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Management and Organizational Studies 3330A/B Lecture Notes - Google Scholar, Rigour, Lemonade

Management and Organizational Studies
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MOS 3330A/B

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Management Lecture February 14th
Literature Review
Don’t choose an overly broad topic
Don’t write an essay that’s one long paragraph – there are examples of good formats on
Use APA formatting and don’t be stupid about it
1 Choose a topic
Do something that interests you
Read about it to get a sense of the landscape of it is like
2 Thinking of a mini research question or subtopic A way to break the chunk into something smaller
Listening skills becomes “training methods to develop listening skills”
Check: is this a skill is it something that can be learned and improved through practice?
3 Search using relevant terms
Find some recent articles that look great and work backwards
Use Google Scholar to find articles with lots of citations (the number of papers that have used it)
4 Choose several articles that seem related to your subtopic (One from 2011-2013)
5 Find articles that work well together
6 Follow Blackboard format to write well
Lecture bits
- Analysis is a good management skills
o Is it an improvement over compression and ad hoc approaches
o GIGO! Rigour is both a strength and a limit
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Analytical approach
- Define problems
- Generate alternatives
- Evaluate alternatives
- Implement solution
The textbook talks about some of the limitations this approach has
Comments about frames and perspectives
Reframing a situation changes the context, the definition, whose problem it is and the solutions
Frame (understand), Deframe (break down understanding), Reframe (new understanding)
Edward deBono
- Cognition is patterned
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