26 August 2015

Computer sciences and Information technology

Computer sciences and Information technology

Project description
Select part of a technical manual in your field
or instructions for a general audience and make a copy of the material. Using
the checklist in the chapter on Instructions (content, organization, style, and
page design), evaluate the sample’s usability. In a memo to your instructor,
discuss the strong and weak points of the instructions.
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Computer sciences and Information technology Computer sciences and Information technology Project descriptionSelect part of a technical manual in your fieldor instructions for a general […]


26 August 2015

Evaluation to population genetics data

Evaluation to population genetics data

Project description
You have been given a dataset containing Identifiler® genotypes from 200 individuals. Your first task is to analyse this dataset in terms of its potential usefulness as a database for individual identification purposes. <br />
In an investigation being carried out in an Arab country, a match has been observed between a DNA profile generated from a crime scene stain and the DNA profile generated from a white Caucasian male arrested by police. The DNA profile generated is shown below:
D8S1179 8, 17<br />
D21S11 34, 34.2 <br />
D7S820 9, 9<br />
CSF1PO 8, 14<br />
D3S1358 14, 14<br />
TH01 8, 10<br />
D13S317 9, 10<br />
D16S539 14, 15<br />
D2S1338 19, 19<br />
D19S433 11, 14.2<br />
vWA 18, 18<br />
TPOX 10, 10<br />
D18S51 11, 19<br />
D5S818 8, 9<br />
FGA 18.2, 19.2<br />
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Match probability estimates using this database have been provided for the investigation but the defence team has raised the inappropriateness of the database as an issue. <br />
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Your second task is to evaluate why the defence team may have raised this issue.<br />
You must present your results in a scientific manner (take a look at published articles) detailing every analysis carried out and discussing the results obtained. <br />
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Learning outcomes<br />
This assessment will test your ability to meet the following learning outcomes described in your module booklet:<br />
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1. Apply the principles of population genetics to forensic science.<br />
2. Analyse and assess genetic data using different population genetic software.<br />
3. Critically evaluate genetic data using statistical analyses for forensic purposes.<br />
4. Present and defend the rationale of forensic DNA evidence in relation to population genetics theory. <br />
5. Discuss and evaluate critically the genetic relationships of individuals and populations.<br />
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Assessment Criteria<br />
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1. Evidence of thorough data analysis skills.<br />
2. Evidence of ability to interpret results accurately.<br />
3. Evidence of wide reading and comprehension.<br />
4. Evidence of incorporation of independent thought.<br />
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Referencing Requirements:<br />
References<br />
ABDIN, L., et al. 2003. Analysis of 15 short tandem repeats reveals significant differences between the Arabian populations from Morocco and Syria. Legal Medicine, 5, Supplement, S150-S155.<br />
AKBASAK, B. S.,et al. 2001. Turkish population data with the CODIS multiplex short tandem repeat loci. Forensic Science International, 123, 227-229.<br />
ALENIZI, M., GOODWIN, W., ISMAEL, S. & HADI, S. 2008. STR data for the AmpFlSTR® Identifiler® loci in Kuwaiti population. Legal Medicine, 10, 321-325.<br />
ALSHAMALI, F., ALKHAYAT, A. Q., BUDOWLE, B. & WATSON, N. D. 2005. STR population diversity in nine ethnic populations living in Dubai. Forensic Science International, 152, 267-279.<br />
BALDING, D. J. & NICHOLS, R. A. 1994. DNA profile match probability calculation: how to allow for population stratification, relatedness, database selection and single bands. Forensic Science International, 64, 125-140.<br />
