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Communication Theory Discussion

Basic Communication Theory Discussion

Explain what is meant by the principle: "communication is inevitable, irreversible and unrepeatable." Give an example to illustrate your answer.

Discussion Essay

Review the different provisions of the PPACA, keeping in mind that different provisions are enforced on different timelines. Based on your analysis, describe at least one important impact you think the PPACA has had or will have on U.S. public health, especially regarding health care spending and public health outcomes. As part of your discussion, describe how American health care spending and outcomes compare to other countries.

Please Review: 

Although some essential health care services in the United States are administered through governmental agencies, such as Medicare and Medicaid, much of the U.S. health care system is privatized. Most industrialized nations employ other systems, often falling into one of three different categories:

  • National health insurance systems, such as the Canadian system: National and local governments oversee and pay for the bulk of required medical services, and private insurance supplements that coverage.
  • National health systems, such as the British system: All residents have access to the same health care benefits, provided at no cost to the residents.
  • Socialized insurance systems, such as the German system: Health care is provided at no charge to residents.

Even after passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, the health care system in the United States remains markedly different from the systems described above. However, the legislation aims to address one of the fundamental philosophies historically missing from U.S. health care policy: access to health insurance and health services at all levels of income.

In this Discussion, you analyze different provisions of the PPACA to predict the possible impact they may have on public health spending and public health outcomes. You base part of your analysis on the three national health care systems described in the preceding bullet points and the media listed in the Learning Resources. As you think about the potential impact on public health spending, you may want to consider the impacts on pharmaceutical and dental health care spending as well—two categories that are sometimes overlooked when health care expenses are discussed.

Planning and Execution 2


Week 5 Assignment:

An organization’s success is directly related to its ability to identify and develop leaders. One of the biggest failings of any organization is the failure to develop both current and future leaders. As you continue building your development plan for your organization, your focus this week will be on the leadership development that needs to occur in your organization.

This week, you will design a basic training and development intervention for leadership development that includes at least two different intervention methods. An intervention is a specific action or series of actions taken to address a specific problem that you have identified. 

Planning and Execution:

Review the information you have gathered and the analysis you have conducted. If necessary, do some more data gathering related to leadership development and a leadership succession pipeline.

  • What does your organization do to develop current leaders?
  • What does your organization do to develop future leaders (a leadership succession pipeline)?
  • What is needed to develop a comprehensive leadership development strategy (for both current and future leaders)?
  • What specific interventions will you use to start developing current leaders?
  • What specific interventions will you use to start building a leadership succession pipeline?
  • What is the time frame for rolling out the interventions?


Prepare a one page word on leadership development and succession interventions memo that addresses the following issues.

Answer the folllowing using Mycof


Address the following questions in your workbook - Mycoff (2016) Working with Political Science Research Methods: Problems and Exercises. Type  your answers in a word document and submit the file through the link  provided above. You do not have to retype the questions in your  responses. However, make sure to clearly indicate the corresponding  exercise numbers for easy identification. 

Chapter 2

Exercise 2:1

Exercise 2:2

Exercise 2:6

Additional question:   Briefly summarize the criticisms leveled against empirical research by  those within the non-empirical research paradigms (Interpretation,  Social Construction, and Critical Theory). 

Chapter 3

Exercise  3:1 (for MPA and non-MA students, expand your sources to websites that  allow you to develop questions related to public administration issues,  public policy, nonprofits, etc.)   

Exercise 3:3

Exercise 3:4

Exercise 3:8

Chapter 4

Exercise 4:1

Exercise 4:2

Exercise 4:3

Exercise 4:4

Exercise 4:5

Assignment 1


ITS836 Assignment 1: Data Analysis in R

1) Read the income dataset, “zipIncomeAssignment.csv”, into R. (You can find the csv file in iLearn under the Content -> Week 2 folder.)

2) Change the column names of your data frame so that zcta becomes zipCode and meanhouseholdincome becomes income.

3) Analyze the summary of your data. What are the mean and median average incomes?

4) Plot a scatter plot of the data. Although this graph is not too informative, do you see any outlier values? If so, what are they?

5) In order to omit outliers, create a subset of the data so that:

 $7,000 < income < $200,000  (or in R syntax , income > 7000 & income < 200000)

6) What’s your new mean?

7) Create a simple box plot of your data. Be sure to add a title and label the axes.

