How describe measurement of a thesis project?

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As I continue down the path of “no surprises” in Master's level writing expectations, I encourage you to go back to the live chats and focus on the analytical writing items on the chart.

Why does Dr. Harwood push us to write analytically??
Great question—glad you asked!! Cutting and pasting work from a source is not a skill in graduate-level skill. Read and repeat is not a graduate level skill. Using references from websites that are not peer-reviewed literature or written by subject matter experts (thus you need to know who wrote the article)---is not a graduate level skill. So let me add clarity to what this process.

Teachable Moment 1: Finding 2 or 3 references per topic and writing about the trend you see in the writing; using one reference to argue the validity of another; developing the case for the point you are making by following the items in the “critical writing” column---these are examples of graduate level writing----This is also the key to writing great project plans during the various scenario risk mitigation phases—the rationale for scoping the project or analyzing the probability theories and data.

Teachable Moment 2: If you only write what the syllabus question says then you have met the minimum requirements of the paper—translation a “C” at best. It is key that you look at the rubric (posted in the assignment materials)---this is what we as faculty use to guide our marking of your paper.

Teachable Moment 3: Just as my coaching posts are frequent and help clarify expectations….. my grading feedback is a combination of evaluation and coaching. Why? To give you examples of how to improve your work!! If you are chasing a grade versus increasing depth of learning---I would suggest at this point in your career---you are chasing the wrong outcome.

Teachable Moment 4: Before you tell me you are an “A” student and I am the only professor who has these high expectations or who has ever not “given” you an “A”—ok I believe you. Before you tell me that you worked hard on the assignment paper and deserve an “A”---I will believe you worked hard on the assignment…but just as in project — activity that does not align with expected results does not lead to project success---graduate level expectations as I will continue to reinforce and as outlined in scoring the rubric does yield higher scores.

NOTE: In 20 years as a consultant to large corporations, government agencies, start-up ventures, and leadership/ management coaching…no one has ever hired me because of my GPA—actually no one has ever even asked about my grades---they hire me because of my skills, knowledge, abilities, capabilities, and results …..and if they believe I can have value to their organization or personal career.

NOTE: Proactive questions either in the forums are key if you are not clear. I am always happy to clarify the “hows” and “whys”.

Assignment Details

The document should explain how the data are to be used, how they support measuring the current status of the issue, and the end condition of the issue once it is resolved. The document should include analysis and synthesis of the data found in your secondary sources from the database. Additionally, you will need to discuss the findings in detail.

The design of your research should now be completed, and you are ready to identify the data that were collected in support of the issue. This is a key step in the research process and should result in meaningful, measurable, and useful information that you will use for the purpose of synthesizing your data to align with your research outcomes. Proper execution of your research plan will play a large role in the success of your project.

For this assignment, you will continue your work on the project with the data analysis phase. You will also discuss the research findings in detail.

The project deliverables are as follows:

  • Update the Management Research document title page with the new date and project name.
  • Update previously completed sections based on instructor fego in chapter 3edback.
  • Week 3 tbd goes firdt
  • New Content (Week 3)
    • Data Collection
      • Identification of the data needed
      • Identify how the data will be collected for the before and the after solution states
      • Synthesis of data
    • Research Analysis and Synthesis Methods
      • Discuss analysis and synthesis of measurement results
      • Discuss findings of the measurement results

update the paper as the instructor’s comments

The purpose for the headers required in the syllabus is to "hold an open place" for the follow on chapters

