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Leadership

A candidate can have every skill you are looking for in a position, and yet still might not be successful at the job. Bringing a new employee into the organization means matching skills to job requirements and matching personalities to workplace culture.

Your HR team has worked hard to build a culture that supports the company’s brand and goals. The organization prides itself on open-door discussions between leaders and subordinates; they provide flexible hours and telecommuting; they’ve established core values and “work lingo” that support their employment brand. Your employee value proposition boasts that working for your company is like having a second family.

You’re an HR manager working with a recruiter to bring a new executive on board in the finance department. As a new leader, this executive will be driving workplace culture as much as he or she will be blending in with it.

Respond to the following question in your post and include the question in your post in a Q and A format:

What type of interview questions would you ask candidates to ensure that they are a good fit for the company culturally?

What answers to those questions would prompt you to make the candidate an offer of employment?

Write at least two questions and their “correct” answers to submit.

Human Resource Management

A candidate can have every skill you are looking for in a position, and yet still might not be successful at the job. Bringing a new employee into the organization means matching skills to job requirements and matching personalities to workplace culture.

Your HR team has worked hard to build a culture that supports the company’s brand and goals. The organization prides itself on open-door discussions between leaders and subordinates; they provide flexible hours and telecommuting; they’ve established core values and “work lingo” that support their employment brand. Your employee value proposition boasts that working for your company is like having a second family.

You’re an HR manager working with a recruiter to bring a new executive on board in the finance department. As a new leader, this executive will be driving workplace culture as much as he or she will be blending in with it.

Respond to the following question in your post and include the question in your post in a Q and A format:

What type of interview questions would you ask candidates to ensure that they are a good fit for the company culturally?

What answers to those questions would prompt you to make the candidate an offer of employment?

Write at least two questions and their “correct” answers to submit.

Parent Management

The assignment should be about 2-3 pages in length. All assignments must be double-spaced.

For this assignment, you will read a peer-reviewed empirical research article related to evidence-based practice (EBP). Please see the article here:

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Parent Management Training Program for Incarcerated Parents_ Post-Release Outcomes.pdf

After reading the article, answer the questions listed below. Begin your assignment with the citation to the article in APA publication style. Do not copy the questions onto your paper; number your answers to show the questions to which they correspond.

Again begin your assignment with the citation to the article in APA publication style. Do not copy the questions onto your paper; number your answers to show the questions to which they correspond.

Research Question: In your own words, state the main evidence-based practice research question(s) that the study was designed to answer. Be sure to write in complete sentences.
Research Design: Identify the design of the research study (e.g., cross-sectional, experimental, secondary data analysis, case review). Describe any shortcomings or limitations the study had based on the research design. These may include the lack of a comparison group, the use of non-equivalent groups, or measurements occurring only once.
Sampling: Using research terminology, identify the sampling method used in the study. Describe any shortcomings or limitations the study had based on the sample or the sampling method. These may include small sample size; use of a non-probability sampling method; low response or completion rate; other evidence of bias in the selection of the participants; or lack of diversity in the sample in ways that are relevant to the study. If no shortcomings or limitations are apparent, that’s what you should report.
Variables: List the independent and dependent variables in the study’s research questions(s).
Measurement: Identify the measurement or assessment tools used in the study. Describe any shortcomings or limitations of the method of measuring the main variables. These may include low reliability or validity, lack of evidence for reliability or validity; lack of evidence that the measure had been used previously with the population being studied; or concerns about the cultural appropriateness of the measure. If no shortcomings or limitations are apparent, that’s what you should report.
Findings: Summarize the answer to the primary research question according to the study’s findings.
Limitations: Explain at least 1 limitation of the study with an explanation of how the limitation affects your thinking about the EBP.
Implications: Identify at least 2 ways that the research study can inform your social work practice with your population of interest (i.e. the population served by your organization).
Discussion of applicability to diverse populations: Based on the study you reviewed, what cultural adaptations of the EBP would be needed for racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations? Do the researchers in this study discuss the applicability of this evidence-based practice with diverse populations?

Use your own words to summarize the article. Do not use direct quotes from the article. Do not use bullets. You must write in complete sentences.