HINT: Take a look at: (specifically, Creating the Boxplot.) Instead of “mpg ~ cyl”, you want to use “income ~ zipCode”.

In the box plot you created, notice that all of the income data is pushed towards the bottom of the graph because most average incomes tend to be low. Create a new box plot where the y-axis uses a log scale. Be sure to add a title and label the axes. For the next 2 questions, use the ggplot library in R, which enables you to create graphs with several different types of plots layered over each other.

8) Make a ggplot that consists of just a scatter plot using the function geom_point() with position = “jitter”  so that the data points are grouped by zip code. Be sure to use ggplot’s function for taking the log10 of the y-axis data. (Hint: for geom_point, have alpha=0.2).

9) Create a new ggplot by adding a box plot layer to your previous graph. To do this, add the ggplot function geom_boxplot(). Also, add color to the scatter plot so that data points between different zip codes are different colors. Be sure to label the axes and add a title to the graph. (Hint: for geom_boxplot, have alpha=0.1 and outlier.size=0).

10) What can you conclude from this data analysis/visualization?

Write a 4-6-page examination of three different kinds of architecture that impact your daily life. This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of architecture's influence on personal experience.

Demonstration of Proficiency 

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

  • Competency 1: Describe the historical development of the humanities from the prehistoric era to the present. 
    • Describe how traditional architecture contributes to the experience of spaces we inhabit.
  • Competency 2: Examine the forms of expression that instantiate the arts and humanities. 
    • Describe the spatial and architectural features of familiar places.
    • Apply theoretical principles to the architecture of everyday spaces.
  • Competency 3: Integrate the humanities with everyday life. 
    • Illustrate the influence of architecture on personal experience.
  • Competency 4: Communicate effectively in forms appropriate to the humanities. 
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.


Write a 4–6-page examination of three different kinds of architecture that impact your daily life. Do the following:

  • Select three different kinds of spaces with which you are familiar in everyday life—places where you live, work, play, exercise, socialize, meditate, or worship. 
    • Describe these spaces in detail, explaining what you observe, feel, think, and do when you are in each. Let your observation include lots of sensory inputs; you may first notice visual elements, but look for characteristic smells or sounds as well.
    • Examine your thoughts and feelings with the same degree of attention—is this a place that uplifts you or drags you down?
    • Consider the activities you pursue in the space, whether they are unique to this space or associated with it in your memory.
    • Include in your essay at least one photographic or other visual representation of each of your three selections.
  • List the theoretical principles of architecture and apply those principles to the spaces you have described. 
    • How do the architectural features of the space help to shape the variety of experiences you have when inhabiting it? Reflect on the traditional forms of architecture and assess how they contribute to what you observe, feel, think, and do in these spaces.
Additional Requirements
  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Your paper should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length: 4–6 double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

The Library’s Mission and the ALA Bill of Rights


For this paper you will select a library (i.e., public, academic, school, special, etc.) and, after clearly identifying the library type you have chosen, answer the following questions:  

  • What is this type of library’s mission? Locate and attach as an appendix such a library’s mission statement.
  • What is/are the library’s role(s)?
  • Who would be the stakeholders in this type of library?

Locate an article from the professional literature (between 2005 and now) that reports on a situation that in

this type of library covered by ALA Bill of Rights. Summarize the article, the issues and events

as well as the outcome.

  1. Referring to the ALA Library Bill of Rights identify a different issue you think could be or historically was a challenge about the specific library mission you located for question 1, related to either the Bill of Rights or the Code of Ethics. Write a scenario to explain your concern (write about a situation and how it would be a challenge (or was a challenge) and what options should be considered keeping in mind the stated mission of the library.)

You must cite a minimum of 8 sources in the running text of your paper, at least 3 of which must be scholarly (i.e., peer-reviewed) research articles. Cite these where and when appropriate using APA style. Provide an APA style bibliography at the end of the paper. Do not use Wikipedia. 

Your paper should have a title, an introduction, and a definition of the topic, analysis of issues, and a conclusion. You are encouraged to use subheadings. Do not use first- or second-person for this paper.   Title your paper AND your File with your LASTNAME Mission paper. Use single line spacing. Submit your document to this dropbox    Length:  ~ 1500 words

You may choose one or write about other important decision


Complete an outline for the academic paper that is the final written assignment. The outline body must have the following sections: 

  1. A definition of good decision making (based on a synthesis of research you conducted on published experts in decision making)
  2. One example of an important decision you made in the past, if that decision ended up being good or bad and your analysis of why it ended up that way.
  3. Based on a synthesis of research you will conduct, what are the things that one should consider before making a decision about the same important thing you did.

