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Her husband helped her with a bit of the amount required for capital but the she was forced to take loans from a few of her relatives, which she did not want to do at the beginning, so as to get the business on its feet.
Being a sole proprietor is difficult for her as all the decisions rest on her shoulders. There are jobs she has had to turn down due to personal and family responsibilities which she would have considered if she had a partner. Another disadvantage which she finds in running a sole proprietorship is that her medical insurance premiums are not directly deductible from business income. It can only be partially deducted so as to make adjustments to the income.
Felicia believes that it is important to sell what they actually market. That is why she only agrees to take jobs that she will be able…
Zahorsky, D. (2003). Sole Proprietorship: the Right Business Structure? Retrieved October
19, 2010, from http://sbinformation.about.com/od/ownership1/a/soleproprietor.htm
APPENDIX A: Interview with a business owner
Glenda finds interactions with others to be one of the most difficult parts of her position, although she mainly communicates with other medical professionals. While she does not use any special communication skills, she has taken medical terminology classes to help her understand medical jargon. Because she is in charge of supply monitoring, she has a duty in her job position to report suspicious drug usage and prescribing by the duty physicians. This is not an ethical or legal duty that subjects her to liability, but is still a job duty. Her employer has set up a reporting system for all unit coordinators who are in charge of supplies. Furthermore, the hospital has set up privacy procedures to ensure HIPPAA compliance. Glenda is not responsible for helping meet clinical or non-clinical guidelines for patient care.
As a long-term hospital employee in a specialized position, Glenda's experience as a unit…
National Association of Health Unit Coordinators. (2012). Standards of practice for health unit coordinators. Retrieved December 15, 2012 from NAHUC website: http://www.nahuc.org/nahuc_s1.htm
MHA Health Careers Center. (2004). Health unit coordinator. Retrieved December 15, 2012
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Another important component of the Unit's functions is to assist victims in creating Victim Impact Statements. "Victim input is solicited in the form of a written Victim Impact Statement, however witness input is verbal. The needs of the victims and witnesses are relayed to the appropriate persons" (Victim/Witness, 2013, Office of Monmouth County Prosecutor). This data may be used when deciding to prosecute a crime or in sentencing. One of the reasons that victim's rights agencies have become more common and established throughout the United States was the belief that the impact of the crime upon the life of the victim in terms of pain and suffering must be taken into consideration. Often, victims are still extremely traumatized and have difficulty articulating what happened to them. The personnel at the Unit are specially trained to deal with victim reticence and they are oriented in techniques to make talking about the…
Victim/Witness. (2013). Office of Monmouth County Prosecutor. Retrieved:
Interview with substance abuse counselor: Mr. Smith
For my interview, I selected Mr. Smith (not his real name), a substance abuse counselor who approaches his practice from the point-of-view of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has become one of the most popular therapies for treating substance abuse. When I asked why, Mr. Smith replied: "because it works." Substance abuse has long been regarded as one of the most intractable problems in the mental health profession. Substance abuse has a biological cause; is often exacerbated by environmental factors such as growing up in a society where drug abuse is normalized and prevalent; and then fundamentally rewires the subject's reward center in the brain, so the pleasures of the drug outweigh all other pleasures. One of the few techniques to 'unwire' this negative perspective has been CBT. Mr. Smith believes very strongly in the CBT format: he has a M.A. In clinical…
interview entrepreneur owns operates a business conduct a critical analysis company. Include elements report: Housing ehabilitation Property Management type nature business (products/services offered) scope business (local nature, national, international scope) person decided business, proceeded business's form (business operated a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation -- individual form a corporation -- a franchise,
Interview: Housing rehabilitation and property management
X is an entrepreneur, the owner of a construction company that currently engages in the rehabilitation of older properties and the construction of new ones. The business is primarily local in nature, and is focused upon helping future and existing homeowners realize their dreams. Sometimes this entails improving or modernizing an existing structure from the ground up, at other times the improvements are more minor. Some recent projects have included creating additions and garages and modernizing older houses so they are better able to withstand the elements and can support modern…
LLC. (2012). IRS. Retrieved:
Mutikani, Lucia. (2012). Housing market hits pothole in February. Yahoo! Finance.
Interview Supply Chain
Interview with a Supply Chain Manager
The line of business, mission, and goals of the organization he/she works for.
Describe these briefly.
The purchasing manager that I talked to worked for Aerojet Rocketdyne. It is an extremely high tech business that operates in a competitive industry.
The company's mission is as follows (Aerojet Rocketdyne, N.d.):
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. Since the company was founded in 1942, it has led the way in the development of crucial technology and products that have kept America strong and…
Aerojet Rocketdyne. (N.d.). About Us. Retrieved from Aerojet Rocketdyne: http://www.rocket.com/about
Although Charley says it has been difficult, he is proud of the work ethic his delivery experience has given him. "I'm also much more frugal than anyone else I know my age, because I think, whenever I spend money, how long it's going to take the restaurant to earn that money back."
Liu's father and mother were not in the restaurant business before they came to America. Liu's parents were both engineers, and met when they were going to the same university. However, they were not able to transfer their qualifications to the United States. Charley only vaguely remembers going to school in China, and says he has never gone back to his native country. However, someday he would like to return for a visit, and to see the family members he has only heard about, never met.
For his parents, the hardest transition to America was learning the language.…
Interview With an Immigrant
Profile of the Interviewee
The immigrant who was interviewed for this paper is John mith (not his real name). He is a twenty-nine-year-old male immigrant of Pakistani origin who lives in New York. Both his parents are from Pakistan but settled in the United Arab Emirates after their marriage. mith has also spent all his childhood in the United Arab Emirates where he was born and has only visited his home country Pakistan twice in his whole life.
mith moved to New York from the United Arab Emirates at the age of eighteen to pursue higher studies in engineering at a well-known university. He lived with one of his uncles who has been living in the United tates for several years and is a citizen. mith is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the university and is also a researcher as well as an assistant to…
Smith's experience is typical of a number of South Asian expatriates who prefer moving to the western countries and settling there instead of returning to their home countries. Many of them head to the United States because of the educational and employment opportunities. The immigration from South Asia has increased during the later years of the twentieth century when families that had moved to the oil-rich Persian Gulf states neared their retirement and felt unable to adjust to life in their South Asian homeland. The alternative was to move to the relatively congenial United States or send their children there to study and settle there later on. These immigrants were welcomed as the United States needed a large workforce to support the economic development that came with the technology boom and web revolution of the nineties.
During the New Immigration period of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the immigration was mainly from the Asian and Pacific region. According to some theorists, this trend was discouraged because Chinese workers were seen as a cultural threat to the recently settled society of the United States, dominated by North European norms and Protestant values and work ethics. Immigration from Europe was facilitated and people from that part of the world continued to be welcomed.
