Online Athabasca course on Ethics in Science and Technology! I will give you login info once selected. Assignment 1 is based on reading unit 1-4 which is available online through Athabasca! Answer 3 of the following 6 questions, each one being 500 words (2 pages per question). Citations should ideally be from the readings at the end of each unit, again available through Athabasca! Due: After you have completed Unit 4 Weight: 30% of your final course grade Length: 3 essays, 500–700 words each Instructions: Answer three of the following six questions. These questions are based on the Study Guide questions. 1. Briefly summarize the critiques of science by Feyerebend, Marcuse, and Rifkin that are discussed by Stevenson. Why does Stevenson find these critiques interesting but unsatisfactory? 2. Callahan discusses two kinds of ethical principle: teleological and deontological. Explain these two kinds of ethical principle. Use an example to illustrate the application of these two principles. 3. What role do you think informed consent should play in research ethics involving human subjects? Do you think informed consent is sufficient for covering all cases of research on humans? Why or why not? 4. What is Peter Singer’s “principle of equality”? Why does Singer think the principle applies to members of species other than our own? How would society’s treatment of animals change if we followed his principle of equality? To what extent do you agree or disagree with Singer’s reasoning? 5. Brunk identifies a second moral principle in “Professionalism and Moral Responsibility in the Technological Society,” (p. 151), that he says should be part of the “ethic of Conscientious Professionalism.” Identify the principle, and explain how Brunk argues it should influence the thinking of scientists and technical people. Do you agree with his argument? Why or why not? 6. How does James define “whistle blowing,” and under what conditions does he think it is justified? Do you agree with James? Why or why not?
read the case study further details part A and then interpret that description in terms of implementing the changes to their existing Postgres database. Students then need to: 1. Install the PostGIS spatial database software (if not already completed during week 7); 2. Extend their own existing assignment 1 PostgreSQL relational database to a PostGIS spatial database; 3. Write SQL commands in pgAdmin4 to create spatial data in the extended database; 4. Write spatial queries using SQL; need to read the case study further details part B and then: 5. Install the MongoDB document database software, MongoDBCompass GUI and associated software (if not already completed in week 8); 6. Understand the embedded schema proposed and understand the examples given in Appendix A: 7. Use MongoDBCompass or mongosh to: a. Create a document database; b. Create a collection in that document database; c. Create documents within that collection; d. Write MongoDB commands to populate the collection; e. Write MQL to query the database. It is a requirement of this assignment that students use Postgres/PostGIS and MongoDB for the database components of this assignment. The submission must be presented in the format of a professional report. Further information is given in the File attached
Knowledge build and reflection is a process in which we read, discuss, ask questions and build our understanding around course readings. During class you will participate in processes that allow for the class to be actively engaged in conversation around various readings/articles, posing and answering questions in order to explore and create new knowledge within the community.
Topic for Knowledge Build and Reflection:
This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers for Interim Professional Certification by Alberta Education. Competencies included in the Alberta Teaching Quality Standard
develop an understanding of the discipline and content knowledge of the English Language Arts (3a; 4g)
develop and maintain an awareness of relevant technologies and professional resources to inform pedagogical practice (2f; 3a)
You will select and examine an article of your choice (based on the topic listed above) to bring into your reflection.
You will hand in a write up that consists of the following headings:
Summary of Reading,
Connections to the Reading (what key pieces of information or ideas came forward from the reading that you feel enhanced or contributed to your understanding of the topic?),
Focus Question and Rationale
Be sure that your sources are cited correctly. Refer to the Library Guide.
Critical Thinking is the ability to:
Analyze information – create an appraisal based on information provided
Make an evaluation in order to form a judgment
Make connections beyond a general statement with evidence to support the connection or idea made
Reflection of what to believe or do to improve one’s process of thinking (what I thought to what I think now)
Criteria of Quality Questions:
Gives you lots of information
Are specific to the person, situation, or ideas
Are open ended; cannot be answered by yes or no
Are usually not easy to answer
15% of the Final Grade
Description: The Research Essay is a problem-solving exercise. It asks for evidence of independence in both the formulation of an argument and research. The essay should begin with the identification of a problem and attempt to find an independent solution to this problem that extends upon existing readings. The essay should locate and cite a minimum of 8 authoritative references Please note: at least one of your 8 references must be a refereed article (It’s in the attachement). In addition, essays must also follow the instructions below: – References to images in the body of the essay must include a figure number, e.g.: Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman (fig. 1). – The figure numbers, e.g. (fig. 1, 2 etc) will refer to a series of numbered illustrations which must be included in or at the end of the essay. These illustrations may also be accompanied by captions providing further details about the image such as date, medium, etc. – In any case, there must also be a numbered list of illustrations (figures) at the end of the essay. This list will include, as a minimum and in the following order: author, title, year, measurements, medium. Formatting is as follows: – Tom Roberts, Shearing the Rams, 1889. 193 x 265 cm, oil on canvas. Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria. Presentation should conform to Chicago A (Footnotes and bibliography) citation style.
