Create a Critical Thinking Handbook

Each week in this class you were exposed to different elements of critical thinking. Some things might have been a simple review for you while others were concepts to which you might not have been aware. You were asked at the start of this course to begin a critical thinking diary in which you summarized the key points each week, define in your own words and provide examples to support those definitions. Your textbook along with other readings provided you with additional information.

Now it is time to compile all your weekly entries into your Critical Thinking Handbook. Remember, each element in the Handbook will need to be properly cited and referenced. In addition to the course textbook, you also were required to use one additional scholarly source.

Check your Handbook before submitting to be sure that you have included the necessary elements from each assignment in your handbook, and that you have scrupulously followed the rules of Academic Integrity in appropriately paraphrasing and citing anything ideas you drew from the text or outside resources.

Support your paper with at least seven scholarly references. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Policy Analysis Paper: Drug Policy Analysis

This is an Policy Analysis – Not an Essay –
The writer needs to understand key concepts of Policy Analysis and Policy Writing and apply to my existing work (considering some small notations from professor)I have an existing analysis approximately 10 pages long. This is a technical analysis that covers specific ways analysis should be written. The paper is trying to “sell” a decriminalization policy of all illegal drugs in the state of NJ, USA and promote legalization and HARM REDUCTION approaches. My current paper needs some in-depth additions which were omitted. This would include some or all of the following(not limited to)
1. Possible market failures to consider
-government failures
-utilitarian issues
– positiv and negative externalities
-uncertainties
-political landscape
-arrows paradox
These additions can be added to the main body of the analysis.
We would need to consider a GOALS and ALTERNATIVE matrix added to the main body more in depth. ( how do we meet goal that has been established) and we need to clean up “goal.” The professor has added some suggestions to the sidelines of my paper.
The paper also needs SPECIFIC scholarly citations and sources.
We would need to add –
*On separate paper –
1. Scholarly Review
2. Literature Review
3. Data sources – Raw data (bullet listed)
These sources are derived from different media – including but not limited to-
jstor.org – advanced searches available
lexis-nexis/oyez.org
jel(journal of economic literature)
jep(journal of economic perspective)
journal of health and politics
econdit.org
proquest.com
mdrc.org
rand.org
drug policy alliance – have a drug legalization slant with many documents and research available on website-
This is an in depth, graduate level analyses that needs to adhere to Policy Analysis writing,
I have enclosed my paper. Please let me know ASAP if you can complete this work.
This is EXTREMELY important in my career. If you are unable to adhere to POLICY ANALYSIS writing, please do NOT take this assignment.

*example of a good scholarly source –
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4065336?read-now=1&refreqid=excelsior%3A15213122d7b844f2d1140d819c7bfff8&seq=3#metadata_info_tab_contents

Discuss how a business manager, such as a human resources manager, might use CPI statistics.

Purpose of Assignment
This assignment will introduce students to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data and provide students with the skills to calculate inflation and interpret the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Note: The BLS is the primary source of information on inflation, but their data is re-posted in other sources, such as the St. Louis Federal Reserve FRED site, among others.
Assignment Steps
Resources: Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.
Use an internet search or the University Library to locate information on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Internet sites you might find useful include the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Federal Reserve of St. Louis FRED web site although you are allowed to use other sources.
Develop a minimum 700-word analysis of inflation by including the following:
Choose a product or service you currently consume/use, such as apparel or educational services, that is included in the CPI’s “market basket.” Find the annual CPI index numbers for your chosen good or service for the years 1995, 2005, 2010, and 2015. Enter those index numbers in an Excel® file and calculate the percent change (inflation rates) in those index numbers from 1995 to 2005, from 1995 to 2010, and from 1995 to 2015.
Analyze the trends in overall inflation over the last five years and whether your income has kept pace with inflation. How has inflation over the last five years affected you and/or your family?
Discuss how a business manager, such as a human resources manager, might use CPI statistics.
Cite a minimum of three scholarly, peer-reviewed references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Would you strive to eliminate/isolate resisters or engage them? Why? How can you use resistance to facilitate moving forward during a change initiative?

Please answer each of the following questions. Use APA format and remember to list your references. These should be answered with 150-200 words each.

Would you strive to eliminate/isolate resisters or engage them? Why? How can you use resistance to facilitate moving forward during a change initiative?

Are you comfortable with loosening control so that employees at every level take responsibility for both decision making and taking action in change initiatives? Describe your comfort level.

Bullying In School: What did you learn; How did what you learned add to your existing knowledge (improve, add or change); Why is what you learned important

You are off to a good start. Make sure your final Chapter is your strongest. Include all these elements:

Introduction

The introduction contains:

A. A brief introduction to the chapter

B. A description of the purpose of the chapter

C. A description of how the chapter fits into the overall dissertation manuscript

D. The organization of the chapter

Summary of Findings

1. Interpretation of findings

(Answer research Question, explain results, unexpected results)

2. Comparing findings to literature

3. Implications of findings: What did you learn; How did what you learned add to your existing knowledge (improve, add or change); Why is what you learned important

Conclusion

1. Summarize the entire project:

· What you set out to do (purpose),

· What you did (methods),

· What you found (results) – here you are affirming your reasoning through the thesis and the evidence accumulated

· What new questions do you have.

2. Recommendations: Based on what you learned what recommendations do you have for leaders, followers, and future studies. Also what recommendations do you have to investigate issues not supported by the data but which, in the researcher’s opinion, are related to the study, would cast light on this study or on the relevant theory and research, and which ought to be followed up.

Write a proposal related to the chemical engineering area which should be combined with my environmental engineering and chemical engineering background knowledge.

