Discussion- identify the antecedents and consequences of target behaviors

Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmates’ responses. After you have completed the reading, and without reviewing your classmates’ responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 300 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your classmates. Refer to your Discussion Board Rubric for specific grading explanation.

Discussion Topic

In previous Discussion Boards, you have had the opportunity to identify the antecedents and consequences of target behaviors, the probable functions of target behaviors, and the level and trend of data through visual analyses of graphic displays. For this discussion, you will identify the following for each of the three scenarios provided:

  • The measurable dimension of each target behavior
    • Discuss your reasoning for your selection.
  • The appropriate data collection device needed to record each target behavior
    • Discuss your reasoning for your selection.

Scenario #1

Mr. Rogers is the Senior Manager of Ladies’ Blouses, Inc. Recently, production has fallen by 27% and stake holders are getting nervous. Mr. Rogers believes that it is time to try an incentive plan to increase his workers’ motivation to produce the necessary number of blouses each week. He called a meeting of all employees and announced that he would be providing Friday afternoon off with pay for each employee who met the goal of producing 25 blouses a day, Monday through Thursday. Each employee will mark the blouses he/she produces with a number-coded sticker so managers can identify each employee’s production for each day of the week. A $50.00 bonus will be added to the monthly paychecks of those employees who exceed daily production by five blouses for three out of four weeks in a month.

Scenario #2

Teddy’s parents would like him to be able to sit quietly during weekly dinners with his grandparents. Typically, Teddy tells several stories of his day at school during these dinners. A few stories are nothing to complain about, but he goes into great detail and can talk about a subject for quite some time. As a result, there is rarely time for adult conversation.

Scenario #3

Marsha is in second grade. She loves school and being with her friends! She likes having her desk by the window so she can look out and watch the birds and butterflies in the courtyard. Recently, her teacher has noticed that she is not finishing her work. Mrs. Willis has noticed her looking out the window after she has given instructions for the class to begin working on the worksheets. While Marsha turns in all of her work, many of the worksheets are incomplete.

The only source to be used is


Cooper, J. Heron, T., & Heward, W. (2007). Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Individual success plan

The Individual Success Plan (ISP) assignment in this course requires your collaboration with the course faculty early on to establish a plan for successful completion of mutually identified and agreed upon specific deliverables for your programmatic requirements. Programmatic requirements are: (1) completion of required practice immersion hours, (2) completion of work associated with program competencies, and (3) work associated toward completion of your Direct Practice Improvement Project.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment as it pertains to deliverables due in this course:

  • Locate and download the Individual Success Plan (ISP) document in the DNP Program Documents folder in the DNP Program Materials section of the DC Network.
  • Review the DNP Program Milestones document in the DC Network and identify which milestones apply to this course. Note: Not all courses have milestones.
  • Determine what practice experiences you plan to seek in order to address each competency. Include how many hours you plan to set aside to meet your goals. Learners will apply concepts from each of their core courses to reflect upon, critically examine, and improve current practice, and are required to integrate scholarly readings to develop case reports that demonstrate increasingly complex and proficient practice.
  • Use the ISP to develop a personal plan for completing your practice hours and how competencies will be met. Show all of the major milestones and deliverables.

Within the ISP, ensure you identify specific deliverables which can include the following: Individualized DNP practice immersion contracts; comprehensive clinical log of hours applied to doctoral level learning outcomes; learner evaluations; mentor evaluations; current and updated CV; scholarly activities; GCU DNP competency self-assessment; reflective journal; course goals and plan for how competencies and practice immersion hours will be met; faculty and mentor approvals of course goals and documented practice immersion hours; and DPI project milestones.

  • Identify the specific deliverables you will complete throughout this course from those defined above or others negotiated with your faculty. You must turn in a new ISP in each course.
  • Identify the remaining deliverables you will complete in the upcoming courses.
  • Identify the challenges you expect to encounter as you continue the practice hour and competency requirements throughout this course? How might you overcome these challenges?
  • You can renegotiate these deliverables with your faculty throughout this course and update your ISP accordingly.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


Complete the Contact Information table at the beginning of the ISP document and type in your signature and the date on which you completed the table.