Remember - This is an outline of a report you will create in the future.  The outline should tell the reader what information each section of the research paper will contain. Here is a partial list of important decisions that students have written about in the past.  You may choose one of these or write about some other important decision you have made in your life.

  • Deciding to have or adopt a child
  • Moving to accept a new position
  • Making a mid-life career change
  • Deciding to quit your job without another job prospect
  • Starting a new business with at-risk personal assets
  • Deciding to declare bankruptcy
  • Deciding to seek a divorce
  • Deciding to marry
  • Expatriation to a foreign country as a permanent resident


Introduction/Hook (Engaging anecdote to transition you into the thesis)

Thesis sentences

Part 1 (first portion of the thesis)

– 3-4 sources

Part 2 (second portion of the thesis

 – 3-4 sources

Part 3 (third portion of the thesis)

– 3-4 sources

Conclusion/Charge (Wrapping up, charging the reader to make a change)


Note: All assignments submitted should be in APA format. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) can be used to answer many of your formatting questions. The OWL information on completing an outline can be found here: 

Assignment Objective

  • This assignment will give you an opportunity to complete the outline as part of creating an academic paper.

Assignment Purpose

  • Demonstrate the process of creating an outline prior to creating a draft of an academic paper. 

Fragment of African American History


Write a  5 page paper with  at-least three images that represent  the African American Visual Arts Movement (discuss artists, art, historical information . Give background information, characteristics and style. Analyze each work of art. Do not forget to list at-least three sources used to assist in writing  paper, APA format guidelines. Place appropriate captions under each image.

Fragments of African American Art

Contemporary Art




After reviewing the videos below and researching , write a two page paper on  the challenges of African American VISUAL Artists and other professional minority visual artists through out history and up to the present day. Use a minimum of 5 references that will assist you in writing your paper.

5 full pages content Doubled-Spaced APA

5 page paper doubled-spaced about Toward a New Public Administration by H. George Frederickson

Talk about the major influence on public administration, coordinating the second minnowbrook conference

Third pillar of Public Administration - Social equity

DQ3 Cultural Competence in the Health History and Physical Examination


DQ3 Cultural Competence in the Health History and Physical Examination

Read chapter 3 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation.  Once done answer the following questions;

1.  Mention and discuss the process and content needed for a comprehensive cultural assessment of clients from diverse cultures.

2.  Mention and discuss biocultural variations in common laboratory tests.

3.  Identify and discuss biocultural variations in health and illness for individuals from diverse cultures.

Please present your assignment Word document, 12 Arial font attached to the forum in 

A minimum of 2 references (excluding the class textbook) no older than 5 years must be used.  If you use the textbook as a reference will not be counted.  Every reference that you present in your assignment must be quoted in the assignment.

A minimum of 700 words are required (not counting first and reference page) 

Assignment main sub week 4

Research Performance Measurement, Evaluation, and Information Systems. 

Background: According to Sharda (2015), IS make it possible to evaluate actual performance data against reams of standard and historical data, often by using models and simulations. Monitoring work can take on a completely new meaning with the use of information technologies. IS make it possible to collect such data as the number of keystrokes, the precise time spent on a task, exactly who was contacted, and the specific data that passed through the process.

Reference: Sharda, R., Delen, Dursun, Turban, E., Aronson, J. E., Liang, T-P., & King, D. (2015). Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support. 10th Edition. By PEARSON Education. Inc.

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-305090-5

Assignment: With reference to the background statement above, is monitoring an employee's work on a computer a desirable or undesirable activity from a manager's perspective? From the employee's perspective? How does the organization's culture impact your position? Defend your position.

Your research paper should be at least 3 pages (800 words), double-spaced, have at least 4 APA references, and typed in an easy-to-read font in MS Word (other word processors are fine to use but save it in MS Word format). Your cover page should contain the following: Title, Student’s name, University’s name, Course name, Course number, Professor’s name, and Date.

Submit your assignment on or before the du

Decision Tree


You will create a decision tree for a business that is considering expanding to a new location. An important part of this analysis will be the details that you create for the business itself. Feel free to pick any industry that you are most familiar with, that will allow a multi-node approach.