the paper is similar to a thesis pqper must be an A

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MGMT659-1804A-01 Management Capstone Project Impact & Findings How Hiring Illegal Immigrants Impacts Walmart Phase 1 IP Betty Thompson October 12, 2018 ABSTRACT Table of Content Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………..2 A. Problem Identification, Impacts, Design of Research, and Literature Research (Week 1)…4 B. Problem Impact and Findings from Research (Week 2)…………………………………..5 C. Data Collection and Research, Analysis and Synthesis Methods (Week 3)………………6 D Discussion and Conclusion on Approach (Week 4)……………………………………….7 E. Compilation of Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations (Week 5) ………………8 New Content (Week 1) …………………………………………………………….................9 • Identify the problem…………………………………………………………………………………… …………………..9 • Prepare a statement of the issue to be resolved………………………………………………………………9 • Identify how the organization will be impacted if this issue is not resolved………………………..9 • Identify consequences if the problem is not resolved…………………………………………………………10 Research…………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………..10 • Identify how you intend to conduct the research on the issue and its impacts……………………….10 Articles…………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………10 Literature view………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………...10 • Measurement of Data………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………14 • Approach to Success…………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………14 Referemces………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………16 Chapter one Problem Identification, Impacts, Design of Research, and Literature Research (Week 1) The project for this Management Capstone Project is on How hiring illegal immigrants will have a negative Impact on Walmart? In this analysis study, whether to hires any illegal immigrants will have negative effects on the HR department by breaking government laws, fines, and its operations would be interrupted when raids are conducted by federal agents AND STal immigrants and HR policies. The Independent variables are wages and skills of the employees a Walmart. The hypothesis for this capstone project is the alternative and null hypothesis listed below: H1: The company cause and effect of hiring policies at Walmart. H0: It will not be true by the variables for hiring of illegal immigrants Problem Impact and Findings from Research (Week 2) TBD Various articles have been published and peer reviewed with regards to the cases of illegal immigration and its impacts on the workplace. The issue of immigration at the workplace is a multifaceted issue and touches on both organization work policy and various laws such as the immigration laws and the employment regulations, both of which tend to operate in a parallel manner, meaning that they do not rely on one another for policy making, but are rather independent. There are also ethical perspectives which represent the company’s appearance in the public’s view and what its internal policies stand for with regards to the hiring of illegal immigrants, or undocumented aliens. This paper reviews the literature on the matter of illegal immigration and its implications for companies and the nation in terms of ethics and regulations and how the problem can be measured and successfully solved. Data Collection and Research, Analysis and Synthesis Methods (Week 3) TBD Discussion and Conclusion on Approach (Week 4) TBD Compilation of Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations (Week 5) TBD New Content (Week 1) Identify the problem: “Illegal immigration is a concern both at the national level and in individual institutions. Walmart is an excellent case that demonstrates how illegal immigration can impact an organization. The firm has been hit with various scandals regarding employee treatment and adherence to labor laws” *Greenhouse, 2005). It has been penalized for hiring illegal immigrants with the knowledge of company executives as well, these issues have had a significant impact on the company, both ethically and financially, which go hand in hand. This paper seeks to identify the ethical impact as well as the financial impact that the cases of illegal hiring of immigrants have had on the company (Neumark, Zhang, & Ciccarella, 2006). Prepare a statement of the issue to be resolved: Illegal immigration is a concern both at the national level and in individual institutions. Walmart is an excellent case that demonstrates how illegal immigration can impact an organization. The firm has been hit with various scandals regarding employee treatment and adherence to labor laws. “It has been penalized for hiring illegal immigrants with the knowledge of company executives as well, these issues have had a significant impact on the company, both ethically and financially” (Neumarl, Zhang, and Gccarella, 2006). This paper seeks to identify the ethical impact as well as the financial impact that the cases of illegal hiring of immigrants have had on the company (Neumark, Zhang, & Ciccarella, 2006). Identify how the organization will be impacted if this issue is not resolved: They will be fines heavily and the workers will not be allowed to work for Walmart and be fined heavily (Greenhouse, 2005). It had showed a bad image to the organization. Identify consequences if the problem is not resolved: The long-term consequences are both financial and ethical as the public may not be willing to buy products from an abusive company and this would reduce Walmart’s market share. The consequences were that Walmart had to settle for a settlement of 11 Million dollars. They have to setup an integration program to ensure future compliance with new immigration hiring policy by Walmart contractors and by Wal-Mart itself” (Greenhouse, 2005). Research Identify how you intend to conduct the research on the issue and its impacts. This capstone project topic shall be measured by the amount of evident from constant analysis that supports or refutes the hypothesizes that was made. It is a Quantitative “methods emphasize objective measurements and the statistical, mathematical, or numerical analysis of data collected through polls, questionnaires, and survey” (Research Design, 2018). There will of illegal be a survey immigrant and other employees for a methodology recommended as a cluster in this type of design. Week 2 New Context Chapter 2 Article Comparison and Review of The Literature Authors Key Points Date of Similarity Difference Publication Cecilia Ayon Who Was in The Study The impact of state-level immigration on the 2017, April Looks at the Focuses on Latino 54 Latino Latino families. 