Assume that you are an entrepreneur who has created a successful new venture. The venture is posed to expand domestically and internationally. In an eight- to ten-page paper, excluding title and reference pages, address the following: Assess which strategic leadership skills are needed to grow your entrepreneurial venture. How will you evaluate the leaders in your venture to determine if they have the strategic leadership skills needed? In planning to take the entrepreneurial venture to another country, describe the challenges and problems the venture may face. What guidelines will you provide for managers to deal with the challenges and problems? Describe the current level of entrepreneurial activities in the United States and evaluate the overall entrepreneurial atmosphere in the country. Your evaluation should include strategic moves that will be made to expand the venture domestically and internationally. Consider the following expansion models: internal venturing, acquisitions, mergers, etc. Explain which one would you recommend as the best strategic plan for expansion and why. Be sure to use at least five sources, including the textbook. Three of the sources must be from the Ashford University Library. Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a cover page that includes: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a concluding paragraph. Must use at least five resources in addition to the text, including three from the Ashford University Library. Must apply APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center to document all sources. Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. BUS433 Week 5 Final Paper BUS/433 Week 5 Final Paper BUS 433 Week 5 Final Paper

 

Assume that you are an entrepreneur who has created a successful new venture. The venture is posed to expand domestically and internationally. In an eight- to ten-page paper, excluding title and reference pages, address the following:

  1. Assess which strategic leadership skills are needed to grow your entrepreneurial venture. How will you evaluate the leaders in your venture to determine if they have the strategic leadership skills needed?
  2. In planning to take the entrepreneurial venture to another country, describe the challenges and problems the venture may face. What guidelines will you provide for managers to deal with the challenges and problems?
  3. Describe the current level of entrepreneurial activities in the United States and evaluate the overall entrepreneurial atmosphere in the country. Your evaluation should include strategic moves that will be made to expand the venture domestically and internationally.
  4. Consider the following expansion models: internal venturing, acquisitions, mergers, etc. Explain which one would you recommend as the best strategic plan for expansion and why.

Be sure to use at least five sources, including the textbook. Three of the sources must be from the Ashford University Library.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

 

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a cover page that includes:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a concluding paragraph.
  • Must use at least five resources in addition to the text, including three from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must apply APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center to document all sources.
  • Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

BUS433 Week 5 Final Paper

BUS/433 Week 5 Final Paper

BUS 433 Week 5 Final Paper

 

 

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Ms. Daly’s report contains several APA mistakes. Discuss a few (at least 3) of the major APA errors you find in the report and tell why/how these errors negatively impact the report’s validity. As you respond, be sure you connect the errors you note to APA format. Use the highlighted numbers on the report to help you identify some of the errors.

Ms. Daly’s report contains several APA mistakes. Discuss a few (at least 3) of the major APA errors you find in the report and tell why/how these errors negatively impact the report’s validity. As you respond, be sure you connect the errors you note to APA format. Use the highlighted numbers on the report to help you identify some of the errors.

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ADJUSTMENT LETTER ASSIGNMENT Scenario: The following bad news adjustment letter was sent to a customer of your company, the Sticko Shirt Company, who purchased a shirt by phone in December 2014, and who claims that Sticko mailed the wrong shirt to her address. The customer mailed her complaint letter to your company on March 1. She claims that she purchased the shirt as a Christmas gift for her niece who lives in Maryland, and her niece just mailed the shirt back to her at the end of February. She explains the shirt is still in the same packaging and has never been worn. She wants Sticko Shirt Company to either provide her a refund of $24.95 plus tax and $8.99 for shipping and handling or mail her the correct shirt free of charge. The Sticko Shirt Company has a policy that they do not accept returns after 14 days of purchase. PART I Directions: Read the attached adjustment letter, answer the questions below, and revise the letter (see directions below before revising). Does this letter contain formatting errors? If so, what are they? Be clear and specific. Based on what you learned about writing bad news adjustment letters identify at least three (3) problems with the content of letter (do not address the grammatical problems in this question). Is the tone appropriate? Does the author provide an acceptable adjustment? This letter contains some grammar and usage errors. Identify at least three (3) errors and explain why these errors may reflect negatively on the author. PART II (use a separate sheet for Part II but upload as one continuous file; feel free to copy and paste the letter before your revise it) Directions: You are the CEO for Sticko Shirt Company. Based on what you have learned about bad news adjustment letters and writing effective technical documents from Units 1-2 in your textbook, revise the attached adjustment letter that your quality control manager wrote on your behalf. Use MS Word format only. Create the header and use 427 White River Way, Salt Lake City, UT 8411 as the Sticko Shirt Company’s mailing address. Use your name in the signature block. The recipient’s name and address is: Kathryn L. Elliott, and her address is: 2954 Pleasant Hill Road, Irvine, CA 92664 Hello, Ms. Elliott I hop this message meets you well. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concerns. I apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused you. I have looked into the matter and found that you are correct. You ordered a shirt that contained the words, “I Ship It” on the front and we sent you a shirt that contained the words, “Goon Fly Away.” The data entry clerk must have input the wrong information when she took your order by phone. We are sure this is what caused the problem. If you had contacted us within 14 days of receiving your package, we would have been able to handle the situation differently. We could have mailed you or your niece a shipping label, so that the shirt could be returned to us and then we would have mailed the correct shirt to either your home address or your niece’s home address free of charge. You should have looked online to see that our policy requires customers to return items within 14 days. You received the incorrect shirt on9/23/14, and it is a shame that you are just now contacting us about this on March 1. Not only is this beyond the 14-day grace period, but 3 months after you first received the shirt. Why did your niece hold the shirt so long? Sticko Shirt Company takes pride in offering our customers quality items, weeks after we mailed you the shirt we also emailed you a quality control questionnaire. If you had responded to the questionnaire, we would have been able to send you a coupon for 25% off your next purchase. With that said we do not feel that any additional compensation is required on behalf of Sticko Shirt Company and no additional compensation will be offered to you. Keep the shirt, give it to a friend, or get rid of it. Do not send it back to us in the mail! Once again, we do sincerely apologize for your incontinence and would like to keep you as a valued customer. With Warm Regards

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Scenario:  The following bad news adjustment letter was sent to a customer of your company, the Sticko Shirt Company, who purchased a shirt by phone in December 2014, and who claims that Sticko mailed the wrong shirt to her address.  The customer mailed her complaint letter to your company on March 1.  She claims that she purchased the shirt as a Christmas gift for her niece who lives in Maryland, and her niece just mailed the shirt back to her at the end of February.  She explains the shirt is still in the same packaging and has never been worn.  She wants Sticko Shirt Company to either provide her a refund of  $24.95 plus tax and $8.99 for shipping and handling or mail her the correct shirt free of charge.  The Sticko Shirt Company has a policy that they do not accept returns after 14 days of purchase.

 

PART I

Directions: Read the attached adjustment letter, answer the questions below, and revise the letter (see directions below before revising).

 

  1. Does this letter contain formatting errors?  If so, what are they? Be clear and specific.

     

  2. Based on what you learned about writing bad news adjustment letters identify at least three (3) problems with the content of letter (do not address the grammatical problems in this question).  Is the tone appropriate? Does the author provide an acceptable adjustment?

 

  1. This letter contains some grammar and usage errors.  Identify at least three (3) errors and explain why these errors may reflect negatively on the author.

 

PART II (use a separate sheet for Part II but upload as one continuous file; feel free to copy and paste the letter before your revise it)

 

Directions: You are the CEO for Sticko Shirt Company.  Based on what you have learned about bad news adjustment letters and writing effective technical documents from Units 1-2 in your textbook, revise the attached adjustment letter that your quality control manager wrote on your behalf. Use MS Word format only.

 

  • Create the header and use 427 White River Way, Salt Lake City, UT 8411 as the Sticko Shirt Company’s mailing address.  Use your name in the signature block.

     

  • The recipient’s name and address is: Kathryn L. Elliott, and her address is: 2954 Pleasant Hill Road, Irvine, CA 92664

 

Hello, Ms. Elliott

 

I hop this message meets you well.

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your concerns. I apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused you. I have looked into the matter and found that you are correct.  You ordered a shirt that contained the words, “I Ship It” on the front and we sent you a shirt that contained the words, “Goon Fly Away.” The data entry clerk must have input the wrong information when she took your order by phone. We are sure this is what caused the problem.

 

If you had contacted us within 14 days of receiving your package, we would have been able to handle the situation differently. We could have mailed you or your niece a shipping label, so that the shirt could be returned to us and then we would have mailed the correct shirt to either your home address or your niece’s home address free of charge.

 

You should have looked online to see that our policy requires customers to return items within 14 days.  You received the incorrect shirt on9/23/14, and it is a shame that you are just now contacting us about this on March 1.  Not only is this beyond the 14-day grace period, but 3 months after you first received the shirt.  Why did your niece hold the shirt so long?

 

Sticko Shirt Company takes pride in offering our customers quality items, weeks after we mailed you the shirt we also emailed you a quality control questionnaire.  If you had responded to the questionnaire, we would have been able to send you a coupon for 25% off your next purchase.

 

With that said we do not feel that any additional compensation is required on behalf of Sticko Shirt Company and no additional compensation will be offered to you.  Keep the shirt, give it to a friend, or get rid of it.  Do not send it back to us in the mail!

 

Once again, we do sincerely apologize for your incontinence and would like to keep you as a valued customer.

 

With Warm Regards

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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you complete the following: Research and describe the internal and external environments of 2 to 3 real-world companies using an environmental scan. Determine what competitive advantages each company has and what strategies each company is using. How does each company create value and sustain competitive advantage through business strategy? What measurement guidelines is each company using to verify its strategic effectiveness? How effective are the measurement guidelines that each company is using? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you complete the following: Research and describe the internal and external environments of 2 to 3 real-world companies using an environmental scan. Determine what competitive advantages each company has and what strategies each company is using. How does each company create value and sustain competitive advantage through business strategy? What measurement guidelines is each company using to verify its strategic effectiveness? How effective are the measurement guidelines that each company is using? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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A capital investment plan is a document that is typically prepared to obtain funding and/or financing. For your Final Project, which is due in Week Five, you will assume the role of a department manager who is seeking funding/financing for a capital investment, and you will create a capital investment plan to present to your chief financial officer and board. In the scenario you choose, you may be looking to expand in an existing department, or you may focus on a brand new capital investment for a new service line. For this assignment, address the following points as they pertain to your selected capital investment: Executive Summary: State the purpose of the report and describe the major points of the report. Service and/or Equipment Description: This section should be at least one page. Establishing the Team: This section should be at least one page. Include a chart that illustrates the structure of the capital investment team. In addition, provide a summary of your team (background, responsibilities, etc.) as it pertains to your selected business. Addressing these points will help you as you begin to develop your capital investment plan. Your paper should be two to three double-spaced pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Format your paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

A capital investment plan is a document that is typically prepared  to obtain funding and/or financing.  For your Final Project, which is due in Week Five, you will assume the role of a department manager who is seeking funding/financing for a capital investment, and you will create a capital investment plan to present to your chief financial officer and board.  In the scenario you choose, you may be looking to expand in an existing department, or you may focus on a brand new capital investment for a new service line.

For this assignment, address the following points  as they pertain to your selected capital investment:

  • Executive Summary: State the purpose of the report and describe the major points of the report.
  • Service and/or  Equipment Description: This section should be at least one page.
  • Establishing the Team: This section should be at least one page. Include  a chart that illustrates the structure of the capital investment team.  In addition, provide a summary of your team (background, responsibilities, etc.) as it pertains to your selected business.

Addressing these points  will help you as you begin to develop your capital investment plan. Your paper should be two to three  double-spaced pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Format your paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

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Question 1 – 200 Word response 1. Describe the importance of Charles Darwin�s trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1831. What were some of the key insights Darwin gained on this voyage? After the publication of On the Origin of Species, were his ideas immediately accepted? Do you think his ideas would have gained wider acceptance in 1859 if the mechanisms of genes and heredity were more fully understood at the time? Question 2 – 200 word response 1. What is the difference between primary and secondary succession? Describe what types of disturbances can be beneficial to ecosystems, and which can damage an ecosystem beyond repair. Question 3 – 200 word response 1. Describe how the human population has grown from a few million people to more than 7 billion. What events caused rapid growth during certain periods? Has human population growth followed an exponential or logistic pattern? Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Question 4 – 200 word response 1. Discuss how the process of speciation occurs and describe the two types of speciation. Use the internet to search for an example of each type, and provide a brief description of your examples. Be sure to include a citation for your source in APA format. Question 5 – Match words and definitions 1. Match each term with its definition. Crude birth rate Life expectancy Total fertility rate Zero population growth • Dependency ratio A. Number of deaths per thousand persons in any given year B. The number of births per thousand persons in a given year C. The average age that a newborn infant can expect to attain D. Occurs when births plus immigration equals death plus emigration E. The number of children born to an average woman in a population during her reproductive life F. The number of nonworking compared with working individuals in a population

Question 1 – 200 Word response 1. Describe the importance of Charles Darwin�s trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1831. What were some of the key insights Darwin gained on this voyage? After the publication of On the Origin of Species, were his ideas immediately accepted? Do you think his ideas would have gained wider acceptance in 1859 if the mechanisms of genes and heredity were more fully understood at the time? Question 2 – 200 word response 1. What is the difference between primary and secondary succession? Describe what types of disturbances can be beneficial to ecosystems, and which can damage an ecosystem beyond repair. Question 3 – 200 word response 1. Describe how the human population has grown from a few million people to more than 7 billion. What events caused rapid growth during certain periods? Has human population growth followed an exponential or logistic pattern? Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Question 4 – 200 word response 1. Discuss how the process of speciation occurs and describe the two types of speciation. Use the internet to search for an example of each type, and provide a brief description of your examples. Be sure to include a citation for your source in APA format. Question 5 – Match words and definitions 1. Match each term with its definition. Crude birth rate Life expectancy Total fertility rate Zero population growth • Dependency ratio A. Number of deaths per thousand persons in any given year B. The number of births per thousand persons in a given year C. The average age that a newborn infant can expect to attain D. Occurs when births plus immigration equals death plus emigration E. The number of children born to an average woman in a population during her reproductive life F. The number of nonworking compared with working individuals in a population

