## Liz Support Need Analysis

Using the information from the interview you conducted in Week 2, list in descending order the support needs of your participant. Also discuss how to implement objectives of Healthy People 2020 to increase wellness. Give examples of appropriate interventions of the professional caregiver, for example, the nurse

## Analysis / Forecasting Data

Scenario: You are still a consultant for the Excellent Consulting Group. You have completed the first assignment, developing and testing a forecasting method based on linear regression (Case 3). However, your consulting manager at ECG wants to go the next step and investigate another forecasting method. It is important to do a thorough job for the client, and you have the expertise to analyze different forecasting methods. You have decided to look at the sales data for client’s lottery app as a single data set and use a time series analysis, namely SES, single exponential smoothing.
Case Assignment
Using Excel, use the forecasted sales (select tab on bottom) from Case 3 to compute the MAPE, by doing the following:
1. Find the MAPE for the first 12 months (assume the forecast for Month 1 – or January – is equal to January’s actual sales). To find the MAPE, you will need to compare actual sales for each month, or Y(t), to forecasted sales, or F(t).
2. Next, forecast the sales for the next three months (Feb – Apr), and compute the MAPE for this 3-month period. Compare this 3-month MAPE to the MAPE you calculated for the SES analysis (Case 4).
Then write a report to your boss that briefly describes the results that you obtained. Make a final recommendation on which method to use, SES or Linear Regression.
Paper should include two files: (1) An Excel file; and (2) A Word document.
Data: See attachment with data that I previously have and generated from your analyses in Case 3.
Assignment Expectations
Analysis
• Accurate and complete SES analysis in Excel.
Written Report: (Use Heading for paragraphs)
• Length requirements = 4 pages minimum (not including Cover and Reference pages)
• Provide a brief introduction/ background of the problem.
• Complete and accurate Excel analysis.
• Written analysis that supports Excel analysis, and provides thorough discussion of assumptions, rationale, and logic used.
• Complete, meaningful, and accurate recommendation(s).
* Note: See attachments with Case 3- Data for assignment and complete instructions. Paper should include two files: (1) An Excel file; and (2) A Word document.

## News Analysis of Paris Attacks

This paper will be analyzing the sources reporters use to write their stories. Looking at these sources through the lens of Lance Bennett’s “News: The Politics of Illusion”.
You need to use two different sources. The sources can be a mix of print newspaper and online news (no video) or all print or all online. You need five articles for each of the two sources, for a total of ten articles. To provide a fair comparison of the sources, you should try to use sets of articles published close together in time. Established sources preferable (New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) NO EDITORIALS. Provide an overall assessment at the end.
The topic of the articles should be the recent terrorists attacks in Paris Nov 13, 2015.
I will answer any email questions promptly.

## Case Analysis of jetBlue

I AM PASTING THE LINK OF THE JETBLUE CASE BELOW SO PLEASE READ THE CASE THOROUGHLY AND REFER TO THE CASE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WHEN DISCUSSING THE ISSUE. ALSO, MAKE SURE ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS YOU PROVIDE SOUND REALISTIC. AND ALSO, PROVIDE THE PROS AND CONS OF THE CASE IN THE CASE ANALYSIS PAPER.

The idea of the Case Analysis is to examine a real-life crisis, show a clear understanding of what took place, and then critique the company/individual in terms of how the crisis was managed. You are to analyze what was done well and what perhaps could have been orchestrated better and why. I’m looking for your take on the crisis and your ideas about how it could have been handled better. You should focus on the steps that were taken and how this influenced the overall management of the crisis, positively and negatively.

Discuss issues raised by the case in a focused, thorough and organized manner
Be creative – use your own ideas, refer to class discussions and readings; don’t rehash case history
Look at all sides before you make decisions about how the crisis was managed; cite pros v. cons

## Company Analysis – Writing Assignment 1

ssignment: Company Analysis – Writing Assignment 1
You will have time to work on this assignment in class.
Purpose
To analyze a company’s external business communication documents.

