linear project

Instructions

For this assignment, collect data exhibiting a relatively linear trend, find the line of best fit, plot the data and the line, interpret the slope, and use the linear equation to make a prediction. Also, find r2 (coefficient of determination) and r (correlation coefficient). Discuss your findings. Your topic may be that is related to sports, your work, a hobby, or something you find interesting. If you choose, you may use the suggestions described below. 

Linear Model Example and Technology Tips are provided in separate documents.

Tasks for Linear Regression Model (LR)

(LR-1) Describe your topic, provide your data, and cite your source. Collect at least 8 data points. Label appropriately.  (Highly recommended: Post this information in the Linear Model Project discussion as well as in your completed project. Include a brief informative description in the title of your posting. Each student must use different data.) 
 
The idea with the discussion posting is two-fold: (1) To share your interesting project idea with your classmates, and (2) To give me a chance to give you a brief thumbs-up or thumbs-down about your proposed topic and data. Sometimes students get off on the wrong foot or misunderstand the intent of the project, and your posting provides an opportunity for some feedback. Remark: Students may choose similar topics, but must have different data sets. For example, several students may be interested in a particular Olympic sport, and that is fine, but they must collect different data, perhaps from different events or different gender.

(LR-2) Plot the points (x, y) to obtain a scatterplot. Use an appropriate scale on the horizontal and vertical axes and be sure to label carefully. Visually judge whether the data points exhibit a relatively linear trend. (If so, proceed. If not, try a different topic or data set.)

(LR-3) Find the line of best fit (regression line) and graph it on the scatterplot. State the equation of the line.

(LR-4) State the slope of the line of best fit. Carefully interpret the meaning of the slope in a sentence or two.

(LR-5) Find and state the value of r2, the coefficient of determination, and r, the correlation coefficient. Discuss your findings in a few sentences. Is r positive or negative? Why? Is a line a good curve to fit to this data? Why or why not? Is the linear relationship very strong, moderately strong, weak, or nonexistent?

(LR-6) Choose a value of interest and use the line of best fit to make an estimate or prediction. Show calculation work.

(LR-7) Write a brief narrative of a paragraph or two. Summarize your findings and be sure to mention any aspect of the linear model project (topic, data, scatterplot, line, r, or estimate, etc.) that you found particularly important or interesting. 

You may submit all of your project in one document or a combination of documents, which may consist of word processing documents or spreadsheets or scanned handwritten work, provided it is clearly labeled where each task can be found. Be sure to include your name. Projects are graded on the basis of completeness, correctness, ease in locating all of the checklist items, and strength of the narrative portions.


Here are some possible topics: 

  • Choose an Olympic sport — an event that interests you. Go to https://www.olympic.org/olympic-results and collect data for winners in the event for at least 8 Olympic games (dating back to at least 1980). (Example: Winning times in Men’s 400 m dash). Make a quick plot for yourself to "eyeball" whether the data points exhibit a relatively linear trend. (If so, proceed. If not, try a different event.) After you find the line of best fit, use your line to make a prediction for the next Olympics (2014 for a winter event, 2016 for a summer event ).
  • Choose a particular type of food. (Examples: Fish sandwich at fast-food chains, cheese pizza, breakfast cereal) For at least 8 brands, look up the fat content and the associated calorie total per serving. Make a quick plot for yourself to "eyeball" whether the data exhibit a relatively linear trend. (If so, proceed. If not, try a different type of food.) After you find the line of best fit, use your line to make a prediction corresponding to a fat amount not occurring in your data set.) Alternative: Look up carbohydrate content and associated calorie total per serving.
  • Choose a sport that particularly interests you and find two variables that may exhibit a linear relationship. For instance, for each team for a particular season in baseball, find the total runs scored and the number of wins. Excellent websites: http://www.databasesports.com/  and http://www.baseball-reference.com/

Personal Growth

Synthesize the knowledge that you have obtained during this course. In what ways do you feel better equipped to select channels and formats, create messages, and communicate strategically? Rate your progress with understanding of self-awareness, cultural awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-monitoring skills. Identify areas for self-improvement.


