MPHR-809-01 MPS HR Capstone
Fall for 2015-2016
Spring for 2015-2016
This course is intended to teach students how to conduct and carry out research in order to develop the final requirement of their degree – the Capstone (Thesis) paper. There are five (5) major components of this course: (1) becoming a researcher, (2) identifying a researchable topic, (3) developing a Literature Review, (4) developing a Research Proposal and, (5) applying the research to a problem that you will address and/or solve in your paper (The Capstone). This means that you will learn to conduct research based on a problem that you have identified, and you will write a paper demonstrating the ability to conduct research and develop a paper using the research methods you have learned. The final outcome will be your Capstone paper to complete your Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management.
While this is not a research methods course, the research – and the resultant Literature Review – is a critical element to successfully complete the Capstone course. Another key component of the course is qualitative methods (data collection, analysis and synthesis), which will be a critical part of your Literature Review. Students will learn the basics of qualitative methods in order to support development of a methodology for their papers.
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Fall '15: Stancell, Gia (file download)
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