link takes you to the Scientific Evaluations of the “Cure Violence” model being used in a variety of places. There are 4 Evaluations that have been completed on this Cure Violence model (Baltimore, Chicago x2, and New York). Instructions for Extra Credit: 1. Pick ONE of these 4 evaluations. Read the summary and report. 2. Describe the program. 3. Describe if it is effective at reducing crime. 4. Describe how/why it’s effective at reducing crime by describing which theories (and subtheories) can be applied.
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

Assignment 1: Essay
Choose one (1) of the three (3) reading selections from the list of topic choices below. The focus is on brief but important primary source material written by major authors. Read the selections as identified with each topic below. Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (250 words minimum) which analyzes the “surprise ending” of the reading selection.
Topic Choices
• Reading selection from Descartes’ Discourse on the Method (Part IV). Descartes begins with a proof of one basic conclusion and ends with a proof of something much grander. Remember to focus on the surprise and point of realization, not the details of the philosophical argument. Read Part IV of the Discourse on the Method located at http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/authors/descartes.html. This is only four or five (4 or 5) pages of the larger work.
• Reading selection of Swift’s A Modest Proposal. It is essential to recognize the genre of this work, as discussed in our class text, which you should consult and cite. Swift promotes a radical solution, but subtle options are mentioned. You are looking for surprise and a point of realization. Read and focus on A Modest Proposal located at http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/swift/modest.html.
• Two (2) reading selections from Voltaire’s Candide. Consider how these readings start and end in terms of the action and the beliefs. You are looking for surprise and a point of realization. These selections can be found on pp. 840-841 in the textbook. In addition, consult the class text at pp. 824-825.
For the reading selection you choose:
4. Clearly state in your own words the “surprise ending” in the reading you selected. Clearly identify the point in the reading when you realized that there were elements in the reading that surprised you. Not all of the surprises come at the end.
5. Evaluate how successful the author was in convincing you to accept the validity of the “surprise ending” that was different from what you expected.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the Additional Resources section of their Student Center within their course shell for reference)
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
• Use the source(s) identified above for the topic you choose, focusing on the main primary source of that author. You may use additional sources also if they are of good academic quality for college papers (Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify). Use proper APA style in-text citing and also a matching APA style References list at the end.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
• Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
• Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
• Identify major historical developments in world cultures from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
• Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics
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International Relation between China and USA

you pick a topic related to the topic-of-the-week and write a formal essay about it. The purpose of this paper is to give you the chance to think and express yourself critically. You can pick any issue relevant to the topic-of-the-week, and write a concise essay about it.
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Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Dear writer, i hope you are doing very well. This assignment is a response paper, for this assignment I want you to analysis the reading in the book (practice of looking) by Sturken and Cartwright from pages 389 to 407. then make analysis to the reading on (Globalization) . but I want you to focus on (Globalization) based on the reading for analysis. find something interested you based on the reading about Globalization. I will upload the instructions and guideline for this assignment.
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

This essay must analyze the issues that happened in the movie and the writer has to include his own thoughts about the movie in an advanced way to enhance the analysis with it. The essay should not summary the movie. The professor’s instruction uploaded under the additional materials. Last thing, I really want to get an A grade in this essay please. Thank you so much.
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

SOURCES: I need more academic sources on my topic. What are the books I will use to
support my point? I advise to not use blogs as material since they are not
academic sources. Also, remember to use italics with the book – and journal
titles. I recommend you to refrain from using blogs or magazines as your
sources. They are not academic. Thus make sure that most of your sources are
academic (from JSTOR, Bobcat, ProQuest or Google Scholar).
CUSTOMIZE CONTENT: 1) What is it that I want to argue about the use of 3D Printers?
-­‐ Am I arguing what I’m now concluding, namely, I argue that the 3D printer is
revolutionary because “it is a new way of coming up with products”? If that is my
argument, what do I mean with “a new way of coming up with products”? Your
conclusion can be your argument. Just make it specified, begin with the argument
and then use the rest of the paper to convince the reader that they should agree
with you o n this by backing up your view with support from academic literature.
2) How are these novel design objects related to our topic of design and visual
culture? Could I connect the design even more tightly to its social role, for
example?
3) What would it mean to have a printer that could be used for “bioprinting of
human organs for medical drives”?. What does that mean?
4) Or what would it mean to convert the printer into a ‘’remote[ly] controlled
solar powered engine” (p.4)?
5) How could I integrate the articles from our Design Studies Reader?
6) What other people have written about this topic – from a design perspective?
If this has not been done, how could I make a compelling case for myself?
7) What is my primary source (a document from the period of when credit cards
were created).
8) What will my reader learn from reading my paper? How could I write to
convince my reader and use the literature to backup my point?
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Literature

Laventille and Robert Frosts “Gift Outright
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Psychology

This paper is to reflect on the semester of course Mental Health. We have ability projects which is somewhat explained in the yellow on the attached file of one of the assignments. I need to have that area in red referenced in the content of the paper…as an explanation of what was taught and learned. This was a self study course that allowed students to explore scholarly sources with peers, share their findings and learn from others as well by using a discussion board. Please type up a reflection talking about the importance of mental health, what the course has taught me and also include a statement of how the information learned will be use in the future
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

Assignment 1: Essay
Choose one (1) of the three (3) reading selections from the list of topic choices below. The focus is on brief but important primary source material written by major authors. Read the selections as identified with each topic below. Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (250 words minimum) which analyzes the “surprise ending” of the reading selection.
Topic Choices
• Reading selection from Descartes’ Discourse on the Method (Part IV). Descartes begins with a proof of one basic conclusion and ends with a proof of something much grander. Remember to focus on the surprise and point of realization, not the details of the philosophical argument. Read Part IV of the Discourse on the Method located at http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/authors/descartes.html. This is only four or five (4 or 5) pages of the larger work.
• Reading selection of Swift’s A Modest Proposal. It is essential to recognize the genre of this work, as discussed in our class text, which you should consult and cite. Swift promotes a radical solution, but subtle options are mentioned. You are looking for surprise and a point of realization. Read and focus on A Modest Proposal located at http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/swift/modest.html.
• Two (2) reading selections from Voltaire’s Candide. Consider how these readings start and end in terms of the action and the beliefs. You are looking for surprise and a point of realization. These selections can be found on pp. 840-841 in the textbook. In addition, consult the class text at pp. 824-825.
For the reading selection you choose:
4. Clearly state in your own words the “surprise ending” in the reading you selected. Clearly identify the point in the reading when you realized that there were elements in the reading that surprised you. Not all of the surprises come at the end.
5. Evaluate how successful the author was in convincing you to accept the validity of the “surprise ending” that was different from what you expected.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the Additional Resources section of their Student Center within their course shell for reference)
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
• Use the source(s) identified above for the topic you choose, focusing on the main primary source of that author. You may use additional sources also if they are of good academic quality for college papers (Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify). Use proper APA style in-text citing and also a matching APA style References list at the end.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
• Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
• Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
• Identify major historical developments in world cultures from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
• Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics
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Education

I will upload all the instructions and i want the writer follow the outline also i need more details in all the part especially part c please.
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Music

Talk about the tracks and composers of the guitar, and some feelings about the guitar concert.
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History

This writing assignment is designed for you to view the topic as a participant in historical events and should be written in the 1st person point of view—please be as creative as possible. Your speech entry should be creative and written in the 1st person point of view as William Still. You are asked to include at least two references from your readings and/or outside academic sources. The movie can be found at http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/watch/
Slavery by Another Name Journal 2 Entry
The end of Reconstruction ushered in oppressive legislation – such as the pig laws and vagrancy codes – that unjustly targeted African Americans. One of the ways the South was able to rebuild and prosper was through convict leasing. Consider the quote by John T. Milner, a southern industrialist and primary industrializer of Birmingham, Alabama. He stated, “Negro labor can be made exceedingly profitable in manufacturing iron, and in rolling mills provided [there is] an overseer–a Southern man, who knows how to manage negroes.” What are your thoughts concerning his statement? For your Journal Entry #2 you are Ezekial Archey, a convict who who writes a letter to his sister in which he describes his experiences as, “We as convicts, is something like a man drowning. We have bin {sic} convicted of felonies, and because of that, we have lost every friend on Earth.” In your letter offer an explanation of your quote and discuss various ways blacks were forced into slavery. Also, share your opinion as to why local, state, and federal government allowed “slavery” to take place.
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Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

So for Wednesday we will wrap up the Persuaders. In anticipation of that, please do some research into the work of Clotaire Rapaille and who he is.
When it comes to advertising, and persuasion, does Rapaille sound like someone who might have some credibility in the field of persuasion? If so, why? If not, why not? And if you’re not sure, why or why not?
Also, when Rushkoff interviews Rapaille, what sort of environment do you anticipate Rapaille would create in which to conduct his consultations with advertisers? What sort of visual clues might someone surround themselves with to indicate success, wealth and by extension, credibility to their potential clients?.
Also, today we heard some rather interesting phrases coming from the mouths of different ad executives, such as advertisers are trying to create a “MEANING SYSTEM” for people to understand what the world is about. what do YOU think that means?
Also we heard about products providing a “READY MADE IDENTITY”, what do YOU think that means?
And finally, the idea that advertisers what to create “LOYALTY BEYOND REASON” in the consumer. What in the world do YOU think that means? And how do YOU feel knowing that there is a lot of money and research being done to try and appropriate YOUr loyalty?
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Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Choose one of the following topics below and write a clear, coherent argument. Your essay will be evaluated on your ability to write clearly, think logically, provide evidence for your assertions, and use proper grammar. (Maximum 500 words)
Individual Creativity
Some scholars say that the highest value in Western civilization today is promoting the many-sided creativity of each individual, rather than training persons to be highly specialized experts. Do you agree with this perspective? What could be the negative aspects of promoting individual creativity as the highest value?
Current Events
Choose a currently controversial topic and discuss it in a factual, clearly argued essay. Be certain to clearly cite your sources (in-text citations are fine) and attach an appropriate reference page.
Overcoming Adversity
Tell us about a time in your life in which you overcame something a serious difficulty or setback. Be sure to detail how you dealt with the situation, and what you learned from the challenge.
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Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Hello dear writer, hope you are doing well. this is going to be a final paper. instructions and guideline will uploaded for you. the required textbook for this course is (lies my teacher told me by James W. Loewen), ( practice of looking by Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright) and (American culture and differences A source of Guide 2011). Also, I will upload the syllabus for the course in case you need it.
note: please read the instructions carefully and make sure to follow the instructions for the writing, this is a final paper. and make sure to use no more than 2 sources from the assigned reading in the required textbook.
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Chose any ad and Write a post in which you include a picture or link to your commercial or print ad that you chose for the evaluation essay. Beneath the picture or link, write a short statement that addresses the following:
1. Why you chose the ad. What caught your attention or drew you to the ad. What makes the ad interesting or worth evaluating in your eyes?
2. What is the goal of the ad? What is is it trying to do–educate? Motivate you to action? Something else? In your opinion, how well does the ad accomplish this task?
3. What are the strengths of the ad? What are its weaknesses? Why?
When you answer the questions. Please complete the schedule I uploaded. (Please please make sure to write it in easy way and low level of vocabularies)

How do countries use tariffs to increase revenues or protect industries?