This assignment does not require you to cite additional sources, but if you do cite any you must adhere to APA publication format (as well as for direct quotes, if you use any). Make sure that you answer each question fully while avoiding wordiness. Be sure to proofread your work for any grammatical errors.

article is attach to files

Develop the Prospectus

For your final assignment, you will apply everything you have learned in this course and develop a research prospectus. It must include the following:

Create a new Introduction to provide background and context for the study (2-4 pages)
Problem Statement (approximately 350 words; 10-15 required sources)
Purpose (approximately 1 page)
2-3 Research Questions. Include null and alternative hypotheses for quantitative RQs
Theoretical Framework  (1-2 pages)
Significance of the study (approx 1 page)
Research method and research design justification to include discussion of how your proposed sampling/recruitment, data collection strategy, and analysis process will maintain rigor (1-2 pages)
Reflect on ethical and feasibility issues associated with the proposed study (approx 1 page)
Summary (approx 1 page) 

Length: This assignment must be 8-13 pages (excluding the title and reference page). All claims and justifications throughout should be supported by recent or seminal scholarly sources.

References: Include a minimum of 15 scholarly resources.

Descriptive Statistics, Data Visualizations and Hypothesis Testing

Statics using R programming

Descriptive Statistics, Data Visualizations and Hypothesis Testing

Answer each question in a word document. Submit both the word document and your RScript file. Both files should have your name and HW2 in the name of the file (i.e. Tom_HW2). Be sure to comment your code.

Efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on adolescents

Description: You have the data set from Pfizer-BioNtech’s Phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old. This was an experiment with controls. PLEASE NOTE: when R reports a very small p-value it will do so using scientific notation, so if you see something like p-value = 3.945e-10 it equals 0.0000000003945.

Efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on adolescents

Description

On March 31, 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that “in a Phase 3 trial in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age with or without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody responses, exceeding those recorded earlier in vaccinated participants aged 16 to 25 years old, and was well tolerated.” These results are from a Phase 3 trial in 2,260 adolescents 12 to 15 years of age in the United States. In the trial, 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group (n = 1,129) versus none in the vaccinated group (n = 1,131).

Data Format (data file Download data file):

A data frame with 2260 observations on the following 2 variables

1.    group- Study group: vaccine or placebo

2.    outcome- Study outcome: COVID-19 infection or no COVID-19 infection

Source: “Pfizer-Biontech Announce Positive Topline Results Of Pivotal Covid-19 Vaccine Study In Adolescents”Links to an external site.. March 21, 2021. (Retrieved April 25, 2021.)

Getting Started: Code guide.

Actions

Questions:

1.    Identify the control group and the treatment group.

2.    Write a hypothesis for what you think the effect of receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was on whether individuals were infected with COVID 19

3.    Now test that hypothesis. Select an alpha, choose the correct binomial hypothesis test and run it.

1.    HINTS:

1.    Separate your data into the treatment and the control groups. (filter function)

2.    Get the sum of the positive COVID tests for each group (use the sum function)

3.    N for each treatment group will be the number of individuals in the groups, not the total number of individuals in the study.

4.    Remember p (the probability of success which in this case is a positive COVID test) IS NOT the same thing as p-value (the likelihood of getting a value as or more extreme as the one in your sample if you were to take another sample using the same methodology).

2.    Provide me with your hypothesis in words and mathematically, and the results of your hypothesis test both mathematically and in words. H0, HA, alpha etc.) Is this a left-tailed, right-tailed or two tailed test? (do you expect the risk of acquiring COVID to be lower in the test group, higher, or just different, and which would result in evidence to approve the vaccine?)

4.    Was receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine correlated with a statistically significant reduced risk (lower probability) of getting COVID-19?

5.    Does this study make it possible to prove causation (in the sense that any statistically significant difference, if real and not the result of error, is caused by the treatment)? Why or why not?

