Research Database

Business Analysis: Montague Corporation

This 5 page tutorial provides an analysis of a business case study, inclusive of an executive summary, highlights of key decisions made, an analysis, a presentation of alternatives and conclusive recommendations. This sample analysis uses information provided by a student. No bibliography.

Hospitalization Of Nursing Home Residents - Article Review

A 7 page paper that reviews a journal article entitled Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents: A Qualitative Study by Kutner and colleagues. Specific questions are addressed, including: problem studied, purpose of study, research method, sample population, data collection and analysis, strengths and weaknesses and the implications of the study. This study considered the relationship between registered nurse/nursing home resident staffing ratio and hospitalizations of the residents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Suicide & Religion

The correlation between these two variables is outlined in this 10 page research proposal. After a review of sociological literature, a study is designed which includes the derivation of relevant statistical data as well as questionnaire distribution. Ten sample questions are included as well as an explanation of the methodology employed. Variables are described in detail. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Sample S.W.O.T. Analysis / Marketing A Soccer Camp

A sample 5 page S.W.O.T. analysis in which the writer evaluates the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats faced by individuals seeking to open a soccer camp dedicated to teaching area children the finer points of the sport. The entrepreneurs in this case will commit to heavy fixed costs with a break-even point highly dependent upon the attraction of significant clientele. Thus, this S.W.O.T. analysis would be of great potential use to the company, in determining the feasibility of their proposed business venture. No Bibliography.

Admissions Essay - Business Administration

This 3 page paper is a sample college admissions essay for the field of business administration. Bibliography lists 2 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.

The Impacts of Second Hand Smoke to Lung Function in Children: A Proposed Study

A 21 page overview of the impacts of second hand smoke in pulmonary function. Contends that secondary smoke can be linked to such a diversity of pulmonary conditions as lung cancer, asthma, and respiratory infection from a variety of viruses and bacteria. Suggests that children in particular are susceptible to this impact. Suggests an experimental design to better quantify those problems utilizing a sample base of patients already hospitalized in pediatric wards for both pulmonary and non-pulmonary complaints. Provides sample surveys designed to be administered to children age eleven to fifteen and their parents to identify the degree of environmental smoke in the home. Relies on the utilization of salivary testing for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, to further quantify the degree of smoking which an individual is exposed to in the home. Suggests that coupling this information with pulmonary function testing which has already occurred in the clinical situation would provide a ready, cost-effective, means of quantifying the impact of secondary smoke on pulmonary function.

Sample Size, Ethics and Correlational Research

A 3 page research paper that examines sample size determination, research ethics and the nature of correlational research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Logic vs. Emotion in Advertising Campaigns

This 7 page paper explains that the impact that advertising has on the consumers of today is vast and overwhelming. Most advertising falls into one of two categories: it appeals either to our logic or to our emotions. But which of these is most effective? By examining two different types of products, with a sample of logic vs. emotional ads in each, a sample survey and results will be computed in order to determine which type advertising is most effective for the advertising dollars spent. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Testing Dow Chemical’s Commitment to the Triple Bottom Line

An 8 page paper elaborating on the problem statement, hypotheses, sampling and statistical method used in the companion paper, KSmgmtDowTBL.rtf. The proposed method is that of applying regression analysis to Dow’s stock price performance after April 1994, the date that the company announced it would halt production of 1,1,1 trichloroethane by December 1995, years in advance of the cessation required either by international treaty by 2005 or by the US 1990 Clean Air Act by 2002. The goal is to determine whether Dow’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability correlates with financial performance (i.e., the triple bottom line). Bibliography lists 8 sources. Includes an appendix containing expenditures 1993-2002 for environmental restoration and prevention, and another containing stock price data for the sample period.

Healthy Eating Food Policy for a Boarding School Including Sample Menu

This 8 page paper looks at the way a healthy eating food policy may be developed for a girl’s boarding school in Ireland. The importance of health food policy, the elements that should be included, as well as nutritional guidelines are all presented. The paper also presents a sample menu. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Crawford Lake Geology and Climate Change

A 7 page paper discussing the climate change that has occurred in the area of Crawford Lake, Ontario over the past 13,000 years, using the lithology of the lake as evidence. The paper discusses the records of oxygen isotope, calcium carbonate concentration and detritus layer as evidence for a moist climate followed by change to a dry, warm climate that once again was followed by a shift back to the climate of the present day. The paper is based on the research of Zicheng Yu, who has studied Crawford Lake extensively. Includes 3 figures, including a photograph of Crawford Lake core samples. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Core sample photograph contained separately in KSgeoCrawLkCore.rtf.

Dissertation Proposal - Sustainability Programs in Community Colleges

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of sustainability programs in community colleges. A research design is proposed to measure what types of programs are most successful. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Teaching Math : Constructivism And Traditionalism

This 2.5 page paper provides a review of a journal article using the format provided by the student. Topics include description of study, sample population, assessment instruments, statistical analysis, results of study and usefulness of article. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Anova and Parametric Tests

This three page paper responds to the following questions: In ANOVA, what does F=1 mean? What are the differences between a two sample t-test and ANOVA hypothesis testing? When would you use ANOVA at your place of employment, in your education, or in politics? Why do we use nonparametric tests? Describe a psychological research situation or scenario that would use a nonparametric test. Why would the nonparametric test be used? Bibliography lists 3 sources

Generalizability In Research

A 3 page paper that explains and discusses generalizablity of research results and the different kinds of sampling procedures. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Transformational Leadership In Schools

A 4 page paper that compares two journal articles that report research studies that investigated transformational leadership in schools. For each study, the writer provides purpose, importance, research questions, sample populations, results, conclusion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Aspects of Research

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of different aspects of research. Methods, sampling, and feasibility studies are all covered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Sample Health History and Self-Critique

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of health histories. A sample history is given, in appropriate format. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Analyzing a Clinical Study

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of a clinical study. Elements such as statistical analysis, limitations, and sampling are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Critiquing Kilbourne’s “Killing Us Softly”

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of Kilbourne's "Killing Us Softly". A critique of sampling method is given. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A Case of Allocating Costs

This 3 page paper looks at the way costs may be allocated to departments and how this may impact on the reported performance. An example using PepsiCo is presented, with the use of sample figures to show how the department and bottom line are impacted by different allocations approaches. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Designing Research to Assess Patient Satisfaction with Healthcare

This 10 page paper looks at the way primary research may be designed in order to assess the level of patient satisfaction in a public healthcare system. The general approach and methodology, including data collection and sampling are all discussed. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

Bookworms Case Study

This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Bookworms need to undertake some market research to assess the potential for an internet café. The paper looks at what type of information would be needed the way that data can be gathered and considers the best approach to sampling. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Questions on Research Methodology

This 3 page research paper addresses 2 issues in research methodology. The first concerns the difference between probability and non-probability sampling and the second describes possible problems in data collection. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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