Your task individually is to find and interview two people who have managed organizational change, or who have been directly involved in change implementation. Design a “topic guide” for your interviews. This should cover, for example, the organizational context; your interviewees’ roles in relation to change; the nature of the changes in which they were involved; why those changes were significant; how the changes were implemented, covering key decisions, actions, turning points, crises; how your interviewees would describe their personal management styles; the outcomes of those changes—successful, or not. If possible, choose to interview managers from different organizations and sectors, to provide contrast. Once you have collected this interview evidence, consider the following questions:
A fallacy is an error in reasoning or thinking, sometimes called a “thinking error.” We have learned about a few fallacies in thinking, but here are a few more. It is important to understand and spot fallacies in our own thinking and arguments as well as others. This is a component of Critical Thinking. Review each practice scenario and determine if it contains a fallacy and if so, which fallacy is it an example of? Compare your answers to those below. Give yourself one point for each correct identification of a fallacy and another point if you correctly identified which fallacy it was. Think of a time when you heard/saw a thinking fallacy from someone else (in person, on TV/Internet, in magazine/paper, etc.) and describe the situation and what fallacy you believe you noticed. Purchase the answer to view it
Using USGS Earth Explorer Map or Google Maps/Google Earth, you should explore your chosen Asian city in terms of characteristics, features, layout of the city, and so forth. Then use any additional sources to you analyze the city and its relationships. Look below for detailed information on expectations. Make sure to cite the USGS Maps or Google Maps/Google Earth. All papers need to have the following formatting: Times New Roman, 12 point font. Double spaced. 1” margins 2-3 pages of text. Proper essay organization and tone. In-text citations and a Bibliography section in APA. Citations/Works Cited do not count toward length. ** Use at least two sources may use more, be sure to use in-text citation for every source**
Matthew is planning to open a manufacturing facility. He is considering a “Christian-only” hiring policy whereby he would determine to hire only professing evangelical Christians to work in the facility. He asks you for your advice on the following questions: 1. Would such a policy be legal? If so, under what terms and what might the restrictions be? 2. From a Great Commission perspective, would this policy be advisable? 3. How would your answers change, if at all, if they planned to open a Christian school rather than a manufacturing facility? Use the words “Legal and Advisable,” “Legal, Not Advisable,” “Not Legal, Advisable,” or “Not Legal and Not Advisable” in the subject line of your thread, depending upon your conclusion. Read and consider Matthew 28:19–20. You may also want to consult some good commentaries and other study aids on this passage.
The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation. The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit. Address the following questions with your classmates:
As you read last week, you will be applying concepts and theories from each broad area of psychological study covered in this course to one of two individuals, either a child or an adult, ultimately creating a complete case study of your chosen person. This week you will submit the first part of your Case Study project for grading. For your Case Study project this week, review the bulleted notes presented in the interactive media about your chosen individual. Then, write a 1- to 2-paragraph description that summarizes what you know about that individual. There is enough information in the bulleted notes found in the Interactive Case Study for you to effectively describe this individual by applying the course concepts to his or her background and current functioning. If you feel additional information will enhance your ability to fully explain how each topic area relates to your chosen individual, feel free to be creative and describe additional details. Keep in mind that in the coming weeks, you will be using this individual to illustrate your understanding of the course concepts. Finally, review the readings and media about using the Walden Library. These resources are located in this week’s Learning Resources. Then, search the Walden Library for one article relevant to your case study. To you search the Walden Library, refer to the list of possible search terms listed in the media in this week’s Required Resources. Briefly summarize the article you found in 1 to 2 paragraphs. Include 1 to 3 sentences on why you think this article will you to apply the course topics to your chosen individual. You will use this journal article again in the final paper that you will submit in Week 5. Refer to the Interactive Case Study media, Final Project Example document, and Final Project Template to guide your work. You will find these in this Week’s Learning Resources. remember that the Final Project Example document is just an . Your Assignment will be graded on the components below. For more specific details refer to the Assignment Rubric located in the Course Information area. Purchase the answer to view it
