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6.1 Assignment: Reading and Remediation

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Getting Started

Providing a summary allows you to present your conclusions and opportunities for future research. You review and communicate the summary in the papers. You present visual representations of the data to give meaning to the raw data.

In order to successfully complete this exercise, you should be able to:

  • Review the Word document about summarizing a research paper.
  • Practice with the research paper.

Resources

  • Your most recent research report
  • File: WS6-1_Summary_Section

Instructions

  1. Read WS6-1_Summary_Section.
  2. Answer these four questions. Put your answers in a new Word documents named WS6-1 Answers.
    1. Do you update page numbers in the TOC before or after the summary section (Before or After)?
    2. Facts and interpretations from the analysis drive conclusions and recommendations (True or False)?
    3. If the research data set is small, one opportunity for future research is to gather a more exhaustive set of data to analyze (True or False)?   
    4. What are the three major sections of the summary? 
  3. Each of the four questions is worth 15 points, for a total of 60 points possible for this assignment.
  4. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor by the end of the workshop.

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6.2 Assignment: Pick Additional Data Set

 

Getting Started

Learning a technique is one thing. Using that technique on a whole new data set is a greater achievement and shows a maturity in the skill. This assignment challenges you to use the new skills on a new situation. Which variables to use within the data set is up to you.

In order to successfully complete this assignment, you should be able to:

  • Practice using a technique learned on a new data set.

Resources

  • File: Chi-Square 10 by 10
  • File: SchoolData
  • File: NC Births
  • File: County Complete
  • File: Patients

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Pick a data set from the original list that is not one you have used so far.
    1. File: SchoolData
    2. File: NC Births
    3. File: County Complete
    4. File: IWU Patients
  3. Choose whatever variables and raw data you need to perform a chi-square analysis.
  4. Perform a chi-square analysis on that data set.
  5. Write up the analysis to include the summary table and the common statistics involved.
  6. Name the files WS6-2_Analysis and WS6-2_Excel.
  7. The Excel file will be based on the Chi-Square 10 by 10 template.  
  8. When you have completed your assignment, save copies for yourself and submit copies to your instructor by the end of the workshop.
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6.4 Assignment: Create Summary Sections

 

Getting Started

After the prior activities, the summary section can be written for the research report.

In order to successfully complete this assignment, you should be able to:

  • Write part of the summary section for a data set.

Resources

  • Your most recent research report
  • File: IWU Patients

Background Information

This is one of the more detailed assignments in this course. You will write your summary section for the report. 

Instructions

  1. Study the Research Report Patients.docx and IWU Patients files.
  2. In your report fill out the summary section, including any conclusions and future research that should be done.
  3. When you have completed your assignment, save copies for yourself and submit a copy of the research report to your instructor by the end of the workshop.

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6.2 Discussion: Compare & Contrast Strategies

 

Getting Started

At this point you have been introduced to a whole range of economic theory, covering the gamut of both micro and macroeconomics. Now is time to put that newfound economic knowledge to work!

Resources

  • Textbook: Economics for Managers
  • Website: What Is Competitive Advantage?

Background Information

Use the full set of microeconomic and macroeconomic tools to completely analyze cases from all aspects of the economic spectrum.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Below is a list of five American companies.  After choosing one of them, use the following article What Is Competitive Advantage? as a basis for examining the company’s competitive advantage.
    1. McDonalds
    2. Tractor Supply Company (TSC)
    3. Dollar Tree
    4. Sherwin-Williams
    5. Beyond Meat
  3. Compile a post that demonstrates how your firm of choice could use economics to either create a competitive advantage in the marketplace or perhaps reinforce its already-achieved competitive advantage. Make sure you address the full range of economic issues, including scarcity, markets/competition, pricing power (price elasticity), costs, market structure, macroeconomic climate, and global market positioning. Note, not all of these companies have a global strategy in place. Should they? Explain your answer
  4. Your initial response should be 400 to 600 words in length and include two academic sources that are properly cited.  It is due by the end of the fourth day of the workshop.
  5. Now conduct a critical analysis of a posting by two of your classmates’ by the end of the workshop.
    1. The topic of your discussion response should be your classmates posting and should be written as if you were reviewing his/her posting in an academic journal. Your discussion response should, therefore, answer the following questions as applicable:
      1. Were your classmates arguments articulate and logical? Were the facts correct?
      2. Was the interpretation your classmate provided reasonable and consistent with experts in the field? Was your classmate consistent with both the substance and intent of his/her references?
    2. The focus for your critical analysis is not whether or not you agree with your classmate, but how well his/her position was presented. Each response should be at least 200 words in length and cite two academic sources. Please strive to make your discussion responses ones that cause iron to sharpen iron.

