Was treatment fidelity for the intervention ensured?  Why or why not?

Instructions: Carefully read, summarize, and appraise the attached article in pdf

  1. Identify and discuss the following:
    1. dependent variable(s) and the instrument(s) used to measure them.
    1. how the data for the dependent variable(s) were collected.
    1. the intervention and procedures for delivering it.
    1. the key results for the study, including any p-values, reported.
    1. the conclusions the researchers drew.
  2. Appraise and debate the quality of the data collection methods and determine whether the conclusions of the study were supported by the statistical results.  Consider the following questions:
    1. Were the measurement instruments reliable and valid?  Why or why not? 
    1. Was treatment fidelity for the intervention ensured?  Why or why not?
    1. Were the conclusions of the study were supported by the statistical results, as indicated by the variable values and the p-values if reported?

Note: References must be in APA format (7th Edition) and no older than 2018

ignature Title: Pathophysiology

Signature Title: Pathophysiology

Signature Description/Directions: Multisystem issues are often a consequence of a failing body system and identification and consideration to determine the underlying cause of illness is essential. Though illness may create multisystem issues and may affect many body systems, for this assignment you will focus on three: renal, pulmonary, and circulatory systems.

This PowerPoint® (Microsoft Office) or Impress® (Open Office) presentation should be a minimum of 20 slides, include a title and reference slide, and detailed speaker notes and a recorded audio clip on all content slides. You will discuss a specific illness, disorder or disease and the interrelationship with the renal, pulmonary, and circulatory systems, specifically identifying and describing how an alternation in one systems may affect one or more of other two body systems. Explain how the body tries to compensate for a disorder, with assistance or reliance on another body system. Your submission should include three graphics or illustrations and a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources to support any of your perspective. Please review the module’s Signature Assignment Rubric before starting this assignment to ensure that you are meeting all the essential requirements. This presentation is worth 400 points for quality content and presentation.

How the DMAIC phases are  interconnected

Overview: For this assignment, due in Module Two, you will complete a SMART goals chart. By now, you should be able to see how the DMAIC phases are  interconnected. This SMART goals task provides an analysis tool to help you define the conflict in the selected case study for your final project. This Define  component is due in Module Three as Milestone One: Defining Goals. Prompt: First, read the DEFINE Supplementary Document, Explaining the Concept of SMART Goals, and the SMART Goals Overview and Example document. Next, using what you have learned about Define from Module One and examining your own organizational conflict (or the Garden Depot case study), complete  the SMART Goals Chart Template by responding to each section in the chart:  S: Specific—When, where, and how will the goals (recommended solutions) be implemented?  M: Measurable—How will implementation of the goals be measured?  A: Attainable/Achievable—What steps are necessary to reach the goals?  R: Realistic/Relevant—Is it realistic to be setting these goals? Are these the right goals to reach the desired outcome?  T: Time-Bound/Time Restraints—Do the goals include a specific time frame in which they will be achieved? Be sure to consider all possible solutions, but also any unintended consequences that may arise in implementing these goals.  In Module Three, you will begin to work with Measure, or M, in the DMAIC process. Guidelines for Submission: Complete the SMART Goals Chart Template by responding to each section in the chart as outlined above. Cite any sources using APA  format. 

Why is accurate use of Define so critical in successful resolution of organizational conflict?

First, read Chapters 2, 3, and 4 in The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, regarding how diversity and inclusion (Chapter 2) and team building (Chapter 3) inform your understanding of the Define piece of the DMAIC process model. Chapter 4 moves into an examples-based consideration of the problem definition, from a narrative perspective. Also, be sure to read the DEFINE Supplementary Document.

In your initial discussion post, address the following:

  • What elements are involved in defining the problem? Why?
  • Why is accurate use of Define so critical in successful resolution of organizational conflict?
  • How can you be sure that your Define piece is accurate?
  • What structural issues may be involved in the Define piece?
  • What unintended consequences may emerge? (In Modules Seven and Eight, you will think about the C, or Control.)
  • Why is it so important to understand diversity and inclusion when seeking to define the problem?

