Conflicting Viewpoint Essay Part II

Assignment 1.2: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay – Part II
Synthesizing and Writing
Due Week 4 and worth 100 points

When looking for information about a particular issue, how often
do you try to resist biases toward your own point of view? This
assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking.

The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.
For Part I of the
assignment (due Week 2), you read a book excerpt about critical thinking
processes, reviewed the Procon.org Website in order to gather
information, and engaged in prewriting to examine your thoughts.
* Remember that in the Week 2 Discussion, you examined the biases discussed in Chapter 2 of the webtext.

In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4), you will write a paper to synthesize your ideas.
Part II – Writing
Write at three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. State your position on the topic you selected for Assignment 1.1.
2. Identify (3) three premises (reasons) from the Procon.org website
that support your position and explain why you selected these
specific reasons.
3. Explain your answers to the “believing”
questions about the three (3) premises opposing your position from the
Procon.org website.
4. Examine at least two (2) types of biases that
you likely experienced as you evaluated the premises for and against
your position.
5. Discuss the effects of your own enculturation or group identification that may have influenced your biases.
6. Discuss whether or not your thinking about the topic has changed
after playing the “Believing Game,” even if your position on the issue
has stayed the same.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

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
    Style 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:

  • Identify the informal fallacies, assumptions, and biases involved in manipulative appeals and abuses of language.
  • Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic.

How to Evaluate Financial Statements?, homework help

Your facility has the following payer mix:

40% commercial insurances

25% Medicare insurance

15% Medicaid insurance

15% liability insurance

5% all others including self-pay

Write a 3-4 page report that addresses the following requirements:

Assume that for the time in question you have 2000 cases in the proportions above. (what are the proportions of the total cases for each payer?)

The average Medicare rate for each case is $6200- use this as the baseline. Commercial insurances average 110% of Medicare, Medicaid averages 65% of Medicare, Liability insurers average 200% of Medicare and the others average 100% of Medicare rates. (what are the individual reimbursement rates for all 5 payers?)

  1. What are the expected rates of reimbursement for this time frame for each payer? What is your expected A/R?
  2. What rate should you charge for these services (assuming one charge rate for all payers)? (This gives you your total A/R.) Calculate the total charges for all cases based on this rate.
  3. What is the difference between the two A/R rates above? Can you collect it from the patient? What happens to the difference?
  4. Which of these costs are fixed? Which are variable? Direct or indirect?
    • materials/supplies (gowns, drapes, bedsheets)
    • Wages (nurses, technicians)
    • Utility, building, usage exp (lights, heat, technology)
    • Medications
    • Licensing of facility
    • Per diem staff
    • Insurances (malpractice, business etc.)
  5. Calculate the contribution margin for one case (in $) with the following costs for this period, per case: a. materials/supplies: $2270 b. Wages: $2000 c. Utility, building, usage exp: $1125 d. Insurances (malpractice, business etc.): $175
  6. Using the above information, determine which is fixed and which cost is variable. Then calculate the breakeven volume of cases in units for this period.
  7. Suppose you want to make $150,000 profit between this period and next period to fund an expansion to the NICU, how many cases would you have to see? At what payer mix would this be optimal?

Discussions and explanaition

First, watch video on Smart History (Les Desmoiselles d’ Avignon)

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/ea… (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Second, under the heading The Creative Process in Chapter 1, page 12-13, Sayre, your textbook author, A World of Art, 8th edition, describes the creative process using preliminary drawings for Pablo Picasso’s Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon. In order for you to understand the nature of creativity, compare the Desmoiselles d”Avignon drawings with the finished work. Consider the historical context in terms of how nature was perceived during the lives of this artist.

Turning to pages 10-20 in Chapter 1, in these pages you find the four roles of an artist Sayre has described. Pick one that you believe pertains to Picasso’s role as an artist. This is your choice. Do not make up your own. I will not interpret your work and will not give credit, so, use the exact same wording Sayre has provided.

Your first sentence states the role of the artist in quotation marks. After you have stated the role of Picasso, why do you think this? Explain your choice. Respond in at least 150 words. Answer all questions to receive credit. Not meeting the minimum requirements results in a zero.

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis: Confidence Intervals

In your Week 2 Assignment, you displayed data based on a categorical variable and continuous variable from a specific dataset. In Week 3, you used the same variables as in Week 2 to perform a descriptive analysis of the data. For this Assignment, you will calculate a confidence interval in SPSS for one of the variables from your Week 2 and Week 3 Assignments.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Learning Resources related to probability, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals.
  • Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High School Longitudinal Study dataset (whichever you chose) from Week 2.
  • Choose an appropriate variable from Weeks 2 and 3 and calculate a confidence interval in SPSS.
  • Once you perform your confidence interval, review Chapter 5 and 11 of the Wagner text to understand how to copy and paste your output into your Word document.

