HOMETTSOCIOLOGY 331RESEARCH METHODSPurpose: The purpose of this two-step exercis

HOMETTSOCIOLOGY 331RESEARCH METHODSPurpose: The purpose of this two-step exercise is for you to conduct inductive and deductive research using qualitative methods.Note: it is important that you conduct the observations as two distinct eventsduring this class; ‘recalling’ past observations is not the same as purposefully observing your surroundings from a sociological perspective, and applying two different types of reasoning to one observation will not be ‘truthful’ or successful.The purpose of this exercise if for you to observe one social setting or social artifact to begin to detect patterns in human behavior – observance of norms and potentially behaviors that deviate from the norm. This week’s exercise includes two parts. First, without any prep work, you will need to go to one public place (or conduct content analysis with your social artifact) and observe the people/artifact for 25 minutes. Social Setting: Note people’s behavior, their demeanor, their reactions/interactions to/with each other. Social artifact: from second to second (for TV), or page to page (for print), Note themes, sounds (i.. music), texture of page (i.e. ads in magazine), etc. Second, you will develop a research design with research problem, hypothesis and operational definitions for variables; then you will conduct another 25 minutes of observations.WRITING REQUIREMENTS: The essay should be 4-6 pages. APA formatting should be used throughout (cover page, running header, major heading, subheadings, in-text citations, and reference page, 1″ margins, 12 point fonts, Times New Roman). Any time you paraphrase or directly quote a source, in-text citations should be used. A full APA-formatted reference should be included at the end of the assignment. Academically, no more that 20% of the essay should be quoted. At least 80% should be in your own words.Within the 4-6-page essay, you will include the following subheadings:Observation DescriptionTrends, Social Concepts, and TheoriesResearch Problem/Question(s)HypothesisVariables identified and operationalizedAnalysisCompared Inductive to Deductive ApproachReflectionDisclaimerOriginality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.Part 11) Choose whether or not you will be conducting non-participant observation in a social setting, or content analysis of a social artifacta. Social setting: this should be a public place such as a park, mall, restaurant, etc.b. Social artifact: this may be ads in a particular magazine; one television show, a time-block of commercials, etc.2) For your inductive approach, you will simply choose a time and location/artifact for where you are going to conduct your observations3)a. Social Setting: Go to the specified location and proceed with your observations.i. You must be a keen social observer; a ‘peeping Tom’ in the sociological sense. Take handwritten (recommended) and/or mental notes of:1. details about your chosen location (time of day, lighting, furniture, plants, sounds, temperature, smell, vibe/energy, etc)2. the people around you, not only their behavior but general information about their sociodemographic characteristics (age, race/ethnicity, gender, SES, etc);3. your thoughts and feelings while making observationsSocial Artifact: At a specified time (i.e. when a particular show is), carefully observe your social artifacti. Content analysis provides a sustained, systematic way to observe and measure the portrayal of that reality, as opposed to the quick, impressionistic way that we normally read consume media. Take handwritten notes of:1. Details about the setting in the images you see (lighting, furniture, background, vibe/energy portrayed); if audio-visual (note sounds such as pitch of voice, music, etc)2. Note details about the people portrayed, not only their behavior but general information about their sociodemographic characteristics (age, race/ethnicity, gender, SES, sexuality);4) When you have returned from you observation, type up your notes. Review your notes for patterns in behavior, socio-demographic characteristics, etc.5) Write-up your observations using ‘thick description’ of the location (i.e. building you were in (what is the architecture like), descriptions of people there (in terms of socio-demographic characteristics: age, race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status), sounds, smells, temperature, time of day and week, etc);6) Analyze trends you identified in your observations/content analysis. What is a possible sociological/theoretical explanation for the trends you observed? This is best done by using peer-reviewed sources (journal articles no more than five years old) to provide credibility to your analyses. Include at least one.Part 27) Based on your initial observations and written analyses, develop a specific research problem/question to be further investigated (i.e. the variation in behavior of males versus females when entering a store with a glass store front)8) Identify the key variables you are going to be investigating, and develop an operational definition for each of them (this should include at least two variables, but not more than four). Your operational definitions will help to provide parameters for how record variations in your observations.9) Write a hypothesis for what you expect to observe in your second round of observations.10) Repeat observations/content analysisa. Social Setting – this should be done at the same social setting at approximately the same time of day (if you can do this one week later on the same day, it would be great!)b. Social Artifact – this should be done at the same time (if commercial block), or with the same show, or with a different issue of the same magazine , etc.11) When you have returned from you observation, type up your notes. Review your notes for patterns in behavior, socio-demographic characteristics, etc. and how they corresponded with your expectations/hypothesis12) Describe observations using ‘thick description’ of the location (i.e. building you were in (what is the architecture like), descriptions of people there (in terms of socio-demographic characteristics: age, race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status), sounds, smells, temperature, time of day and week, etc);13) Analyze your observations in terms of how they supported/did not support your hypothesis.14) What is a possible sociological/theoretical explanation for the trends you observed? This is best done by using peer reviewed sources (journal articles no more than five years old) to provide credibility to your analyses. Include at least one.15) Discuss the differences between your inductive observations and your deductive observations. How did the way you were observing change? How did what you observed change?16) Briefly describe your thoughts/feelings in the two steps. Did you prefer one approach to the other? Why/why not?