Overview
According to the Syllabus, meeting all requirements for an assignment will earn you a grade of B. The B grade indicates expected performance at the graduate level. To achieve a grade of B+ or better, your work should cover all main points of an assignment, demonstrate a clear and concise organized thought process, incorporate various levels of creativity, include additional resources and experiences into the assignment, and contain no noticeable grammatical, typographical, or spelling errors.
A grading rubric, which will be used by your professor, is included with each assignment. Carefully review each rubric to make sure you have addressed all the criteria before submitting your assignment. Most of the rubrics include the following general criteria in addition to the specific criteria for each assignment.
• Integrates established business communication principles.
At the graduate level, you must support your work with established principles in the field. Citations are required.
• Synthesizes relevant information and material to provide evidence of critical thought.
At the graduate level, you must demonstrate that you have the ability to combine various elements to form a coherent whole – not simply stating facts. You also must demonstrate that you have the ability to examine a situation from diverse perspectives before reaching a conclusion.
• Develops ideas with clarity and logic.
At the graduate level, you must demonstrate that you can present your message in a clear and logical manner and not have your message obscured by disorganized facts and information.
In this assignment you will be using a tool called turnitin.com. This tool allows you to check your paper for potential plagiarism before submitting your paper for a grade. Use the results of the originality report to modify your paper as needed before submitting.

Note: This is an individual assignment.
Action Items
1. Review Table 7.1 Tips for Effective Email Messages in your textbook.
2. Review the grading rubric for this assignment.
3. Go to the discussion topic, “Company Assignment”, and see which company your professor has assigned you to analyze for this assignment.
4. Read the two most recent annual reports of the company you have been assigned.
a. Go to the company’s website. Typically, the annual report will be stored on the Investor Relations page of the company’s website.
b. Locate and read the last two annual reports of the company as indicated.
c. Read other reports and press releases posted by the company.
5. Locate the Consolidated Statements of Income (also known as the Income Statement), Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows in the most current annual report. Print them out, or if the firm offers downloadable copies, download them and save to your computer.
Note: You will need the Consolidated Statements of Income for this assignment. Data from the Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows will be used in Write 2: Handout (in-class) .
6. Create a Microsoft ExcelTM worksheet to present the major portions of the firm’s Consolidated Statements of Income. See the sample provided. You are not simply to copy the sample – make your own worksheet and do your own formatting and computations. Format the Excel document to print in landscape view. See the sample for an example of how to set up the reports and the calculations you are to perform.
Note: You will likely note some extra items on the Consolidated Statements of Income – things that you do not know what to do with. Most of these are non-operating expenses or income that should be captured as such, following the sample provided. The items you are most concerned with will be clearly labeled as such.
7. Write a Word document containing a copy of your email to your supervisor that addresses the following items.
a. What is the tone of each report (its appearance, theme, look)? What feelings and impressions do you get from looking at the report?
b. Review the management letters and other front matter found in the beginning of the reports. What stands out? Can you draw any initial conclusions about the state of the business? What do the leaders have to say about their company?
c. What else is contained in the annual reports, and what is the significance of it?
d. Compare and contrast the two consolidated statements of income for the company. Consider the yearly operating performance and environmental circumstances (economy, market, trends, etc) that are readily apparent to you as an observer, and/or those mentioned specifically by the management of the organization.
e. What changes do you notice in tone and content from year to year?
f. What is your recommendation on if this company should be explored further for potential purchase by your organization? Include a rationale for your recommendation.
8. Check your document with grammarly.com. Modify your document as needed. Note: Instructions on how to access grammarly.com is available inSubmit To Grammarly.
9. Submit your document to turnitin.com (see MBA Toolbox). Use your Franklin email when setting up your account. View the tutorials on how to use the tool, especially how the Originality report works and how it can be used to improve your paper.
10. Read the Originality Report you receive from turnitin.com and make any modifications as needed to your document. This may include adding proper citations or better paraphrasing.
11. Include your Excel worksheet as an appendix to your Word document. There are several ways to do this. Here is just one method.
• Place your cursor where you would like to include the Excel worksheet into your Word document.
• Insert an “object” into your Word document at the appropriate location. b
• Select “Create from file” tab.
• A window will appear for you to search your file structure for your .xls or .xlsx file.
• The file will be inserted into your word document. You may need to resize the image to fit the page.

elow is what you are supposed to have in the assignment. You will need to note that this is NOT a Group assignment. It is an INDIVIDUAL assignment.

