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In this week’s Strayer Talk, you saw how Coach’s team reacted to receiving their

In this week’s Strayer Talk, you saw how Coach’s team reacted to receiving their DiSC personality results. You also learned how their distinct personalities help them succeed at JGR Racing.
Understanding your personality and how you work best can open doors in your life and career and improve your communication with those around you. Now that you have your own DiSC results (D, i, S, and/or C) describe a situation at home, school, or work where you had difficulty seeing eye-to-eye with someone else due to personality differences. How would understanding your DiSC profile have helped you communicate with them more effectively?
For example, let’s say you scored high on i (influential and optimistic) while your boss shows many of the strengths of a D (focused on the task, strong drive, direct, assertive). In the past, you may have had a hard time communicating with your boss because of her assertiveness. You might realize that you would be more effective communicating with your boss if you present your ideas in a “no-nonsense,” direct way. She may not take you seriously if you go off-topic.
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Philosophy

Write short essays in answer to the following three questions. Each answer will

Write short essays in answer to the following three questions. Each answer will be no more than
one single-spaced page in length (with normal font and margins); this will, I imagine, in the
range of 500-700 words. In answering these questions, remember that in each case you will
present Kant’s position by making an argument rather than just reporting on a fact.

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History

Due the last day of the academic week 02/07 by 11:59 pm ET. Please be sure to r

Due the last day of the academic week 02/07 by 11:59 pm ET. Please be sure to read the assignment descriiption in Content and the assignment instructions below.
Assignment Instructions
There is a wealth of information available in the traditional formats of books, journals, and newspapers. UMGC’s library subscribes to many databases that contain such resources, which are available in electronic format.
For this assignment, you will do a search of the UMGC Library’s databases for five articles in scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals on your chosen topic. Each citation should be between 250 and 300 words.
To access the UMGC Library, click on Resources in the Navigation bar at the top of the course. Select Library.
For help with this, you should review this source from the UMGC Writing Center.
Select a topic that will form the basis for your Annotated Bibliography and Annotated Webliography (your Annotated Webliography is due in Week 7). You should choose a topic that deals with some aspect of world history to 1500. This covers a broad area, so you can use your imagination. For example, you could cover Egyptian agriculture, medieval weaponry, or Roman aqueducts, to name a few. If you are unsure whether your topic is acceptable, you should run it by your instructor for approval.
Provide a complete citation for the site, including the URL and your date of access. Note that the required citation style is the Chicago Manual of Style. For an example of what elements to include in your citation, go to Course Content and review the resources in the Chicago Style module. In the Sample Citations section, look under Online Journal Articles and note that you need to provide the name of the database you found the article in and your date of access. Submit your paper in MS Word or .docx format.
Analytical Annotated Bibliography Components:
Begin each annotated bibliography entry by identifying the source in the correct Chicago Manual of Style documentation.
Provide a brief descriiption of the author’s topic, thesis, and methodology. In other words, in what academic discipline does the work fall (history, literature, social science, women’s studies, cultural studies, etc.)? What kind of evidence does the author draw upon?
Concisely outline the main points in the text.
State the author’s goals and his or her intended audience. Are there any clear biases?
Most importantly, critically evaluate the text’s usefulness for the investigation of your topic. What are the strengths of the source? What are the deficiencies or limitations of the source?
Did the article help you to further understand the topic? If so, explain how. If not, explain what information might have been helpful.
Explain how each of your sources compares to the others. Are there any general trends you see in your selected books and articles?
Numerous websites will show you how to construct an annotated bibliography. UMGC also has a guide to writing an annotated bibliography (requires Flash Player to view the video).
If your article has an abstract, DO NOT CUT AND PASTE IT AND SUBMIT IT. That is plagiarism and will result in an investigation of your paper for a possible violation of the university’s academic integrity policy. Read the article and do your summary.
This assignment can be time-consuming, so do not let it get away from you. If you have any questions, please email your instructor sooner rather than later. The rubric for the Annotated Bibliography is available at the end of these instructions.
You will find a sample Annotated Bibliography in the module labeled Course Resources. You may not use the articles from the sample. Additionally, the sample assignment is meant as a guideline as to what an A paper is and is not intended to be a “perfect” assignment.
Assignments must be submitted as Word documents. This means that the file name will end in .doc as in the following example:
Johnson_Annotated_Bibliography.doc
If there is a problem with this requirement, contact your professor.
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Education

