How satisfied are employees with their jobs? How satisfied are employees with senior management? Do current employees have turnover intentions (planning on quitting)?

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M5D1: Steps in the Research Process

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You have been asked to conduct a job satisfaction project for your company. How would you structure the research project to answer the following questions:

1. How satisfied are employees with their jobs?

2. How satisfied are employees with senior management?

3. Do current employees have turnover intentions (planning on quitting)?

4. Are employees satisfied with the amount and types of communication they are receiving from senior management?

Finally, answer the following general questions:

1. What shortcomings and/or pitfalls would you want to be aware of when planning this research project?

2. How could you increase participant responses while ensuring the accuracy of your findings?

What assumptions do you need to use the one-sample t test? Do you think the data meet the assumptions? What is the null hypothesis that you want to test? The alternative hypothesis?

Problem 1

Write a brief explanation of the difference between one sample and two sample hypothesis testing?

Problem 2: T-test of means (one variable: testing sample measure as proxy for population)

Use the GSSFT (General Social Security Full Time) data set to complete the following problem.

Test the hypothesis that for all full-time workers, the population value for average hours worked is 40 hours (variable hrs1).  You will use the one-sample t-test.

a)  What assumptions do you need to use the one-sample t test? Do you think the data meet the assumptions?

b)  What is the null hypothesis that you want to test? The alternative hypothesis?

c)   Test the hypothesis and write a brief summary of your conclusions.

d)   Based on the 95% confidence interval for the mean difference, can you reject the null hypothesis that the average population value for hours is 43 hours? Explain.

Problem 3:  T-test means (two variables: testing sample measures as proxy for population in comparison to one another)

Use the Country data set to complete the following problem. Test the hypothesis that the average life expectancy for males is the same as the average life expectancy for females (variables: lifeexpm and lifeexpf). Use the paired samples t-test.

a)  What is the null hypothesis? What is the alternative hypothesis?

b)  Look at the distribution of the differences. Summarize your conclusions and state whether there is a statistical difference in life expectancies.

Problem 4

Use the 04cars dataset. Compute a new variable called markup = ((suggretail-dealercost)/dealercost)*100. You will use the “Transform>Compute Variable” dialog. You will test the hypothesis that Sports Cars have a higher markup than other cars.

a) Formulate the null hypothesis that you want to test? The alternative hypothesis?

b) Which type of t-test will be used to evaluate your hypothesis? What are you choosing this method?

c) Test the hypothesis and write a brief summary of your conclusions.

Problem 5

Use the School Salary data set.  You are asked to investigate if male and female school superintendents earn the same pay? Salaries for 20 males and 17 females in a certain metropolitan area are given in the school salary dataset. At α = .01, were the mean superintendent salaries greater for men than for women? Note that the gender variable is called male and is coded 0,1 (0 indicating female and 1 indicating male, using the coding protocol 0 is not and 1 is.)

(a) State both hypotheses (Ho and Ha).

(b) State the decision rule and sketch it as a bell curve diagram.

(c) Conduct an independent T-test of the above hypothesis and state your findings.

After completing the problems:

1.  Copy the relevant SPSS output to a MS Word document. (You can simply copy and paste or you can export the file while in SPSS.)

2.  Add your analytic comments to each problem prior to the SPSS output which it supports.

3.  Clearly number and label each problem in the document.

4.  Submit your assignment by uploading it to this site.

Outline one (1) job interview process, and document the methods that you must use to select the right person for available positions. Determine two (2) employment laws that you must consider in the process in question, and examine the key ramifications of the organization’s lack of enforcement of said laws.

Imagine that you are the Director of the HR Department at your current organization or an organization with which you are familiar. You are responsible for delegating duties to your team for the selection, development, and management of both the new and current employees. You must ensure that your organization is diverse and follows all employment laws.

(Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of these assignments. In your original work, you may use aspects of existing processes from either your current or a former place of employment. However, you must remove any and all identifying information that would enable someone to discern the organization[s] that you have used.)

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1. Outline one (1) job interview process, and document the methods that you must use to select the right person for available positions. Determine two (2) employment laws that you must consider in the process in question, and examine the key ramifications of the organization’s lack of enforcement of said laws.

2. Suppose your same organization decides on an unconventional workforce comprised primarily of independent contractors and temporary workers. Predict three (3) issues that you may encounter in building relationships with each type of worker. Next, examine two (2) laws that you must follow during the relationship building process, and specify the manner in which each law would help in the relationship building process.

3.Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s HR policies and processes that are designed to promote a diverse workforce. Next, outline one (1) strategy for the organization that recognizes affirmative action. Include a plan to mitigate both the glass ceiling effect and reverse discrimination within your organization.

Support your response with at least two (2) examples that illustrate the major benefits of the plan to the organization.

4. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Determine employment laws that apply to the selection, development, and management of employees. Evaluate policies and processes that promote a diverse workforce. Use technology and information resources to research issues in employment law. Write clearly and concisely about employment law using proper writing mechanic.

Describe the environmental history for the area(s)/region(s) impacted, including the environmental disasters that have taken place and their immediate- and long-term impacts on the population’s health in this region.

In this assignment, you will select one region of the world with known environmental issues and create a timeline of the events in this area, going back no more than 200 years. For example, you could choose to focus on the Gulf Coast in the United States and its history of hurricanes, floods, and the recent oil spill; the Love Canal disaster in New York; the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in Ukraine; or Canada’s tar-sands in Alberta. Each of these areas has a history of environmental problems that have impacted populations, and their health, drastically.

To help identify a region with known environmental events for this assignment, consult your textbook, the WHO Public Health and Environment Program’s Web site, and the UNEP’s Web site. Please be sure to support your public health analysis of these environmental issues with evidence-based research.

Using this timeline of events, create a presentation analyzing the environmental issues in this region, including the following topics/issues:

  • History—A brief timeline: Describe the environmental history for the area(s)/region(s) impacted, including the environmental disasters that have taken place and their immediate- and long-term impacts on the population’s health in this region. Wherever appropriate, include a description of the population(s) in the region, along with demographics and population sizes. This should take approximately 4–5 slides.
  • The factors that caused these disasters and public health outcomes in this area. Be sure to list all known causative factors at play and whether they are caused by humans and/or are natural. This should take approximately 2–3 slides.
  • An analysis of how these events have impacted or will impact the health and/or disease risk of this region of the world. Be sure to address other determinants of health—social, economic, cultural, and other environmental factors—in your analysis that influence or will influence the magnitude of environmental events on health outcomes in this region. Examine whether you are focusing on a region with primarily developed or developing countries and explain how this influences current and future health outcomes. This should take approximately 4–5 slides.
  • A summary of past, current, and proposed efforts that aim to help combat the effects of these environmental issues/threats on health (local and/or global), including emergency response planning and prevention efforts. This should take approximately 3–4 slides.
  • Three recommendations for strategies to protect populations in this region from poor health outcomes due to these environmental issues. Be sure that your three recommendations are supported with evidence-based research. These could include long-term policies, emergency response plans, or public health programs that would protect public health in the region. This should take approximately 3–4 slides.
  • References used for the project in APA format. This should take approximately 2–3 slides.

Be sure to include detailed speaker notes for each slide to elaborate on what you would say while presenting your material.

Develop a 20–slide presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Discuss either two (2) civil liberties or two (2) civil rights events. One event must be from within the last two years, and the other may be from the past. Select events that have influenced a sense of social responsibility in the American government today.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper that answers the following three (3) items using headers to separate each item:

  1. Discuss either two (2) civil liberties or two (2) civil rights events. One event must be from within the last two years, and the other may be from the past. Select events that have influenced a sense of social responsibility in the American government today. Provide examples to support your answer. In your response, consider how the events influenced the way state, local, or national political leaders or agencies responded in a socially responsible or ethical manner toward the community. Please cite your sources in APA style.
  2. Discuss two (2) media events (past or present) that have positively and/or negatively influenced the public’s opinion of a government agency. One event must be within the last two years, and the other may be from the past. Provide examples to support your answer. Consider how a news story or media coverage of an event positively or negatively changed the public’s opinion (or perception) regarding how responsible a government agency should be towards meeting the needs of its customers (i.e., the American people). Please cite your sources in APA style.
  3. Discuss two (2) differences between the Republican and Democratic parties that may have an ethical impact (positively or negatively) on the American people. Provide examples from the past 2 years to support your answer. Consider the different ideologies, values, morals, and/or goals held by the Republican and Democratic parties, and their different views on the ethically or morally right way to govern and make the best policies for the people they serve. Determine if your example presents any type of ethical concerns for or against the public best interest of the American people. Please cite your sources in APA style.

In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries, Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other website that does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include an APA cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are to:

  • Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
  • Employ terminology used to study political science and American government.
  • Distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties in the context of Supreme Court protection of freedom of expression.
  • Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the U.S. government and national political processes using information in the course.
  • Explain how the federal system of government works.
  • Explore different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S. government and national political processes.
  • Describe the importance of an informed, proactive citizenship for the effective operation of the national government and political processes.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and politics using proper writing mechanics.

Whole Foods now faces a significant amount of competition. How should it respond to the changes in the competitive landscape of its industry?

Review the Whole Foods Case Study (pp. 1-6) and answer the questions connected to Chapters 13 and 14 as listed below.  Responses to each question should range from 100-200 words.  Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards (12 point Times New Roman font, double-spacing, 1″ margins, title and reference pages).  Be sure to use the text and/or other sources to support your responses and properly cite the use of such.

  1. Analyze effects of the democratic approach to store operation      and hiring new associates on store performance. (Ch 13)
  2. Whole Foods now faces a significant amount of competition.       How should it respond to the changes in the competitive landscape of      its industry?  What future challenges do you envision for Whole Foods      market? (Ch 14)

Human resources are very important to all organizations. What are some processes involved in human resource planning to determine the right number of employees with the right kind of capabilities? How does diversity play a part in this Human Resources planning process?

