The background material for this module introduced you to some journals where scholars and practitioners share their insights. For this assignment we will test our ability to understand and differentiate between scholarly and practitioner journals.
Examples of scholarly/academic journals would be the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and Academy of Management Review.
Examples of a practitioner journals would be Academy of Management Perspectives, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.
You are expected to know how to use both types of materials as references for your future efforts. This initial learning task should be the beginning of an effort to increase your ability to search for information sources for whatever topics you are pursuing toward your doctoral research.
In this assignment you are expected to:
- Discuss 5 best practices for conducting a literature review.
- Find two theoretical studies as well as two applied research studies related to your area of research interest and include an annotated bibliography of these articles in APA style (http://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/annota…).
- Discuss how you might use both as part of background material.
Make sure you use reliable and updated material.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: The written component of this assignment should be 3-4 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity. We encourage you to use tools such as grammarly.com and proofread your paper before submission.
As you complete your assignment, make sure you do the following:
- Answer the assignment questions directly.
- Stay focused on the precise assignment questions. Do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials.
- Use evidence from your readings to justify your conclusions.
- Be sure to cite at least five credible resources.
- Make sure to reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 11-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” in the TLC Portal.
Your assignment will be graded using the following criteria:
- Assignment-driven Criteria: Student demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment.
- Critical Thinking/ Application to Professional Practice: Student demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem, and analyzing information. Conclusions are logically presented and applied to professional practice in an exceptional manner.
- Business Writing and Quality of References: Student demonstrates mastery and proficiency in written communication and use of appropriate and relevant literature at the doctoral level.
- Citing Sources: Student demonstrates mastery applying APA formatting standards to both in text citations and the reference list.
- Professionalism and Timeliness: Assignments are submitted on time.
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