Intergenerational Mobility

 
What is the significance of intergenerational economic mobility? How is
intergenerational mobility typically measured by economists, and what are the major
challenges for empirical research? What, if any, public policies are required to increase
intergenerational economic mobility?

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Thesis Proposal on entrepreneurial ecosystem

I request to produce a Thesis Proposal on entrepreneurial ecosystem that focus on Oman. The proposal should include the following parts ONLY

Purpose of research
Research questions (not more than 3)
Research methodology (partially explained in the attached document)
Results/findings

The attached document should give an idea on the scope and domains of the requested proposal.

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Laboratory Investigation of a Crump Weir

This assessment brief contains a lot of information. It is important that you read through the assessment brief carefully before you start this sub task.

 

Learning File

 

Sub Task 2 Laboratory Investigation of a Crump Weir

 

Preparation for this assessment

  • Make sure you have accessed the assessment subtask 2 folder in the assessment section of the module site
  • Prior to the laboratory class you are advised to familiarise yourself with the location of the laboratory (Harmer 2003c).
  • Read the Hydrometry in the UK document in the folder for week 10 in the learning materials section of the module site
  • Carry out some background research/reading into flow measurement and Stage/Discharge relationships
  • Read Chapter 6 (Flow in Channels) of Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology by Ro Charlton
    • This is available as an online resource. Look at the Resource list online available in Support Resources for access

 

Gauging Stations and Stage/Discharge Relationships

The water level (or stage) of a river or watercourse is measured from gauges installed at gauging stations. The gauging station often has an artificial control which consists of a fixed structure which is installed on the river bed. These artificial controls may be notches, weirs or flumes. In some cases there may be ultrasonic devices installed at the gauging station to measure the stage and flow of the river. Telemetry may be used at some gauging stations to transfer the water level data. In the UK daily and monthly river flow data is collected by the Environment Agency from over 1500 gauging stations. “The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology holds the National Rivers Flow Archive (NRFA). It collates and archives data from the gauging station networks throughout the UK. The data obtained from the gauging stations are used for high (flood prediction) and low (water quality and aquatic life) water management” (CEH, 2014).

        

Figure 1.0 Brant Broughton Gauging Station

(Croft, 2014)

Figure 1.1 EA River Level Recorder on the River Wear, North Burns (Environment Agency, 2014)

 

Crump Weir

A Crump weir is to be tested in a hydraulic flume in the laboratory. Readings in the laboratory are to be taken using a pointer gauge, a weigh tank and a stop watch. The Crump weir is a solid long base weir which can operate under a wide range of flow conditions. These weirs are commonly used in the UK for discharge measurement in rivers. It relies on critical conditions occurring on the apex of the weir for the discharge formula to work. It has a triangular shaped section. The upstream slope is 1 in 2 and the downstream is 1 in 5. The sloping upstream face helps to reduce the dead water region which occurs with other types of long-based weirs.

Figure 1.3 General Arrangement of the triangular profile weir (BSI, 2014) Figure 1.4 Model of a Crump Weir (TecQuipment, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Method

  1. Measure dimensions width, b, and height, P for the weir.
  2. Lower the pointer gauge down to the channel bed just upstream of the weir and record the reading in the box provided.
  3. Lower the pointer gauge down until it just touches the apex of the weir and record the reading in the box provided.
  4. Open the inlet valve and allow water to flow over the weir.
  5. Close the valve to the weigh tank and allow the flow to steady.
  6. When the pointer on the gauge reaches 120 kg on the red scale start the clock and record the reading.
  7. Stop the clock at 220 kg record the reading and also the corresponding time.
  8. Open the valve to the weigh tank.
  9. Lower the pointer gauge down until it just touches the water surface and record the reading on the table provided.
  10. Increase the discharge over the weir and repeat steps 5 – 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results/Calculations

 

Calculate:

  • Volume (m³)
  • Discharge, Q (m³/s)
  • Upstream Depth, d (m)
  • Measured stage, h (m)

 

 

Graphs

 

Using the results measured in the laboratory

  • Plot a graph of Measured stage against Discharge (flowrate, Q) for your experimental data (include a line of best fit on your graph).

