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    Analysis of Mental Illness Stigma in Criminal Minds


    An Analysis of Mental Illness Stigma in Criminal Minds

    Criticizing TV: Final Research Paper

    This final paper should be a critical analysis of a specific topic, genre (other than reality TV), theme or any issue related to television production. A partial list of possible ideas follows:

    Written assignment: The above list contains only suggestions. Think about the vast amount of television offerings and related subjects. This is your chance to be creative and select a topic that interests you! It is important to remember that this paper should not be a report; instead, it should act as critical inquiry into a specific area with a particular point of view, much like the authors we have encountered this semester.

    Your final paper should have a body that is 6-8 pages in length (longer if needed) and follow all APA conventions (including a title page, body, and reference page). You may include links to digital media as supportive content. All evidence must be properly cited in-text and on the reference page. Please include at least four references (with at least one scholarly source outside of class materials)!

    To prepare for your essay: • Decide on your subject: One of the most straightforward ways to decide on a subject would be to find a show, or a specific episode of a show, that you are passionate about, and then find a focused critical approach that will shed light on it. Alternately, you can think of some aspect of TV that interests you and then find a show or shows that will allow you to explore that interest and build an argument. Make this work relevant to you personally, or to your academic major, or both. • Focus your topic: Be specific, and narrow your topic both in terms of subject and in terms of the approach you will take to that subject. Then Focus your topic some more. Example of a title for a paper with an unfocused topic: “How False Realities are Created in ‘Reality’ Television.” Example of a paper title on a focused topic: “From Short Hair and Polo-Shirts to Long Beards and Camouflage: A Case Study of Constructed ‘Cajun’ White Male Identities in the Reality TV Show Duck Dynasty.” For the second title, imagine how much more pointed and specific the research questions would be. • Research your topic: Start to find what others have written about your topic, but also look for what has been written about specific aspects of your topic as well. • Turn in a Final Paper Proposal (Using the handout as a template): Please do not be late with this assignment, because I will comment on them and in some cases ask you to revise and resubmit based on how well your topic will set you up for success. Keep in mind the proposal does not lock you into the project: The handout is meant as a tool, both to get you to focus your topic and to allow me to help you to further focus your topic and guide you toward sources; your topic may change somewhat (or a lot) as you work on it. The final paper proposal is worth 5 points. • Research your topic some more: Based on your proposals, I will give you feedback both on the design of the paper itself, and on the kinds of research that you can do to support your argument. Refer to this feedback and the APA resources on Carmen to write your paper. Submit to the dropbox on Carmen.

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    Dangers of Medicine


    Dangers of Medicine

    In General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry read the Chapter 4 opening vignette titled, An Accidental Overdose and the conclusion at the end of Chapter 4 titled, An Accidental Overdose Revisited.  Choose a drug – prescription or over-the-counter, other than acetaminophen, to research.

    • What is the main purpose of your drug?
    • What is the recommended dosage for your drug?
    • What are the potential side effects of your drug?
    • In your discussion be sure to identify the functional groups in your drug.
    • Also address the mechanism by which the drug works.

    Post your answers below and respond to at least two classmates’ posts with substantive responses.

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    Program evaluation model and health promotion theory


    Program evaluation model and health promotion theory

    Question 1

    Provide an overview of the program evaluation model and health promotion theory you will use in your proposed community project. Explain your rationale for your choices?

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    A professional nursing organization


    A professional nursing organization

    Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, choose and research about a professional nursing organization. Based on your understanding of the organization, answer the following questions:
    What are the benefits of membership of your selected nursing organization?
    What opportunities are available to serve within this organization?
    How does one go about obtaining a position of service within this organization?
    With what political issues is this organization involved?
    How does this organization go about working within the political system?
    Citations should conform to APA guidelines. You may use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources or connect to the APA Style website through the APA icon below.

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    Dover Saddlery, Inc. ILP


    Integrative Learning Project – Dover Saddlery, Inc. ILP

    BUSI 650 Instructions

    For the Integrative Learning Project (ILP), you will research a particular, authentic company/industry or a fabricated company/industry. The ILP must be written in current APA format and must include the following major elements:

    · Title Page

    · Table of Contents

    · Abstract

    · Organizational Setting

    · Integration of Chapter Concepts to the Organizational Setting

    · Select 8 different key concepts from the textbook that seem to be most applicable to your organizational setting. Some examples of key concepts include supply chain management, Six Sigma, innovation, etc. Provide an in-depth discussion of each of your chosen key concepts and its application to your organizational setting.

    · For each concept, provide a comprehensive description, what benefit it may offer to your organization, and what needs to be done in order to successfully implement this topic into your organization.

    · For each concept, integrate appropriate biblical references. Explain how these concepts magnify God’s plan for you.

    · This section of your project requires at least 14 pages of graduate-level content and analysis.

    · References: You must include at least 15 scholarly sources formatted in current APA style. Each reference must be current, having been published within the last 3 years, or, if older, must contribute important information relevant to historical background.

    · Appendices: Include at least 3 well-developed and professional documents. Appendices often include information that is somewhat confidential, detail-oriented, and/or tends to change often. Some examples include:

    · Action Planning: This specifies objectives, responsibilities, and timelines for completion of objectives.

    · Description of Strategic Planning Process Used: This describes the process used to develop the plan, who was involved, the number of meetings, any major lessons learned to improve planning, etc.

    · Strategic Analysis Data: This includes information generated during the external analysis (e.g., environmental scan) and internal analysis (e.g., SWOT analysis). It also includes a list of strategic issues identified during these analyses.

