DOC600 Introduction to Doctoral Studies and Research Methods in Business
Module 2 SLP
BUSINESS RESEARCH PROCESS
To complete this SLP, review the following material:
Murray, N. (2008). Writing up your university assignments and research projects: A practical handbook Open University Press. Chapter 6: What are the different components of a research project?
Ong, W., Lee, D., Ye, A., Wu, C. and Liao, S. (2015). IKEA Case Study. Created with Wix.com http://wjong7.wixsite.com/ikeacasestudies
Chapter 6 of Murray (2008) book provides a description of what a research project should look like with a list of each of the components. This structure is very similar to the structure of the Doctoral Study Project required at the end of this program. For this exercise, review this chapter as an illustration.
Next, review the IKEA case study presented in a website (not a paper) with a nice description of the organizational case study.
After reading the required background material and finding at least two other resources on your own, write a 3-4 page paper (without counting the cover page and the page with references) discussing the topic:
Compare and contrast business report and academic research project writing
In your paper, you should answer the following questions using your own evaluation and critical thinking.
How can the IKEA Case Study become an academic research project report?
What did you like/dislike from the IKEA Case Study?
What are the pros and cons of using the traditional academic research project structure?
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.