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Crafting The Final Paper
ORGA 417

Yonatan Reshef
University of Alberta

School of Business

CATEGORY

INFORMATION

ANALYSIS A GOOD ANALYSIS IS CRITICAL TO WRITING A HIGH-QUALITY PAPER.

THIS IS WHERE YOU BRING EVERYTHING TOGETHER; WHERE YOU ANSWER YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION; WHERE YOU CORROBORATE A CAUSAL ARGUMENT.

A FRIENDLY ADVICE AVOID CAUSAL ARGUMENTS, FOR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CORROBORATE THEM.

IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS MUCH MORE PRACTICAL TO POINT OUT AND EXPLAIN SOURCES OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT (EI) IN DECISION MAKING IN JAPAN AND THE US, THAN TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EI AND EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT.

RESEARCH YOU CANNOT WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER WITHOUT USING VARIOUS SOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENTS.

USE MORE THAN JUST INTERNET SOURCES; USE HARD DATA TO GROUND ARGUMENTS

MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SOURCES ARE INTEGRATED INTO THE DISCUSSION

ORGANIZATION WRITE A BRIEF INTRODUCTION WHICH CLEARLY STATES YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION/ARGUMENT

USE HEADLINES

MAKE SURE THAT THE FLOW BETWEEN ISSUES AND THEMES IS SMOOTH

VERIFY THAT ALL THE ITEMS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE REFERENCE LIST ARE USED IN THE PAPER; AND THAT ALL THE ITEMS USED IN THE PAPER ARE INCLUDED IN THE REFERENCE LIST

CONCLUSIONS DO NOT INTRODUCE NEW IDES IN THIS SECTION

PRESENTATION YOU CAN EASILY MAKE YOUR PAPER LOOK BETTER BY PROVIDING A TABLE OF CONTENTS; INCLUDING PAGE NUMBERS; USING TITLES; LEAVING GENEROUS MARGINS (I.E., 1" ALL AROUND); DOUBLE SPACING THE TEXT; USING 12 CPI FONT SIZE; NEVER ENDING A PAGE WITH A HEADLINE

... AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANT, START WORKING ON YOUR PAPER TODAY



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