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Application: Process Recordings week

Application: Process Recordings week

A process recording is a written tool field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty use to examine the dynamics of social work interactions in time. Process recordings can help in developing and refining interviewing and intervention skills. By conceptualizing and organizing ongoing activities with social work clients, you are able to clarify the purpose of interviews and interventions, identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, and improve self-awareness. The process recording is also a useful tool in exploring the interpersonal dynamics and values operating between you and the client system through an analysis of filtering the process used in recording a session.

For this Assignment, you will submit a process recording of your field education experiences specific to this week.

The Assignment

Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client.
Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue, including social work practice or theories.
Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording.

Database design and optimization

Database design and optimization

Create a Microsoft Access Database that can answer these 6 questions. The rubric and requirements have been attached. The ERD and data dictionary has been attached, use that as the basis for the design.
Which states prescribe the most opioid medications?
What states have higher mortality rates due to opioid use?
Which demographic is more likely to be prescribed opioids?
Does the type of ailment correlate with an increased likelihood of an opioid overdose?
What type of opioids (OxyContin, etc.) are being prescribed most often?

What is the reach and effectiveness of national/international employment regulation for platform workers?

What is the reach and effectiveness of national/international employment regulation for platform workers?

CIPD have specified that they would like the report to focus on the following key elements, with a view to providing a series of recommendations based on your discussion and analysis.

What attracts people to platform working? What are the characteristics of people working on platforms (e.g. full-time/part-time, male/female, Global North/South, low-skilled/high-skilled, additional/main source of income, etc.)?
What are the working conditions of platform working (for example, skill levels, type of tasks, remuneration, learning and development, career opportunities, social protection, and employment rights)?
What is the reach and effectiveness of national/international employment regulation for platform workers?
Do platforms represent a ‘new world of work’?

As HR professionals, members of CIPD are highly familiar with work and employment issues generally, but less familiar with technological change and its impact on working practices. Please ensure that in your report you avoid telling them what they might already know.

The assessment and allocation of marks will be reviewed through the internal and external moderation process.

Below is an indication of the parts that your report should include, together with an indication of the overall weighting attached to each part.

1.Cover page (student number; title, word length) and an Executive Summary (succinctly provide an overview of the key findings from the report -maximum one page) – (10%)

2.The introduction will lay out the area, set the context and indicate the content that will follow. (5%)

3.The content of the main body of the report will offer a coherent, well-focussed, pervasive argument that is relevant to the targeted audience, providing appropriate support, justification, examples and evidence. (50%)

4.The final discussion and conclusions will provide an evaluation of the evidence with clear and well-justified conclusions and main points of discussion. (15%)

Use of sources throughout the report should indicate wider background reading and understanding, with appropriate use of examples that are fully relevant in support of the argument and overall discussion. This should be supported with appropriate use of referencing/bibliographical conventions

What is a critical analysis?

What is a critical analysis?

The idea behind writing a critical analysis essay is to evaluate somebody’s work to increase its understanding. This is a subjective form of writing because it expresses the writer’s opinion on a given piece of work. With analysis, the writer must break down the works at hand. However, another important aspect worth noting is that you are not supposed to use phrases like “In my opinion” or “I think” since the focus is on the analysis and not you. Also, do not assume that the audience knows what you are writing about, you need to mention the title of the work in your analysis.

In critical reading

You have to identify the author’s purpose in the writing, the authors in both books had a purpose? What are they?
Analyze the structure of the text and identify the major ideas
Utilize a dictionary of the encyclopedia to understand anything that you are unfamiliar with.
Formulate an outline of the work of describing it
Summaries the work
Determine the proposed
>This can be to inform through the factual material
>To persuade to reason and emotion using appeal
>To entertain

Evaluate how the author has achieved his purpose
>If the purpose is to inform, was the material presented clearly, coherently orderly and accurately? It also means you have to read examples of critical analysis essays
>If he was persuading, identify the evidence, logical reasoning, and contradicting evidence
>If the writer’s purpose was to entertain, show how emotions were affected, does the piece make you laugh, cry, or are they angry? Why did the piece affect you?

