Data Analysis Proposal

As you should know by now, in quantitative research hypotheses are tested by conducting appropriate statistical analyses.   The logic and the computations of the most commonly utilized statistical tests are covered in chapters 8 and 9.

For this assignment you will only need to determine the statistical test that is appropriate for testing your hypothesis.  There are usually two main factors that influence the choice of the test:  (1) the nature of the research question/hypothesis (i.e., question of association or of group differences) and (2) the measuring scales of the variables (e.g., ratio, nominal, interval, or ordinal).

Please answer the following questions and submit this template to Data Analysis Proposal Assignment 2 in Canvas:

  1. What is your hypothesis #1?
    1. List your two variables:
    2. List the scale of measurement for each variable:
    3. What is the nature of your research question?
    4. Name the test:

 

If you have another hypothesis,

  1. What is your hypothesis #2 :
    1. List your two variables:
    2. List the scale of measurement for each variable:
    3. What is the nature of your research question?
    4. Name the test:

 

 

Submission Instructions:

  • Save your document as Last Name_First Name_A2 Analysis Proposal
  • Submit it by due date via Canvasà go to Assignmentsà select Data Analysis Proposalà upload the document as word document.
  • Your grade will only be based on the timeliness and completion of this assignment (i.e., it must be submitted on time and fully completed to receive full credit; no partial credits will be given).
  • The general feedback on this assignment will be posted on the Homepage immediately after the deadline.
  • If you would like your instructor or GTA to give you a more personalized feedback, email them asap after you review the general feedback .

 

 

IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK ME OR YOUR TA FOR HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  THIS IS A LARGE CLASS AND WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU IF YOUR EMAIL COMES TOO LATE IN THE SEMESTER.

 

What’s coming up next:  After you’ve reviewed the feedback on this assignment, and if you don’t have any questions, proceed with the research project to compute the reported statistical tests to see if your hypothesis was supported.  You will report these results in your research paper.

Does race play a factor in how military veterans receive trauma care

Prepare an annotated outline using all 10 of your articles for the literature review paper, which will be due in. Compile the annotated outline followed by a references page in which your 10 sources for the paper are included.

Length: 2-3 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

 

Classic English Literature

In the book Secret Life of Bees, what symbols are used to represent something larger than themselves?

Two quotes should be used to support the arguments. First sentence of first paragraph should be thesis, last sentence of the last paragraph should be conclusion. Two to three paragraphs in total. One source should be used, the source should be the book and nothing else.

Testimonial Verdict

QUESTION 1

  1. Helen Brooks Testimony

I am the downstairs neighbor of the defendant, Thomas Randall, and I have lived in the building for 20 years. These college kids tend to be noisy and keep late hours, especially the boys. I really do not see how they are able to learn anything at college. There are wild parties every weekend and even during the week sometimes. This party on Halloween was one of the wildest. The music was loud enough to make your head burst; kids were jumping around—I guess they call it dancing—to the point that the ceiling was shaking. Finally, at midnight, I went up to ask them to please keep it down; after all, it was a Thursday night, and some of us have to work. What a scene! A young woman was leaving just as I arrived. I later found out she was Kelly Greene, the woman who ran over those two college students. Mr. Randall had his arm around her and was saying goodbye. The way she was acting—giggling, stumbling around—it was obvious she was drunk. She was an accident waiting to happen, and it did!

Explain what may have shaped Helen Brooks’s perceptual lens and what effect this may have on her credibility.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

 

QUESTION 2

  1. Tom Randall (defendant) Testimony

I had been planning this Halloween party since school started in September. I thought that it would be fun and give me a chance to pay back students who had invited me to their parties. I had plenty of food and beverages on hand—soda and juice, as well as alcohol. Of course, I am aware that the drinking age is 21 and that many students have not reached that age yet, but nobody really takes the law very seriously. After all, if you are old enough to vote, get married, work, and be drafted, you should be old enough to drink. As far as my party was concerned, I felt that everyone had a right to make up their own minds; I just made the beverages available. Once people decided what they wanted to drink, I did try to keep them refilled. After all, that is the job of a good host. I remember Kelly was drinking beer, and I probably did bring her one or two over the course of the evening. I do not have any idea about the total amount of beer she had; I had no way of keeping track. I do remember saying goodbye to her, and she seemed in reasonably good shape. She was planning to drive. Looking back, I guess I should have paid more attention to her condition, but there were so many people there and so much was happening, I just did not think about it. This party was not unusual; it is exactly like most of the parties that happen on campus. It is just that they do not usually end with someone dying.

What facts and inferences does Tom Randall make in his testimony? Are they relevant to the case? Why, or why not?