Toward the end of Ain’t No Makin’ It, MacLeod used the phrase “pushed into jumpi

Toward the end of Ain’t No Makin’ It, MacLeod used the phrase “pushed into jumping” when referring to the choices that some of the young men made. Considering the topics and materials from Weeks 3 and 4 (e.g., financial limitations, segregation, suspensions, drop-outs, subtractive schooling, silencing and school climate), do you agree or disagree with this phrase? If a student is failing at any point in the process, what steps could/should educators and others take to ensure the student stays in school and why? In writing your essay, be sure to use at least 4 of the readings from Weeks 3 and 4 as evidence. (1000 word minimum)
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Education

In this course, you are learning how to differentiate supervision according to a

In this course, you are learning how to differentiate supervision according to a teacher’s needs. This discussion offers you an opportunity to practice supporting teachers with different levels of expertise and experience. For this Zoom group discussion about an experienced (veteran) teacher, your group will discuss the following questions related to the Veteran Teacher Case
QUESTIONS:
What are the teacher’s needs or areas for improvement? Where do they need more support?
How would you explain to the teacher the consequences for them and for the school community if they do not grow in these areas. How will it impact them, their colleagues, families, and/or students and student learning?
What is your responsibility to the teacher as their supervisor?
What plan of action do you propose for this teacher? What are the next steps in the short and long terms? Describe what you (the supervisor) and the teacher should do. Consider both the general approach you will take and the specific interventions you will use. Explain how you will follow-up to the steps taken. Make sure to explain your choices so that it is clear how they are differentiated for this teacher.