 

 

Conclusions

 

  • Comment on your graph of measured stage against discharge from your laboratory work.

 

 

 

Sub Task 2 Laboratory Report (20%)

 

You are expected to produce a clear and concise laboratory report. The report must be word processed and all calculated data tables and the stage/discharge graph produced using a spreadsheet. You should use either Times New Roman size 12 or Arial size 11. Details of the content of the report are provided below. The order in which you structure your report and what additional information you decide to include is at your discretion. You need to submit your report to the Assignment Handling Point (Owen 431) by the date specified in your assessment diary. The indicative length for this report is 350 words (do not include your data, graph or reference list in this count).

 

  • Brief introduction

 

  • The introduction needs to include:
    • the aims of the laboratory work,
    • the experimental procedure written in your own words and
    • a sketch/annotated diagram or annotated photograph(s) of the apparatus.

 

NB: Use of Beth’s photographs of the laboratory apparatus will not be permitted for this assessment

 

  • Well presented experimental data table

 

  • Well presented and accurately calculated data table produced using excel

 

  • A sample calculation showing all of the calculations for one set of data from your data table (this can be either neatly hand written or typed)

 

  • Well presented graph of stage against discharge for your results produced using excel (with a line of best fit)

 

  • Conclusions on your laboratory investigation which include comments on your graph of stage against discharge

 

  • Referencing – You should include a full list of references using Harvard referencing.

 

References

 

BSI (2008) Hydrometry – Open channel flow measurement using triangular profile weirs BS ISO 4360:2008 [online] last accessed on 17th March 2014 at URL: BS ISO 4360 2008 Hydrometry – open channel flow using triangular weirs.pdf

 

CEH (2014) National River Flow Archive (NRFA) [online] last accessed on 17th March 2014 at URL: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/data/nrfa/

 

Croft Richard (2014) Brant Broughton Gauging Station on the River Brant from Welbourn Road Bridge [online] last accessed on 17th March 2014 at URL: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/166904

 

Environment Agency (2014) Environment Agency River Levels North West – river recorder, river Wear, Noth Burns [online] last accessed on 17th March 2014 at URL: http://vyturelis.com/environment-agency-river-levels.htm

 

TecQuipment (2014) Crump Weir [online] last accessed on 17th March 2014 at URL: http://www.tecquipment.com/prod/H12D.aspx

 

Equations for Calculations

 

 

Pointer gauge reading at water surface
Pointer gauge reading at weir apex

 

 

Pointer gauge reading at channel bed

 

Volume (m³)

 

 

 

Take the Density of Water (w) = 1000 kg/m3

 

 

 

 

 

Discharge, Q (m³/s)

 

 

 

Upstream Depth, d (m)

 

d = pointer gauge reading at water surface (m) – pointer gauge reading at channel bed (m)

 

Height of weir, P (m)

 

P = pointer gauge reading at weir apex (m) – pointer gauge reading at channel bed (m)

 

Measured stage, h (m)

 

h = d – P

 

h = depth upstream above the weir crest

 

d = depth upstream of weir (m)

 

P = height of weir (m)

 

Or

 

h = pointer gauge reading at water surface (m) – pointer gauge reading at weir apex (m)

Crump Weir: Table of Measured Readings

 

 

 

 

Pointer Gauge Reading of Weir Apex

 

 

mm

 

 

 

Pointer Gauge Reading of Channel Bed

 

 

mm

 

 

 

 

Reading

No.

Pointer Gauge Readings  

Weigh Tank Readings

Time

(Secs)

  (mm) Initial Reading (kg) Final Reading (kg) Diff.

(kg)

 
1          
2          
3          
4          
5          
6          
7          
8          

 

 

 

Crump Weir: Table of Calculated Results (this should be produced on Excel)

 

 

Height of weir, P

 

m

 

 

 

 

Reading

No.