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

 

QUESTION 3

  1. Defense lawyers and prosecutors cross-examine the witnesses in order to help determine the credibility of the witnesses and the accuracy of their testimony.

Imagine that you are the defense lawyer. Ask Helen Brooks one question, and explain why your question is important.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Helen Brooks Testimony:

I am the downstairs neighbor of the defendant, Thomas Randall, and have lived in the building for twenty years. These college kids tend to be noisy and keep late hours, especially the boys. I really don’t see how they’re able to learn anything at the college. Wild parties every weekend and sometimes even during the week. This party on Halloween was one of the wildest. Music loud enough to make your head burst; kids jumping around—I guess they call it dancing—so that the ceiling was shaking. Finally, at midnight I went up to ask them to please keep it down—after all, it was Thursday night and some of us have to work. What a scene! A young woman was leaving just as I arrived. I later found out she was Kelly Greene, the woman who ran over those two college students. Mr. Randall had his arm around her and was saying goodbye. The way she was acting—giggling, stumbling around—it was obvious she was drunk. She was an accident waiting to happen, and it did!

 

 

QUESTION 4

  1. One of the important goals of critical thinking is developing beliefs about the world that are well-founded. Often, this process involves analyzing and synthesizing a variety of accounts in an effort to determine what really happened. Now, you need to analyze the testimony given and determine what really happened in this particular case.

Do you believe that Mr. Randall was aware that Ms. Greene was intoxicated when she left his party? Do you believe he knew—or should have known—she would be driving home? Explain the reasons for your conclusion.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

QUESTION 5

  1. Richard Cutler (defense witness)

I am a psychologist in private practice, and I am also employed by the university to be available for students who need professional assistance. The misuse of alcohol is a problem of all youth in our society, not just college students. For example, a recent study by the surgeon general’s office shows that one in three teenagers consumes alcohol every week. This is an abuse that leads to traffic deaths, academic difficulties, and acts of violence. Another study based on a large, nationally representative sample indicates that although college students are more likely to use alcohol, they tend to drink less than non-students of the same age. In other words, college students are more social drinkers than problem drinkers.

Another sample of undergraduate students found that college drinking is not as widespread as many people think. The clear conclusion is that while drinking certainly takes place on college campuses, it is no greater a problem than in the population at large. What causes the misuse of alcohol? Well, certainly the influence of friends, whether in college or out, plays a role. But, it is not the only factor.

To begin with, there is evidence that family history is related to alcohol abuse. For example, one survey of college students found greater problem drinking among students whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) had been diagnosed (or treated) for alcoholism. Another study found that college students who come from families with high degrees of conflict display a greater potential for alcoholism.

Another important factor in the misuse of alcohol by young people is advertising. A recent article titled “It Is Not Miller Time Yet, and This Bud’s Not for You” underscores the influence that advertisers exert on the behavior of our youth. By portraying beer drinkers as healthy, fun-loving, attractive young people, they create role models that many youths imitate. In the same way that cigarette advertisers used to encourage smoking among our youth—without regard to the health hazards, alcohol advertisers try to sell as much booze as they can to whomever will buy it—no matter what the consequences.

A final factor in the abuse of alcohol is the people. Although young people are subject to a huge number of influences, in the final analysis, they are free to choose what they want to do. They do not have to drink, no matter what the social pressures. In fact, many students resist these pressures and choose not to drink.

And if they do drink, they do not have to get behind the wheel of a car.

Is the information provided by Dr. Cutler relevant to the guilt or innocence of Tom Randall? Why, or why not?

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

QUESTION 6

  1. Defense Summation

The death of Melissa Anderson is, of course, a tragedy. It was the direct result of Kelly Greene’s error in judgment; and although she certainly did not intend for anything like this to occur, she must be judged for her responsibility. However, it makes no sense to rectify this tragedy by ruining Thomas Randall’s life.

He is in no way responsible for the death of Melissa Anderson. All he did was host a party for his friends—the kind of party that takes place all of the time on virtually every college campus. He is a victim of an unreasonable law that you must be 21 years of age to drink alcohol. I would bet that every person in this courtroom had at least one drink of alcohol before they were 21 years old. If people are mature enough to vote, drive cars, hold jobs, pay taxes, and be drafted, then they are mature enough to drink alcohol. And it is unreasonable to expect a party host to run around playing policeman, telling guests who can drink and who cannot. As one college president noted, “It is awfully hard to control a mixed-age group where some can drink and some cannot, but all are students. Since the consumption of alcohol is not generally an illegal activity—unlike smoking marijuana or crack—you have this bizarre situation where at the mystic age of 21, suddenly people can drink legally when they could not the day before.”

