Qualitative methods

In this section you will explore qualitative methods in research. Different from quantitative, but still very valuable, especially in education studies, qualitative methods are often used to collect data that cannot be quantified, such as how humans react to a situation. Qualitative studies rely on information subjects share with the researcher and are often longer and more involved to assure the collection of data is accurate.

Required Reading:
Please refer to each Activity for required readings.

Assignment 5 Paper- Exploratory methods
Read the school Library’s webpage about Dissertation Research Methods.
Activity Resources
Trochim, W., & Donnelly, J. (2008). Chapters 9, 10
Creswell, J. W. (2009). Chapter 8
Cozby, P. C. (2012). Chapters 7, 8, 12, 13
Wright, K. B. (2005). Researching Internet-based populations: Advantages and disadvantages of online survey research, online questionnaire authoring software packages, and web survey services. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(3), article 11

Application of Exploratory Research:
After reviewing the required readings, answer the Review Questions 6, 7, 8 in Cozby, pages 125 and 126.

This section discusses observational methods, which are often involved in qualitative research.
Please answer questions in detail and support your answers with scholarly research citations where appropriate.

Length: 5-7 pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are 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.
Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen.

Learning Outcomes: 1, 6
Assignment Outcomes
Argue the criteria for selection of a research method.
Justify qualitative research designs when appropriate

Advanced Cost Analysis and Systems

Project description
You will be preparing several flow charts using Microsoft Excel, in addition to several business cycle narratives using Microsoft Word for the distributor company that operates locally
For this company, you will prepare the following
1.the company’s name and a detailed description of what the company does(similar to what is found in audited finiancial statements: please look at several publicly traded company 10K’s for examples)
2. A detailed flow chart for every business cycle in Excel
3.A detailed narrative for every business cycle in Word
Business cycles include Revenue–sales process,sales return, cash receipt Expenditure–purchasing,purchase return, cash disbursement Payroll Fixed Assets–Acquisition, dispose Inventory–production Treasury Cycle Finiancial closing report

Large-scale systems and infrastructures and empire building

Paper instructions:
Each student will prepare an 8 to 10 page, typewritten, double-spaced research paper on one of the essays topics listed below – the same topic in which the intro and thesis statement assignment and annotated bibliography were prepared and submitted. Students will need to consult at least 6 secondary sources for this assignment in addition to material you may use from the Menzies and Franklin texts. Each of the following essay topics is taken directly from the material discussed in one or more of the chapters in the Menzies text. The first place to look for research material to complete your essay, therefore, would be in the “Commentary on Supplementary Reading” and “Sources and Further Reading” sections, which can be found in the conclusion to each chapter in Canada in the Global Village. These sources can be found in the Library and at most local public libraries.
Essay Topics:
1) 1. What is the connection between large-scale systems and infrastructures and empire building? Discuss with specific reference to aspects of Canadian economic development.
2) 2. How is the native approach to technology different from the modern European-based approach?
3) 3. What impact has technological restructuring had on employment and work? Discuss with specific reference to the organization and control of work since the days of craft production.
4) 4. What were the critical factors that influenced the rise of modern mass print media? What other choice paths were there?
5. How did the National Policy serve business interests in the late 19th century and how did free trade serve business interests in the 20th century?
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the content of your essays:
i. Comprehension:
· comprehension of course content, especially the ability to define and apply course concepts and theories
· comprehension of sources used
· factual accuracy of historical events
ii. Analytical Content:
· clear argumentation i.e. thesis
· interpretation and analysis, rather than mere description
· development of argument in the paper i.e. there is sufficient explanation of the topic in the paper; the argument is supported with evidence and concrete examples
· ability to discuss the broader implications of the argument
iii. Depth of Argument:
· goes beyond superficial or common-sense understandings
· goes beyond what was discussed in class
iv. Sources Used:
· research and analysis relies on academic books and peer-reviewed journal articles
· analysis does not use sources of questionable or indeterminate authority i.e. Wikipedia, random websites
· analysis does not use popular sources i.e. dictionaries or encyclopedias to define complex conceptual terms or historical events
v. Presentation:
· spelling, grammar, punctuation, notes and bibliography, font and margins
Before submitting your assignment to the course CLEW site, please ensure to:
1. proof read and edit your work
2. ensure your name is on both the paper and the file
3. label your file with your name in the following way: Smith_John_Essay
4. if using a program other than MS Word, convert your file to doc or docx format
5. save a copy of your assignment on your computer

Evidence-Based Practice

Paper instructions:
2) The proposal is the plan for an evidence-based practice project designed to address a problem, issue, or concern in the professional work setting. Although several types of evidence can be used to support a proposed solution, a sufficient and compelling base of support from valid research studies is required as the major component of that evidence. Proposals are submitted in a format suitable for obtaining formal approval in the work setting. Proposals will vary in length depending upon the problem or issue addressed; they are to be between 3,500 and 5,000 words. The cover sheet, abstract, references page, and appendices are not included in the word limit.
3) Section headings and letters for each section component are required. Responses are addressed in narrative form in relation to that number. Evaluation of the proposal in all sections is based upon the extent to which the depth of content reflects graduate-level critical-thinking skills.
4) This project contains six formal sections:
Section A: Problem Description
Section B: Literature Support
Section C: Solution Description
Section D: Change Model
Section E: Implementation Plan
Section F: Evaluation of Process
5) Each section (A-F, to be completed in Modules 1-5) will be submitted as separate assignments so your instructor can provide feedback for revision (refer to each Module).
6) The final paper will consist of the completed project (with revisions to all sections), title page, abstract, reference list, and appendices. Appendices will include a conceptual model for the project, handouts, data and evaluation collection tools, a budget, a timeline, resource lists, and approval forms. An abstract will be required for the final paper.
7) Refer to the “EBP Implementation Plan Guide” and the “Evidence-Based Practice Project Student Example” as tools for developing your proposal.
8) This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment

Compare and Contrast two Counter insurgency campaigns

Project description
Must be in APA style, need outline, title page, abstract, thesis, etc. The 1250 words must be the body cannot count outline, tite page, or abstract.
Paper must be written in history centric NOT a history report. 3 of the sources must be of a scholarly source, that I can find and print.
Comparison and contrast research paper on both the Counterinsurgency campaigns of the U.S. invasion of Cuba and the battle of liberation of the Phillipines 1898 Manila (both involving the Spanish American War). Need to cover how each campaign used policies of chastisement and policies of attraction . For Cuba discuss MG John Brooke and MG John Lenordwood and their policies of chastisement and polices of Attraction . What were the benefits and pitfalls of each. What were the long term results. For the Philippines cover MG Elwell S. Otis, MG Arthur MacAuthor and BG Fedrick Funston. What were the policies of attraction and policies of chasticement used , benefits and pitfalls of each and long term goals. Compare and contrast the difference and similarties of each conflict.

Descartes, how does the mind or soul differ from the body

Preferred source (chapter 12): Gary E. Kessler. (2013). Voices of Wisdom: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader, 8th ed. Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.
In your own words, define the following terms:
Mind-body problem
Identity theory
Double-aspect theory
1. According to Descartes, how does the mind or soul differ from the body?
2. Restate in our own words the argument Descartes provided that led him to the conclusion that physical objects exist.
3. Why did Descartes mean when he said that his mind was indivisible but his body was divisible?
4. According to Hinrichs, what are some important differences between a brain and a computer?
5. According to Searle, what causes mental processes?
6. What is the strong artificial intelligence (AI) view, according to Searle?
7. Why is Searle’s refutation of the strong AI view independent of development in computer technology?
8. What is the point of Searle’s example of the Chinese room?

The Gender of God

The Gender of God
Paper instructions:
Paper instructions:
Paper on debating the gender of God and the issue of Ordination
Please follow Outline
1. What does the bible say about God’s gender (3 texts)
2. Theological landscape of various theologian approach from conservative to liberal
3. What schubert Ogden view on how we should view God’s gender
4.What does Elizabeth Johnson from the book “She who is” says about God’s gender
5. Female’s personal perspective on the issue of why by in a male dominant world and how we view God as a male, it is seen fit that in the Adventist Church only men should be ordained as Pastors ( an issue heavily argued at the moment)

Write about two major ideas Arundhati Roy

Write about two major ideas Arundhati Roy
Paper instructions:
After watching the video and interview, Write about two major ideas Arundhati Roy shared in her interview with Democracy Now. Guiding Questions: What are her critiques of the United States and their relationship with Iraq & Afghanistan? How do you feel about her views on war and the use of violence in politics? Why is it important to understand the relationships that the US has with other countries?

Sport marketing

What seemed particularly insightful in the presentation? What would you add?
Which issues require more consideration than what was presented, why?
Were there any controversial issues discussed? Where you do stand on them?
How does your view of a controversial issue relate to where the speaker, author or a classmate stands on this issue?
Once you have selected one of the topics above, you need to do two things:
Connect with what has been said personally – what experiences have you had that give you an interesting perspective on the issues discussed?
Bring ideas into the topic you chose in relation to the media – what do published sources have to say about what was said? What do academics have to say about this topic?

Experimental Research

Boling, C., Martin, S. H., & Martin, M. A. (2002). The effects of computer-assisted
instruction on first-grade students’ vocabulary development. Reading
Improvement, 39, 79-88.
Having looked at correlation studies, you now know that even when they show a relationship between variables, correlation studies DO NOT PROVE that one variable CAUSES the change in the other variable. A relationship exists, yes, but correlation does not prove it.
Experimental research is the only way to actually prove causation, that one variable affects another. While true experimental research always includes a control and random assignment of participants, there are other ways of doing experimental research. The limitations of time and place may make a control group or random assignment difficult or impossible. Quasi-experiments can also be valid and give the researcher some degree of certainty about causation, but without the certainty that true experimental designs provide.
1. What is the hypothesis of the study?
2. Does the article provide a review of literature that indicates limitations that were seen in previous research? If so, what and how did that affect the previous studies?
3. How were the participants selected and what do you know about them?
4. What was the experimental treatment that was being studied?
5. What were the results? Could you determine whether or not the experimental
treatment made a difference? How?
Now look at the correlation article from the last assignment and answer this last question.
6. And finally, take the correlation article and give me a paragraph that explains how you could make it an experimental design that could prove that a causal relationship exists between the variables.
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