Economics Article Analysis

ARTICLE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/28/us-deficit-eclipse-1-trillion-2020-cbo-says-fiscal-imbalance-continues-widen/

It is important that you remain politically objective and consider the economic implications of the article in a measured and analytic way. The goal of these exercises is to apply the theoretical framework we will be learning to contemporary real world issues – less important is whether you agree with a particular policy or not. Your analysis should include both written analysis and graphs to support your arguments. You should address the content of the news article in a clear and thorough manner. Legibility is a key part of communicating your ideas. Grading is out of five points possible and will focus on three main areas: 1) addressing the issues discussed in the article, 2) accurately using economic theory to analyze the issues, 3) clarity of communication.

CITATION AND REFERENCE

Cultural awareness and sensitivity has become a necessary tool in nursing because; given the diversity in the growth of different populations, it has become imperative for nurses to understand various cultures and also respect the different practices in order to ensure holistic patient care at all levels of management. One among other tools that have been developed to help gather cultural information is the Heritage Assessment Tool. Through the outcomes of the survey from this tool, a nurse is able to gather relevant information about a patient’s culture, beliefs, needs and practices that may affect their care and treatment. While the tool is useful in structuring individualized patient care plans, it is also helpful in educating nurses adequately on new cultures thereby expanding their cultural competency foundation (Falkner, 2018). Some of the other tools used include; CCCC model, ACCESS model, The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services Model among others (Higginbottom, Richter & Mollel, 2011). Regardless of the tool being used the relevance remains in how the data would be used in the caring for patients.

Cultural competency is the act of being aware of different cultural practices that helps a nurse to adjust care plans appropriately and to constantly remain sensitive and respectful of the choices that patients make based on those practices. Cultural competency leans on cultural awareness through thorough assessment of patients and its relevance to patient care is emphasized on ensuring safety at all costs. The nurse therefore has the responsibility to understand that some cultural beliefs have health practices that are considered unsafe to other cultures that don’t share in the same beliefs. For example, the [practice of female genital mutilation seen in middle east countries, Africa and southeast Asia is a practice where the female genitalia is partially or totally removed for non-medical purposes (WHO, 2018). Because of the many risks this practice poses on women healthy, the nurse caring for such clients must remain sensitive especially in their choice of words. Furthermore, child protection issues should be taken into account and advocacy for [patient safety should be considered if a minor is to undergo this procedure. Hence, understanding a client’s cultural preferences if beneficial for effective patient care (Falkner, 2018). Even though various barriers to health exist among different cultures, nurses are to remain focused on enhancing quality patient care by ensuring safety.

Some of the ways cultural competency can be demonstrated is first, through comprehensive assessment. It is from such gained information that the nurse is able to understand family dynamics from which a customized care plan can be formulated to accommodate the needs. Secondly, while addressing emerging populations of immigrants, the nurse should be aware that most individuals lack knowledge to navigate the complex healthcare system and thus through collaboration with other interdisciplinary members, interpretive services should be provided to ensure effective management and smooth transition of care. Lastly, through cultural competency, nurses are able to identify vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, human fetuses, cognitively impaired et cetera, and by working with other interdisciplinary members, that helps to ensure provision of resources that would enhance adequate health care.

References

Falkner, A. (2018). In GCU’s Health Promotion: Health and Wellness Across the Continuum. Retrieved from

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2018/health-promotion_health-and-wellness-across-the-continuum_1e.php

Higginbottom, GMA., Richter, M., & Mollel, O., (2011). Cultural awareness and sensitivity has become a necessity. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3175445

World Health Organization. (2018). Female genital mutilation. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/

Contemporary Management

CORP 2165
COMPTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT 1
Deadline for Submission: 10th February 2020
Structure: Essay
Word Limit: 2000 words (+/-10%)
This coursework is worth 60% of the total
marks for this module
This assignment focusses on the concept of leadership in practice
(week 11 lecture) while examining three main issues as seen below.
Using relevant theories and literature while analysing a
contemporary organisation of your choice:
a) Critically discuss the links and differences between management
and leadership (approx. 500 words)
b) Discuss two leadership principles that support the organisation’s
values. (approx. 750 words)
c) Discuss two leadership styles that help the organisation achieve
its objectives.
(approx. 750 words)

Staticstics Excel Homework

Gulf University for Science & Technology
Department of Economics & Finance
ECO‐380: Business Statistics
Dr. Khalid Kisswani
Room: N1‐116
Tel: 2530‐7339
kisswani.k@gust.edu.kw
Excel Assignment 1

