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Analysis of Qualitative Research Methods

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Introduction
There are a number of different qualitative research techniques that can be used to analyze data. These include crisp and fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis, content analysis, exploratory design and explanatory design. This paper will examine each of these individually, and seek to contrast them. Then, the best types of research for each design will be examined, and the paper will conclude with an explanation of how technology has changed qualitative research.
Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Qualitative comparative analysis is sometimes used in business settings. This is when contextual information and cognitive knowledge are blended. The data sets can either be crisp or fuzzy. The difference is that crisp data sets would be, for example, survey responses where there are a finite number of responses, and they are set out in the questions. A fuzzy set would be the output of a survey with open-ended questions. For the purposes of…… [Read More]

References

Harrison, R. (2013) Using mixed methods designs in the Journal of Business Research. Journal of Business Research. Vol. 66 (2013) 2153-2162.

Moylan, C., Derr, A. & Lindhorst, T. (2016) Increasingly mobile: how new technologies can enhance qualitative research. Qualitative Social Work. Vol. 14 (1) 36.47.

Papagelis, M. & Plexousakis, D. (2005) Qualitative analysis of user and item-based prediction algorithms for recommendation agents. Institute for Computer Science. Retrieved June 1, 2018 from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.74.2796&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Rois-Tierno, N., Huarng, K. & Ribeiro-Soriano, D. (2016) Qualitative comparative analysis: Crisp and fuzzy sets in business and management. Journal of Business Research. Vol. 69 (2016) 1261-1264.


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Creation Narrative Analysis of Genesis Myth or History or Myth and History

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Creation Myth Analysis

Case Study of the History of iblical Creation Narratives

What Is Myth?

What Is History?

Manetho

Josephus

Jeroboam

Is Genesis 1:1-2:4 Myth?

Is Genesis 1:1-2:4 History?

Is Genesis 1:1-2:4 oth Myth and History?

An Analysis of the iblical Creation Narrative of Genesis 1:1-25 and Egypt's Possible Influence on the Historical Record

God created the world in just six days, and rested on the seventh, but scholars have not rested at all over the millennia in their investigation of its account in the historical record, particularly Genesis 1:1-25. Given its importance to humankind, it is little wonder that so much attention has been devoted to how the universe was created and what place humanity has in this immense cosmos. Indeed, the creation of the universe and the origin of mankind are the subject of numerous myths around the world, with many sharing some distinct commonalities. According to S.G.F.…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Aldred, Cyril. The Egyptians. London: Thames & Hudson, 1961.

Andrews, E.A.. What Is History? Five Lectures on the Modern Science of History. New York:

Macmillan Co., 1905.

Austin, Michael. "Saul and the Social Contract: Constructions of 1 Samuel 8-11 in Cowley's 'Davideis' and Defoe's 'Jure Divino,' Papers on Language & Literature 32, 4 (1996),
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Vose D 2008 Risk Analysis A Quantitative

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Vose, D. (2008). Risk Analysis: A quantitative guide. (3rd ed.). West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

he book is written on risk analysis using quantitative methodologies. he book has two parts and chapters are divided into these two parts. he first part is intended to help managers realize the rationale for conducting risk analysiswhereas the second part explains the modeling techniques of risk analysis. First part describes in detail the rationale for risk analysis, how to assess quality of risk analysis, and how to understand and use risks analysis results. Part two is based on use of statistical and mathematical processes to build risk analysis models. Correlation, dependencies, optimization in risk analysis, and checking as well as validating risk analysis model are the main important themes discussed in part two. he book adequately describes the risk analysis models and how best to use them, both in perspective of…… [Read More]

The article is aimed at discussing potential impact of sections of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) that relate to information technology management by organizations. Section 404 has been specifically discussed that outlines the internal control assessments required of the firms. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also requires publicly traded companies to comply with Treadway Commission's Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO). The case of Motorola IT governance model is taken to demonstrate how compliance with SOX can be ensured for data and IT security by organizations. The article observes that SEC fails to provide specific guidance on IT security; rather it leaves room for interpretation by firms. There is brief mentioning of SOX acts that outline compliance related issues such as Sections 302, 404, 409, and 802 of SOX 2002. The article concludes with an observation that firms with least effective IT security made decisions related to IT governance at the level of business unit managers. Most effective firms in terms of IT governance made IT decisions by engaging three main stakeholders i.e. top management, business unit managers, and IT specialists.

Capelli, D., Moore, A. & Trzeciak, R. (2012).The CERT Guide to Insider Threats. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

The book is written on the subject of 'insider attacks' related to abuse of information security in an organization. The book identifies and explains potential information technology (IT) system's vulnerability from insider sources of an organization such as employees,
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Narrative Analysis and Life Span Interview of Ms W

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The objective of this paper is to provide the analysis of lifespan interview of Ms. W who was forced to take the additional responsibilities because her father died very young leaving her mother to raise three young children. The study discusses the psychological, sociological, and biological stresses that a single parent and their children face when the father, who is the breadwinner of the family suddenly gives up. The study uses Ms. W case for the narrative analysis

Ms. W was very young when her father died to leave her mother to shoulder additional responsibilities of taking care of three children. Ms. W case was an excellent choice for the review and analysis because the information collected for a review assists in providing the in-depth understanding of the individual personal problem who has experienced a sudden a loss of a father at a younger age and being raised by a…… [Read More]

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Use of Content Filters on Internet in High School

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Internet has grown exponentially since its first introduction to the public. The precursor to the Internet was the ARPANET. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the Department of Defense (Carlitz and Zinga, 1997) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) were the primary creators of the ARPANET. Subsequently however, efforts from private entities and universities have helped develop the network infrastructure, as it exists today. "The goals of ARPA's 'Resource Sharing Computer Network' project were to develop the technology for and demonstrate the feasibility of a computer network while improving communication and collaboration between research centers with grants from ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO)." (Press, 1996) J.C.R. Licklider of MIT undertook groundbreaking work in developing computer interactivity. Later, he implemented his vision though time-sharing systems-affordable interactive computing. The effort of the NSF also helped to distribute the features of this new networking capability to all major universities and research…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Ansari, Asim, Skander Essegaier, and Rajeev Kohli. "Internet Recommendation Systems." Journal of Marketing Research 37.3 (2000).

Bannan, Karen J. "Clean It Up." PC Magazine 20.16 (2001).

Beguette, Glenda, et al. Internet Content Filtering and Cipa Legislation. 2002. Available: http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tsullivl/469Sp02/filtering.html. June 26, 2005.

Bell, Bernard W. "Filth, Filtering, and the First Amendment: Ruminations on Public Libraries' Use of Internet Filtering Software." Federal Communications Law Journal 53.2 (2001): 191-238.
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Preparing Needs Assessment Data for Analysis

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Tailor data analysis to organizational and employee needs.

Quantitative Data Analysis

(Cohen & Crabtree, 2006)

Quantitative data is tabulated so according to the results for different variables in the data set. This provides a comprehensive picture of the data and assists in the process of identifying patterns.

A common way of displaying the data to facilitate the analysis is by using a frequency distribution, which is an organized tabulation of the number of the responses or scores according to each variable category. Tabulation provides a structured way to determine data accuracy, identify data outliers, gauge the spread of the scores or responses, and observe categorical frequency

Quantitative data analysis using interval data that are continuous, that has a logical order with standardized differences between values, but that does not have a natural zero. Items on a Likert scale are a good example of interval data.

