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All applicants must submit an essay/personal statement in which you describe your most laudable academic accomplishments, achievements, and any unique recognition awarded to you on the basis of your academic or research performances. You may also include a statement on your personal aspirations and career goals. Include a discussion of how scholarship assistance will help your meet your goals. Remember, this is often the best opportunity you have to speak directly to the scholarship review committee! Please check spelling and grammar carefully before submitting your essay. Limit: 1000 words.

Week 2

In Week 1, we discussed the contextual factors to consider when planning instruction. This week we will focus on models for planning and the essential components of lesson plans.

Respond to the following questions in a minimum of 100 words:

  • How do you begin to develop learning objectives? What factors do you need to consider? How do you know if you have developed clear and appropriate learning objectives for a particular lesson?
  • What are the advantages of using backward design for lesson planning? What do you foresee as being a possible challenge in using backward design?

Algorithms Homework

APPLIED SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (ASU)FACULTY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (FIT)SECOND HW 2021-1Subject: Design and Analysis of Algorithms 1301310Instructor: Dr. Mohammed Khader

Please Note that this assignment is 4 pages and with a total of 40 points.

Question 1: [10 points]

Choose the correct answer from the following:

1. In the merge step of Merge sort of N elements what is the running time cost of that step?

a. O(1) b. O(log N) c. O(N) d. O(N log N) e. O(N2)

2. One of the following is used in Topological Sorting:

a. BFS b. DFS c. Heap d. All of them

3. Memory required to represent a graph using adjacency list is:

a. (|E|) b. (|V|2) c. (|V| + |E|) d. None of them

4. Time to determine if (u, v) E in a graph represented by adjacency matrix is:

a. (1) b. (log |V|) c. O (degree(u)) d. O (degree(v)) e. O(|E|)

5. The INCREASE-KEY operation in a priority queue with Size N has running time:

a. O(1) b. O(log N) c. O(N) d. O(N log N) e. O(N2)

6. The minimum number of comparisons needed to find the Simultaneous Min, Max values of n even elements is

a. 2n-1 b. (3n-3)/2 c. (3n/2) -2 d. (3n-2)/2

7. The running time of the best algorithm for finding the median of a sorted sequence of n values is in the order (Big-O) of:

a. lg n b. n3 c. 1 d. n

8. The running time needed to determine if the edge (u, v) E and the graph represented by an adjacency list:

a. O(degree(u)) b. (|E|) c. (|V| + |E|) d. (|V|)

9. The running time needed to traverse the adjacent nodes for the node in the graph represented by an adjacency matrix:

a. (degree(u)) b. (|E|) c. (|V| + |E|) d. (|V|)

10. The running time of breadth-first search on a graph G(V, E) represented in an adjacency list is

a. O(E2) b. O(E+V) c. O(V2) d. O (E log V) e. None

Question 2: [7 Points]

Given the following adjacency matrix representation of a graph to answer the followed questions.

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10010
10001
01001
10110

A. [1 Point] is it directed graph or not and why?

B. [1 Point] How many vertices are there in the graph?

C. [1 Point] How many edges are there in the graph?

D. [3 Point] reRepresent the graph using an adjacency list.

E. [1 Point] Draw the original graph

Question 3: [6 POINTS]

A- [4 POINTS] Apply heap sort in the following array and show your work over the tree you build. Show all your steps.

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B- [2 POINTS] How many times the max-heapify function is called through the entire sorting.

Question 4: [17 POINTS]

A) [8 POINTS] Run DFS(G) and show discovery time, finish time and predecessor for each node. And show the DFS forest.

B) [2 POINTS] How many times in total has DFS-Visit has been called?

C) [7 POINTS] Run BFS (G, 0) starting with source 0. Show the Queue after each step. Show also d[], p[] lists and BFS tree.

Good Luck

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Improvement Plan In-Service Presentation

Improvement Plan In-Service Presentation (Power Point)

For this assessment, you will develop an 8-14 slide PowerPoint presentation with thorough speaker’s notes designed for a hypothetical in-service session related to the safe medication administration improvement plan you developed in Assessment 2.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

· Competency 1: Analyze the elements of a successful quality improvement initiative.

. Explain the need and process to improve safety outcomes related to medication administration.

. Create resources or activities to encourage skill development and process understanding related to a safety improvement initiative on medication administration.

· Competency 4: Explain the nurse’s role in coordinating care to enhance quality and reduce costs.

. List clearly the purpose and goals of an in-service session focusing on safe medication administration for nurses.

. Explain audience’s role in and importance of making the improvement plan focusing on medication administration successful.

· Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based strategies to communicate in a manner that supports safe and effective patient care.

. Slides are easy to read and error free. Detailed speaker notes are provided. Speaker notes are clear, organized, and professionally presented.

. Organize content with clear purpose or goals and with relevant and evidence-based sources (published within 5 years).

For this assessment it is suggested you take one of two approaches :

Build on the work that you have done in your first two assessments and create an agenda and PowerPoint of an educational in-service session that would help a specific staff audience learn, provide feedback, and understand their roles and practice new skills related to your safety improvement plan pertaining to medication administration, or

Locate a safety improvement plan through an external resource and create an agenda and PowerPoint of an educational in-service session that would help a specific staff audience learn, provide feedback, and understand their roles and practice new skills related to the issues and improvement goals pertaining to medication administration safety.

Instructions

· List the purpose and goals of an in-service session focusing on safe medication administration for nurses.

· Explain the need for and process to improve safety outcomes related to medication administration.

· Explain to the audience their role and importance of making the improvement plan focusing on medication administration successful.

· Create resources or activities to encourage skill development and process understanding related to a safety improvement initiative on medication administration.

· Communicate with nurses in a respectful and informative way that clearly presents expectations and solicits feedback on communication strategies for future improvement.

There are various ways to structure an in-service session; below is just one example:

· Part 1: Agenda and Outcomes.

. Explain to your audience what they are going to learn or do, and what they are expected to take away.

· Part 2: Safety Improvement Plan.

. Give an overview of the current problem focusing on medication administration, the proposed plan, and what the improvement plan is trying to address.

. Explain why it is important for the organization to address the current situation.

· Part 3: Audience’s Role and Importance.

. Discuss how the staff audience will be expected to help implement and drive the improvement plan.

. Explain why they are critical to the success of the improvement plan focusing on medication administration.

. Describe how their work could benefit from embracing their role in the plan.

· Part 4: New Process and Skills Practice.

. Explain new processes or skills.

. Develop an activity that allows the staff audience to practice and ask questions about these new processes and skills.

. In the notes section of your PowerPoint, brainstorm potential responses to likely questions or concerns.

· Part 5: Soliciting Feedback.

. Describe how you would solicit feedback from the audience on the improvement plan and the in-service.

. Explain how you might integrate this feedback for future improvements.

Remember to account for activity and discussion time. 

Additional Requirements

· Presentation length: There is no required length; use just enough slides to address all the necessary elements. Remember to use short, concise bullet points on the slides and expand on your points in the presenter’s notes. If you use 2 or 3 slides to address each of the parts in the above example, your presentation would be 10–15 slides.

· Speaker notes: Speaker notes should reflect what you would actually say if you were delivering the presentation to an audience. Another presenter would be able to use the presentation by following the speaker notes.

· APA format: Use APA formatting for in-text citations. Include an APA-formatted reference slide at the end of your presentation.

· Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your assertions. Resources should be no more than 5 years old.

BUS Mod 3 Case

Module 3 – Case

Debtor/Creditor Relations, Agency, and Employment

Assignment Overview

In this assignment, you will be presented with a variety of hypothetical scenarios. For each scenario, you need to explain the reasoning behind your answer and use at least one reference from the background materials to support each answer. You are free to cite additional sources that are not included in the background materials. However, any citation should be from credible sources such as articles from ProQuest or textbooks from Ebrary rather than random web pages. Your paper should be a minimum of 4 full pages (excluding title and references pages) and include a minimum of 3 scholarly sources.

Case Assignment

1. You own and operate a full-service 24-hour auto repair shop—the only 24-hour shop in your town. In fact, you are pretty sure it is the only 24-hour auto repair shop in the state. Your business is now a success, but you had a lot of trouble initially finding an auto mechanic willing to work the late shift. You are now concerned that this mechanic could leave you at any time and open—or help someone else open—another 24-hour shop. You decide to ask him to sign a non-competition agreement saying that if he ever leaves your shop, he cannot work as an auto mechanic anywhere in your state for the next seven years. He looks at you and says, “Are you out of your mind?” What alternative terms of a non-competition agreement do you think would be more reasonable?

2. You are the owner of a boutique that sells bathing suits and beach apparel, and you are many months behind on your loan payments to the bank (you owe a total of $100,000). The bank now wants you to hand over all of your remaining company funds to pay back the loan. However, it is mid-April, and the summer season is coming up. That is when you typically do 60% to 70% of your business for the year. If you pay the bank now, you will not have funds to pay the rent or your staff; so, to stay in business, you will need the bank to wait until after the summer season. If you end up needing to file for bankruptcy, which type would be most appropriate for this situation: Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13? Would your answer change if the summer season were over, but you were still unable to pay back the bank loan? Explain your answers.

3. You are employed by a small college as a special-event planner. For events that you organize, you hire independent contractors to do the audio-visual setup and supply equipment such as microphones, speakers, projectors, etc. On the day of an event, you ask one of your independent contractors to make some last-minute changes to the AV sound equipment. Perhaps under stress by this request, the independent contractor rams into the back of someone’s car on his way to the campus. The driver of the car your independent contractor hit is transported to a hospital by ambulance with neck pain. A few weeks later, the college receives a letter from an attorney demanding payment of medical expenses for the driver of the car your independent contractor hit. Do you think the college will be liable for these medical expenses? Explain your reasoning.

4. The company you work for is going through some tough times, and your boss has no choice but to let an employee go. Your boss has told you that he is relieved that your business is in an “employment-at-will” state. You know your boss was upset earlier that your co-worker Ann had come late to an important client meeting because she had stopped off to vote on the last election day. The client nearly canceled his order because he felt disrespected by Ann being late, even though she was able to smooth things over when she arrived. Therefore, you are not surprised when you overhear your boss firing Ann and telling her that her termination is performance-based, and the company simply can’t tolerate employees who are deliberately late for important meetings. Is your boss’ firing of Ann legally justifiable? Explain your answer.

5. Your company makes a popular hot dog relish. The relish is packed in jars and sold in local grocery stores. While you were out of town, the supply of jars was running low, so your factory supervisor took the initiative and placed an order for more jars. Since the jars were absolutely necessary for keeping operations going while you were gone, you happily pay the supplier for the order when you get back. Now the factory supervisor is placing jar orders anytime supplies are low. Even though you never gave him formal permission to do this, you keep paying the supplier. One day you notice that the price of the jars the supervisor is ordering is higher than other suppliers’ prices. You call the supplier and ask for a price reduction because you never authorized the factory supervisor to place orders in the first place. Do you think the supplier might insist on getting his original price even though you say the employee was not authorized to place the order? Explain your answer.

Assignment Expectations

1. The minimum length requirement for the Module 3 Case Assignment is 4 full pages (excluding title and reference pages). The 4 full pages will include an introduction, a body of work (supported with three scholarly sources), a conclusion, and a References page (see APA 7 template).

2. Provide a minimum of at least 3 scholarly sources using APA Style.

3. Provide an APA-formatted title page and use the APA 7th Assignment Template 

4. Proofread your work!

5. Upload your paper to the Case 3 Dropbox before the assignment due date.

PLAW 1100 MOD 4 QUESTIONS

revision 

  1. Go to the United States Courts  website and select a video of a court case from the Cameras in Courts page. This page allows you to select available videos by court, subject matter, or procedural posture.
    After viewing the video, specifically explain the following:  
    • What was the case about? 
    • Did the trial hold true to your expectations? 
    • What stage of the trial process did you observe? 
    • What was the outcome?
    • What did you learn about the trial process?

COURT CASES INSIGHTS 2

Court cases insights

Indiana Tech

7/08/21

Court cases insights

Question 1. What was the case about? the case is about the deportation of eight appellants, who are soon called before an immigration judge. The appellants are children of 10-17 years. The DHS’s (Department of Homeland Security) lawyer argues for the children’s extradition. (US Courts. (2016). However, no attorney stances with the youngsters, and each child are thus needed to plead to the allegations against him/her and are given chance to make lawful contentions and exhibit proof on their own behalf. This is because each child has attempted to acquire lawyers via pro bono services but has not obtained anyone to take their lawsuits. The appellants deferentially appeal the court to accord them relief.

Question 2. Did the trial hold true to your expectations?  Yes. According to (Reyes, N. (2019), “Though a complaint contests by a Rule 12(b) (6) motion to dismiss require not to offer detailed factual allegations, it must provide more than labels and conclusions and encompass more than a formulaic recitation of the elements of a cause of action”. Thereby, the appellants must show more than just conjecture of a right to relief. True to this, in the judging on a request to terminate, the court assumed that the veracity of the appellants’ factual claims and drew all- rational implications in the appellant’s favor. The court had to answer whether the truths in the operative pleading adequately indicated a “plausible” justification of relief.

However, according to (Braaten, D. (2021), “the respondents contended that as ‘arriving’ or ‘non-admitted immigrants, the plaintiffs had no ‘procedural due-process liberties in the Fifth Amendment.” The respondents’ contention is not per the authorities they quote. This is because under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as revised by the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (“IIRIRA”), an immigrant is “removable” if (a) he/she was not permitted to the US and is “inadmissible” in the 8 U.S.C. § 1182a or (b) he/she was permitted to the US and is “de-portable”

Question 3, What stage of the trial process did you observe?  I observed the opening proceedings and the examination of evidence stages of the Motion for preliminary injunctive relief

Question 4. What was the outcome? In contrast to the appellant’s proposal, notification to each class affiliate in the current subject was neither practicable nor necessary. Since the court lacked authority to accord class-wide injunctive reprieve, and since the plaintiffs could not opt-out of the trial, the plaintiffs were thereby not directly impacted by the certification at that time. Due to this, the court coincided with the respondents that the issue of what notification, if any, must be offered to the plaintiffs must be deferred until the evidences of the plaintiff’s legal right-to-counsel allegations are settled.

Question 5. What did you learn about the trial process? In the trial, I have learned that the respondents did not debate the ability or numerosity of the class representatives to safeguard the interest of the plaintiffs sufficiently and fairly. (Reyes, N. (2019). Moreover, the respondents did not seem to contend that children under a particular age are unable of performing pre se in exclusion trials. These children are seemingly incapable, from the financial point of view, to feed, house, or cloth themselves, and in most circumstances, they will be living with a guardian or parent. Owing to this, the respondents’ standing in this matter appeared to include, instead of the minor’s personal skills, the part that a guardian or parent can and must serve in the exclusion trials.

References

Braaten, D., & Braaten, C. N. (2021). Children seeking asylum: Determinants of asylum claims by unaccompanied minors in the United States from 2013 to 2017. Law & Policy43(2), 97-125.

Reyes, N. (2019). The Psychology Surrounding Legal Standards of Competency and Representation for Children in US Immigration Court.

US Courts. (2016). F.L.B. et al v. Lynch et al. Western District Court. Civil Rights. Motion for Preliminary Injunctive Relief. https://www.uscourts.gov/cameras-courts/flb-et-al-v-lynch-et-al

Module 3 Case

Module 3 – SLP

Organizational Dynamics: Power & Influence

Organizational dynamics is concerned with how people within an organization behave and react to each other, and of how the organization can be made to work more effectively. Furthermore, organizational dynamics can be executed through various leadership tasks.

For this assignment, assume the role of a director at your local hospital. You have been tasked with presenting a PowerPoint presentation (PPT) during the Quarterly Director Training Meeting. You are to present on at least three effective methods to assist the departments within the organization to work more effectively. Conduct research and choose methods supported by scholarly resources with a proven record of achievement.

The PowerPoint should be a professional annotated presentation (i.e., voice-over, animations, pointers, etc.); provide substantial information; and be at least 10 slides (not including the title and reference slides).

For additional information on how to complete an annotated presentation, review the following source:

LLCCedu. (2015). Recording a PowerPoint Presentation with Annotations. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Z9sQUVir7VQ

SLP Assignment Expectations

1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to support your design of your PPT.

2. Limit your total PPT to a maximum of 12 slides, not including your title or reference slide.

3. Support your SLP with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3 references. Use the following source for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.

4. You may use the following source to assist in formatting your assignment: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.

5. Georgetown University Library (n.d.) Evaluating internet resources. Retrieved from https://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/evaluating-internet-content

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Module 3 – Case

Organizational Dynamics: Power & Influence

Assignment Overview

As a health care leader of tomorrow, it is important that you not only understand power and influence, but are also able to manage them properly. There are many forms and sources of power and influence. To gather an appreciation for them both, we must know how they equally work and where we are in using them.

Case Assignment

Step 1: Read the following short articles:

Bacon, T. (2010). How power works. Retrieved from  http://www.theelementsofpower.com/index.cfm/how-power-works/

Bacon, T. (2010). How influence works. Retrieved from  http://www.theelementsofpower.com/index.cfm/how-influence-works/

Step 2: Take the “Influence Effectiveness” and “Power Source” Self-Assessments at the following source:

Bacon, T. (2010). Self assessments. Retrieved from  http://www.theelementsofpower.com/power-and-influence-self-assessments/

**Copy your results chart (as a jpeg) for each assessment into an appendix of your paper. The result chart should look similar to the below image:

Step 3: Based on your required readings and additional research, prepare a 3- to 4-page paper completing/answering the following:

· Introduction:

· Explain the importance of the balance of power and influence.

· Body:

· Describe the five sources of power: Reward, Coercive, Legitimate, Referent, and Expert.

· Explain the four clusters of upward influence: Shotgun, Tactician, Bystander, and Ingratiator.

· Explain your results for each assessment.

· Were you surprised by your results or were they what you expected?

· Identity one of the five sources of power that you most identify with based on your results. Explain your rationale.

· Identify one of the four clusters of upward influence. Explain your rationale.

· Conclusion:

· Rationalize the important findings of your paper to a career as a health care professional.

Include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.

Assignment Expectations

1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to justify/support your thoughts and analysis.

2. Limit your response to a maximum of 4 pages, not including the title page, reference page, or appendices.

3. Support your proposal with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals:  http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.

4. You may use the following source to assist in formatting your assignment:  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.

5. Georgetown University Library (n.d.) Evaluating internet resources. Retrieved from  https://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/evaluating-internet-content

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The Patient’s Experience In Healthcare

You are a DNP-prepared nurse working at a hospital focused on improving patient satisfaction. After receiving care at your hospital, patients are provided a scorecard to survey their patient experience. The patient surveys range in questions from wait time to effectiveness of care, and these surveys provide your hospital with a scorecard indicating how the hospital is performing against these metrics. Upon reviewing the scorecards, you are able to highlight areas of improvement and areas of success, however, you find the responses are often difficult to analyze, as there are a wide range of responses, and there are many variables. 

The process of constructing a balanced scorecard for the tracking of patient satisfaction can be controversial. For example, a hospital’s patient satisfaction scorecard provides a snapshot of gathered data for the hospital, but the data may be out of context, which makes it difficult to identify specific problems. It is evident that both scorecards and dashboards have a place in the healthcare setting; however, will all organizations and accrediting bodies agree on the aspects of implementation, data analysis, and levels of effectiveness?

For this Discussion, you will explore key indicators involved with the use of scorecards and dashboards for tracking organizational performance. Reflect on a particular healthcare organization or nursing practice with an established scorecard or dashboard measuring patient experience.

Post a brief description of the healthcare organization or nursing practice setting you selected. Summarize the measures on the scorecard or dashboard in which patient experience of care is measured, tracked, and used to set improvement goals. Be specific. Explain whether goals at your organization are established, for these metrics you reviewed, and whether or not they are currently being met. Then, describe the potential impacts of meeting or not meeting these metrics for your healthcare organization, and explain why. Be specific and provide examples. 

Applying Project Management Approaches For A Quality Improvement Practice Gap

 Project management allows for a clear and focused workflow to approach an issue or task. These approaches streamline a process, allow for checks and balances, and ensure all stakeholders are active participants in the process. Project management approaches often utilize SMART objectives to define and set the objectives for the project. 

Each letter of the acronym SMART defines a different criterion for the objective. A SMART objective is specific, measurable, assignable, realistic, and timely. These objectives help to steer the work and direct the stakeholders to the completion of the project.

For this Assignment, you will reflect on project management approaches that could be used to address a quality improvement practice gap. You will develop SMART objectives for the planning and execution of a quality improvement project, and will consider potential project management approaches or activities that could be used in executing this project.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week, and consider the approaches of project management.
  • Refer to the Week 3 Discussion, and reflect on the quality improvement practice gap you identified.
  • Consider how you might apply the project management approaches examined this week to address the quality improvement practice gap you identified.
  • Think about how you might develop SMART objectives for the planning and execution of a project to address the quality improvement practice gap you identified.
  • Consider any other project management approaches or activities you might recommend using for your project that will address the quality improvement practice gap you identified.

The Assignment: (2–3 pages)

  • Briefly describe the quality improvement practice gap you identified in your nursing practice or organization. Be specific.
  • Develop at least two SMART objectives you might apply in the project planning phase or execution phase to address the quality improvement practice gap you identified.
  • Recommend at least two project management activities you would use for your project, addressing the quality improvement practice gap you identified. Explain your justification for why these activities would provide the best support. Be specific and provide examples.

MOD 3 EPI

This assignment has two parts.

Part 1: Write a descriptive epidemiological analysis of the following diseases: Lyme disease or Malaria. Describe the basic epidemiological patterns of this health condition by person, place, and time.

Part 2: You are a Health Officer for a rural county health department and have been assigned to study the frequency of an infectious disease such as tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS. Write an essay in which you do the following:

1. Describe observational and experimental epidemiology as the two (2) study designs apply to either of the diseases you have chosen.  Be sure to identify differences between these two types of analytic epidemiology.

2. Under what conditions will you conduct a case-control study as opposed to a cohort study?

Be sure to support your opinion with evidence from the literature. Please research from the module materials and any credible, scholarly and professional source including the University’s online library in providing your response.

Length: 3-4 pages, excluding title page and references.

RESPONDING TO DISCUSSION 300 WORDS

Capital investment can be a crucial step in growing your business and achieving your strategic goals and Capital Project is a long- term, capital intensive investment project with a purpose to build upon, add to or improve a capital asset, but Capital projects are defined by their large scale and large cost relative to other investments that involve less planning and resources and also capital project that uses the cost of the product is capitalized or depreciated, but the most common example of capital projects are infrastructure projects like railways, roads, and dams and these projects include assets such as subways, pipelines, refineries, power plants, land, and buildings and the most common is in corporations, but they allocate huge amounts of resources to build or keep up with the capital assets, like equipment or a new manufacturing project, in more cases, capital projects are usually planned and talked about at the length to decide the most efficient and resourceful plan of execution (Barone, 2020).

The various methods for evaluating possible capital projects are Payback deals with the calculation of the number of years the company would take to earn that amount spent on a certain project and tend to avoid the time value of money. Accounting Rate of Return deals with the profit that the company would expect from an investment made on a certain project and it does not consider the time value of money. Internal rate of Return deals with the time value of money and considers the cash flows over the project and it calculate the rate that discounts the future cash flows. Net Present Value deals with the calculations of the discount rate with a target rate and if the target rate exceeds the initial investment made on the project. The project is accepted (BDC, 2021).

Net Present Value or NPV is the difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows over a period of time. NPV is used in capital budgeting and investment planning to analyze the profitability of a projected investment or project. NPV is the result of calculations used to find today’s value of a future stream of payments and if the Net Present Value of a project or investment is positive. it means that the discounted present value of all future cash flows related to that project or investment will be positive and therefore attractive and to calculate Net Present Value, a person needs to estimate future cash flows for each period and determine the correct discount rate (Fernando, 2021). 

The Net Present Value Profile: It is used to chart the net present value for a certain project. This allows the decision makers to identify the profit on a certain project, so as to make an effective cost-benefit planning. Use of NPV profile: If the company could not decide which project to go to with, or which project would give them more profit, then this NPV profile will provide the valuable information and it helps to assess the project risk.

References:

BDC (2021). How to evaluate a Capital Investment https://www.bdc.caen/articles-tools

Fernando, Jason (2021). Net Present Value https://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/npv.asp

Barone, Adam (2020). Capital Project https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/capital-project.asp

Calculated The Payback NO PLAGIARISM

The Allied Group is considering two investments. The first investment involves a packaging machine, which can be used to package garments for shipping orders to customers. The second possible investment would be a molding machine that would be used to mold the mannequin parts.

The first possible investment is the packaging machine, which will cost $14,000. The second investment, the molding machine, would cost $12,000. The expected cash flows for the two projects are given below and the cost of capital to the firm is 15%. Both machines will be unusable after five years and have no salvage value.
The net cash flows for the two possible projects are given in the following table:

The Allied Group is considering two investments. The first investment involves a packaging machine, which can be used to package garments for shipping orders to customers. The second possible investment would be a molding machine that would be used to mold the mannequin parts.

The first possible investment is the packaging machine, which will cost $14,000. The second investment, the molding machine, would cost $12,000. The expected cash flows for the two projects are given below and the cost of capital to the firm is 15%. Both machines will be unusable after five years and have no salvage value. The net cash flows for the two possible projects are given in the following table: Year            Packaging Machine           Molding Machine  0                          ($14000)                            ($12,000) 1                             4100                                     3200 2                             3300                                     2800 3                             2900                                     2800               4                             2200                                     2200 5                             1200                                     2200

Address all of the following questions in a brief but thorough manner.

· What is each project’s payback period? Provide a detailed explanation of how you calculated the payback period for each. 

· What is the NPV for each project? Provide a detailed explanation of how you calculated the payback period for each.

· What is the IRR for each project? Provide a detailed explanation of how you calculated the internal rate of return (IRR) for each.

· If both of the projects can be selected, then should both be selected? Why or why not? Explain why or why not.If the two projects are mutually exclusive, which project, if any, should be selected? Explain why.

Submission Details:

· Submit your 4 to 5 page Microsoft Word document, using APA style.

BA 3080 MOD 4 ASSN

Overview:

For this assignment you will look at dilemmas that businesses face. Prepare a written response to the prompt below using a word processor. Please save your file in .doc or .docx format. Your response should be complete, and your final document should be five (5) to seven (7) pages in length and should comply with APA writing requirements.

*To view the grading rubric for this assignment, click on the name of the assignment and click “View Rubric”

Instructions:

  1. For this paper, choose a dilemma that businesses face.
  2. Draft an argument in support of a position or opposition of a dilemma that businesses face.
  3. Describe the legal and ethical implications of your position.
  4. Explain the law that governs the area and what if any ethical dilemmas are presented. (i.e.- Minimum wage, executive compensation vs worker compensation, labor unions, workplace privacy, etc.)  
  5. Submit your completed document using this assignment link. 

Capital Budgeting NO PLAGIARISM

Capital budgeting is the process by which long-term fixed assets are evaluated and possibly selected or rejected for investment purposes. The purpose of capital budgeting is to evaluate potential projects for possible investment by the firm. 

Address all of the following questions in a brief but thorough manner.

What are the various methods for evaluating possible capital projects, in terms of their possible benefits to the firm? Describe the benefits and/or shortcomings of each.

What is the NPV profile and what are its uses?

The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your initial post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response.

Your posting should be the equivalent of 1 to 2 single-spaced pages (500–1000 words) in length.

BA 3080 MOD 4 DB

In this discussion you will answer questions related to the following case study, European Approaches to the Gender Pay Gap. Read the case study then answer the questions below.
Case Study – European Approaches to the Gender Pay GapThe policies of other nations can offer some insight into how to address pay inequality. Iceland, for example, has consistently been at the top of the world rankings for workplace gender equality in the World Economic Forum survey.30 A new Icelandic law went into effect on January 1, 2018, that makes it illegal to pay men more than women, gauged not by specific job category, but rather in all jobs collectively at any employer with twenty-five or more employees, a concept known as an aggregate salary data approach.31 The burden of proof is on employers to show that men and women are paid equally or they face a fine. The ultimate goal is to eliminate all pay inequities in Iceland by the year 2022. The United Kingdom has taken a first step toward addressing this issue by mandating pay transparency, which requires employers with 250 workers or more to publish details on the gaps in average pay between their male and female employees.32Policies not directly linked to salary can help as well. German children have a legal right to a place in kindergarten from the age of three years, which has allowed one-third of mothers who could not otherwise afford nursery school or kindergarten to join the workforce.33 In the United Kingdom, the government offers up to thirty hours weekly of free care for three- and four-year-old children to help mothers get back in the workforce. Laws such as these allow women, who are often the primary caregivers in a household, to experience fewer interruptions in their careers, a factor often blamed for the wage gap in the United States.The World Economic Forum reports that about 65 percent of all Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have introduced new policies on pay equality, including requiring many employers to publish calculations every year showing the gender pay gap.34 Steps such as the collection and reporting of aggregate salary data, or some form of early education or subsidized childcare, are positive steps toward eventually achieving the goal of wage equality.
Discussion Questions:Answer the following questions related to the case study:

  1. Which of these policies do you think would be the most likely to be implemented in the United States and why?
  2. How would each of the normative theories of ethical behavior (virtue ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, and justice theory) view this issue and these proposed solutions?

Human Service

  • An identity statement
  • The role you envision for yourself
  • The skills and characteristics you possess that will allow you to be effective in your role
  • An explanation of the role your cultural identity will play in your success as a human services professional practitioner and your ability to demonstrate cultural humility
  • How your ethics and values will guide you in your future work
  • How your profile fits in with your professional identity

Immunity Vulnerability – Thought Responses -200 Words

Please respond 100 words for 2 prompts. No format or cites needed. (Original post question for your reference; Select one of the following vulnerabilities or another that you have heard about before. Some examples are:Organ transplant, Disease of the immune system, A form of cancer. Answer the following in your description:How are problems detected at the microbial level?How does it interact with the immune system?How has the information from this week changed the way you previously thought about the scenario? ) 
Prompt 1: I will be discussing Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system is attacking the cells in the pancreas that makes the insulin. Insulin is what removes the sugar from the blood to convert it into an energy source. Without insulin, the sugar cannot get into the cells to do what it is supposed to do. The main screening test to diagnose type 1 Diabetes is the random blood sugar test. It tells the provider how much sugar is circulating in the patient’s blood at the moment. The second test is the glycated hemoglobin test or what is known to be called the A1C test. This test gives the average amount of blood sugar of the patient for the past three months. It is the test that shows how much sugar is attached to the hemoglobin. The more sugar is attached the higher the sugar levels are. To distinguish type 1 and type 2, the provider will check specific autoantibodies tests such as insulin antibodies and islet cell antibodies. The information I gathered regarding this disease and this week’s topic helped me learn more about the disease process of other illnesses. It has given me a different point of view.
Prompt 2: Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer. It occurs when the pigment producing cells that give color to the skin become cancerous. It unfortunately is quite common at more than 200,000 cases in the US a year. A biopsy on the possible area will be performed such as shave (tangential), punch, optical, excisional or incisional biopsy. The cells of the sample will then be examined and tests may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. These tests include immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and gene expression profiling. These tests can show the seriousness of the disease including the motorícele rate which is how fast the cells are actively dividing. Gene changes are also examined including a mutation in the BRAF gene which is quite common in cases. Melanoma is one of the most immunogenic tumors. It’s interaction with the immune system is still being investigated. The disease itself can prevent the detection and attacks from the immune system. Although T cells have been shown to interact with melanoma cells.The more I learn about disease and their effects on the immune system. The more I am fascinated with how our body really works. I always knew that the diseases we have been discussing were harmful, but the way that they can either trick or hide from our natural immune system is fascinating although terrifying. The adaptations that they can do to become more harmful at such a quick rate is a big investigation that is making leaps and bounds each day.

Tools For Measuring Quality

Quality in other areas of our lives can be subjective, so as it relates to our nursing practice, how do we specifically ensure that quality is clearly defined and measurable?

Tools for measuring quality are used to assess the value measured, collected, or compared. These tools allow for subjectivity to be replaced with objectivity through data, formula, ranking, and analysis.

For this Assignment, you will explore at least three rate-based measures of quality. You will deconstruct each measure to explore your understanding of the it, including its importance and its impact on patient safety, the cost of healthcare, and the overall quality of healthcare.

The Assignment: (8–10 pages)

  • Describe the three rate-based measures of quality you selected, and explain why.
  • Deconstruct each measure to include the following:
    • Describe the definition of the measure.
    • Explain the numerical description of how the measure is constructed (the numerator/denominator measure counts, the formula used to construct the rate, etc.).
    • Explain how the data for this measure are collected.
    • Describe how the measurement is compared externally to other like settings, and differentiate between the actual rate and a percentile ranking. Be specific.
    • Explain whether the measure is risk adjusted or not. If so, explain briefly how this is accomplished.
    • Describe how goals might be set for each measure in an aggressive organization, which is seeking to excel in the marketplace. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Describe the importance of each measure to a chosen clinical organization and setting.
    • Using the websites and resources you can choose a hospital, a nursing home, a home health agency, a dialysis center, a health plan, an outpatient clinic, or private office. A total population of patient types is also acceptable, but please be specific as to the setting. That is, if you are interested in patients with chronic illness across the continuum of care, you might home in a particular health plan, a multispecialty practice setting or a healthcare organization with both inpatient and outpatient/clinic settings. 
    • Note: Faculty appointments and academic settings are not permitted for this exercise. For all other settings, consult the Instructor for guidance. You do not need actual data from a given organization to complete this Assignment. 
  • Explain how each measure you selected relates to patient safety, to the cost of poor quality, and to the overall cost of healthcare delivery. Be specific and provide examples.

Verbal And Non-Verbal Communication

Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

Option #1: Interpersonal Observation Primary Research Paper

Locate a public place where you are able to observe a variety of people interacting in an interpersonal manner. (Hint: coffee shops and food courts are great locations.) In a 4- to 5-page paper describe the types of nonverbal communication that you are seeing, the contexts in which they occur, and how you and other people respond to these. Look at the types of nonverbal communication in Chapter 5 as a reference.

Requirements:

· Your written paper should be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.

· You need to cite at least 3 sources for this assignment, outside of the textbook. These should be scholarly or peer reviewed resources.

·

· Option #2: Nonverbal Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace Research Paper

Analyze nonverbal interpersonal communication in your workplace by choosing a routine interaction you have with a coworker or a boss. In a 4- to 5-page paper (not counting the title and reference pages that you must include), describe the types of nonverbal communication that you are seeing, the contexts in which they occur, and how you and others in your place of work respond to these interactions. Look at the types of nonverbal communication in Chapter 5 as a reference.

Requirements:.

· Your written paper should be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.

· You need to cite at least 3 sources for this assignment, outside of the textbook. These should be scholarly or peer reviewed resources. 

Immunity Vulnerability – 175 Words

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 
Select one of the following vulnerabilities or another that you have heard about before. Some examples are:
Organ transplantDisease of the immune systemA form of cancer
Answer the following in your description:How are problems detected at the microbial level?How does it interact with the immune system?How has the information from this week changed the way you previously thought about the scenario?

Hypotheses

Read the following hypotheses:

  • Confidence in recall differs depending on the level of stress.
  • Recall for participants in high-stress conditions will deteriorate over time.
  • Boys will have higher levels of confidence than girls.

In a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document, for each hypothesis listed above, indicate:

  • Describe how a Type I error might occur, given the context of the assignment. Describe how a Type II error might occur, given the context of the assignment (i.e., if my hypothesis was that women had higher levels of empathy than men, a Type I error might occur if I found significant results with women scoring higher on empathy than men, when, in the general population that is not the case; a Type II error might occur if I found no differences in empathy between men and women when, in the general population women score higher on empathy than men).
  • Whether the appropriate analysis would be a one-tailed test or a two-tailed test

Research Designs OPEN ATTACHMENT

Research Designs

Researchers were interested in learning the effects of trans fats on levels of cholesterol in the blood. Two different research designs were constructed.

Between-Groups Design

In the between-groups design, researchers were interested in whether cholesterol levels would differ depending on diet. Twenty participants were randomly assigned to one of two different groups. Group A was assigned a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and with no trans fats. Group B participants were asked to follow their normal diets, which contained varying levels of trans fats depending on the individual. After one month, blood samples were drawn and the following levels of cholesterol were obtained:

Research Designs

Researchers were interested in learning the effects of trans fats on levels of cholesterol in the blood. Two different research designs were constructed.

Between-Groups Design

In the between-groups design, researchers were interested in whether cholesterol levels would differ depending on diet. Twenty participants were randomly assigned to one of two different groups. Group A was assigned a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and with no trans fats. Group B participants were asked to follow their normal diets, which contained varying levels of trans fats depending on the individual. After one month, blood samples were drawn and the following levels of cholesterol were obtained:

ParticipantBlood CholesterolDiet
1129Healthy
298Healthy
3150Healthy
475Healthy
5135Healthy
6175Healthy
7115Healthy
8103Healthy
9156Healthy
10143Healthy
11239Normal
12500Normal
13350Normal
14468Normal
15198Normal
16213Normal
17225Normal
18175Normal
19560Normal
20289Normal

Within-Subjects Design

In the within-subjects design, researchers were interested in whether participants could lower their cholesterol levels by changing from a diet higher in trans fats to one with no trans fats. Ten research participants were selected. A baseline measure of cholesterol was taken from each. They were then put on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and devoid of trans fats for one month. At the end of that month, blood cholesterol was again measured, and the following results were obtained:

ParticipantBlood CholesterolDiet
1129Baseline
198Healthy
2150Baseline
275Healthy
3175Baseline
3135Healthy
4115Baseline
4103Healthy
5156Baseline
5143Healthy
6500Baseline
6450Healthy
7468Baseline
7350Healthy
8198Baseline
8213Healthy
9225Baseline
9175Healthy
10560Baseline
10481Healthy

1. In a Microsoft Word document, answer the following questions:

· What is the independent variable in the study for a Between-Subject Design? What are the levels of that independent variable? What is the dependent variable?

· What is the independent variable in the study for a Within-Subject Design? What are the levels of that independent variable? What is the dependent variable?

· Name this document SU_PSY2008_W5_A_ LastName_FirstInitial

2. Based on what you learned in your lecture on Data Files for Between- and Within-Subject Designs , create a data file in Microsoft Excel that will enable you to conduct a between-subject analysis of this data.

· On a separate tab within your Microsoft Excel file (click the + sign at the bottom to create a new worksheet) create a data file that will enable you to conduct a within-subjects’ analysis of this data.

Submission Details:

· Name your Microsoft Excel file SU_PSY2008_W5_A_worksheet_LastName_FirstInitial

· Submit both files (1 MS Excel file and 1 Microsoft Word document) to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.

RESPONDING TO DISCUSSION 300 WORDS

RESPOND IN 300 WORDS:

A situation in which I would test a directional hypothesis would be a drug company’s new antidepressant.  The directional hypothesis I would test is that the drug helps those dealing with symptoms of depression in a positive way, either by reducing or eliminating depressive moods, thoughts, and/or behaviors.  The independent variables would be whether or not a participant in the study received the drug or the placebo. The dependent variables would be whether or not the drug affects the participants moods, thoughts, and/or behaviors.  This hypothesis is directional because it states that the drug positively affects the participants moods, thoughts, and/or behaviors; therefore, I am operating under the assumption that the drug either does these things or simply does not do them.

Using the same situation, I could create a nondirectional hypothesis: the new antidepressant will have an effect on the participants moods, thoughts, and/or behaviors. The independent and dependent variables remain the same; however, my hypothesis is now a nondirectional one.  It is nondirectional because it states the drug will have some effect, but does not say what that effect will be, thus I am not stating which direction I expect the results to go. 

The more appropriate test, in my opinion, is a one-tailed directional test.  This is because I specifically want to know whether or not this drug is going to positively effect the participants.

It is important, in regards to a two-tailed test, to alter the alpha level to create a rejection region of 5%, instead of having a total of 10%.  As stated in our lectures, in a two-tailed test, we would “reject the mean for a total of 10% of the scores and not just 5%.”  In addition, the tails on a two-tailed test are commonly smaller than a one-tailed test, thus in order to reject the null, the “test statistic needs to be a more extreme score.”

Juvenile Court

Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

Option #1: Minority Confinement

You are a judge in Central City Juvenile Court. After 15 years on the bench, it is clear to you that many minority youths come before you in Court. In fact, you have asked the Records Office to give you some statistics. Those statistics confirm that a higher percentage of minority youths, compared to their proportion in the County, come into Juvenile Court. You are convinced that the problem is larger than juvenile court. You believe that a significant reason for this problem is structural inequality and poverty.

Prepare an article intended to raise public awareness which addresses the following questions:

· What are the root causes of disproportionate minority confinement?

· What additional factors affect disproportionate minority confinement and minority youth?

· What can a judge, police respondents, and the community do about this problem?

Your paper must meet the following requirements:

· Your written paper should be 2-3 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.

· Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings.

· Cite at least three scholarly sources for this assignment. Scholarly resources include: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, the class textbook, or reports/documents from the government (.gov sites). A scholarly source does not include general sources from the internet (.com, .org, .edu, and .net sites are not scholarly). Scholarly resources should be current (no older than five years). If the class textbook is used as a source, then two other scholarly sources must be used.    

Review the grading rubric to understand how you will be graded on this assignment. Reach out to your instructor if you have questions about the assignment. Prior to posting, proof read your submission for clarity, grammar, punctuation, and APA.

Option #2: Case Studies

Analyze the following U.S. Supreme Court cases and their influence on policing and due process in juvenile justice:

· In re Gault 387 U.S. 1 (1967) (Links to an external site.)

· In re Winship 397 U.S. 358 (1970) (Links to an external site.)

Your analysis should specifically address the following questions:

· How did these cases influence police arrests and how police interact with juveniles?

· How did these cases change victim court procedures in juvenile justice?

Your paper must meet the following requirements:

· Your written paper should be 2-3 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.

· Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings.

· Cite at least three scholarly sources for this assignment. Scholarly resources include: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, the class textbook, or reports/documents from the government (.gov sites). A scholarly source does not include general sources from the internet (.com, .org, .edu, and .net sites are not scholarly). Scholarly resources should be current (no older than five years). If the class textbook is used as a source, then two other scholarly sources must be used.    

Review the grading rubric to understand how you will be graded on this assignment. Reach out to your instructor if you have questions about the assignment. Prior to posting, proofread your submission for clarity, grammar, punctuation, and APA.

Study, Guide

Week 1: Case Study

Start Assignment

· Due Jan 9 by 11:59pm

· Points 100

· Submitting a file upload

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to apply hypersensitivity pathophysiological concepts to explain assessment findings of a patient with Allergic Rhinitis. Students will examine all aspects of the patient’s assessment including: Chief Complaint (CC), History of Present Illness (HPI), Past Medical History (PMH), Family History (FH), Social History (SH), Review of Systems (ROS), and Medications and then answer the questions that follow on the provided Comprehensive Case Study template.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

1. Analyze the case to arrive at the type of hypersensitivity reaction that the patient is exhibiting. (CO1)

2. Explain the pathophysiology of the identified hypersensitivity reaction. (CO1)

3. Identify all subjective and objective information provided in the case. (CO3)

4. Explain, using pathophysiology, the rationale for each subjective and objective finding. (CO1, CO3)

5. Identify two types of medications that are strongly recommended for the treatment of allergic rhinitis according to the clinical practice guidelines on the management of allergic rhinitis. (CO2, CO5)

6. Explain the mechanism of action of the two medication classifications and include how the symptoms of allergic rhinitis are alleviated when taken. (CO2, CO5)

Due Date: Sunday by 11:59 PM MT of Week 1

Total Points Possible: 100

Requirements:

Content Criteria:

1. Read the case study listed below.

2. Refer to the rubric for grading requirements.

3. Utilizing the  Week 1 Case Study Template (Links to an external site.) , provide your responses to the case study questions listed below.

4. You must use at least one scholarly reference to provide pathophysiology statements. For this class, use of the textbook for pathophysiology statements is acceptable. You may also use an appropriate evidence-based journal.

5. You must use the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the management of allergic rhinitis to answer the treatment recommendation questions. The guideline can be found at the following web address:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0194599814561600 (Links to an external site.)  .You may also use a medication administration reference such as Epocrates to provide medication names.

6. Proper APA format (in-text citations, reference page, spelling, English language, and grammar) must be used.

Case Study Scenario

A 35-year-old woman presents to the primary care office with a history of nasal congestion that has worsened over time and recurrent sinus infections. She considered herself healthy until about 12 months ago when she began experiencing rhinorrhea, sneezing, and nasal stuffiness that “seems to never go away”. She noticed that her rhinorrhea greatly improved when she attended her family reunion on a two-week Caribbean cruise but returned after being home a few days. She lives with her husband and 5- year-old child. They have two household pets: a dog that has lived with them for the last 4 years and a cat who joined the family 1 year ago. Upon exam, the NP observed eyelid redness and swelling, conjunctival swelling and erythema, allergic shiners (lower lid venous swelling), Allergic crease (lateral crease on the nose) and inflamed nares.

Case Study Questions

Pathophysiology & Clinical Findings of the Disease

1. Identify the correct hypersensitivity reaction.

2. Explain the pathophysiology associated with the chosen hypersensitivity reaction.

3. Identify at least three subjective findings from the case.

4. Identify at least three objective findings from the case.

Management of the Disease

*Utilize the required Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to support your treatment recommendations.

1. Identify two strongly recommended medication classes for the treatment of the condition and provide an example (drug name) for each.

2. Describe the mechanism of action for each of the medication classes identified above.

3. Identify two treatment options that are NOT recommended (I.e., recommended against).

CategoryPoints%Description
Pathophysiology & Clinical Findings of the Disease45 45%The student:· Identifies the correct hypersensitivity reaction. · Explains the pathophysiology associated with the chosen hypersensitivity reaction.· Supports the pathophysiology statement with at least one appropriate, scholarly reference (textbook is acceptable for pathophysiology statements only).· Identifies at least three subjective findings from the case.· Identifies at least three objective findings from the case.(5 Required Elements)
Management of the Disease 4545%The student:· Utilizes the required Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to support the chosen treatment recommendations.· Identifies two strongly recommended medicationclassesfor the treatment of the condition and provides an example (drug name) for each.· Describes the mechanism of action for each of the medications identified.· Identifies two treatment options that are NOT recommended (I.e.,recommended against).
 9090%Total CONTENT Points= 90 pts
ASSIGNMENT FORMAT
CategoryPoints%Description
Organization, spelling, grammar & APA format1010%The student:· Uses the week 1 case study template for case study responses. · Provides correct in-text citations for responses which match the reference page.· Has minimal spelling, grammar & APA format errors.
 100100%Total FORMAT Points= 10 pts
   ASSIGNMENT TOTAL=100 points

Rubric

NR507 Week 1 Case Study

NR507 Week 1 Case Study
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePathophysiology & Clinical Findings of the DiseaseThe student: – Identifies the correct hypersensitivity reaction. – Explains the pathophysiology associated with the chosen hypersensitivity reaction. – Supports the pathophysiology statement with at least one appropriate, scholarly reference (textbook is acceptable for pathophysiology statements only). – Identifies at least three subjective findings from the case. – Identifies at least three objective findings from the case. (5 Required Elements)45 ptsAll 5 required elements are present41 pts1 required element is missing.37 pts2 required elements are missing23 pts3-4 required elements are missing.0 ptsAll 5 required elements are missing.45 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeManagement of the DiseaseThe student: – Utilizes the required Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to support the chosen treatment recommendations. – Identifies two strongly recommended medication classes for the treatment of the condition and provides an example (drug name) for each. – Describes the mechanism of action for each of the medications identified. – Identifies two treatment options that are NOT recommended (I.e., recommended against).45 ptsAll 4 elements are present41 pts1 required element is missing37 pts2 required elements are missing23 pts3 required elements are missing0 ptsAll 4 required elements are missing45 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization, spelling, grammar & APA formatThe student: – Uses the week 1 case study template for case study responses. – Provides correct in-text citations for responses which match the reference page. – Has minimal spelling, grammar & APA format errors.10 ptsCase study template is used for responses AND In-text citations are correct which match the reference page AND There are 0-2 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.9 ptsCase study template is used for responses AND In-text citations are correct which match the reference page AND There are 3-5 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.8 ptsCase study template is used for responses AND In-text citations are correct which match the reference page AND There are 6-8 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.5 ptsCase study template is not used for responses OR In-text citations are incorrect or do not match the reference page AND There are 0-5 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.0 ptsCase study template is not used for responses AND/OR In-text citations are incorrect or do not match the reference page AND There are 6 or more errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate penalty deductionsStudents are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.0 ptsManual Deductions0 ptsManual Deductions0 pts
Total Points: 100

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Policing And Juvenile Court Process

The term discretion is often defined as selective decision making by police and others in the juvenile justice system who are faced with alternative modes of action.

What factors affect the discretion of the police when dealing with juvenile offenders?

How do these factors influence police/juvenile interactions?

Must utilize critical thinking in the following ways:

· Cite expert opinion from your text and other academic sources to support your statements.

· Provide real-world examples to illustrate your statements.

· Ask a probing question to challenge others (and yourself!) to think more deeply about the topic.

· Conclude with a personal assessment of how your perspective on the issue of topic impacts your current or future role in criminal justice and/or impacts juveniles in society today.

350-400 words excluding references, APA format and a minimum of 3 references

Business Strategy Plan

This week you learned about organizational change while wrapping up the final reading of this course. This term is an important one as it concludes your learning in the HRM program. Taking what you have learned this term, you will develop a business strategy plan for a local organization of your choice. This should be an established organization in your area and may be one you are familiar with or one you want to learn about.

Your work should include the following:

·  Conduct an interview with the business owner or manager of the organization. Use this as an opportunity to learn more about the business.

·  Evaluate the organization’s motivation, innovation strategy and people strategy.

·  Explain how the organization monitors ethics.

·  Discuss the organization’s corporate social responsibility plan.

·  Discuss the culture of the organization.

·  Analyze an organization’s environment.

·  Evaluate the organization’s competitive position and possibilities, potential generic strategies for an organization, potential value disciplines for an organization, and potential grand strategies for an organization.

·  Discuss the organizational change management strategies the company has in place.

·  Create a recommendation for improvement in the area’s in which you feel the company could improve.

·  Your proposal should be a minimum of 12 written pages following APA format.

·  Create a recorded presentation that is a minimum of 10 minutes in length that includes an analysis of the organization as well as your recommendations to be given to the business owner or manager.

Business

NEED COMPLETED IN 3 HOURS

NO PLAGARISM, CORRECT GRAMMAR AND APA FORMAT

DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT!!

Instructions

During the Great Recession, like any other economic downturns, as unemployment rises, aggregate income declines causing a major decline in tax collections. On the other hand, with the rise in unemployment, spending on safety net programs rise. So, to stabilize the national economy, the government appears to have only two options (neither good) either to put in place severe austerity measures (cut spending) or increase borrowing. Of course, it is very difficult to defend cuts in the federal government programs and especially the programs geared to sustain the minimum of the standard of living for the “poor.” But increase in borrowing has major adverse impacts on the national economy.

Write an essay analyzing

· Different theoretical views on national debt,

· Long-run costs of high national debt,

· Costs of eliminating the budget deficit solely through (1) personal tax increases, and/or (2) through spending cut by decreasing in transfer payments (i.e., Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) and in discretionary spending (such as defense and education budgets).

Complete this essay in a Microsoft Word document, APA formatted. Please note that a minimum of 720 words is required.

8082 MD4 Dis2

To Prepare-Consider the ways technology is infused into every aspect of daily life. Think about your experience and perspective regarding the following statement: It is no longer a question of whether or not technology should be a part of early childhood settings but instead, which technology tools are appropriate and truly enhance development and learning.

8082 Module 4 Discussion 2:

Evaluating Technology in Early Childhood Settings

Professionals in many fields are required to incorporate the use of technology on a regular basis. In some learning environments, early childhood professionals are required to incorporate technology as part of children’s learning experience. Technology can be used to engage children or spark their interest. Technology can also help prepare children for the future. With that being said, not all technology provides equitable benefits for children.

For this Discussion, you will explore a variety of technological tools to determine which are appropriate and enhance development and learning.

Assignment Task Part 1

To Prepare-

Consider the ways technology is infused into every aspect of daily life. Think about your experience and perspective regarding the following statement: It is no longer a question of whether or not technology should be a part of early childhood settings but instead, which technology tools are appropriate and truly enhance development and learning.

To Do:

Write a 1 ½ page explanation based on scholarly resources from the last 5 years, share examples of at least two technology tools and how they could be incorporated into early childhood settings in ways that enhance children’s development and learning. Provide rationales for why you selected these tools, the ages for which they are appropriate, and how they may enhance children’s development and learning experiences.

Assignment Task Part 2

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Respond to two of your colleagues’ postings of 125 words each in one or more of the following prompts:

· Read through the posts on the Discussion forum. Explain how the technology suggested by your peers might be differentiated to build on the strengths and meet the needs of children’s varying ages and abilities.

· As you envision the setting and examples your colleagues describe, offer several suggestions to ensure equitable access for all children in this early childhood setting.

· Using one of the technological tools suggested by your peers, explain how this tool might be used incorrectly or ineffectively. Provide a suggestion for overcoming this challenge and assist them in avoiding the misuse of this technology.

Cite appropriate references in APA format to substantiate your thinking.

Resource Management In Primary Care

– Resource Management in Primary Care

Top of Form

Discussion Prompt

Select a caring environment where advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) may practice. Some examples to choose from may include:

· Rural health clinic

· Emergency department

· Urgency care

· Community health center

· Family practice

· Pediatric Clinic

Using the conditions listed in Box 11.1 in the Joel textbook, identify and discuss two different conditions that may have a significant impact on revenue in the care setting. Describe how these conditions might affect how APNs provide care in these settings?

Expectations

Initial Post:

APA format with intext citations

Word count minimum of 250

References: 2 high-level scholarly references within the last 5 years in APA format.

Plagiarism free.

Turnitin receipt.

Skills Lab Week 5 Assignment

By Day 7

In a 1- to 2-page paper, address the following:

· Develop a supervision plan to guide productive and positive mentorship with your supervisor during supervision meetings.

· Explain how supervision adds to your professional growth and development.

· Explain how you used this week’s readings and resources to inform your plan.

· Include at least three (3) specific items in your plan.

Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Pearson.

· Chapter 3, “Learning From Supervision” (pp. 28–40)

Walden University. (2021d). Supervision in field: What to expect in your initial meeting [Video]. Walden University Blackboard. https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.

Organize Data

In this week’s assignment, you will complete a problem set in which you address levels of data and types of variables. Answers to the problems must be complete and written in a formal narrative language. In addition, you will write a short essay related to data privacy.

1. Explain what it means to say, “variables must vary.”

2. List and define the four levels of measurement (using examples) discussed in this week’s introduction and resources. In your opinion, which one or more is the most appropriate for statistical analysis. Explain.

3. Compare and contrast the characteristics of continuous and discrete variables. What is a common challenge of trying to calculate statistics using discrete variables?

4. Identify the level of measurement for the following examples and explain why you selected the level you did for each, relying on this week’s resources for support:

e. Career field (e.g., accountant, production manager, etc.)

f. Temperature in Fahrenheit

g. A job satisfaction survey measured as “disagree, neutral, agree”

h. Total sales for a firm

5. Identify each of the following types of a variable (e.g., continuous versus discrete) and explain why you selected the category you did for each, relying on this week’s resources for support:

e. The number of workers in each department of a large organization (e.g., workers in production, sales, accounting, etc.)

f. The dollars of revenue earned during a fiscal year.

g. The number of software licenses available to employees in a firm

h. The average annual salary of middle managers of an organization

Length: 3 to 5 pages not including title page and reference page

References: Include a minimum of 2 scholarly resources.

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. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Sanders COM 2301 3 4 5

Unit 3

A Conversation

Carefully read the interaction found in the   Unit III Case Study document  , and then complete the following steps: 

· Explain (from Unit III, Lesson 1) which specific communication principles you see at work during the events described.

· After analyzing the active and visible communication principles, write a brief recommendation for each of the communication principles you have identified as being present in the interaction. 

· Point out their missed opportunities or failures of communication.

Your analysis of this conversation should be at least one page and written in APA format. Cite any information you paraphrase from the lesson. Please do not quote any material. Show that you understand the material by putting it in your own words and then citing the source of the ideas. Please see an example below of how to cite and reference material from the lesson (the link is not functional for this course).

Columbia Southern University. (n.d.). Unit III–Lesson 1: Building communication relationships [Captivate presentation]. https://online.columbiasouthern.edu/csu_content/courses/general_ studies/cm/cm1010/15J/interactivelessons/unit_iii/Lesson1/index.html

Unit 4

Instructions

Analysis of Code of Ethics

Analyze the code of conduct at your workplace, at a company of your choosing, or at a company that posts its code online. Write a report explaining your findings. Consider the following questions in your response:

1. Summarize the intentions and expectations of the code of conduct you are analyzing.

2. Did all employees have to certify that they have read and understand the code? Do you think that employees will follow the rules because they have signed a document stating that they understand and will follow the code? Explain clearly your reasons for agreeing or disagreeing.

3. Are there examples that help you to understand some of the mandates in the code? Did you find them to be helpful? Why, or why not?

4. What are some of the values that employees are expected to have?

5. Does the company provide a communication plan that ensures that employees adhere to the plan? What does that plan look like? Please summarize.

6. Is there anything in the code that did not make sense to you? What was unclear about it?

7. Do you consider the code to be ethical? Why, or why not?

8. Do you consider the code to be a legal contract between the employee and employer? Why, or why not?

Your report should be at least two pages, not including the title and reference pages, and your report should follow APA formatting.

Unit 5

Instructions

Persuasive Messages

Scenario: Your supervisor disagrees with your suggestion that employees should be allowed to create online profiles in LinkedIn. You believe that communicating with others on LinkedIn will give employees an opportunity to meet their peers and will also provide potential leads and business partners. However, your supervisor believes that other companies will get an opportunity to review her employees’ qualifications and might make them employment offers that they would accept. You believe you can persuade your supervisor to accept your perspective and are deciding whether to send an e-mail or to speak with her in person.

Complete the following tasks:

1. Create an e-mail to your supervisor explaining your perspective on the matter of LinkedIn profiles. Use the information you have learned about presenting both verbal and nonverbal messages as you write the e-mail.

2. Describe what might be different about your message if you speak with your supervisor in person rather than send an e-mail. Use the concepts you learned about both verbal and nonverbal messages as you write your answer (300-word minimum).

3. Compare your two messages, and explain which medium might be more persuasive.

Requirements: Combine all three steps into one document, but separate all three steps into three pages. You can do this by inserting a page break after each step. This assignment does not require a title page or a reference page. All three sections together should total at least 900 words.

Touchstone 1: Developing A Research Plan

SCENARIO: Imagine that you work for a nonprofit organization that is focused on increasing diversity in community groups in your area. Your supervisor asks you to develop a sociological study concerning topics of diversity and collaboration in a specific community group of your choice. Eventually you will prepare to share your research with colleagues.  ASSIGNMENT: For this Touchstone, you will begin by formulating a question about diversity in a community group that you have access to. Then you will use the steps of the scientific method to prepare a research plan, including a bibliography for a literature review. As you learned, sociologists follow the scientific method so that their results are both scientifically valid and useful to the greater sociological community. A literature review allows researchers to learn from completed studies and to build upon their conclusions.  

A. Directions

Step 1: Pick a Topic

Select a community group to study. Some examples of community groups you might explore include: 

  • An activity-based group like a book club, a soccer team, or a community choir
  • A religious or ideological community such as a church congregation or a local political party
  • A community organization like a Parent Teacher Association (PTA), a neighborhood association, or the volunteer committee at a local soup kitchen
  • An identity-based organization such as a social club for veterans or a fraternal type organization

It should be a group in which membership is voluntary and recreational. Avoid:

  • Families
  • Workplaces
  • Ethnic or racial categories
  • Friend groups 

You might wish to choose a group that you are a part of, or you might not. You can use your personal experience with the group to form the basis of your research question. Or you can ask members of the group about their experiences, which will help you develop your research question.  In the template, write a paragraph (approximately 6-8 sentences) describing the community group you have chosen. In particular, be sure to answer the following questions:

  • What is the community group?
  • What are the attributes or characteristics of this community group? (e.g. What activities does this group do together? What element of the members’ interests or identities brings them together? How is membership in the group defined, if at all?)
  • What kind of experience with or access to this community group do you have?

Step 2: Ask a Question

Next, you will formulate a question related to this group, and to topics related to diversity and/or collaboration. You might think about diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status, or along multiple intersecting identities. Be sure to use what you learned in Unit 1 about the ways sociologists ask questions.Examples:

  • What are the challenges of a mom’s community organization in appealing to moms with children of different ages?
  • How does a group of car enthusiasts reach out to the surrounding community to get support for their events?
  • How has the Boy Scouts accepting girls impacted their mission and programs?
  • Do gender segregated sports teams for kids help maintain traditional gender roles?

In the template, write the question you have formulated for your study. Be sure to identify the Independent and Dependent variables and identify them correctly.  (HINT: Refer back to Lesson 1.3.3: Asking Questions and Lesson 1.3.5: Formulating a Hypothesis for help.)

Step 3: Prepare a Bibliography

Finally, you will begin developing a bibliography for a review of the existing literature that relates to your question. Before conducting a full literature review, a sociologist will build a bibliography, or a list of potential sources that they will read and study in greater depth in the review.Collect 4-6 articles, books, or other resources that relate to your question and list them in your template. You don’t have to look into these materials in depth right now! You’ll review this literature more closely in a later Touchstone, and you will also be exposed to additional relevant research and frameworks in Unit 3. You’ll also be able to add to or amend your bibliography before your Touchstone in Unit 3.Attributes of good readings for your literature review:

  • They are academic, scholarly works about research findings or they are reliable journalistic reporting based on scientifically credible and reliable data.
  • They should have been published in the last 10 years—unless they are a landmark work on the topic and provide important background or as a comparison. 
  • They look at different sides of the argument and a variety of perspectives.

Where to find readings: More than likely you will use a major search engine like Google. Start your search by asking the question you want to answer and identifying key search terms to generate relevant results. You can limit your Google search to works that have been published in the last 10 years. You can also use a search engine like Google Scholar that specifically searches scholarly literature. However, keep in mind that much of this literature may have limited or paid access. Another good place to search is in a public or university library catalog or database. Whichever way you choose to search, make sure that you are selecting credible sources. What makes a source credible? Credible sources are written by authors who are well known in their field. They are based on scientific data—not opinions or with biased observations. Sources should be from reliable outlets, like major publishers, universities, think tanks, and credentialed current practitioners. (HINT: Refer back to Lesson 1.3.4: Researching Existing Sourcesfor more guidance.)How to format sources in your bibliography: Sociologists use American Psychological Association (APA) format for their research. However, you will use a more simplified method to format sources for your bibliography. You will include five key elements for each source, with each element separated by a period:

  • Author’s name(s)
  • Publication date
  • Title of the source
  • Page numbers (if applicable)
  • Source’s location for web-based texts (URL)

EXAMPLEAlireza Behtoui. 2015. Beyond social ties: The impact of social capital on labour market outcomes for young Swedish people. p. 711-724. journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1440783315581217

Respond The Following In A Minimum Of 175 Words:

Respond the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

  • Explain the function of the dermatological system. Why is normal functioning of this system important to regulating body systems, including temperature regulation?

After Reading The Chapters In Your Textbooks For This Module, Consider The Meaning Of The Integrated Perspective And The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Drawing From More Than One School

After reading the chapters in your textbooks for this module, consider the meaning of the integrated perspective and the advantages and disadvantages of drawing from more than one school. Now that you have studied 11 therapy models, discuss your thoughts to this point about integrating theories by answering the following questions. Limit your integrative approach to two or three theories at the most. I suggest you take a primary theory (one that comes closest to your beliefs and your theory of choice) and then branch out, showing how you would draw techniques from several other theoretical approaches. Be sure to state why you select a particular theory as your main theory. Show how you could bring in ideas and techniques from the various theories you have studied into your own integrative theoretical stance.

  1. What criteria could you develop to create your own integrative approach to counseling?
  2. What basis do you have for including or excluding certain major concepts of the various approaches?
  3. Describe your rationale for your personalized theory of counseling.
  4. What are some ways you would address cultural diversity?
  5. What are some ways you would integrate spirituality?