Later on, immigration increased from Eastern and Central Europe in search of better economic opportunities compared to their communist home countries. These immigrants were suspected because of the World War II experience and it was also perceived that they did not respect the local laws and norms. There was greater pressure towards assimilation than today because the country was stabilizing after the Civil War and the Second World War. After the terrorist attack of 2001, many Muslim immigrants returned to their home countries but a large number have decided to continue to stay on.
Interview a practicing manager.
Apple is a leading software and hardware company. Its latest innovations like the iPhone series have led to world-wide use of smart phones and mobile applications. Sofia, a sales manager for Apple sat down and answered a few questions on her duties and difficulties with her position. She is a 35-year-old mother of two with four years in the company. She has worked with her store for all those four years and have led them to a strong sales rank within the company.
For question one, she stated she is a sales manager for the company, Apple. She helps in developing the respective territory's Apple business through building a robust, influential, and collective business relationship with the reseller's management and sales team. Another facet of her job at Apple is training the reseller's store team members on how to sell Apple hardware, software, and accessories. Updating…
L.A. Hill, Becoming a Manager: Mastery of a New Identity (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1992).
Interview of Educator
I interviewed a fourth grade teacher with five years of experience in education, all at the same school. This teacher has been evaluated formally on three separate occasions. On all occasions, the monitor was in the classroom. When asked about her feelings toward evaluation and the evaluation process used in her district, she responded positively. She said that she was happy that the district put effort into teacher evaluations, because they are important in ensuring all the standards are being met. Evaluations give valuable feedback to schools, and help them to improve their programs and policies, she said.
Evaluations are conducted over several core areas pertinent to pedagogical practice. These areas include planning, classroom management, delivery of instruction, monitoring, assessment, family outreach, community outreach, and professional responsibilities. In addition to these factors, the teacher is evaluated according to California teaching standards. These standards relate to all of…
Another common misconception is that gay people are more likely to be promiscuous than straight people. Being gay is not "all about sex and partying" it is fundamentally about love. Gay people are no more or less likely than straight people to be into 'partying' and every person should be evaluated on his or her own personal terms, not simply viewed in light of his or her sexuality. People may judge gay people based upon one or two false media images or one or two anecdotes, but they would not take the behavior of one heterosexual person to be representative of all straight people.
One positive aspect of being gay, Mike noted, is the extent to which it has made him more compassionate and tolerant of other people's differences. Mike grew up in a very homogeneous, non-diverse environment, but being gay taught him what it is like to be a…
Interview with social worker: Ms. A
My interview was with Ms. A, a substance abuse counselor, who organized group meetings for people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. She described the work as challenging but rewarding. Very often people who are recovering from addictions have an ambivalent attitude towards the recovery process. While some are willing, others are compelled into the group because of legal reasons (such as a conviction for DWI) or because of family pressures. Ms. A must be mindful of these different attitudinal perspectives on the process of navigating recovery. It cannot be assumed that everyone 'wants to be there' and that everyone consciously wants to rid him or herself of addiction.
Group therapy can be valuable for individuals in substance abuse recovery because it enmeshes members in a supportive environment of people who understand what they are going through. It can be very difficult for…
Interview With an Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner and Mistakes
The objective of this study is to answer the following questions as an interview with an experienced Advanced Practice Nurse in regards to their transition from novice to expert practitioner:
(1) What was your experience like transitioning from novice APN (Advanced Practice Nurse) to expert practitioner?
The transition from novice to Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a critical time for the nurse and it is a time that is quite unnerving. The experience has moments of feeling powerful and powerless and is a challenging experience but an exciting time in the career progression of the nursing professional.
(2) What helped in your transition?
Having a mentor was of great assistance during the transition in that she acted as a sounding board and a fountain of wisdom.
(3) What did not help in your transition?
My own expectations of myself were the…
Croke, EM (2003) Nurses, Negligence, and Malpractice. American Journal of Nursing September 2003. Volume 103 Number 9. Retrieved from: http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/
Tingle, J (nd) Legal aspects of expanded role, clinical guidelines, and protocols, and nurse prescribing. Retrieved from: http://www.mea.elsevierhealth.com/media/us/samplechapters/9780750688680/9780750688680.pdf
Matthews M. The nurse and the legal system. In: O'Keefe ME, editor. Nursing practice and the law: avoiding malpractice and other legal risks. Philadelphia F.A. Davis Co.; 2001. p. 42-57
There is no other source for many patients who come through the private system to receive follow-up care other than the public health system. Where there was once virtually very little coordination between private and public systems, today we see extensive coordination because it is necessary. The cuts in Medicaid, and the loss of group health benefits has necessitated a more coordinated effort.
Is there a health care delivery preparedness plan for a public health event, such as an infectious epidemic or bioterrorist attack?
Private hospitals have plans, and go over and test those plans on a periodic basis as is required by oversight. However, after Hurricane Katrina it is difficult to imagine how those plans would unfold. Those hospitals that were forced to abandon patients and staff were required by law to have those kinds of plans, and, in my opinion, they failed. So we have plans, but let's…
Birenbaum, a. (1997). Managed Care: Made in America. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. Retrieved October 29, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27467039 http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5023776607
Bolen, R.M., & Hall, J.C. (2007). Managed Care and Evidence-Based Practice: The Untold Story. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(3), 463+. Retrieved October 29, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5023776607 http://www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=99221670
Zelman, W.A., & Berenson, R.A. (1998). The Managed Care Blues and How to Cure Them. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. Retrieved October 29, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=99221672
Interview With Business Person
Interviewed person: Tirad Al-Mahmoud, EO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)
Can you provide me with a description of your business?
Our business deals, obviously, with banking and this is done both for Muslim and non-Muslim communities. We provide loans and financing for housing, cars or education, but also for the small and medium enterprise sector. We provide different deposit products and consulting services for wealth management, insurance services and products for retirement. We don't do any operations on the stock exchange.
How long have you been in business?
We have been established in 1997, so we have been in the business for almost 17 years.
What type of business form do you have?
From our very beginning, we were created as a Public Joint Stock Company.
How do the socioeconomic, environmental, technological, legal and political environment impact your business?
I will say a truism and…
They should make a genuine attempt to explore a wide variety of subjects and research available resources (especially online) to identify possible interests and suitable career paths that are achievable and likely to be fulfilling.
What is your favorite holiday? Why?
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving for several reasons. First, it is a nondenominational holiday that can be celebrated and shared by all Americans, irrespective of religious orientation or heritage of origin. Second, Thanksgiving involves the healthiest foods that we can all enjoy without worrying as much about our diets as we have to during other major holidays that emphasize less healthy foods and over a much longer run-up period than one weekend.
If you could live in some other historical period, which would you choose, and why?
