2.students are expected to research and compose a paper based on the application of concepts and theories examined in class.
ies examined in class. This paper is not a literature review, though a literature review is part of your work. As this course takes place in a compressed timeline, I provided some suggestions for research topics. Feel free to use one of these as a springboard or propose your own.
At the end of the second week of class, students submit a three-page research paper prospectus. A research prospectus is a preliminary plan for conducting a study. This is not a detailed and technical research proposal, but rather, an analysis of the issues likely confronted in such a study. In essence, it is a preliminary proposal of work.
Research Paper Prospectus Elements
To complete the Research Paper Prospectus, consider the following elements. While the prospectus is limited to three pages of body content, remember, students must cover each of these areas as relevant to the plan for research:
Research Problem. What is the research problem? A problem is a situation when left untreated, produces a negative consequence for a group, an institution, or a(n) individual(s). What makes it a problem? For whom? Who says so?
Assumptions. On what assumptions is the work based? Which assumptions are verifiable in literature? Which assumptions are speculative?
Theoretical Issues. What theoretical issues arise from the study? For example, "theoretically," how is the problem and suspected results explained to other scholars? Is there a behavior view? A social systems view? Are there other theoretical orientations to consider in the study's design?
Literature Review. What, in general, does the literature say about the topic? While more development is expected for the final paper, a review of major theories, research, and writers in the field is needed.
Research Questions. Based on the problem, what are the research questions to be answered? How and why will answering the questions contribute to solving the research problem? Remember....a research question can only be answered with empirical data or information.
General Research Plan. In general, what research is necessary to answer the research question. What kind of data is needed? Specify the type, such as surveys, observations, or interviews. Who is to be studied and why? How is the data reduced and made sense of? How is the quality of the data assured?
Anticipated Difficulties and Pitfalls. What kind of difficulties and pitfalls are expected in a study of this nature? What can be done to prevent them or minimize their effects?
Anticipated Benefits. Who will benefit from the fact this research is undertaken? How? Why? Who might be disturbed by this proposed study? How? Why?
Paper Format Requirements
The Research Paper Prospectus is presented in standard APA 7 format, with a cover page, running head, body, and references list. The cover page and references do not count toward the three-page requirement. The body uses headers and in-text citations in the manner prescribed by APA. Students should include any references they know at the time they submit the prospectus, though it is expected the references may change or increase in number. Full and complete adherence to APA is required.
As APA format is the rule, remember the formatting rules shown on the Sample Paper (Links to an external site.):
Times New Roman, 12pt
1" margins on all sides
Double spaced, with extra line spaces removed (see below)
Page numbers in the upper right
Two spaces after concluding punctuation
150-250 word abstract with keywords
APA-style in-text citations and quote format. Use the Purdue OWL in-text citation information (Links to an external site.)to help you.
Alphabetical (by author) reference page with correct reference format. DO NOT trust the reference generator in your word processing program. It is WRONG! Use the Purdue OWL references information (Links to an external site.)to correctly structure references and do so manually.
4.Directions: You are part of a fireworks crew assembling a local fireworks display.
There are two parts to the fireworks platforms:
rts to the fireworks platforms: one part is on the ground and the
other part is on top of a building. You are going to graph all of your results on one
coordinate plane. Make sure to label each graph with its equation. Use the following
equations to assist with this assignment.
• The function for objects dropped from a height where t is the time in
seconds, h is the height in feet at time it t, and 0 h is the initial height is
0 ht t h ( ) 16 =− + .
• The function for objects that are launched where t is the time in seconds, h is
the height in feet at time t, 0 h is the initial height, and 0 v is the initial velocity
in feet per second is 2
0 0 ht t vt h ( ) 16 =− + + .
Select the link below to access centimeter grid paper for your portfolio.
Centimeter Grid Paper
First, conduct some research to help you with later portions of this portfolio
• Find a local building and estimate its height. How tall do you think the
• Use the Internet to find some initial velocities for different types of fireworks.
What are some of the initial velocities that you found?
Respond to the following items.