Sources :
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/04/04/10-communication-secrets-of-great-leaders/
https://web.archive.org/web/20140415002908/http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/coaching-self-awareness.htm
http://www.rswcreative.com/wp-content/rswfiles/White_Papers/RSW_White_Paper_Best_Practices_for_Improving_Internal_Communications.pdf

Take Home Exam on Emotional Psychology (I will provide the necessary readings as sources)

This exam consists of 4 essay questions, each worth 25 points.  Please answer each question. The essay questions have multiple parts, so your answer will most likely contain multiple paragraphs. But, each essay can be answered in full in 1-2 double-spaced pages or less. In other words, be thorough, but longer does not necessarily equal better. 

Make sure to also clearly reference to what you are referring. For example, do not just say As Shiota and Kalat note but instead point to the page number you are referencing. If you are referring to something that I noted in lecture but you cannot otherwise find it in your readings, make sure to note as clearly as possible what the lectures topic was and to what the slide was referring. Also, as we have discussed in every class so far, please be sure to consider and describe the societal implications of how we conceptualize emotions whenever relevant in your responses. 


Discussion

This week we’re exploring causation and correlation.

  • Why is it a fallacy to confuse causation and correlation?
  • Provide an example of a statement that confuses causation with correlation.
  • conclusions and then a question to my classmates 

THE 310 LEARNING ACTIVITY PART 6

Prompt:
After completing the reading and the videos for this module, take time to develop a 8 slide PowerPoint presentation that summarizes several key ways that Christianity has influenced culture and how culture has influenced Christianity. 
The last slide (before the APA reference slide) should summarize your personal views on how Christianity and culture should interact. 

experiment

See attached doc instructions for more info 

Teachers grading rubric attached for clarity on what she’s grading and looking for

Project #1 Lesson Plan write up Due after you present
Include the following elements in your lesson plan:
  1.  Title of the lesson
  2. Complete list of objectives (the main science concepts your project is showing)
  3. Complete list of materials
  4. Detailed description of lesson including all anticipated questions.  Be sure to include answers to the questions.
  5. Self-evaluation of the lesson (to be completed AFTER you present)
Ask the students questions relative to the experiment so the classroom is engaged 

Unit 6 Assignment: Strategic Alignment

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Unit 6 Final: Summative Project -Strategic Alignment

In this final, you will be assessed basedon the following Outcome:

GM591-5: Integrate processgroups and knowledge areas in project development.

You will also demonstrate your mastery of the previous courseoutcomes in this final:

GM591-1: Determine thefeasibility of projects.

GM591-2: Apply processgroups to project life cycles.

GM591-3: Formulate aportfolio of projects to meet organizational strategic goal.

GM591-4: Conduct projectselection processes.

In this final, you will have the opportunity to combinestrategic management and project management skills. Please note that companiesshould only launch projects that have both mission- and vision-fit. Whenworking on the requirements, feel free to use tools, templates, and techniquesthat best satisfy the deliverables. The goal is to initiate a project that hasa high probability of success.

You were recently hired as a project manager by Best CareHealth (BCH). You impressed the hiring committee because of your experiencemanaging HIPAA-related projects. The leaders at BCH are progressive, and theyare committed to being pioneers in the field of telemedicine, which pertains tothe diagnosis and treatment of patients by using telecommunications technology.

BCH operates 43 hospital campuses across the United States,and all these facilities are in rural areas. To make care more accessible toits patients, BCH wants to launch the telemedicine option as soon as possible.

Mission Statement: BestCare Health (BCH) is to provide quality, innovative, and accessible medicalcare to individuals residing in the areas that we service.

Vision Statement: Weare committed to becoming the hospital of choice for the communities we serve,and we embrace innovative technologies that enhance the health care services weprovide.

