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In the last 9 months, a number of patients have been referred by their GPs to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, London

A rare and unidentified disease of the central nervous system

In the last 9 months, a number of patients have been referred by their GPs to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, London. These patients presented with similar symptoms, which included dyssnergia, headaches, visual disturbance, dyslalia and apraxia. The neurologists agreed that these symptoms were not suggestive of any of the well-established neurodegenerative diseases. MRI and other neuroimaging diagnostic techniques confirmed the absence of tumours in the brain or spinal cord and absence of MS lesions. The suggestion that this could be a rare brain disease was welcomed. However, at a follow-up meeting, it was revealed by one of the neurologists that following various correspondences with the Office of Rare Disease Research, USA that these symptoms did not match any of the rare diseases in their database. Professor Max, one of the neuroscientists at the Institute of Neurology, which is affiliated to NHNN, suggested that since three of the patients have actually died and have donated their brains for research purposes that a scientific investigation on these brains needs to be conducted. The Institute Director agrees to fund this investigation. As one of the research assistants in Professor Max’s laboratory who has always shown the willingness and potential for a PhD studentship, you have been approached by Professor Max, who asks you to put together a research proposal aimed at determining the basic pathophysiological processes that may be involved, using different experimental approaches and techniques.  

Guideline for case report write-up:

  • This is a 1000 words (excluding references) assessed report based on PBL 3 “A rare and unidentified disease of the central nervous system“.
  • This case report will need to be written as an investigative research proposal.
  • Students are expected to formulate 2-4 hypotheses from the PBL scenario and to then devise experimental aims from hypotheses.
  • Students are initially expected to give brief background to the problem that has led to this investigation.
  • Students are then expected to provide details on hypothesis-derived experiments that will help address their experimental aims.
  • Fine details on each experiment needs to be included, for example details on experimental controls, concentrations, incubation periods will need to be given; along with strong and clear justifications.
  • These techniques can be adopted from published papers, where similar research questions have been addressed (avoid copy and paste).
  • Information on resources, equipment, facilities would also need to be included along with an approximate timeline.
  • Information on how results will be interpreted and presented will also need to be included, along with expected outcomes.
  • A rough time line for each experiment and the entire investigation will also need to be included.  
  • It would help to include section headings with descriptive titles for each experiment, rather than “Experiment 1”
  • A reference list needs to be included at the end, with all papers cited appropriately in the text.
  • REPORT MUST BE DONE TO A PHD/ABOVE FIRST-CLASS STANDARD AND IN UK ENGLISH

Make sure all the criteria are met in the table below for attaining a 1st (70-100%)

– Also make sure you meet all the criteria in the mark scheme in the file titled “Mark Scheme for Case Report”

– Moreover, make sure you demonstrate skills 3-7 (at the bottom of this document) where applicable in the report

Below is the marking scheme that will be used:

 F 0 – 30F 30-393 40-492.2 50-592.1 60-691st 70-100
Evidence of** UnderstandingLittle or noLimitedVariableReasonableSoundExtensive                                        Original/creative
DepthInsufficient depthSuperficial,Mainly superficial, limited deeper explorationSome points explored deeplyMost points explored deeplyDeep exploration of all points    Critical analysis/                             evaluation
Development of argument/ analysis and evaluation  No analysis or evaluationMajority Descriptive. Limited analysis/ evaluationVariable analysis/ evaluationReasonable analysis/ evaluationSound analysis/ evaluationExtensive                       Critical/analytical/original                        
Evidence of wider readingNo evidenceLimited SomeNumerous examplesWide rangingExtensive                        Extends scope of work
Use of evidence to support statements/ ArgumentsNone usedLimited use of references to support argumentSome use of references to support argumentVariable use of references to support argumentReferences mostly well used to support argumentComprehensive Critical analysis/evaluation
Structure No clear structure –  cannot be followedLimited – difficult to follow throughoutSome – difficult to follow in partsSound  Reasonable – can mostly be followedLogical – can be followedLogical, well considered Well organised Easy to follow                                                     
ReferencingNo referencingReferencing incorrect . Lacking original research papersSome original research papers. Significant errors/omissionsOriginal research papers covered, missing some seminal work. Some errors and/or omissionsMajority of research papers covered Correctly cited with few errors/omissionsField well covered, all seminal research papers cited relevant to points made. References correctly cited   Professional standard
Illustrations and tablesAbsent/ irrelevantConfusing/ incorrect  Do not support work  Partially support workClarify workEnhance work/Extend scope of work
PresentationDoes not conform to guidelinesLimited conformity to guidelinesSome conformity to guidelinesVariable conformity to guidelinesMostly conforms to guidelinesFully conforms                        Extend scope of work to guidelines
Written communication (including grammar, spelling, sentence and paragraph construction)Many errors, text cannot be followedFrequent, major errors – text difficult to followFrequent errors – impairs readabilityOccasional errors – text mainly clearFew minor errors – text clearNo errors    Enhanced readability/comprehension
Final Mark                   