Assignment Requirements:

  • A one to two paragraph description of the business and its market. If you are using an actual business or industry, include links to references that explain the market. If you are using a fabricated business, your description should be more complete so as to explain the forces at play.
  • Include multiple nodes that can affect outcomes.

- One must be financially related

- One must be market-related

- One node is at your discretion

  • Generate a graphic of the decision tree using Microsoft Word or another application of your choice.
  • Include one to two pages of discussion of the decision tree and possible branches based on your specific example.
  • an example business decision to be made, walking through the decision-making process
  • Include a recommendation with justification based on your opinion of the business and or market.

Assignment: Community Assessment

 The purpose of this assignment is  to broaden your understanding of a community, develop analytical skills regarding communities in relation to specific populations and their needs, and to better plan and develop interventions to address issues and problems facing the community.

This assignment has three parts: Part I Understanding Your Community, where you will consider the current demographics of the community and analyze how that has changed over the past 20 years; Part II Community Assessment, where you assess your community and a problem within your community; and Part III Community Action Plan, where you develop a specific action plan to address the problem you identified. As you reflect on the learning resources and concepts from Weeks 1-4, be sure to explain what you have learned about the policy’s effect on various groups. Consider how will this knowledge assist you with your community action plan.

By Day 7

Submit a 4-6 page paper. The paper needs to be well-researched and written using APA guidelines. Data should come from at least five sources.

Part I: Understanding your Community
  • Analyze how your community has changed over the past 20 years. Use policy and community concepts and theories from the learning resources to support your analysis.
  • Describe your community, using research and statistics to describe socio-demographic make-up. (For example: How many persons live in the city and/or in the town? What were/are their cultural/racial characteristics? What were/are their incomes, ages, political affiliations, etc.?)
Part II: Community Assessment
  • Describe a problem that the community is currently experiencing.
    • Assess the duration, intensity, and frequency of the problem.
    • Analyze the probable etiology of the problem, supporting your analysis with resources.
  • Analyze the key elements and characteristics of the community that make it vulnerable to this problem.
  • Analyze the key strengths of the community that give the community resilience and the potential for overcoming the problem.
  • Identify major institutions (e.g., schools, factories, churches, attraction sites, etc.) and explain how these institutions contribute to or inhibit the community’s ability to address the problem?
  • Explain which groups are most affected by the problem.
Part III: Community &amp; Policy Action Plan
  • Describe your proposed plan for community change.
  • Explain the strategies and tactics you would you use to bring about change. Consider if you would need multiple strategies, and if so, explain which strategy would be used for each target.
  • Explain any policies that may influence the ability, either supportive or prohibitive, to influence proposed community change.
  • Explain what policies would need to be in place to ensure proposed plans are sustainable.

Demographics/ community. Fort Wayne Indiana. 

Assignment #1

 Develop 3 interview questions with answers from a hiring manager or HR perspective; develop 3 questions that you as a job applicant will ask during an interview 



Experiment 2: Concentration Gradients and Membrane Permeability

In this experiment, you will dialyze a solution of glucose and starch to observe:

  • The directional movement of glucose and starch. 
  • The effect of a selectively permeable membrane on the diffusion of these molecules. 

An indicator is a substance that changes color when in the presence of a specific substance. In this experiment, IKI will be used as an indicator to test for the presence of starch.

Week 4 online sub Discussion

Discuss why and how either an FRM (financial risk management) or an ERM framework might benefit a company like Blue Wood.

DQ requirement: Note that the requirement is to post your initial response no later than Wednesday and you must post two additional post during the week by Sunday. I recommend your initial posting to be between 200-to-300 words.. All initial posts must contain a properly formatted in-text citation and scholarly reference.

Labor and Employment Law


The article required for this assignment is 

Gee, B., & Peck, D. (2018). Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2–5.

Please follow the outline provided, making the bolded topics major headings in your submission to ensure proper organization. 

A.     Key Issues.

  • Key Issues: This is where you identify the broad and/or specific findings that the author is presenting, and/or the position that he/she is taking.  In this section, the goal is not to complete the full analysis, but to identify what you consider to be the major issues/findings/messages that the author is trying to convey, describe the issues, and briefly describe why they are issues given the context provided. Be sure to make sure that the issues that you identify do not just repeat what the author says, but rather put the author's perspective in the context of the course material.