I suppose, if I had to choose another era, it would be the immediate post-World War II era in the United States…
Data Collection and Processing
This seemed to be the most expensive stage of research. In Jane's quantitative work, she had to produce questionnaires and encode each one of them in the statistical software she used. Tokens were also given to respondents. Data collection and processing took a big chunk of her timelines. Carlos, on the other hand, had to spend much time interviewing his respondents because it is a qualitative research. He needed to revisit his respondents multiple times in order to build rapport with the respondents and ensure high quality of data. Data processing was also tedious because Carlos had to devise the usual matrix of answers of the many respondents he had.
Writing the Dissertation
Both Jane and Carlos believe that their dissertation chair was of great help during this state. They helped Jane and Carlos in analyzing their data, advised on which direction they should take, and…
Babbie, E. (2007). The Practice of Social Research (12th ed.). CA: Wadsworth Publishing.
Frey, L., C. Botan, P. Friedman, and G. Kreps. (1992). Interpreting Communication Research: A Case Study Approach. Allyn & Bacon.
Introduction and Interview Objectives
hen looking back at how her family has evolved over time, Daisy quips that, "e all grew up, and they got grey hair -- even though mom's keeps disappearing." Daisy does not currently have a role model. hen asked if she thought of herself as a feminist, Daisy answered, "Yes and no. omen should be able to do everything, too." Her typical day has her waking up and she either goes to school or work then off to softball practice and finally home to read or work on the computer. hen her mother asks her to, Daisy will watch a movie with her and then go to bed to read and then sleep. "And eat somewhere in there, too."
In looking over the three interviewees and comparing them, there is a lot of diversity even from women from the same family. The differences exhibited in each of their lives seem…
Ward, Martha C. A World Full of Women. Needham Hights, MA - Allyn & Bacon, 2003.
Love, Julia. "Interview." Telephone interview. 13 Aug. 2005.
Brown, Terrilee. "Interview." Telephone interview. 13 Aug. 2005
Brown, Daisy. "Interview." Telephone interview. 13 Aug. 2005
Interview With Sergeant Walker
Sergeant obert (Bob) Walker at the Montgomery County Police Department was willing to participate in an hour long interview during which he shared his management styles as well as many of the ways in which he believes he is most effective as a Sergeant and supervisor to 13 members of the police force. Bob Walker (whose name has been changed to maintain his privacy) prefaced our conversation by sharing what he believes epitomizes the reasons he is so successful as a supervisor. Earlier that morning (on the day of the interview) one of the newest members of Sergeant Walker's Police force came to him to share with him some thoughts:
So, he [new member of police force] walks in the room and says to me 'I want to thank you for hearing me out yesterday'. This guy, he thanked me for listening. He knew he had…
Gerald H. Cliff, "Management style in a large city police department and its effect on the morale of front line officers: The case of Detroit" (January 1, 2003). ETD Collection for Wayne State University. Paper AAI3086422.
NetIndustries. Police: Organization and Management - Managing Police Organizations. 2011. Retrieved from: http://law.jrank.org/pages/1670/Police-Organization-Management-Managing-police-organizations.html .
Walker, Robert. Personal Interview. January 29, 2011.
Cooking did not seem to be her passion, but she did like to help out her children because 'you young people are so busy nowadays.' She said she preferred to eat in the middle of the day, which seemed to help with her digestion, and only ate sparsely at night.
On Sundays, when she did not see her children, she often dined with some of her neighborhood friends, mostly Italian-American women who were also widows, and also occasionally with some friends from the town, people she had met from back when her children were in school, at the hairdressers, and so forth. hile not an immigrant per se, Mrs. N -- was strongly identified with the Italian-American community most of her life, and it has been observed that the support of a community, and mingling with ethnic "cohorts" can ease the developmental transition into old age, defined as "1) letting…
Akhtar, Salman & Lois Wonsun Choi. (2004). When evening falls: The immigrant's encounter with middle and old age. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 64(2), 183-191. Retrieved April 18, 2008, from ProQuest Medical Library database. (Document ID: 642260381).
Jones, Rebecca L. (2006). 'Older people' talking as if they are not older people:
Positioning theory as an explanation. Journal of Aging Studies, 20(1), 79-91. Retrieved April 18, 2008, from ProQuest Information and Learning, Ann Arbor, Mi. Accessed April 18, 2008, Document ID: 1037872581
Kennedy, Quinn, Mara Mather, & Laura L. Carstensen. (2004). The role of motivation in the age-related positivity effect in autobiographical memory. Psychological Science, 15(3), 208-214. Retrieved April 18, 2008, from ProQuest Information and Learning, Ann Arbor, Mi. Accessed April 18, 2008, Document ID: 653090661
Some individuals are sensitive to how others perceive them, while others do not care. People who are high self-monitors continually view other individuals and what they do and how they respond to the actions and behavior of others. These people are therefore very self-conscious and want to look good; they will thus normally adapt to different social situations. To the contrary, low self-monitors are typically uncaring to how others see them and therefore follow their own inclinations.
Snyder (1974) identified the personality trait of self-monitoring or the tendency to monitor one's behavior to the given situation. Individuals who are high in self-monitoring are especially responsive to situational and interpersonal cues. Those, on the other hand, who are low in self-monitoring usually reflect their attitudes, dispositions, and values. Snyder, for example, found a relationship between self-monitoring and friendship. In one study, high and low self-monitors could choose between playing tennis with…
Bandura, a. (1991). Self-efficacy mechanism in physiological activation and health-promoting behavior. In J. Madden, IV (Ed.), Neurobiology of learning, emotion and affect (pp. 229- 270). New York: Raven.
Briggs-Myers, I. And McCaulley, M.H. Manual: A Guide to the Development and Use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, New York: Consulting Psychologists Press, 1985.
Gardner, H. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic,1983
Snyder, M. (1974). Self-monitoring of expressive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30(4), 526-537.
Question 6: How long do you see yourself participating in...
As long as I can -- until I get injured, I guess -- hopefully my knees will hold out! I'm pretty fit and always have been athletic. I try to train and eat right. My obsession with racing may lessen when I have a husband and children, I guess, but you never know.
Question 7: Do you foresee any barriers or challenges in participating in...the future?
Not really -- running always has new challenges, new personal records to set.
I want to get faster, now that I have conquered the marathon distance twice, and maybe do more trail running. I did a trail run recently, it was only six miles, but it made me even sorer than my last marathon!