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The Genesis Energy operations management team, nearing completion of its agreement with Sensible Essentials, was asked by senior management to present a capital plan for the operating expansion. The capital plan was not to be a wish list but an analysis of the necessary expenditures to successfully establish a fully equipped operating facility overseas. In addition, senior management requested meaningful financial and operating metrics to ensure that the performance objectives for the facility were being met. The operations management team was given five days to accomplish the following: Calculate the firm’s WACC. Prepare and analyze each planned capital expenditure. Evaluate, rank, and recommend the capital expenditures according to beneficial value to the organization, using the evaluation tools NPV, payback, and IRR. Evaluation, ranking, and recommendations should be by category of expenditures. For example, facility, equipment 1, 2, and 3, and inspection. Using the selected choices in part three, calculate the full cost of establishing a fully equipped facility. This would include the facility, equipment 1, 2, and 3, and inspection. In addition, calculate the payback, NPV, and IRR for the completed facility. Construct and recommend between three and five metrics to measure the performance of the organization. At least one metric should be dividend decision-making driven. Prepare an executive summary along with a separate document showing the calculations. Part I Following the example of the operations management team, do the following: Attached is the Capital Budgeting spreadsheet, and compute the WACC for Genesis Energy. Using the information provided in the spreadsheet, analyze Genesis Energy’s project options. Then, calculate the periodic and cumulative net cash flows for each potential project and its associated options. Please note that there are five projects (facility, equipment pieces 1, 2, and 3, and internal inspection), and that each project offers multiple-configuration options (facility size, equipment type, etc.). Evaluate, rank, and recommend a specific option for each capital project according to beneficial value to the organization, using the evaluation tools NPV, payback, and IRR. Construct and recommend between three and five metrics to measure the performance of the new operating strategy. At least one metric should reflect dividend policy as it relates to rewarding shareholders. Prepare an executive summary describing your recommendations for each project and the overall cost, net cash flows, and expected returns of the operating configuration that you recommend. Be sure to justify your recommendations in terms of the investment criteria applied in Step 3 above. Be sure to report the full cost of the facility as it is configured per your recommendations. Present and justify your operating strategy performance metrics

The Genesis Energy operations management team, nearing completion of its agreement with Sensible Essentials, was asked by senior management to present a capital plan for the operating expansion. The capital plan was not to be a wish list but an analysis of the necessary expenditures to successfully establish a fully equipped operating facility overseas.

In addition, senior management requested meaningful financial and operating metrics to ensure that the performance objectives for the facility were being met. The operations management team was given five days to accomplish the following:

  1. Calculate the firm’s WACC.
  2. Prepare and analyze each planned capital expenditure.
  3. Evaluate, rank, and recommend the capital expenditures according to beneficial value to the organization, using the evaluation tools NPV, payback, and IRR. Evaluation, ranking, and recommendations should be by category of expenditures. For example, facility, equipment 1, 2, and 3, and inspection.
  4. Using the selected choices in part three, calculate the full cost of establishing a fully equipped facility. This would include the facility, equipment 1, 2, and 3, and inspection. In addition, calculate the payback, NPV, and IRR for the completed facility.
  5. Construct and recommend between three and five metrics to measure the performance of the organization. At least one metric should be dividend decision-making driven.
  6. Prepare an executive summary along with a separate document showing the calculations.

Part I

Following the example of the operations management team, do the following:

  1. Attached is  the Capital Budgeting spreadsheet, and compute the WACC for Genesis Energy.
  2. Using the information provided in the spreadsheet, analyze Genesis Energy’s project options. Then, calculate the periodic and cumulative net cash flows for each potential project and its associated options. Please note that there are five projects (facility, equipment pieces 1, 2, and 3, and internal inspection), and that each project offers multiple-configuration options (facility size, equipment type, etc.).
  3. Evaluate, rank, and recommend a specific option for each capital project according to beneficial value to the organization, using the evaluation tools NPV, payback, and IRR.
  4. Construct and recommend between three and five metrics to measure the performance of the new operating strategy. At least one metric should reflect dividend policy as it relates to rewarding shareholders.
  5. Prepare an executive summary describing your recommendations for each project and the overall cost, net cash flows, and expected returns of the operating configuration that you recommend. Be sure to justify your recommendations in terms of the investment criteria applied in Step 3 above. Be sure to report the full cost of the facility as it is configured per your recommendations. Present and justify your operating strategy performance metrics

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Identify the major structures and functions of the endocrine, skeletal, muscular, reproductive, and nervous systems. Evaluate various risk factors for diseases within body systems. Describe differences between male and female body structure and function. Explain sexual reproduction and development in humans. Differentiate between diseased states and homeostasis. Distinguish between the functions of the various glands of the body.

 

  1. Identify the major structures and functions of the endocrine, skeletal, muscular, reproductive, and nervous systems.
  2. Evaluate various risk factors for diseases within body systems.
  3. Describe differences between male and female body structure and function.
  4. Explain sexual reproduction and development in humans.
  5. Differentiate between diseased states and homeostasis.
  6. Distinguish between the functions of the various glands of the body.

 

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The topic of your project needs to be a contemporary societal problem, such as healthcare reform, immigration reform, privacy rights, euthanasia, First Amendment Rights, stem cell research, capital punishment, corporate prisons, legalizing drugs, ageism, animal rights, cloning, prayer in schools, racial profiling, recycling/conservation, sexism, outsourcing jobs, workplace bullying, etc. The topic must focus on a single aspect, as in “How far do corporations intrude into the private lives of their employers?” or “The social costs of financing the distribution of custom-designed drugs.” You may suggest another topic to use, but the instructor must approve the topic during the Week Two Discussion. The Final Research Project will present research relating the responsibilities of a critical thinker to contemporary society. In this assignment, you will do the following: Research one aspect of a contemporary social problem. Define the problem. Propose a possible solution for the problem. Create an argument that supports your thesis position. You should take on the perspective of a critically thinking researcher. The argument must present a thesis statement and evidence to support the thesis statement. Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from the position you take on the issue and explain how those outcomes would influence society and culture. Interpret statistical data from at least two peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Evaluate evidence using the following standards: validity, reliability, and bias related to the chosen topic and accurately identify strengths and weaknesses. Research and Define the Problem You must take on the perspective of your major field of study and explain in your paper what that perspective is and how it informs your view of the topic. The topics listed above are far too broad to write about in 10–12 pages (3,300–3,900 words). Instead, you must choose a narrowly defined thesis and approach it from the perspective of your field. Example: If you are an economics major, and you are interested in immigration reform, you should approach a very specific aspect of immigration reform through the lens of economic theory and practice. A specific thesis question would not be, “How does illegal immigration influence the U.S. economy?” One could write thousands of pages on such a topic. Instead, a better question would be, “How do illegal immigrant hotel workers in Chicago impact the economy of Northern Illinois?” You would then want to do the research and determine the positive and negative impacts they have, ultimately trying to conclude how illegal immigration in this area should be approached ethically. How to Hone Your Thesis: It is important that you start your research early in this course. Try to find the most important contemporary questions and theories in your field of study and then align the most important questions with a very specific aspect of the general topics above. For example, if you are a psychology major, you might want to start thinking within the realm of healthcare reform or aspects of mental health and criminality in the prison system. Your Argument You must present a complete argument, including a major claim with at least five points of evidence, information, or data that will prove the claim. The thesis statement must be A clear, simple declarative sentence as the first or last sentence in the opening paragraph of the essay. Of such a nature that it can be substantiated, corroborated, verified, and proved through appeal to primary or secondary academic research source materials. The introductory paragraph must Present the thesis statement, an explanation for the importance of the topic, and its relation to the student’s field of study. Beliefs, opinions, and personal opinions must not be introduced at any point in the essay. All beliefs and opinions should be supported with academic evidence. Sweeping generalizations with no supporting academicevidence do not reflect adequate critical thinking skills. Do not include rhetorical questions in your essays. All the questions that are pertinent to your project need to be answered in your essay and your answers again need to be supported with evidence from peer-reviewed journal articles and academically published books. Attributes of Good Critical Thinking in Papers Your paper should include academic sources that explain multiple sides of the issue. The evidence that you use should come from high-level researchers engaged in your field of study. Your interpretations of the evidence should be objective and state the conclusions and theses presented in the evidence clearly and fairly. Your paper should place the various forms of evidence in relation to one another and demonstrate why one form or perspective is stronger than the other positions that one could take on the issue. Your paper should point out the limitations of current evidence and attempt to indicate areas for future research. Ethical Outcomes of the Position You Take After you have defined the problem and created an argument about how one ought to respond to the issue, you need to explain the ethical outcomes of the position you have taken. This should again be in relation to the field of study in which you are working. There might be different ethical outcomes that result from your analysis. For example, going back to the example issue above, from an economic standpoint, illegal immigrants might contribute positively to the economy of Northern Illinois in a specific number of ways. Thus, an economist who believes that positive impact to the economy is the greatest good would say that one should promote the use of illegal immigrants. However, because these workers are often paid less than others and eliminate jobs that could be done by residents of Chicago, there could be other negative ethical outcomes that would outweigh the positive impacts to the economy. It is your goal to draw out the ethical implications of your thesis and explain the underlying rationale that is the foundation for your claim that one action is better than another. Critical thinkers are those who can outline the positive and negative ethical impacts of their positions. In addition, they are able to provide a rationale for why they believe a specific position is the right position, even when it leads to negative outcomes. Critical thinkers are also able to be honest and objective about the limitations and gray areas that pertain to their theses. Final Research Project Requirements The Final Research Project may be presented as a formal research paper (essay format), a PowerPoint presentation, a video, or a podcast equivalent to a minimum of 10 – 12 pages in APA format (approximately 3,300 – 3,900 typewritten words, excluding title page and reference pages). Written essays must adhere to all APA formatting standards and requirements, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. PowerPoint presentations must include the full text (at least 3,300 words) in the speaker notes portion of the slides, with appropriate citations, and full reference pages. PowerPoint presentations must adhere to the basic principles of PowerPoint presentation design and must include citations and references according to APA standards and requirements. Videos and podcasts must include a full transcript, in APA format, including appropriate in-text citations and a references page. Quotations: There must be no more than 15% quoted content in the body of your essay. All quoted material must bear quotation marks and a full quotation citation. Source Documents: There must be 10 or more source documents used, cited, and referenced. Multimedia sources (such as videos) may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. If multimedia sources are used, then they must be authored and distributed by credible sources, such as universities, law schools, medical schools, or professors, or found in the Ashford University Library. Where print documents are used for source materials, those must be peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and academically published books. Popular media sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows, etc.) may not be used. Materials from advocacy groups (e.g., Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women, etc.) may not be used. Two of the peer-reviewed scholarly sources used must include statistical evidence, which must be accurately interpreted. Sites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia should not be used. Religious texts are neither peer-reviewed nor scholarly and so may not be used in any way. Summary Conclusion: You must have a summary conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the project, presenting the major point of the essay and the evidence supporting that point. Word Count: The content body of the project must be 3,300 words or more. The word count does not include anything in the title page, running header, or reference list. It is expected that you meet all logistical requirements of this paper. Reference List: The list of references must include only those source documents that are cited within the body of the project. The project must fully comply with APA formatting standards and requirements as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center: title page, running header with page numbers, font face and size, line spacing, citations, and reference page(s). Attachments: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document iconfinal_research_project.docx

The topic of your project needs to be a contemporary societal problem, such as healthcare reform, immigration reform, privacy rights, euthanasia, First Amendment Rights, stem cell research, capital punishment, corporate prisons, legalizing drugs, ageism, animal rights, cloning, prayer in schools, racial profiling, recycling/conservation, sexism, outsourcing jobs, workplace bullying, etc. The topic must focus on a single aspect, as in “How far do corporations intrude into the private lives of their employers?” or “The social costs of financing the distribution of custom-designed drugs.” You may suggest another topic to use, but the instructor must approve the topic during the Week Two Discussion.

The Final Research Project will present research relating the responsibilities of a critical thinker to contemporary society. In this assignment, you will do the following:

  • Research one aspect of a contemporary social problem.
  • Define the problem.
  • Propose a possible solution for the problem.
  • Create an argument that supports your thesis position. You should take on the perspective of a critically thinking researcher. The argument must present a thesis statement and evidence to support the thesis statement.
  • Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from the position you take on the issue and explain how those outcomes would influence society and culture.
  • Interpret statistical data from at least two peer-reviewed scholarly sources.
  • Evaluate evidence using the following standards: validity, reliability, and bias related to the chosen topic and accurately identify strengths and weaknesses.

Research and Define the Problem

You must take on the perspective of your major field of study and explain in your paper what that perspective is and how it informs your view of the topic. The topics listed above are far too broad to write about in 10–12 pages (3,300–3,900 words). Instead, you must choose a narrowly defined thesis and approach it from the perspective of your field.

Example: If you are an economics major, and you are interested in immigration reform, you should approach a very specific aspect of immigration reform through the lens of economic theory and practice. A specific thesis question would not be, “How does illegal immigration influence the U.S. economy?” One could write thousands of pages on such a topic. Instead, a better question would be, “How do illegal immigrant hotel workers in Chicago impact the economy of Northern Illinois?” You would then want to do the research and determine the positive and negative impacts they have, ultimately trying to conclude how illegal immigration in this area should be approached ethically.

How to Hone Your Thesis: It is important that you start your research early in this course. Try to find the most important contemporary questions and theories in your field of study and then align the most important questions with a very specific aspect of the general topics above. For example, if you are a psychology major, you might want to start thinking within the realm of healthcare reform or aspects of mental health and criminality in the prison system.

Your Argument

You must present a complete argument, including a major claim with at least five points of evidence, information, or data that will prove the claim.