Given that the telemedicine project is new to BCH, pleaseperform the following:

  • Create the business case: documented feasibility study confirming the value of launching the project; includes objectives for project initiation.
  • Create the statement of work: narrative description of the products, services, or results delivered by the project.
  • Create the project charter: document issued by the sponsor to formally authorize the existence of the project, and gives project manager the authority to secure organizational resources to conduct the required activities.
  • Create a Milestone Chart: document showing major deliverables expected by the customer from start-to-finish of the project (consider deliverables in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing).
  • Create a high-level budget: includes funds for people, equipment, technology, facilities, supplies, and so on. Given budget is preliminary, it may have a rough order of magnitude ranging from -25% to +75%.

 

NOTE: Pleaseconduct research to find the right sources, materials, and templates that areappropriate for your project. The goal is for you to ensure the project isaligned with the mission and vision of the organization. It is acceptable foryou to create your own artifacts, such as a project charter that meets yourrequirements.

 

Components

  • Title page formatted in current APA style with the following information: Title of the paper, your name, course number and section number, and date.
  • Include a table of contents using the following headers: Executive Summary, Introduction (35 sentences including thesis statement), Project Overview, Analysis of Project (Assess the core project concept. Determine the costs and benefits of the project. Assess if the project scope, risk, and strategy was defined clearly.), Recommendation and Course of Action, Conclusion (48 sentences stating your recommended solutions in terms of project management techniques and tools), and References.
  • A minimum of three scholarly journal and textbook source references cited and credited according to current APA formatting style using a minimum of six in-text citations.
  • The paper should be focused and to the point, containing between 600800 words from the Executive Summary to the end of your Conclusion.

 

 

Discussion

Week 2 Addendum

  • Discussion

    • Identify an influencing factor that must be considered when revising or developing a curriculum today. Conduct a literature search for evidence to support the importance of this factor. Be sure to include the following in your initial post:

      • The influencing factor you identified

      • A brief summary of the influencing factor

      • Your position regarding the topic

      • An argument for your identified position, supported with evidence from your literature search

      • Specific implications for curriculum development.

    • Support or refute the positions of your classmates in your peer responses. 

Rubric
-Timeliness: Initial post is completed by the third day.
-Completeness: Submitted a complete initial post. Addresses all of the question prompts, identified, interpreted, or inferred to the discussion topic being addressed, explored and/or explained the topic and how it applied to the discussion forum, and analyzed the topic being discussed and applied it to a fact and/or advocated a position or recommendation. 
-Peer Response: Posted peer responses on 2 additional days after the initial discussion post, posted a minimum of two substantial responses to peers that drive the discussion forward. Substantial responses successfully show evidence of accurately interpreting topical knowledge, identifying relevant arguments, evaluating alternative points of view, justifying key results, explaining assumptions, and/or drawing upon reasonable and thoughtful conclusions. A minimum of one peer response post is supported with at least one separate scholarly source dated within the last 5 years unless considered seminal work. Examples of scholarly sources are journal articles, assigned readings, textbooks, lectures, course materials, or authoritative websites. Posts contain proper spelling and grammar and include 0-1 errors. Student organized the content, the flow was logical and clear, and the student’s writing included the use of professional language. 
-APA: All sources used in discussion post(s) include properly formatted APA in-text citation(s) and full references. APA style includes 0-1 error. 

Personalized Mentoring or Coaching

For the two scenarios provided, prepare a recommendation for mentoring or coaching for HR leadership in an internal memo that is a total of 2-3 pages.

Today’s employee has different expectations from work than employees have had in the past. Employees want their organizations to offer extensive opportunities for growth, learning, and advancement. In addition, employees have expectations that go beyond the present. The vast majority of employees in the organization have aspirational desires for career advancement. A challenge HR professionals and learning-development staff and supervisors are experiencing is guiding employees towards their long-term goals. Some employees aspire to become organizational senior leaders and will likely be in roles that will prepare them for that opportunity. Other employees want specialized tracks to success, tracks that will move them into senior positions with responsibility over products and programs. Another group of employees isn’t sure what they really would like their careers to be and will benefit from exposure to different roles and responsibilities across different disciplines in the organization.