Question 8: Any thoughts or helpful suggestions on becoming motivated to participate in exercise or sport and sticking with it…
I spoke with a woman named Frances, who was born in 1929. Obviously, 1929 is a year soiled in American history as the period when the U.S. entered The Great Depression. Frances always said that her parents said she was the greatest blessing to come out of that year. Frances is 88 years old and she is retired secretary and school teacher. She was eager to describe the enormous changes that she has seen take place throughout American society. To begin with, Frances wanted to emphasize how being a child during the Great Depression had an enormous influence on her life. Her parents barely had enough to survive and feed their children. This made her “scrappy” and she was eager to finish high school as soon as possible and get a full time job. In the 1940s, she said more girls were considering college, but they were still the minority.…
Joshua Oakes has been a leading advocate of craft beer in the community for almost 20 years. Now that the community is experiencing a craft beer revolution, many attribute the success of other local businesses like food trucks, to Oakes. In an interview, City Commissioner Tyrell Jones lauded the groundwork Oakes had laid over the course of the last two decades. “His work has been instrumental in improving the local economy,” Jones said, “I don’t even like beer, but I recognize what Oakes has done for our community and I appreciate it a lot.”
Born in Richmond to a working class family, Joshua Oakes has long recognized the value of community service and activism. “When I was young, my mom was always dragging me to bake sales and other community events. I used to hate it when I was young, but as I got older I couldn’t live with myself…
Gross, Melanie. Personal interview. 21 November 2017.
Jones, Tyrell. Personal interview. 21 November 2017
Oakes, Joshua. Personal interview. 20 November 2017.
Bill de Blasio was able to win his second term as Mayor of New York city tonight. The victory marks the first time since Ed Koch was mayor in the 1980’s that a Democrat won consecutives terms in the city (Neuman and Goodman).
De Blasio gave a speech for his victory at the Brooklyn Museum. Among other things, he lauded his victory as a return to the progressive politics characteristic of his political party.
For the web version there should be links to Ed Koch’s terms and to de Blasio’s victory party. A good sidebar would detail the democrats other than Koch who won successive terms.
De Blasio made good on his promise to win consecutive terms with his re-election Tuesday night. As the hype around a democratic re-election for the first time since Ed Koch was re-elected subsides, he’ll have tough questions to address for his second…
Forbes. “Tiger Woods Athlete, PGA”. www.forbes.com 2017. Web. https://www.forbes.com/profile/tiger-woods/
McDermid, Brendan. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wins Re-Election. https://www.cbsnews.com/ 2017. Web. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-wins-re-election/
Neuman, William and Goodman, David. De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await. www.nytimes.com 2017. Web. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/nyregion/bill-de-blasio-mayor.html
The Me Self and the I Self
Performance Situation at Work for an Interview
The interview setting for this performance situation is meeting room at the workplace where I am interviewing. Three people are conducting the interview: two are department heads and one is the HR manager. Each is looking at me in a way that makes me very uncomfortable, as I feel that no matter what happens I am going to be judged on superficial criteria that will not actually reflect my true level of commitment, motivation, or work ethic.
The people across from me are sitting behind a long table, and they have various papers and folders in front of them as though they are compiling data that is very important. I wonder briefly at the data they think they are able to obtain from interviews like this that will help them to make up their mind about…
In basic terms, there are a variety of ways in which an individual can respond to a new object or substance. Indeed, for an individual to develop a new behavior towards something, such an individual first undergoes a transformation of sorts where he or she eventually develops new conceptions regarding the said substance and its nature. In this text, I come up with a narration of a Paxil user whom I interviewed. In the later sections of the paper, I will seek to interpret what the interviewee said.
My subject in this case, Peter, has been using Paxil for the last three months. The same was prescribed to him after he suffered a major depression. In brief, Paxil has been in use for quite a while now and though it is considered relatively effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, it does occasion some major side…
Becker, Howard S. "Becoming a Marihuana User." American Journal of Sociology, Volume 59, Issue 3 (Nov., 1953), 235-242.
Over the course of the interview I asked the woman questions about her boyfriend but mostly about herself, her happiness and her life of late. The woman described that she had a very busy course load, had to work extra hours to support herself and then found herself working very hard to support a relationship with someone who was inattentive and needy due to substance abuse problems.
Throughout the interview I nodded and affirmed the woman's concerns and feelings, offering support and sympathy through eye contact. The interview concluded when I summarized the situation and affirmed that I had interpreted the situation correctly, and together with the interviewee decided that she needed to spend more time focusing on her own needs and break up with her partner. The client seemed satisfied with this conclusion, which she had come to already but just needed support and reaffirmation that she was making…
American Psychological Association. (1992). "Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Codes of Conduct." APA. Available: http://www.apa.org/ethics/code1992.html
Stewart, C. & Cash, W. (2000). "Interviewing: Principles and Practices." The McGraw-
Hill Company. Available: http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/speech/stewart9/students/counseling/strategi.htm
Thus CWH should train all managers to identify non-verbal cues to interpret whether or not applicants might be lying. This will help eliminate the potential to hire an individual based on false pretenses, and further help reduce turn over.
Other tools that can be used to improve the interview process include:
Establishing an interview objective (Smeltzer, 2002, p. 231) - what is the purpose of the interview? In a hiring situation it will be to gather information about the candidate's skills, abilities and interests in order to determine who will be the best fit for the organization in the short and in the long-term.
Determination of the Best Place to Interview (Smeltzer, 2002, p. 231) - time and setting can impact a mangers evaluation of an interview. If one party is more inconvenienced by the other by time and place, this may affect the interview outcome. Thus it is best…
Smeltzer, L.R., Leonard, D.J., Hynes, G.E. "Managerial Communication Strategies and Applications, Second Edition." Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2002.
There is an increased incidence of worry and concern over malpractice claims which increasingly award patients higher amounts of money for patient's winning cases. Unfortunately this has led to many nurses practicing defensive care rather than preventive and supportive care (Guevara & Mendias, 2002: 350). In some cases this may lead to overly conservative treatment of a patient's condition.
Discrepancies in job titles and assignments as well as responsibilities exist (Guevara & Mendias, 2002). Increasingly management responsibilities are delegated to nurses which increases their administrative burden and the potential for malpractice claims when patients receive care from less experienced staff or unqualified staff because of staffing shortages (Guevara & Mendias, 2002).
Strict reimbursement mechanisms, a decreased staff, health service restraints that are brought upon by economic factors and new organizational structures as well as a changing dynamic in the public have all influenced the nursing field" (Guevara & Mendias, 2002:350).…
Guevara, Edilma B. & Mendias, Elnora P. "A comparative analysis of the changes in nursing practice related to health sector reform in five countries of the Americas." Pan American Journal of Public Health (2002): 12 (5), 350-355. 20, October 2004, from http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rpsp/v12n5/14093.pdf
Interviewing and Observing Activity: Summary
Given the brief period of time our group was allotted, we focused on subjects we had in common, such as our decision to go to college. Conducting an interview is like meeting someone for the first time. It is usually unwise to begin with 'hard hitting' or obscure questions. The questions we asked were as follows: How did you decide on a college? Why did you choose this one? Was it your first choice? Is it far away from your hometown? What are you studying? Did your major change once you came to college? What is your main reason for attending college? Did your high school prepare you for college?