  • The thesis statement must be
    • A clear, simple declarative sentence as the first or last sentence in the opening paragraph of the essay.
    • Of such a nature that it can be substantiated, corroborated, verified, and proved through appeal to primary or secondary academic research source materials.
  • The introductory paragraph must
    • Present the thesis statement, an explanation for the importance of the topic, and its relation to the student’s field of study.
  • Beliefs, opinions, and personal opinions must not be introduced at any point in the essay.
  • All beliefs and opinions should be supported with academic evidence. Sweeping generalizations with no supporting academicevidence do not reflect adequate critical thinking skills.
  • Do not include rhetorical questions in your essays. All the questions that are pertinent to your project need to be answered in your essay and your answers again need to be supported with evidence from peer-reviewed journal articles and academically published books.

Attributes of Good Critical Thinking in Papers

  • Your paper should include academic sources that explain multiple sides of the issue.
  • The evidence that you use should come from high-level researchers engaged in your field of study.
  • Your interpretations of the evidence should be objective and state the conclusions and theses presented in the evidence clearly and fairly.
  • Your paper should place the various forms of evidence in relation to one another and demonstrate why one form or perspective is stronger than the other positions that one could take on the issue.
  • Your paper should point out the limitations of current evidence and attempt to indicate areas for future research.

Ethical Outcomes of the Position You Take

After you have defined the problem and created an argument about how one ought to respond to the issue, you need to explain the ethical outcomes of the position you have taken. This should again be in relation to the field of study in which you are working. There might be different ethical outcomes that result from your analysis. For example, going back to the example issue above, from an economic standpoint, illegal immigrants might contribute positively to the economy of Northern Illinois in a specific number of ways. Thus, an economist who believes that positive impact to the economy is the greatest good would say that one should promote the use of illegal immigrants. However, because these workers are often paid less than others and eliminate jobs that could be done by residents of Chicago, there could be other negative ethical outcomes that would outweigh the positive impacts to the economy. It is your goal to draw out the ethical implications of your thesis and explain the underlying rationale that is the foundation for your claim that one action is better than another.

  • Critical thinkers are those who can outline the positive and negative ethical impacts of their positions. In addition, they are able to provide a rationale for why they believe a specific position is the right position, even when it leads to negative outcomes.
  • Critical thinkers are also able to be honest and objective about the limitations and gray areas that pertain to their theses.

Final Research Project Requirements

The Final Research Project may be presented as a formal research paper (essay format), a PowerPoint presentation, a video, or a podcast equivalent to a minimum of 10 – 12 pages in APA format (approximately 3,300 – 3,900 typewritten words, excluding title page and reference pages). Written essays must adhere to all APA formatting standards and requirements, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

PowerPoint presentations must include the full text (at least 3,300 words) in the speaker notes portion of the slides, with appropriate citations, and full reference pages. PowerPoint presentations must adhere to the basic principles of PowerPoint presentation design and must include citations and references according to APA standards and requirements.

Videos and podcasts must include a full transcript, in APA format, including appropriate in-text citations and a references page.

Quotations:

There must be no more than 15% quoted content in the body of your essay. All quoted material must bear quotation marks and a full quotation citation.

Source Documents:

  • There must be 10 or more source documents used, cited, and referenced.
  • Multimedia sources (such as videos) may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. If multimedia sources are used, then they must be authored and distributed by credible sources, such as universities, law schools, medical schools, or professors, or found in the Ashford University Library.
  • Where print documents are used for source materials, those must be peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and academically published books. Popular media sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows, etc.) may not be used. Materials from advocacy groups (e.g., Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women, etc.) may not be used.
  • Two of the peer-reviewed scholarly sources used must include statistical evidence, which must be accurately interpreted.
  • Sites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia should not be used.
  • Religious texts are neither peer-reviewed nor scholarly and so may not be used in any way.

Summary Conclusion:

You must have a summary conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the project, presenting the major point of the essay and the evidence supporting that point.

Word Count:

The content body of the project must be 3,300 words or more. The word count does not include anything in the title page, running header, or reference list. It is expected that you meet all logistical requirements of this paper.

Reference List:

  • The list of references must include only those source documents that are cited within the body of the project.
  • The project must fully comply with APA formatting standards and requirements as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center: title page, running header with page numbers, font face and size, line spacing, citations, and reference page(s).

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Problem 10-28 The following is a control chart for the average number of minor errors in 22 service reports. Picture a. Calculate the observed mean, expected mean, standard deviation and z value for the median and up/down test. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.) Test Observed Expected Std. dev z Median Up/Down b. Based on your calculation conclude whether the test is random or non-random. Test Conclusion Median Up/Down Problem 10-25 An appliance manufacturer wants to contract with a repair shop to handle authorized repairs in Indianapolis. The company has set an acceptable range of repair time of 50 minutes to 90 minutes. Two firms have submitted bids for the work. In test trials, one firm had a mean repair time of 74 minutes with a standard deviation of 4.0 minutes and the other firm had a mean repair time of 72 minutes with a standard deviation of 5.1 minutes. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.) Firm Cpk 1 2 Which firm would you choose? Firm 1 Firm 2 None Problem 10-23 Suppose your manager presents you with the following information about machines that could be used for a job, and wants your recommendation on which one to choose. The specification width is .48 mm. In this instance, you can narrow the set of choices, but you probably wouldn’t make a recommendation without an additional piece of information. (Round your answers to 3 decimal places.) Machine Cost per Unit ($) Standard Deviation (mm) A 16 .051 B 12 .060 C 12 .070 D 10 .062 Process Cp A B C D We can narrow the choices to processes . Problem 10-21 A process that produces computer chips has a mean of .04 defective chip and a standard deviation of .003 chip. The allowable variation is from .031 to .049 defective. a. Compute the capability index (Cp) for the process. (Round your intermediate calculations to 3 decimal places and final answer to 2 decimal places.) Capability index b. Is the process capable? Yes No Problem 10-2 An automatic filling machine is used to fill 1-liter bottles of cola. The machine’s output is approximately normal with a mean of .94 liter and a standard deviation of .03 liter. Output is monitored using means of samples of 28 observations. Use Table-A. a. Determine upper and lower control limits that will include roughly 97 percent of the sample means when the process is in control. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 4 decimal places.) Upper control limits: liter Lower control limits: liter b. Given these sample means: 1.005, 1.001, .998, 1.002, .995, and .999, is the process in control? Yes No

Problem 10-28

The following is a control chart for the average number of minor errors in 22 service reports.

Picture

a. Calculate the observed mean, expected mean, standard deviation and z value for the median and up/down test. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)
Test        Observed        Expected        Std. dev          z
Median
Up/Down

b. Based on your calculation conclude whether the test is random or non-random.
Test Conclusion
  Median
  Up/Down

Problem 10-25

An appliance manufacturer wants to contract with a repair shop to handle authorized repairs in Indianapolis. The company has set an acceptable range of repair time of 50 minutes to 90 minutes. Two firms have submitted bids for the work. In test trials, one firm had a mean repair time of 74 minutes with a standard deviation of 4.0 minutes and the other firm had a mean repair time of 72 minutes with a standard deviation of 5.1 minutes. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

 

Firm              Cpk
1
2

 

Which firm would you choose?

 

Firm 1
Firm 2
None

 

Problem 10-23

Suppose your manager presents you with the following information about machines that could be used for a job, and wants your recommendation on which one to choose. The specification width is .48 mm. In this instance, you can narrow the set of choices, but you probably wouldn’t make a recommendation without an additional piece of information. (Round your answers to 3 decimal places.)

 

Machine Cost per
Unit ($)
Standard Deviation (mm)
A 16 .051
B 12 .060
C 12 .070
D 10 .062

 

Process                 Cp
A
B
C
D

 

  We can narrow the choices to processes

 

.

 

Problem 10-21

A process that produces computer chips has a mean of .04 defective chip and a standard deviation of .003 chip. The allowable variation is from .031 to .049 defective.

 

a.

Compute the capability index (Cp) for the process. (Round your intermediate calculations to 3 decimal places and final answer to 2 decimal places.)

 

  Capability index

 

b. Is the process capable?
Yes
No

 

 

 

Problem 10-2

An automatic filling machine is used to fill 1-liter bottles of cola. The machine’s output is approximately normal with a mean of .94 liter and a standard deviation of .03 liter. Output is monitored using means of samples of 28 observations. Use Table-A.

 

a. Determine upper and lower control limits that will include roughly 97 percent of the sample means when the process is in control. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 4 decimal places.)

 

  Upper control limits:  liter
  Lower control limits:  liter

 

b. Given these sample means: 1.005, 1.001, .998, 1.002, .995, and .999, is the process in control?
Yes
No

 

 

 

 

 

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Problem 11-6 Manager Chris Channing of Fabric Mills, Inc., has developed the forecast shown in the table for bolts of cloth. The figures are in hundreds of bolts. The department has a normal capacity of 275(00) bolts per month, except for the seventh month, when capacity will be 250(00) bolts. Normal output has a cost of $40 per hundred bolts. Workers can be assigned to other jobs if production is less than normal. The beginning inventory is zero bolts. Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Forecast 250 300 250 300 280 275 270 1,925 a. Develop a chase plan that matches the forecast and compute the total cost of your plan. Overtime is $60 per hundred bolts. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Leave no cells blank – be certain to enter “0” wherever required. Omit the “$” sign in your response.) Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Forecast 250 300 250 300 280 275 270 1,925 Output Regular Overtime Subcontract Output – Forecast Inventory Beginning Ending Average Backlog Costs: Output Regular $ $ Overtime Subcontract Inventory Backorder Total $ $ b. Would the total cost be less with regular production with no overtime, but using a subcontractor to handle the excess above normal capacity at a cost of $50 per hundred bolts? Backlogs are not allowed. The inventory carrying cost is $2 per hundred bolts. (Round your Average values to 1 decimal place. Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Leave no cells blank – be certain to enter “0” wherever required. Omit the “$” sign in your response.) Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Forecast 250 300 250 300 280 275 270 1,925 Output Regular Overtime Subcontract Output – Forecast Inventory Beginning Ending Average Backlog Costs: Regular $ $ Overtime Subcontract Inventory Backorder Total $ $

Problem 11-6

Manager Chris Channing of Fabric Mills, Inc., has developed the forecast shown in the table for bolts of cloth. The figures are in hundreds of bolts. The department has a normal capacity of 275(00) bolts per month, except for the seventh month, when capacity will be 250(00) bolts. Normal output has a cost of $40 per hundred bolts. Workers can be assigned to other jobs if production is less than normal. The beginning inventory is zero bolts.

 

Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
  Forecast 250 300 250 300 280 275 270 1,925

 

a.

Develop a chase plan that matches the forecast and compute the total cost of your plan. Overtime is $60 per hundred bolts. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Leave no cells blank – be certain to enter “0” wherever required. Omit the “$” sign in your response.)

 

  Period              1              2              3              4              5              6              7                   Total
  Forecast 250 300 250 300 280 275 270 1,925
  Output
    Regular
    Overtime
    Subcontract
  Output – Forecast
  Inventory
    Beginning
    Ending
    Average
  Backlog








  Costs:
  Output
    Regular $ $
    Overtime
    Subcontract
  Inventory
  Backorder








  Total $ $

















 

b.

Would the total cost be less with regular production with no overtime, but using a subcontractor to handle the excess above normal capacity at a cost of $50 per hundred bolts? Backlogs are not allowed. The inventory carrying cost is $2 per hundred bolts. (Round your Average values to 1 decimal place. Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Leave no cells blank – be certain to enter “0” wherever required. Omit the “$” sign in your response.)

 

  Period              1              2              3              4              5              6              7                   Total
  Forecast 250 300 250 300 280 275 270 1,925
  Output
    Regular
    Overtime
    Subcontract
  Output – Forecast
  Inventory
    Beginning
    Ending
    Average
  Backlog








  Costs:
    Regular $ $
    Overtime
    Subcontract
  Inventory
  Backorder








  Total $ $

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Go to http://www.hschange.org , and search for the article title “Physicians Moving to Mid-Sized, Single-Specialty Practices. Part 1: What does this research indicate about trends for physician group practice? Are doctors likely to practice alone these days, with one partner, or in larger groups? Explain the trend you are seeing in this data. Why is it happening? Part 2: Study the trends reported here for doctors in solo or duo practice versus for those in larger group practice. Pay special attention to the Supplementary Table at the end of the report, which breaks this data down into physician specialties. Which types of specialties are most likely to continue in solo or duo practice? Which specialties are showing the strongest trends in forming groups? Why do you feel that this is the case?

Go to http://www.hschange.org , and search for the article title “Physicians Moving to Mid-Sized, Single-Specialty Practices.

 

Part 1: What does this research indicate about trends for physician group practice? Are doctors likely to practice alone these days, with one partner, or in larger groups? Explain the trend you are seeing in this data. Why is it happening?

 

 

Part 2: Study the trends reported here for doctors in solo or duo practice versus for those in larger group practice. Pay special attention to the Supplementary Table at the end of the report, which breaks this data down into physician specialties. Which types of specialties are most likely to continue in solo or duo practice? Which specialties are showing the strongest trends in forming groups? Why do you feel that this is the case?

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Project Assignment Select a toxicant that can be classified as an air, water or soil pollutant, or an organic solvent. Discuss the exposure limits of this toxicant, how an individual may be exposed, and the toxic effects. Also, discuss the possibility of the toxicant being a carcinogen and what risk assessments would be involved in the carcinogen or noncarcinogen. Your report (paper) should be at least two pages in length. The title page and reference page are not included in the required paper length. Your paper must contain at least three references and may include Internet sources, books, and professional journals or resources related to the profession. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Project Assignment

 

Select a toxicant that can be classified as an air, water or soil pollutant, or an organic solvent. Discuss the exposure limits of this toxicant, how an individual may be exposed, and the toxic effects. Also, discuss the possibility of the toxicant being a carcinogen and what risk assessments would be involved in the carcinogen or noncarcinogen.

