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Assessment & Selection of a Graduate Trainee Manager

 
The individual component – Short report (2000 words)
The report should contain a literature review on the subject of assessment and management competencies
The Literature Review must be referenced in line with Harvard style referencing
A CRITICAL review of the various assessments that you intend to use in your Recommendations – Might think about working backwards
Define your competencies and key behaviours FIRST
The Conclusions and Recommendations should be written in 3rd person but no referencing needed.
The subject of the report:
Selection and assessment of a graduate trainee manager
How do companies conduct the process of selection assessment?
Many companies do not do it very well
Many use the traditional approach (NOT sufficient for a management job)
How might we optimise the process to ensure optimal organisational functioning and the fit between what people can do and the jobs that they are selected to do?
A poor selection process will result in organisational failures but also will have negative consequences for the employee
Coursework details:

• The coursework is a short management report which will present a solution to an issue in assessment and selection of a Graduate Trainee Manager
• The word limit is 2000 words (+/- 10%).
• You will be presented with a case study entitled “Eazy Street Records.” The Individual Component
o See the template for an understanding of how the report should be presented. Full guidance will be given during the dedicated assignment tutorial
o The report has a number of sections:
• Front cover
• Contents page
• Executive summary
• Review of the literature
• Conclusions
• Recommendations
• Bibliography
o The word count of 2000 +/- 10% is made up of:
• Review of the literature
• Conclusions
• Recommendations
• You are then expected to choose three management competencies that you deem important from the research in the literature review in relation to a graduate trainee manager. You will then develop two Key Behaviours for each competency. These will then be linked to the various assessments in the recommendations section.
The Management Report is made up of a number of sections and accordingly, each section attracts a number of marks. A grade is also given for overall presentation.

• Executive summary 15%
• Review of the literature 25%
• Conclusions 15%
• Recommendations 25%
• Bibliography `and in-text referencing 10%
• Presentation (overall presentation of the document and to include the front cover and contents page) 10%

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Graduation Project proposal

to write proposal for my IT project, this proposal for “My wedding App”

the below is the requirements:
Description:
Give a brief description about the project focusing on:
 The history of your idea
 The problem you realized which leads you to choose this idea
 Short description about the idea and its implementation
 Your idea as suitable solution
 Benefits of the idea
2. Objectives:
In the objectives you have to focus on the main objectives to implement your
idea or the solution of the problem you mentioned in the description above.
3. Project Field:
The field of study you will need to search to be able to implement your idea
correctly Example: If your idea is helping Blind people using Android
application, you need to search on Ophthalmology field + Computer field
and so on…
4. Required Background:
Any background required to implement your idea correctly like JAVA, SQL
and so on…
5. Project Keywords:
The Keywords you will use to describe your idea and implement it.
Regarding the idea of blind people you need keywords like Android, Blind
and so on…
6. Expected Results
Explain the expected final work after implementing your idea such as
Android application helping blind people recognize the type of drink by
using smell sensors connected to the processor …Etc.

the below my berif description about the project
the Brides in all around the world are so interested in the details of the wedding party and the processing of wedlock and before the wedding the bride might faced so many problems during getting ready for the wedding like difficulty managing and organizing the wedding in a short time and may require them time and effort that does not cover the budget set for …the wedding from this point the idea is came

My wedding app” it helps you to organize the wedding without the trouble and effort and costs specified”
application “my wedding” platform electronic help the user in the wedding party processing ,, This app allows the user to gets ready for the wedding in processing all the options that are compatible with its budget in all of the events
this app provide two major service :
1-order of occasion:

It is a service that helps the user in making the best decision for the needs of the occasion where the user is asked to choose the appropriate type, and then choose the minimum and maximum price for each service, and then the system displays a list of shops and services proposed total amount of the cost of this occasion ..

