Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Identify five research studies related to your I/O research topic. Use the following template to evaluate the literature focusing on the identified problem in those literatures, then determine how they may be relevant to your I/O research problem and whether you will use these literature as support (why and how).

1. Introduction

  • Give an overview of the problem or issue discussed in the study. Also explain the purpose of the study, any hypotheses, methods, design, and conclusions.
  • The introduction section should not be more than a page. After you have written this section, it might help to reread the article with a more critical eye focused on inconsistencies or limitations.

2. Evaluate literature reviewed

  • Examine the literature reviewed by the author(s). Have the author(s) cited only relevant literature? Do certain ideas or concepts appear to be over/under emphasized? Was there any bias in language or tone of the writing? Do you think there are any discussions that need elaboration or maybe could be more concise? Is there a clear theoretical framework?

3. Evaluate problem or issue discussed

  • Consider whether the problem is clearly described. Did the author(s) document and support the existence of the problem with scholarly sources and data? Were the sources credible and relevant (as defined by the readings you’ve done for this course)?

4. Impressions and conclusions

  • What were the strengths and limitations of the research problems presented and how would this evaluation influence how you state yours?
  • What are the implications and how are they relevant to your I/O research problem?

Length: 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages

References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

All submitted assignments should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to your topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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