EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CMST430 Professor: Jeffrey L. Stafford, Ph.D. E‐ma


EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CMST430
Professor: Jeffrey L. Stafford, Ph.D.
E‐mail JStafford@mail.ewu.edu
RESEARCH ARTICLE – (10% of oasfasfverall grade)
Research Article – Short Overview
Find, read and do an abstract of a research article (from an academic research journal) relating to Organizational Communication. NOTE: Organizational Communication as I define it is very, very broad and includes, but is not limited to all areas of Organizational Behavior including, but not limited to: Communication, Psychology, Behavior, Sociology, Leadership (NO you cannot use the same article you used in CMST 438), nagement, Planning, etc.
Research Article – Long Description
Find a research article about some topic related to Organizational Communication. I define this very broadly. Read it and write a review.
The article must be a research article of some type. Typically research articles are found in academic journals (not popular magazines) or are papers from academic conventions like the Western States Communication Association or the Northwest Communication Association. Do NOT look only at communication journals; there are many academic disciplines that have very good journals that will explore concepts we cover in class.
Follow the following format. Each of the sections in all CAPS below should have that word as a section heading.
PURPOSE: State the purpose of the article in a short paragraph or two.
RATIONALLE: Why the author(s) thought that this was an important area to study. If they did
not say why, report that and tell what you think. This should take a paragraph or two to cover.
PROCEDURE or PROCESS: How the study was conducted. This should take a paragraph or two to cover.
METHODOLOGY: A brief description of the methods used to collect and analyze the data. These might be interviews or focus groups or statistical procedures such as analysis of variance or regression analysis. You may not understand all of this section, but you should try your best. This should take a paragraph or two or three to cover.
RESULTS: A paragraph or two or three stating what the results of the study were.
CONCLUSION: What the author concluded, summarized or quoted in a paragraph or two. It is often helpful to bullet and or quote the author in this section.
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CMST430
Professor: Jeffrey L. Stafford, Ph.D.
E‐mail JStafford@mail.ewu.edu
DISCUSSION: Here is where you elaborate and give your opinions. Make sure you justify your opinions with good evidence. This section should be at least one page long.
Other important items that you should consider are:
Use APA or some other appropriate writing style.
A complete citation of your article must be included at the top of your paper. In addition state where you found it. Put the library call numbers or the URL if it is a web based source. If it is a personal copy or one that you got from another source, please indicate that information.
If you are not sure that it is a research article you should get approval from me that it is an appropriate research article. If you do not get prior approval and it is not a research article I will ask you to do it again. Just send me an email with the citation and I will be able to tell you if it is a research article.


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