Solving the following problem in Excel using solver, ( you can skip the a. part of the assignment); b. (5p) A businessman is considering opening a small specialized trucking firm. To make the firm profitable, it is estimated that it must have a daily trucking capacity of at least 84,000 cu. ft. Two types of trucks are appropriate for the specialized operation. Their characteristics and costs are summarized in the table below. Note that truck 2 requires 3 drivers for long haul trips. There are 41 potential drivers available and there are facilities for at most 40 trucks. The businessman’s objective is to minimize the total cost outlay for trucks. Capacity Drivers Truck Cost (Cu. ft.) Needed Small $18,000 2,400 1 Large $45,000 6,000 3 Solve the problem with excels solver and note there are alternate optimal solutions. i) Which optimal solution does excel’s solver give? Find with a slightly changed model, which optimal solution: ii) uses only one type of truck? iii) utilizes the minimum total number of trucks? iv) uses the same number of small and large trucks? c. (6p) Three products can be produced at two machining centers during a one-week period. The products may be produced in fractional amounts. The linear relationships describing this situation are listed below. The variables and constraints are: A, B and C are the amounts of the three products in units. The revenue per unit is $20, $30 and $25 respectively. R1 and R2 are the amounts of raw materials used in kilograms. The cost per kilogram is $6 and $8 respectively. Two machines perform operations on the product. Each machine is available for 40 hours during the week. The operation times are shown in the machine constraints. The market limits production in each week for A, B and C to 10, 20 and 10 units respectively. Based on this information a linear programming model is shown below. All the variables in the above model may assume fractional values. Max. Profit: P = 20A + 30B + 25C – 6R1 – 8R2 Subject to: Time limit on machine 1: 5A + 8B + 10C <= 40 (hours) Time limit on machine 2: 8A + 6B + 2C <= 40 (hours) Raw material 1 used: R1 = 1A + 2B + 0.75C Raw material 2 used: R2 = 0.5A + 1B + 0.5C Market Limits and non-negativity: 0 <= A <= 10, 0 <= B <= 20, 0 <= C 0, the charge is $50. ii. There is a limit of 40 hours usage per week for each machine. There is a setup time for each product that is 5 hours per setup on machine 1, and 3 hours per setup on machine 2. The setup times reduce the hours available to produce the products. The setup times are the same for each product. iii. In addition to the machines you already own, you are allowed to purchase up to two more machines of each type. Each machine provides a work capacity of 40 hours per week. To add one additional machine of type 1 the cost is $50 per week. To add a third machine of type 1, the cost is $45 per week. To add one additional machine of type 2 the cost is $75 per week. To add a third machine of type 2, the cost is $60 per week.
I need an outline completed along with 2 visual aids. I need four sources APA Style. Only one can be from the internet. I also need a speech written that is 7 minutes long. I will also need counter arguments. I am for this speech.
Please post one original 250-300 word post related to the topics addressed in the first three units, specifically as we encounter the problem of relativism/religion. How does our subjectivity interfere with our ability to see ethics as universally applicable? How do our religious beliefs intersect with the problem of relativism? Be sure to cite specific examples, terms, and concepts from the unit folders. Be sure to include proper summaries of the material you address.
This essay is about characters that felt out of place in the text “coming of age in the dawnland in 1491”. Include text evidence with the texts felt out of place or were in unfamiliar territory in which everything was new, including the language, food, and culture. Using ideas, information, or examples from these texts
Discussion – Personalized Reading Summary Discuss 3 things that you learned from this week’s readings. You must include 1 from each reading. You cannot repeat what your peers have already posted. The easiest way to do this is to post early. You must include: 1. whether you had ever heard of the concept before 2. whether you believe you understand what the author(s) is saying 3. how it manifests in your life (how can you ‘see’ it in action) *add an in-text citation and the reference.* Assigned Readings Cozolino, L. (2017) Chapter 7: The Executive Brain: Directed Action and Inhibition 17: The Impact of Trauma: Biochemical Dysregulation and Neural Network Dana, D. (2018). The polyvagal theory in therapy: engaging the rhythm of regulation. New York, N.Y.: W.W. Norton 8: Safely Aware and Able to Attend 9: Creating Safe Surroundings
Resumés and Cover Letters This week, you will be publishing an ATS resumé (applicant tracking system), and a cover letter. Discuss your experience with these important aspects of the career process: Do you prefer to use template designs for resumés/cover letters? When do you need to use ATS (applicant tracking system) resumés (and why)? How should you think about the relationship between your resumé and cover letter?