Monthly Archives: June 2016

kinesiology paper

  1. Look over the text (Chapters 11-14) and choose a career within the field that interests you.
    1. Your research paper must be:
    2. A minimum of 3 to 5 full length pages, reference page is separate
  • 12 inch font
  • double-spaced throughout the entire paper (even between the topic headings)
  • proper sentence structure, grammar, and spelling
  • at least 3 different sources used and cited with links included in references
  • paper content must be in your words – do not cut and paste from sources
  • use full sentences and paragraphs (like a term paper), no bullet or incomplete statements
  1. Points will be deducted if the above guidelines are not followed.
    1. Your research paper should include the following:
    2. describe the career and its responsibilities
  • identify career opportunities
  • salary
  • professional organizations affiliated with this career
  • explain how a professional in this field can increase their marketability
  • give some advantages and disadvantages of pursuing this career
  • explain if this is a career choice of yours (why or why not?)
  1. You are encouraged to use the internet for all your research, however, you must include the designated bibliography page which lists the sources of all your information (i.e., I have included a bib/reference page in the format document linked below as part of your paper. You must have the exact webpage link for all your work – I check website links!!!)
  2. PLEASE NOTE: If you turn in a paper that is not written in your words, wherein the content is cut and pasted from other sources without using quotation marks, your paper will be considered a work of plagiarism. As such, your paper will receive an automatic “F” according to Central Texas College plagiarism policies. You may use the exact words of your sources if the majority of your paper does not consist of quotes and only if you include quotation marks around your source’s words. (hint: quotes from sources are usually only used as points of emphasis or for providing specific information) .



  1. You collect unadjusted, quarterly data on nominal wages, unemployment,and prices in the United States from 1940 through 2011 from the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Wages are the median wage in the United States in each quarter, the unemployment rate is reported for each quarter, and price is an index based on the Consumer Price Index in each quarter.


  1. Can we use the data as is to run a reliable regression of the unemployment rate on wages? Why or why not, and is there any way we could transform the data into something more reliable?


  1. You next decide to further examine the relationship between wages and prices over this time period. You run a regression of ln(wage) on price and lagged price and obtain the following results (standard errors in parentheses):


ln(wage) it = 0.576 + 0.041*price it – 0.0224*price it-1 + 0.016*price it-2– 0.029*price it-3 + µit

(0.013)  (0.01)                 (0.008)                   (0.019)                  (0.01)


N = 284, R2 = 0.958


What is the temporary and permanent impact of an increase in prices on wages based on these results?  How would we test if the permanent impact of a price change is statistically significant?


  1. Can we say that this model has a strong goodness-of-fit using the information from part B? Why or why not?


  1. Do you believe that prices and wages in your model are covariance stationary? Why or why not, and how could you adjust your model accordingly?


  1. Suppose you are concerned about AR(2) serial correlation in your model. How would AR(2) serial correlation affect your estimates from part B?


  1. After examining your model, you believe that you have no endogeneity problem with your independent variables. How can you test for the possibility of AR(2) serial correlation?  What changes can you make to your estimation to correct for any potential serial correlation?


  1. You now decide to run another model with the goal of examining how wages have fluctuated during this period.


wage it = β*wage it-1 + µit


How would you characterize this model given what we have learned about time series?


  1. You run the model from Part G and obtain the following results:


wage it = 1.004*wage it-1 + µit



Based on these results, what can we say about the relationship between wages this quarter and wages last quarter?  Does this affect any of our time series assumptions, andis there an alternative way we could specify our model to accommodate this relationship?


  1. Why might we be concerned about the possibility of serial correlation given the model as specified in parts G and H?


  1. You believe that your model from part H has an endogeneity problem. What changes can you make to your estimation to correct for any potential serial correlation?


  1. Suppose that you are worried that your model from part H might have a heteroskedasticity problem. What are the two forms of heteroskedascitiy we might be worried about in a time series regression, and how can we test for their presence in our model above?




Hillary Clinton was a terrible Senator

I need a paper giving 5 reasons to indicate why Hillary Clinton was a terrible Senator for New York.

mini paper

Frustrated by the across the board increase in violent and property crimes in a large suburban area, citizens and community leaders have been discussing the idea of starting a new police department in one of the cities. This city has experienced a bustling 50% in population growth over the last three years due to several mixed use and planned residential communities that are now completed. Areas that were considered more rural more than 10 years ago have been rezoned and are now considered a prime location for commercial development. The transportation infrastructure was not prepared to handle the influx of traffic. This has resulted in an increase in response times by the local law enforcement agency that services the area. The local law enforcement agencies is less than enthusiastic of the City’s plans to start their own Department. As a former Police Chief in a neighboring metropolitan jurisdiction, you have been asked to serve as a consultant to the City regarding this issue.

Provide insight to the City regarding the following:


  • What are some challenges the City will face if they decide to start their own Police Department? How can the City prepare to overcome these challenges?
  • What alternatives are available to the City instead of starting their own Police Department?
  • Who are the stakeholders that should be involved in this process?


I use the following system to evaluate your Critical Thinking Exercise posts:

  1. Did you post two entries (per thread) during the week? Was one entry posted prior to Thursday?
  2. Did you respond to postings from other class members or myself?
  3. Did you answer follow-up questions – when required? (note in some cases follow-up questions are directed only to class members that have not had the opportunity to contribute. Sometimes the questions are answered before you can take part.)
  4. Did you use original thought or words? I frown on copied or scanned material from the book or other sources. We all have the book – so a copied book paragraph is way below standard, even if you do cite the source.
  5. Did you post entries on time? Entries are not accepted after midnight of each week.
  6. Was your posting – factually correct and in sufficient depth to contribute to the understanding of the topic?