CEFS 510

Discussion Assignment Instructions

You will complete 4 Discussions in this course. You will post one thread of at least 300 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned module. You must then post 2 replies of at least 150 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned module. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least two scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least one scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include the textbook, other books, the Bible, and journal articles.

Communication Last

Baker-Brown/Relationship Analysis/Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

COM -1090

FINAL EXAM

Relationship Analysis (Observation)

Worth 150 Points

Requirements:

A. You will do BOTH!

a. Conduct general RESEARCH about Interpersonal Relationships AND

b. OBSERVE, ANALYZE, AND WRITE about a relationship that you are currently having.

B. This observation begins _________________ (See Discussion Board for Date)

a. Feel free to begin your research but Do NOT begin writing about your observation before that date.

C. You will write a complete research paper on both what you have found in your research as well as in your observations and analysis.

D. All the rules of writing/submitting a college-level paper apply.

E. Please refer to your syllabus for additional information.

F. Feel free to use this link as a guidance: https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/strategies-essay-writing

G. If you just write a story about your relationship you have NOT done this assignment.

Relationship

The relationship that you will observe and analyze can be with any ONE of the following persons:

1. Parent/Sibling

2. Close friend

3. Boyfriend/girlfriend

4. Significant other

5. Spouse

6. Older child

7. Classmate

8. Teacher

9. Co-worker/colleague

10. Sibling /Sibling

Important Information:

What will this paper cover?

a. Research:

· This assignment will take you through in Chapters 1 – 11 in your textbook.

· Additional research outside of your textbook is required.

b. Observation and Analysis

· Be careful who you select to observe and analyze this relationship with. The relationship that is most convenient for you might not necessarily be the one that is the best to observe and analyze for this project.

How to do well in this written assignment?

A. Follow the instructions.

· Very often students do not get enough points because they do not follow the instructions. Please follow the instructions on how to earn maximum points.

B. Show what you know.

· The concepts in the textbook are all covered in this paper and you have a great opportunity to display all the knowledge that you have gained over the semester about interpersonal communication / interpersonal relationships.

C. Provide Context.

· You must provide a context for the reader to understand your paper.

Your discussion must have an introduction and background information so that the reader may be able to understand the relationship under review. Highlight any background information that you think may be helpful to the reader.

D. Provide detailed analysis and observation.

· Detailed means that you will:

Define:

a. Each concept must be defined.

b. Integrate definition in your work. Use the terminology!

Analyze:

a. Provide the theoretical framework (integrate the research) of the concept (what is the theory undergirding the concept?)

b. Extend the data / integrate the research beyond the definition. For example, what other information is available about the concept?

Relate/Apply:

a. Integrate/Apply/Relate the experiences you have chosen to use from the observation during the week under review (experiential learning).

E. Page Limit

a. Minimum: 8 pages

b. Maximum: None

F. Grammatical Errorsa. Please Note: It is difficult to read a paper of this magnitude with too many grammatical mistakes. Consequently, after the fifth (5th) grammatical error, I will return the paper to you ungraded.b. No resubmits: Due to the time of the semester that you will submit this paper, there will be no time for resubmits.· Get help from the Writing Center.

G. SafeAssign

a. All papers will be subjected to go through SafeAssign – the college’s plagiarism checker.

b. Any scale up to a 5% SafeAssign rate of return is acceptable.

c. Your points will be adjusted according to the following scale:

· 1 – 5% – 0pts

· 6 – 8%: – 10pts

· 9 – 10%: – 10pts: Return Paper Ungraded

H. Name on Paper

a. You must have a COVER PAGE with: (1) Your name (2) Name of the assignment (3) Name of the professor, (4) Name of the class, and (5) date of the assignment on it.

I. Paper Requirements

a. Font size: 12; Font type: Times Roman, 1.5 spacing

J. Paper Format:

a. Essay Format

K. How will you submit your Paper?

a. Online

K. Deadline for Submitting your Paper.

a. See Discussion Board for details)

Questions to be answered in Research Paper

Instructions

Discuss the following in detail, citing specific examples from your own observation of your relationship.

Description/Background

· Provide a description/background of the relationship. Please note that unless you provide the reader with a description/background of the relationship, it will be difficult to have an accurate picture of the parties in this analysis.

Concepts

· What were some of the ways in which this individual affected your self-concept during the week under review?

· What were some of the ways in which perception impacted the relationship during the week under review?

· What were some of the ways in which you both displayed or communicated your emotions to one another during the week under review?

· What were some of the ways in which non-verbal behaviors impacted your relationship during the week under review?

· What were the listening styles displayed during various conversations and interactions during the week under review?

· What is the stage of your relationship with this person? Are you both in agreement that the relationship is at this stage? Describe all the stages that this relationship has gone through and indicate some of the characteristics that make you know you did enter those stages.

· Discuss some of the disclosure styles (and reasons for disclosures styles) used during various interactions during the week under review? Did you experience any need to access any of the alternatives to disclosure, for example, silence, equivocating, etc.?

· Discuss the communication climates observed/experienced during various interactions during the week under review?

· What were some of the confirming and disconfirming messages exchanged during various interactions during the week under review?

· Discuss a conflict event that occurred over the past week.

· Discuss the conflict styles displayed during any conflict over the last week.

· Discuss the stages that the conflict went through.

· What types of resolution were considered?

· What types of resolution (if applicable) did you ultimately reach in managing the conflict?

Important Note regarding Conflict:

a. If there was no conflict over the week under review, feel free to discuss a conflict that happened with this same person, any time prior to the week under review.

a. Provide the historical data on this conflict so that the reader may have a better understanding of your discussion.

b. The previous conflict that you choose to write about must be with THE SAME PERSON you observed.

Additional Information

Extra Credit Points:

You may earn a few extra credit points.

These points are assigned at the discretion of the teacher.

These points will be assigned upon completion of the questions below:

· In your own words, how would you characterize the relationship that you have just evaluated? Do you believe that your partner would share your perspectives on this?

· What other communication theories, if any, apply to the relationship that may not have been covered in this paper?

· What communication insights or lessons were revealed to you that were not already covered in the paper?

REMINDERS

1. You may begin your research and create a draft of your paper if you like. However, you must wait for the observation week to begin the observation.

2. You are responsible for knowing the information in your textbook.

3. The biggest things I want to point out to you are:

a. This exam is worth 150-points. 

b. Please be reminded that after the 5th grammatical error, your paper will be returned to you, ungraded.

c. Make sure to take your papers to the Writing Center or get other writing assistance.

d. It is quite challenging to write less than 8 pages (not including your cover page) and earn your best grade. Here are the reasons why:

i. You must write an introduction of the paper as well as of the person you will be analyzing this relationship with.

ii. You must provide the reader with all the information that may be necessary for the reader to understand this relationship, in your absence. For example, who is the person? What is the nature of your relationship with the person? Why have you chosen this relationship to analyze?  Does the person know that you are doing this? (The person does not have to know, but it is okay if he/she knows that you are doing this analysis). If the person knows, what is the person’s explicit contribution to the analysis?

iii. If the person does not know, how do you think the person would feel if he/she finds out? And any other information you think may be useful to this analysis.

4. You will answer the questions based on your research as well as your analysis over the week under review. In this analysis you must:

Define:

a. Each concept must be defined.

b. Integrate definition in your work. Use the terminology!

Analyze:

c. Provide the theoretical framework (integrate the research) of the concept (what is the theory undergirding the concept?)

d. Extend the data / integrate the research beyond the definition. For example, what other information is available about the concept?

Relate/Apply:

b. Integrate/Apply/Relate the experience(s) that you have chosen to use from the observation during the week under review (experiential learning)

Please Note:

· If you just write a story about your relationship you have NOT done this assignment

· Every concept that is used in this analysis is also a chapter in your textbook. You can feel free to incorporate materials from other sources as well.

· You must have a References Page!

i. Cite ALL sources that you use. This means that every resource that you use, including your textbook, MUST be cited.

· You DO NOT have to answer the questions in the order they were asked. You should answer them based on how they occurred during the week under review.

GOOD LUCK WITH THIS PAPER!

Final Assignment

Write a two (2) page paper to identify and examine differing techniques for encouraging student participation from all parents within the school community. Identify at least two common methods that may not work in a diverse school (and explain why they may not work) and at least two new ideas that meet needs of specific groups of parents (and explain why these are better suited to a diverse population).

Expectations:

Upload your Parent Involvement Reflection here by Friday, July 2nd @ 11:59pm.  

Grading:

Your Parent Involvement Reflection is worth 4 points and will be assigned points using the following rubric:

4 points—Identifies two common methods and two unique ideas for parent participation and explains how each method may or may not meet the needs of diverse groups.

2 points—Identifies two common and two unique ideas for parent participation, but does not fully explain how each idea does or does not meet needs of diverse groups.

0 points—Does not identify two common and two unique ideas.

This Project Has Two Portions With Two Different Due Dates.

This project has two portions with two different due dates. First, you will select and analyze a print advertisement.  Next, you will create an effective advertisement for your company.

For part one, you will need to find an advertisement to analyze.  Begin by selecting a print advertisement located online, in a magazine, on a bus, on a billboard, or another source.  (NOTE: You will need a picture of the advertisement to accompany your written assignment.) 

 For part two, you will need to create an advertisement that will effectively sell your company’s product or service. 

Instruction

Part One: Advertisements

Introduction: Advertisement is defined as “A notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a productor service.”, “A picture, short film, song, etcetera that tries to persuade people to buy a product or service.” and “An announcement online, in a newspaper or other printed source, on television or other type of broadcast about something such as a productor service, etcetera.”

In today’s world, we are exposed to advertisements constantly. Nearly everywhere we turn, we are inundated with them. Since they play such a large role in our daily existence, as critical thinkers, we need to better understand how and why they work. This assignment helps you apply your critical thinking skills to everyday occurrence.

Part One:

Analyze an advertisement

Assignment –Find a print advertisement to analyze. After selecting an advertisement, study it and answer the following questions:

Description : Describe the advertisement in detail by answering the following questions in essay format.

1. What is the product or service being advertised?

2.Who is the target audience? Be specific.

3.How is the ad framed? –Explain the framing in detail. (See below for introductory information about framing in advertising.)

Use these websites to introduce the concept of framing: (NOTE-the imbedded links in these articles also offer additional information worth researching.)

•Framing Effect in Marketing and Advertising – https://brandmarketingblog.com/articles/branding-how-to/framing-effect-in-marketing-and-advertising/

•Framing in Marketing: Back to Basics – https://www.digitalalchemy.global/framing-in-marketin/

•This is How the Framing Effect can Help Your Conversion Rate – https://www.pagewiz.com/blog/online-marketing/framing-effect

Analysis : Analyze the advertisement by answering the following questions and discussing your thoughts, impressions, etcetera in essay format.

4.What is the claim in the ad?

5.What is your conclusion of this claim?

6.What about this ad appeals to you and why?

7.What about this ad bores or repulses you and why?

8.Do you find this ad to be effective? Why or why not?

Remember to label both sections, Description and Analysis, accordingly.

Part Two:

Create an advertisement

Scenario –As the owner of a (start-up) company, you realize that you need a good advertisement to bring in customers. You need to determine what type of company you have, what goods or services you offer, and who is your target audience. For example, you may be a travel agency, an insurance company, a massage therapist, a computer programming/repair company, an automobile company, or a design company. Whatever type of company you have, you need to create an ad to effectively sell your company’s goods or services.

After determining your target audience, you need to consider the benefits to the audience of your product or service, finally, determine what are the benefits of buying the product or service from you versus from a competitor. What makes you better than your competitor? Why should the audience buy from you rather than from your competitor? (Write a brief overview explaining the above aspects.)

Assignment–Write an overview, then using Prezi, Google Slides, PowerPoint, or a similar program, create an effective ad.

Reference Websites: (Use these sites listed below to begin your research. You may find other sites to use as well.)

How to create an advertisement — https://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Advertisement

30 Advertisement design tips that turn heads — https://www.canva.com/learn/advertisement-design-tips/

11 Simple tips to Creating an Effect Ad — https://targetpublic.com/11-simple-tips-creating-effective-ad/

The Process of Creating an Advertisement in Nine Simple Steps —https://blog.bannersnack.com/create-advertisement-online/

Advertising Techniques –13 Most Common Techniques Used by Advertisers –

https://www.managementstudyguide.com/advertising-techniques.htm

Advertising Tricks that Trigger Impulse Buying — https://www.verywellmind.com/five-advertising-tricks-that-trigger-impulse-buying-22229

Communication 5

 If your report from the SafeAssign report is more than 5% it will not be accepted. 

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Interpersonal Communication: Communication Barriers

Preamble

As you study interpersonal communication, you begin to seriously understand that the skills learned in this course are useful for every aspect of your life. Truth. You will thank me later.

· Communicating: Sending, Receiving, Interpreting Information

There are several factors that will affect how messages are sent, received and interpreted. As you have been reading in your text as well, we explore words and then a lot more than just words in interpersonal communication. We also focus on things like tone, volume, accents, clothing, environment, gender, age, socio-economic status, demographics, etc. These are all factors that will impact communication. While there are several factors that could be problematic in this video, I encourage you to explore only the communication factors as you respond to this question.

Instructions: Watch these videos and answer the questions. You must watch each video to the end.

· Video #1: This video is about communication and miscommunication

https://youtu.be/gCfzeONu3Mo – How miscommunication happens – Katherine Hampsten

· Video #2: This video is about workplace communication

https://youtu.be/o7_vGlWqgdg – Office Jargon by Nina Millns

Question 1:

What are some of the factors in this communication [message sending/receiving/interpreting] that were problematic and could affect the way these parties communicate and therefore their interpersonal relationships? Identify 5 factors and then explain them.

Grading: This assignment will be graded solely on the number of factors that you identify and explain.

1. You must explain each factor thoroughly (everything) to get the full points.

2. Partial points will be awarded for partial explanations.

3. Each factor that you identify (and explain) is worth 5-points.

Worth: This question is worth: 25 points.

Instructions: Please watch these videos and answer the questions. You must watch this video to the end.

· Video #3: This video is about how we communicate. How to communicate strategically

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGeHS4jO0X0 – It’s Not Manipulation, It’s Strategic Communication

Question 2: Think interpersonal communication, then answer these questions:

1. What were some of the most informative and instructive pieces of information you learned about communication from this video?

2. Explain each piece of information, including why YOU found them personally informative and instructive? What about YOU that make these instructive?

3. Please remember that the points come from both identifying these points and making your answers thoroughly relate to both Interpersonal Communication as well as YOU.

Worth: This question is worth: 25 points.

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Unit 3

For this assignment, read the article indicated below that discusses the differences between the generations within the workplace and how to develop interpersonal skills for better employee involvement and interaction with fellow employees. Also, this article identifies how the values are placed upon each generation (Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers) and leads into how to better manage and involve the multiple generations within the workforce.

In order to access the resource below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the ABI/INFORM COLLECTION database within the CSU Online Library.

Kelly, C., Elizabeth, F., Bharat, M., & Jitendra, M. (2016). Generation gaps: Changes in the workplace due to differing generational values. Advances in Management, 9(5), 1-8.

Note: The birth year range for Baby Boomers in the article differs from the range found in the textbook (p. 41) and the generally accepted range of 1946-1964.

Complete the article review by showing your understanding of the article’s contents by addressing the questions and directives below. Your paper should be a minimum of two pages, not including the title and reference pages. The following are questions and directives to be used in completing the review:

1. What is the author’s main point?

2. Who is the author’s intended audience?

3. Identify and address the differences in the interpersonal skills from the generational differences and how they might be overcome.

Be sure to apply the proper APA format for the content and reference provided.

Unit 4

Instructions

Locate the following case study in the course textbook:

Interpersonal Relations Case 15.1 – The One Cent Ethical Dilemma, p. 375.

Complete the case study by showing your understanding of the content in addressing the questions and directives in two pages, including a title page and reference page. The title and reference pages do not count toward the total page requirement.

Answer the Case Questions at the end of the case on p. 375. In addition, answer the following directives to complete your case study:

1. What actions do you recommend Rajah take about his concerns with respect to the new one-cent-in-change policy?

2. Explain whether you think Rajah should blow the whistle on his employer.

3. What is your opinion of the ethics of the new policy about withholding one-cent-in-change?

4. Is there a need for ethics training? If so, why? 

5. How often should ethics training take place? Why?

6. By having ethics training, what can the employer and employees learn?

Be sure to apply the proper APA format for the content and reference provided.

Unit 5

The use of teams can bring about great change within an organization; however, effective outcomes often depend on how teams are assembled and incorporated. A key component to the assembly of a team is the level of diversity that will be included. As discussed throughout this unit, the presence of diversity can provide an advantage for a team but can also create some difficulties that must be overcome. The essay topic is the advantages and disadvantages of diverse teams within an organization. The following questions should be addressed:

1. What are some advantages to utilizing diverse teams within an organization?

2. What are some potential difficulties that might need to be overcome in order for a diverse team to be successful? 

3. What are some methods and tactics that can be utilized to overcome the potential difficulties?

4. As a conclusion, is it worth the effort to attempt to overcome the difficulties in light of the potential advantages of a diverse team?

Your essay should be at least three pages in length, including an introduction, a body of supported material, and a conclusion. The reference and title pages do not count toward the total page requirement. A minimum of three scholarly references are required. Please use the CSU Online Library to locate the supporting references to write this essay.

Be sure to apply the proper APA format for the content and references provided.

Consider reviewing the Success Center’s   tutorial on essay writing  for assistance.

Communication 4

 TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE PROPERLY CREDITED FOR YOUR WORK, YOU SHOULD USE THE FORMS PROVIDED.

  • HOWEVER, YOU MAY CREATE YOUR OWN IF YOU LIKE.
  • IF YOU CREATE YOUR OWN FORMS THEY MUST BE A REPLICA OF THE FORMS IN THE ASSIGNMENT. 
  • I WILL NOT SEARCH TO FIND THE ANSWERS IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS HERE:
  • 1. UPLOAD ONE DOCUMENT WITH ALL THREE FORMS. UPLOAD AS AN ASSIGNMENT! DO NOT SUBMIT ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD! IF YOU DO, IT WILL NOT BE GRADED! 
  • 2. LABEL YOUR DOCUMENTS:  1. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT   2. ASSESSING YOUR CONFLICT STYLE 3. WIN-WIN PROBLEM SOLVING
conflict management: PART ONE: YOUR BEHAVIORS: Worth 25Pts1. Goals of this Assignment:a. To provide students with information about how to become aware of patterns ofbehaviors and how to manage these behaviors during a conflict.b. To help students understand how to practice separating conflict behaviors frominterpretations of conflict behaviors.c. To help students practice being provisional about interpretations of others’ behaviors.2. How to complete this assignment?This assignment must be submitted in a summary format, answering the questions inthe same order in which they are presented.3. Identifying Conflict Behaviors: You Must:a. Identify a conflict that you have engaged in (or currently engaged in).b. Think about how you have behaved (or are behaving) in this conflict as you try tomanage/solve the conflict.4. Discussion Questions (For the above conflict)a. How difficult is it to separate your observation of your behaviors from your interpretationof the same behaviors?c. Is it easier now (that you have been studying conflict) than it was earlier in the class?d. Why is it important to be tentative and provisional about your interpretations of others’ behaviors?1. Name the FeelingObjectivesa. To encourage students to recognize the feelings they may experience during the conflict.b. To evaluate the impact on the message based on expressing or not expressing the feeling.2. Think about the same conflict you identified. Using that same conflict, answer the followingquestions.3. Discussion Questions1. How difficult is/was it to come up with words to label the feelings you might experience in thisconflict situation?2. What would be the impact of the message that you would be sending if feelings were notexpressed?3. What are the barriers that prevent clear expressions of feelings during the conflict?4. What suggestions do you have about how to overcome these barriers?5. Are there any situations in which feelings should not be expressed in a conflict? Explain.6. What can you do to find out what others are feeling?
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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: ASSESSING YOUR CONFLICT STYLE

Assessing Your Conflict Style

Instructions

Describe two conflicts that you have been in and that did not have a successful resolution for you. Identify your conflict style in each and then describe what you could have done differently in this conflict. 25pts each** 26

Conflict 1 Description: 5pts

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Conflict Style: 3pts: ____________________________________________________________

What you would have done differently? 5pts

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Conflict 2 Description: 5pts

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What you would have done differently? 5pts

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WIN–WIN PROBLEM SOLVING

Learning Objectives

· Identify the relational conflict styles, patterns of behavior, and conflict rituals that define a given relationship.

· Demonstrate how you could use the win-win approach in a given conflict.

· Assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of using the win-win approach.

Instructions

1. Follow the instructions below as a guide to dealing with an interpersonal conflict facing you now or one that you have faced recently.

2. After completing the win-win steps, record your conclusions in the space provided

3. Worth 25Pts

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Step 1: Identify your unmet needs (i.e., the situation, the person(s) involved, the history, etc.). 1pt

Step 2: Make a date. (Choose a time and place that will make it easiest for both parties to work constructively on the issue.) 1pt

Step 3: Describe your problem and needs (behavior, interpretation, feeling, consequence, intention). Avoid proposing specific means or solutions at this point. 1pt

Step 3A: Ask your partner to show that s/he understands you (paraphrase or perception-check). 1pt

Step 3B: Solicit your partner’s point of view/clear message (behavior, interpretation, feeling, consequence, intention). 1pt

Step 4: Clarify your partner’s point of view (paraphrase or perception-check as necessary). 1pts

Step 5: Negotiate a solution. 1pt

a. Restate the needs of both parties (what both have in common).

b. Work together to generate at least 5 possible solutions that might satisfy these needs. Don’t criticize any suggestions here! 5pts

c. Evaluate the solutions you just listed, considering the advantages and problems of each. 1pt per solution under consideration, up to 5pts. If you think of any new solutions, record them above.

d. Decide on the best solution, listing it here. 1pt

Step 6: Follow up the solution. Set a trial period, and then plan to meet with your partner and see if your agreement is satisfying both your needs. If not, return to step 3 and use this procedure to refine your solution. 1 pt.

Conclusions: 10pts

Based on the above assessment, please answer the following questions in an essay format. No more than 1.5 pages. Attach the Grading Rubric to your assignment.

1. In what ways is this procedure similar to or different from the way in which you usually deal with interpersonal conflicts?

2. Was the outcome of your problem-solving session different from what it might have been if you had communicated in your usual style? How?

3. In what ways can you use the no-lose methods in your interpersonal conflicts? With whom? On what issues? What kinds of behaviors will be especially important?

4. What concerns or hesitations do you have about using the win-win approach? Why?

Respond To The Following In A Minimum Of 175 Words:

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

  • What do you think is the biggest challenge to public safety with regard to technology? What trends do you see that support your thought? In what ways can technology help fight cybercrime and traditional criminal activity?

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Stepping In

Course Pack

Module 1.

FOUNDATIONS OF ACADEMIC WRITING

How does an academic discipline affect writing choices?

Academic Writing Conventions

General Overview

DODON’T
· Pay attention to format:DO· 8 ½ by 11 inch paper size (Letter, not A4)· The entire essay should be double-spaced (including references)· 12 pt. Times New Roman Font· One-inch margins· Title page (usually)· Page numbering (according to formatting/documentation style)· Indent the first line of paragraphs· Forget to read your syllabus/assignment sheet for the professor’s instructions· Misspell your professor’s name· Change the font type/size/colour· “Justify” the margins (the words should not appear as a straight line down the right hand side)· Turn in an essay that does not meet the minimum standard for the writing. If the assignment is a 3 page essay, this means 3 full pages of writing! (Not 2 ½ or 2 ¾, and not including the title/references page)· Hand in a paper without a staple, in a folder or with writing on it or dirty pages.
· Document ALL your sources:DO· Use the style your professor asks for (i.e. MLA, APA, Chicago)· Document all ideas, theories, stories, examples, facts that you read and borrow using correct citation· Cite all summary, paraphrase and quotation· Use quotation marks to identify copied words, phrases, sentences· Include a page of references in correct style, and in alphabetical orderDON’T· Borrow ideas, theories, stories, examples, facts, structures without giving a citation and reference that is correctly cross-referenced (the first word of the citation should match the first word of the reference entry)· Copy and paste from websites· Copy words, phrases, or sentences without using “quotation marks”· Forget a page of references· Include references of sources you did not cite in the essay
· Content/Grammar/Tone:DO· Use a meaningful title· Use formal grammar, including complete sentences· Introduce ALL evidence with context (source information, credentials of the authors)· Use spell-check to make sure you don’t have careless errors· Include as much of your own ideas/interpretation· Use third person plural and simple present tense (usually)· Use dictionary/thesaurus/corpus to select as much academic vocabulary as possible.DON’T· Use meaningless titles such as “Essay #1”, etc.· Use informal grammar, idioms, or childish vocabulary (good/bad, important, happy/sad/angry, gonna)· Submit an essay with spelling errors· Use “you/we/our/us” in any academic work· Overuse the word “people” in an essay (the rule to follow is one usage per 3 pages of writing)· Write a paragraph that exceeds one page in length· Use passive voice (“It was given to them by…”)

1What is formatting in Academic Writing?What is it?Formatting refers to the way that your writing appears, as well as the way in which you indicate and give credit to the research in your writing (called citation/referencing). Because your instructors are typically busy individuals, they prefer to have all essays sent to them with the same appearance and reference/citation system. This allows them to read your essays quickly and efficiently.How is it used?There are a number of different styles of formatting used at the university. Three common styles used at the university are MLA (used in English Literature at TWU), Chicago (used in Political Science), and APA (used in the social sciences such as psychology and sociology). The instructor of your course typically tells you which formatting style they want you to use when you write your essays. In the leadership program, you will use APA style for all of your papers.Why does it matter?At the university, you often don’t get much opportunity to get to know your instructor, who is going to give you your grade. When you turn in your writing for grades, this is one of the best ways the instructor gets to know you, because they will take the time to read your ideas. If your formatting is not correct, the instructor might form a negative impression about you (that you are lazy or don’t pay attention to details) before they have even read your ideas—this could negatively affect your grade. Think about when you have to give a presentation in front of others. Do you pay more attention to your appearance that day? The same idea applies to writing. Formatting is the “appearance” of your writing, and you want to make sure you get it correct so that you can maximize your grade and leave your instructor with a positive impression about you.Why else does it matter?The style you use for writing essays at the university is also a system for documenting the research and evidence you are using in the writing. It allows you to show your instructor when you are borrowing ideas, and how you are using research to support your own opinions and ideas. It shows your reader where they can access the research you used should they want to study the subject more deeply on their own, and also allows them to form their own opinion about the quality of the evidence you are using to support your ideas. This becomes increasingly significant at higher levels of education.

The Importance of Careful DocumentationImportance of documentation – integrity is a significant aspect of academic culture in North American universities. Integrity is maintained in academic writing most clearly through accurate citation/referencing.1. What is plagiarism/academic dishonesty?Plagiarism is knowingly copying the ideas/writing of others without using proper quotation or citation/referencing. Plagiarism is considered cheating at the university and has significant penalties. Plagiarism includes the following:· Copying ideas from other sources (such as books or the internet) without using proper citation/reference.· Copying the exact language from another source without using “quotation marks” and/or citation/reference.· Having someone else write an essay, a portion of essay, or even a sentence in an essay without the permission of the professor (a tutor may suggest alternative words for you and correct grammar, but should not write sentences for you).· Copying the ideas or writing from a previous student’s essay for the same assignment.· Lending essays to your friends for courses they are taking that you have finished.· Using the same essay for two different courses without the professor’s permission (Yes, you can even plagiarize yourself!)2. How is using sources different in different cultures?· In some cultures, it is not considered a serious problem to use or copy the ideas and language of others.· Different cultures have different ideas about what is considered “intellectual property” (i.e. ownership of ideas)3. How are sources important in North American academics?· In North America, ownership of ideas is extremely significant, especially at the university.· If someone has published an idea (i.e. it has been written and printed for the public to view), they are the “owner” of that idea, and you must always give them credit for that idea through citation/reference as soon as you learn they published it.4. What should you do to avoid plagiarism/academic dishonesty?· Always use a citation/reference if the idea is something that you researched and did not think of on your own.· Any language that you copy exactly from another source should be in “quotation marks” (And quotation cannot exceed three lines per quote, and two quotations per paragraph), and also include a citation/reference· Try to paraphrase research, which means to write the ideas you are borrowing in your own way with your own words. Remember to include the citation/reference.· You may NEVER copy essays or parts of essays (paragraphs/sentences) from your friends.· You may NEVER let anyone write any of your essays for you. A tutor can help fix grammar errors and suggest different vocabulary but should not write sentences for you.· You should NEVER lend your essays to your friends for courses you have finished.

The Deductive Pattern

A=B GENERAL – theory, background, definition, foundation

B=C SPECIFIC – add new, more specific idea, usually your specific topic

Key Words

Think about the A, B, and C as your most important words or ideas. These words (or synonyms, different forms, or antonyms) should appear throughout your paragraph and essay. They are the “glue” that holds it all together.

As you write, sentence to sentence, and paragraph to paragraph, you should keep an old key word and add a new key word. This is called the “Given-New Rule.”

The Ladder of Abstraction

General/Abstract

All

Most

Some

Few

One

Specific/Concrete

Example

Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I have a dream.”

A=B provides the background and does not mention his specific topic.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

B=C builds on the historical background and adds his main topic: freedom today. Note how the “old” key word begins the next. He then goes on to explain the details: poverty and bad living conditions.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free . One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

King then goes on to use an analogy.

A=B connects the analogy to the historical context.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check . When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

B=C states that the current situation fails. It applies the analogy to the problem. Notice the repetition of the key word (B) and then the new word (C): justice.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice . We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

King, M.L,K. (1963). I have a dream. Government Archives. Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/files/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf

Note: This speech is in public domain.

General Introduction Pattern

An introduction should not be something that takes a lot of time, and it should be short in length (typically under five sentences). However, there are some key points that should always be covered in an introduction to follow the deductive pattern of writing and get the essay off to a great start. The following five sentences should always be considered when writing an introduction:

1. Hook (Optional—you can but don’t need to include this)

An essay can always begin with a hook, which could be a famous quotation or story that grabs the reader’s attention. It could also be a question or interesting comment. Remember, the hook must fit accurately with the topic of your essay and should never exceed two sentences. A hook is ALWAYS optional and doesn’t affect your grade positively, so don’t use much time finding one to add to your essay.

2. Introductory (Purpose) Sentence (Required—this must be included)

The introductory sentence is the first sentence that must be included in any essay. Typically, the introductory sentence should answer the general purpose or theoretical idea of why you are writing the essay. In other words, it should connect with a significant idea/theory that you have learned in the class. Ask yourself the question: “Why does my professor want me to write an essay about this issue/topic? What should I prove that I learned/understand in the course through my writing?” Remember, this sentence should be written generally.

3. Topic Sentence (Required)

After writing about the theme/purpose of the essay, the topic sentence should introduce your specific topic, along with a comment about the relationship of the specific topic to the purpose of the essay. This sentence should not get into too much detail about the topic, which will be shared in the rest of the essay.

4. Thesis Statement (Required)

The thesis statement states the opinion that is being taken on the issue/topic, along with an academic concept/idea to give the essay focus. Key words that will hold the essay together must be used in this sentence.

5. Roadmap (Optional—you don’t need to write this as a separate sentence, it can usually be included with the thesis statement)

The roadmap can be written as a clause at the end of the thesis or as a separate sentence (only one sentence) after the thesis. The roadmap should give an indication of the academic reasons that will be used to support the thesis in each body paragraph. They should use key words that will appear in the assertion (the first sentence) of each body paragraph.

The Thesis Statement

The thesis statement is the most significant sentence in your essay. It serves the purpose of stating your opinion on the essay topic, indicating the direction of your essay, and focusing the thinking in your essay according to key words. There are three important aspects to a thesis statement:

Thesis statements should be clear :

In other words, thesis statements should be located in the correct place (at the end of the first paragraph), should be short (not more than one sentence), and should contain key words (words that help give your essay focus and are repeated in the assertions and throughout the essay. The thesis should also directly answer the question or topic that you are being asked to write about, and clearly indicate how the essay will answer the question (show the relationship of main idea to sub/supporting ideas)

Thesis statements should be strong :

The thesis should use strong verbs (the most common being the be verb written as is or is not), should use strong language (such as adjectives that help develop your opinion) and should indicate an academic opinion on the topic (you must pick a side, and cannot state there are both positive and negative aspects of the topic).

Thesis statements should be specific :

Every thesis should use key words to indicate the direction of your essay and the way you will analyze, evaluate, describe, or examine the topic. A thesis should always attempt to use an academic concept (made more specific through the use of accurate adjectives) that gives the essay focus and helps the reader to understand the topic from your perspective.

A General Thesis Pattern:

Specific Topic + “Be” Verb + (adjective) Academic Focus+ (because)Explanation of the Focus + (through)Roadmap.

Example:

The beaver is an appropriate Canadian cultural icon because it metaphorically represents the nature of the Canadian people through its historical legacy, its sociological behavioral characteristics, and its economic value.

Key Words

Key words were already introduced with the deductive pattern of writing, but within the essay they can be thought of with more specific titles. At a minimum, any essay should have at least three different types of key words that are used in the thesis, and in the first/last sentences of each body paragraph.

THREE TYPES OF KEY WORDS

Topic Key Word: This is a key word typically given to you by your professor. In a typical essay assignment, your professor will ask you to write about a topic. For example, in the example below, the student is writing about a cultural icon, so the topic key word is “icon”. This is the word that should be used in your thesis, as well as your assertion/connection sentences in the body paragraphs.

Thesis Key Word: Also known as your academic focus, this is the word that focuses your essay. This word should be academic (university level, or scholarly), interpretive (reflecting your opinion), and more general than your paragraph key words. For example, the decision to write about the beaver as a Canadian icon means that the thesis key word is “North American beaver”.

Paragraph Key Words: These are aspects of your academic focus (thesis key word) that represent your reasons for each paragraph. They should have a strong connection to the focus that you explain in the explanation and discussion sections of each body paragraph. For instance, in the previous thesis, the paragraph key words are “history”, “sociology”, and “economic”, which are all reasons to support the beaver as a Canadian icon.

A Few More Details about Key Words:

· These are the most significant words in an essay. They must be well-thought out.

· Use the same key words from the thesis in the assertion/connection sentences of the body paragraphs.

· Use synonyms of the key words in the explanation/discussion sections of the body paragraphs, as well as the transition sentence of the background paragraph. For example, a synonym of “icon” could be “symbol” or “representation”.

· Key words are a great way to demonstrate one’s control over the ideas/language being used in essay. Frequent use of the same key words in the correct places (Thesis, Assertion/Connection sentences, Conclusion) leave a strong impression on your reader.

Key Word Usage Examples

Thesis: The North American beaver is an essential Canadian icon for historical, psychological, and economic reasons.

Assertion Sentences:

The beaver is a Canadian icon for historical reasons.

As a Canadian icon, the beaver is also iconic for psychological reasons.

Economics also demonstrates the North American beaver to be a Canadian icon.

Connection Sentences:

Therefore, the beaver is iconic of Canada for historical reasons because it was hunted by early settlers for hundreds of years.

Thus, psychology is a reason to support the beaver as a Canadian icon because it symbolically represents Canadian’s belief in their hardworking nature.

Background Paragraphs

A background paragraph/section is a necessary element of most university essays. Academic writing often requires a definition of key words and terms that goes beyond what can fit in an introduction, so background information that generally defines the topic should be placed in a paragraph (or section, for longer essays) that immediately follows the introduction.

Common Features of a Background Paragraph

· Background paragraphs should generally be shorter than body paragraphs.

· The information used should define the main topic and should be researched (i.e. citations/references) and factual (descriptive information about the topic, not opinion about the topic, which is what the body paragraph is for).

· The information should be paraphrased (written in your own words), not “quoted” (i.e., it should not be copied directly from the sources used). It does NOT need to be introduced with context (You do not need to provide the credibility of the information; citations are sufficient).

· The information can come from only one source, but more commonly comes from several different sources to prove effective researching skills.

· At the end of a background paragraph/section, at least one sentence must be written that transitions from the background information to the thesis.

Steps for Writing a Background Paragraph

1. As you research, make notes of the most valuable factual/descriptive information for understanding the topic.

2. Pretend that your reader has no knowledge of your topic. What information would they need to generally understand what it is and how it relates to your opinion/reasons?

3. Do not share all the details you discover about the topic—instead, choose 3-4 of the most valuable/interest pieces of evidence.

4. Paraphrase the information. In other words, write the information out in your own words, beginning with the most general and then moving to the most specific.

5. Transition words such as “Moreover”, “In addition”, “Additionally”, and “Consequently” are all helpful to move smoothly from one point to the next (See Appendix A for more transition words).

6. The last sentence is a “Transition Sentence”. Using the thesis key word (or better, a synonym of the thesis key word), transition to the body paragraphs by rephrasing the thesis in a different, more simplified way. Do not restate the thesis exactly, and do not restate the assertion key words.

Example Background Paragraph:

The beaver is a unique animal because it is the largest rodent in North America, and the second largest in the entire world (Hinterland, 2013). It has a large flat tail which causes it to be slow on land, so it is more adapted to living in the water, where it is an excellent swimmer. In addition, beavers are known for their engineering skills, where of all the animals only humans have a greater impact on their environment (Canadian Museum, 2012). This is mainly because they are known for building dams which hold water for them to swim in, the largest beaver dam ever discovered is in Canada (Parks Canada, 2012). Although at one time there were millions of beavers in Canada, they were nearly hunted to extinction in North America to make hats for Europeans (Heritage, 2011). Consequently, the beaver is an apt symbol of Canada for many reasons.

Evidence

Whenever we say something, we need to have a REASON (explanation) and we need to have PROOF. Without these two things, whatever we say is biased and weak.

When you write a sentence, ask yourself how you know that. Then provide your evidence.

Good academic argument draws on many different sources and kinds of evidence. If you try to prove everything from just one or two sources, your argument is weak.

Therefore, in every paragraph, consider these steps:

1. Make an assertion – state your opinion, response, or analysis. Use KEY WORDS to connect to your thesis.

2. Give a REASON for this idea – this is your explanation

3. Give PROOF or EVIDENCE for this idea. How do you know this? Remember your citation!

4. Explain what your evidence shows you. How does it prove your point? You must make this explicit to your reader.

Kinds of Evidence

· Primary source (literature, sacred texts, letters, diaries, photos, artifacts)

· Observation

· Interviews and surveys

· Historical events or documents

· Current events or documents

· Statistics/data/numbers

· Research results from a study

· Eyewitness testimony (exact words of someone who was there)

· Expert discussion (high authority)

· Agreement from others (use of several people who say the same thing)

· Forensic or scientific evidence

· Personal stories and experiences (called “lived experience”) from newspapers, magazines, blogs, social media, books

Choosing Evidence

· The evidence must fit the essay. Some kinds of essays require specific kinds of evidence.

· The evidence must fit the discipline and topic.

· The evidence must be authoritative and credible.

· The evidence must suit the scholarly environment.

· The evidence should be balanced – various kinds of evidence organized from general to specific

Integrating Evidence:

A Paragraph Pattern

Begin with your assertion, which should include your thesis key words and your paragraph key word. Explain this assertion in further detail in another one to two sentences. Introduce general evidence, “Give your quote or paraphrase or evidence” (Citation, Year). Transition. Give your discussion of the evidence and connect to your key words. This should be more than one sentence. Introduce more specific evidence, “Give your quote or statistics or factual details” (Citation, Year). Transition. Give your discussion and connect to your key words. This should be several sentences and can include more paraphrased evidence. At the end, add a concluding statement that uses the key words from the assertion (to connect with the thesis) and summarizes the paragraph.

Introducing Evidence

You have three options. You can also combine all three.

1. Use the author’s name/title and a reporting verb. Choose a verb that suits the author’s meaning. Here are some ideas:

+ full sentence.

that + SVO.

+ noun phrase.

explains,

describes,

illustrates,

reports,

suggests,

implies,

argues

asserts

declares

[As] ____________

(name)

the idea that + full sentence.

supports

critiques

rejects

forwards

___________ + the idea that

(name)

2. Use a transition word or phrase. Choose a transition that shows how you are moving from one idea to the next. Here are some common transitions: furthermore, therefore, however, on the one hand/on the other hand, due to, in addition… After your transition word, provide your evidence and then the citation (Author, year).

3. Mix the quotation into your own sentence. Here is an example:

It is still true that many minorities in the United States live in a “lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity” (King, 1963).

Discussing Evidence

After you provide your EVIDENCE, you need to explain what it means to you and how it fits your argument.

1. Use a transition. This is a SIGNAL that you are making a new move. Here are some common transitions:

· This [research/data/theory] means/ reveals/ highlights /indicates/ suggests/implies that…

· In other words,

· It is clear that

· Clearly, then,

· For this reason,

· To this end,

· With this in mind,/Considering this,

· An important aspect of this is…

· Indeed,

· Certainly,

· In fact,

NOTE: Do not discuss your own writing directly. Do not say “This quotation shows” or “As I explained on page one.”

2. Then draw out and explain the relationship of the key words:

· from the quotation

· your own key words

3. Explain how they fit together.This helps you to focus on the meaning and purpose of the evidence.

Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing means to write the ideas you have read/learned about in your own words. It is a significant part of academic writing. Some of the reasons why include presenting information more concisely (in a shorter form than the original) and demonstrating that you understand an idea well (if you understand something you should be able to discuss it with your own language). Close attention to paraphrasing also helps you to avoid plagiarism. However, paraphrasing is not easy and it takes time to learn. Therefore, you must spend some time and energy to think about how to paraphrase ideas that you are borrowing from your researched sources of evidence. The benefit to putting your time/energy into this now is that it will get easier the more you practice, and will also help you to improve your ability to paraphrase ideas when you are speaking.

Para = beside + Phrase = explanation

When you read or hear something that you want to share with someone else, you usually paraphrase it. In other words, you explain it to them in your own way. This is also true in academic studies. You might want to explain an idea that you read in your textbook. Rather than repeat the exact words, you explain it in a way that makes sense to you or to your reader.

Why?

Most of your readings will include significant explanation and detail. You don’t need all of this for your essay. Therefore, you choose to explain the main idea or the ideas that you want to use in your own way.

Paraphrase also lets you use your own voice and style.

Direct quotations are very important, too. However, you should save direct quotations for using words that are really powerful and clear. The rest of the time, use paraphrase and summary. (Summary is similar to paraphrase. The difference is that you take an idea that is long and complex and re-tell it in a much shorter way).

How?

Many people try to paraphrase by finding replacement words. It becomes like a word-by-word translation. This is not effective, as it is very slow and often loses the bigger meaning.

Instead, read the idea. Read it several times. Then do not look at the words but try to explain the idea yourself. If you forget some parts, you can go back to the reading and remind yourself.

Example:

Here is a paragraph from “I have a dream” (King, 1963):

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

I can paraphrase like this:

King (1963) calls his people to maintain their “dignity and discipline” through avoiding violence and through respecting the white people who have allied with them. He urges the black people in his audience to accept the support of the white people in their joint pursuit of freedom.

You will notice that some words are in quotation marks. This shows that these words are in the original and I have kept them because they are important and powerful. It is important to use quotation marks for any special words or phrases from the original.

You will notice that I have included the citation for this. The citation gives credit to the author and shows that my level of scholarship. If you miss the citation, it is PLAGIARISM

Three Ways to Improve Paraphrasing Skills

There are three main techniques that you can focus on to improve your paraphrasing skills. They are the following:

1. When you borrow the idea, always make it shorter (more concise).

2. Find replacement words (synonyms) for language from the source that you don’t normally use yourself.

3. Change the order of the information you are using.

Don’t forget to….

Include a citation for your paraphrase. If you are borrowing information from a source it must include a citation/reference.

Quotations

Quotations are a great way to show your instructor that you read text carefully. However, they should be chosen carefully, introduced with context, should not take up too much space in the paragraph/essay, and should be well explained in your own words after they are used.

Rules for Quotation:

· Copy the quotation carefully from the text you are using—it should appear EXACTLY as it appears in the text (even with grammatical errors).

· Quotations must always appear in “quotation marks”.

· INTRODUCE the evidence with context—you should always reveal to your reader the authority/credibility of the author/organization/website BEFORE you give the quotation. If you are introducing a person, use only the family name. DO NOT introduce with the title of the article, because this does not contribute to demonstrating your research/critical thinking skills.

· Quotations should not be more than three lines in length. If your quotation is very long and there are two parts that you want to use, eliminate unnecessary content using … to show that you have removed information.

· Avoid long quotation (longer than three lines) in short essays. In fact, try to avoid long quotation whenever possible.

· ALWAYS explain the significance of your quotation as it relates to your key words after you give a quotation. Use key words from the quotation as you do this.

· Don’t forget to use correct citation/referencing for the quotation.

Example:

From the Huffington Post newspaper: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/07/01/canadian-symbols-beaver_n_886777.html

David Morrison, director of archeology and history at the Musee de Civilisation Canadiens in Hull, Que., feels the image of the beaver reflects the character of the Canadian people.

“I’m a big fan of the symbol of the beaver because I feel a country gets the animal it deserves,” he says. “A beaver is an unaggressive, hard-working, waterproof, unassuming, wonderful animal and I think it speaks well of Canadians that we chose it,” he says. “And even if the fur trade is long dead and in the ground, I think it still works.”

Morrison points out that most other nations are represented by showy, aggressive and usually predatory animals.

“England has the lion, Russia has the bear, France has the rooster,” he says. “Whereas our humble beaver is much more egalitarian — they build real houses, they store up food for the winter. It often looks like a hairy amoeba, but that’s a good thing too.”

“We’re not grand. We’re the hard-working good guys.”

Quotation as it should be written in the paragraph:

According to Morrison (White, 2011), the director of archaeology and history at the Musee de Civilisation Canadiens, “A beaver is an unaggressive, hard-working…unassuming, wonderful animal and I think it speaks well of Canadians…England has the lion, Russia has the bear….whereas our humble beaver is much more egalitarian—they build real houses, they store up food for the winter”. Clearly, Morrison explains that the beaver is an appropriate symbol for Canadians because it has many of the characteristics that Canadian value, such as being unaggressive and hard-working.

Sample Paragraph:

Look for the deductive pattern and the layers of evidence. Look for the introductions, transitions, and discussions.

Canadian history, particularly the World War history, is shadowed by acts of racism. In other words, although Canada is now known as a peaceful nation, welcoming all different races, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the government made decisions that created a kind of social hysteria or mob mentality among the Canadian population. According to Lee, a writer for the independent mental health network Psych Central, mob mentality occurs when a community or group of individuals “conform in such a way that leads to dysfunctional or irrational behavior” (Lee, 2018). Considering this, in the context of a war in which Japan was the enemy, the Canadian government fueled hatred and violence against the Japanese Canadians even though this was irrational (Marsh, 2016). Consequently, the government led white Canadians to intense racist actions. Ian MacKenzie, representing the federal government in British Columbia, declared, “Let our slogan be for British Columbia: ‘No Japs from the Rockies to the seas’” (“Japanese internment,” 2001). With such strong messages from leadership, it is no wonder that ordinary Canadian citizens responded with increasing anger and racism. As an example, one young Japanese Canadian woman, Muriel Kitagawa, recorded her fears in a letter to her brother. She described “overt acts of unthinking hoodlumism like throwing flaming torches into rooming houses and bricks through plate glass” (“Japanese internment,” 2001). These acts of “hoodlumism” reveal that during a time of world conflict, Canadians were far from peaceful. Thus, the internment of all Japanese Canadians became an infamous act of racism, and the memory of these actions reminds Canadians that we, like all countries, have made mistakes that have been dark times in our history.

Transition words/phrases

The effective use of transition words helps readers to comprehend a mutual relation between sentences, between “evidence” and “your supportive explanation/discussion”, or between paragraphs to maintain the main idea of your essay.

Transition words can be used in various ways, so you need to discern which transition could be suitable to keep your ideas coherent.

To restate your ‘assertion’ in depth (Explanation sentence)

In other words,

In more detail,

To be specific, + SVO

Namely,

In particular,

More specifically,

To introduce your (general) evidence

According to _____________,

__________ reports that + SVO

In_________________,

As ________________ states,

To restate your evidence in depth (Discussion sentences)

In other words,

Namely,

Clearly,

Clearly, then, + SVO

To be clear,

With this in mind,

To put it concretely,

To explain or discuss your evidence (Discussion Sentences)

This means/indicates/illustrates/demonstrates that

In this occasion, + SVO

In this situation,

In this case,

Evidently,

To add more specific supporting details (evidence)

Moreover,

In addition to ,

In addition,

Additionally,

For example, + SVO

For instance,

Particularly,

Furthermore,

As an illustration,

Likewise,

Similarly,

Coupled with ,

To compare To contrast

In comparison with , On the other hand,

Compared to , However,

Likewise, +SVO Nevertheless,

Similarly, On the contrary,

In the same way, In contrast, + SVO

Instead,

Conversely,

Although S1+V1,

Even though S1+V1,

To reveal results or conclude the paragraph To conclude your essay

As a result, In conclusion,

As a consequence, All in all,

Consequently, In brief,

For this reason, In short,

Eventually, + SVO In summary, + SVO

Finally, On the whole,

In the end, To put it briefly,

Therefore, To summarize,

Thus, To sum up,

Hence,

Accordingly,

Language in Academic Writing (Tone)

The language used in academic writing is very specific. It must demonstrate careful attention to detail and avoid repetition, colloquialism (informal language), and overly simple words . With this in mind, please pay careful attention to the following words in your writing and make sure to find alternatives when you review the drafts of your writing.

Words to reduce (you should use these words ONLY ONCE in short essays):

Nowadays

Today

People (Humans, society, persons, leaders/followers)

Important (Use the alternative crucial or significant)

Problem (Use alternatives such as issue or dilemma)

Words to avoid (you should NEVER use these words in academic writing):

Pronouns:

I/We/Our/My/Us (I/My are acceptable in personal response only)

You/Your

Verbs:

Let/Show(Use more academic/specific alternatives such as allows or reveals/demonstrates)

Like (Use a more academic alternative such as enjoy or appreciate)

Say (Use a more specific reporting verb such as suggestsreports, or states)

Talk (Use the alternative discusses)

Adjectives:

Huge (Use alternatives such as significant or massive, depending on the context)

Hard (Use alternatives such as difficult or diligently depending on the context)

Good/Bad (Use any alternative from a thesaurus that better describes the quality)

“A lot of” (i.e. There are a lot of reasons for…) (Use the word many as an alternative)

Nouns:

Thing/Stuff

Guys/Girls (Use the alternatives male/female or men/women children)

Etc. or …and so on (Use the alternative such as…with a couple examples)

Transition Words/Phrases:

First/FirstlySecond/SecondlyThird to begin paragraphs.

As we all know/As everyone knows,

Besides, (Use the alternative In addition,)

Obviously, (Nothing in academic writing is “obvious”, use the alternative “Clearly”)

And (Never begin a sentence with the word “And”, instead use the alternative In addition)

Module 2.
PERSONAL RESPONSE

What do primary sources show us?

Nova Scotia Archives. (2019). Gone but never forgotten: Bob Brooks’ photographic portrait of Africville in the 1960s. Retrieved from https://novascotia.ca/archives/africville/default.asp

What is a primary source?

Primary = “first”

Primary source = first or original source of information

Image that your friends went to a party, but you missed it. You want to find out what the party was like. Who would you ask? You would not get very reliable information from a friend who heard about it from another friend. You would want to find out from someone who was actually at the party.

Primary sources give you information from people who experienced what happened or who lived during that time. For example, if you want to know about World War II, you could read reports, letters, or diaries written by soldiers and officers or by civilians who lived through the war. You could look at photos taken during the war. You could examine artifacts in a museum.

If another person is telling you about the primary document, that is a secondary source. If a professor or scholar is analyzing or theorizing or interpreting information, that is a secondary source. This means that other people’s opinions, perspectives, and biases are involved.

Photographs, speeches, and propaganda posters are all examples of primary sources.

Abraham Lincoln
U.S. Presidential Inaugurations
World War I Posters

Note: These images are all in the public domain and available from the Library of Congress.

Responding to a Prompt

Step One:

Study the prompt (article, archive, photos, video, etc. as assigned by your professor). Take notes as you go along. If something you see or read gives you an idea, or an emotional reaction, or a comparison to something in your experience, write it down.

Step Two:

To push yourself to go deeper in your response, ask the WH questions:

WHO is involved?

· Do they have any biases? Do YOU have any biases about them?

· What do you respect about the people involved?

· Are they heroes? Villains? Ordinary people?

· Do you have any experience with people like this?

WHAT happened and WHY?

· What were the causes? How do you feel about the causes? Do you think the problems could have been prevented? Do you think they were inevitable?

· Have you had any similar experiences?

· Has your culture had any similar experiences?

· Does your first language have any unique words or proverbs to describe this kind of situation?

· How would theories you have been learning explain what happened?

· Are there other philosophies, perspectives, or reasons for the problem or situation?

WHEN and WHERE did it happen?

· Have we learned from history?

· What cultural factors could help us understand the situation?

· What historical or situational factors could help us understand the situation?

HOW did the situation end?

· Is there a solution?

· Do you think there will be further problems?

· Is the ending positive, negative, or neutral?

Step Three:

What are your top 3-5 responses? In other words, choose the most significant ideas, scenes, characters, or features. How many you choose depends on the length of your assignment. Your responses might be in any or all of these categories:

· Emotional (such as a sense of anger or sorrow or hope)

· Intellectual (such as a new perspective, a connection to a theory, a concept, an interesting observation)

· Comparative (such as relating to another situation, another country, culture, or language)

· Personal (such as relating to something that happened to you or your family)

Step Four:

How are your responses connected with one another? Think of a key word that brings together your overall response. (For example, in response to the Abraham Lincoln photograph above, perhaps your overall response is respect. This gives you a key word to begin your essay). Then you are ready to write your thesis sentence.

Writing the Personal Response

Thesis:

The thesis statement should include:

1. the name of the prompt (author, article, movie, etc)

2. your key word (focus for your response)

3. your main response

You can add a list of your paragraph topics if you like. This can be in a separate sentence.

A thesis pattern:

Key word [noun] + shown/seen/portrayed/highlighted/revealed in “name of primary source” + reaction + roadmap.

To indicate your reaction, you can use phrases such as:

· Reminds me of ____ [noun]

· Reinforces my understanding of ____ [noun]

· Draws my attention to ____ [noun]

· Makes me wonder/think/consider about ____ [noun]

· Makes me question how/why + full sentence

· Contributes to my thoughts about ____ [noun]

· Awakens my sense of ____ [noun]

· Inspires me to ____ [verb – an action]

Here are two examples:

Primary source: Gone but Never Forgotten: Bob Brooks’ Photographic Portrait of Africville in the 1960s

The environmental racism revealed in the archived images of “Gone but never forgotten: Bob Brooks’ photographic portrait of Africville in the 1960s” inspires me to be more attentive to similar injustices in current Canada through the following aspects: paragraph key word 1 + paragraph key word 2

The simple lifestyle portrayed in the archived images of “Gone but never forgotten: Bob Brooks’ photographic portrait of Africville in the 1960s” reminds me that humanizing historical events creates dignity through the following aspects: paragraph key word 1 + paragraph key word 2.

Structure:

Choose another specific idea/situation/quote/photo and respond to it.

You should have at least three response paragraphs. Your paragraphs should all connect to your key word.

Introduction and thesis

Choose another specific idea/situation/quote/photo and respond to it.

Summary of the prompt

The background such as who wrote/produced it and when.

This is A=B.

Brief conclusion

Choose one specific idea/situation/quote/photo and respond to it.

Choose another specific idea/situation/quote/photo and respond to it.

Introduction:

Keep this paragraph very short (approximately 3-4 sentences). Do not provide any details or background information. Focus on preparing the reader for your thesis by following the general introduction pattern outlined earlier in this course pack.

Summary/Background Paragraph:

Provide your reader with the background information about your prompt. You may need to look around to find the information. In some cases, you might do a little background research to find out about the historical context. Be sure to include your citations. Your final sentence of this paragraph should transition into your discussion. To do this, use your key words.

Sample background paragraph:

Bob Brooks was an American who moved to Nova Scotia, Canada, and became a photographer in the 1950s. He contributed to many national and international newspapers and magazines (Nova Scotia Archives, 2019). The collection of his Africville photos was taken in the final years of Africville’s existence, from 1962-65, when Brooks recorded daily life in the community as well as the arrival of city officials, the boarding up of homes, and the beginning of destruction. As the Nova Scotia Archives (2019) explain, Africville was an area of Halifax that was settled by black refugees and displaced persons who built a community that was mainly segregated from the main city. Over time, the city located all of the undesirable facilities, such as the rail, factories, and sewage pits in Africville. The city of Halifax did not provide any facilities to the community. As time passed, the city wanted the land, so they removed all of the homes and forced the people out. The story that Brooks tells through his photographs captures the dignity and beauty of the people who once lived there.

The Personal Response Body Paragraph

1. Write your assertion which includes your thesis key words and your paragraph key word. This sentence should not be a fact.

2. Transition & Explain your paragraph key word in more detail.

3. Transition & Provide evidence from your prompt. If you are responding to an article, it is effective to give a quotation from the article. If you are responding to photos, describe the details you see in the photo. Your reader needs to understand these details in order to understand your ideas.

4. Then use a transition to show that you are going to respond. Here are some examples:

· I think

· In my opinion

· In my culture

· In my experience

· I agree

· I disagree

· I cannot accept

· This ( ) makes me ________

· Use the verb “seems” or “appears’

· Evidently,

You could also signal that you are giving your opinion by using strong, evaluative words:

· This is an intriguing idea.

· This story alarms me.

· The statistics are surprising.

· This photo is powerful.

4. Give your response. Be specific. Make sure you are still focused on the prompt, but that you explain your own thoughts, feelings, or experiences.

5. Write a concluding sentence using key words from the assertion.

Response Body Paragraph Pattern (Detailed)

Transition word/phrase (“also” if it is the second paragraph or beyond)

Assertion: State what the paragraph will discuss/prove with the thesis key word (overall reaction) and a paragraph key word (aspect of the overall reaction) from the roadmap.

Transition word/phrase (In more detail, More specifically, In other words)

Explanation: Explain the assertion in more detail, focusing on the paragraph key word as it relates to the prompt, perhaps using some detail from the situation described by the prompt.

Transition word/phrase (According to, As______states/reports/indicates)

Prompt Evidence: More general than evidence below, make sure to introduce with detail from the prompt (i.e. name of the speaker of the quotation or at least the source type), “quote” cite (Last name/organization, Year).

Transition word/phrase (With this in mind, Considering this, This indicates that, Clearly, In other words,)

Discussion: Explain in your own words how the evidence proves the relationship of the key words for the assertion/thesis using a variety of the four types of response. Follow the specific guidelines for creating appropriately detailed comparative/personal experience responses.

i.e. With this in mind, this causes me to feel (emotion) because… (Emotional response)

In my opinion, (Intellectual response)

Another idea is that… (intellectual response)

In comparison/In my experience, (Comparative or PE response)

Please note: the above is an example only—the responses you choose can/should vary for each paragraph. For instance, one paragraph should have a Comparative response, the other should have a PE response.

This section is Transition word/phrase (In addition, For example, Moreover, For instance) (According to, ______states/reports/highlights/suggests that)

optional for Evidence: More specific evidence from the prompt, or related researched evidence (introduced with sufficient context, paraphrase or “quote”, cite)

the Personal Transition word/phrase (Clearly, This suggests/reveals/means/highlights that, For this reason, With this in mind, In my opinion, When I reflect on this,)

Response Discussion: Explain in your own words how the evidence proves the relationship of the key words and from the assertion/thesis and ALL the evidence

Assignment above using the different types or response. Can/should be more than one sentence

Transition word/phrase (Therefore,/Thus,/Hence,/Consequently,)

Connection sentence: Using Thesis key word (overall reaction) and the paragraph key word (aspect of the overall reaction) from the roadmap (same key words from the assertion), summarize in one sentence how the paragraph proved the assertion/thesis.

Sample Paragraph:All of the images of clean laundry drying outside reinforce the value of the simple everyday life of the residents of Africville. In more detail, the photos reveal the normal routines of living that help to develop the community. In the photos by Brooks, one is called “Africville backyard scene, featuring a boy with his bicycle and a full clothesline of laundry behind him” (Brooks, 1965). This image depicts a black boy on his bicycle in his yard, just like any other boy his age. There is laundry that has been hung on the clothesline with precision, as seen in the evenly spaced pegs. With this in mind, though it seems that although the house appears to be in poor condition, the family lives an ordinary life there. They play, they come and go, and they take care of their daily needs. This makes me respect the Africville people. In another image called “Two Africville houses” (Brooks, 1965) there is a clothesline of white sheets and white aprons, and a dog rests in the shade of the house. Even though the homes appear run-down, the people make the best of their lives and seem to have a peaceful place to live. Considering this, When I continue to view the photographs in the collection, I see how the city developers began to come to houses like this one with plans to demolish it and make the family leave. I am saddened that the officials did not seem to value the families who had made this a home and a community. In my experience, this reminds me of the time I spent with my grandfather planting the flowers and gardens at my parent’s house. It was some of the first real work that I had to do, and even though I didn’t always like it I now realize that it was one of the things I did that helped me to grow close to my grandfather. This is similar to what I think the residents of Africville probably felt with each other, and may explain why they would be unhappy after Africville was destroyed. The collection of archived photos reveal to me the dignity of these residents who lived simple family lives and reinforce the injustice done to them. Therefore, the laundry reveals the value of their life because it demonstrates how community develops through work.
Concluding paragraph

The conclusion should be brief, approximately 3 sentences. It is a simple summary of your essay. Do not make any recommendations or talk about the future. Focus on how the prompt helped you gain new understanding. You do not need any research or quotations.

Writing Different Responses in Discussion

Emotional: If an emotional response is used, it must always be used first. It must also always be followed with an intellectual response

Example:

This causes me to feel despondent because…. (intellectual response)

Intellectual: Can be used throughout the discussion, but must be used deductively. In other words, if it is a general idea/concept, it should be used earlier than a more specific idea concept. Intellectual responses can also be used to describe a comparative/personal experience response (so long as they are more specifically explaining the comparative/personal experience)

Note: Intellectual responses should generally not be placed before emotional responses.

Writing Personal Experience & Comparative Responses in Discussion

Both of these types of response should come close to the end of the discussion section. They each should be a minimum of 3-4 sentences long (but can be longer).

They each follow a similar pattern, which can be outlined as followed:

1. Transition word/phrase:

For PE responses, use In my experience ,

For Comparative responses, use In comparison ,

2. State what the PE/Comparative Response will be about.

3. Explain the PE/Comparative response in some detail.

4. Write a final sentence that draws a direct connection with the evidence used in the paragraph from the prompt.

· The final sentence can often use the Although/Though sentence frame.

i.e. Although/Though (differences with the prompt), (similarities with the prompt).

· Another option is to make a direct connection with the prompt using an appropriate verb.

i.e. This relates to/connects with/demonstrates what (the prompt) is discussing because…(explain why in one sentence)

PE Responses

The PE response makes a connection between the prompt evidence and/or assertion idea and something from your own personal social network. It can be about your own experience, OR about someone that you know personally (e.g. Your father/mother, relative, friend, teacher, or anyone that you know)

Example Discussion Section:

With this in mind, MORE GENERAL RESPONSES. In my experience, what George discusses reminds me of when I failed a semester at university. In my first year of university I started to get a degree in business but failed many of my courses in the second semester. It was a terrible time for me, but I took the time after I failed to think about the reasons why I did not do well. I realized that I did not really want to be a business person so I switched my studies to English and education, and I also realized that I needed to do more to take care of my mind and body. Since that time, I have had more success. Although I was not really a leader at the time, and George might be writing more about business leaders who fail, I think what he writes applies to my life because learning from mistakes helped me to become a stronger person. Therefore…CONNECTION sentence (using key words from the assertion/thesis)

Comparative Responses

The Comparative response makes a connection between the prompt evidence and/or assertion idea and something from your knowledge outside of the class. It can be about something/somebody you learned from school, read about in books or the news, watched a movie about, etc. PLEASE NOTE, it should not be something that you learned about in the class you are writing the essay for, or the prompt you are writing about (because this does not demonstrate that you can make connections with your knowledge outside of the class).

