Journal Week 4

Each week we will have a journal assignment. I’d like to give you a couple of tips. The first thing you will want to do is go to week 5 and read the final project assignment. The second thing you will want to do is choose two organizations, one for-profit and one not-for-profit. I would recommend picking organizations that will give you a lot of material to write about (hint: scandals usually involve ethical dilemmas). This is an ethics class and I often have students pick their favorite charities only to find out they cannot find enough to write about. I feel that the purpose of the journal is to force you to write a little bit each week so that you do not come into week 5 with an overwhelming project to complete. I would like you to use the organizations you have chosen in answering the prompt questions, when applicable. I understand that sometimes these questions do not apply to your organizations; but do the best that you can. I would recommend writing 1-2 pages each week. You may use the form provided; I will also accept a Word document. What I look for when I grade these assignments is a demonstration that you understand the material discussed throughout this course. I have included the Journal from week 1 so that you can continue with the same organizations needed to complete the final paper
I have included the Journals from week 1,2 and 3

Journal Assigment

III. Journal Assignment
Over the course of the semester, you will be examining a variety of current issues in the field of early childhood and the ways in which they impact young children and families. For this assignment, you will choose an issue that is of interest to you, and examine the different perspectives involved, those of the various “stakeholders” (i.e., parents/caregivers, teachers, administrators, legislators, etc…). Some of these issues might include: standardized testing and the accountability movement in early childhood, cutting of the arts, the impact of media, changing family dynamics, oral and written language development, etc.
Once you have decided on an issue to focus on, search for materials that examine that particular issue (i.e., local newspaper article, news magazines such as Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, scholarly journals such as Young Children or others as listed below).
o Child Care Quarterly
o Child Development
o Childhood Education (ACEI)
o Children Today
o Day Care and Early Education
o Journal of Research in Childhood Education (ACEI)

Your 3-page paper should include the following:

• Introduction: Provides an overview of the article’s purpose and main argument
• Summary: Briefly review the article’s key points, and discuss the viewpoints of the “stakeholders” involved.
• Analysis paragraphs:
• Analyze the article’s strengths and weaknesses. In doing so, remember to
discuss gaps in the article/study that the author does not address.
• Discuss whether you agree/disagree with the author’s conclusions and why.
• Discuss the larger implications for the field of Early Childhood – how does this issue impact those involved? What are your ideas for working toward a solution or consensus with regard to this issue?
• Conclusion

Your analysis should help the reader see that which s/he might have otherwise missed in their own review of the piece.

Using E-Library

a brief summary of your peer-reviewed article, the database you located your article in, your database searching experience, key words utilized in the search, and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the article. I am attaching one peer reviewed article , if you want you can use it

•Reflect on your experience with searching the database. Did you note any difficulties when searching for an article? What steps/strategies did you find helpful for locating a peer-reviewed article? Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Would you recommend this database?

Epidemiology Study Critique: Child Abuse & Neglect

Article Critique
Public health professionals are often required to evaluate a research study. This assignment is meant to build and evaluate participants’ ability to carry out this task. Students will submit a written critique of an article which will be worth 100 points. These 100 points will comprise 15% of a participant’s final grade in Principles of Epidemiology.
The critique will include the following:
• An unstructured abstract of 200 words
• A narrative with a word count between 2,000 (minimum) and 2,500 (maximum) words. Word count excludes references, tables, figures, and abstract.
Students will be assessed on their ability to …
(a) select the most important points to include in the critique;
(b) present these points fluently and in well-structured paragraphs;
(c) create a logical critique that is well articulated and supported;
(d) craft a critique that is succinct and adheres to the provided instructions.
Your critique must demonstrate critical thinking in the evaluation of an epidemiological study.
References should adhere to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Your critique will need to address the following ten topics. Each topic is worth 10 points for a total of 100 points. Each of the 10 topics will be scored using the following guideline:
Not Answered 0 Points
Seriously Deficient: Student reflects very little learning in CHSC 7520. 1-2 Points
Poor / Unacceptable: Student only has a rudimentary understanding of the topic. Student is unable to discuss the full nuances for a study critique.
Text does not flow well and/or is not written in well-structured sentences and paragraphs. 3-4 Points
Acceptable: Student is able to describe the basic ideas of the point and how they relate to the study. Student offers little to no insight in their response. Answer adheres to specified guidelines.
Text is relatively easy to read with few errors. 5-7 Points
Good to Very Good: Student is able to discuss the nuances of the topic and how they relate to the study. Student goes beyond the article and offers insightful commentary. Answer adheres to specified guidelines. We would be pleased to say that the answer reflects an example of what students learn in CHSC 7520. 8-9 Points
Excellent: Answer adheres to specified guidelines. Student discusses the finer nuances of the topic and how they relate to the study. The student goes beyond the article and is able to discuss how the article relates to other similar articles in the field. The answer is an exceptional example, beyond what is expected of students in CHSC 7520 10 Points