2- Viewing the list of services:
This service allows the user to view and search for the separate services in detail of the service rendered with the possibility to save the service in the Favorites or service evaluation or add comments on the service
Benefits of the program
The program allows the user to manage the wedding 1-
2. provide the time and effort for the user
organizing the wedding depends on your budget

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Women and minorities in the court

 Women and minorities in the court
Paper instructions:
Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that explains the topic.
Women and minorities in the court
Include statistics, contemporary examples, and scholarly sources in your presentation.
Arrange the information in a visually appealing manner by selecting an appropriate background design and by balancing short, bulleted phrases with complementary images.
Include all references in the notes section for each slide
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Homeless people in america

Homeless people in america
Conduct a document review and identify at least ten sources that you can draw upon when writing your research proposal. The document review is designed to do two things: 1) give your readers an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic or idea and 2) demonstrate how your research fits into the larger field of study, in this case, social work.
You may noticed that I have not called this a literature review. Typically, literature reviews consist of peer reviewed articles. For this article you are can use any document to support your research. For example if studying the impact of homeless ordinances, you might include city codes or notes from a city council meeting.
All your documentation should support the following:
Review previous studies regarding the topic (from the research proposal rubric)
1.Important recent work on main theoretical questions
2.Historical background of theoretical questions
3.Important recent work on general empirical issues
4.Best work on specific research questions, both regarding the hypotheses and the data
5.Literature review should aim at a dialogue with the past work, putting into context, identifying relevant limitations, inconsistencies, and opportunities for extension
6.Should locate the research within an area in sociology and a program of past research, clarifying the theoretical and empirical traditions that shape and motivate the research
7.If the research has relevance for policy issues, these should be examined (critical for funding proposals)
Assignment Format
For this assignment you are provide a table listing at least ten sources that you have reviewed. In a table include the name of the reference, the source, key points and how it aids in your research.
Additional materials: not defined

 

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Math-Statistics-Quiz:Quantitative Methods in Public Admin

Math-Statistics-Quiz:Quantitative Methods in Public Admin

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Math-Statistics: Quantitative Methods in Public Administration. Please show work. SEE ATTACHMENT(S) FOR ASSIGNMEN/QUESTIONS.

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MODULE 7

Instructor’s Notes #6:

Observational Methods (continued)

1. Quasi-Experimental Designs (Quantitative)

Research outside the laboratory setting may not allow the required amount of control achieved in the classic experimental approach. However, one alternative is the use of so-called “quasi-experiments,” where the researcher constructs the best possible approximation of an experiment and controls for as many threats to validity as practical.

2. Experimental Options in the Absence of Randomization

Without randomization we now must deal with selection problems directly through either:

•Study Design. Find ways to match up the control and treatment groups before the research is conducted. This involves thinking through important dimensions of the treatment group that might be related to the results, and to find a control group that is similar.
•Statistical Methods. This involves collecting information about confounding factors that might affect the outcomes for both the control and treatment group. Multiple regression is the typical form of statistical analysis. We will cover multiple regression later in this course.
3. Key to Good Quasi-Experimental Design

Both strong study design and adequate data are keys to good quasi-experimental design because they make possible the use of powerful statistical tools. I will discuss design issues and analysis tools within the context of three “typical” types of quasi-experimental design.

•Post-Design Only
•Pre- and Post-Design
•Time Series Design
4. Basic Non-equivalent Group Designs

Without randomization, the study design takes on even greater importance. The credibility of the study to the public, even if you use sophisticated statistical methods, will often hinge on whether you have a good study design. The key question to ask yourself in designing a study is: Are there alternative explanations for the results that you found in the study? If so, can you design a study that will rule-out alternative explanations? A key in quasi-experimental design is the selection of the control group.

5. Selecting the Control Group – Design Alternatives:

Cluster Sampling

First you need to characterize your treatment group on important observable characteristics. Then, you will constrain your potential control group to fall within these ranges. The control group is artificially constrained to look as much like the treatment group as possible.

•Matched Pair Sampling If you keep adding control factors to the cluster sampling eventually you will get to the point where there is only one member of the control group. This is termed the “matched pair” sample. A profile for each treatment group member is developed and then a match is found for the control group with similar characteristics.
•Cell matching is a version of cluster sampling, except a separate cell is created for each treatment group member (or group of members) with certain characteristics. The control group is then divided into similar cells and equal numbers of control group members to the treatment group are selected from this cell.
•Distance function matching involves creating a composite measure for each treatment and control group member which is a combination of relevant characteristics. Treatment group members are then matched to the control group member that is the closest distance.

Cohort Design

Sometimes the best comparison group is within the same organization itself, but at an earlier time.

Random Sample

Although seldom discussed, it is possible to actually do a random sample of the control group, even if the treatment group is self-selected. If you know the direction of the bias, then it is possible to use statistical methods to provide a rough estimate of the effects without the bias. The control group is used to fit a model of the true population. You then attach confidence intervals around this regression model, and see if the treatment group falls within the intervals. If not, then you can conclude with confidence that there is a significant difference.