In addition, the comparative response must include a citation from a credible source of evidence.

Example Discussion Section:

With this in mind, MORE GENERAL RESPONSES HERE. In comparison, this reminds me of the story of Walt Disney. Disney is one of the most successful companies in the world, but when Walt Disney first tried to make an animation studio it did not make any money and had to be dissolved (MacQuarrie, 2015). Even after he made the Disney Company and had some success, the business still struggled, but Disney continued to learn from his failures in order to be successful. This relates to what George writes about, just like Disney, George states that one must see failure as the pathway to success. Thus, CONNECTION sentence (using key words from the assertion/thesis)

MacQuarrie, A. (2015, Jan 14). Overcoming obstacles: Hard work and persistence paid off for Walt Disney. Retrieved from https://www.learningliftoff.com/overcoming-obstacles-hard-work-and-persistence-paid-off-for-walt-disney/

One more thing…

When you write these types of response, it does not have to be exactly the same experience/idea as what happened in the prompt. Instead, it can be similar/comparative in the abstract (i.e. it is similar in some way to the prompt). The most important thing about this type of response is that you explain what the connection is!

The Ladder of Abstraction Applied to Writing Response

General/Abstract

All EMOTIONAL (Emotion responses are general and abstract, also shared experience amongst humans)

Most

Many INTELLECTUAL (Intellectual responses are often shared ideas—they are typically general and also explain emotional responses)

Some COMPARATIVE (Comparative responses may be known by many, but are often culturally

Few specific or only known based on one’s interests or education)

One PERSONAL EXPERIENCE (This is specific only to the writer—no one else can share the same experience in the same way.)

Specific/Concrete

Using the Ladder in Response Writing:

· Deductive Paragraphs move from general to specific, building onto each concept.

· Emotional Responses, if used, should always be first.

· Personal Experience Responses should always be last

· Intellectual responses can be used to explain other responses, but must be specific/focused to the responses they are explaining.

· Don’t forget that all responses must explain the ideas from the assertion more specifically.

Additional Considerations

Tone: Personal but Academic:

This assignment is about your own thoughts and reactions. You can also explain your experiences and comparisons to other things you have read or seen. This paper is not objective. You need to show your responses clearly, but you should also maintain an academic tone.

· You can and should use personal pronouns like “I” and “my.”

· However, avoid using “you.”

· Also, avoid using slang, idioms, contractions, and “chatty” language.

Use of Evidence:

· All of the evidence for your personal response comes from the prompt. Do NOT use additional research. This is not a research paper.

· Use a lot of direct quotation (or description of details) from the primary source. Be sure to use “quotation marks” for copied words, phrases and sentences.

· Use citations when you refer to the information from the prompt.

· If you need to find the background information about the prompt, be sure to include your citation. In the example we have been using, you will see citations to the photographs (Brooks, 1965) and citations to the archive that hold the collection (Nova Scotia Archives, 2019).

· Include the full bibliographic information in your References page. Ask your professor for help on how to write the references if you are not sure.

Contents

Module 3.
CASE STUDY/ INTEGRATION PAPER
How does a specific theory interpret a case?

What is theory and what is “case?”

Theory = a way to interpret or explain something in the real world

Theories are usually considered secondary sources. Similar words include framework, paradigm, construct.

Case = a situation or story (real or fiction) that shows one specific event or one person’s experience

Your professor will provide the case or cases to examine.

Some Famous Theories Learned at University:

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Great Man Theory

Writing the Integration/Case Study Paper

Thesis

Include a thesis statement explaining what you will integrate (the theory and the case). Don’t forget that your thesis must still include a thesis key word to focus the paragraphs, which should be similar to an overall reaction/interpretation of the case or theory. Here are some possible sentence styles for a thesis:

If organizing by theory: (Theory) is an effective framework for analyzing ___ (thesis key word) of (case).

a useful concept for understanding

a valuable tool for explaining

If organizing by case: The truth of ___ (thesis key word) in (case) can be understood in light of (theory).

The causes of ___can be examined by looking at

The behaviour of ___is revealed through applying

The situation of ___can be analyzed by means of

When examining a theory compared to a biblical or Christian worldview:

(Theory) is incompatible with (perspective/worldview).

is completely compatible with

(Perspective) does not support (theory).

fully supports

For example:

If I want to focus/organize by theory:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a valuable tool for explaining the injustice against illegal immigrants depicted in the movie “MOVIE NAME” through the following articles: (article), (article), (article).

If I want to focus/organize by case:

The truth of inequality against illegal immigrants revealed in the movie “MOVIE NAME” can be understood in light of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) through the following events/characters in the movie: (event/character/aspect of one character), (event/character/aspect of one character), (event/character/aspect of one character)

NOTE: your own opinion of the topic or the justification is not significant in this type of paper. The point is to demonstrate how the theory interprets the case.

Introduction

The introductory paragraph is usually brief (3-4 sentences). Simply introduce the theory or concepts in a general way. Include the theory and/or theorist’s name and write a one-sentence summary of it. You might include when it was developed if this is relevant, and you might list the parts or categories. Be sure to include citations for any background information you use. End your introduction with your thesis statement.

Sample introduction

Conflicts and misunderstandings between older and younger people are timeless and universal. One way to understand the cause of this tension is through generational theory, which was originated by two sociologists, William Strauss and Niel Howe, in 1991 (Cagle, 2018). Generational theory examines society in “cohorts” that are impacted by the social, political, economic, and technological factors around them. In many parts of the world, these cohorts are divided into the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z (Cagle, 2018). Ryback (2016) provides a useful framework of generational characteristics to analyze the conflicts in [name of the case].

Summary/Background Paragraph

Write one fairly short paragraph to summarize the case or situation. The purpose of the summary is to provide the reader with background. You don’t need to include details, and you don’t need information that is not relevant to your analysis. If you are analyzing a movie, you do not need to give the names of the actors, and you don’t need to tell the entire plot. Simply introduce the situation and the context (where and when the story happens) and highlight the names of the main people involved. You do not need quotations or evidence in this paragraph because you are not proving anything.

Organization

Organize either by case (each paragraph focuses on one scene/person/situation from the case) or by theory (each paragraph focuses on one category/concept from the theory). Be consistent.

If you want to organize by case, one option is to use time order from the story (choose to analyze the conflict at the beginning, middle, and end of the story).

Body Paragraphs

Start with an assertion that provides the key word for the paragraph. If you are organizing by case, this sentence should highlight a key word/name/situation from the case. If you are organizing by theory, this sentence should provide the specific term that you will apply. Explain in one or two more sentences, using “a specific quotation if possible in order to give you more specific terms.” TRANSITION to piece 2, and provide some specific details or “quotations to keep your analysis concrete.” This section should be a similar length to the first section of the paragraph. However, it depends on the complexity of the information. Next, integrate the two pieces by focusing on the meaning of the case. Explain how the specific theoretical terms help you explain the problem or issue in the case. Give details and draw out the key words from both theory and case. Add a concluding sentence that uses key words from the paragraph sentence and summarizes the idea of the paragraph.

Common transitions:

· This concept sheds light on…

· The theory of ___ highlights why …

· This notion explains why…

· This theory justifies…

· X explains this situation with his idea of…

· According to X, the reason is…

· In the case of X,

· In my own life,

· In the movie/story “____”,

· In ____’s case,

Conclusion

The concluding paragraph is brief (3-4 sentences). Just restate your thesis (in a new, fresh way) and any conclusions you have drawn. Do not make any recommendations or add any new pieces. Integration Paper Organizational Patterns

First Choice:

Focus on theory: the essay will be organized by parts of the theory

Focus on case: the essay will be organized by events OR characters from the case

Second Choice (If you choose case):

Focus on events: the paragraphs will be organized by significant events from the case

Focus on characters: the paragraphs will be organized by the characters of the case

Third Choice (If you choose characters)

Focus on characters: the paragraphs are organized by 3-4 characters in the case

Focus on aspects of a character: the paragraphs are organized by 3-4 aspects of ONE major

character from the case

Writing a Summary Background Paragraph

Thinking Stage:

You might be nervous to write a summary. How can you take so many information and condense them into paragraph? Keep in mind that the reasons for a summary are 1) to show your instructor that you studied the case carefully and 2) to give readers background to understand your integration. Therefore, you don’t have to try to include every main idea.

Rather, your job is to capture the main ideas of the case – the overall reaction/theme, the main events, and basic details of the setting.

To do this, do not try to write a point by point summary. Have you heard the idiom, “you can’t see the forest for the trees?” You will find too many ideas that you might miss out on the actual argument. If you do this, your summary will sound more like a list.

Writing Stage:

The background paragraph should still be relatively short (8-10 sentences)—most importantly it should not be longer than any of the body paragraphs.

How do you put the ideas together to make a smooth summary?

· Begin with a general statement to introduce the summary:

Director’s last name + develops/introduces his/her idea about _________ + by first + gerund + object.

· Use “tour guide” language. Take your reader on a “tour’ of the argument. Guide them by referring to the director’s last name and/or the movie’s “moves.” Use reporting verbs and time transitions.

· Remember: Simple present tense, reporting verbs, transitions (chronological/time order After thatThenFinallyIn conclusion)

· Words to avoid: verbs such a go/went/showed/talks about and repetition of the same verb.

· Conclude the background summary with a transition sentence that uses a synonym of your thesis key word.

Reporting Verbs and Time-Transitions

When writing summary, it is crucial to give the reader the impression of being “led” through the case, with a sense of what the choices made to create the case. This is done by using effective reporting verbs and time order transitions.

Reporting Verbs: Reporting verbs give a more specific indication of actions of the case.

Weak: Tarek and Walter go to the subway where Tarek is taken to jail by the police for not paying the fare.

Strong: Tarek and Walter enter the subway where Tarek is suddenly arrested by the police for not paying the fare.

Time Transition Words/Phrases: Using time transition word/phrases at the beginning of some of your sentences gives the reader the impression they are being “guided” through the article.

You must use at least three time transitions in the background summary (1 for beginning, 1 for middle, 1 for end), but usually add more to the middle.

Examples:

BeginningMiddleEnd
To begin,After that,Finally,
To start,Then,To conclude,
First,Following that,In summary,
At first,Afterwards,At the end,
Initially,Meanwhile,On the whole,
WhileIn short,
Subsequently,
Later,
At length,
Next,
Simultaneously,

Integration Body Paragraph Pattern (Detailed)

Assertion: State what the paragraph will discuss/prove with the main thesis key word (the overall reaction to the case) and a key word from the roadmap (case or theory depending on the focus).

Don’t forget to add topic key words for the case AND theory, and to begin the assertion with case or theory depending on your organization choice (if you choose theory organization, begin with theory; if you choose case; begin with case)

Transition word/phrase (In more detail, More specifically, In other words, In particular)

Explanation: Explain the assertion in more detail, focusing on the paragraph key word.

Transition word/phrase (According to, As______states/reports/indicates)

Evidence: Depending on the organizational choice, introduce theory or case evidence here. Don’t forget that case evidence typically needs to be described (paraphrased) but should include at least a short “quote” to demonstrate close attention to the case. Don’t introduce the evidence with repetitive context (something that was already shared in the introduction or background paragraph); instead, make sure to introduce original context.

Transition word/phrase (Clearly, This indicates that, It is clear that, In other words)

Discussion: Briefly, explain how the evidence connects with the thesis.

Integrated Transition word/phrase:

If theory above: (This concept sheds light on; This notion explains why; This theory justifies; In the movie/story/case of X,)

If case above: (According to X, the reason is, X explains this situation with the idea of; This aspect of the case explains why X….)

Evidence: If theory evidence above, then case evidence here (and vice versa).

Transition word/phrase (Clearly, This suggests/reveals/means/highlights that, For this reason, With this in mind)

Integrated Discussion: Using key words from the evidence of the case/theory, explain using your own thinking how the theory interprets the case. Each sentence should clearly combine language from the theory or case (the order does not matter, some sentences can begin explaining the theory and move to case, some can begin with case and then explain theory)

Transition word/phrase (Therefore/Thus/Hence)

Connection sentence: Using the thesis key word (overall reaction to the case) and the key word (aspect of the academic concept/word) from the roadmap (same key words from the assertion), summarize in one sentence how the paragraph proved the assertion/thesis

The final rule to follow is that a body paragraph cannot exceed one page in length.

Effectively integrating Quotations from a Case

Unlike theory, which usually contains very clear quotations that can be used as support for the discussion and explanation, studying a case often does not produce evidence that can be easily blended into an academic paragraph. In this situation, it is more ideal to paraphrase and use short quotations only to demonstrate close attention to the case.

Ineffective:

In the film, Tarek is arrested in the subway station. Cop #2 says “Just step over here, pal”, and Tarek replies “Please, what do you want”, and Cop #1 says “You jumped the turnstile.” Tarek replies “I did not jump it! I paid. I paid!” Then Walter says “Sir, I did pay his fare”, and Cop #2 says, “Could you step back please?, and Walter says “But I paid this man’s…”, and Cop #2 states “Sir, stand over there” (London & McCarthy, 2007). Clearly, the drafters of the UDHR would assert that….

Effective:

In the film, Tarek is arrested in the subway station when the police believe he has jumped the turnstile. However, Tarek clearly holds the ticket in his hand, stating “I did not jump it! I paid. I paid!” Moreover, Walter also clearly states that he paid for Tarek’s ticket, but the police do not listen to him, instead telling him to stand away from Tarek (London & McCarthy, 2007). Clearly the drafters of the UDHR would assert that…

Beginning Integrated Discussion Sentences with

Theory (UDHR) or Case (Movie)

Expressions for beginning with theory

The drafters of the UDHR would assert/argue/contend/insist/maintain that

Humanitarians would assert/argue/contend/insist/maintain that

The UDHR clearly states/demonstrates/reveals/indicates that

Those who support the UDHR would claim/maintain/affirm that

In the theory,

With these concepts,

With this theory,

Through this framework,

Using this model,

In the opinion of the United Nations/UN

From the perspective of the United Nations/UN

Expressions for beginning with case:

In the case of X (as long as it has not been used for the integrated transition)

In this situation,

The actions of X explain/clarify/imply

The movie/film clearly reveals/portrays/highlights/exposes

Use specific character names/language from the case to begin the sentence

Useful verbs:

One can …

Analyze

Examine

Explain

Discuss

Understand

Apply

Infer

Deduce

Imply

This theory/case…

Enlightens

Sheds light on

Highlights

Clarifies

Aids / Helps

Articulates

Provides insight into

Other Considerations

Other names for this assignment:

There is not one common name for this kind of assignment. On your syllabi for your other courses, look for assignments such as:

· Application Paper

· Personal Analysis Paper

· Movie Analysis

Instructions will often say something like:

· “Analyze _____ by referring to concepts from our course.”

· “Using X theory, explain the problem of ____.”

· “Take a look at your personal goals by reflecting on X theory.”

· “Examine your own life using concepts from our course.”

Kinds of evidence for this paper:

Sometimes you might write a research paper that is also an integration paper. In other words, you might have to research various sources on the theory, and you might have to examine many sources about your case.

However, in most assignments, the evidence you use will be:

· Quotes and details from the theory and/or your course textbook or lectures

· Quotes and details from the case

Tone:

This is usually a formal academic paper, so your tone should be formal. This includes:

· No use of I/me/my

· No use of you/your

· No contractions, slang, idioms, or chatty style

· Use of quotation marks and citations

· Use of all normal academic conventions (see Module 1)

If the assignment asks you to examine your own life, then of course you will use I/me/my. Otherwise, your essay should follow all the other formal requirements.

Module 4.
THE DEFINITION ESSAY
How can different perspectives and premises lead to different definitions? What does definition mean and how can I write a 1000-word definition?

Definition = Oxford dictionary states: “An exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something”

Nature of something = what it is like and what it is not like

Scope of something = how big it is or how far it goes

Meaning of something = the category it fits in and what makes it significant

How can I write a 1000-word definition essay?

The dictionary definition is usually just the basic category. We look up a word in the dictionary to get a simple idea of the category it fits into.

For example, if I look up “faith” in the Cambridge dictionary, it says:

· “great trust or confidence in something or someone”

· “a particular religion”

· “strong belief in God or a particular religion”

This just gives me the very basic idea. It does not answer the nature, scope, and significance of the concept of faith. An essay can help me to explore the concept and truly come to understand it.

Perspective

We can come to understand a concept from different perspectives. Let’s look at the word “faith.”

What does having faith refer to if I’m talking about business? What if I am talking about my sense of myself? What if I am talking about my society and culture? What if I am talking about religion?

When you are defining a concept, first ask yourself about the origin or source of the concept. In other words, where does it come from or what causes it? For example, where does faith come from? Is it from the physical environment around me? Is it a gift of God? Is it something my mind creates? Some kind of emotion? Or is my ability to have faith somehow biological? Or maybe it is a combination of all four quadrants.

RUAH (a Hebrew word meaning “spirit” or “breath”)

When you are defining a concept, first ask yourself about the origin or source of the concept. In other words, where does it come from? For example, where does happiness come from? Is it a physical feeling? Is it a gift of God? Is it something we create with our own minds? Or is it in our biological make-up? Or maybe it is a combination of all four quadrants.

Mind

Philosophy: Logic/Aesthetics & Epistemology (Rationalism & Constructivism)

· Focuses on the human mind and human creation/construction

· Other significant ideas might be systems and society.

· Truth is what humans make it to be.

Soul

Philosophy: Metaphysics

· Focuses on explaining the nature of being (i.e. time and existence)

· Things that are believed without being “seen”.

· Spiritual ideas can be included (including belief in God), but also ideas such as luck, fate, and chance.

· Truth is what fate/chance/luck allows (non-religious), or what God instructs/desires (religious)

Heart

Philosophy: Ethics

· Focuses on the psychological and emotional aspects of issues.

· Human feeling is significant, as well as right/wrong actions (morals)

· Truth is how one feels about the idea, or the right/wrong decisions that are made.

Strength

Philosophy: Epistemology (Empiricism)

· Focuses on knowing through experience (the senses)

· Things that are scientific, physical, or biological

· Truth is what exists only in reality (i.e. What is seen, heard, felt, tasted)

Writing the Definition Essay

Introduction:

Usually, the introduction is short (3-4 sentences). Start with a simple hook – a quote (famous quote, biblical quote, popular quote), a symbol, an image, what often comes to mind in association with the word you are going to define. Then follow the general introduction pattern (Introductory sentence + Topic sentence + Thesis)

Thesis statement (formal definition)

Term + its class/category + differentiation (what makes it unique in that category)

Note: For the class/category, consider your perspective and see the graph on the previous page.

Grammar you need for this:

Noun + be + article + noun + adjective clause (that, which, who, when, where)

Here are some examples:

Faith is a mindset that leads to well-being and a more peaceful life.

Faith is a spiritual practice that requires the experience of suffering.

Faith is an executive function that requires healthy brain development.

Thesis Statement (detailed)

Follow the structure for the basic definition:

Term + be + category (RUAH) + that/which + differentiation + through the following methods of definition: roadmap (indication of your assertions methods of definition)

Example:

Biblical love is God’s wisdom that provides a guide for whole, healthy living both on earth and in heaven through the following methods: comparison, function, and analogy.

Writing expressions of RUAH into a thesis

If heart…

(Term) is an emotional condition that/which…

…is a psychological state that/which…

If strength…

(Term) is a physical condition that/which…

…is an experiential state that/which…

…is a scientific idea that/which…

If mind…

(Term) is a human construct that/which…

….is a system of _________ that/which…

If soul…

(Term) is a spiritual condition…

*If Christian/religious

(Term) is a _____ from God that/which

… is God’s ________ that/which

Differentiation (Thesis key word):

The differentiation should be one word that unifies and interprets the evidence and methods used in the essay. This can be a word you think of on your own, or a word/idea that you have discovered in your research that is commonly associated with the term. (i.e. in the example above, “guide for living” is the differentiation). Use this key word accurately (i.e. use the same word/expression in the thesis and the assertion/connection sentences of the body paragraphs)

Roadmap (Assertion key words):

4 (or more) methods listed in the course pack should be chosen that reflect the evidence used in the paragraph (i.e. Historical origin, comparison/contrast, function, examples, etc.). Use the key words accurately (i.e. what appears in the course pack should be what appears in the road map and in the assertion/connection sentences)

Contents

Expand the Definition

Choose one or more ways to continue the definition. One clear organizational choice is to write with one method per paragraph.

· Contrast (what it is NOT or how it is different from other things)

· Comparison (how it is similar to other things; synonyms)

· Characteristics or qualities

· Historical origin

· Analogy

· Appearance (what it looks like)

· Process (HOW it works)

· Causes and/or effects

· Connotation (associations and emotions)

· Functions (what it does; why it is important)

· Examples

Another good option is to use the WH Questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How). With this option, you can write a paragraph about “what” it is, another about “how” it functions, and another about “when and where.”

For my essay on “faith,” I could decide to define it by:

· The historical understanding of faith from the Bible

· How faith is misunderstood in modern culture

· A story of a person whose faith grew through hardship

Body Paragraph Structure

1. Make an assertion of your specific point. This should reveal the method of definition for your paragraph.

2. Explain more in your own words.

3. Offer your general evidence (such as a quotation or background information).

4. Explain the meaning of the evidence. Connect it to the key words in your paragraph and thesis.

5. Give more specific evidence.

6. Explain the meaning of the evidence and…

7. Conclude.

Sample Body Paragraph:

The ancient Old Testament origins of the concept of faith focus on a sense of safety and security. In other words, people need to choose faith because their lives are sometimes unsafe and insecure. In his explanation of faith, theologian H.L. Schwartz (1996) says, “security that is a result of a trusting relationship with God is most important. It can be combined with the fear of the Lord and obedience to his Word so that the one who walks in the dark is encouraged to ‘trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God (Isa 50:10).” Faith, then, requires actions such as seeking a relationship with God, obeying God, and relying on God. These actions are not easy, and they are in the context of “walking in the dark.” Faith, then, deepens when we experience difficulty. In Matthew 6, we read of numerous miracles of Jesus. In all cases, there is a serious crisis, but Jesus recognizes that in their crisis, these people have faith, and he heals them. Then, Jesus and his disciples go out on the lake in a boat, and a violent storm blows in. “The disciples went and woke him up. They said, ‘Lord! Save us! We’re going to drown!’ He replied, ‘Your faith is so small! Why are you so afraid? Then Jesus got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop. It became completely calm (Matthew 6:23-26). In this situation, we can see that the opposite of faith is fear. Therefore, the Bible reveals that having faith is a choice during times of fear and trouble, even when it seems hopeless.

Definition Body Paragraph Pattern (Detailed)

Please follow this pattern for the definition essay which is closely related to the general body paragraph pattern.

Assertion: State what the paragraph will discuss/prove with the main key word from the thesis (your differentiation) and an assertion key word from the roadmap (one method of definition that supports the differentiation and matches the evidence used).

Transition word/phrase (In more detail, More specifically, In other words)

Explanation: Explain the assertion in more detail, focusing on the method of definition

Transition word/phrase (In the book of, As ________(biblical author) records/writes)

Evidence: Biblical evidence (more general than below, if applicable) make sure to introduce with sufficient context (at least author/book/context of the passage), “quote” cite (Book Chapter: Verse(s) + Translation for first citation).

Transition word/phrase (Clearly, This indicates that, It is clear that, In other words, With this in mind, Considering this,)

Discussion: Explain in your own words how the evidence supports/proves the assertion/thesis. Can be more than one sentence.

Transition word/phrase (In addition, Moreover, or In comparison/contrast or For example/For instance) (The book of _____ states, As_______ (biblical author) records/writes)

Evidence: More biblical evidence (more specific than above, if applicable), OR evidence from an authoritative/credible source (required for comparison/contrast paragraphs) make sure to introduce with sufficient context, paraphrase or “quote” cite (Book Chapter: Verse(s)).

Transition word/phrase (Clearly, This suggests/reveals/means/highlights that, For this reason, With this in mind,)

Discussion: Explain in your own words how the evidence proves the assertion/thesis/evidence above. Can/should be more than one sentence.

Transition word/phrase (Therefore,/Thus,/Hence,/Consequently,)

Connection sentence: Using key word (academic concept/word) from the thesis (differentiation) and the key word (aspect of the academic concept/word) from the roadmap (method of definition) (same key words from the assertion), summarize in one sentence how the paragraph proved the assertion/thesis

Another example:

The appearance of the Latin cross is the most familiar and widely recognized symbol of Christianity today. In more detail, it was most likely the shape of the structure upon which Jesus Christ was crucified. In the gospel account of Matthew, he describes the trip to Jesus’ execution, “As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross” (Matt 27:32 NIV). The story continues to tell how Jesus was nailed to the cross and hung up along with two other criminals. Clearly, the shape of the cross was significant because it visually indicated the end of Jesus’ human life, which would have greatly impacted his followers. Though various forms of the cross existed, the Latin cross was made of two pieces of wood crossed to create four right angles. The Roman Catholic depictions of the cross often reveal the body of Christ still on the cross (Citation). This is known as the crucifix and brings emphasis to the sacrifice and suffering of Christ. Protestant churches tend to portray the empty cross, emphasizing the resurrected, risen Christ. As Matthew also records, followers of Christianity identify with the cross through the words of Jesus, “anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (Matt 10:38). With this in mind, the appearance of the cross represents a Christian’s understanding and acceptance of suffering in life, and the cross today represents Christ’s victory over sin and death through the sacrifice of his own body on the cross. Therefore, the appearance of the cross is significant because Christians wear the cross as a symbol that they are “following” Jesus.

Introducing Scriptural Evidence with Context

Book:

Always include the title of the book as context (do not write “As the Bible states/writes”, etc.)

Example:

· In the book of Genesis,

· As is written in the book of Deuteronomy,

+ Author:

If the author is known, include their name (and title if available)

Example:

· In the book of Revelation, the author John states…

· In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul writes…

· In the book of Matthew, he records (he implies that the author of Matthew is Matthew)

If there is no author for the book, write that the author is “unknown”

Example:

· In the book of Hebrews, the author who is unknown, writes…

· The book of Job, whose author is unknown, records…

If the author is disputed or debated (the scholars are not sure who the author is, but there may be a traditionally accepted author for the book)

Example:

· According to the book of 1 Kings, whose author is debated,

· The book of Genesis, whose author is disputed but traditionally/historically believed to be Moses,

+ Context:

The best introduction for scriptural evidence is book + author + context. In this case, context refers to where the passage (verse) used as evidence fits in the larger section of text it is a part of.

Example:

· In the book of Genesis, whose author is disputed but traditionally believed to be Moses, God speaks to Moses from a burning bush saying: “Quote”

· The book of Matthew, written by the disciple Matthew, records Jesus’ speaking to the Jews about love, “Quote”

Organization

Follow the deductive pattern. However, you do not need a separate A=B paragraph (background) for this essay because the whole essay is definition. Instead, start your body paragraphs with a more general or foundational definition. It is common to start with a paragraph about the historical background or linguistic origin of the word and then go into other ways of defining in the following paragraphs. If you plan to use contrast, we often place this second. If you plan to write one paragraph using examples, since examples are very specific, place this paragraph last. These are not rules but common practices.

Conclusion

Return to the definition that you started with but now, add to it. Rewrite the definition more specifically or with new insight. Your concluding paragraph will be short (approximately 3-5 sentences).

Further Considerations

Kinds of Evidence

You can use any kind of evidence for a definition essay. However, consider the discipline you are writing for. If you are writing a definition essay for a biology course, what kind of evidence counts? If you are writing for a history class, what kind of evidence counts? If the assignment asks you for your own thoughts, then you can use your personal experiences. Otherwise, this is a formal paper and your personal experiences do not fit.

Research and documentation

Always read your professor’s instructions. Your professor might want you to write a definition essay that is also a research paper. Or you might write a definition based on your lectures and textbook. Or you might write a definition that does not use research but just your own thoughts.

Remember that any time you get ideas, information, background, or sentences from a source, you need to give your citation and reference.

Academic Tone

Definition essays are usually formal, so avoid using I/me/my. As always, avoid using “you” as well as slang, idioms, or informal language of any kind. Use proper sentence structures.

Cultural and Linguistic Comparisons

Definition essays provide a perfect opportunity to contribute your culture, religion and language to the discussion. Consider writing a comparison or contrast. For example, for our topic on faith, you might explain what words your language has that are similar. You might offer proverbs and teachings from your culture, or you might tell a story (true or fictional) about a person who demonstrates faith in your culture.

References

Brooks, B. (1965). Bob Brooks Nova Scotia Archives 1989468 (16). Sheet 5 image 22, Sheet 4 image 34. Retrieved from https://novascotia.ca/archives/africville/results.asp?Search=&Start=16

Fairchild, M. (2018). Christian symbols illustrated glossary. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/christianity-symbols-illustrated-glossary-4051292

Japanese internment. (2001). Canada: A People’s History. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/history/EPISCONTENTSE1EP14CH3PA3LE.html

Kagle, K. (2018, August 22). Rethinking millennials and generations beyond. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2018/08/22/rethinking-millennials-and-generations-beyond/#5f5a7fa71893

King, M.L,K. (1963). I have a dream. Government Archives. Retrieved from

https://www.archives.gov/files/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf

Lee, R. (2018, July 8). The acceptance of group mentality. Retrieved from https://psychcentral.com/blog/the-acceptance-of-group-mentality/

Marsh, J.H. (2016, November 28). Japanese Canadian internment: Prisoners in their own country. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/japanese-internment-banished-and-beyond-tears-feature

Nova Scotia Archives. (2019). Gone but never forgotten: Bob Brooks’ photographic portrait of Africville in the 1960s. Retrieved from https://novascotia.ca/archives/africville/default.asp

Ryback, R. (2016, February 22). From Baby Boomers to Generation Z: The generational gaps and their roles in society. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-truisms-wellness/201602/baby-boomers-generation-z

Schwartz, H. L. (1996). Faith. In W.A. Elwell (Ed.), Bakers’ evangelical dictionary of biblical theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. Retrieved from https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/faith/

Answer These Study Questions From My Book As An Assignment.

answer these study questions from my book as an assignment. 

reference airlines, private carriers, for hire carriers, major, national, all-cargo, commuter, charter, length of haul speed of service. 

Discuss the ways in which air carriers compete with EACH OTHER. How have regulatory changes affected this competition?

Do air carries have economies of scale any level? Economies of density? Discuss and support your answer with examples.

Creating A Sound Argument Workshop

Creating a Sound Argument Workshop [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5] Prior to completing this assignment, read the Week 2 Instructor Guidance and watch the videos, What Is a Valid Argument? (Links to an external site.) and How to Make a Sound Deductive Argument (Links to an external site.). In the Week 1 Standard Form Arguments discussion forum you selected a topic related to your field of study or future career. That topic should be both controversial and have sufficient scholarly sources that answer the question on both sides. You will use this topic here as well as for the Week 3 Scholarly Arguments on Both Sides assignment and the Week 5 Fair-Minded Reasoning final paper. This workshop gives you a chance to practice deductive reasoning by creating a sound argument on your topic. This is not a research paper (you will do that next week). It is a workshop on how to create sound arguments generally. This workshop teaches you to fill in premises needed to make an argument valid, while also striving to keep the premises true. While you will be addressing your specific topic, the lessons in this exercise can help you to learn to construct and evaluate deductive reasoning in general. Follow the steps below and take a look at the Week Two Example Paper downloadfor an example of how to complete this paper. Step 1: State a thesis statement on your topic. This thesis statement does not have to end up being your final position on the subject, but for this workshop, it will serve as the position you will be defending. Your thesis statement is the conclusion of your argument. Example: If my topic is the moral acceptability of capital punishment, my thesis could be that capital punishment is not morally acceptable. Step 2: Present your main reason or reasons in favor of your thesis. These reasons are the premises of your argument. State your argument in standard form. Example: If my thesis is that capital punishment is not morally acceptable, and my reason is that it sometimes kills innocent human beings, then my argument would be the following: Premise 1: Capital punishment sometimes kills innocent human beings. Conclusion: Capital punishment is not morally acceptable. Step 3: State the new premise (or premises) that would be needed in order to make this argument valid. This new premise provides what is needed to link (in a valid way) the first premise(s) to the stated conclusion. For more guidance on how to do this, review the assigned sections of Chapter 3 in your textbook, and watch the videos What Is a Valid Argument? (Links to an external site.) and How to Make a Sound Deductive Argument (Links to an external site.). In the above example, the new premise needed to make the argument valid would be the following: Premise 2: It is not morally acceptable to do anything that sometimes kills innocent human beings. The new premise connects the first premise to the conclusion in a way that makes the argument logically valid. Step 4: Discuss whether the new premise is true (in your view) and why. Does it have any counter examples? If it is not true (in your view), then how could you modify it so that it is true but still supports the conclusion? If it is true (in your view), how might you respond to a likely objection to it? In the example above, the new premise may not be true. A counterexample could be war. Wars typically kill at least some innocent human beings, but that does not make all of them morally unacceptable. To figure out how to modify the premise, one can ask the following: What is the difference between good wars and capital punishment? Perhaps it is that good wars are necessary to prevent greater overall harm. So, one might change the premise to, “It is not morally acceptable to do anything that sometimes kills innocent human beings, unless it is necessary to prevent greater overall harm.” This new version of the premise shows what is wrong with capital punishment without also entailing that war is always wrong. Step 5: State the new version of the argument in standard form, adding any other premises needed to complete the reasoning (meaning to make it valid). The new argument becomes the following: Premise 1: Capital punishment sometimes kills innocent human beings. Premise 2: It is not morally acceptable to do anything that sometimes kills innocent human beings unless it is necessary to prevent greater overall harm. Premise 3: Capital punishment is not necessary to prevent greater overall harm. Conclusion: Capital punishment is not morally acceptable. Step 6: Discuss whether the new argument is deductively valid and whether all of its premises are true. If your argument meets both of these requirements (namely that it is valid and all premises are true), then you have an apparently sound argument; great job! If not, then go back to the steps above and repeat until you have a sound argument and revise Step 5 until it meets both requirements. (so that what you post under Step 5 above is your final, sound version). Step 7: Once you have an (apparently) sound argument, present an objection to it. Imagine for a moment that you are a smart person with the opposite perspective on this issue. What would be your best objection to the argument that you just gave? It can be an objection to the truth of one of the premises or to the validity of the reasoning, or it can be a counter argument intended to override your argument. In any case, express here what you take that best objection to be. The Creating a Sound Argument Workshop paper, Should be 1 to 2 pages in length. Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of workshop in bold font Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page. Student’s name Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus) Course name and number Instructor’s name Due date Refer to the Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.) Writing Center resource to support writing a thesis statement for Step 1.

Pharm / Diabetes

This week, you differentiate the types of diabetes ( For this Discussion, you compare types of diabetes, including drug treatments for type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes.)and examine the impact of diabetes drugs on patients. You also evaluate alternative drug treatments and patient education strategies for diabetes management. 

· Select one type of diabetes to focus on for this Discussion.

· Consider one type of drug used to treat the type of diabetes you selected, including proper preparation and administration of this drug. Then, reflect on dietary considerations related to treatment.

· Think about the short-term and long-term impact of the diabetes you selected on patients, including effects of drug treatments.

Post one/ two pages with 4 references APA style not older that 5 years explanation of the differences between the types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes. Describe one type of drug used to treat the type of diabetes you selected, including proper preparation and administration of this drug. Be sure to include dietary considerations related to treatment. Then, explain the short-term and long-term impact of this type of diabetes on patients. including effects of drug treatments. Be specific and provide examples.

Https://Www.Amazon.Com/NVIDIA-Shield-Android-Streaming-Performance/Dp/B07YP9FBMM/Ref=Sr_1_26?Dchild=1&Keywords=Google+Tv+Box&Qid=1624429510&Sr=8-26 Pls Follow The Amazon Website Address. Rewrite The Product. About The Item. Do A Different Introduction Co

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Summary: As Learnt In The First Class, Allegories, Parables, And Fables Are The Language Of Religion. Life Of Pi Is A Movie That Connects Deeply With Religions With Both Plain Narratives And Symbolic Metaphors. -Did The Story Make You Believe In God?

Summary: 

As learnt in the first class, allegories, parables, and fables are the language of religion. Life of Pi is a movie that connects deeply with religions with both plain narratives and symbolic metaphors. 

-Did the story make you believe in God? Did it inspire real faith?

Please write a (minimum 750 words) reflection paper in APA format that demonstrates your personal understanding of 

-how this movie tries to teach its audience of religion and your feeling about it.

– The theme is not restricted to Christianity. Any religious, pantheism, or atheism perspective is welcomed.

– Your own thinking is valued for this paper. Copying from other sources is both unnecessary and will cause you to receive a 0% if such behaviour is discovered.

– There’s no need to repeat the entire plot.

Select Health Policy Analysis on a local, state, or federal policy in united states that you have explored along with recommendations based upon the analysis.

Select Health Policy Analysis on a local, state, or federal policy in united states that you have explored along with recommendations based upon the analysis.

 Analyze and evaluate the Health Policy

Identify application of health policy into clinical practice.

 the assignment must have an Introduction and a Conclusion

 Maximum of 5 pages (not including Title and Reference page).

 APA format 7

 At least 5 references within 5 years.

free plagiarism

Answer the questions below:

1.What is an assumption?  (Look it up on OneLook.com).

2.Discuss the assumptions in Finding Assumptions in Stories pages 139-140.

3.Explain the difference(s) between an inference and an assumption.

4.Do we realize when we make assumptions?  Explain your answer.

5.What are the (four) types of assumptions? Stereotypes may be hidden assumptions in reasoning.  What does stereotype mean?  (Use OneLook.com to look it up!)

       1.Do number one on page 144.

6.Discuss Hidden Assumptions Discovery Exercise pages 147-148.

7.Explain the term value assumption in your own words.

  1. Reread pg. 149 and discuss number one.

Computer Applications and Concepts

The health information technology covers a wide array of information that is suitable to the advancement of the healthcare sector. Over the past few years, it is evident that computer technology transforms the mode of operations within the medical sector, which makes the systems essential. With an extensive range of data integrating private and valuable patient information, the health information technology has the responsibility of making certain that there  

Managing Conflict And Basics Of Negotiation-Q1

QUESTION 1: From your review of the negotiation fundamentals in the Powerpoint, discuss the TARGET and RESISTANCE POINT for a negotiation situation you know about (or a hypothetical situation). (Please provide some details about the situation as part of your answer.) 

QUESTION 2: From your review of the negotiation fundamentals in Powerpoint, discuss the BATNA and ZOPA for the situation you identified in question 1 above.

Assignment-Dropbox

Review the section “managing interpersonal conflict.” Provide an example of a possible work conflict and provide 3 of these guides for your behavior that you think will be most helpful. Explain each. 

Mediation Process-D6

Check out this link with a mediation process. How do you think this might be helpful in a workplace? Or how might it be harmful. 

AT LEAST 8-10 SENTENCES. LINK IS POSTED BELOW.

The Mediation Process

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Comparing Group, Family, And Individual Settings

There are significant differences in the applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for families and individuals. The same is true for CBT in group settings and CBT in family settings. In your role, it is essential to understand these differences to appropriately apply this therapeutic approach across multiple settings. For this Discussion, as you compare the use of CBT in individual, group, and family settings, consider challenges of using this approach with groups you may lead, as well as strategies for overcoming those challenges.

To prepare:

  • Review the videos in this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights provided on CBT in various settings. 

Post an explanation of how the use of CBT in groups compares to its use in family or individual settings. Explain at least two challenges PMHNPs might encounter when using CBT in one of these settings. Support your response with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly and attach the PDFs of your sources.

WEEK 5 DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT

TRANSCRIPT ONE LINK: COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY for Couples (CBT). LINK BELOW

TRANSCRIPT TWO LINK: What a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Session Looks Like

TRANSCRIPT THREE LINK: Cognitive Therapy, CBT, & Group Approaches (Intro Psych Tutorial #241

Accommodation Strategy-D4

In negotiation, when does this strategy make sense – Accommodation?  Examples?

AT LEAST 8 SENTENCES. POWERPOINT IS ATTACHED BELOW. 

Compromise Strategy-D3

In negotiation, when does this strategy make sense – Compromising?  Examples?

AT LEAST 8 SENTENCES. POWERPOINT ATTACHED BELOW

Communication 3


If your report from the SafeAssign report is more than 5% it will not be accepted. 

Baker-Brown/Reflections/Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

SPH-1090

FINAL EXAM PART TWO

MINI-REFLECTIONS

Worth 50-Points

Instructions:

1. You will write a 3-page Mini-Reflections on the experience of COM1090.

2. A Reflective Paper is a reflection on what, you have learned. This includes an explanation of how you will apply what you have learned. Therefore, in responding to the questions below, your paper MUST describe what you learned in this course.

3. To do that, you must be able to discuss and use the concepts learned and cite examples (preferably personal examples).

a. For examples that are not personal, you must find a video that can help you to demonstrate/discuss/apply your response to your unique experience.

b. For every video that you use, you must include the video link in your paper

c. You must have a Bibliography for all of them.

4. Failure to do so will result in the video links not considered as part of your paper.

Mini-Reflection Paper

1. Please answer the following, IN AN ESSAY FORMAT, citing specific examples and using the concepts in the course to show application.

2. All the mechanics of college-level writing are applicable in this Reflective Piece

· How is this Interpersonal Communication course different from a Speech Course?

· What was the most surprising thing you learned from this course? Cite examples using the concepts in the course

· Discuss how you have been using the new knowledge gained from this course in your relationships? Cite examples.

· How have you personally benefitted from the content of this course? Cite examples.

· Which concept did you find most immediately useful in this course? Why? Cite examples, using the concepts in the course.

· Discuss how will you continue to use this new knowledge in your relationships? Cite examples.

Bonus

· Would you recommend this course to someone else? Why? Why not? Cite examples.

Due Date:

A. Based on the due date of the paper but no later than the final exam date as set by the college for this class.

Important Information:

· For context, you must provide an introduction and background information so that I may be able to understand you. (Highlight any background information that you think may be necessary/helpful to this paper, and information that I would not have).

P.S. I have provided you with several pieces of information below that should assist you in writing a reflective paper.

· YOUR PAPER MUST HAVE A COVER PAGE WITH YOUR NAME ON IT!

· Grammatical Errors

After the fifth (5th) grammatical error, the paper will be returned to you ungraded.

Paper Requirements:

· Font size: 12

· Font type: Times Roman

· 1.5 spacing

Paper Format:

1. Essay Format

Concepts to be covered

· Self-concept

· Emotions

· Perception

· Non-verbal behaviors

· Listening styles

· Stage of your relationship

· Disclosure styles

· Communication Climates

· confirming messages

· disconfirming messages

· Conflict

· conflict styles

· stages

· resolutions

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Communication 2

Johari Window: SPH1090

COM 1090

Interpersonal Communication: Johari Window Assignment

DUE DATE: _POSTED ON BLACKBOARD________________

A. IMPORTANT:

1. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY.

2. SINCE THIS IS THE MOST MAJOR ASSIGNMENT IN THIS CLASS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS SEVERAL TIMES.

3. HIGHLIGHT INFORMATION AND MAKE NOTES FOR YOURSELF AS YOU GO ALONG!

4. THIS ENTIRE PROJECT IS SUBMITTED TO SAFEASSIGN – THE PLAGIARISM CHECKER.

5. IF YOU USE ANY INFORMATION THAT IS NOT YOURS YOU MUST CITE APPROPRIATELY!

6. IF YOU DON’T, THEN YOU WILL BE CITED FOR PLAIGIARISM!

B. WORTH: 250 Points:

a. 200 Points: Window and Essay

b. 50 Points: Interview

C. SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT:

a. Submit as ONE DOCUMENT with 3 Parts.

b. If you submit 3 separate documents it will not be graded

c. Upload to Assignment Link clearly marked: UPLOAD JOHOARI’S WINDOW HERE.

d. If you submit it on the Discussion Board it will not be graded.

D. GRADING: You will be graded on the following:

a. See Rubric:

E. GENERAL INFORMATION

Each area of this assignment is described below. Any repetition of any part of the description of this assignment is intentional.

WHAT IS THE JOHARI’S WINDOW?

READ THE TEXT.

a. IT IS APPROPRIATELY DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK.

b. RESOURCES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE TO ASSIST YOU WITH FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT.

1. The Johari’s Window—A Model of Self disclosure

Please read up about the Johari’s Window in your textbook. Please feel free to use sources external to your textbook to help with your understanding of this concept.

YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:

a. This project is about self-disclosing:

i. learning about yourself by sharing information about yourself with others AND

ii. allowing others to share information (their perceptions) about you with you!

iii. SO, THIS PROJECT involves others. You cannot do it by yourself! You MUST INVOLVE OTHERS!

2. THIS PROJECT: HOW WILL IT LOOK IN THE END?

a. This Johari’s Window Assignment is a THREE-PART PROJECT AND Iwill be submitted in THREE PARTS:

Part One: An individual Johari Window Project: See example below

Part Two: A Summary of the experience in an essay format. See instructions below.

Part Three: An Interview Project: See Instructions below.

A. PART ONE: THE JOHARI WINDOW PROJECT

YOU MUST DESIGN A WINDOW: HOW DO I DO THAT?

a. YOU will select as many friends/family as you like to engage with for this project.

b. YOU will engage them and ask them meaningful questions about YOU.

c. These questions are designed to learn more about YOU.

d. Then you will create your Window.

1. Creating the Window: Process

The Johari’s Window will include two sets of information.

a. the information that you already know about yourself AND

b. the information that you received based on the engagement described above.

2. Where do I put the information?

a. The characteristics that YOU KNOW about yourself will go in the OPEN WINDOW AND THE HIDDEN WINDOW ONLY.

b. The characteristics that OTHERS tell you about yourself will go in the BLIND WINDOW ONLY. Please see sample window below that describes the kind of information that would be included. Please note:

I. This is SOMEONE ELSES WINDOW!

II. Y our window does not look like this.

III. You cannot explain someone else’s window.

IV. Your window is your window

3. Number of Characteristics in each Window

a. Each window must have four (4) characteristics/personality traits

I. Those that you know you possess (for Open and Hidden Windows) and

II. Those you were told (for Blind Window) by others that you possess.

4. Finding the Right Words to use to describe you

a. In this process of self-exploration, you may find that persons who you choose to ask about you, may not be able to find the right words to define/describe what they are thinking. Please feel free to send them to this website – http://www.kevan.org/johari – to assist them in that regard.

b. Note: The quality of the (information in your window is very important. The more frivolous the content (name, date of birth, etc.) the less the grade will be. Talk about more meaningful aspects of YOU, WITHIN REASON, and within the confines of YOUR OWN COMFORT. Please make sure that you are comfortable with the information that you choose to reveal, as I cannot be held responsible for that information.

c. PLEASE USE WORDS OR SHORT PHRASES IN THE WINDOW. Points will be taken off for sentences. Use sentences in your essay.

EACH WINDOW DESCRIBED

I. Open Window

The open window has information that we know about ourselves and that those

around us know about us as well.

a. We know things about ourselves that those close to us will know as well

b. Those we interact with most often will know more about us. So generally, you can ask others questions that are confirmatory in nature; for example, you may say/ask: I am impatient, do you agree with me on this?) If the person says no, then you continue until you find agreement: information known to both of you.

II. The Blind Window

The blind window will contain information that YOU DON’T KNOW. Very often we

interact with others but we don’t know what they see in us/about us that may be

revealing something about us to them.

a. A question you can ask others is: “CAN YOU TELL ME A CHARACTERISTIC OR PERSONALITY TRAIT I HAVE, AND THAT YOU THINK I DON’T KNOW?”

b. Usually, you will get several responses. Select what best suits you.

III. The Hidden Window

The hidden window contains the information that we know about ourselves but that we consider to be private, and therefore we do not want to show/share.

a. Usually, we don’t share personal characteristics that we possess, especially when we don’t find them flattering. So, sometimes others are surprised when we reveal these things to them.

b. But we grow from revealing and releasing these “secret” characters because they are no longer secrets and we must work on them or to learn from them.

c. The Unknown Window

The unknown window remains unknown. However, because you don’t know this

information does not mean it doesn’t exist. It simply means you are not in

touch with it.

a. This window remains blank.

B. PART TWO: THE ESSAY OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITY

a. In addition to the WINDOW, you will write an ESSAY as part of the Window project.

b. ESSAY will be 2 pages long and will be graded according to the Standards below.

i. Please Note: You cannot write Essay until AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS WINDOW PROJECT.

ii. Both Window and Essay are due same time.

c. Guiding questions:

Feel free to follow these questions as a guideline to write your essay

( According to www.businessdictionary.com/definition/guideline.html GUIDELINE is defined as “Recommended practice that allows some discretion or leeway in its interpretation, implementation, or use.)

· Who are the people you chose to ask about you?

· Why did you choose these people?

· What was the most challenging parts of this process for you?

· How much of the information that you received did you believe?

· How much of the information did you challenge?

· How much did you compromise on?

· Who were the persons you challenged the most? For example, did family member provide you with the information that you were most likely/least likely to believe

· Of all the things that you could have included in your open and hidden windows, why did you choose what you wrote?

· How did you finally decide what to put on your blind window?

· What was the overall advantages/disadvantages of doing this project?

· How do you think you will feel once you reveal this information?

· What kinds of reactions do you believe you will get from others about this?

· Discuss the nonverbal behaviors of both yourself and the persons that you asked questions about you.

· Please take a look at eh Rubric to see you will be graded on this entire assignment.

· The Essay is graded according to the Standards of the Rubric.

C. PART THREE: THE INTERVIEW PROJECT

YOU MUST CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW FOR THE INTERVIEW PROJECT: HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

a. This is the LAST part of this project that you must complete!

b. You MUST conduct this interview AFTER you have done your Window

c. Doing it before the Window defeats the purpose of the project.

i. The objective here is to continue learning about yourself in another way.

ii. By doing this project as a solo item with someone else, you may confirm some information above, based on who you choose to do this interview with OR you may learn NEW information as yourself as well.

d. Use this interview to self-disclose and give the person the same opportunity as well

i. It is not fair not to ask the other person any questions. But that person is not in COM 1090 and therefore that person will not be graded.

YOU will select ANY ONE PERSON TO INTERVIEW.

i. This person CANNOT be one of the persons from your Window project!

a. This person will ask YOU questions about YOU!

b. YOU will ask this person questions about HIM/HER/THEY

c. Questions and answers about YOU MUST BE SUBMITTED: THEY ARE GRADED!

d. Questions and answers about the OTHER PERSON MUST BE SUBMITTED: THEY ARE NOT GRADED!

YOU:

a. will select a person of your choosing. Ideally, this should be someone you know well and you have some meaningful interactions with.

b. will conduct an interview with that person.

1. Each person will write the questions to be asked

c. will submit both sets of questions as well as the answers to both sets of questions

d. will write a conclusion about that experience. For example, your conclusion may include a discussion of the following:

1. who did you interview?

2. why did you choose this person?

3. what did you learn about yourself in this interview process?

4. did you confirm any of the information you learned in your Blind Window?

5. when/how/where did you conduct the interview?

6. do you think the location or modality used affected your comfortability to self-disclose, etc.

7. what else would you like to share about this interview process?

8. write anything else that happened during the experience that affected how you felt about yourself in that moment.

2. INTERVIEW: How will YOU conduct this interview?

1. Decide who you want to interview:

i. This person CANNOT be same person from the WINDOW PROJECT!

ii. You learn more about yourself based on friends and family.

2. Contact person and discuss

3. Set up interview

4. Write questions.

i. Think about the questions you want to ask.

ii. You may get to know more about yourself as well as someone else

iii. Be careful of the questions you ask. Do not invade others privacy.

iv. PLEASE NOTE: ALL QUESTIONS ARE SUBMITTED TO SAFEASSIGN: THE PLAGIARISM CHECKER. Please cite appropriately!!

5. Provide details (in your conclusion) about place {online, phone, Starbucks} time/date where interview took place.

INTERVIEWER:

1. Submit no less than 8 questions AND answers from the Interviewer

i. These questions may be similar for both parties or they may be different

ii. These questions should be designed to learn more about personal characteristics.

INTERVIEWEE

6. Submit the questions AND answers from the Interviewee

i. These questions may be similar for both parties or they may be different

ii. These questions should be designed to learn more about personal characteristics.

Please Note: Usually, when we ask people questions about what they think about us, we get more information than we set out to get.

i. You should write down everything.

ii. You may find use for the information later; for example, you may be able to use it in your essay.

SAMPLE WINDOW

Known to selfUnknown to self
Known to Others1. Charming2. Happy3. Impatient4. HelpfulOpen1. Introvert2. Shy3. Helpful4. Appears aloofBlind
Unknown to Others1. Selfish2. Unhappy3. Lazy4. Loves childrenHiddenLEFT BLANKUnknown

Assessment Rubric: Johari’s Window

Student’s Name: __________________________________________________

CRITERIAEXCELLENTGOODPOORTOTAL
INTRODUCTION
· Purpose, concepts, and aims of analysis correctly stated (5%)· Accurate description and purpose of Johari’s Window must be provided (5%)
JOHARI WINDOW DISCUSSION/DESCRIPTION: (Different from Interview and Essay)
· Accurate identification of each Window (20% – 5% for each Window) 4 Windows
· Accurate application/discussion of information in each Window (20%)
· Discussions and Conclusions in Essay (20%)
INTERVIEWQUESTIONS AND ANSWERS MUST BE SUBMITTED
Questions / Answers / and Discussion (15%): Must be submitted· Questions must be intentional, useful, and meaningful (7.5%)· Questions must be discussed: Conclusion provided about experience (7.5%)
REFLECTIVE ESSAY: JOHARI’S WINDOW (Including responses to questions below)
WRITING (Must meet college-level standards).· Organization, Style, and Grammar (15%)Questions:1. What was the overall advantages/disadvantages of doing this project?2. Why did you choose what you wrote in open and hidden windows?3. How do you think you will feel once you reveal this information?2. What kinds of reactions do you believe you will get from your colleagues?3. Who are the people you chose to ask about you? Why these people?4. How did you finally decide what to put on your blind window?5. How much of the information that you received did you believe?6. How much of the information did you challenge, and then end up compromising on?7. Who were the persons you challenged the most?8. Discuss nonverbal behaviors of both yourself and the persons you asked questions.
TOTAL (100%)

Additional Comments:

Strength(s) of paper: __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Weakness(es) of paper: __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Suggestion(s) for improvement: _________________________________

Communication 1

THE SELF Concept box Assignment

THE SELF CONCEPT

COM 1090

The Self-Concept is a stable collection of beliefs about oneself. Generally, one’s self-concept embodies the answer to “Who am I? It includes the past, present, and future selves, where future selves represent individuals’ ideas of what they might become, what they would like to become, or what they are afraid of becoming.

Self-concept is distinguishable from self-awareness, which refers to the extent to which self-knowledge is defined, consistent, and currently applicable to one’s attitudes and dispositions.

Self-Concept also differs from Self-Esteem.

Self-concept is a cognitive or descriptive component of one’s self (e.g. “I am a fast runner”), while Self-Esteem is evaluative and opinionated (e.g. “I feel good about being a fast runner”).

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ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION

The Self Concept Box

Face-Face, Hybrid, and Fully Online Classes

INTRODUCTION

The Self Concept Box is an activity that we use to create opportunities for students to explore, understand, share information about how they see themselves. In the process, students generally learn a lot about themselves while having fun.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please follow the instructions carefully, paying attention to the format of YOUR CLASS.

ASSIGNMENT: EVERYONE WILL DO THIS PART

This assignment is titled: The Self Concept Box: How do I see myself?

Self-Concept Box Activity

1. Select a container or box that reflects your personality.

a. You WILL explain your box/container of choice

b. You WILL explain why you chose that box/container

2. Select 5 tangible items that you would want to use to represent you. These tangible items should be used to represent one of the following concepts:

a. An attitude

b. An idea

c. A belief

You are NOT be required to:

a. Find more than 5

b. Find anything that is outside of your common (daily) environments.

You may use ONE photograph only

a. You may NOT use your cell phones or other electronic devices

You WILL :

b. explain in detail the relationship between the item and your identified personality or characteristic trait(s).

c. explain how you feel about these traits and if/how you plan to improve on them or change them.

HOW DO I SUBMIT THIS ASSIGNMENT?

1. Hybrid and Face-Face classes:

a. This assignment is an oral presentation for you

2. Fully Online classes:

a. You will submit your summaries on Blackboard.

ORAL PRESENTATION:

Hybrid classes: Presented at 2nd Face-Face meeting

Face-Face Students: Presented in class based on schedule

SUMMARY:

FULLY ONLINE CLASSES ONLY

You will complete the above exercise and then answer these questions:

a. What 5 items would you include in your box?

a) Why? Explain each item.

b) How did you go about selecting the items?

c) What have you learned about yourself in the process?

d) How did you feel about doing the assignment?

e) If you could include more than 5 items what else would you include? Why?

GRADING

1. Hybrid Only: Oral Presentation: You will be graded just as you would for any other public speaking activity. Evaluation form will be provided.

2. Fully online Class will be graded using the Personal Narrative Rubric. See Below

3. Summary:

Summaries are graded for grammar, spelling, and expression of ideas. If an idea is in your head you must be able to get it from your head onto the paper. See Rubric in Syllabus.

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DEFINITIONS

For this assignment here are some definitions that you may find helpful:

1. “Box” means: anything that can hold things in it —-a container! (Please DO NOT overthink this!). You may use any container you like, EXCEPT the following:

a. your book bag

b. a plastic shopping bag

2. Connect means: how you see yourselves through these items and the meaning that these items have for you.

3. Items mean: Anything in your personal domain that you find connection to, and that you would want to use to explain how you see yourselves. You may use any item you like, but EXCEPT the following:

a. Cell Phones, Ipads or any other electronic devices

b. Pictures can be used but ONLY ONE picture is allowed.

NOTES/REMINDERS

The self-concept box is a reflection of your personality trait or characteristics. You DO NOT need to ask anyone about this. You are the person identifying YOUR traits and characteristics.

1. READ everything and understand everything here before emailing me to say you do not understand.

2. When you email me, please have very specific questions to ask, instead of saying “I don’t

understand the assignment.”

3. Assignments must be typed

4. Summaries will be submitted in class before your presentations.

QUALITY OF WORK

This class has a very high standard when it comes to quality of work that students produce. If you do C-Quality work please DO NOT EXPECT to get A-Quality grade.

In order to do well in this class, all your written work require the following:

a) Writing that indicates college-level understanding and reproduction

b) In addition, all your work must satisfy the following criteria:

a. Work must be detailed

Detailed means that all your work must have supporting evidence

1. Just barely answering a question with no supporting evidence will get you, at best, a grade of D for this assignment.

a. LET ME REPEAT THIS: SIMPLY ANSWERING A QUESTION WITH NO FUTHER THOUGHT BEHIND IT, WILL NOT NET YOU A GOOD GRADE.

b. Work must be Research-based.

i. Your ideas are fantastic but academic work must be grounded in Research.

1. Use the internet to find the Research to support your work.

c. Work must include examples

i. Examples demonstrate understanding and application .

1. Simply stating a fact and not providing an example will not get you a good grade.

2. Once you can use the language of the discipline and accurately apply the information to situations/scenarios, then that demonstrates understand of the material.

ASSUME THAT EVERY QUESTION THAT YOU ARE ASKED, REQUIRES SOME RESEARCH. This is true for work that you are writing about personal experiences as well.

a. EXAMPLE

Question: Discuss a conflict issue that you are having with someone close to you.

Good Answer:

a. A good answer includes a definition of the word conflict.

b. A good answer includes research about what is written about how people who are close to us behave

c. A good answer then, narrows down the above to your specific issue.

d. This way, you will demonstrate a complete understanding of the concept.

SELF CONCEPT GRADING RUBRIC

GRADEYNA(8-10)B(5-7)C – D(2 – 4)F(Below 2)PTS
CategoryAboveStandardsMeetsStandardsApproaches StandardsBelow Standards
Responses: (10)· Overall quality of responses· Considers instructionsThe responses discuss the topic, brings a new perspective to the topic (outside research), applies readings, lectures, and/or significant insight from personal experience.Responses consider general instructionsPoints:The responses discuss the topic, applies readings, lectures and/or insight from personal experience.Responses consider some instructionsPoints:The responses discuss the topic but brings no relevant insight based on the readings, applies limited insight from personal experience.Responses consider few instructionsPoints:Responses suggest personal opinion or belief only; brings no insight based on the readings, no application of new knowledgeResponses did not consider instructionsPoints:
Knowledge Application (10)· Awareness· Feelings· Quality of responseThe response considers the instructions, is well thought out regarding details and explanation of feelings; application of information adds quality to responsePoints:The response considers some instructions, contains detailed explanation of feelings; application of information adds some quality to responsePoints:The response considers limited instructions contains details and explanation of feelings; application of informationPoints:Response is not well thought out, does not consider instructions about details and explanation of feelings; no application of information; no quality to responsePoints:
Writing Mechanics (10)· Grammar· Spelling· Sentence ConstructionResponse contains no errors in grammar spelling, or sentence constructionPoints:Response contains few errors in grammar spelling, or sentence constructionPoints:Response contains errors in grammar spelling, or sentence construction that distract reader from contentPoints:Response contains many errors in grammar spelling, or sentence construction that distract reader from contentPoints:
Container Identified
Items Identified ( Must be 5 for Yes)
Total Points Earned

Discussion Week 5 Part 2

During each term of the Doctoral Study students will develop a term plan with term goals that must be achieved in order earn a Satisfactory grade for the term.

Using the Doctoral Study Guide on the DHA Doctoral Study website complete the following on the discussion board.

By Day 4

Create an initial discussion board post that includes the following:

  1. When are term plans required to be submitted for final approval each term?
  2. What must a student submit and achieve to earn a Satisfactory grade each term?
  3. Explain the relationship and purpose amongst the “Initial Term Plan”, “Mid-Term Review” and “Final Term Plan”.
  4. What does the acronym SMART stand for and when is it used in term planning?
  5. Based on the information from the DHA Program Prospectus Support site create a SMART term plan goal.

Support your Discussion with citations and specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the resources for this course.

APA FORMAT PROJECT

Tittle: Perioperative Nursing, 

Pages: minimum of 5 that including reference page, and introduction page 

Class: Fundamentals 

Discussion Week 5 Part 1

In previous weeks you spent time identifying a research problem and the purpose of your research. Now, you are asked to consider the theoretical or conceptual framework for your study. You may already have an idea of specific theories or concepts that relate to your topic. If so, you should begin thinking about what pieces, or aspects of the theories or concepts, relate the most to your topic and provide the basis for your study. If not, you should spend some time reviewing research articles that include one or more of the same variables you are using and identify the theoretical or conceptual frameworks those authors used. Doing so will give you an idea of how specific theories or concepts may be used as the basis for your study.

Review the Theoretical Framework information on the DHA Program Prospectus Support page located on the DHA Doctoral Study website. The DHA Program Prospectus Support page will provide a list of possible theoretical frameworks in the Framework section.

To Prepare for this Discussion:

  • Ask yourself; Is the problem framed to enable the researcher to either build on or counter the previously published findings on the topic?
  • Revisit the Doctoral Study Minimum Standards Rubric available at the “Office of Student Research Administration: DHA Doctoral Study Program” webpage, provided in this week’s resources.
  • With this information in mind, as well as any additional research that will help inform your selection, determine the theoretical and/or conceptual framework that you intend to use. Devote the time to give serious thought to this task. This theory or framework will be the lens through which you view the entire research project.

By Day 4

Post a brief description of your Doctoral Study topic. Explain at least one theory or conceptual framework and its relationship to your topic, including why you believe it would be the most appropriate framework to use. Make sure to note how the theory or conceptual framework aligns with your study variables. Support your response with citations from the research literature.

my topic is   Obstacles to fair access to high-quality health care for rural populations 

Support your Discussion with citations and specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the resources for this course.

Econ 202

Classical economists believe that prices and quantities adjust to the changes in the forces of supply and demand and that the economy produces its potential output in the long run.  On the contrary, Keynesian economists believe because of price and wage rigidities the economy’s equilibrium output in the long run may be less than its potential output.  What is price-wage rigidity?  Do you agree with Keynes assessment that wage-price rigidity requires government’s involvement in the markets?  Why?  Why not?.

