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Nursing

Week 5 Assignment: Lab Required Resources Read/review the following resources fo

Week 5 Assignment: Lab
Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
OpenStax Textbook: Chapter 2, 6, and 7
Lesson
Weeks 3 and 5 Excel Spreadsheets
Scenario/Summary
This week’s lab highlights the use of probability and normal distribution.
Follow the directions below to gather data, calculate using Excel spreadsheets, and interpret the results.
Deliverables
The deliverable is a Word document with your answers to the questions posed below based on the data you find.
Required Software
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Prepare
Download the Week 5 Lab Lecture Notes.Download Week 5 Lab Lecture Notes.
Follow along with the Week 5 Lab Video and fill out the Week 5 Lab Lecture Notes as you watch the video.
Demonstrate
Steps to Complete Week 5 Lab
Use the Weeks 3 and 5 spreadsheets from the Weeks 3 and 5 Lessons to help you answer the questions below.
Step 1: Your instructor will provide you with 10 values to use for this lab.
Gather 10 MORE of your own to add to the 10 provided by your instructor. Do the following:
Survey or measure 10 people to find their heights. Determine the mean and standard deviation for the 20 values by using the Week 3 Excel spreadsheet. Post a screen shot of the portion of the spreadsheet that helped you determine these values. How does your height compare to the mean (average) height of the 20 values? Is your height taller, shorter, or the same as the mean of the sample?
Note: The following image is just an example. They are NOT the values you should be using for your lab. Your instructor should have sent you our data values for your Week 5 Lab. Please reach out to your instructor if you do not have your data values.
Data Example of 10 people with different heights
Data Example of 10 people with different heights
(your spreadsheet will have 20 values—10 from your instructor and 10 from your own data gathering).
Step 2: Give some background information on the group of people you used in your study. You might consider using the following questions to guide your answer.
How did you choose the participants for your study? What was the sampling method: systematic, convenience, cluster, stratified, simple random?
What part of the country did your study take place in?
What are the age ranges of your participants?
How many of each gender did you have in your study?
What are other interesting factors about your group?
Step 3: Use the Week 5 Excel spreadsheet for the following.
(Use the Empirical Rule tab from the spreadsheet). Determine the 68%, 95%, and 99.7% values of the Empirical Rule in terms of the 20 heights in your height study.
What do these values tell you?
Post a screen shot of your work from the Week 5 Excel spreadsheet.
Week 5 Spreadsheet Example
(Use the normal probability tab from the spreadsheet). Based on your study results, what percent of the study participants are shorter than you? What percent are taller than you?
Post a screen shot of your work from the Week 5 Excel spreadsheet.
Example: If my height is 73 inches, then 20.86% of the relevant population is shorter. The other 79.14%, of course, is taller.
Week 5 Spreadsheet Example
Step 4: Be sure your name is on the Word document, save it, and then submit it under “Assignments” and “Week 5: Lab”.
Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Week 5 Lab Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 4, 5
Rubric
Week 5 Assignment: Lab
Week 5 Assignment: Lab
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMeasures of Central Tendency and Variation
12 pts
Addresses all elements of the following: *20 height values *mean of data *standard deviation of data *screenshot of values calculated on spreadsheet *comparison of heights
10 pts
Addresses 4 out of 5 of the following: *20 height values *mean of data *standard deviation of data *screenshot of values calculated on spreadsheet *comparison of heights
8 pts
Addresses 3 out of 5 of the following: *20 height values *mean of data *standard deviation of data *screenshot of values calculated on spreadsheet *comparison of heights
6 pts
Addresses 1 or 2 out of 5 of the following: *20 height values *mean of data *standard deviation of data *screenshot of values calculated on spreadsheet *comparison of heights
0 pts
No Effort
12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePopulation Data and Sampling Techniques
15 pts
Addresses all elements of the following: *Sampling method *Location *Age group of participants *Gender of participants *Other factors about participants
12 pts
Addresses 4 out of 5 of the following: *Sampling method *Location *Age group of participants *Gender of participants *Other factors about participants
10 pts
Addresses 3 out of 5 of the following: *Sampling method *Location *Age group of participants *Gender of participants *Other factors about participants
8 pts
Addresses 1 or 2 out of 5 of the following: *Sampling method *Location *Age group of participants *Gender of participants *Other factors about participants
0 pts
No Effort
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProbability, and Measures that would follow a normal distribution in life sciences
15 pts
Addresses all elements of the following: *Empirical Rule values *Interpretation of Empirical Rule values *Screenshot of Empirical spreadsheet *Interpretation of Normal Distribution spreadsheet values *Screenshot of probabilities/ percentiles
12 pts
Addresses 4 out of 5 of the following: *Empirical Rule values *Interpretation of Empirical Rule values *Screenshot of Empirical spreadsheet *Interpretation of Normal Distribution spreadsheet values *Screenshot of probabilities/ percentiles
10 pts
Addresses 3 out of 5 of the following: *Empirical Rule values *Interpretation of Empirical Rule values *Screenshot of Empirical spreadsheet *Interpretation of Normal Distribution spreadsheet values *Screenshot of probabilities/ percentiles
8 pts
Addresses 1 or 2 out of 5 of the following: *Empirical Rule values *Interpretation of Empirical Rule values *Screenshot of Empirical spreadsheet *Interpretation of Normal Distribution spreadsheet values *Screenshot of probabilities/ percentiles
0 pts
No Effort
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar and Formatting
8 pts
Lab is easy to read and presents material in a logical order with no grammatical errors.
6 pts
Lab is easy to read and presents material in a logical order. There are a few grammatical errors but they do not distract from readability.
5 pts
Lab is easy to read and has few grammatical errors, but it is not logically organized.
4 pts
There are significant grammatical errors and organizational issues that distract from readability.
0 pts
No Effort
8 pts
Total Points: 50