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MIDTERM EXAMINATION (Ch. 1-7)

PUB 504

                                                         Fall  2013

Student’s name: __________________________________________

There are 5 parts to this 100-point exam; you are to answer each part. If problems need calculations and you use a calculator, please show explicitly all the computational steps you followed to obtain your results. [In case of a calculation mistake, you’ll get partial credit. Don’t miss this opportunity]! For other problems just type your answers. [You can use reasonably unlimited space]. Do well!

                                                                                  

Part 1 (30 POINTS, one for each question)

 

1. A researcher is preparing a report and wants to select a measure of central tendency that shows the most commonly occurring score in a particular distribution. Which statistic should she select?

a. mode

b. median

c. mean

d. none of the above

 

2. Since computation of the standard deviation requires addition, division, and other mathematical operations, it should be used for

a. interval-ratio level variables

b. non-continuous variables at any level of measurement

c. nominal level variables

d. discrete variables only

 

3. When interval-ratio data are badly skewed, the appropriate measure of central tendency is the

a. mode

b. median

c. mean

d. first quartile

 

4. The Z score table gives the area between a score and the mean. For a Z score of -1.00 that area (in percentages) is

a. 34.13%

b. -34.13%

c. 68.26%

d. -68.26%

 

 

5. If the scores on a variable are 11, 18, 14, 25, and 20, the median is

a.   3

b. 16

c. 18

d. 19

 

6. The area between a negative Z score and a positive Z score can be found by                                        a. subtracting the Z scores from each other

b. subtracting each Z score from the mean and adding the results

c. adding the Z scores and finding the area in the Z score table for the summed Z scores

d. adding the areas between each Z score and the mean

 

7. When constructing a frequency distribution, the number of class intervals, in general, should be

a. more than 20

b. about 10

c. only 2

d. the same as the number of cases

 

8. The sampling distribution links the ________ distribution to the __________ distribution.                 a. stratified, EPSEM

b. statistical, empirical

c. sample, population

d. empirical, real

 

9. The purpose of inferential statistics is to acquire knowledge of the ____________ from the ___________ by means of the _____________ distribution

a. population, sample, sampling

b. sample, sampling, population

c. inductive, empirical, stratified

d. theoretical, empirical, theoretical

 

10. The most commonly used confidence level is

a. 99.5%

b. 95%

c. 90.5%

d. 90%

 

11. In addition to saying that one case is different from another, the ordinal level of measurement allows us to

a. order categories from high to low

b. measure the distance between high and low

c. say that one case is more or less than another

d. both a and c

 

 

12. Which sample size will produce the confidence interval with the smallest width?

a.  100

b.  200

c.  500

d. 1000

 

13. Which of the following is NOT a nominal level variable?

a. level of education

b. zip code

c. occupation

d. maker of auto

 

14. Computation of a mean is completely justified when a variable is measured at which level?

a. interval-ratio

b. ordinal

c. nominal

d. normal

 

15. To obtain the area below a positive Z score or above a negative Z score you would                            a. subtract the value of the Z score from the mean

b. subtract the area in the “Area Beyond Z” column of the Z score table from 50%

c. add the value of the Z score to the area beyond the mean

d. add the area between the Z score and the mean to 50%

 

16. The average weight of a sample of women who attend aerobics classes at the YWCA is 130 pounds. We constructed a confidence interval (using an alpha of 0.05) of ± 3.45. The upper and lower limits of our estimate are

a. 130.00 and 133.45

b. 126.55 and 130.45

c. 126.55 and 133.45

d. unknown; these values will depend on the number of  women who are truly serious about exercising

 

17.  Below are some items from a population survey.  For each survey item, identify the level of measurement.

a. In what region of the country were you born?

__ South

__ Northeast

__ Midwest

__ Far West

__ Other

__ Born out of Country

 

Nominal

b. How many siblings do you have? ______

Interval-ratio

 

c. How satisfied are you with the quality of instruction at this institution?

__ Very satisfied

__ Satisfied

__ Dissatisfied

__ Very Dissatisfied

Ordinal

 

d. How many miles per gallon does your car average?____

Nominal

e. People convicted of first degree murder should be executed.