 

Your report (paper) should be at least two pages in length. The title page and reference page are not included in the required paper length. Your paper must contain at least three references and may include Internet sources, books, and professional journals or resources related to the profession. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Unit PowerPoint Presentation Pretend that you are participating in a public safety awareness forum and that you have been selected to deliver a presentation on the health risks of one of the toxic substance categories that we have covered in this unit. Create an eight- to ten-slide PowerPoint Presentation discussing the major toxicological concerns, including possible sources of exposure, symptoms of toxicity, and health risks to humans. Be sure to cite references on your last slide in proper APA format. You may either utilize the speakers’ notes feature to type the script of what you would say if you were to present the PowerPoint or record your voice speaking within the PowerPoint Presentation.

Unit PowerPoint Presentation

 

Pretend that you are participating in a public safety awareness forum and that you have been selected to deliver a presentation on the health risks of one of the toxic substance categories that we have covered in this unit. Create an eight- to ten-slide PowerPoint Presentation discussing the major toxicological concerns, including possible sources of exposure, symptoms of toxicity, and health risks to humans. Be sure to cite references on your last slide in proper APA format. You may either utilize the speakers’ notes feature to type the script of what you would say if you were to present the PowerPoint or record your voice speaking within the PowerPoint Presentation.

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In ancient Greece, a mutation arose that resulted in some sheep with Golden Fleece compared to the regular white fleece. However, it was discovered that true-breeding golden-fleeced sheep were impossible to obtain. What does it mean by true breeding? (2 marks) What is required for a line to become true breeding? (2 marks) Propose a genetic reason (hypothesis) why true-breeding golden fleeced sheep may not be possible. Include in your answer symbols to indicate how the phenotypes are related to genotypes. (4 marks) What phenotypic ratio would you expect in the progeny if you crossed two sheep both having golden fleece, using your hypothesis? (4 marks)

In ancient Greece, a mutation arose that resulted in some sheep with Golden Fleece compared to the regular white fleece. However, it was discovered that true-breeding golden-fleeced sheep were impossible to obtain.
What does it mean by true breeding? (2 marks)

What is required for a line to become true breeding? (2 marks)

Propose a genetic reason (hypothesis) why true-breeding golden fleeced sheep may not be possible. Include in your answer symbols to indicate how the phenotypes are related to genotypes. (4 marks)

What phenotypic ratio would you expect in the progeny if you crossed two sheep both having golden fleece, using your hypothesis? (4 marks)

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Imagine you are making plans to take care of your home as you prepare to leave for a long vacation. You realize there are two things in your home that require special attention: your pets and your houseplants. These need special attention because they are alive. Have you thought closely about what distinguishes a living organism from a nonliving thing? “Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems” (American Chemical Society, n.d.). In this hands-on, At-Home Lab, you discover what all cells require for life, learn about the cell’s structure and how it functions, and pay special attention to a critical cell component, the cell membrane. Reference: American Chemical Society. (n.d.). College to careers: Biological/biochemistry.

Imagine you are making plans to take care of your home as you prepare to leave for a long vacation. You realize there are two things in your home that require special attention: your pets and your houseplants. These need special attention because they are alive. Have you thought closely about what distinguishes a living organism from a nonliving thing?

“Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems” (American Chemical Society, n.d.). In this hands-on, At-Home Lab, you discover what all cells require for life, learn about the cell’s structure and how it functions, and pay special attention to a critical cell component, the cell membrane.

Reference: American Chemical Society. (n.d.). College to careers: Biological/biochemistry.

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Dana, a 24-year-old patient who is 5 weeks pregnant with her first child, is visiting the office for a routine checkup. She says that birth defects are common in her family, and she is concerned about the possibility that her baby will have defects as well. What should you tell her?

Dana, a 24-year-old patient who is 5 weeks pregnant with her first child, is visiting the office for a routine checkup.  She says that birth defects are common in her family, and she is concerned about the possibility that her baby will have defects as well.  What should you tell her?

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Professional workforce shortages currently being experienced in hospitals and clinics across our nation are partly related to insufficient production of qualified personnel. That is the supply side of our medical manpower challenges. There are factors at play that significantly influence the demand for health care as well. Cite these key factors, and briefly describe how each factor influences the demand for medical professionals. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Professional workforce shortages currently being experienced in hospitals and clinics across our nation are partly related to insufficient production of qualified personnel. That is the supply side of our medical manpower challenges. There are factors at play that significantly influence the demand for health care as well. Cite these key factors, and briefly describe how each factor influences the demand for medical professionals.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Differentiate the sexual response cycles of males and females. What are the differences between males and females, and what do they share in common? You can copy the table below into a word processing document and use it to complete this assignment, or you may make your own table.

Differentiate the sexual response cycles of males and females. What are the differences between males and females, and what do they share in common? You can copy the table below into a word processing document and use it to complete this assignment, or you may make your own table.

 

Masters and Johnson Stage Male Female Both
Excitement  

 

 

Plateau  

 

 

Orgasm  

 

 

Resolution  

 

 

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For this research paper, the student is to select a disorder from the following: ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Borderline Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse Disorder, Substance Dependence Disorder. If you are interested in investigating a disorder not mentioned above, please contact your instructor for approval. The student’s research paper should address the following information: I- Introduce the disorder and illustrate how it may manifest in a client’s life. a. Expand on its relevance historically and in modern society b. What impact does it have on the individual? Family? Community? c. In your opinion, is it successfully being addressed in the United States? Why or Why not? Explain and support your position with current literature. II- Discuss the criteria for diagnosis a. Discuss the assessment tools commonly utilized in the diagnostic process. b. What assessment tools would you recommend based on their reliability and validity? Support your position with current literature. III- Introduce common treatment goals for the disorder. a. Illustrate the behavioral changes that relate to the treatment goals b. Explain the potential benefit, achieving treatment goals, may have on the individual, family, community. IV- Introduce at least three treatment strategies for the disorder. a. Explain each strategy, its historical foundation and how/if it is utilized in modern therapy. b. Compare and contrast each of the strategies. Discuss strengths, weaknesses, scientific support and how/if it is widely utilized c. What strategy or strategies would you recommend based on your findings? Support your position. d. How can treatment progress be evaluated? What are the most effective tools for evaluation? Support your response V- Discussion a. What are current strategies to assist those who suffer from the disorder? Are there prevention strategies available? b. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current approach(s)? c. What recommendations do you have regarding the treatment process for the disorder and its impact on individuals, families, and communities? Support your response d. What areas of research are warranted regarding treatment for the disorder? VI- Conclusion a. Summarize As part of this project, the student is to create an APA formatted annotated bibliography of Web resources. This annotated bibliography should contain at least twenty-four Web resources related to abnormal psychology. Each entry should include a short summary or description of the website, the purpose, how the site demonstrated credibility, and indicate how the information may be beneficial to students and professionals. Credible academic Web resources other than those provided throughout the course are also acceptable

For this research paper, the student is to select a disorder from the following: ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Borderline Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse Disorder, Substance Dependence Disorder. If you are interested in investigating a disorder not mentioned above, please contact your instructor for approval.

The student’s research paper should address the following information:

I- Introduce the disorder and illustrate how it may manifest in a client’s life.

a. Expand on its relevance historically and in modern society

b. What impact does it have on the individual? Family? Community?

c. In your opinion, is it successfully being addressed in the United States? Why or Why not? Explain and support your position with current literature.

II- Discuss the criteria for diagnosis

a. Discuss the assessment tools commonly utilized in the diagnostic process.

b. What assessment tools would you recommend based on their reliability and validity? Support your position with current literature.

III- Introduce common treatment goals for the disorder.

a. Illustrate the behavioral changes that relate to the treatment goals

b. Explain the potential benefit, achieving treatment goals, may have on the individual, family, community.

IV- Introduce at least three treatment strategies for the disorder.

a. Explain each strategy, its historical foundation and how/if it is utilized in modern therapy.

b. Compare and contrast each of the strategies. Discuss strengths, weaknesses, scientific support and how/if it is widely utilized

c. What strategy or strategies would you recommend based on your findings? Support your position.

d. How can treatment progress be evaluated? What are the most effective tools for evaluation? Support your response

V- Discussion

a. What are current strategies to assist those who suffer from the disorder? Are there prevention strategies available?

b. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current approach(s)?

c. What recommendations do you have regarding the treatment process for the disorder and its impact on individuals, families, and communities? Support your response

d. What areas of research are warranted regarding treatment for the disorder?

VI- Conclusion

a. Summarize

As part of this project, the student is to create an APA formatted annotated bibliography of Web resources. This annotated bibliography should contain at least twenty-four Web resources related to abnormal psychology. Each entry should include a short summary or description of the website, the purpose, how the site demonstrated credibility, and indicate how the information may be beneficial to students and professionals. Credible academic Web resources other than those provided throughout the course are also acceptable

 

 

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Research Methods Should a marketing firm that is gathering information from human subjects, in good conscience, have an IRB? How should this work for marketing firms that are working with clients outside of their organization? This is a discussion question. 150 word minimum. If references used, include that and citations

Research Methods

Should a marketing firm that is gathering information from human subjects, in good conscience, have an IRB?

How should this work for marketing firms that are working with clients outside of their organization?

 

This is a discussion question.  150 word minimum.  If references used, include that and citations

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The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 brought about major changes in the way that American healthcare is financed—there were many changes in funding and many new requirements for hospitals and other providers to meet. We are all still living with the consequences of this Act. Outline the key provisions of this Act, and share your own view. Was the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 good for U.S. healthcare or not? Support your position on this legislation. MHA5201 Unit V Assessment Question 1 Health insurance is a concept developed in the United States and now appearing in many other nations of the world. Its history and development is an interesting story. Briefly trace the history of health insurance in America, from the beginnings with Blue Cross up to the Managed Care era. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 brought about major changes in the way that American healthcare is financed—there were many changes in funding and many new requirements for hospitals and other providers to meet. We are all still living with the consequences of this Act. Outline the key provisions of this Act, and share your own view. Was the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 good for U.S. healthcare or not? Support your position on this legislation.

 

 

MHA5201 Unit V Assessment

 

Question 1

 

Health insurance is a concept developed in the United States and now appearing in many other nations of the world. Its history and development is an interesting story. Briefly trace the history of health insurance in America, from the beginnings with Blue Cross up to the Managed Care era.

 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Q 1. Imagine yourself eating a ham and cheese sandwich. What steps take place with regard to digesting the sandwich? a) Make sure that the students can distinguish between mechanical and chemical digestion. b) What role does HCL play with regard to protein digestion and bacteria? c) What are the roles of the small and large intestines?

Q 1.

Imagine yourself eating a ham and cheese sandwich. What steps take place with regard to digesting the sandwich?

a) Make sure that the students can distinguish between mechanical and chemical digestion.

b) What role does HCL play with regard to protein digestion and bacteria?

c) What are the roles of the small and large intestines?

 

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You’ve been offered a job in another state, and have decided to sell your house. First, you’ll need to decide on an asking price. You can either make this decision now, or wait until after you’ve chosen a real estate agent (if you do). If you settle on a price now, you can either base it on the appraised value of your property, which is on file at the county tax office, or set a price you’re confident is too high, but not too high to deter potential buyers who will, in turn, make counteroffers. The next decision is whether to hire an agent. If you do, you’ll need to shop around. Begin by getting a list of agents from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You’ll be looking for an agent who’s willing to guarantee a sale by a certain date, or take a negotiated cut in his or her commission. This is important to you, as you need to have a warm feeling that your house isn’t going to be on the market forever. Interview an agent. If the agent is willing to guarantee a sale, hire him or her. After consulting with the agent, set an asking price. This is the end of the process. If the agent’s not willing to guarantee a sale, then interview the next one on the list. If you exhaust the list without finding an agent, then you’ll have to do without one, and list the house yourself. If you haven’t already decided on an asking price, do it now. This is the end of the process. HINTS: If you haven’t read and studied the Module homepage and the sources listed under Background Info, stop right here. Go back and do the reading. Otherwise, you’ll waste hours. This Case isn’t about renting or selling houses. It’s about flowcharting. Don’t browse the Web looking for information about renting or selling property – that sort of information is irrelevant. This Case could just as easily be about diagnosing a sick lawnmower, or baking a cake. (But don’t think you can change the topic!) Don’t browse the Web looking for information about how to create a flowchart, until you’ve read and studied the sources in the Module. The Case was designed with these sources in mind. They contain all the information you’ll need. You should reference and cite them, in accordance with the Writing Guide. You aren’t being asked to write an essay about flowcharting, but rather to draw a flowchart. If your Case write-up doesn’t contain a flowchart, then it’s incomplete. Despite 4 above, your Case should follow standard format, with a cover sheet and a brief discussion of the problem. Be sure to include references and citations. Assignment Expectations Reduce the case to a series of discrete, single activities and decisions. Avoid clutter. In the flowchart, abbreviate the activities and decisions. If necessary, explain the abbreviations in a glossary. Use standard flowchart symbology. Provide a short (one or two paragraph) explanation of the chart. Include citations. Follow the instructions in the BSBA Writing Style Guide (July 2014 edition), available online at https://mytlc.trident.edu/files/Writing-Guide_Trident_2014.pdf. There are no guidelines concerning length. Write what you need to write – neither more, nor less. Clearly demonstrate your understanding of both the theory covered in the Module, and the particulars of the Case. References and citations ARE REQUIRED

You’ve been offered a job in another state, and have decided to sell your house.

First, you’ll need to decide on an asking price.  You can either make this decision now, or wait until after you’ve chosen a real estate agent (if you do).  If you settle on a price now, you can either base it on the appraised value of your property, which is on file at the county tax office, or set a price you’re confident is too high, but not too high to deter potential buyers who will, in turn, make counteroffers.

The next decision is whether to hire an agent.  If you do, you’ll need to shop around.  Begin by getting a list of agents from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You’ll be looking for an agent who’s willing to guarantee a sale by a certain date, or take a negotiated cut in his or her commission. This is important to you, as you need to have a warm feeling that your house isn’t going to be on the market forever.  Interview an agent.  If the agent is willing to guarantee a sale, hire him or her.  After consulting with the agent, set an asking price.  This is the end of the process.

