You want to prove to your readers that the benefits are worth the costs. 7) What steps should writers use to choose an appropriate style? Create an authoritative tone, use metaphors and similes, pay attention to sentence length and minimize the jargon. 8) List three tips designing your proposal. Create a look, use meaningful headings and use lists to highlight important points.
The authors define critical thinking: “as the awareness of a set of interrelated critical questions, the ability to ask and answer critical questions at appropriate times; and the desire to actively use the critical questions” (Browne & Keeley, 2010). In my examination of the Memo by Ms. Mary Ford APEU Director of Human Resources to Mr. Hector Fuentes, President, APEU Local No. 121, I will apply the 10 step method developed by Brown and Keeley, to examine the arguments made. What are the Issue and the Conclusion? Ms. Mary Ford APEU Director of Human Resources sent a memo to Mr. Hector Fuentes, President, APEU Local No.
Decision Making Process Wilmar Smith MGT/230 March 22, 2012 Ralph Apuan Decision Making Process Making decisions is about choices and how to go about them. Making a choice is about being decisive and following through with a plan and pushing forward. But how does one make a decision? According to “Bateman & Snell (2011)“, there are six steps in making a decision; identify and diagnose the problem, generate alternative solutions, evaluate alternatives, make the choice, implement the decision, and evaluate the decision.” (Bateman & Snell, 2011) The first step in making a decision is said to identify and diagnose the problem. This allows you to understand that a problem exists and that a solution must be formulated.
Detailed below are (Wysocki 2012, p. 188) six techniques that are quite suitable for initial planning estimates, which he developed during his consulting practice: 1) Extrapolating Based on Similarity to Other Activities (Wysocki 2012, p. 188) explained that “some of the activities of our Work Breakdown Structure may be similar to activities completed in other of our various projects, the recollections of those activities and their durations can be used to estimate the present task's duration”. “This process in some case may require extrapolating from the other task to this one and in most cases, using the estimates from those activities provides estimates that are good enough”(Wysocki 2012, p. 188). This method can improve to certain extent the accuracy of task duration estimate, owing to the fact that the activity is similar to various other projects carried out previously. This task duration estimation method can to a large extent reduce the task duration
The qualitative research seeks to explore a problem and develop a thorough understanding of the central research problem (Creswell, 2012, p. 16). There are times when using a mixed approach of both quantitative and qualitative methods can be used effectively in research. According to Kivkovic (2012), using both methods is a more holistic approach to researching business problems (p. 98). Another study, conducted by Venkatesh, Brown, and Bala (2013), posits that combining both approaches to research allows both exploratory and confirmatory questions to be addressed in the same research (p. 24). In the following paragraphs both a quantitative and qualitative research article will be compared and contrasted in relation to the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions in each study.
Another suggestion is that case study should be defined as a research strategy, an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context. Case study research can mean single and multiple case studies, can include quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence, and benefits from the prior development of theoretical propositions. Case studies should not be confused with qualitative research and they can be based on any mix of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research. Case studies emphasize detailed contextual analysis of a limited number of events or conditions and their relationships.
Identify alternatives to solve the above identified problem issue (Janet goes through one of the alternatives—add to her response and also repeat this process for other alternatives you identify) 8. Analyze the alternatives both qualitatively and quantitatively 9. Make a recommendation explaining why it was selected 10. Develop an implementation plan which should consist of the following: - Discuss how you will resolve the disadvantages you listed in your analysis of the recommendations that you made - Make recommendations regarding the operational issues that still must be addressed (see weaknesses) - Develop an action plan (who is going to do what, when) - Develop a cash flow illustrating the quantitative results of the recommendations 11. Assemble your report: 1.
• The TMM QC should be helping KFS to identify and solve their current problems. • A standardized IT system should be implemented to facilitate information exchange and problem detection. • We are recommending to keep the number of varieties of seats to a minimum since the increase in variety significantly elevated the problems. • Keep enforcing the TPS philosophy encapsulating (JIT, Heijunka, Jidoka, Kaizen, etc.) not just at TMM but introducing it at KFS and their other suppliers.
Language & discourse analysis | Language In Action | The Aspects of Coordination: A Clarkian Perspective | | | | Contents Introduction 1 Analysis 2 Coordination 2 Coordination strategies 3 Joint activity 4 Common ground 5 Conclusion 6 Bibliography 8 Appendix 9 Transcript Key 9 Transcript 10 Introduction The title of this essay I took influence from ‘Language In Use: a Clarkian Perspective’ (Griffiths, et al., 2009) because I shall be explaining and analysing the aspects of coordination from the viewpoint of H. Clark, with reference to several of his and Levinson’s theories, and the experiment two participants performed using a map. I shall focus on Clark's notions of coordination, coordination strategies and common ground, as well as Levinson’s joint activity structure. Coordination is what people have to do to make their individual actions fit together with those of others in a joint action. For instance, communication enables people to perform joint actions such as travelling to a destination, one person directing the driver where to go, and the other driving using the directions given. In the same way, the Map Task is performed by two participants, the Information Giver (IG) and the Information Follower (IF).