Week 2: Week 2 – W2 Assignment 2
Assignment 2: Exploring Interests to Identify Research Problems
The most important task in preparing to write a research paper (including a dissertation) is identifying a current problem that is of interest to you. Conducting research can be a daunting task. However, conducting research on a topic or area that is of interest to the researcher can be motivating and make the research process easier. In this assignment, you will conduct research to identify a current problem in an area of interest to you within the field of OB. Remember, the focus should be on individual themes in OB: Why do people do what they do? How do we enhance individual performance to achieve organizational goals?
Note: Your proposed research design and method are not expected to be dissertation ready in this assignment. However, you should be able to propose a coherent, supported, general framework for the proposed research.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Summarized at least five peer-reviewed journal articles on an appropriate individual OB topic. 10
Assessed the problem or gap found in the literature review. 10
Analyzed why addressing the problem might have both practitioner and academic benefits. 10
Proposed a reasonable research process for resolving the problem. 10
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.10