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Data Warehouse a Strategic Weapon of an Organization

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Data Warehousing: A Strategic Weapon of an Organization.

Within Chapter One, an introduction to the study will be provided. Initially, the overall aims of the research proposal will be discussed. This will be followed by a presentation of the overall objectives of the study will be delineated. After this, the significance of the research will be discussed, including a justification and rationale for the investigation.

The aims of the study are to further establish the degree to which data warehousing has been used by organizations in achieving greater competitive advantage within the industries and markets in which they operate. In a recent report in the Harvard Business eview (2003), it was suggested that companies faced with the harsh realities of the current economy want to have a better sense of how they are performing. With growing volumes of data available and increased efforts to transform that data into meaningful knowledge…… [Read More]

References

Agosta, L. (2003). Ask the Expert. Harvard Business Review, 81(6), 1.

Database: Business Source Premier.

Babcock, Charles (1995). Slice, dice & deliver. Computerworld, 29, 46, 129 -132.

Beitler, S.S., & Lean, R. (1997). Sears' EPIC Transformation: Converting from Mainframe Legacy Systems to Online Analytical Processing (OLAP). Journal of Data Warehousing (2:2), 5-16.
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Data Warehouse Case Study VF

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From Supply Chain Efficiency to Customer Segmentation Focus

Because of this focus on supply chain forecasting accuracy and efficiency, the need for capturing very specific customer data becomes critical. The case study portrays the capturing of segmentation data as focused on growing each of the brands mentioned that VF relies on this data to base marketing, location development and store introductions, and pricing strategies on. In reality, the data delivered for these marketing programs and location-based analyses is also providing an agile and scalable platform for VF to more effectively manage and mitigate its supply chain risk as well.

elying on Alteryx for data analysis as it has superior capability to Microsoft Access and Excel in conjunction with the use of SC Software for geo-demographic analysis, VF has created a workflow for translating data warehouses into the basis of marketing and supply chain strategies. The strategic goal of getting the…… [Read More]

References

Adnan, M., Longley, P., Singleton, a., & Brunsdon, C. (2010). Towards Real-Time Geodemographics: Clustering Algorithm Performance for Large Multidimensional Spatial Databases. Transactions in GIS, 14(3), 283-297.

Paul Sheldon Foote, & Malini Krishnamurthi. (2001). Forecasting using data warehousing model: Wal-Mart's experience. The Journal of Business Forecasting Methods & Systems, 20(3), 13-17.

Yang-Im Lee, & Peter R.J. Trim. (2006). Retail marketing strategy: The role of marketing intelligence, relationship marketing and trust. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 24(7), 730-745.

Lewis, M., Hornyak, R., Patnayakuni, R., & Rai, a.. (2008). Business Network Agility for Global Demand-Supply Synchronization: A Comparative Case Study in the Apparel Industry. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 11(2), 5-29.
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Analysis of Honeynet and Honeypot Emerging Technologies

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Honeypot and Honeynet Emerging Technologies

In the present IT environment, individuals and businesses are becoming more dependent an open network that includes the Internet where business transactions, government services and commercial activities are realized. However, the use of open network has led to the development of new information security issues and cyber threats that are being utilized by the cyber criminals. Thus, a mistrust in computer network technologies and telecommunications can affect socio-economic of global enterprises, an increase in the complexity of network infrastructures and communication lead to an increased demand for a new approach to cybersecurity.

Essentially, the threats in the cyber security landscapes are continuously evolving. The reactive and traditional security measures are no more sufficient to protect cyber information infrastructures. Thus, honeypots are the new emerging technology tools focusing in the areas of network forensics and network security, which is effective in enhancing network security of an…… [Read More]

Reference

Clark, D., Berson, T., & Lin, H.S. (2014). At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues. Washington. National Academies Press.