B.    Analysis 

  • Analysis: This is where you should assess, in a substantive way, the topic and critical issues the author(s) has presented.  Be sure to connect your analysis to the week's topics and cite appropriately. Here is where you can state your position regarding whether you agree or disagree with what the author is saying. An analysis does not simply provide support for what the author says. It takes a critical look at the author's words relative to your understanding of the material, the nature of work, and employment experiences. The best analyses evaluate the author's position from all perspectives, articulate support and disagreement, and utilize external sources to support your position/perspective. Your position is not an opinion; it is a careful analysis that results in a conclusion for which you have provided additional support.

C.  Relevance to the week’s topic, the field of employment law, and organization management in general

  • Restate the key issues identified in A above. Explain why these issues are important to the week's topics, the field of employment law, and the practice of organization management.   Be sure to make the linkages clear and relevant to what you have learned and are learning in class and in your readings.  Feel free to cite the course readings and other articles or materials.  
  • Expand on your analysis in B above by putting the analysis into practical terms. Explain why organizational leaders should pay attention to this topic, how the results of your analysis impact the field, how organizations operate, and how leaders manage. This is not an exhaustive list of what should be included but rather provides context and suggestions for the type of analysis to be conducted. The goal is to produce information the managers can use.

The last two sections, “Analysis” and “Relevance,” are the most important parts of this assignment. It is expected that these sections will be substantive and reflect a significant understanding of the material, analysis relative to the fields above, and impact/relevance to organizations. Students are expected to include the topic headings above in the summary and develop the analysis accordingly.   Give significant attention to linking specific concepts from the articles to specific concepts in the week's readings and materials. This summary must reference a minimum of two reputable and reliable outside sources, in APA format, utilizing in-text citations and a full reference list at the end.

Make sure that your submission does not exceed the 20% Turnitin threshold in order to be eligible for grading.

The minimum word count for this assignment is 500 words.

Week4 main sub discussion

Go to pages 72 to 73 of your recommended textbook and familiarize yourself with the CASE STUDY 3-1. You can thereafter discuss and give answers to the following questions based on the case study:

1. Discuss the layers of culture that are evident in this case. Why do you think Southwest has preferred to grow organically over its history?

2. What are the similarities and dissimilarities between the cultures, values, and beliefs of Southwest and AirTran airlines? Where would you expect the differences to be most difficult to manage? Why?

3. What problem could arise due to the different perspectives of both airlines toward online reservation systems? What do you recommend the managers do to solve these problems?

4. What would you recommend managers to do to ensure a smooth integration of the information systems given the cultural differences?

I am aware that all students have a Grammarly account. I, therefore, request you all to use Grammarly to check your paper before you upload to iLearn, failing to do so will cause you to lose some points. The essence of doing this is to ensure that your paper is free from grammatical errors, conjugation, and spellings.

Remember your initial post on the main topic should be posted by Wednesday at 11:59 PM (EST). Your 2 following posts should be commenting on your classmates’ post on different days by Sunday 11:59 PM (EST). You should end the week with 3 total discussion posts.

A quality post is more than stating, “I agree with you.” Maybe you should state why you agree with your classmate’s post. Additionally, post some examples or find a related topic on the Internet or University’s library and comment on it in the discussion post.

Reference: Pearlson, K., Saunders, C., Galletta, D. Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 6th Edition. Burlington, MA. Wiley, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-119-24807-1 (EVALC

it should be 250 to 300 words all questions. 

Coaching Session 4


Project: Coaching

Coaching Session 4

To this point in the final project, you have assisted your coachee to (1) develop two professional objectives and assess their significance, (2) identify possible obstacles to the objectives, and (3) determine some possible strategies and action steps for reaching the objectives. During the final week of the project, you will be moving towards closure in the coaching relationship and evaluating the effectiveness of your work with your coachee. 

Because of the short duration of the coaching practicum, concluding whether significant progress has been made towards achieving the desired outcomes might be unclear. However, as you complete your coaching interaction, it is important for you and your coachee to reflect on the process in which you engaged as a collaborative team, including how you will bring the coaching relationship to a close and what next steps the coachee will take. In other words, the reflection is about the quality of the process and next steps more than the success of reaching the objectives. 

Week 5 Assignment

As part of the reflection process, the coachee should complete the Coaching Feedback Form
As the student-coach, you should address the following questions. 

