Question description Watch the PBS documentary http://www.pbs.org/video/2365860202/ Answer the following questions 1: What did you learn 2: What course lessons does this documentary speak to (mention either three readings, films, or presentations from the course) 3: How could the film be improved? Topics to Relate to the film Freedom to Think Reading Notes Social Identity Theory Reading Notes Social Identity Theory Reading Notes White Like Me Film Notes White Like Me Film Notes Lesson 3: Cultural Criticism and Creating Change Lesson 3: Cultural Criticism and Creating Change Lesson 3 Overview Lesson 3 Overview The Whites of their Eyes Reading Notes The Whites of their Eyes Reading Notes The Color Blind Double Bind Reading Notes The Color Blind Double Bind Reading Notes Communication Theories Communication Theories Cultural Criticism and Transformation Film Notes Cultural Criticism and Transformation Film Notes Lesson 4: Media Economics and Social Responsibility Lesson 4: Media Economics and Social Responsibility Lesson 4 Overview Lesson 4 Overview New Media Giants Reading Notes New Media Giants Reading Notes New Politics of Consumption Reading Notes New Politics of Consumption Reading Notes No Logo Film Notes No Logo Film Notes Mickey Mouse Monopoly Film Notes Mickey Mouse Monopoly Film Notes Lesson 5: Media Literacy and Social Construct Lesson 5: Media Literacy and Social Construct Lesson 5 Overview Lesson 5 Overview Mean Girls? Reading Notes Mean Girls? Reading Notes Media Literacy Reading Notes Media Literacy Reading Notes Television and Social Controls Reading Notes Television and Social Controls Reading Notes Miss Representation Film Notes Miss Representation Film Notes Lesson 6: Gender and Sexual Orientation as Social Construct Lesson 6: Gender and Sexual Orientation as Social Construct Lesson 6 Overview Lesson 6 Overview Reading the Romance of Fan Cultural Production Reading Notes Reading the Romance of Fan Cultural Production Reading Notes Exposure to the Lives of Lesbians and Gays Reading Notes Exposure to the Lives of Lesbians and Gays Reading Notes Further Off the Straight and Narrow Film Notes Further Off the Straight and Narrow Film Notes Tough Guise II Film Notes Tough Guise II Film Notes Lesson 7: Media, Violence, and the Cultural Indicators Project Lesson 7: Media, Violence, and the Cultural Indicators Project Lesson 7 Overview Lesson 7 Overview Television and the Cultural Indicators Reading Notes Television and the Cultural Indicators Reading Notes The Mean World Syndrome Film Notes The Mean World Syndrome Film Notes Lesson 8: Indigenous First Nation People, Hegemony, and Ideology of Subordination Lesson 8: Indigenous First Nation People, Hegemony, and Ideology of Subordination Lesson 8 Overview Lesson 8 Overview American Indians & Mass Media Reading Notes American Indians & Mass Media Reading Notes Gambling with Identity Reading Notes Gambling with Identity Reading Notes On Orientalism Film Notes On Orientalism Film Notes Reel Injun Film Notes Reel Injun Film Notes Lesson 9: Distinctive Ethnic Identity, Media Literacy, and Social Relationship Lesson 9: Distinctive Ethnic Identity, Media Literacy, and Social Relationship Lesson 9 Overview Lesson 9 Overview User-generated Racism Reading Notes User-generated Racism Reading Notes Hollywood Reel Arab Women Reading Notes Hollywood Reel Arab Women Reading Notes Latinos Beyond Reel Film Notes Latinos Beyond Reel Film Notes The Slanted Screen Film Notes The Slanted Screen Film Notes Lesson 10: Conditions of Ability, Identity, Media Litgeracy, and Social Relationship Lesson 10: Conditions of Ability, Identity, Media Litgeracy, and Social Relationship Lesson 10 Overview Lesson 10 Overview Consuming Image Reading Notes Consuming Image Reading Notes Supercrips Versus the Pitiful Handicapped Reading Notes Supercrips Versus the Pitiful Handicapped Reading Notes Whole: A Trinity of Being Film Notes Whole: A Trinity of Being Film Notes Artistic Horizon: Exploring the Arts Film Notes Artistic Horizon: Exploring the Arts Film Notes Art in the Eye of a Needle Film Art in the Eye of a Needle Film Lesson 11: Video Games: Entertainment, Internet, Media Literacy, and Cybersociety Lesson 11: Video Games: Entertainment, Internet, Media Literacy, and Cybersociety Lesson 11 Overview Lesson 11 Overview Violence, Sexuality, and Gender Stereotyping Reading Notes Violence, Sexuality, and Gender Stereotyping Reading Notes The Effects of Technological Advancement Reading Notes The Effects of Technological Advancement Reading Notes Joystick Warriors Film Notes Joystick Warriors Film Notes Exploring Creativity Exploring Creativity Lesson 12: Social Media, Internet, Media Literacy, and ICT World Citizenship Lesson 12: Social Media, Internet, Media Literacy, and ICT World Citizenship Lesson 12 Overview Lesson 12 Overview Universal Declaration of Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights Gendered Perspectives Reading Notes Gendered Perspectives Reading Notes Freedom of Expression Film Notes Freedom of Expression Film Notes Lesson 13: Global Populations, Citizenship, and Media Conglomerates Lesson 13: Global Populations, Citizenship, and Media Conglomerates Lesson 13 Overview Lesson 13 Overview Lesson 14: A Better World is Possible: Creating Visions Lesson 14: A Better World is Possible: Creating Visions Lesson 14 Overview Lesson 14 Overview Research Project Presentation Research Project Presentation