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Part of a business owner’s costs when it comes to pricing, competition, manufacturing, and distribution are tariffs. Tariffs can be used by a country to increase its revenues or protect its own domestic industries. When expanding internationally, a business owner may run across countries that have tariff and nontariff distortions to trade.
Discuss the following issues regarding tariffs:

  • How do countries use tariffs to increase revenues or protect industries?
    • How do they affect exports?
  • Who benefits from tariffs?
    • Producers or consumers?
    • Small, developing countries or large, developed countries?
  • What other costs are involved in importing and exporting?
  • When are tariffs good, and when are they bad? Why?
  • How does a business owner find out what tariffs exist in individual countries, and what percentage of the cost of imports and exports is from tariffs?
    • What government agencies in the United States provide this information?
  • Should the United States use tariffs? Why or why not?
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Pick a topic ''Final comparison research paper'' READ Carefully

Hello, Please assign anyone who has communication degree background. I am currently seeking my master degree in Organizational Communication and this is my final semester. I have a class which is Special Topics on Organizational Communications. I have to do research proposal.
you need to choose just one topic, Please pick topic which you are interested in the most according to the instructions below: The instructions below must be followed. The theory is: Cultural theory; effects of frames on news audiences. The instructions are: Chapter: 1 Introduction Background Problem statement Theory Purpose of study Chapter 2 : Literature Review: at least 25 ” Academic Source Studies “. Organize it by history from the beginning until today. At least half page for each. Research question Chapter 3 : Methodology: why is it Quantitative or qualitative ? what are the procedures or the tools (focus grope, survey…ect) and please explain why ? Please refer to APA ways of citing your sources and references page. Thank you so much please tell me know if there is any question.
Note: The topic has to be approved by the professor. Make sure to have the topic clear and details

Economics of Human Capital

 
 
Most international attempts to aid people living in low-income nations have come in one of two forms: (i) gifts of consumer goods (such as food) and (ii) assistance in constructing or obtaining capital goods (such as tractors, dams, or roads). How likely are such efforts to permanently raise the standard of living in such countries? Please explain.
 

  1. MBN 5.4 Page 34

 
Consider two counties, A and B, which have identical physical endowments of a key resource. In country A, any profits that are made from extracting that resource are subject to confiscation by the government, while in county B, there is no such risk. How does the risk of expropriation affect the economic endowment of the two nations? In which nation are people richer?
 

  1. MBN 5.6 Page 34

If the crucial factor determining a country’s low standard of living is the adverse set of legal and cultural institutions it possesses, can you offer suggestions for how the other countries of the world might help in permanently raising that countries standard of living?
 

  1. TS 8. 5

Why is eradicating child labor seen as an economic investment?
 

  1. TS 8.7

Explain some of the reasons why developing countries have not realized a greater positive development impact from their higher education programs.
 

  1. TS 8.8

 
Why should the development of a solid elementary education system take precedence over an expansion of the university system in developing countries?
 
 

  1. TS 8.9

Evaluate critically the following statement: The developed countries have all shown a significant increase in the numbers of university-trained workers as incomes have risen; thus the development of a solid university system should be among the major priorities of developing countries.
 
 

  1. TS 8.10

 
Explain why the education of girls is probably the most cost-effective development investment. Be sure to include in your answer some discussion of at least two of the following: absolute poverty, health and development, fertility, and agriculture.
 

  1. TS 8.14

 
How can an increase in human capital lead to an increase in GDP? Why might it not lead to an increase in GDP?
 

  1. TS 8.15

 
Investment in human capital is very similar to investing in physical capital. True or false? Explain your answer.
 

  1. TS 3.1

 
What are the main differences between the linear stages and international dependency models of development?
 

  1. TS 3.5

Dependency theory characterizes countries as being either in the center or on the periphery. Explain these two concepts. If this theory is correct, what are the implications for development strategy?
 

  1. TS 3.6

 
Apply what you have learned about development and development theories so speculate on the following thought experiment: What if anything might be different about today’s international economic order if the Spanish had colonized North America and the English had colonized South America?
 

  1. TS 3.8

 
Patterns of development or structural change analysis stress internal change in a developing country’s economic, industrial, and institutional structure. What are some of the most important changes?
 

  1. TS 3.9

 
Explain the concept of the “idea gap” in development economics.
 

  1. TS 5.7

 
Generally speaking, higher income countries tend to have less income inequality than low income countries, however this does not always hold true. What could cause a low income country to have low income inequality?
 

  1. TS 5.8

 
Discuss the benefits of using a “poverty weighted” index of GNP growth as a measure of social welfare as opposed to using the growth in GNP to measure change in social welfare.
 

  1. TS 5.9

 
Increasing GNP is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for improving living standards in less developed countries. True or false, explain.
 

  1. TS 5.12

 
Why are about 100 million girls and women said to be “missing” in developing countries?
 

  1. TS 5.13

 
What are factor price distortions, and what are their major causes in developing countries?
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many aspects to communicating through the workplace

Assignment Instructions
Instructions:
Throughout the last 3 weeks of class, we have learned that there are many aspects to communicating through the workplace. One form of communication is through visuals. For this assignment, I would like you to evaluate several examples of visual communication. Please complete exercise 9.3 at the end of chapter 9. You will find 8 different visual that are designed to communicate very specific information. I would like you to evaluate each of these visuals by answering the following questions:
1. Is the visual’s message clear?
2. Is it the right visual for the story?
3. Is the visual designed appropriately? Is color, if any, used appropriately?
4. Is the visual free from chartjunk?
5. Does the visual distort data or mislead the reader in any way?
While this is not a formal paper, I do expect your answers to be grammatically correct. While your opinions should be part of this response, you also need to incorporate information from the reading as well as outside sources. You should have a minimum of 2 sources (including the text), please remember to put your sources in proper APA format using both in-text citations as well as a reference page at the end.

comparative research between two International Organizations working on development

An outline paper after the professor look at it and make his adjust it, A 30-35 page paper will be write I will order later for the writer to start write and give him the professor nots. The topic is on a comparative research between two International Organizations working on development and choose one theme both of them work on it and compare. The elements should be include:
* the mandate of the two organizations
* the activities for the main challenges they have
* the reason why you choose the theme and the reasons why you choose the organizations
* also in the comparison between them mention their similarity and differences between them.
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The Effectiveness and Distributional Effects of the Tax Credit for Public Transit

Overall information about the course is examines public revenues and expenditures, theory of social goods, growth in public expenditure, and economic analysis of individual taxes
 
Journal Article Review
 
 
The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with some of the current literature. A university education is not just about memorizing facts, it allows you to become a specialist in your field. As such, you should be familiar with current research and able to read specialized material too difficult for those without knowledge of economics. This assignment will allow you to practice these skills.
 
You are to write a summary of one of the following three articles:
 
Burton, P. & Phipps, S. & Zhang, L.(2014). The Prince and the Pauper: Movement of Children up and down the Canadian Income Distribution. Canadian Public Policy 40(2), 111-125.
 
Chandler, V.(2014). The Effectiveness and Distributional Effects of the Tax Credit for Public
Transit. Canadian Public Policy 40(3), 259-269.
 
Sealey, A. & Andersen, R.(2015). Income Inequality and Popular Support for Redistributive
Policies in Canada, 1993–2008. Canadian Public Policy 41(1), 51-64.
 
 
 
Your summary should be approximately 750 words, double spaced, in size 12 times new roman font. If you find it helpful in your summary you may reproduce tables or figures from the article, but make sure you cite them properly if you do so.
 
Your summary should include:
 
An explanation of the question the article addresses and why it matters
An explanation of the methodology and data used in the article
An explanation of the author’s main conclusions
Your own critique of the significance of the article and how readable and useful it is
 
In explaining the importance of the question, and in your critique of the article, you should refer to at least two other sources.
 
You will be graded on your summary and critique, as well as on formatting, quality and clarity. You should pretend you are employed and have been asked to prepare this summary for your boss – you would want to give them work of a high quality.
 
Your reference list (not included in the max 750 word count) should include the article you are discussing and any other sources. All items mentioned in your work must be in the reference list, and all items in the reference list must be cited in-text.
 
Use APA format for in-text citations and your reference list. A guide to APA format can be found at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
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final project

Participate in a UWave-FM Working Group to raise awareness on campus and get support for the FM license approval from UWB administration and UW Board of Regents by June 2015.
Complete the following with your team and individually:
Define and research your Working Group’s focus or charge. (10 pts)
What is the problem that needs solving? What is your group charged to do?
What has already been done by others?
What groups or organizations are already working on it, if any? What have they done?
What is/are you goal(s)? (10 pts.)
What do you want to see happen?
How will you know you have succeeded?
What will be your tangible and/or intangible results?
Create and sketch out a campaign/strategy and select tactics from the 3 genres of New Media Activism covered in class or whatever is needed to accomplish your goals.(20 pts)
What is/are the message(s) you want to convey?
What do you want to see happen?
What are the media technologies (or other tools – posters, fliers, petition, etc.) you will use?
What actions will you take?
What are the tactics?
Individually write an essay (3-4 pages double-spaced) that includes the research, goals, strategies, tactics (a.+b.+ c. = 40 pts) accomplished in your group. In addition, reflect on how/why this project is an example of media activism (so you need to define media activism) and what you learned by participating in it. (40 pts.) = 80 POINTS
As a group, present in class an overview (10+ min.) of your Working Group’s planning strategies, goals, actions taken, and lessons learned. Reflect collectively and individually on what you learned about media activism from this experience and this class. 20 POINTS

Panera Bread

Panera Bread

  1. What are the major problems/issues for the company?
  2. What of the five generic strategies is Panera Bread following?
  3. Complete a Porters five forces for Panera Bread.

 
 
 
Please I want to answer these questions, and I will upload three files, first file Case Panera Bread, First questions read the case carefully and figure what are the major problems/issues for the Panera Bread Company? The second questions answer it by using the guide for (Descriptions for The Five Generic Competitive Strategies) from the second file. Then answer the third questions by using the guide for (Descriptions for Five Forces) from the third files.
“I want you to answer them as point form”
 
Thanks
 
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Steganography Exercise

Submission Requirements

You are required to submit:
 

  1. A single Microsoft Word file (unzipped) via the Moodle course web site. Details about the online submission process required for this assessment item are available from the course website.

 

  1. A plain text file named snort.conf which contains your SNORT rules in answer to Question 1.
  2. A copy of your message.txt, extra_logo.png, COIS23001Ass2.sig and ass2sig.jpg files from Question 4.
  3. A copy of mydetails.txt.asc file from Question 5

 

 

 

Question 1:
Snort Rules                                                                     (10 Marks)

This question presents a fictitious security vulnerability in a range of lasers printers. The question requires that you develop SNORT IDS rules to detect exploits of this fictitious vulnerability. All information regarding this vulnerability is fabricated to give the illusion of a real security threat. As a result, searches on the Internet will not yield any information regarding the signature of this vulnerability. All the information required to detect exploits for this vulnerability are presented in this question, except where noted otherwise.
You are a security specialist working for XYZ Incorporated. XYZ use SNORT as their NIDS which protects both their IP sub-networks being 192.168.1.0/24 and 192.168.2.0/24.
 
