25 August 2015

Breastfeeding
Write a short literature review paper based on four to five important and directly related research studies that have been published relating to your area of interest.  The papers included in the review must be research papers (describing as research study, with methods and results reported) and should not be review papers.  Papers from conference proceedings, unpublished sources, and the Web are not acceptable.  When summarizing the papers you are reviewing, write in past tense since the research has already been completed. use the organizational structure discussed in the chapter and include an APA-style reference list at the end.  The paper should be typed, 12-point font, double-spaced, with 1.5 inch margins.


Go to; ncib and write these subject;
– A serial qualitative interview study of infant feeding experiences: idealism meets realism
– Effects of multiparity and prolonged breast-feeding on maternal bone mineral density: a community-based cross-sectional study
– Infant feeding practice and childhood cognitive performance in south India
– Breastfeeding, introduction of other foods and effects on health: a systematic literature review for the 5th Nordic Nutrition recommendation






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25 August 2015

How does fertility rates influence long run economic growthLong-run Growth
Economists solve complex problems that often require working in team to bring together different
skill sets and to complete tasks in a timely way. With this in mind throughout the term you will
work as a group, with me one-on-one and alone on your individual research project.
Topic: How does fertility rates influence economic growth in the long run
Stages of the project will be submitted according to the following schedule:
Stage One – October 1st
Stage Two – October 17th
Stage Three – October 24th
Stage Four – November 7th
Stage Five – November 14th
Stage Six – November 21th
Final Paper – December 1st
Each individual stage will be submitted to Turnitin.com and the checklist to accompany the stage
will be submitted during the lecture.
At the end of the term all stages will be revised, packaged together as a uniform paper and
submitted both in hardcopy and to turnitin.com. Please submit all written text in one and one half
spaced lines, 12-point font with 2.5 cm margins. Your bibliography will be MLA 7th Edition and
must be formatted using Refworks. Every stage should include a bibliography citing sourced
material. Please do not include a title page on individual stages but do make sure to include your
name and a title for the project. Each stage should also include your thesis statement clearly stated
and underlined at the top of the page.
Stage One:
Please submit a 300 to 500 word introduction to a topic that you would like to address. Your topic
should pose a specific question based on research found in the economics literature that can be
addressed using the analytic and statistical tools available to economists. For example you might
pose a question such as: “How does a countries geography relate to its rate of growth over the long
run?” In your introduction you should discuss why you think your question is an important one
and hypothesize your results. State your thesis clearly in this and every subsequent stage. Include a
bibliography that includes at least four references to the literature you will be using to support your
project (in Stage Two) to receive feedback at this stage on those choices.
Stage Two:
Please submit a 750 to 1000 word review of the existing literature in the area you have chosen to
explore. You must discuss at least three papers and answer the question: How does the author test
his / her theory and what are the results? Papers must be drawn from the economics literature (i.e.
must be either published in an economics journal or be available from a well established working
paper series such as the NBER). Unpublished papers, papers from non-economics journals, letters,
newspaper articles etc. are not appropriate sources. If you have any doubts about your choice of
papers please check with me before writing your review. The librarian for the economics is
available to give you some guidance on using the university resources to find papers. I will be
conducting a class on using Refworks early in the term to help you properly cite these papers.
Stage Three:
Describe the data you will be using in your analysis in 500 to 750 words and include a chart that
summarizes the moments of the key data (i.e. the mean, standard deviation, max, min and number
of observations). This section must clearly cite the source of each variable and explain any
manipulations that have been made to the data (for example, if the savings rate was calculated
using the consumption rate). You must also clearly state the relationships you predict to see in the
data. This will be explained to you in class before this stage is due.
Stage Four:
This is the empirical component of your paper in which you use the data discussed in Stage Three
to test your hypothesis. We will spend many, many classes preparing for this stage and some time
in a lab working with Excel in preparation. The work you submit at this stage will of an Excel file
with a graph plotting your results and the appropriate tests (heteroscedasticity and
multicollinearity).
Stage Five:
In this stage you will present and discuss the results of your empirical test in 500 to 750 words. You
will answer the questions: Does your analysis support your hypothesis or refute it? And in what
ways could the analysis be improved with better data? In this section must provide at least one
sentence that states your results in a meaningful way for your reader. Using the example give
above you might write: “Countries that are ## degrees closer to the equator grew ##% more slowly
over the last 200 years”. In this stage you must also include a properly formatted table that reports
your results and their statistical significance. The format for this table will be given in class.
Stage Six:
This stage is a 300 to 400 word conclusion to your paper. State your original thesis (Stage One),
summarize your statistical findings (Stage Four and Five) and discuss how your findings are
situated in the current literature (Stage Two) and how your work has advanced our state of
knowledge on this topic.
Final Project:
The final project, to be submitted to me, will be all six stages, revised as necessary, submitted to me
as a unified package. Please include a title page at this stage only. There should be only one
bibliography at the end of the final project.