6.    Vaccines are intended to trigger a strong immune response so that when a person encounters the pathogen they have been immunized against their body will react quickly and fight the infection off before they can become sick. Triggering a strong immune reaction can carry its own risks. Approval of medications/vaccines etc. relies on weighing the risks to the benefits and determining which is greater. The CDC monitors the safety of newly approved drugs and vaccines. Between approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents on May 10, 2021 and July 16, 2021, approximately 8.9 million US adolescents had received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The CDC tracking system for adverse events received 9,246 (p= 0.00104) reports of adverse events- 90.7% (p=0.00094) were for mild events such as localized muscle soreness, 9.3% (p=0.00009662) were for serious adverse events including allergic reaction and myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) 4.3%. There were 14 reported deaths (p=0.00000045): 2 for pulmonary embolism (blood clot that moves to the lungs), two intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding around the brain), 1 for heart failure, two suicides, one for a disseminated Mycobacterium chelonae infection (sepsis) and the rest are unknown or pending. Some of these deaths would be difficult to ascribe to vaccination. Hospitalization rates for adolescents with COVID in the US who have not been vaccinated is 2.1 per 100,000 (p=0.000021), with 31.4% (p=0.000000659) of those admitted to an ICU. Vaccination confers benefits beyond the individual vaccinated by protecting at-risk individuals around them who might be more severely effected by the infection (herd immunity), but based purely on the above data, which is more risky for adolescents: vaccination Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, or COVID infection and why?

Sources:

1.    Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization review memorandum. Silver Spring, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration; 2020. https://www.fda.gov/media/144416/downloadexternal iconLinks to an external site.

2.    Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine EUA amendment review memorandum. Silver Spring, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration; 2021. https://www.fda.gov/media/148542/downloadexternal iconLinks to an external site.

3.    Frenck RW Jr, Klein NP, Kitchin N, et al.; C4591001 Clinical Trial Group. Safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents. N Engl J Med 2021;385:239–50. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2107456external iconLinks to an external site. PMID:34043894external iconLinks to an external site.

4.    Shay DK, Shimabukuro TT, DeStefano F. Myocarditis occurring after immunization with mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines. JAMA Cardiol 2021. Epub June 29, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2021.2821external iconLinks to an external site.

5.    Israeli Ministry of Health. Surveillance of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) cases between December 2020 and May 2021 [Press release]. Jerusalem, Israel: Israeli Ministry of Health; 2021. https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/01062021-03external iconLinks to an external site.

6.    Gargano JW, Wallace M, Hadler SC, et al. Use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after reports of myocarditis among vaccine recipients: update from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—United States, June 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:977–82. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7027e2external iconLinks to an external site. PMID:34237049external iconLinks to an external site.

7.    Shimabukuro TT, Nguyen M, Martin D, DeStefano F. Safety monitoring in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Vaccine 2015;33:4398–405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.07.035external iconLinks to an external site. PMID:26209838external iconLinks to an external site.

8.    Szarfman A, Machado SG, O’Neill RT. Use of screening algorithms and computer systems to efficiently signal higher-than-expected combinations of drugs and events in the US FDA’s spontaneous reports database. Drug Saf 2002;25:381–92. https://doi.org/10.2165/00002018-200225060-00001external iconLinks to an external site. PMID:12071774external iconLinks to an external site.

9.    CDC. Syncope after vaccination—United States, January 2005–July 2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2008;57:457–60. PMID:18451756external iconLinks to an external site.

10. Marshall M, Ferguson ID, Lewis P, et al. Symptomatic acute myocarditis in seven adolescents following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination. Pediatrics 2021;e2021052478. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-052478external iconLinks to an external site. PMID:34088762external iconLinks to an external site.

 

Citizen Rights

This is Part II of the assignment you submitted in Week 6.

Using the case outline (Part I: How the Courts Address or Respect Our Rights as Citizens) you submitted in Week 6, prepare and submit a presentation, which will either be a narrated PowerPoint, a Kaltura Video, or some other format as approved by your instructor. Be sure to verify the presentation format with your instructor before starting work on this assignment.

The presentation Point presentation will need to include:

Name the case
Discuss the facts of the case
Discuss the history of the case (what laws or legal action was taken)
Discuss the issues or the facts of the case and legal questions the court must decide
Discuss if the court’s decision or holdings was for the plaintiff or for the defendant and what were the reasons for the decision?
Discuss the concurring and dissenting opinions from the judge or if a jury trial, the jury.