As always make at least two relevant references to this week’s assigned readings!
Why Great Teachers Stay.
Authors:
Williams, Jackie S.
Source:
Educational Leadership. May2003, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p71. 4p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph.
Document Type:
Article
Subjects:
TEACHER recruitment
EMPLOYEE retention
CLASSROOM management
TEACHER-student relationships
Geographic Terms:
NORTH Carolina
UNITED States
Abstract:
Offers pieces of advice related to teacher retention in North Carolina. Challenges to the job role of teachers in the classroom environment; Resiliency of teachers in testing policies and accountability programs; Discussion on factors associated with teacher retention.
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The Challenge
The Reward
Finding the Flow
Connectedness and Autonomy
Resiliency and Fragility
What We Can Do
References
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What can we do to keep good teachers? The reflections of exemplary teachers in North Carolina about their careers in education can offer insights and inform our efforts.
Concerns about teacher retention have focused on why teachers leave the field. In addition to personal reasons–marriage, relocation, the birth of a child, retirement-studies show that low salaries, difficult working conditions, inadequate preparation, and insufficient support for novice teachers all contribute to the growing number of teachers who don’t last beyond the first few years (Boe, Bobbitt, Cook, Whitener, & Weber, 1997; Darling-Hammond, 1997; Hope, 1999; National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 1998). Much less attention has been given to those who stay, especially the best.
We can turn the tables on this lopsided view of teacher attrition and retention by asking some different questions:
• Why do some teachers endure, and even thrive, in the same setting that drives other teachers to opt out or burn out?
• What are the sources of inner strength that sustain teachers through difficult times?
• What are the workplace dynamics that contribute to professional and personal fulfillment and long-lasting success in the classroom?
To shed light on these questions, I conducted in-depth interviews with 12 outstanding teachers who had been in the classroom for at least 15 years and an average of more than 23 years (Williams, 2001). Identified by principals and central-office administrators as “beyond good–the best that exist,” these men and women represent four counties in western North Carolina, seven school systems (both public and private), urban and rural communities, and all grades and subjects. These teachers talked with me at length about their lives as teachers and offered both predictable and surprising insights.
At first glance, the 12 teachers appeared to have little in common except their choice of profession. Some had come to North Carolina from other parts of the United States, and others had spent their entire lives in small mountain towns. I can describe them alternately as gregarious and introverted, confident and modest, boisterous and soft-spoken. With interests ranging from pop culture to kite flying, t’ai chi to genealogy, they also represent a variety of theological perspectives and lifestyles.
On closer inspection, however, these teachers share many characteristics. They like to laugh and have fun; they are ravenous learners whose minds are seldom idle; and they are determined, courageous, and resilient, caring so deeply about their work that they swing from exhilaration to despair, depending on the success of their efforts. They don’t know one another, but if they were to spend some time together, these teachers would most likely develop a close professional, if not personal, alliance because of the convictions that they share about teaching.
The Challenge
Without exception, intellectual stimulation is a burning need of the teachers I interviewed. Eagerly embracing the challenges of meeting their students’ needs, these teachers describe teaching as a nonstop quest for novelty, variety, and new approaches–an art that offers endless opportunities for creativity and personal expression. Change energizes and refreshes them; they are willing to take risks. They like varying what and how they teach, working with different groups of students each year, and taking on new tasks inside and outside the classroom.
Consistent with the notion that “an act cannot be creative if it is not born of freedom” (Palmer, 1999, p. 9), the teachers all assert that the changes that they embrace are self-imposed–not the work of policymakers and administrators. The reform efforts designed by people outside of the classroom can be demoralizing and discouraging to dedicated teachers, especially when the teachers view these changes as harmful to students. Nonetheless, these teachers have discovered how to work with optimism and determination.
Minds constantly whirring, these teachers are lifelong learners. Preschool teacher Lida Frances( n1) says, “I feel like my mind goes in many directions at one time, seeing lots of possibilities.” First grade teacher Nikki Wilder says,
My wheels are always turning. I’m always thinking, reflecting, and planning what to do next and how to do things more effectively.
In addition to classroom challenges, the teachers take graduate courses, engage in personal and professional renewal opportunities, mentor new teachers, teach classes for parents, and immerse themselves in their hobbies and varied interests. The ongoing challenges, the creativity inherent in the teaching process, and the round-the-clock learning are significant forces in the rejuvenation of our best teachers.
The Reward
Teaching offers opportunities for ongoing feedback. Witnessing students’ change and growth, inspiring them to learn, helping them acquire such essential skills as reading, and leading students to believe in themselves–these experiences fuel exemplary teachers and motivate them to continue. M. J. Sims, a high school history teacher, says,
You can see they’re frustrated at first, and then suddenly you can see this glow on their faces. Their eyes get a little brighter, and they say, “Gosh, yeah, I got it. I see it.”
Test scores and accolades from parents and administrators can’t provide the kind of feedback that good teachers need and want; instead, they look to the students.
The rewards of teaching go far beyond witnessing the daily progress of their students. These educators say that the personal bonds that they form with young people are a kind of spiritual connection that often lasts for years. Libby Morgan, an elementary reading specialist for Title I students, says,
Yes, it’s spiritual. It touches my soul–like believing in God and the love of a friend…. That’s a part of being a fulfilled, whole, spiritual person. Teaching certainly satisfies that for me.
Finding the Flow
