Category: Essay Writing

Introduction to Time Series Econometrics (ECM3ITE).

| May 3, 2015

Assignment 2

This project is worth 30% of the total mark and should be handed in to me by 10am (in the

lecture) on Thursday, May 14th. Late submission will not be accepted and no extensions

will be given.

This is a project where students should solve the questions independently. I am not allowed to

help you on any aspect of the assignment, and I will not answer any questions directly related

to the assignment, unless they are related to clarification of the content.

Students can discuss the content of the project with their peers. However, the work on Eviews

and report writing should be done individually and independently. Any form of plagiarism

will be penalized according to the University policy.

Your report should provide concise and relevant answers to all questions with question

numbers, e.g. Q1 i) your answer, ii) your answer, and etc. The computer outputs should be

attached as an appendix to your report or copy and pasted to the main report.

In conducting statistical tests throughout, clearly state all relevant information, such as the

null and alternative hypotheses, the distribution you use, the level of significance, and the

decision rule (critical value or p-value), and the decision you make. Graphs and Tables

should be self-explanatory, i.e. have titles and properly labeled axes.

Your report may be typed or clearly hand-written on A4 pages, double-spaced (unclear handwriting

may be unintentionally disadvantaged). Your report should not exceed 6 A4 Pages

(excluding the appendix). You may shrink the size of graphs and tables but they should be

legible. Note that “explain” or “discuss” type questions require concise and to-the-point

answers (about 1/2 A4 double-spaced page maximum).

Q1. The file data2a.xls contains monthly time observations for the stock price (P) and output

(Y), from January 1976 to June 2013. The total number of observations is 558. Using data2.xls,

we perform tests for unit root and cointegration.

i) Generate two new variables, log of stock price, log(Pt), and log of production, log(Yt).

Draw line plots for the time series variables, log(Pt) and log(Yt) separately.

ii) Perform Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) test for log(Pt):

– with three lagged changes and intercept

– with three lagged changes, intercept and trend

and interpret the result.

iii) Repeat (ii) for log(Yt).

iv) Run the following simple regression,

log(Pt) = ß0 + ß1log(Yt) + ut

and discuss the result in relation with (ii) and (iii).

v) Use the residuals from the regression in (iv) to test whether log(Pt) and log(Yt) are

cointegrated. Use the ADF with two lags and intercept. What do you conclude?

vi) Run the following simple regression with a linear time trend t,

log(Pt) = ß0 + ß1log(Yt) + ß2t +ut

and test for cointegration using the same tests from (v). What do you conclude?

Q2. The file data2b.xls contains quarterly time observations for the price (P) and the money

supply (M), from January 1961:1 to 2005:4. The total number of observations is 180. Using

data2b.xls, we perform tests for unit root and cointegration.

i) Draw line plots for the price (Pt) and the first difference of the price (?Pt) over time.

Perform the ADF test for the price (Pt) and the first difference of the price (?Pt) with

intercept. (Choose the automatic selection option for the lag length of the

augmented term based on the Schwarz Information Criterion.) Interpret the results.

ii) Repeat (i) for the money supply (Mt) and the first difference of the money supply (?Mt).

iii) Run the following regression model

Pt = ß0 + ß1Mt + ut

and report the estimation result.

iv) Test for cointegration in regression (residual based approach cointegration test)

using the regression model in (iii). Clearly state the hull and alternative hypotheses

and explain the result. (Use 5% significance level) Are they cointegrated?

v) Estimate the ECM using the cointegrating residuals, explain the results and discuss

short run dynamics.

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Attach the computer output as an appendix to your report.

Subscribing to a Nursing Informatics News letter

| May 3, 2015

ARTICLE 2:

http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/paperwork-overload-may-drive-patients-away-providers/2015-04-14?utm_campaign=+SocialMedia

DIRECTIONS:

Submit a 3-page paper that addresses the following:

•Summarize the key points of each article you have selected. In your summary, include how the informatics topic, trend, initiative, etc. is impacting nursing practice and/or health care settings. In addition, explain how nursing practices, the needs of patient populations, and society in general are influencing the informatics topics being discussed.

