Use this week's discussion to help frame and discuss the research you've conducted, as you work to complete the annotated bibliography. How are the pieces you've found "speaking" to each other? In other words, what connections are you noticing across sources? As Chapter 14 indicates, triangulating is important when conducting research, how are you triangulating your work?
How might your classmates provide you with feedback or help you with the direction of the annotated bib and/or proposal? Please include at least two questions that you'd like your classmates to help address regarding your research/annotated bibliography
Your initial response should be between 200-250 words and is due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. Please respond to two classmates posts between 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 3 and Sunday, November 6. Each response to your classmates should be 100 words.
1.my classmate discussion :
While researching the pieces for my annotated bibliography I have found that different small businesses have different ways of resolving problems within the company. The connections across the sources is that even though there are decision making problems within many small businesses the fact is that many companies solve their problems differently than one another. For example, in one of the sources one small business takes a vote on what they should do, whereas the other one does not care what the employees input is because the boss is in charge and will do whatever he believes is right for the company. Reading these sources I have learned that people respond better to work when the boss ask the employees what they think should happen. I am triangulating my work by gathering opinions from the employees and the boss. Also, I am gathering the facts from the boss and why he believes the decision making plan he has is right versus asking the employees. The two questions I would have for my classmates would be: as an employee in a small business if your boss cared about your opinion would it make you enjoy your job and want to work harder for them? Also, would you be willing to have a voting system within your work place to make decisions easier on the boss? For example, there are 15 employees so people can vote 8:7 in favor or against a choice.
2.My classmate's discussion :
For my topic in question, I have to be very careful with sources. There is a lot of opinions out there are not all of them are very reliable. A lot of my triangulating will be from a variety of research sources which will focus heavy on print sources and empirical sources. I am doing my best to find journals that will give me research for both cases, saying that people are benefited by objective measures and people are helped by subjective measures. For book print sources I am relying on will hopefully give me experiences from a practitioner's point of view and what they have done. What I will struggle with most is electronic sources, this is where most opinion will lie for Psychology. What I am looking for is patients that have kept a blog or something that tells of their experiences. This way, I will use support for my argument from 3 varieties of sources and three varieties of backgrounds. My questions for my classmates are; when you read about psychology, what sources do you tend to trust, or do you trust everything that you hear right off the bat? Secondly, when you read blogs, do you trust people to be actually giving away the truth about their situation, or do you feel that they play with it and make it sound different that it is?