In responding to your peers, compare your responses to theirs, informed by your own organizational conflict. Offer your peers your unique insight on their topics based on your particular and unique organizational conflict.

Use specific examples from your own organizational conflict or the Garden Depot case study in your initial posts and your responses to other students’ posts.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the sampling method, as applied to this study?

Instructions:  Using the discussion and decisions your group has made during the Module 4 discussion board, write and submit a draft of the following portions of your final paper.  I suggest that you spread out the work among your team members or rotate the responsibility for each week. 

A weekly drafts example is attached.  Module 4 DB/Module 5 Draft sample paragraphs are highlighted in yellow; Module 5 DB/Module 6 Draft sample paragraphs are highlighted in green; and Module 6 DB sample paragraphs are highlighted in blue (you will not submit a draft for the Module 6 DB work). Of course, the synopsis portion will be specific to your article, and the appraisal portion should include application of all concepts relevant to your article.

Synopsis:  Write a study synopsis that includes these main points.

  • what known and not known about the topic and what gap in knowledge this study intends to fill
  • research design and setting
  • sample
    • sampling method
    • number of subjects
    • inclusion/exclusion criteria
    • attrition, loss to follow up, or response rate (if any)
    • important characteristics of the sample

Appraisal: Appraise the article in narrative format by answering the following questions.

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the sampling method, as applied to this study?  Give a rationale for your claims.
    • Be sure to consider the inclusion/exclusion criteria, if any, and extraneous variables that the criteria control for.

Note: References cited not older than 2018

Discuss product alternatives and the three marketing strategies

Using your textbook, students may select two questions from the end of Chapter 13 and select two questions from the end of Chapter 14. Four questions total. Write out the question you are answering from Chapter five and then answer the question. Repeat process for the other chapter. Again, you select from the below choices. I will upload 2 posts for other students to respond to them later. Also, take a look at the post instructions and the Discussion Board Instruction and Grading Guideline(1) post have to be 300- 350 words and the response minimum 50 words each  

Chapter 13

3. Define the country-of-origin effect and give examples.

5. Discuss product alternatives and the three marketing strategies: domestic market extension, multidomestic markets, and global market strategies.

13. How can a country with a per capita GNP of $100 be a potential market for consumer goods? What kinds of goods would probably be in demand? Discuss.

15. Give an example of how a foreign marketer can use knowledge of the characteristics of innovations in product adaptation decisions.

Chapter 14

7. What roles do service, replacement parts, and standards play in competition in foreign marketing? Illustrate.

14. What is the price–quality relationship? How does this relationship affect a U.S. firm’s comparative position in world markets?

17. Discuss the importance of international business services to total U.S. export trade. How do most U.S. service companies become international?

The Cost of an Effective Launch

The Cost of an Effective Launch

Before you can bring a new idea to the market, you have to understand the costs associated with developing and launching your business. As we have learned from the case of Tio, there are many costs associated with a new concept.

Review the definitions below: 

KEY RESOURCES: Describes the most important assets required to make a business model work. 

KEY ACTIVITIES: Describes the tasks or milestones that need to be accomplished. Examples would be creating a website, developing a prototype product, purchasing or renting real estate and equipment, etc. 

COST STRUCTURE: Describes all the costs incurred to operate a business model. 

For your initial post, respond to the questions below:

  • Which Key Resources that you identified in the Week 4 Discussion are the most expensive?
  • Looking at your current plan for your business model, which Key Activities are most expensive? 
  • What is the one thing you will have to do to brand your product to your target market? 

Post your initial response by Wednesday, midnight of your time zone, and reply to at least 2 of your classmates’ initial posts by Sunday, midnight of your time zone.

Time for the Launch!

A launch event to announce the official arrival of a new business or venture has many advantages, including marketing benefits, possible press coverage, and a chance to invite supporters and prospective partners to see the business in action. However, such an event is usually the culmination of a lot of hard work, planning, and experimentation.

This week you explore how to move from planning into the launch phase for your new business or initiative. In the Tio case, you VVwill hear  Austin explain how the business model for his company evolved over the first two years, including a change of location, new marketing strategies, and hiring two employees. These are typical of the changes that occur in a new venture during the launch phase.