__ Strongly Agree

__ Agree

__ Neither Agree nor Disagree

__ Disagree

__ Strongly Disagree

Ordinal

18. In Table 1, what percentage of Community A are Republicans?

a. (103/264) x 100 = 39.02

b. (103/17) x 100 = 605.88

c. (264/328) x 100 = 80.49

d. (103/135) x 100 = 76.30

 

TABLE 1 POLITICAL PARTY MEMBERSHIP IN TWO COMMUNITIES
                     PARTY:     COMMUNITY A COMMUNITY B
                 Republican 103 17
                   Democrat 135 21
               Independent  17 15
                     Socialist    9 11
                  TOTALS: 264 64

 

 

 

19. In Table 1, what is the ratio of Socialists to Democrats in Community B?

a. 11:21

b. 11:64

c. 64:11

d.   9:11

 

20. As our confidence in an interval estimate increases, the width of the interval

a. decreases

b. increases

c. remains the same

d. increases or decreases depending on the alpha level

 

21. A police department reports that the number of reported rapes in their jurisdiction increased by 100% over the past decade. This means that the number of reported rapes today is

a. double the number 10 years ago

b. actually about the same as 10 years ago

c. equal to the number 10 years ago plus 50%

d. triple the number 10 years ago

 

22. The chance of a randomly selected case having a score beyond ± 1.00 standard deviation of the mean is

a. .6826

b. .5000

c. .3174

d. 1/2 of the area of 1 standard deviation

 

23. Histograms and line charts or frequency polygons are used with data measured at the

a. nominal level

b. ordinal level

c. interval-ratio level

d. any level

 

24. In a two person race, if the Republican presidential candidate is projected to attract 44% ± 3% of the vote and the Democratic candidate is projected to attract 46%±3% of the vote, then

a. the Republican is the probable winner

b. the Democrat is the probable winner

c. neither candidate will win a majority of votes in the electoral college

d. the race is “too close to call”

 

25. In a positively skewed distribution the mean is

a. equal in value to the median

b. greater in value than the median

c. less in value than the median

d. either a or b, depending on the value of the mode

 

26. The most appropriate measure of central tendency for the variable age (measured in years) would be the

a. mode

b. quartile

c. mean

d. standard deviation

 

27. In any distribution, the mean and the median will have the same value when the distribution is                        a. symmetrical

b. positively skewed

c. negatively skewed

d. all of the above

 

28. The variable socioeconomic status ranges from upper class to lower class and is an example of the

             a. nominal level of measurement

b. ordinal level of measurement

c. interval-ratio level of measurement

d. ratio level of measurement

 

29. If you subtracted the mean from each score in a distribution and added the results, the sum would be

a. zero

b. less than zero

c. a minimum

d. the mode

 

30. If distribution A and distribution B have the same mean but A has a larger standard deviation, we may conclude that

a. the medians of both distributions would be the same

b. distribution B has a range of 0

c. A has a greater degree of dispersion

d. distribution B displays more variety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2 (15 POINTS)

 

Read the following article from The New York Times (on page 7) and answer the following questions.

 

  1. What is the objective of Dr. Larry Kurdek’s research?

 

To determine how marital quality changes over time

 

 

  1. What is the population that he is studying?

93 couples

 

  1. What is the sample size?

522 couples

 

  1. What is the unit of analysis?

 

Rate of change in marital quality

 

  1. What is the dependent variable? (What level of measurement would you use for it? In other words, given what you know about measurement, how do you think the respondents were asked to reply to the questions?).

 

Marital quality

 

 

  1. What are the independent variables? (What level of measurement would you use for each variable? In other words, given what you know about measurement, how do you think the respondents were asked to reply to the questions?).

 

  • Divorce history,
  • Presence of children
  • Personality variables

 

 

  1. Draw Kurdek’s theory (causes and effects) using boxes and arrows…

 

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Medicaid and healthcare

Answer the following three questions with 2 references each from peer reviewed journal articles.

• What are the eligibility requirements and coverage of Medicaid for the categories of low-income adults, pregnant women, and the aging/blind/disabled in Texas? Do you consider the eligibility requirements reasonable or restrictive? Do you consider the coverage reasonable or liberal? What are the benefits and drawbacks to keeping these populations insured through Medicaid? Consider both direct and indirect factors.