Sokol, P. Misek, J. & Husak, M. (2017). Honeypots and honeynets: issues of privacy. EURASIP Journal on Information Security. 4.
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Data-Gathering in Qualitative Research

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Preventing Data Loss and Data Overload

A qualitative researcher may have to organize, document, and track large and diverse amounts of information. Consider this scenario: A researcher has interviewed 12 participants thus far and has decided to follow up with 4 of them for further interviews. Unfortunately, the researcher has placed all of the contact information on sticky notes around the computer and now cannot find the contact information for 2 of the participants. Moreover, the research supervisor is asking the researcher for a specific piece of interview transcript from one of the participants. These transcripts are all handwritten in a notebook, and the researcher has 15 unmarked notebooks where interview transcripts reside.

Would you like to be the researcher in this position? Can you think of potential problems with this organizational strategy (or lack thereof)? In this Discussion, you will consider data organization strategies so that you will not…… [Read More]

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Analysis of Survey on Job Satisfaction

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Job Satisfaction

The main objective of this research is to examine the various factors affecting job satisfaction given that satisfaction is a dynamic phenomenon that includes a person's attitudes and behaviors. The author also seeks to examine organizational injustices and how they affect job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Organizations in the modern business environment consider job satisfaction as a legitimate factor that has strong impacts on organizational commitment. In light of this significance, it's important for organizations to evaluate and identify factors that affect job satisfaction. Therefore, this research primarily seeks to study the various factors affecting job satisfaction.

Data Analysis Methodology

To achieve the aims of this study, the researcher conducted 26 surveys on 26 different employees to determine issues that are affecting the job satisfaction in their different working environments. The researcher developed surveys with open ended questions that act as a framework of understanding what employees want…… [Read More]

References

Lumley et al. 2011, Exploring the Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment of Employees in the Information Technology Environment, Southern African Business Review, vol. 15, no. 1, pp.100-118.

Research Methods Knowledge Base 2006, Deduction & Induction, Research Methods Knowledge Base, viewed 22 April 2016

Satterfield, LM 2015, Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Radiologic Sciences Faculty: Implications for Recruitment and Retention, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, viewed 21 April 2016,

Soiferman, LK 2010, Compare and Contrast Inductive and Deductive Research Approaches, Institute of Education Sciences, viewed 22 April 2016,
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Data Storage Design Large Business

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NET, PHP, Crystal Reports, and more.

In order to support the end-user database application, the user must maintain files like Adobe, Acrobat (pdf), PostScript, and FrameMaker to rapidly setup, test, modify, run, save and print database. Microsoft Excel files are also needed to enable information distribution in spreadsheet form and mark-up files (e.g., HTML, XML, etc.). There is no need to learn a programming language or meta-language and the setup can be accomplished by using a graphical user interface (GUI).

The most popular way to design a database is through Relational DMS, which provides a collection of operations to manipulate relations, where data is presented as a collection of relations. A table depicts each relation, attributes as Columns, and Rows ("tuples") represent entities. Among the main features and functions of the software include: Supports various configurations (single-user, networked multi-user, and client-server); Ease of installation and distribution; Transaction processing; High speed…… [Read More]

Bibliography:

F. Stamatelopoulos, N. And Roussopoulos, B. Maglaris. (1995). "Using a DBMS for Hierarchical Network Management"

SourceForge.net. "LEAP: Frequently Asked Questions" taken on November 10, 2006 from http://leap.sourceforge.net/faq.html

Stanczyk, Stefan, Bob Champion and Richard Leyton. 2nd Edition. "Theory and Practice of Relational Databases."
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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 esults

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. esearchers 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 ate (%)

Advocate

14.44%

Communicator

13.79%

esponsible

12.86%

Empowering

11.76%

Four Meta-themes Combine

Advocate

81%

Communicator

43.7%

esponsible

41.1%

Empowering

59.6%

Based on the effectiveness of TEF as a strategy to evaluate students perception on their tutors, the…… [Read More]

References

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.

