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Critical Thinking Is an Activity

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The problem in having a firm grasp of critical thought is that it can be clouded by many different distractions and affected by variables outside of controllable circumstances. One of these factors is cognitive development. It is evident that cognitive development as a strong overall impact on the development of critical thinking. Genetics plays a strong role within cognitive development, as individuals are all born with differing genetic levels of comprehension and thus some people will have better critical thinking abilities purely based on their genes. The circumstances that an individual grows up in also have a profound effect on their critical thinking abilities and process. This is because as an individual grows up they can form differing opinions and stigmas that are taught both explicitly and implicitly through cultural doctrine, social convention, as well as education in both informal settings such as at home as well as formal settings such as school. The inevitable result is that as people grow up they develop a critical thinking paradigm that is constructed of basic premises that they have developed at a core level through their environment. Cognitive development therefore is one of the foundational measures by which critical thought forms in…… [Read More]

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Critical Thinking Skills When Today's University Student

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Critical Thinking Skills

When today's university student is asked to apply critical thinking skills to a specific social problem, does that student understand what is being asked and how to go about applying critical thinking skills? When questions from the professor involve, for example, the current dilemma in the United States Congress -- Democrats and Republicans engaged in a near-constant standoff when it comes to ideology and legislation -- does the typical university student understand how to approach those questions utilizing critical thinking skills? This paper investigates what the average student probably knows about critical thinking, what he or she should know, and how that student can become more effective in scholarship using critical thinking skills.

ONE: Address a Topic While Embracing Critical Thinking Skills

What are critical thinking skills? How are they taught?

An Australian university -- the University of Wollongong -- presents for its students a meaningful definition: "It can be thought of as better, more rigorous thinking" (uow.edu.au). Moreover, the idea of critical thinking revolves around the "…intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and/or evaluating information…" that has been gleaned from a person's careful observation, experience, reflection or reasoning "…or communication" (uow.edu.au).…… [Read More]

Resources:
Bensley, Alan D. Crowe, Deborah S., Bernhardt, Paul, Buckner, Camille, and Allman, Amanda

L. (2010). Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking Skills for Argument Analysis in Psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 37(2), 91-96.
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Critical Nursing I Recently Witnessed

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I also assumed that the nurse I was observing would likely support the doctor and try to talk the patient into changing her mind. My assumptions were incorrect. Later I took the time to reflect upon my reaction to the situation.

After thinking through the entire situation, it is my belief that she did make the right choice, she no longer wished to live a life tied to a machine, wheeled about in a chair and unable to enjoy even the smallest of pleasures. As a nurse, my approach would be to comfort the patient, understanding and giving support to the family and friends who are attempting to support the patient. The patient is experiencing enough trauma, and should be fully supported in making whatever decision is best for that particular individual.

Other nurses might disagree. One study determined that even though 80% of newly graduated nurses have developed a higher level of crtical thinking skills, "a statistically significant higher proportion of nurses with high critical thinking scores were found among those older than 30 years" (Wangensteen, Johannson, Bjorkstrom, Nordstrom, 2010, p. 2171). So even though new nurses have developed some critical thinkng skills, the older nurses have continued to…… [Read More]

References:
Drennan, J.; (2010) Critical thinking as an outcome of a Master's degree in nursing programme, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 66, Issue 2, pp. 422 -- 431

Wangensteen, S.; Johannson, I.S.; Bjorkstrom, M.E.; Nordstrom, G.; (2010) Critical thinking dispositions among newly graduated nurses, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 66, Issue 10, pp. 2170-2181
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Critical Thinking Is Described as

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With the debate and analysis aspects, critical thinking is, in fact, incorporated in the decision making process.

With the description of these three important elements of the decision making process (discussion, debate, and analysis), one can better understand the important and benefits of critical thinking in the decision making process. First of all, with critical thinking, everybody in the group is allowed to express and argue for his own opinion. There are several benefits deriving from this, most notably the fact that the final decision is likely to be embraced by all members in the group and the fact that the discussion and debate can generate a large volume of ideas and opinions, making the final decision one that better reflects reality.