In addition, we have heard experts describe how there are many factors that contribute to alcohol abuse—besides the influence of other people. The power of advertisers, family history, and the personal choices by individuals all play a role in whether someone is going to drink excessively. It is unfair to single out one person, like Tom Randall, and blame him for Ms. Greene’s behavior. Her decision to drink that night was the result of a variety of factors, most of which we will never fully understand. However, in the final analysis, Ms. Greene must be held responsible for her own free choices. When Kelly Greene attended Tom Randall’s party, nobody forced her to drink; there were plenty of nonalcoholic beverages available. And after she chose to drink, nobody forced her to attempt to drive her car home; she had other alternatives. Ultimately, there was only one person responsible for the tragic events of that evening, and that person is Kelly Greene.

We live in a society in which people are constantly trying to blame everyone but themselves for their mistakes or misfortunes. This is not a healthy or productive approach. If this society is going to foster the development of independent, mature citizens, then people must be willing to accept responsibility for their own freely made choices and not look for scapegoats like Mr. Randall to blame for their failings.

Outline one key argument used in the defense attorney’s summation. What was the conclusion? Explain what premises and reasons led to that conclusion. Next, evaluate the strength of the argument you identified above by assessing the truth of the reasons and the extent to which the conclusion follows logically from the reasons.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

 

QUESTION 7

  1. Reaching a Verdict

Reaching a verdict in a situation like this involves complex processes of reasoning and decision-making. In your discussion with the other jurors, you must decide if the evidence indicates beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant should have anticipated the destructive consequences of his behavior. In other words, did the defendant (Thomas Randall) knowingly encourage an underage woman (Kelly Greene) to drink excessively?

When she left the party, should he have recognized her inebriated condition and made sure that she was not intending to drive home? Should he have been able to anticipate that terrible consequences might result if she tried to drive in her inebriated state? The principle of beyond a reasonable doubt is difficult to define in specific terms, but in general, the principle means that it would not make good sense for thoughtful men and women to conclude otherwise.

Based on your analysis of the evidence and arguments presented in this case, write your verdict, and explain in detail your reasons for reaching this conclusion.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

Employee Job Satisfaction within Hospitality Industry in Qatar A case Study on Katara Hospitality- Five Star Hotels

Research 2: Proposal

Research 2 creates the proposal for the thesis. This proposal outlines the research you plan to do for your final dissertation. This means the relevant concepts are clearly presented, the questions guiding the research are phrased, and an appropriate instrument is chosen to collect the data.

These research design issues include the choice for qualitative or quantitative approaches, the choice for instruments and the contents of these instruments and the identification of a relevant sample of participants.

Thesis proposal
The proposal will have the following sections:
introduction,
literature review,
issues for investigation,
methodology
planning.

Title: give your proposal a title which summarises the essence of your research in one sentence.
The introduction section includes:
– An introduction to the topic, including background and context
– Purpose of the study (some qualitative studies include problem statement here)
– Relevance (academia / industry)

The literature review section includes:
A review extended / adjusted from research 1
– Concepts and definitions
– Findings from earlier research
These definitions and findings are compared and contrasted and show the current status of knowledge and current debates in the literature.

Problem Definition
– A conceptual model, including a justification
– Problem statement, research questions and / or hypotheses
The methodology section includes:
– Design of study: (research philosophy), the choice for experiments, correlational studies, case studies. The choice for qualitative or quantitative data collection. A justification for the choice needs to be provided.
– Instrument: the choice for interviews / surveys / observation schedules. A motivation is given why this instrument is appropriate for this research purpose.
– Design a research matrix that indicates which concepts will be covered in the instrument. Give examples of items / indicators. For surveys: also explain which scaling will be used;
– Sample: Define the population and the sample / participants. Elaborate and justify the sampling method. Consider sample size. Discuss representativeness of the sample
– Procedure: describe how the data will be collected (how the instrument will be used in the sample). For interviews: how interviews will be conducted. For surveys: distribution of surveys. For experiments: describe the relevant conditions.
– Where relevant: discuss reliability and validity issues.
– Ethical issues: consider the possible ethical challenges for the study.

References (not included in Word count): All sections of the proposal are properly referenced. The literature review is based on academic research articles, where appropriate text books are added. The method section is referenced based on text books about research design and methods.

The planning section is added as an appendix (not included in word count) and presents the timeline of the completion of your thesis.
Maximum length (of core text Introduction – Methodology): 4500 words

DEFINING HOMELAND RECOVERY AND CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS

Case Assignment
The National Security Presidential Directive-51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive-20 (NSPD-51/HSPD-20) and the National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan (NCPIP), is an effort within individual executive departments and agencies to ensure that Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs) continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies. (https://www.fema.gov/continuity-operations)
Define Homeland Recovery and Continuity of Operations, including a brief overview (1- or 2-sentence summary) of each of the four phases of COOP.
Select and discuss in detail one of the four phases of COOP.
Assignment Expectations
Length: This Case Assignment should be 3-5 pages not counting the title page and references.

