Applied Research Methods
Week 1: Introduction
Whats on your mind?
Questions central to this class.
How do we see things more clearly?
Do you believe it is possible to live a more informed life?
How are we bound by our understanding of the worl
Read the text. What do the underlined words and phrases
have in common? Why does the writer use them?
The latest research appears to confirm that
buildings are responsible for approximately 40%
of energy consumption and 35% of EU
DUE: Sept. 21, 2016 11:00 PM
Please show your work within the spreadsheet and
place all your answers in the specified boxes.
YOUR MARKS OUT OF
Items Net Sales
itself next up we need to speak about
the requirements traceability matrix we
first mentioned the matrix in our last
module but we didn't actually take a
look at what one looks like or discuss
what all can be found wi
Study Field Exercise 1 on p. 42
BTTM3500 - System Analysis & Design
Software that is customized, configured and deployed to many customers is referred to as offthe-shelf (Theyers, 2017). Criteria for selecting the off-the-self-soft
Pine Valley Furniture Case:
1- How did Pine Valley Furniture go about developing its information systems? Why do you
think the company chose this option? What other options were available?
According to Pine Valley Furniture (PV
A project manager needs to use all these elements (i.e., traceability matrix, scope statement,
work breakdown structure) in the project because it makes the project successful at a given
time limit. According to PMBOK (5th edition), Traceability matrix is
In July 2013, the Federal Drug Administration approved a new version of a drug used to treat
opium dependence. The old version of the drug had received complaints about a bitter taste, an
aftertaste, and that it took a
From the drop down in column A, select one of the options for each rule. If you select 'discuss',
add your thougths in the 'Comment' field. Watch for duplicate rules, rules in the wrong section,
These ground rules a
Project management process groups include five process groups that required for any project. These five
process groups are Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing (PMBOK,
2013). In the initiating, we define new project or p
Table 10 provides summary statistics for decision-making patterns among parents and teenagers
in the United States. As can be seen, in Table 10, parents are the only decision makers in some
aspects such as the amount of allowance, curfew, and religi
Is a government tax on soda a good idea?
Soft drinks are defined as non-alcoholic carbonated drinks which are sweet and tasty (e.g. CocaCola, Pepsi). They are very popular, especially among youngsters. These drinks contain a high
amount of sugar whi
Healthcare is an enormous sector in most countries and governments allocate large budget on the
health care system every year. The main cause of expenditure growth in medical care is factors
such as inefficient medical and clinical processes that
The project team decided to use Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve,
Control) method because this approach can be utilized as a qualitative and quantitative tool. This
method can help to find root causes of LOS (length of stay) in
something that causes a feeling of fear and worry
the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.
a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion.
language designed to have a persuasive o
Anxiety. This has become a rising problem among young adults in our society and
is now a common affliction; whats the solution?
Anxiety is defined as a severe mental illness that creates depression, stress and even
suicide. Some studies have shown that an
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) are applied to businesses and IT projects for improving productivity,
reducing waste and minimizing variations. This method contains five phases: Define, Measure,
Analyze, Improve and Control. This process is known DMAIC. Define is th
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is defined as a method that is a combination of Lean thinking
and Six Sigma approach to optimize process and attain efficiency and reliability (G.C.
Niemeijer et al. as cited in De Koning et al. 2006). This method has
Optional Writing 5
In recent years, the demand for meat products significantly increased due to population
growth and food consumption habits. This request leads to a rise in livestock production. The
global meat production not only has a significan
The Length of Stay (LOS) is an important standard in quality management for
improvement and effectiveness of patient care (Toledo et al. ,2013). The aim of the authors has
been to reduce the length of stay (LOS) in the liver transpla
Healthcare is an enormous sector in most countries and governments allocate large
budget on the health care system every year. The main cause of expenditure growth in medical
care is factors such as inefficient medical and clinical p
Paragraph on text analysis: (Rewritten)
The aim of this study was to identify compact nouns, skeleton sentences, and
collocations in the provided paper by applying a quantitative approach to collect data for
further evaluation. This research used a
Writing Structured Paragraph
Massey University Video
T. Comfort ELP
1. What are the elements of successful academic writing?
2. What is a paragraph?
3. What are the 3 qualities of a success paragraph?
4. What are the two components of a topic sentence?
Emma and Jake have different ways of writing and speaking. Emma is
very subjective and usually over-generalises but Jake is more objective
when looking at things. Who do you think wro
Is a government tax on soda a good idea?
Sugary drinks are defined as those drinks which contain very high calorie levels per serving (ex.
Soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks). Consumption of sugary drinks has risen to high levels around
the world (Reading
SEMINAR DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION: CONTROVERSIAL
You will share with your classmates a controversial newspaper article that you have read
with the class.
There are two parts to this assignment:
1) an oral component
2) a written component
When math and science rule the school
By Mark Slouka
any years ago, my fiance attempted to
lend me a bit of respectability by introducing me
to my would-be mother-in-law as a future Ph.D.
in literature. From Columbia, I added, poli
TED Talks: Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats (11:14)
1. How many plastic cups do Americans use on airline flights every 6 hours? 1 million_
2. How m
Assignment 1: Summary of a research article: Focusing on a problem solution
Write a 2-3 page summary of one of the articles you have selected for the final assignment. You
are expected to summarize the introduction, discussion, and conclusion. Assign