The other great benefit comes from the analysis part of both the critical thinking and the decision making processes. The fact that critical thinking is part of the decision making process means that the decision will be ultimately based on the pertinent analysis of facts, as a further step beyond the debate and discussion. With the analysis aspect, one can ensure that all the input information in a decision making process will receive the proper attention and one…… [Read More]

Sources:
1. Facione, Peter. Critical Thinking: A Statement of Expert Consensus For Purposes Of Educational Assessment and Instruction. 1990. American Philosophical Association Delphi Research Report

2. Moore, Brooke; Parker, Richard. Critical Thinking. McGraw-Hill; 7th edition. 2007.
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Critical Thinking in Nursing Critical

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Self-regulation and analysis are interpersonal skills used by the nurse to convey potentially upsetting news, or to analyze the nurse's own behavior and professionalism in his or her nursing duties.

Critical thinking in nursing is further delineated by the UNM College of Nursing (2005). As seen above, this aspect of the profession is not only essential in terms of the patient-nurse relationship, but also in terms of the intrapersonal relationship of the nurse with him- or herself. The self-regulation and morality developed by means of critical thinking in the profession helps the nurse to make the often difficult decisions required on a daily basis. It also provides the nurse with the ability to serve as a liberating force for patients and their families, as the nurse helps them to face medical dilemmas.

Sources

Facione, Peter A. (2004). "Critical thinking: What it is and why it counts." California Academic Press. http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/what&why2004.pdf

UNM College of Nursing. (2005, Sept. 16-17). "What is critical thinking? http://hsc.unm.edu/consg/conct/whatis.shtml… [Read More]

Works Cited:
Facione, Peter A. (2004). "Critical thinking: What it is and why it counts." California Academic Press. http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/what&why2004.pdf

UNM College of Nursing. (2005, Sept. 16-17). "What is critical thinking? http://hsc.unm.edu/consg/conct/whatis.shtml
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Critical Path Method CPM and Critical Chain

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Critical Path Method (CPM) and Critical Chain Method (CCM). How is CCM an improvement over CPM?

The Concepts

The concept of paths and the slacks on the path have been around the management circles from the 1960s, with the concept of slack being defined as the amount of time an activity on a production line can be halted without affecting the project completion date. (Hansen, 1964) Likewise the critical path and the critical management of work flow are not new concepts. However the way they come to be viewed are new. The project planning begins with the concept of what is to be achieved, how it will be achieved and the time and method that will be used in completing the project. There are many variables that are to be considered that include dependence is, slack and the work flow and allocation of work and the performance appraisal. It also involves analysis of the slack time, and the way the work has bottle necks or dependencies.

This network of diagrams is based on the activity and the critical time involved in the completion. The critical path method uses the network diagram to split up the work in terms of modules…… [Read More]

Resources:
Hansen, B.J. (1964) "Practical Pert: including Critical Path Method"

America House.
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Critical Thinking in the 21st Century

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Critical Thinking for Homeland Security

Everyone navigates their way through the world using a set of preconceived ideas, stereotypes, notions and beliefs concerning how things work and how others will behave in any given situation. Not surprisingly, many people are surprised and even shocked to learn that some of the things they have firmly believed to be true all of their lives are inaccurate or even false. These frailties of the human condition mean that the search for the truth is ongoing and learning how to find it represents a critical part of the skill set needed in the 21st century. This paper provides a discussion and comparison of "elements of truth" and the "right questions" that should be asked in any given situation to discern the facts, followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning these issues in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

Not only does every side have two stories, each side of the story can have countless permutations depending on the individual perspective. Indeed, it is entirely possible for eyewitness accounts of an event by 100 people to be completely truthful, sincere and faithful yet still differ on all important points. These constraints to…… [Read More]

Bibliography:
Browne, N. & Keeley, S.M. (2012). Asking the right questions. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice.
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Critical Literacy the Discourse of

