Week 1 Assignment
Research Project Revision
In preparation for this assignment, look ahead to the requirements for the HM598 Research Project. You should also review your instructor’s feedback based on your final submission of your Research Project in Unit 6 of CJ525.
Turn on Track Changes in Microsoft Word to edit your document and display the changes that you made. You will submit this assignment showing the edits you have made since CJ525 with Track Changes ON.
Edit your Research Project to integrate feedback from your CJ525 instructor and from information provided during the first unit in HM598. After addressing feedback, add the following additions to your research proposal:
Add a section that discusses the issues related to organizational behavior and day-to-day management in your study setting;
If you do not have it already, add/update a section that discusses the ethical considerations associated with your proposed study and the selected site; and
Add a review of five additional peer-reviewed research studies to the Literature Review section of the project.
Review the Volkema (2010) reading and determine which principle from each of the four sets (individual or collective, differentiation or integration, centralization or decentralization, and linear or nonlinear) characterize the organizational behavior in your study setting. For example, can your study site be characterized as having a centralized or decentralized administration? This is a characteristic that can have a distinct impact on data collection and interpretation. After identifying which of the organizational behavior principles apply to your study site, explain the organizational culture in your setting in terms of individuals, groups, leadership, management, goals and values. How might this organizational culture impact your proposed data collection process and the interpretation of the information collected?
Outline the steps that you would need to take to ensure that data collection was performed ethically and that human subjects would not be harmed in your proposed study. Be specific, explaining the protections that you would put in place to ensure their safety and how you would inform study subjects of their rights and these protections.
Finally, review an additional five peer-reviewed research studies on your topic and add the review of each to your Literature Review section. Do not use law review articles or non-peer-reviewed sources that do not report upon original research conducted by the authors. Work to locate recent studies (completed in the last five years) so that you can learn from the study results and use the information to inform your own data collection plan. Do not use sources more than 10 years from publication.
Be sure to write in a scholarly and objective tone, avoiding the use of first person, personal pronouns, contractions, and colloquial or conversational language. Use citations from scholarly, peer-reviewed sources throughout to support your content and credit sources of information and ideas.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
Include a cover page and references page in 10 – 12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable).
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
Appropriate citation style should be followed.
You should also make sure to:
Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date.
Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.
Use examples to support your discussion.
Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cite within the body of your paper using APA format and citation style. For more information on APA guidelines, visit Academic Tools.