What do you think is the most pressing issue facing probation and parole systems today? Why? If you were brought in as a consultant what are some alternatives that you might propose? Your journal entry must be at least words in length. No references or citations are necessary.
What are your research questions hypotheses and observations (analysis units)? Please make sure you specify your dependent variable and independent variables in your hypotheses. Describe the data set you are using: where did you get the data or how were the data collected? How many valid observations in the sample? Use basic descriptive statistics to summarize at least two interval level variables and use frequency distribution to summarize one categorical level variable. You may create a nice table or chart to help you report the data distribution. Report the findings of your inferential analyses and discuss whether each of your hypotheses is supported or not. Which inferential technique (including multivariate linear regression) do you use to test your hypotheses? Why do you think the technique is appropriate? Discuss implications of your results: How can your results provide suggestions to help improve performance in the field?
Week5 Assigned Readings:Chapter 9. Project SchedulingChapter 10. Resource ManagementChapter 11. Project BudgetInitial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s) method(s) term(s) and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions: Is it possible for a project team to achieve high efficiency without scheduling tasks and activities? Discuss. Why is the impact of scheduling and resource allocation generally more significant in multiproject organizations? How do large fluctuations in demand affect the situation? Assume that you are in charge of developing your states department of transportation budget. Write specific instructions for project managers in your department to facilitate a bottom-up budgeting process. Week-6 Assigned Readings:Chapter 12. Project ControlChapter 13. Research and Development ProjectsInitial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s) method(s) term(s) and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions: Pick a major U.S. industry such as automobiles or computers and discuss the lapses in technology and innovation on the domestic front that permitted foreign competitors to get a foothold and in some cases a dominant share of the market. Who or what do you think was to blame for this situation? In the mid-1980s General Motors undertook a $5 billion program to introduce robotics and computer-integrated manufacturing techniques into many of its assembly plants. The results were disappointing to say the least. Enormous technical problems dogged the program from the beginning and the ultimate gains in productivity were decidedly modest. What do you think went wrong? Why? From the long-term perspective was the automation program a good idea? Week-7 Chapter 14. Computer Support for Project ManagementChapter 15. Project TerminationInitial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s) method(s) term(s) and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions: Several years ago the U.S. Congress canceled funding for the development of a battery-powered electric vehicle. Do you think that was a good decision? Can you imagine what the pros and cons were? Assume that you are working for a computer manufacturer as a software engineer and that you are told abruptly that your project will be canceled within 4 weeks. List the questions that you would have for management. After absorbing the shock what would you do?
Week 6 Class Discussion topic comes from ” Chapter Six Targeting Attractive Market Segments Chapter Seven Differentiation and Brand Positioning Question #5 One of the three common targeting strategies is growth-market strategy. Explain this strategy and provide at least examples.
Week 2 “ Assignment: Analyze Secondary Data Archived Data and Measurement of Variables Hide Folder InformationTurnitinÂ®This assignment will be submitted to TurnitinÂ®.Instructions This assignment consists of three parts: For Parts 1 and 2: Go to the NCU library from your home page. Examine the guide to primary and secondary sources to see what is available. This can be found under LibGuides â†’ Research Process â†’ Primary and Secondary Resources. Then go back to the library home page and either conduct a search using the Roadrunner Search or go to the Statista database in the A-Z Databases list to locate data to answer the following questions. The librarys guide on Statistics may also be helpful. Use tables and figures to explain your determination and support your rationale in answering the question. Be specific. Practice creating your own tables and figures to support your conclusion. You cannot use tables and/or figures from another source without copyright permission in your published dissertation research study. Be sure to cite the source of the table/figure using APA formatting. Part 1: Internet Data Usage and Age Over Time Does there appear to be a relationship between adult internet usage and age between 0 and 2018? Part 2: Data Breaches in Health Care Over Time Has the incidence of data breaches in the health/medical sector increased in the last five years? Part 3: Archived Dataset Identify one dataset (also referred to as a database) publicly available for research. A list of possible sources is included in this weeks resources or choose one that may be appropriate for your research study topic. You do not need to open the dataset that includes raw numbers. To operationalize the dataset gather the following information about the dataset. Dataset information is most likely contained in a document separate from the dataset and may be identified as a database dictionary codebook or program record layout. For the assignment response include the following information using the headings and format outlined here: ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE START Dataset Name. Enter text on this line. Dataset Source. Enter text on this line. Dataset Location. Enter text on this line. (include link if available) Dataset Overview. Include three to five sentences to provide context for the Reader. This may include industry focus and original purpose for collecting the data. Dataset Timeframe. Enter text on this line. Four Variables. For each of the four variables separately list the following information using separate headings for each variable. If the information is not available then indicate ˜not available. Follow the template below for each of the variables/constructs. State Variable Name include dataset abbreviation if appropriateDefinition of the Variable. Enter text here. Source of Data.