Csikszentmihalyi (1997) uses the metaphor of flow to convey “the sense of effortless action” that people “feel in moments that stand out as the best in their lives” (p. 29). For an individual to experience flow, he or she needs clear goals, skills to meet the level of challenge, and immediate feedback. When these conditions exist, people often become fully invested in an activity, lose their self-consciousness, and pursue the activity both for the sake of doing a job well and for the pleasure it brings them.
For the teachers I interviewed, the classroom is a good place to achieve a state of flow. Lida Frances, for example, says,
I am passionate about this … and so yes, it’s a job and I need the money, but it really is something that I love. It’s a vocation.
In addition to running, rock climbing, and other challenging physical pursuits, people often experience flow through creative activity–designing a building, weaving a tapestry, or sculpting a statue. But the added challenge of working with human beings places teachers’ work in a different sphere of creative activity, one with very high stakes. Working with young people gives teachers a strong sense of purpose; some refer to it as a “sacred calling.” They believe that they are doing what they are meant to do.
Connectedness and Autonomy
The work of teachers is both solitary and communal. Many are on their own in the classroom without the support or counsel of other professionals, taking total responsibility for actions that could determine the fate of their students. These teachers appear to thrive on this autonomy because it allows them to express their individual creativity.
These same teachers say, however, that satisfying relationships and a sense of community are inextricably intertwined with good teaching and job satisfaction. Yet, for some of them, workplace relationships are not always reliable, and so they look to students, family, and friends for feelings of connection.
Strong needs for autonomy occasionally interfere with the ability of some outstanding teachers to develop satisfying relationships with colleagues and administrators. In fact, these teachers say that classroom autonomy is at the top of their list of requirements for ideal working conditions. They want “to be left alone to teach the way I want,” to make decisions regarding their students and their classrooms, and to work with administrators who view them as the experts in their subjects or grades.
They don’t want to be told what to teach and how to teach it; canned programs and attempts to standardize instruction are often stifling. Nonetheless, they do want their principals’ support, encouragement, and appreciation–especially words like “Take it and go with it!” All 12 teachers have experienced less-than-ideal circumstances with school administrators, but they remain enthusiastic about teaching as long as they can function independently in their classrooms.
In some circumstances, the desire for individuality and creativity is stronger than the need to connect with other teachers. About haft of the 12 teachers say that good relationships with colleagues are essential, whereas the other half say that even though they value these relationships and work hard to develop them, they sometimes find them difficult to achieve. Lida Frances, for example, stresses the importance of collegial relationships but points out that being required to work with partners sometimes dampens her enthusiasm:
I get bored because we are doing the same thing. “Oh, this is this week, and this is what we always do during this week.” I love my colleagues. At the same time, there are just times that I wish I didn’t have to deal with anybody else.
Taking a stand on tough issues and achieving status in the wider community can also take a toll on collegial relationships, according to kindergarten teacher Susan Sherry. She believes that her coworkers are jealous of her favored status among parents and other professionals in the district. Similarly, middle school teacher Carol Poe has taken a firm stand against tracking and the school’s homework policies, and she’s aware that her colleagues don’t always share her convictions. She is comfortable with her positions, however, even though they have cost her some collegial support. She believes that her coworkers respect her honesty and commitment, and she values their respect more than their friendship.
Although these teachers say that relationships and feelings of community are of great importance, they agree that when professional relationships are in conflict with their needs and commitment to students, they look elsewhere for meaningful connections. Recognition of the delicate balance between autonomy and connectedness might be one key to understanding how to keep good teachers.
Resiliency and Fragility
During my interviews, I was impressed with the 12 teachers’ courage, resiliency, flexibility, and hopefulness. They all say that flexibility has been crucial to their longevity and is an acquired skill; it has not come naturally. Most are very concerned about current trends in education and the direction that new testing policies and accountability programs will take them, yet they have learned to live with what they perceive to be beyond their control. Carol Poe says that she has decided to focus on good teaching and the kind of instruction that she knows, from her years of experience, will inspire young people. Her refusal to engage in extensive test preparation has made her colleagues nervous, but she believes that her students will be able to perform just as well on the tests, if not better, because she is doing what she believes is right for them. Despite frustrations and tears for their students, the teachers are hopeful. They also have a sense of humor. The “gift of laughter,” as one of them put it, has helped sustain them.
Although the teachers talked to me about times when they had been at their absolute best, they were honest about the darker days, about periods of depression and anxiety–times when they were unsure whether their inner resources could sustain them in their careers. One of the most surprising revelations was that all of these teachers–chosen in part because of their longevity–had seriously considered leaving the field at various points in their careers. Eight of them had actually quit and returned, half of those for personal or family reasons. In stark contrast to their apparent resilience, the teachers showed a degree of fragility and had experienced occasional periods in their careers when their emotional resources were depleted. Gary Chapin, a middle school teacher, put it this way:
It’s just an up and down kind of thing. Joyous times, really difficult times, times with great energy, times of great exhaustion.
The tough times for those I interviewed were most often connected to difficult years with students, especially with disciplinary issues. When strong student-teacher relationships and good teaching cannot address students’ behavioral challenges, these exemplary teachers are more susceptible to fatigue and feelings of inadequacy. Because they care so deeply and their sense of purpose is closely tied to being teachers, they tend to internalize disciplinary challenges as personal failures, or at least as a lack of effectiveness. These feelings are painful for people who have experienced extraordinary success during most of their careers.