For this Assignment:

Write a 2- to 3-paragraph analysis of your results and include a copy and paste of the appropriate visual display of the data into your document.

Based on the results of your data in this confidence interval Assignment, provide a brief explanation of what the implications for social change might be.

Be sure to write your references in APA style and format.

Product Life Cycle

Products tend to go through certain stages during their life on the market. There are particular marketing characteristics associated with each stage of this cycle. Identify products that best represent each particular stage. Support your selection with evidence characteristic of that particular stage.

Identify current products that are on the market today and discuss the following:

  • Select separate products as an example of each of the stages of the Product Life Cycle concept.
  • Provide evidence to support your position. Identify the marketing characteristics that are present for that particular life cycle stage with the product you selected.
  • Please try not to select a product that has already been posted by another student.
  • Challenge/ confirm other students’ responses with evidence of your own.

Be sure to provide supporting evidence for your statements.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200–300 words. Apply a standard business writing style (headers/ sub heads/ bullets) to your work but be sure to cite your work in the APA format.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

40

Health care and research, health and medicine homework help

Question 1) Use APA for your references and include at least 2 references for each question

Discuss the roles and function of qualitative methods in health service management. Provide an example and discuss in depth for one of the following areas:

  • Interview techniques
  • Consent forms and research ethics
  • Techniques for analysis and reporting qualitative research results

Question 2) Why is important to have leaders in a health care organization?

Question 3) There are many types of communication styles used in the workplace. Choose what you think is your leadership style: north, south, east, or west. Click the on the link http://qssleadership.wikispaces.com/Leadership+Com… link for details. (Scroll halfway down the page to where it says (Results) to read the description of each style. The first set of descriptions is for north.)

  • Which of the four directions do you believe is your style?
  • What are the strengths of your style? (at least four adjectives)
  • What are the limitations of your style? (at least four adjectives)
  • Which style do you find the most difficult to work with in others, and why?
  • What do the other directions need to know about you so that you can work effectively together?

Internal-Executive, External-Operation

Stakeholder map

Draw stakeholder role names on a stakeholder map with 4 quadrants, Internal-Operation,

Internal-Executive,
External-Operation, External-Executive.For each stakeholder, describe
why they have an interest in the project.

Questionnaire

-Create one questionnaire that you would send to one stakeholder group with an aim to help you

identify further details about the environment, the problem area and/or how the system would operate

to help solve the problem.

-Identify which stakeholder you are going to send the questionnaire to

-Write an introduction statement that would go with the questionnaire explaining the purpose

of the questionnaire

-Write 10 questions, either open and/or closed ended questions

-This should be written as a questionnaire that could be distributed

-Only write the questions, you should not write the answers

Use Case diagram and descriptions

-Draw a use case model for the information system

-Write brief Use Case description for each Use Case in the diagram

-Write one fully developed Use Case description for one of the important Use Cases

identified. Select an important Use Case that is key part of the system, not a basic simple Use

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Identifying Channels of Distribution

For this week’s assignment pick a product with which you are very familiar with or take the time to go through your clothes closet and try and find a product made in the USA, or one that you can anticipate being able to research easily.

  1. Map the supply chain of your product as far back as is feasible. A simple example is a diamond sold by a local jewelry store, purchased direct from diamond wholesalers in the Netherlands, bought by wholesalers from diamond centers in South Africa, and brought out of mines owned by a company in South Africa. Identify as many participants in the channel as possible by company name and location.
  2. Identify the mode of transportation used between each stage in the channel.
  3. Identify by name and location the component parts of the product if any.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Write between 500 – 750 words (approximately 2 – 3 pages) using Microsoft Word.
  • Attempt APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.
  • Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

A detailed explanation of how to cite a source using APA can be found here (link).

Download an example here

Examples of interesting products that have been researched by past students include:

  • Bricks produced by a local brick manufacturer—the kiln from a company in Germany; the clay from an open pit mine in Weir, Kansas; the water from Baxter Springs, Kansas; the sand from Kansas City; the manganese sulfate and iron oxide from Springfield, Missouri; and the color additives from St. Louis.
  • Diamonds sold by a local jewelry store—purchased direct from diamond wholesalers in the Netherlands; bought by wholesalers from diamond cutters in South Africa; brought out of mines owned by a company in South Africa.

OGECHI AGBAI, week 5 assignment help

THIS IS ONLY AN INTERPRETATION, FIVE SENTENCES AND A QUESTION IS ALL I NEED. TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS, HAVE REFERENCES

Balanced
budget which means a budget in which revenues are equal to expenditures
(Mikesell, 2014). Thus, neither a budget deficit nor a budget surplus
exists as the accounts balance. I stand for a balanced budget in a state
or nation as this helps keep government expenditure in check and
accountable. This fosters economic stability in a system and encourages
the government and its agencies to be proactive in generating revenue
for the state or nation, manage and limit unbudgeted spending and
borrowing. Where a government intends to increase its spending, it has
to source for avenues to increase and boost its revenue internally.

