Setting Personal and Professional Goals

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ALL PARTS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED AND PLEASE LABEL THEM BY PARTS

DEGREE-------------- DOCTOR OF MANAGEMENT-ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE CONCENTRATION

PART 1

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Setting personal and professional goals and working toward them gives a sound perspective of what you want to achieve. Using the SMART model, your goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely, and they should consider your environment. Complete the following:

  • Provide a list of 3–5 personal and professional goals that you plan to complete. You may consider 3 goals that you have for the Doctoral Program in which you will be participating for the next 3 years.
  • Explain how you intend to accomplish them.
  • Post your updated goals for review, and respond to your feedback teammate.

PART 2

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

In this course you will work toward focusing on establishing a topic for your Dissertation. Develop a list of 8-10 topics that interest you in your chosen concentration.

From this list of 8-10 topics, select 2-3 of the most interesting topics and describe why these 2-3 topics deserve to be researched. Each topic should be presented succinctly and supported by personal observations.

PART 3

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

From a previous Discussion Board input, you described why 2-3 topics of interest deserve to be reached.

Select one of these 2-3 topics, and expand further on the details of this topic. Defend these 2-3 research topics in order to focus your dissertation research topic by the end of this course. What are the specific issues and/or problems associated with this topic that you are aware of?

  • Did you find a lot of reference material or very little?
  • How might you have to adjust your topics of interest based on this information?

PART 4

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

You will be researching 3 topic ideas for your Individual Project assignment this week. Complete and discuss the following to prepare you for your next assignment:

  • Assess your research abilities, and describe what assistance you will need over the next 3 years.
  • What are the most important elements that should be addressed in your research?

PART 5

Using scholarly format for your document, write a five page composition, using APA format and citations that addresses the following questions:

  • What is your DM/DCS/DBA concentration and why did you choose it?
  • Considering your Program (DM/DCS/DBA) your concentration, and your interests, what are the 1-2 research topics that you are focusing on for your dissertation?
  • If your topic of interest were addressed through your research how would it inform, enhance, or otherwise improve your field?
  • Now that you’ve answered these questions, write a brief introduction that tells the reader what the composition is about and how it is organized. Insert the introduction at the beginning.

Now that you’ve written your answers, write a conclusion for your composition – restating the major points. Your composition should now have this format (1) Intro, (2) Body, (3) Conclusion and (4) Reference page.

Note: For all IP assignments, you must have a cover page. Keep in mind the cover page and reference page are not included in the page count.

PART 6

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Research is the foundation of this program. Discuss the following:

  • What are your thoughts about research in general?
  • Do you consider research important? Why or why not?
  • Describe and discuss any research that you have done in the past.

PART 7

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

What is an annotated bibliography? Discuss the following:

  • Why are annotated bibliographies important to your research process? Include an explanation on the role they will play in your dissertation.
  • Select at least 10 articles which you use to develop an annotated bibliography for your next Individual Project assignment.

PART 8

Prepare a draft annotated bibliography. Select a topic, preferably one that you plan to focus on for your dissertation. Select 10 articles for the bibliography. The bibliography must have 10 entries critically analyzed, to include the following:

  • Author’s abstract
  • Your version of an abstract
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each article

PART 9

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Focus your discussion on the following questions:

  • What is a literature review?
  • What should be included in a literature review?
  • Locate and provide a good literature review in your area of interest, and discuss its strengths and weaknesses.

PART 10

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Focus your discussion on the following questions:

  • What is action research?
  • Describe any action research that you have employed in your educational pursuits or on the job.
  • Discuss how you might use action research to conduct your research in terms of your currently selected topic? Provide several examples.

PART 11

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Discuss qualitative and quantitative research by addressing the following points:

  • Does one complement the other?
  • Can you use both types of research within your research?
  • Are integrity and credibility important in your research?
  • Discuss how you have employed qualitative and quantitative research either in your educational pursuits or on the job.

PART 12

Prepare a research strategy document that explores your use of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research approach. The document should include the following:

  • Describe which of the 3 approaches you would use to perform your dissertation research, and why.
  • What instruments do you intend to use to support your selected research method?
  • What process steps will you go through, including coordination with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), to ensure your research is conducted with integrity and in an ethical manner?

PART 13

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

A growth edge or growing edge is a recognized area with potential for growth, development, and learning. For this Discussion Board, your growth edge represents where you are now and where you will be at the end of your dissertation research journey (who you will become). Focus your discussion on the following:

  • Find a resource that explains how to determine your growth edge.
  • Develop and share a narrative on what you believe your growth edge is in relationship to learning about the practice of research.
  • Be sure to include an APA-formatted reference for the article your selected.