This week you will:

  • Identify the stages of starting up a business or developing a new initiative
  • Explore the types of resources needed to launch an innovative venture
  • Discuss the cost of resources and activities to support an effective launch 

Building a Company – The Tale of Tio

This week Austin talks through the process of building and growing the company. When he started in 2013, he moved to Florida, thinking the hot climate would make a good setting for a cold soup. He was doing everything himself, from production to packaging to sales. Over time he realized that, although consumers in Florida loved his product, other key resources were missing. New York City (NYC) is the hub for emerging trends of all kinds, with easy access to media outlets and retailers. By 2015 he had moved back to NYC, signed with a co-packer, and hired two employees to manage accounting and production.

1st person to respond to

 Dear Dr. A. and Class,

Which Key Resources that you identified in the Week 4 Discussion are the most expensive?

The most expensive resources I identified last week are human resources such as a graphic designer and marketing and advertising specialist. Even hiring such resources on contract at a minimum will amount to thousands of dollars per project. In comparison, the technology subscriptions required right now are at around a thousand dollars annually combined. Cloud-based apps for solopreneurs and small businesses have become very affordable (Kawaski, 1).

Looking at your current plan for your business model, which Key Activities are most expensive?

The most expensive key activities for launching my program will be ensuring the program name and coaching model are trademarked/ patented and the copyrights protected. I have set up an initial consult with the patent lawyer for this week to get a deeper understanding of the process and cost. Additionally, the Diamond Effect program re-launch marketing campaign will be the second most expensive key activity. The costs can vary depending on whether I chose to promote the program organically or with a combination of paid Facebook advertising. The sales funnel setup is a cost that I will incur regardless of the promotional model. The core activities include creating a landing page, preparing free sales webinars and e-mail sequences to nurture potential clients (Garago, 2).

If I decided to run a paid advertising campaign, I would need to determine its goals and budget. So far, I have been bootstrapping my business, and I intend to do so as long as possible (Kawaski, 1).

What is the one thing you will have to do to brand your product to your target market?

Because I already have certain visual branding aspects in place, such as website, logo, Diamond Effect program graphics, my main goal is to build brand awareness in my niche market.

I found this in-depth definition of branding that describes well what I am and need to be continuously doing: “Branding is the perpetual process of identifying, creating, and managing the cumulative assets and actions that shape the perception of a brand in stakeholders’ minds” (Dandu, 3).

My business and program are new, and with limited funding, I rely on organic marketing to do so. That is one of the reasons why I have just started the Diamond Effect Podcast (Perotin, 4) and almost two years ago created a free Facebook community for women entrepreneurs (Perotin, 5).

Best regards,

Maggie

References:

  1. Guy Kawasaki. 2015. The Art of the Start 2.0. Portfolio. Penguin.
  2. David Garago. 2021. Guide to Building a Sales Funnel. Business News Daily. https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/15989-how-to-build-a-sales-funnel.html
  3. Radu Dandu. 2015. What Is Branding and Why Is It Important for Your Business? Branding Mag. https://www.brandingmag.com/2015/10/14/what-is-branding-and-why-is-it-important-for-your-business/
  4. Maggie Perotin. Diamond Effect Podcast. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1816207/episodes
  5. Maggie Perotin. Women Entrepreneurs with Passion 4 Life. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BusinesswomenWithPassion4Life

2nd classmate to respond 

Hello Dr. A and Classmates,

 In Week 4, the identification of  Key Resources included people for the majority of our Customer Relationships.  Additionally, the tools, marketing collaterals, distributor relationships, and program support were mentioned (Johnson, 1). The most expensive resource is definitely the headcount.

As for the most expensive Key Activity, which describes the tasks or milestones needed to claim accomplishments, ensuring digital presence was spotlighted (JWMI, 2). Girl Scouts of the USA requires digital presence in our to maintain engagement with our target markets across the nation.

The one thing we must do to brand our product is to invest time and talents into the value proposition, ensuring it resonates with our target markets. To protect the brand, there must be a clear, concise, and differentiated message that clearly sets one apart from the pack. While our reading this week mentioned launch marketing campaigns as one of the six steps towards starting a business, it is essential to have a solid value proposition to “launch” (Totka, 3).