Onwuegbuzie, A.J. Witcher, A.E. Collins, K.M.T. et al. (2007). Perception of Students Characteristics of Effective College Teachers: A Validity Study of a Teaching Evaluation Form Using a Mixed-Methods Analysis. American Educational Research Journal, 44(1): 113 -- 160.

University of South Alabama (2011): Mixed Research: Mixed Method and Mixed Model Research. USA.
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Decision Analysis System Computers Have Brought a

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Decision Analysis System

Computers have brought a great change in our lives. A software program called spreadsheet turns the computer screen into a paper sheet one is working on. This program saves time by reducing the errors and repetitions of calculations. It is commonly used in physics labs in order to save time by getting accurate results and accumulating proper data in labs. Spreadsheets have traditionally been used by accountants for the purpose of bookkeeping and budgeting, when actually they can prove to be amazing tools for engineers and scientists as well. Using a spreadsheet, entered raw data could be manipulated and plotted through few easy commands. Furthermore, due to their built-in capability to easily plot data, spreadsheets prove to be especially useful (Karmakar et al., 2007).

Initially introduced in the corporate world in late 1970s and the early 1980s, it proved to be an immediate success. The usefulness, power…… [Read More]

References

Karmakar, S., C. Lagu, J. Agnew and H. Landry (2007) Integrated decision support system (DSS) for manure management: a review and perspective. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 57, 190 -- 201.

Kong, G., D.L. Xu, X. Liu and J.B. Yang. (2009) Applying a belief rule-base inference methodology to a guideline-based clinical decision support system. Expert Systems, 26, 391 -- 408.

Ragsdale, C.T., K.P. Scheibe and M.A. Trick (2008) Fashioning fair foursomes for the fairway (using a spreadsheet-based DSS as the driver). Decision Support Systems, 45, 997 -- 1006.

eref, Michelle M.H.; Ahuja, Ravindra K.; and Winston, Wayne L. (2007). Developing spreadsheet-based decision support systems: using Excel and VBA. Dynamic Ideas.
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City of Alexandria -- Time Series Data

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City of Alexandria -- Time Series Data

Tufte (2001) and other ambassadors of the visual display of data have shown us how easily it is to understand complex data when it is graphically represented in ways that our minds are designed to understand. Tufte argues that "experience with the analysis of data…is essential for achieving precision and grace in the presence of statistics, .but even textbook of graphical design are silent about how to think about numbers" (Tufte, 2001, p. 104). Tufke remarks, that "Illustrators too often see their work as an exclusively artistic enterprise -- the words "creative," "concept," and "style" combine regularly in all possible permutations -- a Big Think jargon for the small task of constructing a time-series a few data points long" (Tufte, 2001, p. 204). Visual display of data has other uses than simply an elegant way to view, appreciate, and analyze data. The process…… [Read More]

References

Averch, H.A. (XXX). Chapter 10 Using expert judgment. [In XXXX].

Gladwell, M. (2007, November 12). Dangerous minds: Criminal profiling made easy. The New Yorker.

Miller, J.E. (2005). The Chicago guide to writing about multivariate analysis. Chicago, Il.: University of Chicago Press.

Meier,, K.J., Brudney, J.L., and Bohte, J. (2005). Applied statistics for public and nonprofit Administration, 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.
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Strategic Multidimensional Analysis of the

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The goal of quantitative research is to determine whether there is a truth in the predictive generalizations of a theory which assists in explaining understanding the phenomenon.

By contrast, qualitative research base its inquiry in understanding the human problem using multiple perspective, and the research is conducted in the natural setting in order to understand the phenomenon. While quantitative research uses survey, experimental and Quasi-Experiments methods to collect data, qualitative research uses the interview, case study and focus group as methods of data collection. The survey method involves using questionnaires for data collection with the intent of estimating the interest of the large population based on the smaller sample population. The qualitative research uses the phenomenological approach to understand the human experience. The goal is to immense into the phenomenon to understand the people being studied. The qualitative method also uses the case studies to explore the phenomenon being studied.…… [Read More]

References

Al-Hamdan, Z. & Anthony, D. (2010). Deciding on a mixed-methods design in a doctoral study. Nurse Researcher. 18 (1):45-56.

