26 August 2015

Theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”)
Theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”)
Examine the theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”) in terms of his distinctive understanding of human freedom and the new American government. How does religion complicate these concerns for Paine in the development of his theory?
Order Instructions:
Topic:
Examine the theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”) in terms of his distinctive understanding of human freedom and the new American government. How does religion complicate these concerns for Paine in the development of his theory?
Essay needs to adhere to the following format: 4-5 pgs., 12pt. font, double-spaced with 1in. margins. Citation of reading should follow MLA format.

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Theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”) Theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”)Examine the theory of Thomas Paine (in “Common Sense”) in terms […]


26 August 2015

Compare and contrast internal and external validity
Power analysis and working with tentative essay question
Order Instructions:
Compare and contrast internal and external validity. Describe and give examples of research questions for which external validity is a primary concern. Describe and give examples of research questions in which internal validity is a primary concern. Discuss strategies researchers use in order to make strong claims about the applicability of their findings to a target population.
Compare and contrast random selection and random assignment. Be sure to include a discussion of when you would want to do one or the other and the possible consequences of failing to do random selection or random assignment in particular situations.
Explain the relationship between sample size and the likelihood of a statistically significant difference between measured values of two groups. In other words, explain why, all else being equal, as sample size increases the likelihood of finding a statistically significant relationship increases.
Compare and contrast probability and non-probability sampling. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
If you do a quantitative study for your dissertation, you must estimate the sample size you will need in order to have a reasonable chance of finding a relationship among the variables stated in your research hypotheses (should one exist), given your statistical analysis(es) and assumptions/calculations of factors 2-4 above. You must do this, even if you plan to use a convenience sample (see below). There are a number of sample size calculators available. Northcentral uses G*Power, which is required in this Activity. You will use G*Power’s “a priori power analysis” function to calculate a sample size. If it yields an unrealistically large size sample, you will rethink your design and assumptions and, perhaps, use G*Power’s “compromise power analysis” to estimate a workable sample size that makes sense. If you plan on using a convenience sample, you would use both analyses as part of your argument that your convenience sample is large enough.
Main Task: Submit the Following
1.
Calculate the sample size needed given these factors:
one-tailed t-test with two independent groups of equal size
small effect size (see Piasta, S.B., & Justice, L.M., 2010)
alpha =.05
beta = .2
Assume that the result is a sample size beyond what you can obtain. Use the compromise function to compute alpha and beta for a sample half the size. Indicate the resulting alpha and beta. Present an argument that your study is worth doing with the smaller sample.
2.
Calculate the sample size needed given these factors:
ANOVA (fixed effects, omnibus, one-way)
small effect size
alpha =.05
beta = .2
3 groups
Assume that the result is a sample size beyond what you can obtain. Use the compromise function to compute alpha and beta for a sample approximately half the size. Give your rationale for your selected beta/alpha ratio. Indicate the resulting alpha and beta. Give an argument that your study is worth doing with the smaller sample.
3. In a few sentences, describe two designs that can address your research question. The designs must involve two different statistical analyses. For each design, specify and justify each of the four factors and calculate the estimated sample size you’ll need. Give reasons for any parameters you need to specify for G*Power.

26 August 2015,
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Compare and contrast internal and external validity Power analysis and working with tentative essay question Order Instructions: Compare and contrast internal and external validity. […]


26 August 2015

Organizational Behavior : emerging knowledge, Global reality. By Mcshane and Von Glinow
Organizational Behavior : emerging knowledge, Global reality. By Mcshane and Von Glinow
In this case-based final, you will apply concepts from the last four assigned chapters of your textbook to real-world organizational behavior. The textbook chapters are:
Chapter 10: Power and Influence in the Workplace
Chapter 12: Leadership in Organizational Settings

