Jill M Purdy
T BGEN 465
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.
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
Class assignments and grading
Research statement, annotated bibliography, argument statement, presentation
Fit with grading criteria specified for each assignment