Discussion Week 5 : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Comparing Group, Family, And Individual Settings/NRNP 6645: Psychotherapy With Multiple Modalities

There are significant differences in the applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for families and individuals. The same is true for CBT in group settings and CBT in family settings. In your role, it is essential to understand these differences to appropriately apply this therapeutic approach across multiple settings. For this Discussion, as you compare the use of CBT in individual, group, and family settings, consider challenges of using this approach with groups you may lead, as well as strategies for overcoming those challenges.

To prepare:

  • Review the videos in this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights provided on CBT in various settings. 
By Day 3

Post an explanation of how the use of CBT in groups compares to its use in family or individual settings. Explain at least two challenges PMHNPs might encounter when using CBT in one of these settings. Support your response with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly and attach the PDFs of your sources.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

By Day 6 of Week 1

Respond to at least two of your colleagues by recommending strategies to overcome the challenges your colleagues have identified. Support your recommendation with evidence-based literature and/or your own experiences with clients.

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click on Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Submit!

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

NIU MKT602 Week 2 Midterm Exam 2021/NIU MKT602 Week 2 Midterm Exam 2021

Question 1

Rock band Foo Fighters created a digital street team that sends targeted e-mail messages to members who receive exclusive news, previews, and opportunities to win prizes. The Foo Fighters are using ________ to reach Generation Y.

student ambassadors

unconventional sports

cool events

computer games

online buzz

Question 2

Hilton Hotels customizes rooms and lobbies according to location. Northeastern hotels are sleeker and more cosmopolitan. Southwestern hotels are more rustic. This is an example of ________ segmentation.

demographic

behavioral

psychographic

geographic

cultural

Question 3

________ sales force consists of manufacturers’ reps, sales agents, and brokers who earn a commission based on sales.

Virtual

Domestic

Contingent

Contractual

Decentralized

Question 4

Cell phone manufacturer LZT has to choose between two options for sourcing parts: Japan-based Keiko Inc. and US-based Global Tech. How can Keiko reduce the total customer cost for LZT?

by absorbing some risk by offering a warranty

by improving the functional aspects of the products

by augmenting the psychological benefits of the products

by training service personnel to improve their skills

by investing in brand building for the products

Question 5

The 80-20 rule reflects the idea that ________.

20 percent of the company’s profits are generated by the top 80 percent of customers

the top 20 percent of customers are highly satisfied and 80 percent of customers will recommend the company to a friend

20 percent of customers are unprofitable, and 80 percent make up a company’s profits

the top 20 percent of customers often generate 80 percent of the company’s profits

any new product will be accepted by 20 percent of the customers immediately, but 80 percent of the customers will be up for grabs throughout the product’s life cycle

MN576 Unit 5 Midterm Latest/MN576 Unit 5 Midterm Latest/MN576 Unit 5 Midterm Latest

Question

Question 1 

Which of the following is found in tertiary syphilis?

Question options:

1) arthralgia

2) lymphadenopathy

3) macular or papular lesions involving the palms and soles

4) gumma

Question 2 

The Pap test should not be considered a screening test for STDs

Question options:

1) True

2) False

Question 3 

During a breast exam you note all of the findings below as normal except:

Question options:

1) asymetrical size

2) a supernumerary nipple

3) hyperpigmentation

4) breasts that move up symmetrically with raising the arms

Question 4 

A female patient who has not reached menarche by age 15 should be considered for a diagnosis of

Question options:

1) oligomenorrhea

2) amenorrhea

3) primary amenorrhea

4) secondary amenorrhea

Question 5 

A 24-year-old woman presents with a 1-week history of thin, green-yellow vaginal discharge with perivaginal irritation. Physical examination findings include vaginal erythema with petechial hemorrhages on the cervix, numerous white blood cells, and motile organisms on microscopic examination.These findings most likely represent:

Question options:

1) motile sperm with irritative vaginitis

2) trichomoniasis

3) bacterial vaginosis

4) condyloma acuminatum

MN551 Unit 5 Mid Term Version 1, Version 2, Version 3, Version 4 & Version 5 Latest

Version 1 

Question 

Question 1.1. A student nurse practitioner asks her preceptor about the origins of different tissues, and their cellular origins during the process of development. Which of the following statements by the preceptor best describes the process of cell differentiation? (Points : 3)

“Cells of the hematopoietic system produce the appropriate body cells that are required at each stage of development.

“A single stem cell differentiates into approximately 200 different types of cells.

“A fertilized ovum undergoes a series of divisions, yielding many different cell types.

“Cells differentiate into necessary body cells, peaking after conception, and ceasing near the time of birth.

Question 2.2. A 77-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of stomach cancer has been found to have metastases in his liver. The patient and his family are surprised at this turn of events, stating that they don’t see how he could have developed cancer in his liver. Which of the following facts would underlie the reply that the care team provides? (Points : 3)

The parenchymal tissue of the liver is particularly susceptible to secondary malignancies.

The portal circulatory system brings venous blood from the gastrointestinal tract into the liver.

Hepatic stromal tissue shares characteristics with cancerous cells, including lack of anchorage dependence.

The proximity of the liver to the stomach allows for direct spread of cancerous cells due to a lack of contact inhibition.

Question 3.3. The NP is teaching a group of older adults about the value of including foods containing antioxidants in their diet. Which of the following statements best captures the rationale underlying the NPs advice?(Points : 3)

Antioxidants inhibit the actions of reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Antioxidants prevent the formation of superoxide dismutase.

Antioxidants react nonspecifically with molecules.

Antioxidants prevent the occurrence of cell dysplasia.

Question 4.4. The nurse practitioner is providing care for a patient with a diagnosis of cirrhosis, and he notes that the patient’s sclerae are jaundiced. The nurse practitioner recalls that jaundice is caused by excess accumulation of bilirubin, a pigment that can accumulate in which part of the cell? (Points : 3)

Nucleus

Cytoplasm

Golgi apparatus

Rough endoplasmic reticulum (ER)

Question 5.5. Which of the following patients of a primary care nurse practitioner would not require extra screening for cancer? (Points : 3)

A 51-year-old woman whose grandmother died of breast cancer

A 48-year-old man who takes immunosuppressant drugs following a kidney transplant

A 50-year-old male who is obese and has a low-fiber, high-fat diet

A 38-year-old female with Down syndrome and congenital scoliosis

MN551 Unit 5 Midterm Exam Version 5 Latest/MN551 Unit 5 Midterm Exam Version 5 Latest

Question 

Question 1.1 A 60-year-old man has been diagnosed with renal calculi after repeated episodes of excruciating flank pain in recent weeks. The man states, “I don’t know how this could happen to me, since I’m so careful about eating a healthy diet.” What is the most appropriate response to the man’s statement? (Points : 3)

“Your diet may have played a part in this, but in fact genetics is likely primarily to blame.

“What you eat can influence your risk of stone formation, but many other factors like hormones and your metabolism are involved.

“You likely don’t need to change your diet, but now that you have stones in one kidney, you’re at very high risk of growing them in the other kidney.

“Your diet might be normally healthy, but high intake of normally beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium can lead to stones.

Question 2.2. An 87-year-old male resident of an assisted living facility has been consistently continent of urine until the last several weeks. Which of the following actions by the care providers at the facility is the most likely priority? (Points : 3)

Performing a physical examination and history to determine the exact cause and character of the incontinence

Providing patient education focusing on the fact that occasional incontinence is a normal, age-related change

Teaching the resident about protective pads, collection devices, and medications that may be effective

Showing the resident the correct technique for exercises to improve bladder, sphincter, and pelvic floor tone

Question 3.3. A 34-year-old male patient has diagnoses of liver failure, ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy secondary to alcohol abuse. The patient’s family is questioning the care team about why his abdomen is so large even though he is undernourished and emaciated. Which of the following statements most accurately underlies the explanation that a member of the care team would provide to the family? (Points : 3)

An inordinate amount of interstitial fluid is accumulating in the patient’s abdomen.

The transcellular component of the intracellular fluid compartment contains far more fluid than normal.

The normally small transcellular fluid compartment, or third space, is becoming enlarged.

Gravity-dependent plasma is accumulating in the patient’s peritoneal cavity.

Question 4.4. A patient is brought to the emergency department with complaints of shortness of breath. Assessment reveals a full, bounding pulse, severe edema, and audible crackles in the lower lung fields bilaterally. What is the patient’s most likely diagnosis? (Points : 3)

Hyponatremia

Fluid volume excess

Hypocalcemia

Hyperkalemia

Question 5.5. Following several days in an acidotic state, a hospital patient has returned to the desired pH. Which of the following processes could have contributed to the resolution of the patient’s health problem?(Points : 3)

Exchange of Na+ and H+ ions

Selective renal secretion and reabsorption of CO2

Phosphate and ammonia buffer systems in the renal tubules

Excretion of HCO3– by the kidneys

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Question 

Question 1.1. Which of the following patients who presented to a walk-in medical clinic is most likely to be diagnosed with a rhinosinusitis rather than a common cold? (Points : 3)

A man complaining of general fatigue, a headache, and facial pain with a temperature of 100.9°F

A woman presenting with malaise, lethargy, and copious nasal secretions

A man with a dry, stuffy nasopharynx, a sore throat, and temperature of 98.9°F

A woman complaining of generalized aches who has a hoarse voice and reddened, painful upper airways

Question 2.2. A 44-year-old woman developed calf pain during a transatlantic flight followed by acute shortness of breath upon arrival at her destination. She was subsequently diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism (PE), which resolved with anticoagulant therapy. Which of these statements best characterizes the underlying problem of her PE? (Points : 3)

She was short of breath because ventilation was occurring but perfusion was inadequate.

The combination of normal perfusion but compromised ventilation caused hypoxia.

She developed a transient anatomic shunt resulting in impaired oxygenation.

Impaired gas diffusion across alveolar membranes resulted in dyspnea and hypoxia.

Question 3.3. A premature infant on mechanical ventilation has developed bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and is showing signs and symptoms of hypoxemia, low lung compliance, and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Which of the following is the most likely contributor to the infant’s present health problem? (Points : 3)

High inspired oxygen concentration and injury from positive-pressure ventilation

Failure to administer corticosteroids to the infant in utero

Insufficient surfactant production and insufficient surfactant therapy

Insufficient supplemental oxygen therapy

Question 4.4. Which of the following residents of a long-term care facility is most likely to be exhibiting the signs and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? (Points : 3)

A 79-year-old lifetime smoker who is complaining of shortness of breath and pain on deep inspiration

An 81-year-old smoker who has increased exercise intolerance, a fever, and increased white blood cells

An 81-year-old male who has a productive cough and recurrent respiratory infections

An 88-year-old female who experiences acute shortness of breath and airway constriction when exposed to tobacco smoke

Question 5.5. A 66-year-old male presents to the emergency department accompanied by his wife who claims that he has been acting confused. The man is complaining of a sudden onset of severe weakness and malaise and has a dry cough and diarrhea. His temperature is 102.8°F and his blood work indicates his sodium level is 126 mEq/L (normal is 135 to 145 mEq/L). What will be the assessing nurse practitioner’s most likely suspicion? (Points : 3)

Bronchopneumonia

Mycoplasma pneumonia

Legionnaire disease

Pneumococcal pneumonia

MN551 Unit 5 Midterm Exam Version 3 Latest/MN551 Unit 5 Midterm Exam Version 3 Latest

Question 

Question 1.1. The nurse practitioner for a cardiology practice is responsible for providing presurgical teaching for patients who are about to undergo a coronary artery bypass graft. Which of the following teaching points best conveys an aspect of the human circulatory system? (Points : 3)

“Your blood pressure varies widely between arteries and veins, and between pulmonary and systemic circulation.

“Only around one quarter of your blood is in your heart at any given time.

“Blood pressure and blood volume roughly mimic one another at any given location in the circulatory system.

“Left-sided and right-sided pumping action at each beat of the heart must equal each other to ensure adequate blood distribution.

Question 2.2. A physical assessment of a 28-year-old female patient indicates that her blood pressure in her legs is lower than that in her arms and that her brachial pulse is weaker in her left arm than in her right. In addition, her femoral pulses are weak bilaterally. Which of the following possibilities would her care provider be most likely to suspect? (Points : 3)

Pheochromocytoma

Essential hypertension

Coarctation of the aorta

An adrenocortical disorder

Question 3.3. As part of the diagnostic workup for a male patient with a complex history of cardiovascular disease, the care team has identified the need for a record of the electrical activity of his heart, insight into the metabolism of his myocardium, and physical  measurements, and imaging of his heart. Which of the following series of tests is most likely to provide the needed data for his diagnosis and care? (Points : 3)

Echocardiogram, PET scan, ECG

Ambulatory ECG, cardiac MRI, echocardiogram

Serum creatinine levels, chest auscultation, myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

Cardiac catheterization, cardiac CT, exercise stress testing

Question 4.4. An older adult female patient has presented with a new onset of shortness of breath, and the patient’s nurse practitioner has ordered measurement of her BNP levels along with other diagnostic tests. What is the most accurate rationale for the nurse practitioner’s choice of blood work? (Points : 3)

BNP is released as a compensatory mechanism during heart failure and measuring it can help differentiate the patient’s dyspnea from a respiratory pathology.

BNP is an indirect indicator of the effectiveness of the RAA system in compensating for heart failure.

BNP levels correlate with the patient’s risk of developing cognitive deficits secondary to heart failure and consequent brain hypoxia.

BNP becomes elevated in cases of cardiac asthma, Cheyne-Stokes respirations, and acute pulmonary edema, and measurement can gauge the severity of pulmonary effects.

Question 5.5. A patient in the intensive care unit has a blood pressure of 87/39 and has warm, flushed skin accompanying his sudden decline in level of consciousness. The patient also has arterial and venous dilation and a decrease in systemic vascular resistance. What is this patient’s most likely diagnosis? (Points : 3)

Hypovolemic shock

Septic shock

Neurogenic shock

Obstructive shock

MN551 Unit 5 Midterm Exam Version 2 Latest/MN551 Unit 5 Midterm Exam Version 2 Latest

Question 

Question 1.1. A 40-year-old woman who experiences severe seasonal allergies has been referred by her family physician to an allergist for weekly allergy injections. The woman is confused as to why repeated exposure to substances that set off her allergies would ultimately benefit her. Which of the following phenomena best captures the rationale for allergy desensitization therapy? (Points : 3)

Repeated exposure to offending allergens binds the basophils and mast cells that mediate the allergic response.

Exposure to allergens in large, regular quantities overwhelms the IgE antibodies that mediate the allergic response.

Repeated exposure stimulates adrenal production of epinephrine, mitigating the allergic response.

Injections of allergens simulate production of IgG, which blocks antigens from combining with IgE.

Question 2.2. A 14-year-old boy has been diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis. Which of the following pathophysiological phenomena is most responsible for his symptoms? (Points : 3)

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is lysing many of the boy’s neutrophils.

Viruses are killing some of his B cells and becoming incorporated into the genomes of others.

The EBV inhibits the maturation of white cells within his peripheral lymph nodes.

The virus responsible for mononucleosis inhibits the maturation of myeloblasts into promyelocytes.

Question 3.3. A 66-year-old female patient has presented to the emergency department because of several months of intermittently bloody stools that has recently become worse. 

The woman has since been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal bleed secondary to overuse of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that she takes for her arthritis. The health care team would realize that which of the following situations is most likely?(Points : 3)

The woman has depleted blood volume due to her ongoing blood loss.

She will have iron-deficiency anemia due to depletion of iron stores.

The patient will be at risk for cardiovascular collapse or shock.

She will have delayed reticulocyte release.

Question 4.4. Which of the following patients is most likely to benefit from transplantation of thymic tissue or major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-compatible bone marrow? (Points : 3)

A 12-year-old girl with a history of epilepsy and low IgG levels secondary to phenytoin use

A 7-year-old boy whose blood work indicates decreased IgA and IgG with increased IgM

A 6-year-old boy whose pre-B cells are incapable of translation to normal B cells

A 9-year-old girl who has a diagnosis of IgA deficiency

Question 5.5. A 29-year-old construction worker got a sliver under his fingernail four days ago. The affected finger is now reddened, painful, swollen, and warm to the touch. Which of the following hematological processes is most likely occurring in response to the infection? (Points : 3)

Proliferation of immature neutrophils

High circulatory levels of myeloblasts

Increased segmented neutrophil production

Phagocytosis by myelocytes

MN551 Unit 5 Mid Term Exam Version 1 Latest/MN551 Unit 5 Mid Term Exam Version 1 Latest

Question 

Question 1.1. A student nurse practitioner asks her preceptor about the origins of different tissues, and their cellular origins during the process of development. Which of the following statements by the preceptor best describes the process of cell differentiation? (Points : 3)

“Cells of the hematopoietic system produce the appropriate body cells that are required at each stage of development.

“A single stem cell differentiates into approximately 200 different types of cells.

“A fertilized ovum undergoes a series of divisions, yielding many different cell types.

“Cells differentiate into necessary body cells, peaking after conception, and ceasing near the time of birth.

Question 2.2. A 77-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of stomach cancer has been found to have metastases in his liver. The patient and his family are surprised at this turn of events, stating that they don’t see how he could have developed cancer in his liver. Which of the following facts would underlie the reply that the care team provides? (Points : 3)

The parenchymal tissue of the liver is particularly susceptible to secondary malignancies.

The portal circulatory system brings venous blood from the gastrointestinal tract into the liver.

Hepatic stromal tissue shares characteristics with cancerous cells, including lack of anchorage dependence.

The proximity of the liver to the stomach allows for direct spread of cancerous cells due to a lack of contact inhibition.

Question 3.3. The NP is teaching a group of older adults about the value of including foods containing antioxidants in their diet. Which of the following statements best captures the rationale underlying the NPs advice?(Points : 3)

Antioxidants inhibit the actions of reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Antioxidants prevent the formation of superoxide dismutase.

Antioxidants react nonspecifically with molecules.

Antioxidants prevent the occurrence of cell dysplasia.

Question 4.4. The nurse practitioner is providing care for a patient with a diagnosis of cirrhosis, and he notes that the patient’s sclerae are jaundiced. The nurse practitioner recalls that jaundice is caused by excess accumulation of bilirubin, a pigment that can accumulate in which part of the cell? (Points : 3)

Nucleus

Cytoplasm

Golgi apparatus

Rough endoplasmic reticulum (ER)

Question 5.5. Which of the following patients of a primary care nurse practitioner would not require extra screening for cancer? (Points : 3)

A 51-year-old woman whose grandmother died of breast cancer

A 48-year-old man who takes immunosuppressant drugs following a kidney transplant

A 50-year-old male who is obese and has a low-fiber, high-fat diet

A 38-year-old female with Down syndrome and congenital scoliosis

MGT100 HK1 Midterm Exam /MGT100 HK1 Midterm Exam /MGT100 HK1 Midterm Exam

Question 1 

Which of the following has NOT been identified as a basic consumer right?

Consumers have a right to safe products.

Consumers have a right to collude.

Consumers have a right to be informed about a product.

Consumers have a right to be heard.

Consumers have a right to choose what they buy.

Question 2 

__________ occurs when producers, wholesalers, or retailers respond to increased demand with extremely high prices.

Price fixing

Gain taking

Price gouging

Recession pricing

Inflation

Question 3 

The Ronald McDonald House program is a good example of a(n) _____________ stance to social responsibility.

accommodative

obstructionist

proactive

defensive

societal

Question 4 

The Brazilian practice of jeitinho means

“to find a way”.

“to win at all costs”.

“on my honor”.

“to dance together”.

“to fight like a lion”.

Question 5 

Carbon monoxide emitted by automobiles contributes to

land pollution.

air pollution.

noise pollution.

kiting.

consumption.

MGMT100 Midterm Exam Latest/MGMT100 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1 of 20

People spend a considerable part of their working day _________ with others. One of the findings of the early work activity studies (Burns, 1954, 1957; Horn and Lupton, 1965), echoed more recently by Oshagbemi (1988), is that managers and others consistently underestimate the amount of time they spend ...

A. relating

B. hiding from

C. talking about

D. misunderstanding

Question 2 of 20

_________ is a core competence. People who cannot _______ cannot relate. Nichols and Stevens (1957) estimate that 45 per cent of all communication time is spent __________ compared with 30 per cent speaking, 16 per cent reading and 9 per cent writing. Despite the fact that people spend so much time __________, few ever receive any formal training on how to __________ effectively.

A. Talking

B. listening, listening

C. Observing

D. selling

Question 3 of 20

__________ __________is the kind of listening people engage in for pleasure. It might occur when listening to poetry or children playing.It involves the listener seeking out signals or messages that she wants to hear.

A. Corrobative listening

B. Demonstrative listening

C. Appreciative listening

D. Explanative listening

Question 4 of 20

Being aware of one’s own _________ _______ can help a person listen more effectively.

A. personal filters

B. great ideas

C. careful observations

D. sound beliefs

Question 5 of 20

The _______ __________ offers a set of pointers to the kinds of behaviour that communicate a sense of presence to the speaker. These need not always be adhered to strictly. They are not rules, rather they are reminders of the importance of non-verbal behaviour. The listener?s body is a vehicle for communication and she should constantly be aware of all the cues and messages she is sending.

A. next chapter

B. holy books

C. SOLER mnemonic

D. summer memories

Kaplan University ACC499 Auditing Midterm Project/Kaplan University ACC499 Auditing Midterm Project

Question 

1. Question : An entity that is organized according to state or federal statutes and in which ownership is divided into shares of stock is a

Student Answer: proprietorship.

corporation.

partnership.

governmental unit.

2. Question : When a product is sold, this cost is often called

Student Answer: cost of goods sold.

revenue.

products.

retained earnings.

3. Question : Which of the following are business stakeholders?

Student Answer: Stockholders

Suppliers

Customers

All of these

4. Question : The role of accounting in business is best defined as

Student Answer: an information system that provides reports to stakeholders about the economic activities and condition of a business.
a method of forecasting the future profitability of a company.

the policies, procedures, and strategies used in a business.

transaction analysis.

5. Question : The following are examples of internal stakeholders EXCEPT:

Student Answer: managers.

creditors.

employees.

All of these are internal stakeholders.

Kaplan MN580 Midterm Exam (New)/Kaplan MN580 Midterm Exam (New)/Kaplan MN580 Midterm Exam (New)

Question 1

An 18-year-old man presents with periumbilical pain, vomiting, and abdominal cramping over the past 48 hours. Physical examination reveals rebound tenderness and laboratory analysis shows the presence of bandemia and a total WBC of 28,000 mm3. To support the diagnosis of acute appendicitis with suspected appendiceal rupture, you consider obtaining the following abdominal imaging study:

Question options:

1) Magnetic resonance image (MRI).

2) Computed tomography (CT) scan.

3) Ultrasound.

4) Flat plate.

Question 2

Gina is 2 years old and presents with a 3-day history of fever, crankiness, and congested cough. Her respiratory rate is more than 50% of the upper limits of normal for age. Tubular breath sounds are noted at the right lung base. Skin turgor is normal, and she is wearing a wet diaper. She is alert, resisting the examination as age appropriate, and engages in eye contact. Temperature is 38.3° C (101° F). Gina’s diagnostic evaluation should include:

Question options:

1) chest x-ray.

2) urine culture and sensitivity measurement.

3) lumbar puncture.

4) sputum culture.

Question 3

Aortic stenosis in a 15-year-old male is most likely:

Question options:

1) a sequela of rheumatic fever.

2) a result of a congenital defect.

3) calcific in nature.

4) found with atrial septal defect.

Question 4

Which of the following laboratory tests can identify the causative organism of bronchiolitis?

Question options:

1) Nasal washing antigen test.

2) Antibody test via blood sample.

3) Urine culture.

4) A laboratory test is not available.

Question 5

A Still murmur:

Question options:

1) is heard in the presence of cardiac pathology.

2) has a humming or vibratory quality.

3) is a reason for denying sports participation clearance.

4) can become louder when the patient is standing.

KAPLAN MN576 Unit 5 Midterm Exam/KAPLAN MN576 Unit 5 Midterm Exam

Question 

Question 1 

Lesbians may experience which of the following barriers to health care?

Question options:

1) Homophobia from the healthcare provider

2) Incorrect knowledge about health care needs of lesbians by healthcare providers

3) Lack of insurance and/or access under partner’s coverage

4) All of the above

Question 2 

Which of the following is not representative of the presentation of secondary syphilis?

Question options:

1) generalized rash

2) chancre

3) arthralgia

4) lymphadenopathy

Question 3 

In women who have experienced a spinal cord injury, temporary cessation of menses is normal for up to one year following the injury.

Question options:

1) True

2) False

Question 4 

When performing a bimanual exam all of the following are noted as normal findings except:

Question options:

1) retoverted uterus

2) anteflexed uterus

3) fixed immobile uterus

4) smooth, firm ovary

Question 5 

Which of the following agents is most active against C. trachomatis?

Question options:

1) amoxicillin

2) metronidazole

3) azithromycin

KAPLAN MN566 Unit 5 Midterm Exam/KAPLAN MN566 Unit 5 Midterm Exam

Question 1

Different kinds of thinking and learning also include the Affective Domain. This model described by Krathwohl (1964), is:

Question options:

Complex to include conceptual knowledge

A metacognitive model

Based on an organized hierarchy

Based on an individual’s commitment to living and valuing

Question 2 

Which is the most important question to ask in nursing research?

Question options:

What findings constitute evidence?

How will the findings be used?

Is this a randomized controlled trial?

What theory is being utilized?

Question 3

Formulating your differential diagnosis is a process that includes:

Question options:

Diagnostic tests

“shot-gun” finding

A physical studies 

History of the present illness

Your personal experiences

Critical Thinking

Question 4 

Which of the following would be considered the research design for Level II evidence?

Question options:

Single descriptive or qualitative study

Well-designed case control or cohort studies

Single, well-designed, randomized clinical trial

Systematic review of randomized clinical trial studies

Question 5 

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Which of the following are parts of evidence-based practice?

Question options:

Clinician

Patient

Evidence

All of the above

Human Growth And Development Mid-Term Exam/Human Growth And Development Mid-Term Exam

1. Theories 

A) ensure proper use of research procedures.
B) illustrate the ultimate truth regarding human behavior.
C) are mere opinions or beliefs.
D) guide and give meaning to what we see.

2. Dr. Fox believes that infants and preschoolers respond to the world in much the same way as adults do. This is consistent with the __________ view of development.

A) continuous
B) nature
C) discontinuous
D) nurture

3. __________ explains why some children growing up in difficult circumstances thrive, while others are less successful. 

A) Assimilation
B) Plasticity
C) Resilience
D) Stamina

4. __________ is considered the founder of the child study movement. 

A) Charles Darwin
B) Arnold Gesell
C) G. Stanley Hall
D) Benjamin Spock

5. __________ is concerned with the adaptive, or survival, value of behavior and its evolutionary history.

A) Ethology
B) Developmental cognitive theory
C) Sociocultural theory
D) Ecological systems theory

Hsa 535 Midterm Exam Part 1 /Hsa 535 Midterm Exam Part 1 /Hsa 535 Midterm Exam Part 1

Question 1 . The first step in any epidemiological investigation is to ____.

Answer 

understand causation 

establish risk factors 

track trends and determine if particular diseases are increasing or decreasing in the population 

describe the population demographically by age, race, sex, education, and other relevant indicators

Question 2 . One of the important concepts from the Nuremberg Code is that of ____, which means that the subject understands the scope of the study and can make an informed decision to participate.

Answer

informed consent 

voluntary consent

beneficence 

primary agent

Question 3 . A disease or condition that affects a greater than expected (normal) number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time is referred to as an ____.

Answer 

epidemic 

endemic 

outbreak epidemic 

threshold

Question 4 . The normal occurrence of a disease or condition common to persons within a localized area is known as a(n) ____.

Answer 

transmission 

pandemic 

endemic 

epidemic

Question 5 . Reproductive health studies ____.

Answer

the role of genetics in disease 

development the occurrence and risk factors for disease such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes that are slow to develop but span many years 

the distribution and risk factors for injuries, either accidental or intentional 

normal reproductive processes and problems that can occur including infertility, birth defects, and low birth weight

HSA 535 Mid Term Part 2/HSA 535 Mid Term Part 2/HSA 535 Mid Term Part 2

Question 1

Which of the following is not usually an aim of epidemiology? 

Answer

To describe the health status of the population

To fund new public health programs

To explain the etiology of disease

To predict the occurrence of disease

To control the distribution of disease

Question 2

Which of the following activities characterizes a clinical approach (as opposed to an epidemiologic approach)? 

Answer

Description of specific signs and symptoms in a patient

Description of seasonal trends in disease occurrence

Examination of disease occurrence among population groups

Demonstration of geographic variations in disease frequency

Question 3

Which of the following activities characterizes an epidemiologic approach (as opposed to a clinical approach)? 

Answer

Description of a single individual’s symptoms

Surveillance of a population

Treatment of a patient with diagnosed illness

A and C

HSA 525 Midterm Exam Latest/HSA 525 Midterm Exam Latest/HSA 525 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1
What are the two types of forms used for health services billing?
CMS 1500 and CMS 1450
UB 04
CMS 1100 and CMS 1450
UB-05 and UB-1450
Question 2
Describe how Medicaid payments to providers are limited by the federal government.
The payments to providers are not limited by the federal government but rather by state agencies that have predetermind estimates.
The law requires that Medicaid payments to qualified hospitals, nursing facilities, ICF/MRs, and clinics not exceed a reasonable estimate of the amount that Medicare would pay for equivalent services in the aggregate within state-owned or operated, non-state-owned or operated, and private facilities.
CMS reviews state payment methodologies and supporting documentation to ensure that the state plan methodology may be audited and is comprehensively described and that payment rates are economic, efficient, and sufficient to attract willing and qualified providers.
All of the statements are correct.
None of the statements are correct
Question 3
What is charge explosion?
When charges increase dramatically over a set period of time
When the set of charges is explained in line item fashion on a master bill
When a uniform set of supplies is utilized for a services or procedure
When charge masters are delivered to a large group all at once
Question 4
How does the False Claims Act (FCA) impact providers of health care services?
Under the FCA, health care providers who knowingly make false or fraudulent claims to the government are fined $5,500 to $11,000 per claim plus up to three times the amount of the damages caused to the federal program.
Under the FCA, health care providers who knowingly make false or fraudulent claims to the government are fined $1,500 to $110,000 per claim plus up to three times the amount of the damages caused to the federal program.
Under the FCA, health care providers who knowingly make false or fraudulent claims to the government are fined $5,500 to $11,000 per claim plus up to five times the amount of the damages caused to the federal program.
Under the FCA, health care providers who knowingly make false or fraudulent claims to the government are fined $5,500 to $10,000 per claim plus up to 10 times the amount of the damages caused to the federal program.
Question 5
What are the elements that should be present, at a minimum, in all charge masters?
The six elements are: charge code, item description, department number, charge (price), revenue code, and CPT/HCPCS code.
Only three are required. Those are charge code, item description, and charge (price).
The five elements are charge code, item description, department number, charge (price), and CPT/HCPCS code.
The six elements are: charge code, item description, physician, charge (price), revenue code, and CPT/HCPCS code. 

HSA 520 MIDTERM EXAM LATEST/HSA 520 MIDTERM EXAM LATEST/HSA 520 MIDTERM EXAM LATEST

Question 1
Risks of information science technologies include:
The use of mental communications
Cutting-edge performances
Glitches and loss of information
Processing human-to-systems networking
Question 2
Output information can be seen in the form of:
Software programs
Telecommunications
Hardware
Alerts/outcomes
Question 3
Information from the system that is used to make modifications in the input, processing actions, or outputs is referred to as:
Reporting
Processing
Acquisitions
Feedback
Question 4
The main components of a computer based information system are:
Hardware and software
Hardware, software, and telecommunications tools
Data input tools and output video components
The keyboard, monitor, mouse, and power source
Question 5
Integration of cognitive, communication, computer, library, and social sciences are features of:
Information science
Data science
Information system
Processing science

HSA 515 Midterm Part 2 Latest/HSA 515 Midterm Part 2 Latest/HSA 515 Midterm Part 2 Latest

Question 1
Intentional injection of a lethal dose of a medication by a nurse into a patient is __________.
A. fraud
B. manslaughter
C. murder
D. negligence
Question 2
__________ is reckless disregard for the safety of others and the willful indifference to an injury that could follow.
A. Tort
B. Crime
C. Fraud
D. Criminal negligence
Question 3
Forcible administration of medication to a patient who does not consent would be considered __________.
A. kidnapping
B. the health provider’s duty
C. fraud
D. patient abuse
Question 4
Detectives are assigned to cases when it is necessary to gather __________.
A. evidence
B. background related to the cases
C. legal case issues
D. policies and procedures
Question 5
An individual may not be tried for a felony without indictment by a __________.
A. judge
B. prosecutor
C. police officer
D. grand jury

HSA 515 MIDTERM PART 1/HSA 515 MIDTERM PART 1/HSA 515 MIDTERM PART 1

 Question 1
__________ is often referred to as the first hospital administrator.
A. Bedford Fenwick
B. W. G. Wylie
C. Florence Nightingale
D. John Hopkins
Question 2
The first physicians most likely to have used castor oil and peppermint as drugs were __________.
A. Greek
B. Roman
C. Hindu
D. Egyptian
Question 3
The first psychiatric hospital founded in the New World was located in __________.
A. Norfolk, VA
B. Richmond, VA
C. Williamsburg, VA
D. New York, NY
Question 4
The discovery of vitamins A and B, which played an important role in the advancement of medicine of the 20th century, is credited to __________.
A. Goldberger
B. McCollum
C. Huldschinsky
D. Finlay
Question 5
Reform in medical education began early in the century and was almost wholly a result of the efforts of the __________, which was established in 1905 by the AMA.
A. American College of Surgeons
B. Council on Medical Education and Hospitals
C. American Nurses Association
D. Hospital Standardization Program

HRA562 Midterm Exam Latest/HRA562 Midterm Exam Latest/HRA562 Midterm Exam Latest

Question

Question 1

This group is directly involved in producing goods and delivering services for a company.

Staff employees

Line employees

Managers

Executives

Question 2

This term suggests that a loss is likely for the firm, and that the individual will be left with little control.

Reverse opportunity

Threat

Negative equity

Foreclosure

Question 3

What is a systematic process for gathering, documenting, and analyzing information in order to describe jobs?

Internal consistency

Job analysis

Strategic analysis

Job evaluation

Question 4

A company’s ability to sustain market share and profitability for several years running is referred to by what term?

Compensation practices

Differentiation

Competitive advantage

Personnel administration

Question 5

Which of the following is NOT one of the three broad categories that discretionary benefits fall into?

Worker’s compensation laws

Paid time off

Services

Protection programs

HIST405 Midterm Exam Latest/HIST405 Midterm Exam Latest/HIST405 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 

Question 1 

Other than rice, what was South Carolina’s most significant export in the early eighteenth century?

tobacco

indigo

cotton

corn

slaves

Question 2 

By the eighteenth century, the leading slave-trading nation had become

England.

Spain.

Portugal.

France.

Holland.

Question 3 

What aspect of the New England economy grew most dramatically in the eighteenth century?

textile manufacturing

the fur trade

farming

education

the maritime economy

Question 4 

How did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense transform American thinking about politics?

It was the first publication to propose independence from Britain.

It denounced monarchy as being incompatible with liberty.

It explained that independence could be achieved without war.

It argued that constitutional monarchy is the best system of government.

It laid out a framework for the constitution of the newly independent states.

Question 5 

Why did the British shift their attention to the South in the latter years of the American Revolution?

Their naval power could easily overwhelm the ports and cities of the South.

They believed the contributions of escaped slaves would tip the balance in their favor.

The geography of the South was better suited to their style of warfare.

They had already defeated the colonies of the North and secured their positions there.

There were more Loyalists in the South.

HA 530 Unit 4 Midterm Exam/HA 530 Unit 4 Midterm Exam/HA 530 Unit 4 Midterm Exam

Question 1.1. Ethics refers to: 

Which of the following is not true regarding workforce diversity in the United States? 

Differences are increasingly recognized and celebrated in organizations.

Minority and female applicants have become the fastest-growing segments of the workforce over the last 30 years.

Firms increasingly establish policies that consider various work styles.

As globalization becomes more pronounced, so does the importance of managing workforce diversity for U.S. organizations.

Accommodating the needs of minority and female employees is less and less a major responsibility for managers.

Question 2.2. Ethics refers to: 

a set of rules or principles that defines what is legal and what is illegal.

a set of rules or principles that defines right and wrong conduct.

a situation in which decisions are made based on religious rules or principles.

a situation in which individuals make decisions based primarily on their best interest.

a situation in which individuals make decisions based primarily on the best interest of the most economically disadvantaged individuals.

Question 3.3. Which of these quality experts began continuous improvement in Japanese industries? 

Lee Iacocca

W. Edwards Deming

Barry Bonds

Andrew Carnegie

Jason Eliot

Question 4.4. The _____________________________ establishes procedures for public companies regarding how they handle and report their financial picture. 

The Financial Reporting Act

The Government Finance Act

The Rebus Financial Act

The Gronow Reporting Act

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Question 5.5. Which of the following is not true regarding the maintenance function? 

Maintaining employees’ commitment to the organization.

Maintaining employees’ loyalty to the organization.

Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

Ensuring that the employees have the appropriate skills and abilities to perform their jobs.

Helping employees exert at high energy levels.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Comparing Group, Family, And Individual Settings

There are significant differences in the applications of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for families and individuals. The same is true for CBT in group settings and CBT in family settings. In your role, it is essential to understand these differences to appropriately apply this therapeutic approach across multiple settings. For this Discussion, as you compare the use of CBT in individual, group, and family settings, consider challenges of using this approach with groups you may lead, as well as strategies for overcoming those challenges.

To prepare:

  • Review the videos in this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights provided on CBT in various settings. 

Post an explanation of how the use of CBT in groups compares to its use in family or individual settings. Explain at least two challenges PMHNPs might encounter when using CBT in one of these settings. Support your response with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly and attach the PDFs of your sources.

Industrial Labor Relations Discussion Board 2

In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least two peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Assignment Details

Discuss the following in your main post:

  • Discuss the purpose of the following:
    • Sherman Act
    • Clayton Act
    • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
    • Taft-Hartley Act
  • There are many items that can be negotiated as a part of a collective bargaining agreement. Discuss 3 items that can be included in the negotiation and the laws that are associated with each one.

Criminal Victim Studies Discussion Board 2

Assignment Description

In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (300 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings on 2 different days (75 words each).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

 Assignment Details

Many universities now have full-time police departments on their campuses for the purpose of protecting students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Larger universities and most state university systems have campus police departments that are set up like many metropolitan police agencies.

You are an intern with a detectives unit on a major state university campus. The surrounding area of the campus has turned into a pro-temp sort of university city, with bars and clubs in a village right outside of the university entrances. There are residence halls on the university campus itself. You are working with a detective in the University Police Department who has been designated as the “go to” investigator for situational sexual assaults (e.g., date rape). A young female sophomore has been found wandering around in the parking lot in front of her on-campus residence hall.  The uniformed campus police have brought her to the station because she appears to have been assaulted (there is dirt on her clothing and legs, her clothing is torn, and she is displaying incoherent speech patterns).  

Her friends from the residence hall told the uniformed police that they saw her earlier in the evening in the “Student Station”, a local bar three blocks from the main entrance of the university campus. Furthermore, she was in the company of a man who was described as a Caucasian male, about 25 years old, and with short blond hair. When they saw her, she appeared to have been drinking heavily.

Focus your discussion on the following:

  • What strategy do you propose for investigating what may have occurred?
  • Identify in order of sequence everything that you would do up until the interview of this potential victim.  
  • Explain why you would take the actions that you chose prior to the interview.
  • Explain what your goals are for preparing the victim for your interview

Research Proposal On Neuropsychology

Briefly compare the characteristics of the major research paradigms used in previous studies on the chosen topic. Introduce the specific approach (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods), research design, sampling strategy, data collection procedures, and data analysis techniques to be used in this study. Provide a short explanation as to why the selected procedures are more feasible than other alternatives for the research topic.

Williams BUS 4302 Unit 4 Implementation Plan 1 And Plan 2

This is two seperated assignment the template has being upload for the second assignment

Implementation Plan: Part 1

During Unit IV, VI, and VIII, you will be working on an implementation plan for a business. The components within these three units combined will create this plan.

Please take a look at the 30 case studies located in your textbook on pages 357–614. There are multiple corporations that provide a large array of services and products. Please select one of these 30 organizations that interests you. You will use this company for the assignments in Unit VI and Unit VIII.

For Part 1, describe the company that you selected, the products/services they offer, and the history of the company. Next, analyze the company’s strategy, mission, and organizational structure. In your analysis, include the information below.

· What does the strategy, mission, and organizational structure say about the company?

· What are the positive aspects of the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?

· What are the company’s short-term and long-term goals?

· What are ways to improve the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?

You will need to reference your textbook and at least one outside source for this assignment. You are encouraged to utilize the CSU Online Library, but you may also use external sources, as long as the source is reliable.

Your project must be a minimum of two full pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. Include an introduction paragraph.

Criminal Victim Studies Unit 2

Assignment Description

You will create this assignment following the Assignment Detail instructions below.

Review the tutorial How to Submit an Individual Project.

Assignment Details

Prior to your graduation from AIU, you have been working as the Victims’ Assistant Advocate for the office of the local county prosecutor. You have a great working relationship with the prosecutor, Mary, and the remainder of the office. Normally, when you speak, the staff and the prosecutor know that you are speaking from a knowledge base that you have gained from personal experience, research, and reading, so they know that your comments are facts. You like to use APA format to cite your sources, but this bulleted paper does not need to be in APA format.

You have decided to speak with the prosecutor, Mary, on behalf of Maureen, a college student who was a victim of date rape. You want to convince Mary to support a change in the prosecutor’s policy of not prosecuting date rape cases when drugs or alcohol are involved. Mary has a strict policy: When someone wants to speak with her about changing an established policy, she wants the person to submit a paper of 3–5 pages containing topic bullets that outline his or her argument for the policy change prior to meeting her. This way she feels that she is not blind-sided, and that she has an opportunity to research the topic prior to the meeting.

You follow her policy and write a paper using bullets only, hoping that you can persuade Mary and the chief prosecutor to change their policy or, at a minimum, meet with you for a discussion about changing the policy. Maureen knows that other young women are being attacked and that, very often, date rape drugs are being used.

Mary has agreed to review your policy change letter if you write it. You write the policy change paper in which you have the following goals:

  • Educate Mary about date rape using statistics and information about date rape and date rape drugs to show her that Maureen is one of the types of victims who perpetrators take advantage of in these situations.
  • Explain why not prosecuting the cases is the wrong public and social policy. (You are also hopeful that the victim, Maureen, also receives help in her case.)

To organize your efforts before your meeting, create a detailed outline where appropriate that contains information for the following 5 topics in 3-5 pages:

  • List crime statistics reported by Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) relating to rape and the strengths and weaknesses of each type of reporting.
  • Define the term date rape (or acquaintance rape; the terms are interchangeable) and how date rape is distinguished from stranger rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape.
  • List the types and uses of date rape drugs.
  • Describe the victim–offender relationship, including the following:
    • How victims are viewed by perpetrators of date rape
    • The special problems of date rape prosecutions
    • How society and jurors may view date rape (e.g., blaming the victim based on the perceived precipitation, facilitation, or provocation of the victim)
  • What is your position on this issue, and what action do you think would impact this social policy?

Transition Assg3

  • Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources this Module’s Learning Resources in support of locating and analyzing research.
  • Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic in your specialty field that interests you.
  • Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts described by the article.

Using the “Module 3 | Part 3” section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

  • Your topic of interest.
  • A correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
  • Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
  • Analysis of the article using the “Research Analysis Matrix” section of the template
  • Write a 1-paragraph justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.
  • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:
    • Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.
    • Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.
    • Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.

Williams ACC 3301 7 Homework

1. Susie Ques Inc., a company that produces and sells a single product, has provided its contribution format income statement for October:  

Sales (6,200 units)$136,400
Variable expenses$80,600
Contribution margin$55,800
Field expenses$48,700
Net operating income$7,100

  If the company sells 5,800 units, its total contribution margin should be how much money?

There is not a word length requirement for this question; however, you must show your work.

2. The records of the Dodge Corporation show the following results for the most recent year:   

Sales (16,000 units)$256,000
Variable expenses$160,000
Net operating income$32,000

Given the provided date, identify the contribution margin.

There is not a word length requirement for this question; however, you must show your work.

3. Briquette Corporation has in stock 35,800 kilograms of material L that it bought five years ago for $5.55 per kilogram. This raw material was purchased to use in a product line that has been discontinued. Material L can be sold as is for scrap for $1.67 per kilogram. An alternative would be to use material L in one of the company’s current products, Q08C, which currently requires 2 kilograms of a raw material that is available for $9.15 per kilogram. Material L can be modified at a cost of $0.78 per kilogram so that it can be used as a substitute for this material in the production of product Q08C. However, after modification, 4 kilograms of material L is required for every unit of product Q08C that is produced. Briquette Corporation has now received a request from a company that could use material L in its production process. Assuming that Briquette Corporation could use all of its stock of material L to make product Q08C or the company could sell all of its stock of the material at the current scrap price of $1.67 per kilogram, what is the minimum acceptable selling price of material L to the company that could use material L in its own production process? 

There is not a word length requirement for this question; however, you must show your work.

4. Little Cory Corporation is considering dropping product G41O. Data from the company’s accounting system appear below:

Sales$450,000
Variable expenses$185,000
Fixed manufacturing expenses$149,000
Fixed selling and administrative expenses$113,000

All fixed expenses of the company are fully allocated to products in the company’s accounting system. Further investigation has revealed that $117,000 of the fixed manufacturing expenses and $46,000 of the fixed selling and administrative expenses are avoidable if product G41O is discontinued. Required: a. According to the company’s accounting system, what is the net operating income earned by product G41O? b. What would be the effect on the company’s overall net operating income of dropping product G41O? Should the product be dropped?

There is not a word length requirement for this question; however, you must show your work.

Direct materials$342
Direct labor$80
Variable manufacturing overhead$48
Fixed manufacturing overhead$520
Total manufacturing cost per unit$990

5. Hanson, Inc. makes 1,000 units per year of a part called a prositron for use in one of its products. Data concerning the unit production costs of prositron follow:

An outside supplier has offered to sell Hanson, Inc. all of the prositrons it requires. If Hanson, Inc. decided to discontinue making the prositrons, 10% of the above fixed manufacturing overhead costs could be avoided.

Required:

a. Assume Hanson, Inc. has no alternative use for the facilities presently devoted to production of the prositrons. If the outside supplier offers to sell the prositrons for $850 each, should Hanson, Inc. accept the offer? Fully support your answer with appropriate calculations. b. Assume that Hanson, Inc. could use the facilities presently devoted to production of the prositrons to expand production of another product that would yield an additional contribution margin of $50,000 annually. What is the maximum price Hanson, Inc. should be willing to pay the outside supplier for prositrons? 

There is not a word length requirement for this question; however, you must show your work.

6. Binford Corporation’s contribution margin ratio is 58%, and its fixed monthly expenses are $94,000. Assume that the company’s sales for May are expected to be $178,000. Required: Estimate the company’s net operating income for May, assuming that the fixed monthly expenses do not change.

There is not a word length requirement for this question; however, you must show your work.

CPU

Write a 3-page paper (2 pages of written content, and 1 diagram) explaining the inner workings of a computer. Include a discussion of the CPU and the concept of single, dual, and multi-core technologies. Also, explain the relation between CPU, memory, and bus. Discuss registers, data moving through the bus, memory allocation, and L cache.

The minimum concepts to cover and explain in the paper are the CPU, memory, bus, cache, address registers, data movement instructions, and multiprocessing. The items listed should be tied together and their interworking with each other described and explained.

Williams ACC 3301 6 Reflection P

For this reflection paper, you will need to read the article below.

Wink, G. B., & Corradino, L. J. (2010).  Income inflation: Absorption costing vs. variable Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 16(1), 49–54. https://www-proquest-com.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/scholarly-journals/income-inflation-absorption-costing-vs-variable/docview/845495937/se-2?accountid=33337

After reading the article, use the Institute of Management Accountants Code of Ethics found on page 12 of your textbook to incorporate the following components.

· Summarize ethical issues presented through Wink and Corradino’s article.

· Establish what actions you would take if placed in Robert’s situation.

· Deduce the potential outcome from Robert’s meeting.

Your reflection must be at least two pages in length. No references are required. If outside sources are used, please adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment. APA formatting, however, is not necessary.

Critique Of Research Article

A research critique demonstrates your ability to critically read an investigative study. For this assignment, choose a research article related to nursing.

· Articles used for this assignment cannot be used for the other assignments (students should find new research articles for each new assignment).

· The selected articles should be original research articles. Review articles, concept analysis, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, integrative review, and systemic review should not be used.

· Mixed-methods studies should not be used.

· Dissertations should not be used.

Your critique should include the following:

Research Problem/Purpose

· State the problem clearly as it is presented in the report.

· Have the investigators placed the study problem within the context of existing knowledge?

· Will the study solve a problem relevant to nursing?

· State the purpose of the research.

Review of the Literature

· Identify the concepts explored in the literature review.

· Were the references current? If not, what do you think the reasons are?

· Was there evidence of reflexivity in the design (qualitative)? 

Theoretical Framework

· Are the theoretical concepts defined and related to the research?

· Does the research draw solely on nursing theory or does it draw on theory from other disciplines?

· Is a theoretical framework stated in this research piece?

· If not, suggest one that might be suitable for the study.

Variables/Hypotheses/Questions/Assumptions (Quantitative)

· What are the independent and dependent variables in this study?

· Are the operational definitions of the variables given? If so, are they concrete and measurable?

· Is the research question or the hypothesis stated? What is it?

Conceptual Underpinnings, Research Questions (Qualitative)

· Are key concepts defined conceptually?

· Is the philoosoophical basis, underlying tradition, conoceptual framework, or ideological orientation made explicit and is it appropriate for the problem?

· Are research questions explicitly stated? Are the questions consistent with the study’s philosophical basis, underlying tradition, conceptual framework, or ideological orientation?

Methodology

· What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, and type) was used in this study?

· Was inductive or deductive reasoning used in this study?

· State the sample size and study population, sampling method, and study setting.

· Did the investigator choose a probability or non-probability sample?

· State the type of reliability and the validity of the measurement tools (quantitative only)

Qualitative studies (answer the following questions in addition to those above except the last bulleted item)

· Were the methods of gathering data appropriate?

· Were data gathered through two or more methods to achieve triangulation?

· Did the researcher ask the right questions or make the right observations and were they recorded in an appropriate fashion?

· Was a sufficient amount of data gathered?

· Was the data of sufficient depth and richness?

Were ethical considerations addressed? Were appropriate procedures used to safeguard the rights of study participants?

Data Analysis

· What data analysis tool was used?

· Was saturation achieved? (qualitative)

· How were the results presented in the study?

· Were the data management (e.g., coding) and data analysis methods sufficiently described? (qualitative)

· Identify at least one (1) finding.

Summary/Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations

· Do the themes adequately capture the meaning of the data?

· Did the analysis yield an insightful, provocative and meaningful picture of the phenomenon under investigation?

· Were methods used to enhance the trustworthiness of the data (and analysis) and was the description of those methods adequate?

· Are there clear explanation of the boundaries/limitations, thick description, audit trail?

· What are the strengths and limitations of the study?

· In terms of the findings, can the researcher generalize to other populations? Explain.

· Evaluate the findings and conclusions as to their significance for nursing (both qualitative and quantitative).

The body of your paper should be 4–6 double-spaced pages plus a cover page and a reference page. The critique must be attached to the article and follow APA guidelines.

RUBRIC

NURS_350_OL – NURS350-Research Critique

NURS_350_OL – NURS350-Research Critique
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch Problem/Purpose28 to >24.92 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsResearch problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are clearly identified.24.92 to >21.0 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsResearch problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are somewhat identified.21 to >16.52 ptsBelow ExpectationsResearch problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are mostly absent or misidentified.16.52 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsResearch problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are absent.28 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReview of the Literature42 to >37.38 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsConcepts explored in the literature review are clearly identified. Critique of the references is included and well developed.37.38 to >31.5 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsConcepts explored in the literature review are somewhat identified. Critique of the references is included, but may not be fully developed.31.5 to >24.78 ptsBelow ExpectationsConcepts explored in the literature review are misidentified. Critique of the references is severely lacking.24.78 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsConcepts explored in the literature review are absent. Critique of the references is absent.42 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTheoretical Framework28 to >24.92 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsA theoretical concept/framework is identified and well analyzed for appropriateness. If the article lacks a concept/framework, a suitable one is suggested.24.92 to >21.0 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsA theoretical concept/framework is somewhat identified and analyzed for appropriateness. If the article lacks a concept/framework, a potential concept/framework is suggested, but it is somewhat inappropriate.21 to >16.52 ptsBelow ExpectationsA theoretical concept/framework is somewhat identified and analyzed for appropriateness. If the article lacks a concept/framework, a potential concept/framework is suggested, is not identified or is grossly inappropriate.16.52 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsA theoretical concept/framework is misidentified or not analyzed for appropriateness.28 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVariables, Hypotheses, Questions, and Assumptions14 to >12.46 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsIV and DV are identified and defined. Discussion on measurability is included. Research question and hypothesis are identified.12.46 to >10.5 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsIV and DV are somewhat identified and or partially defined. Discussion on measurability is somewhat included. Research question and hypothesis are partially identified.10.5 to >8.26 ptsBelow ExpectationsIV and DV identification and definition are absent or severely lacking. Discussion on measurability is absent or inaccurate. Research question and hypothesis are not identified or grossly misidentified.8.26 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsIV and DV identification and definition are absent. Discussion on measurability is absent. Research question and hypothesis are not identified.14 pts
Methodology56 to >49.84 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsType of design, sample size, study population, sampling method, and type of reasoning are properly identified. Reliability and validity of measurement tools, ethical considerations, and probability vs. non-probability sampling are discussed.49.84 to >42.0 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsType of design, sample size, study population, sampling method, and type of reasoning are somewhat identified. Reliability and validity of measurement tools, ethical considerations, and probability vs. non-probability sampling are discussed, but some information is inaccurate.42 to >33.04 ptsBelow ExpectationsType of design, sample size, study population, sampling method, and type of reasoning are absent or misidentified. Reliability and validity of measurement tools, ethical considerations, and probability vs. non-probability sampling are either absent or grossly inaccurate.33.04 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsType of design, sample size, study population, sampling method, and type of reasoning are absent. Reliability and validity of measurement tools, ethical considerations, and probability vs. non-probability sampling are absent.56 pts
Data Analysis42 to >37.38 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsData analysis tool is identified. An explanation on how the results are presented in the study is included and accurate. At least one finding is appropriately identified.37.38 to >31.5 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsData analysis tool is somewhat identified. An incomplete explanation on how the results are presented in the study is included. At least one finding is identified.31.5 to >24.78 ptsBelow ExpectationsData analysis tool is absent or misidentified. An explanation on how the results are presented in the study is absent or grossly unclear. Findings are not included or are grossly inaccurate.24.78 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsData analysis tool is absent. An explanation on how the results are presented in the study is absent. Findings are not included.42 pts
Summary, Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations56 to >49.84 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsStrengths and limitations of the study are identified. A discussion on whether or not the study can be generalized is included. An evaluation of the findings, conclusions, and significance to nursing is included and appropriate.49.84 to >42.0 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsStrengths and limitations of the study are somewhat identified. A discussion on whether or not the study can be generalized is included but may not be fully developed. An evaluation of the findings, conclusions, and significance to nursing may not be fully developed.42 to >33.04 ptsBelow ExpectationsStrengths and limitations of study are absent or lacking. A discussion on whether or not the study can be generalized is absent or lacking. An evaluation of the findings, conclusions, and significance to nursing is absent or inappropriate.33.04 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsStrengths and limitations of study are absent. A discussion on whether or not the study can be generalized is absent. An evaluation of the findings, conclusions, and significance to nursing is absent.56 pts
Mechanics and APA Format14 to >12.46 ptsMeets or Exceeds ExpectationsWritten in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner. Responses are mostly error free. Information from sources is appropriately paraphrased and accurately cited.12.46 to >10.5 ptsMostly Meets ExpectationsWriting is generally clear and organized but is not concise or formal in language. Multiple errors exist in spelling and grammar with minor interference with readability or comprehension. Most information from sources is correctly paraphrased and cited.10.5 to >8.26 ptsBelow ExpectationsWriting is generally unclear and unorganized. Some errors in spelling and grammar detract from readability and comprehension. Sources are missing or improperly cited.8.26 to >0 ptsDoes Not Meet ExpectationsWriting is unclear and unorganized. Errors in spelling and grammar detract from readability and comprehension. Sources are missing.

Keynows

6 pages, minimum 5 academic/professional references published in last 5 yrs. 

Identify an effective health care organization that utilizes information technology.

  • Analyze the components and requirements of its information systems technology program.
  • Explain the requirements for health care information technology systems to comply with federal, state, and local laws governing patient information security.
  • Assess the risks and affected stakeholders in the event of a system breach or failure, and recommend approaches that can be used to safeguard confidential information.

The Effects Of Business On Consumers And The Environment: Case Study: Perdue Farms

introduce the Perdue case within the particular subject heading that  you have chosen. In this introduction, you will also need to (1)  articulate the relevant characteristics of our mixed economic system and  (2) present the regulations for the factory farming industry. These  will provide the setting for you to be able to examine how the nation’s  laws affect its operations.

In the second part of your initial post, present your analysis of the  problem in a way that identifies which entities (Perdue as a  corporation, the economic system in the USA, the regulatory control of  the state, or all of these) have a role in the problem that you have  presented. In your analysis, you must assess the negative effects of the  interplay between business activity and one of the following: the  environment, advertising, consumer safety, or corporate social  responsibility. Your focus must be an ethical analysis of this  interplay, and it must be well supported by reliable and/or scholarly  sources by clearly identifying the ethical theory that you are applying  in your analysis.

Prepare: In preparation for your first post in this discussion, you will become familiar with the case of Perdue Farms by means of the material listed under Required Resources (Generally). You will also find more material under Required Resources (Per Subject Heading) because the specific task for this discussion is to examine this case with an eye for any one of the following four subject headings in business ethics: (1) the environment, (2) advertising, (3) consumer safety and (4) moral responsibility. You must select one of these subject headings and your selection will be the specific focus of your work for your discussion. Accordingly, you will be responsible to complete the readings and videos listed under your chosen subject heading.

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Reflect: If you choose the environment subject heading, reflect on the sheer density of chickens raised at any given time in the Perdue facilities. The disposal of their discarded remains and their processing for distribution, either individually and most definitely together, pose a number of environmental concerns.

If you choose the advertising subject heading, reflect on how the two videos on Perdue farms present the sharp contrast between the way the company presents its product and the way in which it has been discovered to run its chicken farms. Consider whether this is an example of failure to provide truth in advertising and how you would support such a stance.

If you choose the consumer safety subject heading, reflect on the way in which chickens raised in factory farms risks consumer safety. These might include (a) bacterial contamination, (b) the effects of antibiotics on the meat that is consumed, or (c) the release of adrenaline, cortisone, and other chemicals resulting from the acute stress endured by factory farm animals, which then becomes part of the meat that is later consumed by humans.

If you choose the moral responsibility heading, reflect on the stewardship role that may fall upon humans toward non-human animals. Can we utilize them as mere means to an end (for entertainment, companionship, or food)? Or do we have special obligations toward them (e.g., not to mistreat or torture them and to slaughter them quickly and without stress) because they are sentient beings?

Once you have completed the indicated readings and videos, reflect on the ethical theories that we have covered in the discussions thus far and identify one that you want to apply for your analysis in your discussion post.

Also, reflect on the regulations (or lack thereof) in the factory farming industry in order to be able to examine how our nation’s laws affect the operations of the business. You will need to research the applicable laws on the factory farming industry.

Finally, since Perdue Farms is an American corporation, reflect on the mixed economic system in the United States in order to articulate the setting for the operations of factory farming, and then, be able to analyze the ethical actions of Perdue given this setting.

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Write: In the first part of your initial post, you will need to introduce the Perdue case within the particular subject heading that you have chosen. In this introduction, you will also need to (1) articulate the relevant characteristics of our mixed economic system and (2) present the regulations for the factory farming industry. These will provide the setting for you to be able to examine how the nation’s laws affect its operations.

In the second part of your initial post, present your analysis of the problem in a way that identifies which entities (Perdue as a corporation, the economic system in the USA, the regulatory control of the state, or all of these) have a role in the problem that you have presented. In your analysis, you must assess the negative effects of the interplay between business activity and one of the following: the environment, advertising, consumer safety, or corporate social responsibility. Your focus must be an ethical analysis of this interplay, and it must be well supported by reliable and/or scholarly sources by clearly identifying the ethical theory that you are applying in your analysis.

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Revise: Read the feedback provided by your professor to your initial post, either directly to you or to your fellow students. Use this as an opportunity to learn from your professor, especially with regard to the best ways to apply the course material and your research to your analysis. On the basis of what you have learned in this process, post an improved revision of your initial post that applies the additional knowledge that you have gained.

Remember that your grade depends on the quality of your initial and revised responses, not just on the submission of an attempt at improvement. It is thus to your advantage to post the best initial post you can and then to also improve that best effort as much as you can through revision. Taking this process seriously will help you develop the skills you need to do well on the Final Project.

Requirements for Your Initial Post:

· Your initial post should be at least 400 words in length and have citations and references in APA notation. It should address the prompt in its entirety. This means that you should not split your response to the prompt in multiple posts. Your examination should be both thorough and succinct. This is a combination that demands time and thought, so give yourself sufficient time to draft and revise.

· Please be advised that until you post, you will not see what your fellow students are posting. Once you submit your post, you will be able to view the posts from your other classmates. You can then proceed to reply to at least two different threads based on the required material for this discussion.

· Your list of references for your initial post should include the videos and the other required reading material for this discussion, the Instructor Guidance, and any other announcements presented to you by your professor. List all the course material that informed your work in the list of references and cite these too where appropriate. In addition, your references should include any other sources that you consult to inform yourself (but not Wikipedia or similar sources).

Required Resources

Text

Fieser, J. (2015). Introduction to business ethics [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu/

· Chapter 2: Capitalism

· Read only the Media Feature titled Capitalism: Perdue located in Section 2.1, at the end of the Capitalism subheading.

Multimedia

Mercyforanimals. (2020, July 7). Our food, our future: Craig Watts (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Ciqb1EHnqG4

· Farmer Craig Watts opens up his farm to share the startling realities of raising chicken according to his contractual arrangement with Perdue. This video has closed captioning and a transcript. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

PerdueChicken. (2014, August 1). TV Spot – Perdue farm – We believe in a better chicken (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/jz2jkpN_DGo

· This is a cartoon commercial aired by Perdue to promote the freshness and quality of Perdue chickens, who are depicted as living well. Transcript Download Transcript Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.) Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Supplemental Material

Zúñiga y Postigo, G. (2015). The moral good in three traditional ethical theories Download The moral good in three traditional ethical theories [PowerPoint Slides]. Canvas@UAGC. https://login.uagc.edu

· This PowerPoint document covers the main characteristics of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics, and what is the moral good in each of these.

Outline 2

Please read the directions and understand them before making bid. 

Research Topic:

Term Project Part 2 – Abstract and Detailed Outline

Write a draft abstract and more detailed outline of your research topic paper. This outline can follow the following format as far as section headings. You can add more sections. But there must be at least four sections highlighted by * and section titles. Each section needs a minimum of 100+ words.

Abstract*

Introduction*

Background

Literature Review*

Findings*

Conclusion*

Summary

Future Research Recommendation

•Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. •APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA style and formatting. •Length of paper: typed, double-spaced pages with no less than a two-page paper. •Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Please add title page and reference page. Pick a detailed research topic that pertains to the cost and benefit analysis of reverse logistics. Work should focus on the reverse logistics of a particular company.

Organizational Development Portfolio Project

For this Portfolio Project option, analyze and synthesize data acquired from an illustrative, fictional case study (see below) and present the findings in a paper. The audience for this paper is organizational development specialists and business executives who are attendees at a professional OD association meeting. 

