search pattern(s)

Forensic Assessment

What kind of search pattern(s) would investigators be most likely to employ in each of the following situations?

  •     Two people searching a small area with well-defined boundaries
  •     Several people searching a large area
  •     A single person searching a large area

Note

Respond to the post of one peer whose answers differ from yours.

****You must have references****

Thesis Statement and Annotated Bibliography

 Thesis Statement and Annotated Bibliography

It is important for your project this week that your annotations be complete. This means that they should have a full summary of each article, plus a discussion of the authority, credibility, and data of each article. Authority means that the source has expertise in the article’s subject. Credibility means that the source provides grounds for believing the argument it makes. Data means the specific evidence used in the source.

 Prepare: 

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) web pages, and Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) and Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) tutorials.

Reflect:

Reflect back on the Week 1 discussion in which you shared with the class the global societal issue that you would like to further address. Explore critical insights that were shared by your peers and/or your instructor on the topic chosen and begin your search for scholarly sources with those insights in mind.

Write:

For this assignment, review the Annotated Bibliography Formatting Guidelines  Download Annotated Bibliography Formatting Guidelinesand address the following prompts:

  • Introductory paragraph to topic (refer to the Final Paper guidelines for your topic selection).
    • Write an introductory paragraph with at least 150 words that clearly explains the topic, the importance of further research, and ethical implications.
  • Thesis statement.
    • Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)
  • Annotated bibliography.
    • Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.
    • Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.
    • Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long—150 words or more.
    • Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions of the topic.

Note

 

Leadership And Ethical Behavior

Leadership And Ethical Behavior

Individual Case Study Report – Instructions

Assessment length:  2,500 words excluding References +/- 10%

Criteria to grade quality: This assessment will be marked out of 100 and will represent 25% of the total marks in this Unit. Marks will be allocated as follows:

  • Maximum of 5 marks for a clearly constructed Executive Summary.
  • Maximum of 5 marks for a clearly presented introduction.
  • Maximum of 50 marks for comprehensive responses to the specific questions raised in the Case Study. These responses must cover all relevant issues that are raised in the Case Study and incorporate adequate coverage of the relevant leadership theories discussed in this Unit.
  • Maximum of 10 marks for a well-structured Conclusion.
  • Maximum of 20 marks for the inclusion of relevant references that reflect appropriate depth of research and have been well applied and used correctly in terms of in-text application.
  • Maximum of 10 marks for the appropriateness of the writing style which should be clear, well presented, well structured, grammatically correct, with no spelling errors

 Note

Please ensure that you carefully follow the detailed instructions that appear below:

The Case Study:

 Mary is a divisional manager of a nonprofit organization that aids homeless youth. Her department focuses on evaluating the skill-building programs that support the various associated groups and individuals that work in conjunction with the nonprofit organization in delivering these services. She reports directly to the CEO. During the last 12-months she has been very cautious in hiring staff because of the increased competition for government grant funding. Additionally, they have also suffered from increased staff turnover throughout the organisation. During this period for instance, two divisional managers, two research staff and one operational staff from within the finance department have resigned.

Mary has a very demanding work schedule that requires frequent regional travel; however, she supervises three managers who in turn are directly responsible for five staff members each. The two divisional managers have been appointed within the last six months.

Manager 1:

Eve has a specific background in research. He manages staff who provide research to support another department that delivers behavioral health services to youth. Kelly supports her staff and is very organized; however, she often takes a very black and white view of issues. Upper-level leadership greatly values Eve’s latest research on the therapeutic division’s services. Eve is very motivated and driven and expects the same from her staff.

Manager 2:

Rose has a strong background in social science research and evaluation. She manages staff that work on different projects within the organization. She is known as a problem solver and is extremely supportive of her staff. She is very organized and has a wealth of experience in evaluation of homelessness services. Rose is very capable and can sometimes take on too much.

The managers are sensing that staff are becoming overworked as everyone takes on increased responsibilities due to high staff turnover. Staff have also mentioned that Mary’s ‘glass half-empty’ conversation style leaves them feeling dejected. In addition, Mary has not shared budgets with her managers, so they are having difficulty appropriately allocating work to staff. Mary said she has not received sufficient information from the finance department to complete the budgets. The finance department said they have sent her al the information they have available.

As staff become distressed, the managers are becoming frustrated. They feel like they are unable to advocate for their staff or solve problems without key information like the departmental budget.

Case Study Questions:

1.How can Mary most effectively use both management and leadership skills in her role as divisional manager? What combination of the two do you think would work best in this setting? Explain your answer fully by critically analyzing management and leadership skills and applying these in your response, ensuring that you apply references in your response.

 2.What steps could be taken to build staff confidence? Explain your answer fully by discussing the importance that staff confidence plays in organizational success and what leadership attributes are necessary to achieve this, ensuring that your response is fully supported by relevant references.

 3.What advice would you give Mary on improving her leadership skills and to the managers on improving their management skills? How would you implement the advice you give? Explain your answer fully by discussing any development challenges at an organizational level that could arise, together with your views regarding skills development, ensuring that your response is fully supported by prevailing theory/s which you must reference.

 4.Which leadership style do you think a leader would need to be effective in this situation? Justify your answer by critically analyzing the leadership styles that you have identified, ensuring that you apply references to support your opinion.

General Instructions:

Your response to this Case Study MUST be presented in a report format, ensuring that you respond to the ‘Criteria to grade quality’ that appears in your Unit Outline

  • Ensure that all your References which you include in your ‘Reference’ list at the end of your Report, appear as in-text references, therefore ensuring the links between relevant sections of your Report and the References that you have identified.
  • As indicated in the Unit Outline, this Report MUST be submitted through Turnitin in your Moodle. Any evidence of plagiarism may result in a zero mark for this assessment task, so you MUST ensure that your submission is entirely your own work.