1. Johnson, J. JWMI 575 New Business Venture and Entrepreneurship. Week 4 Discussion Post

2. JWMI, JWMI575 New Business Venture and Entrepreneurship. Week 5 Lecture Notes

3. Totka, M. 2017. Small Business Trends. “6 Steps Towards Starting a Business.” Online:  6 Steps Towards Starting a Business – Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com)

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HRMT 620-02                                                                                                                                                                 Summer 2021  

Instruction:  

For this assignment, please read the case and answer the following questions in 300 words for each question. Students should type their answers in docx format and upload it into the related Turnitin inbox. Please do not email your assignments as they will not be marked. You will have to upload your assignment to the related inbox on the myucanwest platform. 

*Please note that this assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.  

*Please keep in mind that each question is worth 5 points, therefore just listing ideas will not get the full mark. The purpose of this assignment is for you to practice analysing workplace cases.  *The assignment is due on Aug 8th. Late submissions are accepted only for two days after the deadline and the penalty of 10%-mark reduction will be applied each day (Total of 20% for two days).   

*Please read the learning objectives carefully before answering the questions.   

Learning Objectives:  

  • Planning and designing hiring strategies and linking them to challenges faced by the organization.
  • Aligning various HR initiatives with organizational requirements and meeting the challenges in a way that maximizes value for the organization.
  • The pros and cons of make versus buy philosophies of talent acquisition.

Questions:   

  1. What recruitment dilemmas do companies often face? (5 pts) 
  • Compare and contrast the two modes of recruitment: “make” versus “buy”? (5pts) 
  • In this scenario, how should SCL address its labour concern? Design an appropriate recruitment process suit the company’s requirements. (5 pts) 

Each question will be evaluated based on the accuracy of the answers and the extent to which you have thoroughly explained your thought process while supporting them with examples.   

History of Western Civilization I

Final Exam Study Guide

HIS 101: History of Western Civilization I

The Final Exam consists of three sections and seven questions for a total of 100 points. There is a two-hour time limit. Once you begin the exam, you cannot pause and resume later. The Final Exam must be completed before the conclusion of Module 7. Contact your instructor for the exact dates the exam will be available.

The material covered by the Final exam will include material from Modules 5-7 only.

Part I. Identification

The first four questions are identification questions. You will define and state the significance of four people, places, events, or other terms in one paragraph of at least five sentences. Each response is worth 10 points for a total of 40 points.

To answer these questions, begin by addressing who or what, where and when—leading you to a factual definition—the term was. Then conclude your paragraph by stating how the term is significant to our understanding of history—answering the questions how or why. See an example below.

Keep the following in mind when considering significance:

  • Stating that the term is significant because it still exists today is not specific enough.
  • Using Wikipedia definitions does not explain how the term represents class topics or themes, nor is it useful as a class assessment.

Example: Middle Passage

The Middle Passage was the name of the sea journey of slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies during the 1700s. The significance of this is that the Middle Passage not only brought slaves which added to the growth of the population, but also brought diversity among individuals. Another thing to note is that a growth in population also added to the amount of commerce taking place in a given colony. Eventually, a classification system is created revolving around race.

*Note: There is a list of identification terms at the end of this document.

List of terms for identification questions:

  • Goths
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
  • Monasticism
  • Clovis
  • Justinian
  • Muhammad
  • Iconoclasm
  • Abbasid Caliphate
  • Charlemagne
  • The Great Schism
  •  William the Conqueror
  • Investiture Controversy
  • First Crusade
  • Saladin
  • Scholasticism
  • Magna Carta
  • Avignon Papacy
  • The Western Schism
  • The Hundred Years’ War
  • Christine de Pizan
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • Christian Humanism
  • Martin Luther
  • Catholic Counter-Reformation


Part II. Matching

Instructions: You will be asked to organize 10 events in chronological order. Each correct match is worth one point for a total of 10 points.

The best way to prepare for this section would be to look up the events listed below in the textbook and create your own timeline, placing all events in order.