When writing your analysis, you should answer the following questions:
>What is the controversy in the books?
>Is the subject matter of current interest? How can or does it relate to current society?
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both novels and incorporating the ideas presented throughout the class. Remember you are not just informing, but you are evaluating and analyzing the work. Base your personal opinions on information and make them fair. You have to explore both sides of the analysis but remain firm on what you believe in. The review is supposed to inform, interpret, and evaluate the works in question. The information makes the audience understand why it is under analysis.

Now for the assignment:

The animals in Animal Farm (1945) adapted and became humanized (anthropomorphized), whereas the animals in the Island of Dr. Moreau (1896) (please read https://www.gutenberg.org/files/159/159-h/159-h.htm)
were created through experimental procedures. Compare and contrast the ideas of sentient animals by looking at the differences and similarities in the books.

These two books were written between 7 and 12 decades ago, how are some of the ideas still relevant? Man’s technology has greatly progressed, instead of vivisection, scientists are gene splitting; could humanity’s new technology create smarter animals through experimental means such as cloning? Here is interesting web page that starts to discuss the ideas of human/animal hybridity. https://singularityhub.com/2019/08/13/wait-what-the-first-human-monkey-hybrid-embryo-was-just-created-in-china/. (Links to an external site.)

Given the outcome of the two novellas, should people question the ability to change the natural order?

In a 2 and 1/2 page essay, properly formatted in MLA format, write a critical analysis that:

1. Takes an analytical look at the two books that we read.

2. Discusses the ideas of anthropomorphism in both books, and relate them to current society.

Big Data Analysis

Big Data Analysis

ou are the Data Analytics manager for a medium sized healthcare software provider. Your manager is asking you to create a system using below requirements:

– Incorporate data from 45 million rows in a MySQL corporate database containing patient records, histories, visits, and prescriptions.
– Incorporate unstructured data captured from patient monitoring equipment present at hundreds of patient care facilities.

You are being asked to answer the question:
1. What is the health trend of patients being treated at our customer locations, given the measurement of vitals measured with our monitoring equipment for these 3 indicators (blood sugar, pulse, temperature) ?
2. As the Data Analytics manager, how would you go about completing your assignment?

Introduction to Geography

Introduction to Geography

Rationale

The purpose of this assignment is to help the student identify and differentiate between two key concepts in geography, namely “human phenomena” and “physical/natural phenomena.” In addition, the student — through independent reading and learning to describe both location and unique features — will be learning additional material and gaining knowledge supplementary to that contained in the textbook and presented in class lectures.

  1. Instructions for students

Below is a list of 25 place names. In this assignment, you are asked to select 20 of them and organize them under two headings: a) “human phenomena” and b) “physical/natural phenomena.” Do not select more than 20 of the 25 place names. Your assignment will be graded based on the 20 answers that you provide.

In addition to your categorizing of the 20 place/phenomena names under the two categories of “human phenomena” and “physical/natural phenomena,” you are asked here to describe in one or two sentences the nature of the selected phenomena and give its approximate function in the case of “human phenomena,” as well as location. In your description of the “natural/physical” phenomena, make sure to describe its specific location by indicating the name of the country and/or the region/city where it is located. You’ll be able to answer all the 20 questions by using a simple Google search or another search engine online.

Did colonialism play a critical role in the rise of industrial capitalism

Did colonialism play a critical role in the rise of industrial capitalism

Did colonialism play a critical role in the rise of industrial capitalism in
Europe?
2. To what extent does Ricardo’s Labour Theory of Value propose a radically different interpretation of international trade relations than the mercantilists?
3. What does the Marxian analysis of the social relations of production bring to the study of International Political Economy?
4. Critically assess the nature of the economic system as it was it was viewed by the marginalists.
5. In what ways can race be incorporated in an IPE feminist critique of: (1)reproductivework; OR
(2) global production networks; OR
(3) microcredit as a development strategy.
(Please choose only one option).
6. Are capital controls necessary for effective full employment policies? Critically discuss how the Bretton Woods System relates Keynesian principles and how international capital market liberalisation impacts economic policy.
7. What does a post-colonial perspective bring to the study of the world economic system?
9. Did neoliberalism solve the social and economic problems of the 1970? Critically assess neoliberalism and its impact.
10.In what fruitful ways can neo-Gramscian hegemony be deployed in analyses of how power operates in the contemporary global economy?