Important: In this assignment, you are expected to elaborate the points you made in the prior assignment in Week 6. This assignment will be graded on your strength to elaborate and explain the facts of the case and proper use of visual aids, good narration, and presenting to the case and how well you stick to the case. For example, if you are using the PowerPoint, you are also expected to include proper visuals that are relevant to the case. Do not copy-paste the outline into this and call it complete.

This assignment is worth 225 points.

Requirements

Length: The presentation must be 10-15 slides long if using PowerPoint (excluding cover and reference pages) or 3-5 minute long if using a video presentation.
Font should not be smaller than size 16-point  
Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style  
Title/Introduction slide required
References slide minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)
Use the speaker notes to elaborate on the content on the slides

Socio-Cultural Identity

Socio-Cultural Identity Pie Assignment

Purpose:  The purpose of this exercise is to help raise awareness of your multiple identities and assess your understanding of these identities.

Directions: Reflect on all of the socio-cultural identities that make you the unique individual you are. Consider identities like race, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, disability status, physical appearance, citizenship, nationality, religious affiliation, socio-economic status, and any other cultural group memberships to which you belong.

Make a list of all the identities that are you are most and least aware.

Then, to visualize this task, using a method of your choice, draw a circle and then draw a “slice” in the circle that represents your awareness of each identity. The size of each slice reflects how often you think about the social groups that identify you.

For the socio-cultural identities that you are most aware, section off a larger slice. 
For the socio-cultural identities that you do not think about daily, give them a smaller slice. 

In the end, your pie might look something like the following examples:

Select HERE to view examples of ways to complete the drawing.

Share your insights from this exercise by writing a 500-word essay that considers the following questions:

Which identities are you most aware of and why? 
Which identities do you take for granted and not think about as often? Why are you not as aware of them? 
How did it feel to create your social identity pie? 
How does this exercise relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion matters?

Note: Your final submission for this assignment should include your socio-cultural identity pie diagram along with your essay.

Submission Details
Upload file of your pie drawing by the assigned due date.
Be sure to correct any spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors before you post.

Invertebrates

Survey of invertebrates found in the intertidal zone/coastal region of New Providence Island. These are the requirements:

Name of animal species, both common and scientific

Phylum and class of organism

Physical characteristics

Where does the animal live (e.g. habitat)

How does it move?

Unique behaviors

Feeding strategy – what and how does it feed.

camouflage

defense strategy

The three organism chosen are sponge, sea anemone, and starfish

Motivational Theory

In this assignment, you have to write an essay.  The essay should have an introduction, body and a conclusion.  

·         Write about these 3 motivation theories (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y and Adam’s Equity Theory  )  from the list given above, including at least one process-based theory. Write an essay on the selected theories of motivation and their relevance in a workplace setting in the context of effective leadership and management.  The essay should include the following discussion points:  

1.      Discuss the positive implications of each theory for the employee performance/performance outcome within an organization. 

2.      Critically, evaluate these theories and discuss the limitations of the motivational strategies employed within each, in a workplace. 

3.      Based on your understanding of these theories, present your own model of effective leadership within an organization. Discuss at least three strategies that you have learned about which you will employ as a leader, to motivate the employees in your organization. Consider using an application-based example to demonstrate your model. 

Please include the items below in your essay: 

·         Demonstrates in-depth thoughtful research and draws insightful conclusions that are thoroughly defended with evidence from credible academic literacies, scholarly sources, and relevant examples. 

·          Analysis is based on an appropriate choice of at least one process theory selected and all three theories clearly explained and analyzed. More than one positive implication of each theory discussed with use of an appropriate example/s to explain the implications .

The Three Components of the Criminal Justice System

Each student must research the three components of the criminal justice system within the United States (Police, Courts, Corrections), and provide a three-page research paper in APA format. The title page and reference page do not count as one of the pages of the research paper. 

Use scholarly databases only and text book

text book : https://docmckee.com/cj/criminal-justice-an-overview-of-the-system/

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