All of us seemed very frank and honest in our responses. I admitted that my college was not my first choice school. However, over time I have acclimated to the environment and am happy that…
Her improvement as a now member of the American society and capacity to become integrated in this new society became her goal of life. Before proceeding to accomplish her goals, she told us that she had an evaluation of herself and decided that none of the fundamental values of herself as an individual had changed. he was still extremely intelligent, was still an excellent surgeon, even if she could not practice it at the current time (this did not change the intrinsic value of herself as a surgeon or as a physician, determined by her knowledge, not by her position in society) and had the capacity to activate all these latent qualities. he mobilized herself so as to reach all the objectives she had proposed for herself.
Once on the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Mrs. Ionescu found herself somewhere on the third level, needing both acceptance as an…
Subsequently, she changed her thoughts from the generally negative ones in the beginning of her stay to positive ones, better adapted to the dream that she wanted to fulfil. As such, she was able to approach her colleagues at work, develop a social life outside the hospital etc.
Mrs. Ionescu is currently a surgeon in the same hospital, a remarkable physician, a fully appreciated member of society and of the medical community. The interview revealed the underlying, fundamental traits and characteristics of her personality. We can conclude that her personality is a dynamic one that has evolved from the moment of her initial arrival in the U.S., when she felt insecure, pessimistic, melancholic, to the current state, where she is confident in her forces, able to face any challenge, sanguine and optimistic.
Heffner, Christopher. Personality Synopsis. August 2002. Chapter 5
Interviews -- Dennis and Phil
The interviews for this assignment were with my neighbor, Dennis, and a carpenter friend of his (Phil) whom I had never met prior to today. Dennis, 53, is married and has grown-up daughters raising families of their own. Dennis has a tree-trimming business and lives a few houses away from where I live. He regularly attends Christian worship services, he is an active member of the local otary club, and he goes to Mexico to help people who are still struggling to rebuild after the earthquake in 2011in Baja California.
Phil is a finish carpenter who has been working on redesigning Dennis's kitchen. He is 32 years old and has lived in this town his whole life. He is married, has two young boys, and his wife is a school teacher. He is very conservative politically and he is quick to express his displeasure at…
Response: For me, happiness is seeing or doing something very positive for my family. I can make myself happy when I'm grumpy by doing a fantastic carpentry job for a customer!
(P. Anderson, personal communication, August 18, 2012).
In conclusion, the two individuals were very different but they both found happiness in their families. Seeing others being happy brings happiness -- that was a definite theme. The over-riding impression I got from both men was happiness results from doing something positive for others or seeing joy in the faces of others. Happiness was not a deeply philosophical idea in these interviews; it boiled down to being a response to others' happiness, or seeing something positive like Phil's son playing soccer (which was more exciting to him than his older son's enthusiasm for digital technologies).
Interview with Specialist Six Alan West, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran
Just over 53,000 men and women died in the Vietnam War, but the ravages of this war did not end in Southeast Asia. Although many Vietnam veterans experienced problems in readjusting to civilian society, most veterans used their GI Bill benefits to attend school and secure meaningful employment and have gone on to have families of their own. Today, many of these Vietnam veterans are political leaders, captains of industry, successful entrepreneurs and senior executives. This paper provides the results of an interview with a 60-year-old Vietnam-era veteran, former Specialist Six Alan West of the U.S. Army Support Command, Thailand. The results of the interview are followed by a summary of the experience in the conclusion.
On arch 2, 2013, r. Alan West was telephonically interviewed from his home in Sperry, Oklahoma. When asked about his relationship to…
Mr. West was subsequently assigned to the U.S. Army Support Command in Thailand where he worked for the Inspector General in winding down operations as the War in Vietnam ground to its bloody conclusion. When asked if the Vietnam War had impacted the evolution of the United States, Mr. West replied, "This was a stupid war that taught us some expensive lessons in blood and treasure." Mr. West stated that he concluded his tour of duty at U.S. Army Support Command and was subsequently assigned to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe where he served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s personal secretary until his discharge in 1977.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Mr. West's interview was the fact that his opinion of the Vietnam War did not change substantively after his enlistment in the U.S. Army and several years of honorable service. Even though Mr. West received an Army Commendation Medal (among others) for his military service and attained senior noncommissioned officer status during his tour of duty, he remained adamant that the United States made a major mistake fighting the Vietnam War.
The Cruxshadows are an alternative darkwave/synthpop band that have been very popular in the underground music scene for almost a decade. Recently, this band has gained a snowballing fanbase in Europe, particularly Germany. A German television show was present at the packed "Zillo" festival, which is sponsored by the German music magazine of the same name, and the lead of The Cruxshadows was interviewed following the phenomenal performance. Rogue, the lead singer, performer, composer, and creator of the band, spoke to a German reporter. Rogue had dramatically spiked hair and a creative performing costume. The reporter began by asking Rogue about how the band was formed, and he spun stories about his days studying art at Florida State University and the repeated dreams about a falling sentient satellite called The Angel IV that inspired him to create the Cruxshadows' first major album, "Telemetry of a Fallen Angel." The…
INTEVIEW WITH TEACHE & EPOT OF KNOWLEDGE GAINED
The interview in this study was conducted with Kari, raised by a single mother and the oldest of two children having a younger brother. Kari's parents were both supportive of her educational pursuits although her mother barely kept the household running on her meager salary and her father was married to his second wife and had three other children by the second marriage. Kari's mother has told her to apply to whatever college she most wanted to attend and assured her that the funds would be there for her to go to her college of choice. Kari's grandmother cautioned Kari's mother about building up Kari's hopes but Kari's mother knew that Kari's grandmother little understood that she was in a poverty income level that would result in Kari being the recipient of government grants and student loans ensuring she could…
Jones, D. (2009) The Teaching and Learning Cycle: Integrating Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. 11 Nov 2008. Retrieved from: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=cpe
Educational Biography and the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education (nd) Pearson Educational Retrieved from: http://www.pearsonhighered.c om/assets/hip/us/hip_us_pearsonhighered/samplechapter / 0137152736.pdf
Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education (nd) Educational Foundations. Retrieved from http://educationfoundations.wikispaces.com/Session+2+-+Historical+and+Philosophical+Foundations+of+Education .
Norris, C. (2013) Would Thomas Jefferson Approve of Today's Public Education (Part 3) Townhall. 27 Aug 2013. Retrieved from: http://townhall.com/columnists/chucknorris/2013/08/27/would-thomas-jefferson-approve-of-todays-public-education-part-3-n1673644/page/full
Interview with a Law Enforcement Specialist
This interview took place on October 10 with a retired police officer. He spent 32 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and had some very interesting things to say about the changes he has witnessed over the years.
hat were some of the typical law enforcement issues when you first worked for LAPD?
e were responding to murders, arson, street crime and domestic disturbances though not as often nor as dangerously like we are today. e also had a lot of stolen cars and we had auto accidents with injuries to attend to.
ere you a beat cop?
Almost every cop starts out that way. Yes I worked the streets in what is now known as Korea Town. I also worked the streets in downtown Los Angeles, in Carson, and even in atts. By my fifth year on the force I was…
Keen, Judy. (2012). Murders in Chicago: What can stop the bloodbath? USA Today. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from http://www.usatoday.com .
I think I want to go into nursing but I am not 100% sure yet. ight now, I am just taking basic gen ed classes since this is my first year in school -- I did take a couple of classes this past summer. Most adolescents I know in my neighborhood have graduated already as well." Georgia stated she was still 'feeling out' her identity, which is common in adolescence. She was willing to be independent enough to pay for her own college, which suggests a desire to 'stand on her own two feet' despite the fact that she still lives at home.
Georgia also noted that she does not contribute to the family income and that her father is a biopharma executive. Her desire to enter nursing could reflect her exposure to this field of work at home. However, she saw her decision not to attend a four-year college…
Santrock, Jack. (2011). Life-span development. (13th ed.). McGraw-Hill.
At the same time, it also needs to be mentioned that one has to take a decision based on the consideration that whether the person has any individual choice of his/her own in the matter. One of the main reasons for developing such an attitude may be because of depression in the minds of the patient. This matter needs to be raised and decided by the doctor and medicines prescribed accordingly to the need. These medicines have to be given by force, to the patient, if necessary, if he is unwilling to take them. At the same time, one may also understand that when medicines are being forced down a patient's throat, the effects and situation of the mind of the patient makes the medicine to be less effective, unless otherwise it is a medicine which has enough direct physical action. All the developmental effects are being slowed down by…
Burgio, Kathryn L; Locher, Julie L; Goode, Patricia S; Michael, Hardin, J; McDowell, B. Joan;
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Ernst, Edzard; Rand, Julia I; Stevinson, Clare. (1998) "Complementary Therapies for Depression" Arch Gen Psychiatry. Vol: 55; pp: 1026-1032. Retrieved at http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/11/1026?ijkey=4aefcb2b211b2daf78065877dca0b571d0e42275&keytype2=tf_ipsecshaAccessed 20 September, 2005
Sometimes people say that automation engineers can be too dry and colorless, even if their mechanistic mindset suits the demands of the engineering profession well. But a sales manger in the automation industry must become a kind of engineer with a human face. Working in sales means that you must put your best foot forward, and have a personality as well as a problem-solving work ethic. Of course, to be effective in the profession, a sales manager in automation must also be someone who enjoys the technical aspects of the work. He or she must understand and become comfortable with the industry's vocabulary. But it is almost equally as critical that he or she likes and is effective in face-to-face contact with people in the field and with non-technically oriented customers.
There are decided advantages to being in sales, rather than to being purely involved with the engineering aspect of…
By taking the initiative to accomplish this task, I showed leadership skills that my supervisor later praised me for, which was definitely encouraging.
My supervisor was excellent in many aspects of her job, but could be forgetful when it came to returning client calls or attending to invoices that came due. When an item requiring her attention came across my desk, I would always be sure to have a face-to-face conversation with her, and to hand her a written not regarding the details of the same issue. I found that by communicating in both verbal and written messages it was far more likely that the needed information would actually be not only remembered but acted upon by the supervisor. The writing helped to ensure accuracy, of course, but I think it was of greater importance that she had a physical artifact simply to remind her that there was any…
I think because the candidate is relatively local, this was enough education. Also, they had a rigorous interview process, and I had to show them some of my successes, so to speak.
5. Did you ever take any online courses?
A: Not yet, but I am definitely considering them, especially since the University to which I am applying offers them. I may be on the road if we are successful with this campaign, so we will see.
6. Do you like your team? If yes, why? If no, why not?
A: I love my team. I have gotten so used to them, and they to me, and we have really found a way to click, so it is perfect.
7. Do you like your boss?
A: You know, many people would probably just say yes because they are being paid by this person, but I really like him. In fact,…
Consider this scenario: A researcher has scheduled an interview with a person the researcher believes will provide rich research data for the study. The day before the interview, the interviewee contacts the researcher and says, " have had a family emergency and had to travel to another city. won't be able to meet you in person for the interview, but would still be able to answer questions in e-mail." What should the researcher do? s it better to gather some data rather than not interview the person at all?
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Review the readings for this week on interviewing.
• Think about a face-to-face interview. How important it is for the researcher to be able to see the body language, hear an interviewee's voice during the interview, and know the physical environment in which the interview is taking place? What data does this provide…
In most instances, being able to evaluate the body language of an interview subject is critical. This is why, when recording an interview, videoed (or video conferenced) rather than taped or transcribed data is usually preferred and face-to-face rather than phone or email interviews are likewise favored. With email in particular, much may be lost in translation, including the use of irony and the interviewee's ambiguous feelings about the subject. When interviewing someone from a different culture in particular, assessing what something means in context is essential. The times when email interviews might be needed are usually when the interview is a follow-up merely to validate some purely factual data and email allows the researcher to easily get something in writing. Email interview questions have to be clearer on the interviewer's part as well, given that he or she cannot use body language and linguistic nuances to clear up questions about what is needed in the response (Meho 2006: 1290).
However, in some instances, the need to conduct some form of interview requires such imperfect communication media because an interview in 'the real world' is not feasible and the virtual world is the only alternative. The limits of the media must be assessed when weighing the overall value of the data. There are "three main types of Internet-based qualitative research methods: online synchronous interviews; online asynchronous interviews, and virtual focus groups (Meho 2006: 1284). Unlike email surveys, all of these methods involve some give-and-take between subjects and interviewer. Asynchronous interviews are unique, however, in that the give and take between subject and interviewer does not take place in real time, minimizing the risk of emotional spontaneity for the subject.
Email interviews are cheaper and allow for more subjects to be interviewed for a qualitative study (Meho 2006: 1288). But even interviewing over the phone which lacks the ability to read body language at least has more linguistic nuances. The researcher must always
Interviews on Nursing
I interviewed three people. Lucile is 80 years old. The only hospitalization she has had, except for the birth of her child, was for a hip replacement two years ago. I also interviewed Lucile's daughter, Roberta. Roberta is 50 and has diabetes. Finally, I interviewed Roberta's nephew, Robert. Robert is a 20-year-old college student.
Is nursing a profession?
Lucile: I think it's a profession. Nurses have to have a lot of training, don't they? When I was in the hospital I think the nurses made decisions about my medical care. Doesn't that make them a professional?
