Total Marks 10
Starting Date Thursday, June 04, 2020
Closing Date Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Question Title GDB 1
A large number of patients having Pneumonia like symptoms were reported in Wuhan, a capital city of China’s Hubei province in mid-December 2019. This Pneumonia like disease was declared an outbreak of a new virus and was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in China on 31 December 2019 and later it was officially named as COVID-19 by the WHO due to its novelty. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020 (WHO) and declared as Pandemic and various precautionary measures were recommended by the WHO to all the countries of the world to slow the spread of the virus by keeping social distancing, washing hands, wearing masks, testing and treating patients, carrying out contact tracing, limiting travels, quarantining citizens, and canceling large gatherings such as weddings, sporting events, concerts, and closing of schools and universities. At one time, many of the countries placed complete lockdown in their most effected cities to halt the spread of this virus.
Since its emergence in Wuhan, China late last year, the virus has spread to almost every corner of the world. Cases are rising exponentially with an increased number of casualties. This coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become the most crucial global health crisis of the last 100 years. It has posed the greatest challenge we have faced since world war two (WW-II). But COVID-19 is much more than a health crisis. By stressing every one of the countries it touches, it has the potential to create devastating social, economic, and political crises that will leave deep scars (UNDP).
For instance, social impacts may include an increase in crime rate, domestic violence, frustration, anxiety, depression, quarantine fatigue, and increased unemployment due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Talking about political impacts, important national and international projects may have been either completely shut down or delayed, significant political figures are catching the virus, and some have died; besides, budget management failure is also another biggest issue. While, concerning the impact of this pandemic on economics, stock markets are crashed, many businesses have been shut down, supply shortages in the markets is a big issue due to delayed shipments, and so on.
You are advised to thoroughly read the above scenario about COVID-19.Identify and enlist the independent and dependent variables from the social impacts of COVID-19 on the ordinary lives of human beings. Develop at least 2 hypotheses from the identified independent and dependent variables of the social impacts of COVID-19.
Due Date: 23/01/2020 Total Marks: 10
RESEARCH METHODS (STA630)
To familiarize students with the classification of sampling techniques in research and the practical ways to using those techniques.
After attempting this assignment students will be able:
To classify and identify the sampling technique(s) used in a certain scenario.
Suppose Mr. Ali works as a researcher in R&D department of an organization. Being a researcher, he wants to conduct two research studies for the organizational development.
First; he wants to study the impact of job satisfaction on employee’s turnover working in that organization. For this purpose, he needs to develop an accurate sampling frame of each group (based on provincial city) and then needs to choose respondents accordingly.
Secondly; he wants to study the impact of organizational culture on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Population of this study is employee’s working on ERP systems in Karachi based offices of the organization. For this purpose, he decided to contact with the respondents by using chain referrals.
You are required to identify the type of sampling and sampling technique in each case and justify your choice with at least two arguments. (1 argument for type of sampling and 1 argument of sampling technique).
[2 marks for type of sampling, 2 marks for sampling technique, 1 mark for two justifications]
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Note related to load shedding: Please be proactive
As you know that semester activities have been started and load shedding problem is also prevailing in our country now a days. Keeping in view the fact, you all are advised to post your activities as early as possible without waiting for the due date.