Data are frequently displayed in…… [Read More]

References

____. (n.d.). Research proposals for health professionals. Retreived from http://www.researchproposalsforhealthprofessionals.com/constant_comparative_method.htm

Cohen, D. & Crabtree, B. (2006, July). Qualitative research guidelines project. Retrieved from http://www.qualres.org/HomeCons-3824.html

Glaser, B.G. & Strauss, A.L. (1967). The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research. New York: Aldine De Gruyter.

Graneheim, U.H. & Lundman, B. (2004). Qualitative content analysis in nursing research: Concepts, procedures and measures to achieve trustworthiness. Nurse Education Today, 24, 105-112.
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CBT Analysis of Learning Methods and the

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CBT

Analysis of Learning Methods and the Impact of Computer-Based Training (CBT) Programs

Compare and contrast the four differences in learning styles. Propose ways a trainer can help each type of learner.

The four differences in learning styles are often characterized by convergers, divergers, assimilators and accommodators (Mumford, Honey, 1992). There are significant differences between each, and the intent of this analysis is to compare and contrast them with each other. The converger learning style typifies learners who rely on conceptual learning including visualization and abstract learning, supported by active experimentation. It is comparable to the assimilator learning style in that both rely on abstract conceptualization of learning materials and concepts, in addition to a reliance on theoretical models. The converger learning style differences from the other four in its intensity of focus on taking information and intelligence and turning it into pragmatic thought (Mumford, Honey, 1992). The other learning…… [Read More]

References

Bedwell, W., & Salas, E.. (2010). Computer-based training: capitalizing on lessons learned. International Journal of Training & Development, 14(3), 239-249.

Khan, B.H. (2001). A framework for Web-based learning. In B.H. Khan (Ed.), Web-based training. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Alice Y Kolb, & David A Kolb. (2005). Learning Styles and Learning Spaces: Enhancing Experiential Learning in Higher Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4(2), 193-212.

Lakshmanan, A., Lindsey, C., & Krishnan, H.. (2010). Practice Makes Perfect? When Does Massed Learning Improve Product Usage Proficiency? Journal of Consumer Research, 37(4), 599.
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Rules of Coding Qualitative Analysis

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Here, interviews are predominant, with open ended questions forcing participants to express their perceptions and beliefs more thoroughly. These interviews are then processed through a series of coding practices which help extrapolate important concepts and the relationships that impact the social environment and the phenomenon being studied. Corbin & Strauss (2008) are well-known for their comparative analysis within the field of grounded theory. Here, there are three types of coding: open coding, selective coding, and axial coding. Open coding recognizes frequently used words and phrases, pulling them out for later analysis. Selective coding is the process was categories are created to link the concepts extrapolated in open coding. This process allows the researcher to disregard some concepts and create a list of core concepts that are paramount to the field of study. Corbin & Strauss (2008) state that selective coding is "the process that links all the categories and sub-categories…… [Read More]

References

Corbin, J.M., & Strauss, A.L. (2008). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Krippendorff, Klaus. (2004). Content analysis: An introduction to its methodology. 2nd edition. Sage Publications.
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Analysis of Kimberley Clark'sustainability report

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manufacturer, which opens it up to a number of issues regarding sustainability. This paper will review Kimberley Clark's approach to sustainability, based on information presented in the company's 2015 Sustainability Report, and understanding of the key issues surrounding sustainability in general.

Sustainability

Kimberley Clark produces a periodic sustainability report, and the last one was produced in 2015. The production of these reports is voluntary for business, and the content contained within them is also voluntary. In general, production of a sustainability report is an important step towards transparency and accountability in the sustainability practices of a business. The 2015 report sets out the company's strategy through 2022, and recaps the outcomes of the last strategy, which ran from 2010 to 2015.

There are several major impacts on the environment that arise from KC's business. The first is the forestry activities that produce the logs that are turned into paper. The…… [Read More]

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Analysis of Davis Health Care

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Davis Health Care/QI Plan

Data Collection Tools

Explain data needed to monitor improvements.

There exist several data sources concerning Davis Health Care that one can utilize to aim at an aspect for improvement. Data sources vary from nursing home rates for CM' Nursing Home Quality Measures on internal data which are gathered by CNAs on check sheets to follow their work with the individual residents (GMRF, 2015).

Explain at least three data collection tools you can use to collect performance information

Various tools can be utilized to collect information. Examples of Qualitative and quantitative tools utilized to assemble information are questionnaires and surveys, unobtrusive measure, participant and observation behavior (Farifax County, 2007).

Explain the types of information each tool collects.

Quantitative Data (GMRF, 2015)

Questionnaires and surveys usually comprise of questions which contain structured response groups and might entail a few which are open-ended. The survey might be conducted via…… [Read More]

SPC Excel. (2011). The Purpose of Control Charts. BPI Consulting, LLC. Retrieved on 19th September, 2015 from https://www.spcforexcel.com/knowledge/control-chart-basics/purpose-control-charts

Sonkiya, S. (2015). Check Sheet as a Component of Seven Basic Quality Tool. General. iZenBridge: PMI Agile Certification. Retrieved on 19th September, 2015 from http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/check-sheet-as-a-component-of-seven-basic-quality-tool/

Woodall, W.H. (2006). The Use of Control Charts in Health-Care and Public-Health Surveillance. Journal of Quality Technology.38 (2). Available on www.asq.org
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Analysis of Study Site Files

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maintain complete and current study site files? Provide examples of how this documentation benefits the study and explain how it does so.

The lack of adequate, accurate and reliable source of documentation is a common finding in an investigator site inspection. It is also a commonly identified pitfall in the course of the sponsoring audits. The significance of the practice of good documentation demands emphasis on the investigator sites and towards the surety that the results of the study are a basis for the validity and credibility of the data. At a single site in question, recently, the source documents of an investigator site were unavailable due to the fact that the source machine containing the information had 'crashed'. Therefore, the evaluation of the record's adequacy was altered when availability was not a factor. The failure warning was therefore directed towards the investigator as the records to be maintained could…… [Read More]

References

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2008). Information sheet guidance for sponsors, clinical investigators, and IRBs: Frequently asked questions-Statement of the Investigator (Form FDA 1572). Retrieved from http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/FDA-2008-D-0406-gdl.pdf

Bargaje, C. (2011). Good documentation practice in clinical research. Perspectives in Clinical Research, 2(2), 59-63. http://doi.org/10.4103/2229-3485.80368
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Analysis of Depressed Adolescence

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diverse populations in a study, the implications of crisis/trauma-causing events on adolescent depression, implications of resiliency, the implications of neurobiology, and looks into a relevant development theory. It also covers different categories of adolescent depression. Causes of this problem, available diagnosis techniques, and the best treatment methods are also considered. Its relationship with other health issues, such as obesity and cancer, are also considered. There is a provision of some quantitative information about this problem. This paper also pays attention to important studies other experts have conducted. To some experts, this problem is in no way a medical ailment. There is also emphasis on the role adequate exercises and balanced diets play in curbing depression in adolescents. In conclusion, it is emphasized that a depressed adolescent can turn out to become a very normal and happy individual. The Cognitive Theory of Depression as postulated by Beck gives a description of…… [Read More]