Scenario: You are part of a project looking at depression in adolescents includi

Scenario: You are part of a project looking at depression in adolescents including various aspects of experience. How might a qualitative study investigate the experience of depression compared to a quantitative study such as a survey? 1. Research question (How would the approaches differ in what is asked?) 2. Sample recruitment (How would the approaches differ in selecting people to study?) 3. Data collection (How would the approaches differ in getting data?) 4. Data analysis (How would the approaches differ in what is asked of the data?) Findings and generalisations you can draw from the data. (How would the approaches differ in the kind of findings that are produced from the analysis? How does each approach attempt to ensure generalisability?)

In this assignment, you will summarize beliefs about the origin of the universe

In this assignment, you will summarize beliefs about the origin of the universe and life, including what Christians believe, what you believe, and how people’s beliefs about origins might impact how they live.After reflecting on chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, create a 15-slide presentation covering the following topics, paying particular emphasis on item three:Briefly explain the Genesis account of creation (first two chapters). The point is not to retell all aspects of the story in detail, but just to make the message of the Bible clear.Explain and support your interpretation of the origin of the universe. Here you may want to address evolution, age of the earth, and whether or not it can be reconciled with the message of the Bible.Express how your understanding of the origin of the universe impacts your worldview, specifically your view of God, of humanity, and responsibility to care for the earth.The first slide will be the title slide including your name and course information. The last slide(s) will be your list of references. You may use the textbook, the lecture, or other scholarly references. Cite all sources, including the Bible, as you would in an essay. The in-text citations should be placed on the actual slides in the presentation so the audience can see them. Put basic content on the actual slides and elaborate on all your points in the slide notes. Also, utilize the attached “Origins Presentation Template” to complete the assignment.In an effort to keep the file sizes reasonable, use no more than four low-resolution images. As in all aspects of this course, show respect for all other views, with no condescension. Keep your presentation positive and focused on what you believe, not on what you do not believe.Use two to four resources, in addition to the Bible.While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using GCU formatting guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Course: Spirituality & Aging SOCW620This is a Self Awareness journalThe jo