Marker:                                                                Date

Thinking skills

3. Critically evaluate and interpret scientific data from primary and secondary sources.

Subject-based practical skills

4. Demonstrate accuracy and precision in physiological and biochemical pharmacological experiments.

5. Manipulate, transform and analyse experimental data generated in the laboratory and in CBL packages and scientific papers.

Skills for life and work (general skills)

6. Developed, where required, a co-operative working practice.

7. Efficiently plan work, demonstrate good time management, and critically reflect on their practice, both as an individual and in a group context.

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For Milestone Three: Problem-Solving and Conflict Management, you will submit a short paper or presentation as you analyze your chosen leaders problem solving skills, highlighting the tools, methods, and strategies he or she used

analyze your chosen leaders problem solving skills

Prompt: For Milestone Three: Problem-Solving and Conflict Management, you will submit a short paper or presentation as you analyze your chosen leader’s problem-solving skills, highlighting the tools, methods, and strategies he or she used, and explain which of the tools, methods, and strategies you would use/emulate and which you would avoid.

Share what knowledge, skills, and abilities related to conflict management and negotiation you possess, and analyze your leader’s knowledge, skills, and abilities related to conflict management and negotiation. Explain at least two of the techniques you would use/emulate and how they would help you. In the assignment, use personal reflection information of your experiential knowledge on these topics along with the research on your chosen leader and concepts and theory information from the text. Be sure to explain the leader’s use of appropriate tools, methods, and strategies for organizational problem-solving and decision-making. Use evidence to classify conflict management styles and select the most appropriate conflict management approach for effectively communicating and resolving organizational behavioral disputes. Identify and list leadership problem-solving skills, abilities, and knowledge to demonstrate effective communication and conflict resolution techniques that enhance organizational culture.

You will be evaluated on the analysis of your chosen leader’s problem-solving skills and use of tools, methods, and strategies; identification and summary of which tools, methods, and strategies you would use and emulate and which of these methods you would avoid; analysis of your knowledge, skills, and abilities related to conflict management and negotiation; analysis of your chosen leaders knowledge, skills, and abilities in these areas; identification of the techniques you would use/emulate and how they would help you in your learning; critical thinking applied to your work product; and the articulation of your response in the writing process.

Guidelines for Submission: Milestone Three must be in APA style. Include a separate title and reference page, an introduction, subheadings, and a conclusion. The requirements for this assignment are 2 to 4 pages in length (not including title and reference pages), double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one- inch margins, and at least two discipline-appropriate citations.

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Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library.

Information Literacy

[WLOs: 3, 4] [CLOs: 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the Research Guides and Tutorials under the Getting Research help tabs in the Ashford University Library.

Prepare: Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year published, title, subject, and by indicating what type of resource you are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some guidance in finding more resources on your topic.

Reflect: Given that you have been in college for awhile, it’s time to reflect on what you have learned through the use of the Ashford University Library in relation to how you learned to acquire new information from a variety of sources.

Write: This week, you will take the Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) (Links to an external site.). This test is not graded, and your results are anonymous. The TATIL assesses students’ ability to recall and apply their knowledge and their metacognition about core information literacy dispositions that underly their behaviors. Through this combination of knowledge and dispositional assessment, TATIL offers a unique and valuable measure of the complexities of information literacy. The results of this assessment will guide Ashford University in developing the best possible library resources and research methodologies training.

Accessibility Statement: If you have a disability that impacts your ability to successfully participate in this or any other course activity, please provide your instructor with your authorized Accommodation Request form from the Office of Student Access and Wellness so that he/she can discuss and arrange an alternative plan with you. 

