Disaster Mitigation

Disaster Research Respondents Class: EDMG502 Overview: Begin each assignment by going through the material in the Lessons. Review any prior feedback that has been provided to you by the instructor. Review the APA manual or other Resource material as the instructor may indicate. Ensure that you do not make any repeat errors in your papers. Your papers will be heavily discounted or returned for resubmission if you do not show an effort to improve your work. Reading: Read the assignment material for the week. This week, the reading assignment is: From the ‘Resources’ section, read Parts II and III–Chapters 10 – 20 of “What is a Disaster” by Perry & Quarantelli (eds.). Assignment: Provide an approximate 1500-word document analyzing important concepts in the readings. Ensure your apply the discussion tenets from the contributors to you work including the work of Barton, Boin, Buckle, Smith, Stallings, Perry, and Quarantelli. Assume that you are writing for an uninformed reader that knows nothing about the topic and has not read what you read. Provide an introduction that gives the background of the resource that you are reviewing, so the reader will understand what they’re reading and why. Include the following topics in the discussion: – Discuss the relationship between disaster and stress including the difference between individual and collective stress, and why is it important? – Discuss Stallings theses; analyze and discuss how various contributors add and detract from his work? Which criticisms are valid and which not? – Provide an analysis of the discussions throughout the readings (Barton, Boin, Buckle, Smith, Stallings, Perry, and Quarantelli). – Discuss how Stallings work inform the future research that is still required? What would be the value of that research? DO NOT list out the topics or questions and answer them. They are not meant to be all-inclusive, and your reader will not understand the context. Rather, give an overview of the author’s entire body of work, using the topics as guidelines. Ensure that you meet or exceed the 1500-word target, and that your paper meets APA presentation requirements. Save the Microsoft Word document as [yourlastnameWkX] (e.g. SmithWk6) and upload the paper to the assignment. Scroll down and hit ‘submit’.