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Changes in and to children's literature mirror, as well as construct, changes in social norms. For example, the 1908 book by Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows, is a frolicking fantasy tale starring a cast of anthropomorphic animals. Themes of camaraderie, friendship, and adventure do not serve as vehicles for political discourse. When Jan Needle published Wild Wood nearly a century later in 1981, the author imbued the basic structure of Grahame's story with political awareness. Issues like social justice are explored in Wild Wood, issues that were not touched upon in Wind in the Willows. A similar vehicle of storytelling was used for a different literary function. Both 1908 and 1981 were times ripe for the exploration of labor issues and class-consciousness, and it is in many ways ironic that Needle would have been more overtly political than his forebear.

There seems to have been a deliberate awakening of a special children's identity in the literature of the early twentieth century. Even before the turn of the century, authors like Ethel Turner were inspiring young readers to view reading and literature as keys to personal and psychological development. Among the opening lines of "Seven Little Australians" is the marvelously…… [Read More]

Sources:
"Children's Book of the Year Awards." Retrieved online: http://cbca.org.au/awards.htm

DAWCL. Website retrieved:  http://www.dawcl.com/introduction.html 
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Critical Thinking Case Study Analysis

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This means that even though the University deemed it necessary for a student like Helen to disclose her incident of victimization, she still opted to keep her privacy, preferring confidentiality and anonymity in order to protect herself from being involved in a sensitive issue such as sexual harassment. Helen's actions may be construed as her own way of avoiding the stigma that inevitably results out of her being a victim of sexual harassment.

Options

Evidently, Helen had valued her privacy greater than following University rules concerning disclosure. Her action is understandable: in most of the extant organizations' Code of Ethics, the welfare of the patient/client is foremost than the issues of disclosure. Thus, the preferred course of action in Helen's case is to agree with her decision to seek student counseling. The University could try to convince Helen to disclose the details of her victimization, but the University must ensure her that she would be disclosing on the condition that her privacy would not be invaded -- that is, her identity would be concealed and the details of her case remain confidential unless necessary (e.g., discussing and presenting her case for the dismissal of the individual responsible for Helen's victimization).…… [Read More]

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Critical Thinking and Application Problem

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Positive effects:

UPB management will be able to capitalize on the five years of training and other investments in Mark Williams

The colleagues will feel a sense of security as Williams has decided to stick with the company

Costs with replacing him will now be incurred and the money could be used in another direction

UPB clients will be content as they will not have to switch consultants

Mark Williams will feel loyal and the sense that he has betrayed his 'savior' will not torment him

Negative effects:

Mark Williams will continually feel frustrated with the sense of things at UPB

He will give up his opportunities for further professional development and promotions

It is highly possible that his sacrifice will not even be recognized by the UPB stakeholders

7. Reflections

Mark Williams graduated Business College and found a job at UBP Consulting in a time in which nobody else would hire him. Due to processes of internal reorganizations, the company that had supported his professional formation had become an entity not to the liking of Williams and many of his colleagues. Mark was offered a new job that would grant him more benefits (financial and non-financial). The ethical question…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
Brown, C., Ethical Theories Compared, Trinity University, 2001,  http://www.trinity.edu/cbrown/intro/ethical_theories.html  last accessed on June 26, 2009

Geuras, D., Garofalo, C., Practical Ethics in Public Administration, 2nd Edition, 2005, Management Concepts, ISBN 1567261612
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Critical Review of Stalingrad by

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Without outside knowledge of Stalingrad, it is unlikely that a reader
of Stalingrad by Antony Beevor would truly grasp the impact and unreal
brutalities of this conflict. Watching a ten second black and video of the
battle being waged in the streets of the decimated city would more
effectively help one understand the nature of Stalingrad. Beevor is unable
to capture the reality for the reader and this is only one area where
Stalingrad falls short. It falls short also by the lack of portrayal of
the bigger picture. Sure Beevor depicts the events leading up to
Stalingrad, and he has researched and writes about why the battle was
fought where it was fought. But these are all technical aspects that
Beevor accomplishes, but the emotional aspects are lacking.
This would be fine, if it was not for the fact that Beevor does seek
merely to relay the facts but to depict the distance and mistakes of two
egotistical and often maniacal dictators. The influence of the Soviet
people on the outcome of the war, and the undying, unwavering, refuse to
surrender Red Army soldier is one area that Beevor does accurately and
effectively depict his point. It is therefore…… [Read More]

References:
Beevor, Antony. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943. New York: Viking,
1998.