Where
a balanced budget is not practised, the government borrows excessively
from international community and plunge the country (Nigeria) into debt
lasting more than 20 years to redeem. However, where a balanced budget
is practised high priority areas are identified and revenue allocated to
those priorities (Mucha, 2012). The government is stopped from
overspending, looting is reduced as there will not even be enough to
meet up with the priorities, and projects will be within the budget for
that financial year. Although there are also recurrent deficits in a
financial year, provision of the deficits will be considered within the
budget. The essence is to control unnecessary national spending which
leads to debt – increase in debt equals high taxes to citizens, high
interest, lack of bargaining power, and high inflation rate which
Nigeria suffers now.

In
Nigeria presently I am of the view that expenditure should be reduced
in other to accommodate her recurrent deficits of previous years. If
this has been practiced over time Nigeria would have had reserves for
essential expenditures, not be indebted to international nations and not
plunge further into recession which has crippled the economy. To cut
spending, the culture of unbudgeted expenditure has to gradually change,
the government has to look inwards and reduce its spending by removing
unnecessary recurrent of office equipments, yearly furnishing of same
legislative apartments and offices in the budget.

The
gains to a balanced budget are controlled expenditures, efforts
channeled to increase in revenue, reduction in debt accumulation while
losses may be that during emergency situations such as natural disasters
or war etc., a government may not have available accessible funds to
fully meet up with the needs of her citizens. Although, concerned
private organisations, non profit organisations, and the international
community may lend a helping hand in situations as this when they arise.

References:

Mikesell,
J. L. (2014). Fiscal administration: Analysis and applications for the
public sector (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

Mucha, M. J. (2012). Budgeting for Outcomes: Key Findings from GFOA Research. Government Finance Officers Association

The Platform Wars: Simulating the Battle for Video Game Supremacy, management homework help

The Module requires that you run a simulation entitled: “The Platform Wars: Simulating the Battle for Video Game Supremacy.” Visit the Forio site, and access the simulation here:

https://forio.com/simulate/mit/video-game/simulati…

Click on “Play as an individual.”

Enter your first name as the “Screen ID,” then click “Login.”

In this web-based simulation, you are a senior manager of a video game hardware platform producer. Each year, you have three decisions to make:

  1. Determine the price of the video game console;
  2. Determine the number of video games that your company will subsidize to enhance the development of new video games (and that can be played on your company’s video game console); be sure to note that the subsidy of each new game costs you $162M each year; and
  3. Determine the royalty percentage you will require game makers to pay you (the higher the royalties, the more revenue you earn on new games, but the less inclined game makers are to develop new games).

At the start of the simulation, your market share is 50%. The price of your video game console is $250.00 (note that your competitor’s market share is 50%, but your competitor’s console price is $370.00 (hint: you are vastly underpriced to begin the simulation).

As the CEO, it is your task to make decisions one year at a time. As you do so, note how key data are changing, and take note of how your pricing, changes made to royalties, and new game subsidies change your profits and your market share. You may need to go through at least one practice run of the simulation in order to become familiar with it.

One way of becoming familiar with the simulation is to change only value, leaving the others constant. This will isolate the impact of one variable, and will give you a sense of how the change in a single variable impacts revenue, market share, etc. (use the Dashboard and the financial statements to determine this). For example, if I leave all variables unchanged in Year 1 (price = $240; Game titles to subsidize = 3, and Royalties = 15%), my market share becomes 69% at the end of Year 1 (and my net profit is $48.0M). In contrast, if I reduce the console price to $230, my market share becomes 71% at the end of Year 1 (and my net profit is $33.6M). Importantly, if I increase my console price to $330, my market share at the end of Year 1 is 58%; however, my net profit is $140.8M!

As the CEO, your task is to find the best combination of changes in the three variables that both increases your market share and earns a maximum net profit. Remember that the changes are relative; there are no right or wrong answers. Your goal is to use the knowledge you have acquired from previous courses (Accounting, Marketing, Finance, etc.), and allow the various statements and the Dashboard to guide you in your analysis, accumulating high market share and revenue. Be sure to take note of how the statements may be used to “control” your strategy! Remember that you need to cover your costs, while simultaneously turning a profit and increasing your market share.

SLP Assignment Expectations

As the CEO, you are asked to run the simulation a minimum of three (3) times, noting the changes made each year, as well as your final results. Then, write a 2- to 3-page memorandum to your Board of Directors, informing them of how changes in the variable (e.g., the price of the console; royalties paid by the game maker; and changes in the number of game titles subsidized) affect total market share, revenue per year, and net profit per year. Be creative, and include some tables and graphs in your written analysis to show your changes and/or results.