References

Allen, J.P. (2009). An Overview of Beck's Cognitive Theory of Depression in Contemporary Literature. Rochester Institute of Technology. Retrieved from: http://www.personalityresearch.org/papers/allen.html

Brian, K. (2012). Adolescent Depression. http://www.healthline.com/health/adolescentdepression#Overview1

Bujoreanu, S., PhD., Benhayon, David, M.D., PhD., & Szigethy, Eva, M.D., PhD. (2011). Treatment of depression in children and adolescents. Pediatric Annals, 40(11), 548-55. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00904481-20111007-05

Corry, M., & Tubridy, A. (2005). Depression: An emotion not a disease . Dublin: Mercier Press.
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Analysis and Assessment of Caribou Coffee in Order to Identify a New Marketing Approach

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New Marketing Strategy for Caribou Coffee

Situational Analysis

Company Analysis

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Marketing Proposal

Marketing Mix

Product

Pricing

Placement

Promotion

To survive firms need to adapt and change in line with the general marketplace. Many successful firm have been able successful deal with dominant competition and high levels of challenge. One firm which faces these challenges is Caribou Coffee, although the second largest coffee house chain in the U.S. it is an underdog when compared to Starbucks, with just over 400 stores across 18 states in the U.S. and 203 stores in 10 international countries, many of which are franchises (Caribou Coffee, 2016). The company has faced some setbacks due to the high level of completion within the coffee house market, closing some 80 stores in 2013, and a further 88 were converted to Peets Coffee and Tea (Leavitt, 2014; Leonard, 2013). This indicates the firm needs to…… [Read More]

References

Baye, M. (2007). Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Caribou Coffee, (2016), Home Page, retrieved http://www.cariboucoffee.com

Chaffey, D., & Smith, P. R. (2013). EMarketing Excellence. Abingdon: Routledge.

Dolgui, A., & Proth, J. (2010). Pricing Strategies and Models. Annual Reviews in Control, 34(1), 101-110.
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analysis of a'soccer position in turkey

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EDUCATION Programme

UEFA Certificate in Football Management -- The Turkish Edition

Assessment Guidelines

Each participant is expected to submit his/her assignment for Module 1, 2 & 3 by the 07.05.2017 directly to IDHEAP project manager. Participants should provide concrete evidence facts and references) to consolidate observations and assess the feasibility of the recommendations made. We emphasise the fact that these observations should be personal ones, drawn from their own assessment and not necessarily reflecting those of their institution. You are expected to write 250 words or more) for each of the questions.

Criteria for Grading Assignments

Assignment grades will be communicated three weeks after they have been submitted which will give participants ample opportunity to take into consideration the constructive feedback they have been given and use this to improve their subsequent submission. The criteria for grading are listed in the table below.

Criteria for Grading Written Assignments

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(Hughen, Lulseged, & Upton, 2014)

(Gonzalez, 2014)

(Jimoh & Danlami, 2011)
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Analysis of Inclusion in Special Education Curriculum

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inclusion" is not part of the law; instead, it states that each student must be educated in the least restrictive educational environment (LRE). Analyze all sides of "inclusion," (1. full inclusion; 2. inclusion in special classes like physical education, art, or lunch; and 3. inclusion in all classes except for reading or math).

Inclusion

The term 'inclusion' means complete acceptance of every student which leads towards sense of acceptance and belonging in the classroom. Over the years, there has not been any fixed definition of inclusion, but different groups and organizations have provided their own definitions. The most basic definition of 'inclusion' states that every student with special needs are supported in 'chronologically age appropriate general education classes' in schools and get the instructions specialized for them by the Individual Education Programs (IEPs) within the general activities of the class and the main curriculum. The idea of 'inclusion' is to…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Cologon, K. (2013). Inclusion in Education. Children with Disabiliity Australia.

Constable, S., Grossi, B., Moniz, A., & Ryan, L. (2013). Meeting the Common Core State Standards for Students With Autism. Council for Exceptional Children.

Evers, T. (2011). Common Core State Standards for Literacy in all subjects. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Public Intrusion.

FDDC. (2012). What is Inclusion? Florida: Florida State Univeristy Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy.
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Analysis of a New Story

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Erik Kramer Story

Erik Kramer is a man that has been surrounded by a major tragedy and has himself been majorly tragic. Between the drug-related death of his son and his attempted suicide that may or may not be tied to head trauma induced during his time in the National Football League, Erik Kramer is a man that is obviously very tortured and may not be acting under his own devices. The burning question is whether he is more like Chris Benoit in that his mind and his faculties are leaving him or if there is any hope for Kramer after the tragedy, trauma and pain he has endured for much of his life. He is a hero in the sense in that he is the only man to win an NFL playoff game for the Detroit Lions since the 1950's but so much of the rest of his life…… [Read More]

References

Fainaru-Wada, M., Avila, J., & Fainaru, S. (2013). Study -- Junior Seau's brain shows chronic brain damage found in other NFL football players. ESPN.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015, from http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8830344/study-junior-seau-brain-shows-chronic-brain-damage-found-other-nfl-football-players

Nolo. (2015). Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter -- Nolo.com. Nolo.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015, from http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/homicide-murder-manslaughter-32637.html

USA Today. (2015). Report: Ex-Detroit Lions QB Kramer survives apparent suicide attempt. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 5 October 2015, from http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/08/20/detroit%C2%ADlions%C2%ADerik%C2%ADkramer/32043849/%
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Analysis of a Building

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HVAC System:

(1) Describe the components of the system or systems (AH, VAV, RTU, Chiller, cooling tower, piping, pumps, type of duct, etc.).

Direct Expansion Air Conditioning serves as the main system used for the HVAC system. This kind of system utilizes RVEC or refrigerant vapor expansion/compression cycle to allow for the direct cooling of the air supply to an occupied space. Because there are both the split systems and one package system for the DX units the parts are going to be different. The packaged systems contain all four pieces of the RVEC system (evaporator, condenser, compressor, expansion device along with some unit controls). This includes internal ducting and fans. The split systems contain fans and the evaporator within the building. The rest of the RVEC system components are placed outside of the building as separate units allowing greater flexibility.

A. The purpose of each component.

The system will…… [Read More]

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Children's Literature Analysis of Hector

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All of these factors show that a young boy in the country and from a working class background stereotypically likes to hunt and fish.

In Moke and Poki Build a House, the main characters are the two friends, Moke and Poki. Moke and Poki are Menehunes, a group of legendary little people who live in the rainforests of Hawaii. Though they are fictional, Moke and Poki show many traits that are associated with native people from Hawaii or otherwise. Both characters are male, though it is difficult to tell if they are adults or children. There are no parental figures and no females. Moke and Poki's friends are all animals and none of them are described using female or male pronouns. Instead they are simply called Crayfish, Nene-goose, Dog, and Cricket (Funai, 1972).

Moke and poki are portrayed in the illustration as having darker skin and, because they are in…… [Read More]

References

Funai, M. (1972). Moke and Poki in the Rain Forest. New York: Harper & Row.