Question description

Watch the PBS documentary http://www.pbs.org/video/2365860202/

Answer the following questions

1: What did you learn

2: What course lessons does this documentary speak to (mention either three readings, films, or presentations from the course)

3: How could the film be improved?

Topics to Relate to the film

Freedom to Think Reading Notes

 

 

Lesson 3: Cultural Criticism and Creating Change

Lesson 3: Cultural Criticism and Creating Change

Lesson 4: Media Economics and Social Responsibility

Lesson 4: Media Economics and Social Responsibility

Lesson 5: Media Literacy and Social Construct

Lesson 5: Media Literacy and Social Construct

Lesson 6: Gender and Sexual Orientation as Social Construct

Lesson 6: Gender and Sexual Orientation as Social Construct

Lesson 7: Media, Violence, and the Cultural Indicators Project

Lesson 7: Media, Violence, and the Cultural Indicators Project

Lesson 8: Indigenous First Nation People, Hegemony, and Ideology of Subordination

Lesson 8: Indigenous First Nation People, Hegemony, and Ideology of Subordination

Lesson 9: Distinctive Ethnic Identity, Media Literacy, and Social Relationship

Lesson 9: Distinctive Ethnic Identity, Media Literacy, and Social Relationship

Lesson 10: Conditions of Ability, Identity, Media Litgeracy, and Social Relationship

Lesson 10: Conditions of Ability, Identity, Media Litgeracy, and Social Relationship

Lesson 11: Video Games: Entertainment, Internet, Media Literacy, and Cybersociety

Lesson 11: Video Games: Entertainment, Internet, Media Literacy, and Cybersociety

