Each week’s assignment in this class will lead up to the Research Project in Week Six. Before you work on Week One’s assignment, preview the Research Project in Week Six so you understand the final outcome of this project. Also read this week’s lecture. If you are having a difficult time choosing your topic, please contact your instructor for assistance before the assignment is due.
In a one-to two-page paper (not including the title and reference pages), provide
- Background information about your Research Project (i.e., why have you decided to do this research?).
- The management dilemma. (i.e., what is the problem you are trying to solve with this research?)
- The research question and a hypothesis.
- A brief summary of previously conducted scholarly research on similar topics that you can find through the Ashford University Library.
Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. It must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library that you used as background research.