Research Paper

The research paper consists of three distinct assignments:

1. Write a research paper on a selected topic of project management (example topics are listed below). Submit an outline in word(.doc) format and a project overview in a presentation format (Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt).

2. Utilize the project management skill you learned so far, update your project schedule and print a dashboard export, remaining work report, and Gantt Chart, etc. using Microsoft Project to a PowerPoint/Word/pdf file. Include a short paragraph summarizing the status and remaining activities of your group project in the report.

▪ 4000 words (+/- 400 words) content length plus cover page, references

▪ 12 font-size, 1” margins, double-spaced, including figures, tables, etc.

▪ APA formatted

▪ Minimum six (6) sources – at least four (4) from peer reviewed journals

▪ Include an abstract, introduction, and conclusion

▪ See rubric for more detailed grading criteria

Final research paper (see rubric) with the following requirements.

These are the List of Topics Choose one it’s all up to you.

 

▪ Project management critical success factors.

▪ Challenges of global virtual projects.

▪ Future development of project management.

▪ Soft skills of project management.

▪ The relationship between project management and overall performance of a company.

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Research Paper

This Research Paper asks you to gather and critically analyze information on a specific topic. There is a difference between reporting and analyzing. Reporting is the organization and presentation of information. Analyzing is the extracting and discussing meaningful insights (understanding the implications) from reputable sources of information. In other words, reporting tells you what it is, while analysis tells you what it means.

 

Read the Plagiarism.org website information to understand what is plagiarism and what is not: http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism/  Use in-text citations to identify the source of any brief quotes from source(s) and any information that is not common knowledge.

IMPORTANT: Every student must write his or her own, original essay based on their individual understanding of the topic and written specifically for this class. Do not copy from any source, including the article(s) under reference. Plagiarized papers will receive a grade of “0”. There are no “do-overs” in my class once a paper has been submitted.

The topic for this research paper is an overview of human evolution over the past two million years. In other words, when and how did we become “human”? Analyze the current scientific research regarding this topic and write a clear, original paper on your observations and conclusions.

1) Introduce and define the focus of your analysis in a concise thesis statement that is located at the end of your first paragraph. A thesis statement tells the reader what the paper is about.

2) Discuss physical aspects of hominin evolution over time (what changed and when) and cultural aspects of hominin development (what and when: changes in stone tools, social group behaviors/interactions, evidence of symbolic representations, etc.). When did hominins become fully “human”, in your opinion? What is your supporting evidence for your position?

4) Compare/contrast and analyze the views of researchers by investigating at least three different sources (more sources are recommended). You may use links in the class power points to provide some of the sources for your paper, if you like.

5) Recap and conclude. Your conclusion must include a restatement of your thesis and encapsulate clearly your analysis of this topic.

REQUIREMENTS:

Type your name, topic and due date for this assignment in the top left corner of your paper.

Minimum at least three full pages of text. 3½ to 4 pages is an appropriate length for this assignment. Double-spaced, one-inch margins (check your left and right margins), typed in English, 12-point font.

Include a full source page at the end of your report. Write complete source citations in APA format: author(s) name(s), title of article or book, year of publication, name of journal, magazine, book or website where the article was published, volume, issue and page numbers of publication for every source of information that you used to write this report (three source minimum). This includes websites!

 Rubric

This assignment is worth 30 points: 25 points for content and 5 points for correctly written source page. I am looking for a well written, original and concise analysis of current information on this topic, as well as a properly constructed reference page that contains all sources of information used in this paper

Excellent work (score 27-30):

Demonstrates thorough understanding of the topic through specific, detailed discussion, comparison and contrast.

Analysis includes thorough discussion of topics noted in the assignment prompt.

Conclusion is comprehensive and concise.

Good work (score 24-26):

Demonstrates moderate understanding of the topic through discussion, comparison and contrast but lacks sufficient detail.

Analysis includes discussion of the topics, but skewed towards the student’s point of view (did not analyze the topics, just answered the questions).

Conclusion is adequate but not thorough.

Adequate work (score 21-23):

Demonstrates some understanding of the topic but lacks sufficient discussion and details.

Analysis includes some discussion of the topics but lacks details and/or insufficient understanding of research information.

Able to draw generic conclusion.

Inadequate work (score 18-20):

Demonstrates some understanding of the topic, but little effort was made to complete this assignment.

Opinion outweighs analysis, little demonstration of having learned anything about the topic.

Not acceptable work (score 17 or below):

Did not understand the assignment.

Plagiarized work or no assignment submitted: score of “0

research paper

This week, you will continue working on your research paper. As you add new issues to the paper this week:

  • Discuss the major themes and questions surrounding the selected topic, including epidemiological study methods, techniques, and approaches, as well as data collection, statistical measures, and analysis.
  • Review and analyze the relevant literature and other sources of scholarly information specific to the selected topic. In addition:
    • Discuss the contributions of yyour selected topic to public health.
    • Outline questions or problems.
    • Describe an epidemiologic study type or a study approach.
    • Describe and discuss outcomes and results.