If the agent’s not willing to guarantee a sale, then interview the next one on the list. If you exhaust the list without finding an agent, then you’ll have to do without one, and list the house yourself.  If you haven’t already decided on an asking price, do it now.  This is the end of the process.

HINTS:

  1. If you haven’t read and studied the Module homepage and the sources listed under Background Info, stop right here.  Go back and do the reading.  Otherwise, you’ll waste hours.
  2. This Case isn’t about renting or selling houses.  It’s about flowcharting.  Don’t browse the Web looking for information about renting or selling property – that sort of information is irrelevant.  This Case could just as easily be about diagnosing a sick lawnmower, or baking a cake.  (But don’t think you can change the topic!)
  3. Don’t browse the Web looking for information about how to create a flowchart, until you’ve read and studied the sources in the Module.  The Case was designed with these sources in mind.  They contain all the information you’ll need.  You should reference and cite them, in accordance with the Writing Guide.
  4. You aren’t being asked to write an essay about flowcharting, but rather to draw a flowchart. If your Case write-up doesn’t contain a flowchart, then it’s incomplete.
  5. Despite 4 above, your Case should follow standard format, with a cover sheet and a brief discussion of the problem.  Be sure to include references and citations.

Assignment Expectations

  • Reduce the case to a series of discrete, single activities and decisions.
  • Avoid clutter.  In the flowchart, abbreviate the activities and decisions.  If necessary, explain the abbreviations in a glossary.
  • Use standard flowchart symbology.
  • Provide a short (one or two paragraph) explanation of the chart.  Include citations.
  • Follow the instructions in the BSBA Writing Style Guide (July 2014 edition), available online at

    https://mytlc.trident.edu/files/Writing-Guide_Trident_2014.pdf.

  • There are no guidelines concerning length. Write what you need to write – neither more, nor less.
  • Clearly demonstrate your understanding of both the theory covered in the Module, and the particulars of the Case.
  • References and citations ARE REQUIRED

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Subject: SPSS/Frequency 1. Create a bar graph using gender (axis X) and height (axis Y) with the following information: 2. Enter the values from the Data Set. The values represent the height (in inches) of a sample of men and women. Obtain an output with highlighted values for the following statistics for each gender: -frequency count -mean -standard deviation -minimum -maximum 3. Data Set: Men: 74, 71, 75. 62 Women: 62, 68, 61, 71, 68, 80 4. Convert this data to a Microsoft Word document.

Subject: SPSS/Frequency

 

1.  Create a bar graph using gender (axis X) and height (axis Y) with the following information:

 

2.  Enter the values from the Data Set. The values represent the height (in inches) of a sample of men and women. Obtain an output with highlighted values for the following statistics for each gender:

-frequency count

-mean

-standard deviation

-minimum

-maximum

 

3.  Data Set:

Men: 74, 71, 75. 62

Women: 62, 68, 61, 71, 68, 80

 

4.  Convert this data to a Microsoft Word document.

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Leadership Styles and Organizational Design” Please respond to the following: From the e-Activity, argue whether leaders are born or made. Give one (1) example of a great leader whom you admire in the health care field, and elaborate on the primary reasons why you admire the selected leader. Dispute the following hypothesis: Organizational design is irrelevant as long as each department of the hospital runs efficiently (e.g., HR, IT, maintenance, etc.). Justify your response.

Leadership Styles and Organizational Design” Please respond to the following:

From the e-Activity, argue whether leaders are born or made. Give one (1) example of a great leader whom you admire in the health care field, and elaborate on the primary reasons why you admire the selected leader. Dispute the following hypothesis: Organizational design is irrelevant as long as each department of the hospital runs efficiently (e.g., HR, IT, maintenance, etc.). Justify your response.

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Post a response to the following topic. your analysis should be written in a paragraph format and should go beyond just repeating material presented in the course materials. “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful. “Pick two management theories and compare and contrast them. Based on your analysis,what theory do you believe your mangement style would be more closely aligned with and why ?

Post a response to the following topic. your analysis should be written in a paragraph format and should go beyond just repeating material presented in the course materials. “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful. “Pick two management theories and compare and contrast them. Based on your analysis,what theory do you believe your mangement style would be more closely aligned with and why ?

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How can virtual reality, simulations, and real life scenarios be designed to provide optimal education for nursing students? How might they be integrated into the nursing school curriculum to increase patient, practitioner, and hospital safety?

How can virtual reality, simulations, and real life scenarios be designed to provide optimal education for nursing students? How might they be integrated into the nursing school curriculum to increase patient, practitioner, and hospital safety?

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Describe an important problem faced by society today (e.g., income inequality, gun violence, online privacy). Provide your own analysis by asking—and answering—a relevant question from at least three domains of thinking. In your answers, apply at least three intellectual standards and explain why they are important in this context. Also, explain why each question is either a question of fact, preference, or judgment. In one paragraph, at the end of your paper, reflect on your analysis of the problem that you selected. Describe how your consideration of this problem demonstrated deep learning. PHL 1010, Critical Thinking 3 Your response should be at least three pages in length, double spaced, and in Times New Roman 12pt. font. You are required to use at least your textbook and one scholarly article from any database within the CSU Online Library as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format. The title and reference page do not count towards the threepage minimum.

Describe an important problem faced by society today (e.g., income inequality, gun violence, online privacy). Provide your own analysis by asking—and answering—a relevant question from at least three domains of thinking. In your answers, apply at least three intellectual standards and explain why they are important in this context. Also, explain why each question is either a question of fact, preference, or judgment. In one paragraph, at the end of your paper, reflect on your analysis of the problem that you selected. Describe how your consideration of this problem demonstrated deep learning. PHL 1010, Critical Thinking 3 Your response should be at least three pages in length, double spaced, and in Times New Roman 12pt. font. You are required to use at least your textbook and one scholarly article from any database within the CSU Online Library as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format. The title and reference page do not count towards the threepage minimum.

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Rate the three (3) most important concepts that you learned in this course in order of importance (one [1] being the most important). Propose two (2) applications of this knowledge in your current or a future position. Predict the most significant ethical issue that you believe HR professionals will face in the next ten (10) years. Provide a rationale for your response.

Rate the three (3) most important concepts that you learned in this course in order of importance (one [1] being the most important). Propose two (2) applications of this knowledge in your current or a future position. Predict the most significant ethical issue that you believe HR professionals will face in the next ten (10) years. Provide a rationale for your response.

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You have been tasked with the project of organizing a company offsite 2-day training session in which people are brought in from different parts of the country. This entails everything from preparation, accommodations, and facilities. Create a Microsoft® Project file for the project that includes the following: Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that includes all project tasks (hierarchically grouped) and durations. Establish task precedence relationships. Show milestones and deliverables. I need to create a grantt chart diagram using microsoft project based off the documentation that i have provided in this question,

You have been tasked with the project of organizing a company offsite 2-day training session in which people are brought in from different parts of the country. This entails everything from preparation, accommodations, and facilities. Create a Microsoft® Project file for the project that includes the following: Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that includes all project tasks (hierarchically grouped) and durations. Establish task precedence relationships. Show milestones and deliverables.

I need to create a grantt chart diagram using microsoft project based off the documentation that i have provided in this question,

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You are to write a current event paper, approximately 750 words in length, consisting of a summary and analysis of a current event having to do with American government and/or politics. You must cite a minimum of five references (sources) in the paper and include a works cited page at the end of the assignment to provide full bibliographic information for each of the references that was cited in the text of the paper. Current event papers must be formatted according to MLA style, for papers with no title page (see the following link to access an online resource for MLA style:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/). In addition, please use Courier New 12 point as the paper’s font, and ensure the assignment is double-spaced. The current event paper should have the following elements: Provide a thorough, but brief, summary of the political issue. An understanding of the issue should be developed by reading the articles uncovered during research for the assignment. The information provided in the summary will lay the foundation for you to react and respond to (analyze) the political issue. Be sure to properly cite within the text (according to MLA style) any information that you obtained from one of your sources. Citations must be provided, even for paraphrased information. Present your perspective on the political issue. Think critically about the topic discussed in the articles and clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Consider eight standards for critical thinking (Paul and Elder, 2103): clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness. Ask questions, such as How can I validate the accuracy of my statement? How is this information relevant? How does my conclusion address the complexities of the issue? What is another interpretation or viewpoint of the issue? Does my conclusion follow from the data and/or statements I have provided? Grading will be based on the following criteria: Critical Thinking Skills: the extent to which you have engaged in critical thinking, innovation, and inquiry of a political issue, and has demonstrated analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information related to the political issue; Communication Skills: the extent to which you have effectively expressed ideas in writing; Personal Responsibility: the ability you have to develop opinions related to a political topic, and recognize the consequences of those choices and decisions; Social Responsibility: the ability you have to demonstrate civic responsibility and engagement by developing an understanding and perspective of a political issue that affects regional, national, and potentially global communities

You are to write a current event paper, approximately 750 words in length, consisting of a summary and analysis of a current event having to do with American government and/or politics. You must cite a minimum of five references (sources) in the paper and include a works cited page at the end of the assignment to provide full bibliographic information for each of the references that was cited in the text of the paper.

Current event papers must be formatted according to MLA style, for papers with no title page (see the following link to access an online resource for MLA style:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/). In addition, please use Courier New 12 point as the paper’s font, and ensure the assignment is double-spaced.

The current event paper should have the following elements:

Provide a thorough, but brief, summary of the political issue. An understanding of the issue should be developed by reading the articles uncovered during research for the assignment. The information provided in the summary will lay the foundation for you to react and respond to (analyze) the political issue. Be sure to properly cite within the text (according to MLA style) any information that you obtained from one of your sources. Citations must be provided, even for paraphrased information. Present your perspective on the political issue. Think critically about the topic discussed in the articles and clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Consider eight standards for critical thinking (Paul and Elder, 2103): clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness. Ask questions, such as How can I validate the accuracy of my statement? How is this information relevant? How does my conclusion address the complexities of the issue? What is another interpretation or viewpoint of the issue? Does my conclusion follow from the data and/or statements I have provided?

Grading will be based on the following criteria:

Critical Thinking Skills: the extent to which you have engaged in critical thinking, innovation, and inquiry of a political issue, and has demonstrated analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information related to the political issue; Communication Skills: the extent to which you have effectively expressed ideas in writing; Personal Responsibility: the ability you have to develop opinions related to a political topic, and recognize the consequences of those choices and decisions; Social Responsibility: the ability you have to demonstrate civic responsibility and engagement by developing an understanding and perspective of a political issue that affects regional, national, and potentially global communities

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The publication of poll results in the days before an election is often criticized because some say that voters are influenced to vote for the “leader” in the poll—the so-called ‘bandwagon effect’. Do you think that there is any merit to this criticism?

The publication of poll results in the days before an election is often criticized because some say that voters are influenced to vote for the “leader” in the poll—the so-called ‘bandwagon effect’. Do you think that there is any merit to this criticism?

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Entrepreneurial firm, PS2, has been presented with two opportunities to significantly expand their business in China. Paul Antle, President and CEO of PS2, has come to you asking for your advice regarding these opportunities. Review the information available to you in the case and write a response to Mr. Antle’s questions: Should PS2 enter the Chinese market? Which opportunity should PS2 pursue? Could PS2 pursue both opportunities? Should they? Did PS2 possess the required resources and capabilities to pursue an equity-based entry? What ownership levels should PS2 assume for each option? As you respond to each question, be sure that you explain the major issues that need to be considered. For example, what should be considered when thinking about entering the Chinese market?

Entrepreneurial firm, PS2, has been presented with two opportunities to significantly expand their business in China. Paul Antle, President and CEO of PS2, has come to you asking for your advice regarding these opportunities. Review the information available to you in the case and write a response to Mr. Antle’s questions:

Should PS2 enter the Chinese market? Which opportunity should PS2 pursue? Could PS2 pursue both opportunities? Should they? Did PS2 possess the required resources and capabilities to pursue an equity-based entry? What ownership levels should PS2 assume for each option?

As you respond to each question, be sure that you explain the major issues that need to be considered. For example, what should be considered when thinking about entering the Chinese market?

 

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“Long-Term Investment and Cost-Benefit Analysis” Please respond to the following: From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, suggest one (1) method in which Herb could use a cost-benefit analysis to argue for or against an expansion. Create three (3) optimal decision rules for Katrina’s Candies (e.g., whether to hire more staff or hire temporary workers to meet production schedules). Assess both the short-term and the long-term costs and benefits of obtaining a graduate degree. Support your decision to obtain a graduate degree with a cost-benefit analysis of your particular situation.

“Long-Term Investment and Cost-Benefit Analysis” Please respond to the following:

From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, suggest one (1) method in which Herb could use a cost-benefit analysis to argue for or against an expansion. Create three (3) optimal decision rules for Katrina’s Candies (e.g., whether to hire more staff or hire temporary workers to meet production schedules). Assess both the short-term and the long-term costs and benefits of obtaining a graduate degree. Support your decision to obtain a graduate degree with a cost-benefit analysis of your particular situation.

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Choose one (1) example of architecture that you believe best exemplifies the characteristic post-modern style. Provide a rationale for your selection, and describe two (2) of the features of post-modern style that you find intriguing.

Choose one (1) example of architecture that you believe best exemplifies the characteristic post-modern style. Provide a rationale for your selection, and describe two (2) of the features of post-modern style that you find intriguing.

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“Operations Management” Please respond to the following: Explain how this course has impacted your knowledge in operations management, and then determine which areas significantly affected your understanding on how operations strategy supports the business strategy.

“Operations Management” Please respond to the following:

Explain how this course has impacted your knowledge in operations management, and then determine which areas significantly affected your understanding on how operations strategy supports the business strategy.

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“Looking Back” Please respond to the following: Develop a metaphor or simile that would help someone unfamiliar with microeconomics understand the basic idea(s) behind what you have learned in this course. Discuss the single most interesting or surprising thing you learned in this course. Explain what made it so.