The sub-points under each of the ten topics are provided for general purpose. Some may not be relevant to the study; as well, other points may be relevant which are not included in the sub-points, below. The topics that must be covered in your critique include:
1. Research Objectives and Study Rationale
a. What is the study’s primary research objective
b. What is the rationale for the objective (why is it important to do this study?)
c. Does the study have public/population health importance? Do the authors justify this?
d. Is the rationale grounded in the literature?
2. Study Design and Study Population
a. What study design do the authors use?
b. Do the authors measure risk, incident cases, etc.?
c. What are the disadvantages/advantages of the authors’ study design vis-à-vis their research objective?
d. What is the study population? Is the study population well-suited to the research?
e. What are the eligibility criteria and how do these relate to the study objective/and interpretation of the findings?
3. Data Collection and Key Variables/Measures
a. What data collection methods did the authors use? What are the strengths/weaknesses of their data collection approach?
b. What are the key variables in the study? Is the data collection method suited to their variables of interest?
c. Are the variables suited to their research objective? Are some important variables missing?
d. How are the variables measured/defined?
e. Could you replicate their study based on the description of data collection and variables?
f. Do the authors address confounding? What confounders are included?
g. Would other data collection/variables be better suited to the study at hand? If so which methods and why?
4. Implementation of Study and Quality Control
a. How was the study population recruited?
b. What steps were taken to minimize selective factors in recruitment, retention, non-participation?
c. What safeguards were put in place re: data quality?
5. Findings
a. How many participants are included in analyses?
b. Were any subjects dropped? If so how many?
c. Do the authors discuss missing data?
d. What are the main findings with respect to the study objectives and “importance” ? Do you agree with the authors’ assessment of which findings are important? Why or why not?
6. Interpretation of Findings
a. How well do the authors account for non-response and other exclusions in their interpretations?
b. Does the study population reflect the target population?
c. What threats to validity are discussed? Which ones are not?
d. Have the authors discussed all relevant sources of bias?
e. Do the authors draw conclusions which are not substantiated by their results?
7. Linking with Previous Knowledge
a. Do the authors discuss how their findings compare with those from other relevant studies?
b. Do the authors discuss reasons for differences between their results and those from other studies? How well do they do this?
c. Do the authors offer possible biological or other mechanisms which could explain their findings?
d. Do the authors account for other concepts related to causal inference?
e. Is the discussion responsive to the study rationale?
f. Does the study advance knowledge?
8. Implications and Recommendations
a. What are the primary conclusions?
b. Are their conclusions supported by their findings?
c. Do authors address implications of their study and/or provide insightful recommendations for future research?
9. Overview of Strengths and Limitations
a. What are the strengths of the study?
b. What are the limitations? Are the limitations reasonable with respect to other studies in the field?
c. Could the authors have overcome some of these limitations with difficult

Journal 2

3. Explain which of Keohane and Nye’s “globalizations” is the most significant.

WEB – Readings from the “Conventional Perspectives” lecture links.
The End of Poverty? A documentary film from Cinema Libre Studios.