Employees often have visions of their professional future that require mentoring to achieve. Mentoring will maximize the benefit of the experiences, learning, and development they will have while working in your organizations. In addition to mentoring, many employees will need coaching at different stages of their development in the organization. Coaching may be needed for many organizational roles and activities.

Mentoring

The nature of mentoring varies, and the type of mentoring we give depends on the needs of different employees. What might seem an easy, quick session with one employee might turn into an extensive engagement for another. Mentoring in organizations may be formal or informal. Formal mentoring usually involves a group of dedicated members of the staff willing to guide employees through professional learning they do not know and may not understand. Formal mentoring may be administered by the learning and development office of human resources. Some organizations have ongoing informal mentoring that manifests based on professional affinity between a prospective mentor and mentee. The benefits of mentoring are significant and allow employees to learn from past experiences of their mentor. This relationship can help encourage social confidence, support individual community and open networks to the mentee they did not know existed.

Coaching

Organizations must be capable of responding to performance, leadership, and other aspects of organizational life that require attention. An activity that can help improve all these areas is coaching. Coaching is a demanding skill that requires training and knowledge on how to execute it and directly support the employee’s challenges. Some challenges require more sophisticated coaching by certified coaches, but other less demanding coaching needs are often performed by supervisors or managers.

HR Challenge

These are two individuals that are in need of professional coaching or mentoring. Consider which approach would be most effective for each case.

Joaquin aspires to become a manager in the organization. He is currently in the very early stages of his career as a financial management professional at CapraTek. He is struggling with understanding what he could do to achieve his dream of becoming an executive at the company years from now, or possibly for one of CapraTek’s competitors.

Steve is a Baby Boomer who had worked at CapraTek, retired, and was offered the opportunity to return to the company because he possessed a very specific bio-tech background that was in high demand in the competitive landscape. Now that he is back and has made some very significant contributions to the company’s bio-tech projects, he would like to work in human resources, as he wants to make his new career about people.

The HR business partner that you support as part of the learning and development office for CapraTek has asked you to make a recommendation for each of the individuals above to begin a mentoring or coaching process within the company.

Instructions

For the two scenarios above, prepare a recommendation for HR leadership in an internal memo that is 2–3 pages.

  • Select and explain whether mentoring or coaching would be the better approach to support each employee’s professional development needs.
  • Describe the nature of mentoring OR coaching best practices, relevant to each individual.
  • Evaluate the benefit to the organization from each individual’s mentoring or coaching program.
  • Develop a communication strategy to inform the direct managers and their employees about the decision to initiate the mentoring OR coaching process.

socail work history

Please upload your History Assignment here.
 
This assignment requires the student to review the literature on social work and social welfare history in the United States. To gather your information, you may use references from the readings and videos in Blackboard Module 2, readings from the Social Work Experience book, Books from the library, credible online sources, journal articles, if any, etc.
 
Your assignment may include an overall overview of social work history OR focus on a specific event, topic, organization, etc.relevant to social work. Choose a topic on social work/social welfare history. The student will write a well-developed paper, integrated with the required readings from The Social Work Experience book and/or Social Work History Station (located in Module 2 Folder) and other resources on social work and social welfare history. 
 
  • It is possible to pick a topic that may be expanded on for the social policy assignment (towards the end of the semester). 
 
  • The assignment should be written in APA format and MUST contain in-text citations and references (refer to your APA manual); it will be assessed for plagiarism. 
 
  • It should have a Title page and a Reference page listing your sources at the end. 
 
  • It should be double spaced, using 12 pt. font, in the range of 4-6 pages (not including title page or reference page).