Lesson 12: Social Media, Internet, Media Literacy, and ICT World Citizenship

Lesson 12: Social Media, Internet, Media Literacy, and ICT World Citizenship

Lesson 13: Global Populations, Citizenship, and Media Conglomerates

Lesson 13: Global Populations, Citizenship, and Media Conglomerates

Lesson 14: A Better World is Possible: Creating Visions

Lesson 14: A Better World is Possible: Creating Visions

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Question description In this assignment, you will continue your examination of one of the following high-profile criminal cases (which you started in the Case Study of a Criminal Offender- Part 1): Susan Smith. In this assignment, the focus moves to the fact that all three used the insanity defense. One of the key aspects of these criminal cases involves the inclusion of psychological evaluations or diagnoses used during the criminal justice process. Also, in this assignment, you will apply the facts as you have learned them from various resources to reach your own conclusions about the verdicts of these trials. http://web.b.ebscohost.com.library.capella.edu/eho… http://web.b.ebscohost.com.library.capella.edu/eho… Instruction In your paper: Analyze how psychological assessments or evaluations were used in the criminal proceedings. Describe your reaction to the court verdict and if you agree or disagree with the final disposition. If you agree, make sure that you thoroughly defend that position. If you do not agree, include what you believe would be the appropriate verdict and use appropriate critical reasoning. Support your agreement or disagreement with examples from the offender’s history, referring to course materials as well as a minimum of two external sources beyond the assigned articles. You may use journal articles, books, credible Web sites, and newspaper articles to support your explanation. Use 3 scholarly sources as references in APA Format. 3-4 pages of material is required along with in-text citations. Please add web address in reference if using a webpage.

Question description

In this assignment, you will continue your examination of one of the following high-profile criminal cases (which you started in the Case Study of a Criminal Offender- Part 1):

  • Susan Smith.

In this assignment, the focus moves to the fact that all three used the insanity defense. One of the key aspects of these criminal cases involves the inclusion of psychological evaluations or diagnoses used during the criminal justice process.

Also, in this assignment, you will apply the facts as you have learned them from various resources to reach your own conclusions about the verdicts of these trials.

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.library.capella.edu/eho…

http://web.b.ebscohost.com.library.capella.edu/eho…

Instruction

In your paper:

  • Analyze how psychological assessments or evaluations were used in the criminal proceedings.
  • Describe your reaction to the court verdict and if you agree or disagree with the final disposition. If you agree, make sure that you thoroughly defend that position. If you do not agree, include what you believe would be the appropriate verdict and use appropriate critical reasoning.
  • Support your agreement or disagreement with examples from the offender’s history, referring to course materials as well as a minimum of two external sources beyond the assigned articles. You may use journal articles, books, credible Web sites, and newspaper articles to support your explanation.

Use 3 scholarly sources as references in APA Format. 3-4 pages of material is required along with in-text citations. Please add web address in reference if using a webpage.

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Question description Follow the instructions provided in “Critique of Research Studies Instructions.” When turning in the final submission, please arrange the elements in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative Article Critique, References (should include the two articles, the text, and any other additional sources). Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Question description

Follow the instructions provided in “Critique of Research Studies Instructions.”

When turning in the final submission, please arrange the elements in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative Article Critique, References (should include the two articles, the text, and any other additional sources).

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Question description Term Paper Help The course term paper will also serve as the Student Learning Outcome project. It should consist of 1,500 words. The Student will: Investigate, analyze and write a report on the legal issues presented by the a legal situation with which the student is familiar, focusing on those areas of law presented in this course, such as torts, crimes and contract law. To the Following Standard: Identifies an appropriate legal situation; designs an investigation plan to acquire the necessary facts of the situation; conducts the investigation, identifies the issues these facts present; writes a report on the legal issues and possible solutions, and makes an oral presentation before their fellow students. Plan of Action: Identify an appropriate legal situation from your own experience or that of your friends neighbours and family members design an investigation plan to acquire the necessary facts of the situation list what information you need and where to acquire it conducts the investigation acquire the information by interviewing those impacted by the situation researching the law in the textbook (Business Law: Text and Cases 13th Edition) identify the issues these facts present an issue identifies the question of law raised by the facts and mentions the key facts to put the legal question into context write a report on the legal issues and possible solutions outline your report using the FIRAC outline but with much more detail Possible Format of the Report Introduction – The Story Complete story about 500 words, who, what when where Key Facts – Material a paragraph of the facts which will make a difference to the outcome Issue — pick one that matches the material of one of the chapters Rule – describe the rule and it elements – use the chapters to find this rule Analysis – apply key facts to each element of the rule Conclusion legal / logical outcome based on your analysis what really happened – compare theoretical result to real life

Question description

Term Paper Help

The course term paper will also serve as the Student Learning Outcome project. It should consist of 1,500 words.

