Human Resource Management Research Review/ Thesis Paper

Business Finance

Unit 4: Research Review

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Pencils.jpgYou are to show evidence of your research by providing a research review of three resources you will be using for your final project. In addition, you will be providing one of the responses for your final research project.

Example of Research Review-SAMPLE DO NOT COPY

Topics

Choose one of the following topics to review:

  • Explain how a firm’s human resources influence organizational performance.
  • Describe how firms can use HR initiatives to cope with workplace changes and trends such as a more diverse workforce, the global economy, downsizing, and new legislation.
  • Explain why employees join unions.
  • Define “human resource management.”
  • Explain why compliance with HR law is an important part of doing business.
  • Describe the process of job analysis, components of a job description, and those of a job specification.
  • Explain how a firm’s human resources influence organization performance.
  • List the factors influencing worker motivation that are under managers’ control.

So, what is a review of the literature?

A research review is an account of what has been published on a topic by accredited scholars and researchers. Sometimes it is part of the introduction to an essay, research report, or thesis. In writing the research review, your purpose is to convey to your reader what knowledge and ideas have been already written about a topic, and what their strengths and weaknesses are. As a piece of writing, the research review must be defined by a guiding concept (e.g., your research objective, the problem or issue you are discussing or your argumentative thesis). It is not just a descriptive list of the material available and/or a set of summaries.

Skills

This project enhances your knowledge about the topic and helps you gain skills in the following areas.

  1. information seeking: the ability to review the literature efficiently, using manual or computerized methods, or to identify a set of useful articles and books
  2. critical appraisal: the ability to apply principles of analysis to identify unbiased and valid studies or reviews.

Research Review

A research review should do the following:

  1. be organized around and related directly to the thesis or research question you are developing
  2. synthesize results into a summary of what is and is not known
  3. identify areas of controversy in the literature
  4. formulate questions that need further research

The purpose is to assure that you are progressing appropriately with your research project, which is due the end of unit 7. This piece is worth fifty points and due the end of unit 4. It should be submitted in rich text format. Each review should contain at least two to three appropriate quotes and citations. If you need support on using the APA style, please visit the following websites.

Rubric

Research Review

Research Review

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

20.0 pts

Responds to every assignment requirement with originality. Focuses on one core learning objective and includes 3-4 researched topics related to that course objective. Displays an exceptional familiarity with the text and topics being discussed. Uses 3-4 additional resources.

18.0 pts

Responds to most assignment requirements with originality. Focuses on the core learning objectives and includes 1-2 researched topics related to those objectives. Displays a familiarity with the texts and topics being covered. Uses some additional resources (1-2).

13.0 pts

Fails to responds to most assignment requirements. Does not displays a familiarity with the texts and topics being covered. No core learning objectives included in the topics researched. Uses 0-1 additional resources beyond text.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength and Format

10.0 pts

2-3 pages, not including cover page and reference list. 12 pt font, double-spaced, 1′ margins on all sides. Uses APA.

8.0 pts

1-2 pages, not including cover page and reference list. 12 pt font, double-spaced, 1′ margins on all sides. Uses APA.

6.0 pts

Less than 1 pages. Errors in formatting. Minimal use of APA.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations

10.0 pts

Properly cites reference materials used. Uses references from websites as well as the text.

8.0 pts

A few incorrect or missing citations and/or reference list entries. Minimal citations.

6.0 pts

Multiple incorrect or missing citations and/or reference list entries.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar and Spelling

10.0 pts

Exceptional use of proper English and free of all typographical errors and grammatical mistakes.

8.0 pts

Proper use of English and generally free of typographical errors and grammatical mistakes.

6.0 pts

Multiple English errors, typographical errors, and grammatical mistakes.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0


Please Use Reference from the Text Book: Human Resource Management By: David Lepak and Mary Gowan Third Edition (2017) APA Formatting.