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Case-study Selection/Research plan

5. Case-study Selection/Research plan:

Identify ONE case study (i.e, an example) that you might research to help you collect/collate data to answer your question or address your aim. Explain how might you research this case, and why? What data would you analyse and how? You should aim to write around 500 words in this section. Please note: You do not need to actually do the case-study analysis. Just select a case that you might analyse, and explain your choice. State what would you study, and why. Your selection and rationale are what you will be marked on in this section of the assignment. Tip: This should be a ‘real’ organization, not a fictitious one. It does not have to be a business; it might be an NGO, government agency or political party. There are many ways of identifying a good case-study organization. You can use the academic literature that you have reviewed, search through the mainstream media, the business press, or google for ideas. You could look at examples that have been in the news recently, because of particular issues or initiatives. You could examine lists of organizations such as the Times Top 100 Employers. 6. Summary: End with a relatively brief summary of the key points covered, and the order in which you have covered them. 7. References: You must provide a full list of References for all sources cited in the whole assignment. Your reference list should ONLY include material cited in the review, and ALL material cited should be included in the References list at the end, including (but not limited to) the five papers you have reviewed. References at the end of your assignment are not included in the word count. Any assignments that do not include a full list of References will be marked as incomplete. Coursework assignments must be spell-checked and proof-read prior to submission, and they must be fully referenced, with all in-text citations using the Harvard (author, date) system. All assignments should be written in the first person (using ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘my’ to refer to oneself, rather than ‘the researcher’ or ‘the author’). : Suggested Topics: Big data Climate change Consumer behaviour/Consumer Psychology Corporate branding Corporate culture management Corporate social responsibility Cross-cultural marketing Discrimination in recruitment and selection Eco-labelling schemes Entrepreneurial culture EU industrial policy/Regional economic development Export processing zones Far-right and ultra-conservative movements Gender discrimination Gender pay gap Global value chains ‘Green-washing’ Heritage branding HRM implications of an ageing population Human Rights Humour at work Indigenous Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) processes Information systems management International competitiveness International supply chain management ISO certification Managing voluntary workers Multi-lingual organizations Multi-stakeholder regulation Non-profit organizations/Charities Occupational segregation by sex Organizational space and architecture Organizational surveillance and new technologies SME’s and/or family businesses Social enterprises Social media and digital marketing Social movements Sustainability/Triple bottom line reporting Tax evasion Team working Wage policy (fair wages and discrimination)

MATH 141 Writing Project

1.  Read one of the following books (for the longer ones, a few chapters will do), and write a paper on it.   This is not a book report; instead, the goal is to understand and present one or more of the main ideas in your own words.  

            Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
            Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid  by Douglas R. Hofstadter  
            Instability rules : the Ten Most Amazing Ideas of Modern Science 
                        by Charles Flowers  
            How to Solve It : A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by G. Polya  
            Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments 
                         by T. Edward Damer 
            With Good Reason: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies by Morris S Engel
            Logic Made Easy: How to Know When Language Deceives You by D.J. Bennet
            Archimedes’ Revenge: The Joys and Perils of Mathematics  by Paul Hoffman
            Understanding the philosophy of science by James Ladyman
            Scientific method in practice by Hugh G. Gauch, Jr.
            Godel: A Life of Logic by John L. Casti and Werner DePaul
            Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 
                          by Steven Levitt
            Crimes Against Logic by Jamie Whyte  
            Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
                          by Ian Ayres 

(Many of these are available in the CLC library) 


2.   Write a “mathematical biography” on one of the leading figures of mathematical Logic.  Research the life and work of one, and write a paper about him.  AT MOST one third of your paper should concern their biography.  The remainder should show discuss their contributions to the field, and why it was important.  Note that you also should refrain from giving a list of results – rather, the purpose of this paper is to show what you learned about their work.  Connections to what we have learned in class should be included.  Suggested subjects:  Kurt Godel,  Bertrand Russell, Aristotle, George Boole, Georg Cantor, Leibniz.  