•Explain how (or if) you found the Fierce Healthcare newsletters to be beneficial to your studies and/or your professional growth as a scholar practitioner. In your explanation, include whether or not you intend to continue your subscription and whether or not you are considering signing up for any other digital communications from professional organizations. Explain your rationale.

Smart Card Technology

| May 3, 2015

Perform a literature search in the GCU Library on smart card technology and write a 1,000 to 1,250-word paper that addresses the topic and, specifically, the following questions: 1. What is the history of “smart cards”? Which industries have utilized smart card technology successfully? 2. Explain the concept of “stored value” as it applies to smart card technologies and describe how this feature might be utilized by consumers to obtain health care services. 3. Explain how smart cards can reduce fraud and streamline administrative procedures. 4. What are the futurist projections for the use of smart cards in 5 to 10 years? You are required to use a minimum of three qualified, current (no more than 5 years old) publication references with in-text citations for this paper. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required

Debate – Is it time to ditch the performance review?

| May 3, 2015

PAGE – 1

Firstly you need to find an “A grade” JOURNAL ARTICLE (no books or newspapers) related to my debate topic , secondly write a short Summary of the Resource, thirdly you need to write Relevance of the Resource to the Debate Topic.

PAGE – 2

•Summary of main academic perspectives in the debate – Identify the main perspectives on the assigned debate. For each perspective, summarise the supporting evidence from the academic literature (i.e., Organisational Behaviour theory &/or concepts, research published in peer-reviewed and scholarly journal articles, etc.).

•Recommendations – Summarise and justify at least one suggestion that could resolve or move the debate forward in a constructive manner.

***Use appropriate in-text citations***

sexual harassment

| May 3, 2015

Is sexual harassment more likely to be a problem in some occupations and types of organisations? What can be done to prevent harassment in these occupations and organisations?

Portfolio Assignment: Teaching Toolbox

| May 3, 2015

1. Choose a topic from the course and define an audience (e.g., educators, administration, parents, students, legislators) for the presentation.

2. Design a professional presentation in the format of a workshop. Include anticipatory set (introduction that captures participation attention), objective, instructional content relating to the objective, participant activities, assessment of and by participants, and closure.

3. Conduct the presentation with at least one member of your SPED team. Obtain feedback from participant(s) and include summary of feedback at the end of presentation. Include the strengths and areas of improvement.

4. Include specific evidence from coursework that demonstrates achievement of course objectives and personal goals in the following areas: foundations and models (EBD), assessment, causes, facets, interventions, and teaching strategies for students with EDB.

5. Provide two pieces of evidence for each category, a rationale for choosing each piece, and an evaluation of current skills in the area.

Reflective Evaluation

Reflect on the past eight weeks and the topics covered. Reflect on what kind of teacher you would like to be.

1. How are you going to get there?

2. During the past eight weeks, which topics were of most relevance to you?

3. Review the course objectives and write a statement about what you have learned.

Develop plans to continue your professional development in the field of special education. Summarize your reflections in a paper of 1,000-1,250 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required

Managing Change

| May 3, 2015

This assignment aims to provide a further opportunity for honing conceptual skills in the area of applying relevant theory to organisational change situations. A case study on “BOEING” attached is undergoing an organisational change. Its required to analyse the case and compile a report which addresses the questions provided.In your discussion of the case you should make use of appropriate and relevant literature to support your views.

CASE QUESTIONS

Imagine that you are an organisational development (OD) consultant who has been brought in to assist Boeing:

1. What is your analysis of what went wrong? Critically discuss what Boeing should have done to avoid this issue?

2. In your view, what change management process (model) must be structured and implemented to enhance Boeing’s competitive advantage in the market in the future? Please provide a clear justification for your proposed model.

3. What obstacles would you expect Boeing to meet in implementing your proposal? How should these obstacles be overcome?

Focus of the Report:

we expect that your answers (your report) to the questions indicated at the end of the case study will extend beyond the basic approaches presented in textbooks. Your Report, in general, will be assessed on the quality of:

– your analyses, arguments and conclusions;

– the sources of information you utilised;

– how well you used these resources in support of your arguments; and

– your referencing skills.

