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Please engage in a thoughtful discussion this week regarding Physician Assisted Suicide and “Right to Die” Legislation. Your discussion topics, should include, but is not limited to, the following topics:  What states have Physician Assisted Suicide Laws?  What are the specific requirements/regulations for Physician Assisted Suicide?  What states have “Right to Die” legislation?  What are the requirements/regulations for a patient being able to end their life under “Right to Die” legislation?  What are the difference (if any) between Physician Assisted Suicide and “Right to Die” legislation?  What are your personal thoughts on these topics?
Be sure to use APA citations for all resources that you use.
400 words

Psychology homework help

Psychology homework help

 According to Johnson and Onwuegbuzie (2004) there are a number of different strategies that can be used when conducting mixed-method research. What are those different strategies? How does one go about choosing among those different strategies? What factors are important to consider when deciding which strategy to use?
 
Johnson, R. B., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2004). Mixed Methods Research: A research paradigm whose time has come, Educational Researcher, 33(7), 14-26.
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    ERarticleonmixedmethods.pdf

Psychology homework help

 According to Johnson and Onwuegbuzie (2004) there are a number of different strategies that can be used when conducting mixed-method research. What are those different strategies? How does one go about choosing among those different strategies? What factors are important to consider when deciding which strategy to use?
 
Johnson, R. B., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2004). Mixed Methods Research: A research paradigm whose time has come, Educational Researcher, 33(7), 14-26.
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    ERarticleonmixedmethods.pdf

Psychology homework help

Requirements:

  • Your reflection post needs to be at least 10 full sentences; there is no maximum limit
  • Your post must be written in your own words 
  • If you refer to a source such as an article, video, or a book, provide a link or other identifying information about the source. Sources are not required for this reflection post, but they might be relevant. The source could be our textbook. If you refer to sources, use APA format citations (in-text citations and a reference list; see the APA resources in Canvas)
  • Respond to 2 other students’ posts. Your responses have no specific length requirements, but you need to refer to something in the student’s post, showing that you read it (something like “I agree” or “Interesting!” is not enough for the points). If you respond to a student that initially responded to you, that also counts as one of your responses (the idea is obviously to generate discussion here)

GRADING:

10 points for your own post (you get the full points if your post is at least 10 sentences and your discussion is relevant to the topic; your opinions, ideas and experiences are not graded for “accuracy”)
 

REFLECTION TOPIC: CORRELATION

One of the important distinctions between correlational and experimental research methods is that while experiments can tell us something about cause and effect (because we carefully manipulate some variable and try to control extraneous variables), correlational research cannot (because we only observe and measure the variables and don’t manipulate them). Just because X is related to Y does not mean that X causes Y.
One example of this is that there’s a correlation between length of marriage and hair loss in men, such that men who have been married for a longer time tend to have less hair on their head. Does this mean that marriage causes hair loss? Well, maybe, but there’s probably a third variable involved here: age (older men tend to have less hair and are more likely to have been married longer than younger men).
Another example: Women who give birth at older maternal ages live longer than women whose last child is born when they are younger. Does giving birth at an older maternal age cause women to live longer? Not necessarily; a possible third variable might be rate of aging (how fast a person ages): women who age slower are still able to have children at older ages, and they also live longer because they age slower (this means that giving birth did not cause the increased longevity).  For another famous third variable example, see my lecture for this module.
Note that the third variable must cause/explain BOTH of the correlated variables.
 
Question : We often believe that two things are related, even though in actuality we just notice random coincidences. For example, some people may believe that when they wash their car it will soon rain, and when couples adopt they immediately get pregnant. We easily perceive patterns even when they are not there. This phenomenon is called an illusory correlation. Can you identify any illusory correlations that you or people you know hold (or have held in the past)?

Psychology homework help

Requirements:

  • Your reflection post needs to be at least 10 full sentences; there is no maximum limit
  • Your post must be written in your own words 
  • If you refer to a source such as an article, video, or a book, provide a link or other identifying information about the source. Sources are not required for this reflection post, but they might be relevant. The source could be our textbook. If you refer to sources, use APA format citations (in-text citations and a reference list; see the APA resources in Canvas)
  • Respond to 2 other students’ posts. Your responses have no specific length requirements, but you need to refer to something in the student’s post, showing that you read it (something like “I agree” or “Interesting!” is not enough for the points). If you respond to a student that initially responded to you, that also counts as one of your responses (the idea is obviously to generate discussion here)

GRADING:

10 points for your own post (you get the full points if your post is at least 10 sentences and your discussion is relevant to the topic; your opinions, ideas and experiences are not graded for “accuracy”)
 