A security vulnerability has been detected in the Humphrey Pollard Laserprint 12050 printer model. This vulnerability is remotely exploitable and allows the execution of arbitrary code.
 
There is a bug in the way the printer processes the postscript spool management header. A sample of a spool header is given below:
 
%!PS-Adobe-3.0 %%Creator: texttops/CUPS v1.2.2%%CreationDate: Thu 21 Sep 2006 11:49:57 AM EST%%Title: TODO %%For: username %%DocumentNeededResources: font Courier-Bold …
The printer’s code which parses these headers only allows 8 bytes for the “%%For” field value buffer in memory. In the example above, the field value is “username”. It is possible to overflow the buffer by providing a value to the “%%For” field that is greater than 8 bytes. The “%%For” field can be found anywhere in the packet.
 
An exploit has been released in the form of a worm which when infecting the Laser printer’s memory, tricks the laser printer into emailing all documents received for printing to an email account in Russia. The worm propagates by scanning networks in proximity of its own for other vulnerable printers. On finding vulnerable machines, it copies itself to them and the cycle continues.
 
It also propagates via email as a PDF attachment. The malicious code is embedded in the PDF file. The email message suggests that the attached document contains a joke and requires printing to a laser printer to view. When the user prints the PDF, its payload is sent to the printer either directly, or via a printer spooling server. Effectively, this means the worm can attack printers from any host on the network.
 
If a printer is found to be compromised, power-cycling (turning off and then on) the printer will erase the worm from the printer’s volatile memory. However, this does not prevent the printer from being re-infected.
 
You are required to write 2 SNORT IDS rules labeled (a) and (b) to manage this vulnerability until patches are applied and printers reset. Rule (a) must detect attempts to exploit this vulnerability on any printer in the company network. The rule should scan for attempts from any host on the network to any host on the network. It should also scan only for connections to the Jetdirect printing TCP/IP port number, used by this range of printers. You may need to research Jetdirect to identify which port number it uses for printing and what transport protocol. Google is a good place to start.
 
The signature of the exploit is given as follows:
%%For: username
The value “username” can be any sequence of characters, but must be exactly 8 characters long. For example, “username” could be “abcdefgh”. Note also there is a space between the colon and “username”. Immediately following the 8 characters for the username is the payload of the exploit, which is given below as decimal byte values:
124 185 30 135 99 214 51 29
Your rule should match the entire sequence as described above starting from “%%For:” through to the last decimal byte of the exploit payload “29”. On detecting packets, your rule should generate an alert with a message stating: “Attempt to exploit laser printer vulnerability”.
 
Rule (b) must detect attempts by the malicious payload running on any infected printers to email documents to the Internet.
 
You have 6 printers on your network that are vulnerable to this attack. Their IP addresses are:
 
192.168.1.45
192.168.1.40
192.168.2.15
192.168.2.30
192.168.2.31
192.168.2.40
 
Your email rule must apply only to the vulnerable printers on the network. In other words, your rule should detect attempts to email the hacker from only the above printers, and no other hosts.
 
This model of laser printer also provides scanning and faxing capabilities. When the scanning function is used, the unit will email the scanned document to an Internet email address given by the user when scanning. As a result, it is normal behaviour for these printers to send emails via SMTP. Therefore, it is necessary to check the recipient email address of the document. The rule should detect attempts to email users outside of the organisation, as no document should be emailed outside the company from a printer. The organisation’s domain name is: xyzcorp.com.au. So any emails sent to an address of form: user@xyzcorp.com.au should not be detected as these addresses are for company employees. Any other email addresses without the exact domain name above should be detected. Any mail server could be used to deliver the email. On detecting an email from one of these printers to an address outside the organisation, your rule should generate an alert with the message: “Compromised printer attempting to email document outside organisation”
 
For both rules, be sure to complete the following.

  1. Allocate an appropriate SID value and a revision number
  2. Designate an appropriate class type for this attack.
  3. Annotate your rules with comments describing what each component of the rule does, so other security specialists in your team can see how your rules are written. Comments can be introduced to your rules file snort.conf by preceding each line with a hash character “#”. Anything after the hash character to the end of the line will be treated as a comment by SNORT and ignored by the rule parsing code. This is how you should comment your rules.

 
An example of how to present your rules in your assignment document is shown below:
 
# Your explanation of the below in italics
var HOME_NET 138.77.23.0/16
var EXTERNAL_NET !138.77.23.0/16
# Your explanation of the below
drop udp $EXTERNAL_NET any -> $HOME_NET 993
#Your explanation of the below, and so on…

 
An example explanation for a SNORT rule option:
 
# The content of the packet must contain the string “USER root” to be matched.  
# Furthermore, the offset option specifies that the string “USER root” should be
# matched exactly 10 bytes from the beginning of the packet. In other words, it will
# only match packets where 10 bytes from the start of the payload, the string
# “USER root” is specified.
 
content: “USER root”; offset:10;
 
Testing your rule
A pcap dump file has been provided which includes the signatures for both the laser printer exploit, and the email messages that are sent from infected printers. This file serves two purposes. Firstly, it allows you to analyse the format of normal and malicious packets. Using Wireshark, you are able to open the pcap dump file, look at the format of the packets, and search for the malicious ones using the information in this document. Secondly, the pcap dump file can be used with SNORT to test your rules. To do the above, you need have installed SNORT and Wireshark on your home computer.
 
Instructions on how to obtain these applications are available on the course website under the “Software Resources” section.
To test your rule with SNORT, copy the sample.pcap file to a working folder on your computer. In this same folder, create a sub-folder called “logs”. Open up notepad and save an empty file in your working folder called “snort.conf”. This file will contain your rules. As you change the rules in notepad, resave the file. Now to test your rule using SNORT, you execute the SNORT program from a command window as follows:
 
c:snortbinsnort.exe –r sample.pcap –c snort.conf –l log
 
(This is an example – your install location for SNORT may differ. Note also this is a windows example – you may use Linux or OS X to complete this assignment).
 
Check the output of the alert.ids file to see which packets have been detected by your rules. Also check the packet dump files as generated by SNORT using Wireshark which give the full packet content that were detected by your rules. They are the files named “snort.log.{number}” where {number} is the timestamp value of when you ran SNORT. This provides a history of each time you execute SNORT. The greatest number is the newest version. You can drag these files from explorer window onto the Wireshark window. Also, alerts are appended to the end of your alert.ids file each time you execute SNORT. So just a hint: before you run SNORT each time to test your rules, delete the alerts file and the dump files so it is less confusing. Otherwise, they can be hard to read. Reviewing these logs files are essential to helping you to identify where you have gone wrong with your rules.
 
Your alert.ids file should contain the following:
 
 
[**] [1:1000022:1] Attempt to exploit laser printer vulnerability [**]
[Classification: <<DELETED>>] [Priority: 1]
09/21-11:49:57.965425 192.168.2.31:49140 -> 192.168.2.30:9100
TCP TTL:64 TOS:0x0 ID:39862 IpLen:20 DgmLen:782 DF
***A**** Seq: 0x31A554DB Ack: 0xFCFF2DD Win: 0xB7 TcpLen: 32
TCP Options (3) => NOP NOP TS: 23973781 489101
 
[**] [1:1000022:1] Attempt to exploit laser printer vulnerability [**]
[Classification: <<DELETED>>] [Priority: 1]
09/21-11:50:13.094991 192.168.2.11:49144 -> 192.168.2.40:9100
TCP TTL:64 TOS:0x0 ID:44774 IpLen:20 DgmLen:782 DF
***A**** Seq: 0x322170AB Ack: 0x100D84CB Win: 0xB7 TcpLen: 32
TCP Options (3) => NOP NOP TS: 23977563 489132
 
[**] [1:1000021:1] Compromised printer attempting to email document outside orga
nisation [**]
[Classification: <<DELETED>>] [Priority: 2]
09/21-14:57:32.058922 192.168.2.40:1941 -> 192.168.1.4:25
TCP TTL:128 TOS:0x0 ID:65489 IpLen:20 DgmLen:70 DF
***AP*** Seq: 0xFC0CF9C8 Ack: 0x32CC7240 Win: 0xFE7D TcpLen: 20
 
[**] [1:1000021:1] Compromised printer attempting to email document outside organisation [**]
[Classification: <<DELETED>>] [Priority: 2]
09/21-15:02:40.010228 192.168.1.40:1955 -> 192.168.1.4:25
TCP TTL:128 TOS:0x0 ID:5281 IpLen:20 DgmLen:70 DF
***AP*** Seq: 0x9B7E2E43 Ack: 0x463DFBEF Win: 0xFE7C TcpLen: 20
 
Note: The classification identifer has been deleted. If your alert.ids file is different to the above, you have false positives or false negatives. This means your rule is not specific enough, or is too specific. Identify which alerts are incorrect in your file and open the snort.log.{number} dump file to view their contents to see where you have gone wrong. If you are missing alerts, then identify the timestamp in the alert.ids file given above and search for the same packet in the sample.pcap file using Wireshark. Instructions on how to do this using Wireshark are given below in the tips section.
 
Tips:
 

  • Search for the SMTP RFC document “RFC0821” via google. In particular, you will need to familiarise yourself with the “RCPT TO:” SMTP command. This is the format you need to check for to detect safe receiving email addresses.
  • Use Wireshark to analyse the pcap dump file. You can identify which packets contain the exploit by using the “Edit” menu, and “Find Packet” option. You can specify a String value and search in the “Packet bytes” to find the signatures of the vulnerability.
  • Make use of SNORT to test your rule. Check the output from your alerts file with what is provided in this document to see if you have implemented your rule properly. In particular, check for false positives, and false negatives.
  • The alert.ids file generated by SNORT on execution will provide the headers of the packets that were detected by your rules. If you wish to see the full contents of these packets, you can search for them in the pcap dump file using Wireshark. The headers of the packet in the alert.ids file include the timestamp when the packet was captured. You can search for the exact timestamp in the pcap file to find the same packet. This can be done by changing the settings of Wireshark to show the absolute time of the packets, rather than an offset from the very first packet. Then if you wanted to find the packet in the alert.ids file with the timestamp: “11:49:57.965425”, you would search for the same string in Wireshark. To change the display format for the timestamp in Wireshark:
  1. Click “View” menu
  2. Click “Time display format” option
  3. Click “Time of day”

 

  • Certain characters are “special” in SNORT rules. These characters must be escaped to tell SNORT to treat them literally, rather than interpret their special meaning. To escape a special character, you simply precede it with a back-slash “”. For example, if you wish to continue your rule on a new line in the configuration file, then you end the line with a “” character to escape the special meaning of the ENTER character at the end of the line. SNORT treats the ENTER character as special. It means it is the end of the current rule. With a “” at the end of the line, it tells SNORT to treat it as a literal ENTER which will be interpreted as just spacing for your rule and allows it to continue on the next line. If you receive the following error when you attempt to run your rule through SNORT: “ParsePattern Got Null enclosed in quotation marks (“)!”, then you have a special character in your rule content that needs to be escaped. Refer to the SNORT documentation website for details on which characters have special meanings.