Use the organization you identified in the Module 4 Critical Thinking Assignment (in either option). This organization should serve as the beginning of the final case study, however:

  • If you completed the Module 4, Option #1 Critical Thinking Assignment, you will already have some of this information collected and created regarding the fictional organization.
  • If you completed the Module 4, Option #2 assignment, you will use that company, but change the name of the company and any other information as you further develop your illustrative, fictional case study. You will also incorporate your survey instrument into your final case study.

Your project will include:

  • An illustrative, fictional case study
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Analysis and feedback methods
  • Appropriate organizational development intervention options with the inclusion of general risk and value scenarios
  • Evaluation methods and planned changes
  • References of outside sources including academic sources

Your final paper must be 8 pages long, cite a minimum of five sources, and be formatted per the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find sources! Include a title page and reference list page as part of the final project (but not as part of the page count). Submit your final case study to the Week 8 Assignments page.

DISCUSSION

Please read attached instructions and understand them before making a bid. 

This week you will discuss transportation and logistics management and its impact on various economic activities. For example, how does transportation and logistics management impact a retailer getting their product on the shelf? How does their distribution network affect their ability to generate revenue as well as provide sustainability in their local economy? You will have to conduct online research to identify the various economic activities in relation to TLM and within the context of the retail industry.

Discuss in detail and provide sources to support your thoughts, insights, ideas, and statements. 

Complete this Discussion by providing a discussion of the economy and your project topic. How does the economy affect your project topic? Is this effect beneficial or detrimental? Why? If beneficial, is there room for improvement?  If detrimental, what do you foresee as solutions? 

Short answer must be at least 300 words with supporting references. No title page and abstract needed. Please read the above instructions and answer all questions.

Project Topic: Security Measures in Reverse Logistics

D. Moore GS102 Week 4 Assignment

Genetic Counseling Presentation

Imagine you are a genetics counselor working with couples who are expecting children. You have been asked to give a PowerPoint presentation about commonly inherited diseases and their patterns of inheritance. Choose one disease from one of the categories (X-linked, autosomal, recessive, autosomal dominant, or chromosomal number change) from Chapter 10. Give a brief overview of the disease, illustrate, and explain the pattern of inheritance. Share the role of parents in inheritance.

Provide 6-8 slides, including a title slide and a reference slide, for your presentation

Infor Speech 4

Use the  Ceremonial Speech Outline Template  Download Ceremonial Speech Outline Templateto create your Outline for next week’s Ceremonial/Occasion Speech.  You can also find the Template in the Instructional Resources for Week 1 as well as in the Week 1 Lecture.

You can pare down this outline as the Ceremonial/Occasion Speech is shorter. Remember to review the EXAMPLE speech and template provided to your in Week 1 Instructional Resources

Use your previous readings and this outline to guide your speech.

Outlines should be submitted as a word attachment.

· Reference Page: Any speech that utilizes outside sources will require a reference page.  (Meaning, only if all the materials of your speech came from first-hand experience would you not need a reference mage, i.e. how to perform a task you complete on a regular basis for your job).  If you bring in facts, statistics, quotes, etc. you will need a reference page. These should be completed using APA format.

Instrument Reliability

Instrument Reliability Describe one of the following three ways to assess the reliability of a research instrument in your own words (see image below). How would you assess for this type of instrument reliability in a published research study? 250 words Include at least 1 reference (APA format). Reliability=THE consistency of a measure of a concept 3 ways to assess reliability ( a, b, c) a) AKA TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY STABILITY Do researchers achieve the same results over time b) inter-rate-reliability do researchers agree on which observed phenomena fit the measure. c) internal reliability do the indicators of a measure yield consistent results

Using A Genogram In Social Work Practice

Assignment: Using a Genogram in Social Work Practice

As you likely know from your own life, human relationships are complex. As such, social workers may find it difficult to keep these important interactions in mind when addressing an individual client’s needs. Several tools have been developed to assist in understanding and assessing relationships in the context of social work. One is an ecomap, which shows connections between the client or family and the social environment. Another is a genogram, which records the members of a family and their relationships, in much the same way as a family tree. Because it shows multiple generations, a genogram is useful in identifying, among other things, intergenerational trauma. Once a social worker creates a genogram for a client, they may refer to it when analyzing the client’s unique situation.

For this Assignment, you develop a genogram of your own family or a family with which you are familiar. You then reflect on that experience and apply your learning to social work practice.

To Prepare:

· Review the Learning Resources on genograms and how to create them. 

· Access the Social Work Case Studies media. Navigate to the Hernandez family, and explore the example genogram.

· Using a free genogram software or freehand, develop a genogram of your own family or a family with which you are familiar.  

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 4-page paper that includes the following:

· A completed genogram of your own family or a family with which you are familiar (as a pasted screenshot, PDF, or image)

· A reflection on what you learned by completing the genogram

· An explanation of how a genogram would be useful in social work practice

· An example from the genogram you created or the Hernandez Family genogram to illustrate the application of this tool in social work

Use the Learning Resources to support your Assignment. Make sure to provide APA citations and a reference list.  

Smart Parking Space App Presentation

Purpose  

This assignment illustrates how data analytics can be used to create strategies for sustainable organizational success while integrating the organization’s mission with societal values. You’ll apply statistical time series modeling techniques to identify patterns and develop time-dependent demand models. You’ll practice organizing and delivering a presentation to senior decision-makers. The PowerPoint presentation includes an audio component in addition to speaker notes.  

Resource: Microsoft Excel®, DAT565_v3_Wk6_Data_File

Scenario: A city’s administration isn’t driven by the goal of maximizing revenues or profits but instead looks at improving the quality of life of its residents. Many American cities are confronted with high traffic and congestion. Finding parking spaces, whether in the street or a parking lot, can be time-consuming and contribute to congestion. Some cities have rolled out data-driven parking space management to reduce congestion and make traffic more fluid. 

You’re a data analyst working for a mid-size city that has anticipated significant increments in population and car traffic. The city is evaluating whether it makes sense to invest in infrastructure to count and report the number of parking spaces available at the different parking lots downtown. This data would be collected and processed in real-time, feeding an app that motorists can access to find parking space availability in different parking lots throughout the city. 

Instructions: Work with the provided Excel database. This database has the following columns:

  • LotCode: A unique code that identifies the parking lot
  • LotCapacity: A number with the respective parking lot capacity
  • LotOccupancy: A number with the current number of cars in the parking lot
  • TimeStamp: A day/time combination indicating the moment when occupancy was measured
  • Day: The day of the week corresponding to the TimeStamp
  • Insert a new column, OccupancyRate, recording occupancy rate as a percentage with one decimal. For instance, if the current LotOccupancy is 61 and LotCapacity is 577, then the OccupancyRate would be reported as 10.6 (or 10.6%).
  • Using the OccupancyRate and Day columns, construct box plots for each day of the week. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Is the median occupancy rate approximately the same throughout the week? If not, which days have lower median occupancy rates? Which days have higher median occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?
  • Using the OccupancyRate and LotCode columns, construct box plots for each parking lot. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Do all parking lots experience approximately equal occupancy rates? Are some parking lots more frequented than others? Is this what you expected?
  • Select any 2 parking lots. For each one, prepare a scatter plot showing the occupancy rate against TimeStamp for the week 11/20/2016 –11/26/2016. Are occupancy rates time-dependent? If so, which times seem to experience the highest occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?

Presentation: 

Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation with speaker notes and audio. Your audience is the City Council members who are responsible for deciding whether the city invests in resources to set in motion the smart parking space app. 

Complete the following in your presentation: 

  • Outline the rationale and goals of the project. 
  • Utilize boxplots showing the occupancy rates for each day of the week. Include your interpretation of the results.
  • Utilize box plots showing the occupancy rates for each parking lot. Include your interpretation of the results.
  • Provide scatter plots showing occupancy rate against the time of day of your selected two parking lots. Include your interpretation of the results. 
  • Make a recommendation about continuing with the implementation of this project. 

Dq27

Time series are particularly useful to track variables such as revenues, costs, and profits over time. Time series models help evaluate performance and make predictions. Consider the following and respond in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Time series decomposition seeks to separate the time series (Y) into 4 components: trend (T), cycle (C), seasonal (S), and irregular (I). What is the difference between these components?
  • The model can be additive or multiplicative.When we do use an additive model? When do we use a multiplicative model?
  • The following list gives the gross federal debt(in millions of dollars) for the U.S. every 5 years from 1945 to 2000:
  • Construct a scatter plot with this data. Do you observe a trend? If so, what type of trend do you observe?
  • Use Excel to fit a linear trend and an exponential trend to the data. Display the models and their respective r^2.
  • Interpret both models. Which model seems to be more appropriate? Why?

(1) What are the primary usages for time series modeling? What tools do we have to display the concept visually?

(2) What are the limitations of time series modeling? How do we mitigate the limitations?

(3) What are some of the ways your organization uses time series modeling? Provide real-time examples.

(4) How do your view Statistics and Data Analytics differently than you did at the beginning of this course?

Regression Modeling

Purpose 

This assignment provides an opportunity to develop, evaluate, and apply bivariate and multivariate linear regression models.

Resources: Microsoft Excel®, DAT565_v3_Wk5_Data_File

Instructions:

The Excel file for this assignment contains a database with information about the tax assessment value assigned to medical office buildings in a city. The following is a list of the variables in the database:

  • FloorArea: square feet of floor space
  • Offices: number of offices in the building
  • Entrances: number of customer entrances
  • Age: age of the building (years)
  • Age: age of the building (years)
  • AssessedValue: tax assessment value (thousands of dollars)
  • Construct a scatter plot in Excel with FloorArea as the independent variable and AssessmentValue as the dependent variable. Insert the bivariate linear regression equation and r^2 in your graph. Do you observe a linear relationship between the 2 variables?
  • Use Excel’s Analysis ToolPak to conduct a regression analysis of FloorArea and AssessmentValue. Is FloorArea a significant predictor of AssessmentValue?
  • Construct a scatter plot in Excel with Age as the independent variable and AssessmentValue as the dependent variable. Insert the bivariate linear regression equation and r^2 in your graph. Do you observe a linear relationship between the 2 variables?
  • Use Excel’s Analysis ToolPak to conduct a regression analysis of Age and Assessment Value. Is Age a significant predictor of AssessmentValue?
  • Use Excel’s Analysis ToolPak to conduct a regression analysis with AssessmentValue as the dependent variable and FloorAreaOfficesEntrances, and Age as independent variables. What is the overall fit r^2? What is the adjusted r^2?
  • Which predictors are considered significant if we work with α=0.05? Which predictors can be eliminated?
  • What is the final model if we only use FloorArea and Offices as predictors?
  • Suppose our final model is:
  • AssessedValue = 115.9 + 0.26 x FloorArea + 78.34 x Offices
  • What wouldbe the assessed value of a medical office building with a floor area of 3500 sq. ft., 2 offices, that was built 15 years ago? Is this assessed value consistent with what appears in the database?

Advanced Taxation

2 Short Answer Questions 

# 1. Bella is a citizen of the Cayman Islands. Terri is a citizen of Argentina. They both work for the same company. Their jobs required them to travel to the U.S. Originally, they were needed in the U.S. for many months to help build up the company’s U.S. business. Now, they travel to the U.S. less frequently. They do not have a Green Card or any special Visas.

Bella was present in the U.S. for 330 days in 2019, 210 days in 2020, and 60 days in 2021. Terri was present in the U.S. for 360 days in 2019, 300 days in 2020, and 25 days in 2021. Is Bella a U.S. resident in 2021? Is Terri a U.S. resident in 2021? Explain.

# 2. Bill Langford owns 100% of Office Links. Office Links made a filing to be organized as a public limited company organized in the U.K. PLCs are “per se” corporations under the Tax regulations. Office Links also made a filing to be organized as a limited liability company under the laws of Delaware.

Bill discusses his situation with 4 advisers, each of whom gives Bill conflicting advice:

 Bill’s cousin Joe, a tax accountant who retired in 1995, tells Bill that Office Links is a foreign corporation because it is a U.K. per se corporation, but it has been several decades since Joe looked at the Tax Code or read the latest Tax journals.

 Bill’s nephew Allan, a Professor of Philosophy at the local university, tells Bill that Office Links is a U.S. partnership because it is organized in two jurisdictions and philosophically, that sounds right. Allan never read a tax book in his life.

 Bill’s old college classmate Caitlyn, a tax partner at a Big 4 accounting firm, tells Bill that Office Links is a U.S. corporation because it is a per se corporation that is also organized in the U.S.

 Bill’s best friend and resident “know it all” Johnny tells Bill that he does not need a professional tax advisor. Johnny is sure that Office Links is a disregarded entity because it is a single member U.S. LLC. He Googled it!

Whose advice is correct and why? Explain.

Journal Entry

Write a reflective journal entry describing an “Aha!” moment of learning you experienced or important insight you gained during this module. Be specific and provide concrete examples. Cite (from the Learning Resources) your own investigation online and in the Walden Library, and call on your personal and professional experiences to support your ideas. Explain what stood out to you from this module’s Assignments and/or Discussions. Be specific, and provide concrete examples.

Globalization And Information Research

Purpose  

This assignment is intended to give you an opportunity to strengthen your skills in gathering and analyzing business-related information. It provides a deeper understanding of how companies can look at globalization as part of their strategic and operational plans. The assignment has two parts: one focused on information research and analysis, and the other is on applied analytics.  

Resources: 

https://hbr.org/2018/10/how-netflix-expanded-to-190-countries-in-7-years

Part 1: Globalization and Information Research 

Context: Companies that perform well in their country of origin usually consider expanding operations in new international markets. Deciding where, how, and when to expand is not an easy task, though.  

Many issues need to be considered before crafting an expansion strategy and investing significant resources to this end, including:  

  • the level of demand to be expected for the company’s products/services 
  • presence of local competitors 
  • the regulatory, economic, demographic, and political environments 

Carefully researching and analyzing these and other factors can help mitigate the inherent risk associated with an overseas expansion strategy, thus increasing the likelihood of success. 

As a data analyst in your company’s business development department, you’ve been tasked with the responsibility of recommending countries for international expansion. You’ll write a report to the company’s executive team with your research, analysis, and recommendations. 

Instructions:  

Write a 525-word summary covering the following items: 

  • According to the article listed above, what were the most important strategic moves that propelled Netflix’s successful international expansion? 
  • The article mentions investments in big data and analytics as one of the elements accompanying the second phase of overseas expansion. Why was this investment important? What type of information did Netflix derive from the data collected? 
  • According to the article, what is exponential globalization? 
  • Not all international expansion strategies are a resounding success, however. Research an article or video that discusses an instance in which an American company’s expansion efforts in another country failed. According to the article/video you selected, what were the main reasons for this failure? Do you agree with this assessment? 
  • Explain some of the reasons why certain companies’ expansion plans have failed in the past. 

Part 2: Hypothesis testing  

Context: Your organization is evaluating the quality of its call center operations. One of the most important metrics in a call center is Time in Queue (TiQ), which is the time a customer has to wait before he/she is serviced by a Customer Service Representative (CSR). If a customer has to wait for too long, he/she is more likely to get discouraged and hang up. Furthermore, customers who have to wait too long in the queue typically report a negative overall experience with the call. You’ve conducted an exhaustive literature review and found that the average TiQ in your industry is 2.5 minutes (150 seconds). 

 Another important metric is Service Time (ST), also known as Handle Time, which is the time a CSR spends servicing the customer. CSR’s with more experience and deeper knowledge tend to resolve customer calls faster. Companies can improve average ST by providing more training to their CSR’s or even by channeling calls according to area of expertise. Last month your company had an average ST of approximately 3.5 minutes (210 seconds). In an effort to improve this metric, the company has implemented a new protocol that channels calls to CSR’s based on area of expertise. The new protocol (PE) is being tested side-by-side with the traditional (PT) protocol.  

Instructions: 

Access the Call Center Waiting Time file. Each row in the database corresponds to a different call. The column variables are as follows: 

  • ProtocolType: indicates protocol type, either PT or PE
  • QueueTime: Time in Queue, in seconds
  • ServiceTime: Service Time, in seconds
  • Perform a test of hypothesis to determine whether the average TiQ is lower than the industry standard of 2.5 minutes (150 seconds). Use a significance level of α=0.05.  
  • Evaluate if the company should allocate more resources to improve its average TiQ. 
  • Perform a test of hypothesis to determine whether the average ST with service protocol PE is lower than with the PT protocol. Use a significance level of α=0.05.  
  • Assess if the new protocol served its purpose. (Hint: this should be a test of means for 2 independent groups.) 
  • Submit your calculations and a 175-word summary of your conclusions. 

Dq25

Hypothesis testing is used in business to test assumptions and theories. These assumptions are tested against evidence provided by actual, observed data. A statistical hypothesis is a statement about the value of a population parameter that we are interested in. Hypothesis testing is a process followed to arrive at a decision between 2 competing, mutually exclusive, collective exhaustive statements about the parameter’s value.

Consider the following scenario: An industrial seller of grass seeds packages its product in 50-pound bags. A customer has recently filed a complained alleging that the bags are underfilled. A production manager randomly samples a batch and measures the following weights:

Weight, (lbs)

45.6     49.5

47.7     46.7

47.6     48.8

50.5     48.6

50.2     51.5

46.9     50.2

47.8     49.9

49.3     49.8

53.1     49.3

49.5     50.1

To determine whether the bags are indeed being underfilled by the machinery, the manager must conduct a test of mean with a significance level α = 0.05.

In a minimum of 175 words, respond to the following:

  • State appropriate null (Ho) and alternative (H1) hypotheses.
  • What is the critical value if we work with a significant level α = 0.05?
  • What is the decision rule?
  • Calculate the test statistic.
  • Are the bags indeed being underfilled?
  • Should machinery be recalibrated?

 (1) What information do we obtain from the null hypothesis? What information do we obtain from the alternate hypothesis?

(2) What do we mean when we refer to the critical value? Explain your answer with regard to the decision rule.

(3) How do you calculate the test statistics with Excel for either the z or t statistic?

Annotated Bibliography

Complete an Annotated Bibliography entry of a resource from this module that had the greatest impact on your learning and understanding of what it means to be an effective online instructor.

Sample Annotated Bibliography

Student Name

Program Name or Degree Name (e.g., Master of Science in Nursing), Walden University

COURSE XXX: Title of Course

Instructor Name

Month XX, 202X

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Sample Annotated Bibliography

Autism research continues to grapple with activities that best serve the purpose of fostering positive interpersonal relationships for children who struggle with autism. Children have benefited from therapy sessions that provide ongoing activities to aid autistic children’s ability to engage in healthy social interactions. However, less is known about how K–12 schools might implement programs for this group of individuals to provide additional opportunities for growth, or even if and how school programs would be of assistance in the end. There is a gap, then, in understanding the possibilities of implementing such programs in schools to foster the social and thus mental health of children with autism.

Annotated Bibliography

Kenny, M. C., Dinehart, L. H., & Winick, C. B. (2016). Child-centered play therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. In A. A. Drewes & C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Play therapy in middle childhood (pp. 103–147)American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/14776-014

In this chapter, Kenny et al. provided a case study of the treatment of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ADS). Kenny et al. described the rationale and theory behind the use of child-centered play therapy (CCPT) in the treatment of a child with ASD. Specifically, children with ADS often have sociobehavioral problems that can be improved when they have a safe therapy space for expressing themselves emotionally through play that assists in their interpersonal development. The authors outlined the progress made by the patient in addressing the social and communicative impairments associated with ASD. Additionally, the authors explained the role that parents have in implementing CCPT in the patient’s treatment. Their research on the success of CCPT used qualitative data collected by observing the patient in multiple therapy sessions.

CCPT follows research carried out by other theorists who have identified the role of play in supporting cognition and interpersonal relationships. This case study is relevant to the current conversation surrounding the emerging trend toward CCPT treatment in adolescents with ASD as it illustrates how CCPT can be successfully implemented in a therapeutic setting to improve the patient’s communication and socialization skills. However, Kenny et al. acknowledged that CCPT has limitations—children with ADS, who are not highly functioning and or are more severely emotionally underdeveloped, are likely not suited for this type of therapy.

Kenny et al.’s explanation of this treatments’s implementation is useful for professionals in the psychology field who work with adolescents with ASD. This piece is also useful to parents of adolescents with ASD, as it discusses the role that parents can play in successfully implementing the treatment. However, more information is needed to determine if this program would be suitable as part of a K–12 school program focused on the needs of children with ASD.

Stagnitti, K. (2016). Play therapy for school-age children with high-functioning autism. In A. A. Drewes and C. E. Schaefer (Eds.), Play therapy in middle cildhood (pp. 237–255). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/14776-013

Stagnitti discussed how the Learn to Play program fosters the social and personal development of children who have high functioning autism. The program is designed as a series of play sessions carried out over time, each session aiming to help children with high functioning autism learn to engage in complex play activities with their therapist and on their own. The program is beneficial for children who are 1- to 8-years old if they are already communicating with others both nonverbally and verbally. Through this program, the therapist works with autistic children by initiating play activities, helping children direct their attention to the activity, eventually helping them begin to initiate play on their own by moving past the play narrative created by the therapist and adding new, logical steps in the play scenario themselves. The underlying rationale for the program is that there is a link between the ability of children with autism to create imaginary play scenarios that are increasingly more complex and the development of emotional well-being and social skills in these children. Study results from the program have shown that the program is successful: Children have developed personal and social skills of several increment levels in a short time. While Stagnitti provided evidence that the Learn to Play program was successful, she also acknowledged that more research was needed to fully understand the long-term benefits of the program.

Stagnitti offered an insightful overview of the program; however, her discussion was focused on children identified as having high-functioning autism, and, therefore, it is not clear if and how this program works for those not identified as high-functioning. Additionally, Stagnitti noted that the program is already initiated in some schools but did not provide discussion on whether there were differences or similarities in the success of this program in that setting.

Although Stagnitti’s overview of the Learn to Play program was helpful for understanding the possibility for this program to be a supplementary addition in the K–12 school system, more research is needed to understand exactly how the program might be implemented, the benefits of implementation, and the drawbacks. Without this additional information, it would be difficult for a researcher to use Stigmitti’s research as a basis for changes in other programs. However, it does provide useful context and ideas that researchers can use to develop additional research programs.

Wimpory, D. C., & Nash, S. (1999). Musical interaction therapy–Therapeutic play for children with autism. Child Language and Teaching Therapy15(1), 17–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/026565909901500103

Wimpory and Nash provided a case study for implementing music interaction therapy as part of play therapy aimed at cultivating communication skills in infants with ASD. The researchers based their argument on films taken of play-based therapy sessions that introduced music interaction therapy. To assess the success of music play, Wimpory and Nash filmed the follow-up play-based interaction between the parent and the child. The follow-up interactions revealed that 20 months after the introduction of music play, the patient developed prolonged playful interaction with both the psychologist and the parent. The follow-up films also revealed that children initiated spontaneously pretend play during these later sessions. After the introduction of music, the patient began to develop appropriate language skills.

Since the publication date for this case study is 1999, the results are dated. Although this technique is useful, emerging research in the field has undoubtedly changed in the time since the article was published. Wimpory and Nash wrote this article for a specific audience, including psychologists and researchers working with infants diagnosed with ASD. This focus also means that other researchers beyond these fields may not find the researcher’s findings applicable.

This research is useful to those looking for background information on the implementation of music into play-based therapy in infants with ASD. Wimpory and Nash presented a basis for this technique and outlined its initial development. Thus, this case study can be useful in further trials when paired with more recent research.

Dq24

Respond to the following discussion prompt in a minimum of 175 words:

Many business activities generate data that can be thought of as random. An example described in the textbook is the servicing of cars at an oil change shop. Each car entering the shop can be considered an experiment with random outcomes. A variable of interest in this experiment could be the amount of time necessary to service the car. Service time will vary randomly with each car.

We can often capture the most relevant characteristics of a stochastic process with a simple probability distribution model. We can then analyze the model to make predictions and drive decisions. For instance, we could estimate the number of technicians the oil change shop needs to service demand on a Saturday afternoon. Discuss the following:

  • What is a random variable?
  • How would you differentiate a discrete from a continuous random variable?

A laptop manufacturing company has implemented a 2-step process to test the quality of each production batch. In the first step, a technician randomly selects 15 laptops from the batch and determines whether they meet specifications. The batch is considered acceptable provided no more than 1 laptop fails to meet specifications. Otherwise, the entire batch must be tested in the second step. Historical data shows that 95% of the laptops produced adhere to specifications. Discuss the following:

  • What are the 4 characteristics of a binomial experiment?
  • Can we use a binomial distribution to model this process?
  • What is the probability that the entire batch unnecessarily has to be tested if in fact 95% of its laptops conform to specifications? (Hint: Use Excel’s =BINOMDIST() function to find the probability.)
  • What is the probability that the batch is incorrectly accepted if only 75% of its laptops conform to specifications?

(1) What questions do you have about using software to compute these outcomes?

(2) What is the difference between a Market Research Product that is statistically based, and a Market research product that is not statistically based? What pieces need to be present in the statistical market value research.

(3) Explain the difference between “confidence level” and “confidence interval”.

(4) Explain the difference between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Market Analysis Research

Purpose

MBA Business Plan component

Context

One of the most important elements in a business plan is the market analysis. A market analysis is a qualitative and quantitative assessment of a market. It includes data collection and estimation in reference to the market size and value, characteristics of the intended customer base, in-depth evaluation of the competition, barriers to entry, and the regulatory environment. An accurate and detailed market analysis allows entrepreneurs to determine whether the market is sufficiently large to build a sustainable, profitable business. In this assignment, you will complete a market analysis for your proposed organization and create a report that can be included within a business plan.

Instructions

Write a 525-word report that includes the following sections:

  • Section 1: Business overview, mission, and vision
  • Section 2: A Market analysis that includes the following components:
  • Section 3: Recommendation

Use the Market Analysis Research document for details on what to include in each section.

Cite references to support your assignment.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

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Wk 3 Market Analysis Research

Section 1 – Business overview, mission and vision

Describe a proposed business of your choice. Address the following in your summary:

· What type of product/service will it offer?

· What is the intended market?

· What is the business model? 

Articulate the business’s mission and vision statements. 

Section 2 – Market analysis  

Based on your intended product or service, describe the characteristics of your customer base.  

Investigate and list your current competitors. For example, if you’re manufacturing and selling exercise equipment, current competitors would be companies like NordicTrack or Nautilus, Inc. To simplify the process, limit yourself to businesses you are competing directly against. If your business is a local bistro, then your competitors are other local similar restaurants. 

Research and estimate the size of your intended market. Market size is the number of potential customers or unit sales for your products/services. Consider the nature of your business when researching market size. For instance, if your business is a local bistro, then your market size is determined by the population within a reasonable radius of the restaurant, say, 5-15 miles maximum. On the other hand, if your business intends to sell a low-weight mountain bicycle online, then the market size is the average number of low-weight mountain bicycles sold nationwide annually. 

Estimate the value of your market. Market value is the potential revenues the market has to offer. For instance, suppose low-weight mountain bicycles have a market size of 300,000 units a year with a $500 average price. Then the market value would be $150,000,000.

It can be difficult to estimate market value as you must make assumptions related to market size and average unit price. Use the expected value concept introduced in Chapter 6 of the textbook and the chart below to do the estimation.  

Expected Market Value: Mountain Bicycle Scenario 
Assumptions Probability p(x) Units (‘000) Avg. Unit Price ($) Market Value (‘$000) Expected Market Value (‘$000)
Pessimistic  0.210045045,0009,000
Most Likely  0.510050050,00025,000
Optimistic  0.310055055,00016,500
Totals1.0300500150,00050,500

Calculations:

Probability, P(x) must sum to 1.0 (100%)

Market Value = Units * Ave. Unit Price ($)

Expected Market Value = Market Value * Probability

Estimate the total addressable market or TAM. This is the fraction of the total market you realistically estimate to get. Most businesses have a relatively modest market share, well under 20%. For example, if we expect to get a 5% share of the mountain bicycle market, then our TAM would be 0.05 * $50,500,000 = $2,525,000 or approximately $2.5 million. 

Section 3: Recommendation 

Based on the information collected, do you feel it is a good idea to continue with the implementation of the business? Explain why or why not.

Cite references to support your assignment.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

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Healthassess4

Running head: TINA JONES HEALTH HISTORY NARRATIVE

Tina Jones Health History Narrative

Anna M. Medina

Professor Deborah Mathias

NUR 3700: Nursing Health Assessment

Metropolitan State University of Denver

TINA JONES HEALTH HISTORY NARRATIVE

Introduction

A complete health history based upon work in Shadow Health was completed on Tina

Jones, a twenty-eight year old woman. Ms. Jones came in through the emergency department for

an injury to her right foot. Utilizing interviewing and clinical skills, and clinical reasoning skills,

the ability to perform a health history was successful.

Health History

Finding Data and Reliability

Ms. Tina Jones is a pleasant twenty-eight year old African American woman. She is

seated upright in her hospital bed. She was admitted for further evaluations of her right foot

injury. She is the primary source of the history. She offers information freely. Her speech is

clear and coherent. She maintains good contact throughout the interview.

General Evaluation

Ms. Jones is alert and oriented. She appears to be in pain. She is well nourished. She is

well groomed, dressed appropriately, has good hygiene, and interacts appropriately.

Chief Complaint

Ms. Jones’s chief complaint is that “I hurt my right foot one week ago” They said I

needed to get admitted to the hospital.

History of Present Illness

Ms. Jones has an open wound to her right foot located on the plantar surface. She has

asthma and type II diabetes. She injured her foot by scraping the bottom of a stepping stool. She

states that she was barefoot at the time of the injury. She states that her current pain is 7/10, and

last received medication in the emergency department that seems to be helping. She states that

her pain is made worse when she stands, and is unable to bear weight on her right foot. She does

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not monitor her blood sugar and does not take any medications to control her diabetes. She

reports that her asthma is triggered when exposed to cats, dust, or running upstairs. Her blood

pressure is also high as well as being febrile with a temperature of 39.1 C.

Medications

She uses a Proventil (Albuterol 90mcg/spray MDI) inhaler for asthma. She last used her

inhaler three days ago. Ms. Jones takes two pills of Advil three times per day: Morning, Noon,

& Night, she does not know the exact dose other than stating “they are not extra strength. She

also reports taking Tylenol for occasional headaches. Denies taking any vitamins or

supplements.

Allergies

Ms. Jones is allergic to cats and penicillin. Cats trigger her asthma and causes wheezing,

sneezing, and itching. Her Penicillin allergy causes rash and hives.

Medical History

Ms. Jones has uncontrolled and unmonitored type II diabetes. She has a open right foot

wound that she sustained one week ago will stepping on a stool barefoot. She has asthma and

was last hospitalized for asthma when she was in high school. She has experienced an

unexpected weight loss of ten pounds. She states that she has been excessively thirsty. She is

experiencing nocturia. Her menstrual periods are irregular and heavy, with her last menstrual

period being three weeks ago.

Health Maintenance

Ms. Jones’ last Pap smear was more than four years ago. Her last eye exam was during her

childhood. Her last dental exam was a few years ago. Her last PPD was negative approximately

years ago. She does not exercise. Her typical diet consists of breakfast: a muffin or pumpkin

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bread; lunch: a sub sandwich; dinner: meatloaf or chicken with soup; snacks: pretzels or when

she wants to treat herself French fries.

Immunizations

She reports a tetanus booster a couple of years ago. She did not receive an influenza vaccine this

year and it has been several years since her last influenza vaccine.. She is up to date with

childhood vaccines.

Family History

Ms. Jones’ mom is fifty years old. She has a medical problems both hyperlipidemia and

high blood pressure. Her dad is deceased at fifty-eight years in age from a motor vehicle

accident that occurred last year. Her father also had a history of high blood pressure,

hyperlipidemia, and type II diabetes. Her paternal grandmother has high blood pressure. Her

paternal grandfather (Grandpa Jones) died in his early sixties from colon cancer. He had a

history of type II diabetes. Ms. Jones’ maternal grandmother (Nana) died at age seventy-three

from a stroke. Her Nana also had a history of high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. Her

maternal grandfather (Poppa) died at age seventy-eight from a heart attack. He also had a history

of high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. Ms. Jones has a younger sister and also has asthma.

Her brother has no known medical problems, but Ms. Jones reports that he is overweight as well

as most of her family. Her paternal uncle is an alcoholic.

Social History

Ms. Jones is very active in church and with family. She goes out occasionally with friends

dancing. She also enjoys bible study and volunteering with her church. She previously lived

alone, but moved back in with her mom and younger sister to help with finances and to help care

for her sister after the death of her father. She is working on her bachelor’s degree in accounting.

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She does not use tobacco products and is exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke when she is out

with friends. She does not use drugs, but tried pot when younger. Ms. Jones drinks diet coke

soda. She drinks socially only two to three times per month when out with friends. She is

currently single. She is currently not on contraceptives, but used birth control while sexually

active with previous partner. She is not currently sexually active. She has never been married

and has never been pregnant. She has had a total of three (guy) partners, and has never been

diagnosed with any STI ‘s.

Subjective Data

HEENT

Ms. Jones states that she gets headaches when reading or studying. These headaches feel tight

and throbbing behind her eyes. The headaches last for a couple of hours. She takes Tylenol to

help with the headaches. There is no family history of headaches. She denies any head trauma.

Patient states that her vision gets blurry when reading or studying. She states that her eyes do not

hurt when her vision gets blurry. Her eyes get red and itchy when she is around cats. She also

sneezes and experiences rhinitis and congestion around cats. She has not had an eye exam since

childhood. She does not wear glasses or contacts. She states that she has no problems with her

mouth. She states that her nose is fine, denies nasal discharge. She states that her hearing is fine.

There is no family history of hearing problems. She denies head and neck trauma, ringing in the

ears, ear pain, discharge, and loss of balance. She does not have a history of sinus problems,

frequent colds or infections. She denies difficulty swallowing and changes to her voice. She

denies any dental issues and has not gone to the dentist since she was a kid. She has not had any

changes in her taste.

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Cardiovascular

Ms. Jones denies cough, chest pain, palpations, dyspnea on exertion, dyspnea, peripheral

edema, varicosities, she states other than her right foot she does not have pain in lower

extremities. She denies a history of cardiac problems, stroke, and heart attack.

Respiratory

Patient states that she has not had a full-blown asthma attack in years, but had to use her

inhaler a few days ago when she was visiting her cousin. Cats are what usually triggers

problems with her asthma. She states that she is allergic to cats. She was able to breathe

normally after a few puffs of her inhaler. She uses a regular Proventil inhaler since she was a

kid. Her younger sister also has asthma. She denies: cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, and

congestion. She admits that she gets congested around cats. Her sister rarely has issues with her

asthmas. She denies smoking, drug use, and she denies the use of tobacco. She is only around

second hand smoke when she goes out with friends. She has been hospitalized as a child and in

high school for problems with her asthma. She denies a history of TB, chest pain, difficulty

breathing, and cough.

Abdominal

Ms. Jones denies digestive problems. She states that she has recently lost ten pounds

without trying over the past month. She denies flank pain, dysuria, and urgency. She denies

UTI’s. She also states that she is really thirsty and has been drinking a lot of water. She denies,

reflux, problems swallowing, nausea, vomiting, constipation, changes in bowel habits, abdominal

pain, and blood in her urine. Polyphagia, polydipsia, polyuria, and nocturia have been occurring

during the past month. She denies vaginal discharge and itching. She does not have a history of

sexually transmitted diseases. She has never been pregnant. Her period are irregular.

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Musculoskeletal

States that she injured her right foot one week ago. This has caused limited ability for her

to be able to walk as well as not being able to bear any weight on her foot. This has caused her

to limp. She states that her right ankle has felt stiff and swollen. She denies joint pain. She does

not exercise.

Neurological

Tina states that she does get headaches when studying and reading for prolonged times.

She states that she takes Tylenol when this occurs. She has not had an eye exam since she was in

high school. She does not recall a recent headache. She notices that she has been having

problems with her vision lately. She states her vision becomes blurry when reading and

studying. She does not wear glasses or contacts. She states that her memory is good. She denies:

any issues with her memory, consciousness, confusion, disorientation, decrease in sensation,

dizziness, tremors, altered gait or balance, and tingling. She denies having difficulty swallowing.

She states that her hearing is fine. She denies weakness and denies a decrease in strength. She

denies a decrease in sensation. She denies any changes in her ability to taste and smell. Her

mood and affect are appropriate. She is able to provide a clear account of historical and recent

events. She denies any history of neurological injuries and complications.

She reports headaches that occur once a week behind the eyes with prolonged reading. These

headaches are resolved with acetaminophen and sleep. She denies fainting, dizziness, vertigo,

weakness, syncope, numbness, tingling, tremors, seizures, and paralysis. She reports occasional

clumsiness. Denies history of traumatic brain injury. Denies recent changes in memory and mood

changes.

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Psychological

Tina reports that she had a difficult time when her father died, but through the support of

her family, friends, and church she is now doing well. She experiences anxiety from finances

and from school. She denies current depression, feelings of hopelessness, suicidal thoughts,

insomnia, or changes in mood, concentration, and any problems or changes with her attention

span. She denies any changes in remote and recent memory. She is not having any problems

with confusion. She denies any history of mental problems.

Clinical Reasoning

Using clinical reasoning while identifying abnormal findings through interviewing and patients

chart and tests. These findings were localized anatomically and were interpreted. Her diagnoses

include: asthma, fever, weight loss, diabetes, allergies, and right foot open wound. She will

need to be assessed for infection; her asthma may need to be furthered assessed with possible

medication changes. Her diabetes will be also need to be further assessed. Clinical reasoning

was used to decide upon and list these diagnoses through notation and by localizing abnormal

findings. Her family history also impacts the clinical reasoning of nurses.

Care Plan

The care plan is wide-ranging. Her care plan will include her life-span stage of development. It

will include education, medications, tests, referrals, return visits, and support. It will further

include responses to the plan and results from tests and referrals. Including the patient’s support

system and goals is also important for a successful plan. Tina’s individualized Plan of Care

based upon her clinical findings will include medications, blood work, imaging and further tests.

She is in need of a consult for diabetic education. She will need routine glucometer checks. Due

to her fever she will need antibiotics as well as Tylenol to stop the infection as well as stop the

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complications from the right foot open wound infection. She will need to be re-prescribed

medications to treat her diabetes. She will need to be placed on a diabetic diet as well as monitor

both her glucose as well as blood pressure. If her glucose or blood pressure is unable to be

controlled then she will need to be placed on medication as well as reinforced teaching to

decrease it.

She will need to be educated on the care and management of her right foot open wound and her

type II diabetes. She will need to learn about healthy eating, staying active, medication and

blood glucose monitoring compliance, doctor visits, and stress management. She will need to

gain an understanding about how her diabetes is affecting her overall health. She will need to be

educated on why she is experiencing increased thirst, increased hunger, fatigue, vision problems,

and the slow healing of her right foot open wound are most likely caused by her uncontrolled

type II diabetes. By monitoring and controlling her diabetes these symptoms will decrease. She

will need to be re-prescribed medications for her diabetes along with education about the

medications to treat her medical problems. Referring her to a diabetes educator will be

beneficial in providing Ms. Jones with comprehensive diabetes education, control, medication,

and maintenance. Her fever, high blood sugar, as well as her high blood pressure should also be

further examined. She should also be referred to a gynecologist to have her irregular and heavy

bleeding assessed and treated.

Cultural Considerations

According to the CDC the ten leading causes of death for African Americans are heart

disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, unintentional injuries, kidney disease, chronic lower respiratory

disease, homicide, septicemia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Ms. Jones not only is African American,

but she also has a strong family history of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, which

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increase her chance of being diagnosed with these disease. Her current medical problems are

asthma and type II diabetes. The complications that she is experiencing are from her

unmonitored and uncontrolled diabetes and put her at an increased risk of bacteremia,

amputations as well as more severe health problems.

Ms. Jones’ care plan needs to incorporate achievable health measures that will include

measures of progress to assess how she is doing with meeting the goals. Measures of progress

that can be incorporated into her plan are: self-assessed health status, limitation of activity, and

assessment of how her chronic disease prevalence, gender, race, and her well-being and health-

related quality of life all affect her health and access to health.

The first category of individual characteristic applies to Ms. Jones’s diabetes, asthma, and family

history of stroke, heart attack, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Her previous behaviors such

as not exercising, not monitoring and treating her diabetes; and not seeking regular health,

dental, and eye exams are also fall in the first category. In addition, to the category are the

cultural and ethnic factors that cause her to be at an increased risk for specific diseases.

With the proper guidance as well as education Ms. Jones will being able to understand the impact

that her current medical problems and that by following the action plan will result in a change to

her health promotion behavior.

Discussion Question

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

The most frequently used measures of central tendency for quantitative data are the mean and the median. The following table shows civil service examination scores from 24 applicants to law enforcement jobs:

83        74        85        79

82        67        78        70

18        93        64        27

93        98        82        78

68        82        83        99

96        62        93        58

Using Excel, find the mean, standard deviation, and 5-number summary of this sample.

  • Construct and paste a box plot depicting the 5-number summary.
  • Does the dataset have outliers? If so, which one(s)?
  • Would you prefer to use the mean or the medianas this dataset’s measure of central tendency? Why?

(1) What is the difference between a normal distribution (symmetrical data) and a skewed distribution (asymmetrical data?)

(2) In order for data to be asymmetrical does it need to contain outliers? Why or why not? Explain your answer.

(3) What is an outlier and when do we decide to use it as part of the viable outcome? Explain your answer.

Statistical Report

This assignment is intended to help you learn how to apply statistical methods when analyzing operational data, evaluating the performance of current marketing strategies, and recommending actionable business decisions. This is an opportunity to build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of data analysis and interpretation. You’ll gain a first-hand understanding of how data analytics supports decision-making and adds value to an organization.

Scenario: 

Pastas R Us, Inc. is a fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in noodle-based dishes, soups, and salads. Since its inception, the business development team has favored opening new restaurants in areas (within a 3-mile radius) that satisfy the following demographic conditions:

  • Median age between 25 – 45 years old
  • Household median income above national average
  • At least 15% college educated adult population

Last year, the marketing department rolled out a Loyalty Card strategy to increase sales. Under this program, customers present their Loyalty Card when paying for their orders and receive some free food after making 10 purchases.

The company has collected data from its 74 restaurants to track important variables such as average sales per customer, year-on-year sales growth, sales per sq. ft., Loyalty Card usage as a percentage of sales, and others. A key metric of financial performance in the restaurant industry is annual sales per sq. ft. For example, if a 1200 sq. ft. restaurant recorded $2 million in sales last year, then it sold $1,667 per sq. ft.

Executive management wants to know whether the current expansion criteria can be improved. They want to evaluate the effectiveness of the Loyalty Card marketing strategy and identify feasible, actionable opportunities for improvement. As a member of the analytics department, you’ve been assigned the responsibility of conducting a thorough statistical analysis of the company’s available database to answer executive management’s questions.

Report:

Write a 750-word statistical report that includes the following sections:

  • Section 1: Scope and descriptive statistics
  • Section 2: Analysis
  • Section 3: Recommendations and Implementation

Section 1 – Scope and descriptive statistics

  • State the report’s objective.
  • Discuss the nature of the current database. What variables were analyzed?
  • Summarize your descriptive statistics findings from Excel. Use a table and insert appropriate graphs.

Section 2 – Analysis 

  • Using Excel, create scatter plots and display the regression equations for the following pairs of variables:
  • “BachDeg%” versus “Sales/SqFt”
  • “MedIncome” versus “Sales/SqFt”
  • “MedAge” versus “Sales/SqFt”
  • “LoyaltyCard(%)” versus “SalesGrowth(%)”
  • In your report, include the scatter plots. For each scatter plot, designate the type of relationship observed (increasing/positive, decreasing/negative, or no relationship) and determine what you can conclude from these relationships.

Section 3: Recommendations and implementation

  • Based on your findings above, assess which expansion criteria seem to be more effective. Could any expansion criterion be changed or eliminated? If so, which one and why?
  • Based on your findings above, does it appear as if the Loyalty Card is positively correlated with sales growth? Would you recommend changing this marketing strategy?
  • Based on your previous findings, recommend marketing positioning that targets a specific demographic. (Hint: Are younger people patronizing the restaurants more than older people?)
  • Indicate what information should be collected to track and evaluate the effectiveness of your recommendations. How can this data be collected? (Hint: Would you use survey/samples or census?)

Cite references to support your assignment.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

Analysis Of Market Structures And Relating Pricing Strategies

Pricing strategy varies significantly across different market structures. The pricing guidelines in a monopoly market are relatively straightforward. Since the company is the only producer offering the product, it can mark-up the price as far as the customer can bear. The pricing strategies for a producer operating in a perfect competition structure are also fairly intuitive. They are price takers, and hence price is set at the marginal cost of the product. This is due to the fact that there are many firms offering nearly identical products. However, there is optimal pricing for the market structures offering differentiated products with many competitors (oligopoly) or a few producers (monopolistic competition). These are much more complex and involved. It has been stated that differentiation in products that creates differences in customer valuation is the most prevalent type of competition. In such markets pricing strategies may include the three C’s of cost, competition, and customer.

Develop a paper detailing an analysis of market structures and relating pricing strategies that are suitable for each of these structures. Furthermore, include a real world example of pricing strategy for a specific company by identifying its market structure. 

Your paper should be around 10 double spaced pages, in APA Format and structured as follows:

Cover page with a running head 

Abstract

1. Perfect Competition

1.1. Description

1.2. Pricing Strategies

2. Monopolistic competition

2.1. Description

2.2. Pricing Strategies

3. Oligopoly 

3.1. Description

3.2. Pricing Strategies

4. Monopoly

4.1. Description

4.2. Pricing Strategies

5. Case Study

6. Conclusion

References

Your paper needs to include at least three scholarly sources, i.e. peer reviewed articles. I strongly recommend the use of the APUS library for these sources, as most acceptable resources can only be found in protected databases.

Literature Landscape: PSY- Problems And Problem Spaces Discussion

For each DQ elaborate within 260-300 words. Use in text citations accordingly. Use scholarly reference(s) along with the one(s) attached as well. Use and cite references using APA 7th Style Guide accordingly. Doctoral level class.

DQ 1) Often, doctoral learners mistakenly believe that a feasible research project can be developed based on personal experience or an attempt to solve a problem that is personal to them. Although, passion for the project is important to the impetus of the discovery process, ultimately a dissertation topic must emerge from problem spaces that exist in an empirical research literature. Why do you think this is the case? How does the reliance on literature serve the needs of a researcher and the research project?

DQ 2) Review the discussion of the problem space located within Chapter 2 of the GCU dissertation template and consider these dimensions of the problem you are interested in investigating. Provide a one-sentence summary of your topic. Then discuss how the problem has already been investigated. Next, address what has not been examined about the specific issue you want to address. Finally, discuss why this is an important problem that needs to be investigated or better understood, that is, what is the benefit of studying this specific problem?

Reference:

Understanding, Selecting, and Integrating a Theoretical Framework in Dissertation Research: Creating the Blueprint for Your “House” Read:

Grant, C., & Osanloo, A. (2014). Understanding, selecting, and integrating a theoretical framework in dissertation research: Creating the blueprint for your “house.” Administrative Issues Journal:  Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 4(2), 12-26. http://doi.org/10.5929/2014.4.2.9

https://eds-p-ebscohost-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/eds/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=738fe999-4f07-4f40-bbbc-a6f4b1d88d28%40redis&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=EJ1058505&db=eric

How Do I Know Whether My Dissertation Topic Is Achievable? Read:

Lund Research Ltd. (2012). How do I know whether my dissertation topic is achievable?

Note: Click the links at the question numbers (e.g. Question #2: Do I have the right skills?) to access the second page of this article.

https://dissertation.laerd.com/how-do-I-know-whether-my-dissertation-topic-is-achievable.php

GCU Doctoral Research: The Literature Landscape Read Chapter 6.

https://lc.gcumedia.com/res820/gcu-doctoral-research-the-literature-landscape/v1.1/#/home

GCU NUR643E Midterm Exam/GCU NUR643E Midterm Exam/GCU NUR643E Midterm Exam

Question 

Question 1

Adam is a very successful 15-year-old student and athlete. His mother brings him in today because he no longer studies, works out, or sees his friends. This has gone on for a month and a half. When you speak with him alone in the room, he states it “would be better if I was not here.” What would you do next?

Tell him that he has a very promising career in anything he chooses and soon he will feel better.

Tell him that he needs an antidepressant and it will take about 4 weeks to work.

Speak with his mother about getting him together more with his friends.

Assess his suicide risk.

Question 2

Mr. Chin is an 82-year-old man who presents to your office for a routine check. On examination, you notice a somewhat high-pitched murmur in the second right intercostal space during systole. It does not radiate and the rest of his examination is normal for his age. Which is true of the most likely cause of this murmur?

It often increases carotid upstroke.

It carries with it increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

It is usually accompanied by an S3 gallop.

It is found in 10% of otherwise normal elderly patients.

Question 3

Mrs. Fletcher complains of numbness of her right hand. On examination, sensation of the volar aspect of the web of the thumb and index finger and the pulp of the middle finger are normal. The pulp of the index finger has decreased sensation. Which of the following is affected?

Median nerve

Ulnar nerve

Radial nerve

Question 4

You are assessing a patient for peripheral vascular disease in the arms, secondary to a complaint of increased weakness and a history of coronary artery disease and diabetes. You assess the brachial and radial pulses and note that they are bounding. What does that translate to on a scale of 0 to 3?

0

3+

2+

1+

Question 5

A 70-year-old retired auto mechanic presents to your office because his neighbor is concerned about his memory. The patient himself admits to misplacing his keys more often and forgets what he is supposed to buy from the grocery store and where he has parked the car. He denies getting lost in familiar places. Upon further questioning, he states that his wife of 40 years died 8 months ago; his three children live in three different states; and he has limited his activities because the people he interacted with were “his wife’s friends, not his.” He drinks a six-pack of beer daily; he does not smoke or use illicit drugs. You perform a mini-mental state examination and obtain a total score of 24 out of 28. Based on this information, what is the most likely condition?

Benign forgetfulness

Dementia

Meningitis

Depression

GCU NUR641E Midterm Exam Latest/GCU NUR641E Midterm Exam Latest

1. Heparin exerts its therapeutic action by:

upregulating the activity of one of the body’s natural anticoagulant molecules, antithrombin III.

deactivating calcium-dependent clotting factors.

inducing prothrombin formation.

inducing the formation of fibrin.

2. Which method of drug administration can have immediate effects and requires lower doses compared to oral or parenteral administration?

Intravenous

Sublingual

Transdermal

Inhalation

3. High altitudes may produce hypoxemia by:

right-to-left shunts.

atelectasis.

decreased oxygen inspiration.

emphysema.

All of the above

4. Causes of hyperkalemia include:

hyperparathyroidism and malnutrition.

vomiting and diarrhea.

renal failure and Addison’s disease.

hyperaldosteronism and Cushing’s disease.

5. Hypomagnesemia occurs when serum magnesium concentration is less than

1.0 mEq/L.

1.5 mEq/L.

2.0 mEq/L.

3.0 mEq/L.

GCU HLT515 Midterm Exam/GCU HLT515 Midterm Exam/GCU HLT515 Midterm Exam

Question

1. Local health departments outside of large cities did not exist until:

The 19th century.

The 20th century.

The 18th century.

None of the above.

2. Theories of illness can be divided into what two categories?

Personalistic and naturalistic.

Worldview and community view.

Cognitive orientation and cultural orientation.

None of the above.

3. An example of an essential public health service would be:

Regulation of nursing homes.

Assessment.

Assurances.

Policy development.

4. A current definition of public health might read as:

The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health…through organized community effort.

The organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and the promotion of health.

The totality of all evidence – based public and private efforts that preserve and promote health and prevent disease, disability, and death.

None of the above.

5. Understanding cultural adaptation is important for health care professionals because:

They will be better prepared to identify which race or ethnicity a person is.

They will be better prepared to deal with such issues as language barriers and distrust of the American medical system.

Both A and B.

None of the above.

GBA440 Midterm Exam New/GBA440 Midterm Exam New/GBA440 Midterm Exam New

Question

Question 1. A plant manager is considering buying additional stamping machines to accommodate increasing demand. The alternatives are to buy 1 machine, 2 machines, or 3 machines. The profits realized under each alternative are a function of whether their bid for a recent defense contract is accepted or not. The payoff table below illustrates the profits realized (in $000’s) based on the different scenarios faced by the manager.

Alternative

Bid Accepted

Bid Rejected

Buy 1 machine

$10

$5

Buy 2 machine

$30

$4

Buy 3 machine

$40

$2

Using the information above, which alternative should be chosen based on the maximax criterion?

Buy 1 machine

Buy 2 machines

Buy 3 machines

Question 2. A plant manager is considering buying additional stamping machines to accommodate increasing demand. The alternatives are to buy 1 machine, 2 machines, or 3 machines. The profits realized under each alternative are a function of whether their bid for a recent defense contract is accepted or not. The payoff table below illustrates the profits realized (in $000’s) based on the different scenarios faced by the manager.

Alternative Bid Accepted Bid Rejected 

Buy 1 machine $10 $5 

Buy 2 machines $30 $4 

Buy 3 machines $40 $2 

Refer to the information above. Assume that based on historical bids with the defense contractor, the plant manager believes that there is a 65% chance that the bid will be accepted and a 35% chance that the bid will be rejected.

What is the expected value under certainty?

a. 1.05

b. 1.95

c. 17.25

d. 27.75

Question 3. “The probability of event B, given that event A has occurred” is known as a __________ probability.

continuous

marginal

simple

joint

conditional

Question 4. Assume that you have an urn containing 10 balls of the following description:

4 are white (W) and lettered (L)

2 are white (W) and numbered (N)

3 are yellow (Y) and lettered (L)

1 is yellow (Y) and numbered (N)

If you draw a numbered ball (N), the probability that this ball is white (W) is 0.60.

True

False

Question 5. What is the formula for the break-even point of a simple profit model?

Fixed cost / variable cost per unit

(Selling price per unit — variable cost per unit) / fixed cost

Fixed cost / (selling price per unit —variable cost per unit)

Fixed cost / (variable cost per unit —selling price per unit)

Selling price per unit — (fixed cost / variable cost per unit)

FSU ART210 Quiz 7 Midterm Latest/FSU ART210 Quiz 7 Midterm Latest/FSU ART210 Quiz 7 Midterm Latest

Question 1

The dark printed words on the page of a book are easily read because they are printed on a light ground. This is an example of the principle of ________.

proportion

contrast

harmony

variety

emphasis

Question 2

If vertical lines communicate strength, horizontals calm, and diagonals action, then a vacation resort might want to choose a logo consisting of ________ lines in order to show peaceful repose.

horizontal

chaotic

vertical

scribbled

diagonal

Question 3

A shape made of perfectly straight lines would probably be classified as ________ shape.

an organic

a biomorphic

a regular

a geometric

an implied

Question 4

In his Obey campaign poster Shepard Fairey used a striking contrast between positive and ________ shapes to attract the attention of the public.

organic

implied

figure–ground reversal

negative

geometric

Question 5

Artists can create a sense of ________ by using light and dark values.

fear

tension

depth

height

humor

FNU Principles Of Accounting I-DL-A Midterm Exam 2021

Question 1 

The financial statement that presents a summary of the revenues and expenses of a business for a specific period of time, such as a month or year, is called a(n)

prior period statement

statement of owner’s equity

income statement

balance sheet

Question 2 

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 prohibits employment of auditors by their clients for what period after their last audit of the client?

Indefinitely

One year

Two years

There is no such prohibition.

Question 3 

Revenues are reported when

a contract is signed

cash is received from the customer

work is begun on the job

work is completed on the job

Question 4 

A financial statement user would determine if a company was profitable or not during a specific period of time by reviewing

the Income Statement.

the Balance Sheet.

the Statement of Cash Flows.

cannot be determined.

Question 5 

Earning revenue

increases assets, increase owner’s equity.

increases assets, decreases owner’s equity

increases one asset, decreases another asset

decreases assets, increases liabilities

FNU Pathophysiology Mid Term Exam Latest (100 Questions)

Question

Question 1

Which of the following statements describes phase 4 of the action potential of cells in the sinoatrial (SA) node? 

Answers: 

A. Potassium permeability is allowing the cell membrane to remain depolarized, and Ca2+ channel opens moving Ca2+ back into the cell.

B. The cells are capable of responding to a greater than normal stimulus before the resting membrane potential is reached.

C. A slow depolarization occurs when Na+ is transported out of the cell and K+ moves back in, resulting in resting membrane potential.

D. The fast sodium channels in the cellular membranes close, causing an abrupt decrease in intracellular positivity.

Question 2

A 31-year-old woman with a congenital heart defect reports episodes of light-headedness and syncope, with occasional palpitations. A resting electrocardiogram reveals sinus bradycardia, and she is suspected to have sick sinus syndrome. Which of the following diagnostic methods is the best choice to investigate the suspicion? 

Answers: 

A. Signal-averaged ECG

B. Holter monitoring

C. Electrophysiologic study

D. Exercise stress testing

Question 3

A patient has been diagnosed with anemia. The physician suspects an immune hemolytic anemia and orders a Coombs test. The patient asks the nurse what this test will tell the doctor. The nurse replies, 

Answers: 

A. “They are looking for the presence of antibody or complement on the surface of the RBC.”

B. “They will wash your RBCs and then mix the cells with a reagent to see if they clump together.”

C. “They will look at your RBCs under a microscope to see if they have an irregular shape (poikilocytosis).”

D. “They will be looking to see if you have enough ferritin in your blood.”

Question 4

Of the following list of patients, who would likely benefit the most from hyperbaric oxygen therapy? 

Answers: 

A. A football player who has torn a meniscus in his knee for the third time this year

B. A patient who developed a fistula between her bowel and vagina following cervical cancer surgery

C. A school-aged child who fell on gravel and has terrible road rash

D. A trauma patient who developed Clostridium spp., an anaerobic bacterial infection in his femur

Question 5

A 71-year-old male patient with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) has been advised by his family physician to begin taking 81 mg aspirin once daily. Which of the following statements best captures an aspect of the underlying rationale for the physician’s suggestion? 

Answers: 

A. Aspirin inhibits the conversion of fibrinogen into fibrin and consequent platelet plug formation.

B. Platelet aggregation can be precluded through inhibition of prostaglandin production by aspirin.

C. Aspirin can reduce unwanted platelet adhesion by inhibiting TXA2 synthesis.

D. Aspirin helps to inhibit ADP action and minimizes platelet plug formation.

Fisher College CS400 Midterm Exam/Fisher College CS400 Midterm Exam

Question

1 (4): A group volunteered to keep a section of highway clean. This is an example of a project.

True 

False

QUESTION 2

Ch 1 (16): The sponsor provides the funds to accomplish the project.

True

False

QUESTION 3

Ch 1 (21): The introduction of a new process to ship packages for a firm is an example of a project objective.

True

False

QUESTION 4

Ch 1 (8): Resources are identified and selected during the

a. Initiating phase

b. Planning phase

c. Performing phase

d. Closing phase

QUESTION 5

Ch 1 (11): While performing work, all the activities in the baseline plan must be performed in accordance to

a. What the person responsible for the activity wants to do

b. Lessons learned from previous projects

c. How the sponsor has completed all their projects in the past

d. The project schedule and technical specifications.

FIN 534 Midterm Exam Part 1 & 2 (Latest)/FIN 534 Midterm Exam Part 1 & 2 (Latest)

Part 1

1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
The New York Stock Exchange is an auction market with a physical location.
Capital market transactions involve only the purchase and sale of equity securities, i.e., common stocks.
If an investor sells shares of stock through a broker, then this would be a primary market transaction.
Consumer automobile loans are evidenced by legal documents called “promissory notes,” and these individual notes are traded in the money market.
While the distinctions are blurring as investment banks are today buying commercial banks, and vice versa, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise capital from other parties.
2. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
It is usually easier to transfer ownership in a corporation than it is to transfer ownership in a sole proprietorship.
Corporate shareholders are exposed to unlimited liability.
Corporations generally face fewer regulations than sole proprietorships.
Corporate shareholders are exposed to unlimited liability, and this factor may be compounded by the tax disadvantages of incorporation.
Shareholders in a regular corporation (not an S corporation) pay higher taxes than owners of an otherwise identical proprietorship.
3. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
While the distinctions are blurring, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise capital from other parties.
A security whose value is derived from the price of some other “underlying” asset is called a liquid security.
Money market mutual funds usually invest most of their money in a well-diversified portfolio of liquid common stocks.
Money markets are markets for common stocks and long-term debt.
The NYSE operates as an auction market, whereas the Nasdaq is a dealer market.
4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
Capital market instruments include both long-term debt and common stocks.
An example of a primary market transaction would be your uncle transferring 100 shares of Wal-Mart stock to you as a birthday gift.
The NYSE does not exist as a physical location; rather, it represents a loose collection of dealers who trade stocks electronically.
If your uncle in New York sold 100 shares of Microsoft through his broker to an investor in Los Angeles, this would be a primary market transaction.
While the two frequently perform similar functions, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise large blocks of capital from investors.
5. Which of the following could explain why a business might choose to operate as a corporation rather than as a sole proprietorship or a partnership?
Corporations generally find it relatively difficult to raise large amounts of capital.
Less of a corporation’s income is generally subjected to taxes than would be true if the firm were a partnership.
Corporate shareholders escape liability for the firm’s debts, but this factor may be offset by the tax disadvantages of the corporate form of organization.
Corporate investors are exposed to unlimited liability.
Corporations generally face relatively few regulations.

 

FIN 534 Midterm Exam Part 2 (Latest)/FIN 534 Midterm Exam Part 2 (Latest)

 1. Which of the following statements regarding a 20-year (240-month) $225,000, fixed-rate mortgage is CORRECT? (Ignore taxes and transactions costs.)
The outstanding balance declines at a slower rate in the later years of the loan’s life.
The remaining balance after three years will be $225,000 less one third of the interest paid during the first three years.
Because it is a fixed-rate mortgage, the monthly loan payments (which include both interest and principal payments) are constant.
Interest payments on the mortgage will increase steadily over time, but the total amount of each payment will remain constant.
The proportion of the monthly payment that goes towards repayment of principal will be lower 10 years from now than it will be the first year.
2. Which of the following statements is CORRECT, assuming positive interest rates and holding other things constant?
Banks A and B offer the same nominal annual rate of interest, but A pays interest quarterly and B pays semiannually. Deposits in Bank B will provide the higher future value if you leave your funds on deposit.
The present value of a 5-year, $250 annuity due will be lower than the PV of a similar ordinary annuity.
A 30-year, $150,000 amortized mortgage will have larger monthly payments than an otherwise similar 20-year mortgage.
A bank loan’s nominal interest rate will always be equal to or less than its effective annual rate.
If an investment pays 10% interest, compounded annually, its effective annual rate will be less than 10%.
3. Ellen now has $125. How much would she have after 8 years if she leaves it invested at 8.5% with annual compounding?
$205.83
$216.67
$228.07
$240.08
$252.08

FIN 534 Midterm Exam Part 1(Latest)/FIN 534 Midterm Exam Part 1(Latest)

1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
The New York Stock Exchange is an auction market with a physical location.
Capital market transactions involve only the purchase and sale of equity securities, i.e., common stocks.
If an investor sells shares of stock through a broker, then this would be a primary market transaction.
Consumer automobile loans are evidenced by legal documents called “promissory notes,” and these individual notes are traded in the money market.
While the distinctions are blurring as investment banks are today buying commercial banks, and vice versa, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise capital from other parties.
2. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
It is usually easier to transfer ownership in a corporation than it is to transfer ownership in a sole proprietorship.
Corporate shareholders are exposed to unlimited liability.
Corporations generally face fewer regulations than sole proprietorships.
Corporate shareholders are exposed to unlimited liability, and this factor may be compounded by the tax disadvantages of incorporation.
Shareholders in a regular corporation (not an S corporation) pay higher taxes than owners of an otherwise identical proprietorship.
3. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
While the distinctions are blurring, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise capital from other parties.
A security whose value is derived from the price of some other “underlying” asset is called a liquid security.
Money market mutual funds usually invest most of their money in a well-diversified portfolio of liquid common stocks.
Money markets are markets for common stocks and long-term debt.
The NYSE operates as an auction market, whereas the Nasdaq is a dealer market.
4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
Capital market instruments include both long-term debt and common stocks.
An example of a primary market transaction would be your uncle transferring 100 shares of Wal-Mart stock to you as a birthday gift.
The NYSE does not exist as a physical location; rather, it represents a loose collection of dealers who trade stocks electronically.
If your uncle in New York sold 100 shares of Microsoft through his broker to an investor in Los Angeles, this would be a primary market transaction.
While the two frequently perform similar functions, investment banks generally specialize in lending money, whereas commercial banks generally help companies raise large blocks of capital from investors.
5. Which of the following could explain why a business might choose to operate as a corporation rather than as a sole proprietorship or a partnership?
Corporations generally find it relatively difficult to raise large amounts of capital.
Less of a corporation’s income is generally subjected to taxes than would be true if the firm were a partnership.
Corporate shareholders escape liability for the firm’s debts, but this factor may be offset by the tax disadvantages of the corporate form of organization.
Corporate investors are exposed to unlimited liability.
Corporations generally face relatively few regulations.