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25 August 2015

Applying the SARA Model to Generate a Solution to a Rise in Crime

Applying the SARA Model to Generate a Solution to a Rise in Crime


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Applying the SARA Model to Generate a Solution to a Rise in Crime Applying the SARA Model to Generate a Solution to a Rise […]


25 August 2015

Article Analysis

This assignment, the fourth of five one-page response papers, will focus on how poets use langauge to create tone in one of the following poems: Marge Piercy's “Barbie Doll”, Ethridge Knight's “Hard Rock Retrurns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane” or Adrienne Rich's “Aunt Jennifer's Tigers” Discuss how the tone suits the poem's theme. Read the scholarly article that discusses the poem you choose. I will upload the article once you choose a poem Select a passage from the article that helps clarify or support your interpretation of whether or not a character changes or grows and how this change suggests the meaning of the story.

be sure to include evidence to support your observations. You are required to use both direct quotations and paraphrases from your short story (the primary source) and the scholarly article (secondary source). Avoid quoting long passages (more than 4 typed lines) in short papers like this one. Again, avoid extensive use of summary. Focus on one theme and how the tone of in the tone of the poem helps reveal this important theme. You must include in-text citations (use the PDF version of the article and cite the original page numbers) and a properly formatted works cited page.

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25 August 2015

Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Required Texts
Badke, William. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog.
         iUniverse.com, 201l.
Harvey, David. The Enigma of Capital. Oxford UP, 2011.
Kuruvilla, Sarosh, Ching Kwan Lee, and Mary E. Gallagher, eds. From Iron Rice Bowl to Informationalization:
         Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China. ILR, 2011
Zweig, Michael. The Working Class Majority: America’s Best Kept Secret. 2nd Ed. ILR, 2012. 

Course Description
The purpose of this course is to help graduate students hone their skills in analysis and synthesis, and to develop the ability to conduct independent scholarly research. For each of the texts assigned, students will practice skills in analysis and synthesis by writing to prompts in discussion board postings and more formal reading responses. In addition, students will conduct independent scholarly research on a topic of their choice, composing a final research paper. Students should plan to spend much time, beyond reading and writing, on independent research. Students who successfully pass this course will:

·         comprehend and articulate distinctions and relationships among data, information and knowledge;
·         understand and distinguish between the relevant historical and current paradigms of information theory;
·         think critically and logically about information, especially about the form and content of information;
·         demonstrate skills in using traditional and non-traditional print and non-print reference tools;
·         develop adaptability, flexibility, and creativity in using current technologies to facilitate lifelong learning;
·         understand and identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and when and where each type of research is most appropriate;
·         understand and apply the principles of source and text criticism as applied to practical problems of managing information;
·         understand and discuss critically different concepts of information as used in different fields of knowledge or application;
·         understand and apply the principles underlying intellectual property and related rights and duties as they relate to the needs and challenges of individuals or teams.

Course Requirements
Quizzes: 7 @ 10 points each, or 70 points total
For some assigned readings students will complete a quiz to demonstrate mastery and understanding of assigned texts. These will consist of multiple choice, true/false, matching, or short-answer questions. Forty-five minutes will be allowed for the quizzes and availability will close automatically at the end of that time. I will not reopen quizzes for additional time, so make sure you have completed your readings before you begin. Quizzes indicated on the class schedule are due on or before 9:00am cst of designated due dates. 

Discussion Board Postings: 12 @ 15 points each, or 180 points total
For other assigned reading students will respond critically and analytically to a posted question on the discussion board. Response to other student’s work is highly encouraged but not required unless otherwise stated. Discussion board postings will be graded based on depth and content. A discussion board posting should be focused on addressing the given prompt, approximately 300 words (single-spaced), include specific textual evidence, and be free of grammatical and typographic errors. This means you must do more than simply retype, restate, or paraphrase the author. Posting due dates are indicated on the class schedule and are due on or before 9:00am cst of designated due dates. 

