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What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?

Students will identify a scholarly article about nonprofit organizations that are related to a topic from your readings.
Please cite Class textbook: The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Latest Edition. David Renz & Associates, Eds.
(related chapter 14 ADVOCACY, LOBBYING, AND
SOCIAL CHANGE)
Instructions:
Each review will be a minimum of 3 pages of text, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, in essay format, third person only. Provide full citation using APA.
Summarize its content, discuss the relevance/impact of the article to public management, identify and explain concepts from the readings that apply to the situation described in the article. You must cite appropriately using APA. Your critique should contain a cover page, body of text with headings taken from questions, and reference page. Cover and reference page do not count toward the 3 pages.
Use the following format as a guide in writing your article reviews. Part of the grade will be based on how well you use the following questions. A requirement of this assignment is to upload your article along with your paper. I will not grade your paper if the article is not also uploaded.
YOUR ANALYSIS OF THE ARTICLE SHOULD FOLLOW THIS FORMAT. USE THE BOLDED ITEMS AS HEADING IN YOUR PAPER
Main Purpose: The main purpose of this article is ________________________. Then state why you think the author wrote the article.
Key Question: The key question that the author is addressing is __________________________. Figure out the key question in the mind of the author when s/he wrote the article.
Important Information: The most important information in this article is __________________________. Figure out the facts, experiences, data the author is using to support her/his conclusions.
Key Concepts: The key concept(s) we need to understand in this article are _________________. By these concepts the author means _____________________________. Figure out the most important ideas that you would have to understand in order to understand the author’s line of reasoning.
Main Assumptions: The main assumptions underlying the author’s thinking is/are _______________. Figure out what the author may take for granted that may be questioned.
Main Implications: When taking the authors line of thinking seriously the implications are ________________. What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously? Not taking the authors line of reasoning the implications are ___________. What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?
Main Conclusions: The main inferences/conclusions in this article are ________________________. Identify the key conclusions that the author comes to and presents in the article.

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Provide at least four specific suggestions for improving the research design.

Homework #1: Article Critique
Answer the following questions based on your reading of Olivero et al. (1997) Olivero et al. (1997) – Alternative Formats . Review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the following document: Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx – Alternative Formats

I. Identify the research problem, hypothesis, and significance
A. What is the research problem?
B. What was the hypothesis?
C. What is the significance of the research?
II. Critique the validity of the underlying model of the program.
III. Describe and critique the research design employed, including:
A. The specific type of research design employed
B. The methods to gather information, including variables and measurements
C. The sample and respondents employed.
IV. Critique the design, results, and conclusions in terms of
Internal validity (be sure to identify and assess all eight threats)
External validity (identify and assess all six threats)
V. Provide at least four specific suggestions for improving the research design.
Be sure to review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the attached word document/
Use the following text books as a reference however I don’t have a digital copy of them:
Johnson, G. (2014). Research Methods for Public Administrators. 3rd Edition. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0765637147.
Creswell, J. W., and Creswell, D. (2018). Research Design Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 5th Edition, Sage. ISBN: 978-1-5063-8670-6
Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., Christian, L. M. (2014). Internet, phone, mail and mixed-mode surveys: The tailored design method. 4th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1118456149.

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Faith Integration Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures t

Faith Integration
Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures to Coursework,” by Dr. Corne Bekker, Dean of Regent University’s School of Divinity.
Also, read this short article on “A Biblical Perspective for Research” by Dr. John Wesley Taylor V.
In this video, Dr. Bekker compares and contrasts purely academic (secular) scholarship and what he terms Ecclesial Scholarship (minutes 15-20 approximately in the presentation).
He notes that ecclesial scholarship is measured and evaluated quite differently than we might evaluate academic scholarship. Specifically, ecclesial scholarship is:
1. Measured by primary engagement with Scripture
2. Written to a believing community and
3. Measured by its ability to renew the church
He argues as well that everyone who practices Christian scholarship is a theologian, regardless of their discipline. This is because Christian scholars are always reading the Bible, being affected by the Bible, and thinking about the connections between their academic discipline and God’s teachings to us.
As you watch his talk (take good notes), prepare some answers to these questions in this week’s discussion forum.
Compare and contrast the standards which Johnson and Creswell & Creswell have iterated for academic scholarship (including causal relationships, reliability, prediction, replicability, falsifiability, verification, etc.) Do you feel that these standards for academic scholarship are at odds with, or complementary to the standards which Dr. Bekker describes for ecclesial scholarship?
What are the normative commitments which Dr. Bekker implies that an ecclesial scholar should have? Are these normative commitments (what you are attempting to prove or to do or change?) at odds with, or complementary to the project which one has outlined for oneself within a purely academic context? In other words, does having a set of normative Christian commitments pose an issue for the academic integrity of your scholarship in some way?
At minute 22:30, Dr. Bekker tells us that “Christ is the only answer to the problems that we face in this world.” In what ways is Christ the only answer to a public policy problem which you have identified as interesting to you as an RSG student? Is there a particular scriipture that speaks to you when you think about the public policy problem which interests you? (Remember, YOU ARE A THEOLOGIAN!!)
What is the relationship between Christian thought and action as spelled out by Dr. Bekker? Is this the same or different from the relationship between academic/research thought and action? What do you think?
Use the following links:
https://www.journalofadventisteducation.org/2019.81.3.2
https://www.regent.edu/video/home.cfm?address=8001172

