Evaluating Significance of Findings

Part of your task as a scholar-practitioner is to act as a critical consumer of research and ask informed questions of published material. Sometimes, claims are made that do not match the results of the analysis. Unfortunately, this is why statistics is sometimes unfairly associated with telling lies. These misalignments might not be solely attributable to statistical nonsense, but also “user error.” One of the greatest areas of user error is within the practice of hypothesis testing and interpreting statistical significance. As you continue to consume research, be sure and read everything with a critical eye and call out statements that do not match the results.
For this Assignment, you will examine statistical significance and meaningfulness based on sample statements.
To prepare for this Assignment:
• Review the Week 5 Scenarios found in this week’s Learning Resources and select two of the four scenarios for this Assignment.
• For additional support, review the Skill Builder: Evaluating P Values and the Skill Builder: Statistical Power, which you can find by navigating back to your Blackboard Course Home Page. From there, locate the Skill Builder link in the left navigation pane.
For this Assignment:
Critically evaluate the two scenarios you selected based upon the following points:

• Critically evaluate the sample size.
• Critically evaluate the statements for meaningfulness.
• Critically evaluate the statements for statistical significance.
• Based on your evaluation, provide an explanation of the implications for social change.

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The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

research your topic to the full extent of the course, so be sure to keep an ongoing list of resources (in addition to those used for this assignment) to add to your annotated bibliography.
You have a choice between the following topics/issues:

  1. US policy toward China focusing on
    a. Diplomatic relations, or
    b. US/China Trade
  2. US policy toward North Korea
  3. US policy toward Iran, either focusing on
    a. Diplomatic relations between the US and Iran, or
    b. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
  4. US trade with the United Kingdom (should the US enter into a formal trade agreement with the UK)
  5. US policy toward peace in the middle east (Israel/Palestine)

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Cloud services

In a few short paragraphs, explain which cloud services you use (Google, Amazon, iCloud, Verizon, Microsoft One, Dropbox, etc) and what type of information you store (docs, photos, music, other files?). How much space do you have and what does this cost per month?

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“Servant leadership focuses on the employee

Write a 1200-1400 word article on a Biblically-based leadership topic are leaders born or made that HR managers get involved with. Write an article that might be submitted to a publisher.

Please use in sentence citations — “According to Jones, (2014) . . .” or parenthetical citations — “Servant leadership focuses on the employee (Bass, 2000)” to show where your ideas came from. Please use italic and quote marks to show a direct quotation of the text from a source – According to James (2015) “Leadership is about relationships (p. 245).” Be sure to turn italics off after your quote.

Please don’t forget to include your short Author’s bio. Since you are writing the article, you are the author. The Author’s bio should be three or four sentences on what you would want the reader to know about you. For example:

Captain Jeanne McDonnell (ret.) served on active duty for over 25 years. Assignments included command of Naval Support Activity Norfolk and Transient Personnel Unit Norfolk, and service on the Joint Staff, the Navy Staff, Commander Surface Warfare Atlantic Staff, and Joint Forces Staff College. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Regent University and leads a ministry providing aid to migrant workers. Dr. McDonnell lives in Hampton Roads with her husband and dog.

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Curriculum Implementation Philosophy

Leaders who have defined their personal philosophy on how curriculum should be implemented will be better prepared to make curriculum-related decisions for their school. Such a philosophy should guide the leader in implementing coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that promote the mission, vision, and core values of the school, embody high expectations for student learning, align with academic standards, and are culturally inclusive.

In a 500-750 word narrative, create a personal philosophy on how you expect curriculum to be implemented at your future school. Select a grade range for your future school, and address cultural inclusiveness, differentiating for learning needs, tiered intervention, incorporating technology to enhance instruction, and how the school’s vision and mission are related to curriculum.

Provide a minimum of three scholarly resources to support your position.

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Ford Motor court case and DeGraffenreid

  1. Crenshaw states: “If we can’t see a problem, we can’t fix a problem” What is her point about “framing” (and visibility of a problem)?
  2. What example does she give regarding the Ford Motor court case and DeGraffenreid?
  3. What is intersectionality and why is it urgent that we adopt this frame of analysis?
  4. How did Crenshaw’s presentation make you feel?
  5. What does this phrase mean in your own words, and how does it relate to intersectionality? “There is no hierarchy of oppressions.”(Base your response on Audre Lorde’s essay)

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Curriculum Implementation Philosophy

Leaders who have defined their personal philosophy on how curriculum should be implemented will be better prepared to make curriculum-related decisions for their school. Such a philosophy should guide the leader in implementing coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that promote the mission, vision, and core values of the school, embody high expectations for student learning, align with academic standards, and are culturally inclusive.

In a 500-750 word narrative, create a personal philosophy on how you expect curriculum to be implemented at your future school. Select a grade range for your future school, and address cultural inclusiveness, differentiating for learning needs, tiered intervention, incorporating technology to enhance instruction, and how the school’s vision and mission are related to curriculum.

Provide a minimum of three scholarly resources to support your position.

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Organizational policies

After working with your preceptor to assess organizational policies, create a list of measurable outcomes for your capstone project intervention. Write a list of three to five outcomes for your proposed intervention. Below each outcome, provide a two – three sentence rationale.

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Ethical Dilemma

Case A: Joey & EAP
You are seeing Joey, a 25-year-old man, who was referred through his employer’s Employee Assistant Program. The man claims symptoms of depression and anxiety. He states that if his boss finds out he has depression they will move him to a less favorable position and he is afraid it will make him further depressed. You have ruled out current suicidal ideation but Joey has a history of suicidal thoughts. You are limited to 6 sessions to help him. The next day after his session, his boss-Frank calls and leaves you a message stating that Joey mentioned he was seeing you for therapy and gave Frank permission to contact you.

What is the Ethical Dilemma, and how would you respond as a therapist?

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