December 12, 2018

Designing Quantitative Research

Designing Quantitative Research Researchers consider validity and reliability with each new study they design. This is because validity and reliability are not fixed but rather reflect a particular study’s unique variables, research design, instruments, and participants. In the context of research design, two types of validity, which speak to the quality of different features of the research process, are considered: internal validity and external validity. Assuming that the findings of a research study are internally valid—i.e., the researcher has used controls to determine that the outcome is indeed due to manipulation of the independent variable or the treatment—external validity refers […]
December 12, 2018

Alignment and Social Change, Social Science

Alignment and Social Change, Social Science In the context of research, alignment and social change will be important topics to return to as you prepare for the next courses in the research sequence and continue your development as a scholar-practitioner. Consider, for example, what criteria are used in your discipline to evaluate alignment of research components. And in what way will your future research contribute to your identity as scholar-practitioner who is dedicated to positive social change? For this Discussion, you will consider criteria for evaluating alignment among the various components of a research study. You will also reflect on […]
December 12, 2018

Comparative Analysis Problem: Amazon vs. Wal-Mart Stores

Comparative Analysis Problem: Amazon vs. Wal-Mart Stores Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the inventory section of two companies using basic comparative analysis, and to interpret the data to gain insight about the company’s inventory management. Assignment Steps Resources: Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making Write a 1,050-word comparative analysis using the financial statements of, Inc. presented in Appendix D, and the financial statements for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., presented in Appendix E, including the following: Compute these 2014 values for each company based on the information in the financial statements: Inventory turnover (Use […]
December 12, 2018

Species Interactions and You

Humans interact with various species every day without actually realizing it. In the field of ecology, these interactions can either be interspecific (between species) or intraspecific (within species). Interactions between humans are known as intraspecific (within species) interactions. For example, interactions between a human and a pet would be interspecific, whereas interactions between a human and another human would be intraspecific. Research interspecific and intraspecific interactions using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. This assignment has two parts. Complete both parts. Part A Complete the following: Track your interactions with other organisms—between and within […]
December 12, 2018

Constructing a Crime Prevention Program

 Constructing a Crime Prevention Program This week’s Assignment is the first of a two-part project. The second part of this project will be completed in Unit 9. Preview the Unit 9 Project: Construct a Crime Prevention Program: Part 2 before beginning this week’s Assignment. For this project, you will assume the role of a social science researcher in charge of developing a new crime prevention program targeted toward juveniles in the K–12 school system. Review current crime prevention programs that target juveniles and adults. There are several crime prevention programs that are designed for adults and which are also in […]
December 12, 2018

Obesity in America

Obesity in America Assignment 3: Obesity in America Due Week 9 and worth 65 points Obesity in America is considered an epidemic. There are many contributing factors to obesity (both childhood and adult), such as biological, environmental, social, or economic factors. Review the information on obesity on pages 419 to 421 in the textbook. You may also use the Internet or Strayer Library to research obesity and its causes. Suggested Reading: “What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?” located at Write a one to two page (1-2) page essay in which you: Describe the effect that obesity […]
December 12, 2018

Ghettos and gentrification in New York

Ghettos and gentrification in New York Places already chosen Ghetto: South Jamaica Gentrified Area: Williamsburg In the paper, each student must choose two separate locations in the New York metropolitan area and carry out ethnographic research and interviews with the residents there. One location must be a (1) “ghetto” as described by Mitchell Duneier in his book of the same name. The other location must be some kind of (2) area undergoing “gentrification.” In each location, you are to observe and record the nature and tenor of social interactions among people, paying special attention to the level and nature of […]
December 12, 2018

Discussion Unemployment

Discussion Unemployment Unemployment Please respond to the following: This week, you learned that unemployment may be best viewed as a public issue, rather than as a personal or individual problem. Have you, or someone close to you, ever been affected by unemployment? What public issues do you think are involved, and why? Your response must address the discussion question and you must also comment on at least one other student’s post.
December 12, 2018

Introduction to Health Behavior Theory

Introduction to Health Behavior Theory Develop a research paper of eight pages in length, typed, double-spaced, exclusive of references. References are to be cited using the APA format. Identify a health behavior (PROCRASTINATION) that significantly affects health status in a particular group of people. Review the professional literature (Introduction to Health Behavior Theory 2nd Edition by Joana Hayden) to determine how researchers have applied health behavior models to explain this health behavior. References must be from professional/academic sources. Compare and contrast how AT LEAST two of the following health behavior models are applied to the health behavior; The Health Belief […]
December 12, 2018

feature of a culture

feature of a culture Choose one feature of a culture—yours, one you know about, or an historical example—that is the result of a global influence. This chosen feature must be one that has become an accepted addition to the chosen culture. To find a feature, think of popular events, celebrations, sports, or restaurants that you know. Describe the existing culture and the influence, detailing how the influence developed and has come to seem part of the existing culture. Analyze how accepted changes in culture affect your perspective on globalization. (2 pages)
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