Word count: 2500 words ± 10% ( not including the reference list)

Font: Arial

Font size 11

All page margins: 2.5 cm

Line spacing: 1,5

References: 10 scholarly peer-previewed journal/ books

Referencing requirements: Chicago Version 16 referencing style.

Marks will be deducted if students do not follow the word count and formatting guidelines.

1.Attached is the unit outline (refer to assessment 2 – case study, page 5-6)

2.Case study document on BOEING

3.assignment outline (please follow the approach)

4. marking rubric

5. lecture notes and ppt

Chinese Paper Cutting 1

| May 3, 2015

Topic: Explain the main difference in the styles of Chinese paper cutting arts between Southern region (eg. Canton, Fujian, Jiangsu province) and Northern region (eg. Shangdong, Shannxi, Henan province). Can you suggest any new application of paper cutting design in our modern daily life? Use pictures of paper cutting works as evidence to support your comparison.

? Essay Structure:

1.Content List

2.Introduction: the purpose or intention of the essay, what to achieve this research.

3.Body: Detailed discussion with sub-headings. Please AVOID general discussion on the topic. The professor prefers detailed and specific discussion of the following aspects.

? Compare the styles of paper cutting arts between Southern region and Northern region.

? New application of paper cutting design in our modern daily life.

4.Conclusion: Any new discovery? Any new idea? Anything yet undissolved?

5.References: Harvard Style

? Footnotes are MUST: Please add footnotes for some terminology that need explanation.

? Graphs are also MUST.

? Please refer to the Example that I have attached. Your essay should have similar style to the Example even though they are of different topics.

? Word Count: 1925

Western Musicals vs Beijing Opera 1

| May 3, 2015

Compare the difference between Western Musicals (Orchestra, Classical Music etc, BUT NOT OPERA) and Beijing Opera in terms of PERFORMANCE & MUSICAL FEATURES & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Use photos as evidence to support your comparison.

? Essay Structure:

1.Content List

2.Introduction: the purpose or intention of the essay, what to achieve this research.

3.Body: Detailed discussion with sub-headings. Please AVOID general discussion on the topic. The professor prefers detailed and specific discussion of the following aspects.

? Compare Performance Features (costume, interaction with audience, stage design, theme, etc) between Western Musicals and Beijing Opera. For example, Beijing Opera has more interaction with the audience during the performance.

? Compare Musical Features (songs and music style, musical instruments, etc) between Western Musicals and Beijing Opera

4.Conclusion: Any new discovery? Any new idea? Anything yet undissolved?

5.References: Harvard Style

? Footnotes are MUST: Please add footnotes for some terminology that need explanation.

? Graphs are also MUST.

? Please refer to the Example that I have attached. Your essay should have similar style to the Example even though they are of different topics.

? Word Count: 1925

Adjustment Issues

| May 3, 2015

Go to NPR’s StoryCorps Website, located at https://www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps. Read two (2) articles that were published within the last two (2) months that focus on individuals with major adjustment issues.

Next, research evidence-based strategies to help with adjustment. Consider strategies that relate to stress and coping, gender, stages of life, cultural and social issues, and health.

Write a three to six (3-6) page paper in which you:

Summarize the two (2) articles you selected from the NPR Website.

Describe the major adjustment issues discussed in each story.

Examine at least three (3) evidence-based strategies from the selected articles that could help the individuals enhance their adjustment skills.

Recommend the evidence-based strategy that is best suited for the people in the selected articles. Provide a rationale for your response.

Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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; Since the only resources you will be using for this assignment are the article and your textbook, you need not include a reference page. 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 is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify contextual variables (e.g., culture) that impact psychological adjustment.

Define stress, stressors, and coping strategies, and contemplate their relationship to health and wellness.

Identify and describe social psychological phenomena.

Describe adult relationships, lifestyles, and issues of parenting and longevity.

Identify gender differences and explore gender role stereotypes.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology.

Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.