HRM and the Ethical Issues
Each student is expected to produce an expository research paper on an issue to organizations. The paper must be at least 10 pages in length, and no longer than it takes to adequately cover the topic. You must use at least 10 sources, not including the textbook. Most of the sources should be refereed articles or scholarly books on the topic. You are also encouraged to do some primary research of your own, such as conducting an interview on your topic with an established HR professional. Other sources should be used sparingly. (Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and “unknown” or wiki websites and blogs reliable sources for graduate-level research papers.
Research Paper Format
The research paper is recommended to contain the following components:
Title Page: The following information will be center on the title page:
Title of the paper student NameCourse name, section number, and instructor university name date
The title should clearly describe the issue addressed in the paper. The title should be professional, clear, and helpful to the reader. The title should not be “cute.” A cute title may attract attention for creative writings, but it will detract from the credibility of a paper in the scholarly arenas.
A brief summary of the paper written to allow readers to see if the paper contains information of sufficient interest to them to read. Abstracts have the designation “Abstract” centered near the top of the page. Next, is the title, also centered, followed by a paragraph that precisely states the paper’s topic, research and analysis methods, and results and conclusions. The abstract should be written in one paragraph of no more than 150 words, and in single spacing. An abstract is not an introduction; it is a summary.
The format of the text of your paper is given below (under “Organization and Grading of Written Assignments). For a paper of this length, chapter headings are not necessary. Since the paper is double spaced, additional spacing before and after the headings is unnecessary.