Description Research Proposal Instructions;complete a term project in which they will develop a detailed research proposal describing a researchable problem and the methods they plan to use to study it. This proposal should have the depth and quality one might expect for a fundable proposal to a funding agency or an acceptable dissertation or thesis proposal. Proposal preparation will normally include some form of intensive investigation preparing the researcher for the research and facilitating the design of a realistic proposal. Details: All assignments must be single-space, times new roman, 12pt. font, standard 1 inch margins, in-text citations with full reference page, submitted to Canvas on due date. The Final Proposal will be 15 pages, however students will have complete half of this work prior and will have opportunity for revisions for the final proposal. Sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Significance, Research Question, Research Methods and Measurement Analysis, Conclusion, and References Getting Started: Part 1–Topic. Select an issue that really interests you. One of the ingredients for a good paper is a researcher who is sincerely interested in finding the answer to a social science question. Be sure, however, that the issue can be analyzed and that it has been the subject of social science research. Peruse academic journals and journalistic accounts to gain a sense of how the issue has been approached by others. Consider choosing a topic that may help you complete your program’s requirements whether that be a thesis or dissertation proposal. You need to think through how you will conduct an analysis of your particular topic, what questions you will answer and what your specific focus will be. Most importantly, be creative and have fun with it. This assignment will not be included in the final proposal submission.
This project consists of a site visit to a religious service of which you are not familiar to analyze how gender and sexual identity functions in worship services and in the lived faith of Americans. The paper is 1000-1500 words. The place choosen is Metropolitan Community Church. Below is the website to it homepage. Please do some research for better understanding then just make up some real facts to write about. http://mccsf.org/ The Religious Site Visit Paper should be an analysis, not a summary. For example, students should not go to a synagogue and describe the surroundings as they would a cafe. Rather, for Religious Site Visit Papers, if you attend the celebration of a Jewish holiday (the weekly Sabbath or Shabbat is actually a weekly holiday in the Jewish tradition), describe the specifics of the event (i.e., who was there? what rituals did they do? who led each ritual? were the leaders wearing formal or informal clothing? what was the perceived gender of the service leader? what did you think about the rituals? were you welcomed as an ‘outsider’?). If you have a conversation with someone before a prayer service takes place, do not report discussing such irrelevant things such as the weather. Rather, focus on the surroundings/symbols in the building where the event took place and discuss how this reflects the ethos of the community. Your analysis should be scholarly and relate to the topics covered in lectures and course readings. A mere description of the surroundings and rituals without an analysis will be returned and will be considered incomplete work. Think of yourself as an ethnographer, a scholar doing field work in a religious community in order to better understand them (and yourself). – aside from the questions above, also analyze the way in which the “sanctuary” or worship space is designed. How is the space itself queer, if at all? – aside from the questions above, analyze how different this place is from others you have visited. In what ways? Finally, if you can arrange to meet with someone from the congregation before or after, prepare five to ten questions to ask the individual you are interviewing. Make sure to begin the RSVP with a one paragraph (3-5 sentence) summary regarding the background of the individual being interviewed. Then write out each question in bold, followed by the individual’s answer for that question. Please end the paper with a one paragraph summary analyzing the interviewee’s responses
Description Choose one (1) of the three (3) reading selections from the list of topic choices below. The focus is on brief but important primary source material written by important authors. In each case, the subject relates to the problems of certain people who are oppressed or impoverished. In each topic, a different genre or approach is adopted to help readers see and perhaps address the problem. Read the selections as identified with each topic below. Write a four-to-five (4-5) paragraph essay (350 words minimum) which analyzes the work following the list of four things “your paper should cover” given just after the topics. Topic Choices Reading selection of Swift’s A Modest Proposal. The selection should be read in full at http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/swift/modest.html. It is essential to recognize the genre of this work, as discussed in our class text (pp. 781-3 in chap. 24), which you should consult and cite. The context is the plight of the very poor in Ireland in the early 1700s. Reading selection from Equiano’s Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789. This selection can be found in chapter 26 of our class text on pp. 877-8 (with background on pp. 869-872). The context is the process of enslavement and then passage across the Atlantic. Reading selection of Olympe de Gouges’ Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female citizen (written in 1791). The selection should be read in full at http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/293/ with background provided on p. 852 of our class text. You should also look at the revolutionary document of 1789 that she is “correcting”, called Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/rightsof.asp ). Olympe de Gouge has the status of women as her main concern. The general context is the French Revolution and the attempts to redefine rights and status once one replaces monarchy. For the reading selection and topic you choose, your paper should cover the following: Briefly introduce the writer and the situation that this reading is about. Identify the genre or nature of the reading. Using specific examples or lines within the reading, suggest the author’s key views and key aims for the reading audience. Evaluate the author’s strategy and what you see as the work’s likely effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) for the target audience. If there is any known historical result, discuss that. Evaluate how the reading impacted you. Identify any analogous situations today, and also key lessons you get from the reading that could be relevant to one’s professional and personal life. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than others Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. Include a title page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date of submission.