Hallowell, P. (1958). Hector Goes Fishing. Eau Claire, WI: E.M. Hale and Company.
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Upstairs Analysis To the One Upstairs God

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Upstairs analysis

"to the One Upstairs:" God as Boss

In "To the One Upstairs," Charles Simic personifies God by comparing the deity to a boss at an office or workplace. While Simic's references and analogy may be considered to be somewhat unorthodox, and possibly heretical and blasphemous. There are several aspects of the poem that help to make it unique and discriminate it from other literary works. Some elements that allow "To the One Upstairs" to be engaging and draw the reader in include the poem's theme, the personification of God, and the analogy that Simic is able to draw between a boss and God.

"To the One Upstairs" draws upon Simic's personal background and his beliefs on religion, and God, are reflected in this highly religious poem. Though the poem does not name God as its subject, it is highly religious, a theme that carries through the entire poem.…… [Read More]

References

Charles Simic. (n.d.). Poets.org: From the Academy of American Poets. Retrieved 9 January

2012 from, http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/27.

Simic, C. (1999)."To the One Upstairs." From Jackstraws.
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Iso-Electric Point and Iron Content in Iron

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Iso-Electric Point and Iron Content in Iron Hydroxide Impregnated Aluminosilicate-Based Geopolymers

Rahil Abou Saleh

Dr. Kiril Hristovski

Iron hydroxide impregnated aluminosilicate-based geopolymers (Fe-ASG) is a novel water treatment media currently under development for simultaneous removal of arsenic and inorganic contaminants. The goal of this study was to determine whether varied iron contents impregnated aluminosilicate impacts the surface charge in different pH conditions. The study tests for media types of virgin and iron impregnated ASG diluted in potassium nitrate (KNO3) for charge dispersion. pH of the sample was gradually adjusted using potassium hydroxide (KOH) and nitric acid (HNO3). Results demonstrated no significant relationship between iron content impregnated ASG and iso electric point, which suggests that surface area properties impacts the relationship.

I am especially appreciative of the guidance, encouragement, and patience exuded by Dr. Hristovski throughout the duration of this research project. Also I would like to give special thanks to…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Brookhaven Instruments Corporation. (2011). Zeta Potential Analysis. Retrieved from Brookhaven Instruments Corporation: http://www.brookhaveninstruments.com/products/zeta_potential/p_ZP_ZetaPALS.html

DeLuca, T., Kaszuba, M., & Mattison, K. (2006). Optimizing Silicon Emulsion Stability

Using Zeta Potential. American Laboratory News, 1-3.

Duxson, P., Fernandez-Jimenez, A., Provis, J., Lukey, C., Palomo, A., & van Deventer, J.
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Media the Content Dominance of Reality TV

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Media

The Content Dominance of Reality TV

Few forces have emerged with greater dominance or less artistic appeal than that of reality television, which has largely defined primetime content for the last decade. hat at one time appeared to be a fad, or a phenomenon at worst, ultimately reached a crescendo as the best path to high ratings, bid advertising dollars and household names. This is the pattern of media content which perhaps best reflects certain cultural qualities distinct to our time and place. Indeed, our collective embrace of this form of television, which allegedly depicts real individuals living real lives or facing real problems in front of national viewing audiences, suggests both a desire to see ourselves on the screen and, simultaneously, a desire to feel better about ourselves by observing the lurid, embarrassing and pathetic moments experienced by the 'stars' of reality television.

Selected Image:

This idea is…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Elite Daily. (2012). The Detrimental Effect Of Reality TV On Our Society. Elitedaily.com

Fahner, M. (2012). The real effects of reality TV. USA Today College.

Miller, A. (2013). Hook, Line and Sinker: Reality TV and Its Impact In Our Culture. In the Mix.
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Netflix Analysis Industry Drivers the Intent of

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Netflix Analysis

Industry Drivers

The intent of this analysis is to discuss the key industry drivers that are creating opportunities and threats for Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), in addition to defining the future of the mail-based and online movie rental subscription service. Competition from Video-On-Demand (VOD) services offered by cable television companies including Time Warner Cable, Comcast and others, combined with kiosk delivery network Redbox and the vertical integration of lockbuster are fundamentally reordering the industry today

(Netflix Investor Relations, 2013). Competition continues to accelerate as each of these competitors invest in research & development (R&D) to increase the performance and reliability of their individual services.

Of the myriad of economic factors that impact their business, Netflix senior management is most concerned and tracks through weekly reporting the level of consumer spending on entertainment in aggregate and for DVID, game and video rental specifically (Netflix Investor Relations, 2013). Additional external factors…… [Read More]

Bibliography

MacCormack, A., Murray, F., & Wagner, E. (2013). Spurring innovation through competitions. MIT Sloan Management Review, 55 (1), 25-32.

Netflix Investor Relations (2013). Investor Relations. Retrieved November 14, 2013, from Netflix Investor Relations and Filings with the SEC Web site: http://ir.netflix.com/

Papadimitriou, A., Symeonidis, P., & Manolopoulos, Y. (2012). A generalized taxonomy of explanations styles for traditional and social recommender systems. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 24(3), 555-583.

Pham, H.X., & Jung, J.J. (2013). Preference-based user rating correction process for interactive recommendation systems. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 65(1), 119-132.
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Oral Presentation Analysis FOX2 Technologies An Oral

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Oral Presentation Analysis

Fox2 Technologies: An Oral Presentation Analysis

The following account assesses the content, context and quality of an oral presentation delivered by Fox2 Technologies President and Founder Jim eldon at the Hyatt Regency Boston in 2009. The analysis below describes the technology featured in the presentation, an aircraft weighing mechanism that affixes to the landing gear and helps to optimize fuel efficiency performance. The account provides an assessment of the introduction, a delineation of the objectives, and details on the organizational patterns employed to convey an informative and persuasive argument. The discussion also outlines the delivery dynamics and the qualities in the speaker which both strengthened and weakened the overall presentation. Ultimately, this discussion offers a positive evaluation of the presentation, which succeeds in making compelling arguments in favor of the universal adoption of the technology in question.

Introduction:

In the delivery of an oral presentation, there are…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Lecture Notes. (2011). Speech Evaluation Notes. University of ?

Weldon, J. (2009). Fox2 Technologies. YouTube.
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Nets Analysis Graphic Organizer A Comparing and

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NETS Analysis

Graphic Organizer

a) Comparing and contrasting the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS) with any set of standards listed by the state of Maryland.

NETS for teachers are basically the standards used to continuously evaluate the skills and the knowledge that the teachers' need for their teaching profession. These standards are also used as indicators for the teachers' performance (ISTE, 2008). One of the NETS standards is that teachers are supposed to facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity. This is mainly done by using digital tools to engage students in tackling current issues. Teachers are also required to design digital age learning experiences and assessments for their students as this enables the students to develop their individual goals by use of digital resources.