    · Goals for Board and Chief Executive Officer: Goals of the board and CEO must be directly aligned with goals identified during strategic planning. This appendix will list goals for the board and can also include recommendations for redesigning board committees associated with strategic goals. These can be used (along with the CEO job description) to form the basis for performance evaluations of the CEO.

    · Budget Planning: This depicts both the resources as well as the required funding for obtaining and using the resources needed to achieve the strategic goals. Budgets are often depicted for each term of the year of the strategic plan.

    · Operating Plan: This describes the major goals and activities to be accomplished over the coming fiscal year.

    · Financial Reports: These include last year’s budget (with estimated expenses and the actual amounts spent), this year’s current budget (again, with estimated amounts and actual amounts spent), a balance sheet (or, in the case of a nonprofit organization, a statement of financial position), an income statement (or, in the case of a nonprofit organization, a statement of financial activities), etc.

    · Monitoring and Evaluation of Plan: This includes criteria for monitoring and evaluating as well as the responsibilities and frequencies of monitoring the implementation of the plan.

    · Communication of Plan: This describes the actions that will be taken to communicate the plan and/or portions of it and describes to whom the plan will be communicated.

    Submit the Integrative Learning Project – Final by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.

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    Methods of Validity in Test Construction


    Week 6 Assignment: Discuss Methods of Validity in Test Construction

    Activity Description

    In 2002, Boholst constructed a Life Position Scale for the purpose of finishing his dissertation. The construct life position was one of the variables he studied in his doctoral dissertation titled, The Influence of Life Scripts and Life Positions on Psychopathology and Positive Mental Health: A Structural Equation Modeling. He had to construct this scale because there was no available one at the time. In 2005, he and two other authors wrote another article that found modest correlations between Life Positions and Attachment Styles—validating the scale by establishing the relationship between life positions and a variable that was theoretically argued to have conceptual parallels or to be “similar” with it. In 2012, Isgor and two other authors translated the Life Position Scale into Turkish and established its reliability and validity.

    This is often a realistic scenario where a tool slowly attains credibility by a gradual validation process across the years—often by different authors. For example, in 2004, Weisner wrote his doctoral dissertation in the University of North Texas on the relationship between Affective Traits and Life Positions. Hadzi-Pesic and others more recently (2014) validated the Life Position Scale and found correlations with alcohol addicts’ personality.

    For this task, write a paper that addresses the following:

    Discuss the different types of validity that have been employed—whether implicitly or explicitly to validate the life position scale. It is ideal therefore to read articles in chronological order starting with the A Life Position Scale, Life Positions and Attachment: A Canonical Correlation Analysis, and Life Positions Scale Language Equivalence, Reliability and Validity Analysis.

    Length: 7 pages, not including title and reference pages

    Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

    Learning Outcomes

    5.0   Evaluate the different approaches to instrument validation.

    6.0   Discriminate methods of establishing criterion or predictive validity.

    Techniques and Phases of Scale Construction > Week 6

    Week: 6



    While an instrument may be reliable it does not necessarily follow that it is valid. A reliable instrument could be “reliably” erroneous! Validity on the other hand, however, necessitates that the instrument be first reliable because an inconsistent set of scores on a psychological scale can never claim to capture the construct it is trying to measure. Instrument validity has often been defined as the capacity of a scale to measure the construct it claims to measure. How do I know, for instance, that the depression scale I constructed really measures depression and not another variable such as loneliness? Well, I could ask a psychiatrist to provide me with a group of patients diagnosed with depression, gather another group of non-depressed individuals, administer my scale, cross my fingers, and hope that the former group would score higher than the latter. What method of validation would you call that? Or I could correlate my depression scale with an entirely unrelated variable such as monthly salary and with a slightly related variable such as loneliness. I should then hope that depression will have very low correlation with salary and a moderate correlation with loneliness. How would you call that method?

    For this week, you will read material on the different methods of establishing instrument validity.

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    HIS206 Week 3 Worksheet Assignment


    Week 3 – Assignment

    Final Project Framework

    In order to fulfill all parts of this assignment, you must complete and submit the Week Three Assignment WorksheetView in a new window. This assignment is meant to help you get your Final Project started by

    • Focusing on your topic.
    • Determining the direction of your project by writing a thesis statement.
    • Choosing the events that you will discuss in your Final Project.
    • Locating the sources that you need for your Final Project.

    To complete the worksheet, address the following points:

    On the worksheet, you will find links to examples and explanations for all parts of the assignment. If you need more help, you may want to look at a sample completed worksheetView in a new window to help you get started. For help locating primary sources refer to the to help you get started. For help locating primary sources refer to the HIS206: Primary Sources Research Guide.

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    PHL 320 Week 2 Re-organization and Layoff


    PHL 320 Week 2 Re-organization and Layoff Team Discussion & Summary

    Review the linked articles and select one to review as a team.

    Post responses to the following questions for the selected article. Each team member should answer all of the questions:
    • What is the problem presented in the article?
    • Why do you think it is the problem?
    • What are some possible solutions?
    Discuss as a team, responding to your teammates’ posts.

    Write a 3-paragraph synopsis that summarizes the team’s discussion.

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    Discuss your own impetus of leadership


    Original Topic:

    Topic: The foundation for the ethics and principles of an educational leader is his/her character. In Chapter 6, Blackaby & Blackaby contrast illegitimate and legitimate sources of influence. Do you agree with their conclusions? In Chapter 7, they discuss how leaders lead and how they move people forward. Reflect on and discuss your own impetus of leadership, whether you are leading as a classroom teacher or as an administrator. Why do people follow you? What are your perceived character strengths (that you want to share)? What are your perceived weaknesses (that you want to share)? What are the areas that are the most difficult to strengthen? What does a leader need to do to legitimately influence people to follow him/her?

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