FI 360-MID-TERM EXAM-MG 360, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Question

1. It is important to evaluate all financial decisions by measuring how they affect a firm’s stock price, hence ensuring maximization of shareholder wealth.

True

False 

2. One advantage of organized stock exchanges is increased stock price volatility resulting from the efficient exchange of pricing information.

True

False 

3. Real assets are tangible, whereas financial assets merely reflect claims for future payment on other economic units.

True

False 

4. If two companies have the same revenues and operating expenses, their net incomes will still be different if one company finances its assets with more debt and the other company with more equity.

True

False 

5. If a company’s cash balance increases during the year, and the company also reports positive net income, then the company’s retained earnings balance must increase.

True

False 

ECON101 Midterm Exam Latest/ECON101 Midterm Exam Latest/ECON101 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1 of 20

Economics is the study of:

A. increasing the level of productive resources so there is maximum output in society.

B. increasing the level of productive resources so there is a minimum level of income.

C. how people, institutions, and society make choices under conditions of scarcity.

D. the efficient use of scarce resources paid for at the minimum level of cost to consumers and businesses.

Question 2 of 20

Which of the following is not a central focus of the “economic perspective”?

A. Scarcity and choice.

B. The scientific method.

C. Purposeful behavior.

D. Marginal analysis.

Question 3 of 20

The satisfaction or pleasure one gets from consuming a good or service is:

A. price.

B. utility.

C. consumption.

D. preferences.

Question 4 of 20

The private ownership of property resources and use of prices to direct and coordinate economic activity is characteristic of:

A. a command system.

B. a market system.

C. communism.

D. socialism.

Question 5 of 20

Which statement best describes a capitalist economy?

A. The production of goods and services is determined primarily by markets, but the allocation of goods and services is determined primarily by government.

B. The production of goods and services is determined primarily by government, but the allocation of goods and services is determined primarily by markets.

C. The production and allocation of goods and services is determined primarily through markets.

D. The production and allocation of goods and services is determined primarily through government.

ECO 320 Midterm Exam/ECO 320 Midterm Exam/ECO 320 Midterm Exam

Question 1
Which of the following is an example of a financial market?
A local coffeehouse where people regularly buy and sell financial instruments
A bank that only accepts deposits and issues loans
An electronic network used for buying and selling textbooks
A central bank used for raising taxes and borrowing on behalf of the government

Question 2
Identify which item is not one of the six parts of the financial system. 

Financial markets
Central banks
Credit cards
Financial institutions

Question 3
“When an individual obtains a car loan and makes all of the regular monthly payments, the sum of the payments made will exceed the purchase price of the car. This is due primarily to the core principle:”
Risk requires compensation.
Information is the basis for decisions.
Markets determine prices and allocate resources.
Time has value.

Question 4
The future value of $100 that earns 10% annually for n years is best expressed by which of the following? 

$100(0.1)n
$100 x n x (1.1)
$100(1.1)n
$100/(1.1)n

Question 5
The future value of $100 at a 5% per year interest rate at the end of one year is: 

$95%.00

$105.00

$97%.50

None of the above

ECO 102 Midterm Exam/ECO 102 Midterm Exam/ECO 102 Midterm Exam/ECO 102 Midterm Exam

 1) On an aggregate demand and aggregate supply graph, the stagflation of the 1970s can be represented as a
a. leftward shift of the aggregate supply curve
b. rightward shift of the aggregate supply curve
c. rise in the price level that caused an excess demand for output
d. rightward shift of the aggregate demand curve
e. decrease in the price level that caused an excess supply of output
2) Economic fluctuations (or business cycles)
a. Are changes in the number of business started
b. are fluctuations in the Dow Jones industrial average relative to a long-term growth trend
c. look at the role of business in the hiring resources
d. are fluctuations in the level of economic activity, relative to a long-term growth trend
e. are changes in govt spending that occur over a period of years
3) According to Keynes, “animal spirits”
a. make investment spending unstable
b. make consumption spending unstable
c. make government spending inherently stable
d. guide the economy back to equilibrium after a disruption
e. create the federal government budget deficits that have become so common today
4) The Reagan administration’s 1981 investment tax changes were designed to
a. stimulate aggregate demand and thereby reduce unemployment
b. stimulate aggregate demand and thereby increase economic growth
c. stimulate aggregate supply and thereby increase economic growth
d. decrease aggregate demand in order to reduce inflation
e. increase tax revenues to reduce the federal budget deficit
5) A recession is a period during which
a. employment, production, and income decrease
b. the price level is increasing
c. inventories are falling dramatically
d. the unemployment rate is falling while the price level is rising
e. the government attempts to reduce a budget deficit by reducing taxes and increasing government spending

Eastern HSA3223 Midterm Exam Latest /Eastern HSA3223 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1

What government program was designed to cover medical expenses for the indigent who cannot afford to pay for health services?

Social Security

Medicaid

Medicare

Affordable Care

Question 2

The long-term care system works best when it maintains its focus on medical treatment, rather than being distracted by nonmedical or nonclinical services.

True

False

Question 3

The insurance portability section of HIPAA, while important to many consumers, does not have as much of an impact on the long-term care industry as the provisions regarding privacy do.

True

False

Question 4

What government act or legislation focused specifically on the quality of care in nursing facilities?

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

Social Security Act

Medicare and Medicaid amendments

Affordable Care Act

Question 5

An instrument that measures the quality of a facility by examining issues such as staff-to-client ratio would be considered a process-based measurement.

True

False

Eastern Florida NUR4827 Midterm Exam Latest/Eastern Florida NUR4827 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 

Question 1

At a second negotiation session, the unit manager and staff nurse are unable to reach a resolution. What is the best next action?

Arrange another meeting in a week’s time so as to allow a cooling-off period

Insist that participants continue to talk until a resolution has been reached

Turn the dispute over to the director of nursing

Back the unit manager’s actions and end the dispute

Question 2

After assessing an older adult patient in long-term care who has been slowly deteriorating for weeks, the nurse manager calls the family and asks them to come in, as the patient is dying. What is the nurse manager’s decision based on?

Experience

Unit protocol

An established clinical pathway.

Confirmatory scientific evidence.

Question 3

A family is keeping vigil at a critically ill patient’s bedside. Other, distant family members, not yet able to come, call the unit continuously, asking for updates and wanting to express concern. You speak with the distant family members and suggest that you are going to refer them to the hospital social worker, whose role is to work with people in such situations. What role are you assuming through this action?

Leader

Manager

Laissez-faire

Follower

Question 4

As the head of a nursing program, you consistently invite the ideas of your team about innovations in teaching, community partnerships, and curriculum design and invite participation in decisions. Many of these ideas have been implemented successfully, and your staff members are keen to try on other ideas. You are employing _____ leadership.

Contingency-based

Transformational

Trait-based

Situational

Question 5

You recently acquired a position as a unit manager. During your time on the unit, you have formed a strong social network among your staff, have promoted the development of relationships between your staff and workers in other areas of the organization, and have formed relationships that generate ideas from patient organizations and the local nursing education program. According to complexity theory, you are engaging which principle?

Empowerment

Development of networks

Bottom-up interactions

Systematic thinking

Devry SCI228 Week 4 Midterm Quiz Latest/Devry SCI228 Week 4 Midterm Quiz Latest

Question 1 (TCO 1) An increased risk for obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes is associated with:

diets high in saturated fats.

diets low in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

diets high in monounsaturated fats and dairy products.

both diets high in saturated fats and diets low in fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Question 2 (TCO 1) Which of the following is NOT a primary function of dietary protein?

Building new cells and tissues

Repairing damaged structures

Regulating metabolism and fluid balance

Serving as a primary source of energy for the body

Question 3 (TCO 1) Jane consumed a breakfast that contained 85 grams of carbohydrate, 20 grams of protein, and 18 grams of fat. How many kilocalories did Jane eat at breakfast?

492 kilocalories

582 kilocalories

917 kilocalories

1,107 kilocalories

Devry NY ACCT 504 Week 4 Midterm Exam/Devry NY ACCT 504 Week 4 Midterm Exam

1. Merchandising businesses that sell to retailers are known as:
a. brokers
b. companies
c. wholesalers
d. service firms.

2. Which of the following companies would be most likely to use a perpetual inventory system?
a. grain company
b. supermarket
c. clothing store
d. jewellery dealer

3. A merchandiser that sells directly to consumers is a:
a. retailer
b. wholesaler
c. broker
d. service enterprise.

4. Two categories of expenses in all merchandising companies are:
a. cost of goods sold and financing expenses
b. operating expenses and sales
c. cost of goods sold and operating expenses
d. sales and cost of goods sold.

5. The primary source of revenue for a wholesaler is:
a. investment income
b. service revenue
c. the sale of merchandise
d. the sale of plant assets the company owns.

 

Devry MGMT303 Mid-Term Exam/Devry MGMT303 Mid-Term Exam/Devry MGMT303 Mid-Term Exam

Question 1.1.Which of the following is an example of an organization?
The Department of Commerce

Apple Inc.

The American Red Cross

All of the above

Question 2.2. In the National Football League, the promotional ads are a(n) _____ resource. 

International

Physical

Informational

human

Question 3.3. Which of the following correctly lists all of the basic management functions? 

Planning and decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling

Planning, decision making, organizing, and controlling

Planning and decision making, leading, and organizing

Decision making, controlling, leading, and coordinating

Question 4.4. The Ford Motor Company sold an auto parts company because profitability was low. The main environmental dimension considered was 

Sociocultural.

Technological.
Economic.

Political/legal

Question 5.5.The degree to which an organization is impacted by or involved in businesses in other countries refers to its 

Political/legal dimension.

International environment.

Economic dimension.

Sociocultural dimension.

Devry JADM250 Midterm Exam/Devry JADM250 Midterm Exam/Devry JADM250 Midterm Exam

Question 1.1. (TCO 1) The idea that knowledge generates power, and conversely, power generates knowledge, is called __________________. 

the power continuum

the corruption of power

the knowledge/power dynamic

circular reasoning

none of the above

Question 2.2. (TCO 1) What is the primary source of information on criminal victimization in the United States? 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

The National Crime Victimization Survey

The American Victimization Association

The National Department of Victims of Crime

The Department of Victimization

Question 3.3. (TCO 1) Nonreactive research is _____________. 

a method that involves the collection and reanalysis of existing quantitative data

a nonreactive method used to examine the content, or information and symbols, contained in written documents or other communication media

the unobtrusive collection of data that have usually been left behind by others

a method that uses a written questionnaire or formal interview to gather quantitative data on the backgrounds, behaviors, beliefs, or attitudes of a large number of people or agencies

a method in which the researcher engages the natural environment of their subjects and strives for an up close, personal, and highly detailed understanding of the research subject’s culture

Question 4.4. (TCO 1) A method in which the researcher engages the natural environment of their subjects and strives for an up close, personal, and highly detailed understanding of the research

subject’s culture is called _________________. 

survey research

experimentation

ethnographic field research

nonreactive research

content analysis

Question 5.5. (TCO 1) Authority knowledge is ______________. 

a basis of knowledge in which we rely on what someone in a position of authority says

a basis of knowledge in which we accept something as being true because of a long-running custom or belief

a basis of knowledge in which we rely on commonly accepted, ordinary reasoning

a basis of knowledge in which we rely on the media’s construction of the truth, which often relies on claims made by politicians and government officials

a basis of knowledge in which we rely on our own lived experiences

Devry FIN364 Week 4 Midterm Latest /Devry FIN364 Week 4 Midterm Latest

Question

Question 1: (TCO 1) Credit unions are _____ institutions.

thrift

contractual

federal

depository

Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) The household sector is the largest surplus sector and invests in the capital market ______.

directly by purchasing stocks and bonds

indirectly through mutual funds

indirectly through pension funds

All of the above

Question 3. Question : (TCO 1) Money markets are associated with _______ ; capital markets are associated with ______.

liquidity; marketability

spot; future

liquidity; economic investment

primary; secondary

Question 4. Question : (TCO 1) Secondary capital markets have promoted economic growth in the United States because

they have increased marketability of stocks and bonds.

they have increased the public’s access to investment.

they have helped investors diversify.

All of the above

Question 5. Question : (TCO 1) Which of the following is not a debt security?

Corporate bonds

U.S. Government securities

Federal agency securities

Common stock

DEVRY CRMJ400 Midterm Exam Latest/DEVRY CRMJ400 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1. Question : TCO#2: A research approach that asks participants to describe their recent and lifetime criminal activity is called _____.

field observation

cross-sectional research

meta-analysis

self-reported study 

Question 2. Question : TCO#2: If criminologists want to see the direct effect of one factor or variable on another factor or variable, they conduct _____.

experimental research 

aggregate data research

cohort research

survey research

Question 3. Question : TCO#2: What is known about the trend in property crime rates?

Like the violent crime rate, the property crime rate has increased slightly.

Unlike the violent crime rate, the property crime rate has continued to fall.

The violent crime rate and property crime rate have remained equally stable.

The violent crime rate has decreased, while the property crime rate has increased.

Question 4. Question : TCO#2: According to Wolfgang, Figlio, and Sellin’s cohort study, what percentage of chronic offenders was responsible for a significant proportion of all serious crime?

12 percent

15 percent

6 percent 

25 percent

Question 5. Question : TCO#2: The relationship between class and crime is an important one for criminological theory. The weight of recent evidence seems to suggest that serious official crime is more prevalent _____.

across both the middle and lower class

among the middle class

among the upper class

among the lower class 

Davenport ECON625 Midterm Exam/Davenport ECON625 Midterm Exam

Question 

Question 1

The economic concept of “opportunity cost” is most closely associated with which of the following management considerations?

market structure

resource scarcity

product demand

technology

Question 2

Scarcity is a condition that exists when

there is a fixed supply of resources relative to the demand for the product.

there is a large demand for a product.

resources are not able to meet the entire demand for a product.

All of these

Question 3

A critical element of entrepreneurship (as opposed to managerial skills) is

leadership skills.

risk taking.

technology.

political skills.

Question 4

A large corporation’s profit objective may not be profit or wealth maximization, because

stockholders have little power in corporate decision making.

management is more interested in maximizing its own income.

managers are overly concerned with their own survival and may not take all prudent risks.

All of these

Question 5

Unlike an accountant, an economist measures costs on a(n) ________ basis.

explicit

replacement

historical

conservative  

Question 

Question 1

The economic concept of “opportunity cost” is most closely associated with which of the following management considerations?

market structure

resource scarcity

product demand

technology

Question 2

Scarcity is a condition that exists when

there is a fixed supply of resources relative to the demand for the product.

there is a large demand for a product.

resources are not able to meet the entire demand for a product.

All of these

Question 3

A critical element of entrepreneurship (as opposed to managerial skills) is

leadership skills.

risk taking.

technology.

political skills.

Question 4

A large corporation’s profit objective may not be profit or wealth maximization, because

stockholders have little power in corporate decision making.

management is more interested in maximizing its own income.

managers are overly concerned with their own survival and may not take all prudent risks.

All of these

Question 5

Unlike an accountant, an economist measures costs on a(n) ________ basis.

explicit

replacement

historical

conservative

CIS552 Week 5 Midterm Exam Latest/CIS552 Week 5 Midterm Exam Latest

1. All but which one of the following is security vulnerability found in RIP?

a. Broadcasts all data

b. No authentication

c. Travels only 56 hops

d. Subject to route poisoning

2. Which of the following is the main purpose of ICMP?

a. Packet delivery

b. Error detection and correction

c. Logical errors and diagnostics

d. IP packet delivery

3. OSPF operates at which of the following layers of the OSI model?

a. Session

b. Application

c. Transport

d. Network

4. Which of the following statements is true in regard to protocols?

a. IP is a routing protocol, whereas RIP is a routable protocol.

b. OSPF is a routing protocol, whereas IP is a routable protocol.

c. BGP is used as a routable protocol, whereas RIP is a routing protocol.

d. Routable protocols are used to define the best path from point A to point B, while routing protocols are used to transport the data

5. Which of the following is a common application layer attack?

a. Port scanning

b. Malware

c. Session hijack

d. SYN attack

CIS552 Week 5 Midterm Exam Latest/CIS552 Week 5 Midterm Exam Latest

1. All but which one of the following is security vulnerability found in RIP?

a. Broadcasts all data

b. No authentication

c. Travels only 56 hops

d. Subject to route poisoning

2. Which of the following is the main purpose of ICMP?

a. Packet delivery

b. Error detection and correction

c. Logical errors and diagnostics

d. IP packet delivery

3. OSPF operates at which of the following layers of the OSI model?

a. Session

b. Application

c. Transport

d. Network

4. Which of the following statements is true in regard to protocols?

a. IP is a routing protocol, whereas RIP is a routable protocol.

b. OSPF is a routing protocol, whereas IP is a routable protocol.

c. BGP is used as a routable protocol, whereas RIP is a routing protocol.

d. Routable protocols are used to define the best path from point A to point B, while routing protocols are used to transport the data

5. Which of the following is a common application layer attack?

a. Port scanning

b. Malware

c. Session hijack

d. SYN attack

BUSI2003 Week 3 Midterm Exam Latest (Updated)/BUSI2003 Week 3 Midterm Exam Latest (Updated)

Question 

Question 1

Which of the following statements concerning service guarantees is false? 

A service guarantee is a way to avoid compensating customers for a service failure.
A service guarantee is a way to define a service and ensure satisfactory delivery to the customer.
A service guarantee is a mechanism to build customer loyalty.
A service guarantee is a tool to clarify exactly what the service must provide.

Question 2 

A major drawback of a line process is the jumbled flow, which reduces the throughput and efficiency. 

True

False 

Question 3 

Process selection choices affect all parts of the firm and thus involve all functional areas along with general management.

True

False 

Question 4 

The Knee-Hugger Jeans Company makes designer jeans in six colors under a make-to-stock approach. In response to a new fashion craze, customers have expressed the desire to acquire these jeans in three different styles-namely regular, tight-fit and relaxed-fit styles, with and without “stylish” holes, and with one of four cuts for the pants leg: boot-cut, bell-bottom cut, 

flared-cut or regular cut. How many different combinations of unique end items would this company have to inventory? 

BUSI 3002 Midterm Exam Latest/BUSI 3002 Midterm Exam Latest

Question

1. Which of the following is an underlying condition that in part creates the demand by users for reliable information?
A. Economic transactions are numerous and complex.
B. Decisions are time sensitive.
C. Users are separated from accounting records by distance and time.
D. Financial decisions are important to investors and users.
E. All of the above.

2. When auditing merchandise inventory at year-end, the auditor performs audit procedures to ensure that all goods purchased before year-end are received before the physical inventory count. This audit procedure provides assurance about which management assertion?
A. Cutoff.
B. Existence.
C. Valuation and allocation.
D. Rights and obligations.
E. Occurrence.

3. According to the American Accounting Association (AAA), the definition of auditing includes the following statement
A. An independent appraisal function established within an organization to examine and evaluate its activities.
B. A process of reducing to a socially acceptable level the information risk to users of financial statements.
C. An expression of opinion on the fairness of financial statements.
D. A systematic process of objectively obtaining and evaluating evidence regarding assertions about economic actions and events.

Research

Research Proposal Worksheet

Please identify your topic:Critical analysis on human right protection in the Ivory-coast when using health and care servicesWhat is your research question(s)?The main research question1. To what extent does Ivory-Coast protect human rights in the use of health and care services?Specific questions1. What are the human rights barriers in health and care services?2. What are the existing interventions to address the human rights barriers when using health and care services?
What is the purpose of this study? Justify why a study on this topic needs to be carried out:The purpose of this study is to critically analyse human rights protection in the Ivory Coast when using health and care services. Over seventy years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO), recognized the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. Since then, the right to health has been enshrined in many constitutions all over the world including Ivory Coast’s constitution thus indicating a link between health and human rights.However, there have been increased inequities related to race, gender and economics that have led to an abortion of respect for human rights. In the Ivory Coast, the government imposes user fees for public services such as health thus requiring people to have adequate finances to access modern health and care services. User fee issue is a major constrain in health and care services that deny many people the enjoyment of their right to health (Azevedo, 2017). Many poor people are therefore denied access to this critical human right.A study in this topic will affirm the strong link between health and human rights and thus encourage the government of Ivory Coast to address human rights barriers to health and care services.
Identify 5 key pieces of literature / research on your topic. Identify the Research Question (s); main approach taken; the key findings (use an extra page is needed).Kouame, J., Sackou-Kouakou, J. G., Tiade, M. L., Hounsa, A., Gokpeya, M., Malik, S., & Desquith, A. (2021). Determinants of Health Care Renunciation among Women in Ivory Coast: Case of the District of Abobo Anonkoi-3. Journal of Health Policy and Management6(02), 116-129.The main objective/question of the research was to analyze the determinants of the health care renunciation among women in the city of Abidjan. It took a cross-sectional approach and found that financial reason was the main cause for health renunciation among the women.Diop, M., Kanoute, A., Diouf, M., Guirassy, M. L., Sougou, N. M., Ndiaye, A. D., … & Cissé, D. (2018). Oral Healthcare Renunciation and Socioeconomic Determinants. Open Journal of Epidemiology8(03), 109.The study’s main question focuses on the reasons for oral healthcare renunciation and the socio-economic determinants. It takes a cross-sectional and descriptive approach and finds that many people forgo oral healthcare due to costs, income level and remoteness of health structures.MacNaughton, G., & McGill, M. (2019). The Challenge of Interdisciplinarity in Operationalizing the Right to Health. Health and human rights21(2), 251. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927368/The main research question that this article focuses on is the role of interdisciplinary collaboration between human rights and heath in the realization of the right to health. It takes an exploratory approach to assess the challenges of operationalizing the right to health. It finds that to operationalize the right, there is a need to develop deep expertise to understand that the right to health is an expanded right that includes the social determinants of health.Meier, B. M. (2005). The highest attainable standard: advancing a collective human right to public health. Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev.37, 101.The main question that the article answers is the difficulties in addressing public health. The article takes an advocacy approach to affirm that public health is a necessary precondition for fulfilling the right to health in the modern day of globalization. It finds that collective right to public health is complementary to the individual right to health and appreciates the need for a framework that explicitly acknowledges the public health interventions necessary to fulfill individual health needs.Uribe, M. V., Escobar, M. L., Ruano, A. L., & Iunes, R. F. (2021). Realizing the right to health in Latin America, equitably. International Journal for Equity in Health20(1), 1-6. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12939-020-01332-yThe main question/objective that the article focusses on is equity and the realization of the right to health in Latin America. It takes an exploratory approach and finds that inequalities in health service utilization exacerbate human rights violation since there is a greater spending among the poor to access health and care services.

References

Azevedo, M. J. (2017). The State of Health System (s) in Africa: challenges and opportunities. In Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa, Volume II (pp. 1-73). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7123888/

Diop, M., Kanoute, A., Diouf, M., Guirassy, M. L., Sougou, N. M., Ndiaye, A. D., … & Cissé, D. (2018). Oral Healthcare Renunciation and Socioeconomic Determinants. Open Journal of Epidemiology8(03), 109.

Kouame, J., Sackou-Kouakou, J. G., Tiade, M. L., Hounsa, A., Gokpeya, M., Malik, S., & Desquith, A. (2021). Determinants of Health Care Renunciation among Women in Ivory Coast: Case of the District of Abobo Anonkoi-3. Journal of Health Policy and Management6(02), 116-129.

MacNaughton, G., & McGill, M. (2019). The Challenge of Interdisciplinarity in Operationalizing the Right to Health. Health and human rights21(2), 251. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927368/

Meier, B. M. (2005). The highest attainable standard: advancing a collective human right to public health. Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev.37, 101.

Uribe, M. V., Escobar, M. L., Ruano, A. L., & Iunes, R. F. (2021). Realizing the right to health in Latin America, equitably. International Journal for Equity in Health20(1), 1-6. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12939-020-01332-y

5

Online Communication Skills

Communication is as much art as science, and like all people, you likely have your personal strengths and weaknesses. With a growth mindset, you can always learn to improve your skills by identifying your challenges and taking steps to overcome them. In this Discussion, you identify your strengths as an online communicator, as well as areas in which you can improve.

To Prepare:

Review Video Interviews With Effective Online Instructors. Consider which communication skills addressed are most important to you, and why. Imagine that you are being interviewed for an online teaching position. You are asked by the interviewer to explain your strengths in online communication, as well as areas that you are actively working to develop.

Post your response to the interview question about your strengths as a communicator and how you are working to develop your communication skills. Share examples that include at least three areas of strength and three areas for growth in online communication. After providing your response, be sure to support your statements by citing from the literature addressing online communication skills.

Software Engineering

I need some who has a good understanding of software engineering practice to finish the following questions

A follow-up course in software engineering: Software Engineering practice

Community shared parking system

As residents buy more and more vehicles, parking spaces in communities are facing shortages. But there are also some residential owners who buy parking spaces, but do not park at certain times. If we share these parking spaces,on the one hand, it can alleviate the difficulty of parking, on the other hand, it can also offer the owners some additional income.

The system mainly provides the following functions. For drivers who need to park, navigation and information about parking spaces in corresponding communities are provided. For owners who intend to provide shared parking spaces, the system will provide an interface for them to share the parking spaces. Community access control system identifies vehicles that have been reserved, let them in when they enter the garage. The system automatically calculates the parking fee and charge the drivers who use shared parking spaces and pay fees to the owners who provided shared parking spaces.

(1) According to customer requirement, draw the data flow diagram of Level 0(top level) and Level 1(bottom level) and use case diagrams.

(2) Design technical scheme.

(3) Analyze the risk factors in the development.

Week 5: Justice in a Changing Society

Imagine that you were a citizen of another country invited to tour your local courthouse. Would that tour reveal an accurate reflection of all the citizens in your community? Perhaps one aspect of your community would be overrepresented, while another would barely be represented. Or perhaps one group in your community would seem to be in nearly all positions of authority, while another would seem to be the majority of individuals under scrutiny.

If this sounds more familiar than not, you may be responding to how the judicial system responds to changing—and changing views of—its citizens. This week, you examine issues of diversity, representation, and societal expectations in relation to the meaning of justice.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Analyze the concept of justice being blind

Analyze the expectations for a jury of peers

Develop due process, roles, and characteristics of a newly conceived judicial system

Apply cultural awareness to foundational concepts of a newly conceived judicial system

Analyze the application of culturally aware process creation to social change efforts

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT THAT IS HIGHLIGHTED PLEASE FOLLOW AND READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE COMPLETED. THIS PAPER MUST BE 150 TO 200 WORD COUNT AND REFERENCE WILL NEED TO BE ADDED AS WELL. I HAVE ATTACHED AN EXAMPLE PAPER FOR YOU TO FOLLOW BY TO HELP YOU PUT THIS ASSIGNMENT TOGETHER. PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE THANKS……

Discussion: The Meaning of Fairness

Justice is blind. You have the right to be judged by a jury of your peers.

Have you ever paused to reflect on these two phrases that are so common that they may be clichés? Having thought of them from your own perspective, have you ever considered how their meanings may differ from another’s perspective? In this Discussion, you think more deeply about these two common phrases.

Post a response to one of the following prompts:

Is justice blind?

OR

What does it mean to be judged by a jury of your peers?

Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per DQ, with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph.

Please answer the question below:

1. What are some similarities and differences between the leadership role in nursing and the manager role in nursing?

·      Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per DQ, with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph.

·      All answers or discussions comments submitted must be in APA format according to Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (7th ed.) ISBN: 978-1-4338-3216-1

·      Minimum of two references, not older than 2015.

Please provide a plagiarism report.

Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per DQ with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph

Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per DQ with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph. All answers or discussions comments submitted must be in APA format according to Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.) 2009 ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5 Minimum of two references not older than 2015. You will be taking care of a patient in a nursing home for the first time. Your assignment is to care for an older man who has heart disease. In addition he has five other medical problems and takes 20 medications. While developing a plan of care for this patient you can identify 8 to 10 nursing problems. You have no previous experience with nursing homes and most of what you have heard and read about them is negative. Will you find yourself dreading the clinical day and expecting a negative experience before you even begin? APA Style (in text citations and reference) plagiarism FREE Roledevelopmentinnursing.docx roledvpt.pdf Role and scope DQ 2 NOT RATED DQ 2: Select one question as your DQ 1 Follow the discussion questions participation and submission guidelines. 13 days ago nursing NOT RATED After reading Chapter 1 and reviewing the lecture power point (located in lectures tab) please answer the following questions. Each question must have at least 3 paragraphs and you must a year ago Role and Scope DQ3 NOT RATED Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per DQ with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph.

Assignment: Assessing And Treating Pediatric Patients With Mood Disorders

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Pediatric Patients with Mood Disorders

When pediatric patients present with mood disorders, the process of assessing, diagnosing, and treating them can be quite complex. Children not only present with different signs and symptoms than adult patients with the same disorders, they also metabolize medications much differently. Yet, there may be times when the same psychopharmacologic treatments may be used in both pediatric and adult cases with major depressive disorders. As a result, psychiatric nurse practitioners must exercise caution when prescribing psychotropic medications to these patients. For this Assignment, as you examine the patient case study in this week’s Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat pediatric patients presenting with mood disorders.

Instructions: The Assignment: 5 pages

Examine Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression. (See attached document) You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this patient. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the patient’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

At each decision point, you should evaluate all options before selecting your decision and moving throughout the exercise. Before you make your decision, make sure that you have researched each option and that you evaluate the decision that you will select. Be sure to research each option using the primary literature.

Introduction to the case (1 page)

· Briefly explain and summarize the case for this Assignment. Be sure to include the specific patient factors that may impact your decision making when prescribing medication for this patient.

Decision #1 (1 page) – Please review attached document with the decision selected

· Which decision did you select?

· Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

· Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

· What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).

· Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #2 (1 page) Please review attached document with the decision selected

· Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

· Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

· What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).

· Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Decision #3 (1 page) Please review attached document with the decision selected

· Why did you select this decision? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

· Why did you not select the other two options provided in the exercise? Be specific and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

· What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources (including the primary literature).

· Explain how ethical considerations may impact your treatment plan and communication with patients. Be specific and provide examples.

Conclusion (1 page)

Summarize your recommendations on the treatment options you selected for this patient. Be sure to justify your recommendations and support your response with clinically relevant and patient-specific resources, including the primary literature.

Support your rationale with a minimum of five academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement. You should be utilizing the primary and secondary literature.

Reminder : The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references.

Response 1

Write a response 100 words

Castner

In your response post to classmates, evaluate the model selected by the classmate. If you agree with the classmate’s view that the selected model is more effective, expand upon the points made by the classmate to defend this sentencing model over the other option. If you disagree, respectfully defend why you believe the alternative sentencing model is more effective.

In this week’s post we will be talking about determinate and indeterminate sentencing models and comparing and contrasting the two. Since the beginning of our country the ways people have be sentenced has changed and continues to change as time goes on. With indeterminate sentencing “at the time of conviction, an inmate did not know the length of his or her criminal sentence; rather, criminal sentences were fashioned around an inmate’s specific treatment needs” (Zhang, 2009) which means their term length was not specified at the time. Boards of people would look at the individuals performance and basically how they are doing and rehabilitating to see if they are ready to return to society or need more time. On the other hand determinate sentencing is when someone is sentenced to a specific amount of time and “can be released only after they have served their full sentence (mandatory release) less any “goodtime” received while in prison” (BJS, 2021). This leaves no room for the parole board to step in and say the inmate is ready to return to society. The inmate must serve there specific time stated and can only get time reduced if they get years reduced based on good behavior. So we can kind of look at these two sentencing models as one being more harsh than another because a set period of time is set at the sentencing hearing. They are similar in the fact that good behavior can always reduce time being incarcerated because even in determinate sentencing good behavior reduces time and good behavior in an indeterminate sentencing looks good to the parole board meaning a more lenient sentence or earlier release. Each of these sentencing models have an effect on recidivism which is when a criminal is released they are most likely to commit another crime and return to being incarcerated. Some people believe that determinate helps better with recidivism because of the harsh punishment and some believe indeterminate sentencing because of the rehabilitation focus helps criminals not return to incarceration. I believe a determinate sentencing approach is more effect in recidivism because of the belief that harsh punishment makes people not want to commit crime again. With a harsh sentence people serve their time and only get let out on good behavior but still have to serve. With indeterminate sentence, the person can act good or act like they are rehabilitated just to get released and possibly are only doing so to look good in front of the parole board. Many theories and experiments have been run to see if determinate or indeterminate sentencing keeps more criminals from returning but most of them contradict each other which is why society flips so much. We have determinate sentencing which leads to longer sentences and more people in prison and then society says the prisons are overcrowded so switch back to indeterminate sentencing in which we release inmates based on how they are doing. This goes back in forth but I truly believe the only way to learn from your mistake is paying your dues and doing your time and once your time is up, then a person would be less likely to want to come back. This does not mean that a person cant do rehabilitation programs and become better while incarcerated because they can, it just doesn’t determine there sentence from a parole board because they already have a sentence.

Discussion Post Big Data Risks And Rewards

 Big Data Risks and Rewards

When you wake in the morning, you may reach for your cell phone to reply to a few text or email messages that you missed overnight. On your drive to work, you may stop to refuel your car. Upon your arrival, you might swipe a key card at the door to gain entrance to the facility. And before finally reaching your workstation, you may stop by the cafeteria to purchase a coffee.

From the moment you wake, you are in fact a data-generation machine. Each use of your phone, every transaction you make using a debit or credit card, even your entrance to your place of work, creates data. It begs the question: How much data do you generate each day? Many studies have been conducted on this, and the numbers are staggering: Estimates suggest that nearly 1 million bytes of data are generated every second for every person on earth.

As the volume of data increases, information professionals have looked for ways to use big data—large, complex sets of data that require specialized approaches to use effectively. Big data has the potential for significant rewards—and significant risks—to healthcare. In this Discussion, you will consider these risks and rewards.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources and reflect on the web article Big Data Means Big Potential, Challenges for Nurse Execs. (This is the link to this article)

https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/big-data-means-big-potential-challenges-nurse-execs

Reflect on your own experience with complex health information access and management and consider potential challenges and risks you may have experienced or observed.

By Day 3 of Week 5

Post a description of at least one potential benefit of using big data as part of a clinical system and explain why. Then, describe at least one potential challenge or risk of using big data as part of a clinical system and explain why. Propose at least one strategy you have experienced, observed, or researched that may effectively mitigate the challenges or risks of using big data you described. Be specific and provide examples.

Powerpoint Nursing

6 page power point not including title and reference days.   

next step is to select a team of professionals who can help you in this project and prepare an introduction of the project for a first meeting with them.

I want you to prepare a presentation to serve as a brief, but substantive introduction for the first meeting with a group of 4–5 members who will participate on the committee tasked with addressing the diversity issue. Once I review more information about the proposed team I can help you with the recruitment. The presentation should be 5–7 minutes and use 6–8 slides with detailed speaker’s notes so I can understand your approach. Not a lot of time or space, so keep things pretty high level. Do the following:

1. Briefly outline the project goals and highlight 2–3 of the initial priorities to be addressed by the group. Also, explain why they are important.

2. Explain the composition of the team and why you chose them. Note that you will not know the exact individuals yet, but assume we will recruit the people with the desired qualities and characteristics that you outline in the presentation. Consider the following:

· Include a group of professionals you believe can help define the problem and ultimately make recommendations on how to address it.

· Make sure each member is either trained in, sensitive to, or has experience with the concept of workplace diversity.

· Give some thought to having some members from outside the organization.

· Provide member profiles: their diversity, qualifications, experience, internal versus external, and so forth.

3. Explain your role and describe how the committee will work together and achieve effective interprofessional collaboration.

· Describe how the group will communicate. How and when they will meet.

· Describe how ideas will be shared and decisions made.

· Describe roles, group function, and structure.

4. Describe the basic characteristics of a diverse workplace.

5. Provide a convincing argument regarding the benefits of a diverse workforce using support from current research.

Instructions

Create a 6–8 slide presentation in response to the content defined in the above scenario and submit it in the courseroom.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Length: 5–7      PowerPoint slides (not including title slide) that would accompany an      approximately 5-minute oral presentation.
  • Notes: Prepare      detailed speaker’s notes describing items on each slide so that the viewer      can accurately interpret the deeper meanings and intentions that would      have been conveyed orally. Support your claims, arguments, and conclusions      with credible evidence from 2–3 current, scholarly or professional      sources.
  • Visuals: Create      visuals that are easily read and interpreted. Use colors, fonts, and      formatting and other design principles that make the information clear and      generally add to the aesthetic of the presentation.

Response 2 295

Write a response 100 words

Hannah

The thought of meat being bad for the environment I have to admit is a foreign concept, having had thought I was living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. My protein footprint I would consider slightly high, I consume 69.12% of my saturated fat and 9.5% of my sodium from meat alone according to my online survey. I honestly was more astounded that it would take 79 trees to absorb my CO₂ emissions over a year and would also be equivalent to having charged 22,000 phones, all just from my meat intake. While people across the world live on meat/protein based many are completely unaware that their diet choices have dire effects on the environment. A study shows that approximately 90% of deforestation can fall back on the meat industry, four fifths of the deforestation in the amazon can be linked back to cattle ranching alone. Along with this is the issue of antibiotic resistance. When antibiotics are used to keep livestock healthy on a large-scale. This has caused strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria to form that put humans at elevated risk to severe illnesses. Another negative impact meat-rich diets have on the environment is global warming through greenhouse gas emissions. 15-20% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions can be traced back to animal agriculture. Beef alone produced a quarter of the emissions from food production (food production as a total account for 57%) of greenhouse gas emissions). One kilogram of beef produces 70kg of emissions. Greenhouse gas known as nitrogen oxide, which is two times more potent than carbon dioxide, also is a huge issue with the livestock industry. In the US it takes 17 billion pounds of nitrogen fertilizer and 167 million pounds of pesticides to produce livestock feed, creating an insane amount of nitrogen oxide. Methane is also produced from the industry, 20% of all methane emission in the US is curtesy of cattle. This all being said, yes, a meat-rich diet does have a negative influence on the environment. Over the next few generations major changes will have to be made to make up for/improve the damage that it has done to our environment on a global scale. 

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Raheem

If I had friend that wanted to know the risks of food additives and bacteria in foods, I would start by explaining how both work. Food additives are chemicals put into food to preserve the foods freshness. Along with changing the dynamics of a foods color, texture, taste, and even sometimes taste. Not every food, even processed foods, have additives in them. When it comes to bacteria in our food, they can either be good or bad. We have things such as probiotics which are also known as “good” bacteria, Their basic function is to help with the digestion process that occurs in our body, after we have taken in the food. However, there are bad bacteria found in foods as well. A common one most people have heard of is Salmonella. It is mainly associated with foods such as, raw uncooked chicken, but can be found in any animal based. The most important part is to look at the process in which the foods good under. Once you understand that, you can give better judgement. Food additives go through extensive procedures to ensure the safety of consumers. Being tested in safe labs isolated from other additives to see how they effect foods. For the bad bacteria (pathogens) found in food they can be present by not regulating food at the right temperatures or other, unnatural chemicals, being presented to the food. Overall, the risker of the two would be the bacteria present in foods. Based on the fact that food additives, are tested and created in a control environment. Once they are good to be sold in stores, they have already undergone measures to label everything that is in the product. Deeming it is safer than other means of the actual handling of food itself. Basing the entire conclusion on the likeliness of possible illness from each one.

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Jay

For week #3 forum I have decided to choose option 3.  I also decided to look at The Declaration of Independence for my key passage to analyze and transcribe.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.  The opening passage to The Declaration of Independence is the perfect embodiment of the meaning of both freedom and independence.  After the declaration of equality among all men, Thomas Jefferson also declares that all power is bestowed from the Creator along with the “unalienable” rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.  This is also referred to as “the American Dream”.  What more is there really to desire in life than to freely live in a place where we have the liberty to live happily?  A new nation was just birthed as America split from Great Britain and now declared our Independence.  This is the context of history but I also believe that the meaning is much more than that.  I believe that these words should act as a reminder to all from that day forward that we are to live in this manner in our everyday lives.  And we also know that these freedoms that are our God given right, were not really free at all.  There was a price that they all had to pay for branching off from their home and starting a fresh.  Also that many died in the fight to establish and maintain this freedom, even to this day.  Jefferson was a spokesman for his people and his attitude reflected that.  The significance of the passage is it truly sums up the whole body of work in a single sentence.  It is everyone’s dream to live a life of liberty and happiness with the ones we love, and so this passage still holds truth to this day in my opinion.  

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Camden

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers. After being born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony he would move to Philadelphia from Boston in 1723. While in Philadelphia he would meet his wife Deborah and work an assortment of jobs including bookkeeper, shopkeeper, and currency cutter. Benjamin Franklin is now featured on the $100 bill; his accomplishments are too many to list here but some of them include: drafting the Declaration of Independance & Constitution, demonstrating that lightning was electricity in 1752, inventing Bi-Focal glasses, and publishing Poor Richard’s Almanack from 1732-1758.

· In your opinion, what was the author’s purpose for writing this work? The work I decided to review was chapter 9 of Ben Franklin’s autobiography titled, Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection. I believe Ben Franklin wrote this chapter in his book because he wanted to influence a younger generation to strive to be their best and also worship God. Ben Franklin is very retrospective in this chapter and he discusses the purpose of his notebook he was always carrying around. He discusses how he identified his weaknesses and how difficult it was for him to improve at some of them; especially virtue number 3, order. Ben Franklin subtely brings God into the equation when he is discussing a venture he wanted to embark on called The Society of the Free and Easy, but was never able to due to old age and time constraints. 

· Consider the author’s personal experiences. What biographical facts or elements from their life are used in the writing? Are any used but changed? Please provide specific, cited examples. One biographical fact used in this writing is the creed he wrote for The Society of the Free and Easy. The quote appears as so:

                   “That there is one God, who made all things.

                   “That he governs the world by his providence.

                   “That he ought to be worshiped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving.

                   “But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.

                   “That the soul is immortal.

                   “And that God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.”

        This quote comes from a time in Benjamin Franklin’s life when he was seriously considering trying to begin a group of collective thinkers.

· Which aspects of the writing provide additional insight into the author’s life/experiences? This writing provides insight into his life because it shows an aspect of Benjamin Franklin’s humility in accepting and serving a higher power. Although he was unable to create the society it shows an eager attitude for his worship that he relied on throughout his illustrious career. 

· Were you able to relate to the author and/or their work(s) this week? Why or why not? I could relate to Benjamin Franklin in this chapter. In this chapter he is identifying his weaknesses and discussing ways in which he has thought to improve himself. This chapter reinforced a lot of teachings I have already received in my life such as writing goals, measuring progress, and focusing on improving only a couple areas at a time for real growth. In the 37th chapter of the Book of Mormon, Alma speaks saying, “behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” This principle can be seen everywhere around us and small habits become virtues.

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Colson

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most famous and influential individuals in not just American history, but in Western history as well. Born in 1743, Thomas Jefferson is one of the foremost of the founding fathers. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a representative of Virginia in the Continental Congress, served as the main author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as Governor of Virginia, and would later serve as the first Secretary of State under George Washington, Vice President to John Adams, and then as the third President of the United States. 

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in Western History, having served as the inspiration and often times direct example of numerous other declarations of independence throughout South and Central America, Africa, and Europe. It was written by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams during a time when Great Britain was taking almost unilateral steps to escalate the conflict between the Colonies and the Crown. Around this time as well, Thomas Paine had arrived in the colonies from Great Britain and published another extraordinarily famous work, Common Sense, which argued passionately (and very successfully) in favor of American independence. Thomas Jefferson, like many others in the Continental Congress, was persuaded to pursue independence.

The document strongly reflects enlightenment thinking at the time, and though it was heavily altered by Congress prior to its publishing, much of Jefferson’s draft still survives in the document. The document reads as much as a declaration of ideals and beliefs as much as it does intent, and the most important line “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…” is a direct reflection of Jefferson’s (and others) belief that the colonists were not treated as equals by Parliament or King George, and that independence would be there way of achieving this ideal. 

I can relate very well to the Declaration of Independence and to Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence directly influenced and guided the creation of the Constitution, both documents which I support wholly. Additionally, I believe in many of the political and social philosophies and beliefs Thomas Jefferson supported or believed in during his lifetime, and I understand the value of these beliefs and philosophies. 

What Are The Best Delta-8 Gummies And Edibles?

Eating edible Delta 8 gummies may be a good way to consume CBD oil. Although it has a relatively low THC content, it can still have significant benefits. The gummies are easily digestible, and can be taken anywhere, any time. There are many brands to choose from, but the best ones will usually contain more than 20 mg of THC per serving. However, you should be aware that some weed products contain high amounts of THC, so they should be taken with caution.

You should read the labels carefully before you decide to purchase edible Delta 8 gummies. They will have a range of flavors to choose from. Ensure that the dosage is right for your needs. Some of these gummies contain only 10mg, but if you’re unsure, you can always use a lower dose. In addition, you can take one or two gummies every day to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

When buying delta-8 gummies, be sure to read the label carefully. Look for products that contain the distillate of delta-8, natural sweeteners, and a gummy base, and avoid gummies with additives. Also, make sure that the gummies do not contain preservatives, and look for those that do not contain any gelatin. These are great products that are worth trying.

A great way to get a dose of delta-8 is with gummies. A single gummy contains approximately 25 mg of the THC compound. If you want to get a more intense buzz, try taking two or three gummies a day. If you’re worried about the dosage, try taking one serving a day, or as recommended by a doctor. If you can’t decide between these two, consider going for a trial pack of edible Delta 8 based on reviews and personal experience.

Another way to get your fix of Delta 8 gummies is to eat hemp-based gummies. These gummies contain a high concentration of hemp, and have been shown to have a higher CBD content than other CBD e-liquids. A typical one-ounce jar of gummies has a 25-milligram serving size. If you’re not a hemp lover, Happy Place hemp e-gummies contain 7.5 milligrams per serving.

If you’re looking for a high-quality product with a low potency, you can opt for an edible Delta 8 gummy that contains just the right amount of THC. This type is a psychoactive compound that causes nausea and anxiety in some people. To avoid legal problems, you must consult a doctor or seek advice from a qualified person. It is essential to know that your state has legal requirements for these products.

The prices of Delta gummies vary significantly from brand to brand. While you can buy a particular brand, you should check if it’s available online. The prices of some brands may be higher than those of others. You should also be aware of the brands’ ingredients. Some are made from natural ingredients while others contain ingredients that may be harmful to your health. If you’re looking for a product that can reduce your anxiety, you should be aware of any ingredient that may be in it., will usually contain more than 20 mg of THC per serving. However, you should be aware that some weed products contain high amounts of THC, so they should be taken with caution.

NR533: Quality Improvement And Patient Safety

Week 04 Learning Activity – Fishbone Tool for Root Cause Analysis

Objectives:

Using the cause-and-effect diagram, also known as an Ishikawa diagram or ‘Fishbone Tool for Root Cause Analysis – Cause and Effect Diagram’ helps examine and visualize the causes contributing to a certain effect.

Instructions:

  1. Use the Fishbone Tool for Root Cause Analysis tool (PDF), follow the instructions to create a      document with an ‘effect’ you wish to accomplish. Then draw lines where you fill out five or six categories of causes for the ‘effect’ you want (Fishbone Tool in MS Word).

     
  2. It is possible you will have several of these documents for the several effects you want to accomplish for your QI Project.

Watch

Cause & Effect Diagrams (5:15) In this presentation, Robert Lloyd, Director of Performance Improvement at IHI describes cause and effect or fishbone diagrams on “his trusty whiteboard”.

Week 4: Required Readings

Content in weeks Lesson

  • IHI. (n.d.). Cause and Effect Diagram. IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Control Charts (Part 1). IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Control Charts (Part 2). IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Flowcharts (Part 1). IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Flowcharts (Part 2). IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Pareto Analysis. IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Run Charts (Part 1). IHI Open School. (Video)
  • IHI. (n.d.). Run Charts (Part 2). IHI Open School. (Video)

Reflective Journal

Separate groups: Group A

The Reflective Journal is a place to write short reflections that are posed during the course in Lessons and elsewhere. These are private between student and instructor and allow a non-formatted space for reflecting about your weekly learning and help you realize how you have changed based on the learning you have accomplished during the course.

Please make sure to enter a “Heading” for each reflection that your are entering to keep them separate.

Please be honest about your reflections as these should be your actual thoughts not regurgitation of textbook content.

Fishbone Tool for Root Cause Analysis

Cause and Effect Diagram

The cause-and-effect diagram, also known as an Ishikawa diagram or a fishbone diagram helps teams examine and visualize the causes contributing to a certain effect.

Instructions:

1. Write the effect you wish to influence in a box on the right-hand side of the page

2. Draw a horizontal line across the page to the left, starting at the box you just drew.

3. Decide on five or six categories of causes for the effect. The standard categories in a classic cause and effect diagram are Materials, Methods, Equipment, Environment, and People.

4. Draw horizontal lines above and below the horizontal line to create “fishbones” and label each line at the end with one of the categories you have chosen. Draw a box around each label.

5. For each category, generate a list of the causes that contribute to the effect. List the causes by drawing “branch bones”. As necessary, draw additional branch bones from the causes to show sub-causes.

a. Tip: Develop the causes by asking “Why”” until you have reached a useful level of detail – that is, when the cause is specific enough to be able to test a change and measure its effect.

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Cause and Effect Diagram

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agree or disagree 

his week we were asked to expand on the three projects identified in week two. The questions and the answers are provided below in the same format as before. 

1 & 2. Identify three projects in order of priority. Justify the order. Brief description of each project.

The first project I discussed is to forecast sales during different holidays and decide which departments may need to increase their stock in order to meet the demand. This would rely solely on sales history of different products. Then, if the items are not already sorted by department, they would be categorized using generic department information. Another project was to determine factors that contribute to employee retention and the correlation between when and why they choose to leave a company. This would use historical data as well to identify if employees leave at a higher rate during certain times of the year, how long employees tend to stay in different departments, and would also evaluate surveys completed upon exit. Lastly, another project idea was to explore the stock market and predict what it will do in the next 6 months, year, and so forth. This would use market history to see if there are trends during certain times of the year and what happens when big events such as COVID take place.

I chose these topics in this order specifically because of my own interest in knowing the information. However, I also think they would be useful for my goals in different industries that I would like to pursue one day. My first goal in the future is to be my own business owner and forecasting sales data will come in handy, even if it involves other businesses’ information while getting started.  Retention is also intriguing to me as I am currently in the military, but am always considering the possibility of getting out. I find it interesting what makes people decide to stay at a job, what makes them want to leave, and if there are reasons that are seen more frequently than others. I also want to know this information for business purposes as well because if and when I create my own company, I want to ensure not only do people stay, but how to keep the right people for the job. The reason the stock market is the last choice, is I am interested in this solely because I pursue it as a hobby. It is an interest of mine, but as of right now, it is not my main source of income and I would just like a way to understand the trends of this market. In the future, however, I would like this to one day become a primary income.

3. Expected duration of projects.

All three projects will likely take the remaining 14 weeks of the course to gather the data, apply the analytics, and write a paper with the detailed findings. I will need to also review all previous coursework to find the best methods and approaches that I have learned throughout my degree. Researching for a project will take me a lot of time, especially because there was a lot of information covered in previous classes and I may have to learn to become more proficient in some of the techniques.

4. Availability of resources in terms of data, software tools etc.,

A couple of the resources in terms of data can be found on open sources such as government databases provided in a list by Forbes (Marr, 2016), Kaggle, and through various company records such as Amazon and Walmart. There is a lot of data that can be used, especially as far as historical data is concerned. Many companies put out old information for those who want to use it. As far as software, Excel and RStudio have numerous capabilities that could help guide these projects. They are also easily accessible and are either free downloads or are granted through the school resources. These software types will be my primary sources to create the analysis for the final project.

Resources

Marr, B. (2016, February 12). Big Data: 33 Brilliant and Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/02/12/big-data-35-brilliant-and-free-data-sources-for-2016/?sh=1fbd34adb54d

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oolbox Summary

Submit a 2 -3 page word document briefly describing 2-3 analytical concepts, tools, or models that you studied as part of your graduate program. Discuss how you will incorporate or use these tools in your chosen project analysis. Please make sure your responses are clear, concise and specific to the topics. Support them with 3-5 appropriate peer-reviewed citations using APA format.

English

 Describe a problem you have overcome or a goal you have achieved 

Assessment

Download the Final Assessment Word document. Complete the answers and upload it here by the deadline for grading. Remember to cite your work, using proper APA formatting.

As this is Week 8, there are no informal extensions granted for the end date of the class.

The topic for the final assessment is the resource management practices of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. Using the information from weeks 7 and 8 lessons and your assigned readings, use this assessment to discuss what you have learned concerning the authorities, activities, and management practices of the USFWS and the NPS, and the future of public lands in the U.S. 

EVSP331 – Public Lands Management – Final Assessment Week 8

Question 1. Discuss and compare the management strategies of the USFWS, highlighting the National Wildlife Refuge System. (20 points)

Question 2. Summarize the USFWS approach to planning in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Do you agree or disagree with this approach? Why? (20 points)

Question 3. Explain how the Forest Reserves Act and the 1897 Organic Act have resulted in the National Park system we have today. Include a brief historical development timeline of US National Parks. (20 points)

Question 4. Summarize how the National Park System has addressed the issue of “social carrying capacity.” (20 points)

Question 5. Explain how the National Park Service employs multiple-use strategies in balancing preservation goals and resource use/visitor use. (20 points)

W8: The NPS And Course Summary

Choose a national park of interest to you. Present the park, some basic facts about its area, annual visitation, natural features, and why it was set aside as a National Park. Share whether it has a General Management Plan or other guiding documents – is it current and what is its management focus?

Embed a brief video of your chosen National Park.(1 pt.)

Then, in your final paragraph, summarize for your classmates what you felt was most surprising to learn, or most interesting, or what might have changed your opinion (or at least made you consider a change) from before you took the class.

Business

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION:

You are required to demonstrate your ability to assess, analyse and describe the process of setting up a small business by way of a report. The report will clarify your business idea and define your long-term objectives. Select a business type of your own choosing and compile a report. The report should be in sectionseach relating to the assessment criteria, however you should put the report together in the way you wish ensuring it is.

4000 words references harvard 20 references .In text citation required

Please make sure to follow all the assessment criteria, and assignment description

ReferenceAssessment Criteria
IntroductionIntroduction to your business (elevator pitch, mission and objectives)
SB1.1Business Conditions (SWOT & PESTLE)
SB1.2Sources of free advice (Princes Trust, Chamber of Commerce etc?)
SB1.3Sources of Finance (banks, grants etc)
SB4.1Legal structures (sole trader, limited company etc)
MK1.1Market research & segmentation
SB2.1/2.2Market research questionnaire and results (show questions and responses in a pie or bar chart)
SB2.3Market research survey results and analysis
SB2.4Evaluating the effectiveness of market research questionnaire
MK1.2Using marketing concepts(Product life cycle, Boston Matrix)
MK1.3/1.4Evaluate marketing & web-based marketing (The marketing mix – The 4 Ps and social media)
SB3.1Design an advertisement (including AIDA)
SB3.2Explain how your advert will reach its market
SB3.3Promotional activities and strategies (Price penetration, Loss leader, skimming etc)
ConclusionIn a few sentences,summarise your business report

Contents page

INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Explain and sell your business idea here and include USPs. 

What are the benefits to the customer of your business idea?

Include your strapline. 

You need to summarise your business idea but explaining

what it is, what it does and why it is good!

This should be about half a page (300 words)

MISSION, AIMS & OBJECTIVES

What is the mission of your business?

What are the aims of your business?

What are your short and long-term objectives?

Business condition

for the second half Say what the strengths and weaknesses of the

business is, and the opportunities and threats are. (200 words)

Location

Where will you be based to sell?

Is your customer just local or further afield?

What is your customer type – who will you be targeting?

Analyse any likely changes in the local business conditions (using PESTLE):

· Political – are there any changes that may affect the business (e.g. Brexit)

· Economical – is it cost-effective?

· Social – is there an appetite for this type of business?

· Technological 

· Legal – what might alter in the near future?(specific section later)

· Environmental  

You need to give examples of official and unofficial

sources. This could include:

– Financial advice from banks

– Government-backed schemes

– Crowd funding

– Family friends

400 words

Sources of free Advice

Where can you get information and advice on your small business idea? Who can help? Why?

Sources of finance

How will you get finance to start your business? Highlight the options to you. 

How much do you think you will need to start?

Research sources of grants and loans that are currently available for your business and explain what they offer here. 

Business legal Structure ()

What type of business are you planning to be – sole trader, partnership or Limited Company? Explain each. 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? 

How does it affect you financially? 

How does it affect the tax you have to pay?

Can you change from one type to another – and why would you do that? 

Explain which type of organisational structure would be best. Justify why it would work better than other forms

Justify why it would work better than other forms

400 words 

Legal Considerations (SB1.4)  

What legal issues are likely to affect your business? 

Which Acts of Parliament will you need to be aware of? 

What licences might be needed?

Examine these in some detail. 

You need to include any legal considerations for your

business type and general duties on employers,

employees and the self-employed. Legal acts include:

The Health & Safety at Work Act and the Data

Protection Act. Ask:

What legal issues are likely to affect your business?

400 words

Marketing Plan 

methods of market research

What is market research?

What is primary research?

What is secondary research?

Explain and discuss the difference between primary and secondary research. What is effective and why? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

What is market segmentation?

You need to design a short questionnaire (6-10

questions) based on your business idea

Pilot it (20+ people) – online or in printed form

Present your results

Analyse the results using a bar or pie chart

Evaluate the effectiveness of the survey

500 words

using marketing tools

Product Life Cycle: Discuss and explain the stages of the product life cycle.

Show a diagram and relate it to your own business model. 

Ansoff Matrix: Discuss and explain the stages of the product life cycle.

Show a diagram

Market penetration/market development/product development/diversification 

Explain the following and relate it to your own business idea. 

· Market penetration

· Market development

· Product development

· Diversification

boston matrix/stars/cash cows/dogs/ problem child 

How can you use these to support your business idea?

· Boston Matrix

· Stars

· Cash Cows

· Dogs

· Problem Child

evaluate the integrated nature of the marketing, advertising and promotion methods (mk1.3)

The Marketing Mix – explain what it is and relate to your business idea.  

Explain any promotional activities you intend to use

Evaluate your marketing strategy by complete your own

marketing mix (the 4 Ps) and analysing it

Design a flyer for your local gym, library, social media

platform for your business idea

Explain how the advert will reach its target market

600 words

evaluate the role of web-based marketing and the use of social media.(mk1.4)

What are Google Ads?

What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?

What is social media marketing?

How does this affect your own business model?

market research questions & results (sb2.1 & 2.2)

Show the questions you asked and an overview of the responses. Use bar or pie charts to highlight the results. 

survey results analysis (sb2.3)

What did the survey tell you?

Effectiveness of the market research Survey (sb2.4)

How effective was the survey? Justify your reasons. 

Promotion

The Advert

Design an advert for either print or web. 

Explain how the advert will reach the target market (sb2.4)

Other Types of Promotional Activity (SB3.3)

Compare and evaluate various promotional activities. E.g. Online, newspapers, posters etc.

Which are the best activities for your small business? Why? Include public relations. 

Pricing and pricing strategies (SB5.1)

What will you do both short and long term? Why? Include examples.

Competition (SB5.2)

What is the competition? What do they do and charge? What pricing strategies do you need to be aware of? Explain how you need to react and adjust your business to compare with the competition. 

Conclusion

Appendix

Questions

1. Should college athletes be paid to play?

2. Use the information you have gathered from research to state your claim in a  single sentence.

3. What would the other side say to your claim? Use the information you have gathered from research to write the counterclaim in a single sentence.

4. Using what you learned in the lesson, write an effective hook to introduce your topic and get your audience’s attention. Write in complete sentences and state the hook strategy you chose to use.

5. Write an effective bridge of 2—4 sentences to connect your hook to your thesis statement. Write only the bridge for this question.

6. Write the thesis statement for your argument using the combined counterclaim/claim pattern you learned.

4 Sustainable Land And Ecosystem Management

 fully answer all of the questions. Be sure to properly cite all references in APA format, then upload it here by the due date for grading.

The topic for Homework 4 is “Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management”. After reading the assigned readings, be sure to demonstrate your understanding of sustainable land and ecosystem management as well as the resource management practices of the BLM.

Homework #4 – EVSP331 – Public Lands Management

Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management

Question 1. “Sustainability” is an increasingly more important concept in public lands management as science and society integrate for management. Please discuss the important elements of “sustainability” as it relates to public land management, being sure to define it in your own terms. Use the reading for Week 6 from the Public Policy Foundation on Sustainability and Management Policy of US Public Lands: http://www.publicland.org/14_position_statements/PLF_2010_04_sustain_mgmt_policy.html

Then, discuss clearly how the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management incorporate “sustainability” into their management practices. Be sure to note any examples, difficulties or other salient issues. Conclude by summarizing effectively. This is an academic essay to show what you know about the topic – keep in mind it is not meant to be an opinion piece or research paper, but a homework submission. (100 points)

W6: Federal Land Policy And Management Act

Read the article by Nolen (1996) regarding the pre-and post-Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) planning by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) found in your reading materials for this week. Think about how these processes are different and how they are similar.  Then, post your initial discussion comments regarding the land management analysis process, whether or not you think this process works for multiple-use lands, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the process.

The following video is somewhat dated but still a valid explanation of the effect FLPMA had on the BLM. In this week’s discussion post please give a ONE SENTENCE reaction to this video.

Strategies

my topic is  Obstacles to fair access to high-quality health care for rural populations: 

 What strategies you do plan to use to manage the resources for your Doctoral Study? Please include steps for tracking your search techniques. Describe your strategies for storing and backing up your resources and the tools you will use or have found to be useful. Be specific. 

3 Multiple Use Management

 Answer all questions fully, cite all references in proper APA format, and upload them here for grading by the established deadline.

The topic for homework 3 is “Multiple-Use Land Management”.  After reading this week’s assigned information on multiple lands uses on National Forest lands, be sure to demonstrate your ability to analyze the USFS’s approach to multiple-use land management, assess alternatives and discuss the principles of multiple-use land. 

Homework #3 – EVSP331 – Public Lands Management

Multiple Use Management

Question 1. Describe the concept of multiple use as defined in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. (20 points) Be sure to cite the sources used to develop your answer.

Question 2. What are the pros and cons of multiple use of public lands? (20 points)

Question 3. Summarize the purpose and roles of the Bureau of Land Management in administering public lands. Be sure to use your own words and address major issues. It is important to have a sound understanding of this agency going into the rest of the course, so please demonstrate your knowledge here. (20 points)

Question 4. Using your own creativity and information you’ve learned in the course, explain how you, as a GIS specialist, could apply GIS technology to managing a multiple-use area with mining and wildlife preservation. There is no specific answer to this question, it is an exercise requiring you to create your own management suggestion. (20 points)

Question 5. Explain the basic principles of “ecosystem management.” How does this approach differ from multiple use management? (20 points) Be sure to cite your sources.

W5: Multiple Land Use And Conflict Resolution

This is such a controversial topic, I’d like for each of you to research conflict management online and see if you can find a specific conflict management tool or process – then discuss how it can apply to multiple-use land conflicts. Be sure to be creative and properly cite your sources so we can check them out too.