Roberta: To me, to be a professional means that you make important decisions independent of people who are over you. I'm an engineer, and the decisions I make don't have to be approved by someone else. So to me, a doctor is a professional but a nurse is not. I'm not…
My fundamental purpose is to interpret the typical American. I am a story teller (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell)." I thanked him for his time and the great contribution he has made to American art.
Finally, Norman Rockwell was very prolific, and produced over 2000 original works, most of which have been either destroyed by fire or are in permanent collections (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell).Original magazines in mint condition that contain his work are extremely rare and can command hundreds of dollars today (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell).He is called an illustrator instead of an artist by some critics, a designation he did not mind, as it was what he called himself (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell).However, Rockwell sometimes produced images considered powerful and moving to anyone's eye. Norman Rockwell's ability to relate America's old values to the events of a rapidly changing world made him a special person, both hero and friend,…
Finch, Christopher. Norman Rockwell: 332 Magazine Covers. Artabras Publishers, 1995.
Croix, Horst, Tansey, Richard & Kirkpatrick, Diane. Art Through the Ages. Harcourt Brace Javanovich Publishers, 1991.
Lucidcafe. "Norman Rockwell American Illustrator and Painter." Lucidcafe. 2005.
Resources Menu. 16 Mar. 2005 http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96feb/rockwell.html.
Oh now, there was no social life after work. e had work at home to do. I had a husband and two boys to feed. The housecleaning was my job too. My mom was very sick and she moved in with us in Massachusetts. e had a rough go of it, but we made it.
Question. hat did they pay you at the munitions factory?
Aunt Etta. I think we got about $25 a week. It wasn't a lot of money but money went a lot farther back then. Plus we had a big garden and I canned vegetables and froze some too, like corn and lima beans. The worst day I had at that factory was the day they fired us all. It was one week after VJ day, and when we came in the place was quiet, no machines running. They lined us up, gave us our paychecks,…
Aldrich, Mark. (1989). The Gender Gap in Earnings during World War II: New Evidence.
Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 42(3), 415-430.
Clive, Alan. (1979). Women Workers in World War II: Michigan as a Test Case. Labor History,
The person/message feedback reflects whether the focus is on the person who sent the feedback or the message. The immediate/delayed one is focused on the timeline of the feedback. The monitoring one has to do with the spontaneity and sincerity of the feedback. Finally, the supportive-critical one reflects the divergence or convergence of the feedback with the original message.
Self-centered feedback is a combination of the feedback types previously mentioned, being a person-focused one, most likely supportive, intentional and positive. This type of feedback can enhance the communication content if it reflects a sincere, unbiased opinion, but because it's likely to be subjective, it can distort the feedback message and implicitly become detrimental to the communication.
It is said that non-verbal communication accounts for more than 90% of the message sent out in an interview. In fact the verbal content weights only 7% of the message the interviewer…
Pierce, J.L. And Newstrom, J. 2000. Leaders and the Leadership Process. McGraw Hill: Boston, MA.
Wittenbaum, G.M. And Strasser, G. 1996. Management of Information in Small Groups. In Nye,
J.L. And Brower, a.M. (Eds.) What's Social About Social Cognition? Research on Socially Shared Cognition in Small Groups. pp. 3-28. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Only a single respondent said that he knew someone with an Internet addiction, but that was because of an unhappy marriage, rather than anything dangerous about the medium's potential for social networking: "infidelity was common even before the Internet."
Three said that they did feel emotional distress when unable to connect online even for a day, although one respondent said that was because she needed to connect for work-related reasons. All of them said that they used social networking to remain connected to friends and family, and that if they knew that they would be 'off line' for any reason, that they would experience considerable work and personal distress, because that constant 'connectiveness' was demanded in modern society. But they believed their engagement in social networking facilitated rather than hampered real world relationships.
All of the subjects said that being addicted to the Internet was fundamentally different from being addicted…
Competing Values Approach
The CVA is best understood as a map that can help leaders look at their organization and structure it accordingly and/or make changes when necessary with the help of the Framework.
The CVA is best envisioned as a two by two figures with four quadrants as in the diagram below:
Some organizations represent greater degree of flexibility and control, whilst others manifest greater degree of flexibility and adaptability. These dimensions are plotted on the CVA above. Organizations generally veer in between with a continuum ranging between this degree of flexibility and control.
The second part of the framework shows the balance towards focus on internal operations of the company (e.g. Work performance, usage of resource, management style and so forth) and focus on external operations, on the other hand (e.g. Competition, government policies, ethos of sustainability etc.). Organizations again veer on a continuum between either ends. There…
Quinn, R.E., McGrath, M., Faerman, S.R., Thompson, M.P., & St. Clair, L.S. (2011) Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
The Competing Values Framework
Interview with Jeff M. Of McCormick Auto Store in Dec.2012
The person's name, position and organization
Position: Vice President of Store Management (VPSM)
Why you chose this person to interview
This individual exhibits all the qualities I find admirable as a leader. Irrespective of the field or industry, leadership's skills are necessary to advance. In today's global environment, where competition abounds, leaders must be effective in driving results. David, as I have seen from both his words and subsequent actions, drives results within the retail environment. This environment is characterized with changing consumer sentiments, macroeconomic conditions, and overall business dynamics. David has proven in his extensive career, to overcome many of these pitfalls, while continually improving business results. As such, he is an ideal candidate to interview. For one, he possesses skills which are in high demand and sought after. Secondly, many of the skills and abilities he possesses are transferrable. In the event that I change…
"How to build your network": Interview
According to Uzzi & Dunlap (2005), while ability and talent are certainly important, who you know is often as important as what you know in the workplace. As well as restating this old cliche in their article "How to build your network," they also offer the reader important advice for targeting who is 'worth' knowing and cultivating within an organization. While power in an organizational hierarchy may be important, it is also vital to establish connections with people who generate social ties or bridges between other organizational members.
For my interview I selected Ms. H -- at the XYZ organization. Ms. H is a human resource manager, and I chose to interview her because of the important role H plays in many organizations. Virtually every employee at some point must deal with H. H is often the first organizational unit (other than the…
Uzzi, B. & Dunlap, S. (2005). How to build your network. Accessed June 3, 2011, at:
interview was to learn the life of Mr. Mike obinson, my 65-year-old retired neighbor from the town next to me, in Sudbury. I selected this person because it will allow me to understand some of the core issues related to aging. My interactions with Mike obinson before this interview were cordial and I believed that his example might shed light on some of the theories of aging we are covering in class. I believe that he is a good example of how aging theories can be applied to help people, because Mr. obinson is aging in a way that is healthy due to his strong social support system and positive attitude on life.
Within this report, I intend to learn about his life conditions as well suggest and inform ways to improve the person's life. After interviewing Mr. obinson on two different occasions, I gained some knowledge on how he…
Dowd, J.J. (1975). Aging as exchange. Journal of Gerontology 30(5): 584-594
Havighurst, R.J. (1961). Successful aging. The Gerontologist 1(1961): 8-13.
