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Research Writing

  2. 3. MILESTONES <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>18May </li></ul><ul><li>Activity to be completed </li></ul><ul><li>Topic finalized; research problem defined; research methodology finalized; team organization completed; access problems sorted; secondary data search fairly completed; initiate primary data collection </li></ul>
  3. 4. MILESTONES <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>25 May </li></ul><ul><li>1 June </li></ul><ul><li>8 June </li></ul><ul><li>Activity to be completed </li></ul><ul><li>Report progress on Primary Data collection; begin draft report preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Collation, tabulation and analysis of data completed; first draft of final project report finalized </li></ul><ul><li>Final Project Report to be submitted along with “Personal Review of Project Experience” to be submitted separately by each student </li></ul>
  4. 5. MILESTONES <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>15 Jun </li></ul><ul><li>Activity to be completed </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation by groups and Q&A </li></ul>
  5. 6. Assessment Criteria <ul><li>Conceptual understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Showing your ability to link concepts to practice </li></ul><ul><li>Structural development - how you develop your assignment from objectives to analysis and synthesis and finally draw conclusions and make recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of personal and professional self-evaluation – how you went about the assignment, including your learning processes, a critical reflection of your own views and experiences </li></ul>
  6. 7. Assessment Criteria <ul><li>Research activities – the actual investigation you carried out, difficulties encountered; if necessary be critical of the data or information you have gathered, state their limitations, if any. </li></ul><ul><li>Referencing & acknowledgements </li></ul><ul><li>Originality </li></ul>
  7. 8. Marking <ul><li>1. Project Report - 70 Marks </li></ul><ul><li>2. Presentation - 20 Marks </li></ul><ul><li>3. Personal Review of </li></ul><ul><li> Project Experience - 10 Marks </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Title Question Or Brief <ul><li>The title of the research project comes from the research objectives, the decision and research problems </li></ul><ul><li>The title has two types of words: Process words; and Content words </li></ul><ul><li>The Content word says what you must focus on in the report </li></ul><ul><li>The Process word says how you must deal with the content </li></ul>
  9. 10. Investigate or examine by argument with reasons for and against Discuss Give a detailed account Describe Give your opinion about values, theories, practices supported with research evidence Critical/ or Criticize Look for similarities and differences Compare State your opinion about a topic with evidence Comment Make a detailed examination of something Analyze
  10. 11. Give a concise account of the main points of the topic Summarize Make a survey of; critically examine the subject Review Use examples, diagrams etc to explain Illustrate Make plain, interpret, give reasons Explain Present in depth and investigate fully the implications Examine Make a judgement about value/importance/worth of something Evaluate
  11. 12. To what extent – asks you to weigh the evidence for and against something; to state how far something is valid Extent
  12. 13. A Planning Tree Example
  13. 17. 24. International HR practices – studying global recruitment practices; global compensation practices; Performance management of Transnational employees; etc. 23. Labor practices – studying difference across countries; what is best for India Inc – industry specific or general 22. Education Vs Employability – studying the Indian context; comparing against best in the world 21. Reverse brain drain – study of challenges to Indian workforce from advanced country nationals choosing to work in India 14. Service Industry – people challenges; how people practices change from traditional to service economy; studying emotional labor across service businesses 7. Performance Management – implications for employee retention, motivation across companies or industries; how has workers’ views changed regarding Performance Management in the last 25 years? 20. Work Standardization in a globalized world – challenges, what companies do; experiences of Indian companies going abroad and foreign companies coming to India 13. Changing compensation practices – across industries, professions, companies; employee and employer views; implications for business performance, employee motivation, employee retention, attrition, etc. 6. Employee as competitive advantage – what companies do to sustain the people advantage 19. Cyber Crimes & People management issues – what companies do; studying practices across companies and industries and cultures 12. Affirmative action – Indian context; study of initiatives by companies; implications for employee motivation, retention, productivity, performance; Equal Employment practices in Indian firms – comparison against firms in advanced countries 5. Employee retention – challenges, solutions 18. Small Scale Industries – people challenges; people practices; comparing against large corporations – advantages, disadvantages 11. Business ethics and Profit objectives – challenges, company performances; study of ethical codes across companies; relating ethical conduct & bottomline performance; ethical conduct and employee motivation; global practices, etc 4. Cultural challenges in cross-cultural businesses – BPOs, Call centers, etc 17. Training & Development – what companies do to make it count; studying correlations between T&D and Corporate performance, and people related issues such as attrition, motivation, loyalty, etc 10. Attrition – comparison of rates across industries, companies; long and short term implications; 3. Employee motivation – across industries, of knowledge workers 16. People CMM (Capability Maturity Model) – does it really make a difference to firms and their performance and to people 9. Mergers & Acquisitions – People issues, challenges; comparison of people practices across companies 2. 24/7 work – social implications – is there a pattern across industries or companies? Across states and cultures? 15. Technology and people management – how people practices have changed with technology across companies, industries, cultures, etc 8. Team-based organizations – challenges, opportunities; implications for performance 1. Protean Career – Indian Context; comparing traditional Vs Protean careers across industries, cultures, etc.