The NETS standards also require the teachers to model digital age work and learning to showcase their skills as innovative professionals in technology.…… [Read More]

Reference

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). (2008). NETS. Retrieved on 23/5/12 from http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx
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Open for Cost and Economic Analysis Class

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Economic Analysis

Application of Cost Benefit Analysis

EU Proposed Project Overview

Traffic Forecast

Investment Costs

Positive Impact of the Project

Economic Net Present Value (ENPV)

Cost benefit analysis (CBA) is a systematic process of comparing and calculating the cost benefit of a project. Recent business uncertainties within business environment make increasing number of businesses to implement cost benefit analysis to make a sound investment decision. Cost-benefit analysis is also an explicit or implicit method to assess the benefits and costs of a project. Typically, an organization is likely to go ahead with a project if the Benefits (B) > Costs (C). Cost-benefit analysis is often used by private organizations or government to evaluate the desirability of a project. (Anthony, David, Aidan.). The CBA is used to analyze the expected benefits and costs. However, cost effectiveness analysis is closely related to cost benefit analysis. Although both concepts attempt to achieve the…… [Read More]

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Anthony Boardman, David Greenberg, Aidan Vining. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 4/E. 2010.

European Union. Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Project. Regional European Union. 1997, Retrieved March 25, 2013.from http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/guides/cost/guide02_en.pdf

European Commission. EVA-TREN: Improved decision-aid methods and tools to support evaluation of investment for transport and energy networks in Europe, Deliverable 2, Brussels. 2007.

Levin, Henry and McEwen, Patrick. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 2nd Edition Sage Publications 2001.
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Epidemiological Analysis of Obesity as a Result

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Epidemiological Analysis of Obesity

As a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and poor nutritional choices, an increasing number of consumers are gaining weight and obesity has reached epidemic levels in many countries. Although the social and economic consequences of obesity are well documented, there remains a need to better understand the epidemiology of obesity in order to formulate effective population-based interventions. To this end, this paper provides an analysis of the obesity problem in the United States compared to Thailand where obesity is not as great a problem, but where the prevalence of obesity is still on the rise. A further comparison of obesity rates and obesity-related healthcare costs in New York compared to national rates and costs is followed by an assessment concerning how the political aspects of this issue hinder the ability of epidemiologists in addressing this problem. In addition, recommendations concerning four new policies or laws that…… [Read More]

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Anderson, P.M., Butcher, K.F. And Levine, P.B. (2003). Economic perspectives on childhood obesity. Economic Perspectives, 27(3), 30.

Clinton, J., & Smith, D. (1999). Understanding childhood obesity. Jackson, MS: University

Press of Mississippi.

Daniels, S.R. (2006). Consequences of childhood overweight and obesity. The Future of Children, 16(1), 47.
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Learning Needs Assessment and Analysis the University

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Learning Needs Assessment and Analysis

The University of San Diego Counseling Center (USDCC) has been established to provide enrolled students with access to quality counseling and healthcare services. Employing a diverse selection of the university's most accomplished psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals, the USDCC operates a high-volume Critical Intensive Care Unit with the assistance of a 50-member nursing staff. Although the USDCC has built a reputation for delivering competent and qualified critical care services across a number of years, the organization's management structure has become concerned that educational priorities have not been updated to reflect modern advancements in the field. To that end, the USDCC recently elected to conduct a comprehensive Learning Needs Assessment and Analysis to identify the paramount educational needs in place, and the institutional forces working to facilitate or impede the implementation of these needs. Empirical research on the efficacy of various…… [Read More]

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Lewin, K. (1939). Field theory and experiment in social psychology: Concepts and methods.

Journal of Sociology, 44, 868-896. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2769418?uid=3739552&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=7

0&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101323864143

Morrison, G.R., Ross, S.M., Kalman, H.K., & Kemp, J.E. (2011). Designing effective instruction (6th ed). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Functional Analysis on Daily Media Use

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Functional Analysis on Daily Media Use Using the Gratification and Use Model

This work in writing will examine the media habits of the writer for one week's time. This data will serve as the basis of the analysis in this study by examining the information using the 'Uses and Gratifications Model.

Daily media use by the writer of this work for one week's time included a daily alarm via radio blaring the morning's news. On the way to school the writer of this work listened to music on a radio station playing the writer's choice music and this followed the writer logging on to the Internet prior to leaving for school and checking email and a couple of social media website used by the writer. This was not the extent however of the use of media as the writer used online media on and off through the day communicating with…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Dominick, J. (2012) Dynamics of Mass Communication (12th ed.) McGraw-Hill Publishers.
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Battle Analysis Battle of Fredericksburg

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Battle Analysis: Battle of Fredricksburg

The Fredericksburg Battle

The fighters who took part in the battle

Union Forces

A number of 31,659 soldiers constituting the Union Forces fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Union Forces came from the Grand Division and were commanded by MG Edwin V. MG Joseph Hooker commanded Sumner from the Center Grand Division which consisted of 40,396 soldiers. MG William B. Franklin was at the helm of affairs of 46,897 soldiers from the Left Grand Division. They were supported by Engineer Corps of 1,329, eserve Artillery of 1,121, Baynard's Calvary of 3,500, and Provost Guard of 1,096, soldiers.

Confederate Forces

The Fredericksburg battle had Confederate Forces which included the First Corps consisting of 41,294 soldiers who were commanded by LTG James Longstreet. The Second Corps had LTG Thomas J. Jackson as the commander and consisted of 38,931 soldiers. J.E.B Stuart commanded the Calvary Division of…… [Read More]

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Mitchell, J.B. (1955). Decisive Battles of the Civil War. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Parish, P.J. (1991). The American Civil War. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.

Stackpole, E.J. (1991). The Fredericksburg Campaign. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books.
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Frame Analysis it Should Come

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Another significant similarity between frame and discourse analyses is that they both generally use qualitative methods of data reduction and presentation. This is in comparison to quantitative analysis, which is more objective and generally presents group rather than individual data. This can make it difficult to apply what it learned to a broader group of people, because they are looking at specific information for different people. This does not mean it is impossible. In both frame and discourse analysis, researchers often take a two-step approach. The first step is to help define the theory, and the second step is to examine text in order to code it and see how it applies.

In addition, both discourse and frame analyses are actually well-suited to study through focus groups and other types of group research. Social movement research can be helped by the use of focus groups because the groups, like the…… [Read More]

References

Johnston, H. Verfication and proof in frame and discourse analysis. P. 62-89.
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Frame Analysis vs Quantitative Frame

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A number of researchers think that qualitative and quantitative methodologies cannot be pooled because the assumptions fundamental to each tradition are so greatly different. "Other researchers think they can be used in combination only by alternating between methods: qualitative research is appropriate to answer certain kinds of questions in certain conditions and quantitative is right for others. And some researchers think that both qualitative and quantitative methods can be used simultaneously to answer a research question" (Barnes et al., 2005).

There are two sets of challenges that enfold the idea of frame and discourse analysis. The first takes place in the areas of data collection, analysis, and final presentation results. The challenge surrounds definitions and conceptualizations. Ideational concepts are intrinsically inaccurate and distinctions between frames, ideologies and discourses are often indistinct. Discourse and frames are connected and sometimes overlap. Cultural discourses can comprise frames. Ideologies frequently do the same things…… [Read More]

References

Barnes, B., Conrad, k., Demont-Heinrich, C., Graziano, M., Kowalski, D., Neufeld, J.,

Zamora, J. & Palmquist, M. (2005). Generalizability and Transferability. Retrieved from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/gentrans/pop2f.cfm

Hathaway, R. (1995). Assumptions underlying quantitative and qualitative research:

Implications for institutional research. Research in higher education, 36 (5), p. 535-
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Conjoint Analysis Redesigning Product Lines With Conjoint

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Conjoint Analysis

edesigning Product Lines with Conjoint Analysis:

How Sunbeam Does It

What are the strengths & weakness of the studies ?