 

  • Research how to express a group of unrelated individual IP addresses as a source or destination.
  • Make sure you include the classtype in your rule. Refer to the SNORT documentation to determine which classtype is appropriate for this exploit as described above.  You will probably have to make use of the config file (located in the Snortetc directory) – research how to make reference to this file from your rules file.
  • Failure to use the correct syntax in your rule will mean the rule is ineffective. This means you will lose marks on this question.
  • Refer to the Snort manual for assistance in writing the rules – a link to the manual is availed from the Software Resources section of the course web site.

 
Note: Duplicating the contents from the text, lecture slides, weekly notes or the Internet is not acceptable (even if it is referenced) and will not attract any marks. Your solutions must be written in your own words. If you cannot write your answer in your own words, then you have not yet mastered the topic and require further reading or advice from your tutor. Any information taken from an external source (either from the textbook or any other source) must be referenced appropriately. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism.

Question 1 Marking Criteria

There is a total of 5 marks for each of the two rules. 2.5 marks for commenting, and 2.5 marks for rule correctness explained below.
Commenting criteria:

  • 5 marks

A very good, in depth explanation of the SNORT Rule. Shows good understanding of the material

  • 2 marks
    Has a few misunderstandings or explanations
  • 1 – 1.5 marks
    Passable explanations, a few mistakes, some major and not very descriptive
  • 5 marks
    Major problems. Does not demonstrate a good understanding of the material or solution is very vague
  • 0 marks
    Essentially nothing correct or solutions have been copied verbatim from other sources

 
SNORT rule correctness criteria:

  • 5 marks
    A correct, concise SNORT rule that identifies malicious packets, without false positives or false negatives, and adheres to the assignment specification fully
  • 5 – 2
    marks A few mistakes, but still essentially correct and does not contain syntax errors
  • 0 – 1 marks
    Does not meet the specifications, has false positives/false negatives, or syntax errors

 

Question 2:
Kerberos Authentication Protocol                             (10 Marks)

Kerberos is one of the most secure authentication protocols being used today. The Kerberos authentication protocol is very briefly described on page 280 in Chapter 8 of the Ciampa textbook. You are required to do personal research to complete the following questions regarding this topic:
 

  1. Give your general description of the Kerberos authentication protocol.
  2. Explain the term: Authenticator used in the Kerberos authentication protocol.
  3. In the Kerberos authentication protocol, there are 3 basic roles: client, server and Key Distribution Centre (KDC). Give your description of each of them.
  4. By explaining the term: Session Ticket, describe how a session key is created by KDC, and distributed to the client and the server
  5. Describe the mutual authentication procedure between the client and the server after the client obtains the session ticket

 
To answer these questions, you should consult reference materials from other texts and the Internet. You are required to reference these sources – DO NOT DIRECTLY COPY material from them – i.e. use your own words.

Question 2 Marking Criteria

 
There is a total of 10 marks available for this question. Each question (A – E) is worth 2 marks. A question that is addressed thoroughly will score 2 mark – a lesser mark will be awarded if material is missed or the answer is unclear. 0 Marks will be awarded if the answer is copied directly from sources (i.e. isn’t in your own words).
 
 

Question 3:
Wireless Protocols                                                        (10 Marks)

 
WPA2 Enterprise security is an integral component of modern network infrastructure.   AES/CCMP encryption and 802.1x authentication is currently regarded as the best way of securing enterprise-level wireless networks. You are required to do personal research to complete the following questions regarding this topic:
 

  1. Describe 802.1x authentication and the steps that when a wireless client connects to a network using RADIUS server for authentication.
  2. Explain the PEAP protocol – how does it differ from EAP and what EAP deficiency does it address?
  3. What makes a brute-force attack both particularly difficult and potentially easy on a wireless network using AES/CCMP encryption and 802.1x authentication?   Hint: What do you need to know in order to attempt the attack?
  4. Assume an office wireless network was only configured with WPA2-AES encryption (i.e. no additional authentication standards). What problems would this cause?
  5. Assume an office wireless network was only configured with 802.1x authentication (i.e. no additional encryption). What problems would this cause?

 
To answer some of these questions, you should consult reference materials from other texts and the Internet. You are required to reference these sources – DO NOT DIRECTLY COPY material from them – i.e. use your own words.
 

Question 3 Marking Criteria

 
There is a total of 10 marks available for this question.
Question A – 3 Marks
Question B – 3 Marks
Question C – 2 Mark
Question D – 1Mark
Question E – 1 Mark
 
A question that is addressed thoroughly will score full marks – a lesser mark will be awarded if material is missed or the answer is unclear. 0 Marks will be awarded if the answer is copied directly from sources (i.e. isn’t in your own words).
 
 
 
 

Question 4: Steganography Exercise     [10 Marks]

 
This exercise requires you to use Steganography to embed secret text into a graphic file and also to embed a secret watermark into a second graphic file. To accomplish these tasks you are to download a copy of OpenStego from the internet. You will also need to download the two graphic files cqu_logo.png and Bundaberg.jpg from the Moodle site.

a)   Data Hiding in a graphic file [5 Marks]

You are to create a “message.txt” file containing the text “This is my hidden text file” to use as your Message File in OpenStego.
 
You are to use “cqu_logo.png” as your Cover File in OpenStego and “extra_logo.png” as your Output Stego File.
 
Note: You MUST use your student number (sxxxxxxx) as the password .
 
You are to include both your message.txt and extra_logo.png files in your assignment submission.
 

b)    Watermarking a second graphic file [5 marks]

You are to generate a signature file (“COIS23001Ass2.sig”) using “Copyright 2015,COIS23001” as the PassPhrase.
 
You can now embed your watermark in the “Bundaberg.jpg” graphic file to create your Output file called “ass2sig.jpg”.
 
You are to submit a copy of your COIS23001Ass2.sig ass2sig.jpg with your assignment submission.
 
 
Note: You MUST include a copy of your message.txt , extra_logo.png, your COIS23001Ass2.sig and ass2sig.jpg files with your assignment submission.
 
Question 4 (a) Marking Criteria
1.5 marks for correct message.txt, 1.5 marks for correct password, 2 marks for correct extra_logo.png file.
 
Question 4 (b) Marking Criteria
2 marks for correct signature file, 3 marks for correct output file.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Question 5                                                                              10 marks
 
You are the Chief Information security Officer (CISO) of a small medium sized – accounting Services Company. In the last few weeks, senior staff have been complaining that some confidential information has been disclosed via email without any authorisation. You are approached by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to discuss the issue and see the most appropriate way to tackle this problem. You suspect that some of the employees might be using their technical skills to access sensitive information either from the mail servers or during transmission. To counteract this malpractice, you suggest the CIO the implementation of encryption. Before you actually implement the system, you want to conduct a pilot using the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) software.
 
The pilot requires that you install GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) software onto your own computer and complete the following activities.
 
Note: The GNU Privacy Guard is available for free download from http://www.gnupg.org/ and “A Practical Introduction to GNU Privacy Guard in Windows” by Brendan Kidwell is available at http://www.glump.net/howto/gpg_intro
After installing GPG software onto your own computer, complete the following tasks:

  1. Generate your own key-pair by using GPG software and do not create a pass-phrase for your private key (in a real world this is not a good practice. Just for the sake of this assignment, do not create a pass-phrase). You need to use screen-shots to show that you have successfully completed this task. A valid screen-shot is similar to the one shown in Figure 1. Pay attention to the red circles, which demonstrate the success of key pair generation ( 2 marks).

Figure 1 Key Pair Creation

  1. Export your public key and paste it into your assignment document. You need to use two screen-shots to show that you have successfully completed this task. One screen-shot is to show the use of gpg command and the other is to show the exported public key. For example, the screen-shot in Figure 2, shows a public key, which is exported into the file: CC-pubkey.txt (2 marks).

Figure 2 Screen-shot of a Public Key

  1. Explain the steps how to import your Lecturer’s public key from the key-server http://pgp.mit.edu (your lecturer created a public key and stored it at the MIT PGP Public Key Server). Include in the assignment document the gpg command line, individual options you used and their meaning. As above, use screenshots of website interactions, with accompanying explanations of the screenshots to explain the steps how to import your Lecturer’s public key from the key-server http://pgp.mit.edu (3 marks).
  2. Create an ASCII text file to store your full-name, your student number, and your student CQU email address (please do not use any other email address). Then using your lecturer’s public key, encrypt this text file. The resulting file should also be ASCII armored so that it is readable once decrypted by your lecturer / tutor. Failure to do so will result in loss of marks. Submit the resulting encrypted file along with your assignment solutions document (word document) via the online submission system and following the naming convention given above (3 marks).

 
An example explaining the steps to export a key
Here is a specific example for explaining the step of exporting a private key, to be imported onto another computer running GPG. Use this example to guide you in how to give explanations in this question.
To export your private key, you need to execute the following gpg command:
 
gpg –output “privkey.txt” –export-secret-keys “Xiao Li”
 
The output option specifies the filename in which to write the private key into. Finally, the export-secret-keys option specifies the name of the private key to be exported. The name is given as “Xiao Li”. This option is distinct from the “export” option which exports only public keys.
Now the private key is stored in the file “privkey.txt” unencrypted and can be imported into another version of GPG.
 
Hints:
Where required be detailed and specific about your actions explaining exactly what you did, and why you did not. Document the exact GPG commands you have used, and provide an explanation of what the command does, including the individual command line options, and/or provide screenshots of any interactions with websites.
Brendan Kidwell’s practical guide is not the only one available on the Internet. There are plenty of other documents on the Internet that explain how to use GPG for various functions.
 