Purpose: To learn about the regulatory environment that governs a property, specifically, the provisions of zoning, the most common land use control. Task: For this paper, you will use Portland Maps (www.portlandmaps.com) and other resources to describe the policy constraints applicable to the property that you analyzed in Assignment One(I will submit the Assignment 1). You will investigate the zoning and other land use restrictions that govern the property and compare these regulations to both the prior use(s) and new development. Content: Organize your analysis in whatever way you see fit, but please make sure it contains the following content: • Situation: Diagrams, maps, and/or aerial photos of the parcel showing the placement of (a) all prior structures and (b) all future structures. Photos and architectural renderings are also helpful. PS:2 pages of text (including sources), unlimited pages of images/figures. • Zoning: What are the characteristics of the zoning code applicable to the site? Does the zoning on the site match the Comprehensive Plan category and the category’s goals and objectives? • Prior Use: Analysis comparing prior land uses on the site to what zoning allows. • New/Future use: An analysis of what will be built relative to the zoning code. For example, could the site be used more intensely and, if so, how was it underutilized? • Policy adjustments: Identify any zoning adjustments or other policy exceptions that might have been required to allow for the new development. • Controversy: Identify and thoroughly describe any policy-related controversy that might be relevant to the project.
FINAL ESSAYS INSTRUCTIONS AND ESSAY QUESTIONS Final Essays will require you to respond to 1 broad based question about criminal justice administration. In essence, you will be asked to demonstrate critical thinking about controversial issues in criminal justice administration and take a position on which course of action would be the best approach for criminal justice administrators. You must format your essays as you would a formal paper, following the guidelines set forth for papers in this course. To adequately respond to the question, you will need to write 3 pages (not including the title, abstract, and resource pages.) The essays are open book/open notes. Final Essay Question: Truth is the key to making good and well-informed decisions in management. However, criminal justice organizations in some jurisdictions do not practice the ethics of truth. They do not create trust in their ability to deal with their citizens and fellow criminal justice organizations with truthfulness in a court of law. Many years ago, some folks said, “if we don’t clean this mess up, someone else is going to clean it up for us.” The article you are reading for this essay was written in 2007, about three years after this old issue came back with a vengeance. It, too, will cost money, if you do not have a decisional policy point and procedure in place before that court date arrives. Do not ever think that it cannot happen here, because it always does. Two very key cases here: Brady v. Maryland and Giglio v. United States. The writer poses the true question in his title to be answered in full using the format as layed out below, “Should Police Officers Who Lie Be Terminated as a Matter of Public Policy?” As you strive to answer the overall question, use the steps below to arrive at your final answers in route to the last one: • It is simple, but is it fair? • Is it possible that you could lose some really good personnel who only messed up once in their whole career? • What effect will such a drastic measure have on the personnel’s families? • If you keep them, will it affect the overall credibility of your agency? • What conclusion does the writer reach? Why or why not? • What policy would you recommend for your chief, sheriff, warden, state police commissioner, and/or any other affiliated executive with whom you may work? Please consider the following (A MUST IN THE PAPER): Major points are thoroughly supported by the following: 1. Lecture material or Scripture 2. Good examples (pertinent conceptual or personal examples) 3. Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analysis, implications, comparing/ contrasting concept). • Please use biblical verses • Use as many references as needed (at least 5-6) + textbook readings, and other attached materials • Please make sure all points are discussed in the paper. Textbook Readings that can be used in paper and as references: More et al, Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement (2012): ch. 15 Riccucci, Public Personnel Management (2018): ch. 17 Important file attached: Should Police Officers Who lie Be Terminated as a Matter of Public Policy. Final materials will be sent via email. Lecture presentation important to read and use if possible.
Understanding Intelligence Intelligence can and should be used in all matters of homeland security and emergency management. There have been episodes throughout history where the proper or improper use of intelligence created success or failure for one side or the other, be it a military action, business excursion, police matter, or other type of event. Share the details of 1 major event in history where the proper or improper use of intelligence made a significant difference in the outcome of the event. Be detailed. Remember the types of intelligence available now and then along with the intelligence cycle. Please use scripture/ biblical verses ( A must in the paper) Textbook Readings (must be used in references) Nemeth, Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practices (2016): ch 8 Bible Readings Proverbs 29:18 Can be used in references if necessary: https://www.dni.gov/index.php Please use at least 4 references + textbooks readings. Essential presentation will be sent via email.
The news has been full of issues on the border children. Immigration is one issue that is complicated. We are not going to focus on politics or immigration in this assignment – we are going to have you focus just on the human rights issues of the children and youth. Focus on the children, not the adults, not the politicians. Look at what the treaties say children need. This includes physical health, mental healthy, decision making, staying with families, etc. (This is why you need to look at ALL the treaty articles in both the CRC and UDHR).
In this paper, you are to look at the following news articles on border children and then craft a 5 + page paper on whether you think their rights were violated. Make sure to reference the material you are using!!! Base your paper on the treaty articles and on what you learned in the textbook about the sociology of children and their development.
