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Generalizing Study Results

Generalizability is the extent to which research findings from your sample population can be applicable to a larger population. There are many best practices for ensuring generalizability. Two of those are making sure the sample is as much like the population as possible and making sure that the sample size is large enough to mitigate the chance of differences within the population. For this Discussion, read the case study titled “Social Work Research: Program Evaluation” and consider how the particular study results can be generalizable.
Write your explanation of who the sample is. Also explain steps researchers took to ensure generalizability. Be sure to discuss how the study results could possibly be generalizable. Please use the resources to support your answer.
SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH: PROGRAM EVALUTATION
Social Work Research: Program Evaluation
Major federal legislation was enacted in 1996 related to welfare reform. Financial assistance programs at the national level for low-income families have been in place since the mid-1960s through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, or welfare reform, created TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Major components of the new TANF program were to limit new recipients of cash aid to no more than 2 years of TANF assistance at a time and to receive no more than 5 years of combined TANF assistance with other service programs during their lifetimes. The goal was to make public assistance a temporary, rather than a long-term, program for families with children. Beyond these general rules, each of the 50 states was given substantial latitude to adopt requirements to fit their own objectives. The new law also allowed states that reduced their public assistance expenses to keep whatever support was already being provided by the federal government for use at their own discretion. This was seen as a way to encourage states to reduce welfare dependency.
In response, the state of California decided to call its new program CalWORKs, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program. CalWORKs is California’s application of the new TANF federal law. Like most of the other states, CalWORKs provided its 58 counties with a fair amount of discretion in how to implement the new provisions. Some counties chose to develop strong upfront “employment-first” rules that mandated recipients be employed as soon as possible. Others chose a response that included testing and assessment and the provision of education and training services.
One of the largest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area developed several options for CalWORKs recipients, including immediate job readiness (Job Club) help, remedial education for recipients lacking basic skills, and vocational training at local community colleges and adult education centers for those seeking higher level education and skills. Recipients could take up to 5 years to complete these activities and even longer in certain circumstances to maximize their chances of success. Recipients were predominantly single mothers. If recipients fully complied with the rules, they received a variety of financial incentives, while those who did not comply received sanctions that often resulted in reduced benefit levels. The county provided grants to a wide array of education, training, and service programs to work as partners in serving the needs of participants.
In 1996, the county’s CalWORKs program enrolled approximately 22,000 families in various forms of public assistance programs. Of these, approximately 10,000 elected to participate in one of the education and training programs, 9,000 elected to attend intensive job placement (Job Club) classes, and the remaining 3,000 opted to not comply with the new program and accepted reduced benefit sanctions.
To meet its state and federal mandates, the county carefully tracked the progress of all program participants and compiled comprehensive quarterly reports that summarized assignments and outcomes at each of the contracted partner sites as well as countywide trends. During the first 11 years of the program, from 1996 through 2007, the county’s public assistance roles were reduced by approximately 40%, from more than 22,000 to about 13,000 families. The best results were obtained among participants in education and training programs, who accounted for about two-thirds of long-term outcome success, although this group was also found to be more costly to the local CalWORKs program during their years of study. These costs, in addition to the longer period of monthly benefits received, also included the cost of education and training and, in some cases, childcare expenses. Among the participants who were placed in the immediate job search (Job Club) program, total costs to the county were somewhat less per year, but more than 50% were still not successful in gaining employment, and those that did find a job received a much lower salary and fewer benefits, and another 23% fell back on CalWORKs after later losing their employment.
Although the results of the CalWORKs program in this county seemed to be following a mostly positive trend from 1996 through 2007, the situation changed dramatically in the opposite direction during the national economic downturn from 2007 through 2011. Total public assistance rolls more than doubled to about 30,000 during this time as the local and state unemployment rate rapidly grew from about 7% to more than 12%. The county was initially successful in getting the state to grant it waivers to allow recipients to extend their period of benefits during education and training, but these waivers were considerably restricted after 2011 due to major state budget cuts. Between 2011 and early 2013 the total number of recipients began to decline again by about 10% from its peak 2 years earlier. However, the total number of CalWORKs recipients is at 27,000, still about 5,000 recipients higher than when the program started in 1996.
Compounding the difficulty of more people becoming eligible for CalWORKs’ benefits due to poor economic conditions, the state’s budget crisis prompted a reduction in state allocations to counties and recipients. Nonetheless, county administrators were still pleased to report that more than more than 16,000 recipients during the program were able to obtain employment or other support that eliminated their dependency on cash public assistance.
REFERENCE
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014).Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
Social Work Research: Program Evaluation

Literature

“Little Red Riding Hood” and “Freeway.” Choose one of the following options: 1) Prepare a Proppian Analysis of “Freeway” 2) Identify the themes from “Little Red Riding Hood” that “Freeway” chooses to emphasize, and explain how “Freeway” interprets those themes (250 words)

Sociology

watch schindler’s list movie

(http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2iiz0f)

and answer the questions in the attachment.

