Spirit of Inquiry

Writing, even at the college level, isn’t just an opportunity to show audiences that you know something or that you’re willing to argue something.  Sometimes, writing is a way of demonstrating that you want to know more about something, that you’re seeking answers.  In short, sometimes writing is a way of inquiry. This spirit of inquiry is key to discovery.  Wondering why things happen or why things are the way they are is something we were well-versed in as children.  We asked, “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do dogs pant?” “Where does the wind come from?” and “Why are there ten hot dogs but only eight buns?”  At some point, however, we lost that spirit of inquiry.  We stopped asking and merely accepted the world as we saw it. Writing, however, allows us to reclaim that activity.  Writing allows us to re-sharpen that spirit that has grown dull with disuse and age. For this activity I want you to practice that spirit of inquiry with this question: Can everyone who eats beef, eat grass-fed beef?*          *          *Imagine you’re early in your research and writing process.  You haven’t done much reading on the topic, though the idea of sustainable agriculture, especially as it relates to livestock, is something that interests you.  The question above, for whatever reason, is one that intrigues you. Watch the TEDx talk, “Cows, Carbon, and Climate,” featuring Joel Salatin, an organic farmer.  How does Salatin’s presentation answer or complicate this question?  How do you think he might answer this question?*          *          *Response Details:1.         Using the TEDx talk as your primary resource, write a 300+ word response that attempts to answer the question above.2.         You must use a direct quotation from the presentation at least once in your response.3.         Your response must also contain a proper APA citation of the presentation. Cows, Carbon, and Climate | Joel Salatin | TEDxCharlottesville(YouTube)For more information read this:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquiry

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Paradigmatic Approach

Evaluate Kuhn’s perspective on scientific revolutions in terms of how it connects with Arbor and Bjerke’s delineation of the research models. Are the paradigms identified by Arbor and Bjerke consistent with Kuhn’s discussion of paradigmatic advancement of knowledge? Are there any issues with Kuhn’s key points in how knowledge advances? What are the advantages of a “paradigmatic approach?” What are the disadvantages? 500 words with references

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Mexican Dish

Required:  4 pages are written reflection (no need to source unless you want the practice).  Put together a quick presentation (can be a quick ppt or just photos of your dish and/or interesting historical photos).  Prompt:  Pick an authentic New Mexican dish.  Research the history of the dish, including the creation, adaptations, uses (celebrations).  Make sure to research the individual ingredients.  Was the dish used for comfort, healing, religiously?  Take photos of your foray into the kitchen and put together a short presentation for the class.Note:  Not all dishes need cooking, so if you don’t have access to a fully stocked kitchen, don’t fret.

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Scientific Study

Write a 1250-1700 word journal article critique of a scientific study addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Ensure you have an introduction and conclusion. Support your ideas with at least two (2) sources in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment. Identify a peer-reviewed journal article of a scientific study of your choice (you may use any of the articles referenced throughout the course or an article of your choice). Critique: Abstract How is the abstract concise and to the point? If it is not, why not and how could it be revised? What relevant pieces of information does it contain? Is the research question(s) clearly stated? Justify your response. If not, how could it be more clearly stated? Literature review How is the literature related to the research question? How does the literature review indicate that the researcher has sufficient knowledge of the broader topic to justify the topic of the article research?SampleExamine the quality of the sample. How do you know the sample is of sufficient quality to answer the research question(s)? How do you know the sample is appropriate to answer the research question(s) being examined?Statistics/analysis How are the available statistics appropriate to answer the research question(s)? If they are not, why not? Justify your response. How are the statistics presented in a way that speaks to the data collected? Explain how the analysis presented is accurate (or not).Conclusions Has the author(s) linked their findings to the literature review? Explain how with at least 3 examples. Has the author(s) linked their findings to the research question(s)? Explain how the findings answer the research question(s). How does the author synthesize the evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities in the article? How are the findings and conclusions applicable to nursing practice? Explain with at least 3 examples. Assignment ExpectationsLength: At least 1200-1250-words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner.Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment. References: Use at least two APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions.

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Investigating Society

Subject: Sociology Investigating society Word limit: 1500 wordsTopic: Climate change (Interview with Dr. Adam Lucas)Write a literature review. Need to be based on 10 readings attached in a file. (Links of 10 books) How to write a literature review: Literature Review writing guide Jordan McKenzie A. literature review is an overview of a ?eld of research that can serve as an introduction to a speci?c topic. It may not have a speci?c question like an essay, but you may want to decide on a research question that can guide your assignment. Ideally, this will align with the research questions in your ?nal assessment, the research proposal. You can modify this topic later on, but it will be easier in the long run if you are well organized now. Use the time you spend on this review to think about and plan your ?nal assessment. the broader context of a research proposal, a literature review does two things: brings the reader up to speed on the research on the ?eld to make it easier for them to understand why the proposed research is necessary.is shows that the writer is familiar with the existing research in the ?eld. This helps to avoid needlessly repeating existing research. The literature review answers a few key questions:  What are the key pieces of research in the ?eld? What are they saying? (this can include conceptual/theoretical publications as well as empirical research)What are the key disagreements in the ?eld? (this can include your analysis of these perspectives. i.e. who do you think is right? why?)What kinds of methodologies are being used in this ?eld? (qual or quant) What are the key disciplines publishing on the topic? (sociology, psychology, economics, politics, history, etc)When and where is the research coming from? You should aim for 10-15 sources in your literature review, but the quality is more important than quantity. Your decisions about what to include and what to leave out are really important. This is all about how you curate a set of key papers. You are using this piece of writing to introduce a person to the ?eld. You are the expert. So what kind of picture are you going to paint? Traditional journal article structure: Abstract Introduction Literature review Methodology Results/discussion Conclusion Look for this structure as a guide when reading articles (they may not use these subheadings)pay close attention to the literature reviews of the articles you are citing, who are they citing? Library guide:https://www.uow.edu.au/student/support-services/learning-development/resources/literature-review/