The Sunbeam Appliance Company (SAC) division is facing the challenge of differentiating their core product lines, as they are rapidly maturing and losing market share and profits. The decision to pursue conjoint analysis is made to accomplish the following goals. First, Sunbeam wants to know what models need to be in the product line, what their physical appearance needs to be what their performance characteristics also need to be (Page, osenbaum, 1987). What follows is an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of these studies and what Sunbeam could have done differently to minimize the study's weaknesses, which are many.

Strengths

The following are the key strengths of the conjoint analysis studies taken on by Sunbeam in an effort to reposition and profitably grow their food processor line.…… [Read More]

References

Auty, S. 1995, "Using conjoint analysis in industrial marketing," Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 191-191.

Green, P.E. & Krieger, A.M. 1991, "Segmenting Markets with Conjoint Analysis," Journal of Marketing, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 20-20.

Green, P.E., Krieger, A.M. & Carroll, J.D. 1987, "Conjoint Analysis and Multidimensional Scaling: A Complementary Approach," Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 21-21.

Green, P.E., Krieger, A.M. & Wind, Y. 2001, "Thirty years of conjoint analysis: Reflections and prospects," Interfaces, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. S56-S73.
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Xiameter Case Analysis Advantages of Needs-Based vs

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Xiameter Case Analysis

Advantages of Needs-Based vs. End User-Based Segmentation Strategies

Suggestions for Xiameter Product and Pricing Strategies

Advice and ecommendations

Xiameter's success as a subsidiary of Dow Corning is predicated on the successful differentiation of an entirely new business unit based on the concept of reducing operating expenses and passing on the savings to the customer. The Web-only, highly automated approach to order fulfillment, complemented by a reduced product lien footprint and terms of sale that stressed velocity over complexity were also what many customers of the company were looking for (Bloemhard, 2012). Where Dow Corning succeeded and others have failed with e-commerce strategies revolved around the key factors and decisions that shaped the business model and marketing strategy for Xiameter. The advantages of needs-based vs. end-user-based segmentation are evident in the success of the Xiameter e-commerce strategy. These advantages o being needs-based are analyzed in this paper as…… [Read More]

References

Bacheldor, B. 2005, "Innovation Engine: Dow Corning invests in change," InformationWeek,, no. 1047, pp. 36-36.

Bloemhard, J. 2012, "E-Commerce Efficiency," Adhesives & Sealants Industry, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 24-25.

Hunter, D. 2002, "Dow Corning launches bargain-basement market channel," Chemical Week, vol. 164, no. 11, pp. 7-7.

Levely, M.R. 2011, "Innovating Suppliers and Supply Chains," Supply Chain Europe, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 14-14,16.
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SPORT2SPORT Agnecy Analysis Sport 2

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This aspect is greatly leveraged upon by Sport2Sport as different target populations share their experiences on company's Facebook page. There is also an aspect of quick customer response having the potential of going viral over the internet. This makes companies such as Sport2Sport to focus on customer satisfaction and prompt response. Although it may seem untraditional not to focus on traditional advertising and marketing mediums, the paradigm shift in approach to marketing and advertisement has led this agency to effectively spend their marketing budget on online campaigns and maintenance of web-presence.

IV- Organizational structure

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has reported that Sport2Sport is a limited liability company (LLC) with its current rating at A-. The highest possible rating that an agency can get with BBB is A+ (BBB Business eview, 2013). The length of time that the firm is in business is the only potentially negative factor reported by the…… [Read More]

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Annual Report. (2013). Sport2Sport Limited Liability Company Annual Report. DEPARTMNET of the SECRETARY of STATE, North Carolina NC. Retrieved from: [http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/soskb.web.mvc/search/Filings/9433134]

BBB Business Review. (2013). Better Business Bureau: Business Review Sport2Sport LLC. Retrieved from: [ http://www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/business-reviews/sports-and-recreation/sport2sport-in-cary-nc-90205195 ]

CNN Money. (2012). Best Places to Live. Retrieved from: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/snapshots/PL3710740.html

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External Analysis Motorcycle Industry External Analysis of

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External Analysis Motorcycle Industry

External Analysis of the Motorcycle Industry

Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson, the heavy-bike manufacturer holds the purpose of fulfilling dreams of personal freedom (Purpose: Harley Davidson, 2013). The company functions in segments of Motorcycles & elated Products and the Financial Services. It is however globally known for heavy bikes that have engine displacement of 651+cc (Harley-Davidson Inc. 2013). The company enjoys a unique position in the market yet it is exposed to many new market challenges in recent future. The demand for heavy bikes has increased among those that are not necessarily filthy rich and other companies are also entering the industry. Here is the PEST analysis of Harley Davidson to study what challenges it is facing in external environment.

PEST Analysis

The PEST analysis offers a detailed picture of how the macro environment factors affect the performance of Harley Davidson. The PEST stands for Political, Economic,…… [Read More]

References

Engel, J., (2013), "Polaris challenges Harley-Davidson with 3 Indian motorcycles," Retrieved

from: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/08/polaris-challenges-harley-davidson.html?page=all

Harley-Davidson Inc. (2013), Retrieved from:

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/busi ness/companies/harleydavidson_inc/index.html
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Financial Management Analysis

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Financial Analysis

Assumption Use in the Financial Plan

Additional Assumption in Sensitivity Analysis

FIRST TWELVE MONTH CASHFLOW RESULT

HOW MUCH SHOULD NORMAN PAY FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT?

FORECASTED CASHFLOW FOR THE NEXT FIVE-Year

CASH FLOW WITH A LOAN AT 8% PER ANNUM

SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

THE SALES PRICE AND kg SALES GRADUALLY INCREASE AT 5%

THE SALES PRICE PER kg INCREASE AT 10% UT THE UNIT SALES REMAIN AT 5%.

Investment Value Using At Discounted Rate 5%

est Financial Plan and Option

Assumption Use In The Financial Plan

Additional Assumption in Sensitivity Analysis

It is further assumed that price will increase gradually at the rate of 8% per annum and sales will increase at 7% per annum.

For the purpose of analysis, both the sales price and Kg sales will gradually increase at 5%.

Another scenario will be that the sales price per Kg increase at 10% but the unit sales…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Saltelli, A., Ratto, M., Andres, T., Campolongo, F., Cariboni, J., Gatelli, D. Saisana, M., and Tarantola, S., 2008, Global Sensitivity Analysis.The Primer, John Wiley & Sons.

Sensitivity analysis. (2014). Retrieved Janaury30, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitivity_analysis

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Featuring an Analysis of a Corporation Starbucks

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Featuring an Analysis of a Corporation

Starbucks Company Analysis

In the year 1971, Starbucks opened its first store in Seattle's Pike Place Market. At the time, it engaged in selling ground beans over a small counter. In addition, the location was an open-air market, and its beginning, was more or less similar to a hobby. The friends, who started the now renowned global company, were not profit oriented. However, the joining of Howard Schultz is the primary cause of its current growth. He first expanded to Italy, and in the year 1990, the firm began expanding in the United States. The company expanded its headquarters in Seattle, built other plants, including stores in renowned cities in nationwide (Green).