Aykut, D. (2010). Outward FDI from developing countries are up, notably South-South flows. World Bank Report.

Bradley, E.H., L.A. And Devers, K.J. (2007). "Qualitative Data Analysis for Health Services Research: Developing Taxonomy, Themes, and Theory." Health

Services Research 42 (4): 1758 -- 72.
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Preliminary Analysis Plan the Essential

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In addition, Baxter and Eyles (1997) stress that "academic discourse is sufficiently different from lay accounts" and that "the analytic views of 'outsiders' are important for understanding (pg. 505). Preserving the integrity of the respondents' responses to the interview questions will therefore be paramount in any analysis and presentation of the gathered data, even when such analysis/presentation takes place in a quantified manner. Gay & Airasian (2000) also maintain that there is a high need for data obtained through interview to remain descriptive when possible. Much of the important data in this preliminary study will be quantifiable, but other aspects will need to be treated in this more descriptive manner.

The use of case studies and the general descriptive representation of qualitative data and its analysis is a long recognized trend in the human and even the hard sciences (Leedy 2003). Even presenting certain events and phenomena within the framework…… [Read More]

References

Ambert, A.; Adler, P.; Adler, P.; Detzner, D. (1995) "Understanding and evaluating qualitative research." Journal of marriage and the family, 57(4), pp. 879-93.

Baxter, J. & Eyles, J. (1997).: Evaluating qualitative research in social geography: Establishing 'rigour' in interview analysis." Transactions of the institute of British geographers, 22(4), pp. 505-25.

Feder, P. (1974). "Graphical techniques in statistical data analysis: Tools for extracting information from data." Technometrics, 16(2), pp. 287-99.

Gay, L.R. & Airasian, P. (2000). Educational research: Competencies for analysis and application (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
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Statistical Analysis of Restaurant Patrons

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Many patrons tip based on how quickly their food is delivered, and if it is hot or not, how it tastes, did it meet the patrons' expectations or not for this specific type of food, what is the frequency of the patrons' dining on this specific type of food.

There are also an entire series of attitudinal questions regarding why this specific restaurant was chosen, and these could range from convenience for a family meal together, or for a special occasion. Clearly expectations are significantly higher for those respondents going out to dinner for an anniversary, birthday, or significant family event - all instances were respondents would be going to more upscale restaurants.

There is the entire price/quality aspect of this research. It is one experience to dine at McDonalds' or Burger King and have the expectation of the burger and fries tasting like they have in the past, and…… [Read More]

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ResearchMethods (2007) - Web Center for Social Research Methods. Research Methods Knowledge Base. Accessed from the Internet on July 11, 2007 from location:  http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/measlevl.php 

SPSS Files:
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Coding and Collecting Data for

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First, there is open coding, where frequently used words or concepts help separate useful data from other data that may not be useful in that particular research context. Next, the researchers turn to selective coding, which is "the process that links all categories and sub-categories to the core category thus facilitating the emergence of the 'storyline' or theory" (Corbin & Strauss, 2008, p. 155). This style of coding focuses on making relationships out of the emerging categories of more abstract qualitative data. Last, there is axial coding, which strengthens relationships between core concepts and categories. According to the research, "this process is used to make connections between categories and sub-categories and allows a conceptual framework to emerge" (Corbin & Strauss, 2008, p. 154). By using such coding methods, core concepts can help point to meaningful answers.

Moreover, data collection can be overlapping with data analysis within the context of qualitative…… [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.

