Designing Mixed Methods Research

Mixed methods research designs refer to a set of designs that purposively mix or integrate both qualitative data and quantitative data. As with quantitative research and qualitative research, the choice to use mixed methods research is influenced by the researcher’s philosophical orientation. 

Explore the basics of mixed methods research designs, calling upon your growing understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research.
“To what extent is mixed methods research simply taking a quantitative design and a qualitative design and putting them together?” Next, explain the types of research questions best served by mixed methods research. Then, explain one strength and one limitation of mixed methods research. Finally, provide a rationale for or against the utility of mixed methods research in your discipline (Public Health).
Be sure to support your Main Issue with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.

drama in the classroom

Description

In the video Teaching Theatre, two specialists work on basic theatre skills with children of various ages, and use theatre education as a gateway to other kinds of learning. At Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans, Amanda Newberry’s lesson in improvisation with a third–grade class stimulates students’ imagination, heightens language and listening skills, and encourages critical thinking. At Barney Ford Elementary School in Denver, George Jackson teaches basic movement skills to a first–grade class, invites fourth–graders to take center stage as they explore a script, and works with fifth–graders to create masks that reveal inner feelings. In the first part of the Teaching Theatre video, the drama teacher responds to the students’ responses with continual questioning. She felt that asking questions allowed students to develop characters more completely. Was the questioning beneficial? How would you feel if it was directed at you? The teacher in Denver tailored his activities to different age groups and taught drama in a setting separate from the classroom. In New Orleans, the drama teacher worked right in the classroom. Do you feel that a separate drama class is more beneficial, or do you feel that incorporating drama into your classroom curriculum is more beneficial? Why?http://www.learner.org/libraries/artsineveryclassroom/video5.html

Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving: Taking away the licenses of drunk driving offenders has not proven successful (they drive anyway), so consider an argument for or against more stringent law enforcement, such as requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, sobriety checkpoints and whatever new technology or regulation could prevent drunks from continuing on the road while inebriated.

I am for more tougher laws against drunk driving

Peer review of article

A. Intellectual Impact of the Article
1 How well does the article function as a piece of writing (i.e. quality of language, exposition, description, voice)?
2 Is the article scientifically accurate?
3 Does the design, flow and the creativity of the article encourage learning?

B. Broader Impact of the Article
1 How well does the article function as a piece of teaching (i.e. quality of pedagogy, clarity of explanations)? Does the article tell a nice story and teach you something new? Is the article too general and/or lack details that would make the story more educational?
2 Does the article contain all the necessary components needed to describe the story or are some things missing that could enhance the story?

C. Technical Details of the Article
1 Has the author included at least ten sources and at least 6 from primary journals?
2 Has the author included at least 4 high-quality figures and/or tables? Did the author provide a reference for each and every figure and/or table? Could the figures be improved, if so how can they be improved?
3 Has the author properly referenced their sources throughout their article with either a number or using author’s last name?
4 Is the article approximately 1,000 words long?

D. Based on your answers above, what is your final recommendation?
1 Publish the article in its current state (the article is excellent). Very few manuscripts will earn this recommendation.
2 Publish the article with minor revisions (the article is very good).
3 Publish the article after major revisions are made to it. The article needs substantial work before it is ready for publication. This could include major changes required to fix figures and tables, or major changes required to large portions of the text. Does the author need to start over completely?

Demonstrate HR functions in developing & implementing HR strategy, and identify challenges of managing with unions

Please see the essay guidelines:

Assignment Specifics

1. The total number of words for this report should be 2400 words
2. The report should be your own work and properly referenced (APA system)
3. You should provide relevant references and examples and support your views citing evidence found in other studies. (The references should be from books or literature review or academic sources. You can use my text book for this course as reference and it is Strategic Human Resources Management, Edited by Gary Rees & Paul E. Smith)

Scenario
You have just been hired as an HR manager of an organization that manufactures women apparel. This firm has never had an HR department. It has experienced steady growth during the last few years. Its workforce is comprised of 800 employees and 20 managers. The organizational structure involves the division of work according to different departmental functions such as Production, R&D, Marketing, Finance, and HRM. Due to its growth, members of the Board of Directors had placed pressure on top management to hire an HR manager a position that you have been selected to fill.
As the new HR manager your first goal is to convince top management of the need to make you, the HR manager, a strategic partner. You have decided to prepare a report which comprises the assignment for this course/module. (Your report should reflect confident, detailed, comprehensive knowledge of the HR discipline. Where appropriate it should also display evidence of originality and innovation).
In your report, you are required to:
1. Critically examine the role of strategic HR management with respect to organizational performance, citing empirical evidence and specific organizations’ success stories. You should explicitly define ‘strategic human resource management’s and distinguish between different types of HR strategies and how they can and should align with competitive business strategies.
2. Present a detailed, comprehensive plan of how you will specifically address each core HR function (e.g. work design, job analysis, recruitment, selection, retention, separation, performance management, training, development, compensation, legal requirements, and employee relations) to create a high performance work system (HPWS).
3. Present your evaluation of the challenges and opportunities involved with respect to diversity, Emiratization and managing ab international workforce, and explain how you plan to help the firm to practically prepare for these challenges and opportunities.
4. Demonstrate (within the report) a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the importance of relevant legal issues related to HR management and organizational performance in the context of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The report in essence should reflect your personal vision as to what HRM issues are important and need to be identified and properly addressed.

Avoiding plagiarism
The word plagiarism comes from a Latin word for ‘kidnapper’. Plagiarism means you are kidnapping or stealing someone else’s ideas or words and presenting them as if they were your own. If you copy an article from an encyclopedia and make some minor changes to pass it off as your own writing, you are plagiarizing deliberately. If you carelessly forget to include quotation marks or a reference to show whose words or ideas you are using, you are plagiarizing accidentally. Whether deliberate or accidental, plagiarism is a serious offence in scholarship.
It is not plagiarism, however, to use other writers’ material when you acknowledge whose material it is. That procedure is a part of honest research writing. Avoid plagiarism by acknowledging sources when necessary and by using them accurately and fairly.

Marketing

This paper is an Article Review. Requirements consist of the following:
1.) Choose a recent (last 60 days) article related to Protectionism
2.) Write a 2 page review consisting of an overview of the article, your opinion of the article material, and a synopsis of how the article relates to the topic of Protectionism studied in class (!!!)
3.) The Review should have a Reference page listing the article using APA format

Suggested reading (but not exclusive): Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Journal of Marketing, Forbes, London Times, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune

The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

Select a president from the table, “Presidents and Their ‘Doctrines,’” in Roskin,

Summarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.
Explicate the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.
Describe the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.
Assess, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format

Identify the cultural, economic, and political context of information resources, and interpret information in light of that context.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in international problems.
Write clearly and concisely about international problems using proper writing mechanics.

Developing Countries vs. Industrialized World

Many people regard the rapid population growth of less-developed countries as our most serious environmental problem. Others think that the population growth in more-developed countries, though smaller, is actually a greater threat to the environment. What kinds of problems result from population growth in the following?

Developing countries
The industrialized world
Which do you think is the greater threat, and why? Cite sources to support your rationale.

Create an argumentative essay that describes your personal view on the issue. Cite three reliable sources to justify your personal view.

Your assignment should be three to four pages in length. Follow APA format, according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Include a title page and reference page. Use at least three outside academic sources other than the textbook, course materials, or other information provided as part of the course materials.