Its growth was partly because of the contracts the director negotiated with the United Airlines, Nordstrom, Barnes and Noble, and the Sheraton Hotel. In addition, the director made efforts to expand beyond…… [Read More]

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Baker, Rosie. "Starbucks' reputation grinds to a halt over tax decision."Marketing week,

35.52(2012): 5. Print.

Bose, Nandita,"Starbucks signs pact to enter India."Reuters.com. 13 January 2011.

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EVA Earned Value Analysis EVA

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These findings are consistent with what one might expect from a case study analysis, which typically produces anecdotal evidence that can be scanned for generalized knowledge about the issue. In that respect, Vargas succeeds with his study.

A contrasting study comes from Lukas (2008) who argues why EVA does not work. He argues that EVA is not likely to succeed as a standalone technique. Instead, he notes, it needs to be used in conjunction with earned value management (EVM), which relies on a developed earned value management system (EVMS). Lukas' article is instructional in nature; it does not purport to be a research study. Instead, the author works from the premise that his ideas are correct and moves directly into what steps the organization needs to take in order to have a fully-functioning EVMS. Having the right measures in place, having means of making those measurements and having a team…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Lukas, J. (2008). Earned value analysis -- Why it doesn't work. 2008 AACE International Transactions. Retrieved April 7, 2013 from  http://www.icoste.org/LukasPaper.pdf 

Vargas, R. (2003). Earned value analysis in the control of projects: Success or failure? 2003 AACE International Projects. In possession of the author.
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Organizational Environment Starbucks In-Depth Analysis of Organizational

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Organizational Environment Starbucks

In-depth Analysis of Organizational Environment - Starbucks

Starbucks Organizational Culture and Environment

Global Perspectives of Starbucks

Social esponsibility embraced by Starbucks

Starbucks Planning Process

Decision Making Process of Starbucks

Starbucks Corporate Strategy

Organizational Structure of Starbucks

Starbucks uses a mechanistic structure as a contemporary design

Starbucks Organizational Culture and Environment

Starbucks Corporation is considered as one of the leading coffee house chains that offer best quality coffee to its customers. This retail corporation is based in the United States, initiated in the early years of the decade of 1970. Due to its popularity, the company rapidly expanded to various locations around the globe. The vision, goals and strategies designed clearly indicated the fact that the owners did not believe in having growth that can abate the corporate culture, therefore, the corporate culture was considered to be one of the integral aspects for the company. The mission statement…… [Read More]

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Anthony, W.P., Gales, L.M., & Hodge, B.J. (2003). Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach. 6th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

BCG. (2012). Howard Schultz on Global Reach and Local Relevance at Starbucks - An Interview with the CEO. bcg.perspectives. Retrieved from: https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/videos/leadership_management_two_speed_economy_howard_schultz_global_reach_and_local_relevance/

Behar, H. (2007). It's Not About the Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks. USA: Portfolio.

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Transcript and Analysis

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Linguistics Morpheme Count

SPPA 3852 Language Sample Analysis Guidelines

Language Form:

Count the number of morphemes for each utterance. (15)

Add the number of morphemes and divide by the number of utterances to compute MLU. (10)

MLU= Total number of morphemes/total number of utterances.

In a separate column, identify the type of morphemes seen by utterance (15).

Language Content:

Lexical diversity

Document the different types of words seen in the child's lexicon with examples (such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, locational prepositions, modifiers, articles, auxiliary verbs, copulas, gerunds, infinitives)

Sentence Types:

Types of sentences seen in child's communication. Complete the tabular form on the template to the extent possible to indicate the presence of declarative, interrogative, embedded and conjoined sentence constructions. Use the resource guide to identify examples in your language sample.

Language Use:

Identify the functions for which the child was able to communicate to the extent you can…… [Read More]

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Five Forces Analysis Porter's Five Forces Model

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Five Forces Analysis

Porter's Five Forces model analysis business opportunity "Start business provide music movies online internet"

Porter's Five Forces model:

A new business for downloadable music and movies online

Porter's Five Forces model:

A new business for downloadable music and movies online

According to the management theorist Michael Porter, "the model of pure competition implies that risk-adjusted rates of return should be constant across firms and industries. However, numerous economic studies have affirmed that different industries can sustain different levels of profitability; part of this difference is explained by industry structure" (Porter's five forces, 2008, Quick MBA). Thus, it is necessary that every new company offering either an innovative or an existing type of product or service understands its current position in its specific industry market. The new company must strive to position its product in an optimal fashion by conducting what Porter calls a Five Forces analysis. Five…… [Read More]

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Competitive advantage (Porter) explained. (2008). Value-based management. Retrieved February 3, 2011 at  http://www.valuebasedmanagement.net/methods_porter_competitive_advantage.html 

iTunes. (2011). Official website. Retrieved February 3, 2011 at http://www.apple.com/iTunes/

Kazaa. (2011). Official website. Retrieved February 3, 2011 at http://www.kazaa.com/#

Porter's five forces. (2008). Quick MBA. Retrieved February 3, 2011 at  http://www.quickmba.com/strategy/porter.shtml
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West Financial Banks on Content

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The product uses content transformation and rich and large file graphics conversion to speed content delivery. AppCelera also offloads Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) processing to increase the performance of Web servers. CIO Mike Stevens says members have seen a performance improvement of about fifty percent since system deployment.

efore making the final AppCelera decision, MidWest Financial took a llok at caching appliances, but found them to be more beneficial for static content. Many other devices were more than double the company's budget.

V. Unanswered Questions

Answers to the following questions would be useful to properly assess Midwest Financial's options.

Did the company try to optimize its site for use over by low-bandwidth connections by, for example, using HTML pages light on graphics and streaming media?

Although half of Midwest Financial's members currently use dial-up Internet connections, what are their plans for the future? Doesn't Midwest expect roadband to grow over…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Carr, J.(2003, May 5). Business Case: MidWest Financial Banks on Content Acceleration. Retrieved February 16, 2005, at http://www.cconvergence.com/shared/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=9400003
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Itunes the Downloadable Digital Content

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A iTunes expansion in the digital video space seems to be a no-brainer from a business perspective. The digital music market developed first, aided by peer-sharing sites such as Napster and Kazaa, and it is understandable that much of Apple's current focus through the iTunes store has been on selling digital music tracks and albums. However, the digital video market is growing significantly, and we can expect iTunes to provide even more robust video offerings in the future. According to the iTunes eb site, users already can download thousands of music videos and more than 350 television shows. In a sign that Apple is serious about growing its video services, the company recently launched a movie service that allows users to download feature films for $9.99 a movie. iTunes video services will only grow more as Apple faces growing competition from online music and video providers. As was discussed, Apple…… [Read More]

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Angell, L.C. "iTunes revenue surges 84% in 2006." iLounge, Dec. 2006. 1 Aug. 2007. http://ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/comscore-iTunes-revenue-surges-84-in-2006-q1-to-q3/.