3.  Each quarter, the U.S. government issues estimates of economic indicators such as the inflation rate, growth rate of the economy, and unemployment statistics.  In recent years, there has been considerable controversy over the government’s calculation of the inflation rate – since many government outlays are directly tied to the inflation rate, small errors in its estimation can have large impacts on federal budgets.  Write a report describing how the inflation rate is calculated, and why this method of calculation has been questioned.   Be sure to discuss the CPI and how it impacts the economy and federal budget.

4. Imagine that you are a financial consultant.  One of your clients is a young lady, age 30.  She has recently bought a home for $200,000.  The mortgage is for 30 years at a rate of 6%.   She also wants to save for retirement.  She is able to put $2400 annually into an IRA that earns 5% compounded monthly.  The money put into the IRA is pre-tax; assume that she pays 25% of her income as income tax. She is currently weighing two options: either paying an additional $200 per month on her mortgage payment, or paying the same $200 into her IRA.  Which would you recommend if she wants to retire at age 60?  Draw up a couple of scenarios that would help her make her decision.  Give a detailed comparison of the merits of each plan. 

5. The following books discuss some of the ways in which statistical data is commonly misused:

      –  How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff
      –  Damned Lies and Statistics  by Joel Best
      –  More Damned Lies and Statistics by Joel Best. 
        Standard Deviations:  Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data and Other Ways
                         to Lie with Statistics  by Gary Smith

Eco 497: Assignment 2- Annotated Bibliography

The task of Assignment 2: Write a three- to four-page annotated bibliography that is closely related to the intended topic of your essay, refers to 6 to 8 sources of which at least 80% shall be academic journal articles. Your evaluation of the source should include an assessment about how the source contributes to your work. Sources should be other than those you have used on the first assignment.

 

Each entry in your annotated bibliography should include:

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A complete reference

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A brief, but well-thought summary of the source, including its thesis, methods, and the conclusions that are relevant to your future paper

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A sentence or two evaluating the role that the source might play in your own paper. As before, keep an eye on a possible source that you like and that wish you have written. If you find such a source, you may dub it the role model for your own paper.

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Each entry should be a paragraph long, but well elaborated and crafted.

 

Your annotated bibliography shall start with a brief introductory paragraph explaining the context and the purpose of your work, as well as how you have decided what sources to include. It should end with a concluding paragraph. The whole text should be interesting, informative, engaging, and should show good command of writing style.

Urbanization: Describe three pros and three cons for urbanization

This essay should be 2-4 pages double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt. Font Define urbanization.

Describe three pros and three cons for urbanization and include examples. Pick one form of urbanization and describe how that form of urbanization can impact an individual’s health status. Pick a health issue of your choice and describe how urbanization and vulnerable populations play a role in the prevalence of that health issue. Name at least one public health intervention that is used to address urbanization (Describe that intervention and how it is used to address urbanization).

Government Contracting & Acquisition students should include details about a potential contract as part of the recommendations presented.

Your assignment this week is to complete a visual executive summary by completing a Power Point. Your Power Point should be 10 pages and state your role (consultant), briefly discuss the problem, your research, and state your recommendation to the client. Remember to follow the Power Point Guidelines.

A portion of the grade will be based on Power Point Style. NOTE: Government Contracting & Acquisition students should include details about a potential contract as part of the recommendations presented. Consider that one possible solution might be to use a contract to address the issue (training, buy a new product, consulting or other products or services). The point of this exercise is to challenge you to succinctly summarize your thoughts in a visual presentation. This is a useful skill to learn. You may not always have a long span of attention from those you wish to influence, so learning to condense your thoughts into a visual presentation will be a tool you may find valuable to your future success. Submit a minimum of a 10 page PowerPoint Executive Summary recommendation to the client. Reminder: Include a title page with your Power Point. No References are required for this assignment.

What effects at both macro level (e.g. public opinion, social policy) and micro level (e.g. individual schools, courses) has this had on nursing education?

With the exception of a few years in the early 1990s, the shortage of nurses to provide care in hospitals has been a chronic problem with intermittent acute exacerbations since the 1930s. What effects at both macro level (e.g. public opinion, social policy) and micro level (e.g. individual schools, courses) has this had on nursing education? Has the net balance of positive and negative effects been beneficial for nursing education? Why?