“Looking Back”

Please respond to the following:

  • Develop a metaphor or simile that would help someone unfamiliar with microeconomics understand the basic idea(s) behind what you have learned in this course.

Discuss the single most interesting or surprising thing you learned in this course. Explain what made it so.

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Using current events, predict the overeall development of public administration in the next five (5) years. Provide a rationale for your response. Determine one (1) challenge and one (1) opportunity regarding the use of social media in public administration communications. Provide a rationale for your response.

Using current events, predict the overeall development of public administration in the next five (5) years. Provide a rationale for your response. Determine one (1) challenge and one (1) opportunity regarding the use of social media in public administration communications. Provide a rationale for your response.

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Evaluating Feasibility.

Building on the work you completed in Weeks Two and Four, you will complete a feasibility study based on a pre-approved health care project of your choice. Using the feasibility study outlined in the Daniels and Dickson (1990) article as a model, and including a minimum of six other scholarly sources, create a 12- to 15-page feasibility study that includes the following headings and supporting information:

Evaluating Feasibility The concept of a feasibility study is central to viability, the “worth to the effort” ratio, and return on investment (ROI). What needs to be taken into consideration to create a feasibility study (e.g., human resources, community needs, and technological advances, federal and state regulatory issues)? Within this section, you will research and design an economical health care service that is responsive to a given market. This research stems from understanding your target population and present need in health services. Furthermore, as you have seen from the Daniels and Dickson (1990) article, you must appraise your human resources, capital investment, and how your effort will yield a return on investment from a facilities perspective as well as the tangible greater good of providing healthcare to a community.

Strategic Effect Analyze the role of public policy with regard to your project. What policies and processes should be in place to create an effective program? How will you measure the effectiveness of your program and your provision of health care services? Develop a microeconomic model that is responsive to the specific health care service demands of your target population. For example, the current trend of the medical home model, which allows for the coordination of care, allows for better communication among service providers as well as convenience for patients. Is the population a market priority? How does your program serve a need for your target population?

Market Analysis Within this section you will identify the population demographics, who your competitors are, and whether or not a real need for the services you are proposing exists in the community. As you examine the demographic and population needs using Census data and other reliable sources, you must also consider what competitors, if any, exist in the present climate. This requires an evaluation of the present socioeconomic and cultural trends influencing how people make decisions in health care. In addition, in this analysis you will need to compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organization models. This comparison requires an understanding of past challenges and incentives that other organizations have implemented.

Financial Analysis This section includes the revenue, expenses, and net income. Compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives by finding and describing multiple sources of public and private funding (e.g., grants, donations, awards, special projects) for this project. Include a reference list for your funding sources that is formatted in APA as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Next, identify the funding constraints for each source. Include limitations of monies awarded, timing issues, fitting the needs of the funding sources, difficulties of connecting with private funders, etc. Finally, specify the internal ramifications of moving forward using SWOT analysis. What are the fixed and variable costs associated with your project? What are the annual maintenance and operation costs? Elaborate on how you arrived at your sensitivity analysis conclusions.

Operations Performance This section examines the incremental effect of how your proposed service will impact all aspects of health services. This portion of the study explores how the statistical data you have researched affects the proposed service in terms of efficiency and value. This can be difficult to measure initially. However, through incremental and ongoing evaluation of operations, you can begin to see what constitutes the best performance in this instance and how it serves the target population. In this section, you will further illustrate the incentives and challenges faced by a health organization and communicate the relevance of economics within the U.S. health care system as it pertains to your proposed services.

Inpatient If your proposed study has an inpatient component, this section will analyze on volume of patients, types of payers, and how utilization rates impact your proposed study. In addition, you will further explain how your new inpatient service will add value for patients and improve the financial viability of the institution. This section will require you to use both qualitative and quantitative data to justify the plan. Hospitals operate in terms of how many beds are occupied relative to how many are empty. Most CEOs want to see that a unit is running at near full capacity and that volume is increasing year to year. Analyze how your proposal will meet these demands by explaining the data you have collected and predicting potential financial outcomes. Finally, evaluate and explain how value-based care will impact your ability to maintain margins within this newly proposed service.

Outpatient If your proposed study has an outpatient component, examine how admissions, revenue, and workflow of staff will improve the efficiency of your proposed service. Analyze how your outpatient service will add value for patients and improve the financial viability of the institution. Justify your plan with appropriate data. As stated in the inpatient section, the content here applies much the same way. However, the caveat for outpatient services lies in the ambulatory setting. This aspect should be most interesting under conditions created by the Affordable Care Act. The new paradigm shift will be toward more preventative, primary, and outpatient care settings to reduce the numbers of patients being admitted to hospitals. Please explain how your proposal takes these conditions into consideration. In this section, you will further compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organization models in an outpatient setting. You will also further augment your design in an economic framework that is responsive to your market.

Outlook This section examines future implications of your proposed services and how they will impact the future health outcomes of the community and financial health of the services being provided. Analyze economic theories that are germane to the provision of your proposed health services. What adjustments might you need to make in terms of what the “unintended consequences” may be? For example, Baylor Hospital in Houston proposed and spent 250 million to create a brand new hospital that currently stands empty because it was built during the U.S. economic downturn, the loan was no longer able to finance the construction, and the initial examination of its necessity did not play out as expected. Provide conclusions and implications of how your feasibility study fits within the larger context of the system of services currently being provided. How do they work with one another within the larger health care system?

Finally, evaluate how your study will respond to market and design models that impact the community based on current regulatory and market needs.

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper: 1.Must be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 2.Must include a title page with the following: a.Title of paper b.Student’s name c.Course name and number d.Instructor’s name e.Date submitted

3.Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5.Must include the listed headings with the content required under each. 6.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 7.Must use at least six scholarly sources that were published within the last five years, including a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources from the Ashford University Library. 8.Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 9.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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The book title:: (2011). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling by M.R McMinn McMinn discussed guidelines when confronting sin during a counseling experience, and the lectures reviewed some factors as well. 1.Why can a sensitive Christian counselor not just automatically and quickly confront obvious sin in the life of the counselee? Of the cautions mentioned by the class sources, which ones do you think counselors most often overlook? Why? 2.Now, consider the following case. What forms of confrontation do you think would work best in this scenario? Why did you answer as you did? Case Study: Jean (pseudonym) was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She reported having very little memory of her childhood. Her mother was severely depressed and, on several occasions throughout Jane’s early childhood, the mother spent several months at a time hospitalized for her depression. When her mother returned home, she would at times “lose control” and start beating on the children. Jean’s father left her mother when Jean was only three years old. Jean was eventually removed from the home and placed in foster care. She moved around from one foster care parent to another, and finally came to live with a pastor and his wife who raised her in a warm, loving family. Unfortunately, Jane started “looking for love in all the wrong places.” Jane became promiscuous and eventually got pregnant. This was a great disappointment to the pastor and his wife. Jane had been attending church regularly before the pregnancy and had made a profession of faith in Christ. She felt extremely guilty about the pregnancy. The pastor’s wife told Jean that she was extremely disappointed with her and that she was embarrassed to have her in her home. Not long thereafter, Jean secretly got an abortion. She then ran away with a young man to a hippie commune in California (during the late 60s). Jean is now 55 years old and has been in and out of counseling her entire life. Recently, she was referred for therapy following an attempted suicide. How would you decide when to confront this woman’s sin in counseling? What form or forms of confrontation should be used.

The book title:: (2011). Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling by M.R McMinn

McMinn discussed guidelines when confronting sin during a counseling experience, and the lectures reviewed some factors as well. 1.Why can a sensitive Christian counselor not just automatically and quickly confront obvious sin in the life of the counselee? Of the cautions mentioned by the class sources, which ones do you think counselors most often overlook? Why? 2.Now, consider the following case. What forms of confrontation do you think would work best in this scenario? Why did you answer as you did?

Case Study:

Jean (pseudonym) was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She reported having very little memory of her childhood. Her mother was severely depressed and, on several occasions throughout Jane’s early childhood, the mother spent several months at a time hospitalized for her depression. When her mother returned home, she would at times “lose control” and start beating on the children. Jean’s father left her mother when Jean was only three years old. Jean was eventually removed from the home and placed in foster care. She moved around from one foster care parent to another, and finally came to live with a pastor and his wife who raised her in a warm, loving family. Unfortunately, Jane started “looking for love in all the wrong places.” Jane became promiscuous and eventually got pregnant. This was a great disappointment to the pastor and his wife. Jane had been attending church regularly before the pregnancy and had made a profession of faith in Christ. She felt extremely guilty about the pregnancy. The pastor’s wife told Jean that she was extremely disappointed with her and that she was embarrassed to have her in her home. Not long thereafter, Jean secretly got an abortion. She then ran away with a young man to a hippie commune in California (during the late 60s). Jean is now 55 years old and has been in and out of counseling her entire life. Recently, she was referred for therapy following an attempted suicide.

How would you decide when to confront this woman’s sin in counseling? What form or forms of confrontation should be used.

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Language Acquisition Resource Discussion RebeccafromSOF Many resources are available to help us continue to develop our knowledge of language acquisition. As professionals, you will need to identify and evaluate the resources available to you. Please spend some time evaluating professional resources linked to language acquisition. For this discussion, choose a specific language acquisition topic to explore further. Several examples include our previous topics of bilingualism, communication disorders, language developmental stages, brain research, supportive language acquisition practices, family support of language acquisition, etc. Write the topic you explored in the subject line of your discussion post. Then, provide three sources that can be used to learn more about this topic. Your sources may include a journal article, webpage, video, research, podcast, etc. Include links where appropriate, and be sure to cite all sources in APA format. Your 300-350 word post should include the following for each selected source: Summary of the resource How it supports language acquisition in children How you will use it specifically for your future professional role An APA-formatted reference of the source

Language Acquisition Resource Discussion RebeccafromSOF

Many resources are available to help us continue to develop our knowledge of language acquisition. As professionals, you will need to identify and evaluate the resources available to you. Please spend some time evaluating professional resources linked to language acquisition.

For this discussion, choose a specific language acquisition topic to explore further. Several examples include our previous topics of bilingualism, communication disorders, language developmental stages, brain research, supportive language acquisition practices, family support of language acquisition, etc. Write the topic you explored in the subject line of your discussion post. Then, provide three sources that can be used to learn more about this topic. Your sources may include a journal article, webpage, video, research, podcast, etc. Include links where appropriate, and be sure to cite all sources in APA format.

Your 300-350 word post should include the following for each selected source: Summary of the resource How it supports language acquisition in children How you will use it specifically for your future professional role An APA-formatted reference of the source

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Question 1 REBT is based on the assumption that: a. Humans have a biological tendency to think irrationally b. Humans have a biological tendency to think rationally c. Both a and b d. None of the above 2 points Question 2 _____________ is the behavioral intervention used to gradually increase the quality of a behavior. a. Shaping b. Extinction c. Stimulus control d. Aversive control 2 points Question 3 DBT utilizes a behavioral technique in which the client learns to tolerate painful emotions without enacting self-destructive behaviors known as: a. Positive reinforcement b. Negative reinforcement c. Exposure d. Punishment 2 points Question 4 In reality therapy, behavior is affected by: a. The impact of external stimuli on behavior b. Unconscious conflicts c. Current inner motivation d. All of the above 2 points Question 5 In reality therapy, the skilled counselor or therapist treats behavior as: a. The result of social pressure and limited perceptions of possibilities b. Information received from parents and from the surrounding culture c. Caused by self-verbalizations that can be helpful or hurtful d. Chosen as a result of unmet wants and needs/font> 2 points Question 6 A method in which the counselor or therapist leads the client through a number of questions to become aware of thoughts and distortions in thinking, and to find and implement more adaptive replacements is called: a. “Socratic Questioning” b. “Platonic Questioning” c. A-B-C Model d. Reflection 2 points Question 7 In the A-B-C model proposed by Ellis, the factor that creates the emotional and behavioral consequences is: a. Activating event b. Consequences c. Beliefs d. None of the above 2 points Question 8 According to Glasser, human behaviors are composed of: a. Doing, thinking, feeling, physiology b. Doing, resting, sleeping, acting c. Responding, initiating, ignoring, acting d. None of the above 2 points Question 9 In practicing reality therapy, counselors and therapists focus on: a. The interpersonal relationships of the client b. Insight into causes of behavior c. Family history d. Personal history 2 points Question 10 According to Ellis, the shoulds, oughts, and musts fall under which of the following categories? a. Self-demandingness b. Other-demandingness c. World-demandingness d. All of the above 2 points Question 11 In reality therapy, the environment or counseling or psychotherapeutic atmosphere includes which of the following? a. Attending behaviors b. Doing the unexpected c. Use of metaphors d. All of the above 2 points Question 12 The DBT model proposes that a successful counseling intervention must meet five critical functions. Which of the following is not one of these functions? a. Improve and preserve the client’s incentive to change b. Boost the client’s capabilities c. Ensure the client’s capabilities are specific to his or her environment d. Structure the environment so that the treatment can take place 2 points Question 13 A counselor using CBT might focus on using: a. Pharmacotherapy b. Dream analysis c. Transference d. Risk-taking exercises 2 points Question 14 DBT is driven by three theories. Which of the following is not one of those? a. Behavior therapy b. Biosocial theory of BPD c. Dialectics d. Gestalt theory 2 points Question 15 Which of the following is true about REBT? a. REBT was influenced by Rogers’ core conditions of counseling. b. REBT was influenced by Freud’s concept of the unconscious. c. REBT was influenced by Frankl’s logotherapy. d. None of the above 2 points Question 16 _______________ is the sense of personal competence or feelings of mastery. a. Self-concept b. Self-esteem c. Self-efficacy d. Self-control 2 points Question 17 Which of the following is associated with reality therapy? a. WDEP system b. Choice theory c. SAMIICCC d. All of the above 2 points Question 18 Cognitive therapy has been criticized for its focus on: a. Internal events (thinking) b. Direct observation c. Listening procedures d. Intellectual understanding 2 points Question 19 Which of the following is not consistent with REBT theory? a. Events or other people make us feel bad or good. b. Thinking, feeling, and behaving are interconnected. c. Emotional distress results from exaggeration, overgeneralization, and invalidated assumptions. d. Irrational beliefs emanate from environmental and genetic factors. 2 points Question 20 A client is partaking in cognitive distortion when he/she exaggerates a negative event to the point that the event has more impact than it deserves. What is this called? a. Disqualifying the positive b. Catastrophizing c. All-or-nothing thinking d. None of the above 2 points Question 21 In choice theory, human motivation springs from which of these five sources? a. Belonging, survival, knowledge, fun, power b. Survival, belonging, power, freedom, fun c. Power, achievement, enjoyment, information, security d. Survival, achievement, love, success, pride 2 points Question 22 DBT was initially developed to treat: a. Narcissistic personality disorder b. Histrionic personality disorder c. Antisocial personality disorder d. Borderline personality disorder 2 points Question 23 The developer of dialectical behavior therapy is: a. Dr. Marsha Linehan b. Dr. Albert Ellis c. Dr. Carl Rogers d. Dr. Fritz Perls 2 points Question 24 DBT targets behaviors in descending order beginning with ________. a. triggers b. biosocial susceptibility c. suicidal behavior d. enhancing respect for self 2 points Question 25 According to REBT, certain values promote emotional adjustment and mental health. Which of the following is not one of these values?