Marking:
2 Marks for key-pair creation
2 Marks for exporting your public key
3 Marks for explaining the steps how to import your Lecturer’s public key from the key-server
3 Marks for creating an ASCII text file and encrypting it using your lecturer’s public key
 
 
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Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals

Assignment 5: Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals
Using feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Parts 1 and 2, and add Part 3. Plan to include visuals to illustrate the advantages of your proposed solution.
Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)
1. Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists, using feedback from the professor and classmates.
Provide Part 2: Revision of Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages)
2. Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages, using feedback from the professor and classmates.
Develop Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals (1-2 pages, for 7-9 total pages)
3. Included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
4. State, explain, and support the first disadvantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one (1) paragraph.
5. State, explain, and support the second (and third if desired) disadvantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
6. Include one or two (1-2) relevant visuals that help illustrate an advantage.
7. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
8. Provide a concluding paragraph to summarize the proposed solution, its advantages, possible disadvantages, and answers to the disadvantages. Repeat or paraphrase your thesis statement.
9. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
10. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategy (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain claims.
11. Support disadvantages and answers with at least two (2) additional quality relevant references. Use at least eight (8) total for Parts 1, 2, and 3. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
* Use order # 85364569 which included part 1 @ 2 that has feedback included and only incorporate part 3 Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals within essay.
*use same sources from part 1 @2 but use additional sources for part 3
* Additional 2-3 pages within the original essay.
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Early Childhood Education and Care

This course is being undertaken within Victoria Australia and as such needs to comply with regulations and legislation outlined in the national quality standards and early years learning framework. If there are any issues and or questions in relation to this i should be advised prior to submission.
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Award in Education and Training

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Assignment 1 – Explain the importance of establishing a safe and supportive learning environment.
Assignment 2 – Understanding legislation and regulation in education.
Assignment 3 – Explain how you would promote equality, value diversity and meet individual needs. Include the role of other professionals.
Assignment 4 – Explain your role and responsibilities in planning and delivering inclusive teaching and learning in an identified vocational area.
Assignment 5 – Describe the purpose and methods of assessment within an identified teaching context
Assignment 6 – Explain how feedback contributes to the assessment process
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statistical analyses plan

Week 10 Assignment 1 – Submit Here
Attached Files:
File Interest Rates 30 Year Conventtional Morgtage 1972 to 2014.xls (23.5 KB)
File fredgraph interest rates 30 Year Conventional Mortgage 1972 to 2014.pdf (26.546 KB)
Assignment 1: Interest Rates on 30 Year Conventional Mortgages (See xls data file and graph attached)
Due Week 10 and worth 140 Points
You are the member of a local board who has been assisting low income families. Your organization has traditionally, rented properties in the community to make available to low income families, but because interest rates are so low, you have been pushing your organization to actually buy several homes. They are reluctant, so you must make your case that there has never been a better time to buy.
You have assembled the following data and will perform the following statistical analyses to make your case.
1. Calculate the mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation and skewness.
2. Data has been kept on interest rates since the 1950s, so use the historic average here to construct a the 95% confidence interval.
3. How many standard deviations below the mean is the rate for 2014?
4. What is the trend in the data?
5. Using the data, predict what the interest rate is likely to be in 2015 and 2016. Explain.
Prepare and explain your calculations. Use the evidence to write a paper to persuade the board that there never has been and it is likely that there never will be, a better time to finance the purchase of homes.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
1. It must be types, double spaces and use Times New Roman font 12
2. It must have one-inch margins on all sides.
3. You are not required to cite references for formulas, definitions, etc.
4. It must have a title page and running header.
FRED Graph Observations Federal Reserve Economic Data
Link: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2
Help: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/help-faq
Economic Research Division Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis
MORTG
Frequency: Annual
observation_date
MORTG
1972
7.38
1973
8.04
1974
9.19
1975
9.04
1976
8.87
1977
8.84
1978
9.64
1979
11.19
1980
13.77
1981
16.63
1982
16.08
1983
13.23
1984
13.87
1985
12.42
1986
10.18
1987
10.20
1988
10.34
1989
10.32
1990
10.13
1991
9.25
1992
8.40
1993
7.33
1994
8.36
1995
7.96
1996
7.81
1997
7.60
1998
6.94
1999
7.43
2000
8.06
2001
6.97
1002
6.54
2003
5.82
2004
5.84
2005
5.87
2006
6.41
2007
6.34
2008
6.04
2009
5.04
2010
4.69
2011
4.46
2012
3.66
2013
3.98
2014
4.17
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the study of body motion or body behavior.

Emblems: gestures that have a direct verbal translation and can stand alone such as the “ok” sign.
Illustrators: gestures that compliment our words such as pointing when giving directions.
Regulators: gestures that may prolong or terminate the conversation such as looking at your watch, walking away or nodding and leaning forward.
Adaptors: gestures that make you feel more comfortable in a communication situation such as twirling your hair or tapping your fingers.
Affect Displays: facial expressions motivated by emotion such as a smile or frown.
In this lesson you will venture out and observe the people around you. Tune out what they are saying and then sit back and watch. Take notes on what type of gestures (emblems, regulators, illustrators, adaptors and affect displays) are they using? How often do they use each one? Are they aware of these gestures? You will then use your notes to write a typed two page essay describing what you witnessed. Please let us know where you were, the mall, Starbucks, work etc.. and who was involved, two men sitting at a table…
Describe at least ten separate gestures.
Please submit in drop box your essay including:
What type?
What are they conveying? How many repetitions?
What are the circumstances?
At least two pages, typed– MINIMUM of 675 words
Double spaced
Paragraphs, not bullets
Include nonverbal terminology
Specific examples
Reminder: All written work must comply with standard English rules, such as proper capitalization, grammar and spelling. The assignment must be submitted by the deadline listed in the calendar.
Note: Even though you will see a statement giving you the option of copy/paste or file attachment, you are required to attach the assignment in MS Word format.
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Jewish Music and Modernity

Assignment: Please read one of the ethnographies listed below and write a 2-3 page paper answering the following questions. Briefly describe the ethnography. Who is the ethnography about? From what point of view is the ethnography written? Do you feel the author was biased in any way? Describe the music and its impact on this particular society? Give at least one specific example. Do you understand this society better after reading about its music? Why?
so the ethnography i chose was a book called “Jewish Music and Modernity” if the writer has the book he will have to read it and answer the question above
Please compose a well-written essay. Take time to proof-read it for grammar and sentence structure. Don’t worry about answering the above questions in order or in any kind of list form. Just use these to construct your reaction to the book.
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Laventille and Robert Frosts "Gift Outright

 
 
Prompt:
Due on Feb 17.
3 to 4 pages, double space. Typed.
You can discuss 3 poems, approximately one page per poem, or discuss two poems, or you can compare and contrast two poems, or just one poem, in your paper.
The poems can be from just one poet or different poets—Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Cuntee Cullen, Langston Hughes.
[Don’t forget to consult the power points I have sent to you]
Explication. Explain. What is the poem’s main theme or argument? What is the poem about? The statement (a sentence or a group of sentences) that answers these questions is the thesis statement of your paper. Then show that your take on the poem (what the poem is about) is correct by analyzing the poem and finding the supporting evidence for your thesis statement. See how themes, symbols, metonyms, metaphors, similes, characters, speaker, (or speakers) development etc.—how these elements contradict, complement, build on each other. Is the poem primarily made of images? Is there a central image? Or is poem build of an extended metaphor? Is the theme of the poem stated in the poem itself as a central argument. Is the poem formal or in free verse? How does the structure of the poem help interpret the poem? Sonnet? How does the argument develop in the quartrains? Rhyme scheme? Is there a conflict in the poem? What about tone? Irony? Does the poem take a stance or is it ambivalent? Does it vacillate? Is there a reversal in the poem? If there is a conflict in the poem, how does it get resolved? Does the poem ask questions? Who is the speaker of the poem? Where, when is the poem taking place? What is its situation? Action, Conflict, Description, Argument? Where is the location? What is the situation described in the poem? What, if anything, literally happens over the course of it, or what action, if any, does it describe? Is the poem simply capturing a feeling or describing something or someone? Is there a conflict that the poem is exploring or trying to resolve? Is there a progression or development or even an argument? When and how does the subject matter or focus or address SHIFT over the course of the poem? How is the content of the poem related to its form? Is there dramatic action? Is there a plot? Is there a refrain?
To sum up, ask these questions about the poem:
 
Why does it matter? What does it all mean?[THEME or meaning of the poem]
Why should the poem matter to anyone other than the poet, or what might the poem show and say to readers?
What problems, issues, questions, or CONFLICTS does the poem explore that might be relevant—to humanity in general, to the poet’s contemporaries, to people of a certain type or in a certain situation, and so forth?
How is each problem or conflict developed and resolved over the course of the poem?
How is each question answered?
What conclusions does the poem seem to reach about these, or what are its themes?
 
 
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Individual Federal Income Tax

Book: Federal Taxation 2015 for Individuals (28th edition). Pope & Anderson
Do Chapter 7 – Problem 63 (Tax Return)
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Make an argument about the texts and your comparison of them that identifies three or more key points of similarity/difference.

Compare two texts, and
lalaland by Aimee Allen

doo wop by Lauryn Hill

Focus on rhetorical elements of the lyrics.
Make an argument about the texts and your comparison of them that identifies three or more key points of similarity/difference.
Support that argument with examples and explanations
Discuss context/background (no writer can really make sense of a text and what it means and how it persuades without some discussion of the social world the text operates in and responds to. Your essay should include a paragraph or more to “place” the text in context — the year of release, the intended audience, relevant aspects of the artist or product’s history, identify what aspects of the context are important and relevant and write about them so we can understand what your text does)
Refer to specific aspects of the texts that affect meaning (e.g., language and word choice, narrative, interesting use of color, use of music in ads, use of lighting, camera angle, etc)
Provide analysis of those specifics and interpretations of what they mean, how they influence, what they represent, etc. (e.g., it’s not very interesting to say “these two ads are similar because they are both effective with a particular audience”; however, a claim like this show you are interpreting the text and going beyond just saying it’s effective or not: “these ads are similar because they both reinforce negative stereotypes, even as they seem to be expanding the targeted audience”
Please introduce the background of these two song one around one and half page and compare and analysis one and half page.
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Errors Made When Writing Essays.

Errors Made When Writing Essays.
HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER
Everyone makes these simple mistakes unknowingly, I spend so much time reading and writing essays and every time I notice these same mistakes, some say it is unavoidable because when you are writing you do not pay much attention to those smaller details, all you want is to finish your essay and submit it before the deadline. This article makes you familiarize with the simple mistake we make and ignore or rather the mistakes we do not see as mistakes.
These are the simple mistakes we make:

  1. Its/it’s

Students usually use these two words as if they are the same, you need to realize the difference in a sentence and what you need to know is that, “ITS”, is a possessive word meaning something belongs to it, while the word “IT’S”, simply means “it is”, so we should learn to differentiate them and use them where they should be used appropriately.

  1. Incomplete sentence.

I know you are now wondering, how can this be possible, it can, for you to have a complete sentence it should have a verb and if it is lacking a verb then it is not complete then you have no sentence but just words to fill your essay.

  1. Subject headings/titles.

You will be shocked when you find a student writing his/her heading like this, take these sentence as an example, “Not afraid” or “not afraid”, these are all wrong, it should be like this, “Not Afraid”. Learn from your mistakes.

  1. Spelling errors.

This is the biggest problem which almost everyone is a victim, we find ourselves using big words that clearly we do not know how they are written and we just insist on using them so that we can be seen learned or super smart, just use the normal words to avoid this mistake.
5. Plagiarism.
This is where you use someone words or phrases and you do not acknowledge them in your essay, or you present someone work as your own without you acknowledging them or where you found the information, it is wrong to do so, if you want to use someone else work just make sure you acknowledge them in that piece of work.
 