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Critical Thinking Case Study Let it Pour

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Critical Thinking Case Study: Let it Pour - My First Assignment as Executive Assistant

Key Problems and Issues

The first of the problems are coming from the origin of the hospital as it is an organization with a lot of spiritual heritage and values. These have to be retained even while providing all the required services and satisfaction for the patients. The second problem that the hospital is facing is due to the difficulties that exist in the operations of any hospital, and those difficulties exist irrespective of the mission or the origin of the hospital. One of the problems from this origin is the headlines and extensive coverage given by the media to medical errors that hospitals are committing. These are mentioned and reflect on all hospitals whether they are a party to such errors or not. Another problem arises from the differences within the issues of living up to the mission statement of the hospital within the present medical environment. This problem is further worsened by the views of different groups of people involved with the hospital. Some patients want to reserve the right to refuse treatment when there situation is such that further treatment is not likely…… [Read More]

Sources:
Baldwin, Fred. "Emergency Room Drama: Be Prepared Before a Crisis Happens" Retrieved

from http://www.icepts.com/pennmed/25-147.htm Accessed on 23 June, 2005
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Critical Thinking Action Project the Fact That

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Critical Thinking Action Project

The fact that Manager Michael Lee Ray is in trouble "yet again" for an inappropriate interaction with the Tokyo office is a reminder that ExtraVert has not addressed its most serious problem. An observer can presuppose that Ray is intellectually or morally deficient -- but on the other hand, an observer doesn't know that but it is unlikely that a global organization would place a social outcast in a position of authority. who lacks cultural intelligence. How many times is corporate management for ExtraVert going to allow this problem to exist and fester like an open wound that hasn't been cleaned or disinfected?

First of all, the proper name of the employee in Tokyo should always be used, so "Hey Itchy" is a sign of ignorance of the cultural realities in Japan. "Too much sake…" is a bigoted and insensitive phrase that shows a lack of cultural competence. The only time in which a phrase like that would be used is if colleagues are very close friends and are accustomed to bantering and light-hearted ribbing between themselves, which is not the case in this instance.

Ray doesn't just need a formal reprimand; he needs a professional…… [Read More]

Bibliography:
Dewhurst, M., Harris, J., and Heywood, S. (2012). The global Company's challenge. McKinsey

Quarterly. Retrieved February 20, 2014, from  http://www.mckinsey.com 
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Critical Thinking and Current Events

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In my experience, this is quite rarely the case. In fact, the truth in most families appears to be quite opposite: namely, the holiday season is the time that most people associate with their highest degrees of stress that highlights and exacerbates long-standing family conflicts and feuds. For every family where holiday arrangements are primarily a time of great joy and unity, there might be as many as ten times that many families where holidays generate annual arguments over whose turn it is to host (or not to host), whose families to visit in what order, and whom to invite. As often as not, hosting holiday parties involves keeping separate members of extended family who actually detest one another from coming to blows after drinking to much alcohol.