Chapter 13: Designing Organizational Structure
Chapter 15: Organizational Change Guidelines
Title page – Follow standard format for the MBA program. Go to Doc Sharing and locate the document: “Title page for student papers.”Format – per APA manualDouble-spacedFont: Times New Roman, 12 pointMargins: per APAPage numbers: upper right cornerLength – The total of your case analyses responses should be a minimum of eight (8) pages in length. Most students will require more space for in-depth responses.Terminology and Concepts – Note that you are expected use and define organizational behavior (OB) terminology. Make frequent references to and explain concepts from the text.Case References – Support generalizations with details from the cases. Sources – Use APA to cite/reference and other sources.
IMPORTANT NOTE – HEADINGS AND TOPIC SENTENCES:
For each question, include both the question number and the indicated boldface heading. Restate the question as a topic sentence at the beginning of your response. Papers without headings and subheadings will be returned for correction. Late penalties may apply.
Submission of Assignment and Evaluation
Please submit this final as a Word attachment in the assignmnet repository by 11:59 on Thursday of Week 8.
You will receive a grade and feedback within 72 hours from the due date and time.Twenty percent (20%) of your grade is based on the quality of your writing and eighty percent (80%) is based on the quality of content.To print out grading criteria, go to Doc Sharing and download the file: “Grading Criteria – Final.”
Case Studies and Questions/Topics
For all cases, respond to the questions/topics indicated below. DO NOT respond to the case questions in your textbook.
Power and InfluenceRead this case: “Nab’s Rogue Trader” (page 312).
1A.PowerHow does “ Sources of Contingencies of Power” Model apply to this situation? Identify and discuss both sources of power and any contingencies of power.
1B.Influence TacticsDoes Duffy use influence tactics effectively? In your response, describe and evaluate the use of networking and any applicable influence tactics addressed in your textbook. Include your opinion of the ethical appropriateness of these tactics—i.e., do any of these tactics represent the dark side of “organizational politics?”
2.LeadershipRead this case: “ProfitelInc” (page 370). The behavioral perspective sets the stage for understanding transformational leadership. It also sets the stage for understanding the contingency Path-Goal Theory of leadership.
2A.Leadership PerspectiveWhich perspective of leadership best explains the problems identified in the case?
2B.Leadership ProblemsWhat can organizations do to minimize the leadership problems identified in the case? 3.OrganizationalStructureReadthis case: “Nokia’s Evolving Organizational Structure” (page 399).
3A. Current Changes to StructureWhat changes has Nokia introduced in terms of division of labor in organizational structure?
3B.Problems with the new StructureHow well do you believe the changes and contingencies will work for Nokia? Support your positions.What problems do you think Nokia might experience with the new organizational structure? 4.OrganizationalChangeRead scenarios 2 and 3 in the team exercise: “Strategic Change Incidents” (page 456).
4A. Lewin and Change Management PracticesKeeping in mind Lewin’s Unfreezing, Changing, and Refreezing phases, how would you lead change in the organization described in Scenario 2? Read the following sections of your textbook thoroughly before you respond: “Lewin’s Force Field Analysis Model” and “Unfreezing, Changing, and Refreezing.” Consider the following in your response:Diagnose the current state—i.e., what are some of the forces resisting organizational change?Suggest how you would “unfreeze” the situation and make the change by increasing the driving forces and reducing the restraining forces. Steps will include reducing change resistance.Suggest how you would “refreeze” the situation.
4B.Action ResearchAssuming the role of the leader of the organization in Scenario 3, how would you apply the action research approach? There are four steps to action research. Skip the first step of this model: 1. Form client-consultant relationship. State specifically how the leader should carry out steps 2, 3, and 4.

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Organizational Behavior : emerging knowledge, Global reality. By Mcshane and Von Glinow Organizational Behavior : emerging knowledge, Global reality. By Mcshane and Von Glinow […]


26 August 2015

Explore your knowledge of organizational behavior
Explore your knowledge of organizational behavior
Order Instructions:
In this discussion, you will explore how your knowledge of organizational behavior will make you a more ethical problem-solver.
In your Original Post
Identify three topics covered in this course that will enhance your ability to be an ethical problem-solver. For each topic, give examples of ways you will change your behavior because of knowledge gained in this course.

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Explore your knowledge of organizational behavior Explore your knowledge of organizational behavior Order Instructions: In this discussion, you will explore how your knowledge of […]


26 August 2015

Psychological research
psychological research
Alternative 2
Read and review scientific articles reporting psychological research. You are to read 4 different articles in psychology journals (not magazines; e.g., Psychology Today is a magazine, not a journal, so it’s not eligible). Your articles are not to all come from the same journal nor from the same volume of a given journal. For each article that you read you are to write a two page report. Choosing articles: Your articles are to be from scientific journals (not websites) reporting psychological research. There are many psychological journals reporting research. Find articles that report on topics that interest you.. You may wish to use the library’s PsycINFO and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection electronic databases to help you find articles. Writing the report: Your report is to be in your own words (reports that are not in your own words are considered plagiarized and will not be counted for this requirement), two to three pages long, typed in 11 or 12 pt. font, double- spaced, with 1” margins all around. For each report, you must also turn in a copy of the complete article. Read the article first, thinking about what it says and what it means, then imagine that you are telling someone else about that article. That telling (i.e., your report) is to have the following sections and must include each of the following section headings in the body of the report:
Research Question: In this section, provide (in your own words) a description of the purpose/research question under investigation;
Background: Provide a brief discussion of some of the background studies presented in the article’s introduction;
Method: a clear description of the methodology used, including the number and type of participants, the materials, and the procedures;
Results: a presentation of the results that were found;
Conclusions: the conclusions that the author(s) drew about the findings;
Concepts and Evaluation: your report is to end with a paragraph or two identifying the course concepts to which the article relates and your own reactions and evaluation of the research reported in the article.
Recording your completion: For each article you read and review, fill out the appropriate information on the “Alternative 2: Article Review” tally sheet (at the end of this handout). When you have completed the required 4 articles, then turn in to your professor the completed tally sheet along with the reports and articles themselves. An article will not be counted toward the requirement if it is not from a scientific journal and if you fail to turn in the appropriate report (in correct format) and a complete copy of the article.

Alternative 2: Article Review Tally Sheet
For each article that you read and review, complete an APA-style reference for that article. The reference consists of the following information: author(s) listed last name and first initials, year of publication, title of article, name of journal, volume of journal, pages (first-last) of article. When you have completed the required number of articles, turn in to your professor this form along with the reports and a complete copy of each article listed on this form. Examples of references in correct format (you may not use these articles to complete your requirement):
Chabris, C. F. & Glickman, M. E. (2006). Sex differences in intellectual performance: Analysis of a large cohort of competitive chess players. Psychological Science, 17, 1040-1047.
DePaulo, B. M. & Morris, W. L. (2006). The unrecognized stereotyping and discrimination against singles. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 15, 251-255.

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Psychological research psychological researchAlternative 2Read and review scientific articles reporting psychological research. You are to read 4 different articles in psychology journals (not magazines; […]


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