There are two Assignments during this unit. Read below for full details.
Assignment 1 of 2: Individual Research Paper
Assignment 2 of 2: Case Analysis
Assignment 1 of 2: Individual Research Paper
The research paper will be 8-10 double-spaced pages in length, not including cover page,
Appendices, and References. This paper will be written according to APA Paper style and be
carefully referenced with 8-10 academic references.
Note that this is a research paper where you are being asked to avoid all first -person pronouns and
personal opinion. Your abstract will be included in your page count.
The purpose of this paper is to take a human resource management topic or issue and do an in-depth
review of the current literature on this topic. This is a library research paper and you must use at least
8-10 different credible sources, not including textbooks.
Before your conclusion, you must have a section entitled either “Recommendations for Managers” or
“Implications for Managers” where you explain the significance of what you have found for practicing
Be sure to use credible published sources- and only reliable Internet web sites. Reference your paper
very carefully and tightly. Some examples of appropriate source journals include (among others) HR
Magazine, Academy of Management Perspectives, Personnel Journal, Fortune, SAM, Advanced
Management Journal, Journal of Management, HR Focus, Human Resource Development
Quarterly, The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, The Journal of Leadership,
Studies, and Organizational Dynamics.
Appearance, punctuation, grammar, neatness, and spelling count. This is to be a professional paper
to receive full credit. This paper should have an introduction, body, conclusion, and reference section.
This paper should also have appropriate headings and sub-headings in the body of the paper. Be
sure to use a title page.
Write transition sentences between sections so that the reader knows where you are going and why.
Academic integrity is of the utmost importance in this term paper. Your paper will be submitted
through turnitin.com which will document any plagiarism, intentional or unintentional. You will submit
the paper to your Instructor in Unit Five who will obtain a report from turnitin.com for review and
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You may choose from the list of topics that has been provided to you, or suggest one of your own to
In Unit One you will provide a one-page summary of the title of your research that is framed in the
form of a research questions, e.g. “Is Sexual Harassment Dead in American? An analysis of Findings
on Sexual Harassment in U.S. Organizations?” You will also provide how you plan to determine the
answer to your research question by providing the activities you will undertake to complete this
The Research paper will be an evolving project throughout the term. You will need to start on it right
Due this week: No later than Day 7 of Week 1 the following must be submitted to instructor by the
student via the Dropbox in Unit 1.
You are to consider all the topics that are suggested below or choose one that is HRM related that
you will do your research paper on. This is a graduate level research project and I would expect you
to choose the topic and then do the following:
1. Put the topic in the form of a research question…e.g. “Are Baby Boomers More Loyal than
the Other Three Generations of Workers in America?”
2. What will you do to learn something new about this topic? What will you do to provide the
reader and yourself with new information on this subject?
3. How will go about accomplishing this research paper? What is your plan to get this done?
4. This Assignment should be a minimum of one page in length.
Directions for Submission: Choose your Research Paper topic. Save the document as
Part1_Research Paper .doc. When you are ready, submit your paper to the Unit 1 Research Paper
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