A sample of articles is below, and know that you are welcome to use others, as new ones come out daily and they are coming from different perspectives. Try to keep focused on child rights and wellbeing issues.
http://www.publicseminar.org/2018/06/why-the-u-s-should-ratify-the-convention-on-childrens-rights/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-separating-children-psychology-20180620-story.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/kids-describe-the-fear-of-separation-at-the-border/564227/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/6/20/17482698/tender-age-family-separation-border-immigrants-children (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-border-families-separation-trump-administration-mexico-children-cages-domestic-abuse-damage-a8405901.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/child-immigrants-us-court-border-family-migrant-immigration-trump-latest-melania-a8422101.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Do border children have rights? Should they? On what do you base your opinion?
If you feel they have rights, what rights? Be as specific as possible.
Justify your answer with relating current events to the treaties.
Major Components of the Annotation
Each annotated bibliography typically includes the following three components:
• Critical Summary of Article
o Summarize the major themes of the journal article.
o Define the research problem being addressed by the author(s).
o Describe the relationships among the research problem, research questions, and hypotheses – as appropriate.
• Critical Analysis of Research Method
o Comment on whether the author(s) used appropriate research methods to complete the research – be specific.
o Describe the specific research methods used – go beyond just stating whether a qualitative or quantitative model was used.
o Describe whether the author(s) used a sample and how the sample was determined – as appropriate. State whether the sample design was appropriate for the study.
o Describe the variables or functions measured and whether these variables or functions were appropriate for the study.
o Discuss whether the data collection process and analyses were done properly. Reference related statistics, if used in the study.
o Summarize whether the research methods support the conclusions reached by the author(s).
• Critical Analysis of the Results and Conclusions
o Summarize the results and conclusions of the article.
o Discuss how these results either support or do not support your research.
Please follow these requirements:
• Use correct APA citation in referencing the journal article.
• Use APA formatting guidelines (e.g. headings, line spacing in the annotation).
• Use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
The following tips are provided to help complete the annotation:
• Start each annotation at the top of a new page.
• Start with the correct APA citation for the article.
• Include all three headings: Critical Summary of Article, Critical Analysis of Research Method, Critical Analysis of the Results and Conclusions.
• Write clearly and focus on the critical parts of the research.
• Use these general guidelines on keeping the annotation to 500 words:
o Critical Summary: 100-150 words
o Critical Analysis of Research Methods: 150-200 words
o Critical Analysis of the Results and Conclusions: 150 words.
For this assignment, your group will research and write an informal recommendation report
in memo format. You will begin by writing a proposal in response to the attached request
for proposals. Then, you will complete the research and report, and present your findings in
an oral poster presentation at the end of the term.
Debate exists over the value of using technology in student learning at university. Examples
are quite diverse and include things like tablets for notetaking, texting apps for classroom
participation, websites like Moodle, video game lessons, online tutorial chats, and online
learning. It’s difficult to know what helps and what hinders learning.
2. Request for Proposals:
The TRU Student Union must develop an official policy and set of guidelines for the use
and limitation of technology in post-secondary classroom. To aid this, TRUSU is seeking
research into the challenges and opportunities for incorporating technology into student
learning at the post-secondary level.
Expected deliverable for this project will be a 1200-word report synthesizing current
research into positive and negative impact of technology in the post-secondary context and
recommendations to help TRUSU establish a policy and guidelines.
TRUSU understands the wide range of research and approaches to this field of study.
Therefore, we welcome carefully scoped proposals that clearly indicate the range and limits
of the study.
3.Proposals to complete this research must include the following headings:
• Introduction and Background
• Statement of Approach
• Scope with preliminary reading/research list
• Project management approach
o Timeline with development phases for key deliverables
o Assignment of responsibility
• Biographies for key participants
With Elizabeth Meyer’s “Uncertain Parks: Disturbed Sites, Citizens, and Risk Society” in mind, you’ll consider these study sites through one of the course’s major themes: the relationship between a landscape’s design and its complicated, often disturbed history. – Comparing and contrasting two places is not as straightforward as making a list of similarities and differences. – Examining two designs in relation to each other is a way of distilling, defining and analyzing their essential qualities and possibilities. – Comparing Corktown Common in Toronto with the Fresh Kills Park in New York. They are both recreated from the wasteland. (Remediate brownfield) – Corktown Common: Established in Toronto’s waterfront area (built on the West Don Lands), surrounded by communities and high-rises. Has special functions as flood prevention and stormwater management. Fresh Kills Park: is located on the northwestern of Staten Island in New York. Was used as a landfill place for many years before 2001. Now become one of the largest public parks in NY. – There are some points from Meyer’s essay can be used, “It is tempting for designers of large parks built on abandoned industrials sites to heroicize the buildings and machines that remain.” and “Technology doesn’t simply transform nature into commodities; it cycles back new and often toxic byproducts into nature.” “We nees design strategies that make visible the past connections between individual human behavior, collective identity, and these larger industrial and ecological processes.”
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