The following video is an example of how multiple-use practices are used by the U.S. Forest Service to manage the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Please add to your discussion post one example of either multiple-use or inter-agency cooperation

Environmental Law

Pick ONE environmental law or regulation, explain its history, purpose, and goals in detail, and evaluate its successes and failures since enactment. Use subsequent court and legislative events, as well as information from the internet and/or printed literature, to help in your evaluation. Most students pick the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but there are a lot more laws and regulations out there…..pick something interesting and applicable to your life. We have covered lots of different possibilities this session, so do not limit yourself to the most well-known acts.

TEMPLATE

Assignment Title (make it descriptive so the reader knows what they are reading)

Student Name

University Name

EVSP411 Environmental Policy, Regulation, and law

Professor Name

Date

University Plagiarism Policy: The University System supports and promotes academic honesty and personal integrity. Any form of academic dishonesty has no place in higher education. The University System does not tolerate dishonest efforts by its students. Students who are guilty of academic dishonesty can expect to be penalized. Any student who knowingly assists another student in dishonest behavior is equally responsible. An additional violation of the standards of academic honesty within a course may result in dismissal from the University System.

Running head: BRIEF TITLE OF PAPER 1

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Repeat Title Here

Begin text under the title and go right into the paper. Indent paragraphs. Use section titles or numbers to differentiate between multiple questions; especially on the mid-term and final assessment. Review APA style on formatting first level headings (e.g., center bold, title case capitalization – this does not mean all caps), second level headings (e.g., flush left, bold, title case capitalization), etc.

There is no minimum or maximum writing requirement. Directions usually state “thoroughly explain or discuss”. This equates to roughly 1.5 – 2 pages per assignment. There is no penalty for writing more than 2 pages. However, assignments less than 1.5 pages tend to have points deducted for not being sufficiently detailed, though in part this depends on student writing style. Also, remember to cite in APA format within the text as well as the reference page that follows.

BRIEF TITLE OF PAPER 2

Do not change this font. It is to be Times Roman Numeral 12 throughout the paper and including references. .

References

Start the reference list here on a separate page… use APA style

Devine, J. (2014, June 30). Testing the waters 2014: A guide to water quality at vacation beaches. New York, NY: Natural Resources Defense Council. Retrieved from https://www.nrdc.org/resources/testing-waters-2014-guide-water-quality-vacation-beaches

Fiorino, D. J. (2006). The new environmental regulation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Knotts, J. (1999, Winter). A brief history of drinking water regulations. On Tap: Drinking Water News For America’s Small Communities, 8(4), 1. Retrieved from http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/pdf/OT/OTw99.pdf

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. (2003, January). An ounce of pollution prevention is worth over 167 billion* pounds of cure: A decade of pollution prevention results 1990 – 2000. Washington, D.C.: Author.

Natural Resources Defense Council [NRDC]. (2016). Water: Water pollution. Retrieved from https://www.nrdc.org/issues/water-pollution#priority-what-you-do

Sullivan, T. F. P (Ed). (1995). Environmental law handbook. Rockville, MD: Government Institutions, Inc.

Surfrider Foundation. (n.d.). Blue Water Task Force. Retrieved from http://www.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force%20

U.S. Department of Commerce. (1988, March). Year of the ocean: Discussion papers. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/nscep

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. (n.d.). Pollution prevention (P2). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/p2

Tragedy Of The Commons

How does this article related to manufacturing tie into the concept of “the tragedy of the commons?” Read the article below to further understand this concept. Also, are there any current events related to environmental policy, regulation, and law to share with the class?

Finally, in an effort to gain your honest feedback to use to improve the course, please feel free to let me know your thoughts on the course.

Reading:

Greenstone, M., List, J. A., & Syverson, C. (2012). The effects of environmental regulation on the competitiveness of US manufacturing (No. w18392). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Hardin, G. (1968, December 13). The tragedy of the commonsScience, 162(3859), 1243-1248.
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3859.1243 

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Psychological principles are theories and beliefs about major areas of our lives, like cognitions, intelligence, social groups, habit, behavior, and many others. Let’s explore how we identify and utilize psychological principles in daily life. In a 2 page paper, please analyze the following:

· How do psychological principles affect the study of the behavior of individuals and groups?

· What are the parameters of behavioral deviance and its various therapies?

· How do psychological principles affect the study of individual differences?

· Last, explain the role of psychology in such areas as industry, complex organizations, law, and education.

2 to 3 pages,APA Format and references

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Researchers must protect participants and be aware of appropriate methods for obtaining information. What ethical considerations are important to research? In about 2 pages, write an analysis of the ethical concerns in the 3 diverse psychological research studies below. Be sure to include a paragraph of overall ethical consideration.

Haslam, S. A., & Reicher, S. D. (2012). Contesting the ‘nature’ of conformity: What Milgram and Zimbardo’s studies really show. Plos Biology, 10(11), doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001426

Larsen, K. S. (1974). Conformity in the Asch experiment. The Journal Of Social Psychology, 94(2), 303-304. doi:10.1080/00224545.1974.9923224

Mischel, W., Ayduk, O., Berman, M. G., Casey, B. J., Gotlib, I. H., Jonides, J., & … Shoda, Y. (2011). ‘Willpower’ over the life span: Decomposing self-regulation. Social Cognitive And Affective Neuroscience, 6(2), 252-256. doi:10.1093/scan/nsq081

2 to 3 pages,APA format and references

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To demonstrate your mastery of this competency, you should

· Identify 3-4 key principles that govern human and animal behavior.

· Apply these principles to your own life. (e.g. How can you see them in daily life?)

· How do they enhance interactions between individuals and among societal groups?

This paper should be 2-3 pages in length and use APA formatting

HEALTH ASSESSMENT NURSING

We will begin working on SOAP notes this week, you must make up information to complete SOAP note.

This week we will review skin conditions, choose one skin condition graphic, identify your number in chief complaint. Document your assignment in SOAP format. Refer to Chapter 2 of Sullivan Text and the Comprehensive SOAP template in Learning Resources guide. Use this template to document assignment.

Your skin condition is located under Required Reading, it is in Word Document.

Use clinical terminologies to explain physical characteristics featured in graphic, formulate 3-5 possible skin conditions for the graphic you chose. You must make up information to complete SOAP note.

Use at least 3 different references, one reference from current evidence-based literature from your search and 2 different references from this week’s Learning Resources.

Review Grading Rubric prior to submission of Assignment, it ensures you have addressed each section.

RUBRIC

1-Using the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) note format:

· Create documentation, following SOAP format, of your assignment to choose one skin condition graphic (identify by number in your Chief Complaint). · Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic.

2-· Formulate a different diagnosis of three to five possible considerations for the skin graphic. · Determine which is most likely to be the correct diagnosis, and explain your reasoning using at least three different references from current evidence-based literature.

3Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria.

4–Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:

Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

5-Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running heads, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

Comprehensive SOAP Exemplar

Purpose: To demonstrate what each section of the SOAP note should include. Remember that Nurse Practitioners treat patients in a holistic manner and your SOAP note should reflect that premise.

Patient Initials: _______ Age: _______ Gender: _______

SUBJECTIVE DATA:

Chief Complaint (CC): Coughing up phlegm and fever

History of Present Illness (HPI): Eddie Myers is a 58 year old African American male who presents today with a productive cough x 3 days, fever, muscle aches, loss of taste and smell for the last three days. He reported that the “cold feels like it is descending into his chest and he can’t eat much”. The cough is nagging and productive. He brought in a few paper towels with expectorated phlegm – yellow/green in color. He has associated symptoms of dyspnea of exertion and fatigue. His Tmax was reported to be 100.3, last night. He has been taking Tylenol 325mg about every 6 hours and the fever breaks, but returns after the medication wears off. He rated the severity of her symptom discomfort at 8/10.

Medications:

1.) Norvasc 10mg daily

2.) Combivent 2 puffs every 6 hours as needed

3.) Advair 500/50 daily

4.) Singulair 10mg daily

5.) Over the counter Tylenol 325mg as needed

6.) Over the counter Benefiber

7.) Flonase 1 spray each night as needed for allergic rhinitis symptoms

Allergies:

Sulfa drugs – rash

Cipro-headache

Past Medical History (PMH):

1.) Asthma

2.) Hypertension

3.) Osteopenia

4.) Allergic rhinitis

5.) Prostate Cancer

Past Surgical History (PSH):

1.) Cholecystectomy 1994

2.) Prostatectomy 1986

Sexual/Reproductive History:

Heterosexual

Personal/Social History:

He has never smoked

Dipped tobacco for 25 years, no longer dipping

Denied ETOH or illicit drug use.

Immunization History:

Covid Vaccine #1 3/2/2021 #2 4/2/2021 Moderna

Influenza Vaccination 10/3/2020

PNV 9/18/2018

Tdap 8/22/2017

Shingles 3/22/2016

Significant Family History:

One sister – with diabetes, dx at age 65

One brother–with prostate CA, dx at age 62. He has 2 daughters, both in 30’s, healthy, living in nearby neighborhood.

Lifestyle:

He works FT as Xray Tech; widowed x 8 years; lives in the city, moderate crime area, with good public transportation. He is a college grad, owns his home and financially stable.

He has a primary care nurse practitioner provider and goes for annual and routine care twice annually and as needed for episodic care. He has medical insurance but often asks for drug samples for cost savings. He has a healthy diet and eating pattern. There are resources and community groups in his area at the senior center but he does not attend. He enjoys golf and walking. He has a good support system composed of family and friends.

Review of Systems:

General: + fatigue since the illness started; + fever, no chills or night sweats; no recent weight gains of losses of significance.

HEENT: no changes in vision or hearing; he does wear glasses and his last eye exam was 6 months ago. He reported no history of glaucoma, diplopia, floaters, excessive tearing or photophobia. He does have bilateral small cataracts that are being followed by his ophthalmologist. He has had no recent ear infections, tinnitus, or discharge from the ears. He reported no sense of smell. He has not had any episodes of epistaxis. He does not have a history of nasal polyps or recent sinus infection. He has history of allergic rhinitis that is seasonal. His last dental exam was 1/2020. He denied ulceration, lesions, gingivitis, gum bleeding, and has no dental appliances. He has had no difficulty chewing or swallowing.

Neck: Denies pain, injury, or history of disc disease or compression..

Breasts:. Denies history of lesions, masses or rashes.

Respiratory: + cough and sputum production; denied hemoptysis, no difficulty breathing at rest; + dyspnea on exertion; he has history of asthma and community acquired pneumonia 2015. Last PPD was 2015. Last CXR – 1 month ago.

CV: denies chest discomfort, palpitations, history of murmur; no history of arrhythmias, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, edema, or claudication. Date of last ECG/cardiac work up is unknown by patient.

GI: denies nausea or vomiting, reflux controlled, Denies abd pain, no changes in bowel/bladder pattern. He uses fiber as a daily laxative to prevent constipation.

GU: denies change in her urinary pattern, dysuria, or incontinence. He is heterosexual. No denies history of STD’s or HPV. He is sexually active with his long time girlfriend of 4 years.

MS: he denies arthralgia/myalgia, no arthritis, gout or limitation in her range of motion by report. denies history of trauma or fractures.

Psych: denies history of anxiety or depression. No sleep disturbance, delusions or mental health history. He denied suicidal/homicidal history.

Neuro: denies syncopal episodes or dizziness, no paresthesia, head aches. denies change in memory or thinking patterns; no twitches or abnormal movements; denies history of gait disturbance or problems with coordination. denies falls or seizure history.

Integument/Heme/Lymph: denies rashes, itching, or bruising. She uses lotion to prevent dry skin. He denies history of skin cancer or lesion removal. She has no bleeding disorders, clotting difficulties or history of transfusions.

Endocrine: He denies polyuria/polyphagia/polydipsia. Denies fatigue, heat or cold intolerances, shedding of hair, unintentional weight gain or weight loss.

Allergic/Immunologic: He has hx of allergic rhinitis, but no known immune deficiencies. His last HIV test was 2 years ago.

OBJECTIVE DATA

Physical Exam:

Vital signs: B/P 144/98, left arm, sitting, regular cuff; P 90 and regular; T 99.9 Orally; RR 16; non-labored; Wt: 221 lbs; Ht: 5’5; BMI 36.78

General: A&O x3, NAD, appears mildly uncomfortable

HEENT: PERRLA, EOMI, oronasopharynx is clear

Neck: Carotids no bruit, jvd or thyromegally

Chest/Lungs: Lungs pos wheezing, pos for scattered rhonchi

Heart/Peripheral Vascular: RRR without murmur, rub or gallop; pulses+2 bilat pedal and +2 radial

ABD: nabs x 4, no organomegaly; mild suprapubic tenderness – diffuse – no rebound

Genital/Rectal: pt declined for this exam

Musculoskeletal: symmetric muscle development – some age related atrophy; muscle strengths 5/5 all groups.

Neuro: CN II – XII grossly intact, DTR’s intact

Skin/Lymph Nodes: No edema, clubbing, or cyanosis; no palpable nodes

Diagnostics/Lab Tests and Results:

CBC – WBC 15,000 with + left shift

SAO2 – 98%

Covid PCR-neg

Influenza- neg

Radiology:

CXR – cardiomegaly with air trapping and increased AP diameter

ECG

Normal sinus rhythm

Spirometry- FEV1 65%

Assessment:

Differential Diagnosis (DDx):

1.) Asthmatic exacerbation, moderate

2.) Pulmonary Embolism

3.) Lung Cancer

Primary Diagnoses:

1.) Asthmatic Exacerbation, moderate

PLAN: [This section is not required for the assignments in this course, but will be required for future courses.]

Most Important Steps- D2

What are the 3 most important steps in this model? Your view?

AT LEAST 8-10 SENTENCES. POWERPOINT ATTATCHED 

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The scientific method allows us to pose questions, test questions, and analyze results. Through observation and research we begin to understand the world around us. Consider research you have read about or been a part of and analyze the following in one page:

· Was the Scientific method followed? How?

· What pieces were or were not part of it? (Randomization, study type, placebos, etc.)

For the second part, present a research project you would like to propose in approximately one page.

· How can it help us learn about basic principles of behavior?

· How can you use the scientific method to find and address possible problems in your research design?

2 pages APA format with references and intext citation

Pshy

Psychology is a contemporary science. Listed below are several recent papers. For the first part of this assignment, choose two papers to briefly summarize in a paragraph each, focusing on the contribution each makes to psychological knowledge in general.

The second part of the paper should be a discussion of the contributions and limitations of the field of psychology in our general knowledge. In addition, please discuss the follow;

· What can we expect to learn in the future?

· What are the possible problems we may face with psychology in the future?

· Ponder, J. D., & Haridakis, P. (2015). Selectively social politics: The differing roles of media use on political discussion. Mass Communication & Society, 18(3), 281-302. doi:10.1080/15205436.2014.940977

· Edlund, J. E. (2016). Invited editorial: Let’s do it again: A call for replications in Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. Psi Chi Journal Of Psychological Research, 21(1), 59-61.

· Wolters, C. A., & Hussain, M. (2015). Investigating grit and its relations with college students’ self-regulated learning and academic achievement. Metacognition And Learning, 10(3), 293-311. doi:10.1007/s11409-014-9128-9.

Paper discusses psychological issues from both papers intelligently and methodically

Two to three pages, APA format and include intext citation

Film Questions

UNIT V FILM

Name ____________________________ as on the roll

Section Number ___________

For on line Class: The assignment is in WORD and located in WEBCOM 2 in the tab assign/test. You may type out your assignment in WORD and type out your answers in the spaces after the questions into the document (assignment).

You will want to use your textbook, Essential Humanities Third edition, and the Study Guide. The Study Guide is in WEBCOM2. You may also use additional information for assignments obtained from other sources. If you do this, you must cite your source in parenthesis at the end of your answer. If you add additional information from the internet, this is good, but be sure to cite your source in the reference at the end of the assignment also. This applies to photos as well. Give the source credit. Keep track of your sources as you are writing. Write me an email if you have a question about whether a film will be considered a reasonable film to use for this assignment. It must be a film that is considered to be “art”. Thank you. I have a list for you if you need an example. Information about this Film assignment: Select a scene from a “great film” that is considered “art.” Analyze formal elements of this film. Articulate how the scene expresses emotions, a mood, and human experience. (SLO 1: ULO 1.8. 1.9, 1.10; SLO 2: 2.7, 2.8) You may google to find a list from a source called American Film Institute and type in the top 100 best films.

Obtaining grade:

For full credit, you need to answer all the questions below. You need to be specific and detailed in your descriptions. Watch the entire film then select a scene to review several times so that you will be able to describe it in your own words. Be sure to cite your sources if you use websites (such as when you look up the director, composer, and sound tracks.) You need to be sure to be very specific and detailed in your description and use film elements and musical terms. Use references at the end of the paper and make sure that if you use quotations that you list the sources and place websites after the quotes. Please keep a copy of the URL so you can place it at the end of your paper in a bibliography (references). You may want to include photographs / screen shots to help describe the scene.

Examples: You may use similar films such as: Citizen Kane, Casa Blanca, Lawrence of Arabia, “Gone with the Wind”, The Wizard of Oz, Twelve Angry Men, Amadeus, Hugo, The King’s Speech, Annie Hall, High Noon, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The King’s Speech, Hamlet, The Godfather, Bullitt, It Is a Wonderful Life, Amadeus, Hugo, etc.

Be Specific: This is not a synopsis about the film. This is about the camera, and what it did to create the mood in the scene you selected from you film. Answer the following questions with detailed answers:

1. What is the title of your film? ___________________________________

2. When was your film made? ____________________

3. In this film scene that you selected to analyze, describe the scene are you writing about?

4. Now pretend you are the camera — DESCRIBE the movements and shots that the camera did during the scene.

5. DESCRIBE what type of set was used in your scene. Explain how it looked and how the actors or action was done within the set. How did the set help or hinder the situation in your scene? Explain answer in detail.

6. Describe what type of mood was created by answering what type of sound and music or lack of sound and or music was used. (Name music and instruments) Include in your comments how the sound track sounded by explaining how the composer utilized the elements of music such as the rhythm, the beat, the tempo, the volume, the dynamics and melody where and when appropriate. (You may need to use the internet and Google to find out about the soundtrack and composer’s names to know about the compositions in your film and scene.

7. If actors and actresses were in your scene who were they and what did they do to make the scene convincing. Explain their acting skills.

8. What is the job of a director of a film?

9. Who was the director of the film? Look this up on the internet (use google)?

10. What is the job of a producer when making a film? Explain your answer in details.

11. Why do you think that film is one of the most popular art disciplines in the Humanities? Be sure to explain your answer in details and use other paper since there is not enough room on this paper. Make room for your responses.

12. What three type of films are there and give the definition of each: Be sure to answer this question in great length and in detailed responses. You will find that there are three names of film types. You should use additional space and other sheets of paper to answer these questions and this question will need additional space to answer all three of these types of films. Be sure to explain each by defining each one by defining each on the definitions. Include sources at the end of this assignment.

Week 3 Discussion 2

Why Financial Leadership Matters [WLOs: 6] [CLOs: 3, 4, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 8 and 9 of the text, and watch the video Objective Measure – Why Financial Leadership Matters (Links to an external site.).

Write: In your initial post, discuss the financial industry problems related to improving trust to effectively improve customer relationships. Make sure your post is more than 200 words and that you include a brief quote or paraphrase the video or reading material where appropriate (see the Writing Center’s Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing (Links to an external site.) guide for assistance with in-text citations).

Week 3 Discussion 1

Five Financial Leadership Lessons [WLO: 6] [CLOs: 3, 4, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 8 and 9 of the text, and the article Five Financial Leadership Lessons for Business Owners (Links to an external site.).

Write: For this discussion post, you will be preparing a video response. Research the prompt below, and prepare a written response to record. If you need assistance on how to record a video in the classroom, see How Do I Record a Video Using the Rich Content Editor as a Student? (Links to an external site.) Make sure your response is more than 200 words and that you incorporate the reading material when appropriate. Do not post your written response.

In your video, discuss what numbers drive your or your employer’s business, pleasing customers, and employees’ motivation and money.

DISMISS

In order to be considered for an academic dismissal appeal, you will need to write an appeal letter. I have included the content needed below:

Provide which courses you were unsuccessful and include reason(s) why you were unsuccessful.  Did you utilize any university or outside resources to assist you while in the program (tutoring, advising contact, etc.)?  What challenges/adversity lead to you being unsuccessful and how have they now been resolved?  Also, describe your plan for success including why you feel you should be reinstated. 

SHOULD BE ONE PAGE (EXAMPLE IS ATTACHED BELOW )

Dear Academic Affairs department,

I am writing to request for a remediation for my Women and Newborn Health final exam which I failed due to Emotional Breakdown. I lost my Job which led to financial crisis and drained me emotionally because I could not meet financial needs. Regardless of the financial problem I was going through, I still studied and scored 68% in the first exam then did a remediation and met with my professor for exam review. I studied hard, did a study group and passed exam 2 with a score of 82. I studied and did enrichment quiz in preparation of ATI exam and passed with a level 3 (88.3%). The final exam I scored 70 and I was really disappointed I did not do well. For every course that I took before this semester, my grade has been good and I believe that I can do better with this course too. I understand it is my responsibility as a student to study and pass every exam but I would appreciate it if the committee reconsider me and allow me to retake the final exam. Thank you for taking the time to consider my request. 

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Strategic Marketing Plan/Marketing Metrics

The owners of The Westside Coffee Company have asked you to help them define their target audience a bit more clearly.

Create a 4- to 6-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you develop a consumer persona for each of the five segments using the Westside Coffee Company Customer Segments.

Create an annual marketing plan for The Westside Coffee Company using the marketing calendar template. Assign a budgeted amount to each marketing activity in the plan to calculate a total marketing budget. Use estimated costs from prior assignments as a guideline for allocating a budget amount to each marketing activity you include on the spreadsheet.

Perform a breakeven analysis using the following assumptions. Show your calculation.

Retail Coffee Shop Store:

  • Price of a cup of coffee: $6.00
  • Profit per cup: $4.00
  • Average daily customers: 750 customers

Determine whether your annual marketing budget falls within 7% to 10% of profits. Calculate this by dividing your marketing budget by the annual profit to determine the percentage. Show your calculation. If it does not fall within that 7-10% range, explain how you will adjust the budget to meet that requirement. 

Submit the PowerPoint presentation, marketing calendar, and break-even / budget analysis as 3 separate documents.

TEMPLATE

Marketing Calendar (BLANK)

Annual Marketing Plan Calendar
1st Quarter1st Quarter1st Quarter2nd Quarter2nd Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter3rd Quarter3rd Quarter4th Quarter4th Quarter4th QuarterBUDGET
JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
Consumer Promotions
Enter Promotion Here
Enter Promotion Here
Enter Promotion Here
Enter Promotion Here
Trade Promotions
Enter Promotion Here
Enter Promotion Here
Enter Promotion Here
Enter Promotion Here
Advertising
Online ads
Mobile text ads
Magazine ads
Transit ads
Television
Radio
Newspaper
Agency fees
Direct Marketing
Email newsletters
Direct mail
Mobile QR codes
Text messaging
Collateral Materials
Brochure
Sell sheets
Promotional items
Video/multimedia
Public Relations
Press releases
Events
Social Media
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Instagram
Website
Content/landing page
SEO campaign
Mobile website
Shade using the corresponding colors to show length of campaign or enter the marketing activity during the month it will occur, with optional notes. See worksheet 2 (Sample Data) for example.Total Cost

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Marketing Calendar -Sample Data

Annual Marketing Plan Calendar
1st Quarter1st Quarter1st Quarter2nd Quarter2nd Quarter2nd Quarter3rd Quarter3rd Quarter3rd Quarter4th Quarter4th Quarter4th QuarterBudget
JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
Advertising
Online adsonline adsonline adsonline adsonline ads$ 10,000.00
Mobile text adsLaunch of Q1 campaignLaunch of Q1 campaignLaunch of Q2 campaignLaunch of Q2 campaign$ 8,000.00
Televisionongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print ads$ 6,000.00
Local RadioLocal RadioLocal RadioLocal RadioLocal Radio$ 5,000.00
Keyword AuctionsKeyword Auctionsongoing print adsongoing print adsongoing print ads$ 20,000.00
RetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargetingRetargeting$ 25,000.00
Direct MarketingDirect Marketing
Email newslettersmonthly newsletters every monthEmail newslettersmonthly newsletters every monthmonthly newsletters every monthEmail newslettersmonthly newsletters every monthmonthly newsletters every monthEmail newslettersmonthly newsletters every monthmonthly newsletters every monthEmail newslettersmonthly newsletters every month$ 3,000.00
Direct mailDirect mailDirect mailDirect mailDirect mailDirect mail$ 10,000.00
Mobile QR codesMobile QR codesMobile QR codesMobile QR codesMobile QR codesMobile QR codes$ 500.00
Collateral
BrochureBrochureBrochure$ 2,500.00
Sell sheetsSell sheetsSell sheetsSell sheets$ 1,500.00
Promotional itemsPromotional itemsPromotional items$ 3,000.00
Video/multimedia (YouTube)Video/ multimedia (YouTube)Video/ multimedia (YouTube)$ 5,000.00
Public Relations
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Week 3

You are to write a 3 page paper (not including title and reference pages so a total of 5 pages) in proper APA 7th Editon format.   For your paper, please take a look at the article presented in the lesson for Week 3 (I attached pdf). Pay particular attention to the article, as you watch/read, take notes on some of the topics presented that interest you  This is a short paper, think of it as a warm-up for your longer paper due in Week 7.

Requirements for this assignment:

Your paper should utilize appropriate course material:

Article  from Week 3

Ensure you address the following topics in your paper:

Pick three areas of interest from the article and discuss why you find it interesting, if you have seen any personal examples of it (i.e., someone who covers their mouth while talking).

This paper should be fun, I would suggest that you read the materials as soon as possible and then start observing others around you for some non-verbal clues.

Remember your paper must include (all in proper APA 7th edition format):

Cover Page

Body (3 pages a minimum discussion of non-verbal areas of interest)

Reference Page

Discussion

Discussion 2: The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy-Making

Word cloud generators have become popular tools for meetings and team-building events. Groups or teams are asked to use these applications to input words they feel best describe their team or their role. A “word cloud” is generated by the application that makes prominent the most-used terms, offering an image of the common thinking among participants of that role.

What types of words would you use to build a nursing word cloud? Empathetic, organized, hard-working, or advocate would all certainly apply. Would you add policy-maker to your list? Do you think it would be a very prominent component of the word cloud?

Nursing has become one of the largest professions in the world, and as such, nurses have the potential to influence policy and politics on a global scale. When nurses influence the politics that improve the delivery of healthcare, they are ultimately advocating for their patients. Hence, policy-making has become an increasingly popular term among nurses as they recognize a moral and professional obligation to be engaged in healthcare legislation.

To Prepare:

· Revisit the Congress.gov website provided in the Resources and consider the role of RNs and APRNs in policy-making.

· Reflect on potential opportunities that may exist for RNs and APRNs to participate in the policy-making process.

·

Post an explanation of at least two opportunities that exist for RNs and APRNs to actively participate in  policy-making. Explain some of the challenges that these opportunities may present and describe how you might overcome these challenges. Finally, recommend two strategies you might make to better advocate for or communicate the existence of these opportunities to participate in policy-making. Be specific and provide examples.

References

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

· Chapter 5, “Public Policy Design” (pp. 87–95 only)

· Chapter 8, “The Impact of EHRs, Big Data, and Evidence-Informed Practice” (pp. 137–146)

· Chapter 9, “Interprofessional Practice” (pp. 152–160 only)

· Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 183–191 only)

Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Discussion

Evidence Base in Design

When politics and medical science intersect, there can be much debate. Sometimes anecdotes or hearsay are misused as evidence to support a particular point. Despite these and other challenges, however, evidence-based approaches are increasingly used to inform health policy decision-making regarding causes of disease, intervention strategies, and issues impacting society. One example is the introduction of childhood vaccinations and the use of evidence-based arguments surrounding their safety.

In this Discussion, you will identify a recently proposed health policy and share your analysis of the evidence in support of this policy.

· Review the Congress website provided in the Resources and identify one recent (within the past 5 years) proposed health policy.

· Review the health policy you identified and reflect on the background and development of this health policy.

Post a description of the health policy you selected and a brief background for the problem or issue being addressed. Explain whether you believe there is an evidence base to support the proposed policy and explain why. Be specific and provide examples.

References:

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

· Chapter 5, “Public Policy Design” (pp. 87–95 only)

· Chapter 8, “The Impact of EHRs, Big Data, and Evidence-Informed Practice” (pp. 137–146)

· Chapter 9, “Interprofessional Practice” (pp. 152–160 only)

· Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 183–191 only)

Advocacy (nursingworld.org)

Brief 4: Evaluating Policy Implementation (cdc.gov)

Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Maya 2 Page

First, research random number generators. Then, respond to the following in a paper.

  • When would you use a random number generator?
  • Select a random number generator and use it to generate at least ten numbers.

Your paper should be two double-spaced pages. Use current APA formatting to cite your sources.

Include a link to your selected random number generator and a screenshot of the numbers you generate.

Disccusion

To Prepare:

· Reflect on the Resources related to digital information tools and technologies.

· Consider your healthcare organization’s use of healthcare technologies to manage and distribute information.

· Reflect on current and potential future trends, such as use of social media and mobile applications/telehealth, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled asset tracking, or expert systems/artificial intelligence, and how they may impact nursing practice and healthcare delivery.

Post a brief description of general healthcare technology trends, particularly related to data/information you have observed in use in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Describe any potential challenges or risks that may be inherent in the technologies associated with these trends you described. Then, describe at least one potential benefit and one potential risk associated with data safety, legislation, and patient care for the technologies you described. Next, explain which healthcare technology trends you believe are most promising for impacting healthcare technology in nursing practice and explain why. Describe whether this promise will contribute to improvements in patient care outcomes, efficiencies, or data management. Be specific and provide examples.

References:

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

· Chapter 14, “The Electronic Health Record and Clinical Informatics” (pp. 267–287)

· Chapter 15, “Informatics Tools to Promote Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes” (pp. 293–317)

· Chapter 16, “Patient Engagement and Connected Health” (pp. 323–338)

· Chapter 17, “Using Informatics to Promote Community/Population Health” (pp. 341–355)

· Chapter 18, “Telenursing and Remote Access Telehealth” (pp. 359–388)

·

DYKES ET AL (waldenu.edu)

What is an electronic health record (EHR)? | HealthIT.gov

Leveraging Interactive Patient Care Technology to Improve Pain Management Engagement – Pain Management Nursing

Maya 1 Page

Have you seen or read about an example where data were presented on an issue, but the sample was not representative of the population from which it was drawn? If you can’t recall a specific example, locate one using an Internet search.

For this discussion, summarize the issue and respond to the following questions.

  • Why do you believe the sample was not representative of the population?
  • What are the undesirable consequences of using a poor sampling technique?
  • How could the inaccurate reporting of the data been prevented?

I’m suggesting two very brief articles that could be the object of you Discussion. One article is about results of an online poll.  The other is a critique of online polling.  Other choices are welcome.

How accurate are online polls? (Links to an external site.)

Poll reveals who is most vaccine -hesitant in America and why (Links to an external site.)

CP – Week 9 Discussion 2nd REPLY

Reply to the following discussion by challenging the post. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language.  

It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. 

KR Discussion:

PICOT Question “ In older adults aged 65 years or older living in the community with diabetes (Population) does a nurse practitioner led evidence based health education program on diabetes self-management (Intervention) compared to current protocols (Control) increase diabetes self-management efficacy (Outcome) in a period of  4 months? (Time)”

  1. Who will benefit from receipt of this evidence?

Two groups of people will benefit from this evidence. That is, primary care providers, (nurse practitioners), and registered nurses, as well as community residing older adults with diabetes. The evidence from the EBP will assist registered nurses and nurse practitioners in developing and implementing evidence based programs for improving diabetes self-management informed by current research. Nurse practitioners are skilled and trained to provide care in population groups across all ages, and are crucial in implementing evidence based preventive interventions and chronic disease management such as diabetes (Woo et al., 2017).

  1. Where will this evidence have the greatest impact?

The evidence will greatly impact diabetes self-management efficacy for older community dwelling adults that are at elevated risks for diabetes associated poor health outcome and complications due to specific risk factors such as low social support, pre-existing conditions, inadequate diabetes self-management knowledge and low health services utilization (Kalyani et al., 2017).

  1. What resources are needed?

Being a health education based type of EBP, the program is relatively inexpensive and includes costs for education materials such as posters, brochures, and hiring of venue for administering health education.  Technology for projection educational material s may also increase costs.

  1. Who is the most appropriate audience?

Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, home based care givers.

  1. What are the benefits of this evidence to your selected audience?

Sharing of the evidence will improve diabetes self-management efficacy in community dwelling older adults thus reducing the burden of mortality, comorbidity, and associated treatment costs (Kalyani et al., 2017).

  1. What are the potential risks of failing to disseminate this evidence?

When left unmanaged, type 2 diabetes can cause various forms of serious health complications that are categorized as micro vascular and macro vascular. Micro vascular complications of type 2 diabetes entail nervous system disorders (neuropathy), damage to the renal system (nephropathy), and eyesight complications (retinopathy)  (Kalyani et al., 2017). Common macro vascular complications for type 2 diabetes  are cardiovascular diseases , heightened chances of stroke,  and peripheral vascular diseases that  are characterized by amputations originating from  non-healing  surface injuries and gangrene(Kalyani et al., 2017).Diabetes also puts a huge cost burden to the health system  making self-management desirable. Failure to disseminate the evidence from the EBP translates to missed opportunities of reducing diabetes health and cost burdens in community dwelling older adults.

  1. What are the barriers to dissemination of evidence?

According to Kreuter and Wang (2016), major barriers in dissemination of evidence can be traced to inappropriate audience choice, poor communication strategy, and limitations in dissemination mediums or methods. The major barrier in evidence dissemination for this project is access to the vital audience, and difficulty in identifying an appropriate mode of dissemination due to the large volume of information involved.

The preferred mode of dissemination is a PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint allows collaborative presentations of data with multiple uses that enhances effective way of communication with the audience through various designs as well as facilitating exportation to different formats (Shigli et al., 2016).

References

Kreuter, M. W., & Wang, M. L. (2016). From evidence to impact: Recommendations for a dissemination support system. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development2015(149), 11-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20110

Kalyani, R. R., Golden, S. H., & Cefalu, W. T. (2017). Diabetes and aging: Unique considerations and goals of care. Diabetes Care40(4), 440-443. https://doi.org/10.2337/dci17-0005

Shigli, K., Agrawal, N., Nair, C., Sajjan, S., Kakodkar, P., & Hebbal, M. (2016). Use of PowerPoint presentation as a teaching tool for undergraduate students in the subject of gerodontology. The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society16(2), 187. https://doi.org/10.4103/0972-4052.167940

Woo, B. F., Lee, J. X., & Tam, W. W. (2017). The impact of the advanced practice nursing role on quality of care, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost in the emergency and critical care settings: A systematic review. Human Resources for Health15(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-017-0237-9

CP – Week 9 Discussion 1st REPLY

Reply to the following discussion by supporting the post.  You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. 

It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. 

YS Discussion: 

Week 9 Discussion

Non-Pharmacological Management of Hypertension

  1. Who will benefit from receipt of this evidence?

One of the most important things to note is that hypertension management has been an issue of concern in different parts across the world. Management of hypertension has been a challenge and this indicates that the receipt of non-pharmacological management of hypertension evidence will play a critical role in ensuring that the problem is solved. In this case, as explained by Kario et al. (2020), health care organizations will benefit from the evidence which has been collected and analyzed in this study. Notably, health care organizations have been working hard to ensure that they find a solution and alternative ways through which they can help patients overcome hypertension pressure without incurring increased medical expenses. Through the receipt of evidence in this study, medical practitioners who work in different health care organizations will be able to offer reliable plans of care to patients who are suffering from hypertension.

It is imperative to note that it will also play a critical role in ensuring that leaders and executives in the health care organizations make informed decisions when it comes to strategic planning. For example, the will focus more on developing different strategies through which hypertension patients will be educated about the management of hypertension without using medications. The amount of funds, which are used to purchase hypertensions medications within health care organizations, will be used in other activities or programs. Secondly, it is also worth noting that the patients who suffer from hypertension will be in a position to manage their condition without incurring many expenses. They will be educated on different diets and foods, which they can take to ensure that their blood pressure remains at normal levels. Again, the medical practitioners will also educate patients about some of the physical exercises that they can carry out to control their blood pressure. This will be beneficial to the patients who suffer from hypertension who groups which are at risk of developing the problem (Kario et al., 2020s).

  1. Where will this evidence have the greatest impact?

According to Kario et al., (2020), the primary care providers are usually the ones who are in a position to see patients first. In this case, it is imperative to note that the evidence will have the greatest impact on the primary care providers. When a patient has different symptoms for a certain condition or health problem, he or she first presents himself or herself to the primary care provider. Notably, the evidence, which will be given out, will play a very critical role in ensuring that primary care providers are in a position to help most of the patients who suffer from hypertension. This means that the primary care providers will be able to develop effective treatment plans which will ensure that the hypertension patients health and live healthy lives. This means that during the dissemination of the evidence, the target group with be the medical practitioners who work in health care organizations that offer primary care. It is imperative to note that they include nurse practitioners and physicians. Nurses and physicians who offer primary care will be able to collaborate and work together for achievement of positive results as far as hypertension is concerned.

  1. What resources are needed?

During the dissemination of the evidence, several resources will be required. One of them is a room in which the researcher will hold the meeting to disseminate the evidence. The room should be large enough and spacious to accommodate the maximum number of people who will attend. Secondly, I will also need a projector. In this case, the projector will be used to show the presentation on the wall as the evidence is being disseminated. Thirdly, I will also need different booklets in which I will summarized the evidence and which will be given to the attendees. It is also important to note that I will need a person who will help me in demonstrating some of the physical exercises, which are effective when it comes to managing hypertension. The person will be a gym trainer who will help the medical practitioners in understanding different physical exercises that they can use when treating hypertension patients. I will also require samples of some of the healthy foods. Mentioning or stating their names will not be enough. As a researcher, I will need to present these food and diets for the medical practitioners to have a deeper understanding.

  1. Who is the most appropriate audience?

As stated earlier, the people to benefit most will be the primary care providers. In this case, the most appropriate audience will be the medical practitioners who work in primary care settings. They include the physicians, nurses and other medical specialists who offer health care services to different patients in primary care.

  1. What are the benefits of this evidence to your selected audience?

One of the main benefits is that the leaders and other medical practitioners will be informed enough to make reliable and effective decisions in the primary care settings. This is because they will be informed about non-pharmacological management of hypertension. As explained by Kario et al. (2020), currently, health care organizations have ensured that they get supplies of different medications, which can be used to offer treatment to patients who suffer from hypertension. However, in this case, it is imperative to note that they will be able to revise their budgets and reduce the amount of finances, which is used to purchase medications for hypertension. In addition, the primary care providers will also benefit by achieving positive results in patient outcomes. This is because the evidence in this research has been proved that some of the techniques that can be employed to manage hypertension are effective. By applying this evidence, the primary care providers will have reduced operational budgets and this will ensure that they grow and develop.

  1. What are the potential risks of failing to disseminate this evidence?

One of the main potential risks of failing to disseminate the evidence on non-pharmacological management of hypertension will lead to health care organizations incurring increased expenses as they operate. This is because these organizations will have to ensure that they have all the medications, which are required for the treatment of hypertension. Secondly, the organizations may continue experiencing negative patient outcomes as they operate. This is because of the increased cases of hypertension among the population and the reduced medical practitioners. It is imperative to note that with reduced patients, the number of medical practitioners who work in health care organizations can be able to meet the demand of health and health care services. However, increased cases of hypertension will make it hard for these organizations to operate effectively.

  1. What are the barriers to dissemination of evidence?

One of the main barriers is failing to have the required resources for the dissemination of the evidence. In this case, the researcher is supposed to be equipped with all the resources, which he or she requires to disseminate the evidence. Secondly, there is the issue of uncooperative audience or medical practitioners. The medical practitioners who will take part during the dissemination of evidence should ensure that they cooperate. For example, they should ensure that they ask questions on areas where they do not understand during the dissemination. Again, they can also raise queries on some of the challenges, which they may experience during the implementation of the evidence.

The mode of dissemination to be applied in this case is PowerPoint presentation. It is imperative to note that a PowerPoint presentation has different features which allow the research to divide his work and topics in a manner that can be easily understood by the audience.

References

Kario, K., Chia, Y. C., Sukonthasarn, A., Turana, Y., Shin, J., Chen, C. H., … & Wang, J. G. (2020). Diversity of and initiatives for hypertension management in Asia—Why we need the HOPE Asia Network. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension22(3), 331-343.

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Banks Management Assignment 3-3

Please Follow the instructions carefully.

DEADLINE: 23 DEC, 2021 at 11:20 PM

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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3

FIN 402 (1st Term 2021-2022)

Deadline: 23/12/2021 @ 23:59

Course Name: Financial Institutions and MarketsStudent’s Name:
Course Code: FIN 402Student’s ID Number:
Semester: ICRN:
Academic Year: 1442/1443 H, 1st Term

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade: / 5Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· This assignment is an individual assignment.

· The Assignment must be submitted only in WORD format via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Assignment 2 Questions: Week 11 to Week 13:  [5 Marks]

Q1. What factors would you consider in deciding whether or not to invest in a corporate versus a government bond? [1.5 Marks]

Q2. Do credit rating agencies do a good job at assessing credit risk? [1.5 Marks]

Q3. Why is short selling seen as a problematic practice? [2 Marks]

Answer:

Regulation For Nursing

The Assignment: (8- to 9-slide PowerPoint presentation)

Develop a 8- to 9-slide PowerPoint Presentation that addresses the following:

· Describe the differences between a board of nursing and a professional nurse association.

· Describe the board for your specific region/area (Florida/Miami)

· Who is on the board?

· How does one become a member of the board?

· Describe at least two state regulation related to general nurse scope of practice.

· How does this regulation influence the nurse’s role?

· How does this regulation influence delivery, cost, and access to healthcare?

· Describe at least two state regulation related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

· How does this regulation influence the nurse’s role?

· How does this regulation influence delivery, cost, and access to healthcare?

· Include Speaker Notes on Each Slide (except on the title page and reference page)Reference at least 4

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

· Chapter 4, “Government Response: Regulation” (pp. 57–84)

ANA Enterprise | American Nurses Association (nursingworld.org)

The impact of nurse practitioner regulations on population access to care – Nursing Outlook

Position statement: Full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses is necessary to transform primary care – Nursing Outlook

8113mod3dissc

Discussion: Capstone Components

To help you recognize best practices in writing your capstone paper, it is useful to review the work of other scholars. The Walden Library has collections that include capstone studies from students who preceded you in the program. Some of their work is exemplary.

In this Discussion, you will consider an example of a capstone paper, and offer your perspective on it.

To prepare:

Go to the Walden Library, and open a copy of the following capstone:

Schofield, K. (2020). Elementary principals’ constraints and considerations whenhiring and assigning mathematics teachers. https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/dissertations/8581/

One method of locating dissertations:

· Navigate to the Walden Library from your Walden Student Portal.

· Hover your cursor on the “Search & Find” tab.

· Click on Dissertations.

· Click on Dissertations & Theses at Walden University.

· Search by title or author.

Open the Project Study and, using its table of contents or the search function, find and read the first few paragraphs in each of the following sections:

· The Local Problem

· Purpose of Study

· Research Questions

· Conceptual Framework

· Data Collection

Once you finish reviewing the dissertation, analyze the alignment of the paper.

By Day 3

To complete:

Post your analysis, in 2–4 paragraphs, in which you:

· Evaluate the alignment of components of this study.

· Justify your evaluation using citations from the readings.

· Use APA citations.

Reference Single, P. B. (2010). Demystifying dissertation writing: A streamlined process from choice of topic to final text. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

· Chapter 6, “Transforming a Focus Statement Into a One-Page Outline” 

· Section 6.1, “The Role and Elements of the One-Page Outline (pp. 97–99).

Butin, D. W. (2010). The education dissertation: A guide for practitioner scholars. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

· Chapter 1, “A Guide for Practitioner Scholars” (p. 14)

https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/dissertations/8581/. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/research-center/program-documents/edd

Anly699

Submit a 2 -3 page word document briefly describing 2-3 analytical concepts, tools, or models that you studied as part of your graduate program. Discuss how you will incorporate or use these tools in your chosen project analysis. Please make sure your responses are clear, concise and specific to the topics. Support them with 3-5 appropriate peer-reviewed citations using APA format.

ANLY699

agree or disagree to the question 

This week we were asked to expand on the three projects identified in week two. The questions and the answers are provided below in the same format as before. 

1 & 2. Identify three projects in order of priority. Justify the order. Brief description of each project.

The first project I discussed is to forecast sales during different holidays and decide which departments may need to increase their stock in order to meet the demand. This would rely solely on sales history of different products. Then, if the items are not already sorted by department, they would be categorized using generic department information. Another project was to determine factors that contribute to employee retention and the correlation between when and why they choose to leave a company. This would use historical data as well to identify if employees leave at a higher rate during certain times of the year, how long employees tend to stay in different departments, and would also evaluate surveys completed upon exit. Lastly, another project idea was to explore the stock market and predict what it will do in the next 6 months, year, and so forth. This would use market history to see if there are trends during certain times of the year and what happens when big events such as COVID take place.

I chose these topics in this order specifically because of my own interest in knowing the information. However, I also think they would be useful for my goals in different industries that I would like to pursue one day. My first goal in the future is to be my own business owner and forecasting sales data will come in handy, even if it involves other businesses’ information while getting started.  Retention is also intriguing to me as I am currently in the military, but am always considering the possibility of getting out. I find it interesting what makes people decide to stay at a job, what makes them want to leave, and if there are reasons that are seen more frequently than others. I also want to know this information for business purposes as well because if and when I create my own company, I want to ensure not only do people stay, but how to keep the right people for the job. The reason the stock market is the last choice, is I am interested in this solely because I pursue it as a hobby. It is an interest of mine, but as of right now, it is not my main source of income and I would just like a way to understand the trends of this market. In the future, however, I would like this to one day become a primary income.

3. Expected duration of projects.

All three projects will likely take the remaining 14 weeks of the course to gather the data, apply the analytics, and write a paper with the detailed findings. I will need to also review all previous coursework to find the best methods and approaches that I have learned throughout my degree. Researching for a project will take me a lot of time, especially because there was a lot of information covered in previous classes and I may have to learn to become more proficient in some of the techniques.

4. Availability of resources in terms of data, software tools etc.,

A couple of the resources in terms of data can be found on open sources such as government databases provided in a list by Forbes (Marr, 2016), Kaggle, and through various company records such as Amazon and Walmart. There is a lot of data that can be used, especially as far as historical data is concerned. Many companies put out old information for those who want to use it. As far as software, Excel and RStudio have numerous capabilities that could help guide these projects. They are also easily accessible and are either free downloads or are granted through the school resources. These software types will be my primary sources to create the analysis for the final project.

Resources

Marr, B. (2016, February 12). Big Data: 33 Brilliant and Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/02/12/big-data-35-brilliant-and-free-data-sources-for-2016/?sh=1fbd34adb54d

Use Of Internet

12pt type, 1” margins, double‐spaced for a minimum of 3 full pages up to 4 pages

Describe an hour’s use of the Internet, giving descriptions and critical evaluations of at least three websites. Comment on advertising, content and ease of navigation. (Note: Checking your e‐mail, perusing Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Blackboard, Pinterest may not be your website of choice.) Skip social media outlets altogether. Find something new to explore!

Assignment 1

BACKGROUND

In understanding the pattern and cause of social inequality and finding the solution, academic research articles contain richer information than other sources of social knowledge (e.g., news, Social Media, Youtube, and your friends). However, these researches rarely have an impact on tacking our reality. Why?

One of the issues at stake here is communication. The authors of academic papers assume that their readers are other academics who are familiar with previous studies and specific jargon circulated in their field of specialization. It makes their works less accessible to potential audiences outside of academia.

To solve this problem, we need efforts from both sides of authors and readers. While authors should do their best to introduce their works in plain language, readers can benefit from learning academic works efficiently and strategically. I believe you are the people who should know how to consume advanced discussion on social inequality. It is because you are someone who will pay the cost of a new social inequality and solve this problem with like-minded colleagues if you want to do that.

This assignment invites you to read (1) one blog post that social inequality researchers have written and (2) the essential parts of the researches on which those posts are based. After finishing your readings, you should write your memos analytically. These memos will help your future self, who will likely forget what you read now, conveniently use core insights from the articles without reading through them again.

Use this article to answer the following questions

1 to 2 single-spaced pages or less

Somashekhar, Mahesh. August 7, 2019. “Why some immigrant entrepreneurs thrive where african-american entrepreneurs cannot.” http://www.wipsociology.org/2019/08/07/why-some-immigrant-entrepreneurs-thrive-where-african-american-entrepreneurs-cannot/

[Must be answered] Which type of social inequality is discussed? (The sub-questions for this question are as follows)

• Between who and who? (e.g., poor v. rich; women v. men, non-white v. white, the less-educated v. the more-educated, etc.)

• What resource is unequally distributed? (e.g., income, hiring, promotion, health, safety, friendship, etc.)

• On which stage of human life does it occur? (e.g., birth, school, work, dying, etc.)

• Why does this type of inequality occur?

• What solution does the author suggest?

• [Must be answered] What are your impression of this post? (The sub-questions for this question are as follows)

• What’s something new you learned from this post?

• Do you agree or disagree with the argument in this post? If so or not, why?

Law Coursework : Equity And Trust

“Nothing is more important than the settlor’s or the testator’s intention in determining whether and how the provisions of a trust ought to be carried out”. 

Discuss this statement with reference to any of the topics we have studied to date (the three certainties, the beneficiary principle, and charities). You are strongly encouraged to narrow your focus to a specific area. Do not attempt to cover everything.
Word limit: 1500
OSCOLA referencing system

Summary Paper

Write a summary paper that discusses the importance of ethical codes of conduct for

cybersecurity professionals and their organizations.  See specific instructions attached.  Must be in APA format.  Please note the paper must feature the following career tracks:

1.  Network Enterprise Infrastructure

2.  Internet and Multimedia Applications

Assignment Details:

· Summary paper should be a maximum of 2 pages (double-spaced text)

· Summary paper should include at least 2 references

· Summary paper should be written using the APA format style

· Summary paper is worth a maximum of 100 points

Expected Outcome(s):

Summary Paper 2: To earn full credit, students will have to select at least 2 careers

and 2 cybersecurity organizations, explain the career choices based on their tracks,

discuss ethical codes for the professionals and ethical codes for cybersecurity organizations. 

Summary Paper Assignments:

Summary Paper # 2:

Write a summary paper that discusses the importance of ethical codes of conduct for

cybersecurity professionals and their organizations.

Students should conduct research on:

1. A career field in the CTEC leaning track

2. Discuss the importance of ethical codes of conduct for cybersecurity professionals 

3. Discuss the importance of ethical codes of conduct for cybersecurity organizations

Discussion

Part I

· Based a your evaluation of leadership skills and your experiences, explain how the presence or absence of technology affects the leadership approach and requisite skills: administrative, interpersonal, and conceptual. In what ways might technology aid or interfere with developing relationships or the effectiveness of team communication? Explain, providing one additional new resource (published within the last 3 years) to support your position.

· Take a stance on which approach (servant, democratic, authoritarian, laissez-faire, or transformational) you believe to be most effective in affecting human performance change. Explain, providing quotes from the resources. 

Part II

· An analysis of the leadership characteristics needed to lead face-to-face and/or virtual teams.  Now, you will explain your solutions for mitigating the challenges introduced by growth in diversity and a desire for equity on teams and in team leadership. Share a new article that you found within 3 years.

· Consider whether there is a need for a separate theory of team leadership that takes into consideration diversity and equity in virtual teams or whether you believe one of the leadership models you read about is appropriate. Justify your position with specific references to the readings, your new article, and/or personal experience.

Benefits

Instructions

Instructions: Final Research Project. Your organization is going to be expanding globally. Select two (2) countries of your choice. You will conduct research in which you 

  1. Identify and discuss, for each country, the customary benefits organizations provide their employees in those countries. 
  2. In your discussion, compare these countries with what organizations in the United States provide employees. 
  3. Topics to include in your comparison will include, but not limited to, health insurance benefits, wages, and paid time off. When sharing and comparing the countries, make sure you include information as to why. For example, if the income tax rate is extremely high, organizations might tend to offer X benefit. 
  4. Next, you want identify what these countries might do better and what might US organization do better. 
  5. Finally, make a recommendation as to 1) which country your organization should consider entering and 2) what benefits and wage practices would you recommend and would these benefits be the same as to what you offer employees in the United States. 

Please keep in mind that what you provide in your project must support your recommendations. For example, in France, if you take public transportation to and from work, the company must pay 50% of their monthly transportation pass. This is something that might work for your organization here in the United States, especially in larger cities that encourage using mass transit, but you need to make sure you explain why if you did not already share this in the body of your project. 

Prepare your research project this week as if you are preparing to present your findings to a HRM Benefits Counselor.

Submission Instructions:

IMPORTANT!!
Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least five (5) supporting references or sources (NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), format your work in proper APA format, include an abstract, cover page, a Reference section as required, and a minimum of 6 full pages of double spaced written content. Be sure to cite all listed references properly in text in accordance with the APA manual.

Financial And Managerial Accounting

Write a 750 – 1250 word project on the following topic:

Compare and contrast financial and managerial accounting. Provide one specific, real-life example of how either financial accounting helps external stakeholders make informed decisions or how managerial accounting helps managers to improve operational and financial performance. 

Your project must be formatted according to APA 6th edition guidelines, and you need to use at least three external referencesSave your file as “LastnameFirstinitial-ACCT105-8.”

Class Presentation Discussion

Post your presentation on a psychological disorder.  Be sure to include a brief overview of why you selected that particular disorder.

Unit 6 Assignment

Select one of the case studies below for your assignment. In your discussion, be sure to evaluate the presence and effects of alterations in the homeostatic state secondary to gender, genetic, ethnic, and temporal variables.

Case Study Assignment Requirements

1. Make sure all of the topics in the case study have been addressed.

2. Cite at least three references in your case study paper; this may include peer-reviewed journal articles, textbooks, or evidence-based practice websites to support the content.

3. All reference sources must be within 5 years.

4. Do not use sources such as Wikipedia or UpToDate as a reference.

5. Assignments must have at least four full pages of analytic content, double-spaced (the cover and reference pages do not count in the page count, but must be included with the assignment), and follow APA 7th edition format.

Case Study 1: Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

Amanda is an 18-year-old with anorexia nervosa. She was recently admitted to an eating disorders clinic with a BMI of 13.9, and although she was a voluntary patient, she was reluctant about the treatment. She was convinced that she was overweight because her clothes felt tight on her. She complained that even her hands and feet “were fat.” One of her nurses explained that a protein in her blood was low. The nurse further explained that, as difficult as it may be to believe, eating a normal healthy diet would make the “fat hands and feet” go away.

1. What protein do you suspect the nurse was referring to? How would a deficiency in this protein contribute to edema?

2. What is the difference between the physiology of pitting and nonpitting edema?

3. Because of her weakened condition, Amanda was moved around the ward in a wheelchair when she was not on bed rest. How does this affect her edematous tissues?

Case Study 2: Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders

Patricia was called at work by a woman at the local day care center. She told Patricia to come and pick up her son because he was not feeling well. Her son, 3½-year-old Marshall, had been feeling tired and achy when he woke up. While at daycare, his cheeks had become red, and he was warm to touch. He did not want to play with his friends, and by the time Patricia arrived, he was crying. Later that afternoon, Marshall’s condition worsened. He had fever, chills, a sore throat, runny nose, and a dry hacking cough. Suspecting Marshall had influenza, Patricia wrapped him up and took him to the community health care clinic.

1. Why did Marshall’s presentation lead Patricia to think he had influenza and not a cold? Why is it important to medically evaluate and diagnose a potential influenza infection?

2. Describe the pathophysiology of the influenza virus. Outline the properties of influenza A antigens that allow them to exert their effects in the host.

3. Marshall may be at risk of contracting secondary bacterial pneumonia. Why is this so? Explain why cyanosis may be a feature associated with pneumonia.

Case Study 3: Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange

Emmanuel and his mother live in an urban community housing complex. The building is worn down and dirty from the urban dust, cockroaches, and mold. Emmanuel is 5 years of age and has suffered from asthma for the last 2 years. One evening, his mother poured him some milk and put him to bed. Shortly afterward, Emmanuel woke up wheezing and coughing. As he gasped for air, he became more and more anxious. His mother ran for his inhaler, but he was too upset and restless to use it. Emmanuel’s skin became moist with sweat, and as he began to tire, his wheezing became quieter. His mother called 911 and waited anxiously for the ambulance to arrive.

1. Emmanuel uses a corticosteroid inhaler for the management of his asthma. What is the mechanism of action of this drug? How is its action different from the β2-agonist inhalants?

2. Why does someone with severe asthma become physically fatigued during a prolonged attack? What are the physiologic events that occur during an attack?

3. One of the complications of respiratory fatigue is the development of hypercapnia. How does the body compensate for an increase in CO2? What are the effects of hypercapnia on the central nervous system?

Case Study 4: Disorders of Renal Function

Fred, a fit and healthy 44-year-old, was working outside one warm summer afternoon. When he returned home by the end of the day, his lower back felt sore and he felt nauseated. His wife made him dinner, but he was not hungry and chose to go to bed instead. Fred’s symptoms progressed, and soon he was rolling on the bed with excruciating pain. He said his back hurt as well as his stomach and groin area. The pain would ease off only to return a short while later, and when it did, Fred would begin to sweat and run to the bathroom to vomit. His wife became concerned and started the car. When his symptoms abated, she helped him into the car and rushed him to the hospital.

1. At the hospital, an abdominal radiograph showed the presence of renal calculi in Fred’s right ureter (urolithiasis). What is the mechanism of stone formation in the kidney? What is the role of citrate in the kidneys?

2. Why would the administration of calcium supplements be useful for a patient with calcium oxalate stones?

3. Hydronephrosis can be a complication of renal calculi. What is hydronephrosis? How does back pressure occur in a kidney, and what physiologic mechanism is responsible for nephron damage when back pressure is present?

Case Study 5: Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function

Marcee is a 52-year-old woman who worked at a reception desk at a company head office. She took some time off when she was treated for colorectal cancer. The Dukes classification was stage I, and the treatment protocol involved surgery and radiation therapy. No one in her family had a history of the disease. Marcee does not drink or smoke, but she does not pay close attention to her diet. At work, her meals consisted mainly of the foods she got from vending machines at the cafeteria. At home, she preferred to heat up frozen dinners or any prepackaged food that required minimal preparation time.

1. Review Marcee’s diet. What factors in her dietary choices might contribute to the development of colorectal cancer?

2. Colorectal cancer often arises from adenomatous polyps. What are the development and histologic features of these polyps?

3. Colorectal cancer may be a complication in individuals with ulcerative colitis. How are the “pseudopolyps” seen in this disease different from the polyps discussed above?

4. Why is a fecal occult blood test used as one of the screening tools for colorectal cancer? Explain the procedure for administering the test.

Before finalizing your work, it is important to:

· Review Case Study Assignment Requirements (described above) and the Case Study Assignment Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources), to ensure you have completed all required elements of the assignment.

· Make sure to review your chosen case study carefully to make sure you have effectively answered all questions asked.

· Utilize spelling and grammar checks to minimize errors.

· Follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).

· Make sure your assignment is original, insightful, and utilizes your logic and critical thinking skills; that your assignment is well-organized, with superior content, style, and mechanics.

· Utilize APA 7th Edition format.

· Be diligent about APA formatting including paraphrasing and direct quotations, utilizing appropriate in-text citations, and referencing your sources.

Hospitaity,Cultures And People- Literature Review (600 Words)

Need to write Literature review-600 words on Universal Studios (Singapore)

BX 2195: Hospitality, Cultures and People

 INDIVIDUAL TASK COVER SHEET

StudentPlease sign, date and attach a cover sheet to the front of assessment task for all hard copy submissions
SUBJECT CODEBX 2195: Hospitality, Cultures and People
STUDENT FAMILY NAMEStudent Given NameJCU Student Number
Thiri Soe HanHazel13728663
GidwaniAanchal Bhagwan13672070
Khaing Su PyaeAria13728133
ASSESSMENT TITLEAssessment 2: Research Report
DUE DATE06/01/2020
LECTURER NAMEDr. Zilmiyah Kamble
TUTOR NAMEMs. Virginia Wu
Student Declaration1. This assignment is my original work and no part has been copied/ reproduced from any other person’s work or from any other source, except where acknowledgement has been made (see Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy5.1).2. This work has not been submitted for any other course/subject (see Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.9).3. This assignment has not been written for me.4. I hold a copy of this assignment and can produce a copy if requested.5. This work may be used for the purposes of moderation and identifying plagiarism.6. I give permission for a copy of this marked assignment to be retained by the College for benchmarking and course review and accreditation purposes.Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 5.1. A student who submits work containing plagiarized material for assessment will be subject to the provisions of the Student Academic Misconduct Requirements.Note definition of plagiarism and self-plagiarism in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy:Plagiarism: reproduction without acknowledgement of another person’s words, work or expressed thoughts from any source. The definition of words, works and thoughts includes such representations as diagrams, drawings, sketches, pictures, objects, text, lecture hand-outs, artistic works and other such expressions of ideas, but hereafter the term ‘work’ is used to embrace all of these. Plagiarism comprises not only direct copying of aspects of another person’s work but also the reproduction, even if slightly rewritten or adapted, of someone else’s ideas. In both cases, someone else’s work is presented as the student’s own. Under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 a copyright owner can take legal action in the courts against a party who has infringed their copyright.Self-Plagiarism: theuse of one’s own previously assessed material being resubmitted without acknowledgement or citing of the original.Student Signature…Thiri…Soe…Han…………………… Submission date 06 /01/ 2020…Khaing…Su…Pyae…………………. Submission date 06 /01/ 2020…Aanchal Bhagwan Gidwani…………. Submission date 06 /01/ 2020
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Assessment 2: Marina Bay Sands Hotel Report

Thiri Soe Han (13728663)

Aanchal Bhagwan Gidwani (13672070)

Khaing Su Pyae (13728133)

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956

Contact us: +65 66888888

Website: inquiries@marinabaysands.com.

James Cook University

Lecture: Dr. Zilmiyah Kamble

Tutor: Ms. Virginia Wu

BX 2195: Hospitality, Cultures and People

Bachelor of Business

06 Jan 2020.

Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5 INTRODUCCTION 5 LITERATURE REVIEW 6 BACKGROUND 8 REPORT BODY 10 DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS 10 CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS 14 REFERENCES 15 APPENDIXES 18

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This examination has been done for mirroring the primary issue that is being looked at by the association. Marina Bay Sands has been chosen for this exploration venture. The association is confronting the issue of the low inspiration and occupation fulfillment among the workers. So, the exploration has been directed for conquering the issues and proposing the suggestions to the Marina Bay Sands. The examination will be trailed by the survey of the different writing and the scholastic diary papers. The fundamental consequences of the exploration will concentrate on the proposals of the high inspiration and expanded occupation fulfillment with the different techniques.

INTRODUCCTION

In every hospitality industry, there have been the problems generally occurred by the employees and these consequences have directly affected the organization especially in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel. The main purpose of this report is to identify about the issues normally faced in MBS. Nowadays, MBS is typically challenging low job satisfaction and employee motivation, due to weak in leadership skills in the organization. The result will provide to get insights at future study on employee motivation whereby the necessary at MBS hotel. Ultimately, the report will convey with the analysis of hotel’s background, literature review, discussions and recommendations.

 Figure (1.1) Marina Bay Sands Hotel

LITERATURE REVIEW

According to this report, it’s realized that issues can affect the hotel’s employees with negative impact such as insufficient salary or wages, job security, poor training program, lack of leadership skills and new opportunities but “not developing) (Cheng & Brown, 1998; Wong et al., 1999; Zhang & Wu, 2004). Consequently, hotel’s employees have the issues in their working environment such as working hours and social status within the organization (Karatepe & Uludağ, 2007). Therefore, most of the five-star hotels conduct different researches and analysis by many researchers in order to determine what kind of factors are influencing to become the employee motivation and job satisfaction with positive way.