Write a proposal related to the chemical engineering area which should be combined with my environmental engineering and chemical engineering background knowledge. My interested topic is Multi-objective optimization for the terpene-based supply chain. Before that, I want you to write an abstract about that. In other words, I want a summary about my proposal. Now I have some idea, what I want to do is to optimize the terpene-based supply chain from the bio-waste which can abstract the terpenes to some practical chemicals through a sequence of reactions by using of Data analysis technology such as data-mining, machine learning combined with life cycle assessment, Economics knowledge and process model. My aim is to develop process models for multi-step reaction sequences and assemble the optimal reaction pathways considering both environmental and economic criteria. Could you please help me refine the research questions such as the following:
1. what’s the end-products of this chain?
2. What the significances to the which productions in the industries.

By the way, could you give me some specific titles about this proposal? Since I want to know you understand me through this abstract and then I will specify you as my proposal writer.

Challenges of Nation and Education System in Pakistan

Write a professional paper addressing PhD scholars and universities professors. Please find below the Information.
Challenges of Nation and Education System in Pakistan
This research seminar will be based on national challenges/ issues and role of education in addressing these challenges with sub themes:
• Emerging needs and importance of moral education
• Sustainable development and national prosperity
• Competition at global level: Knowledge economies
• Ways to improve assessment and evaluation system
This research seminar will open the new horizons in the field of education and will help to align the education at secondary and higher level with emerging national needs and priorities in a shortest possible span of time. This event will provide a platform for deans, directors, policy makers, curriculum developer teachers and students to share their knowledge and experiences regarding making reforms in education system. This seminar will provide a forum for discussion about identifying existing gaps in national needs and education system. Unfortunately, in Pakistan the future needs are not properly visualized that cause impractical and unrealistic policies that are hard to meet. So this 2 days seminar would offer an open place for discussion to identify national needs and discrepancies in existing educational policy and education system that would lead practical suggestions and experts views about how to bridge gap between national needs and education system to meet future demands.

Reagen’s 1981 Tax Cuts comparison to Trump’s TCJA 2017

When it comes to tax cut, people usually relate it to simulating the economy. This paper will discuss the relationship between Reagen’s 1981 Tax Cuts and Trump’s TCJA 2017. And how the TCJA may not work well as public expected. I outlined the structure of this paper in the attachment. Please follow the outline and paraphrase and expend a little on what I wrote.

Describe your business, product, unique selling proposition, and target market. Indicate why you think it will be successful. Describe your organization, marketing and distribution strategy

The Business plan needs to be at least 20 pages long. The PowerPoint presentation needs to be 10 slides. All instructions are included
Business Project
Attached Files:
BA 318 Business Plan Rubric.docx (14.337 KB)
GROUP BUSINESS PLAN BA 318 2014.docx (14.258 KB)
See attached documents.

Business Plan Presentation Power Point
Attached Files:
BA 318 ECI Presentation Rubric.docx (12.405 KB)
Presentation
Your business plan should include a power point presentation. The presentation should cover the following. It should be a presentation used to sell your idea to potential investors and be no longer than 10 slides. The presentation should be uploaded so that all class members can look at the class participants ideas.

1. Describe your business, product, unique selling proposition, and target market.
2. Indicate why you think it will be successful.
3. Describe your organization, marketing and distribution strategy
4. Explain how will you manufacture your product or services
5. Give an overview of your financials and discuss the amount of money your need to start your business.

What is the estimated cross-price elasticity of demand for Liquid Ozarka with respect to changes in price of its rival brand of bottled water? Does the estimated cross-price elasticity have the expected algebraic sign? Why or why not?

A. Using the marketing data from the 15 test markets shown above, estimate the parameters of the linear empirical demand function:

1. Using the appropriate tests, Evaluate the significance of the regression as a whole and the significance of the individual parameters at 5% level of significance. (show all your steps and procedure).
If any of the parameter estimates are not significant at the 2 percent level of significance, drop the associated explanatory variable from the model and estimate the demand function again.
a. Your final estimated linear demand function for Liquid Ozarka is
_______________________________________.
b. What percentage of the variation in sales of Liquid Ozarka is explained by your estimated demand function?
2. The marketing consultants describe a “typical” market as one in which the price of Liquid Ozarka is $3.50 per gallon, average household income is $45,000, the price of rival bottled water is $3 per gallon, and the population is 75,000.
Answer the following questions for this “typical” market scenario.
a. What is the estimated elasticity of demand for Liquid Ozarka? Is demand elastic or inelastic? What would be the percentage change in price required to increase sales of Liquid Ozarka by 10 percent?

b. What is the estimated income elasticity of demand? Is Liquid Ozarka a normal or inferior good? A 6 percent increase in average household income would be predicted to cause what percentage change in sales of Liquid Ozarka?

c. What is the estimated cross-price elasticity of demand for Liquid Ozarka with respect to changes in price of its rival brand of bottled water? Does the estimated cross-price elasticity have the expected algebraic sign? Why or why not? If the price of the rival brand of water rises by 8 percent, what is the estimated percentage change in sales of Liquid Ozarka?

B. Using the marketing data from the preceding 15 test markets, estimate the parameters for the log-linear empirical demand function:

1. Using the P-Values, if any of the parameter estimates are not significant at the 2 percent level of significance, drop the associated explanatory variable from the model and estimate the demand function again.
c. Your final estimated log-linear demand function for Liquid Ozarka is
_______________________________________.

2. Does a log-linear specification work better than a linear specification of demand for Liquid Ozarka? Explain by comparing F-ratios, R2s, and t-ratios (or p-values).

3. Using the estimated log-linear demand function, compute the price, income, and cross-price elasticity of demand. How do they compare to the estimated elasticity for the linear demand specification?
4. What is the estimated quantity demand based on the values of explanatory variables given above?