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Faith Integration Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures t

Faith Integration
Please watch the following video on “Applying the Scriptures to Coursework,” by Dr. Corne Bekker, Dean of Regent University’s School of Divinity.
Also, read this short article on “A Biblical Perspective for Research” by Dr. John Wesley Taylor V.
In this video, Dr. Bekker compares and contrasts purely academic (secular) scholarship and what he terms Ecclesial Scholarship (minutes 15-20 approximately in the presentation).
He notes that ecclesial scholarship is measured and evaluated quite differently than we might evaluate academic scholarship. Specifically, ecclesial scholarship is:
1. Measured by primary engagement with Scripture
2. Written to a believing community and
3. Measured by its ability to renew the church
He argues as well that everyone who practices Christian scholarship is a theologian, regardless of their discipline. This is because Christian scholars are always reading the Bible, being affected by the Bible, and thinking about the connections between their academic discipline and God’s teachings to us.
As you watch his talk (take good notes), prepare some answers to these questions in this week’s discussion forum.
Compare and contrast the standards which Johnson and Creswell & Creswell have iterated for academic scholarship (including causal relationships, reliability, prediction, replicability, falsifiability, verification, etc.) Do you feel that these standards for academic scholarship are at odds with, or complementary to the standards which Dr. Bekker describes for ecclesial scholarship?
What are the normative commitments which Dr. Bekker implies that an ecclesial scholar should have? Are these normative commitments (what you are attempting to prove or to do or change?) at odds with, or complementary to the project which one has outlined for oneself within a purely academic context? In other words, does having a set of normative Christian commitments pose an issue for the academic integrity of your scholarship in some way?
At minute 22:30, Dr. Bekker tells us that “Christ is the only answer to the problems that we face in this world.” In what ways is Christ the only answer to a public policy problem which you have identified as interesting to you as an RSG student? Is there a particular scriipture that speaks to you when you think about the public policy problem which interests you? (Remember, YOU ARE A THEOLOGIAN!!)
What is the relationship between Christian thought and action as spelled out by Dr. Bekker? Is this the same or different from the relationship between academic/research thought and action? What do you think?
Use the following links:
https://www.journalofadventisteducation.org/2019.81.3.2
https://www.regent.edu/video/home.cfm?address=8001172

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The logic model is a visual depiction of how the organization will engage in act

The logic model is a visual depiction of how the organization will engage in activities that allow it to achieve the organization’s mission by focusing on strategic goals and high priority objectives.
In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to create goals and objectives linked to a mission and then use a logic model to show how the objective will be accomplished.
Step 1: Identify an example of a mission statement (cite source).
Step 2: Provide one outcome goal (cite source). Explain how the outcome goal is linked to the mission.
Step 3: Create a SMART objective that will help the organization achieve the goal. Explain how the objective is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound.
An example is https://www.betterup.com/blog/smart-goals-examples
3 sources or less

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The logic model is a visual depiction of how the organization will engage in act

The logic model is a visual depiction of how the organization will engage in activities that allow it to achieve the organization’s mission by focusing on strategic goals and high priority objectives.
In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to create goals and objectives linked to a mission and then use a logic model to show how the objective will be accomplished.
Step 1: Identify an example of a mission statement (cite source).
Step 2: Provide one outcome goal (cite source). Explain how the outcome goal is linked to the mission.
Step 3: Create a SMART objective that will help the organization achieve the goal. Explain how the objective is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound.
An example is https://www.betterup.com/blog/smart-goals-examples
3 sources or less

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In this paper, I want to explore the increase in traffic fatalities an serious b

