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Help me study for my English class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Part 2: The Key to Success? Grit

Watch the video and then answer questions 3 through 5. Your answers must demonstrate that you watched the video and read the article from Part 1 of this quiz.

In her research, Ms. Duckworth seeks to answer the question, “Who is successful here and why?” She studies various groups of people in different contexts and concludes, “In all those very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success.” But before she reveals that one significant predictor of success, she lists various characteristics that are NOT good predictors of success. What are they? Are you surprised? Why or why not? For full credit, include some key concepts from Carol Dweck’s Brainology article provided in Part 1 of this quiz.

Can a student with a fixed mindset develop a growth mindset? Explain.

According to Ms. Duckworth, how is grit related to either the fixed mindset or the growth mindset?Your response should include a thorough definition of grit as explained by Ms. Duckworth in the video.

Discussions

I’m stuck on a Business question and need an explanation.

DB8008 Discussion 1 (Need this discussion ASAP)

Established Epistemological Position

In your post, address the following:

  • Can we ever conduct research without having first established an epistemological position? Why or why not?
  • What is your epistemology?

Take the “What’s Your Epistemology?” quiz from this unit’s readings, if you have not done so already.

  • What were the results?
  • Do you agree with the result? Why or why not?

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least two learners. Your responses should be substantive and do at least one of the following:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Offer a suggestion.
  • Elaborate on a particular point.
  • Provide an alternative opinion.

Response to Classmate (Marisol Contreras)

Introduction

The purpose of this post is to discuss if an established epistemological position is necessary when conducting research. Further information presented will discuss my epistemology based on the results of the quiz and whether or not I agree with the outcome.

Epistemological Position

When conducting research, the choice of methods used is influenced by the research methodology chosen (Gray, 2017). The methodology is then influenced by theoretical perspectives influenced by the researcher’s epistemological stance (Gray, 2017). Because the researcher’s epistemological stance is influential in theoretical perspectives and research methodology, research cannot be conducted without first establishing an epistemological position, having an epistemological stance in research assists in clarifying issues of research design and will assist the researcher in recognizing which designs will work and which ones will not (Gray, 2017).

My Epistemology

The results of the quiz determined that I am Jane Addams. In essence, I seek to solve social problems through research and am a pragmatist. Jane Addams was a social worker and was instrumental in consolidating some of the major concepts underlying contemporary occupational theory and founded Social Work and Social Ethics (Morrison, 2016). Her greatest contributions helped achieve social reform in the United States and improving equality between men and women at the beginning of the 20th century (Morrison, 2016). In learning about Jane Addams and her pragmatic epistemology, I would have to agree with the results. Given that most of my life, I have always wanted to make an impact on how to help those that cannot fight for themselves; this aligns with not only my perspective on helping others but also with the work I do in my current job.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this post presented information on whether or not an established epistemological position is necessary when conducting research. Further discussion was presented to share the results of the quiz and whether or not I agreed with the results. Overall, epistemology influences our research and methodology by the theoretical perspective and epistemological stance.

References

Gray, D. E. (2017). Doing Research in the Business World. [Capella]. Retrieved

from https://capella.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781526408…

Morrison, R. (2016). Pragmatist epistemology and jane addams: Fundamental concepts for the social paradigm of occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy International, 23(4), 295-304. doi:10.1002/oti.1430

Response:

Response to Classmate (Jeffrey Pullen)

Introduction

The purpose of this discussion posting is to discuss the importance of epistemology in conducting. First, an evaluation of the feasibility of researching without establishing an epistemological framework will be done. Next, an evaluation of this leaner’s epistemological stance will reveal. The discussion will evaluate whether the learner agrees with this assessment. This posting will be supported by several academic resources from Unit4 of DB8008 – Becoming a Business Researcher.

Conducting Research w/o Establishment of an Epistemological Position

It would be hard to conduct research without an epistemological position. Research, whether it follows a quantitative or qualitative design model, will be influenced by what we know and where we learned it from. Staller (2010) noted that qualitative research would involve incorporating ontological, epistemological, and theoretical viewpoints that are non-numeric and reflects reality. Since quantitative research involves statistical testing of data, the researcher will have some knowledge of the data.

When you look at the relationships between epistemology, theoretical perspectives, methodology, and research methods, there is a common theme that appears: the latter is based upon the former (Gialdino, 2009). The methods used by the researcher will be driven by the methodology chosen (Gray, 2017). This leads to the methodology being drive by the theoretical perspectives associated with the research. Finally, the perspectives are greatly influenced by the epistemological stance of the researcher.