Debate the wisdom and feasibility of setting the master’s degree as the minimum marker for the professional segment of the nursing continuum. Given the 20/20 hindsight gained from the debacle of the 1965 Position Paper, how would you advise national nursing organizations to go about changing this definition, if it were to be changed? Analyze how the triangulation of subject, setting, and student characteristics serve to frame curriculum planning and development. Conduct a literature search on the history and evolution of nursing curricula. Summarize the key aspects of the scholarly article, and speculate on how past and present events will frame the future. Reading Material Billings, D. M. & J. A. Halstead. (2012). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (4th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders. (Chapter 5) Iwasiw, C., Goldenberg, D., & Andrusyszyn, M. (2009). Curriculum development in nursing education (2nd ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.(Chapter 1) Keating, S. B. (2011). Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. (Chapter 1)

Fragmented point of view; western genre conventions; post-war context; interpreting themes; stylistic patterning.

Demonstrate how at least TWO of the filmmaker’s creative decisions in ONE film from the block (weeks 7-11) serve to establish the film’s point of view on the characters, story and subject. Screening: The Searchers (1956, John Ford, USA) Reading: Douglas Pye (1996) ‘Double Vision: Miscegenation and Point of View in The Searchers’ in Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye (eds) (1996) The Movie Book of the Western. London: Studio Vista, 229-235.

Topics: Fragmented point of view; western genre conventions; post-war context; interpreting themes; stylistic patterning.

Review Chapter 2: “Oral Versus Written Communication,”

This assignment should be written in three separate sections in one document with the following headings:

1. Oral or Written Communications

2. Channel of Communication

3. The purpose of a written and oral reports

Review Chapter 2: “Oral Versus Written Communication,” in Written and Interpersonal Communication, and the article How to Give a Great Speech. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/08/13/how-to-give-a-great-speech-3/#5be008b56696 Respond to the following questions:

1. What is more effective—oral or written communication? Why? Justify your answer.

2. If you could use only one channel of information in an agency, which would it be- oral or written? Why? 3. On the basis of your reading to this point, what is the purpose of a written report? How is it different from an oral report? 4. What are the chief differences between oral communication and written communication?

Review of Children’s Picture Books

For this assignment, you will be writing an Amazon-style review for 3 children’s picture books of your choice. You can check out an example for Interstellar Cinderella (one of my daughter’s favorites). Your review has to do SO much more than the Amazon write up, though. Here are the steps for successful completion of this assignment (and check the rubric, too)!

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Read several pictures books targeted for audiences 3-5 years old.

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Select 3 books for this assignment: 1 must have a girl as protagonist; 1 must have a child of color as protagonist; the 3rd is open.

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Write a 2 paragraph review for each book covering:

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Brief summary of the book

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Evaluation of why the book is appropriate for a toddler. Cite evidence from lifespan regarding biosocial, cognitive, and social/emotional development

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Textbook citations needed within your review in APA style

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Proofread your reviews.

Administer an IRI – Individual Reading Inventory

Regarding Assignment #2, you need to work with three students. One is an ESOL student, one is an ESE student, and one is a regular education student. You need to administer an IRI – Individual Reading Inventory to each, or a similar test used by the school where these students attend. You need to determine their three reading levels: independent, instructional, and frustration level. You must also administer a Cloze test for each, or something similar that determines their vocabulary skills, and an Interest Inventory for each student. After you complete testing, you need to write the paper with the students name, age, and dates of testing.

A description of the testing instruments used, the results of the tests for each student, and a summary of the students’ skills. You then need to develop of plan of how you would work with each student based on your results, i.e. do they need support with phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, etc. You need to provide two projects/activities for each student and include the state standards these projects/activities would cover. Then you would reflect about the process, i.e. your experience with working with the students. Finally, you need to provide a letter that you would send to each parent with the results of the tests and suggestions as to how they might support the learning process for their child. Hope this helps. You don’t need to cite any sources since research is not required. You do need to follow APA form and style in terms of grammar and spelling and editing your work carefully. Also please follow the syllabus.