 

Question 1

 

REBT is based on the assumption that:

 

a. Humans have a biological tendency to think irrationally
b. Humans have a biological tendency to think rationally
c. Both a and b
d. None of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 2

 

_____________ is the behavioral intervention used to gradually increase the quality of a behavior.

 

a. Shaping
b. Extinction
c. Stimulus control
d. Aversive control

 

2 points

 

Question 3

 

DBT utilizes a behavioral technique in which the client learns to tolerate painful emotions without enacting self-destructive behaviors known as:

 

a. Positive reinforcement
b. Negative reinforcement
c. Exposure
d. Punishment

 

2 points

 

Question 4

 

In reality therapy, behavior is affected by:

 

a. The impact of external stimuli on behavior
b. Unconscious conflicts
c. Current inner motivation
d. All of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 5

 

In reality therapy, the skilled counselor or therapist treats behavior as:

 

a. The result of social pressure and limited perceptions of possibilities
b. Information received from parents and from the surrounding culture
c. Caused by self-verbalizations that can be helpful or hurtful
d. Chosen as a result of unmet wants and needs/font>

 

2 points

 

Question 6

 

A method in which the counselor or therapist leads the client through a number of questions to become aware of thoughts and distortions in thinking, and to find and implement more adaptive replacements is called:

 

a. “Socratic Questioning”
b. “Platonic Questioning”
c. A-B-C Model
d. Reflection

 

2 points

 

Question 7

 

In the A-B-C model proposed by Ellis, the factor that creates the emotional and behavioral consequences is:

 

a. Activating event
b. Consequences
c. Beliefs
d. None of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 8

 

According to Glasser, human behaviors are composed of:

 

a. Doing, thinking, feeling, physiology
b. Doing, resting, sleeping, acting
c. Responding, initiating, ignoring, acting
d. None of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 9

 

In practicing reality therapy, counselors and therapists focus on:

 

a. The interpersonal relationships of the client
b. Insight into causes of behavior
c. Family history
d. Personal history

 

2 points

 

Question 10

 

According to Ellis, the shoulds, oughts, and musts fall under which of the following categories?

 

a. Self-demandingness
b. Other-demandingness
c. World-demandingness
d. All of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 11

 

In reality therapy, the environment or counseling or psychotherapeutic atmosphere includes which of the following?

 

a. Attending behaviors
b. Doing the unexpected
c. Use of metaphors
d. All of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 12

 

The DBT model proposes that a successful counseling intervention must meet five critical functions. Which of the following is not one of these functions?

 

a. Improve and preserve the client’s incentive to change
b. Boost the client’s capabilities
c. Ensure the client’s capabilities are specific to his or her environment
d. Structure the environment so that the treatment can take place

 

2 points

 

Question 13

 

A counselor using CBT might focus on using:

 

a. Pharmacotherapy
b. Dream analysis
c. Transference
d. Risk-taking exercises

 

2 points

 

Question 14

 

DBT is driven by three theories. Which of the following is not one of those?

 

a. Behavior therapy
b. Biosocial theory of BPD
c. Dialectics
d. Gestalt theory

 

2 points

 

Question 15

 

Which of the following is true about REBT?

 

a. REBT was influenced by Rogers’ core conditions of counseling.
b. REBT was influenced by Freud’s concept of the unconscious.
c. REBT was influenced by Frankl’s logotherapy.
d. None of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 16

 

_______________ is the sense of personal competence or feelings of mastery.

 

a. Self-concept
b. Self-esteem
c. Self-efficacy
d. Self-control

 

2 points

 

Question 17

 

Which of the following is associated with reality therapy?

 

a. WDEP system
b. Choice theory
c. SAMIICCC
d. All of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 18

 

Cognitive therapy has been criticized for its focus on:

 

a. Internal events (thinking)
b. Direct observation
c. Listening procedures
d. Intellectual understanding

 

2 points

 

Question 19

 

Which of the following is not consistent with REBT theory?

 

a. Events or other people make us feel bad or good.
b. Thinking, feeling, and behaving are interconnected.
c. Emotional distress results from exaggeration, overgeneralization, and invalidated assumptions.
d. Irrational beliefs emanate from environmental and genetic factors.

 

2 points

 

Question 20

 

A client is partaking in cognitive distortion when he/she exaggerates a negative event to the point that the event has more impact than it deserves. What is this called?

 

a. Disqualifying the positive
b. Catastrophizing
c. All-or-nothing thinking
d. None of the above

 

2 points

 

Question 21

 

In choice theory, human motivation springs from which of these five sources?

 

a. Belonging, survival, knowledge, fun, power
b. Survival, belonging, power, freedom, fun
c. Power, achievement, enjoyment, information, security
d. Survival, achievement, love, success, pride

 

2 points

 

Question 22

 

DBT was initially developed to treat:

 

a. Narcissistic personality disorder
b. Histrionic personality disorder
c. Antisocial personality disorder
d. Borderline personality disorder

 

2 points

 

Question 23

 

The developer of dialectical behavior therapy is:

 

a. Dr. Marsha Linehan
b. Dr. Albert Ellis
c. Dr. Carl Rogers
d. Dr. Fritz Perls

 

2 points

 

Question 24

 

DBT targets behaviors in descending order beginning with ________.

 

a. triggers
b. biosocial susceptibility
c. suicidal behavior
d. enhancing respect for self

 

2 points

 

Question 25

 

According to REBT, certain values promote emotional adjustment and mental health. Which of the following is not one of these values?

 

a. Non-utopian
b. Low frustration tolerance
c. Flexibility
d. High frustration tolerance

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Imagine you work for a small clinic that offers counseling. Recently, a large number of people have come in wanting to seek treatment for their depression. In order to address this need, you’ve been asked to create a brochure that explains depression and its treatment. Create a 6- to 8-page/pane brochure which does the following: Defines “psychological disorders” and “abnormal behavior” Describes the classification that depression belongs under Differentiates this classification from other classifications of psychological disorders Describes depression and its symptoms Explains treatment options, including the pros and cons for each type of therapy.

Imagine you work for a small clinic that offers counseling. Recently, a large number of people have come in wanting to seek treatment for their depression. In order to address this need, you’ve been asked to create a brochure that explains depression and its treatment.

Create a 6- to 8-page/pane brochure which does the following:

  • Defines “psychological disorders” and “abnormal behavior”
  • Describes the classification that depression belongs under
  • Differentiates this classification from other classifications of psychological disorders
  • Describes depression and its symptoms
  • Explains treatment options, including the pros and cons for each type of therapy.

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Psychosocial interventions in workplace – Assignment An experiment was conducted to determine if motivational techniques in management significantly impacted employee stress levels compared to no intervention. An employee survey was given to three groups: one group under a manager who started using a transformational motivation technique, one group under a manager who began using a transformational motivation technique, and then a control group with no new technique used. Stress levels were self-reported by the employees as shown below. Use alpha = 0.05 Transformational Transactional Control 0 2 6 7 5 5 3 3 8 5 0 9 2 1 5 What is your null hypothesis? What is your alternative hypothesis? After running the single factor analysis of variance on the data, what is the p-value for between groups? Using the 95% significance level, is there a significance difference in stress levels between the three groups? Yes or No Do you reject or accept the null hypothesis? Reject Accept Chi-Square Test for Independence Using Chi-Square, we are looking to see if there is a significant difference between what we would expect results to be, and what the actual results were. That is, expected vs. observed. Use alpha = .05 Listed below are data from a survey conducted recently where Males and Females responded to their happiness with their supervisor (this is fictitious data). Response Male Female Total Not at all 23 25 48 Somewhat 13 22 35 Very 26 16 42 Total 62 63 125 What is your null hypothesis? What is your alternative hypothesis? What is the Chi-Square value? Is there significance evidence that a difference exists between the actual males and female responses in this sample and the expected male/female responses in the population? YES or NO

Psychosocial interventions in workplace – Assignment

An experiment was conducted to determine if motivational techniques in management significantly impacted employee stress levels compared to no intervention. An employee survey was given to three groups: one group under a manager who started using a transformational motivation technique, one group under a manager who began using a transformational motivation technique, and then a control group with no new technique used. Stress levels were self-reported by the employees as shown below. Use alpha = 0.05

 

 

 

Transformational Transactional Control
0 2 6
7 5 5
3 3 8
5 0 9
2 1 5

 

 

 

  1. What is your null hypothesis?

 

 

 

  1. What is your alternative hypothesis?

 

 

 

  1. After running the single factor analysis of variance on the data, what is the p-value for between groups?

 

 

 

  1. Using the 95% significance level, is there a significance difference in stress levels between the three groups? Yes or No

 

 

 

  1. Do you reject or accept the null hypothesis? Reject Accept

 

 

 

Chi-Square Test for Independence

 

 

 

Using Chi-Square, we are looking to see if there is a significant difference between what we would expect results to be, and what the actual results were. That is, expected vs. observed. Use alpha = .05

 

 

 

Listed below are data from a survey conducted recently where Males and Females responded to their happiness with their supervisor (this is fictitious data).

 

 

 

Response Male Female Total
Not at all 23 25 48
Somewhat 13 22 35
Very 26 16 42
Total 62 63 125

 

  1. What is your null hypothesis?

 

 

 

  1. What is your alternative hypothesis?

 

 

 

  1. What is the Chi-Square value?

 

 

 

  1. Is there significance evidence that a difference exists between the actual males and female responses in this sample and the expected male/female responses in the population? YES or NO

 

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Self-Monitoring: Influencing Effective Behavior Change in Your Clients,” article below Select a health behavior other than exercise. Write a 1,200 word paper including the following: Develop your own self-monitoring scale for this health behavior. Explain how you would use this scale as an assessment tool in a behavioral health intervention. Summarize three current behavioral assessment techniques. Include a minimum of three scholarly references. Use article below Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Self-Monitoring: Influencing Effective Behavior Change in Your Clients,” article below

Select a health behavior other than exercise.

Write a 1,200 word paper including the following:

  • Develop your own self-monitoring scale for this health behavior.
  • Explain how you would use this scale as an assessment tool in a behavioral health intervention.
  • Summarize three current behavioral assessment techniques.

Include a minimum of three scholarly references. Use article below

 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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IS THERE EVIDENCE FOR GOD? WILLIAM LANE CRAIG VS. LAWRENCE KRAUSS DEBATE 1) Read the “Is There Evidence For God? William Lane Craig vs. Lawrence Krauss debate. ( I have attached it) 2) Write a 3 page 12-point double-spaced paper where you summarize (do not quote) the best argument for the theistic side and the best argument for the atheistic side. Then, in one paragraph explain why you think that one side or the other had the better argument. This paper will then have four paragraphs: 1) The introduction 2) The best argument for the theist side 3) The best argument for the atheistic side 4) Your explanation of the better argument

IS THERE EVIDENCE FOR GOD? WILLIAM LANE CRAIG VS. LAWRENCE KRAUSS DEBATE

1) Read the “Is There Evidence For God? William Lane Craig vs. Lawrence Krauss debate. ( I have attached it)

2) Write a 3 page 12-point double-spaced paper where you summarize (do not quote) the best argument for the theistic side and the best argument for the atheistic side.  Then, in one paragraph explain why you think that one side or the other had the better argument. This paper will then have four paragraphs:

1) The introduction

2) The best argument for the theist side

3) The best argument for the atheistic side

4) Your explanation of the better argument

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SARAH IS A 15-YEAR-OLD CAUCASIAN GIRL WHO JUST STARTED HER SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL Lists the factors that contributed towards Sarah’s attitude regarding her curfew and how did these factors contribute. Explains the ways Sarah displays cognitive dissonance. Describes the situations that Sarah conforms to her peers’ beliefs and how. Explains some possible reasons that Sarah did this. Explains some possible reasons that Jack was interested in Sarah and how these relate to the factors of attraction. Describes the type of social interaction that was displayed through the fight at the party and how this social interaction affects others at the party. Explains how Sarah’s behavior was influenced by others throughout the night

SARAH IS A 15-YEAR-OLD CAUCASIAN GIRL WHO JUST STARTED HER SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

 

  • Lists the factors that contributed towards Sarah’s attitude regarding her curfew and how did these factors contribute.
  • Explains the ways Sarah displays cognitive dissonance.
  • Describes the situations that Sarah conforms to her peers’ beliefs and how. Explains some possible reasons that Sarah did this.
  • Explains some possible reasons that Jack was interested in Sarah and how these relate to the factors of attraction.
  • Describes the type of social interaction that was displayed through the fight at the party and how this social interaction affects others at the party.