 

Volume

(m³)

Discharge

Q (m³/s)

Upstream Depth

d (m)

Measured Head Over weir

h (m)

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Criteria

 

Name:

   

 

Excellent

Equivalent to  

70 +

Very good

Equivalent to

60 – 69%

Good

Equivalent to

50 – 59%

Adequate

Equivalent to

40 – 49%

Fail

Below 40%

Brief introduction to the laboratory work (15%)

The introduction needs to include the aims of the laboratory work, the experimental procedure written in your own words and a sketch/annotated diagram of the apparatus

/15%

10.5%+

Excellent

introduction with clear aims, experimental procedure written in your own words and professionally presented

sketch/annotated diagram or annotated photograph(s) of the apparatus

9% – 10.5%

Very good

introduction with clear aims, experimental procedure written in your own words and clearly

presented

sketch/annotated diagram or annotated photograph(s) of the apparatus

7.5% – 9%

Good

introduction with reasonable aims, experimental procedure needs to be written more in your own words and reasonably well presented sketch/annotated diagram or annotated photograph(s) of the apparatus

6% – 7.55%

Adequate

introduction with poor aims, experimental procedure not written in your own words and poorly presented

sketch/annotated diagram or annotated photograph(s) of the apparatus

Less than   6%

Unsatisfactory

introduction lacking aims, poor or missing experimental procedure or procedure copied from assessment brief and poorly presented or missing sketch/annotated diagram or annotated photograph(s) of the apparatus

Experimental data table (20%)

Calculated data table produced using excel

/20%

14%+

Excellent

Professionally formatted and presented experimental and calculated data tables including correctly calculated values

12% – 14%

Very good

Clearly formatted and presented

experimental and calculated data tables including correctly calculated values

10% – 12%

Good

Reasonably well formatted and presented

experimental and calculated data tables which have some incorrectly calculated values

8% – 10%

Adequate

Poorly formatted and presented

experimental and calculated data tables which include several incorrectly calculated values

Less than   8%

Unsatisfactory

experimental and calculated data tables which have not been formatted or are poorly presented, are incomplete, incorrect or missing

Sample Calculation (20%)

/20%

14%+

Excellent

Sample calculation which is correctly calculated and all of the required calculations have been produced

12% – 14%

Very good

Sample calculation which contains small errors or some units are missing but all of the required calculations have been produced

10% – 12%

Good

Sample calculation which contains some errors and/or not all of the required calculations have been produced and/or several units are missing

8% – 10%

Adequate

Sample calculation which contains errors or may be incomplete

Less than   8%

Unsatisfactory

Sample calculation which is incorrectly calculated, incomplete or missing

 

 

Graph of stage against discharge for your results produced using excel (10%)

/10%

7%+

Excellent

Professionally presented, clearly labelled stage/discharge graph including correct line of best fit

6% – 7%

Very good

Clearly presented and labelled

stage/discharge graph including correct line of best fit

5% – 6%

Good

Reasonably presented and labelled

stage/discharge graph, line of best fit incorrect

4% – 5%

Adequate

Poorly presented and labelled

stage/discharge graph, line of best fit incorrect

Less than   4%

Unsatisfactory

Stage/discharge graph, is incomplete or missing or the wrong type of graph has been selected, line of best fit is incorrect or missing

Conclusions on your laboratory investigation which include comments on your graph of depth against discharge (15%)

/15%

10.5%+

Excellent conclusions on laboratory investigation

9% – 10.5%

Very good conclusions on laboratory investigation

7.5% – 9%

Good

conclusions on laboratory investigation

6% – 7.5%

Adequate conclusions on laboratory investigation

Less than 6%

Unsatisfactory

conclusions on laboratory investigation or conclusions are missing

Overall Presentation (including structure, spelling and grammar)  (10%)                                                     / 10%
7%+

Excellent professional standard of presentation – no spelling or grammatical errors; very well-structured.

6% – 7%

Very good standard of presentation – minor spelling or grammatical errors; well-structured

5% – 6%

Good

standard of presentation – several spelling or grammatical errors; reasonably well-structured.

4% – 5%

Adequate presentation – spelling and grammatical errors present; less well-structured.

Less than 4%

Unsatisfactory

very poor presentation – work littered with spelling and grammatical errors. Poorly structured

Referencing (10%)

/ 10%

7%+

Excellent

All sources are properly referenced using the Harvard system.

6% – 7%

Very good

The majority of sources are properly referenced using the Harvard system.

5% – 6%

Good

There are a number of inconsistencies with the use of the Harvard system.