List of events for matching questions:

  1. Romulus Augustus is deposed
  2. Beginning of the Islamic Golden Age
  3. Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor
  4. Machiavelli’s The Prince is published
  5. Murder of St. Thomas Becket
  6. Cortes’s Army conquers the Aztec Empire
  7. The Council of Trent
  8. German Peasants’ Revolt
  9. Columbus reaches the Americas
  10. Joan of Arc leads the French to victory at the Siege of Orleans
  11. Martin Luther posts his Ninety-Five Theses
  12. Muhammad’s First Revelation
  13. Norman Conquest of England
  14. Ottoman Siege of Vienna
  15. Plague of Justinian
  16. Vasco da Gama reaches India
  17. The Rule of St. Benedict is written
  18. Crusaders sack Constantinople
  19. Battle of Tours
  20. Leif Erikson arrives in Newfoundland

Part III. Essays

The final two questions on the exam are essay questions. Each question features two options drawn from the list of questions below, of which you will pick one question to respond to. You are required to write at least two paragraphs of at least five sentences. Each essay question is worth 25 points for a total of 50 points.

The questions will ask you to present an argument, an opinion about the topic in question. Good essay responses will present this statement up front. Additionally, during the exam be sure to read through all the options carefully. Then select the one you feel most confident about. Using some of the Terms used in the Identification section may prove useful in integrating into your essay response. Take a moment to brainstorm some ideas before you start writing. Make sure you are answering all aspects of the question clearly. Before going to the next question, read through your response critically.

List of essay questions:

  1. In what ways did Byzantium continue the traditions of the Roman Empire, and in what ways did it diverge from Rome and become its own unique civilization? Be sure to use specific historical evidence to support your answer.
  2. As head of the Catholic Church, the pope is considered a religious leader, but to what extent were medieval popes political leaders as well? Discuss the role medieval popes played in politics. Be sure to use specific historical evidence to support your answer.
  3. Discuss how Muslim scholars of the Islamic Golden Age adapted and expanded upon the philosophical and/or scientific traditions of Classical Greece. Be sure to use specific historical evidence to support your answer.
  4. How might Charlemagne have been trying to create a new type of leadership while still integrating Roman and Christian values of previous leaders?
  5. How did the Black Death fundamentally change medieval European society in terms of religion, economics, culture, and/or class structure? Be sure to use specific historical evidence to support your answer.
  6. In what ways did Italian Renaissance scholars embrace classicism and build upon it to create new schools of thought?
  7. Why did Europeans engage in “voyages of discovery” during the 15th century, and what social and economic impacts did these voyages have on Europe, Africa, and the Americas?
  8. Discuss the main tenets of Lutheranism, how these tenets challenged the Catholic Church establishment, and how the Catholic Church responded.

Topic 8 – Altruism and Cooperation

Topic 8 – Altruism and Cooperation

Prosocial Behavior

This assignment contains two parts. You may type directly into this worksheet.

Part I: Random Acts of Kindness Foundation Website

Visit the website of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, an organization dedicated to altruistic pursuits.  Review the information, literature, and downloadable documents, then in 100-250 words answer the following two questions.

  1. What is the purpose of this website/movement?
  2. What story or stories influenced you the most and why?

Part II: My Prosocial Day

Design your own assignment in which you implement five acts of kindness (prosocial behavior) or an entire DAY of compassion and kindness. Use your discretion, common sense, and modesty at all times. Do not put yourself in an environment of potential danger or harm.

Answer the following questions, one paragraph per question (100 words minimum) will suffice

  1. Describe your implementation of kindness: what did you do, how did you approach the idea, where did you implement it and to whom?
  2. Describe the reactions you perceived from others and yourself.
  3. Describe what you learned about prosocial behavior from this exercise. Compare the actual application of the behavior relative to this topic material (hint: may want to integrate text info here!).
  4. If you are a faith-based person, explain how your faith helped you implement your helping behavior. If you are not a faith-based person, explain what philosophy, belief system, or values you connected to helping behavior.

Please integrate at least one outside source into this worksheet. Solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines. Do not forget to list references at the bottom of the page.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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