Research Database

Hourly Rounding: A Tool for Fall Reduction

This 11 page paper, which includes an abstract, describes a proposed research study that focuses on instituting hourly nursing rounds as a tool for fall reduction. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Total Quality Management

This 15 page paper begins with an abstract. This essay discusses Deming's points, obstacles, reasons TQM initiatives fail, the importance of continuous improvement and employee involvement. The essay compares the Japanese orientation to continuous improvement, called Kaizan, and the Western orientation. The PDCA cycle for improvement is explained. Examples are provided to illustrate the benefits of continuous improvement efforts. Employee involvement is also explained and described along with examples of employee involvement. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Gospel Music's Healing Power

This 48 page paper offers a dissertation that entails a comprehensive overview of gospel music as a counseling tool. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

Teratogens Plus Heredity Vs. Experiences

A 4 page paper that begins with an old debate but phrases it in this way: how do heredity and experience contribute to brain organization. Examples are included. The first subject has to do with teratogens, which can cause birth defects. Examples are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Legal And Ethical Aspects Of Professional Psychologists

A 3 page paper. This essay discusses the legal and ethical aspects of psychology. The Ethical Code of Conduct is referenced to provide examples. Examples are provided that involve both legal and ethical issues. The essay points out that each state establishes the laws and regulations for psychologists, primarily in the requirements to be licensed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


A 3 page paper. This essay discusses groupthink, which is described as a phenomenon in which people set aside their own opinions, thoughts, ideas and agree with the group. The theory is explained with examples. The paper includes historical examples of groupthink as well as a personal one. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Exchange-Rate Models-Assessing the Movement of the Canadian Dollar against the US Dollar

This 12 page paper looks at the models which may be used by firms to assess the way exchange rates may move over the following twelve months. The paper uses the example of the Canadian Dollar moving against the US dollar as an example. The models explained and examine include fundamental forecasting, technical forecasting and market based forecasting. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

What Is A Hero

A 5 page paper that discusses what a hero is. The writer comments a hero may be well-known or not known at all. Some examples include of the teachers in Bodega Dreams, the institutional hero of Hard Rock, the mother in The Train from Hate. Definitions and examples are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Formative and Summative Assessments in Education

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of formative and summative assessments. Examples of both are given along with example lesson plans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Managing Innovation and Change

This 12 page paper presents a literature review examining the way in which change and innovation may be implemented and managed in a commercial environment. The process of innovation and strategies or conditions under which innovation is most likely to thrive are discussed, and the way that these changes may be implemented are discussed utilizing models of change. The paper then describes to changes resulting from innovation, one example demonstrating success, one example demonstrating a failure. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

Professional Development Paper

This 3 page paper provides an overview of personal professional development for a nurse. This paper is an example of how to present a professional development paper, with specific examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Research using E-Mail

This 3 page paper looks at the issues of external viability and the way in which the use of email may help to support robust research. The characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of using email are considered with the use of research examples utilizing within their methodology cited as examples. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Healthcare IT System

This 5 page paper is a full slide PowerPoint presentation along with speaker notes, examining the topography and interconnects in a healthcare IT system. The example of a hospital is utilized, and diagrams are presented to demonstrate the way that the hospital IT system fits in with other systems, including insurance firms. The second diagram looks at the architecture the hospital system as a whole in a simplified manner. The last diagram examines a subsystem, using the radiology department as an example. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Medieval Art

This 7 page paper discusses the historic period of Europe from about the 6th to 14th century. Painting, sculpture and metal work, and examples of each of these areas are discussed. The work of Gentile da Fabriano (c.1370-1427) an Italian Gothic painter serves as the primary example in the painting discussion. Bibliography lists 6 resources.

Comparing Augustinianism and Thomism in Facing a Moral Dilemma

5 pages in length. Gives an example case of a moral dilemma and examines it using both the theology of Augustinianism and that of Thomism. In the moral dilemma examined here, these two theologies will help determine whether we are doing the right or wrong thing, whether we might be tempted to ‘play God’ and if that is the case, whether it is a right or wrong action to take based on the example theology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Values, Mission And Social Responsibility

This 6 page tutorial essay explores the issues of ethical decision making. It begins by giving instructions on how to recognize one's own values, provides instruction and examples on creating a mission statement and looks at decision making according to Kohlberg, using Dominoes decision to discontinue their primary marketing strategy as an example.

New Directions in the Employee Performance Appraisal

An 8 page paper discussing the inability of standard performance review practice to serve either the organization or the employee and exploring innovative approaches to redesigning the process. Here, employees themselves are called on to redesign the process and create one by which performance is rated on the degree to which the employee has contributed to realizing the organization's goals. Includes a letter and an abstract. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Violence in the Media: Its Effect on Children

15 pages in length. This paper is an excellent research thesis on how violent behavior in children is related to violence in the media. Includes abstract, hypothesis, review of literature, proposed methodology, analysis and conclusion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Alcoholism & Post-Traumatic Stress

10 pages, 16 sources, 2 tables. Excellent sample of a model APA (American Psychological Association) research paper. Includes abstract and all applicable sections. Specifically explored is the treatment of dually-diagnosed alcoholism patients with post-traumatic stress disorders.

Abstract Expressionism / Art & Architecture Comparison

A 20 page paper that explores layering, spatial depth, minimalism, combination of materials, objects and colors, and the moralist vein, all of which typify abstract expressionism. The artists and architects reviewed and compared include: Pollock and Richard Gluckman, Helen Frankenthaler and Garth Alexander Oldershaw, Jasper Johns and James Stewart Polshek, and Barnett Newman and Sam Durant. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Strategic Human Resource Planning

A 12 page paper that reports a literature review on the differences and similarities of human resources management between small and large companies. Included are discussions of human resource responsibilities, planning, laws, technology, employees as a competitive advantage, and strategic planning. Table of Contents and one-page abstract are included in page count. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Pathophysiology of SLE Glomerulonephritis

This 5 page research paper, which includes an abstract, offers an overview of the pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with a particular focus on one of its most threatening complications, lupus glomerulonephritis (LGN). Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Pollock and Warhol

This 3 page research paper compares the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock to the Pop Art of Andy Warhol. Bibliography lists 7 sources.


This 6 page research paper, which includes a 1 page abstract, draws on a case study, Steyermark (2005), which describes a series of animal deaths that initially seems mysterious as the animals are without wounds or signs of disease. The neurotoxins Anatoxin-A and Saxitoxin are implicated as causing the animal deaths and the action of these toxins are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Quantitative Research in Criminology

This 6 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract, examines criminological research literature that focuses on the various purposes to which quantitative research methods are applied with the context of criminal justice/security management research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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