Week 6: HR Research Final Paper
Throughout the course, you have been tasked with selecting, researching, and writing a paper on the Human Resource Management (HRM) topic of your choice. You were encouraged to select a topic you found interesting or one that was relevant to your current or future career. It is generally more enjoyable and thus successful when you focus on research for a topic you personally find interesting and relevant to you. There are 3 assignments throughout the 7 weeks to help you complete the course topic paper.
Step 1: Topic Proposal (Due week 2)-ALREADY DONE
Step 2: Topic Paper Outline (Due week 4)-ALREADY DONE
Step 3: Topic Paper (Due this week)-DUE 08/16/21
For this week’s assignment, in a word document, such as Microsoft Word, use the work completed in the first two parts of this assignment (Proposal & Outline) and complete your topic paper on the chosen HRM topic. Be mindful of the scope or your topic addressing the key elements identified in relation to your selected topic. You are not required to cover all elements of HRM, but only your selected target/topic area.
Be sure to use your Topic Outline (and the corresponding feedback) as a guide to develop a 10-15 page (not including title and reference pages) APA formatted paper. An important element of writing at the graduate level is to be clear and concise in your delivery. As a reminder a minimum of five scholarly sources must be utilized, cited within the text of your paper, and referenced. Be sure to include the use of appropriate headings and subheadings throughout to help guide your reader and facilitate topic transitions, proper citations and references, and appropriate document format (margins, spacing, etc), as dictated by APA guidelines.
HR Research Paper Outline Rubric (150 points)
|Preparation||0 to 7 pointsResearch shows little knowledge of topic||8 to 13 pointsResearch not suitable but shows some knowledge||14 to 19 pointsResearch is suitable||20 to 25 pointsResearch is extensive|
|Outline Format||0 to 10 pointsHeadings only, missing subheadings.Missing details below subheadings.||11 to 24 pointsIncomplete headings.Unclear how subheadings relate to headings.Missing details below subheadings.||25 to 39 pointsStandard outline format used.Clear headings for each paragraph.Clear subheadings.Missing details below subheadings.||40 to 50 pointsStandard outline format used.Clear headings for each paragraph.Clear subheadings.Details below subheadings relate to paragraph topic.|
|Accuracy||0 to 10 pointsMissing accurate information.||11 to 24 pointsInformation missing or inaccurate.||25 to 39 pointsMissing important information.||40 to 50 pointsAccurate information included in outline|
|Mechanics (free of grammatical, spelling and/or typographical errors, verb tense remained consistent throughout the entire paper, thoughts well-articulated and clearly presented)||0 to 7 pointsWriting is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; lacks detail and relevant data and information; poorly organized||8 to 13 pointsWriting lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors; gives insufficient detail and relevant data and information; lacks organization||14 to 19 pointsWriting is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors; includes sufficient details and relevant data and information; well-organized||20 to 25 pointsWriting demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness; includes thorough details and relevant data and information; extremely well-organized|