BARNI, F. et al. 2007. Allele frequencies of 15 autosomal STR loci in the Iraq population with comparisons to other populations from the middle-eastern region. Forensic Science International, 167, 87-92.<br />
BRANDT-CASADEVALL, C., et al. 2003. Tunisian population allele frequencies for 15 PCR-based loci. International Congress Series, 1239, 113-116.<br />
BUCKLETON, J., TRIGGS, C. M. & WALSH, S. J. 2005. Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation, CRC Press.<br />
BUCKLETON, J. S., CURRAN, J. M. & WALSH, S. J. 2006. How reliable is the sub-population model in DNA testimony? Forensic Science International, 157, 144-148.<br />
BUDOWLE, B. et al. 1999. Population data on the thirteen CODIS core short tandem repeat loci in African Americans, U.S. Caucasians, Hispanics, Bahamians, Jamaicans, and Trinidadians. J Forensic Sci, 44, 1277-1286.<br />
CARRACEDO, et al. 2013. New guidelines for the publication of genetic population data. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 7, 217-220.<br />
CHEN, J.-G., PU, H.-W., CHEN, Y., CHEN, H.-J., MA, R., XIE, S.-T. & ZHANG, L.-P. 2012. Population genetic data of 15 autosomal STR loci in Uygur ethnic group of China. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 6, e178-e179.<br />
CZARNY, J. et al 2005. Genetic variation of 15 STR loci (D3S1358, vWA, FGA, TH01, TPOX, CSF1PO, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, D2S1338, D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, and D19S433) in populations of north and central Poland. Forensic Science International, 147, 97-100.<br />
ELMRGHNI, S. et al 2012. Genetic data provided by 15 autosomal STR loci in the Libyan population living in Benghazi. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 6, e93-e94.<br />
EXCOFFIER, L., LAVAL, G. & SCHNEIDER, S. 2007. Arlequin (version 3.0): An integrated software package for population genetics data analysis. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 1, 0-0.<br />
EXCOFFIER, L. & LISCHER, H. E. L. 2010. Arlequin suite ver 3.5: a new series of programs to perform population genetics analyses under Linux and Windows. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 564-567.<br />
GOODWIN, W., LINACRE, A. & HADI, S. 2011. An Introduction to Forensic Genetics, Wiley-Blackwell.<br />
HARTL, D. L. & CLARK, A. G. 2007. Principles of Population Genetics, Sinauer Associates.<br />
HILL, C. R., DUEWER, D. L., KLINE, M. C., COBLE, M. D. & BUTLER, J. M. U.S. population data for 29 autosomal STR loci. Forensic Science International: Genetics.<br />
KOROSTISHEVSKY, M. et al. 2004. Erroneous identification in a mixed population: simulation using Israeli STR data. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 118, 111-114.<br />
LEWONTIN, R. C. 1995. The Apportionment of Human Diversity. In: DOBZHANSKY, T., HECHT, M. & STEERE, W. (eds.) Evolutionary Biology. Springer US.<br />
OMRAN, G. A., RUTTY, G. N. & JOBLING, M. A. 2009. Genetic variation of 15 autosomal STR loci in Upper (Southern) Egyptians. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 3, e39-e44.<br />
PORRAS, L., BELTRÁN, L., ORTIZ, T., SANCHEZ-DIZ, P., CARRACEDO, A. & HENAO, J. 2008. Genetic polymorphism of 15 STR loci in central western Colombia. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 2, e7-e8.<br />
RUBI-CASTELLANOS, R., ANAYA-PALAFOX, M., MENA-ROJAS, E., BAUTISTA-ESPAÑA, D., MUÑOZ-VALLE, J. F. & RANGEL-VILLALOBOS, H. 2009. Genetic data of 15 autosomal STRs (Identifiler kit) of three Mexican Mestizo population samples from the States of Jalisco (West), Puebla (Center), and Yucatan (Southeast). Forensic Science International: Genetics, 3, e71-e76.<br />
TEREBA, A. 1995. Tools for analysis of population statistics. Profiles DNA, 2, 14-16.<br />
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Evaluation to population genetics data Evaluation to population genetics data Project description You have been given a dataset containing Identifiler® genotypes from 200 individuals. […]