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Education

Researcher’s Reflection Are you satisfied with your scanning? Why or why not? Wh

Researcher’s Reflection
Are you satisfied with your scanning? Why or why not? What else do you need to know to find potential works for my study?
Describe your database structure?
Am you satisfied with your selection of potential works for my inclusion in my study? If so, what leads to this? If not, what skills and knowledge do I need to complete this task?
Have you successfully been able to map your data? If so, provide an example. If not, what else do you need to do?
What is your topic? Describe your plan to research it.

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Nursing

Complete the video activity at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promo

Complete the video activity at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Partnering to Heal on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. Link: https://health.gov/about-odphp/trainings/partnering-heal
Reflect on your personal experiences or thoughts regarding the individual scenarios. Are you able to identify modes of transmission and implement interventions better with these learning tools? Consider surveillance methods and outcome tracking that would be utilized. Have you ever participated in a facility outbreak investigation or care of a person during such an event? What are the risks to the U.S. population health associated with globalization?

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Computer Science

Consider an example of an input screen – either at work or at school. Analyze th

Consider an example of an input screen – either at work or at school. Analyze the design and appearance of each screen and try to identify at least 2-3 possible improvements.
This is a video assignment. Use screencastomatic.com or another screencast software to record a walkthrough of this input screen and improvements. Also, discuss the data collected on the backend of this input screen and how that data should be stored or reported for ease of analysis as well.
No more than 4-5 minutes recorded; informal.
voice-over description or notes to describe steps in a separate doc

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Healthcare

Rough publish of paper is attached with information and sources. Need at least 2 m

Rough publish of paper is attached with information and sources. Need at least 2 more sources but 4-5 would be better. Since I have already provided most sources I expect you to find these last sources. Any additional information to be added to the paragraphs would be great as this is a rough publish. Thank you for your time and work!
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Look for 9+ sources representing a range of positions in the three categories, Support, Counterargument, and Alternative, on this topic. Make sure that these sources are all published within the last 5 years so that they give an up-to-date view of this contemporary issue. These three categories display the 360 degree range of alternative views on this topic, and one or more of them will at least be the basis for your upcoming Argument.
III. Cite each of these sources MLA style, but annotate them by summarizing their central points and answering the following annotation questions:
A. What puzzles, interests, and/or intrigues you about this source?
B. What is the research question your source is attempting to answer? Just as your Annotated Bibliography and this project begins with a guiding research question, so do your sources. What is it the author wants to answer in his or her project represented by this article?
C. Did the source answer its research question totally, in part, or not at all?
D. What is the central thesis of this source? How persuasive was it?
Take one paragraph of 4-8 sentences to answer these questions for each of your 9+ sources.
The 4 Annotation questions I have provided here are the standard set that could apply to just about any source you would ever encounter. However, the responses to those questions largely depend on the category in which the source is located in your project. For instance, a Support source is backing up your basic position, so it should be as persuasive as possible and answer a research question as efficiently as possible. By contrast, a Counterargument source should not be persuasive when it comes to your position, and it should not be the ultimate answer to any research question. Your Annotations of these sources may change where they fit in these categories, so have an open mind as you weigh the arguments in all these sources. One of the biggest acts of revision for an Annotated Bibliography is a reassignment of the use and categories of these sources in this evolving project.
IV. Find at least three sources to back up a position that you support and summarize the factual background they provide. These should be quantitative number and research facts. These are listed in a category labeled Support.
V. What are the major opposing positions? Cite at least 3+ sources that represent that side. Summarize the facts they provide in a category labeled Counterargument.
VI. What are sources that represent other positions rather than pro-con (generally, combinations and hybrids of the support and opposition positions)? What are previous attempts to solve this problem that have been argued for and/or tried? What can you learn from failures in the past to solve this ongoing problem? Cite and annotate 3 of those as well for your Alternatives.

