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The origins of the United States Department of Defense can be traced back to the start of the revolutionary war in 1775, when the Army, and Navy, and Marine Corps were formed. After the ratification of the Constitution, the original “War Department” oversaw the security of our nation, until it was officially renamed when the Army, Navy, and Air Force creating a unified force. These are the three main military departments of the DoD, with the Marine Corps falling under control of the Navy, and the Coast Guard as part of the Department of Homeland Security during peace times. Ash Carter is the current Secretary of Defense under President Obama,

The origins of the United States Department of Defense can be traced back to the start of the revolutionary war in 1775, when the Army, and Navy, and Marine Corps were formed. After the ratification of the Constitution, the original “War Department” oversaw the security of our nation, until it was officially renamed when the Army, Navy, and Air Force creating a unified force. These are the three main military departments of the DoD, with the Marine Corps falling under control of the Navy, and the Coast Guard as part of the Department of Homeland Security during peace times. Ash Carter is the current Secretary of Defense under President Obama, and his organizational chart can be seen below:

Figure 1: Organizational Chart for the DoD

The overall….

Time-series designs are quasi-experimental, meaning that they still seek to evaluate the impact of a treatment or intervention on a target group (or individual) but do not include random assignment to treatment and control groups. Researchers still have control over admittance criteria to the treatment group (e.g., mothers under the age of 21). Times series then allows researchers to take measurements of treatment effectiveness at various intervals over time. Taken together, these data points provide information about the intervention under consideration.

Traditional experimental research dictates that there must be one or more experimental groups (groups receiving a treatment or intervention) and a control group (which does not receive the intervention). Participants are assigned randomly to the experimental and control groups. Although experimental designs may be preferable to other designs, even in action research, they are not always feasible for practitioners for many reasons. There may be ethical issues regarding withholding an intervention from a client group; or time, financial, or logistical constraints may make it impossible to include random assignment into groups.

In such cases, the use of time-series research can provide a meaningful alternative to true experimental research. Time-series designs are quasi-experimental, meaning that they still seek to evaluate the impact of a treatment or intervention on a….

A goal is generally a wide statement of what the project aims to achieve at the end of its proposed period. A good goal should have the following characteristics: it should be based on a vision that is broad in nature; it should stipulate general ideas that are intangible. It should be abstract in nature and should not be measurable (Ward, 2010). These elements are reflected in the above goal and this is why it is a good example of a convincing goal statement. A goal should be the general effects of the project intend to cause and should be linked to the need statement. A good goal should be specific, time bond and relevant to the society

Compositing an effective grant proposal can be challenging as donors look for specific things, which can convince them to fund the project or the program for which funds are sought. At the heart of the donors concerned in the grant proposal is the goal statement. It is therefore important to ensure that the goal statement in the grant proposal is direct and consist of all the elements of which will make it compelling in nature (Ward, 2010). This paper will look at a well-written goal statement and a poorly written goal statement. It will then provide the difference between objectives and goals in a grant proposal.

Example of a Well-Written Goal Statement

“The goal of the youth programs provided at the Mead Valley Community Complex is to provide….

Culture is a society’s personality and describes what people have in common. It is the total sum of learned beliefs, values, and customs that direct the consumer behaviour of members of a particular society (Schiffman et al. 2007, p. 282). Culture is not static; it is continuously evolving, synthesizing old ideas with new ones.

Culture is a society’s personality and describes what people have in common. It is the total sum of learned beliefs, values, and customs that direct the consumer behaviour of members of a particular society (Schiffman et al. 2007, p. 282).

Culture is not static; it is continuously evolving, synthesizing old ideas with new ones. The following are key characteristics of culture:

The impact of culture is hard to identify.

Culture offers order, direction, and guidance to people.

Culture is dynamic.

Culture is shared.

Culture is learned.

Culture

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Culture is the lens through which consumers view products and try to make sense of their own and other people’s behaviour.. Consumption choices cannot be….

Motivation refers to the processes that cause people to behave as they do. Motivation occurs when a need is aroused that the consumer wishes to satisfy. Once a need has been activated, a state of tension exists that drives the consumer to attempt to eliminate or reduce the need. Understanding motivation is to understand why consumers do what they do.

Motivation refers to the processes that cause people to behave as they do. Motivation occurs when a need is aroused that the consumer wishes to satisfy. Once a need has been activated, a state of tension exists that drives the consumer to attempt to eliminate or reduce the need. Understanding motivation is to understand why consumers do what they do.

The motivation process: a psychological perspective

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Motivation satisfies either utilitarian or hedonic needs. Satisfying utilitarian needs implies that consumers emphasize the objective, tangible attributes of products, e.g. fuel economy in a car. Satisfying hedonic needs implies that consumers emphasize subjective and experiential aspects, e.g. self confidence, excitement, etc.