These are just but a few mistakes I have listed down and we should try so much to avoid them to make our essays more enjoyable to read.
 

discussion

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1. Name the stage of meaningful use in which your facility is currently designated. What were the challenges to arrive at this stage?
2. The military and the Veterans’ Administration have been the leaders in promoting PHRs. Explain why PHRs would be especially advantageous to these populations. How can PHRs cut healthcare costs?

briefly explain your reasons for submitting this application (with various topics)

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(Only one essay is required for consideration by all scholarship programs.) In the box below, briefly explain your reasons for submitting this application. Discuss each of the following topics:
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4. Your leadership roles and community involvement
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Custom Software Inc case

Custom Software Inc case
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1. Using Excel, compute the Expected Time (Te) in days to the nearest two decimal places for all project tasks using the formula:
2. Enter all tasks and the expected times you just calculated into Microsoft Project making sure all tasks have a finish-to-start relationships. Be sure to set the project calendar so that all work takes place on Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1:00 pm. (this should be the default standard calendar, but double check). Make sure each task is set to “Auto Scheduled”.
3. Insert a Start milestone and a Finish milestone (0 time) with appropriate links to existing tasks.
4. Insert the “Immediate Predecessors” information in the Gantt table.
5. Set the start date for the task “Approach the Customer” as a “Must Start On” constraint
6. Put a “Finish No Later Than” constraint on the task “Obtain Customer Sign-off” for the day the IT Manager signed the contract
7. Put a “Start No Later Than” constraint on the task “Customer Receives Computers” to ensure the computers have arrived in sufficient time for the IT manager to perform testing as requested by the IT manager in the case.
8. Make sure the task name appears to the right of the task bar on the Gantt Chart. Also, make sure the task bars for the critical activities are highlighted in red on the Gantt Chart. Be sure to exclude the vertical linkages in the Gantt chart.
Submit: (a) An Excel file showing your calculations for the Te calculations
(b) Your MSProject file which opens onto your Gantt table.
Custom Software Inc.
You are a project manager working for a company called Custom Software Inc. which produces custom software packages for schools and businesses. Each new contract is considered its own special project and each project consists of eight main tasks, most of which include a number of subtasks. After the customer has signed a contract and their specific needs are ascertained, the necessary hardware can be ordered and development of their custom software can begin. After the hardware has been delivered and set up the fully tested software is installed and tested to ensure it behaves as it should. While the custom software is being developed a custom manual is also created. This manual is checked against the final software build to ensure the two are consistent. Once the software has been installed and tested and the manuals printed, the merchandise is shipped to the customer who sets up and installs the systems. After approval has been sent from the customer and payment received, there is an internal project closeout meeting where the success of the project is evaluated. A full outline of tasks, durations, dependencies and personnel responsibilities can be found in Table 1 below.
Table 1: Tasks, durations, dependencies and Personnel Responsibilities
Task #    Task    Immediate
Predecessors    Optimistic Time
(a)    Most Likely Time
(m)    Pessimistic Time
(b)      Expected
Time
1    Approach customer and begin negotiations         1 day    4 days    8 days
2    Create customer specific contract    1    1 day    1 day    6 days
3    Gain approval from relevant internal project team members    2    1 day    3 days    8 days
4    Obtain customer sign off on initial contract and get deposit    1    1 day    1 day    3 days
5    Hold internal project “kick off’ meeting    3,4    0.4 day    0.75 day    1 days
6    Liaise with customer to ascertain specific requirements    5    2 days    4 days    8 days
7    Agree on specifications and implementation with customer and internal team members    5,6    2 days    4 days    5 days
8    Obtain customer sign off on detailed project specifications    7    3 day    5 day    8 days
9    Order base setups    6    1 day    2 day    3 days
10    Await delivery of base setup    9    6 days    10 days    15 days
11    Send ‘extras’ orders to suppliers    10    1 day    1 day    2 days
Task #    Task    Immediate
Predecessors    Optimistic Time
(a)    Most Likely Time
(m)    Pessimistic Time
(b)      Expected
Time
12    Await delivery of ‘extras’    11    3 days    5 days    8 days
13    Set up computer Hardware    10,12    1 day    2 days    5 days
14    Write client specific software
15    Write testing specifications    8    2 days    4 days    8 days
16    Write software installation script    15
1 day    2 days    4 days
17    Perform testing    13, 15    6 days    10 days    12 days
18    Software installed on all customer computers    17    1 day    2 days    5 days
19    Project manager ensures hardware and software setup is completed    18    2 day    3 day    5 days
20    Quality manager performs necessary checks    19    3 day    4 day    6 days
Create & Proof User Manual
21    User manuals
written    8    3 days    7 days    12 days
22    User manuals
checked against software for consistency    21    1 day    2 days    4 days
23    Project manager checks user manual
for presentation and content    22    1 day    1 day    3 days
24    Final check on computers and user manuals performed by Quality Manager    20,23    3 day    4 day    6 days
25    Computers shipped to customer    24    0 day    0 day    0 days
26    Transit of computers    25    4 days    8 days    9 days
27    Customer receives computers     26    0 day    0 days    0 days
28    Customer performs own quality test    27    2 days    3 days    5 days
29    Approval sent to company and additional support/guidance provided as necessary    28    1 day    1 day    3 days
30    Customer signs off merchandise and provides full payment    29    1 day    1 day    4 days
31    Final Project Closeout MEETING    30    0.5 day    0.5 day    0.5 day
A member of the sales team from your company contacted the IT manager for Summerville High School on May 13, 2015. The IT manager had previously shown interest in purchasing some computers from Custom Software Inc.  As a result of their negotiations, on May 28, 2015 the IT manager ordered a batch of 100 computers with Custom Software for the school’s IT lab. The IT manager has made it clear that the computers must arrive by August 21, 2015 so he has enough time to set up and perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on the computers by August 28, 2015 (the Fall semester class using the computers is set to begin on Monday August 31, 2015).
Assumptions:
Below is a list of assumptions you need to make when answering the case.
•    The project start date is May 13, 2015
•    The dates automatically generated by Microsoft Project are true and accurate.
•    The default calendar accurately reflects the company working hours and there are no public holidays over the duration of the project.
•    Staff are 100% available over the duration of the project; there are no anticipated staff absences.
•    No overtime will be worked.
Questions
1.    Using Excel, compute the Expected Time (Te) in days to the nearest two decimal places for all project tasks using the formula:
2.    Enter all tasks and the expected times you just calculated into Microsoft Project making sure all tasks have a finish-to-start relationships.  Be sure to set the project calendar so that all work takes place on Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1:00 pm. (this should be the default standard calendar, but double check).  Make sure each task is set to “Auto Scheduled”.
3.    Insert a Start milestone and a Finish milestone (0 time) with appropriate links to existing tasks.
4.    Insert the “Immediate Predecessors” information in the Gantt table.
5.    Set the start date for the task “Approach the Customer” as a “Must Start On” constraint
6.    Put a “Finish No Later Than” constraint on the task “Obtain Customer Sign-off” for the day the IT Manager signed the contract
7.    Put a “Start No Later Than” constraint on the task “Customer Receives Computers” to ensure the computers have arrived in sufficient time for the IT manager to perform testing as requested by the IT manager in the case.
8.    Make sure the task name appears to the right of the task bar on the Gantt Chart.  Also, make sure the task bars for the critical activities are highlighted in red on the Gantt Chart.  Be sure to exclude the vertical linkages in the Gantt chart.
Submit:     (a) An Excel file showing your calculations for the Te calculations
(b) Your MSProject file which opens onto your Gantt table.
Upload your answers to the questions to Blackboard by the deadline shown on the syllabus.
Sample Gantt Table
Sample Gantt Chart

Misconceptions in teaching mathematics

Misconceptions in teaching mathematics
Select an assessment item aimed at Higher-Level GCSE candidates.
(a)    Analyse the knowledge, skills and understanding which the item is designed to assess.
300 word equivalent.
Criteria:    Selection of an appropriately challenging assessment item.
Clear analysis of the demands of the assessment item.
(b)    Provide three separate answers to your assessment item, two of which should include misconceptions or errors.  The answers should be clearly annotated.
300 word equivalent.
Criteria:    Evidence of insight into pupils’ errors and misconceptions.
(c)    Describe how you would teach the assessed topic to avoid the misconceptions and errors you have identified in part (b).
800 word equivalent.
Criteria:    Clear analysis of the reasons for the misconceptions.
Appropriate teaching strategies.
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Validity in Quantitative Research Designs

Validity in Quantitative Research Designs
Validity in research refers to the extent researchers can be confident that the cause and effect they identify in their research are in fact causal relationships. If there is low validity in a study, it usually means that the research design is flawed and the results will be of little or no value. Four different aspects of validity should be considered when reviewing a research design: statistical conclusion validity, internal validity, construct validity, and external validity. In this Discussion, you consider the importance of each of these aspects in judging the validity of quantitative research.
To prepare:
Review the information in Chapter 10 of the course text on rigor and validity.
Read the method section of one of the following quasi-experimental studies. Identify at least one potential concern that could be raised about the study’s internal validity.
Metheny, N. A., Davis-Jackson, J., & Stewart, B. J. (2010). Effectiveness of an aspiration risk-reduction protocol. Nursing Research, 59(1), 18–25.
Padula, C. A., Hughes, C., & Baumhover, L. (2009). Impact of a nurse-driven mobility protocol on functional decline in hospitalized older adults. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(4), 325–331.
Yuan, S., Chou, M., Hwu, L., Chang, Y., Hsu, W., & Kuo, H. (2009). An intervention program to promote health-related physical fitness in nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(10), 1,404–1,411.
Consider strategies that could be used to strengthen the study’s internal validity and how this would impact the three other types of validity.
Think about the consequences of an advanced practice nurse neglecting to consider the validity of a research study when reviewing the research for potential use in developing an evidence-based practice.
Post on or before Day 3 the title of the study that you selected and your analysis of the potential concerns that could be raised about the study’s internal validity. Propose recommendations to strengthen the internal validity and assess the effect your changes could have with regard to the other three types of validity. Discuss the dangers of failing to consider the validity of a research study.
References
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012).  Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
o    Chapter 10, “Rigor and Validity in Quantitative Research”

Maternal child Health

Maternal child Health
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Chapter 11
1. Describe the rationale for including the broader women’s health in maternal and child health?
2. Describe the evolution of maternity care from “embedded in female culture” to “medicalization”. How has the women’s health movement countered this?
3. Discuss how gender constructs influence women’s lives.
4. Explain the concept of understanding women’s health throughout the life cycle.
5. Describe key issues specific to women and girls at each life stage.
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2. Discuss cultural variations in the use of health care, the prevalence of disabling conditions, health care attitudes and practices.
3. Discuss the epidemiology of mental health conditions amongst youths in the US.
4. Describe challenges related to financing mental health care fore adolescents.
5. What does Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 establish? What does the Americans with Disabilities Act establish.