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

consider the implications of the
involvement of MNCs (for example through CSR and sustainable ethical
processes) in regulating working conditions at the international level. What are
the policy implications for nation states, employers and workers? You may wish to elaborate on a developing country of your choice (but you do not have to) where employment relations practices suffer from significant shortcomings and require immediate interventions from the state, employers or other stakeholders.

2. “With the UK facing a period of political and economic uncertainty, strong and inclusive leadership is more important than ever” (Chartered Management
Institute, 2016). That said, “every organisation is subject to multiple forces –
politics, economics, society and technology – over which the leader has no
discernible control” (Vine, 2016). Critically discuss these two mutually exclusive approaches, drawing upon the relevant theory taught on the course with support from credible evidence applicable to the chosen organisational context.

3. Using an appropriate example from your own organisation, analyse the
implications for the management of organisational behaviour of the introduction of new technologies (e.g. robotics or artificial intelligence). Consider critically what may motivate employers, employees, customers and possibly other key stakeholders to use the new technology and discuss any ethics issues which may be associated with it.

Company Amazon

Company Amazon

Choose an existing brand and create a social media campaign for a new product. Use the following list as a guide for the slides in your PowerPoint presentation. Provide appropriate citations and explain each slide within the notes section.

Company Background
Product Description
Target Market
Define your goal and objectives.
Launch Date and Promotional Activities to Create Buzz and Excitement
Budget and Resources
Choose at least 2 Social Media Channels and discuss how each channel will be used.
Describe the creative direction.
What will make the product stand out?
What will the campaign feature or look like (colors or themes)?
What campaign assets will you use (photos, graphics, GIFs)
Influencer Strategy: Provide one potential influencer you would consider using to reach more people and discuss why this person?
Content Calendar, create a 30-day calendar noting what content will be shared for each day (review this resource for examples <link is hidden> (Links to an external site.))
Submission Requirements:

The length of the presentation, in addition to the title and reference portions, should be 12-18 slides (must include speaker notes) or five to seven minutes of narrated presentation (must include a transcript in Notes section of the tool). Each slide should contain notes that include citations and an explanation of your ideas.
Include at least 3-4 academic or other legitimate sources (not including your textbook) to support your findings. The CSU Global Library (Links to an external site.) can help you with finding quality resources. Format your references according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Your multimedia-rich presentation must contain a logically-cohesive flow, including audio, video, and graphical content.
Please present your content clearly, concisely, and cohesively.
Discuss and reference concepts taken from the assigned textbook reading and relevant research.
The presentation may be submitted as a completely self-contained file (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi, Screencast-o-matic, Knovio, or Loom) or as a link to a hosted internet site. If you plan to use a tool not listed here, please seek approval from your instructor.
Review the Portfolio Project grading rubric for specific grading criteria.
Please be sure to reach out to your instructor at any point in the course if you have questions about the assignment.

Seminar Response

Seminar Response

Each response should focus on some aspect of the text you signed up for as it relates to the course themes. Make sure your focus isn’t too broad! If you have signed up for one of the texts in a week where we have more than one reading, you can choose to make some comparison to the other reading(s), but the other reading(s) for that day shouldn’t overshadow the one you signed up for. Your task is to be the resident “expert” on your topic, but you are not required to do outside research (if you do use outside sources, they must be properly credited and cited).  Your responses are not “full” essays. The do not require separate introductions and conclusions, but they must include detailed and specific analysis of the reading, and you should present and analyze specific evidence from the reading(s) to support one or two thoughtful points about the reading. Your response may take the form of a close reading of a specific passage of your choice, an analysis of a particular theme or subtopic as represented/expressed in the reading, or a formal analysis of the reading. You should assume everyone in your audience has done the course reading.

 

Tips for your discussion question: Avoid “fan fiction” type questions (i.e. “what do you think would happen if this element of the text were different?”). While that can be a fun exercise in other contexts, as literary scholars our job is to analyze the text that does exist. Your discussion question should encourage your classmates to consider/analyze some aspect of the reading itself.