REFLECTION TOPIC: CORRELATION

One of the important distinctions between correlational and experimental research methods is that while experiments can tell us something about cause and effect (because we carefully manipulate some variable and try to control extraneous variables), correlational research cannot (because we only observe and measure the variables and don’t manipulate them). Just because X is related to Y does not mean that X causes Y.
One example of this is that there’s a correlation between length of marriage and hair loss in men, such that men who have been married for a longer time tend to have less hair on their head. Does this mean that marriage causes hair loss? Well, maybe, but there’s probably a third variable involved here: age (older men tend to have less hair and are more likely to have been married longer than younger men).
Another example: Women who give birth at older maternal ages live longer than women whose last child is born when they are younger. Does giving birth at an older maternal age cause women to live longer? Not necessarily; a possible third variable might be rate of aging (how fast a person ages): women who age slower are still able to have children at older ages, and they also live longer because they age slower (this means that giving birth did not cause the increased longevity).  For another famous third variable example, see my lecture for this module.
Note that the third variable must cause/explain BOTH of the correlated variables.
 
Question : We often believe that two things are related, even though in actuality we just notice random coincidences. For example, some people may believe that when they wash their car it will soon rain, and when couples adopt they immediately get pregnant. We easily perceive patterns even when they are not there. This phenomenon is called an illusory correlation. Can you identify any illusory correlations that you or people you know hold (or have held in the past)?

Psychology homework help

Requirements:

  • Your reflection post needs to be at least 10 full sentences; there is no maximum limit
  • Your post must be written in your own words 
  • If you refer to a source such as an article, video, or a book, provide a link or other identifying information about the source. Sources are not required for this reflection post, but they might be relevant. The source could be our textbook. If you refer to sources, use APA format citations (in-text citations and a reference list; see the APA resources in Canvas)
  • Respond to 2 other students’ posts. Your responses have no specific length requirements, but you need to refer to something in the student’s post, showing that you read it (something like “I agree” or “Interesting!” is not enough for the points). If you respond to a student that initially responded to you, that also counts as one of your responses (the idea is obviously to generate discussion here)

GRADING:

10 points for your own post (you get the full points if your post is at least 10 sentences and your discussion is relevant to the topic; your opinions, ideas and experiences are not graded for “accuracy”)
 

REFLECTION TOPIC: CORRELATION

One of the important distinctions between correlational and experimental research methods is that while experiments can tell us something about cause and effect (because we carefully manipulate some variable and try to control extraneous variables), correlational research cannot (because we only observe and measure the variables and don’t manipulate them). Just because X is related to Y does not mean that X causes Y.
One example of this is that there’s a correlation between length of marriage and hair loss in men, such that men who have been married for a longer time tend to have less hair on their head. Does this mean that marriage causes hair loss? Well, maybe, but there’s probably a third variable involved here: age (older men tend to have less hair and are more likely to have been married longer than younger men).
Another example: Women who give birth at older maternal ages live longer than women whose last child is born when they are younger. Does giving birth at an older maternal age cause women to live longer? Not necessarily; a possible third variable might be rate of aging (how fast a person ages): women who age slower are still able to have children at older ages, and they also live longer because they age slower (this means that giving birth did not cause the increased longevity).  For another famous third variable example, see my lecture for this module.
Note that the third variable must cause/explain BOTH of the correlated variables.
 
Question : We often believe that two things are related, even though in actuality we just notice random coincidences. For example, some people may believe that when they wash their car it will soon rain, and when couples adopt they immediately get pregnant. We easily perceive patterns even when they are not there. This phenomenon is called an illusory correlation. Can you identify any illusory correlations that you or people you know hold (or have held in the past)?

Psychology homework help

Question 1
John is playing a video game in which he needs to catch balls. He earns 20 points for each of the first 25 balls that he catches and 112 times the regular score for every additional ball that he catches. How many points does he earn for catching 30 balls?
Question 2
Read the scenario below and answer the questions that follow.
The XYZ Company has developed a new blow dryer. It says that the blow dryer uses state-of-the-art cool-wind technology to eliminate split ends and still dry your hair as fast as a traditional blow dryer. The company is pricing the product at $99 and expects to sell 8 million units in the first year after release. The estimated market size for the product is 64 million people.
The item will be sold to retail wholesalers for $50 each. Any amount that the customer would not pay from the $99 price tag would have to come off of the wholesale price. The company considers the product to be financially viable and worth the risk if it generates an estimated minimum profit margin of 20%.
You should answer the following questions:

  • Will the $99 price tag allow the company to sell the 8 million blow dryers that it wants to sell?
  • Will the price be high enough to allow for the company to make a 20% profit on the product?