What is Your Epistemology?

The results of the epistemology quiz taken show me as a Jurgen Habermas (QZZR, n.d.). Applied business researchers who are Jurgen Habermas are those who typically try to sort of the meanings of this that are around them. This results in applied business researchers bringing their own perspectives to the research project. Unfortunately, these researchers do not believe that there is absolute truth; thus, they rely on logic, reason, and argument to support their basis (QZZR, n.d.).

Agree / Disagree with Epistemology Results

After reviewing the analysis of the quiz, I am split over the results. Yes, I do rely on my perspectives to sort out meanings. Yes, I do rely on logic, reason, and argument to support my basis. On the other hand, I do believe that there is an absolute truth to most things. There are cases where things are black and white, but there are some things that have a shade of gray. T

This can be examined in a leadership article noted by Marsh (2013). Marsh noted that the ethics of leadership has a direct impact on the organization and will drive ethical choices by employees. That is an absolute truth. On the other hand, Marsh (2013) noted that authentic leaders have the courage to admit the weaknesses. This is when the grayscale comes into play for, and I do not believe every authentic leader will be willing to admit their weaknesses, because it may show a sign of weakness.

References

de Gialdino, I. V. (2009). Ontological and epistemological foundations of qualitative research. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10(2), 1–18.

Gray, D. E. (2017). Doing research in the business world. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Marsh, C. (2013). Business executives’ perceptions of ethical leadership and its development. Journal of Business Ethics, 114(3), 565–582.

QZZR. (n.d.). What’s your epistemology?. Retrieved from https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/49304/17d1b70c-c863-4d…

Staller, K. M. (2010). Qualitative research [PDF]. In N. J. Salkind, Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 1159–1163). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Response:

Resources:

Readings

Use your Doing Research in a Business World text to read the following:

  • Chapter 2, “Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methodologies in Business.”

Review the following:

Use the Companion Web site of your Doing Research in a Business World text to view or read the following:

  • Running time: 01:28

Use the Internet to review the following:

  • Take this quiz and use the results to complete the first discussion in this unit.

Use the Capella library to read the following:

Discussion 2

Action Research Caution

In your post, address the following:

  • What are some of the dangers of a researcher undertaking an action research project in his or her own organization?
  • Is it possible to avoid these dangers? If so, how? If not, why?

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least two learners. Your responses should be substantive and do at least one of the following:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Offer a suggestion.
  • Elaborate on a particular point.
  • Provide an alternative opinion.

In your responses, reference the assigned readings and other theoretical, empirical, or professional literature as needed to support your views and writing.

Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

  • Characterize the role of context, setting, and rationale for identifying business problems, opportunities, and challenges with the goal of developing concepts for potential research topics applicable to business research.
  • Define processes for translating business problems, opportunities, or challenges into research projects directed at developing practical solutions based in scholarly research and thinking.
  • Describe the role of the practitioner/researcher in qualitative research.
  • Describe the role of the practitioner/researcher in quantitative research.

Resources:

Readings

Use your Doing Research in a Business World text to read the following:

  • Chapter 11, “Designing Case Studies for Business.”
  • Chapter 12, “Designing Evaluations for Business.”
  • Chapter 13, “Action Research and Change in Business.”

Review the following:

Use the Capella library to read the following:

  • Shaw, I. F., Greene, J. C., & Mark, M. M. (Eds.). (2006). Ethics in evaluation. In The SAGE handbook of evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Zeni, J. (2009). Ethics and the ‘personal’ in action research [PDF]. In S. E. Noffke & Somekh, B. (Eds.). The SAGE handbook of educational action research (pp 254–266). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Use the Internet to read or view the following:

  • Running time: 45:51.

Use the Companion Web site of your Doing Research in a Business World text to read the following:

(Will require RESPONSE TO CLASSMATES next week – will send it to you)

JWI 521

Discussion 1

Letting People Go

You have identified an individual in your department who falls into the bottom 10%. Using Jack’s advice on no surprises and no humiliation, how would you approach the conversation with the individual? Specifically outline how you would prepare for the meeting. Where and when would you have the conversation? What documentation or other resources will you want to have with you at the meeting?

https://blackboard.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-29461205-dt-content-rid-146911533_4/institution/JWMI/HR/521/Lectures/JWI_521_Week_6_lecture_1192.pdf

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/07/17/14-ways-to-approach-conflict-and-difficult-conversations-at-work/#388ed71a3cfd

