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The final project is due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

For your final project you will be an I/O Consultant preparing to advise the manager or CEO about an issue directly relating to their organization.

You will be researching a specific topic related to I/O Psychology that would be useful and informative to a manager or CEO of a company. You will synthesize your findings from the research literature and present them as if you were advising that manager or CEO on that issue.

First you will find at least four journal articles on your chosen topic and write an annotated bibliography summarizing each article. Finally you will then synthesize your findings in a 3 to 4 page summary paper of what you found, the pros and cons found in the research, and your recommendation to the manager or CEO concerning this issue in their organization.

For example, you could select several articles on workplace violence and write an annotated bibliography of each summarizing their main points in non-research language, including agreements and disagreements on particular findings. Next the summary paper should explain why this particular topic is important to the workplace and how the organization¿s leaders and employees can use the information. Additionally you will make suggestions for this organization based on your research findings. The paper should be presented in a professional way, nicely formatted, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and presented in a clear and structured way.


I must approve the topic. Please post your topic in the topic area in week two or email it to me.

Annotated Bibliography:

This bibliography should include the four research articles you will use for your paper. These articles need to be on the previously approved topic for the research summary. For each article, you need to provide

The citation in APA style

A brief (no more than 1 page) summary of each article. The summary should include:

The basic premise and research question of the study

The methodology



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Summary Paper:

You paper should not simply be a summary of your articles (as you did that in the annotated bibliography). Rather, it should be geared at professionals who do not have in-depth knowledge of research, but know something about management and organizations. You could pretend you are the personnel director of a company and are presenting to a group of managers. Your summary paper should convey the information gained from the research literature in an organized way and should make an argument for why this topic is important for managers to pay attention to. Also I would like to see you make some recommendations for action.

APA Style: All submissions must be written in APA format. Basically this means that the references must be written in APA style, all assignments written in 11 or 12 point font, double spaced, with 1-inch margins.

Due Dates:

Topic: Sunday Week Two (2)

Annotated Bibliography and Summary Paper: Sunday Week Three (3)

Delivery Methods:

Your topics should be posted in the discussion forum titled Project Topic under Week Two (2).

Your Annotated Bibliography and Summary Paper should be uploaded into the Final Project link in Week Three (3).

Final Project

Maximum Points

Annotated Bibliography – provided at least 4 articles with substantial summaries.


Summary/Reaction Paper – minimum of 2 complete pages


Grammar, spelling, proper attribution of sources, and correct APA format




It will be beneficial for you to read all of the pointers below:

*What is a parenthetical citation right after the material you cited?

It is when you place the source in parenthesis ( ) right after the sentence you cited instead of waiting until the end of the paper. It helps the reader to know exactly what sentences and paragraphs are taken from particular sources.

Place the author’s name and the source’s date of publication in parentheses immediately after the end of the cited material. If it is a direct quote, include the page number as well. For example:

“Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes” (Coon 2012, p. 12).

Helpful Tips

Always use spell and grammar check

Make sure you indented the paragraphs (5 spaces in)

Balance. Each paragraph should be similar in length

Review the APA video and resource in Student Resources under Course Home.

You can send your paper to the Keiser OWL (Online Writing Lab) for review and to ask for help.

Requirements: 3 to 4 pages


the impact of social media on contemporary business communication.