 

 

 

critical thinking skills

Challenges of critical thinking climate change

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, in preparation for discussing the importance of critical thinking skills,

Read the articles

·         Common Misconceptions of Critical Thinking

·         Combating Fake News in the Digital Age (Links to an external site.)

·         6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now (Links to an external site.)

·         Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth world: It’s Time for Schools to Upgrade and Reinvest in Media Literacy Lessons (Links to an external site.)

·         Critical Thinking and the Challenges of Internet (Links to an external site.)

Watch the videos

·         Fake News: Part 1 (Links to an external site.)

·         Critical Thinking (Links to an external site.)

Review the resources

·         Critical Thinking Skills (Links to an external site.)

·         Valuable Intellectual Traits (Links to an external site.)

·         Critical Thinking Web (Links to an external site.)

Reflect: Reflect on the characteristics of a critical thinker. Critical thinking gets you involved in a dialogue with the ideas you read from others in this class. To be a critical thinker, you need to be able to summarize, analyze, hypothesize, and evaluate new information that you encounter.
Write: For this discussion, you will address the following prompts. Keep in mind that the article or video you’ve chosen should not be about critical thinking, but should be about someone making a statement, claim, or argument related to your Final Paper topic. One source should demonstrate good critical thinking skills and the other source should demonstrate the lack or absence of critical thinking skills. Personal examples should not be used.

·         Explain at least five elements of critical thinking that you found in the reading material.

·         Search the Internet, media, or the UAGC Library, and find an example in which good critical thinking skills are being demonstrated by the author or speaker. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates good critical thinking skills.

·         Search the Internet, media, or the UAGC Library, and find an example in which the author or speaker lacks good critical thinking skills. Summarize the content and explain why you think it demonstrates the absence of good, critical thinking skills.

Note

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)).

 

Machine learning in cybersecurity

Machine learning in cybersecurity

TASK:  

An important component of your dissertation is the methodology chosen. Discuss the topic that you are selecting for your dissertation. Locate one article in a peer reviewed journal that closely relates to your topic. Describe the method used, the sample, the population chosen, was there a survey involved in a quantitative study, or a set of questions asked as in a qualitative study. Finally, can you identify the problem the researcher(s) tried to examine?

Note

  (350 words)

 

balanced scorecard

challenges attempted to lead an organization strategically

There are several challenges that one must confront in attempting to lead an organization strategically.  One must ensure that their organization’s vision, missions, and goals are in place to help move the organization forward.  Write a vision and mission for an organization or firm that you are currently associated with or familiar.  Use the balanced scorecard to assess how well that organization is fulfilling the mission you wrote.

Note

Complete a 2-page written assignment, not including APA cover page or reference page as part of the 2-written page minimum.

Mobile computing

Mobile computing

Compare the business models and core competencies of Google, Apple, and Facebook.

  1. Why is mobile computing so important to these three firms?
  2. Evaluate the mobile strategies of each firm. Which company and business model do you think is most likely to dominate the internet and why?
  3. What difference would it make to a business or to an individual consumer if Apple, Google, or Facebook dominated the internet experience? Explain your answer.

Requirement:

1. At least 7 slides with speaker notes

2. Must include concepts from the attachments

3. Reference page in the last slide (not included in the min 7-page requirement)

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Trevecca LibraryThis course is highly focused on current research.  Therefore, it will be important for you to have a firm grasp on the resources available to you through Trevecca’s Waggoner Library.  For this reason, we’ve created a DBA Research Guide. The DBA Research Guide has information about library resources (databases, books, eBooks, and streaming video), APA formatting, Dissertations, Google Scholar, and course-related topics such as current business trends. There are also special ‘How to” guides for citation styles, tutorials, and more. One of your first assignments in this course requires you to use library resources. You may already be familiar with these resources or they may be new to you.   Watch the video on the Business Trends Research page to learn more about library resources and find current issues and trends in business.DBA Library Research Guide

Wk1: Current Topics Brainstorming

Wk1: Current Topics BrainstormingIn weeks 2-7 of this course, we will examine one current issue each week. The first week involves brainstorming what those topics will be.  And while brainstorming is, theoretically, supposed to be free form, the nature of the course requires that there be some constraints:

  • The topics you propose should be current issues. In other words, they should not be recurring issues or ones that could have just as easily been discussed ten years ago.  For example, “conflict in the workplace” would not be an appropriate topic because there has been conflict in the workplace for eons.  But something like “leading a Christian university in an increasingly hostile societal environment” could be.
  • The issues you propose should be related to management or leadership in the workplace. So, while “entire versus progressive sanctification” could make for an interesting discussion, it is not an issue related to management or leadership in the workplace, at least not for most people.
  • The issues you propose should have some literature available on them. Because these are recent issues, the availability of peer-reviewed journal (PRJ) articles may be limited, but there should be some high-quality literature available.  Please do a search – preferably using the library databases – to ensure that some good literature is available on each topic you propose.
  • The issues you propose should potentially be of interest to your colleagues; you will be voting on which of the submitted topics become the weekly topics for weeks 2-7.
Note

Your assignment is to submit a list of six topics for consideration by the class.  Each topic should have a name and a brief (no more than 50 words) description.  You will submit your topics to the discussion board so that everyone can see them.

Accounts Receivable Management

Accounts Receivable Management

It is critical that financial leaders have a firm grasp of the organization’s receivables, because roughly 75 percent of a provider’s current assets is tied up in AR (Zelman, McCue, Glick, & Thomas, 2014). In addition to your text (linked in Resources), select three journal articles to support your conclusions. Complete the following: