In Week 3, you conducted a literature review using the course competencies as a guide in choosing the articles. For this week, you will take that information and incorporate it into a final paper. The paper is not just the literature review; it is a culmination of what you have learned over the course. As in Week 3, use the course competencies as a guide to developing your paper.
- The origins of I/O psychology and its importance to the vitality of industries.
- I/O psychology as part of the science of psychology.
- Job analysis, recruitment and selection.
- Training and performance design and issues in the workplace.
- Organizational culture and dynamics in an organization.
- Main theories and practices regarding leadership and management, worker motivation, and employee satisfaction.
- The role of I/O psychology in improving the workplace environment.
- Issues regarding group behavior and conflict in the workplace.
Your paper should adhere to the following guidelines:
For the main sections, it should have:
- A title page
- An abstract (not more than 250 words)
- An introduction
- A literature review
- Discussion or conclusions
Introduction: This should be one to two pages in length. The introduction provides a brief overview of what will be covered and the purpose of the research paper.
Literature review: The literature review is taken in part from what you wrote in Week 3. The literature review is not a copy of that material. Rather, it is a synthesis of the material you found into a cohesive review of the literature on your chosen topic.
Discussion and conclusions: The difference between a great research paper and a marginal one is the depth and originality of the discussion and conclusions section. This is where you bring together what you learned from the literature review (as well as through the course) in your concluding remarks regarding your topic. The discussion and conclusions section should be one to two pages in length.