It should be in email format and should address the points as is listed below. I have short explanations in red.
Start with a short introduction about the research that you conducted on the company and say that you will be addressing the contents of the two annual reports to determine whether the company is worth purchasing.

Write a Word document containing a copy of your email to your supervisor that addresses the following items.

What is the tone of each report (its appearance, theme, look)? What feelings and impressions do you get from looking at the report?
Here you look at the two reports and determine how they looked different from each other. It could be that they changed the entire layout to make it look more presentable, or that they have new sections of interest to investors etc. Explain why you like one report better than teh other. or why you felt that there was not much change in both the reports

Review the management letters and other front matter found in the beginning of the reports. What stands out? Can you draw any initial conclusions about the state of the business? What do the leaders have to say about their company?
Here you need to look at the two reports and determine whether the tone of the chairman’s note and other notes by key leaders are positive in terms of how they performed, what were the key achievements, and find what was different from one report to the other.

What else is contained in the annual reports, and what is the significance of it?
List the key elements of the reports and say why they are important. For example the VW reports have extremely clear view of the financial charts that clearly match the balance sheets. This is an indication that the company want to give a better visual feel to their report as investors may not want to take a look at the entire balance sheet.

Compare and contrast the two consolidated statements of income for the company. Consider the yearly operating performance and environmental circumstances (economy, market, trends, etc) that are readily apparent to you as an observer, and/or those mentioned specifically by the management of the organization. – You would have done this comparison in the class and will have a clear understanding of the same. This will help you to answer the next question.

What changes do you notice in tone and content from year to year?
Refer to section above to address this question. For example the VW reports on the capture of market saw a decline from one year to the next. This needs to have a reason. It could have been that another car manufacturing company launched its operations in that region…

What is your recommendation on if this company should be explored further for potential purchase by your organization? Include a rationale for your recommendation.
Based on the analysis, you should be able to say whether you recommend to purchase or not to purchase and why….

The reason should be a solid one.. for example, the decline of foreign manufactured cars in the global market has seen a decline as the countries where there were high sales have begun to manufacture similar cars at cheaper rates, or whatever you deem fit based on your analysis. or if you want to purchase, then state why….
Toyota Summary Executive
Toyota is a Japanese Corporation manufacturing motor vehicles. The Toyota headquarter is placed in Negoya in Japan. It was founded by the Japanese entrepreneur Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937. Toyota owns 75 factories & assembly plants and 338,875 employees over the globe. There are five different brands under the Toyota Corporation; Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Ranz & Scion.
Potential Growth of Toyota Market
It is no secret that Toyota Motors sees the next wave of growth coming from developing markets in Southeast Asia and South America. In 2014, it opened its fourth auto plant in Indonesia at an investment of \$340 million. With a greater focus on building cars suited to the needs of customers in developing markets, Toyota hopes to generate 50% of its total vehicle sales from developing markets by 2015, up from 45% in 2011. Only in Indonesia, the car sales raised to 1.12 million.

The SWOT Analysis
The SWOT analysis shows the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a company. Toyota’s SWOT analysis shows the findings below:
Strengths:
Toyota has got the most innovative culture. The brand reputation is valued at \$30 billion. It is the industry leader in production and sales of cars due to its strong brand portfolio. Toyota is also becoming the leader in “green” cars development.
Weaknesses:
The hierarchical organizational structure and the secrecy in organizational culture are the only major weaknesses that can be found in Toyota Corporation.
Opportunities:
There are lots of opportunities for Toyota to shine even more, such as its positive attitude towards “green” vehicles, increasing fuel prices, and the changing needs of customers that drive Toyota always to be the first to come up with the newest ideas and designs.
Threats:
The new emission standards have been a threat to all car manufacturers, not only Toyota, as well as the continuous increase in raw material prices, and the intense competition of other car manufacturers.

Toyota has something for everyone in terms of variety, shape and price. Safety is the most important aspect in Toyota, that’s why 1 million USD is being spent every hour for research and development for improving the 6 safety systems of the car and passenger. Toyota is also well known for its high quality and quick service, and the spare parts are affordable and available everywhere. Toyota has got the highest re-sell value among almost all car brands, and that is due to its durability, reliability and very high-quality vehicles.

