relationship between states’ Rate per 100,000 of U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan

Assignment 6

PART IUsing the STATES data set, examine the relationship between states’ Rate per 100,000 of U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan as of January 30, 2010 (DFS90) and their Percent of Population Graduated from High School: 2008’ (EDS131).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression; ‘Dependent’ = DFS90; ‘Independent’ = EDS131).
  • Run a correlation of the same data. What is similar to the regression?
  • Create a scatterplot of the data.
  • Write up the results of your correlation and regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text.
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings?
  • What do these results suggest?

PART IIPerform a multiple regression to predict the crime rate ( ‘Dependent’ =  CRS31). Include as indicators of predictors (‘Independent’ =  all of the following variables) the homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression ; ‘Dependent’ = crime rate (CRS31); ‘Independents’ = homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105). 
  • Create and a scatterplot between crime rate (CRS31) (Y-axis) and homeownership rate (ECS445) (X-axis)
  • Write up the results of your multiple regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text. 
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings (need to include all necessary information regarding results of overall model and individual predictors)?
  • What do these results suggest?

His 100, 7-1 Activity: Multimedia Presentation Planning Worksheet

Complete the Multimedia Presentation Planning Worksheet Word Document, in which you will discuss your potential multimedia presentation for Project 3.

Download the Multimedia Presentation Planning Worksheet to help you start Project 3 off on the right foot. Since this course has entailed quite a bit of writing thus far, this assignment provides you with an opportunity to get creative. You have the choice of three tools—Prezi, PowerPoint, or Microsoft Word—to present your opinions and observations on the creation and value of historical inquiry as it relates to the work you have done on your first two projects.

Maybe you have always wanted to try Prezi, you are already comfortable using PowerPoint, or you want to format your presentation as a newsletter in Word (feel free to get really creative here and have fun with this). No matter your preference, decide which tool would be the most effective method for you. Complete the worksheet to gather your thoughts around what text, visuals, and audio you might include in your multimedia presentation.

To complete this assignment, review the Multimedia Presentation Planning Worksheet Guidelines and Rubric PDF document.

Psychology & The Good Life

In this research project, your aim is to hack yourself in order to form healthier habits. You will have to design, run, and write up a self-improvement project based on what you’ve learned in class. It’s basically like running a scientific experiment on yourself! As you think about your design and write up, you must stick closely to the QALMRI cheat sheet we provide for thinking about how to design and write up a scientific experiment. There are 3 main steps in this project:

  1. Project Proposal (You are here): You’ll start by proposing what you’ll do to hack your habits. You need to first think about a new habit you can try in your own life that (one that is based on what you learned in class— it should be either a rewirement or one of the PSYCHPROTIPs you learned about in class). Your goal is to pick something that you think will boost your mood based on the evidence. You’ll then measure your mood directly via a validated psychological instrument (PANAS). 
  2. Project Checkpoints. You’ll have several project checkpoints where you get to implement your intervention from Step 1 and submit weekly progress reports that detail how often you did the new behavior you proposed, some documentation that you actually did it, and your PANAS mood score.
  3. Project Summary: Write up the results of your intervention project in a project summary, as though you were writing a scientific paper. But don’t worry, we’ll help you through the process.

Rosa Lee’s Story

 write a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment.  This assessment will be multi-dimensional and will use a strengths-based approach. Including a three generational, at minimal, genogram.

Part 1 will include demographics, presenting information and a comprehensive social multi-dimensional social history.  Part 2 will incorporate the content from Part 1 and will add a comprehensive case plan. Your case plan should include a professional case analysis or assessment, client strengths and needs, stage of development and a case plan with client-driven goals. 

The case scenario involves the movie an article written in the Washington Post “The Rosa Lee Story.”  You should write your assessment on Rosa Lee in the article. A case assessment format is provided for your use and can be found in the final assignment tab. The format document includes instructions for each aspect or category of the assessment. Parts 1 and 2 are also delineated on the format document. Please follow all written instructions on the form. A grading rubric is also provided.  Each part, Identifying Information; Referral Information; Reason for Referral/ Presenting Problem ; Family Relationship Status; Current Family Social Status; Background; Strengths and Needs of Client; Professional Impressions / Stage of Development and AssessmentCase Plan / GoalsShort-term GoalsLong-term Goals, and Genogram, will be worth a total of 10 points for a total of 120 points.

In order to successfully complete this assignment, you should review the material in your textbook and the content folder of Blackboard.

Analysis Of Contemporary Media Reporting On The World Of Work

choose four media articles (to be decided later)

*Identify the key ideas presented in the media article as they relate to concepts of work and employment raised in course lectures and readings;

*Identify the benefits and/or challenges workers confront in the article, and how these connect with the course readings for the topic;

*Reflect as a manager or policy maker and explain how appreciating worker interests as identified in the media report might contribute to certain actions by you to address it.

Assessment criteria will be:

  • Ability to identify the main issues/arguments presented in the media articles
  • Ability to identify the different concepts and perspectives on the changing future of work and how they can be applied to understand the issues raised in the media article.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely respond to the questions presented in the assignment template.
  • Ability to reflect as a manager or policy maker and explain how appreciating worker interests as identified in the media report might contribute to certain actions to address it.