1. While setting up a fireworks display, you have a tool at the top of the
building and need to drop it to a coworker below.
a. How long will it take the tool to fall to the ground? (Hint: use the first
equation that you were given above, 2
0 ht t h ( ) 16 =− + . For the building’s
height, use the height of the building that you estimated in Task 1.)
b. Draw a graph that represents the path of this tool falling to the
ground. Be sure to label your axes with a title and a scale. Your graph
should show the height of the tool, h, after t seconds have passed.
Label this line “Tool”.
5.Company A has the current income statement below. Remember to show all your calculations for each question. Assuming a projected
estion. Assuming a projected increase in sales of 12% annually, a gross profit margin this year of 19.23%, an operating profit margin this year of 16.31% and a called dividend each year of 16% of after tax earnings, 23.U0 P Flag question Finish attem Time left 2:2 (1) complete the income statement below; (3 points) (2) prepare two subsequent years of pro formas; (6 points) (3) what is the gross profit margin for year 2? (1 point) (4) what is the operating profit margin for year 2? (1 points) (5) what is the gross profit margin for year 3? (1 point) (6) what is the operating profit margin for year 3? (1 point) (7) what is the compound annual growth rate of dividends from year 1 to year 3? (3 points) (8) What is the growth rate of the company's after tax earnings from year 1 to 3? (3 points) (9) If the company too 45% of this year's net profits after taxes and invested in a new line of business with anticipated cash flows of $60,000, $65,000, $75,000 and $90,000 over the next four years, assuming a 10% discount rate, what is the projects NPV? (3 points) (10) Would you recommend the project considered in question 9 above? Why or why not? (1 point) Income Statement of Company A Sales Revenue $4,396,223 Less COGS Fixed Costs Variable costs (42%) Gross Profits Less Operating Expenses Fixed Expenses Variable Expenses (2.8%) Operating Profits Less Interest Expense (2.7%) Net Profits before Taxes Less Taxes (21%) Net profits after taxes Less Dividend Increased Retained Earnings
9.1. A quotation from the assigned reading that you believe is significant. Make sure to
the chapter, page and/or line number.
2. A paraphrase, in your own words, of the quotation you selected.
3. An explanation about why that passage is very important to understand. Why did the author need to say this here, or in this way? What questions do you have for the author?
Quotation: And by the dog, men of Athens—for I must tell you the truth—I experienced something like
this: in my investigation in the service of the god I found that those who
had the highest reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those
who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable.
11.I have attached my homework... my answers are in red and the questions are highlighted in yellow. Scatter Plot,
catter Plot, simple regression line re: the amount of tar having an effect on the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. Mainly.... the data set shows tar levels ranging from 1mg - 17mg, with an additional data point of 29..8mg - it remains on the regression line. My questions come from the 'appropriateness' questions..
x=0, y intercept is 0.131mg - 0 mg is below the data set so inappropriate? OR Appropriate because still plausible that a cigarette with NO tar could still have 0.131 mg of nicotine.
Then...for the appropriateness of 25mg... if using the top level of the data set of 29.8mg then yes, it is appropriate as still within the parameters of the data set OR no, because 29.8mg is considered an outlier?
.... I have read the book, read our notes, etc (online class) and watched videos but nothing REALLY explains what is 'appropriate or not' and the example homework from our online book, they answers were always it wasn't appropriate.
12."TO THE LIGHTHOUSE" by Virginia Woolf, would u plz explain 1st paragraph of To the Lighthouse line by line.Specially from
y line.Specially from "Since he belonged, even at the age.....
Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll
have to be up with the lark," she added.