Read the information in the ISP document including the following:

  1. Learner Expectations
  2. Derivation of the ISP
  3. Instructions for completing the ISP

Follow the instructions and complete the ISP.

simple German homework

a simple German homework for German class, only a couple blanks need to be filled

C Daniel in Berlin. Setzen Sie die fehlenden Wörter ein:

BadezimmerEinzelzimmerentfernt gebucht günstig

Handtuch inklusiveLagePreis Unterkunft Zentrum

Daniel hat in den Semesterferien im August drei Tage in Berlin verbracht. Er

brauchte eine günstigefür diese Zeit. Er hat deshalb ein Zimmer im

Hostel 24. Die Übernachtung in einemhat nur 35 Euro

gekostet. Allerdings hatte das Zimmer kein. Das lag auf dem Flur;

etwas unpraktisch. Frühstück war auch nicht imenthalten. Es kostete

4,90 Euroeiner Tasse Kaffee. Eine große Überraschung: Er musste

1,50 Euro fürein zahlen. Aber sonst war alles perfekt. Die

des Hotels warsehr : direkt imvon Berlin. Die U-Bahn

war nur zwei Gehminuten vom Hostel. Daniel hat später erzählt: „Viele

Leute aus der ganzen Welt waren dort, sogar Familien mit Kindern.“

D.B.A. Program Structure and Resources Case

In this assignment we will discuss the similarities and differences between Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration and the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) which is the program you are pursuing.

In order to complete this assignment review this video on comparing and contrasting.

Here you have an example adapted from Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012) “Research Methods for Business Students” 6th edition, Pearson Education Limited.

Fundamental/Theoretical research Applied research
  • Expand knowledge of phenomena related to business and management.
  • Results in universal principles relating to the process and its relationship to outcomes.
  • Findings of significance and value to society in general.
  • Improve understanding of particular business or management problem.
  • Results in solution to problem.
  • New knowledge limited to problem.
  • Findings of practical relevance and value to manager(s) in organization(s).
  • Undertaken by people based in universities.
  • Choice of topic and objectives determined by the researcher.
  • Flexible time scales.
  • Undertaken by people based in a variety of settings including organizations and universities.
  • Objectives negotiated with originator.
  • Tight time scales.

Sample table: Differences between fundamental and applied research

Case Assignment

After reading the required background material and finding at least two other resources on your own, write a 5-7 page paper discussing the topic:

Applied Research in Business

In your paper, you should answer the following questions using your own evaluation and critical thinking.

  1. Compare and contrast theoretical (fundamental) research and applied research.
  2. Discuss in more detail the characteristics of Applied Research in the context of a D.B.A. program.

Assignment Expectations

Length: The written component of this assignment should be 5-7 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity. We encourage you to use tools such as grammarly.com and proofread your paper before submission.

When you write your paper, make sure you do the following:

  • Answer the assignment questions directly.
  • Stay focused on the precise assignment questions. Do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials.
  • Use evidence from your readings to justify your conclusions.
  • Be sure to cite at least five credible resources.
  • Make sure to reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 11-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” in the TLC Portal.

Your assignment will be graded using the following criteria:

  1. Assignment-driven Criteria: Student demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment.
  2. Critical Thinking/Application to Professional Practice: Student demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem, and analyzing information. Conclusions are logically presented and applied to professional practice in an exceptional manner.
  3. Business Writing and Quality of References: Student demonstrates mastery and proficiency in written communication and use of appropriate and relevant literature at the doctoral level.
  4. Citing Sources: Student demonstrates mastery applying APA formatting standards to both in text citations and the reference list.
  5. Professionalism and Timeliness: Assignments are submitted on time.

One role of government is to ensure that policies benefit the people within their jurisdiction. For local governments, it would be the townspeople or city dwellers. For the state governments, it would be the people living within the state. For the federa

One role of government is to ensure that policies benefit the people within their jurisdiction.

  • For local governments, it would be the townspeople or city dwellers.
  • For the state governments, it would be the people living within the state.
  • For the federal government, it would be everyone within the borders of the country.

Using an ideology discussed in the textbook, construct an argument explaining how this ideology upholds the public good by examining power, order, and justice.

Select an ideology discussed in the textbook. In an essay, examine how power, order, and justice as it relates to the ideology you choose promotes the public good.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source and textbook/lesson)

This activity will be graded based on Week 1 Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 1

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday


Week 1 Assignment: Essay – Benefiting the Public Good

Week 1 Assignment: Essay – Benefiting the Public Good

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdeology explanation

20.0 pts

Uses the ideology by name and discussed its founder while explaining the central features of the ideology.

16.0 pts

Name of ideology is used, but missing at least two central features without crediting the founder.

12.0 pts

Ideology is not explained or all central features are missing.