Instead of being the most peaceful time of year, the newspapers report that the holiday season is always the peak of suicides. In large part, that is probably related to two things in particular: (1) the increased stress associated with planning for the holidays and fulfilling the obligation to make all of one's holiday purchases, and (2) the extent to which the constant publicizing of holiday themes actually serves to increase and…… [Read More]

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Critical Thinking Exercises Unappetizing the

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Although the circularity of the logic of insanity as demonstrated by the very fact that a man desires to be eaten (because he is insane, because he wants to be eaten, because he is insane…) loses credibility due to the redundancy of such thinking, the implicit conclusion that the author comes to regarding this matter, "if every person with emotional problems were denied the right to determine what is in his own interest, none of us would be self-determining in the eyes of the law, except those of us who had no emotions to have problems with," may very well be inductive. It certainly seems to be a considerable assumption to say that people with mental (or "emotional") problems, should not be restrained from their actions, because in doing so virtually everyone -- who is at least half-crazy, if not further along on his or her way to being crazy -- would then have to be restrained. It certainly seems inductive to try to convince readers that by restraining people with these tendencies from doing what they want, there would be no self-determination because everyone is crazy in some shape or another.

This story about Meiwes and Brandes is certainly…… [Read More]

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Critical Thinking Case Study Faith Community Hospital

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Critical Thinking Case Study

Faith Community Hospital is a not-for-profit health care services organization that is currently facing a situation, which may compel it to resort to stringent cost cutting measures just to break even, and that too providing the average reimbursement rate does not change. Financial problems, however, are just one of the several problems that Faith Community Hospital must resolve in order for the organization to maintain and further build its reputation as a quality health care services provider. In brief, some of the other critical issues that the hospital needs to address are the conflict between the organization's spiritual heritage and values and the ethics of the medical profession; non-compliance with government, managed care, and insurance regulations; and non-adherence to hospital operational policies. Indeed, it is evident from the preceding list of issues that Faith Community Hospital has an organizational management problem on its hands, which needs to be thoroughly analyzed rather than attempt to solve the various problems piecemeal.

Identifying the Key Issues: Although there are several, disparate issues mentioned in the CEO's brief to Chris Smith, a closer analysis reveals that Faith Community Hospital's problems can be categorized as related to the organizational mission; organizational…… [Read More]

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Critical Thinking and the Thought Process the

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Critical Thinking and the Thought Process

The practice of critical thinking is an influence of various elements that affect not only individual behavior and personality, but one's thought processes as well. The first element that affects an individual's thought processes, i.e., critical thinking, is the personality of the individual. A person's thought processes is influenced by external factors such as time and place where the individual constantly interacts with others, influence of society via the mass culture, and self-perceptions developed from the self and through other people. Determining an individual's thought processes also takes into account the cognitive development within the individual as well, where the line distinguishing mind and brain is determined. Brain is the physical manifestation of thinking and thought processes in humans, while the mind represents the metaphysical form in which thinking occurs. Distinguishing between these two concepts is vital, since each concept plays a role in developing critical thinking through the process of evaluation and analysis, which are the…… [Read More]

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Critical Thinking for Homeland Security

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Critical Thinking for Homeland Security

The objective of the article is to question the credibility of the decision adopting by the Bush's administration on North Korea due to claims that it (North Korea) was constructing a Uranium plant. Based on the universal structures of thought by Elder and Paul, it is apparent that the question at issue in the presented case is the credibility of the decision taken by the U.S. government towards North Korea. The U.S. believed that the North Korean state was in its quest of building a nuclear power plant secretly without the awareness of the U.S. As such, it promoted to U.S. To adopt sanctions against the North Korea such as suspending its deals with the state. The U.S. depended on unreliable information since up-to-date it has not verified the existence of a Uranium plant in North Korea as speculated by the report.

The decision adopted by the U.S. depended on information from various sources. For example, the State Department obtained critical information from its agents that North Korea had acknowledged its secret involvement in a Uranium enrichment program. The CIA provided information that showed that North Korea was constructing a plant that could provide it…… [Read More]

Resources:
Another Intelligence Twist. (2007, March 2). Washington Post. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/01/AR2007030101507.html
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Critical Thinking Case Study Let

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(Donoghue, 1990)

The other problem is regarding third party reimbursements and state regulators which have had a significant effect on hospitals during the last ten years. Another factor that is brought out by the study is that during both 1983 and 1986 there were important variations in the inpatient reimbursement system that helped in improving the operating and final margins of hospitals. At the same time there are the health insurance companies who provide a large portion of the funds to hospitals are continually on the look out for reducing payment amounts. There are methods through which this is done and one of that is changing from inpatient settings to ambulatory surgery. Another set of problems come from settlements with labor unions. As an example a major portion of the health care providers were affected due to the settlement with Local 1199. This settlement also created similar effects in other areas of the state. The result of these settlements was to resume pension contributions and bonuses within a 12-month period of the ending of the contract.