  1. Human resources are very important to all organizations. What are some processes involved in human resource planning to determine the right number of employees with the right kind of capabilities? How does diversity play a part in this Human Resources planning process? Please cite your sources.

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  1.           Outline the human resource planning process.

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  1.           Define job analysis, job description, job specification, and skills inventory.

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  1. There are many theories on how to motive employees. Let’s consider two of the theories: goal-setting and reinforcement. Define each of these theories and cite your sources. Do you agree with either of these theories? Why are they important or not important in today’s organizations? What is Herzberg’s theory? Please cite your sources.

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  1. Define job satisfaction and organizational morale.

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  1. Explain the importance of trust in management in motivation.

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  1. One of the primary goals of Normalization is to reduce redundant data.

What is the problem with redundant data?

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  1. What is normalization and what role does it play in database design?

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  1. When is a database in 1st Normal Form?

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Managing Social Responsibilities and Ethical Issues in a Diverse Workforce

Paper: Managing Social Responsibilities and Ethical Issues in a Diverse Workforce

The purpose of this paper is to explore current ethical and social responsibility issues in the workplace that are relevant to your organization or career. Your task is to describe an ethical issue that is relevant to your work situation (past or current). The paper should focus on individual issues that you may face as an employee or manager.

In addition to completing this paper, now is a great time to go back over anything you need to fix, adjust, or add to the previous assignments that will become your final SWOT analysis. Now is also a great time to “look ahead” a bit to what is coming and still needed for your final SWOT submission in Module 8.

Your task is to describe an ethical issue and how it is impacting the organization. In addition, your essay needs to provide details of the dilemma along with a detailed recommendation on how the organization should proceed.

The nature of ethical decision-making is recognition, analysis and resolution. Most of the time we don’t make a decision because it’s ethical, but rather based on business; ethical decisions happen “after the fact.” After completing this activity, you will be better prepared to make those tough ethical decisions at work.

Please refer to the APA Writing Guide provided in this week’s reading/viewing area for any questions you have on this paper. In addition to the APA Writing Guide, please structure your essay papers using the following format:

Section One- Thesis: Your thesis, or topic sentence, tells the reader what your essay will discuss. In just one or two sentences, discuss what information your paper will cover; this will help you to narrow your focus and keep you from writing on too broad a topic.

Section Two: Provide a detailed description of the issue, with an emphasis on explaining the ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities inherent in the situation. Remember this issue needs to come from the organization that you are performing the SWOT analysis on, and should include information about who is impacted by this issue and why.

Section Three: Give a detailed analysis of the issue and provide YOUR recommendations on what course of action is needed and why. Given the current condition of your work environment, analyze the underlying causes of the issue and provide recommendations for both the employees dealing with the issue as well as what the organization or managers need to do in order to manage and resolve the issue.

Section Four: Provide a conclusion that summarizes your essay and emphasizes your main ideas. In academic writing, a conclusion serves to remind the reader about what your paper is about and allows you to make a final and lasting point without introducing new information.

Please include a title page and reference page with your essay and list the four sections as shown. This essay paper should be 5 to 7 pages long; this does not include your title or reference pages.  All citations should be in APA format and need to be included on your reference page.

Why is it important for organizations to have a logistics strategy? What could happen if the organization did not logically link its logistics decisions to the needs of its customers?

Discussion 1: Logistics Strategy (Graded)

  • Why is it important for organizations to have a logistics strategy?
  • What could happen if the organization did not logically link its logistics decisions to the needs of its customers?
  • Consider an organization you have been part of and give an example from one of the organizations that did logically link this strategy. Also, if you have been part of one that did not, give an example
  • Initial response to the discussion questions must be 250–350 words in length
  • Use APA format for any quotations or citations you use to support your answers
  • Initial responses must have at least two sources – one source must be a peer-reviewed journal article; the other source can be from a trade journal or other source of your choosing

Examine how the outcomes from climate change on public health will differ between developed and developing countries.

This week you will write a paper on the potential public health impacts of climate change on different parts of the world. Many experts predict that climate change will impact different parts of the world in different ways. Some areas of the world may see increased periods of drought while others may experience increased periods of flooding (IPCC, 2007).

In addition, developing countries will most likely be impacted more severely than developed countries (United Nations Development Program [UNDP], n.d.).

Using the Argosy University online library resources and reliable Internet resources, prepare a paper on three of the most important examples of how climate change will impact public health. Be sure to address the following:

  • Examine how the outcomes from climate change on public health will differ between developed and developing countries.
  • Describe what the future will be like for these public health issues as climate change becomes more severe.
  • Explain the mitigation and response plans in place to ameliorate the effects of these changes.
  • Assess the feasibility of these plans. If you could design a plan to address this issue, would it differ from current plans? If so, how?

Be sure to support your positions with scholarly references—including a reference list—and appropriate examples.

Write a 2–3-page paper (not including TITLE & REFERENCE Pages) in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.