The Student will:

Investigate, analyze and write a report on the legal issues presented by the a legal situation with which the student is familiar, focusing on those areas of law presented in this course, such as torts, crimes and contract law.

To the Following Standard:

Identifies an appropriate legal situation; designs an investigation plan to acquire the necessary facts of the situation; conducts the investigation, identifies the issues these facts present; writes a report on the legal issues and possible solutions, and makes an oral presentation before their fellow students.

Plan of Action:

  1. Identify an appropriate legal situation

from your own experience or that of your friends neighbours and family members

  1. design an investigation plan to acquire the necessary facts of the situation

list what information you need and where to acquire it

  1. conducts the investigation

acquire the information by

interviewing those impacted by the situation

researching the law in the textbook (Business Law: Text and Cases 13th Edition)

  1. identify the issues these facts present

an issue identifies the question of law raised by the facts and mentions the key facts to put the legal question into context

  1. write a report on the legal issues and possible solutions

outline your report using the FIRAC outline but with much more detail

Possible Format of the Report

Introduction – The Story Complete story about 500 words, who, what when where

Key Facts – Material a paragraph of the facts which will make a difference to the outcome

Issue — pick one that matches the material of one of the chapters

Rule – describe the rule and it elements – use the chapters to find this rule

Analysis – apply key facts to each element of the rule

Conclusion

  1. legal / logical outcome based on your analysis
  2. what really happened – compare theoretical result to real life

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FIN 370 Week 4 Discussion Question Worksheet Reference: Jordan. B., Ross. S., &Westerfield R. (2016). Fundamental of Corporate Finance (11th ed.) New York, NY: MC Graw-Hill. Instructions: Minimum of 125 words for each question with in-text citation and reference ________________________________________________________ Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 13: Return, Risk, and the Security Market Line What are the differences between systematic and nonsystematic risk? ____________________________________________________________________ Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 14: Cost of Capital What is the definition of weighted average cost of capital? ____________________________________________________________________ Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 16: Financial Leverage and Capital Structure Policy Question 1 How do increases in debt affect the weighted average cost of capital? Question 2 What is leverage and why would you use it? What is some potential pitfalls as well? ________________________________________________________________ Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 17: Dividends and Payout Policy Question 1 How does dividend policy affect the growth of a firm? Question 2 If you are getting paid a dividend, do you want cash or stock? Why or why not? Please explain _____________________________________________________________________________ Finance Fundamentals What is the definition of Beta as used in corporate finance? ___________________________________________________________________ Making Investment Decisions What are the primary inputs in the calculation of the weighted average cost of capital?

FIN 370 Week 4 Discussion Question Worksheet

 

Reference: Jordan. B., Ross. S., &Westerfield R. (2016). Fundamental of Corporate Finance (11th ed.) New York, NY: MC Graw-Hill.

 

Instructions: Minimum of 125 words for each question with in-text citation and reference

________________________________________________________

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 13: Return, Risk, and the Security Market Line
What are the differences between systematic and nonsystematic risk?

 

 

____________________________________________________________________

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 14: Cost of Capital
What is the definition of weighted average cost of capital?

 

____________________________________________________________________

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 16: Financial Leverage and Capital Structure Policy

 

Question 1


How do increases in debt affect the weighted average cost of capital?

 

Question 2

What is leverage and why would you use it?  What is some potential pitfalls as well?

________________________________________________________________

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Ch. 17: Dividends and Payout Policy


Question 1

How does dividend policy affect the growth of a firm?

 

 

Question 2
If you are getting paid a dividend, do you want cash or stock?  Why or why not? Please explain

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

Finance Fundamentals
What is the definition of Beta as used in corporate finance?

 

___________________________________________________________________

Making Investment Decisions
What are the primary inputs in the calculation of the weighted average cost of capital?

