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The Worth of Qualitative Data Analysis

What would you say to a student who asserts: "Qualitative data analysis lacks the precision, rigor and trustworthiness of traditional statistical analysis!"? Please provide three (3) specific examples, and/or citations from outside sources, in support of your response.

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Medicare payments for health care organizations have a complex set of rules. Medicare has paid skilled nursing facilities on a prospective basis since July 1, 1998. The rate is a per diem rate that is calculated to include the costs of all services, including routine, ancillary, and capital. Per diem payments for each admission

Short Video: "A Positive Workplace Means Business"

Short Video: "A Positive Workplace Means Business" http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/962301 Do you agree or disagree with the author? Please explain. What are some of the key terms (business terminology) that stood out to you?

Starbucks's Entry Into China

Can you think of an example of an organization that appears to have done a good job at assessing the cost and benefit of entry into a new market? If so, do you believe the organization had an effective structure and culture?

Potential researcher bias

Please locate and share an example of a qualitative research study where you believe that the researcher's objectivity may have been at risk while doing fieldwork. Please also share how you would have specifically improved the implementation of this study so as to minimize or mitigate such potential researcher bias.

Specific issues in ethics for qualitative research

What are some specific issues of ethics that are more pertinent to qualitative research studies than to quantitative ones? Please provide three (3) specific examples, and/or citations from outside sources, in support of your response.

Lean Manufacturing Research Problem

My research paper is about my research question "What are the benefits to implementing lean processes in manufacturing?" I need help with: a) Write a background. This is the overview of the applied business problem for which your research will address, it sets the stage for your study/proposal - this should explore the topic

Investment Management Questions

Need help with the following Investment Management Questions: Question 1.1. The risk of a portfolio consisting of two uncorrelated assets will be (Points : 1) equal to zero. greater than the risk of the least risky asset but less than the risk level of the more risky asset. greater than zero but less than the risk of the m

Board of directors as shareholders

Discussion Question: To better align the interests of the corporate board with those of shareholders, should company directors be required to own stock in the company they represent?

Distribution Centres: Transportation and Workforces

Which is more important to a distribution centre, a good transportation system or a plentiful workforce? Respond to the two answers below. 1) What is your opinion on Elder's answer? Be sure to make a good argument for your position and support your response with evidence from a resource. A distribution centre is an automa

Assessment Guidelines: Personal Protective Equipment

The OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910 Subpart I ) requires that employers conduct a hazard assessment as part of their PPE program. Describe the requirements of an OSHA compliant PPE hazard assessment.

Pilot Testing Procedures and Preparations

Please locate and share an example of a qualitative research study where you believe the pilot testing procedure(s) were either missing or could have been improved in some way(s). Please also share how you would have conducted or improved the pilot-test procedures of the source that you choose to share.

Distribution Systems: Transportation and Workforce

Distribution Systems QUESTION: Which is more important to a distribution center, a good transportation system or a plentiful workforce? 1) What is your opinion on GREG's ANSWER to the Question above? Be sure to make a good argument for your position and support your response with evidence from a resource. GREG's ANSW

OSHA Confined Spaces of Atmospheric Testing

Consider the following: You are the safety professional at a small chemical processing plant and have responsibility for the confined space program. The confined spaces at the site include several large aboveground storage tanks that hold petroleum distillates like xylene and toluene. Discuss the type of direct reading instru

OSHA Formaldehyde Standard

A local furniture manufacturing plant contacted you to assist with OSHA compliance matters. Describe how you would go about determining if the plant must comply with the OSHA Formaldehyde standard (29 CFR 1910.1048). Note: The plant uses phenol formaldehyde resin in the manufacture of medium density fiberboard used as the backin

Organization culture, effectiveness, Triad's System

In what ways can organizational culture increase organizational effectiveness? Have you found it to be important to obtain the right fit between organizational structure and culture within your organization? Triad Systems' trade show is an example of a __________. Answer rite of passage rite of enhancement rit

Excellent manufacturing company capacity and backlog

Analyze the situation in the Plasti-brack product line. Diagnose the problem and possible solutions to the capacity and order backlog. Determine an appropriate plan for correcting the problem. Justify your plan and make recommendations using your knowledge of productivity, process improvement, inventory, capacity, forecasting, a

The uses of archival data in qualitative research

How can archival data serve as a source of information for a qualitative research study? Please provide three (3) specific examples, and/or citations from outside sources, in support of your response.

Group Interviews vs. Individual Interviews

Please compare and contract individual and group interviews. Under what specific conditions might one be preferable to the other in qualitative data collection? Please provide three (3) specific examples, and/or citations from outside sources, in support of your response.

Tornado: Emergency Management

I need your input to complete this project. I need to write an emergency plan for a movie theater that has been hit by a tornado, including the emergency response procedure. The emergency plan structure: Give an overview of your plan and include emergency management elements: - Direction and control - Communications - Li

Operations Processes and Productivity Plans for Restaurants

Analyze operations processes and develop a productivity plan for a hospital, bakery, restaurant or convenience store. It should be 3-5 pages in APA format with at least 3 references. Refer to the attachments below for additional information. Include some of the following: First discuss some background about your company. Ho

Stocks and finance

1.) Assume that the S&P 500 composite stock index is 995.50. This means that a.) the average stock in the index is selling for $99.55. b.) an investor would have to pay $995.50 to purchase one share of each of the stocks represented in the index. c.) the market values of the stocks in the index increased by a factor of 99.55

Excellent Manufacturing Company Inventory Management

Read the information provided by the resources and references on the Background page. Understand the theory and concept of inventory, inventory turns, EOQ, and Lean. Please refer to the attached document for more information. Study the information about the Plasti-Brack product line and inventories. Understand the EOQ formula

Integrated Supply Chains

Supply Chain Integration 1) What is your opinion on DORIAN's ANSWER to the question below? Be sure to support your response with evidence and provide your sources, at least informally. DORIAN's ANSWER: "Today's business environment is characterized by a faster technological development, shorter product life cycle, and

Supply Chain Integration in Organizations

Supply Chain Integration 1) What is your opinion on MANUEL's ANSWER to the Question below? Be sure to support your response with evidence and provide your sources, at least informally. MANUEL's ANSWER: I believe that supply chain integration is important because it has a lot of advantages of having an integrated supply