Critique of a Qualitative Study

Critique of a Qualitative Study

Include the following:

  • Critique of the introduction (220 words)
  • Critique of the methodology (220 words)
  • Critique of the results and discussion (220 words)
  • Critique of the conclusion (220 words)

APA style.

Engineering Problem Solving  Engineers Without Borders Project (EWB)

Engineers Without Borders Project (EWB)

Engineering Problem Solving

In 2,200 words, and formatting your paper in Harvard style, citing at lest 10 sources, address the following:

Part 1
Explain your interest in the EWB project and the particular design area that you have selected.

What do you think is (or isn’t) stimulating, interesting or challenging about the design task?

How well does the project match your expectations for progressing in your academic and professional life? Explain your reasoning.

Part 2
Explain your motivations for studying your current university program and discuss any difficulties or barriers you expect you might encounter (or already have) during your studies.

Part 3
Present your knowledge of the necessary conditions for, or factors, which affect effective team functioning, citing evidence from the literature on the topic. How does this information affect the specific strategies and processes that your team should take up in order to be able to function well? How these procedures in turn affect the outcomes your team can achieve during the semester?


Lafarge-Holcim Merger Strategy

Read article: “A Merger of Equals: Making It Happen Isn’t Easy!”. Prepare a 4 pages APA formatted paper (with six peer-reviewed sources for support): 

Answer questions: 

1. Of the “Reasons for Acquisitions” discussed in the chapter, which reasons are the primary drivers of Lafarge-Holcim merger strategy? 

2. Given that there have been performance difficulties of this “merger of equals,” which of the “Problems in Achieving Acquisition Success” do you believe have most likely affected this deal? 

3. The new CEO, Jan Jenisch, has undertaken a restructuring strategy. Why do you think the market reacted negatively to this plan? 

4. What would you suggest the firm do to improve it restructuring plan and ultimately its poor performance? 

The changing role of finance and finance professionals

Question 1

You need to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The 4 GMAPs
  • Some of the 14 Areas of Practice
  • All of the Skills from the CIMA wheel (or ACCA equivalent)

In addition, you will need to provide some properly referenced real world examples.

A suggested approach (although do not feel you have to use this structure if you have worked out a different one):

  1. Use the 4 GMAPs as your 4 sections
  2. For each one – Influence, Relevance, Analysis and Trust – find one of the 14 areas of Practice that most closely demonstrates the principle, and explain how they are linked.

e.g.        Trust – Internal Audit

Influence – Project management

Analysis – External Reporting

Relevance – Investment Appraisal

Or some other mapping that you think works well

  1. For each of the four sections talk about which of the skills from the wheel would be required to work in this particular area of practice. You don’t need to mention all 6 for each section (maybe just 2 or 3) but aim to cover all 6 across the 4 sections.
  2. For each section try to find a real world example and reference it correctly. You can use company annual reports and news websites such as FT or BBC. Don’t forget the CIMA and ACCA websites are also excellent sources.

Question 2

Choose just 1 or 2 new technologies and explain how they have changed the role of the Finance function. Here, I would like to see even more real world examples to evidence the points you are making. When choosing your technologies to discuss, make sure you can talk about how they have impacted on the Finance function. (Flying taxies may well have significant future business applications, but you might find it hard to explain how they will impact on the job of the Accountant).

Some good examples might be:

  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • Quantum Computing
  • Big Data