A template is provided below for this Signature Assignment. Using the template provided and your relevant discussions from previous assignments in this course, with refinements from your instructors’ feedback, as appropriate: construct a proposed qualitative research plan. Your plan should reflect the features of qualitative research and the rationale for selecting a specific research design. Remember to support your work with citations.
Problem Statement (with recommended revisions)
Provide a clear justification with evidence on why this study is relevant to your field and worthy of doctoral-level study. Support your efforts using 3 scholarly sources published within the past 5 years to ensure relevancy. Remember, the problem statement should reflect your degree type (applied or theory-based).
Purpose Statement (with recommended revisions)
Apply the script introduced in this course and your instructor’s feedback to produce an accurate and aligned problem statement.
Research Questions (at least two questions)
The qualitative research query must be framed to deeply probe and investigate a problem. How, why, and what strategies are the best terms to include in your research question.
Methodology and Design (with the rationale)
Defend your choice to use the qualitative methodology to research your identified problem. Synthesize 2 or 3 sources to support your arguments.
Defend your choice to use a specific qualitative research design. Synthesize 2 or 3 sources to support your arguments.
Data Collection (outline and defend)
Explain how and why you will select participants from a specific population. Include citations for the identified population, the sampling method.
Describe data collection steps.
Ethical protection of human subjects
Data Analysis (include steps)
Logically define the steps in data analysis
Describe how the four elements of trustworthiness could be addressed
References Page in APA Format
Length: 6-10 pages
References: 15-20 peer-reviewed resources.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained a new significance in today’s competitive world and has extended the involvement of organizations into society.
Does this involvement benefit local communities, national, or global interests?
Continuing with your chosen company from the previous assignments, identify all stakeholders that gain a benefit from a given company’s CSR initiatives.
Detail how each stakeholder group has benefitted. (Give details about each stakeholder group, their relationships with the organization, and how any symbiotic relationship has benefited the stakeholder group (if it, indeed, has done so)
Detail how each of these stakeholder relationships have benefited the company?
DO NOT write your paper as a series of answers to these numbered questions. This assignment should follow the written assignment guidelines for the course. Be sure to include APAformatted in-text citations of peer-reviewed or other sources you used for your research.
Note: As a minimum, the textbook and eight (8) peer-reviewed sources shall be used and referenced.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, or responsible business) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model.
CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards, and national or international norms. With some models, a firm’s implementation of CSR goes beyond compliance and engages in “actions that appear to further some social good, beyond the interests of the firm and that which is required by law.” The aim is to increase long-term profits and shareholder trust through positive public relations and high ethical standards to reduce business and legal risk by taking responsibility for corporate actions. CSR strategies encourage the company to make a positive impact on the environment and stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors, communities, and others.
Every year, Reputation Institute, a private global consulting firm based in New York, invites about 47,000 consumers across fifteen markets to participate in a study that ranks the world’s one hundred most reputable companies—all multinational businesses with a global presence. One of their recent studies found that 42 percent of how people feel about a company is based on their perceptions of the firm’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The student’s Task:
Identify a company (domestic or international) that will be the basis for your research (this can be a different company from your previous research – check with your professor).
Research the company’s record in the area of CSR. Be sure to look at both its domestic as well as international reputation.
A good place to begin your research is the LibGuide at Rutgers University: http://libguides.rutgers.edu/csr or / and http://insights.reputationinstitute.com/homepage/global-reptrak-2019
Complete a written assignment that contains the following information:
A summary of the business you selected.
According to your research, how does the company rank with regard to CSR?
Be sure to provide a source for this ranking
Describe specific examples of corporate actions that resulted in this company’s ranking.
Does a company’s approach to CSR influence your purchasing decisions? Why or why not?
DO NOT write your paper as a series of answers to these questions. This assignment should follow the written assignment guidelines for the course. Be sure to include APA formatted reference of peer-reviewed or other sources you used for your research.
There are a number of theories on aging, such as: disengagement theory, activity theory, continuity theory, and age stratification theory.
Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper covering at least two theories of aging in which you:
Examine the major aspects of the theories chosen.
Identify similarities or differences in the theories.
Which aspects of the theories set them apart from other theories?
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Evaluate how these theories relate to the current approaches to aging.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Completely in narrative, third person format paper. Consist of 1600 WORDS. Also, include at least four (4) scholarly sources in your responses and the Sources used MUST be from 2016-2021 (word count for actual essay not including references word count) . Paper must be completed in APA format. NO PLAGIARISM! The assignment must be completed by SATURDAY August 21,2021 at 3:00PM central time. MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME MEETING ALL EXPECTATIONS!
Suppose that you are the administrator of a nursing home owned by a for-profit parent corporation that owns 30 nursing homes. You have been asked by the board of directors of the parent corporation to explain how your quality initiatives will improve profitability. What would be included in your presentation to explain the quality initiatives appropriate in this situation and how will they be implemented and measured?
What is the role of the governing body in a healthcare organization? How does the governing body use organized committees to monitor the performance of the CEO?
In this assignment I want you to take an organization you have intimate knowledge of – preferably the place you are either currently employed or recently employed -and define a plan to make the organization more innovative. You should consider the risk factors and the potential benefit to the organization’s, the employees, and its stakeholders.
Be sure to include:
The organizational structure
Cultural factors (both inside and outside the company)
Innovation categories / trajectories
This should be between 750 to 1,500 words in APA format and include appropriate supporting references
Take a screenshot of your favorite restaurant’s menu and insert it into a Word document as page 1, providing your name, the restaurant city, and state.
Explain the alignment of the mission, vision, and values, and the theme, branding, and menu design.
Explain how the menu planning for the typical customer, their food preferences, and price point are, or are not addressed.
Explain the menu design addressing the 10 best practices. How is the menu laid out on the page(s)? Does it adhere to best practices or not?
Make at least five suggestions for improvements to the overall menu to adhere more closely with best practices and make the eatery more successful.
Week 8 Assignment – Promotion and Pricing Strategies
“Entrepreneurs must determine what to sell, to whom and how often, on what terms and at what price, and how to get the product or service to the customer. In short, a marketing plan identifies a company’s target customers and describes how it will attract and keep them. The process does not have to be complex.” (Scarborough & Cornwall, 2015, p. 274).
With this assignment, you will address some of the basic areas within a marketing plan and help to refine your strategies for creating a successful business.
Using the business from the assignment, Feasibility Analysis, write a 3–4 page paper in which you:
Identify its primary target market.
Specify three methods you will use to research customer needs and wants.
Describe the marketing mix: a) product, b) pricing strategy, c) promotion, and d) placement or distribution.
Create a one-year advertising budget and plan that incorporates the use of various advertising media and publicity.
Include at least two references outside the textbook.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Create a marketing plan to help a business effectively promote its products and services.
Use the template to assist you with answering the discussion.
Write a argument in which you:
Describe the background of the industry and its customer base for which you are framing your argument.
Prepare a sound argument that explained the major reasons you support the industry or the customer with strong supporting evidence.
Justify your beliefs on whether it is possible for a company to simultaneously cater to both its best interest and that of the consumer, or if one always must prevail.
Use at least two quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Refer to the Keep Patients Waiting? case (SEE ATTACHMENT) of your textbook and complete the case study. The theme of the case is Scheduling.
Answer the questions 1-3 that follow the case in the text. Your response should follow the Case Response Outline.
AFTER READING THE CASE, these are the questions to answer.
1. What features of the appointment scheduling system were crucial in capturing “many grateful patients”?
2. What procedures were followed to keep the appointment system flexible enough to accommodate the emergency cases, and yet be able to keep up with the other patients’ appointments?
3. How were the special cases such as latecomers and no-shows handled?
PS) Each question should be at least 2 paragraphs