NCU CMP9400B Theories play a vitally important role in guiding research and organizing and making sense of research findings. In spite of the great importance of theory-building and theory testing within your field of specialization, there is no generally accepted conception of what a theory is. Because your dissertation must contribute to theory, you must have a clear understanding of the variety of conceptions of theory, types of theories, and ways of contributing to theory and be able to justify how, exactly, your study contributes to theory. Using Gelso (2006), Harlow (2009), Stam, H. (2007, 2010), Wacker (1999), and five additional peer-reviewed articles from your specialization, discuss scholarly views on the nature and types of theory. Compare and contrast at least three views of what constitutes a theory, including the view you will use in Part 3 of this question. Be sure to distinguish theory from related concepts, such as hypothesis, paradigm, model, and concept. Using Ellis & Levy (2008), Harlow, E. (2009), and five additional peer-reviewed articles, review the scholarly literature on the relationship between theory and research and the ways research (quantitative and qualitative) can contribute to theory. Discuss at least three ways research can contribute to theory. Pick a theory (in one of the views of what constitutes a theory that you identified in Part 1) of current interest directly related to the topic area of your dissertation. A theory is currently of interest if there are articles published on it in the past five years. Using at least 10 published, peer-reviewed research articles: 1. Explain how the theory adds or may add to our understanding of your field and/or research topic. 2. Discuss and analyze the literature on two areas of controversy or unanswered questions related to the theory. The structure of your paper should be as follows: Title page Body (10-15 pages, no more or less; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper) References (APA Style) 1. Compose a theoretically sound and conceptually rich essay that demonstrates knowledge of fundamental subject areas of a student’s academic discipline and specialization. Your dissertation research must contribute to theory. Your research and the theory to which it contributes may or may not have a practical benefit or application. There is no doubt, however, that there is a theory in your dissertation topic area that does have a practical application. Referencing at least five peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly books, discuss views on the relationship between theory and application or practice. How can a theory guide or inform practice? What are the issues involved in translating theory into practice? Be sure to keep in mind the various conceptions of theory you discussed in Question 1. Referencing at least five peer-reviewed journal articles, fully describe a theory of current interest in your topic area. A theory is currently of interest if there are articles published on it in the past five years. This theory may or may not be the same as the one you examined in Question 1, Part 3. Describe a current view of the theory, not the founder’s view or a classic view. Your answer should be no more than three pages long. Identify at least five scholarly articles (published in the last 5 years) that address how the theory you discussed in Part 2 has actually been applied. (Draw on your response to Part 1 in order to define what you mean by an application of a theory to an actual problem or situation.) Critically evaluate the appropriateness of the uses to which the theory has been applied. Consider, for example: Are the applications premised upon an accurate understanding of the theory and its scope? Do the applications “go beyond” what the theory claims? Is the reasoning linking application and theory sound? The structure of your paper should be as follows: Title page Body (10-15 pages, no more or less; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper) References (APA Style) 2. Critique existing research and design a methodologically sound approach to research in the student’s academic specialization(s). The ability to read, understand, critique, and integrate research studies and to design a study to address a gap in the research literature is a vital tool for a doctoral student. As you write your dissertation, you may be reading hundreds of studies, many of which you will evaluate as part of a coherent literature review. Select five empirical articles from peer-reviewed journals that: • you consider critical to your understanding of your area of dissertation research • all address a particular phenomenon and attempt to contribute to theory about it 1. Describe each study, including: • the research problem, questions, or hypotheses • the research purpose • type of design and elements of the design (e.g., sample, data analysis, operationalization of constructs) • threats to validity and if and how they were addressed • the findings and their implications 2. Critically evaluate each study: Does the author make a compelling case for the meaning and significance of the findings? Write a literature review that explains what is known and not known about the phenomenon based on a critical evaluation of the five studies. Develop a research question that addresses one of the unknowns you identified in Part 2 and sketch a quantitative qualitative study that can answer the question about what is unknown and contribute to theory (in some sense of theory you discuss in Question 1). Address: • the research purpose • type of design and elements of the design (e.g., sample, the type of data you need to collect and how you will collect it, data analysis) • the strengths and weaknesses of your envisioned design and methods • quantitative: threats to validity and how your design will address them • quantitative: the constructs you will measure and what you will do in order to determine how to operationalize them (you need not identify specific measures) • qualitative: your means of ensuring the quality of your findings • justification for why your chosen design and methods are more appropriate for your research question than alternatives you have considered • your methods of data analysis • how the data you collect will enable you to answer your research question and contribute to theory Draw on the additional resources for this course for guidance in understanding the concepts (e.g., internal validity, threats to validity, and operationalization) needed to