After completing the TATIL (Links to an external site.), in a two- to three-paragraph response with each paragraph consisting of five or more sentences,

  • Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. Areas of concern may include developing a research strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating sources.
  • Explain how using the Ashford University Library has improved your experience in conducting research. For example, you could identify and explain how specific tutorials that you have used have helped improve your ability to conduct research.

The Information Literacy paper

  • Must include at least two paragraphs (of at least five sentences each) that respond to the two prompts, and that are formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

  • Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report.
  • Must include a separate references page when citing specific sections and/or tutorials of the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Description

Total Possible Score: 5.00

Describes Experience Conducting Research

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Comprehensively and clearly describes the experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library.

Proficient – Clearly describes experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. The description is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Minimally describes experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. The description is underdeveloped and/or unclear.

Below Expectations – Attempts to describe experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting research through the Ashford University Library; however, the description is significantly underdeveloped and entirely unclear.

Non-Performance – The description of experience using resources is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Explains Improvement of Experience

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Comprehensively explains how the Ashford University Library has improved one’s experience in conducting academic research.

Proficient – Explains how the Ashford University Library has improved one’s experience in conducting academic research. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Minimally explains how the Ashford University Library has improved one’s experience in conducting academic research. The explanation is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain how the Ashford University Library has improved one’s experience in conducting academic research; however, the explanation is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The explanation of how the Ashford University Library has improved one’s experience in conducting academic research is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors. 

Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements. 

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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Download WirelessCapture4.cap into your attack system. How many IVs are in the packet capture?

Lab 6.1:  Wireless Exploitation           

Objectives:

  • Explain and exploit the vulnerabilities of WEP
  • Explain and exploit the vulnerabilities of WPA

Virtual Machines Needed:
Attack System:  Kali – NAT networking
File Needed:  WirelessCapture4.cap & WirelessCapture5.cap

  1. Download WirelessCapture4.cap into your attack system.

  2. How many IVs are in the packet capture?
  • What is the WEP key? 
  • Insert a screenshot showing you successfully “cracked” the WEP key.  Include Nazaire Biscoe  somewhere in the screenshot. 

[INSERT SCREENSHOT]

  • Insert a Wireshark screenshot showing you successfully decrypted the wireless traffic.  Your screenshot must show (at minimum) 15 frames. 

[INSERT SCREENSHOT]

  • Download WirelessCapture5.cap into your attack system.

  • What is the ESSID of the Wireless network?
  • What is the password for the wireless network?

  • Insert a screenshot showing you successfully “cracked” the WPA key.  Include Nazaire Biscoe somewhere in the screenshot.

[INSERT SCREENSHOT]

  1. Insert a Wireshark screenshot showing you successfully decrypted the wireless traffic.  Your screenshot must show (at minimum) 15 frames. 

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Provide examples of THREE media that can be used by the department to promote programs. One of the media must be a video designed for Youtube (Three mins max).

Marketing Communications Assignments

Individual Assignment. Marketing Manager King’s College

Congratulations you have accepted the new role of Marketing Manager at King’s College, London.

Your first assignment is to prepare some marketing assets that the marketing department can use to promote courses offered at King’s College, London. Your supervisor has suggested you should think of a campaign idea or theme and pick one of the following courses:

MSc Digital Marketing

Senior management have asked that you prepare a presentation for November 30th, 2020.

You are required to:

Provide examples of THREE media that can be used by the department to promote programs. One of the media must be a video designed for Youtube (Three mins max).

Other media include: Social media (Facebook page, Snapchat stories, TikTok short video, for example), an infographic, a podcast, press release, print article, print commercial, bus-stop or tube poster, bus signage, or billboard for example. There are lots of options!

Provide a brief report with an executive summary that outlines the big idea for the campaign and what results you think you will achieve. Highlight the key theme(s) and outputs of your campaign so the reader can gain a quick understanding of your creative idea / theme, and execution (2 pages).

Provide a rationale for your video and a brief theoretical justification for any/all of the media (3 pages)

Provide a Creative Brief. (2 pages max)

Include any print-based examples of your media.

There are two submission links

  1. Media: (Video / Audio)
  2. Report: WORD Document.

The report should be typed, 1.5 -spaced, in a font size 12 point.

Font style: Times New Roman or Book Antigua.

File format: Microsoft Word Document only.

Page Boarder: Use 2.5 cm page to ensure formatting is suitable for marking.