To her son these words conveyed an extraordinary joy, as if it were
settled, the expedition were bound to take place, and the wonder to which
he had looked forward, for years and years it seemed, was, after a night's
darkness and a day's sail, within touch. Since he belonged, even at the
age of six, to that great clan which cannot keep this feeling separate
from that, but must let future prospects, with their joys and sorrows,
cloud what is actually at hand, since to such people even in earliest
childhood any turn in the wheel of sensation has the power to crystallise
and transfix the moment upon which its gloom or radiance rests, James
Ramsay, sitting on the floor cutting out pictures from the illustrated
catalogue of the Army and Navy stores, endowed the picture of a
refrigerator, as his mother spoke, with heavenly bliss. It was fringed
with joy. The wheelbarrow, the lawnmower, the sound of poplar trees,
leaves whitening before rain, rooks cawing, brooms knocking, dresses
rustling--all these were so coloured and distinguished in his mind that he
had already his private code, his secret language, though he appeared the
image of stark and uncompromising severity, with his high forehead and his
fierce blue eyes, impeccably candid and pure, frowning slightly at the
sight of human frailty, so that his mother, watching him guide his
scissors neatly round the refrigerator, imagined him all red and ermine on
the Bench or directing a stern and momentous enterprise in some crisis of
15.2. If the mean of the numbers 9, 10, 11, 12, and x is 12, what is the value
s of a sports drink contains 130 milligrams of sodium, what is the total number of milligrams of sodium in 20 ounces of the sports drink?
5. If (k, 3) is a point on the line whose equation is 4x + y = -9, what is the value of k?
9. A flagpole casts a shadow 200 feet long. At the same time, a boy standing nearby who is 5 feet tall casts a shadow 20 feet long. Find the number of feet in the height of the flagpole.
22. What is the greatest value of c for which the roots of the equation x^2 + 4x + c = 0 are real?
24. Find the two acute angles in the right triangle whose sides have the given lengths. Express your answers using degree measure rounded to two decimal places.
7, 24 and 25
A._________________ (smaller value)
B._________________ (larger value)
16. 1. What is the greatest value of c for which the roots of the equation x^2 + 4x +
2. Find the two acute angles in the right triangle whose sides have the given lengths. Express your answers using degree measure rounded to two decimal places.
A._______________________ (Smaller Value)
B. _______________________ (Larger Value)
3. A flagpole casts a shadow 200 feet long. At the same time, a boy standing nearby who is 5 feet tall casts a shadow 20 feet long. Find the number of feet in the height of the flagpole.
4. If (k, 3) is a point on the line whose equation is 4x + y = -9, what is the value of k?
5. If 8 ounces of a sports drink contains 130 milligrams of sodium, what is the total number of milligrams of sodium in 20 ounces of the sports drink?
6. If the mean of the numbers 9, 10, 11, 12, and x is 12, what is the value of x?
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c. (x - 2)(x +
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d. (x2 - 4)(x2+ 9)
The table below shows the cost of purchasing a standard stapler at five office supply stores, A through E. If the median cost of purchasing a standard stapler for these stores was $17.99, which of the following could NOT have been the cost of the stapler for Store A?
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A six−sided die, with sides numbered 1,2, 3,4,5, and 6, is tossed. What is the probability of tossing a number less than three?
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Which of the following equations has both 2 and −4 as solutions?
a. x2 + 6x + 8 = 0
b. x2 - 2x - 8 = 0
c. x2 + 2x - 8 = 0
d. x2 - 2x + 8 = 0
The perimeter of a square is 20 ft. If you increase the length of the square by 2 feet and decrease the width by 1 foot, what is the area, in square feet, of the new figure?
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A softball is tossed into the air upward from a first floor balcony. The distance of the ball above the ground at any time is given by the function, distance function.png, where h(t) is the height of the softball above the ground (in feet) and t is the time (in seconds). What was the maximum height, in feet, of the softball above the ground after it was thrown?
A group of 100 people, some students and some faculty, attended a museum opening. Each student paid $10 per person for entrance to the museum and each of the faculty paid $25 per person for entrance. If the total paid, for all 100 people, was $1300, how many students attended the museum opening?
The ratio of Sam's age to Hank's age is 5 to 3. If the sum of their ages is 24, how old is Hank?
In the xy−coordinate plane shown below, point P has coordinates (8, −6). Which of the following is an equation of the line that contains points O and P?
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The variables x and y are inversely proportional, and y = 2 when x = 3. What is the value of y when x = 9?
A farmer has 1235 trees to be planted on a rectangular parcel of land. If there are 24 trees planted in each row and each row must be complete before it is planted, how many trees will be left over after planting?