summary for the article

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Interlanguage Syntax of Arabic-Speaking Learners of English: The Noun Phrase
Muhammad Raji ZughoulDepartment of English, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
( simply I will attach an article and I want you to write a summary for this article starting with the main ideas of this article and ending with the result. NO NEED FOR OUT SIDE RESOURCE
DOCUMENT RESUME
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AUTHORZughoul, Muhammad RajiTITLEInterlanguage Syntax of Arabic-Speaking Learners of English:
The Noun Phrase.PUB DATE2002-00-00NOTE23p.PUB TYPEReportsResearch (143)EDRS PRICEEDRS Price MF01/PC01 Plus Postage.DESCRIPTORSArabic; College Students; English (Second Language); Error
Patterns; Higher Education; *Interlanguage; *Nouns; PhraseStructure; Second Language Learning; *Syntax; UncommonlyTaught Languages
ABSTRACT
This study examined the interlanguage syntax of Arabicspeaking learners of English in the area of the noun phrase, focusing on theclosed system elements that can occur before or after the noun head, the nounhead and pronouns in line with Quirk and Greenbaum’s (1977) treatment of thenoun phrase. Participants were 25 Arabic speaking English language learnersfrom seven Arab countries attending an intensive English program at theUniversity of Texas Austin. The first 500 words of each student’s oralproduction were analyzed, and a typology of errors based on a pilot projectwas established. Results indicated that noun phrase errors were second toverb phrase errors, forming 32.8 percent of the total number of errors in thesample. The most frequent noun phrase errors were in the use of articles,particularly the omission of the indefinite article in obligatory contexts,the use of “the” redundantly, omission of the article “the,” and redundantuse of the articles “a” and “an.” Ordinals were used interchangeably, andquantifiers were confused as to their use with count/noncount nouns. Arablearners from different dialect backgrounds had different problems. Errorsmade by Arab learners of English were very similar to errors made by learnersfrom other language backgrounds. (Contains 47 references.)(SM)
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from the original document.
Interlanguage Syntax of Arabic-Speaking Learners of English: The Noun Phrase
Muhammad Raji ZughoulDepartment of English, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATUREThe noun phrase has been the subject of a large number of research projects inthesis anddissertation form in Arab and Western universities. Most of these studies focusedon contrastbetween an aspect of English on one hand and a variety of Arabic (regional,or dialectal) on theother. Reference can be made to Abu-Seif (1967)on nominals in English and Cairene Arabic;Hassani (1967) on the classification of the noun in both English and Arabic; Qafisheh(1968) onpre-nominal modifiers; Al-Safi (1972) on concord; El-derwi (1967)on number; Yassin (1977) onthe genitive; Mehdi (1981) and Zughoul (1979)on prepositions; El-Sheikh (1963) on pronouns;Bulos (1960), Tadros (1979) and Toshie (1983)on relatives.
Several other studies of more general nature along the lines of Error Analysisincluded sections onthe noun phrase. These include Samhoury (1966)on Syrian students; Yacoub (1972) and Al- Ani(1979) on Iraqi learners of English; Tadros (1966), El-Hibr (1976) and Kambal(1980) on Sudaneselearners; El-Ezabi (1967), Rouchdy (1970), Emam (1972) and Mattar (1978)on Egyptain learners;Kharma (1981) and Al-Qadi (1982) on Kuwaiti stdents; Abu-Shanab(1978), Miller (1981),Hanania (1974) and Hanania & Gradmann (1977)on Saudi learners; Meziani (1984) on Moroccanlearners; Mukattash (1978), Al-Musa (1974), Al-Qasim (1983) and Shaheen(1989) on Jordanianlearners. Of more general nature which included students frommore than one Arab country werethose of The Defense Language Institute (DLI 1969), Willcott (1972,1978) and Scott & Tucker(1974), Kharma and Hajjaj (1989) and Aziz (1996). Though contradictoryon some aspects, thefindings of most of these studies has been strikingly similar. Thisstudy is error analytic andcomprehensive in the scope of its coverage and data base.
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OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGYThe objective of this paper is toreport the findings of a study of the interlanguagesyntax of Arabic-speaking learners of English in thearea of the noun phrase. More particularly, this studywill beconcerned with the closed system elementsthat can occur beforeor after the noun head, the nounhead and pronouns in line with Quirkand Greenbaum (1977) treatment ofthe noun phrase. Thesubjects of the studywere twenty five Arabic speaking learners of Englishfrom seven differentArab countries (Algeria 2, Lybia 5,Egypt 5, Jordan 3, Lebanon 2, Saudi Arabia7, Bahrain 1). Theywere attending the Intensive English Program of theUniversity of Texas at Austin. The first500words of the oral production of eachof the 25 subjects– a body of about 12,500 words — wasselected for description, analysis,quantification and explanation oferrors. A typology of errorsbased on a pilot projectwas established, part of which deals with thenoun phrase.FINDINGSThe count of errors in thecorpus in general indicates that noun phraseerrors are second to verbphrase errors. They form 32.8% ofthe total number oferrors in the sample. Table 1 is asummaryof the errors in thenoun phrase.Table 1Summary of Noun Phrase ErrorsNP% TotaDeterminersArticles16138.012.5Omission of a, an07647.217.9Use of THE for 0 article04326.710.1Use of 0 for THE01811.104.2Use of a, an for THE01308.003.0Substitution01106.802.6Other determiners01002.300.7Predeterminers00200.400.1PostdeterminersOrdinals01403.301.0Quantifiers01704.001.320448.215.8
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NOUN ERRORSWrong number7317.25.6Misformation of plurals0902.10.6Misformation of nouns0601.40.4Confusion of Ns with other parts of speech1904.41.4Noun as a subject or an object5713.44.4Repetition of SOmission of SOmission of objectPronouns4711.13.6Pronominal referenceReported speechOmission of pronounThe genitive081.80.6approx.423100%32.8DETERMINERSARTICLES
The most frequent errors in the noun phrase area are in the use of articles (38%); they formed12.5% of the total number of errors. In his error analysis study on Arab students, Willcott (1972)concludes that definiteness problems were far more frequent than any other problem in Englishsyntax faced by Arab students. Where the count may differ, the results of this study confirm thatdefiniteness is a serious problem for Arab learners of English. Following are examples of the articleerror types from the data.Omission of the indefinite article A, AN, (0 for A, AN)1. Tom is very good teacher.2. They don’t give certificate.3. It is French company.4. I filled application.5. It is English program.6. I don’t have opportunity to take French.7. I don’t have plan to work outside the country.8. I worked in Japanese company as storekeeper.9. When you live in apartment, you buy your food yourself.10. It is good change.
Redundant use of THE (THE for 0 article):11. We study in the night.12. The problem here is the money.
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13. The life is cheaper in Saudi Arabia.14. The American food bad for me.15. We have many jokes about the Englishmen.16. I am reading Readers Digest which describe the life in America.17. I watch it at the Dobbie Mall.18. The water and the electricity are very difficult.19. I like the life in Seattle more than in Austin20. The fruit in Lebanon is cheaper.
Omission of the definite article (0 for THE).21. I visited animal zoo.22. We went to Libyan embassy.23. It belong here to United States.24. He slept in Dallas until next day.25. I spend most of time in the Union because there is people.26. You can talk about political situation. Redundant use of the indefinite article
A, AN (A, AN for 0).27. I always look for a work.28. I heard a news from him.29. I drink a tea in the break.30. She give us a homework everyday.
Substitution (the for A, AN).31. I want to study the area and get the house and fix everything.32. We rent the apartment near UT.33. I take the English course with her.34. I borrow the cup from the office.
Omission of the indefinite article A, AN. The most freqent error within this categorywas theomission of the indefinite article in obligatory contexts (44.6%). It should be pointed out here thatas in the case of be omission or the omission of the third person singular -s, the subjects of thisstudy did insert the indefinite article properly in some cases and omitted it in others. Not inonesingle case was there consistent omission of the indefinite article. However, therange of errorvaried significantly from one subject to another. Definitenessversus indefiniteness is ‘a universalfeature in linguistics. However, languages express these concepts differently. In Arabic,a definitenoun is usually marked by the particle ?al, which is referred to as ?al al-ta9ri:f (instrument ofdefinition), while the indefinite noun is unmarked. In other words, Arabic hasno article equivalentto a or an.
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35. Thisisabook.ha:oa:xxkita:b
The absence of an article in the Arabic equivalent of sentence 35 is an indicator that book isindefinite. Moreover, definiteness and indefiniteness have different distribution in the twolanguages such that a noun used with a definite article in Arabic may be indefinite in English. Amore detailed discussion of the issue of definiteness will follow in the next section.
The absence of markedness for the indefinite article in Arabic has been proposed by contrastive anderror analyses studies like (DLI, 1969; Willcott, 1972, 1978; Kharma, 1981) as the main source oferror in the case of article omission.
Use of THE for 0 article. The second most frequent error in the use of articles was the use of theredundantly, i.e., where 0 article is obligatory in this context. Sentences 11-20 are examples of thiserror.The redundant use of the in sentencs 11-20 has the effect of changing reference, thus changing themeaning, from a generic to an anaphoric one. This is one of the main areas, i.e., expression ofgeneric versus specific reference where there are significant differences in the use and distributionof the article in Arabic and English. In English, the number variable gets into the expression ofreference. In the case of countable nouns, generic reference can be expressed in one of three ways(Quirk and Greenbaum 1977):36. The lion is a wild animal. (Subject is singular, definite)37. A lion is a wild animal. (subject is singular indefinite.)38. Lions are wild animals. (Subject is plural indefinite.)
In the case of noncountable nouns, however, only 0 article is possible in the expression of genericreference, as in the sentence: Gold is expensive. In Arabic, generic reference is always expressedwith the use of the definite article with count and noncount nouns alike. Thus, the followingsentences are rendered in Arabic as follows:
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39. A dogisafaithfulanimal.al-kalbuhyawa:nunami:nunThe doganimalfaithful.
40. Dogsarefaithful animals.al-kil:abuhayawa:na:tun ami:nah.The dogsanimalsfaithful.
41. Goldisexpensive.al- oahabuga:linThe goldexpenesive.
Some count nouns are used with 0 article in English in abstract and idiomatic expressions thatdenote seasons (in winter, in summer), institutions (in bed, in hospital, in school), means oftransportation (travel by car, go by bus), times of the day (at night, at sunset), illnesses (anaemia,influenza); they are also used in some parallel structures (day by day, face to face, man to man). Inall these instances, with a few exceptions in the parallel structures category, Arabic uses thedefinite article. Included also is the case of “unique” reference, as in names of festivals, months,and days of the week, where Arabic mostly uses the definite article.
The contrast in the distribution of the in the two languages leaves room for interference. All theexamples in this category (11-20) are produced with the in Arabic: the money, the life, the fruit, thewater, the electricity , etc. Among these examples are instances where the is used with propernouns, as in the Dobie Mall and the Dexter House. Again, if produced in Arabic, those propernouns would be produced with the. Mother tongue interference, though significant in this case as asource of error, is among several other possible factors that will be discussed later.
Omission of the definite article THE.Sentences 21-25 are examples of this error. Willcott(1972) reported this error to be the most frequent error made by the subjects of his sample. In hisexamples, however, there were too many occurrences of one single item throughout his scripts,which is U.S. and was frequently unmarked by the. Though not required for grammaticality in the