Assessment of Tasks and Process:

  • What tasks were identified and successfully completed by you and your coachee during the coaching relationship?
  • How would you assess your coachee’s participation, open-mindedness, and willingness to be coached?
  • Did you hold your coachee accountable for completions?
    • How did you do this?
    • Were your methods successful? Why?
  • How would you assess your effectiveness as a coach?
    • What specifically did you learn about yourself through this process?
    • What coaching strengths and weaknesses emerged through this process?
    • What did you learn from this coaching experience?
  • How did your coachee assess your effectiveness as a coach? What gaps exist, if any, between your self-assessment of your performance and your coachee’s assessment of your performance?
  • What would you do differently if you had the opportunity to re-do the coaching project?
  • What did you learn about the potential for coaching to enhance the professional development of individuals in an organization? To enhance the productivity of an organization?
  • If it were possible to do so, how would you infuse coaching into your organization?
  • How did this project affect your leadership knowledge and skills?
  • What is your overall assessment of this coaching process? Was it a valuable experience for you and your coachee? Why or why not? 

Assessment of Next Steps

  • What next steps, if any, have you and your coachee agreed to work on?
  • Will your coachee continue the coaching process with a certified coach?
  • What next steps have you identified for yourself to continue your own professional development? 

Assessment of Appropriate Closure

  • How did you close your coaching relationship?
  • How did you and your coachee feel about this relationship coming to a close?
  • Did you discuss this closure and your respective feelings with each other?
  • Does your coachee feel comfortable moving forward with the plans and objectives independent of the coaching relationship?
  • Have you ensured confidentiality of all communications and properly destroyed all written communications? 

Submission Details:

  • Organize and submit your report in a five paper paper



Discussion #1

     Appealing a Performance Appraisal-

Handling a Performance Appraisal-

Review the two attachments. Explain which one you think gives better advice. Support your opinion with at least two sources from the class materials.


Human Resources Management. Chapter 12.3-Administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)1 (SEE ATTACHMENT)

Why Do Employees File Discrimination Complaints and Grievances? Advice to Managers and Supervisors-

What Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Do-

Operations and Supply Chain Discussion Q

Read short article and answer 3 questions.

Nursing Assessment


Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 15, 16, 17

Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning.



Your country just overthrew its dictator, and you are the newly elected President. Unfortunately, due to the divisions in the country and the years of war, economic, military, and political structures are non-existent. A group of loyalists to the old dictator have been detonating bombs, murdering civilians, assassinating leaders, and terrorizing towns with help from a neighboring country's dictator.


Week 1 - Assignment

Descriptive Statistics Data Analysis

[WLOs: 1, 3] [CLOs: 2, 3, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in your course textbook, Chapter 3 in the Jarman e-book, the Week 1 Instructor Guidance, and review the Module 2: Describing Data  video and the Khan Academy video on Interquartile Range (IQR) (Links to an external site.). Also, complete the Week 1 learning activity and Week 1 weekly review.

W1.A.Mean Median Mode.png

This exercise requires the use of a descriptive statistics calculator. You can find this tool in some versions of Excel (as part of the Analysis ToolPak) or you can use one of the many free online descriptive calculators such as the Descriptive Statistics Calculator (Links to an external site.) by Calculator Soup.

Your instructor will post an announcement with the data set for your Week 1 assignment.

First, use either Excel or the Calculator Soup descriptive statistics calculator to calculate the descriptive statistics for the given data set. This is explained in Chapter 1 of your course text.

You should get an output similar to the image in Figure 1.3 from your textbook. This output must contain the following values: mean, standard error, median, mode, standard deviation, sample variance, kurtosis, skewness, range, minimum, maximum, sum, and count.

Next, begin writing your paper by reporting your results for each of the values listed above.

Include the data set, the output from the analysis, and the answers to the following questions:

  • Evaluate the measures of central tendency. Address the following when completing this component:
    • Which measure of central tendency is most appropriate based on the data type?
    • Are the mean, median, and mode close to the same value? If not, what does this tell you about the numbers in the set?
    • Identify any mode(s) in the data set. Is there a mode at all? Is there more than one mode?
  • Calculate manually the interquartile range and the values of Q1 and Q3. (It is important to calculate this manually because the interquartile range and quartiles output from Calculator Soup might not be accurate.) Address the following when completing this component:
    • Test to see if there are any outliers in the set. If so, which number(s)?
    • Which method from Section 2.4 of the text did you first use to check for outliers?
    • Now try the other method from Section 2.4 of the text. Do you come to the same conclusion about outliers in the data set?
  • Explain which descriptive statistic you think best summarizes this set of numbers and why.
  • Choose three of the descriptive statistics that you feel best represent this data set. Why were they chosen?

