In each of the assignments in this course, you will be dealing with the following scenario: American Intellectual Union (AIU) has assembled a team of researchers in the United States and around the world to study job satisfaction. Congratulations, you have been selected to participate in this massive global undertaking.
The study will require that you examine data, analyze the results, and share the results with groups of other researchers. Job satisfaction is important to companies large and small, and understanding it provides managers with insights into human behavior that can be used to strengthen the company’s bottom line.
The data set for the study is a sample of a survey conducted on the population of the American Intellectual Union (AIU). This session’s unique data set may be found in the LEARNING MATERIALS and it contains the following nine sections of data that will be used throughout our course:
Overall Job Satisfaction
Intrinsic Job Satisfaction—Satisfaction with the actual performance of the job
Extrinsic Job Satisfaction—external to the job, for example, office location, your work colleagues, your own office (cubicle/hard walled office, etc),
Benefits—Health insurance, pension plan, vacation, sick days, etc.
In the first assignment you are to complete the following:
You will need to examine two of the nine sections of data:
one section of qualitative data (choose either Gender or Position)
one section of quantitative data (choose either Intrinsic or Extrinsic)
Each section should include all data points listed in the column for the variable. The requirements include:
Identify the data you selected.
Explain why the data was selected.
Explain what was learned by examining these sets of data.
Your analysis should include using Microsoft Excel to obtain information about the data through the use of three measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode).
Your analysis should also include the use of two measures of variability (standard deviation and variance). Some measures are appropriate for qualitative data, and some are appropriate for quantitative data.
If a measure is not applicable, then explain why.
You will have to also provide one chart/graph for each of the results of the two processed sections of data (2 total), such as a pie or bar chart or a histogram. (A table is not a chart/graph.) Ensure that you label the chart/graph clearly.
You will then need to discuss what you additionally learned from the results of this process.
Explain why charts/graphs are important in conveying information in a visual format and why standard deviation and variation are important.
You will need to combine all of the items above into one comprehensive report. This report must be completed in Microsoft Word and should contain:
This assignment will be assessed using the rubric provided
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Please submit your assignment as a Word document in APA format using the attached Template. Do NOT change the font, page breaks or margins. Using the template without deleting the headings ensures that you cover each segment of the assignment.
Your record label company is considering opening a new operation in Latin America. The strategic management division is in the process of evaluating the specific locations for such an operation. The pool of candidate countries has been narrowed to Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. By analyzing the data available, choose one country, and support your choice with research. Write an APA paper convincing your peers of your decision. Include a brief description of your company’s product and the objectives of the new international venture. Back up all your findings with facts and real data.
1. APA paper (please use template)
2. Two to three pages (body)
3. Must include a cover page and reference page
4. Please submit your file in a Microsoft Word document
5. At least three references (in APA format)
Use the McGraw Hill Business Around the World interactive map:
Philosophical perspectives and theories on morality contribute to an understanding of the deep-rooted human need to question the role human beings play in society. Whether your views align with those of Aristotle, Kant, or Mill, you can explore the reasons behind your inherent motivation to act responsibly. At the outset of your life, you develop habits of thought based on what you are exposed to, where you live, whom you live with, and your experiences. In this Application Assignment, you critically examine these experiences as well as theoretical perspectives on morality and assess how they impact your moral and cultural identity. You also assess how these experiences influence your concept of social responsibility.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review the “Classical Theories of Morality” as described in Chapter 3 of the Arthur & Scalet (n.d.) course text and summarize key points of each theory. Does one theory resonate with you more than another?
Make connections to your own culture. Contemplate whether these three theories are reflected in your own culture.
Review the Cultural Genogram: Dimensions of Culture document in this week’s Resources. Consider the ways different dimensions of culture inform your moral identity (e.g., how your national, ethnic, and/or gender identity informs your moral identity).
Consider your response to this week’s Discussion.
Think about how different dimensions of culture inform your concept of social responsibility.