 

 

 

 

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Many companies benefit from outsourcing services because it allows the company to lower costs, focus on its organizational culture, and increase the speed and quality of services. You have been asked to analyze how the outsourced service interacts with your company’s clients. Read and select 1 of the following scenarios to complete the assignment: In 2009, the U.S. Stimulus Act changed the way health care providers use electronic health records (EHR). A local clinic was informed that to avoid penalties it would need to adopt a qualified EHR system. The clinic managers discussed two options: 1) adopting an in house EHR system and 2) outsourcing the EHRs. After weighing the pros and cons of each option, the company decided to outsource the EHRs. Recent research shows that many companies are starting to explore the idea of outsourcing for their human resources department. A large pharmaceutical company has begun discussing outsourcing their human resources department. Atwood Laboratories is a small company that completes lab work and bills its patients using two staff members. A larger laboratory in the neighborhood closed its doors recently, which has increased Atwood’s patients and billing. The company is considering outsourcing its patient billing to accommodate the influx of patients. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following: Identify the relationship of the outsourced service and the impact to the organizational structure. Describe the benefit and alignment of outsourcing services on organizational culture. Describe how a company can align the client experience with the outsourced service along with your organizational culture. Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Many companies benefit from outsourcing services because it allows the company to lower costs, focus on its organizational culture, and increase the speed and quality of services. You have been asked to analyze how the outsourced service interacts with your company’s clients.

Read and select 1 of the following scenarios to complete the assignment:

In 2009, the U.S. Stimulus Act changed the way health care providers use electronic health records (EHR). A local clinic was informed that to avoid penalties it would need to adopt a qualified EHR system. The clinic managers discussed two options: 1) adopting an in house EHR system and 2) outsourcing the EHRs. After weighing the pros and cons of each option, the company decided to outsource the EHRs. Recent research shows that many companies are starting to explore the idea of outsourcing for their human resources department. A large pharmaceutical company has begun discussing outsourcing their human resources department. Atwood Laboratories is a small company that completes lab work and bills its patients using two staff members. A larger laboratory in the neighborhood closed its doors recently, which has increased Atwood’s patients and billing. The company is considering outsourcing its patient billing to accommodate the influx of patients.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:

Identify the relationship of the outsourced service and the impact to the organizational structure. Describe the benefit and alignment of outsourcing services on organizational culture. Describe how a company can align the client experience with the outsourced service along with your organizational culture.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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seven discussion questions. Reply must be 75 words or more Please provide references for answers. Watch Segment 7, “Correlational Method” of the “Exploring Qualitative Methods” video, located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. 1. If there was a perfect relationship between two variables, what would the scatterplot look like? (Use for question two also). 2. Why? 3. Does a negative correlation mean there is a weaker relationship between two variables? (Use for question 4 also) 4. Why or why not? 5. Explain three assumptions for the evaluation of a correlation coefficient. 6. Explain when you would use a Spearman and a point-biserial. 7. Explain when you would use a phi correlation coefficient.

seven discussion questions. Reply must be 75 words or more Please provide references for answers.

Watch Segment 7, “Correlational Method” of the “Exploring Qualitative Methods” video, located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

1. If there was a perfect relationship between two variables, what would the scatterplot look like? (Use for question two also).

2. Why?

3. Does a negative correlation mean there is a weaker relationship between two variables? (Use for question 4 also)

4. Why or why not?

5. Explain three assumptions for the evaluation of a correlation coefficient.

6. Explain when you would use a Spearman and a point-biserial.

7. Explain when you would use a phi correlation coefficient.

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Theory defines, assumes, proposes, explains, and predicts what the research outcome is likely to prove (right or wrong). It is an integrated body of propositions, assumptions, and definitions that are related in explaining and predicting relationships between two or more variables. Theory could be any of the following: deductive inductive grounded axiomatic On the other hand, hypotheses are statements or assertions derived from theory that can be tested by scientific inquiry and that are capable of being refuted, and their tests may result in support or nonsupport for the theory from which they were derived. Prepare a 5-page paper that address the following questions: What are the key differences between the 4 identified types of research theories above? Is any one type of theory more valid than the others? Why or why not? What are the differences and similarities (if any) between theory and hypothesis? What are variables, and why are they important components of theoretical schemes? APA format. 5 pages. No plagerism. 5 sources cited througout the paper. Reference page and abstract.