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/content-launch


Discussion 2

Rewarding Top Talent

Bock states: “Fairness is when pay is commensurate with contribution.” How does your organization recognize and reward top talent? Based on this week’s readings, what would you recommend your organization to do differently? In your response to classmates, comment on similarities and differences between the challenges in your organization and in theirs.

https://blackboard.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-29461158-dt-content-rid-146911535_4/institution/JWMI/HR/521/Lectures/JWI_521_Week_7_lecture_1192.pdf



JWI 522

Discussion 1

Strengthening the Relationship Between HR and Business Unit Leaders

In Chapter 6 of Powerful, McCord shares a story about an attempted handoff of staffing responsibilities and about a lack of responsiveness from business-unit leaders for either hiring or firing. As you consider this, and as you reflect on the team approach advocated by Conaty and Charan, comment on the following:

  • How would you address a situation in which you were not getting the support you needed from a hiring manager?
  • What is the right balance of motivation and leverage needed to get this support? Be specific, citing practices you have seen to be effective and explain why these have worked well.
  • If you are currently a business leader, what support do you want from HR in executing your strategic people plan? Or, if you are an HR leader, what do you want from your business leaders in executing the plan?

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/H035DZ-PDF-ENG





Discussion 2

Candor, Integrity Violations, and Whistle Blowing

In our readings this week, we explored a number of topics related to building a culture of trust and transparency and in managing confidential information in the face of potential integrity violations.

  • Find an article in the WSJ about a scandal from the last 12 months related to an ethical violation. Provide the URL in your response.
  • Discuss what the company did right and what they could have done better.
  • What was the impact to the business? Were there any financial repercussions? Was anyone terminated?
  • What do you think the role of HR should have been in supporting business leaders in dealing with this scandal?



JWI 556

Discussion 1

What Else Is Going On Out There?

Using the Wall Street Journal, or another reputable news source, locate and post an article published in the last 12 months about an organization undertaking a change initiative.

  • What was the driver for the change?
  • What was the nature and scale of the change initiative?
    • Was it a change in leadership? Strategy? Structure?
    • Did it impact the entire organization, or was it primarily focused on one region or business?
  • Was the change initiative undertaken with a “people first” agenda? How can you tell?
  • Is there any mention of steps taken during the change that indicate the use of a particular change model to support the initiative? Explain.
  • What stage is the change at now? What wins have been secured so far, and what still needs to be done?

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/rts/our-insights/transformation-with-a-capital-t

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-science-of-organizational-transformations

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/R1001C-PDF-ENG

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/R1805C-PDF-ENG



Discussion 2

Managing Complex Change

As you explore different types of change initiatives (e.g., large-scale enterprise transformations, strategy, M&A, crisis/emergency, operational/technical change), and the characteristics and challenges of each, answer the following questions:

  • Which of these are part of the “Merging American Airlines and US Airways” case?
  • Based on your readings, as well as your own experience, which of these change initiatives are the easiest to successfully implement, and which are the most difficult? Why?
  • Based on the examples in the case, and drawing on the course materials as your as well as on your own experience, are there some types of change initiatives that HR should stay out of? What are they and why?

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/communications-in-mergers-the-glue-that-holds-everything-together

https://www.hrdive.com/news/how-to-manage-talent-during-disruption/552192/

https://blog.hrps.org/blogpost/5-ways-to-manage-the-disruption-of-change/

https://blog.hrps.org/blogpost/managing-talent-in-a-scaling-organization/

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/R1211A-PDF-ENG

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/R1611F-PDF-ENG

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/R1801B-PDF-ENG

https://services.hbsp.harvard.edu/lti/links/417054-PDF-ENG

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Help me study for my English class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Part 2: The Key to Success? Grit

Watch the video and then answer questions 3 through 5. Your answers must demonstrate that you watched the video and read the article from Part 1 of this quiz.

In her research, Ms. Duckworth seeks to answer the question, “Who is successful here and why?” She studies various groups of people in different contexts and concludes, “In all those very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success.” But before she reveals that one significant predictor of success, she lists various characteristics that are NOT good predictors of success. What are they? Are you surprised? Why or why not? For full credit, include some key concepts from Carol Dweck’s Brainology article provided in Part 1 of this quiz.

Can a student with a fixed mindset develop a growth mindset? Explain.

According to Ms. Duckworth, how is grit related to either the fixed mindset or the growth mindset?Your response should include a thorough definition of grit as explained by Ms. Duckworth in the video.