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6.3 Assignment: Turnitin-Global Economic Crisis

 

Getting Started

A better understanding of the impact of the global economic crisis on the world’s financial systems can be achieved by applying all that you have learned about microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

  • Integrate your knowledge of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory.
  • Assess the impact of the global economic crisis on American economic policy.
  • Apply principles of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory to a business scenario.

Resources

Background Information

Use the full set of microeconomic and macroeconomic tools to completely analyze the impact of the global economic crisis on American economic policy.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. View the video PIMCO in which they mention five key trends that will be affecting the post-COVID global economy.
  3. Building on those five key trends and using your choice of company from Discussion 6.2, assess how well your company of choice is positioned to succeed (or fail!) given the context of these trends. You will complete a five-page paper expanding on the points you made in Discussion 6.2. Again, make sure you address the full range of economic issues, including scarcity, markets/competition, pricing power (price elasticity), costs, market structure, macroeconomic climate, and global market positioning, this time with an expanded view. You can achieve this by asking the questions, “Where are they in terms of scarcity, markets/competition, pricing power, costs, market structure, and the U.S. and global economies?”  You should use at least three recent sources from OCLS or other recent, credible information.  Make sure it is consistent with APA standards.
  4. A minimum of five sources is required, at least three of which are scholarly.
  5. Use proper spelling, grammar, and APA formatting for your analysis paper.
  6. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor (Turnitin-enabled) by the end of the workshop.

https://www.pimco.com/en-us/resources/video-library/media/five-characteristics-of-a-post-covid-world/

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6.4 Discussion: Applications of Economic Theory

 

Getting Started

In this assignment you will demonstrate your abilities to synthesize, articulate, and apply your skills and knowledge of the principles and theories of economics to a business enterprise.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory to a business scenario.

Background Information

In this last module of the course you will use the full set of microeconomic and macroeconomic tools you have gained throughout this course to analyze the impact of the global economic crisis on the American economy.

In this discussion you will have an opportunity to discuss and apply your insights on the principles of macroeconomic and microeconomic theories to a real-world scenario of your choosing.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Navigate to the threaded discussion below and respond to the following:
    1. Consider all of the major themes and concepts presented throughout the course.
    2. Share at least one real-world scenario from your own experience, or one you find in a current business publication, that illustrates any one of the major themes or concepts from the course.
    3. Discuss how the scenario represents the relationship between the macro environment and individual firms/industries through microeconomic factors of demand, production, cost, and profitability.
  3. Your initial response should be 400 to 600 words in length and include two academic sources that are properly cited.  It is due by the end of the fourth day of the workshop.
  4. Now conduct a critical analysis of a posting by two of your classmates by the end of the workshop.
    1. The topic of your discussion response should be your classmate’s posting and should be written as if you were reviewing his/her posting in an academic journal. Your discussion response should, therefore, answer the following questions as applicable:
      1. Were your classmate’s arguments articulate and logical? Were the facts correct?
      2. Was the interpretation your classmate provided reasonable and consistent with experts in the field? Was your classmate consistent with both the substance and intent of his/her references?
    2. The focus for your critical analysis is not whether or not you agree with your classmate, but how well his/her position was presented. Each response should be at least 200 words in length and cite two academic sources.  Please strive to make your discussion responses ones that cause iron to sharpen iron.

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