I grade the Critical Thinking Exercises by placing responses into one of three categories; High content (on time, original thought), middle content (on time, but poor content), and no comment (posted late, or comment not related to the thread). You will receive H (20-17), M (16-14), or L (>13) for thread grades. The sliding scale is designed to separate excellence within the grading band.

The Critical Thinking Exercises comprise about 20% of your grade. I will post a closing to the Critical Thinking Exercises for a given week – sometime after midnight on the ending date. I close the thread when I start my Monday grading session. I will post a synopsis of the material or areas for additional research as the final entry. Please feel free to return to the thread to review the final.


Critical Thinking Exercise Grading Rubric


CATEGORY 17 – 20 Points 12 – 16 points 5 – 11 Points 0 – 4 Points
Topic Response Responding to the instructor’s topic by Thursday. Responding to the instructor’s topic by Saturday. Responding to the instructor’s topic by Sunday. Not responding to the instructor’s topic.
Peer Response Responding to 2 peer postings by Sunday. Responding to 2 peer postings by Saturday – OR – ONLY responding to 2 peers. Responding to 2 peer postings by Sunday – OR – ONLY responding to 1 peer. Responding to NO peer postings.
Final Response Responding to all peers who have posted a response to you. Responding to 3/4 of the peers who have posted a response to you. Responding to 1/2 of the peers who have posted a response to you. Responding to NONE of the peers who have posted a response to you.
Quality Critical Thinking Exercises Student comments that add significantly to the discussion by suggesting other solutions, pointing out problems, or even respectfully disagreeing. Student also substantiates any comments made with reasoning or even source citation. A superior   posting is usually about 30 to 75 words. Student comments that add moderately to the discussion by suggesting other solutions, pointing out problems, or even respectfully disagreeing. Student does not substantiate any comments made with reasoning or even source citation. Posting is about 20 to 75 words. Student comments that do not add to the discussion. Student does not substantiate any comments made with reasoning or even source citation. Posting is simple: “I agree” or “Yes” or “No” Student does not participate at all in the Critical Thinking Exercises.


Economics CAT

1. a cover which reflects the totality of you as a human being in words and images 2. your choice of the THREE most important articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ( and an explanation of why they are the most important to you. This explanation will also be in words and images. 3. a personal statement of belief about Canada’s Social Safety Net of Health Care, Employment Insurance and Canada Pension – what are they, who gets them, why do they get them and should they get them? 4. a personal statement of belief about debt cancellation for impoverished countries – what is it, who gets it, should these counties get it? 5. a personal statement of belief about the use of personal technology – are we digital dummies? ( What role does technology have in the world in which you want to live? 6. your personal carbon footprint and a prediction of the fate of the world if everyone were exactly like you 7. a personal economic forecast for yourself for September 2016, April 2017 and September 2017. Include employment, housing, retail expenditures and a personal technology inventory. What trends do you see and are they favourable? 8. in text parenthetical references throughout the document AND at the end, a bibliography for this spectacular assemblage of your thought processes and research.


Case Study: Personnel Selection

Hiring a Plant Manager at Dynamo Industries

(Note: Provide a 700 word minimum to the following case). Read the case titled “Hiring a Plant Manager at Dynamo Industries.” You are the vice president of HR and have been asked to prepare an executive summary, including recommendations to the following questions:



Who should the top three choices be for this position? List them in rank order and provide rationale.



What consideration should be given to by the Ad Hoc committee on Diversity that Mr. Jackson should be hired since he meets the minimum qualifications and Dynamo has an affirmative action program.



How should the selection process be change in the future (additional selection devices, additional information to gather, sources to drop or change)


Case Study: Performance Management

Performance-Appraisal Feedback: A Role-Play Exercise

(Note: Provide a 500 word response to the following case) Read the activity titled, “Performance-Appraisal Feedback: A Role-Play Exercise” (exhibits 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3). Prepare the following response:



Based on the presented information in Chapter 7, prepare a one page critique on the performance form and the extent to which it will help with the feedback process.

HR Management

What are the ethical questions involved in requiring background checks for all job candidates who are about to receive a job offer? How extensive should the check be? Support your perspective with at least two academic. 350 words Usually when there is an economic downturn, the first item on the budget to be cut is training. This is usually because managers do not understand what specific benefits are derived from training and development initiatives, especially with soft skills training. In light of this concern, what is “ROI of Training” and how can it be used to select and justify training programs. Hint: You might check out what Jack Phillips has to say about this issue. Support your perspective with at least two academic. 350 words

Write a paper to cover my initial plan for my business

Your assignment is to write a paper to cover your initial plan for your business. Later in the term I will ask you to develop your implementation plan (which will incorporate additional information that will be discussed throughout this term), however in this paper you will write your initial business plan to include but not limited to the following: – Why are you taking the eCommerce approach compared to other approaches? – How did you arrive at this decision point… what was your decision making approach? – After you decided on your eCommerce product or service, you created an initial project plan… how did you create your initial project plan? What lead you to decide on the plan that you chose? – If you do decide to go ahead with your project, will all phases of your business be “ethical”? If yes, how will you be certain? If no, why not? 8-10 Pages Â


Read Chapter 8 through Chapter 14 of “Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist” from Or get the pdf file of the book at the same site.


  1. Finish coding the following exercises in Python, run them and collect the running results into a file named “CSC111-SLP3-Exercises-YourFirstNameLastName” and submit it.
    1. Exercise 8.10
    2. Exercise 8.12
    3. Exercise 9.4
    4. Exercise 10.3
    5. Exercise 10.7
    6. Exercise 10.12
    7. Exercise 11.10
    8. Exercise 12.3

Note: When you program the exercises you can name them whatever you want, such as ex3-1.pyor but the submitted file should provide name of the exercise, source code, and running results.