Submissions Details:

  • Write a 3 to 5-page, double-spaced paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.es

Research Paper

Select a topic from the following list on which you would like to conduct an in-depth investigation:

  • Information systems infrastructure : evolution and trends
  • Strategic importance of cloud computing in business organizations
  • Big data and its business impacts
  • Managerial issues of a networked organization
  • Emerging enterprise network applications
  • Mobile computing and its business implications

Note: The above topics are also the basis of the discussion questions. You may use up to three resources found by yourself or your peers as resources for the paper.

Research paper basics:

  • 8 – 10 pages in length
  • APA formatted
  • Minimum six (6) sources – at least two (2) from peer reviewed journals
  • Include an abstract, introduction, and conclusion
  • See rubric for more detailed grading criteria
  • Submitted through Turnitin – must be original work – similarity score of 30 or less to be graded

Some good questions to ask yourself before turning in your research paper:

  • Is the paper of optimal length?
  • Is the paper well organized?
  • Is the paper clear and concise?
  • Is the title appropriate?
  • Does the abstract summarize well?
  • Are individual ideas as similated well?
  • Are wording, punctuation, etc. correct?
  • Is the paper well motivated?
  • Is interesting problem/issue addressed?
  • Is knowledge of the area demonstrated?
  • Have all key reference be encited?
  • Are conclusions valid and appropriate?

Research Paper

Select a topic from the following list on which you would like to conduct an in-depth investigation:

  • Information systems infrastructure : evolution and trends
  • Strategic importance of cloud computing in business organizations
  • Big data and its business impacts
  • Managerial issues of a networked organization
  • Emerging enterprise network applications
  • Mobile computing and its business implications

Note: The above topics are also the basis of the discussion questions. You may use up to three resources found by yourself or your peers as resources for the paper.

Research paper basics:

  • 8 – 10 pages in length
  • APA formatted
  • Minimum six (6) sources – at least two (2) from peer reviewed journals
  • Include an abstract, introduction, and conclusion
  • See rubric for more detailed grading criteria
  • Submitted through Turnitin – must be original work – similarity score of 30 or less to be graded

Some good questions to ask yourself before turning in your research paper:

  • Is the paper of optimal length?
  • Is the paper well organized?
  • Is the paper clear and concise?
  • Is the title appropriate?
  • Does the abstract summarize well?
  • Are individual ideas as similated well?
  • Are wording, punctuation, etc. correct?
  • Is the paper well motivated?
  • Is interesting problem/issue addressed?
  • Is knowledge of the area demonstrated?
  • Have all key reference be encited?
  • Are conclusions valid and appropriate?

Research Paper

The research paper is the keystone of this course. Although the reading, case studies, and discussion forum cover the functional areas of the course, the research paper provides the learner with the opportunity to investigate/research an HRM area of personal interest. This project runs the entire length of the course.  As with any research paper, the introduction that includes the thesis statement explaining the objective of the paper sets the tone and direction the paper will take.  The body will include a synthesis of the results of the topic research. The conclusion/recommendation provides the conclusion of the paper. As discussed above under the Assignment Expectations and Academic Integrity, the use of correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and citations is expected.  The length of the paper is between 6-15 pages, exclusive of cover page, appendix, and bibliography.

Research Paper

With significant operations around the world, Savannah Engineering, Inspection and Insurance Company (SEIIC) is truly a global company. Its most significant international operations are in the European Union (EU) countries and Asia. Growth in China has been particularly rapid over the last five years. Because of the highly technical nature of its business, SEIIC has had a difficult time getting the people with the right skills in the right places and then keeping their skills up to date. The company has worked hard at identifying and hiring local talent, but the efforts have not been entirely successful. To the extent that it can, it has tried to accommodate local needs in its HRM system. However, it has found it difficult to carry out some of its initiatives because of the different ways of working in different areas. It has been difficult for people who transfer from one area to another to deal with the different HRM policies and procedures.

As a part of the overall review of HRM operations, the company is interested in identifying key factors that differentiate its global and domestic operations and in understanding how it can develop a more global approach to HRM.

  • Summarize key details about the case to date. What are the most important issues affecting SEIIC’s HRM? Your summary should be no more than one to two paragraphs. (Imagine that you are riding down the elevator with SEIIC’s CEO and she asks you to provide a high-level summary of what you’ve discovered so far. You have thirty seconds from the time she gets on the elevator until the time she gets off. What would you say?)
  • With a focus primarily on the EU and Asian areas of operations, assess key factors that SEIIC should pay attention to in revising its approach to international HRM. Consider, for example, the cultural, economic system, and legal and labor relations similarities and differences in these areas of operation when compared to domestic (United States) operations.
  • Analyze how these differences between EU, Asian, and domestic areas of operation may affect specific HRM activities including recruiting and staffing, training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, and labor relations.
  • Finally, justify how SEIIC should approach implementing HRM around the globe. Should it try to provide essentially a standardized, global HRM system or a highly specialized HRM system that is tailored to each location or region where it operates? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and which would you recommend?

Must be 7 pages in APA format and cite all sources