The problem here is wages have to be increased for occupations where the positions are scarce in the market. There is a continuous shortage…… [Read More]

Bibliography:
Brennan, Phil. (April 12, 2002) "Church Crises Threaten Charities, Schools, Hospitals"

Retrieved from http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/4/11/212641.shtml Accessed on 27 June, 2005
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Critical Path Method and Its

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2002). This paper's focus will be on the CPM and PERT methodologies.

The Rockfest event has 26 tasks, each conveniently denoted by a letter in the alphabet. Having drawn up the Critical Path and analyzed it, I found the following. The Critical Path starts with task A, continues with B, D, E, F, G, and finally O. The time it takes to complete these tasks is 34 weeks. That is approximately eight and a half months. You will notice that the Critical Path does not include myriad tasks. That is because these tasks can be completed while the Critical Path tasks are being implemented.

Now, if, for instance, task B, or "select a local printer" took two more weeks than planned, how would a project manager handle the problem? I argue that the best thing to do, since task B. is part of the Critical Path, is begin crashing tasks until the problem is rectified. Since two weeks is the amount we need to crash, let us find the cheapest task to crash. Now, there are 26 separate tasks in the project, and it can be a pretty daunting task to analyze each one. However, there is one thing we…… [Read More]

References:
Chen, Y.M. & Liang, M.W.; (2002) Design and implementation of a collaborative engineering information system for allied concurrent engineering, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 13, pp. 11-30

Chu, X.N.; Tso, S.K.; Zhang, W.J.; Li, Q.; (2002) Partnership synthesis for virtual enterprises, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 19, pp. 384 -- 391
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Stiglitz Analysis of the Price of Inequality

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Stiglitz

Analysis of the Price of Inequality

In the year 2013, issues of socioeconomic inequality are perhaps as pressing and problematic as they have ever been. This is the assertion at the crux of Joseph E. Stiglitz text, The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future (ISBN-13: 9780393345063). Released in 2012 by W.W. Norton & Company publishers, the 560-page text is a timely and compelling contribution to the current public discourse on our need for greater economic equality in the United States.

Understanding the orientation of the text at the center of this analysis requires a more complete understanding of its author, the economist, Columbia professor and winner of 2001's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. According to his self-composed biography at the Memorial Foundation site, Stiglitz (2001) was born in Gary Indian in 1943. By his own report, his interests as a young student would lead him to become actively involved his debate club in high-school. He even notes that some of the debate subjects that would bring out the most passion in him as a student would emerge time and again in his later career as issues of great civic importance.

Stiglitz tells that "the…… [Read More]

Bibliography:
Chinni, D. (2012). 'The Price of Inequality' and 'The Betrayal of the American Dream.' Jefferson Institute.

Columbia University. (2013). Curriculum Vitae-Stiglitz. Gsb.columbia.edu.
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Nhs Change Analysis of Nurse-Led

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The variability in problems faced by the King Edward Hospital NHS Trust during the period in question, instigated a multi-level response in knowledge sharing and inclusion on practice. Kotter's theory relies upon such a method, where strategies are an exercise multi-tiered obligation.

As Kotter points out, the transformation model may not be suitable for organizations that are in pursuit of prompt change, and the series of responsibilities which result from consortium relationships may apply to one or all organizations within the scope of his definition of institutional cultures: 1) Developing Social Construct; 2) Oriented Social Construct; 3) and Pluralistic Social Construct types. Evidence-based practice in healthcare is compatible with Kotter's proposition. Process methodology including the '8-Steps' process in three (3) phases -- 1) Creating Climate for Change, 2) Engaging and Enabling the Organisation, and 3) Implementing and Sustaining the Change -- is illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Figure 1: The model follows a 3-phase, 8-step process.