Theory defines, assumes, proposes, explains, and predicts what the research outcome is likely to prove (right or wrong). It is an integrated body of propositions, assumptions, and definitions that are related in explaining and predicting relationships between two or more variables. Theory could be any of the following:

  • deductive
  • inductive
  • grounded
  • axiomatic

On the other hand, hypotheses are statements or assertions derived from theory that can be tested by scientific inquiry and that are capable of being refuted, and their tests may result in support or nonsupport for the theory from which they were derived.

Prepare a 5-page paper that address the following questions:

  • What are the key differences between the 4 identified types of research theories above?
  • Is any one type of theory more valid than the others? Why or why not?
  • What are the differences and similarities (if any) between theory and hypothesis?
  • What are variables, and why are they important components of theoretical schemes?

APA format. 5 pages.  No plagerism. 5 sources cited througout the paper. Reference page and abstract.

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What is the meaning of market equilibrium? Explain why everyone is not satisfied with a particular equilibrium point? (Ch. 3) 2. Discuss a benefit and a cost of raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. from its present $7.25/hr. (Ch.4) 3. It is said the nation’s legal system is a public good. Does the legal system have the key characteristics of a public good? Explain. (Ch. 5) 4. A product has a negative income elasticity. What does that measure tell us about the product? (Ch. 19) 5. Define the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility. What is the significance of this law? (Ch.20) 6. Which three costs are primarily used in economic decision making? (Ch.22)

What is the meaning of market equilibrium? Explain why everyone is not satisfied with a particular equilibrium point? (Ch. 3)

 

 

  1. Discuss a benefit and a cost of raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. from its present $7.25/hr. (Ch.4)

 

 

  1. It is said the nation’s legal system is a public good. Does the legal system have the key characteristics of a public good? Explain. (Ch. 5)

 

 

  1. A product has a negative income elasticity. What does that measure tell us about the product? (Ch. 19)

 

 

  1. Define the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility. What is the significance of this law? (Ch.20)

 

 

  1. Which three costs are primarily used in economic decision making? (Ch.22)

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Assignment 3: Preparing for the Informational Interview An informational interview is a recommended tool for exploring career options. This assignment is designed to prepare you for an informational interview of a professional in the field of psychology. You will conduct this informational interview during Module 2. Here, in Module 1, you will create a script, design a list of questions, and identify the person you hope to interview. You also need to schedule the interview. In M3 Assignment 2 LASA 1, you will submit a written account of the informational interview you conducted with the psychology professional. You will ask the interviewee to describe the educational and training steps (the career paths) he or she took to reach the current position. You will also ask the interviewee to describe, in some detail, the job responsibilities associated with the position. The interview must be at least thirty minutes long. Ideally, it should be conducted in person. If that is not feasible, a phone interview is adequate. For this assignment, do the following: Begin to prepare for this informational interview by identifying the professional you plan to interview. Ideally, the professional should be engaged in a career that you hope to pursue. (You may want to identify a second candidate in case your initial choice is unable to complete the interview with you.) This professional may work in your local area, but that is not necessary. If you cannot identify a professional easily, ask your friends and family if they know anyone who works in the field of psychology. You may also want to phone your local community mental health center or social services agency to ask for names and contact information of potential professionals you could interview. Contact your facilitator for guidance if you have difficulty in identifying someone. Provide the following identifying information about the individual you have selected: The name The job title (licensed psychologist, social worker, or case manager) The level of education (a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree) A description of job responsibilities or day-to-day tasks The type of license, if applicable The state of residence and practice The e-mail address or phone number Develop a list of at least fifteen questions to ask in your informational interview. Research possible questions to include using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet. Refer to the “Job Resources” document to do an Internet search using the search terms “informational interview questions” in order to find suggested questions. Be sure to put them into your own words for the purpose of this assignment and to give credit to your source by using in-text citations and a reference list in APA format. Ask the interviewee about his or her work, academic preparation, and advice. In addition, include the interviewee’s answers to questions on the following topics: The experience, skills, and knowledge necessary for success in a career in psychology or in graduate school Relevant professional organizations His or her views on professional ethics and academic integrity The role of psychological research in his or her work His or her greatest challenges and rewards His or her reasons for choosing the field Develop a script (word-for-word written statement) that you will use during the warm-up (meet-and-greet) portion of the interview. What will you say to the interviewee when you meet him or her? What will you do? For example, will you shake the person’s hand and introduce yourself? Include small talk of a professional nature that will serve as an introduction and explanation of the purpose of the interview. Demonstrate in your script your ability to interact professionally and effectively in a professional environment. This assignment is preparatory work for the interview to be conducted later in this course. Do not conduct the interview for this assignment.