You must cite and reference all sources used (Harvard Referencing).

Ensure your submissions are clearly labelled with your group name and tutorial number and time.

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1-4 page report (excluding references) on the unknown bacterium next to your student ID on the next page.

Fermentative Patterns of Gram-Negative Bacteria Assignment
Instructions – 1-4 page report (excluding references) on the unknown bacterium next to your
student ID on the next page. You can do the report on either the genus of your species or more
specifically on the exact species, this is your choice.
Format: can be double-spaced and bullet points
• Background of your unknown that must be included:
o Information on gram stain result, cell shape and arrangement.
o Information on the different places it can be found (microbiota, environmental,
plant symbioses, water systems).
o Describe its pathogenicity:
▪ Does this bacterium typically infect humans?
▪ What type of disease can arise after infection?
o Include the biochemical test results you would have found after the lab exercise.
Look also at the table on page 122 of the lab manual for more information.
▪ Go through every single one of the biochemical tests in the
“Fermentative Patterns” section of the lab manual and describe the result
for your species for each of them!
▪ Is your bacterium positive/negative for lactose/glucose fermentation,
sulfur reduction, indole production, etc.? How does that look like in this
test? (For example: “The phenol-red broth would be yellow because the
species ferments glucose to an acid and the Durham tube would contain a
bubble because the species can do mixed acid fermentation which
produces CO2, a gas. This means it is positive for glucose fermentation
and gas production.”)
▪ This portion may not be apparent until you do background research on
your organism and discover how it acts! Look at the lab manual first. If
you cannot find the information there – do an internet search!
o Include any other relevant background information found.
Write down anything exciting regarding your microbe that you find online!
Cite the sources and references you used to find any outside information on the last page of
the report.
These assignments will be submitted through SafeAssign and any obvious plagiarism will result
in a 0% grade.
Student ID Assigned bacterial species
23677287 Escherichia coli
23570097 Shigella sonnei
23706836 Proteus mirabilis
23544855 Enterobacter cloacae
23513725 Klebsiella pneumoniae
23533473 Salmonella typhimurium
23915273 Escherichia coli
23646091 Shigella sonnei
23613042 Proteus mirabilis
23584549 Enterobacter cloacae
23605584 Klebsiella pneumoniae
23472120 Salmonella typhimurium
23201457 Escherichia coli
23880995 Shigella sonnei
23594034 Proteus mirabilis
23691875 Enterobacter cloacae
23905167 Klebsiella pneumoniae
23330003 Salmonella typhimurium
23591565 Escherichia coli
23717961 Shigella sonnei
23403214 Proteus mirabilis
23921922 Enterobacter cloacae
23468623 Klebsiella pneumoniae
23144739 Salmonella typhimurium

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Instituting climate as a global common good in Vietnam

CHECKLIST  on the issue

Name of the issue: Instituting climate as a global common good

I / Official definition of key words

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II/ Official references/documents

Make the list of treaties, resolutions or any official document which deals with your issue. These will be mentioned in your preambulatory clauses.  

Name of the documentNumber or référenceDateWebsite where it can be found
eg: UN Charter  Article 99  1945  http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/  
        
        
        
        
  • Any other websites relevant to the issue?
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  • Last conference on the issue?
    • Location:
    • Date:
    • Website:
  • Name of the commission/council/organisation working on the issue:
  • Website of the commission/council/organisation:
  • Summarise on what the conference has debated/ decided on the issue:

III/ Actual situation on the issue

Give figures, locations, any other information relevant to the issue: ______________________________

IV/ Position of the country on the issue

Did the country sign/ratify any documents (e.g. resolution, treaty) on the issue YES?  NO? 

Give specific references:

Has the country done anything relevant to the issue YES?  NO? 

Explain:

What elements the country could be ready to add/to change on the issue?

Explain:

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Write a paper about a person in a period of United States history from exploration to 1877, and explain a challenge the person faced, what that challenge was, and how the person did or did not overcome the challenge.