Toyota’s Efforts is Sustainability, Innovation and Globalization
Toyota is contributing in making the environment healthier and greener, so the vehicles it manufactures are environment-friendly because it started using more natural resources. Studies showed that over 95% of waste was reduced, recycled and re-used in 2014, and with that Toyota managed to minimize the waste and energy, and maximize the efficiency of their cars. Toyota is also famous for its hybrids; cars that have fuel engines combined with electric motors. Over 2 million hybrids were sold in the USA last year. Toyota is the first to lead regarding innovation, it is aiming for a smart mobility society, so they invented the EV; an electric vehicle for one passenger that is totally battery based and doesn’t consume any fuel. Right now the EVs serve certain purposes only like in touristic areas and recreations but will soon invade the markets. Toyota’s plans in globalization are to globalize the quality and safety standards in all Toyota vehicles no matter where the vehicle is manufactured.

Toyota’s Financial Data
2015 is the most successful year in Toyota’s history during the last 10 years, keeping in mind that the year has not ended yet. The net revenues increased gradually from ¥18,994 billion in 2011 to ¥27,235 billion in 2015. The net income also increased from ¥284 billion in 2012 to ¥2,173 billion in 2015. The ROE (Return on Equity) showed an increase from 3.9% in 2012 to 13.9% in 2015. The Capital Investment has been increased gradually from ¥642 billion in 2011 to ¥1,177 billion in 2015. The R&D (Research & Development) Expenses has also increased gradually from ¥730 billion in 2011 to ¥1,005 billion in 2015.

Recommendations
Toyota committed to providing the customer with the highest quality vehicles, at the lowest possible costs, and in a timely manner. The spare parts distributors provide spare parts to dealers quickly, efficiently, and at low cost. It also successfully managed to pass the TMG’s ISO 9001/14001/50001 certifications. Based on all the facts mentioned above, we strongly recommend buying and investing in Toyota.

## TEXT ANALYSIS OF SANDY HOOK ARTICLES

Explore how the NY Times newspaper represents public opinion of the Sandy Hook shootings. USE THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHOD OF TEXT ANALYSIS TO DO THIS. Please use all mentioned articles below. They are all on NY Times website. The principal research questions are:
(1) How do these articles portray public opinion on shooter?, (2) How much emphasis do
the articles place on mental illness? (3) How much emphasis do the articles place on gun violence/control? (4) What, other models, if any, are presented in the articles?
Use a qualitative content analysis to analyze the data, through coding, pattern-coding matrices, and a thematic meta-matrix, find overall themes. What do your findings suggest?
1. Final Report on Sandy Hook Killings Sheds New Light on Gunman’s Isolation By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Published: December 27, 2013
2. Oregon Sheriff Shared Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory on Facebook By ROBERT MACKEY Published: Oct. 2, 2015
3. The Final Post-Mortem on Sandy Hook By FRANCIS X. CLINES
Published: March 13, 2015
4. Newtown Helps Map Out a New Path to Healing By ALISON LEIGH COWAN
MARCH 20, 2014
5. Sandy Hook Gunman’s Father Says He Wishes His Son Had Never Been Born By MARC SANTORA
Published: March 10, 2014
6. State’s Attorney’s Report on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings Published: November 25, 2013
Read the official public report on the Dec. 14, 2012, rampage in Newtown, Conn.
7. A Year of Painful, Daily Reminders in Newtown By MICHAEL WILSON DEC. 13, 2013
8. Nation Reels After Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut By JAMES BARRON DEC. 14, 2012
9. Almost a Year After Massacre, Newtown Begins Razing Sandy Hook School By JAMES BARRON OCT. 25, 2013
10. Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools By CLAIRE MARTIN DEC. 27, 2014
11. Children in Connecticut School Were All Shot Multiple Times Dec 15, 2012
12. Members of Newtown Shootings Panel Recall Toll Mar 3, 2015
13. Christie’s Veto of Gun Control Bill Angers Relatives Jul 3, 2014
14. State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year After Newtown Dec 10, 2013
15. The Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec 14, 2012

## shot analysis

This paper is an analysis of a single shot. You can choose a shot (one that we didn’t discuss in depth in class) from Sherlock Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Stranger than Fiction, or Singin’ in the Rain. Remember that you’re only analyzing one shot (which will have an edit—a cut, a fade, a wipe, etc. on either side of it).