The motivation process

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A literature review is a key component of most academic papers. Some assignments will ask you to provide a separate literature review section, while other assignments will require you to weave a review of important literature on a topic into the introduction or body section of your paper. A literature review should offer an overview of the relevant and significant literature on a research area. It is usually carefully limited to a particular problem, issue or timeframe and should include a description, summary and critical evaluation of the scholarship and research studies you choose to disc

Writing a Literature Review

What is a literature review?

A literature review is a key component of most academic papers. Some assignments will ask you to provide a separate literature review section, while other assignments will require you to weave a review of important literature on a topic into the introduction or body section of your paper. A literature review should offer an overview of the relevant and significant literature on a research area. It is usually carefully limited to a particular problem, issue or timeframe and should include a description, summary and critical evaluation of the scholarship and research studies you choose to discuss.

What a literature review is not:

A literature review is not simply a list describing or summarising one piece of literature after another.

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Learning is a change in behaviour that is caused by experience. Learning can occur through simple associations between a stimulus and a response or via a complex series of cognitive activities. Behavioural learning theories assume that learning occurs as a result of responses to external events. Learning

Develop an understanding of behavioural learning theories Understand the principles of classical conditioning Understand the principles of Operant Conditioning Explore marketing implications Identify role of learning in memory

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Learning is a change in behaviour that is caused by experience. Learning can occur through simple associations between a stimulus and a response or via a complex series of cognitive activities.

Behavioural learning theories assume that learning occurs as a result of responses to external events.

Learning

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Figure 7.1 The consumer as a ‘black box’: a behaviourist perspective on learning

Behavioural learning theories

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A decision is actually composed of a series of stages that results in the selection of one product over another. These some action. Information search stages are: Problem recognition – when we realize we must take – consumers survey their environment for appropriate data to make a reasonable decision. Evaluation of alternatives – where the product alternatives are considered.

A decision is actually composed of a series of stages that

results in the selection of one product over another. These

some action.

Information search stages are:

Problem recognition – when we realize we must take – consumers survey their environment for appropriate data to make a reasonable decision.

Evaluation of alternatives – where the product alternatives are considered.

Product choice – against non-compensatory or compensatory decision rules.

Outcomes – does product satisfy consumers needs and wants?

Stages in consumer decision-making

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Figure 9.2 Stages in consumer decision-making

Stages in consumer decision-making (Continued)

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The rational….

Values-Based Food Labels In recent years the use of values-based food labels – claims and information on food that signify information about the social and environmental conditions of production1 – have grown exponentially. On the one hand, values-based food labels serve as an important tool for making our food system more transparent. On the other hand, these labels are a form of marketing and are widely used as such. For this assignment, you are asked to investigate a specific food label that makes a statement about the production and processing of a specific food item. You are not exploring the nutrition information panels on the side or back of food packages, but on values- based labels that connect to this class by claiming the food as embodying specific qualities

Contemporary Food Issues ASSIGNMENT: Values-Based Food Labels In recent years the use of values-based food labels – claims and information on food that signify information about the social and environmental conditions of production1 – have grown exponentially. On the one hand, values-based food labels serve as an important tool for making our food system more transparent. On the other hand, these labels are a form of marketing and are widely used as such. For this assignment, you are asked to investigate a specific food label that makes a statement about the production and processing of a specific food item. You are not exploring the nutrition information panels on the side or back of food packages, but on values- based labels that connect to this class by claiming the….

Alders and Richardson is a medium sized company that manufactures and sells high tech athletic clothing to University Division 4 athletic programs in US and Canada. The company has a flawless reputation for providing high quality clothing that is durable and “performs” for competitive athletes. Alders and Richardson has seen its revenues grow at a steady 7% clip for the last 8 years. However, despite the revenue growth, Alders and Richardson has seen its costs skyrocket. After an internal audit on the performance on each of its departments as “cost centers,” the executive team discovered that much of the cost overrun could be traced directly to the human resources department.

You are the newly hired HR Leader for a top company in Silicon Valley, CA. The company is forecasting an extreme expansion in their organization within the next 3 years.   The organization has recently enjoyed considerable growth over the past year, and as a result of this growth, the demands, expectations, and workloads have increased.  In 2019, they are expecting a mass exit of the Baby Boomers generation due to the change in Retirement benefits in January of 2020.  Although, a significant population of the workforce is in the Baby Boomer age group of 52-70; the expansion and growth prediction is rising.

To be consistent with the organization’s mission, vision, and goals, your CEO has given a directive to you & your HR team to strategically ensure the organization is….