Assignment 2.2: Justification Report - Part 2

May 8th, 2015
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Assignment 2.2: Justification Report - Part 2
Due Week 5 and worth 150 points

In Part 1 of your Justification Report assignment, you built up the following sections: Problem Statement, Overview of Alternatives, Criteria, and Methods. In Part 2, you will revise Part 1 based on your instructor's suggestions and add to it the following sections: Evaluation of Alternatives, Findings and Analysis, and References.

Use the basic outline below to draft your paper. Organize your responses to each question under the following section headings:

  • Evaluation of Alternatives (for Questions 1-3)
  • Findings and Analysis (for Questions 4-5)
  • References (for Question 6)


Write a two (2) page, single-spaced report in which you:

  1. Research the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you've identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section. Record bibliographic information during research.
    1. Example: You might research other organizations that have attempted similar solutions to the problem you have identified and explore the results of those experiments. 
  2. Use what you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.
    1. Example: If your research revealed that four companies similar to yours increased productivity after allowing their workers to telework from home three days per week, you might conclude that one of your suggested alternatives – in this case, the option to telework from home three days per week – satisfies one of your criterion of “Productivity” as a high-potential solution to a problem you’ve identified (of decreased worker morale and productivity at Doe’s Electronics). However, additional research might frustrate a recommendation of this alternative if it is found to fall short of other criteria while a second alternative fares better. For instance, a telework alternative might be found to be too costly to implement; too frustrating for consumers who prefer daily, in-person customer service; or too divergent from the company’s brand, “Always there for you!”
  3. Organize the assignment by your criteria. Explain in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion. Next, explain how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.
    1. Example: An abbreviated outline of what this longer section might look like based on the above example is below (Note: Only the first two [2] of five [5] required criteria are included to give you a feel for the structure). Your researched findings, represented as circled bullets below, should be explained in two to five (2-5) sentences. Include in-text citations and follow up with References in APA style):

      Evaluation of Alternatives

      • Productivity
        • Alternative A: Telework from home 3 days per week
          • {narrate findings based on research article 1 here}
        • Alternative B: Offer two extra Floating Holidays to each employee per year
          • {narrate findings based on research article 2 here}
      • Cost
        • Alternative A: Telework from home 3 days per week
          • {narrate findings based on research article 1 here}
        • Alternative B: Offer two extra Floating Holidays to each employee per year
          • {narrate findings based on research article 2 here}
  4. Briefly summarize in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from the Evaluation of Alternatives section.
  5. Include a chart like the ones below to illustrate at a glance:

    Figure 1: Alternatives Analyzed by Criteria

    Criteria

    Telework Option

    Floating Holiday Option

    Productivity

    Very high

    Negligible increase

    Cost

    Very high

    Moderate

    Company Image

    Increased

    Negligible increase

    Worker Morale

    Increased

    Negligible increase

    Practicality

    Moderate

    Low

    TOTAL Feasibility* of Alternatives based on Criteria?

    Moderate to High

    Low to Moderate



    *Feasability = Capability of an alternative being carried out with success
  6. Include an APA style (6th edition) References page that documents the two (2) sources (minimum) that you used and cited in-text in your Evaluation of Alternatives section.  Note that both resources may be secondary resources, or you may include one primary source and one secondary source. Remember that both in-text citations and References must be included (to avoid plagiarism) whenever you are directly quoting, summarizing, or paraphrasing researched material.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, single spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Support ideas or claims in body paragraphs with clear details, examples, and explanations.
  • Organize ideas logically by using transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
  • Use sentence variety and effective word choice in written communication.
  • Apply writing process strategies to develop formal business reports and / or proposals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues related to selected topics.
  • Write clearly and concisely using proper writing mechanics.


Consider the feedback from your professor and / or online tutor when making your revisions.

 view the grading rubric.

Points: 150

Assignment 2.2: Justification Report – Part 2

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Research the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you’ve identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section. Record bibliographic information during research.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely researched the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you’ve identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section. Did not submit or incompletely recorded bibliographic information during research.

Insufficiently researched the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you’ve identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section.Insufficientlyrecorded bibliographic information during research.

Partially researched the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you’ve identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section. Partiallyrecorded bibliographic information during research.

Satisfactorily researched the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you’ve identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section.Satisfactorilyrecorded bibliographic information during research.

Thoroughly researched the two (2) alternatives (i.e. possible solutions) that you’ve identified in your Part 1 Evaluation of Alternatives section.Thoroughlyrecorded bibliographic information during research.

2. Use what you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely used what you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.

Insufficiently usedwhat you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.

Partially usedwhat you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.

Satisfactorily used what you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.

Thoroughly used what you discover in your research to evaluate each alternative by each of your five (5) criteria.

3. Organize the assignment by your criteria. Explain in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion. Next, explain how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely organized the assignment by your criteria. Did not submit or incompletely explained in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion. Did not submit or incompletely explained how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.

Insufficiently organized the assignment by your criteria.Insufficientlyexplained in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion.Insufficientlyexplained how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.

Partially organized the assignment by your criteria.Partiallyexplained in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion.Partiallyexplained how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.

Satisfactorily organized the assignment by your criteria.Satisfactorilyexplained in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion.Satisfactorilyexplained how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.

Thoroughly organized the assignment by your criteria.Thoroughlyexplained in narrative form how each of your two (2) alternatives stacks up against your first criterion.Thoroughlyexplained how each alternative stacks up against your second criterion, etc.

4. Briefly summarize in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from the Evaluation of Alternativessection.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from the Evaluation of Alternativessection.

Insufficiently summarized in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from theEvaluation of Alternativessection.

Partially summarized in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from the Evaluation of Alternativessection.

Satisfactorily summarized in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from the Evaluation of Alternativessection.

Thoroughly summarized in narrative form the major discoveries that emerged from the Evaluation of Alternativessection.

5. Include a relevant chart representing the feasibility of each alternative

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely Included a relevant chart representing the feasibility of each alternative.

Insufficiently Included a relevant chart representing the feasibility of each alternative.

Partially Included a relevant chart representing the feasibility of each alternative.

Satisfactorily Included a relevant chart representing the feasibility of each alternative.

Thoroughly Included a relevant chart representing the feasibility of each alternative.

6. 4 References

Weight: 5%

No references provided.

Insufficiently included the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Partially included the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Satisfactorily included the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Thoroughly included required number of references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Weight: 25%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present



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