The Health Authority (2010).
Miller, S.M. & Barrow, G.M (2010). Aging, the Individual, and Society. Cengage.
interview of an individual who belongs to a culture different from that in Maryland. The interview explains the cultural differences between United States of America (USA) and his country. Furthermore, the paper casts light upon the experiences that he and his immediate family has had because of his stay in USA.
The interviewee belongs to Germany and lives in Maryland. He has spent his life in various states of USA but his origin is Germany, He has the wish to spend the last days of his life in Germany. His age is 45 at the moment. He is Jew by religion and has married to a Christian girl. His marriage was outcome of love between both of them. They decided to celebrate the differences in their religions and none of them forces each other to follow the religion of other. Both are free to perform their respective religious…
One of the major things I noticed throughout this interview, both through her answers and her general behavior, was the fact that her body was unable to cope with her extreme work ethic anymore. Although she admits to continuing to work long hours even after she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, she also admits to the fatigue and general soreness she now overwhelming feels after such a long days work. This would not be a surprising fact in anyone else's perspective, but for a woman with such a drive within her, this could be a devastating beginning of her end, which she can not even take time to prepare for. She still works long hours, and forces herself to deal with the pain of no longer being able to keep up with her ambitions. The pace of the factory where she works has not changed, but her ability to…
McInnis-Dittrich, Kathleen. (2004). Social work with elders: a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and intervention. Allyn & Bacon.
Tactics and Techniques of Successful Interviews
Interviewing is definitely an art form. There are a number of different tactics and techniques that law enforcement agencies utilize depending on the unique elements of each individual situation. Still, there are some techniques that prove strong in almost any situation. Thus, the technique of theme development and alternative questioning are incredibly useful across situational contexts, making them a tried and proven interview tactic.
One of the most successful interview tactics I have personally witnesses is what is known as theme development. This is essentially "offering the suspect a moral excuse and the investigator presents the suspect with reasons to confess by offering possible rationalizations, projections of blame, or even minimizations" (Heuback, 2009). It constructs a theme which allows the person being interviewed t go along with and thus feel more understood and accepted by the interviewer. Once a theme is established, the interviewer…
Heuback, Jessica. (2009). Suspect interrogation: Communication strategies and key personality constructs. Advances in Communication Theory and Research. Web. http://www.k-state.edu/actr/2010/12/20/suspect-interrogation-communication-strategies-and-key-personality-constructs-jessica-heuback/default.htm
Jayne, Brian C. & Buckley, Joseph P. (2011). The Reid technique of interrogation. John E. Reid & Associates. Web. https://www.reid.com/educational_info/canada.html
That sense of security is very important for someone who wants to come out of school and then feel secure about one's employment for the next forty years.
There are a couple of things that do not appeal to me about the health care profession. One of them is that the corporate culture seems very rigid and bureaucratic. There is a lot of paperwork and everything is very exacting. This is something that does not necessarily appeal to my personality, which is oriented towards the problem-solving aspect of the profession. Another thing that does not appeal to me about health care is that many positions require long working hours. This is okay when I am young, but I also envision a time when I will have a family and not want to work so hard so that I can see my children grow up. My uncle said some things that…
BLS.gov. (2012). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition. Retrieved March 7, 2012 from http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos326.htm
I get excited about ideas I have for new products and services, and I'm motivated for them to succeed on a personal level. Of course, the income helps motivate me too! I really feel pressure to succeed so I can take good care of my family, so I think that's the extrinsic motivator for me, making sure my family is well taken care of and secure. Otherwise, it's all intrinsic for me, I love the feeling I get when I succeed at something, and it works. it's very satisfying and it makes me feel in control and in charge of my own life and destiny.
ME: I think I'm intrinsically motivated, as well. I find I do much better on assignments that interest me, (like this one), than on assignments that I don't feel any connection with. I think that's the same in many areas of my life. Outward motivation,…
articles that form the foundation of this analysis is Disruptive Behavior and Social Concerns (Barnes, 2015). Included in this analysis is an overview of the ethical, moral and legal implications of cyberterrorism, network and computer hacking, computer viruses, hate speech and pornography. The analysis strives to provide a balanced analysis of each area, illustrating how the inherent freedoms the Internet also provide powerful catalysts for criminals, hackers and hate groups to thrive. The paradoxical nature of Internet freedom is most clearly demonstrated in the examples of how hackers had been able to permeate a wide variety of systems and gain access to valuable data, intent on destroying it (Barnes, 2015). This article discusses the technologies underlying these areas in light detail, choosing instead to concentrate on the societal dilemmas of having an entirely open publishing medium that anyone at any time can use either ethically or unethically. The bottom line…
Barnes, Susan. Disruptive Behavior and Social Concerns (from class)
Coyle, C.L., & Vaughn, H. (2008). Social networking: Communication revolution or evolution? Bell Labs Technical Journal, 13(2), 13-17.
Yang, M.L., Yang, C.C., & Chiou, W.B. (2010). Differences in engaging in sexual disclosure between real life and cyberspace among adolescents: social penetration model revisited. Current Psychology, 29(2), 144-154.
Avni (name changed for anonymity) is a forty-year-old empowered HIV+ woman currently employed in the position of community coordinator with an ART (anti-retroviral therapy) facility. She was able to transform from a bias and social stigma victim (on account of her status as an HIV+ individual) to her current self because of her resolve and the social assistance of a medico-social work organization (Kushwaha & Kumkar, 2012).
orn on December 10, 1977 in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Avni was the only daughter of an agrarian family. She never knew her father, who passed away of an unfortunate accident just weeks after her birth. She was condemned by all, even her mom, as having brought misfortune to their family. Her widowed mother was forced to leave her deceased husband's home and make a home for herself elsewhere. Avni grew up ignored, scorned, and constantly reprimanded by her mother for…
Kushwaha, A., & Kumkar, M. (2012). Journey from victim to a victor -- a case study of people living with HIV and AIDS. MJAFI, 58 -- 60.
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interview techniques. DiCocco and Crabtree (2006) discuss different interview strategies. One is the unstructured interview, a technique that originates in anthropology study. This technique is used when the type of information to be gathered is not known, or is only loosely-defined, because the technique is open-ended. Eliciting insights is a key objective of this type of interview.
A second interview strategy is the semi-structured interview. In this technique, the interviewer is able to "delve deeply into social and personal matters" (Ibid). The group interview can be used with this strategy as well. Semi-structured interviews are commonly used to gain information that might be open-ended in nature, in a group setting, or to learn about someone's life experiences. The focus group is a form of semi-structured interview used in marketing.
A third interview strategy is the individual in-depth interview. This technique is used when the research question is focused, and is…
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