National Science Foundation. (1997). What is qualitative analysis. Analyzing Qualitative Data. Web.  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/chap_4.htm
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SQL and Big Data Gaining Greater Insights

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SQL and ig Data

Gaining greater insights into terabytes of unstructured and structured data organizations have been collecting in many cases for decades across diverse computing and storage platforms are increasingly being unified through advanced data and system architectures. ig Data is the term used to define very large, diverse data sets that contain both structured and unstructured data that defy analysis using conventional database management and analytics applications (International Journal of Micrographics & Optical Technology, 2010). ig Data is an area generating much interest in enterprises as this collection of data analysis, aggregation and extraction techniques continue to deliver valuable insights into how companies can become more competitive (Datskovsky, 2013). Structured Query Language (SQL) is a widely accepted approach to querying databases, aggregating and analyzing data and creating useful reports that guide decision making in organizations (Rys, 2011). Enterprise software companies are creating ig Data analytics applications that include…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Baker, B. 2013, "Enterprise Analytics: Optimize Performance, Process and Decisions Through Big Data," Quality Progress, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 68.

Datskovsky, Galina, PhD., C.R.M. 2013, "Harnessing Big Data for Competitive Advantage," Information Management, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 1.

Ferguson, R.B. 2013, "The Big Deal About a Big Data Culture (and Innovation)," MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 1-5.

Ferguson, R.B. 2012, "The Storage and Transfer Challenges of Big Data," MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 1-4.
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No Child Left Behind Data

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State education agencies and local school districts needs to work to incorporate the major provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (U.S. Department of Education, 2004a). The evaluator feels it is imperative that as teacher preparation programs, along with state and local education agencies, address the training, recruitment, and retention of highly qualified teachers and conduct counseling sessions for every American classroom.

Teacher education programs can prepare future teachers to work in true collaborative arrangements with a variety of community stakeholders and families by helping teachers and school administrators understand the mandates, timelines, and overall missions of other public human services agencies. This type of information is critical and could be easily incorporated into the general and special education teacher preparation curricula, including field experiences in schools as well as in community human service agencies (such as mental health centers or juvenile justice).

As more educators are trained and…… [Read More]

References

Kolbe L, J. (2006) A framework for School Health Programs in the 21st Century. Journal of School Health. Pg 75:226-228.

Lechtenberger, D.A., & Mullins, F.E. (Fall, 2004). Promoting better family-school community partnerships for all of America's children. Beyond Behavior, 14(1), 17-22.

Lewis, T.J., Powers, L.J., Kelk, M.J., & Newcomer, L. (2002) Reducing problem behaviors on the playground: An investigation of the application of school-wide positive behavior supports. Psychology in the Schools, 39, 181-190.

Miles, P., Burns, E.J., Osher, T. W, Walker, J.S., & National Wraparound Initiative Advisory Group. (2006). The Wraparound process users guide: A handbook for families. Portland, OR: Portland State University, National Wraparound Initiative, Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.
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Retail Data Analytics

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data collection mentioned earlier. This report shall focus on the data collection in particular. Within this report, there shall be a recitation of the data collection approach, a definition of the proper data collection channels, a description and depiction of the purchase of external data sets to assist in the problem, the development and description of data quality and other data governance issues and a planning of the ongoing storage and maintenance of the data. While planning and execute data analytics is not rocket science, as they say, it is something that is very important and needs to be done right the first time.

The author of this report knows that a ten million dollar investment is not insignificant. As such, there should be a proceeding with caution yet expediency. As noted in the prior project, JC Dollar is in the right general area of analysis but is obviously not…… [Read More]

References

Arrington, S.C. (2013). The Nays Have It: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Should Not

Apply to Employees Who Violate Employer Imposed Computer Access and Data

Use Restrictions to Steal Company Data. Journal Of Internet Law, 16(12), 3-20.

Bata, S.A., Beard, J., Egri, E., & Morris, D. (2011). Retail revenue management:
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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]

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____. (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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Collects Data to Test the

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The survey will not take much of your time. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

The objective of this study is to determine human factors affecting the safe operation of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at the United States Air Force. The study is a part of research project for a Master's degree program in aviation/aerospace management. The phrase "heavy" aircraft refers to cargo, transport, or refueling aircraft. Aviation incident refers to an incident in which either the military or the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducts a safety investigation.

