What are the effects of human resources outsourcing on leadership performance and employee commitment?
This assignment consists of a fully APA Style 6th edition formatted paper (8-10 pages) in which the group analyzes a recently published business research study (a group choice) selected from the academic literature. The group analysis should be framed against each and every one of the steps presented in the Sekaran & Bougie (2010) research process and founded on the skills developed in previous assignments of this course.
Click here to view the Sekaran & Bougie diagram on the research process.
The analysis itself should be a comparative assessment of how well the author (or authors) of the selected research have fulfilled (or not) each of the steps and sub-steps presented in figure 4.1 of the textbook (please note: it is highly recommended to review Chapters 4 through 6 in the Sekaran & Bougie book for a refresher on the earlier research processes that have been covered in this course). The focus of the analysis should be on the research process, not as much on the research content itself. Be careful not to paraphrase what the author(s) has already stated in the published research. Again the analysis should be on assessing the adherence to the research process. Look at not only each step (and sub steps)but also how each step serves as a "stepping stone" for the next step. The interrelationships among the steps are also relevant to the analysis.
The specific published research selected for the group project should have between 15-25 pages in length (please note: this is the scholarly article that your team will be critiquing), recently published (2003 or better) and contain the basic components of a formal research project (a literature review, statement of the problem, hypothesis or hypotheses, data collected and analyzed to test the stated hypothesis, etc.), preferably of a business related topic. The study can be quantitative, qualitative or mixed. Remember to include the source of the study as one of the citations in your fully APA Style 6th edition formatted references section so your instructor can search and review, if necessary.
Your work MUST include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. Reports without citations may not earn any higher grade than a 'C' letter grade. Your report should contain an abstract, a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper. Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa.
Please review http://www.bsu.edu/mcobwin/ajb/?p=146 (selected article on