26 August 2015

Synthesizing articles
synthesizing articles
Select an interesting news story and find three articles from three different news sources about the topic.
Assignment Paper #3
English 303 Online
TASK: Write a report in which you synthesize three articles about the background to a current issue in the news and present two interview questions. The report should include the responses of five different people to your question. There will be a final reflection on the results of your interviews.
In doing this you will:
Select an interesting news story and find three articles from three different news sources about the topic. You must use one article from the New York Times, one from Aljazeera.com, and one from another news source of your choice. Fox News is not an appropriate choice.
Write an appropriate APA-style reference to each article, using the forms https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Each reference must be linked directly to an actual copy of the article. This will be your reference page.
Write a synthesis of the information using paraphrase, citation, and your references. A person reading it should understand the major issues/background information of the news story. Again, I want to stress — paraphrase is VERY important here. Your synthesis will be 1-2 pages long.
Develop two research questions based on the story. These are questions that you are going to ask people you know about the story. They should not be yes/no questions. They should be questions that require a response. These questions will follow your synthesis. You will write a brief introductory paragraph explaining why you chose to develop these two questions.
Interview five people and write their responses carefully. I suggest you record their responses so that you have a record of what they actually said. For a better paper, ask five very different people . You will present the responses in a series of paragraphs in which you introduce each respondent and then present his/her answer to the questions.
Write a reflection of 2-3 paragraphs about your respondents’ answers. You will present your own thoughts in this part.
The final paper will be written in APA style following this model: http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-shaw-apa.pdf
RUBRIC:
Active participation in the process (20 points maximum)
Student has actively participated in ALL the activities leading up to the submission of this paper.
0 4 8 12 16 20
APA Format and Assignment (20 points maximum)
Student has followed APA format rigorously. An initial reading shows that this assignment was done as requested.
0 4 8 12 16 20
Organization and Transition (20 points maximum)
The whole paper is logically organized along the guidelines set by the assignment. The transitions are smooth. The paragraphs smoothly connect to each other and the paper is obviously a unified whole.
0 4 8 12 16 20
Language and Documentation (20 points maximum)
Language is the student’s authentic language and is in no way edited by a native speaker or machine. No other sources have been used and there is no borrowed language from any other source. Documentation is smooth with sources leading easily to references and with references clearly linked to the sources themselves. THERE IS NO PLAGIARISM OR ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
0 4 8 12 16 20
Ideas and Development (20 points maximum)
Development is thorough throughout — with the synthesis providing a clear background, the questions being appropriate to the task, the interview material being well edited and focused, and the reflection indicating critical thinking.
0 4 8 12 16 20

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Synthesizing articles synthesizing articles Select an interesting news story and find three articles from three different news sources about the topic.Assignment Paper #3English 303 […]


