Master in Management
Ken Kempner, PhD
This course focuses on the development, writing, and ultimate oral presentation of the MiM Capstone Project. This project provides the culminating experience of the MiM Program. In a workshop format, this course will review the components of good research, how such research is analyzed and interpreted and then presented in both written and oral form. Emphasis for the course is on the applied nature of research and meeting the practical and academic needs of multiple audiences. An integral part of this seminar is the incorporation of and response to the Colleague Review (see Number 4 under Assignments and Evaluation below).
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Critique effective research evidence, reports, and presentations.
- Identify criteria for evaluating research-based knowledge and use these criteria to evaluate research reports.
- Critically examine, explain, and interpret the relationship between research and practice.
- Understand the professionalís role regarding ethical issues relating to research and communication of research findings to professional colleagues.
- Be able to present appropriate analysis techniques and data applications used to inform management decision-making.
- Present in written and oral form a research project that integrates research and practice.
Creswell, J.W. Research Design, Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Yin, R.K. Case Study Research, 3rd Edition (2002). Sage Publications. [Available on Amazon.com or through Bookwagon in Ashland]
- Review of course text
- Class participation, discussion, and individual work sessions
- Preparation of final written report and presentation
- Discussion and critique of final project
Ken Kempner, Professor of Education and International Studies.
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3:30, Thursdays 12-3, and by appointment
Students with Documented Disabilities
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