4% – 5%

Adequate Reference list is present, but not using the Harvard system

Less than 4%

Unsatisfactory

Referencing incomplete or missing

 

 

Additional Comments

methodology

WHAT TO CRITIQUE?

Critique each element (1-17). Your job is to see if all of the important information (elements 1-17) has been addressed to some degree somewhere in the article. A good research article will address all of the elements to some degree but they may not be presented as separate or explicit sub-sections with the same titles as in your table. For example, a published article my not have a comprehensive literature review (often due to space limits in the publication) but a good article will succinctly discuss the key insights provided by prior research thereby setting the stage for the need for the current research being reported in your article. You will need to look for this information within the article. Another example, it may not have a methodology section explicitly but a good article will concisely describe their methodological approach (why qual/quant, type of qual methodology such as phenomenology, etc.) to provide the foundation on which the research is built.
Critique both strengths and weaknesses for each element
Critique both the information/analysis that has been provided in the article as well as what has not been provided (the absence of information is most important to consider).
REFERENCING

To make this easier, please follow these instructions for referencing.

Provide an in-text and end-text reference for the article that you are critiquing ONLY ONCE and then you do not have to reference it again. This is not proper referencing but makes this assignment simpler.
No other in-text referencing is required within the table. Again, this is not proper referencing but makes this assignment simpler.
Provide end-text references for any and every source of information that you draw upon to develop this assignment. Anything that you were not born knowing should have an associated end-text reference. Thus, I will be looking for end-text references that support anything that you have said about what should be in an article and what makes it good or bad.

week 9

In this Discussion you will use one of the Discussion Board data sets to identify two variables that are correlated and then create the best prediction equation for those variables. Finally, you will use the prediction equation you created to make a prediction for one variable (the Y variable) using a value for the second variable (the X variable).

Correlated Variables: Use one of the Discussion Board data sets to identify two variables that are correlated. Use SPSS to document the correlation. For example, you may think that height and weight are correlated. From the Female Health data set there is a correlation of 0.364 between height and weight.
Best Prediction Equation: Use the Linear Regression procedure to generate the best prediction equation (regression equation) using one variable as the dependent or predicted variable (Y) and the other as the independent variable or predicting variable (X). To identify the dependent variable and independent variable think about which variable impacts the other variable. For example, would weight help determine our height or would height help determine our weight? In this example, the height would be the independent variable. In other words, you will use someone’s height to predict their weight using the equation: Weight (Y) = -169.839 + [5.001 *Height (X)]
Making a Prediction: Use your best prediction equation to predict a value for the Y variable using a hypothetical value for the X variable. For example, what is the predicted weight of a female who is 63 inches tall? Important: you must remember and use the same measurement of the data as was used in the data set! The predicted weight of a female who is 63 inches tall is:
Y = -169.839 + 5.001*63
Y = -169.839 + 315.063
Y = 145.224
State the results of your prediction: For example, the predicted weight of a female who is 63 inches tall is 145.224 pounds. What is the result of your prediction?
Optional: Find another variable in your data set that correlates with your dependent variable and add it as another independent variable to your regression equation to create a multiple regression equation. Post your multiple regression equation to the Discussion Board.

Discuss the therapeutic potential of targeting the osteocyte for prevention of bone loss associated with osteoporosis.

Full Topic:
The most abundant cell in bone, the osteocyte, plays a central role in governing skeletal homeostasis. Discuss the therapeutic potential of targeting the osteocyte for prevention of bone loss associated with osteoporosis.

Please do not include introduction and conclusion.
Please must use primary jornal atrticle (The actual studies)
Please focus on the followings:

1. The osteocyte network ability to sense loading/unloading on the bone, detect and repair micro cracks, and role in systemic calcium/phosphate metabolism. (~100 words)

2. Powerful parathyriod hormone(PTH) (~350words)

3. Wnt (~350words)

4. bisphosphonates (~350words)

discuss specific molecular pathways as having therapeutic potential (remember to keep this discussion focussed on the role of these pathways in osteocyte function and the osteocyte’s influence on bone remodelling (osteoclasts, osteoblasts)). You can include brief comments on side effects.

keep your literature review focussed on the original question.