Discussion 3
Be constructive and professional with Andrew and Charles post, advancing the conversation with questions and examples
Andrew post
Gasoline operated automotive vehicles are a product that has been around for many years. The product lifecycle has shown to last over the decades and has transformed from primitive versions to much more advanced versions running off computerized systems. Even though the market is huge and still thriving today, there is a greater emphasis on renewable energy sources and the health of our planet. This has caused a ripple in the lifecycle and marketing of this product. Automotive makers are having to develop electric cars and cars that are safer for the environment. It does not look good for the lifecycle of our traditional combustion engines. One huge change already has been the hybrid cars running half combustion and half electric. The most recent has been electric cars like the Tesla models. More and more are seen on the roads today. This is forcing the marketing strategies to change and a change in the sales market of the product line. Due to the high cost of such products, it will be many years till the conversion but as with any new technology the market will have to change to meet the demands. This may happen quicker than expected. As written by CNN.com (2019), “According to Bernstein, dramatic declines in the price of batteries will allow leading automakers to sell fully electric vehicles for less than cars powered by gasoline and diesel as soon as 2022.”
Charles post
I actively work in research for a product called CoStar, which is a commercial real estate marketing and information service. Per QuickMBA, there are 4 stages in a product life cycle: Introduction, Growth, Maturity, and Decline. The product I work on was introduced in the late 1980’s and quickly spread through the commercial real estate broker community. Deals were made with some of the largest brokerages to provide information and marketing services, but our information wasn’t great yet and had a lot of gaps. Since the company going public in 1998, our product seems to be stuck in a perpetual growth phase. New features are added constantly, and the information the database contains is constantly being improved and updated by a team of over a thousand people. We don’t have a lot of competition, mainly because we’ve gotten large enough as a company to purchase competitors outright if we can’t beat their pricing or product. We’ve added ways for our clients to access the product, with Apple Store mobile apps, and we have Android apps in development. After over two decades the product doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and is so unique within the industry that there isn’t a need for differentiation. This is good for our marketing team, because the constant improvements and additions to what we offer incentivizes new clients that might not have seen value in what we had just weeks or months before.
In response to Brittany, comment on facts about the normal distribution your peers have posted, supporting your response by explaining why it captures your interest or describing how the principle can be applied in psychology and/or everyday life.
Brittany post
A normal distribution in data values can be classified as a frequency distribution described as a symmetric bell-shape, consisting of only one peek that corresponds to the mean, median, and mode of the observed data values (Bennett, et al, 2014).  What I found to be interesting about the normal distribution is that it occurs in observed when the studied values are influenced by many factors including genetics or environment.  I find this so interesting because it can be applied to many topics relating to the psychology field.  Many of the objects that are studied can be influenced by multiple factors and normal distribution can help properly describe the findings of studies.
I also found the 68-95-99.7 rule to be interesting.  This rule acts as a guide for data values that fall between 1, 2, or 3 standard devations of mean (Bennett, et al, 2014).  For a normal distribution, this rule states that about 68% of data lie within one standard deviation of mean, 95% lie within 2 standard deviation of mean, and 99.7% of value lies within 3 standard deviations.  This rule is interesting and helpful in identifying and unusual data values, and how it relates to the normal distribution.

Psychology homework help

Question 1
John is playing a video game in which he needs to catch balls. He earns 20 points for each of the first 25 balls that he catches and 112 times the regular score for every additional ball that he catches. How many points does he earn for catching 30 balls?
Question 2
Read the scenario below and answer the questions that follow.
The XYZ Company has developed a new blow dryer. It says that the blow dryer uses state-of-the-art cool-wind technology to eliminate split ends and still dry your hair as fast as a traditional blow dryer. The company is pricing the product at $99 and expects to sell 8 million units in the first year after release. The estimated market size for the product is 64 million people.
The item will be sold to retail wholesalers for $50 each. Any amount that the customer would not pay from the $99 price tag would have to come off of the wholesale price. The company considers the product to be financially viable and worth the risk if it generates an estimated minimum profit margin of 20%.
You should answer the following questions:

  • Will the $99 price tag allow the company to sell the 8 million blow dryers that it wants to sell?
  • Will the price be high enough to allow for the company to make a 20% profit on the product?