"Apple settles iTunes lawsuit." Mac News Network, Sept. 2006. 1 Aug. 2007. http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/09/01/iTunes.lawsuit.settled/

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Pcclub com This Is an Analysis of the

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pcclub.com

This is an analysis of the e-commerce web site, www.pcclub.com.The analysis will examine the web site's content, functionality and appeal, (attractor).

Quick Overview:

Designed with the computer shopper in mind the PC Club's home page, http://www.pcclub.com/main.cfm, offers fast access to merchandise categories via a list of products, systems and services in a column, (site makes liberal use of tables), on the left hand side. Under each of the four main headings, are specific hyperlinks to specific product categories, such as "motherboard" or "memory." This column of links is on each page visited thus, allowing fast access to the specific products or services a customer desires without requiring him to wade through complex graphics or convoluted links to get the information he seeks.

The layout of the home page is clean, without being overly simple. In addition to the fast links to specific products, the home page is categorized into…… [Read More]

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Orlando Museum Art Analysis The

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Burnham spent most of his life in the early, expanding est in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as sign painter as well as a popular artist of portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes like the Young Artist. Burnham did the Lewis and Clark Expedition from his imagination, and many of his works are stylized and idealized types of Americana. The charm of the young boy drawing on a beer barrel to delight his friends, an old woman, and an African-American child (perhaps a servant or a slave, it remains slightly unclear) suggests that this is what true American art is -- and should resemble (Thomas Mickell Burnham, 2009, Ask Art). Burnham was also fond of popular seascapes of ships and sailors, evidently culled from his memory growing up in Boston.

The value of this work is primarily to get a glimpse of what American popular art resembled, and how America saw itself…… [Read More]

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Burnham, Thomas. (1840). The Young Artist. Orlando Museum. Retrieved February 26, 2009 at: http://www.omart.org/collections/american-art/thomas-mickell-burnham-young

Thomas Mickell Burnham. (2009). Ask Art. Retrieved February 26, 2009 http://www.askart.com/askart/b/thomas_mickell_burnham/thomas_mickell_burnham.aspx

Thomas Mickell Burnham. (2009). Art Net. Retrieved February 26, 2009 http://www.artnet.com/artist/3364/thomas-mickell-burnham.html

Art analysis
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Inadequacy of Forensic Hair Analysis

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Hair is also in contact with chemicals in shampoos, and any dyes, gels, sprays or other cosmetics that may be placed on the hair (11).

Since there is no standardized method for cleaning these external contaminants off of the hair prior to analysis, the potential for inaccurate results from external contamination is widespread. There is no way to tell in the laboratory if a chemical is contained within the hair, and therefore came from with in the body, or if it is on the surface of the hair and did not come from within the body (12). An enormous amount of scientific research studies have indicated that hair analysis is unreliable as a diagnostic tool in crime solving. For example, in one study, the researchers took hair from the head of a single individual and sent portions of the sample to six laboratories; the results varied widely from laboratory to…… [Read More]

43. Lee, H. 2004. Advances in Forensics Provide Creative Tools for Solving Crimes. Bulletin of the Council of Science and Engineering, 19(2).

44. Lee, H. 2004. Advances in Forensics Provide Creative Tools for Solving Crimes. Bulletin of the Council of Science and Engineering, 19(2).

45. Lee, H. 2004. Advances in Forensics Provide Creative Tools for Solving Crimes. Bulletin of the Council of Science and Engineering, 19(2).
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Functional Requirements Site Content Creating a Website

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Functional equirements

Site Content

Creating a website that can guide potential customers through the purchasing process for a build-to-order tablet PC needs to have a unified, highly integrated content management strategy that supports each phase of the buying cycle. The intent of this chapter is to define the site content and grouping by clarifying content elements, functional requirements and overall content inventory. Pervading both online and offline sales channels is the need for consistently excellent content to support each phase of the sales process (Forsyth, 2004). That is the objective of this chapter, to define those content elements and their contributing to moving customers through the buying cycle (Kumar, 2007).

The value proposition for the proposed build-to-order tablet is predicated on giving customers control over the experience their devices deliver daily. The site content needs to underscore the agility and flexibility of the production process while also showing the stability…… [Read More]

References

Forsyth, K. (2004). Content management: A prerequisite to marketing and sales effectiveness. International Journal of Medical Marketing, 4(3), 228-234.

Kumar, A. (2007). From mass customization to mass personalization: A strategic transformation. International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 19(4), 533-547.

Rowley, J. (2008). Understanding digital content marketing. Journal of Marketing Management, 24(5), 517.
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Web Content Monetization Software Operations

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D. Facilities, Equipment and Improvements

For the proposed venture all that is needed is an office with high speed Internet, meeting rooms and proximity to the primary customer base. Programming, professional services, marketing, sales and service can be run out of a standard office building. The requirements for the data center hosting the Web content monetization suite of applications include security, SLA compliance and uptime guarantees and support for multitenant-based delivery of the application (Lager, 2008). In addition there must be shared risk for SLA performance so the data centers have ownership of their performance to the customer level (Katzan, Dowling, 2010).

E. Capacity Levels and Inventory Management

There is no inventory as the proposed venture is leasing yearly access to a Web content monetization suite of applications. Capacity levels therefore are more determined by the capacity of data from customers, specifically from their enterprise content management, digital asset management…… [Read More]

References

Creeger, M.. (2009). CTO Roundtable: Cloud Computing. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 52(8), 50.

Ghalimi, I. (2008). SaaS 2.0 onward! Business process management as an on-demand capability -- Interview with Ismael Ghalimi of Intalio. Journal of Digital Asset Management, 4(5), 252-259.

Steve Hoberman. (2010). Data Modeling in the Cloud: Will the cloud make our data management jobs easier or harder?. Information Management, 20(2), 32.

Katzan, H., & Dowling, W.. (2010). Software-As-A-Service Economics. The Review of Business Information Systems, 14(1), 27-37.
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Job Analysis for Several Reasons

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This information should then by synthesized by a human resources professional.

Interviews are flexible, and can result in a large body of information that is difficult to synthesize. However, for more complex jobs, nuances can arise from the interview process that cannot be captured in a survey. Interviews are also appropriate for jobs with few employees. Questionnaires are appropriate for positions that are relatively simple, and with many employees. This is because the information is less robust, but becomes significant if it can be analyzed in the context of trends. Observation is generally appropriate only in situations where management is able to observe constantly throughout the work day.

orks Cited

Heathfield, Susan. (2008). Job Analysis. About.com. Retrieved October 25, 2008 at http://humanresources.about.com/od/jobdescriptions/g/job_analysis.htm

McNamara, Carter. (2008). Employee Task and Job Analysis. Authenticity Consulting. Retrieved October 25, 2008 at http://www.managementhelp.org/staffing/specify/job_nlyz/job_nlyz.htm… [Read More]

Works Cited

Heathfield, Susan. (2008). Job Analysis. About.com. Retrieved October 25, 2008 at http://humanresources.about.com/od/jobdescriptions/g/job_analysis.htm

McNamara, Carter. (2008). Employee Task and Job Analysis. Authenticity Consulting. Retrieved October 25, 2008 at http://www.managementhelp.org/staffing/specify/job_nlyz/job_nlyz.htm