CTU BADM440 full course [ all phase discussions and all phase assignments except phase 5 assignments]

| November 28, 2016

Question
phase 1

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–300 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

In this class, you will develop a research proposal based on a business, organizational problem, or topic that you want to explore. If you need help in finding a problem to explore, check the following Web sites for help in brainstorming an organizational issue:

.bpir.com/total-quality-management-history-of-tqm-and-business-excellence-bpir.com.html”>History of quality management Web site
.com/manufacturing/cat_total_quality_management.html”>Total quality management information Web site
Discuss the following:

Consider the differences between qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and action research.
Discuss your basic understanding of each strategy.
How would you determine what strategy to use for a research project?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
References

History of quality. (2011). Retrieved from the Business Performance Improvement Resource Web site: http://www.bpir.com/total-quality-management-history-of-tqm-and-business-excellence-bpir.com.html

Total quality management information. (2010). Retrieved from the Business Knowledge Source Web site: http://businessknowledgesource.com/manufacturing/cat_total_quality_management.html

phase 2

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–300 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Asking Permission

Discuss the following:

Why is ethics an important component of research?
Think about a possible risk of researching your topic or problem. Think about how you would seek permission from study participants to take a survey or be part of an experiment.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

phase 3

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–300 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Designing Research

Discuss the following:

Discuss your selected research design for the project.
What research methods are you considering?
How will you collect data?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

phase 4

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

The discussion assignment for this week includes a review of the Key Assignment Outline completed by one of your classmates, as well as a substantial response to at least 1 other student.

Primary Task Response: Your first task is to post your own Key Assignment Outline to the discussion area so that other students are able to review your plan. Attach your document to the main discussion post, and include any notes that you feel are appropriate. The purpose of this assignment is to help improve the quality of the Key Assignment Draft that you will complete next week.

Respond to Another Student:Review at least 1 other student’s Key Assignment Outline, and provide meaningful feedback. Refrain from general feedback, such as simply stating “good job.” Your feedback to other students is most helpful if you not only point out weak areas but also offer suggestions for improvement. The best feedback takes a three-stage approach to identify what was done well, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

phase 5

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Summative Discussion Board

Review and reflect on the knowledge you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 3 paragraphs on the following:

What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?
The main post should include at least 1 reference to research sources, and all sources should be cited using APA format.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about his or her Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

Deliverable Length: PowerPoint presentation of 6–7 slides (100–150 words of speaker notes per slide)
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Before beginning any research, it is important to understand the various research strategies that are available to the researcher. Explore a possible organizational problem or topic that you would like to investigate. Create a PowerPoint presentation of 6–7 slides that explains the following:

The basics of qualitative research
The basics of quantitative research
The basics of mixed methods research
The basics of action research
An introduction to your research problem or topic
A recommendation of which research strategy would fit it best and why
Please submit your assignment.

ask Name: Phase 2 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 500–800 words
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Research and select 1 article about ethical concerns in research studies from the library. The article can be on any subject and should explore the idea of why ethics is so important in research. Complete the following steps:

Use CTU’s library EBSCO and PROQUEST databases to find an article.
Write a narrative about the article explaining the overall scenario.
Explain the role of ethics in the research.
Consider 1 ethical concern you have about your research project. Include the following:
A synopsis of your selected article and the role of ethics in the study
A section about the importance of ethics in research

Task Name: Phase 3 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 800–1,200 words
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Select an organizational issue, problem, or topic that you would like to research. Write a narrative about your proposed research. Include the following information:

The business, organizational problem, or topic
The problem statement
The research strategy that you will use to explore the problem
1 research question or hypothesis
Your rationale for selecting your proposed research strategy
1 research instrument that you will use to collect data
In addition, you must develop a questionnaire or survey. Complete the following steps:

Create 5 research questions for your study.
Send your research survey to at least 5 people.
You will interpret the results of this survey in Week 5.

Task Name: Phase 4 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 800–1,200 words + 500-word section
Details:
Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment Draft

During the past few weeks, you have considered the various elements of the research project. Compile all of the sections of your research strategy ideas from Week 3. Retrieve your survey results this week to complete your final project in Week 5.

The following sections (500 words total) should be added to your research project analysis:

Your ethical considerations
Your sample population
Your data analysis summary
Your measurement strategy

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