Intelligence Testing Article Analysis

Use the Electronic Reserve Readings for this course, the University Library, or other resources to locate at least three articles concerning intelligence testing.

Construct a brochure for a local elementary school. Consider your audience, as this information would likely be distributed during meetings where a child might have received an intelligence test. Your brochure would then be given to parents, guardians, and others to help them better understand the purpose of intelligence testing.

You may use the Brochure Builder provided, or you may use Word.

Include the following in your brochure:

Provide a brief overview of at least two theories of intelligence
Discuss what intelligence testing accomplishes
Discuss methods of measuring intellectual functioning
Discuss how the concept of intelligence is different than academic achievement

Include THREE credible, PEER-REVIEWED references.

Format the citations in your brochure consistent with APA guidelines.

Articles Collection & Structured Abstract

hi guys this is a new assignment task which is : 800 -1,000 word structured abstract, due: wed the 19th of December 2015, 2 pm
here is the assignment details:
Assessment Details
Assessment 1
Articles Collection & Structured Abstract 20% Due: Wednesday the 9 th of December 2015, 2 pm
Undertake a literature review on a theoretical concept/construct of your choosing that has real world management implications (e.g., customer satisfaction, social media, airline industry competitiveness, return on investment, website quality etc.). Research the field to find four academic articles (the first article to propose the theory) relating to the concept; and three other more recent articles (2010 onwards) one of which must apply a quantitative research design, another a qualitative design and the third, a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) design.
Please note that all articles must be full papers (e.g., not research notes, book reviews) sourced from refereed academic journals. Please review them and write an 800 -1,000 word structured abstract, which draws upon all the articles you have reviewed, using the following headings:
Brief summary of the theory and progression in the field (i.e., how has the theory developed since first proposed?)
Common themes/findings across the four articles.
Different themes/findings across the four articles.
Study limitations and how these differ across the various study designs (quantitative, qualitative).
Future research directions proposed in the articles.
Submit your List of reviewed articles and structured abstract through the Assessment Dropbox. by 2pm on Wednesday the 9th of December 2015 . The hard copies of your reviewed articles, List of reviewed articles, and the Structured abstract (with assignment cover sheet) to be submitted to your lecturer in class.
Assessment 1 – Wednesday the 9th of December, 2 pm – Article Collection & Structured Abstract (20%)
Name: _____________________________________________________________________
Student id: _________________________________________________________________
Theoretical concept the articles relate to: ________________________________________
List of reviewed articles:
Provide reference for each academic article (formatted using the Harvard Referencing Style)
Conceptual article (proposed theory)
Quantitative article
Qualitative article
Mixed method article
Assessment 1: Assessment Criteria – Structured Abstract
Structured Abstract Elements Excellent Very
Good Good Fair Below minimum standard
Brief summary of the theory & discussion of progression in the field
5 marks
Discussion of common themes
5 marks
Discussion of different themes
5 marks
Discussion of study limitations & how limitations differ across the research designs
5 marks
Discussion of future research directions (commonalities & differences)
5 marks
Presentation (style, expression, grammar)
Marks are not specifically given for these elements, however, they will be deducted if not of a suitable academic standard
Grade ______________/20 marks

How Could You Put the IMF’s issue into perspective (Globalization: A Brief Overview) Considering Steger’s Point of View (Globalism: The New Market Ideology)??

In my “Key Global Economic Players” course, we have two articles to read and answer few questions on them.. I have already did it but only one question left. I only want you to answer this one question according the two articles that I will upload, please. The main article is Article #1 (Globalism: The New Market Ideology by Manfred Steger). And the Second Article is: (Globalization: A Brief Overview by IMF) you have to read it also in order to help u to compare and answer the questions. You have to read both of the articles please.

Article 1: (Globalism: The New Market Ideology by Manfred Steger).
Article 2: (Globalization: A Brief Overview by IMF)

Please I want my paper to be as simple as possible and easy to read, and be straight forward to answer the question.