For the final Portfolio Project, option #1, write a paper about a person in a period of United States history from
exploration to 1877, and explain a challenge the person faced, what that challenge was, and how the person did
or did not overcome the challenge.
• Do not write a complete biography of the person’s life.
• Focus on a challenge faced by the person.
• Describe the historical, social, governmental or
personal circumstances of the challenge.
• Explain how the person interacted with the challenge.
o Did the person meet the challenge and succeed?
o Did the challenge defeat the person?
o Explain the resolution of the challenge. Was it
resolved? Did it continue?
o Does the challenge the person faced continue to
challenge American society today? Explain how so or
why the challenge no longer exists.
This paper must include a discussion of the following topics:
• a thorough summary of the event including the
incidents that took place and the key individuals
involved;
• the importance of the event in the scheme of U.S.
history; and
• the impact of the event, person, or time in U.S. History.
Please adhere to the following requirements for the paper:
• Your paper must be between 4-6 full pages not
counting the required Title and Reference pages.
• Use at least five sources, one primary source and a
scholarly journal article. The textbook is not included in
the required sources.
• Construct an introduction and strong thesis statement.
• In the body of the essay, use supporting facts and
examples to strengthen your thesis.
• Finish with a forceful conclusion reiterating your main
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What specific variables could be used to evaluate the performance of this marketing campaign? Please list at least three variables (e.g. “likes”) and briefly explain why you selected each of them.

ISM 465: Data Acquisition and Analytics Development
Mastery Assignment
300 points

  1. Data Analytics:
    Some business analysts and managers spend a majority their time finding solutions to problems.
    Sometimes, they even jump the gun by solving the problem before they know what the problem
    is.
    a. Albert Einstein said, “if I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutesthinking
    about the problem and five minutesthinking aboutsolutions”. What potential dangers are
    the business analysts and managersinvolved with?
    b. Do you agree with the quote fromAlbert Einstein? Before answering, consider what we
    learned about data analytics so far. Please discuss how this quote may help you
    understand how to preform data analytics correctly and avoid some potential dangers or
    mistakes.
  2. Mini Case Study:
    A bike company recently designed a new mountain bike. In order to promote this new bike,this
    company ran a three-monthmarketing campaign on Facebook from March 2016 to May 2016 in
    the United States. Four social marketing methods were used in this campaign.
     First, a product page was created on Facebook, and FB users can “Like” the page and
    then receive updates from the page in their news feed.
     Second, a FB group was created to allow group members to have high levels of
    engagement.
     Third, a short video about this bike was created and then posted on the company page
    and the product page.
     Finally, a $100 off digital coupon was shared with a few targeted customers and allowing
    them to share the coupon with their friends.
    In this campaign, a FB user can enter a sweepstakeslottery session to win a bike by clicking “Like”
    the product page, posting comments on the product group page, sharing the product page with
    friends, or inviting friends to the product group. In addition, some target users can also share
    the $100 off digital coupon on Facebook in the first threeweeks.
    This is the first time that this company ran a marketing campaign on Facebook. A marketing
    manager in the bike company was asked to evaluate the performance of the marketing
    campaign. Based on the evaluation, the manager was required to decide whether this campaign
    was successful in terms of promoting the newbike, increasing the bike sales, and enhancing the
    company brand. In addition, the manager needed to justify the conclusions. All the findings will
    be reported at the executive meeting.
     Based on the mini case given above, please answer the following questions (a-c):
    a. What specific variables could be used to evaluate the performance of this marketing
    campaign? Please list at least three variables (e.g. “likes”) and briefly explain why you
    selected each of them.
    b. Please indicate the unit of analysis (UoA) (see table below) in the following three
    scenarios and then answer the questions. (e.g. A researcher wants to investigate how
    knowledge sharing in supply chains impact their performance, UoA: supply chain)
     Are the units of analysis in the three scenarios the same? Why?
     Please briefly discuss why it is important to understand the unit of analysis in
    analytics.
    Scenario Unit of Analysis
    This manager wants to compare the effectiveness of
    different social marketing methods in promoting the new
    bike.
    The manager wants to know which types of customers are
    likely to purchase the new bike.
    The manager findsthat a person’stier 1 network (e.g. all
    friends that a person is directly connected to) on Facebook is
    very important for promoting the new bike. Therefore, he
    wants to investigate why certain networks
    have higher sharing rates.
    c. In addition to the data generated by Facebook, what other data will you recommend this
    manager to collect? Please provide one additional data source and briefly explain why this
    data source is needed. (e.g. think big data).
  3. Data Integration:
    Instructions:
    • Be sure to type each query (e.g. customername) versus a direct copy and paste into the
    SQL tool. When a query is copied and pasted, it may not work due to a format issue. If
    you do not know what each statement means, please refer to
    https://www.w3schools.com/sql/default.asp
    • For each question, copy and paste both the query and screen shot of the results page
    (see example in question one).
    a. Show first names and last names of employees in the database. See example below.
    b. Find the average price for each supplier.
    c. Find supplier with an average price greater than $30.
    d. Find suppliers with an average price greater than $30 with supplier IDs greater than
    four. Then sort the SupplierIDs in descending order.
    e. Pull all the attributes of the product with product ID greater than 6, categoryID
    equal to 3, and price greater than $15 from the productstable.
    c.
  4. Data Transformation & Basic Analysis:
    Open and download the Excel file (zipped file) “Amazon_ratings_Musical_Instruments” under
    Unit 6: Assigned readings and preparation activities. It may take a while because this dataset
    includes 500,176 records. This dataset holds ratings from online reviews in the category of
    musical instruments on AMAZON. It includes four attributes:
  5. Reviewer ID
  6. Product ID
  7. Rating Star (from 1 to 5)
  8. Standard Time
    After completing this data transformation, insert a Pivot Table to answer a few questions:
  9. Which year generated the highest average ratings of online reviews in the musical
    instrument category? What is the average (round to two decimal places)?
  10. Which year generated the largest number of online reviews in the musical instrument
    category? How many reviews did this year generate (please type the number here, please
    do not include any symbols such as commas)?
  11. In the musical instrument category, which product had the highest number of online
    reviews? Copy and Paste the product ID here. How many online reviews did this product
    receive (please type the number here, please do not include any symbols such as
    commas)?
  12. In year 2012, which product received the highest number of online reviews? How many
    reviews did it receive?
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1. Review the purpose of the Exploratory Essay (you do not need to write down anything for #1).