Discussion 3
Be constructive and professional with Andrew and Charles post, advancing the conversation with questions and examples
Andrew post
Gasoline operated automotive vehicles are a product that has been around for many years. The product lifecycle has shown to last over the decades and has transformed from primitive versions to much more advanced versions running off computerized systems. Even though the market is huge and still thriving today, there is a greater emphasis on renewable energy sources and the health of our planet. This has caused a ripple in the lifecycle and marketing of this product. Automotive makers are having to develop electric cars and cars that are safer for the environment. It does not look good for the lifecycle of our traditional combustion engines. One huge change already has been the hybrid cars running half combustion and half electric. The most recent has been electric cars like the Tesla models. More and more are seen on the roads today. This is forcing the marketing strategies to change and a change in the sales market of the product line. Due to the high cost of such products, it will be many years till the conversion but as with any new technology the market will have to change to meet the demands. This may happen quicker than expected. As written by CNN.com (2019), “According to Bernstein, dramatic declines in the price of batteries will allow leading automakers to sell fully electric vehicles for less than cars powered by gasoline and diesel as soon as 2022.”
Charles post
I actively work in research for a product called CoStar, which is a commercial real estate marketing and information service. Per QuickMBA, there are 4 stages in a product life cycle: Introduction, Growth, Maturity, and Decline. The product I work on was introduced in the late 1980’s and quickly spread through the commercial real estate broker community. Deals were made with some of the largest brokerages to provide information and marketing services, but our information wasn’t great yet and had a lot of gaps. Since the company going public in 1998, our product seems to be stuck in a perpetual growth phase. New features are added constantly, and the information the database contains is constantly being improved and updated by a team of over a thousand people. We don’t have a lot of competition, mainly because we’ve gotten large enough as a company to purchase competitors outright if we can’t beat their pricing or product. We’ve added ways for our clients to access the product, with Apple Store mobile apps, and we have Android apps in development. After over two decades the product doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and is so unique within the industry that there isn’t a need for differentiation. This is good for our marketing team, because the constant improvements and additions to what we offer incentivizes new clients that might not have seen value in what we had just weeks or months before.
In response to Brittany, comment on facts about the normal distribution your peers have posted, supporting your response by explaining why it captures your interest or describing how the principle can be applied in psychology and/or everyday life.
Brittany post
A normal distribution in data values can be classified as a frequency distribution described as a symmetric bell-shape, consisting of only one peek that corresponds to the mean, median, and mode of the observed data values (Bennett, et al, 2014).  What I found to be interesting about the normal distribution is that it occurs in observed when the studied values are influenced by many factors including genetics or environment.  I find this so interesting because it can be applied to many topics relating to the psychology field.  Many of the objects that are studied can be influenced by multiple factors and normal distribution can help properly describe the findings of studies.
I also found the 68-95-99.7 rule to be interesting.  This rule acts as a guide for data values that fall between 1, 2, or 3 standard devations of mean (Bennett, et al, 2014).  For a normal distribution, this rule states that about 68% of data lie within one standard deviation of mean, 95% lie within 2 standard deviation of mean, and 99.7% of value lies within 3 standard deviations.  This rule is interesting and helpful in identifying and unusual data values, and how it relates to the normal distribution.

Psychology homework help

From the reading in Chapter 2 – Which in your opinion is the most useful in a research study with participants a Single Blind or a Double Blind?  Explain your reason for one or the other.  
In this thread you are to build the discussion from the topic above. Each student is to address the conversation with ONE full thought in a well designed and complete paragraph. Each student will be graded on the ONE paragraph, additional paragraphs are welcome in the conversation but only the first paragraph issued will be graded. The grade per-paragraph/discussion will be five (5) points.
Rules of the thread for students: Comments are remain in the realm of the conversation/topic. No comments are to attack, put down, or criticize other students. Academic rules still apply in all threads. Proper and good academic wording is to be used (no slang or fowl language). Comments are to be well thought out and in a complete paragraph. A complete paragraph in a thread has at least 5 complete sentences with the following components. Introduction sentence, 3-5 sentences of the conversation/discussion, Conclusion sentence.
Thread should be completed by the due date and no late thread/conversations from students will be accepted.

Psychology homework help

From the reading in Chapter 2 – Which in your opinion is the most useful in a research study with participants a Single Blind or a Double Blind?  Explain your reason for one or the other.  
In this thread you are to build the discussion from the topic above. Each student is to address the conversation with ONE full thought in a well designed and complete paragraph. Each student will be graded on the ONE paragraph, additional paragraphs are welcome in the conversation but only the first paragraph issued will be graded. The grade per-paragraph/discussion will be five (5) points.
Rules of the thread for students: Comments are remain in the realm of the conversation/topic. No comments are to attack, put down, or criticize other students. Academic rules still apply in all threads. Proper and good academic wording is to be used (no slang or fowl language). Comments are to be well thought out and in a complete paragraph. A complete paragraph in a thread has at least 5 complete sentences with the following components. Introduction sentence, 3-5 sentences of the conversation/discussion, Conclusion sentence.
Thread should be completed by the due date and no late thread/conversations from students will be accepted.