Please answer this one question in one page

How Could You Put the IMF’s issue into perspective (Globalization: A Brief Overview) Considering Steger’s Point of View (Globalism: The New Market Ideology)

Journal Article Review Website: The Effects of Forgiveness Therapy on Depression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress for Women After Spousal Emotional Abuse

1. Provide atitle page in currentAPA format including only your name, the paper title (referring to the article title), and the institutional affiliation (Liberty University). Keep in mind that current APA recommends that the title length not exceed 12 words. Use the running head in the appropriate place and a page number on every page. Divide your summary into sections with the following Level One headings: Summary, Interaction, and Application (review the current APA Manual for guidance on levels of headings if needed).
2. Develop asummary of the main concepts from the article. Do not duplicate the article�s abstract. If the article describes a research study, include brief statements about the hypotheses, methods, results, discussion, and implications. If any test measures or statistical methods used are given in the article, do not provide detailed descriptions of these. Short direct quotations from the article are acceptable, but avoid long quotations in a paper this size. This section is the foundation of your Journal Article Review (at least a third of your paper). Make sure that you include the core points from the article, even if it means a longer section. Do not reference any additional articles in your summary.
3. In your own words, interact (in approximately 1 page) with the article. Appropriate comments for this part of the paper should include, but are not limited to: your initial response to the article, comments regarding the study�s design or methodology (if any), insights you gained from reading the article, your reasons for being interested in this particular article, any other readings that you may plan to do based upon having read the article, and other thoughts you have that might further enhance the discussion of your article. Your subjective comments in this section mustbe clearly tied to main points from the article, not peripheral ideas. Again, do not reference any other article.
4. In your final section (in approximately 1 page) write how you would apply the information you have learned from this article to a particular counseling situation. This could be in a church or clinical session. Develop this section as if you are a pastor or clinician and your parishioner or client has come to you with a problem�grief, depression, substance abuse, infidelity, etc.�and is needing your help. Adequately describe the counseling scenario, including the presenting problem.Draw out concepts from the article and apply the concepts to the scenario as if you were guided only by the content of the article. Show the reader how you are expressly drawing from the journal article in this application section;be sure to cite correctly in current APA format.
5. Provide the complete citation for the article being summarized on a reference page in current APA format.

Assess the advantages and disadvantages of using groundwater to meet the demand needs

Please read the Description of assignment carefully it need to be supported by case study and figures. Also make sure to use SI unites.

The following learning outcomes will be assessed through this assignment:

• Understanding of the general and specific aspects of water management
• Demonstrate an understanding of the hydrological principles fundamental
to the solution of management problems in surface water and groundwater.
• Evaluate the influence of human activity, both conscious and inadvertent,
on hydrological processes.
• Consider potential objectives for water managers and to develop a critical
perspective on, and evaluation of existing policies for water management.
• To be able to produce detailed and coherent reports.

•••Description of assignment•••

You should explore the nature of the problem, and critically evaluate its causes and potential management solutions. The essay should be well supported with appropriate (((((((((((case studies, tables and figures)))))))))))).

It is expected that the majority (more than 16) of your references will come from journals and high quality scientific publications (NOT text books or web sites). You should aim to use at least 24 references, though the more the better!
• Make sure you make good use of references, cases studies, diagrams, tables where appropriate.
• Make sure that you use appropriate SI units and where necessary convert from imperial to SI units.
• Remember to compare and contrast within your assignment.
• Don’t cut and paste!
Assignment Grading

Work of distinguished quality which is based on extensive research and/or strong technical and creative competence. An authoritative grasp of concepts, methodology and content appropriate to the hydrology and water management strategies will be demonstrated. There is clear evidence of originality and insight and an ability to sustain an argument and solve discipline-related problems, based on critical analysis and evaluation of the data. The ability to synthesise material effectively and the potential for skilled innovation in thinking and practice will be evident. Capability in relation to relevant key skills for the assessment task will also be strongly evidenced. Excellent use of references to support and illustrate the essay