Following is a list of possible attributes of UAV pilots. The scale is rated from 1 to 5; "1" being "not very important" and "5" being "very important."

Please Tick an appropriate answer from 1 to 6.

For a UAV pilot to demonstrate effective aviation safety, he or she should be a:

1. Graduate from Undergraduate Pilot Training…… [Read More]

References

Barribeau, P. Butler, B. Corney, J. et al. (2005). Survey Research. Writing@CSU. Colorado State University Department of English. Retrieved [26 August 2011] from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/survey/.

Trochim, W & Donnelly, J.P. (2007). The Research Methods Knowledge Base, (3RD Edition). Atomic Dog Publishing.USA.

Appendices

Appendix 1: Survey of Perceived Characteristics of UAV Pilots
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Visualize Your Data in Defining a System

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Visualize Your Data

In defining a system to be used for visualizing case information and also capable of supporting geographic information systems (GIS) crime and incident analysis, standardizing on the ESI ArcGIS Server and its Law Enforcement Data Model would provide a scalable, agile foundation for data visualization and future growth. The components or modules that need to be included in the system include Crime Analysis, Data Fusion/Intelligence Analysis, Community Corrections, COMPSTAT statistics module, esource Management, Process outing and MDT/MDC integration. Taken together these components and ArcGIS Server platform would provide for greater criminal analysis visualization and prediction over time. The use of data visualization in crime prediction and prevention, coupled with pattern and data analysis, has shown to have significant effects on reducing crime in targeted regional and metro areas (Xu, Chen, 2005).

Advantages Of Including A Data Visualization Component

There are many advantages of having a data visualization…… [Read More]

References

Heather Havenstein. (2006, January). Data Analysis May Help LAPD Fight Terrorism. Computerworld, 40(3), 4.

Pike, W., Bruce, J., Baddeley, B., Best, D., Franklin, L., May, R., Rice, D., Riensche, R., & Younkin, K.. (2009). The Scalable Reasoning System: Lightweight visualization for distributed analytics. Information Visualization: Special Issue on Visual Analytics, Science and Technology, 8(1), 71-84.

Post, F.. (2011). Data Visualization: Featuring Interactive Visual Analysis. Computer Graphics Forum, 30(2), xxiii-xxiii.

Jennifer Xu, & Hsinchun Chen. (2005). Criminal network analysis and visualization. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 48(6), 100-107.
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Decision Analysis System Modeling Using Spreadsheets Data

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Decision Analysis System Modeling

Using Spreadsheets"

"DATA DECISION ANALYSIS SYSTEM MODELING USING SPEADSHEETS"

"Data Decision Analysis System Modeling Using Spreadsheets."

Spreadsheet is one of the most popular software packages on the planet. Daily, million of business people, students and individuals use spreadsheet program to build models to assist in solving decision problems they face on their work activities. Thus, employers generally look for individuals having experience and skills with spreadsheets. Typically, spreadsheets assist in developing varieties of management techniques in modeling environment. More importantly, spreadsheets assist in developing models and make decision within a business environment.

Within the present contemporary business environment, many business managers face daunting tasks to make effective decisions. With the fast-paced and dynamic changes within a competitive business environment, business people are often faced with extremely complex business alternatives. Evaluation of the alternatives and choosing the best option from these alternatives has become a daunting task…… [Read More]

References

Evans, M.H. (2010). Course 3: Capital Budgeting Analysis. Continuing Professional Education

Lin, G.C.I. & Nagalingam, S.V. (2000). CIM justification and optimization. London: Taylor & Francis.

Ragsdale, C.T.(2010). Decision Analysis and Spreadsheet Modeling. A Practical Introduction to Management Science (4th edition). Cengage Learning.
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Organizing Data in Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

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Tracking Data

In research, data and information collected needs to be organized in a manner that makes sense for the researcher at the analysis and report writing stages. Data can be organized depending on the data analysis objectives of the researcher. The researcher would organize qualitative data differently than a survey or quantitative data. It is through data organization that the researcher, at times, would make sense of the data at hand and would either confirm or change the direction or focus of the data analyses (while keeping in mind that any changes should still be aligned with the study's objectives).