26 August 2015

Human Resources Management – the key to strategic success
Human Resources Management – the key to strategic success.
Choose two HRM activities from the ‘Human Resources Management Process’ model (See p.429 in textbook). You need to define these activities and discuss, with reference to academic literature, how the two activities you have chosen work together to meet the needs of employees as well as helping an organisation achieve its business strategy.
Your essay should consider the following:
• Define the concept of Human Resource Management (HRM).
• Explain how an organisation’s human resources can be a significant source of competitive advantage. Provide examples to support this explanation.
• Outline the two HRM activities you have chosen. Explain why these are critical to good HRM.
• Discuss the ways organisations can introduce practices into their organisation to build these processes.
• Discuss the link between these two HRM activities and its capacity to meet its strategic objectives.
The Essay requires:
• A thorough research and treatment of the contemporary literature in the topic area.
• A range of references that should demonstrate breadth and depth of research.
• The incorporation of personal/organisational examples as illustrative evidence.
• An ability to utilise the wider literature in constructing the narrative is displayed throughout.
• A display of critical evaluation and diagnostic skills in the choice of the data included.
• A display of critical evaluation in the choice of the information sources used.
• Appropriate and accurate use of the Harvard Referencing System.
• The assignment must be submitted through Turnitin.
You must use a minimum of 10 references:
• Text books: The prescribed text and at least 5 other text books
• 5 different academic journal articles
• 1 other source of your choice: Blog, newspaper, magazine or other Internet source
• No more than 1 reference may be general Internet based sources.
• Wikipedia is not to be used and does not count as an academic reference.
Feedback: Comments and a mark will be returned to you within two weeks of submission.
Below is the feedback form, which will be used to provide you with your grade and summary feedback.
Marking guide for Individual Essay Outline
Student name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………
Marking Criteria NN PA CR DI HD
Not Shown Acceptable Good Very Good Excellent
CONTENT/2 marks
The student has:
• Interpreted the instruction/question appropriately.
• Clearly addressed the topic with appropriate elaboration of relevant sub-topics,
• Demonstrated an understanding of the necessary concepts/perspective/theories.
• Has identified sufficient and appropriate material from relevant and credible sources to effectively support the key points.
STRUCTURE /2 marks
• The key essay elements are identified (i.e., introduction, body (including subheadings), conclusion.
• The introduction is appropriate with a plan to successfully summarise the key ideas/issues to be discussed.
• The concepts for the body of the essay are well structured, with coherent and logical development.
• Each section/paragraph has a clear focus and line of thought.
• The conclusion is appropriate with a plan to successfully summarise the key ideas/issues/findings.
WRITTEN EXPRESSION /1 mark
• The writing style is appropriate to the task.
• The writing is fluent, exhibiting grammatically correct sentences that are appropriately punctuated.
• There are no spelling or typing errors and due regard is given to rules of capitalisation and abbreviation, etc.
Total available marks – 5 Total grade/mark obtained: /5
Marking Guide for Essay
Student name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………
Assessment Criteria: Performance
NN PA CR DI HD
Not Shown Acceptable Good Very Good Excellent
Introduction /1 marks
The introduction includes the following:
• An introductory sentence or two related directly to the question.
• A definition or explanation of a key term, cited from your discipline.
• A clear statement of the focus of the essay or the position being argued, your opinion statement.
Content /5 marks
The student has:
• Interpreted the instruction/question properly
• Clearly addressed the topic with appropriate elaboration of relevant sub-topics
• Demonstrated an understanding of necessary concepts/perspectives/theories
• Has identified sufficient and appropriate material from relevant and credible sources to effectively support the key points
Theory and Analysis /4 marks
The student has:
• Incorporated and applied appropriate theory throughout
• Key academic perspectives/views used to develop arguments
• Quality of the discussion which is supported by theory
• Compared and contrasted the views of different authors as part of their analysis
Conclusion 1 marks
The student has included in the conclusion:
• A brief summary of the main ideas presented in the essay.
• Confirmation of the opinion included in the introduction.
• Final evaluative comments on the relative importance of the arguments.
Research and Referencing /3 marks
The student has:
• Presented ideas and assertions that are substantiated through use of high quality reference material
• Provided in-text referencing
• Applied the Harvard Referencing style using the correct technique
• Used a minimum of 10 academic references, including textbooks and journal articles
• Appropriately presented and formatted the Reference List in alphabetical order.
Report Presentation /1 marks
The student has:
• Identified the key essay elements (i.e. introduction, body, conclusion)
• Given each section/paragraph a clear focus and line of thought
• Provided a writing style that is appropriate to the task.
• Used writing that is fluent and grammatically correct, with appropriate punctuation.
• No spelling or typing errors and given due regard to the rules of capitalization and abbreviation etc.
Total available marks – 15 Total grade/mark obtained: /15
Comments:

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26 August 2015

Discuss the history of women voting in the USA and any other Eurpean country
history of women voting
Order Instructions:
Discuss the history of women voting in the USA and any other Eurpean country

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Discuss the history of women voting in the USA and any other Eurpean country history of women voting Order Instructions:Discuss the history of women […]


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