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English

A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, et

A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called “References” or “Works Cited” depending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).
An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Depending on your project or the assignment, your annotations may do one or more of the following.
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
For more help, see our handout on paraphrasing (Links to an external site.) sources.
Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
For more help, see our handouts on evaluating resources (Links to an external site.).
Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
Your annotated bibliography may include some of these, all of these, or even others. If you’re doing this for a class, you should get specific guidelines from your instructor.
Why should I write an annotated bibliography?
To learn about your topic: Writing an annotated bibliography is excellent preparation for a research project. Just collecting sources for a bibliography is useful, but when you have to write annotations for each source, you’re forced to read each source more carefully. You begin to read more critically instead of just collecting information. At the professional level, annotated bibliographies allow you to see what has been done in the literature and where your own research or scholarship can fit. To help you formulate a thesis: Every good research paper is an argument. The purpose of research is to state and support a thesis. So, a very important part of research is developing a thesis that is debatable, interesting, and current. Writing an annotated bibliography can help you gain a good perspective on what is being said about your topic. By reading and responding to a variety of sources on a topic, you’ll start to see what the issues are, what people are arguing about, and you’ll then be able to develop your own point of view.
To help other researchers: Extensive and scholarly annotated bibliographies are sometimes published. They provide a comprehensive overview of everything important that has been and is being said about that topic. You may not ever get your annotated bibliography published, but as a researcher, you might want to look for one that has been published about your topic.
Format
The format of an annotated bibliography can vary, so if you’re doing one for a class, it’s important to ask for specific guidelines.
The bibliographic information: Generally, though, the bibliographic information of the source (the title, author, publisher, date, etc.) is written in either MLA or APA format. For more help with formatting, see our MLA handout(Links to an external site.)
The annotations: The annotations for each source are written in paragraph form. The lengths of the annotations can vary significantly from a couple of sentences to a couple of pages. The length will depend on the purpose. If you’re just writing summaries of your sources, the annotations may not be very long. However, if you are writing an extensive analysis of each source, you’ll need more space.
You can focus your annotations for your own needs. A few sentences of general summary followed by several sentences of how you can fit the work into your larger paper or project can serve you well when you go to publish.
Your annotated bibliography should reflect the five sources for your argument essay. More examples will be provided in Canvas.

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Other

Instructions: Apply the concept of coercive diplomacy that we have studied this

Instructions:
Apply the concept of coercive diplomacy that we have studied this week in the following scenario:
Genocide in Rwanda
You are a permanent member (and thus a veto-wielding member) of the UN Security Council. In 1994, ethnic violence has erupted in Rwanda following the assassination of the Hutu president. As a consequence, Hutus are systematically slaughtering their rival ethnic group, the Tutsis, and any moderate Hutus who do not agree to participate in the violence. Thousands of people are being killed daily, and pictures of their dead and decomposing bodies are being shown on international television nightly. The UN Mission in Rwanda (originally placed there to monitor a cease-fire between the Hutu government and the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front) is begging for reinforcements, without which they can do nothing to save the lives of innocent men, women, and children.
You must weigh the costs and benefits of voting to send more troops to Rwanda or to do nothing in response to the violence. If you choose to send reinforcements, you risk the loss of peacekeepers’ lives (several have been lost in the violence already, and you are less than a year removed from the debacle in Somalia) and set a precedent for intervention in the internal conflicts of sovereign states. If you call the violence and killing genocide, you have obligated yourself to do something in response (due to the fact that you are a signatory of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide). On the other hand, if you do nothing, you face a moral and ethical dilemma. The United Nations was founded, in part, on the principle of collective response to aggression and breaches of the peace. This is a clear case of aggression against civilians, and the members of the UN clearly have the capability to do something about it. You risk undermining the authority of the UN by failing to respond in the face of aggression as well as facing condemnation for your state and yourself personally for allowing the massacre to continue.
Can you sit by and watch the death and destruction on the nightly news?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Your post should exhibit careful thought and logical reasoning and provide evidence for your position. You are also required to read and reply to other students. Your response should offer new substantiated ideas or thoughtful questions. Do not forget to cite

