For your final, complete a research paper addressing ONE of the following topics:
1. The Learning Organization: Three Companies That Have Made it a Reality
Your paper is to reflect the current “state of the art” in the area and should reflect both academic and professional (practical) orientations. The paper should review the available research, discuss the implications of the research for the topic area, and provide conclusions. The paper should be organized into the following areas:
Introduction: The area of research should be described and the purpose of the research. That is , describe the topic area in terms of 1) its relationship to training and 2) what you want to be able to contribute to the training literature by writing this paper.
Review of literature: Organize the literature into logical streams of thought related to your topic area. Within each of these areas summarize what the literature has to say. Be sure to indicate in your discussion whether the information is based on empirical data or just the opinion of the author.
Implications of the literature: Again, organize the implications of the literature in a manner that logically builds the case for your conclusions (which you will present in the next section). For each of your implications be sure to reference the literature related to that implication. Be sure to indicate whether the implication is one that has already been made in the literature or if this is one that is original to you. You should identify in this section important areas related to your topic that are missing from the literature.
Conclusions: This is where you tie all the pieces together. Make sure your conclusions are organized in a logical order that states what you have concluded relative to the purpose of your paper. Be sure that these conclusions are justifies. For example, conclusions based upon empirical fact have more weight than those based upon opinion. Opinions shared by many in the literature have more weight than those of only one author.
Papers are to be 5-7 double spaced pages, typewritten, and referenced (APA format). Any established referencing system can be used, but you need to make very clear where ideas, concepts, and principles come from. At least 10 references more recent than 2015 are required.
Complete a research paper on ONE of the following themes for your final:
1. Three Companies That Have Made the Learning Organization a Reality
Your work should show both academic and professional (practical) perspectives and should reflect the current “state of the art” in the field. The paper should review existing research, discuss the research’s implications for the topic area, and draw conclusions. The following sections of the paper should be organized:
The research field and purpose should both be described in the introduction. Define the topic area in terms of 1) its relevance to training and 2) what you hope to offer to the training literature by writing this article.