Organizing data collected using qualitative methods require a different kind of organization or approach to data analysis. Qualitative data are made up of text relevant to the study at hand, and may be in the form of a key word, phrase, sentence, or passage from a specific discussion into…… [Read More]

References

Creswell, J. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Reisman, J., Gienapp, A. And S. Stachowiak. 2007. A Handbook of Data Collection Tools: Companion to "A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy." Organizational Research Services.
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Communicating Qualitative Research Analysis

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Qualitative research is different from quantitative research methodologies on the premise that it does not rely on numerical data. Qualitative research rely on text and image since it's a type of scientific research that seeks to provide contextual descriptions of the experiences of people regarding as specific research issue. In most cases, qualitative research methods are considered suitable in identifying intangible factors through a scientific inquiry such as socioeconomic status, religion, social norms, and ethnicity (College of Computer and Information Science, n.d.). In this regard, there are several aspects that distinguish qualitative research writing, which are brought by specific designs, steps of analysis, and data collection procedures. An understanding of these aspects of qualitative research writing helps in enhancing the effectiveness of the research process and research findings.

Salient Aspects of Qualitative Research Writing

In his discussion on qualitative research procedures, Creswell (2014) proposes ten aspects that differentiate qualitative research…… [Read More]

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Streaming Data as Lisa Vaas

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As with any new idea, costs associated with the adaptation of a new application would be incurred mainly at the beginning as it personnel would need to be trained for using the StreamBase.

Security might be one of the main problems associated with StreamBase. Would the streaming data be encrypted or otherwise protected from malicious users? he organization adapting to StreamBase would need to be sure that the analyses were not vulnerable to security breaches. Finally, just as with streaming multimedia content, streaming data and data analysis might be problematic and prone to caching problems. Possible glitches may be due to server speeds, client PC speeds, and the speed of data transmission. If the organization relied on its own intranet and had a backup system for streaming, then it might be possible to mitigate any problems associated with real-time financial data analysis.

Vaas, Lisa. "StreamBase 2.0 argets Financials." eWeek. June…… [Read More]

The benefits of real-time financial data analysis would therefore far outweigh the costs. Restructuring and redesigning the organizations it department would be beneficial in other ways: forcing the introduction of new products, ideas, and processes. At the same time, increased revenues from the more robust data analysis system would more than make up for whatever costs were associated with implementing the new application. As with any new idea, costs associated with the adaptation of a new application would be incurred mainly at the beginning as it personnel would need to be trained for using the StreamBase.

Security might be one of the main problems associated with StreamBase. Would the streaming data be encrypted or otherwise protected from malicious users? The organization adapting to StreamBase would need to be sure that the analyses were not vulnerable to security breaches. Finally, just as with streaming multimedia content, streaming data and data analysis might be problematic and prone to caching problems. Possible glitches may be due to server speeds, client PC speeds, and the speed of data transmission. If the organization relied on its own intranet and had a backup system for streaming, then it might be possible to mitigate any problems associated with real-time financial data analysis.

Vaas, Lisa. "StreamBase 2.0 Targets Financials." eWeek. June 17, 2005. Retrieved Oct 18, 2008 at  http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Database/StreamBase-20-Targets-Financials/1
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What Is the Future of Big Data

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ig data: What does it mean for your business?

Once data about consumers was relatively difficult to amass. Now, in the digital age businesses are assaulted with a plethora of sources of consumer data. "Data now stream from daily life: from phones and credit cards and televisions and computers; from the infrastructure of cities; from sensor-equipped buildings, trains, buses, planes, bridges, and factories. The data flow so fast that the total accumulation of the past two years -- a zettabyte -- dwarfs the prior record of human civilization" (Shaw 2014). The big data revolution has the power to be as revolutionary as the Internet in the ways that businesses conduct commerce and consumers view themselves. "ig data is distinct from the Internet, although the Web makes it much easier to collect and share data. ig data is about more than just communication: the idea is that we can learn from…… [Read More]

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Corbin, K. 2014. CIOs must balance cloud security and customer service. CIO Magazine.