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noun phrase, the omission of the made the sentence “foreignsounding” or semantically unjustifiedby the larger context. This error cannot be explained in terms of mother tongue interference. In fact,sentences 21-24 can be good counter examples to any argument for interference since in thefirstlanguage the context requires the use of the and the learner failed to insert it. The inherent difficultyof the articles in English and their semantic complexity are possible sources of this error.
Redundant use of the indefinite article A, AN. In a few occurrences (7.7%), the indefinitearticles a, an were used redundantly. In these cases a was used with noncount nouns. This is a clearcase of overgeneralization of rules. Substitution errors. In the relatively few occurrencesofsubstitution errors in the use of articles (6.5%), the pattern was to substitute the definite article forthe indefinite article as in examples 31-34.
Error analysis studies conducted on learners of English from various language backgrounds haveconsistenly shown that articles in English are difficult to learn. The patterns of error acrosslanguage backgrounds are strikingly similar (Bhatia, 1973; Arabski, 1979; Duskova, 1969;Angwatanakul, 1976; Mirhosseini, 1986). Most of these studies attribute the sources of error tomother tongue interference. One problem with this explanation is that as Mirhosseini (1986) pointsout, the patterns of error are far more variable than what contrastive analysis would lead one topredict. Moreover, occurrences such as 21-24 in this study challenge contrastive analysis for anexplanation.
The articles are the most frequent morphemes in English, and despite their frequency they areacquired by native speakers at a late stage. Though they are not grammatically complex since theyinvolve one transformation (Brown, 1973), they are semantically complex and their semanticcomplexity is what makes them difficult to learn. Duskova (1969) hypothesizes an interference
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different from that of mother tongue in the case of articles. She notes that once the learner startsinternalizing the article’s system, interference from that system begins to operate.
OTHER DETERMINERS
In a number of occurrences, some and any were used with singular count nouns as in sentences42-44.42. There is some student Arab in our class.43. I have some friend in Austin.44. There isn’t any student Arab in our class.
While those errors can be interpreted more as errors in the use of the noun where a singular nounstubstitutes for a plural noun, it is the impression of the writer that Arab students tend to havedifficulties distinguishing between the use of stressed some, which may be used with singular countnouns meaning “extraordinary,” and the use of unstressed some, which is usedwith plural countnouns and noncount nouns (sentences 45-48).
45. It was some present that he bought for his mother.46. He bought some presents for his mother.47. That is some watch you have there.48. There are some watches over there.
There were no other occurrences of error in the other classes of determiners.PRE-DETERMINERSIn the class of predeterminers (the class of closed-system items that occur before determiners, i.e.,both, half, all, double, twice, three/four. ..times), there were not many occurences of these items.In the few occurrences of all, there were two errors in the use of all. These were:
49. All we are are students now.50. All them Libyan students are scholarships.
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The first sentence is an error of misplacement where all can fit after we or are; the second is a caseof the omission of of, which is obligatory in this construction. Libyan students is a repetition ofthem.
POST-DETERMINERSGeneral Ordinals (OTHER, THE OTHER, ANOTHER). The use of these general ordinals, asQuirk and Greenbaum (1977) call them because of their grammatical and semantic similarity toordinal numbers, seems to be problematic for Arab learners. They were used interchangeably insome instances, mostly where the other and other were used for another, and then the other forother. Following are examples of this error.
51. It is one in the elementary school the other one in preparatory school and the others in highschool.52. I am going to other apartment alone.53. One in the bank the other one is in company and the third one he is study54. I applied for Kentucky and Oklahama and the other institute Florida Institute.55. I still want to take another two semesters.56. Austin Community College is cheaper than the other colleges.
Errors in these general ordinals account for 3.3% of the errors in noun phrase errors and 1% of thetotal number of errors. The source of error here could be the similarity of these forms and therelationship in their distribution to that of the articles. Once the learner masters the use of thearticles, it is likely that he masters the use of other, another, and the other.
Quantifiers. Errors in quantifiers accounted for only 4% of the errors in the noun phrase and 1.3%of the total number of errors. Much was confused with many in 7 occurrences, few was used for afew in 4 occurrences, and little was used for a little in 2 occurrences. The following examplesillustrate these errors.
57. There is too much Arab student in Austin.58. I met very much Mexican people here.59. I have few exams next week.
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60. I will marry after just few years.61. I work and get little moeny for my tuition fees.
The quantifier much and many have one equivalent in Arabic, “kaOi:r,” where there is nodistinction between countable and noncountable nouns. It is an error predictable by contrastiveanalysis and it did occur. The difference between few/ a few, and little/ a little is subtle in Englishand is generally hard to explain. Even when the negative-positive-contrast suggested by Quirk andGreenbaum (1977) is used, Arab students may be baffled by a contrast between several/not manyand some/not much. Consequently, the only possible source of error here is the inherent difficultyof this structure in English.
Other Quantifiers. Phrasal quantifiers such as plenty of, a lot of, lots of, a great deal of, a gooddeal of, a large quantity of, a small quantity of, a great number of, a large number of, and a goodnumber of did not occur in the data. From the writer’s class-teaching experience, Arab learners ofEnglish are likely to confuse those used with count nouns with those used with nouncount nouns.Consequently, plenty of, a lot of, and lots of are the easiest to learn. However, those restricted tooccurence with noncount nouns like a great deal and a large/small quantity/amount of may be usedwith count nouns by Arab learners of English. Similarly, quantifiers restricted to occurrence withplural count nouns like a great/large/good number of may be used with noncount nouns by Arablearners. Celce-Murcia and Larsen- Freeman (1983:198), in their discussion of quantifiers point outthat many ESL/EFL textbooks “do not do justice to measure words or collective nouns and saylittle about quantifiers beyond contrasting the use of much/many and the meanings of a few/fewand a little/little.” They rightfully conclude that the quantifier-collector system in English is farmore complicated than these textbooks would suggest and that it needs to be stressed more than itis at the present. The lack of occurrence of these items in the data provides further support to theearlier conclusion.
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NOUN ERROSNoun (noun head) errors account for 38.7% of errors in the noun phrase. Following areexamples ofthese error types.Wrong number: determiner and noun in disagreement in number.62. They talk bad about our country and all Arab country.63. I wrote many application.64. Some teacher hate Arab.65. I want to do this because I want take some lesson from my life.66. I had some friend in the oil business.67. Some college want five hundred.68. One of his cousin is here.69. One of my cousin he is in Florida.70. One of his unle live here.71. All the other sister they are studying now.72. I have two hundred and fifty relative work in Khafjeh.73. We are seven three sister and four brother.74. There are twelve or thirteen university have this major.75. They are American citizen right now.76. They government chose the best student to send them abroad.
Misformation of plurals.77. I cook Lebanese foods.78. I mean pizza is not American foods.79. Most of the people are foreigns.80. I mean money and bookses.81. Sometimes they talk about the womens.
Misformation of nouns.82. I have some relationship as I told you, Uncle.83. I try to have an acception from there.
Confusion of nouns with other parts of speech.84. I have work in the Ministry of Financial.85. May be you have a lot of foreigns.86. There was too much violent form.87. I am from Sweida; it is southern of Syria.88. If you want the true, I lost many things.
Wrong number. Number is not more complex in English than it is in Arabic. Whereas in Englishnouns are either singular or plural, in Arabic they aresingular, dual, or plural. Nouns are not onlymarked for number, but they are also marked for case; thus, kitabani (two books + nominative) andkitabayni (two books + genitive or accusative). Plural formation is also as complex in Arabic whereplurals are formed by suffixation as in the case of sound masculine plural formation (mu9allim,
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teacher/mu9allimun,teachers)andsoundfeminineplurals(mu9allimah,femaleteacher/mu9allimat, female teachers) or by vowel change and/or suffixation as in the case of brokenplurals (tiff, child/atfal, children; kita:b, book/kutub, books; jida:r, wall/judran, walls). Moreover,the Arabic noun has to agree with the determiner and the verb in number, gender, and case as in
89. ha:t:ani al-ta:libata:ni katabata: al-wa:jibaha:ta:ni = this + female + nounal-ta:libata:ni = the + student + female + 2 + nounkatabata: = wrote + female + 2al-w:ajiba = the + assignment + accusativeThese two students wrote the assignment.
The complexity of noun number in Arabic is expected to interfere positively in the learning of theEnglish noun number. However, the difference in suffixation as well as the presence of numerousexceptions in English might partly account for some of the difficulties faced by Arab learners inthis area.
An examination of sentences 62-76 shows that a serious problem for Arab students is the use of asingular noun where the plural should be used. Another way is to view the error as an omission ofthe plural marker. In the first five examples, a singular noun was used after all, some, many. In thenext group of examples (86-70), a singular noun was used after one of. In the third groupofexamples (71-73), a singular noun was used after numbers more than one. In 74-75, a singular nounwas in a context where the plural is appropriate.
In all these examples, with the exception of 72-74, the context in the native language requires theuse of a plural noun. This makes an explanation of this error in terms of mother tongueinterferencedifficult to accept. One possible explanation of these errorsis the universal strategy ofsimplification, which usually leads to the omission of redundant features. The plural marker is aredundant feature in all these sentences where plurality is carried out by other components of the
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sentence. Another possible source of error suggested by Bhatia (1972) is the fact that studentsusually learn the unmarked form–the singular–first. Based on the writer’s experience, Arablearners tend to have difficulties in other aspects of number in English. One particular problem isrelated to singular and plural invariables. In the case of singular invariables, learners tend topluralize singular noncount nouns as furniture, homework, information, meat, and bread. They alsofail to use the partititives ( a bit, a piece, a slice, an item, etc.) as means of imposing countability onthese noncount nouns. The problem wih plural invariables (nouns that are only plural) is that Arablearners tend to use summation plurals such as scissors, glasses, shorts, trousers, and pliers in thesingular, failing to use the partitive a pair of to impose countability on these nouns. Abstractadjectival heads such as the beautiful and the true are always confused wih personal adjectivalheads such as the rich and the poor. Irregular foreign plurals coming fom Latin, Greek, French, andItalian take a lot of practice to master.
Misformation of plurals. In a relatively small number of cases, plurals were misformed. Massnouns were pluralized as in sentences 77-78. Sentences 80 and 81, where bookses and womensoccur, can be interpreted as cases of overinflection and overgeneralization of rules.
Noun misformation. In a few occurrences (1.4%), the noun was misformed. sentences 82-83 areexamples of nouns misformed. In the first one, the student meant relatives, but used relationship; inthe second one, the subject coined acception for acceptance. Both are examples of analogy.
Confusion of nouns with other parts of speech. In a relatively small percentage of occurrences(1.4% of noun phrase errors), nouns were confused with other parts of speech. As shown inexamples 84-88, nouns were mostly confused with adjectives (financial-finance, foreign-foreigner,violent-violence, southern-south, true-truth). The students’ pr