Since knowledge sharing has come to the fore of change management practices in the NHS and its healthcare institutions in the last decade, British hospitals have benefited greatly from the advancement in record keeping, and informatics management optimized through integrated networks of partnership…… [Read More]

References:
Abidi, S.S., 2001. Knowledge management in healthcare: towards 'knowledge-driven' decision-support services. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 63 (1-2), pp. 5-18.

Abidi, .S.S. et al., 2009. Knowledge sharing for pediatric pain management via a Web 2.0 framework. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 150, pp. 287-91.
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Financial Analysis of International Airlines

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The company's promotional literature emphasizes the synergistic effects of this corporate structure: "IAG combines the two leading airlines in the UK and Spain, enabling them to enhance their presence in the aviation market while retaining their individual brands and current operations. The airlines' customers benefit from a larger combined network for both passengers and cargo and a greater ability to invest in new products and services through improved financial robustness" (About IAG, 2012, para. 2). These changes in the corporate structure are consistent with larger trends in the airline industry which has experienced increasing consolidation among major carriers notwithstanding some regulatory constraints, and are also congruent with IAG's stated mission to "play its full role in future industry consolidation both on a regional and global scale" (About IAG, 2012, para. 3).

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Market perception of IAG as a whole

Some recent media reports provide some useful insights concerning the standing of IAG in the current competitive airlines environment. For instance, Brummer (2011) reports that in IAG still plans to proceed with a partnership with American Airlines in spite of the carrier's current status in federal district bankruptcy court. This is not all that surprising, Brummer suggests, because, "In the U.S.…… [Read More]

Sources:
About IAG.. 2012. International Airlines Group. Retrieved from http://www.iairgroup.com/

phoenix.zhtml?c=240949&p=aboutoverview.
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Managing Human Resources Analysis of

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Based on the method the researcher use to conduct analysis, the data analysis presented is appropriate because the researcher use combination of both qualitative and quantitative methods in the data analysis.

Interpretation of Results

The interpretation of results is critical in the research studies. Based on the objective of the study, the researchers have been able to draw a significant correlation between research results and research aim and objectives. Researchers emerge the total combination of 2,991 themes to evaluate the opinion of students towards their tutors. The findings are presented in meta-theme and four meta-themes as being revealed in table 2.

Table 2: Findings in Meta-theme and four Meta-Themes combined

Theme

Endorsement Rate (%)

Advocate

14.44%

Communicator

13.79%

Responsible

12.86%

Empowering

11.76%

Four Meta-themes Combine

Advocate

81%

Communicator

43.7%

Responsible

41.1%

Empowering

59.6%

Based on the effectiveness of TEF as a strategy to evaluate students perception on their tutors, the researchers used nine themes that students used to evaluate their tutors, and the top five themes were professional, connector, director, transmitter and responsive. However, four themes such as expert, ethical, enthusiast and student centered did not feature in the university evaluation form revealing that they were not in the teacher…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
Chow, M.Y.K. Quine, S. & Li, M. (2010).Bene-ts of using a quantitative with qualitative mixed methods approach- -to identify client satisfaction and unmet needs in an HIV healthcare centre. AIDS Care. 22 (4): 491-498.

Fisher, W.P. & Stenner, A.J. (2011). Integrating qualitative and quantitative research approaches via the phenomenological method. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.5(1): 89 -- 103.
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Organizational Vision Analysis Doctor of

