In this assignment we will discuss the similarities and differences between Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration and the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) which is the program you are pursuing.
In order to complete this assignment review this video on comparing and contrasting.
Here you have an example adapted from Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. (2012) “Research Methods for Business Students” 6th edition, Pearson Education Limited.
|Fundamental/Theoretical research||Applied research|
Sample table: Differences between fundamental and applied research
After reading the required background material and finding at least two other resources on your own, write a 5-7 page paper discussing the topic:
Applied Research in Business
In your paper, you should answer the following questions using your own evaluation and critical thinking.
Length: The written component of this assignment should be 5-7 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity. We encourage you to use tools such as grammarly.com and proofread your paper before submission.
When you write your paper, make sure you do the following:
Your assignment will be graded using the following criteria:
Academic Writing at the Doctoral Level
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Murray, N. (2008). Writing up your university assignments and research projects: A practical handbook Open University Press. Chapter 6: What are the different components of a research project?. Available at Trident Library.
Banerjee, S. and Morley, C. (2013). Professional Doctorates in Management: Toward a Practice-Based Approach to Doctoral Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education. 12(2) 173-193. Available at http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/academics…
Preston, J. C. (2014). Online Doctoral Programs: Can They Produce the Business Scientists and Leaders Needed for the 21st Century?. International Journal of Leadership and Change, 2(1), Article 5. Available at http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?…
How to Read Journal Articles
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School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington (2013). How to recognize plagiarism. Retrieved from https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/
Cornell University Library (2013). Distinguishing scholarly from non-scholarly periodicals: A checklist of criteria. Retrieved from http://guides.library.cornell.edu/content.php?pid=…
CQ University Library (2013). Evaluating books, journals, journal articles and websites. Retrieved from http://libguides.library.cqu.edu.au/content.php?pi…
Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries (2017). Evaluating information found on the Internet. Retrieved from http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202581&p=133…
Cummings, S. R., Browner, W. S., & Hulley, S. B. (n.d.). Conceiving the research question. Retrieved from http://www.cii.org.ar/epidemiology/Conceiving%20th…
Mongan-Rallis, H. (2014) Guidelines for writing a literature review. Retrieved from http://www.duluth.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/research…
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The George Washington University (2007). Tools for Preparing Literature Reviews. Retrieved May 2014 from http://www2.gwu.edu/~litrev/
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