On the bright side, the teachers appear to know what it takes to replenish personal resources when the classroom is not providing this sustenance. They speak about needing time for rest and reflection, or simply needing a change of scenery. Sometimes, a summer to rest and pursue their personal passions is all that they need for rejuvenation. But they also seem conscious of the need for ongoing, year-round renewal, which they find through exercise, nature, music, hobbies, and faith communities. The most powerful professional renewal opportunities that they named were those that immersed them in intense learning experiences and reflection, such as self-styled sabbaticals and weeklong retreats.
What We Can Do
Most assume that teacher attrition and retention are two sides of the same coin and that removing factors associated with attrition will automatically improve retention. Yet many teachers are affected by the same conditions that contribute to their colleagues leaving the profession but choose to stay. Their reasons provide rich insights into how effective teachers view their profession, and administrators and policymakers should take notice.
These 12 long-term, exemplary teachers credit talented administrators with setting the right mix of challenge and support that enables schools to become joyful, creative, productive places. They believe that a good principal can both appreciate individual creativity and lead a school community to share clear goals and high standards. Effective principals value these teachers as individuals, take seriously and support their ideas for innovations, and trust them to do their jobs conscientiously without a great deal of oversight.
Despite their concerns about forced collegiality and standardization, the exemplary teachers were equally clear about their need to be members of a learning community in which they have time to collaborate with, learn from, and support their colleagues. They believe that a good leader leads–and teaches–by example, involving faculty members in creative activities that help them develop strategies, envision possibilities, and create opportunities for learning that will challenge, stimulate, and satisfy the most creative minds.
Our current system of education and the ways in which we construct schools are often not designed to meet teachers’ needs for creativity and connectedness. Of course, students are and should be the center of the discourse related to teaching. For teachers to fully address the intellectual and emotional needs of their students, however, they must have energy and hope, as well as professional knowledge and interpersonal skills. Without some understanding of how to help our best teachers renew their enthusiasm, the students and our schools will surely suffer.
What keeps really great teachers in the classroom? If you ask them, they will not mention salary, benefits, working conditions, power, or prestige. These 12 exemplary teachers say that they have been able to fulfill strong personal needs for autonomy and creativity in their classrooms, and their rewards are meaningful relationships and the knowledge that they are making a difference in the lives of their students. For these teachers, doing work that feels good goes hand in hand with doing good work. These exemplary teachers are resourceful individuals who are recharged by the sparks that leap between the creative art of teaching and heart-to-heart connections with others.
The renewal of outstanding teachers, so vital to their continued enthusiasm and commitment, is a spiritual issue. Teachers are engaged in a life-changing activity, a fact that sustains them in both the good and bad times of their careers. In a time of public disillusionment with education and increasing demands on teachers, discourse among educators and policymakers about the emotional and spiritual needs of teachers is an urgent necessity. An understanding of the ways in which teachers sustain their energy for and love of teaching can help us rethink approaches to professional development, with a greater focus on protecting and replenishing the emotional resources of our best educators.
(n1) The names of all teachers mentioned in this article are pseudonyms.
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References
Boe, E. E., Bobbitt, S. A., Cook, L. H., Whitener, S. D., & Weber, A. L. (1997). Why didst thou go? Predictors of retention, transfer, and attrition of special and general education teachers from a national perspective. The Journal of Special Education, 30(4), 390-411.
Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Finding flow. New York: HarperCollins.
Darling-Hammond, L. (1997). Doing what matters most: Investing in quality teaching. Kutztown, PA: The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED 415 183).
Hope, W. C. (1999). Principals’ orientation and induction activities as factors in teacher retention. Clearing House, 73(1), 54-56.
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. (1998, June). Attrition among full-time public and private school teachers. The Condition of Education, 1998, Indicator 59. [Online]. Available: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs98/condition98/c9859aol.html
Palmer, P. (1999). The active life: A spirituality of work, creativity, and caring. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Williams, J. S. (2001). creativity, connectedness, and the spirit of teaching: Factors that contribute to renewal and longevity of exemplary teachers. Dissertation Abstract International 62(2A), 420.
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By Jackie S. Williams
Jackie S. Williams is an education consultant and Director of the Beginning Teacher/Teacher Leader Program and a lecturer at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She may be reached at ;
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Helping Struggling Teachers.
Author(s):
Tucker, Pamela
Source:
Educational Leadership, v58 n5 p52-55 Feb 2001.
Availability:
Not available from ERIC
Peer Reviewed:
Y
ISSN:
0013-1784
Descriiptors:
Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Expectation, Guidelines, Helping Relationship, Remedial Programs, Teacher Improvement
Abstract:
About 5 to 15 percent of teachers in 2.7 million public-education classrooms are marginal or incompetent. Assistance plans offer structure, purpose, and remedial help. Plans have six components: definition of the problem, statement of objectives, intervention strategies, a timeline, data-collection procedures, and final judgment. (MLH)
Language:
English
Publication Type:
Journal Articles; Reports – Evaluative
Entry Date:
2001
Accession Number:
EJ623003
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Create a valuation model for a new issuance of $100 million dollar corporate bon