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IV. VISION and PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Greene, Forster, and Winters (2003) report that charter schools typically serve disadvantaged populations. "The targeting of charter schools to disadvantaged populations I so common that many people have come to believe, incorrectly, that all charter schools serve disadvantaged students." (2003) One reason for this is that the "procedures by which new charter schools are created often encourage such targeting." (Greene, Forster, and Winters, 2003) Greene, Forster, and Winters reports case studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, one of which included 91 schools and states conclusions that "charter schools are held accountable for their performance...resource limitations are the biggest obstacles facing charter schools." (2003) in another study involving 150 schools and 60 authorizing agencies the U.S. Department of Education states findings that: "...charters learn quickly the best way to satisfy their various constituents is to focus on quality instruction." (Greene, Forster, and Winters, 2003) Findings also include the fact that "new types of charter authorizers learn more quickly than do local school districts to break habits of accountability based on process compliance rather than on performance and outcomes." (Greene, Forster, and Winters, 2003) Green, Forster, and Winters state conclusion in a study…… [Read More]

Resources:
Elmore, Richard F. (2000) Building a New Structure for School Leadership. Albert Shanker Institute Winter 2000.

Charter School Basics (1998) the Charter School Roadmap, September 1998. Online available at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Roadmap/ch1.html
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Brethren A Critical Book Review

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Indeed, this understanding of the Marshall court comes full circle: The Court is the most cutting edge front of American legal society, casting decisions that are years ahead of what the general populace often wants, according to Armstrong and Woodward, but the Court is also a conservative vestige of administrations past because of lifetime tenure.

That is why the most influential Courts are those in which an appointed justice does not conform to the expectations of his presidential appointer, but rather strikes out on his or her own with a body of decisions that counter the president's and former administration's ideas.

Opinion

The viewpoint of Armstrong and Woodward as presented in "The Brethren" is a much more forgiving look at the Court's influence than the viewpoint presented in our text. However, "The Brethren" looks at the Court with its own jaded eyes as well. The book understands that justices are political figures as well, not supremely accurate judicial interpreters, and even the most forward thinking and visionary justices often had little regard for legal interpretation, save as a tool to achieve their ends of how society should be or look.

That is why I believe that the viewpoint in "The…… [Read More]

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Statistical Analysis Reported in Two Journal Articles

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Statistical Analysis Reported in Two Journal Articles

Research endeavors, albeit it clinical, empirical, descriptive, historical, or case study oriented, must at all times adhere to the rigors of effective or best-fit research practice. Without stringent controls placed on the area of investigation no research endeavor will advance any body of knowledge. To this end all research must be finely tuned and described as to intent or purpose, phenomenon to be assessed and reported upon, and relevance and efficacy of conclusions drawn. The remainder of this report will focus one a particular component in a research endeavor that is crucial for the acceptance of findings and conclusions drawn, namely the statistical technique employed to analyze the measured data obtained. However, prior to the actual evaluative critique pertaining to the two articles chosen I first want to present to the reader a brief scenario as to the importance of selecting the most appropriate statistical tool when analyzing measured data.

The primary purpose of the statistical process is to make order out of chaos (Ohlson, 1997). By properly applying selected statistical processes to assessment or measurement data the researcher can determine whether or not the research variables (i.e., independent and dependent) under investigation…… [Read More]

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Product by Value Analysis Product-By-Value Analysis in

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Product by Value Analysis

Product-by-Value Analysis

In order to understand the concept of product-by-value analysis, one must first understand the correct concept of a product. A product itself is the "need-satisfying" offering of an organization, which may be defined as a good or a service. In understanding this fact, one can then gauge a deeper understanding of how these products are levied through the use of product-by-value analysis within a firm or an organization.

In dealing with product development, production, and distribution, companies must ask themselves the following question: how can we determine which products to develop? Product-by-value analysis is one such tool in terms of assessing whether or not the production of existing products within a company remains one that keeps an organization on the path to profit with a loyal consumer base. Heizer and Render (2010) note that product-by-value analysis is a concept that lists products in descending order of their individual dollar contribution to a firm (Heizer and Render, 2010, p. 64). This strategy is used as a tool to help management evaluate alternative strategies within their own business models.

In order to understand the individual dollar contribution that a firm gains from a product, companies look…… [Read More]

References:
Heizer, J. And Render, B. (2010). Operations management, 10 ed. Print. New York, NY:

Prentice Hall Publishers.