Explains how Sarah’s behavior was influenced by others throughout the night

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Question 1) A person with sleep apnea: stops breathing for 10 seconds or more. gets up and walks around while still sleeping. experiences a state of panic. falls asleep without warning. 2) Which of the following parts of the body controls the sleep-wake cycle? thyroid gland pituitary gland hypothalamus prefrontal cortex 3) Natural cycles of activity that bodies must go through are called: microsleeps. states of consciousness. biological rhythms. hypnotic states. 4) Delta waves are predominant in which stage of sleep? N2 (R&K Stage 2) REM N3 (R&K Stages 3 and 4) N1 (R&K Stage 1) 5) Which of the following is TRUE about night terrors? They are a common disorder. They happen during a light stage of sleep. They occur fairly equally in children and adults. They are a state of panic experienced while asleep. 6) Which of the following is NOT true about psychoactive drugs? All of them produce physical dependence in users. Many were originally developed to help people. Some can cause users to develop a drug tolerance. They alter thinking, perception, memory, or some combination of these abilities. 7) Even in mild doses, marijuana negatively affects: reaction time. appetite. mood. the ability to sleep. 8) Barbiturates are known as: gateway drugs. the minor tranquilizers. hallucinogens. the major tranquilizers. 9) Which of the following kills the most people in the United States every year? homicide heroin overdose alcohol-related car accidents illnesses related to smoking 10) Methamphetamine is an example of a: narcotic. hallucinogen. depressant. stimulant. 11) Opium and its derivatives, morphine and heroin, duplicate the action of which of the following? endorphins cortisol serotonin melatonin 12) Withdrawal is a sign of: psychological dependence on a drug. physical dependence on a drug. tolerance to a drug. drunkenness. 13) In Hilgard’s theory, the _______ remains aware of what is going on during hypnosis. “hypnotized” part of the mind “hidden observer” part of the mind conscious mind brain stem 14) The key to hypnosis seems to be: a heightened state of suggestibility. avoiding subjects who are active and alert. a gullible subject. using more practical subjects, as opposed to daydreamers. 15) Hypnosis is unable to do which of the following? help people relax in situations that would normally cause them stress create amnesia for whatever happens during the session give people superhuman strength relieve pain 16) Mariam takes 20 minutes daily to sit by herself and meditate. A fully meditative state is a form of: altered consciousness. waking consciousness. non-REM sleep. convergent thinking. 17) In the ____________, dreams are less realistic because they come not from the outside world of reality but from within people’s memories and experiences. adaptive theory activation-synthesis hypothesis latent content theory restorative theory 18) Calvin Hall concluded that: dreams prove that people have wild imaginations. there are no gender differences when it comes to dreams. most dreams reflect the events that occur in everyday life. everyone dreams in black and white. 19) The ________ of a dream is the actual dream itself. latent content repression conflict manifest content 20) Nightmares are more common in children than in adults because _____. growth hormones are released from the pituitary during non-REM sleep children spend more of their sleep in the REM state children suffer from lost sleep more often than adults children have more vivid imaginations than adults 21) Debbie’s psychoanalyst tells her that the monster in her dream symbolizes her abusive father. He is discussing the dream’s: latent content. actual content. manifest content. spiritual context. 22) Niles has begun to fall asleep suddenly during the day, sometimes in inappropriate places. Niles is most likely suffering from: narcolepsy. insomnia. not enough melatonin. sleep apnea. 23) Theodora suffers from an inability to get to sleep and to stay asleep. Which of the following would help Theodora with her insomnia? spending some time in bed relaxing, reading or watching TV until she gets sleepy trying various sleeping pills until she finds one that doesn’t cause REM rebound watching the clock so she knows how much sleep she is actually getting going to bed and getting up on a regular schedule 24) On Sara’s walk to campus one morning, she was thinking about what a nice day it was, how many people were already on campus, and how she had to stop by the bookstore on her way to class. Sara was experiencing: an altered state of consciousness. insight. a meditative state. waking consciousness. 25) Derek was lying on the couch and had fallen asleep when all of a sudden his body jerked, and he woke up because he felt like he was falling. Derek was most likely in which stage of sleep? N3 (R&K Stages 3 and 4) N1 (R&K Stage 1) REM N2 (R&K Stage 2)

Question

1) A person with sleep apnea:

stops breathing for 10 seconds or more.

gets up and walks around while still sleeping.

experiences a state of panic.

falls asleep without warning.

2) Which of the following parts of the body controls the sleep-wake cycle?

thyroid gland

pituitary gland

hypothalamus

prefrontal cortex

3) Natural cycles of activity that bodies must go through are called:

microsleeps.

states of consciousness.

biological rhythms.

hypnotic states.

4) Delta waves are predominant in which stage of sleep?

N2 (R&K Stage 2)

REM

N3 (R&K Stages 3 and 4)

N1 (R&K Stage 1)

5) Which of the following is TRUE about night terrors?

They are a common disorder.

They happen during a light stage of sleep.

They occur fairly equally in children and adults.

They are a state of panic experienced while asleep.

6) Which of the following is NOT true about psychoactive drugs?

All of them produce physical dependence in users.

Many were originally developed to help people.

Some can cause users to develop a drug tolerance.

They alter thinking, perception, memory, or some combination of these abilities.

7) Even in mild doses, marijuana negatively affects:

reaction time.

appetite.

mood.

the ability to sleep.

8) Barbiturates are known as:

gateway drugs.

the minor tranquilizers.

hallucinogens.

the major tranquilizers.

9) Which of the following kills the most people in the United States every year?

homicide

heroin overdose

alcohol-related car accidents

illnesses related to smoking

10) Methamphetamine is an example of a:

narcotic.

hallucinogen.

depressant.

stimulant.

11) Opium and its derivatives, morphine and heroin, duplicate the action of which of the following?

endorphins

cortisol

serotonin

melatonin

12) Withdrawal is a sign of:

psychological dependence on a drug.

physical dependence on a drug.

tolerance to a drug.

drunkenness.

13)

In Hilgard’s theory, the _______ remains aware of what is going on during hypnosis.

“hypnotized” part of the mind

“hidden observer” part of the mind

conscious mind

brain stem

14)

The key to hypnosis seems to be:

a heightened state of suggestibility.

avoiding subjects who are active and alert.

a gullible subject.

using more practical subjects, as opposed to daydreamers.

15)

Hypnosis is unable to do which of the following?

help people relax in situations that would normally cause them stress

create amnesia for whatever happens during the session

give people superhuman strength

relieve pain

16)

Mariam takes 20 minutes daily to sit by herself and meditate. A fully meditative state is a form of:

altered consciousness.

waking consciousness.

non-REM sleep.

convergent thinking.

17)

In the ____________, dreams are less realistic because they come not from the outside world of reality but from within people’s memories and experiences.

adaptive theory

activation-synthesis hypothesis

latent content theory

restorative theory

18)

Calvin Hall concluded that:

dreams prove that people have wild imaginations.

there are no gender differences when it comes to dreams.

most dreams reflect the events that occur in everyday life.

everyone dreams in black and white.

19)

The ________ of a dream is the actual dream itself.

latent content

repression

conflict

manifest content

20)

Nightmares are more common in children than in adults because _____.

growth hormones are released from the pituitary during non-REM sleep

children spend more of their sleep in the REM state

children suffer from lost sleep more often than adults

children have more vivid imaginations than adults

21)

Debbie’s psychoanalyst tells her that the monster in her dream symbolizes her abusive father. He is discussing the dream’s:

latent content.

actual content.

manifest content.

spiritual context.

22)

Niles has begun to fall asleep suddenly during the day, sometimes in inappropriate places. Niles is most likely suffering from:

narcolepsy.

insomnia.

not enough melatonin.

sleep apnea.

23)

Theodora suffers from an inability to get to sleep and to stay asleep. Which of the following would help Theodora with her insomnia?

spending some time in bed relaxing, reading or watching TV until she gets sleepy

trying various sleeping pills until she finds one that doesn’t cause REM rebound

watching the clock so she knows how much sleep she is actually getting

going to bed and getting up on a regular schedule

24)

On Sara’s walk to campus one morning, she was thinking about what a nice day it was, how many people were already on campus, and how she had to stop by the bookstore on her way to class. Sara was experiencing:

an altered state of consciousness.

insight.

a meditative state.

waking consciousness.

25) Derek was lying on the couch and had fallen asleep when all of a sudden his body jerked, and he woke up because he felt like he was falling. Derek was most likely in which stage of sleep?

N3 (R&K Stages 3 and 4)

N1 (R&K Stage 1)

REM

N2 (R&K Stage 2)

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Resources: University Library, Electronic Reserve Readings, the Internet, or other resources to conduct research Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the role of the brain in cognitive functions. As a part of your explanation, describe what Phineas Gage’s accident revealed about how brain areas support cognitive function. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Resources: University Library, Electronic Reserve Readings, the Internet, or other resources to conduct research

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the role of the brain in cognitive functions. As a part of your explanation, describe what Phineas Gage’s accident revealed about how brain areas support cognitive function.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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What is the biological basis of PTSD? What occurs in the brain and nervous system that apparently gives rise to PTSD symptoms? How did the soldiers depicted in the video exhibit PTSD? What were their symptoms? How long did they last? What can be done to help people cope with PTSD? Consider both biologically and psychologically based forms of treatment or intervention. What, according to the video, does the military seem to be doing about treating PTSD among its personnel? Do you think this approach is going to be effective? Why or why not?

  • What is the biological basis of PTSD? What occurs in the brain and nervous system that apparently gives rise to PTSD symptoms?
  • How did the soldiers depicted in the video exhibit PTSD? What were their symptoms? How long did they last?
  • What can be done to help people cope with PTSD? Consider both biologically and psychologically based forms of treatment or intervention.
  • What, according to the video, does the military seem to be doing about treating PTSD among its personnel? Do you think this approach is going to be effective? Why or why not?

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a brief explanation of what you believe to be the distinguishing feature of conformity, compliance, and obedience. Then briefly describe a contemporary example in which people did or did not demonstrate one of these concepts (conformity, compliance, or obedience). Use theory to explain how and why the example and what happened (the behavior demonstrated by the individuals and groups) illustrates the concept.

a brief explanation of what you believe to be the distinguishing feature of conformity, compliance, and obedience. Then briefly describe a contemporary example in which people did or did not demonstrate one of these concepts (conformity, compliance, or obedience). Use theory to explain how and why the example and what happened (the behavior demonstrated by the individuals and groups) illustrates the concept.

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American Nursing Association (2014). Short Ethics Definitions. Retrieved fromhttp://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/EthicsStandards/Resources Carnevale, F. (2009, Mar.). A Conceptual and Moral Analysis of Suffering, Nursing Ethics. 16(2), 173. Deshpande, S.P. (2009, Dec.). A Study of Ethical Decision Making by Physicians and Nurses in Hospitals.Journal of Business Ethics. (90)3, 387-397. Foster, C., Herring, J., Melham, K., & Hope, T. (2011). The double effect effect. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 20(1), 56-72. Goldworth, A. (2008, Oct.). Deception and the Principle of Double Effect. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17(4), 471-473. Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (2010). Scanlon on the doctrine of double effect. Social Theory and Practice, 36(4), 541-564. Murray, John S, PhD, RN, U.S.A.F., N.C. (2010). Moral courage in healthcare: Acting ethically even in the presence of risk. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(3), 9-1G,2G,3G,4G,5G,6G,7G,8G,9G. The goal of the Session Long Project is to identify and evaluate the ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, and to apply the principles to specific ethical issues that may have professional, sociological, economic, legal, and possible political implications. Tasks for Module 1: (Critical thinking Assignment) Identify and clarify an ethical dilemma facing your chosen discipline (i.e., health education, health care management, or environmental health). To achieve this, you will be expected to gather and evaluate relevant information (e.g., peer reviewed and credible sources) pertaining to the dilemma you’ve chosen to make the focus of your case assignment. Identify and briefly discuss the competing ethical positions that accompany the issue and the applicable ethical theories and principles. SLP Assignment Expectations Limit your responses to three pages, not including title and reference pages, and be sure to properly cite all references within the text of your assignment and listed at the end. Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references. Apply critical thinking skills to your response- specifically to #2 above.

American Nursing Association (2014). Short Ethics Definitions. Retrieved fromhttp://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/EthicsStandards/Resources

Carnevale, F. (2009, Mar.). A Conceptual and Moral Analysis of Suffering, Nursing Ethics. 16(2), 173.

Deshpande, S.P. (2009, Dec.). A Study of Ethical Decision Making by Physicians and Nurses in Hospitals.Journal of Business Ethics. (90)3, 387-397.

Foster, C., Herring, J., Melham, K., & Hope, T. (2011). The double effect effect. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 20(1), 56-72.

Goldworth, A. (2008, Oct.). Deception and the Principle of Double Effect. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17(4), 471-473.

Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (2010). Scanlon on the doctrine of double effect. Social Theory and Practice, 36(4), 541-564.

Murray, John S, PhD, RN, U.S.A.F., N.C. (2010). Moral courage in healthcare: Acting ethically even in the presence of risk. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(3), 9-1G,2G,3G,4G,5G,6G,7G,8G,9G.

The goal of the Session Long Project is to identify and evaluate the ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, and to apply the principles to specific ethical issues that may have professional, sociological, economic, legal, and possible political implications.

Tasks for Module 1: (Critical thinking Assignment)

  1. Identify and clarify an ethical dilemma facing your chosen discipline (i.e., health education, health care management, or environmental health). To achieve this, you will be expected to gather and evaluate relevant information (e.g., peer reviewed and credible sources) pertaining to the dilemma you’ve chosen to make the focus of your case assignment.
  2. Identify and briefly discuss the competing ethical positions that accompany the issue and the applicable ethical theories and principles.

SLP Assignment Expectations

  1. Limit your responses to three pages, not including title and reference pages, and be sure to properly cite all references within the text of your assignment and listed at the end.
  2. Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to your response- specifically to #2 above.

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