A modern illuminated manuscript

Step 1: Research
Research illuminated Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Illuminated manuscripts were created throughout the Renaissance era. Your search may take you to numerous examples from the East and India as well as examples created by monks in the West. In addition, search museum databases such as the Smithsonian Institution using the keywords “illustrated poem” and “poem” to get a modern perspective on the artistic potential of embellished writing. You may find inspiration in any work of art that combines words and imagery. As you do your research, consider the following questions: What stories or poems would would a modern day manuscript tell What media would it be done in. To whom would it be directed

Step 2: Studio Project
A modern illuminated manuscript would combine art and writing, but the inspiration behind it can be entirely personal. Think of a story or poem you would like to embellish. The appearance of the words themselves should be decorative, so you may want to handwrite your text, but you may also find inspiration in the use of fonts from your computer in Artforms Chapter 9: Graphic Design.

Once you have your printed matter on your page, complete your modern illuminated page by embellishing the poem or story with personally significant drawings, paintings, or other decorative elements. Be creative! Consider “illuminating” part of the work with metallic details. This is a modern work that should be meaningful to you. Recommended materials include a sturdy Bristol Board or heavy drawing paper, watercolors, pencil, India ink, and metallic acrylic paints.

Insert an image of your final work into a document file, and answer the following questions in short essay format (500-600 words). Do not simply answer these questions. Weave your answers into your writing.

Did you find that the words of your story or poem became more meaningful through the embellishment process
Do you value the message the poem or story sends now that you have paired the words with narrative, symbolic, or decorative imagery
When your work was complete, did you want to share it and the text’s message with others
Why do you think the practice of embellishing spiritual material with beautiful imagery was so important in the medieval era Would this have been a good way to convey the messages of the “book-based religions” If so, why
What did the poem or story mean to you, and, on a personal level, has this project increased the meaningful content of the text itself

Read Chapter 11 in Your Kids, Their Lives called You Can’t Take Back the Wind.

After reading Chapter 11, borrow a child (your own or a relatives’ or a friends’) between the ages of 7 – 15. Choose a topic you want to talk about with the child. Be sure it is age appropriate.

Show how you used the conversational techniques of the chapter with this child. What techniques worked best Be very specific.

What principles discussed in the chapter promote better communication between a parent and a child

What things should parents avoid if they want open and honest conversations with their children

What are the guidelines of family meetings

global information system strategy on Cloud Storage

look at the this video for the doing this assessment it will explain you how to start the work

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=ziEZw2XXVFU&feature=youtu.be

1) you have select a company in place of XYZ Inc
2) need only power point presentation
3) i have given sample for cost analysis in excel and word
4)flow the marking criteria

Psychological analysis text 1

Late Roman artistic volition wanted to see the individual shape of a building in its three-dimensional, fully spatial boundaries. Connected with this was the separation of the individual shape out of the universal visual plane (ground) and its isolation from the ground level and from other individual shapes. I would like to bring to the attention of the scholars an art historical source, which has been to date neglected to the same degree as the literary sources were, which contain external, local and time data that have been the object of greatest appreciation and diligent studies. Yet a time which liked to perceive the work of art as a mechanistic product of raw material, technique and the immediate external reason of purpose, could in the utterances of authors concerning the artistic volition of their time, see nothing else than speculative fantasies: in the eyes of the art materialists there exists no conscious artistic volition and what was said about it in earlier times could in the best case be just a worthless self-deception, not to say, intended deception. But whoever realized that mankind meant to see the visual appearances according to oulines and color on the plane or in space at different times in a different manner, will without hesitation, be familiar with the thought that the utterances of studious and learned men about what they expected from the work of art of their time deserve full attention from art historical research. This can be see as a medium which might help us test whether ideas reached by us with our subjective observation about the leading artistic intentions of a certain period were indeed the ideas of those belonging to the period. In other words, if at that time one indeed wanted from the visual arts what we imagine it to have been based on our investigation of the monuments, then this obviously will be the true and only realiable proof for our results of research.
Paper instructions:

For Text 1, answer the following questions:

1. What is the ‘artistic volition’ mentioned in this text

2. In which architectural fetures does one see the result of this artistic volition

3.To what other explanation of the origins, or causes, of artistic creation is this volition compared in the text

Philosophy

Do humans have free will Why or why not (Hint: you will want to make sure that you a) define what you mean by “free will,” which is not a trivial issue, b) give argument(s) and evidence in support of your answer.)
Hey I for got to add my opinion, and I believe Humans do!

secularization

Read chapters 3 and 4, and the “Coda” in
[Religion & Culture in the West: A Primer by Dell deChant], and write a paper presenting both sides of the “Secularization Dispute.” Without favoring either side, explain how the emergence of New Religions can be seen as a challenge to the secularization thesis and also how it can be accounted for in the context of the thesis itself. Be sure to include a good definition of the secularization thesis and examples of New Religions in the context of your presentation. Finally, from a neutral perspective, explain which of the two positions gives the best account of the status of religion and secularization in contemporary culture in light of the emergence of New Religions given earlier in the paper.

Finance

Bill is a young professional who comes to you for help. He earns a very good salary (+$100,000) and is trying to figure out what to do with all his money. He has a checking and a savings account and no debt. He comes to you for help on how to handle his finances.

How would you apply the principles outlined in Modules One through Three to help Bill with his finances

Papers should be 3-4 pages in length, include a title page, and follow APA formatting. Use the link below to submit your assignment.