Available at:  http://www.cio.com/article/2379776/government/cios-must-balance-cloud-security-and-customer-service.html  [2 Nov 2014]

Cukier, K.N. & Schoenberger, V. 2013. The rise of Big Data. Foreign Affairs. Available at:

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139104/kenneth-neil-cukier-and-viktor-mayer-schoenberger/the-rise-of-big-data [2 Nov 2014]
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A concise Analysis of financial performance of companies

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environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and financial performance of companies

Investors are increasingly recognizing the fact that ESG (environmental, social, corporate governance) elements can substantially affect companies' security rates and financial performance. The aforementioned components' contribution to financial markets has been growing with the rise in number of ESG opportunities and risks within the contemporary international economy. Timely and improved organizational policy-related data access and the effect of organizational policy on communities have made it considerably convenient for customers to express their dissatisfaction by simply quitting a brand. When international brands' images are sullied by ESG-related problems, the resultant instantaneous backlash has the capacity of abruptly and negatively impacting income and demand (Eccles, Ioannou & Serafeim, 2014).

Organizations having a poor reputation when it comes to ESG related matters are vulnerable to monetary risks, including a very genuine threat of facing lawsuits in the future, greater remediation and regulatory…… [Read More]

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High Level of Anecdotal Data and Loose

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high level of anecdotal data and loose interpretation involved. For any serious study, what we want is quantitative or scientific research. For a research to be truly effective, it must the following criteria:

"There must be a felt difficulty or problem to be addressed

There must be a location and definition of the felt difficulty

One must suggest solutions (hypotheses) to the problem

Using deductive reasoning one must predict the consequences of the various suggested solutions

One must test the hypothesis in action" (Blumenfeld, p. 119)

With qualitative research, there can be several challenges starting from proper research hypotheses to research data analysis. This is because qualitative research doesn't have numbers or facts included. It is purely based on interviews, life stories, anecdotes and such other expressive data which cannot be easily analyzed and the margin of error can usually be very wide.

In order to ensure good accuracy levels…… [Read More]

References

Warren J. Blumenfeld. (1993) Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life. Beacon Press.
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How Nurses Use Data

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Using Data

Prior to entering the FNP program my sixteen years of nursing experience all took place in hospital settings, including work in the ICU, ER, cath lab, and same day surgery unit. I had never worked in public health or in a primary care setting and had minimal experience using health data to improve quality and patient safety. My first encounter with the use of data was in same day surgery, using SCIP core measures: we made sure our target population received their beta blocker the day of surgery, appropriate antibiotic selection, and VTE prophylaxis because this combined treatment had been shown to significantly improve outcomes and reduce recovery time.

After entering the FNP program I entered primary care where health promotion and disease prevention is at the forefront of my practice. This has renewed my love of nursing as I act as a…… [Read More]

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DSM Manufacturing When Network Analysis Meets Business Reality case

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Conduct an initial scenario cost analysis that will determine the optimal location for the new contract manufacturer

Decision analysis can be utilized to ascertain a suggested decision alternative or an optimal decision strategy when a decision-maker is encountered with an indeterminate and risk-full configuration of forthcoming happenings. The objective of decision analysis is to pinpoint the best possible decision alternative or the optimal decision strategy provided information regarding the indeterminate events and the potential consequences or payoffs (Anderson et al., 2012). In delineation, scenario analysis is the practice of approximating the anticipated portfolio value subsequent to certain period. This takes into account the supposition of particular variations within the portfolio's securities values or major factors come about; for instance, a variation in the interest rate. Scenario assessment is frequently employed to approximate variations to a portfolio's value as a reaction to an negative occurrence, and might be utilized to study…… [Read More]