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The State of Public Administration

Must be data-driven and focus on New Jersey. No additional sources are needed other than those used in the foundation paper that includes the proposal and literature review.      Make sure to list Appendices after References •      List of Tables •      List of Figures •      List of Acronyms/Abbreviations if applicable •      APA format from here forward •      12 point Times New Roman •      Pages should be left-justified •      Correct citation for tables and figures, title and number up top, caption with citation below •      References in APA format •      Hanging, double spaced • (In-text citations) You continue to have a clear problem that is being investigated. Your discussion on the theories to be used is very good, and each really supports your topic. Your methodology discussion still needs more elaboration. You need to really elaborate on where this data is coming from, what it consists of, etc. This chapter really has to fully outline your methodology in terms of where the data is coming from and what you will do with it. Since this is a qualitative study, are you going to review the data, code it, and look for common themes? What is the plan to analyze your data and what is outcome of the data once you get it? See your returned paper for some highlighted errors and additional comments. You are off to a good start but now is the time to really focus on the data.

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Teen Parenting

Using the program you identified in the last assignment, Research Literature Review, design a program evaluation plan. Use the following outline: Introduction: State the topics that will be covered in this section. Organization description: Describe the program or service (program focus, resources, population, clients served, and the theory of change). Include a description of the stakeholders and evaluation purposes. Research questions and hypotheses: Revisit research questions and hypotheses established in the last assignment, Research Literature Review. Definition of variables and terms in the study: Define your major variables in a clear and concise manner, and distinguish between independent and dependent variables. Every variable that is identified in the research questions should be defined clearly in this section in terms of what it is and how it will be measured. Description of the methodology (study design). Explain whether your study is qualitative, quantitative, or both and whether it is cross-sectional (single point in time) or longitudinal (more than one measure from the same people). Explain how you are going to determine the efficacy of your program (for example, pre-tests and post-tests, comparison to a similar group of people not receiving program services). Explain if you are comparing the group getting the intervention to any other group on the outcomes of interest (a control or comparison group). Explain if you are using more than one source of data to triangulate measures of your outcome of interest (for example, rates of participation, qualitative interviews, and a satisfaction survey). Explain why this method of program evaluation and methodology is best practice (as compared to other possible models). Sampling procedures. Distinguish between the population and your sample. Provide some basic demographic information that you would anticipate. State how many people are taking part in the study and how you will go about sampling them. Explain how the control/comparison group will be selected or how people are assigned to that group if you are using a control/comparison group. Instrumentation: Do you plan to use a standardized instrument or will you design your own? Why? Every variable that is addressed in your research questions and operational definitions should also be addressed in this section. Describe the validity and reliability of your instruments. Note that you must include at least one quantitative measure. Include your instruments, including any qualitative interview protocols, in an appendix. Data collection and procedures: Describe exactly what you plan to do and when. Explain how and when you will collect each measure, and how and when you will begin the intervention and for how long Human protection: Discuss ethical issues pertaining to the method of program evaluation you selected. Discuss how you will address and minimize these issues. Include a sample informed consent (and minor assent, if necessary) as an appendix.

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Globalization’s Uneven Impact

Based on your understanding of the complex process of globalization, critically discuss to what extent you agree with the statement above. You should discuss the processes and issues in globalization, and apply the concepts and theories learnt in the course. Do use concrete evidence and appropriate examples to demonstrate your arguments. Student notes This assignment hopes to assess your understanding of how sociologists debate globalization as a complex social phenomenon with multiple components. Please ensure that you engage in critical sociological analysis/debate, consider the themes in globalization and apply relevant sociological ideas, concepts and perspectives covered in the above mentioned chapters of the course to give your answers a good depth of analysis. You may need to perform additional research by referring to relevant journal articles or books in databases available on E- [email protected] The Library (SOCIndex, JSTOR, Ebrary, Project Muse etc., and for news articles, Newslink), and interpret the evidence that you have found. You should write in a single continuous essay with a good introduction and conclusion – utilizing headers where necessary to help you organise your arguments. Write your answers in 1,000 words. Please remember to provide the word count, and list of references. Be sure to use appropriate academic sources, including your course materials.

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Qualitative Study

Using the same research article that was used for the assignment “Critiquing Research Part l”, use the questions below to write a critique of your research article. Answer all questions that apply to the quantitative and/or qualitative study that you selected. Include a title page and article citation (APA format) on the title page. Please save the research article that was critiqued in a .pdf and attach the article with the paper. Points will be deducted if the article is not submitted with the critique. Critiquing Research Part II-IV. Research design is the research quantitative or qualitative? If quantitative is it experimental or non-experimental?If it is a mixed-method design, did this approach enhance the study? Is the design appropriate to answer the questions indicated by the problem and/or hypotheses? Is the target population identified? Are eligibility criteria specified? What type of sampling plan was used? What are the key characteristics of the sample? Is the setting appropriate for the study? V. Data Collection Is informed consent utilized? Who collected the data? How were the data collected? (survey, interview, etc.) Are the measurement instruments or tools clearly described? What statistical tests were utilized? Is reliability (consistency) and validity (accuracy and precision of measurement instruments) addressed? VI. Interpretation, Discussion, and Clinical Application Are all of the important results discussed? State author’s conclusion and recommendations. What are the author’s implications for practice? Identify 3 researchable questions for further study. State if and when/where you would put the research findings into practice. For more information read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualitative_research

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