Direction: Use Microsoft Excel to answer the following three questions (Excel
Instructions are provided below)
1. Time spent studying and grades: Are the grades one receives in a course related to the
amount of time spent studying the subject? Consider the following data on hours spent studying
and grades by ten students.
Time Grade
40 77
41 63
37 79
47 86
25 51
44 78
42 83
48 90
35 65
28 47
Compute:
a. The mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum of the two variables and
interpret the results.
b. Find the correlation coefficient and interpret your finding.
c. Use a scatter plot to graph the relationship between Time and Grade. Is your finding
consistent with finding in (b)? Explain.
d. What can you conclude about the relationship between hours of study and grades?
2. Distance and Fire damage from fire Station (see file: Fire) A fire insurance company wants
to relate the amount of fire damage in major residential fires to the distance between the burning
house and the nearest fire station. A sample of recent fires is selected from a large suburb of a
major city. Miles is the distance between the fire and the nearest fire station; Damage is the
amount of damage in thousands of dollars.
Miles Damage
3.4 26.2
1.8 17.8
4.6 31.3
2.3 23.1
3.1 27.5
5.5 36.0
0.7 14.1
3.0 22.3
2.6 19.6
4.3 31.3
2.1 24.0
1.1 17.3
6.1 43.2
4.7 36.4
3.8 26.1
a. Find the mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum of the
variables distance and fire damage. Interpret your findings.
b. What is the correlation coefficient between distance and fire damage? Is
the sign and magnitude of the coefficient consistent with intuition?
Explain.
c. Depict a scatter plot of the relationship between distance and fire damage.
Is your finding consistent with finding in (b)? Explain.
d. What conclusion can you reach about the relationship between distance
and fire damage? Explain briefly.
3. Determinants of Sales: A firm wants to investigate the effect of advertising on
sales. Data on sales and advertising expenditures are gathered for 20 stores. Given
the variable sale (SALES, in $100) and the variable advertising expenditures
(ADV, in $100), use the data file SALES to answer the following question:
a. Construct a descriptive statistics table of the mean, standard deviation,
minimum and maximum of the two variables. Interpret your findings.
b. What is the correlation coefficient of SALES and ADV? Is the sign and
magnitude of the coefficient consistent with expectation? Explain.
c. Depict a scatter plot of the relationship between the two variables. Is your
finding consistent with finding in (b)? Explain.
d. What implication does this result have for the firm? Explain briefly.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (for Excel 97 or 2003)
Microsoft Excel is a widely available and powerful statistical analysis tool. You should take the
opportunity to become familiar with its data processing and analysis capabilities if you have not
already done so. This set of instructions will enable you to access Excel and some of its
statistical analysis tools.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (for Excel 2003)
Turn on the computer and start Excel
Click Tools (on the standard toolbar)
Click Data Analysis
N.B.: If Data Analysis is not available, you can load it by following the steps: click
Add-Ins, then check Analysis ToolPak and Analysis ToolPak VBA, then click OK.

1. Descriptive Statistics
•Type or import your data
•Click Tools
•Click Data Analysis
•Click Descriptive Statistics
Input range(supply the range of the data or highlight the column of the data range)
•Click Label in first row
•Click New Worksheet Ply
•Click Summary Statistics
•Click OK and print your results
2. Using Scatter plot
• Type or import your data
•Click Chart Wizard (on the standard toolbar)
• Click XY scatter
•Click next
•Provide Data range (or highlight the column of the data range)
•Click next
Provide title, Label “X” axis and “Y” axis
•Click next
•Click As new sheet
•Click Finish
•Right click on any dot on the graph
•Click Add trend line
•Click Options
•Click Display equation on Chart
•Click Finish
(You may want to print your graph)
3. Covariance and correlation
•Type or import your data
•Click Tools
• Click Data Analysis
•Click covariance (or correlation)
•Input range (Supply the range of the data, or highlight the column of the data range)
•Click Label in first row
•Click New Worksheet Ply
•Click OK and print your results
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (for Excel 2007)
Microsoft Excel is a widely available and powerful statistical analysis tool. You should take the
opportunity to become familiar with its data processing and analysis capabilities if you have not
already done so. This set of instructions will enable you to access Excel and some of its
statistical analysis tools.
Turn on the computer and start Excel
Click Data (on the standard toolbar)
Click Data Analysis
N.B.: If Data Analysis is not available, you can load it by following the steps:
Click Add-Ins
Click Office Button
Click Excel Options
Click Add-Ins
Click Go
Check ToolPak
Check Analysis ToolPak VBA

1. Descriptive Statistics
•Type or import your data
•Click Data
•Click Data Analysis
•Click Descriptive Statistics
Input range(supply the range of the data or highlight the column of the data range)
•Click Label in first row
•Click New Worksheet Ply
•Click Summary Statistics
•Click OK and print your results
2. Using Scatter plot
• Type or import your data
•Click Insert
• Click Scatter
•Select the first graph
•Click Move Chart
•Click New Sheet
•Click OK
•Right click on any dot on the graph
•Click Add trend line
•Check linear
(You may want to print your graph)
3. Covariance and correlation
•Type or import your data
•Click Data
• Click Data Analysis
•Click covariance (or correlation)
•Click Label in first row
•Click New Worksheet Ply
•Click OK and print your results

Culture Analysis Paper

Project Part 1: Culture Analysis Paper

This assignment allows you to demonstrate mastery of course outcomes:

  1. apply knowledge of the levels, components, and development of culture to inform decision making about organizational practices
  2. analyze and describe the impact of organizational culture on performance

You will be asked to analyze an organizational culture. This could be the organization you work with, or it could be some other organization to which you have access. Remember that clubs, associations, and churches can be considered organizations.

Research (data gathering) should include (but does not need to be limited to)  mainly primary sources.

Primary data is the data collected by the researcher themselves, i.e.

  1. interview
  2. observation
  3. action research
  4. case studies
  5. life histories
  6. questionnaires
  7. ethnographic research

Secondary sources are data that already exists

  1. Previous research
  2. Official statistics
  3. Mass media products
  4. Diaries
  5. Letters
  6. Government reports
  7. Web information
  8. Historical data and information

Collect your data and analyze it. Describe how you collected the data (observation, interviews, surveys).

Then, analyze the organizational culture along three dimensions: artifacts, values, and underlying assumptions. Give examples of behavior, speech, or symbols that illustrate your findings. This paper should be 5-8 pages in length. Any data used (interviews, surveys, websites, etc.) should be attached as appendices. You should use at least 3 course resources.