Create a valuation model for a new issuance of $100 million dollar corporate bonds with a face value of par. Include numerical illustrations with tables. Remember the valuation model is hypothetical.
Write a research report that outlines the topics –
Develop and present a valuation model for corporate debt with a face value of $100 million dollars. The model should use hypothetical assumptions for the coupon rate and other characteristics as well as a hypothetical market interest rate. You must also select a maturity for the bonds and the frequency of the coupon payments. The market rate should be justifiable/reasonable given current market conditions. Explain why the model will be important for the issuance process that is being considered.
Explain the possible determinants of the market interest rate that you chose. For example, you should explain how the inflation rate in the economy could be expected to impact the market rate that you chose.
Explain how the market rate you chose will be dependent upon the maturity. Describe what you believe to be the most persuasive theory associated with the shape of market interest rates across the maturity spectrum (i.e., the yield curve).
Comment on how the different bond characteristics would influence the valuation of the bond. Provide illustrations in a summary table format for how the value might adjust for call provisions and sinking funds.

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Donald Kirkpatrick’s Four level Evaluation Model, devised in the 1970s and a sta

Donald Kirkpatrick’s Four level Evaluation Model, devised in the 1970s and a standard tool in training circles evaluates the value and limitations of the model in practice. Find an article or webpage that offers updated information on Kirkpatrick’s model. Discuss the changes in the model since 1970. Are the improvements significant? Why or Why not? How would application of such a model improve training in your organization? What ways could you evaluate results if you were devising a training program? (Please remember that this question should be related to the company you are writing your Capstone project about.) Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Use at least one scholarly source in your reply in addition to the article in addition to the Kirkpatrick article. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Remember to properly cite your sources.
My Capstone Project is The Logistics Company.