The goal of this analysis is to explain how everything in the shot comes together to accomplish the director’s purpose for that shot. Assume that everything in the shot–the lighting, the costumes, the set, etc.–is there for a reason. The following instructions will give you suggestions for things to consider as you analyze the shot. They do not constitute an outline for the paper (that is, you shouldn’t necessarily discuss these items in the order in which they appear below). Make your argument in the clearest, most persuasive way that you can.

It’s a good idea to begin by determining what the function of the shot is. How does it help to move the action of the scene or the film along? How is it related to the rest of the film, for example, is it an echo of any other shot or does it pick up on themes or visual motifs that are being used in other parts of the film? How is it related to the shots that precede and follow it?

Technical aspects of the shot to consider include: what kind of shot is it (close-up, establishing shot, etc.)—note: you should definitely say what sort of shot it is early in your paper; duration of the shot; how the shot functions as a visual composition (is it balanced or unbalanced, is the field shallow or deep, etc.); camera angle, set-up, and movement; point of view from which it’s shot; special effects used; lighting; sound (intra- or extra-diegetic); the action that takes place in the shot and scene; dialogue; any other elements of mise-en-scène including setting, set decoration, costumes, make-up, etc.; is anything going on off-screen?

Use these details in your analysis to explain how they all come together to accomplish the purpose of the shot. It’s not enough to just catalogue them. Remember to mention the film’s title, release date, director’s name, and the name of the actors in the shot fairly early on in your analysis. Use the present tense for describing action in the shot (e.g., “When Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) walks into Rick’s American Cafe that night, she finds Sam (Dooley Wilson) at the piano…”). You’ll also need a “Works Cited” (even if it’s just for the film you’re discussing).

The paper should be approximately 2-3 double-spaced pages. It’s due on Monday, November 30.

Be sure to look at the Shot Analysis Rubric I’ll be using to grade the assignment, and also at the annotated Sample Shot Analysis to see how one student did it. (Both are under the ANGEL Lessons tab.)
1. Have a clear and interesting thesis that explains the purpose of the shot and proposes an argument about it (e.g., relating to key themes, ideas, or elements in the film)?
2. Identify the type of shot (e.g., close-up, tracking, establishing, etc.), the surrounding edits (e.g., cut, dissolve), and its position in the film (e.g., 1:30:15 – 1:30:18)?
3. Contextualize the shot in relation to the plot and to other relevant shots/scenes in the film?
4. Contain a technical description and analysis of significant elements of the shot’s visual composition, such as framing, balance, depth of field, use of color/b&w, and graphic patterning; camera angle, pov (objective/subjective, etc.), setup, focus, and movement; film speed; and spatial arrangement of characters (blocking) and props?
5. Provide a precise description and analysis of significant elements of the mise-en-scène, such as lighting, sound, special effects, setting and sets, props, action and acting, dialogue, costumes and makeup, etc.?
6. Exhibit the qualities of good argumentation and writing: presentation of strong supporting evidence for thesis/argument; thoughtful, logical organization (including effective hook, introduction, conclusion, and transitions); engaging and graceful style; correct grammar and punctuation; and proper citation of any sources used (including the film itself)?
7. Observe the conventions of writing about film: meaningful paper title; early mention of film’s title, date, and director; mention of actors’ names; and use of present tense?
example of what i want
Megan Morgan
Professor Geyh
Shot Analysis