Write a 2-page analysis connecting the three “Classical Theories of Morality” to your own cultural identity. Explain how the theories align or do not align with your cultural identity. Include how cultural identity impacts social responsibility. Provide three references using proper APA citation.
The United States Supreme Court recently reversed two precedents regarding the First Amendment rights of corporations. A bitterly divided Court held that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.
Follow the directions below to complete this assignment. I am interested in your reaction to this ruling from a legal and personal point of view. A short statement will be sufficient.
1. Read the article by Liptak, Adam “Justices, 5-4, Reject Corporate Spending Limit” N.Y. Times. 22 Jan. 2010. at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/politics/22scotus.html
2. Read both the majority decision and the decisions by those Justices who did not agree and dissented from Supreme Court’s ruling and the Dissents from http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/08-205.ZS.html
3. Go to the Discussion Board forum “Corporate Freedom of Speech” and discuss the following issues:
Do you agree with the Court’s decision that corporations are entitled to the same degree of freedom of speech as individuals? Why or why not.
What impact do you think this will have on elections, on community issues, or how you receive the news?
Does the possible unlimited amount of money that corporations might be able to spend in support or opposition to a candidate or cause give you any concern? Why or why not?
4. Reply to at least two of your classmates using the discussion grading criteria
Centervale councilman Pete Parsimonious has received funding requests for two competing juvenile corrections boot camp programs and requires your assistance on how to evaluate program success through appropriate research. There is a general perception that one of the two programs is only marginally successful while the other succeeds through much lower recidivism rates. Of course, the director for each program cites the outstanding success of his or her program in the funding application but fails to provide any research data to support these claims.
The intent of this assignment is to help you refer to empirical-based observations that can be quantitative (e.g., expressed as numbers) or qualitative (e.g., expressed as objects, words, or pictures)—specifically, the assignment will help you understand why one boot camp excels over the other in statistical terms particularly relating to lower recidivism rates.
Conduct research related to juvenile justice boot camp programs using the Argosy University Online Library resources, the National Institute of Justice Data Collections, or the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Databases.
Look for potential pitfalls in boot camp programs. Select two articles from your research that have taken different approaches to evaluate boot camp programs.
Based on the programs you read about, prepare a memo. In the memo:
Describe the research approaches and types of data that were utilized in each of the two studies.
Identify any ethical issues Parsimonious should be concerned about as a city councilman making a recommendation to invest public funds in a program of this type. Provide the reason for your choice.
Discuss whether either of these approaches should be recommended to Parsimonious and support your position based on the effectiveness and impact of the program. You might also comment on the setbacks or failure issues if reported in the studies you have chosen.
Be sure to cite the resources you used in the APA style.
Begin thinking of a business problem that could be solved with a technology solution for a company or organization you are familiar with. Use the Q&A Forum to ask questions and discuss your ideas about the project. See the Course Project Technical Areas for ideas.
Week 2: Complete the Course Project Proposal using this format:
Course Project Proposal (1-2 pages, 75 points, due week 2, properly cite any external sources used)
1. Subject of Course Project
2. Business problem statement
3. Name of the company or organization
4. Brief description of proposed solution
5. General benefits it will provide the organization
6. Audience to whom you are presenting the recommendation(s)
Weeks 3 -6: Based on the Professor’s feedback to your proposal, develop the Course Project. You are required to use a minimum of five credible sources for research on your proposed solution and to correctly cite all references using APA style. Make sure you do not use more than 20% material from other sources so that 80% of the paper should be your original words. Use the Q&A each week to ask questions about the project. See the suggestions below for ideas on ways to develop your project. Use this format for the project:
Course Project Table of Contents (10-15 pages, 225 points, due week 6)
Table of Contents
2. Brief Company background
3. Discussion of business problem(s)
4. High level solution
5. Benefits of solving the problem
6. Business/technical approach
7. Business process changes
8. Technology or business practices used to augment the solution
9. Conclusions and overall recommendations
10. High-level implementation plan
11. Summary of project
After a whirlwind romance, Charles gets married to Caroline. Their relationship sours and Caroline leaves. Some months later, Charles receives a divorce petition from Caroline along with a letter from her lawyer which states that unless he contests, the divorce will be granted within 90 days. Charles remarries two years later to Delia. Delia is convinced that Charles is cheating on her. She hires a private detective to investigate Charles. The detective discovers that Charles’ divorce to Caroline was never granted because Caroline did not pay the mandated court fees. Delia complains to her brother, a policeman. Charles is arrested for bigamy.