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Other

You are a soldier/officer in General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Army of Tennesse

You are a soldier/officer in General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Army of Tennessee. It is late November 1864, and you are halfway through a one-month march from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia that is being called “Sherman’s March to the Sea.”
Explain your experiences on this march and why this is different from other campaigns you have been part of. Are you supportive of Sherman’s tactics, and how does making war in this manner make you feel as an American?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length.
No references or citations are necessary.

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Psychology

Consider the following case study: Abby is a marriage and family therapist in a

Consider the following case study:
Abby is a marriage and family therapist in a small town who has been practicing for seven years. One night, her husband, who is a police officer, came home from work and told Abby that their mutual friend Samantha, also a psychotherapist, has been arrested after an accident for driving under the influence. Apparently, Samantha was coming home from a party and lost control of her car, driving into an unoccupied restaurant downtown. Samantha suffered only minor injuries, but a breathalyzer test indicated that her blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit. In addition, there was enough damage done to the restaurant that it will have to be closed for several days. Abby is very concerned about her friend and colleague. She immediately begins to think about her responsibility to the profession as well as her desire to help Samantha.
For this discussion’s initial post, respond to the following:
What obligations must you honor when you hear about a colleague practicing in an unethical manner?
Explain your obligations to the profession of MFT as a colleague of Samantha. To whom would you report Samantha’s behavior?
Cite specific ethical codes and your state statutes, as well as any other relevant resources. Research peer-reviewed articles to support your answers and cite your references. Be sure to mention the state you are referencing.
Use the AAMFT Code of Ethics (https://www.aamft.org/Legal_Ethics/Code_of_Ethics.aspx) in shaping your initial post.

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History

WOMEN/LESBIANISM/FEMINISM 1960s-70s 2 possible episodes (there may be others!):

WOMEN/LESBIANISM/FEMINISM 1960s-70s
2 possible episodes (there may be others!): Chuck Gittings and Lauhusen-Season 2, Jean O’Leary-Season 2 (1st episode)
As you listen to the podcasts, TAKE CAREFUL NOTES. After, go to the website to find out more about the podcast episode and the research what went into making it. In some cases, you’ll be able to trace back to archives and other documentation. For whichever theme you choose, see what you can find out about the people featured in the episodes from Faderman’s book.
Write up a review of the podcasts, which addresses the strategies the featured people in the podcasts used to challenge discrimination against GLBT people. THE QUESTION THAT YOU ARE TO ANSWER IN THE FORM OF A THESIS IS: given the timeframe that they lived, do you think that their arguments were convincing? Why or why not?
SOURCES:
NOTE THAT for EACH podcast, you should read or examine at least one of the primary or secondary sources that are available on the website for the particular podcasts you chose. Your writing should draw from the podcast, the other sources, and Faderman’s book where applicable.
LENGTH: 4-5 pages, double-spaced and typed.
Technical Requirements:
Papers should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Font, with 1-inch margins. They should be 3-4 pages in length.
You can use material from lectures, classroom discussions, and course materials to support your argument. You are not expected to do nor should you do any outside research. Importantly, NEVER cite or consult any material that you’ve found on the internet on the topic.
CITATIONS: Use Chicago Manual of Style. There are LOADS of places to get help with this, including here Links to an external site.. You can also use the “How to Cite Sources” sheet that is posted on Blackboard under Essential Course Documents in order to understand how to use FOOTNOTES OR ENDNOTES.
Writing your papers:
Create a strong thesis. A thesis should be an argument, not a descriptive statement.
Be attentive to the context of the primary source documents (who wrote it, when, for what audience) and the language and stylistic devices the author employs. In other words, why and how they say what they are saying matter as much as what they say.
Use evidence from the primary and secondary sources to support your thesis (argument).
Note on Plagiarism:
Plagiarism includes submitting someone else’s work (their writing or their ideas) as your own, quoting without citing, citing incorrectly, or paraphrasing without proper citation.
To avoid unintentional plagiarism, when in doubt, cite.
If you are paraphrasing, read the relevant passage and then close the book you are working from while you are writing. You still need to cite.
Changing a few words in each sentence from a book or website does not make the ideas your own and is still plagiarism if not cited. Quote any phrases you use.