address this question. The structure of your paper should be as follows: Title page Body (10-15 pages, no more or less; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper) References (APA Style) : 3. Apply relevant theory and research from the student’s specialization coursework to real life situations where he or she solves specific problems and discusses implications. As you know, scientific research must be conducted in accordance with ethical principles. The ethical principles of research are defined in: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Standard 8: Research and Publication The National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy Of Engineering, and Institute Of Medicine Of The National Academies have a more detailed and comprehensive set of ethical guidelines for scientific research: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Engineering., & Institute of Medicine (U.S.). (2009) , (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C: National Academies Press. Write a paper in which you discuss how you will ensure that aspects of doctoral research, from literature review to conducting research, to writing the dissertation manuscript will be done with care and integrity and will meet the ethical standards of scientific research. Reference the two publications above and at least five additional peer-reviewed articles. You must all the steps you will take to ensure the ethical integrity of your dissertation project and not simply describe standard practice. You must show that you have your own clear set of ethical principles and that you know how to apply them to your work. You must do more than just paraphrase ethical guidelines. You must explain specifically how you will apply published ethical guidelines and concepts to what you will do in your research (as you envision it at this point). Be sure to address the following: • Plagiarism • Risk assessment • Informed consent • Privacy and confidentiality • Data handling and reporting • Mistakes and negligence • Working with a Mentor • Northcentral University requirements for IRB approval Conclude your paper with your thoughts on the following statement: Ethical scientific researchers have a commitment to all who are touched by their research—participants who share their lives and time, mentors and advisors, reviewers, future readers, and supporters and cheerleaders on the journey—to take care and do their work well. The structure of your paper should be as follows: Title page Body (10-15 pages, no more or less; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper) References (APA Style) 4. Integrate knowledge of ethical practices with principles of professional practice as it applies to specific scenarios within the student’s academic discipline and specialization.
This assignment is the second part of the course project. You will want to retain this information to include in the final portion of the project. In this assignment, you will refer to the five stocks you selected in Module 03. Required Choose of the stocks – two within the same industry plus one additional stock – from the Company Selection and Stock Watch completed in module 03 and then locate interest rates on other investments that are not stocks, such as bank certificates or government bonds. You will now have a total of investments. In your assignment, identify each of the five investments and discuss the following: Your assignment should be a minimum of 2 written pages and utilize APA formatting. In-text citations and a reference page should also be included.
Papers must be handed into me in person on the assigned date. Any other arrangements must be made with me at least one week prior to its due date. DO NOT E-mail papers to me. Papers must be typed on 8 ½ x11 inch white paper with no more than one inch borders in 10 or 12 point and Times New Roman or Arial Font. Papers must be double-spaced. No longer than 5 pages. Papers must be stapled together or otherwise enclosed together. Loose pages will not be accepted. APA format for footnotes and Works Cited page as appropriate. remember when citing a source, primary and secondary sources should be included as appropriate. The paper should include your own thoughts or opinions that are supported by the literature. In short, I do not simply want a review of the literature nor do I want you to say something, “I am in disagreement with the literature because my experience has been different.” – Refer to attached outline 1. Some critics believe that the family as an institution is dying, while others within the field of sociology believe that it is evolving to face current social changes. The 1950s was a time period when the family was seen at its ideal state: a nuclear, white, middle class, suburban family. Begin your paper by discussing this 1950 family, specifically how it got to be in its ideal state and how this ideal was reinforced in American culture at the time. Next describe the changes in the family each decade after the 1950s until the 21 century and how these changes were influenced by and influenced social changes of that decade. Finally, using class material as well as material from other sources, discuss what the millennial family is currently like and how this reflects contemporary society.
the following scenario: The General Secretary of the FDA has tasked you with developing an educational flier on the nutritional needs for a specific stage of life. your topicusingonline sources, such as the Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and local sources, such as farmers’ markets, for content and nutrition suggestion for the ad. a public service ad, with appropriate images, to be printed in the Sunday edition of your newspaper. Include the following points: a standard word document to complete this assignment. Both text and images are important to this assignment. the ad, including the images, consistent with APA guidelines. at least two references. the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it