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 MGMT 240 Business Research and Report Writing

Fall 2015 Section SB01

Business Research Literature Assignment – 10% of Final Course Grade

 

  1. Overview

 

This assignment very specifically addresses the course outcomes stated in your course outline and noted below:

 

  1. Describe uses and objectives of research across business disciplines.
  2. Examine and evaluate existent business research.

 

Further specific objectives in meeting the course outcomes include:

  • Find business research in various formats, locations
  • Identify/describe the author, publisher, purpose(s), intended audience(s), etc. of a piece of research

 

 

  1. Assignment Requirements

 

For this assignment you will:

 

  1. Find piece of business research available in an online format
  • Must be an academic article!!!

 

  1. Email or post your chosen article to all members in your group –
  • There must be no duplication of the same – two people cannot do the same article.

 

  1. Analyze that piece of research in keeping with the checklist attached
  • Do the work early.

 

  1. Post your literature review as an attachment in the ‘Literature Review’ Discussion Forum.
  • Must be posted by 11:59pm Sept 29TH


 

  1. Assignment Format

 

  • This is an individual assignment
  • You are required to use a different article than everyone else
  • Share your analysis with other members of your group – cc me in on those emails
  • Send me a full review as listed below
  • The review should be approximately 2 to 4 pages in length (double spaced) (700 to 1000 words).

 

  1. Article Review Elements

 

  1. Full bibliographic citation (APA format)
    • author, date, title of journal article, name of journal, volume, issue, and pages (with Permalink preferred)

 

  1. Author(s)
    • Names, titles, location, biographical information

 

  1. Purposes of article
    • Stated purpose(s)
    • Objective(s)
    • Research question(s)

 

  1. Methodology
    • Research method(s) used – how was the data collected? From who?

 

  1. Findings & conclusions
    • Brief summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations
    • Is the research question answered?

 

  1. Audience
  • Primary intended readers – who is this written for, and why will they be interested in the findings?
  • Secondary audience – who else might be interested or read this?

 

  1. Critical Analysis
  • Application of above concepts in analysis of the article
  • Is the article of value? Why / why not?

 

  1. Interest/Use
  • Is the article of interest?
  • Well written?
  • Will it be useful for organizational analysis?
Marking rubric

 

    Poor Okay Very good Excellent
Full bibliographic citation (APA format) Author, date, title of journal article, name of journal, volume, issue, and pages 0-1 2-3 4 5
Author(s) Names, titles, location, biographical information 0-1 2-3 4 5
Purposes of article Stated purpose(s)

Objective(s)

Research question(s)

0-7 8-10 11-13 14-15
Methodology Research method(s) used – how was the data collected? From who? 0-7 8-10 11-13 14-15
Findings & conclusions Brief summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations

Is the research question answered?

0-3 4-6 7-8 9-10
Audience Primary intended readers – who is this written for, and why will they be interested in the findings? 0-3 4-6 7-8 9-10
Critical Analysis Ties in all the above elements into an overview of the article and its value as a piece of academic material 0-9 10-15 16-18 19-20
Interest/Use Is the article of interest? Will it be useful for your project and why or why not? 0-3 4-6 7-8 9-10
Style & Grammar Flow – easy to read and understand

Free of grammatical errors

0-3 4-6 7-8 9-10
Total          

 

 

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