0.0 pts

Idealogy is not explained and all central features are missing

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePower, order and justice

20.0 pts

Addresses each concept—power, order, and justice—in relation to the ideology. Explains how the ideology keeps power, order, and justice intact.

16.0 pts

Addresses at least two out of the three concepts. Doesn’t relate these concepts back to the ideology.

12.0 pts

Addresses only one of the concepts. Does not relate these concepts to their ideology.

0.0 pts

Addresses none of the concepts

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePublic good

20.0 pts

Explains how the public good is upheld through the ideology chosen. The argument is concise.

16.0 pts

Explains how the public good is upheld through the ideology chosen. The argument is not concise.

12.0 pts

It is unclear how the public good is upheld or the public good doesn’t relate to the ideology.

0.0 pts

Does not address public good.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly resources

10.0 pts

Uses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.

8.0 pts

Uses only the book or a scholarly source.

6.0 pts

Uses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.

0.0 pts

Does not use the book or scholarly source.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA

5.0 pts

All sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.

4.0 pts

Sources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.

3.0 pts

The citation and/or reference are incorrect.

0.0 pts

No APA format was used.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

5.0 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

4.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

3.0 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

0.0 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

5.0 pts

Total Points: 80.0


Food and Culture Paper (5-6 Pages)

I attached some articles you may use but your not have to

You must use peer-reviewed journal articles

My topic is : Food and Culture

Article Review Guidelines

  • Use data bases such as Academic Search Premier (EBSOHOST) to locate scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Minimum 5 articles
  • Review article multiple times for clarification as they can be quite complex.

Format to include:

  • Left bordered header (name, course)
  • Write APA bibliographic citation information in hanging indentation format at beginning of review.
  • For any text citations, include APA bibliographic information at very end of text.

Write summary of article (3-5 paragraphs) and this should include the following information:

  • Purpose
  • Methodology
  • Result
  • Subsequent paragraphs should include implication of results and you own critical opinion of said research, i.e.: likes, dislikes, flaws and what you interpret the research to mean.
  • A final paragraph should include where we could go next with the research or how it could change or improve, what the future holds etc.
  • Throughout the review make sure you cite any direct quotes and paraphrases from the article using the authors names if it was cited in text form another author and cited appropriately at the end like this (Schrage, 2016, p 7); or Schrage (2012) states that all direct quotes must be cited with in the text.

The Paper:

  • Write and informatory paper on a psychological illustrates application and understanding of the topic.
  • The paper should be in APA format.
  • The body of the paper should be at least 5 minimum pages in length but no more than 8 pages.

APA includes:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Work cited page

Value Streaming Mapping and Analysis

I am doing my assignment on the staff turnover and staff retention.

For the Assignment, select a value stream in your organization that can benefit from analysis and improvement. I have chosen staff turnover and staff retention in Child Protective Services. As noted previously, the value stream (or end-to-end process) selected does not need to be overly large or complex. Select something which has the potential for meaningful improvement, but which is manageable within the scope of this assignment.

1) Develop a current state Value Stream Map of your selected value stream. Show the customer demand rate (or Takt), information flow, work flow, and summary timeline on the map.

2) Document key metrics for each process block:  Process time (PT)  Lead time (LT)  Percent Complete and Accurate (%C&A)  Include any other appropriate metrics, such as number of operators, changeover time or setup time, batch size, and % uptime.
JWI 550: Operations Management Course Project Part A

3) Calculate the current state summary metrics:  Total lead time (Total LT)  Total process time (Total PT)  Activity Ratio (AR)  Rolled Percent Complete and Accurate (Rolled %C&A)

4) Describe the current state of the value stream and highlight any performance deficiencies and challenges, such as delays, excessive WIP, bottlenecks, capacity and workload imbalances, rework, poor quality yields, long lead times, and other operational issues.

Submission Requirements
Your work may be submitted in either Word or PowerPoint.
 Since you will need to include a diagram to map the value stream for #1, you should select whatever software you are most comfortable working with. Value stream process maps can easily be created in PowerPoint, but are more difficult to execute well in Word. You should consider using https://www.draw.io/ which is a free web-based tool for drawing flowcharts. Instructions for use are posted in the Course Documents section in Blackboard. You may also use other software such as Visio if you prefer, but this is not necessary. Note: If you do use a different mapping software and experience difficulties uploading it into Blackboard, convert your map to a PDF or JPG and paste it into Word or PPT before submitting.
 For #2, the information for each process block should be on the value stream map. For #3, it can be on the map or in tabular form. Show how the summary metrics are calculated. Keep your written answers brief and to the point. Accuracy is what matters. This should take no more than one page. There are no additional points for overly elaborate responses.
 For #4, a thorough response should take no more than one page.