28 national legal immigrants. immigrant parents The immigrants were most affected by the fear framework. Deals with (families). of deportation, family separation, and hostile Examines the multiple issues work practices. security of ranging from the Immigrants are not employed in accordance with immigrants both workplace to the the company policies. legally and in the family setting. The lack of a supportive legal framework, or the employment presence of one perceived as hostile, has forced sector. the immigrants to find ways to cope and this has given companies advantage. Stephen An inclusive framework in which illegal Clibborn 2015, July 29 Looks at the Champions for Undocumented immigrants are included in the legislative national legal legal protection of workers. framework. framework. immigrants. The government. Undocumented immigrants have a hard time Elaborates the Emphasizes that The employers. because they are unprotected by the law. challenges of the illegal immigrants Companies, such as Walmart have taken undocumented be granted advantage of this and proceeded to engage in immigrants. workplace rights. practices such as wage theft and placing of Looks at the employees in dangerous working environments. vulnerable position that gives companies the upper hand. Kati L. Immigrants in the workplace have been steadily Griffith The need to Delves deeper Immigrants increasing since the year 2000. harmonize federal into the various employees. The largest percentage engaged in farming jobs. immigration law sectors where Companies take advantage of immigrants due to and employment immigrants are desperation. law. employed. It is important for the federal immigration laws Need to protect in the United States to be harmonized and united immigrants. with the employment laws so that immigrants 2012 The first article to be reviewed is that of Ayon (2017), where the author elaborates on the impact of state-level immigration on the Latino families (Ayon, 2017). The study involved 54 Latino families and evaluated their most prevalent fears with regards to employment and regulation. It found that the immigrants were most affected by the fear of deportation, family separation, and hostile work practices. From this study, it was evident that the immigrants are not employed in accordance with the company policies for regular employees and this gives room for exploitation and abuse. This research is supported by the article written by Clibborn (2015), where he insists that immigrants should have workplace protection and legal safety nets as well. This would prevent companies such as Walmart from exploiting the loopholes and harassing the undocumented immigrants who are keen on providing for their families. The author concludes by noting that the lack of a supportive legal framework, or the presence of one perceived as hostile, has forced the immigrants to find ways to cope and this has given companies advantage, and this can be solved through friendly legislation. Clibborn (2015), in his article, champions for an inclusive framework in which illegal immigrants are included in the legislative framework, especially the employment protection laws (Clibborn, 2015). He, similar to (2017), notes that undocumented immigrants have a hard time because they are unprotected by the law, in fact, they are threatened by it. Companies such as Walmart Australia, have taken advantage of this and proceed to engage in practices such as wage theft and placing of employees in dangerous working environments. Such organizations engage in such practices deliberately and this can impact their services and reputation when discovered. The author concludes by noting that it is important for the government to bridge the gap between illegal immigration laws and employment laws or the case for immigrant's poor treatment would escalate. In the case of Ayon (2017), he focuses on the impact of the legal presence on the immigrants and how it gives employers such as Walmart the advantage while Clibborn (2015), focuses on how legislation must be amended to avert such exploitation and additional ethical concerns. Griffith (2012), on the other hand, analyses how undocumented workers contribute to the employment activities of the nation (Griffith, 2012). For example, he notes that immigrants in the workplace have been steadily increasing since the year 2000, with the largest percentage engaged in farming jobs. The reason for the increase in the workplace is due to the fact that numerous companies, not just Walmart, have realized that immigrants are desperate to provide for their families and their needs to an extent that they are willing to do virtually any job at whatever pay they are offered. Due to their compelled nature, they work harder and save the company huge amounts of money in hiring costs. In addition, the companies, to some extend view it as a means to help these people since they have to feed and meet their basic needs in a way. The article examines the federal requirements and makes recommendations on how to improve the situation. Griffith concludes by noting that it is important for the federal immigration laws in the United States to be harmonized and united with the employment laws so that immigrants can be sure of their place in the employment sector and companies can have a clear legal frame to engage these immigrants without facing ethical challenges. It is consistent with the research in the aforementioned articles in that it delves into immigration and its legal and moral implications. However, its focus is largely exploratory rather than seeking solutions to the problems. It presents the issues as they are and does not really focus on how they can be improved. Light and Miller (2018), on the other hand, take a much narrower and specific route (Light & Miller, 2018). They examine what the impacts of illegal immigrant are to the country, particularly with regards to violent crime. The authors