The Fantasticks

-select two actors in the show (discuss their performances in the areas of acting and voice)
-discuss the technical elements of the production, include comments on costumes, make-up, set, lights and sound effects)
-comment on the effectiveness & enjoy of the show
*did you enjoy the performance?
*did the Fantasticks script hold your interest?
*easy grammar
*list all the questions above each answer.

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Turkey central bank& financial policy

 
PAPER should be written as bellow:
Please mention financial problems and suggest solutions if possible.
Please refer to World Bank Statistics (Tables, charts are welcomed).
Use as many reference as needed.
Please come up with a good conclusion so that the person who takes a look at paper should have a general understand about what all this is about.

 

 

 

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Urban Geography of Milwaukee

 

Deliverables (20 points total)
Please assemble your maps, tables, and images into a single file. Most word processors will allow you to import a jpeg file (For Microsoft Word simply click the “Insert” tab and then select “Picture”). Another option is to copy and paste the image directly into a word processor. Please submit to the Moodel dropbox as either a Word or a pdf file. You may attach the maps, tables, and images to the end of this document.
– Maps and Tables (15 points)
– Visual Analysis of Photographs and Landscape Change (5 points)
Short Answer (1 to 3 points each or 10 points total)
The questions below can be answered in one to three sentences.
1) Compare and contrast the FHA “redlining” map of Milwaukee with your maps and the table of the 1950 census.
1a) What racial group is most commonly associated with Area D (Fourth Grade) on the FHA map? (1 point)

1b) What racial group is most commonly associated with Area A (First Grade) on the FHA map? (1 point)

2) The median household income for the state of Wisconsin in 2010 was $51, 598.
2a) Find the Milwaukee census tracts with the top five rates of homeownership. What is the median income of these tracts, and how does it compare to Wisconsin median household income? (1 point)
2b) Find the Milwaukee census tracts with the bottom five rates of homeownership. What is the median income of these tracts, and how does it compare to Wisconsin median household income? (1 point)

3) Consider your image analysis. What information does it add to your impression of a Milwaukee neighborhood created by the census data? Explain what the pictures show that the census data does not. (3 points)
4) Citing your readings, how has neoliberalism contributed to the accentuation of the urban decay positive-feedback loop (the “vicious cycle”)? (3 points)

Short Essay (5 points each, or 20 points total)
The questions below can be answered in one to two paragraphs.
A) Define and explain the “rent gap.” Now, assume a positive or direct relationship between median household income and percentage home ownership with land value. Use your Social Explorer research to identify three Milwaukee census tracts that are the most likely to experience future gentrification because of the “rent gap,” and explain why.

B) Citing your readings, what forms of “latent cultural capital” and natural amenities in Milwaukee are actively sought after by developers and others involved with redevelopment? Use three examples in your explanation. Then consider: Why does redevelopment based solely on the presence of “latent cultural capital” and natural amenities accentuate inequality and uneven development in Milwaukee as a whole?

C) Citing your readings and research, evaluate the validity of the following statement for Milwaukee:
“Housing policies have supported homeownership for middle and upper class white families and rental housing for racial and ethnic minorities.”
D) Citing your readings and research, evaluate the validity of the following statement for Milwaukee:
“Residential congregation is a natural social and economic phenomenon.”

 

 

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The therapeutic potential of targeting the osteocyte for prevention of bone loss associated with osteoporosis.

The most abundant cell in bone, the osteocyte, plays a central role in governing skeletal homeostasis. Discuss the therapeutic potential of targeting the osteocyte for prevention of bone loss associated with osteoporosis.

Please do not include introduction and conclusion.
Please must use primary jornal atrticle (The actual studies)
Please focus on the followings:

1. The osteocyte network ability to sense loading/unloading on the bone, detect and repair micro cracks, and role in systemic calcium/phosphate metabolism. (~100 words)

2. Powerful parathyriod hormone(PTH) (~350words)

3. Wnt (~350words)

4. bisphosphonates (~350words)

discuss specific molecular pathways as having therapeutic potential (remember to keep this discussion focussed on the role of these pathways in osteocyte function and the osteocyte’s influence on bone re-modelling (osteoclasts, osteoblasts)). You can include brief comments on side effects.

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