• What are some methods for improving the financing of the U.S. health care system? Are these methods realistic and achievable? Justify your answer with solid reasoning and appropriate references.

 

 

 

 

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Sustainable Development and Africa’s Wildlife Reserves

According to the World Bank almost half of the world’s six billion inhabitants live on the equivalent of less than US$2 a day, and about one-sixth live on the equivalent of less than US$1 a day. As countries seek to develop economically, there are many pressures to focus on economic results first and to worry about the environmental consequences later. Sustainable development projects focus on helping all people, both rich and poor, to maintain an adequate standard of living, while using resources in a way that will not diminish their capacity to support future generations. Sometimes the standard of living is decreased to minimize excessive consumption of a limited resource, such as water.

Read chapter 15 in the Miller text. Using wildlife reserves in Africa as a case study, determine the challenges in creating and sustaining the reserves, including how globalization affects the process. What are the issues at stake? How can indigenous populations be maintained?

http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/display.php?selected=2

http://www.globalization101.org/index.php?file=issue&pass1=subs&id=219

http://www.globalization101.org/index.php?file=issue&pass1=subs&id=166

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/09/01/html/ft_20010901.1.fulltext.html

http://www.peaceparks.org/Home.htm
http://www.globalization101.org/index.php?file=static&id=21l

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/09/01/html/ft_20010901.1.htmlfs=plasma.nationalgeographic.com

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/09/01/html/oa_20010901.1.a.html

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0309/feature3/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/guides/contempafricaguide.pdf

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/guides/geogpguide.pdf

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable/

?http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/07/0716_030716_lions.html

?http://www.iloveparks.com/peaceparks/

?http://www.environment.gov.za/

Please use the following book for examples and references:

1.Cultural Anthropology/Myanthro Lab 4Th Cdn Package By: Babara miller

2.Conformity and Conflict by: James spradley and David W. McCurdy

 

 

 

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Chinese Foreign Policy

Conceptual foundation and historical legacies. Evolution of PRC’s international role (1949-2010) Current status, paradox of global aspirations and regional capabilities. Outstanding territorial issue- Taiwan
Alignments, formal and informal. China, Soviet Union, US US China friction : trade, human rights, and proliferation issues.

 

Politics In China by William A. Joseph

 

 

 

 

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Public Health Injury Surveillance and Prevention

1. There is a ?Public Health Injury Surveillance and Prevention Program? described in the Injury, Violence and Safety section of the CDC?s home page.

Written Project Needed:
-Please describe to your colleagues what the ?Public Health Injury Surveillance and Prevention Program? is all about in terms of program PLANNING and EVALUATION.

Go to-CDC home page Website to use for this documentation: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dir/phisp.htm (cut and paste to browser) to help you write this paper.

1a- Please give each area
Planning and Evaluation-individual section for discussion.

2. Each paragraph you write must be supported by a minimum of two(2) APA formatted citations from your resources used (must be no older that 2000).

3. This document will need to have both and introduction and summary of about program.
 

 

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Burger King Beefs Up Global Operations

Paper must contain at least five references, which may include internet sources, books, and professional journals or other appropriate resources. Please do not copy or plagiarize others materials. All papers are electronically scanned by SafeAssign. Significant deduction of points may result when copying and plagiarism is evident.

Incorporate into the analysis responses to the following questions.

1. What is Burger King?s core competency? How does it relate to its chosen strategy?
2. How would you explain how Burger King has decided to configure and coordinate its value chain? Which of Burger King?s value chain activities create the most value for the company?
3. Burger King globally expanded later than its main fast food competitor. What advantages and disadvantages has this created?
4. When entering another country, discuss the advantages and disadvantages that an international restaurant company, specifically Burger King, would have in comparison with a local company in that market.
5. About two-thirds of Burger King?s restaurants and revenues are in its Americas region (United States and Canada) and one-third elsewhere. Should this relationship change? If so,

why and how?
6. The case mentions that Burger King prefers to enter countries with large numbers of youth and shopping centers. Why do you think these conditions would be advantageous?
7. How has Burger King?s headquarters location influenced its international expansion? Has this location strengthened or weakened its global competitive position?
8. As CEO of Burger King, what tools and strategies would you use when deciding on possible future locations for the company.
9. What do the implications of the challenges identified in the case have for Burger King?s strategy today and in the future?

 

 

 

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