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Jill M Purdy
T BGEN 465
Tacoma Campus

Research in Contemporary Organizational Issues

Introduces students to academic research and provides an opportunity for intensive study of an organizational issue. Emphasis is placed on understanding the research process and applying these concepts in a research paper. Students may choose a topic from any organizational field. Emphasizes communication, strategic thinking, and integrated business knowledge.

Class description

Expands skills in critical thinking, focusing on the interpretation and use of research to develop well-rounded perspectives on current organizational topics or problems. Emphasizes improving managerial effectiveness through critically evaluating ideas, engaging in discourse, and constructing effective arguments linked to research evidence.

Student learning goals

Construct a focused research question from an interest or problem

Characterize and assess a variety of research methodologies

Synthesize information to create a new understanding of an issue

Locate, interpret and evaluate research from a variety of sources

Construct and communicate effective arguments using credible evidence

Analyze and assess a variety of contemporary managerial and organizational issues

General method of instruction

Discussion and project work

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Research statement, annotated bibliography, argument statement, presentation

Fit with grading criteria specified for each assignment

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jill M Purdy
Date: 04/23/2012