Research for Project #3

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1. Compare Rhetorical Situations

1.1. Individual Collaboration Report

1.1.1. Primary Audience-Instructor.

1.1.2. Purpose: present the individual work done, what the individual is proud of, what they wish they had more time to revise and what they learned that they will use in the future. The report will also present the team proposal and documentation of individual and collaborative work sessions.

1.2. Executive Summary

1.2.1. Audience: Primary Audience-instructor & public health professionals.

1.2.2. Secondary audience- classmates. Education and professional experience varies. The readers’ job responsibility also varies.

1.2.3. Tertiary audience-others interested in the topic. The education level may vary as well as professional experience and job responsibilities

1.2.4. Purpose: Purpose: The executive summary will provide a summary of our proposal and related reports so that the readers can become acquainted with the material. It appears at the beginning of the work.

1.3. Acknowledgements

1.3.1. Audience: Primary Audience: instructor and public health professionals and anyone who helped with the paper

1.3.2. Secondary audience-classmates

1.3.3. Tertiary audience-anyone interested in the topic.

1.3.4. Purpose: The acknowledgments provide an opportunity for the authors to thank anyone who helped prepare the paper.

1.4. TOC

1.4.1. Audience: Primary audience: instructor and public health professionals

1.4.2. Secondary audience-classmates

1.4.3. Tertiary audience-anyone interested in the topic.

1.4.4. Purpose: The problem statement and/or research questions introduces the reader to the issues that needs to be addressed by the team

1.5. Methods Used to Produce the Report

1.5.1. Audience: Primary audience-instructor and public health professionals/researchers

1.5.2. Secondary audience-classmates

1.5.3. Tertiary audience-anyone interested in the topic

1.5.4. Purpose: The methods used to produce the document describes the methods and materials used and the purpose for which they are intended for.

1.6. Tip Sheet

1.6.1. Audience: Primary audience-instructor and public health professionals

1.6.2. Secondary audience-classmates

1.6.3. Tertiary audience-anyone interested in the topic

1.6.4. Purpose: The tip sheet provides tips or advice about the topic in the form of numbers and bulleted formats.

1.7. Documentation of Work Sessions

1.7.1. Audience: Primary audience-instructor and public health professionals

1.7.2. Secondary audience-classmates

1.7.3. Tertiary audience-anyone interested in the topic

1.7.4. Purpose: Documentation of work sessions provides the primary audience (instructor) with information on when and where topics were constructed. It is a testimonial of the group getting the work done.

1.8. Transmittal Memo

1.8.1. Audience: Primary audience-instructor and public health professionals

1.8.2. Secondary audience-classmates

1.8.3. Tertiary audience-anyone interested in the topic

1.8.4. Purpose: The transmittal memo provides information about the release of the report, the background for the readers to understand the importance of the report and to establish a relationship between the writers and readers of the report.

2. Project Management Applications:

2.1. Casual is an online project management application that helps team plan and execute projects. Individuals can organize tasks and ideas the way they want.

2.2. Podio is an online project management application that allows individuals to communicate quickly, customize structure of projects and email threads, and provides web and mobile tools, automated workflows, visualizations, task management, project management, unlimited storage and integrated chat.

2.3. Trello is a flexible and easy to use online project management application. It provides a mobile app. The application also keeps track of all your work.

3. Web Meeting Applications:

3.1. Meeting Burner is a free webinar software that allows up to ten attendees, to have live meetings, instant screen sharing, audio conferencing, mobile attendee support, meeting scheduling, in meeting chats and meeting recordings.

3.2. is an online web meeting application that simplifies meeting schedules by letting other schedule meetings with you, and integrate your calendar to fine tune your availability. The application also allows individuals to access meetings through your mobile device. The application provides different communication tools for individuals to chose from.

3.3. GoToMeetings is an easy to use web meeting application that allows individuals to connect with anyone, anywhere and on any device. The application syncs with popular applications like Outlook and Gmail. The application makes collaboration easy and reliable.

4. Elements of Chapter 18

4.1. Introduction: The chapter provides helpful information on how to develop an effective introduction such as selecting the subject, purpose, background, significant findings and recommendations.

4.2. Methods: The chapter provides suggestions and tips to develop a method. The section suggests to provide information to allow the readers to understand what you did and why you did it.

4.3. Executive Summary: the chapter provides guidelines on how to create an effective executive summary. It says to use specific evidence in the background, be specific about research, describe the methods briefly, and describe the findings according to the reader's needs.

4.4. References: the chapter provides helpful tips and example reference lists to help the reader understand how to write an effective reference sheet that provides the information of where the author finds the sources for the report.

5. Working in Teams

5.1. There are advantages and disadvantages of working in virtual teams

5.2. Advantages of group work: stimulates creativity, individuals remember group discussions better, students gain a better understanding of themselves and teamwork is valued by employers.

5.3. Teamwork may not be as effective based on a J. Hackam's study. The study said that teams cannot always agree on how work should be done.

5.4. Journals about teamwork may exaggerate the work to make it seem more successful when it is not. Managers make mistakes by assigning team work that is meant for an individual.

5.5. Cooperative skills are important for a team to succeed. Teams need to trust one another, they need to communicate, and they need to support one another.

5.6. Learning Lab is a source for groups to go to. It provides resources and tutorials to help those working in groups.

5.7. There can be negative aspects that can arise from working in teams. There are different effects such as the "free rider", "sucker", status differential effects, and "ganging up" effects. "Jigsaw" approach is a solution to issues relating to group work.