Social Psychology in the media

Kassin, S., Fein, S., & Markus, H. R. (2016). Social psychology (10th ed.). chapter 12 & 13

reference the book within your response not just at the end

One of the things that people often find so interesting about social psychology is how relevant it is to issues that are part of their everyday lives. Incidents in the world outside the psychology laboratory can help illustrate social psychological principles in a very compelling, memorable way. Your task this unit is to use what you’ve learned from social psychology to help understand some event or behavior that you have observed or that is presented in the media.

  • You may read about an incident in which someone was attacked in front of witnesses who did not intervene to help the victim.
  • You may see news clips of a prominent trial or listen to the explanations given by jurors as to why they found the defendant guilty or innocent.
  • You may read a newspaper article about vandalism or rioting at particular concerts or sports events.
  • You may see advertisements that make claims about the effectiveness or superiority of various products.
  • You may watch a debate between political candidates.
  • You may read a magazine article about racism on campus.

All of this instances can be explained or explored using theories of social psychology.

This unit you will find and share a relevant example from the media. These can be summaries or tapes of things you saw on television or heard on the radio, copies of newspaper or magazine articles or of materials from the Internet, etc. You are required to:

  • Summarize the event
  • Explain the relationship to social psychology
  • Provide your own thoughts or insight.

Law for Accountants. 3 questions (Each answer 350-450 words)

Law for Accountants. 3 questions (Each answer 350-450 words)

100% original and no plagiarism (Each answer 350-450 words)  APA format with references (Book attached)

11–4. Shipment and Destination Contracts – In 2003, Karen Pearson and Steve and Tara Carlson agreed
to buy a 2004 Dynasty recreational vehicle (RV) from DeMartini’s RV Sales in
Grass Valley, California. On September 29, Pearson, the Carlson’s, and
DeMartini’s signed a contract providing that “seller agrees to deliver the
vehicle to you on the date this contract is signed.” The buyers made a payment
of $145,000 on the total price of $356,416 the next day, when they also signed
a form acknowledging that the RV had been inspected and accepted. They agreed
to return later to have the RV transported out of state for delivery (to avoid
paying state sales tax on the purchase). On October 7, Steve Carlson returned
to DeMartini’s to ride with the seller’s driver to Nevada to consummate the
out-of-state delivery. When the RV developed problems, Pearson and the Carlson’s
fi led a suit in a federal district court against the RV’s manufacturer, Monaco
Coach Corp., alleging, in part, breach of warranty under state law. The applicable
statute is expressly limited to goods sold in California. Monaco argued that
this RV had been sold in Nevada. How does the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
define a sale? What does the UCC provide with respect to the passage of title?
How do these provisions apply here? Discuss. [Carlson v. Monaco Coach Corp.,
486 F.Supp.2d 1127 (E.D.Cal. 2007)]

11–5. Additional Terms – Continental Insurance Co. issued a policy to cover
shipments by Oakley Fertilizer, Inc. Oakley agreed to ship three thousand tons
of fertilizer by barge from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Ameropa North America in
Caruthersville, Missouri. Oakley sent Ameropa a contract form that set out
these terms and stated that title and risk would pass to the buyer after the
seller was paid for the goods. Ameropa e-mailed a different form that set out
the same essential terms but stated that title and risk of loss would pass to
the buyer when the goods were loaded onto the barges in New Orleans. The cargo
was loaded onto barges but had not yet been delivered when it was damaged in
Hurricane Katrina. Oakley fi led a claim for the loss with Continental but was
denied coverage. Oakley fi led a suit in a Missouri state court against the insurer.
Continental argued that title and risk passed to Ameropa before the damage as
specified in the buyer’s form under Section 2–207(3) of the Uniform Commercial
Code because the parties did not have a valid contract under UCC 2–207(1).
Apply UCC 2–207 on additional terms in an acceptance to these facts. Is
Continental correct? Explain. [Oakley Fertilizer, Inc. v. Continental
Insurance Co.,
276 S.W.3d 342 (Mo. App.E.D. 2009)]