References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

Canadian National Identity Collage

You will be creating a collage of Canadian symbols of national identity, together with a personal statement and reflection in paragraph form.

Introduction

Canada has a rich and varied past that can often lie buried in the archives. Too often, the histories of Canada focus on political and military exploits, and the lives of rich and powerful figures. But there are many other stories of Canada’s past to be told. Tales of the struggles and triumphs of Canadian labour, the journey to a new home of people from a multitude of former lands, and the trials and tribulations of growing up in Canada.

Step 1

Think of the symbols operating at the national level that might draw people together in Canada. Consider this list of common national symbols; the national anthem, the flag, the beaver, the maple leaf, the Queen.

canadian nickel

Think about the kinds of features that a powerful national symbol will exhibit:

distinctive—is uniquely associated with Canada
recognized—is widely known across groups and regions
attachment—has strong attachments for many people
long lasting—had been a factor for many years.
Does the nickel with the beaver, pictured above, fit these criteria?

Step 3

Take a minute to look at the car logos below. Which ones do you think are the most powerful? Why?

car logos

Step 4

Research the symbols of Canadian identity that you will consider for your collage. You will then narrow this down to between five and eight symbols that you will use in your collage.

The symbols should meet the criteria for a powerful, national symbol as outlined above. You will also need to consider the variety of symbols that you use to achieve the greatest effect. Keep in mind the aspects of Canadian identity that we explored in this unit.

Step 5

Arrange the symbols on your collage so that each has the maximum impact while contributing to an overall message for the collage as a whole. Consider the size of each one. Think about white space. You may want to include a title on the collage or let the images speak for themselves.

Step 6

Write your artist’s statement in proper paragraph form. Start with the purpose and meaning of the collage. Explain your symbols including why you chose each one and why you made the choices regarding how you arranged them.

Asynchronous Task Creative Writing

Creative Writing II
Week 6 Asynchronous Task

This is the time allotted for you to read your preferred text among the choices given, draft an outline, and create an essay for your PeTa:

During this pandemic season, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is staging online adaptations of The World is an Apple by Alberto Florentino, Call Me Flory by Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero, and Tic-Tac-Toe by Peter Nery Solis (S1). These online adaptations aim to amplify the voice of the marginalized sector of the society by creatively representing their experiences (G).

As a new member of the association (R), you were asked by the director to write a critique of the script (P) that will be read by the creative team and actors of the play (A) to improve their understanding and their delivery of the play.

The director would assess the critique essay based on its introduction, conclusion, main points, organization, style, and mechanics (S2) before giving it to the creative team and actors.

In this activity, you are expected to:
1. Apply the reading strategies you have learned in the start of the semester.
2. Write a critical essay with 500 to 700 words.
3. Write a critical essay that addresses the question, “How do the elements of drama work together to achieve the theme?”
4. Write a critical essay with an introduction, thesis statement, three supporting details and a conclusion.

Expected Outputs: 500 to 700-word essay with a thesis statement embedded in the introduction, three supporting details, and a conclusion. Also, the copy of the annotated text.

Reminder: The period for Friday will be used to proofread your essay and re-submit the work at the end of the first 30 min. session.

Note: To see the step-by-step guide on how you can effectively write a critical paper and the detailed instruction, see the attached document below.

Sonnet 57

Shakespeare Sonnet 57 https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/sonnets/sonnet_57/ A Sonnet Response paper expressing your interpretation and reaction to it. I am most interested in having you “figure out” the sonnets on your own. Pay close attention to rhyme, word meaning, double meanings, word play and puns; but especially look at imagery and metaphor. The Responses must be at least 700 words (double-spaced, typed), but be sure to write enough to develop a good interpretation and reaction. Interpretation & Analysis of Sonnet Works extensively with individual words, phrases, lines, and images and analyzes metaphors, personifications, puns, figures of speech, rhyme, rhythm, or other aspects of the Language of the sonnetDevelops an interpretation of the sonnet that touches on larger issues of Theme, Mood, and/or Context, without engaging in simple Paraphrasing Personal Response: Connects the sonnet to a personal aspect, experience, or moodMakes a clear case for why the sonnet was selected

Hazard Mitigation

**Please format according to APA7**
Choose a major disaster caused from a natural hazard and discuss how a business can apply risk assessment strategies (p. 116) to develop a business continuity plan for resiliency.

**I’ve attached screen shots of p.116 from my textbook as well as the copyright page for citation if needed**