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Vertigo (1958) is a mystery and a romance, but above all, it’s a ghost story with multiple hauntings. (The film’s original working title, “From Among the Dead,” makes it sound more like a horror movie than the final title.) Madeline Elster (Kim Novak) is haunted and possessed by her tragic ancestor, Carlotta. Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart), who has been hired to follow Madeline by her worried husband, is obsessed and haunted by her, even before he watches her plummet to her death from the tower. After Madeline dies, he is unable to forget her. When he meets Judy Barton (also Kim Novak), he becomes obsessed with the idea of making her over into Madeline. Judy is in love with Scottie, and so she agrees, but she’s not happy about it. This make-over is completed in a climactic shot, which I’ll call “Madeline’s Return” (1:55:37-1:55:40), in which Hitchcock makes use of all the resources of mise-en-scène to convince the audience to share Scottie’s view that he has brought Madeline back to life.
In a series of scenes that precede “Madeline’s Return,” we see Judy undergo the process of being transformed into the image of Madeline. Scottie buys her the same clothes that Madeline wore (though she protests that she prefers different ones); her hair is bleached platinum-blonde; and her make-up and nail polish are done just as Madeline’s were. Scottie waits for the transformation to be completed back at her hotel room, but when she arrives, he’s disappointed. She’s almost “right,” but unlike Madeline, who wore her hair up in a French twist, Judy’s is down, loose around her shoulders. “It should be back from your face and pinned to the back,” he says. “I told them that. I told you that.” Scottie sends her into the bathroom to put it up and as she does, he anxiously waits for her outside.
As Bernard Herrmann’s eerie music (the same music that accompanies earlier scenes in which Madeline visits Carlotta’s portrait and grave) rises to a crescendo, we hear the faint click of the bathroom door opening and watch Scottie slowly turn to see Madeline (not Judy) come through the bathroom doorway. We’ve been waiting with Scottie, and as the music rises, so does our anticipation. The camera zooms in on him, going from a medium shot to a close-up of his face, with its expression of utter fascination. Then, in a powerful, three-second full shot, the transformation is complete, and Judy returns as “Madeline.”
Like a painting suddenly come to life, the figure of “Madeline” is framed by the bathroom doorway. To the right, we see her shadow at the edge of the doorframe, a faint “double” that disappears and then reappears in subsequent shots, sliding across the bed and moving away from her as she walks into the room, as if emphasizing and then banishing Madeline’s doubleness. In this shot, our view of her is slightly obscured by a greenish fog that surrounds her like the fogs that swirl around graveyards in old horror movies. The music, already at its crescendo, makes a dramatic, sweeping flourish as she takes a step forward.
She’s back!
The frame is divided into three parts. In the center, “Madeline” silently pauses in the doorway before taking one step toward Scottie (and us). The camera doesn’t move: like Scottie, it’s frozen in fascination. From eye-level, we see “Madeline’s” full figure, so that we (and Scottie, since we’re sharing his point of view now) can inspect her head-to-toe transformation, as if we (like Scottie) were standing in the room with her. Now everything’s right—the clothes, make-up and hair—and she’s perfect. She’s exactly what Scottie wants her to be, his “dream doll.” It’s important that the fog, which fades as she walks toward the camera in subsequent shots, is greenish, because that’s the color that has always been associated with Madeline throughout the film (her green car, her green satin ballgown, etc.). The grave (if this were really a horror film, that bathroom door would be a coffin lid, opening) she’s returning from is Madeline’s. To the left of the doorway in which she’s standing, there’s a kind of “dead space,” taken up with the dim outlines of the wall and front door in deep shadow. It’s not clear why this space is here, though it does allow Hitchcock to move the rectangular image of Madeline closer to the center of the frame, where it can more easily capture our attention. Perhaps this virtually empty space is meant to make us a little bit uneasy. Will Scottie move in to fill it? Or is there room for another ghost?
The lighting is most intense in the center section of the frame: it’s Madeline’s figure and the right side of the bed next to her that are most illuminated, so they’re both important. The right-hand side of the frame is entirely taken up by the bed, with its white bedspread and greenish headboard. There’s also a painting hanging over the bed. All three—the bed and the headboard and the painting—have a bouquet of pink and red and white flowers on them, just like the bouquet of flowers Carlotta carries in her portrait and the one Madeline bought for herself before she jumped into San Francisco Bay. The flowers suggest Carlotta and her haunting of Madeline that leads Madeline to try to kill herself, just as Carlotta did. So, there is more than one ghost in this room. The bed takes up more than a third of the space in the shot because there’s lots of sexual tension here. Scottie and Judy haven’t slept together yet, but once she’s “Madeline,” Scottie will presumably be able to recover his virility (which has been the source of all sorts of earlier jokes, particularly in the much-earlier bra-design scene in Madge’s apartment) and make love to her. He’s already been possessed by her, and he’s taken “possession” of her in return through his gaze. Now he might as well do it for real. In this short but stunning shot, we and Scottie see that he has, at least for a brief time until he learns the truth, succeeded in making Madeline return from among the dead.