Reading Responses (2-3 pages each): 6 @ 50 points each, or 300 points total
Students will author six formal reading responses, writing to one prompt and working, in-depth, with a single reading. Responses will be graded using the Writing Skills Rubric, focusing on the areas of Context/Purpose, Content/Ideas/Support, Organization, and Writing Mechanics. Rhetorically, I will be looking for a strong central argument backed by detailed and specific textual evidence. Ideas should be embedded within a coherent structure at the sentence and paragraph levels, and meaningful transitions should link ideas back to the central argument. Style and mechanics should follow MLA guidelines. Each paper should be a minimum of two complete, typed, and double-spaced pages, formatted with 1” margins and written in Times New Roman 12-point font. Reading responses must be uploaded as Microsoft Word documents on Blackboard though Safe Assign on or before 9:00am cst on or before the designated due dates. 

Research Proposal (2 page narrative + Annotated Bibliography): 150 points
A brief one-page proposal plus annotated bibliography for the research paper is due on or before October 25, but students should begin independent research and paper drafting long before that time. Proposals should include a detailed paragraph of the central argument and a paragraph indicating how the parts of the paper will fit into the whole.
Also included will be a full annotated bibliography (both summary of source and intended usage in your paper)  of a minimum of twenty scholarly sources. If you are unsure what constitutes a scholarly source, consult Badke, other resources, or inquire with me. This AB will include both a summation of the source and the prospective use of it in your paper. All research should be documented in current MLA style. Do not use an automatic citation creator. They are often incorrect and do not permit me to make comments on individual entries. Using such will result in me returning your paper for correction, and applicable late penalties will apply. Proposals must be uploaded as Microsoft Word documents on Blackboard though Safe Assign on or before 9:00am cst on or before Thursday, October 30, 2014. 
Research Paper (12-15 pages): 300 points
After selecting a topic of their choice, students should conduct extensive research and forge a central argument based on the scholarly research found. Current scholarly research should drive this paper, so any and all assertions made within the paper should be backed by evidence derived from current scholarly sources. Each paper will have a minimum of twenty documented scholarly sources integrated into the paper. Final papers will be graded using the Research Skills Rubric. Papers will be graded upon the depth and fit of research used and the completeness and complexity of thought developed by the writer. Rhetorically, I will be looking for a strong central argument backed by detailed and specific evidence. Ideas should be embedded within a coherent structure at the sentence and paragraph levels, and meaningful transitions should link ideas back to the central argument. Style and mechanics should follow MLA guidelines. Each paper should be a minimumof twelve complete, typed, and double-spaced pages (not counting your Works Cited pages), formatted with 1” margins and written in Times New Roman 12-point font. Research papers must be uploaded on Blackboard though Safe Assign on or before 9:00 am cst (noon) on Thursday, December 4, 2014. 

Comprehensive Exams
Students, please remember that as soon as you begin to take courses in your MLS program, you should also begin preparing for your comprehensive exams. Keeping thorough notes and compiling a notebook/portfolio from each class you take would behoove you, so when it is time to prepare for your comprehensive exams you will have good notes to help you. Holding on to the books from your class might also be helpful.

Grading scale based on 1,000 points
A 1000-900 points
B 899-800 points
C 799-700 points
D 699-600 points
U 599 points or less



Attendance
Regular attendance and class participation are expected. I reserve the right to fail students who miss the equivalent of more than two-weeks of classes with excused or unexcused absences or who do not come to class prepared and ready to partake in class discussion and group work. 

A Few Final Notes
Incomplete or missing work: You have to complete all elements of the course, even if awarded no points. Not completing any assignment will result in not passing this course.
Late Work: Late is accepted, unless otherwise noted, up until five days after the due date with a penalty of 10% per day late. This means if an assignment is three days late, I will deduct 30% before I begin grading. Please note our “days” run from 9am. This means work submitted between 9am and 8:59am the next day is one “day.” Under no circumstances will work more than five days late be accepted. The paper proposal and final paper will not be accepted late.
Extra Credit: Extra credit is not available for this class.
Written assignments: I will be more than happy to discuss ideas for papers with you…just not the night before. If you cannot submit, for some reason, a paper through Bb, email it to me. That is your backup plan.

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. It is a claim that the ideas or words you have written are yours, when in fact they are not. A second form of academic dishonesty is to intentionally provide an incorrect citation. Other examples of academic dishonesty include handing in a paper purchased from an individual or agency; submitting papers from living group, club or organization files; and using another’s computer program or documents. FHSU’s policy on academic honesty can be found at http://web.fhsu.edu/universitycatalog/gen/academichonesty.asp.

Further information on Academic Honesty can be found at  http://www.fhsu.edu/academic/provost/handbook/ch_2_academic_honesty/.

First offense of plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment.
A second offense will result in immediate failure of the class.

If you have any questions in regards to how to avoid academic dishonesty, please contact me for more
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