Analyze the following situations and determine whether the individuals have any excuse or justification for the crimes. If you agree, state the excuse. Explain your reasoning with factual examples.
You Are Defining and Defined by Social Responsibility
The first observation of a social issue can be confusing for a young person. Noticing extremes of wealth and poverty from one neighborhood to the next—or from one country to another—or hearing statistics related to literacy and school dropout rates in developed countries can be shocking. While growing up, how did your community of family, friends, and teachers respond to social disparities? Were they ignored or confronted? Did you perceive a sense of helplessness or responsibility to help? Whether you feel burdened by, or called to address, the myriad of social concerns in the world today, your response stems, in part, from how you see yourself in the world in relation to others.
In this Discussion, you explore the influence of personal values on your concept of social responsibility.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review examples of social responsibility presented in the assigned reading from the Loeb (2010) course text.
Review “The Golden Rule” from this week’s Resources to identify commonalities across quotes and to determine whether any quotes align with your own values.
Complete the Cultural Genogram: Dimensions of Culture document in this week’s Resources to discover personal values related to social responsibility.
Think of the community or communities where you grew up. What issue of concern or need in that community(ies) did you see addressed directly or indirectly?
Think about the elements in your life that might have influenced your definition of social responsibility.
Did any of your family members choose careers that served the community in which they lived?
What convictions do you hold that were formed early in life that now influence the way you view social responsibility?
Read the Discussion Spark topic, question or comment posted by your Instructor in the Discussion thread on Day 1.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 2 a response to the Discussion Spark post. Your response should contain at least two significant paragraphs. Read the Discussion Rubric as it will inform your writing. Important Note: The Discussion Spark and the weekly Discussion topic below will be graded together. You will see one score in your My Grades area.
Post by Day 4 an example of a socially responsible act that has influenced your life. Explain why this example influenced you and describe how this example and the motivation behind it reflect your personal values regarding social responsibility. For example, are there particular aspects of social change that resonate with you? In addition, define social responsibility in your own words and provide two examples from this week’s Resources that support or influence the development of your definition.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Respond by Day 7 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
Validate your colleague’s example of social responsibility by sharing one of your own similar experiences.
Expand on your colleague’s definition of social responsibility by offering a new perspective or insight.
Support your colleague’s definition of social responsibility by suggesting additional examples from this week’s Resources.
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Week 1 Discussion Spark : Reflection on Social Change
Think about what “social change” has meant through the ages. Consider social change movements such as the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and1960s and the current lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movement. Post your thoughts about a social change movement that you admire. What did or do they advocate? What were or are their motivations and outcomes?
Write an additional 3 to 5 pages that details the design and associated logic to implement name resolution. Include the specific placement of any required Domain Controllers (DCs), Global Catalog Domain Controllers (GC/DCs) and Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODCs). Address the following requirements from the service request:
• Kudler Fine Foods
o Replication strategy to include the possible use of RODCs
• Locations outside of California will have one location that has a fast connection networked via slower connections to all other locations in the state.
• All locations in California will have fast connections.
Format your paper as an appropriate business document. In-text citations and references must be consistent with APA guidelines.
Include at least two references
Read Montaigne, Essays (Of Cannibals, Of the Inconsistency of Our Actions, To the Reader, On the Power of the Imagination); France; Vol. C
In urging caution when we presume to judge others, Montaigne offers an important critique of the comparative method of thought. Explain the sensitivity he shows to cultural difference in Of Cannibals and the significance of noting that we “are all of patchwork” in Of the Inconsistency of Our Action.