## Critical Reading in Early Childhood Studies

Assignment 2- Critical Analysis Pack
Structure
Part 1- Analysing (children’s books or films) (1000 words)
Key questions to support your discussion
Identify 8-10 key words by highlighting

1. What does critical analysis involve?
2. Atypical Schools: Norway’s Outdoor Kindergarten (Learning World: S1E52, 2/3)
3.

4. Why is critical analysis of this kind of text important/necessary?

5. What techniques can we use to critically analyse the text?

6. Is there anything we need to be careful of when analysing this kind of text?
Part 2- Analysis of chosen text (450 words)
Here is where you use the techniques that you have discussed in the previous section to analyse your text – you should also include evidence here to support your arguments.

Part 3- Glossary of key terms (100 words)
Analyse: to take apart and examine closely
Critical analysis: a set of methods for exploring evidence in a systematic way (Cottrell, 2011)

References
Evidence should be cited throughout to show where you got your ideas from.
Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing effective analysis and argument London:Palgrave

## Analysis / Forecasting Dat

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Scenario: You are still a consultant for the Excellent Consulting Group. You have completed the first assignment, developing and testing a forecasting method based on linear regression (Case 3). However, your consulting manager at ECG wants to go the next step and investigate another forecasting method. It is important to do a thorough job for the client, and you have the expertise to analyze different forecasting methods. You have decided to look at the sales data for client’s lottery app as a single data set and use a time series analysis, namely SES, single exponential smoothing.
Case Assignment
Using Excel, use the forecasted sales (select tab on bottom) from Case 3 to compute the MAPE, by doing the following:
1. Find the MAPE for the first 12 months (assume the forecast for Month 1 – or January – is equal to January’s actual sales). To find the MAPE, you will need to compare actual sales for each month, or Y(t), to forecasted sales, or F(t).
2. Next, forecast the sales for the next three months (Feb – Apr), and compute the MAPE for this 3-month period. Compare this 3-month MAPE to the MAPE you calculated for the SES analysis (Case 4).
Then write a report to your boss that briefly describes the results that you obtained. Make a final recommendation on which method to use, SES or Linear Regression.
Paper should include two files: (1) An Excel file; and (2) A Word document.
Data: See attachment with data that I previously have and generated from your analyses in Case 3.
Assignment Expectations
Analysis
• Accurate and complete SES analysis in Excel.
Written Report: (Use Heading for paragraphs)
• Length requirements = 4 pages minimum (not including Cover and Reference pages)
• Provide a brief introduction/ background of the problem.
• Complete and accurate Excel analysis.
• Written analysis that supports Excel analysis, and provides thorough discussion of assumptions, rationale, and logic used.
• Complete, meaningful, and accurate recommendation(s).
* Note: See attachments with Case 3- Data for assignment and complete instructions. Paper should include two files: (1) An Excel file; and (2) A Word document.

## Earned Value and Earned Duration of a Project

Discuss and compare earned value and earned duration for the project attached.

Case Analysis
1. Comment on the Earned Value Table and Graphs below and the variation in relevant three variables over time.
2. Comment on the Earned Duration Table and Graphs below and the variation in three variables over time.
3. Compare the Earned Value and Earned Duration Curves and comment on the information gained for this specific project.
4. How much of the project budget has the contractor earned? Why?
5. How much payment should be authorized to be paid to the contractor by the client as of 1/28/2017?
6. Is the project behind, on, or ahead of schedule? Use both EDM and EVM performance measures and comment.
7. Critically evaluate the tools and techniques to calculate EV and ED (not the data strictly compare why someone would use EV or ED or both). Discuss which measure provides better assessment of schedule performance for the project and why.
8. What are the earned-value analysis based schedule and cost differences (the so-called variances)?
9. Based on the above information, what are your EDM and EVM estimates for the total duration of the project and EVM estimate for total cost? Itemize and justify your response by applying a comprehensive analysis.