Karatepe & Uludağ, 2006 mentioned that employees are the main assets in the hotel industry as they are providing a service to the guests. Meanwhile job satisfaction and employees’ motivation can positively impact on this industry due to employees’ performance. At the same way, the employees’ motivation and job satisfaction are quite influencing on the wages, future benefits and security, job opportunities and culture of training program (Cheng and Brown, (1998)). Hackman and Oldham (1980) clearly illustrated that the boundary of employees’ motivation is rely on the intrinsic (internal) motivation which mean the job performance is based on personal feelings. Simultaneously, the boundary of job satisfaction depends on both intrinsic and extrinsic (external) motivation as drive as environmental incentives or bonus rewards (Kinnam and Kinnam (2001)). Job satisfaction is basically measure on the employees’ expectations and realities according to Jung et al., (2007). Those with low job satisfaction level are frustrated and upset employees. An individual employee’s age group, gender, educational and cultural background make a variety of different expectations and realities.

According to Spector (1997), job satisfactory gauges include appreciation, pay and promotion, personal growth, supervision, security, co-workers and the organization, job scope and work environment. Nevertheless, appreciation and responsibility were investigated as the main component of impacting employees’ job satisfaction and motivation in five-star hotel business in Antalya Region (Ross, D. l., (2005)), and then (Aksu, A.A, (2005)) reported the factor of employees’ motivation as following; cooperation and social communication, development and training program, rewards and other incentive, responsibility and appreciation.

In fact, MBS hotel has been facing with the issues of not only low job satisfaction, but also low employees’ motivation. Thus, we investigated about these problems by observing employees’ feedbacks, reviews and insights. In MBS hotel, the reviews we realized that most employees are facing the problems of the massive workload, unbalance between work and social life and lack of proper communication in organization’s department. Even though the employee faced with these issues, the managers and respective head of departments and managers ignored them to facilitate the issues mentioned about. Kuvass, et al., (2018) found the most of five-star hotels need to prepare the organizational cultural charts, policies in order to well-being at long-term goals. Ashmos and Duchon (2000) emphasizes employees with strong mental and spiritual control seek to look for purpose and meaning in their job scopes, an aspiration to be part of the community. Hence, those employees aim for a higher perspective in personal growth and social development. Therefore, this research analyzes some of the major limitations and gaps between the employee’s satisfaction and motivation by the organization.

BACKGROUND

Marina Bay Sands is the hotel before the Marina Bay in Singapore. The property has been charged as the costliest property for the independent gambling club on the planet. It is one among the triumphant recommendations for the primary incorporated hotel for Singapore. It is situated in the Bayfront Subzone, Downtown Core, and Singapore. It is a five-star luxury hotel that offers the best of universal and nearby cooking styles in a single feasting goal. The authoritative structure of the lodging pursues the small-time possession and distinctive practical division for playing out their capacities. The individuals of the lodging are exceptional and effective in the introduction and are capable of serving the requirements of the clients (Singapore by hotels.com, 2018). Client commitment in the hotel business has been developed and it is accepting consideration from the specialist organizations. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore offers an assortment of the unwaveringly programs. The opening date of MBS is 27 April 2010; 9 years ago (soft opening) 23 June 2010; 9 years ago (official opening) 17 February 2011; 8 years ago (grand opening) the number. of rooms in MBS are 2,561.The retreat incorporates a 2,561-room lodging, a 120,000-square-meter (1,300,000 sq. ft) show display focus, the 74,000-square-meter (800,000 sq. ft) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands shopping center, a gallery, two huge theaters, “superstar gourmet specialist” cafés, two gliding Crystal Pavilions, workmanship science displays, and the world’s biggest chamber gambling club with 500 tables and 1,600 space machines. The complex is bested by a 340-meter-long (1,120 ft) SkyPark with a limit of 3,900 individuals and a 150 m (490 ft) unendingly pool, set large and in charge biggest open cantilevered stage, which overhangs the north tower by 67 m (220 ft).[4][5] The 20-hectare resort was planned by Moshe Safdie engineers.

Figure (1.2) Marina Bay Sands Hotel’s Background

REPORT BODY

DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS

The Marina Bay Hotel has been confronting the issue of the low occupation fulfillment and the worker inspiration among the representatives. In this manner the investigation has been accomplished for the appraisal of the issue looked by the representatives in the association. There is a low degree of the inspiration and motivation among the workers of the Hotel. The idea of the worker inspiration must be embraced by the association for improving their inspiration level and the high employment fulfillment (Kauppila, 2018). Inspiration is the wants and needs that cause the individuals to carry on with a certain goal in mind. It is the degree of the vitality that makes the individuals and workers take the activities. A representative with the high inspiration will do phenomenal work and will do the difficult work. Despite it, unmotivated individuals will do average work and requires an incredible exertion and tome of the administrators for the fruition of the errands. There are different ideas of the inspiration that ought to be received for the representative high occupation fulfillment and inspiration (Marthouretand Sigvardsson, 2016). The first is the inspiration with the assistance of dread. It is the sorted-out method for utilizing the dangers, intimidation and the discipline for the upgrading the degree of inspiration among the workers. Carrot and stick technique are another inspiration strategy that joins impetus prize with dread for the great execution. It requires the consistent application. Disciplines and the prizes lead to the opposition and the disdain. Maslow progressive system hypothesis of the inspiration is the best strategy for improving the activity fulfillment and the inspiration level for the representatives. This can help in evaluating the manner in which the representatives act at work and clarifies the distinction in the individuals because of their various needs and the purpose behind reacting to the representatives for the particular things. Frederick cleanliness hypothesis of the inspiration ought to be applied in the lodging that will keep up the cleanliness factors for the decrease in the disappointment and for persuading the administrators and the staff for giving the chances to development and accomplishment. The variables that lead to the high employment fulfillment and inspiration are the acknowledgment, accomplishment, duty, progression and development (Pan, 2015).The positive work atmosphere can be worked for the representatives with the goal that they have the feeling of the inspiration and the activity fulfillment. Stun has proposed the ways for the structure of the positive atmosphere for the work. The representatives should know their successful

crucial, and objectives explanations. The voice of the representatives ought to tune in to everybody (Lu, et al. 2016).

Another issue faced by Marina Bay Hotel is that the employees have low job satisfaction. Job satisfaction or employee satisfaction is the feeling of pleasure and achievement that the employee experience in job to the degree to which the job is worth doing (Cambridge Dictionary, 2019). It is also one of the key factors for the HR personnel related to what the individual employee are feeling about their jobs since high job satisfaction leads to lower turnover rate, higher productivity, increased profits and loyalty. Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory can be applied for job satisfaction. According to the theory, improving hygiene factors such as working conditions, base wage and salary decreases the job dissatisfaction while improving motivator factors such as achievement, responsibility and recognition increases job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is impacted by how it respects employees, how creditable the senior management is and how good work environment is (Bathena, 2018). It is important to seek flexibility in the tourism workplace as it helps the employees to balance their life and work. Workplace conditions related with good labor, wages and hours, health and safety, management system and environment should be offered to the employees. Training and development are also important to be applied. They can improve the work performance of the employees, reduce turnover and attract good workers. Empowerment plays an important factor as it includes delegation of the responsibility, authority and accountability from senior management to the employees. It includes practice of sharing information, rewards and power so that the employees can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve work performance (Business Dictionary, 2018). Therefore, the front-line employees have confidence and high motivation since they are trusted by the senior management. This helps to build good relationship between employees and senior management. Empowerment contributes to the employees’ job satisfaction. In soft HRM, employees are regarded as important assets of the business. Thus, it is important to have Human Resource Management Department to manage and direct the employees.

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Figure (1.3) Marina Bay Sands Hotel’s Employees

CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS

Employees’ motivation and job satisfaction are important factors for every business to gain achievements and goals. Therefore, senior management is responsible for providing employees with high job satisfaction and motivation. In this case, Marina Bay Hotel ought to find ways to increase employees’ job satisfaction and motivation. In Marina Bay Hotel, the employees are faced with massive workload, unbalance between work and social life and lack of proper communication with department. The senior management of MBH should provide positive workplace condition to the employees where the works are fairly divided. They should reward the employees with benefits for their hard work. They should offer employees flexibility which is the workplace practice that benefits both the organization and employees. Training and development should be offered to the employees so that they can enhance their performance. Providing workshops among the employees across different departments helps them to be close with each other, improving the teamwork. They should practice Total Quality Management system since it involves all employees to participate in improving leadership skills, problem solving skills and work performance. Therefore, they can improve communication among the organization. Job satisfaction can be increased by recognition and trust from the senior management. They should give feedback to employees about their performance. They should use various motivation theories to improve the employees’ motivation. They should create a healthy corporate culture where they value each employee in the organization by sharing values, attitudes and beliefs. This contributes to work as a team to fulfill the organization’s vision and mission statement. The HRM department should supervise the employees with monthly feedback forms to know what problems the employees are facing within the organization. Thus, the HRM can manage and direct employees by providing safety, benefits, wellness, training and others to help the employees with the can improve the employees’ motivation and job satisfaction.

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Figure (1.4) Employees motivation

REFERENCES

· ★★★★★ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.booking.com/hotel/sg/marina-bay-sands.en-gb.html?aid=356980;label=gog235jc-1DCAsoyQE4qAZIM1gDaMkBiAEBmAEJuAEHyAEN2AED6AEBiAIBqAIDuALs9bzwBcACAQ;sid=419dc4db81360782f67079263334771c;dist=0&keep_landing=1&sb_price_type=total&type=total&

· About Marina Bay Sands. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.marinabaysands.com/company-information/about.html

· Aksu, A.A, (2005). Defining training needs of five-star hotel personnel: an application in the Antalya region of Turkey. Managerial Auditing Journal, 20(0):945-953.

· Ashmos, D. P., & Duchon, D. (2000). Spirituality at work: A conceptualization and measure. Journal of Management Inquiry, 9(2), 134-145.

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· Cheng, A., & Brown, A. (1998). HRM strategies and labour turnover in the hotel industry: A comparative study of Australia and Singapore. The International Journal of Human Resource Management9(1), 136–154. doi: 10.1080/095851998341233

· Factors influencing employee motivation in hotels. (2018). African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure7(3). Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327766357_Factors_influencing_employee_motivation_in_hotels

· Gomes, A. C. Q. (2003, January 1). A cultural assessment of employee motivation in the Brazilian hotel industry: A comparison between the northeast and southeast. Retrieved December 28, 2019, from https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/rtds/1548/?utm_source=digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/rtds/1548&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages.

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· Safdie Architects. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.safdiearchitects.com/projects/marina-bay-sands-hotel-and-skypark

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· Spector, P. E. (1997). Job Satisfaction: Application, assessment, causes and consequences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

· Stansbie, P., Nash, R., & Jack, K. (2013). Internship Design and Its Impact on Student Satisfaction and Intrinsic Motivation. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education25(4), 157–168. doi: 10.1080/10963758.2013.850293

· T, B. pavithra. (2015, February). FACTORS AFFECTING EMPLOYEE’S MOTIVATION IN the HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: THE CASE OF LUMBINI TANDOORI RESTAURANT. Retrieved December 28, 2019, from https://www.academia.edu/31117040/FACTORS_AFFECTING_EMPLOYEES_MOTIVATION_IN_HOSPITALITY_INDUSTRY_THE_CASE_OF_LUMBINI_TANDOORI_RESTAURANT.

· Unknown facts about Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. (2019, October 7). Retrieved from https://www.onceinalifetimejourney.com/lux-singapore/facts-about-marina-bay-sands-in-singapore/

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APPENDIXES

Religion

minimum of 500 words.

Drawing from the characterization of Judaism as ethno-religious, describe five ways in which this might advance a sense of Jewish identity and solidarity, and then describe two ways in which this factor (ethno-religion) has been a liability at various points in Jewish history. Please number each group of items clearly, to help your essay express your thoughts clearly. You should cite at least three published sources outside this module (that are drawn from formal publications and recognized scholarship), in addition to drawing from the materials provided in this course.

Response To Questions

answer the following 29 questions as appeared in the attached manual with corresponding pages

IMC-Nigeria CMC Certification Workshop & Membership/Fellowship Induction

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SECTION 1: Role of IMC & ICMCI in Fostering Professionalism 1. What is the purpose of the ICMCI (CMC-Global) 1

SECTION 2: The New Uniform Body of Knowledge

2. Explain what is meant by PESTLE acronym as a Management Consulting tool.

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SECTION 3: Understanding the Consultancy Process

3.

i. What is Management Consultancy? ii. Who are Management Consultants?

iii. List and explain the five key phases involved in the Consulting Process.

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13-14 SECTION 4: Writing Proposals

4. List and explain the 12 key components of a good proposal.

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SECTION 5: The Business Plan Structure

5. List and explain the 6 key components of a good Business Plan Structure.

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SECTION 6: Preparing a Business Plan & Budget

6.

i. Give 3 primary reasons that make a Business Plan necessary.

ii. List and explain the 5 key elements of a Business Plan’s good Executive Summary.

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SECTION 7: Marketing Tips

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i. Explain the S.M.A.R.T. acronym of Marketing Objectives.

ii. List and explain the 8 Ps involved in the Marketing of Services.

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SECTION 8: Importance of Networking 8. i. Why is Networking important to a 23Highlight

Management Consultant? ii. What are the possible sources and criteria

for Networking?

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SECTION 9: Setting the Fee

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i. List and explain 5 factors that Management Consultants put into consideration before they set the fees they charge their clients.

ii. List and explain at least 7 Fee charging methods available in the Management Consulting Industry.

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SECTION 10: Hiring a Consultant

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i. List and explain 5 of the Golden Rules that guide clients in the hiring of Management Consultants.

ii. List and explain the 3 Consulting Skills that a good Management Consultant should have.

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SECTION 11: Consulting Contracts

11. Name and explain at least 10 components of Consulting Contracts.

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SECTION 12: Benchmarking for Management Consultants

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i. What is Benchmarking for Management Consultants?

ii. List and explain 5 key advantages of Benchmarking for Management Consultants.

iii. List and explain the 10 step-by-step process of Benchmarking in Management Consultancy.

iv. List and explain the 6 key types of Benchmarking in Management Consultancy

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SECTION 13: Leadership

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i. Name and explain 5 top qualities of good leadership

ii. List and explain 10 top mistakes that Leaders make.

iii. Why do Managers make mistakes?

Experiential Knowledge

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SECTION 14: Group Decision Making

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i. List and explain the key 6 instances when Group Decision Making works best.

ii. List and explain the key 6 guidelines that can help to make Brainstorming very effective?

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SECTION 15: CMC Certification Application Form

15. List and explain the 9 components of the CMC Certification Application Form

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SECTION 16: CMC Certification Reference Form

16. List and explain the 3 major components of the CMC Certification Reference Form

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SECTION 17: What Clients Expect from Mgt. Consultants

17. List and explain 5 of the expectations of Clients that engage the services of Management Consultants.

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SECTION 18: IMC-Nigeria’s Code of Ethical Professional Conduct

18. Name and explain the components of the Code of Ethical Professional Conduct for IMC-Nigeria Members and CMCs.

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SECTION 19: The IMC and CMC?

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i. What is the IMC? ii. List and explain 5 Objectives of the IMC.

iii. Explain 2 benefits that members of the IMC enjoy.

iv. What does CMC mean? v. Who can authorize the use of the CMC

qualification? vi. Who can use the CMC Qualification?

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SECTION 20: CMC Certification Standard & Requirements

20. What steps are aspirants expected to take in order to be considered for CMC Certification by IMC-Nigeria?

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SECTION 21: The ICMCI

21.

Explain the CMC Competency Model benefits to:

i. Individual Consultants ii. The Consulting Firm

iii. The Client Community iv. The Government.

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SECTION 22: A Guide to Effective Delegation

22.

i. What is Delegation? ii. Describe the process of Delegation.

iii. List and explain 6 key benefits of Delegation

iv. Why do some Managers refuse to Delegate?

v. Why do some Subordinates reject Delegation?

vi. What are the levels of Delegation?

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89-90 SECTION 23: ISO 20700 Guidelines for Mgt. Consultancy Services

23. What is the ISO Quality Management System (QMS) all about?

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24. What is ISO 20700? Pg. 94,

Section 2.0

25. What is the main purpose of the ISO 20700? Pg. 95,

Section 2.4

26. What are the benefits of the ISO 20700 to the Client Community?

Pg. 96, Section 2.11.1

27. What are the benefits of the ISO 20700 to the Individual Management Consultancy Service Provider (IMCSP)?

Pg. 96-97, Section 2.11.2

28. How can IMCSPs or Management Consulting Pg. 97,

Firms use ISO 20700? Section 2.12 SECTION 24: ISO 20700: Self-Assessment Checklist

29. Administer this Self-Assessment Checklist as IMCSP in Nigeria

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Management Ethics 5-6 Pages

Body of your paper: 5-6 page Paper

For this assignment, you should focus on the reading material for weeks 1-7. Also, use our library to support your positions.

The  body of your paper: (5-6 Pages total in length)- Show me that you are  attempting to support your thoughts with key material from our reading  material AND outside sources:

Answer the following five questions:

1.  What are some of the most common forms of unethical behavior in our  workforce today? How could leadership in organizations help to minimize  this ethical misconduct? Explain and support your positions with  relevant course content and outside sources.

2. As our businesses  have developed over the last 100 plus years, have our modern day  businesses evolved to be more ethical today? What are some of the  factors that helped you come to your conclusion? Take a position and  support your thoughts.

3. Would you describe the financial meltdown in our 2007-2008 financial markets as a failure of “people” or of our “capital market processes”? Why? Support your thoughts with ethical theory and examples. Use our library for added research if needed.

4. Tell me about why diversity and discrimination are two important ethical factors that leaders should focus on while attempting to manage their workforce? Provide one example of how mismanaging these issues have had an impact on an organization. How would you explain the importance of these to your employees?

5. Are corporate outreach and company sponsored volunteer programs a good idea for organizations to implement? Why? From an ethical leadership perspective, why would you choose OR not choose to implement these programs? Use course theory and  specific examples to support your conclusion.

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Enterprise App Development

I’ve searched books or posts about app development and came across with the article about enterprise app dev: https://spd.group/app-dev/enterprise-mobile-app-development/

Are there any short books with such good examples and explaining to get a little bit more tips?

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Table of contents What is Enterprise Application Development? The Types of Enterprise Mobile Applications Top 7 Reasons to Have an Enterprise Mobile Application Things to Consider When Choosing an Enterprise Mobile App Development Platform A Custom Enterprise Mobile App Development Process How Much Does it Cost to Build an Enterprise Mobile Application? Mobile Enterprise Security: Ways to Secure Your App What are the top 5 enterprise mobile application development companies? Our Expertise in Enterprise Mobile Development Businesses that Have Already Benefited from Enterprise Mobile Applications Enterprise Mobile App Development Trends For 2021 Summary Conclusion Further Reading App Development

Enterprise Mobile App Development Guide for 2022

5/5 – (33 votes) Table of contents What is Enterprise Application Development? The Types of Enterprise Mobile Applications Top 7 Reasons to Have an Enterprise Mobile Application Things to Consider When Choosing an Enterprise Mobile App Development Platform A Custom Enterprise Mobile App Development Process How Much Does it Cost to Build an Enterprise Mobile Application? Mobile Enterprise Security: Ways to Secure Your App What are the top 5 enterprise mobile application development companies? Our Expertise in Enterprise Mobile Development Businesses that Have Already Benefited from Enterprise Mobile Applications Enterprise Mobile App Development Trends For 2021 Summary Conclusion Further Reading

What is Enterprise Application Development?

It is a process of creating software applications for large companies. This software is tailor-made for the specific needs and requirements of a particular organization. The main goal of this process is to build enterprise apps, keeping scalability and speed in mind. Enterprises are looking for an opportunity to iterate quickly and update mobile apps continually, to be flexible to meet the changing needs of end-customers.

Additionally, large companies have the challenge of managing and optimizing all of their internal and external processes while at the same time reducing operational expenses. Which is the second-biggest reason to leverage enterprise mobile apps, besides improving customer experience.

Today, we would like to focus on the advantages of mobile app development for modern enterprises; this can be especially important if your company is on the path of Legacy Systems Modernization — a custom mobile app can be the technological solution you are looking for.

What is an Enterprise Mobile Application?

This is a sophisticated software system that’s created to help with the particular needs of the organization. This app must be built according to a company’s global strategy and make certain functions available on mobile devices. Enterprise mobile app development process aimed to develop user-friendly software that uses multiple types of complex data and complies with the latest security standards.

According to Fliplet, 66% of organizations are expected to increase their investments into enterprise application development services in the next three years. The enterprise mobile solutions market is expected to reach $430 billion in revenue by 2021.

What Enteprise Feel About The Need of Enterprise Mobile Apps
What Enteprise Feel About The Need of Enterprise Mobile Apps

The Types of Enterprise Mobile Applications

There are essentially three main types of mobile enterprise applications.

For exclusively internal usage, there are employee-level mobile apps: they are quite simple because of the small list of features required. For example, it could be a messaging tool to improve the communication process between a team leader and developers, to get quick updates about the smallest aspects of a project.

Department-level mobile apps can boost the productivity of particular departments. For example, with the advanced Human Resource management app, you will not only improve the efficiency of HR but also will be able to solve employees’ issues faster.

Company-level mobile apps make every department work together as they engage the entire organization in a private network. Employees can contact the CEO or download documents, making a lot of steps in the workflow disappear.

Top 7 Reasons to Have an Enterprise Mobile Application

Your organization is doing great without a custom mobile app, so why you should start now? Here are some reasons to partner with an enterprise development company and create custom software for your organization.

Transaction control and additional payment features

This one is especially valuable for retailers and other enterprises involved with E-Commerce Payment Systems. Having a mobile app focused on transactions can help you improve money management, become fully aware of payment deadlines, and set notifications on the parameters you need to know.

Improved data management

A mobile app can help you improve operations related to data processing, analysis, verification, or adjustment. In the big picture, it can make a huge difference in the overall efficiency of the business.

Eliminating paperwork and the human factor

The above-mentioned benefits lead to reducing the amount of paperwork and automating some tasks to let the experts focus on strategic goals and more sophisticated challenges.

Mobile monitoring of employee statuses

A company that provides enterprise mobile app development services can help you build software that essentially moves the office away from office buildings. You can have the ability to monitor the progress of your employees, while your employees can report on their progress via a mobile app.

Employee onboarding and certification automation

For big corporations, mobile apps can do wonders in terms of simplifying the onboarding process. In the big picture, automating just a few simple steps can save a lot of time and effort for the HR experts. Having an app that handles the information about the certification of employees can also optimize the work for the HR department.

Better supply chain control

Another way to enhance enterprise optimization is to leverage an app for supply chain purposes. An app can definitely improve the planning, delivery, and management of transportation in your organization. With better control and monitoring here, you will find an additional way to save money.

The best client support

As modern banks can prove, enterprise applications can be the ultimate solution for the best client support possible. Mobile apps can easily take over 24/7 support of basic client inquiries, letting human experts take over complex tasks. If you add innovations like Fraud Detection with Machine Learning, mobile applications will not only solve the occurring problems but also prevent some security issues.

Why Companies Are Using Enterprise Mobile Apps?
Why Companies Are Using Enterprise Mobile Apps?

Things to Consider When Choosing an Enterprise Mobile App Development Platform

According to Wikipedia, a mobile enterprise application platform or MEAP is a suite of products and services that enable the development of mobile apps. Choosing an enterprise mobile application platform is a great place to start the creation of software that is perfectly suited for your business needs. Here are some tips and suggestions of what to look for when choosing a platform.

Intuitive development

MEAP should put you in charge of the development process as quickly as possible. Of course, you will require some time and technical expertise to get a clue as to what is going on — but it shouldn’t be too hard. The best thing to do here is to define your goals and find a solution that will help you achieve those goals quickly. Having some proven use cases in your industry will also be a plus.

Real-time updates

One feature that is definitely a must is the ability for the solution to provide you status updates on the development process. You don’t need any unwanted surprises and you don’t want to waste your time and money without knowing in what direction the development is going.

Easy integration

Your enterprise probably already has a computer system that is vital for your day-to-day activities. Your new mobile app must fit your organization’s infrastructure easily without causing major disruption. It is crucial to have a flexible API that will enable simple mobile app integration with your current business processes.

Security

This is a priority for any business in the current times, especially considering the fact that an enterprise mobile app can make your internal information vulnerable. The software vendors you choose must adhere to the latest security standards, and it’s hard to emphasize this enough. Any form of communication in your app must be encrypted.

App management

This is another point you should keep in mind from the very beginning. You must understand the complete scope of available options to manage your app. It is important to track the performance of an app as well as have the ability to quickly adjust access for users. Performance tracking can always give you a quick idea of areas that should be improved in the future.

There is no such thing as the single best enterprise mobile application development tool; however, there are some tools you will definitely hear about during the development process.

SAPThis is a tool for platforms that allows the building of an app from a single HTML5 codebase.
KonyAllows the creation of JavaScript tools for all platforms. It supports a number of features including customer reporting, pre-built apps, and API management.
XamarinA tool that allows the building of apps on C#. It includes an interface development tool as well as the ability to share code and add components directly from the interface.
AlphaHas a development and deployment environment that helps save the time that would be spent on regular coding.
SenchaA powerful and diverse high-end HTML5 framework that enables the creation of apps with a native feel.

A Custom Enterprise Mobile App Development Process

At first glance, the enterprise mobile application development process might seem complex — but with the right strategy and a proven enterprise app development company as a partner, the results of a custom approach can exceed the loftiest expectations and provide the software solution your business needs to blossom. Let’s break it down into simple steps.

  • Determining business objectives

It’s good to start with a problem this software needs to solve. You need to get a clear understanding of the purpose of this solution. Whether it is an employee-level messenger or a large-scale supply chain management app, – understanding the main features is required to move forward.

  • Calculating budget

We will talk about this later in the article in detail, but at the very least you need to find a few enterprise app development companies with proven expertise in your field and ask for some estimates to make your decision.

  • Creating technical specifications

The company that provides software development services must offer you a detailed technical specification with the inclusion of the tech stack, platforms, wireframes, and roadmap as well as other technical requirements.

  • Considering platforms

In this case, you need to pick at least two platforms: Android and IOS. You may also require a separate team for each platform.

  • Wireframe design

The wireframe is basically a prototype of your future app. You need to have one to make sure you are moving in the right direction and to avoid wasting your time and money.

  • UI/UX design

When you have the wireframe, it’s time to move on to UI/UX design. This is a very important step — the success of the app in your working environment heavily depends on what it looks and feels like. It’s hard enough for people to accept new things, so make it easy for them!

  • Product development

This is the most interesting and challenging part of the process, and where the business app development company you have partnered with really shows its worth. It’s hard to even start to list all the small aspects and nuances of this stage; however, we will share our own product development expertise from SPD Group later in this article.

  • Testing

While most testing happens during the development process, when the product is ready it’s time for the Quality Assurance team to take over. Keep in mind that if you can include your employees in the testing process somehow, this will be the perfect scenario — end-users know what they need from the app!

  • Maintenance and support

When the app is released, that doesn’t mean it’s over — you need to make it perfect! Get as much feedback as you can to properly fix any bugs that might occur. Also, be sure to provide timely updates.

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How Much Does it Cost to Build an Enterprise Mobile Application?

So, you are ready to build your app but you still need to decide upon the prices and the development team? The following information will help you with that!

Price range

While articles on Clutch mention that the average market price for the custom app is below $200,000, the reality is that the price is usually much higher. A custom app with multiple functions for your business can cost up to $350,000, according to online app cost calculators. Enterprise app development costs can be as high as $500,000 for a high-end enterprise application. Fortunately, you don’t need to have that amount of money to get into this — as a simple app for your business with some basic features could be built for $20,000-$30,000. The price is heavily dependent on your needs, but keep in mind that the price also affects the functionality of your app. If you thoroughly research what you actually need from an app before hiring a development team, you can save tons of money and prevent yourself from ending up with high-priced functions that you don’t require at all.

Hourly rates in different regions

If you need an app, you don’t have to start a brand-new in-house IT department — there are plenty of top-level enterprise mobile application development companies available. Outsourcing and outstaffing are the best ways to do this job. True expertise costs money, but prices are very different across the globe:

  • The United States of America and Canada area can offer developers from $20 to $250 per hour. Is North America the place with the best developers on the planet? That could be disputed, but what is undisputed is the high price!
  • The United Kingdom and Australia share quite similar average market rates from $35 to $175 per hour.
  • The top price in South America is lower and peaks at $120 per hour, with a $25 starting point.
  • Eastern Europe has a strong reputation in this field and has plenty of software development companies that can help you for approximately $20 to $110 per hour.
  • If you are hunting for the lowest prices, India and Indonesia are the places to look at. The services of a solid developer could cost $30 per hour.

Do prices determine quality? Of course not! You should still consider the resume and use cases of the particular software development company to make the right decision.

What team do you need?

You need at least four experts: a project manager, a software developer, an UI/UX designer, and a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer. You may think that hiring fewer people will save money, but in the big picture it can slow down the path to the final product — and that can cost way more.

Factors that can influence the final cost

The first factor is the size, location, and expertise of your development team. The second one is the choice between a cross-platform and a native app. The final one is the type and functionality of an app. You must also consider the support phase because fixing bugs and maintaining an app can add to the final price.

Mobile Enterprise Security: Ways to Secure Your App

We cannot stress the importance of this enough. Here are some tips about security for mobile apps.

Consider security aspects in advance

A security checklist must be created in the planning stage of enterprise app development. You must do everything possible to foresee any potential security threats during development or after launch.

Scrutinize development framework

Explore the latest software and platforms, because legacy software can be a vulnerable place for potential hacker attacks. If you really care about data protection, and you undoubtedly do, do everything you can to avoid using legacy systems.

Adhere to encryption methods and standards

For example, it is an essential move to create a gateway for a preliminary security audit. This will make it way harder to break into the system of your organization and steal enterprise information.

Strong user authentication

This is a basic but vital security component of enterprise mobile application development. Two-factor authentication and multi-factor authentication are the musts here if you want to leverage technologies such as OpenID Connect protocol and OAuth 2.0 authorization framework.

“In my opinion, the future of mobile is the future of everything.” – Matt Galligan, Co-founder of Circa

What are the top 5 enterprise mobile application development companies?

Disclaimer: the list of companies is arranged randomly.

SPD GroupSPD Group SPD Group

Location: London, United Kingdom Staff size: 250 — 500 Pricing: $25 — $49/hr Founded: 2006 Clients: PitchBook Data, Morningstar, POYNT (a GoDaddy Brand), floLive

SPD Group is a London-based Custom Software development company with offices in other countries, including the USA and Ukraine. The team offers mobile and web development services, builds functional MVPs and prototypes, and provides post-release support for the delivered projects.

SPD Group delivers cross-platform and native enterprise apps, as well as progressive web applications for over 15+ years. The company delivers custom software development services from scratch by leveraging the latest technologies and 500+ Full-time Developers, Product Managers, Business Analysts, and Quality Assurance Engineers. The company holds multiple awards, including SIIA CODiE and GeekWire Deal of The Year, among many others.

Gorilla Logic

Gorilla Logic Gorilla Logic Location: Broomfield, CO, USA Staff size: 250 — 999 Pricing: $50 — $99 / hr Founded: 2002 Clients: A Place for Mom, Arrow Electronics, DaVita Clutch Rating: 4.8

Gorilla Logic’s Nearshore- and US-based Agile Gorillas are working to help Fortune 500 and SMB companies extend the benefits of business agility to large-scale and distributed environments. They offer custom-built Agile teams to deliver great products that drive innovation, profits, and growth. They bring years of experience to deliver full-stack web, mobile, and enterprise applications.

Mutual Mobile

Mutual Mobile Mutual Mobile Location: Austin, TX, USA Staff size: 50 — 249 Pricing: $150 — $199 / hr Founded: 2009 Clients: Under Armour, Flexdrive, Clorox Clutch Rating: 4.8

For over a decade, this company collaborated with multiple brands across many industries to deliver software solutions and user experiences that change the way people live their lives. They offer cloud-native custom software solutions for their clients.

AltSource Software

AltSource AltSource Location: Portland, OR, USA Staff size: 50 — 249 Pricing: $100 — $149 / hr Founded: 2004 Clients: Electronic Claims Services, Inc., Universal Seed Company Clutch Rating: 5.0

This company offers strategic consulting and custom software development services for businesses to drive technology-powered growth and achieve high business goals. AltSource has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for an impressive eight consecutive years.

Five Pack Creative

Five Pack Creative Five Pack Creative Location: Frisco, TX, USA Staff size: 50 — 249 Pricing: $100 — $149 / hr Founded: 2008 Clients: American Airlines, Match.com, ScoreSense Clutch Rating: 4.9

This company has a motto to create big things for small screens. Indeed, Five Pack Creative already delivered hundreds of great enterprise apps for Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs. They offer mobile development strategies tailored to clients’ needs.

Our Expertise in Enterprise Mobile Development

For over a decade, SPD Group had been a development partner for a company that became a leading financial data provider in the global venture capital, private equity, and public markets. Here are some technical highlights of this project to give you an idea of how the enterprise mobile app evolved and benefited the company.

Six years ago it was decided to build an enterprise mobile application for the clients of this financial platform. The first move was to create a cross-platform app for both iOS and Android. In the beginning, we had only one expert working on this mobile project using JavaScript and Sencha. However, Sencha was limited in terms of its ability to customize an app for a particular operating system. iOS, for example, has unique features like Force Touch.

The application quickly became popular among C-Level clients of the platform, as they found it very convenient to learn information about companies using mobile devices. Due to this early success, it was decided to form two teams that would natively develop two versions of the app for iOS and Android. The extended team consisted of two iOS developers, one Android developer, and three Back-End developers. The iOS version was developed on Swift and our Java developers used Java 7 for Android development.

Both versions of the app have obstructed code to prevent reverse engineering. Also, speaking of security, internal databases are encrypted. At some point, our team moved the app from monolith to microservice architecture with seamless deployment.

Currently, the app is being actively supported, with new features developed and added. One of the most popular features is the connection of the app to a calendar and sending push notifications to the user on the details of a particular meeting. Speaking of push notifications, our team managed to introduce smart and personalized notifications to the app that provide users with financial updates they might be interested in.

There is a constant challenge with users who don’t update their versions of an app, so our team puts in additional effort to support old versions for two to three years. The product team continuously gets feedback from thousands of users, so our development team can make the app better by introducing the most desired features as quickly as possible.

Businesses that Have Already Benefited from Enterprise Mobile Applications

Mobile applications development has already impacted the biggest companies on the planet. This is a quick overview of some enterprise application examples that impacted their respective industries.

McDonald’s

McDonald’s has been an active user of custom mobile enterprise apps for years, but they don’t use only their app. They made a prominent case when they partnered with Instagram for the “Share Your Biggest Instagram Moments” campaign, where users could share their favorite food and it was used in ads. User-generated content is much more effective; McDonald’s once again proved that!

Volkswagen

This company introduced the SmileDrive app for cars of any brand, which is another great enterprise application example. SmileDrive allows the sharing of travel details, including distance, time, statuses, weather conditions, and photos. It is not only very useful and convenient for any driver but also shows potential customers that Volkswagen cares about them.

Ikea

Augmented Reality Home Planner is a great app by Ikea. It was downloaded millions of times for a good reason — the app allows users to virtually “put” furniture into a picture of the customer’s room. This app became a success with a lot of updates and plenty of happy customers.

Starbucks

This company began with the myStarbucks app that allowed customers to locate coffee shops, learn about products, and suggest their drinks. Later, they added a customer loyalty program that allowed paying in-store via smartphones — which was great for 2012. As early as 2014, Starbucks had already made $146 million of mobile apps.

Nivea

Nivea introduced a great idea — putting bracelets into a magazine that would work with the app to keep track of kids. The Nivea Sun Kids project helped parents to know where their children are in public places; also, it brought sales increases and awards for Nivea!

Enterprise Mobile App Development Trends For 2021

2021 will be a very special year for enterprise mobile app developers. The world already gained some experience in adjusting to the new “normal”, so the development teams will be more productive and organized. The switch to remote work is no longer an overnight necessity but a predictable condition. That’s why the market of mobile apps will not only survive but thrive during these challenging times. This is a chart of forecasted revenues for the next two years by Statista:

Mobile App Revenue
Mobile App Revenue

It is safe to say that we should expect similar tendencies in a revenue increase for enterprise mobile apps too, as the market will only grow larger. Among the technologies that will be on the rise, you should definitely keep an eye on:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The proven trend for multiple industries in 2020, AI/ML is able to provide powerful and predictive, and analytical capabilities in the application that helps to deliver a more personalized user experience. For the companies that use chatbots, for example, Artificial Intelligence can offer 24/7 real-time communication with customers. Based on the analysis of customer data, Machine Learning algorithms can offer a fitting solution fast. Additionally, in combination with face and voice recognition, AI can become an important part of the security aspect by checking the identity of the customer in a process. The global AI market is expected to reach $30.61 billion in the next three years, which is one of the reasons why this technology will be so influential in enterprise mobile app development.

Moving to the Cloud

There is a major challenge for any mobile app developer, and it lies in creating a fully functional software solution that will take as little power of the device as possible. When the user downloads an app it takes up space, but a cloud-based approach can solve this. In 2021, cloud mobile applications are considered to be reliable and cost-effective. Leveraging the cloud is one of the best ways to go for building cross-platform apps. ReportLinker forecasts that in the next two years the cloud computing market will exceed the $600 billion mark.

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Another great technology for cross-platform mobile applications is Blockchain. It showed a lot of potential in recent years and the trend will continue in the future. Enterprises should pay close attention to Blockchain if they want to improve security and transparency by creating distributed databases. The whole concept of Blockchain is to store data in separate blocks that are linked together by secure cryptographic methods. No changes could be applied to the database without being detected by the system.

Why is it so suited for cross-platform apps? Because Blockchain offers a high level of trust, and it doesn’t have one main hub for data, but multiple sources. It allows building decentralized mobile applications that work on the basis of smart contracts. This principle allows developers to build apps much faster by applying ready-made properties to the project, and not recreating the app structure. The Blockchain transaction volume in 2020 increased by over 80% compared to 2019, so this trend will likely be an important one in 2021.

Beacons

While Beacon technology is not an innovation by any stretch of the imagination, it still has a lot to offer in 2021. In the next five or six years, the global market for Beacon technology is expected to hit $60 billion, and there is a good reason for that. Enterprises can leverage the mobile apps and Beacon technology to improve communication with the customers. This is a great way to obtain more knowledge on user behavior and draw conclusions on providing a more personalized user experience. Beacons are very popular among businesses in the Retail industry. Retailers use them to enable mobile applications to welcome the visitors while entering outlets and guide them through the shop, increasing customer engagement as a result. The combination of Beacon technology and mobile app is a proven way to increase sales for businesses.

IoT-powered mobile applications

With so many smart devices across modern organizations, it is quite clear that mobile applications allowing to control a network of interconnected devices are a must. That’s why IoT-powered apps can be considered a trend going forward in 2021. According to Statista, the Internet of Things market will hit 1.6 trillion during the next four years.

5G

Wider adoption of 5G should also be considered an important factor in the world of enterprise mobile app development. We have already witnessed the inception of this technology and its capabilities, but when it becomes a global standard the mobile apps will be more powerful than ever. Just as the speed of the Internet and the traffic volume will increase, the developers will have an opportunity to realize the ideas that couldn’t be possible previously in the mobile app. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud computing, and the Internet of Things projects will be elevated to an entirely new level with the capabilities of 5G.

Talking about the direction the enterprise mobile app development will take, we can highlight the following trends:

Software personalizationTailor-made experiences are already a standard in external applications. Be prepared to face the fact that your employees are also expecting personalized experiences that your enterprise software must deliver.
Apps that are easy to useSpending too much time teaching your employees how to use corporate software is a thing of the past. Your CTO and Office Manager might use the same application, it must be easy for both of them to understand.
On-demand appsCovid-19 limitation elevated this trend to the top. Some businesses couldn’t survive without the ability to deliver goods directly to customers and accepting remote payments. Building an on-demand app is a great solution for crisis management.
Using smartphones to the maxToday we have a trend for organizations to use the maximum capabilities of smartphones. That is why modern apps must be able to provide effective data collection from smartphones, optimize the battery life and ensure confidentiality.
Corporate data protectionThe modern enterprise mobile app must provide a unified level of security for all devices and ensure that the personal data of employees and corporate information remains safe. The new threats are continuing to appear, and security is as important as ever.

Summary

What is mobile enterprise app development?

This is the process of building a custom mobile app for large-scale businesses and organizations.

What are the types and examples of enterprise software?

There are three types  — employee-level, department-level, and company-level enterprise applications. An employee-level app, for example, could be a quite simple planning and messaging tool for a specific project. Onboarding software for HR could be considered a department-level app, while an app your customers can download could be called the company-level.

What can enterprise application development services do for my business?

It can optimize internal processes, eliminate paperwork and the human factor, improve engagement with your clients, add to brand image, and ultimately increase revenue.

How can I improve security for an enterprise mobile app?

You should plan all security measures before the start of the development process, adhere to the latest security standards, use strong user authentication, and avoid legacy software as much as possible.

How much does it cost to build an enterprise mobile app?

According to the average pricing provided by enterprise mobile application development companies, the price range is $200,000-$500,000.

What are the trends for enterprise mobile app development?

In 2021 the rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud computing, Beacons, The Internet of Things, and 5G is expected to change enterprise app development. Organizations are expecting enterprise applications to be more personalized, easier to use, secure, and leverage the full potential of smartphones.

Conclusion

The right app at the right time can change your business dramatically. As mobile devices get even more popular, it makes sense to pay close attention to enterprise mobile app development trends. You can’t miss an opportunity to leverage mobile functionality in your organization, so we suggest you partner up with experienced software developers to optimize your processes to the max with an advanced mobile app!

What is mobile app development for enterprise?

This is the process of building a custom mobile app for large-scale businesses and organizations.

What are the types and examples of enterprise software?

There are three types of enterprise software employee-level, department-level, and company-level apps. An employee-level app, for example, could be a quite simple planning and messaging tool for a specific project. Onboarding software for HR could be considered a department-level app, while an app your customers can download could be called the company-level.

What can an enterprise app do for my business?

It can optimize internal processes, eliminate paperwork and the human factor, improve engagement with your clients, add to brand image, and ultimately increase revenue.

How can I improve security for an enterprise mobile app?

You should plan all security measures before the start of the development process, adhere to the latest security standards, use strong user authentication, and avoid legacy software as much as possible.

How much does it cost to build an enterprise mobile app?

According to the average pricing provided by enterprise mobile application development companies, the price range is $200,000-$500,000.

What are the trends for enterprise mobile app development?

In 2021 the rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud computing, Beacons, The Internet of Things, and 5G is expected to change mobile app development for enterprises. Organizations are expecting apps to be more personalized, easier to use, secure, and leverage the full potential of smartphones.

Further Reading

  1. 5 Steps to Creating an Enterprise Mobile Application Development Strategy – https://www.snappii.com/docs/5_steps.pdf
  2. Enterprise mobile application development – https://woxapp.com/industries/manufactures-apps-development/
  3. What Makes an Enterprise Mobile App Great – http://www.microstrategy.cn/getmedia/b815c884-c6fd-4c5a-9478-cc771ab9e98f/What-Makes-an-Enterprise-Mobile-App-Great.pdf
  4. Smart Tips for Enterprise Mobile App Development – https://www.wired.com/insights/2013/07/smart-tips-for-enterprise-mobile-app-development/
  5. ENTERPRISE MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT – https://www.infopulse.com/blog/enterprise-approach-to-mobile-applications-development-part-1-studying-requirements/
  6. 7 Businesses that Have Notched up Their Success Leveraging Enterprise Application Development Services – https://perfectial.com/blog/businesses-that-made-success-with-mobile-apps/

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Showing Recognition Is An Important Leadership Behavior.

Showing recognition is an important leadership behavior. For some, this is easy as it is part of their regular behaviors. For others, it is harder as they are not accustomed to it. In either case, we often assume people know we appreciate their efforts. Sometimes, because they are peers, we do not feel it is our place to give recognition. Both of these assumptions are false. Whether in a position of authority or if you’re just a peer or friend, everyone has the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of someone else. In your career, you will find that authentic displays of gratitude and recognition are a vital part of effective leadership. 

For this assignment, complete the following steps:

  1. Think of someone that deserves recognition. This can be someone who has helped you, someone who has worked hard and done a good job, or someone who is simply special to you and has shown time and again they are on your side. Identify the person and explain why they deserve recognition.
  2. Develop a plan to show them recognition. It should be personalized and meaningful. Perhaps you can buy them a small token of appreciation; it could be a thank you card, a small toy, or a mug with one of their favorite animals or cartoons. You might take them out to lunch or recognize them in front of a group of people. However you do it, it should show that you know them personally and that you appreciate their efforts. 
  3. Implement your plan and describe what you did and what their reaction was. How did it make them feel? How did it make you feel?
  4. Assess how you can incorporate recognition behaviors into your normal set of behaviors to regularly notice and recognize people when appropriate. 

DIABETES

Running head: DIABETES

DIABETES 2

RESPOND TO  BOTH POST BELOW SEPARATELY who selected a different type of diabetes than you did. Provide recommendations for alternative drug treatments and patient education strategies for treatment and management. PROVIDE 2 REFFERENCES EACH POST

POST 1

Anna Bide: Initial Post

Diabetes and Drug Treatments

Gestational, juvenile, type 1, and type 2 diabetes are the different ways through which diabetes can present it self. And also, Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy (World Health Organization 2021). Here, the blood sugar level is above average. However, it is beneath levels that may give a diabetes diagnosis. On the other hand, type I diabetes presents when the body has small amounts or completely lacks insulin. It is common in children and young adults and is often referred to as juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2021). Viruses and genetics lead to the condition. When the body shows signs of rebelling against insulin or cannot produce enough insulin, this is type II diabetes. Type 11 diabetes is lifestyle-oriented, and it develops slowly. It is chronic however, patients manage it with exercise and healthy diets. Type I and II diabetes often present with the same symptoms; increased thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, and extreme hunger.

Type I diabetes may result to life-threatening or disabling conditions. It may lead to kidney damages, diseases of the heart, and blood vessels among others. There is no treatment for the condition. Nevertheless, it is manageable by administering insulin all through the patient’s life (World Health Organization, 2021). The delivery of the insulin occurs through injections or insulin pumps. It is used in tandem with other approaches such as eating healthy foods; counting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and regular exercise. In the case of increased risks of cardiovascular events, aspirin helps to protect the heart. Cholesterol-lowering and high blood pressure medications are also used depending on the presentation of the disease (Mayo Clinic, 2021). Diabetes impacts blood glucose control. One short-term complication of juvenile diabetes is hypoglycemia which develops when there is an excess of insulin. It is vital to plan for insulin intake around meals and to regulate the amount of alcohol and other prescriptions such as aspirin as they cause hypoglycemia. In the long run, uncontrolled blood glucose levels will damage blood vessels leading to other significant complications.

References

Mayo Clinic Staff. (2021). Type 1 diabeteshttps://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-1-diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353017.

World Health Organization. (2021). Diabeteshttps://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/diabetes.

POST 2

RE: Discussion – Week 5: Initial Post

COLLAPSE

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance (Damm et al., 2016). Gestational diabetes is seen in pregnant women (CDC, 2020). This type of diabetes is found in women who did not have diabetes prior to pregnancy. This type of diabetes is usually detected in the middle of pregnancy (CDC, 2020). Most women are tested around 24-28 weeks. If gestational diabetes is not controlled, it can lead to complications with the newborn. Gestational diabetes will lead to an overfed baby that grows to large known as macrosomia (CDC, 2020). With that being said larger babies can lead to problems during delivery for the mother and the baby. Mother’s typically require a cesarean section which requires a longer recovery.

TREATMENT

Medication is necessary only if the blood sugar levels are uncontrollable with moderation of diet and exercise. The treatment of choice for Gestational diabetes is oral antihyperglycemic medication with insulin or the use of either one alone. The treatment of GDM can prevent short-term maternal and neonatal complications (Guo et al., 2019). Insulin has always been considered the therapy of choice for GDM and has been reinforced by the ADA (Guo et al., 2019). Insulin does not cross the placenta and lowers blood glucose by inhibiting glucose production release by the liver and stimulating peripheral glucose uptake (Guo et al., 2019). This treatment requires multiple daily injections and patients must be trained to do so. Patients have to also be educated on the potential weight gain and higher medical cost for treatment (Guo et al., 2019). Eating a healthy diet is no different than any other individual. Making sure to get enough fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein while avoiding processed foods.  Insulin requires close supervision of blood sugar prior to administering. The downfall of Insulin is that 70% of women experience hypoglycemia at some point during pregnancy (Guo et al., 2019). Metformin decreases the chance of neonatal hypoglycemia at birth vs the use of insulin to treat GDM (Guo et al., 2019).

SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS

Women who develop gestational diabetes are at risk of developing Diabetes type 2. 50 % of mothers with GDM will develop diabetes within 10 years (Damm et al., 2016). They are required to have a glucose test done at least 6 weeks after delivery to monitor their glucose levels. Complications in offspring have been reported to show long-term metabolic complications (Damm et al., 2016). The underlying pathogenic mechanisms is unknown for the metabolic risk profile in children born to mothers diagnosed with GDM (Damm et al., 2016). GDM can also lead women to increased risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy and comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy (Chang et al., 2016).  Children who are born to women with GDM are likely to develop childhood obesity (Zhang et al., 2016). These children are at high risk of developing autism and having a lower IQ (Zhang et al., 2016).

REFERENCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2020). Pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy. Retrieved from https://cdc.gov/pregnancy/diabetes-gestational.html

Damm, P., Houshmand-Oeregaard, A., Kelstrup, L., Lauenborg, J., Mathiesen, E., Clausen, T.  (2016). Gestational diabetes mellitus and long-term consequences for mother and offspring: a view from Denmark. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27174368

Guo, L., Ma, J., Tang, J., Hu, D., Zhang, W., Zhao, X., (2019). Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Metformin Glyburide, and Insulin in Treating Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: a Meta-Analysis. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31781670

Zhang C., Rawal, S., Seng Chong, Y, (2016). Risk Factors for gestational diabetes: is prevention possible. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nih/gov/27165093

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Introduction Growing Pains At Airbnb.

Introduction

Growing Pains at Airbnb.

Unit Learning Outcomes

· Select strategic recruitment sources. (4)

· Develop recruitment messages. (4)

Directions

Read Chapter 7 Exercises #4 Staffing Challenge: Improving the Job Candidate Experience at Airbnb on in your textbook.  Answer questions a.b.c.

This Chapter’s opening Staffing Challenge described Airbnb’s effort to improve its employer value proposition and the job candidate experience. Answer the following questions:

a. What metrics do you suggest Airbnb track to optimize its use of social media in sourcing talent?

b. What initiatives do you think have been the most effective in improving the candidate experience at Airbnb? Why?

c. How else can Airbnb improve its new hire diversity?

Requirements

· Minimum length: one page per question response

· Address the problem, discuss relevance to topic, using outside sources as support

· Include at least two scholarly sources and/or professional business periodicals, e.g.: Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Management, etc.

· Format: APA format, double space 12 pt font.

Staffing Challenge Response

Improving the Candidate Experience at Airbnb

To improve its candidate experience, Airbnb set a goal to have job candidates walk away saying, “Wow-those Airbnb people are so smart and coordinated-I’m even more excited about the chance to work with them.” 194 The recruiting team started by brainstorming how they wanted the hiring process to feel at each step and mapped out its ideal process from both the hiring team’s and the candidates’ perspectives. They also benchmarked their auto-reply application messages and learned that theirs was the same boring message other companies were using. They wrote a new message that reinforced Airbnb’s employer value proposition, outlined the next steps in the hiring process, and provided suggestions for what candidates could do while they waited to hear back (e.g., read the frequently asked questions on the website, watch company culture videos, etc.). 195 The recruiting team then created a variety of employer value-proposition-branded templates that could be quickly adapted by recruiters when communicating with candidates. The recruiting team was also given the responsibility to extend offer letters. This reduced the time it took for candidates to receive an offer to just a couple of days.196 They even held lunches to help employees improve and update their LinkedIn profiles because they knew candidates would be looking at them. Every week they started recognizing a recruiter who went the extra mile for a candidate, such as a hiring manager who went hiking on a Saturday to recruit a top prospect. 197 The on-site interview process was improved by giving each interviewer a distinct role ensuring that they don’t ask the same questions. They also prep interviewers to help them tailor their approach to each candidate. For example, a manager might be sent a calendar interview invitation saying, “Super passive candidate. Had coffee with Mike three months ago. Have been courting ever since. Need to sell.” Candidates arriving for interviews are greeted with a personalized welcome note written on the white board in the interview room and are given a tour of the office to help reduce interview nerves and improve their ability to assess their fit. Rejected candidates are informed via e-mail but are invited to call for feedback if they would like. Airbnb feels that this gives the candidate time to digest the news, making the feedback conversation more productive and helping them feel more positively toward the company. After passing a certain stage of the hiring process, candidates are also given a coupon to thank them for the time they spent with Airbnb.198 The company also took steps to mitigate recruiting bias and hire more diverse employees by focusing on being objective and identifying the best candidates for the job, not just hiring the people they most wanted to hang out with. 199 The recruiting team worked with hiring managers to conduct a job analysis and identify the attributes for success in each role. After securing agreement on the right skill sets, the interview questions and scoring key were developed. Interviewers were also trained to objectively and accurately evaluate candidates. Interviewers were discouraged from looking for common passions and hobbies on a candidate’s resume because doing so promoted bias when they developed stronger connections based on similar interests that had nothing to do with job success. Unconscious bias training was also conducted. 200 The changes appear to be working as employee diversity has increased, 201 second-time candidates are increasing, and more friends of former candidates are applying.

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Response to discussion on algorithms

Respond to the discussion about algorithms and their roles below using 150 words or more. 

At  the most basic level, an algorithm is simply a set of step-by-step  instructions that we utilize to accomplish a specific task. We use  algorithms every single day in our day-to-day activities: Brushing our  teeth, getting dressed, driving to work, making dinner. These daily  tasks which we complete are all composed of a set of instructions that  starts with a certain action and ends with a certain action.

In  the realm of computer programming, algorithms are utilized to enhance  the efficiency, effectiveness, and functionality of the programs we  create. Two such types of algorithms are searching algorithms and  sorting algorithms.

Sorting  algorithms are designed to sort an array of objects into a specific  order. Searching algorithms are designed to compare the elements of an  array to find a particular value within an array of objects. Just a few  examples are search engines, the sorting of a business’ online item  inventory, and sorting/searching a database of students who attend a  university.

There  are multiple approaches which people have taken to solve the issue of  sorting and searching an array of items. Two frequently used searching  algorithms are linear search and binary search. Three frequently used  sorting algorithms are insertion sort, selection sort, and bubble sort.

Each  of these types of algorithms have both pros and cons associated with  them. The main properties that we want to keep an eye on when choosing  an algorithm are memory usage, maintainability, and time complexity. It  is always best to assess the situation and to use discretion when  choosing which algorithm that we want to implement into our program.

Response to discussion

Write a response to the discussion below about recursion and iteration with a minimum of 150 words.

   In both recursion and iteration, a set of instructions is executed  repeatedly. In recursion, the method making the call and the method  being called is the same method (GeeksforGeeks, 2019). In iteration, a  loop repeats until a certain set condition is met (GeeksforGeeks, 2019).  Conditional statements terminate recursion and set values control  iteration termination. Recursion may utilize less code, but it has the  potential to create a lot of overhead because it is constantly calling  methods (Recursion (computer science), 2021). Because Iteration relies  on loops, it is much easier to find the time complexity of using  iteration versus recursion (GeeksforGeeks, 2019). Because the time  complexity of recursion due to overhead can be very large, it can lead  to system crash. There is no danger of this with iteration since it  relies on loops exclusively, which do not use as much overhead to  operate. Keeping this in mind, if the number of calls will be large and  speedy operation is essential, then iteration would be a better method  to use. If time and overhead are not an issue but tidy code is,  recursion is the better choice. Recursion involves breaking complex  problems down into increasingly smaller subproblems to make them easily  solvable (Recursion (computer science), 2021). In other words, the  solution to the bigger problem can be found in the solution to the  smaller problem. As such, it is suited for finding solutions to complex  programming problems. If you know how many times you will need to loop a  block of code, or the problem is a simplistic one, then iteration is a  straightforward and easy way to solve the problem. Certain data  structures work better using recursion or iteration, so it is important  to take this into consideration when choosing which data structure to  use.

In Two Pages, Describe The Significant And Lasting Impacts That Access And Equity Can Have On Children, Families, Communities, And A Global Society. Specifically, Your Response Should Include The Following: An Explanation Of The Benefits Of Advocating F

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Specifically, your response should include the following:

  • An explanation of the benefits of advocating for access, equity, and change on children’s healthy development and learning.
  • An explanation of how advocating for access and equity in early childhood classrooms and programs can benefit children, families, and communities, and provide a specific example.
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  2. Dual-language learners, most of whom are less fluent in English than they are in their primary languages
  3. Three children in your classroom seem to be behind their peers developmentally. After meeting with the families, you discover that they live in poverty and some adult members of the family do not have high school diplomas

Instrument Reliability Describe One Of The Following Three Ways To Assess Reliability Of A Research Instrument In Your Own Words (See Image Below). How Would You Assess For This Type Of Instrument Reliability In A Published Research Study? 250 Words Inclu

Instrument Reliability Describe one of the following three ways to assess reliability of a research instrument in your own words (see image below). How would you assess for this type of instrument reliability in a published research study? 250 words Include at least 1 reference (APA format). Reliability=THE consistency of a measure of a concept 3 ways to assess reliability ( a, b, c) a) AKA TEST-RETEST REABILITY STABILITY Do researchers achieve the same results over time b) inter-rate-reliability do reseachers agree on which observed phenomena fit the measure. c) internal reliability do the indicators of a measure yield consistent results

Must Be Composed As Microsoft Word Documents And Should Adhere To APA Formatting Guidelines. Each Assignment Should Be About Two Pages, Not Including The Cover Page And The Reference Page. Assignment 1—Comparative Analysis A Comparative Analysis Refers

must be composed as Microsoft word documents and should adhere to APA formatting guidelines. Each assignment should be about two pages, not including the cover page and the reference page.

Assignment 1—Comparative Analysis

A comparative analysis refers to the comparison of two or more ideas, whether that is models, theories, or investments.

Because of the remote location of your current job, your employer has offered all employees the option of using $5,000 towards purchasing a car. You have decided to buy a car and realize the need for a comparative analysis to help you choose between buying a new car, buying a used car, and leasing a car. Complete a thorough comparative analysis of these options indicating your decision and the reasoning behind it.

Assignment 2—Financing College Education

A key factor in deciding on which college to attend is how to pay for it. In recent years, the cost of college has steadily increased significantly, forcing students and parents to become more creative in planning for college.

Discuss the options available to finance a college education including scholarships, grants, federal aid, and loans. What advice would you give to someone who is about to start his/her college education? How many loans should one get? How should paying for a college education be part of one’s financial plans?

Read The Article By The Corn Refiners Association (2016). Address A Couple Of The Questions Listed In The Lefthand Column Of The Page. Submit Your Response (In APA Format For Any References Used) – 15pts. Reply To Two (2) Other Posted Responses For Ful

Read the article by the Corn Refiners Association (2016). Address a couple of the questions listed in the lefthand column of the page. 

Submit your response (in APA format for any references used) – 15pts.

Reply to two (2) other posted responses for full points – 5pts. + 5pts. for each reply.(5 sentences each)

Total possible points = 25

Conducting Primary Research Although the library and the Internet offer a wealth of authoritative information, in the workplace you will often need to conduct primary research because you need new information. There are eight major categories of primary research: analysis of social-media data, observations and demonstrations, inspections, experiments, field research, interviews, inquiries, and questionnaires.

ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL-MEDIA DATA Every hour, tens of millions of posts are made on social media. A torrent of information is continuously coming online, and many organizations are working hard to sift through it to find useful insights.

Businesses are spending the most time on social-media research, trying to figure out what customers like and dislike about their products and services, learn what they want, and reinforce brand loyalty. Take the case of Nielsen, which for fifty years has been monitoring the TV viewing habits of Americans by distributing questionnaires and attaching devices to their TVs, and then selling the data it collects to TV networks and producers, who use the information to determine how much to charge advertisers. The problem at Nielsen is that many people don’t watch TV on TV or they don’t watch shows when they are broadcast. Now Nielsen also uses social-media analysis: gathering data by monitoring social media to listen in on what people are saying on Twitter, Facebook, and other services about different TV programs (DeVault, 2013).

DOCUMENT ANALYSIS ACTIVITY

Evaluating Information from Internet Sources

This information appears on the website of the Corn Refiners Association. The questions below ask you to consider the guidelines for evaluating Internet sources (pp. 130–31).

1. Given the association’s name and the product being discussed, what potential bias might exist on the part of the authors of this document?

2. What main point are the authors making in this passage? How do they use words with negative and positive connotations (like “hype” and “natural”) to try to persuade readers of their point of view?

3. If you were considering using this source in a document you were writing, what information would you want to discover about the site and the organization that publishes it? How would you locate the information you needed?

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: MYTHS VS. FACTS

You’ve probably seen the negative headlines about high fructose corn syrup. Have you ever wondered if the media hype is true? Here are some of the most common inaccurate statements about this misunderstood sweetener along with the actual reality.

Myth: High fructose corn syrup is not natural. Fact: Wrong again. High fructose corn syrup is made from corn, a natural grain product, and is a natural sweetener. High fructose corn syrup contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients or color additives. It meets the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s longstanding policy regarding the use of the term “natural.”

Myth: High fructose corn syrup is to blame for obesity. Fact: Obesity is caused by consuming more calories than are expended and Type II diabetes is associated with obesity. While high fructose corn syrup contributes to calories in the diet, there is no scientific evidence that high fructose corn syrup is a unique contributor to obesity or diabetes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows that consumption of high fructose corn syrup has actually been declining while obesity and diabetes rates continued to rise. Around the world, obesity levels are also rising even though HFCS consumption is limited outside of the U.S. Many other factors contribute to

rising obesity levels including changes in lifestyle, diet and exercise and are unrelated to HFCS.

Myth: High fructose corn syrup is sweeter than sugar. Fact: Sorry, no. High fructose corn syrup and sugar (sucrose) have almost the same level of sweetness. HFCS was made to provide the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) so that consumers would not notice a difference in sweetness or taste. In fact, one type of HFCS commonly used in foods (HFCS-42) is actually less sweet than sugar.

Source: Corn Refiners Association, 2016.

But organizations other than businesses are analyzing social-media data, too. For instance, the U.S. Geological Survey created the Twitter Earthquake Detector (TED), a program to monitor Twitter for the use of the word earthquake. Why? Because they realized that when people experience earthquakes, a lot of them tweet about it. The Centers for Disease Control, a U.S. federal agency, analyzes keywords on social media to monitor the spread of diseases, such as the Zika virus, in the United States and around the world. According to one scientist, “The world is equipped with human sensors — more than 7 billion and counting. It’s by far the most extensive sensor network on the planet. What can we learn by paying attention?” (McCaney, 2013).

How do you perform social-media data analysis? There are many software programs that can help you devise searches. Among the most popular is HootSuite, which includes tools for listening in on what people are saying about your company on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many other services. In addition, HootSuite helps you monitor and manage your company’s social-media presence and provides analytics: demographic data about who is following your company, their attitudes, and their behaviors. Figure 6.4 shows a HootSuite dashboard, the screen that lets you view and manage all the information.

FIGURE 6.4 A HootSuite Dashboard

OBSERVATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS Observation and demonstration are two common forms of primary research. When you observe, you simply watch some activity to understand some aspect of it. For instance, if you were trying to determine whether the location of the break room was interfering with work on the factory floor, you could observe the situation, preferably at different times of the day and on different days of the week. If you saw workers distracted by people moving in and out of the room or by sounds made in the room, you would record your observations by taking notes, taking photos, or shooting video of events. An observation might lead to other forms of primary research. You m