12–7. Libel and Invasion of Privacy – The Northwest Herald, a newspaper in Illinois,
regularly received e-mail reports from area police departments about criminal
arrests. The paper published the information, which is proper because the
reports are public records. One day, the Herald received an e-mail
stating that Carolene Eubanks had been charged with theft and obstruction of
justice. The paper put that information into an issue that was to be published
four days later. Several hours after the original e-mail had been received, the
police issued another e-mail, explaining that Eubanks had not been charged with
anything; the correct name was Barbara Bradshaw. Due to a long weekend, no one
at the Herald noticed the e-mail until after the paper had been published.
The following day, five days after the e-mails had been received, the paper
published a correction. Eubanks sued the Herald for libel and for
invasion of privacy. Does Eubanks have a good case for either tort? Why or why
not? [Eubanks v. Northwest Herald Newspapers, 922 N.E.2d 1196
(App.Ct.Ill. 2010)]


Cross, F.
B., & Miller, R. L. (2010). The Legal Environment of Business: Text and
Cases – Ethical, Regulatory, Global, and Corporate Issues, 8th Edition.

Cengage Publishing.

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12

Horizontal and vertical analysis of the income statements for the past two years (all yearly balances set as a percentage of total revenues for that year) for both firms.

This Portfolio Project has two parts: Calculations due this week in Module 7 and a 4- to 6-page essay due next week in module 8. While the calculation requirements of this assignment are important, equally important are your discussion and analysis of the quantitative results. You will submit two documents: 1) a spreadsheet containing your horizontal and vertical analysis (and perhaps your ratios) in Module 7 and 2) a word document containing your essay in Module 8.You will submit both parts separately. See the Portfolio Project Part One and Part Two grading rubrics, located in the Module 7 and Module 8 folders.


For this assignment you will select to work on EITHER Polaris or Arctic Cat. Depending on which you choose, access the firm’s financial statements for fiscal years ending after December 31, 2014, from the firm’s website (Polaris.com & Arcticcat.com) or the SEC database (www.sec.gov). Use the most current 10K statements available on SEC or annual statements inYahoo Finance. Complete the following for your chosen firm (Polaris or Artic Cat) in an Excel spreadsheet:

  1. Horizontal and vertical analysis of the income statements for the past two years (all yearly balances set as a percentage of total revenues for that year) for both firms.
  2. Horizontal and vertical analysis of the balance sheets for the past two years (all yearly balances set as a percentage of total assets for that year) for both firms.
  3. Ratio analysis (eight ratios of your choosing) for the past two years PLUS a measurement for the creditworthiness of both firms as measured by Altman’s Z-score. 

Much of this course has concentrated on learning the financial statements, primarily because there was not an accounting prerequisite. Because of this concentration, you may find this assignment challenging. However, if you understand the financial statements, then the horizontal and vertical analysis should be rather intuitive. For example, if you see sales rise by 20%, then shouldn’t you also see net income rise by 20% or more if the managers are effective at controlling costs?  If you see sales rise by 20% and assets rise by 40%, you have to ask why this is happening. It would appear that assets have risen too far given the sales that are generated from those assets—why did this occur? You may have to research that type of question and discuss it in your analysis. 

Review this video:Demonstration of Vertical/Horizontal Analysis using Excel, which demonstrates the completion of vertical and horizontal analysis on Nike using Excel.  Dr. Jill Bale, the course writer, demonstrates the use of Excel equations and discusses some of the issues you may face when working on the spreadsheet for your portfolio project.  If you would like some additional guidance on the spreadsheet requirement of the portfolio project, please watch the video.  Note that the video does not discuss adding the 8 required ratios to your spreadsheet; however, you are required to submit your company ratios on this spreadsheet as well as the vertical/horizontal analysis.  As always, your instructor is available for follow-up questions.

You’ve had some experience with financial ratios through the Discussion Board.  Your instructor  suggests that you start your ratio analysis with the four ratios found in the DuPont equation. If you discover a weakness in one component of the DuPont ratios, then it would make sense to look at ratios that are closely related to the troublesome ratio. For example, if you discover that the asset turnover is declining over time, then take a look at some related ratios such as the inventory turnover rate or the average collection period. If you discover that the equity multiplier is increasing (indicating greater reliance on debt), then look at some related ratios such as the debt ratio or times interest earned. These ratios are discussed in our textbook, even though you may not have been assigned to thoroughly read the chapters. 

Finally, please read through the Portfolio Project Part One Grading Rubric, located in the Module 7 folder, that will be used to grade your assignment—you will get a feeling for expectations by doing so. Your instructor is here to help you through this project. If you have questions, please let your instructor know. He or she may be willing to take a quick look at your horizontal and vertical analysis to give you feedback in advance since you will not have had much experience on that calculation prior to the project. Always communicate right away with your instructor when you need assistance!