PART 14

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Conduct a search for an article in your field of study pertaining to research ethics and discuss the following:

  • How does the article relate to your general thoughts or beliefs on research ethics?
  • Create your own personal statement on research ethics, and share it in the Discussion Board.
  • Be sure to include an APA-formatted reference for the article your selected.

PART 15

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. Focus on the following questions:

A scholarly or academic article tends to provide more in-depth coverage on a specific topic by presenting research findings to expand knowledge in a discipline. It is usually written by an expert in a formal structure that was reviewed and critically evaluated by a board of experts.

Locate and provide an example of both a good and a poor academic article in your area of interest, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each article. Based on your analysis, discuss the following:

  • What made this article a good or bad paper? Support your response.
  • What would you do to improve upon each of the articles?
  • Describe how the good article could be used by yourself or someone else in practice.
  • Provide the URL link to the article so your peers and the instructor can read it.

PART 16

Select a topic that you wish to pursue for your dissertation research. Prepare your final annotated bibliography for this topic. The bibliography should have at least 25 entries critically analyzed to include the following :

  • Author’s abstract
  • Your version of an abstract
  • Strengths and weaknesses of each article
  • List in alphabetical order

PART 17

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

A practitioner article tends to be shorter in length than a scholarly article on a specific topic providing trends and reports on the industry versus research findings. It is usually written by a practitioner or specialty journalist as a short news item and is usually reviewed by a single editor.

Locate and provide an example of both a good and a poor practitioner article in your area of interest, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each article. Based on your analysis, discuss the following:

  • What made this dissertation a good or bad paper? Support your response.
  • What would you do to improve upon each of the articles?
  • Describe how the good article could be used by yourself or someone else in practice.
  • Provide the URL link to the article so your peers and the instructor can read it.

PART 18

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

A dissertation is much more detailed than a scholarly article, spanning a few hundred pages. Its aim is to demonstrate expertise as a scholar and is in a very formal structured format. A large part of a dissertation is devoted first to an extensive literature review of related work then to the methodology and results of the author’s research.

Locate and provide an example of a good dissertation in your area of interest, and describe its strengths and weaknesses. Based on your analysis, discuss the following:

  • What made this a strong dissertation? Support your response.
  • What are the specific chapters of this dissertation?
  • What type of dissertation research approach was used: qualitative, quantitative, or mixed?
  • Provide the URL link to the article so your peers and the instructor can read it.

PART 19

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Summative Discussion Board

Review and reflect on the knowledge that you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 3 paragraphs on the following:

  • What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
  • How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
  • What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?

The main post should include at least 1 reference to research sources, and all sources should be cited using APA format.

PART 20

Research is the foundation of your doctoral studies. What you take from this class and move forward on your doctoral journey can have a tremendous impact on your success.

Understanding and incorporating Human Subject Protection is an essential element of ethical research. All doctoral students must take the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative course to develop comprehensive knowledge on the topic of human subject protection, regardless if you will have human subjects in your study, or not.

Part II

Prepare a two page paper that addresses the following:

  • What is human subject protection?
  • Why is it important to understand the subject of human subject protection?
  • How does human subject protection contribute to ethical research?
  • What was most surprising to you as you learned about human subject protection?
  • DM, DCS, and DBA research is often low risk to human participants (compared to medical and psychological research). If this is the case, WHAT risks are common to DM, DCS, and DBA research? Why is it important to protect our human subjects and what are we often protecting them from?

Reference:

CITI Program. (n.d.). Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami. Retrieved from https://www.citiprogram.org/

Example of Article Citation for the Assignment

  • Disaster Management: Lettieri, E., Masella, C., & Radaelli, G. (2009). Disaster management: Findings from a systematic review. Disaster Prevention and Management, 18(2), 117–136. doi: 10.1108/09653560910953207 ABI/INFORM
  • Interpersonal Trust: Lewicki, R. J., Tomlinson, E. C., & Gillespie, N. (2006). Models of interpersonal trust development: Theoretical approaches, empirical evidence, and future directions. Journal of Management, 32(6), 991–1022. Doctoral Library-SAGE
  • Organizational Justice/Fairness: Colquitt, J. A., Conlon, D. E., Wesson, M. J., Porter, C. O. L. H., & Ng, K. Y. (2001). Justice at the millennium: A meta-analytic review of 25 years of organizational justice research. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 425–445. LIBRARY

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