Course: Spirituality & Aging SOCW620This is a Self Awareness journalThe journal is supposed to be a reporting of an incident that either you have observed involving others or something from your own life (friends, family, neighbors, etc.) that was a meaningful event. It can also be from a memory. The purpose of the assignment is explained and is meant to raise consciousness of the mind-body-spirit connection (e.g. when someone has something that happens that is happy, how does their body feel, and how do they illustrate an expression of spirit/emotional quality?). The Journals should be double-spaced, size 12 type, using Microsoft Word. Your journal submission should be no longer than 3 pagesGuide line to the journal can be seen below.1_________Summarize what happened, including quoted statements that were made by the people involved(quoted material).2. ________Describe the individual psycho-emotional behaviors that occurred.________verbal (language usage, tone of voice, etc.)________non-verbal(e.g. facial expressions, body movement, pace of conversation, emotional quality: sad, happy, etc.)3. _________Physiological factors of stress observed that were impacting the participants (e.g. illness, disability, and possible consequences of physiological aging).4.__________ Describe your impressions of each participant’s underlying intention (e.g. sometimes evidenced through tone of voice), self-esteem, coping strengths, coping mechanisms, emotional stress, specific areas of conflict.5.__________Desscribe and discuss any noticeable issues regarding socioeconomic factors, differences in social class, age factors, gender factors, racial/ethnic factors, community factors that may have played a part in the incident.6.__________ Describe and discuss signs of possible spiritual/cultural factors that played a part in the event.a. __________Demonstrated values (e.g., view of right and wrong)b.___________ Demonstrated beliefs (e.g. sources of meaningfulness, faith, motivational factors of empowerment)c.__________ Expectations of self and others (e.g. significant persons, family, friends, and social experiences regarding life roles in the community7. _________Your evaluation and conclusions of your observations of the incident:a._________ What if anything, did you learn from your experience of this incident?b.________ In what ways might you apply what you have learned?__________to your personal life?__________to your professional life?__________to your own attitudes regarding health and empowerment?

Case Problem 2 INVESTMENT STRATEGY J. D. Williams, Inc., is an investment adviso

Case Problem 2 INVESTMENT STRATEGY J. D. Williams, Inc., is an investment advisory firm that…Case Problem 2 INVESTMENT STRATEGYJ. D. Williams, Inc., is an investment advisory firm that manages more than $120 million in funds for its numerous clients. The company uses an asset allocation model that recom- mends the portion of each client’s portfolio to be invested in a growth stock fund, an income fund, and a money market fund. To maintain diversity in each client’s portfolio, the firm places limits on the percentage of each portfolio that may be invested in each of the three funds. General guidelines indicate that the amount invested in the growth fund must be between 20% and 40% of the total portfolio value. Similar percentages for the other two funds stipulate that between 20% and 50% of the total portfolio value must be in the income fund, and at least 30% of the total portfolio value must be in the money market fund.In addition, the company attempts to assess the risk tolerance of each client and adjust the portfolio to meet the needs of the individual investor. For example, Williams just con- tracted with a new client who has $800,000 to invest. Based on an evaluation of the client’s risk tolerance, Williams assigned a maximum risk index of 0.05 for the client. The firm’s risk indicators show the risk of the growth fund at 0.10, the income fund at 0.07, and the money market fund at 0.01. An overall portfolio risk index is computed as a weighted average of the risk rating for the three funds where the weights are the fraction of the client’s portfolio invested in each of the funds.Additionally, Williams is currently forecasting annual yields of 18% for the growth fund, 12.5% for the income fund, and 7.5% for the money market fund. Based on the infor- mation provided, how should the new client be advised to allocate the $800,000 among the growth, income, and money market funds? Develop a linear programming model that will provide the maximum yield for the portfolio. Use your model to develop a managerial report.Managerial Report1. Recommend how much of the $800,000 should be invested in each of the three funds. What is the annual yield you anticipate for the investment recommendation?2. Assume that the client’s risk index could be increased to 0.055. How much would the yield increase and how would the investment recommendation change?3. Refer again to the original situation where the client’s risk index was assessed to be0.05. How would your investment recommendation change if the annual yield for the growth fund were revised downward to 16% or even to 14%?4. Assume that the client expressed some concern about having too much money in the growth fund. How would the original recommendation change if the amount invested in the growth fund is not allowed to exceed the amount invested in the income fund?5. The asset allocation model you developed may be useful in modifying the portfo- lios for all of the firm’s clients whenever the anticipated yields for the three funds are periodically revised. What is your recommendation as to whether use of this model is possible?