This assignment requires you to investigate a current issue or a debate that is taking place within your field and asks you to take a stance on the topic. Based on your field research and analysis, you will compose three new genre compositions to convince your audiences to take action. While at least one of your creations should be a written text, none of the three creations should be a lengthy paper. Consider the three genres not as individual compositions, but as a cohesive campaign. Some possibilities are:

  • A poem
  • A short story
  • A graphic novel
  • A slogan
  • A bumper sticker
  • A short video
  • A photo essay
  • A collage
  • A poster
  • An advertisement
  • An infographic
  • A Power point presentation (photo essay)
  • A comic strip
  • A menu
  • A diet plan
  • A series of Tweets or Facebook/Instagram statuses

To begin, you will take a stance and develop your argument based on the information you have gleaned from the first and second projects. Then, you will identify your audiences; that is, you will decide what audiences would (or should) respond to your argument. For this project, you are required to address at least two unique audiences. Making your audience more concrete and specific will make your rhetorical task easier and will result in a more successful project. Once you have identified your audiences, you will want to consider which three genres will be most effective for reaching your chosen audiences. Your genres are your choice, but this choice should be informed by your analysis and assessment of your rhetorical situation. Finally, you will compose your three genres, developing a researched argument that will target the specific audience you identify.

In addition, you will write a rationale (titled a Writer´s Statement or The Rhetorical Rationale) that explains the rhetorical choices you made when composing in each genre and how you see those choices as effective for your purpose, audience, and context.  You should explain not only what you did but also why you did what you did. Finally, your rationale should evaluate the effectiveness of your choices, acknowledging when something didn’t work as you intended.

Documentation Style: The three genres should use formatting and citation styles appropriate for the selected genres; the Rhetorical Rationale should use the MLA citation style and be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced.

understanding of how structures/systems of misogyny and white supremacist result in violence against women, LGBT, and racialized communities.

  WORD LIMIT- 6-7 pages maximum. total 1400-1500 words.


To show an understanding of how structures/systems of misogyny and white supremacist result in violence against women, LGBT, and racialized communities.


Drawing from at least 2 readings from the course, and one film or video from weeks 8-12, explain the structure of gender-based or white supremacist violence. Use direct quotes only. Do not paraphrase.

Describe concrete experiences of actual individuals and situate them in social structures. These structures include the criminal justice system (police, courts, prisons), media, education, the family, or the economy. Or, these structures also include dominant beliefs about identity categories of race, gender, and sexuality. Concepts such as misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, distribution of life chances (Dean Spade), rape culture, or hegemonic masculinity are some of the key terms that you can use in your essay (you need only one, but these are all options). 


You can use any film or video covered in the course and any of the recommended or required readings. Lecture slides also provide valuable information and should be scanned for relevant information (hint: if you discuss topics that are covered in slides but do not incorporate the information in the slides then this will impact your grade). You can also use any of the discussion questions as a starting point for your essay.

This is not a research paper. Do not add research materials unless you get approval from the instructor. 


Write your essay in scholarly format using Chicago Manual Style citations (in-text or footnotes). Information for bibliographies is included in the syllabus. 


1. Include your name, student number, the date, course number, and the professor’s name on the top left of the first page.

2. Include a title for your work. 

3. Use 12 point Times New Roman font and double space your work.

4. Insert a footer or header with your last name and the page number. 



Assignment 4: Financing an Expansion

After  twelve (12) years, your business is wildly successful with multiple  locations throughout the region. You are now ready to think really big.  You want to purchase a huge competitor. (Note: You determine whether the  competitor is a privately or publicly held company.) To expand, you  will need additional capital from the debt or equity market, or both.    Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

1.   Use one (1) of the valuation techniques identified in Chapters 10 and  11 to calculate the value of the competitor you wish to purchase. Note:  You will have to make assumptions; however, your assumptions need to be  rationally supported.   2.  Analyze the various financial  tools available to you to determine the tools that will be most helpful  in assessing whether your company can afford to purchase the competitor.  Support your response.

Imagine you can indeed afford to purchase the competitor; however, you will need an additional $100 million.

3.   Examine the options available to you to finance the competitor through  the debt market, recommending the best alternative as a result of your  analysis. Provide support for your recommendation.  4.   Examine the options available to you to finance the competitor through  the equity market, recommending the best alternative as a result of your  analysis. Provide support for your recommendation.  5.   Conduct a cross comparison of your debt and equity examinations to  determine where to ideally obtain the additional $100 million funding  needed to make the purchase and the approach that you would take to  securing the funds. Provide support for your recommendation.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,  and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in  the required assignment page length.

Review Questions

Part 1: Review Questions

  1. Writing clear and succinct positioning statements or value propositions can play an important role in ensuring the effective development and execution of a marketing strategy. Provide an example of a positioning statement for a major airline and explain why you feel their positioning statement is effective.
  2. Effective brand positioning decisions establish the foundation upon which successful marketing strategies and programs are built, thereby setting the stage for the creation of brand equity. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Choose an airline and decide if they have strong or weak brand equity. Defend your answer.
  3. In your own words (do not copy content from the textbook), what are the differences between the defender, analyzer, and prospector business level competitive strategies.
  4. Do the same competitive strategies used by domestic companies work for global competitors? Provide an example from the airlines industry.

Part 2: Creating a Perceptual Map for the Airlines Industry

As a marketing manager for a major airline, you are faced with many strategic planning decisions prior to launching a new branding campaign for your company. Using the Excel data file linked below, create a perceptual map with four dimensional variables that your airline faces and compare those of your top five competitors in the industry on this same map. Provide your boss with a suggested strategic directive based on your findings (Tip: Review the YouTube video How to Make a Perceptual Map Using Excel above to help in creating your perceptual map).