In this paper, I want to explore the increase in traffic fatalities an serious bodily injury crashes. I also want to explore the efforts governmental agencies are making to reduce crashes. Through funded campaigns live, Vision Zero, and others.
A worldwide campaign is picking up steam again since it was introduced in 1995 and is called “Vision Zero.” It is an international program that aims to achieve a transportation system with no fatalities or serious bodily injuries involving roadway traffic. It is a multi-functional system where all aspects of roadway safety are taken into consideration, such as roadway design, speed limits, law enforcement educational/enforcement campaigns, and the design of the automobile. This is one of the main programs that aim to reduce tragedy but this paper will explore multiple programs that increase roadway safety.
The Final Report must be in American Psychological Association (APA) format, using the
following standard guidelines:
1. Title Page: Provides the title, author’s name, date of submission, and fulfillment statement.
2. Abstract/Executive Summary: Provides a summary of the report. In less than two pages, it summarizes the Project, including the issue or problem examined the method of inquiry and your conclusions and recommendations.
3. Table of Contents: Provides the organization of the report. Lists the major section and subsection headings of your report and the pages on which these subjects can be found.
4. Introduction/Issue or Problem Statement: States the issue or problem, the context in which the issue or problem lays and why it is important.
5. Literature Review: Uses research techniques to locate the issue or problem you are addressing with similar issues/problems and resolutions. It connects your research/internal organizational work to a larger body of experience and grounds your work in the current
knowledge of the field. Include the Scholar assignment in this section.
6. Methodology: Describes what you did and how you did it. The methods section describes all the steps and processes by which you determined the resolution to the issue or problem.
7. Findings: Report what you found. This section methodically lists the information you found to be true or un-true in an organized format, which allows the reader to consider the
outcomes of your research.
8. Discussion, Recommendations, and Conclusions: The final section is your interpretation of the data where you make recommendations based upon your interpretation of the findings. In this section you draw conclusions make recommendations and reflect on the process of your investigation. You would also state the limitations of your data and conclusions in this section. Include the Mission assignment in this section.
9. References: In APA style.
10. Appendix: Research data, tools, explanatory notes and lists are organized as appendices, and do not count toward the 35-page minimum.

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Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interv

Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interviewing.
NONPROFIT LEADER INTERVIEW PRESENTATION
Interview a nonprofit leader with regard to the following:
What ethical values are important for nonprofit organizations & their leaders? Why?
What actions reinforce important ethical values in the organization? How do these examples help lead the organization?
What particularly challenging or thorny issue(s) have they faced? How were those challenges met & what can be learned from these issues in terms of ethics?
What expectations & standards does the board hold? What expectations & standards do other constituents hold?
Create a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class asynchronously using Screencast-o-matic. Students will record themselves presenting their Power Point, upload the recording to the drop box.
The beginning of the presentation should include a brief summary about the organization, its history, purpose, and mission of the organization. You can use any additional sources, including the text. The last slide should be a reference slide. Check your APA citation manuals for the proper way to cite an interview. The presentation should include 8-10 slides.

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Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interv

Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interviewing.
NONPROFIT LEADER INTERVIEW PRESENTATION
Interview a nonprofit leader with regard to the following:
What ethical values are important for nonprofit organizations & their leaders? Why?
What actions reinforce important ethical values in the organization? How do these examples help lead the organization?
What particularly challenging or thorny issue(s) have they faced? How were those challenges met & what can be learned from these issues in terms of ethics?
What expectations & standards does the board hold? What expectations & standards do other constituents hold?
Create a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class asynchronously using Screencast-o-matic. Students will record themselves presenting their Power Point, upload the recording to the drop box.
The beginning of the presentation should include a brief summary about the organization, its history, purpose, and mission of the organization. You can use any additional sources, including the text. The last slide should be a reference slide. Check your APA citation manuals for the proper way to cite an interview. The presentation should include 8-10 slides.

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What actions reinforce important ethical values in the organization?

Please provide the name and the name of the organization that you will be interviewing.
NONPROFIT LEADER INTERVIEW PRESENTATION
Interview a nonprofit leader with regard to the following:
What ethical values are important for nonprofit organizations & their leaders? Why?
What actions reinforce important ethical values in the organization? How do these examples help lead the organization?
What particularly challenging or thorny issue(s) have they faced? How were those challenges met & what can be learned from these issues in terms of ethics?
What expectations & standards does the board hold? What expectations & standards do other constituents hold?
Create a Power Point presentation that you will present to the class asynchronously using Screencast-o-matic. Students will record themselves presenting their Power Point, upload the recording to the drop box.
The beginning of the presentation should include a brief summary about the organization, its history, purpose, and mission of the organization. You can use any additional sources, including the text. The last slide should be a reference slide. Check your APA citation manuals for the proper way to cite an interview. The presentation should include 8-10 slides.