aExploratory Essay Workshop (for complete credit, complete steps 2-4)

1. Review the purpose of the Exploratory Essay (you do not need to write down anything for #1).

Many paper assignments call for you to establish a position and defend that position with an effective argument. However, some assignments are not argumentative, but rather, they are exploratory. Exploratory essays ask questions and gather information that may answer these questions. However, the main point of the exploratory essay is not to find definite answers. The main point is to conduct inquiry into a topic, gather information, and share that information with readers.

Using Unit 1 as a springboard, students will gain opportunities for exploring multiple issues related to their personal narrative assignment. For example, a student who writes a learning narrative about generational language loss may choose to research language policies in the U.S., or, a student who writes a community narrative about being a bicyclist in New Mexico might research cyclist’s rights to the road and national vs. statewide safety statistics. Your goal is to ask a question about your topic, find sources to help you answer that question, and determine if the sources you found are helpful.

Students begin learning the basic citation formatting and practice honing keyword lists to navigate online search engines while applying evaluation tools to assess the reliability of these sources.

2. Outline: Fill out outline with at least one sentence, or, alternatively, choose an outlining method found in ch. 7

A. State your topic.

B. List at least four questions you want to ask about your topic.

C. List the sources you will use to answer these questions.

3. Write a complete introduction paragraph and at least three complete body paragraphs with quotes. Use Times New Roman font and double space.        

Introduction

Set context – this is where you can begin to give general background information and set up a “map” of what the paper will discuss. 1) State importance – the introduction should also explain why the topic is important, it should compel the audience to read further and create interest in the topic. 2) State the questions or topic of exploration – this can be one or several sentences or questions that states what the author is interested in finding out, why, and how they intend to do it. 3) Provide a brief overview of the types of sources you researched during your inquiry.

Body Paragraphs

Body paragraphs should discuss the inquiry process you followed to research your problem. These paragraphs should include the following:

  1. A question you have about your topic (All body paragraphs need to start with a different question about your topic.)
  2. Introduction of source (title, author, type of media, publisher, publication date, etc.) and why you chose to use it in your exploration
  3. Important information you found in the source regarding your problem; include a direct quote using P.I.E.
  4. Explanation on why the information is important and dependable in relation to the problem
  5. Some personal introspection on how the source helped you, allowed you to think differently about the problem, or even fell short of your expectations and led you in a new direction in your research, which forms a transition into your next source.                                                                                                

4. Write down your Works Cited entries as they will appear in your final essay; at least three sources are needed.