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ESTIMATING MODELS USING DUMMY VARIABLES Create a research question using the Gen

ESTIMATING MODELS USING DUMMY VARIABLES
Create a research question using the General Social Survey dataset that can be answered by multiple regression.
(1) Using the SPSS software, choose a categorical variable to dummy code as one of your predictor variables.
Estimate a multiple regression model that answers your research question.
Reply to the following:
(A) What is your research question?
(B) Interpret the coefficients for the model, specifically commenting on the dummy variable.
(C) Run diagnostics for the regression model.
(C1)Does the model meet all of the assumptions?
(C2) Be sure and comment on what assumptions were not met and the possible implications.
(C3) Is there any possible remedy for one of the assumption violations?
Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.
Required Readings
Wagner, III, W. E. (2020). Using IBM® SPSS® statistics for research methods and social science statistics (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 2, “Transforming Variables”
Chapter 11, “Editing Output” (previously read in Week 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7, 8, and 9)

Allison, P. D. (1999). Multiple regression: A primer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press/Sage Publications.
Multiple Regression: A Primer, by Allison, P. D. Copyright 1998 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 6, “What are the Assumptions of Multiple Regression?” (pp. 119–136)Download Chapter 6, “What are the Assumptions of Multiple Regression?” (pp. 119–136)

Allison, P. D. (1999). Multiple regression: A primer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press/Sage Publications.
Multiple Regression: A Primer, by Allison, P. D. Copyright 1998 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 7, “What can be done about Multicollinearity?” (pp. 137–152)Download Chapter 7, “What can be done about Multicollinearity?” (pp. 137–152)

Warner, R. M. (2012). Applied statistics from bivariate through multivariate techniques (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Applied Statistics From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, 2nd Edition by Warner, R.M. Copyright 2012 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 12, “Dummy Predictor Variables in Multiple Regression”Download Chapter 12, “Dummy Predictor Variables in Multiple Regression”

Fox, J. (Ed.). (1991). Regression diagnostics. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Chapter 3, “Outlying and Influential Data” (pp. 22–41)
Chapter 4, “Non-Normally Distributed Errors” (pp. 41–49)
Chapter 5, “Nonconstant Error Variance” (pp. 49–54)
Chapter 6, “Nonlinearity” (pp. 54–62)
Chapter 7, “Discrete Data” (pp. 62–67)
Note: You will access these chapters through the Walden Library databases. The chapters are individually linked below.

Outlying and Influential Data. (1991). In J. Fox (Ed.), Regression Diagnostics. (pp. 22-41). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Non-Normally Distributed Errors. (1991). In J. Fox (Ed.), Regression Diagnostics. (pp. 41-49). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Nonconstant Error Variance. (1991). In J. Fox (Ed.), Regression Diagnostics. (pp. 49-54). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

(Links to an external site.)Discrete Data. (1991). In J. Fox (Ed.), Regression Diagnostics. (pp. 62-67). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc (Links to an external site.)

Nonlinearity. (1991). In J. Fox (Ed.), Regression Diagnostics. (pp. 54-62). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
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Outlying and Influential Data. (1991). In J. Fox (Ed.), Regression Diagnostics. (pp. 22-41). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

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English

Please write according to instructions!!! Thank You!!! In this discussion, you w

Please write according to instructions!!! Thank You!!!
In this discussion, you will share your perspective on health and wealth, and you will examine the perspectives of your classmates.
Reflect on the assigned readings for this week and the connection between health and wealth.
Assigned Readings:
Purnell, J. Q. (2015). Financial health is public health. In L. Choi, D. Erickson, K. Griffin, A. Levere, & E. Seidman (Eds.), What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Futures of Families, Communities, and the Nation (pp. 163-171). Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. http://www.strongfinancialfuture.org/essays/financial-health-is-public-health/
Clay, R. A. (2001, October). Wealth secures health. Monitor on Psychology, 32(9), p. 78. http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct01/wealthhealth.aspx
Sapolsky, R.M. (2018). The health-wealth gap. Scientific American, 319(5), pp. 62-67. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=132271091&site=eds-live&scope=site
Then, write 2-3 paragraphs where you:
(1) give your perspective on the relationship between health and wealth
(2) support your perspective with facts and/or opinions
(3) explain how your core values affect your perspective on health and wealth
(4) demonstrate the grammar and writing skills covered in the previous weeks

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Computer Science

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use the video link below to make a poster presentation and an abstract