Assignment 3: Preparing for the Informational Interview

An informational interview is a recommended tool for exploring career options. This assignment is designed to prepare you for an informational interview of a professional in the field of psychology. You will conduct this informational interview during Module 2. Here, in Module 1, you will create a script, design a list of questions, and identify the person you hope to interview. You also need to schedule the interview.

In M3 Assignment 2 LASA 1, you will submit a written account of the informational interview you conducted with the psychology professional.

You will ask the interviewee to describe the educational and training steps (the career paths) he or she took to reach the current position. You will also ask the interviewee to describe, in some detail, the job responsibilities associated with the position. The interview must be at least thirty minutes long. Ideally, it should be conducted in person. If that is not feasible, a phone interview is adequate.

For this assignment, do the following:

  • Begin to prepare for this informational interview by identifying the professional you plan to interview. Ideally, the professional should be engaged in a career that you hope to pursue. (You may want to identify a second candidate in case your initial choice is unable to complete the interview with you.) This professional may work in your local area, but that is not necessary. If you cannot identify a professional easily, ask your friends and family if they know anyone who works in the field of psychology. You may also want to phone your local community mental health center or social services agency to ask for names and contact information of potential professionals you could interview. Contact your facilitator for guidance if you have difficulty in identifying someone.
  • Provide the following identifying information about the individual you have selected:
    • The name
    • The job title (licensed psychologist, social worker, or case manager)
    • The level of education (a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree)
    • A description of job responsibilities or day-to-day tasks
    • The type of license, if applicable
    • The state of residence and practice
    • The e-mail address or phone number
  • Develop a list of at least fifteen questions to ask in your informational interview. Research possible questions to include using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet. Refer to the “Job Resources” document to do an Internet search using the search terms “informational interview questions” in order to find suggested questions. Be sure to put them into your own words for the purpose of this assignment and to give credit to your source by using in-text citations and a reference list in APA format.
  • Ask the interviewee about his or her work, academic preparation, and advice. In addition, include the interviewee’s answers to questions on the following topics:
    • The experience, skills, and knowledge necessary for success in a career in psychology or in graduate school
    • Relevant professional organizations
    • His or her views on professional ethics and academic integrity
    • The role of psychological research in his or her work
    • His or her greatest challenges and rewards
    • His or her reasons for choosing the field
  • Develop a script (word-for-word written statement) that you will use during the warm-up (meet-and-greet) portion of the interview. What will you say to the interviewee when you meet him or her? What will you do? For example, will you shake the person’s hand and introduce yourself? Include small talk of a professional nature that will serve as an introduction and explanation of the purpose of the interview. Demonstrate in your script your ability to interact professionally and effectively in a professional environment.
  • This assignment is preparatory work for the interview to be conducted later in this course. Do notconduct the interview for this assignment.

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