The Descriptive Statistics Data Analysis assignment

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

In plan


This defense in depth discussion scenario is an intentional cybersecurity attack on the water utility’s SCADA system. It occurs during the fall after a dry summer in Fringe City.


The water utility’s Information Technology (IT) person did not receive an expected pay raise and decides to reprogram the SCADA system to shut off the high-lift pumps. The operator’s familiarity with the SCADA system allows him to reprogram the alarms that typically notify operators of a high-lift pump failure. In addition, he prevents access to the SCADA system by others. A wildfire breaks out on the outskirts of the city.


Please identify what type(s) of new countermeasures should have been implemented to prevent this cyber-attack from occurring.

APA, Minimum 1 page, Title page, Abstract, Body (in-text citations), Conclusion, References (3 min)

Module 3

Complete attached assignments

(2) Discussion posts 1 page each (18 and 22 September)

Case essay 4-6 pages (due 21 September)

SLP essay 2-3 pages (due 26 September)



Written Assignment
At least 3-4 pages, not including cover or References pages

Your HR manager has asked you for help in writing a memo. Your company is currently facing a union organizing campaign. You have been asked to write a briefing memo for senior management. Your memo must address:

a. How can workers petition for a union?

b. What can't you do as an employer during this campaign? Describe at least three things.

c. What are three things you can (and should) do, as an employer, to prepare for the campaign?

Support your answers! In responding, you must use five references. They should be from a scholarly journal or credible news source from within the past three years. At least three should be from course materials. 


Human Resource Management: CHAPTER 12 (SEE ATTACHMENT)

Labor Law-

The NLRB Process-

Module 2- The Unionization Process and Negotiating the Collective Bargaining Agreement- (SEE ATTACHMENT)

8 Stages of the Collective Bargaining Process-

NLRB Good Faith Bargaining-

NLRB Collective Bargaining-

“Superhero or Supervillain? If Science Gives People Superpowers, Will They Use Them for Good or Evil” by Will Oremus

Analysis Essay #1

For this assignment, you are required to submit an essay that grapples with the rhetorical appeals in several selected works introduced by the instructor.

Feel free to either take an affirmative or negative stance on the topic of whether or not the author was effective or ineffective in their rhetorical appeals. Please make sure you are writing in the MLA format that we have been reviewing since the beginning sessions of coursework. Additionally, you should consult Blackboard and the text book to assist you in your analysis.

Here are your options, all from our textbook, of written expression to explore and analyze:

  • “Why Walking Helps Us Think” by Ferris Jabr
  • “Writing about What Haunts Us” by Peter Omer
  • “Superhero or Supervillain? If Science Gives People Superpowers, Will They Use Them for Good or Evil” by Will Oremus
  • “Black Men and Public Spaces” by Brent Staples

Additionally, if you are compelled to write your analysis paper on another reading selection from our textbook, please let me know, and I may be able to approve your request.

Again, this is not a summary assignment but, rather, an analytical essay that illustrates your understanding of effective writing practices. My expectation is that this essay’s length is at least five pages and includes a works cited page at the conclusion of the essay. The format of your paper should look identical to the MLA Sample Paper that is on the OWL Purdue website.

Support your thesis statement points with quotations and paraphrases but write the majority of your paper in your own words with your own ideas. (See the current edition of the Rules for Writers Handbook.)

I omitted the rubric for this assignment in the syllabus; however, this is the rubric that I will use to evaluate your first essay:

Here is your rubric for this paper: 

Accounting mod 3

Write an analytical summary of your learning outcomes from chapters 5 and 6. In addition to your analytical summary, address the following:

As a manager, discuss how you would use or have used the concepts presented in chapters 5 and 6. Provide numerical examples to support your discussion.

Please find attachment enclosed for chapter 5 and 6 notes


600 words

apa format

references peered review

no plagarism

Deliver in 10hrs

Part 1:

Discuss in general terms how age, income, debt level, assets, marital and parental status, risk tolerance, time horizon, and general economic conditions should be taken into consideration when constructing an investment portfolio. Why is it important to have a diversified portfolio? 

Part 2:

How does the Efficient Market Hypotheses fit in with a diversified portfolio? If the efficient market hypothesis is true, why is it still important to study stock fundamentals closely before purchasing any stock?

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