(This might be self-reported by business self-reported by survey observation etc.) Scoring of the Variable.Enter text here. For variables this might be age in years number of defects per quarter group membership etc. For constructs this might be computation of multiple questions on a survey or multiple variables that make up the construct. Level of Measurement. Enter text here. Below is a reminder of the measurement levels you learned in Statistics 1. Do not include the measurement level definitions in your assignment response. Nominal.Nominal data are measured at the discrete level depicting independent categories with no underlying order. Examples of nominal data are sex race and organizational department membership. Ordinal. Ordinal data are measured at the discrete level with separate categories that imply an underlying hierarchy. Examples of nominal data are education level age groups or simply categories of high medium and low. Some Likert scales may be deemed by the researcher as ordinal data. Interval. Interval data are measured on a continuous scale with ˜equal-appearing intervals and without an absolute zero point. Examples of interval data are time temperature credit score and test scores. Some Likert scales may be deemed by the researcher as interval data. Ratio. Ratio data are measured on a continuous scale with equal intervals and an absolute zero point. Examples of ratio data are age income and defects per lot. A researcher may deem an otherwise ratio data as interval if for purposes of the research the measurement level truncates the zero point or otherwise holds a floor or ceiling effect. Score Range and Interpretation. Enter text here. Include the total possible range of scores for the variable and how to interpret the range. The score range and interpretation might be ˜Six-point Likert scale with ˜1 meaning Not Satisfied at All and ˜6 meaning ˜Completely Satisfied; or perhaps a four-point ordinal scale with ˜1 meaning no use ˜2 meaning little use ˜3 meaning moderate use and ˜4 meaning a lot of use. For nominal variables that form a discrete category then identify the coding scheme for example 1 = male; 2 = female. Reflection. Enter text here. Describe advantages disadvantages challenges and benefits that you feel may should be considered if you were to use an archived dataset for your dissertation research study. ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE STOP Length: Your paper should be at least 5 but may be as long as 10 pages if the table and/or figures are included. This does not include the title and reference page. You are encouraged to make effective use of tables and/or figures in your presentation. References: Include a minimum of three (3) scholarly sources. Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral Universitys Academic Integrity Policy. Upload your document and click the Submit to Dropbox button.
Week 1: Understanding Ethics Week 2: Ethical SWOT Analysis Week 3: Historical Context and Ethical Questions Week 4: Literature Review Week 5: Equity Impact Assessment Week 6: Code of Ethics Week 7: Recommendations The structure of your presentation will follow the chronological order of the assignments. Here is a suggested organization. Title slide including the presentation title your name name of the course and the date A discussion of your strongest ethical values Explain which philosophies and philosophers are your greatest influences. A high-level overview of the strengths weaknesses opportunities and threats of your chosen technology based on your ethical values A brief history and context of your chosen technology A reflection of what you learned from your research An abridged assessment of the equity impact of your technology Key points in your code of ethics A summary of your key recommendations A conclusion with final thoughts References in APA style For this presentation you will provide an audio narration of approximately 8“10 minutes. There are a variety of ways to add audio narration but using the Record Audio feature in PowerPoint is highly recommended for its simplicity and ease of use. If you wish to use something else please check with your instructor first. Effective presentations will include the following elements. Well-designed well-balanced slides that incorporate visual aids and text harmoniously In-slide references to sources Clear confident audio narration Correct use of grammar spelling and punctuation
We examined two important topics in finance during this unit: external financing requirements and agency conflicts. Address the prompts belowInclude an introduction that summarizes the main points with an example.Critically reflect on the importance of external financing requirements. What key factors must be considered when determining external financing requirements?Briefly describe the types of agency conflict and provide an example of at least one of the types of agency conflict to support your response.Should be at least two pgs in length not counting the title and reference pages. You are required to cite and reference at least your textbook. Use APA format to cite in-text and reference citations.
Watch two video recordings titled Are Markets Efficient? and ShillerSays ˜ Easy to Beat the Market.Submit (within a total of 550 words font-size: 12 pt) about the following questions 1) Summarize Dr. Fama and Dr. Thaless view on Market Efficiency. 2) Summarize Dr. Shillersopinion regarding Market Efficiency. 3) What is your opinion in regards to MarketEfficiency?
WALMART INC. is the company you will study and examine the last 10-year annual report (10-K) and recent conference call for the company you selected to work on. You can find the information from the companys website under investor relation or www.morningstar.com http://www.valueline.com/ . Download data from last five years for your analysis. Please discuss the following business profile for your company. You should have detailed discussion on 1) Its general business description and management and Corporate Governance 2) Industry analysis (Economic drivers porters five forces SWOT) a. How attractive are the industries in which the company operates in terms of offering prospects for sustained profitability? 3) Companys competitive positioning and strategies. a. What is the companys relative competitive position within its industry and what is its competitive strategy? b. How well has the company executed its strategy and what are the prospects for future execution? 4) Historical financial statement analysis a. Revenues across products and locations b. Costs c. Growth d. Liquidity and leverage e. Asset utilization f. Profitability g. Market valuation ratios h. Dupont analysis You should also have detailed discussions on key events such as merger and acquisition breakthrough of the company R&D key physical investments and/or material legal issues which might impact a firms valuation in the last 10 years if they are relevant. Please also download the company last three year annual report data such as balance sheet income statement and cash flow statement into an excel file.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFGAmk3lj1s&t=2s Blog: What is Idea Generation? Definition Techniques and Success Factors https://www.viima.com/blog/idea-generation After reviewing this weeks resources and your research in your own words how would you explain idea generation and the role it plays in the new product development process? Share one method of idea generation and apply it to a product you personally use. (Do not reuse the examples provided in the video.) Remember that all new products are not truly new but can be modified based on consumer feedback and/or moving towards a new market segment.