set out to determine whether increased undocumented immigration has an effect with regards to the increase of violent criminal activities. They found that the influx of illegal immigrants from 1990 to 2014 has a negative association with increased criminal activity of a violent nature. Therefore, the longitudinal study did not find a hard and direct association between the two (Light & Miller, 2018). This aspect comes as a reprieve to companies which hire illegal immigrants since the research indicates that, contrary to common beliefs, illegal immigrants do not necessarily aim to disrupt society with instances of violent crime. Therefore, the study concludes indirectly that this reduces the incident of unethical behavior that is attributed to firms such as Walmart in its hiring practices as being unethical and harmful to society. The study is much narrower in its findings and focuses on a specific type of crime as opposed to the previous articles discussed that focus on the legal aspects of the matter and the employment sphere angles. Wahlbeck, 2018, studies undocumented immigrants in the European context. It highlights the refugee crisis in the European Union and where Finland stands on the matter (Wahlbeck, 2018). This article is relevant to the study based on the fact that it gives a broader view of immigration and the challenges it causes and can help in the understanding that the companies aim to achieve when hiring undocumented immigrants whether as part of their hiring policy or not. As in the European situation, companies such as Walmart are faced with a dilemma, they have people whom they can employ and help earn a living, but they cannot do so as they would regular citizens because these immigrants are simply not entitled to the same rights as citizens of the country are. Governments face the same dilemma when admitting refugees and apportioning resources. They must do so since it would be unethical to turn away refugees and illegal immigrants, but since these are not citizens, they cannot also be treated as such. This to some extent justifies the practices of business corporations. Wahlbeck, 2018, concludes by noting that the immigrant crisis and refugee statuses are changing by increasing and countries must find an effective framework for addressing the challenges that come with them. The article differs from the aforementioned ones due to the fact that it focuses on the challenges in the European union with regards to immigrants which mirror Walmart's position. It is reinforced by the article by Light and Miller (2018) since immigration apparently has no direct links to violent crime. It also enhances Griffith (2012), position that immigrants actually do help in the building of the economy, whether legal or illegal. It also agrees with both Ayon (2017) and Clibborn (2015), in that it seeks ways that refugees can be accommodated and documented and the ethical means of dealing with the undocumented individuals. Measurement The measurement of the impact of immigrants on Walmart has to be one with consideration to the various aspects that the issue raises. Therefore, the measurements, as noted by Griffith (2012), must factor into account how the immigrant employment impacts the activities of the company in terms of productivity and revenue generation. The second measurement would be in terms of ethical consideration. In this case, the company, Walmart, must assess the implications of hiring immigrant workers illegally from a public and social perspective (reputation-wise) and establish whether these implications warrant justification of the practices of hiring undocumented immigrants. Finally, there is the legal element which is important in measuring the ethics of the company's decisions. Often, when issues are illegal, they tend to carry unethical angles as well and determining whether the illegality if justified morally can be a big step in measuring the impact in term of ethics. Approach to Success In measuring the success of the solutions to the problem, it is important to reevaluate Walmart’s hiring policies and the legal framework so that it can effectively address the issue of illegal immigration. For example, if the labor laws and immigration laws in the United States can be harmonized, then companies such as Walmart may not find it tough in hiring of immigrants. Therefore, the level at which these elements are integrated would serve to determine a measurement scale for success. Another measurement involves observing opinion polls and statistics on the company’s image and reputation from an ethical perspective. A rise in the ethic ratings would imply that the solutions are working while a drop implies that the solutions are not working. Finally, it is important for the company to evaluate its performance metrics and determine whether there is an improvement or not with regards to the solutions to illegal immigration. Reference Ayon, C. (2017, April 28). “Vivimos en Jaula de Oro”: The Impact of State-Level Legislation on Immigrant Latino Families. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 16(4), 351-371. Clibborn, S. (2015, July 29). Why undocumented immigrant workers should have workplace rights. The Economics and Labor Relations Review, 26(03), 465-473 Greenhouse, S, (2005). Walmart to pay U. S. $11 million in Lawsuit for Illegal Immigrants. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com. Griffith, K. L. (2012). Undocumented Workers: Crossing the Borders of Immigration and Workplace Law. Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 21(3), 611-639. Retrieved from https://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/ scholar. Landrum, R. E. (2012). Research and writing in the social sciences. Retrieved from https://content.analysis./google/scholar, Light, M. T., & Miller, T. Y. (2018, March 25). Does Undocumented Immigration Increase Violent Crime? American Society of Criminology, 56(2), 370-401 Neumark, D., Zhang, J., & Ciccarella, S. (2006). The effect of the Walmart Labor laws of Wal-Mart on local labor markets. Journal of Urban Economics. Retrieved from www.googlescholar.com/websites. Research Design (2018). Quantitative Research. Retrieved from www.research.com/google/scholar. Wahlbeck, O. (2018, June 07). To Share or Not to Share ...
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