This essay focuses on application within business research.The discussions each week are designed to (a) reinforce the research topics that you are reading about, (b) challenge you to explore the topics further, and (c) test your understanding of the concepts and their application within business research.
Due February 4 at 11:59 PM
Bottom of Form
The discussions each week are designed to (a) reinforce the research topics that you are reading about, (b) challenge you to explore the topics further, and (c) test your understanding of the concepts and their application within business research.
Before beginning work on this week’s discussion post, review the following resources:
· Doing Discussion Questions Right
· Expanded Grading Rubric
Early in the week, reserve your selected topic by posting your response (reservation post) to the Discussion Area, identifying your topic in the subject line. By the due date assigned research your topic and start a scholarly conversation as you respond with your initial or primary post to your own reservation post in the Discussion Area. Make sure your response does not duplicate your colleagues’ responses.
For this course, you should state your topic (reservation post) as a research question. By now in your doctoral program, you should be aware that a good research question is the start of doctoral level inquiry. You can summarize the key themes in the subject line of your reservation post. Then, state your research question as your reservation post.
Some of the main topics this week include:
Firstly, Human process interventions
Secondly, Organizational energy
Thirdly, Learning organizations
Lastly, Transorganizational change
Other potential topics and subtopics exist in the readings.
Remember to be very specific with the topic you choose and the question you create (e.g., which aspect of human process interventions or what is it about learning organizations that you will analyze? Is there another topic you have studied in one of your courses that you will synthesize with your OD/change topic for this week?).
As the beginning of a scholarly conversation, your initial post should be:
· Succinct—no more than 500 words.
· Provocative—use concepts and combinations of concepts from the readings to propose relationships, causes, and/or consequences that inspire others to engage (inquire, learn). In other words, take a scholarly stand.
· Supported—scholarly conversations are more than opinions.
The reservation post and initial post are assess in the rubric line item “Quality of initial posting.”
Neither the reservation post nor the initial post count toward days of participation.
Follow-up posts made throughout the week to your colleagues and professor will apply to participation points in the rubric.
All posts will be assess for writing mechanics and information literacy. Be sure to review the expanded rubric for more details on grading criteria.